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Last weekend's Bundesliga fantasy on FanTeam played in Pursuit mode showed that building lineups based only on the favorites is a viable strategy. However, it is too early to make any conclusions based on a 1-week experience only. In our article, players from different categories are represented, and you can choose any of them as captain options in your lineups depending on your strategy. It goes without saying, that the options presented can also be used as independent picks, as well as parts of team stacks for which they play.
The Leipzig forward is heading into the game against Paderborn in great form having scored 4 goals after the restart of Bundesliga. Werner currently has 25 goals in 29 games of the campaign, and he may well be expected to break the 30 goals mark at the end of the season. Giving the armband to such an expensive player requires at least a couple of attacking returns from him. There were 8 times in total when Werner registered 10 or more fantasy points this season. The absence of Poulsen almost guarantees full-time for Werner, which slightly increases his upside in this game.
Werner is given a 73% chance to score
Playing against hopeless Paderborn could become a cakewalk for Leipzig. After 6 goals conceded from Dortmund, Paderborn has almost lost all chances in the battle for survival. The poor physical condition of the team can lead to a second devastating defeat in a row, this time from another Bundesliga's top club — Leipzig.
Fresh off a hat-trick against Paderborn, Sancho is now the sole leader of the Bundesliga in the goals plus assists department. He currently has 17 goals and 16 helpers to his name. Being listed as a midfielder makes easier for Sancho to cross the 10+ fantasy points mark in a particular game. There were 11 such instances in the current season, and if we exclude those games in which he had spent less than 45 minutes on the pitch, it turns out that Sancho reaches this mark in exactly 50% of matches.
Sancho is given a 55% chance to score
The only takeaway is that the game against Hertha can be difficult for Dortmund. Since the restart, Labbadia's troops have conceded only 2 goals, having won 3 matches out of 4. If you believe in the continuation of Sancho’s excellent performance, feel free to captain him. If you doubt him against an in-form opponent, you better pay closer attention to the options below.
After three blanks in a row, Weghorst will certainly lose the trust of many players. He is even more likely to be overlooked given the huge variety of attacking options in the upcoming tournament. This means that the Dutchman, who has 11 goals to his name this season, fits well for the differential captain choice.
Weghorst is given a 42% chance to score
The away game against Werder Bremen does not look the easiest, but Wolfsburg is still a favorite. Playing against the team from the bottom of the table provides a good opportunity for Weghorst to improve his stats. The shooting quality is there (Weghorst is averaging 3 shots per game), and the only challenge is converting these shots into goals.
The Eintracht forward has scored in 3 games in a row and has a decent chance to extend his goal streak in the game against Mainz. Silva's underlying numbers are brutal as well: 0.61 xG/90 + 0.27 xA/90 this season.
Silva is given a 41% chance to score
Mainz gives up the most goals in the league in away matches - 35 goals in 14 games. Since the restart of the Bundesliga, Mainz is also dead last in the league in xGA (10.51). Containing Silva and the company will not be an easy task.
The Swedish striker of Union sits in 4th place in Bundesliga goal-scoring table with 12 goals. In the last game against Gladbach, Andersson made 3 shots and scored a goal. He is on penalties as well.
Andersson is given a 37% chance to score
Union is facing Schalke, who have lost all 4 games after the break. The team had averaged 2.5 goals against in these games. Andersson will definitely have chances to prove himself against poor opposition.
Skov has already become an obvious pick in this section, but I think it’s wrong not to mention him in this preview. He has been producing in a stable fashion, but is yet to register double-digit fantasy numbers. Such a moment can come any gameweek, and therefore we should bear him in mind from the captaincy point of view as well.
Hoffenheim is given a 22% chance to keep a clean sheet
Since the resumption of the tournament, Skov delivered 14 shots on goal and made 11 key passes in 4 encounters. The game against the weak Dusseldorf team can finally become the moment when Skov manages to combine attacking returns with a clean sheet.
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Khan, a Ph.D. student in Economics, loves studying advanced sports analytics and using it to his advantage in DFS. Having started to play daily fantasy sports in 2017, he currently has a net profit of over 70000 euros. Sits in the top-5 of DFS players in Europe, finished 3rd in FanTeam's WCOFF 2018 and WCOFF 2020.