DraftKings Daily Fantasy Soccer Helper for Bundesliga Matchday 28 (5/27/20)
Wednesday's Bundesliga slate will really test the depth of knowledge of daily fantasy players, as none of the top seven teams in the standings are playing. The games are all expected to be tightly contested, as we can see looking at the odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
|TSG Hoffenheim +145||+260||Köln +175|
|Union Berlin +120||+240||Mainz +220|
|Augsburg -115||+270||Paderborn +290|
|Fortuna Düsseldorf +160||+230||Schalke +170|
Forwards to Target
Mark Uth ($10,900): It's hard to believe that Mark Uth is the most expensive player on this slate after his dismal stint with Schalke in which he scored just four goals in 38 appearances. Since joining Köln on loan, he has been a different player. Uth has five goals and four assists in nine games for his new team. He also has taken over as a corner kick taker, which has brought his crosses per 90 all the way up to 6.81, according to Rotowire. These crosses and goal involvements have led to Uth having at least 16.5 DraftKings points in every game with Köln. His variety of ways to score points put him in play in all formats.
Kai Pröger ($8,700): Pröger has been one of the few bright spots on Paderborn, the team that sits at the bottom of the table. He has really only shined from a fantasy perspective, as he has just two goals. His value comes from getting a majority of corner kicks and averaging eight crosses per 90 minutes. Paderborn are underdogs in this game, but the odds are not insurmountable. In addition, their opposition, FC Augsburg, allow the third-most crosses per game in the league, per WhoScored.com. Pröger lacks the true upside to make him a great tournament play but fits nicely in cash games.
Sebastian Andersson ($5,700): Andersson from Union Berlin is the cheap goal-scoring option on this slate. His 11 goals this season are tied for the fifth-most in the Bundesliga. Andersson's statistics across the board are similar to Jhon Córdoba of Köln, but Andersson costs almost $3,000 less in salary. Andersson also has better anytime goal scoring odds than Córdoba and some of the best overall odds on the slate at +130. Andersson is also facing Mainz, the team that has allowed the most goals in the league. Take the discount and get Andersson in your tournament lineups.
Midfielders to Target
Philipp Max ($8,000): Max's price has gone up considerably since the first Bundesliga slate where he was just $5,900, but he is still worth targeting. He gets a near monopoly of set pieces for Augsburg, the only team that is favored to win across the three possible results. Max isn't just an accumulator of crosses, as he has also scored seven goals this season. Paderborn have conceded the third-most goals in the league, which should mean attacking opportunities for Max and his teammates. Max's crossing and goal scoring make him a play that fits any lineup.
Aarón Martín ($6,500): Aarón Martín has been a crossing machine since the restart of the league. He has 26 crosses in the two games that Mainz have played. He doesn't have any goals or assists this season but does have 31 shot assists, so he is creating chances and should get an assist eventually. Union Berlin have not been a great defensive team, allowing the fourth-most shots and the eighth-most crosses against per game. Martín is a good floor play who should be reliable in cash game lineups.
Dennis Geiger ($3,800): Geiger hasn't started a game since the league resumed but is projected to be in the lineup according to Bundesliga.com. What makes him appealing is his role on set pieces, which has allowed him to average over four crosses per 90 minutes. He's probably the lowest-priced midfielder that should be in consideration to play on this slate. If he did get a start due to some squad rotation, his value would put him in play, especially to access higher-priced players in cash games.
Defenders to Target
Christopher Trimmel ($6,300): Trimmel is one of the most productive fantasy defenders in the Bundesliga. His seven assists are the most for any defender in the league (if we are considering Achraf Hakimi a midfielder as DraftKings does). He gets a huge number of fantasy points through taking corners, which he gets a majority of for Union Berlin. Trimmel has been great over the last five games, with double-digit DK points. That includes a 12 cross performance against Bayern Munich in the first game after the break. That was the toughest matchup in the league, and now he gets to face the worst defensive team in the league. In addition to conceding the most goals, Mainz have also allowed the third-most crosses in the league. Trimmel is one of the best values on the slate. He links up well with Sebastian Andersson as a perfect tournament stack to get a goal and an assist from.
Jonjoe Kenny ($4,400): Kenny is one of the better value plays as a defender on Schalke. He gets to face a bad Fortuna Düsseldorf team that sits in the relegation playoff spot. He had a great game last time out and was able to do a little bit of everything. In addition to getting six crosses, he also got two chances created and won three tackles. He did have a corner kick, as well, and it remains to be seen if he will have a role there in the future. If he does, his price will increase much higher than it where it is currently. There's also a decent chance that Schalke can keep a clean sheet, since Düsseldorf are tied for the fewest goals scored in the league.
Goalkeepers to Target
Andreas Luthe ($5,200): Luthe is somewhat surprisingly the most expensive keeper on the slate, even if he's only $5,200. Normally, the keeper for the biggest favorite is at least $5,500, so Luthe comes at a slight discount. Augsburg also have the best clean sheet odds on the slate. Luthe should be a fairly safe option against the worst team in the Bundesliga.
Florian Kastenmeier ($4,600): Kastenmeier has broken through as Düsseldorf's starting keeper and has done well since being the number one goalie. He has allowed 16 goals in 10 games, which is pretty good for a keeper on a poor side. He is cheaper than Schalke keeper Markus Schubert despite being the favorite. Schalke aren't a scary team for a keeper, having failed to win in their last eight games and scoring just 33 goals all season.
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