clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Top targets for 3-game Bundesliga slate on May 26th

We break down some ideal picks at each position for Tuesday’s three-game Bundesliga slate.

Kai Havertz of Leverkusen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Wohninvest Weserstadion on May 18, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. The Bundesliga and Second Bundesliga is the first professional league to resume the season after the nationwide lockdown due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All matches until the end of the season will be played behind closed doors. Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

DraftKings has a three-game slate centered around Tuesday’s Bundesliga matchups for matchday 28. We break down what players seem like ideal picks by position for classic contests. You can set your lineup here.

Forward

Alassane Plea, Borussia Mönchengladbach ($8,400)

Mönchengladbach fell short to Leverkusen last week and lost Breel Embolo early in the match. Plea tallied 13.3 fantasy points and could be even more essential to his team’s attack without Embolo ruled out Tuesday. Werder Bremen is second to last when it comes to defending against opposing forwards, so Plea could be primed for an impressive performance.

Midfielder

Kai Havertz, Bayer Leverkusen ($9,400)

Kevin Volland’s status is up in the air, and Havertz is coming off two straight 30-point performances. He’s scored four goals since the Bundesliga returned on May 16th. While he hasn’t scored since the league restart, he’s dished out 72 accurate passes in his last two games. He should be highly productive even if Volland is available.

Defender

Martin Hinteregger, Frankfurt ($4,700)

Hinteregger netted two goals against Bayern Munich last week and tallied 27.6 fantasy points. He now has eight goals on the season and is one of the better defensive passers in the Bundesliga. Freiburg isn’t nearly as talented as Bayern on defense and could struggle to contain Hinteregger if he’s aggressive.

Goalkeeper

Yaan Sommer, Borussia Mönchengladbach ($5,400)

Werder Bremen gives up more fantasy points to goalkeepers than any other team. Sommer’s DKFP average (9.4) is also only second to one other player. I like his odds against the lowest scoring team in the league.

Utility

Marcus Thuram, Borussia Mönchengladbach ($7,400)

Thurman stepped in for Embolo last match and scored Mönchengladbach’s only goal. He tallied 19.4 fantasy points in that game and could step into a starting role temporarily after his latest performance.