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Best lineup strategy for RB Leipzig-Cologne

Leipzig has an enticing match against Cologne to close out Bundesliga’s matchday 29. We break down the best DFS options to consider in Showdown.

Leipzig’s Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer (C, hidden) celebrates scoring the 1-0 lead with French defender Dayot Upamecano (L-R), French defender Nordi Mukiele, German forward Timo Werner and French midfielder Christopher Nkunku during the UEFA Champions League football match between Leipzig and Tottenham, in Leipzig, eastern Germany on March 10, 2020. Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images

RB Leipzig has a critical contest to close out matchday 29 when they travel to face FC Cologne on Monday, June 1st. Leipzig is currently in fifth place in the Bundesliga, but a win moves them ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and a draw moves them into a tie with the two clubs.

The match gets underway at 12:30 p.m. ET, and DraftKings will have a Showdown contest available. We break down some useful picks below, and you can set your lineups here.

Captain’s Picks

Timo Werner, F, Leipzig ($17,100)

The top player in the match is the conservative play to avoid losing out on points everyone else is getting. His Captain price came down $1,200 after a relatively poor match for the Leipzig star. He had no shots on goal and two inaccurate crosses against a solid Hertha Berline squad. Cologne offers a 14th-ranked defense against his position, which opens the door for a big day.

Marcel Sabitzer, M, Leipzig ($12,900)

If you want to be a contrarian, Sabitzer has had some solid performances to date. While Werner had a hat trick two matches ago against Mainz, Sabitzer added a goal and an assist in the match. At a discount, there’s some intriguing upside to be had in this match. You should have Cologne Captain options in what will be a difficult match for them.

Flex Plays

Péter Gulácsi, GK, Leipzig ($6,800)

He’s coming off a rough performance against Hertha Berlin, giving up two goals in a 2-2 draw. However, among Bundesliga goal keepers with at least 20 matches under their belt this season, he is second with 27 total goals allowed and a 1.00 rate of goals allowed per 90 minutes. He’s got a great shot at getting out of the match with a clean sheet and a win, which would notch you 10 quick points.

Jhon Córdoba, F, Cologne ($7,800)

It’s hard to get jazzed about most anybody on the Cologne roster in what should be a tough matchup. Mark Uth ($10,600) is the safer play as someone who consistently creates shot opportunities for himself. He’s the safer play, but Córdoba offers a bit of upside for a decent discount. You have to have players from both sides, but you’ll want to load up on Leipzig players as best you can.