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Best lineup strategy for Wolfsburg-Eintracht Frankfurt Showdown

We break down some ideal picks for Saturday’s matchup between Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Maximilian Arnold of Wolfsburg celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg at BayArena on May 26, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. Photo by Marius Becker/Pool via Getty Images

Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt will face off in a Bundesliga matchup Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET. Wolfsburg is coming off an impressive 4-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen and locked down Kai Havertz on Tuesday. Frankfurt, on the other hand, blasted 21 shots (13 on target) against SC Freiburg in a 3-3 draw earlier this week. We break down the ideal Showdown strategy for DFS contests centered around this game on DraftKings below, and you can set your lineups here.

Captain’s Picks

Maximilian Arnold, M, Wolfsburg ($15,600)

Arnold played a big part in Wolfsburg’s 4-1 victory over Bayern Leverkusen Tuesday by scoring one goal and tallying two assists. He leads his team in assists (7) this year and is third in goals with four. Only Wout Weghorst has taken more shots, but Arnold’s passing gives him an edge over the forward.

Martin Hinteregger, D, Eintracht Frankfurt ($7,800)

Hinteregger is Frankfurt’s leading goal scorer as a defender and has tallied double-digits in DKFP for two straight games. He scored two goals against Bayern Munich last week, so it’s clear that he can get things done against elite defenses. I feel like Filip Kostic is a little too expensive to bet on, as much of his production in his last performance came from his 19 crosses.

Flex Plays

Filip Kostic, M, Eintracht Frankfurt ($11,200)

Kostic’s flex price is a little more friendly. If he’s a dud as a captain, he’ll likely kill your lineup. Playing him as a flex gives you flexibility to add other high scoring options. Kostic can send a ridiculous amount of balls in, but we banking on him racking up more than 10 crosses in a second straight game might be a reach.

Wout Weghorst, F, Wolfsburg ($7,600)

Weghorst hasn’t put a shot on goal since the Bundesliga resumed play earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean he can’t make an impact up front. He still leads Wolfsburg in shots (68) and goals (11) this year. Wolfsburg’s impressive attack against Bayer Leverkusen could be a sign that more chances are coming Weghorst’s way.

For those new to daily fantasy soccer, here’s how scoring works:

All players

Goal: 10 points
Assist: 6 pts
Shot: 1 pt
Shot on goal: 1 pt
Crosses: 0.7 pts (via corner kick, open play, and set pieces)
Assisted shot: 1 pt
Accurate pass: +0.02 pts
Foul drawn: 1 pt
Foul conceded: -0.5 pts
Tackle won: 1 pt
Passes Intercepted (D,M,F): +0.5 pts
Yellow Card: -1.5 pts
Red Card: -3 pts
Clean Sheet (D): +3 pts
Shootout Goal: +1.5 pts
Shootout Miss: -1 pt

Goalkeeper

Saves: +2 pts
Goal Conceded: -2 pts
Clean Sheet: +5 pts
Win: +5 pts
Penalty Kick Save: +3 pts
Shootout Save: +1.5 pts