DraftKings has a three-game slate centered around Tuesday’s Bundesliga matchups. We break down what players seem like ideal picks by position for classic contests ahead of the weekend. You can set your lineup here.
Robert Lewandowski ($11,200) is the Bundesliga’s leading scorer and is up against an abysmal Werder Bremen defense that ranks 17th against opposing forwards. Thomas Muller admitted Bayern was tired, but he and Lewandowski will be back after serving one game suspensions. Lewandoski with fresh legs looks like one of the most reasonable picks in the slate.
Matheus Cunha ($9,000) made his first appearance since suffering a concussion in May over the weekend and logged 3.6 fantasy points in 15 minutes. He’ll likely be in good enough condition to return to the starting lineup this week though, which should give his team a significant boost — even against Freiburg’s sturdy defense. Nils Peterson ($9,600) is a less pricey option that could return some value. You won’t find leading scorers as cheap as him often, and Hertha’s defense isn’t great.
Vincenzo Grifo’s ($8,700) should still be at a premium against Hertha’s defense. Only Bayer Leverkusen has been able to hold him to single digits in fantasy points since the Bundesliga resumed play in May. Hertha shouldn’t be able to match up to one of the best defenses in the league and should struggle to stop Grifo from creating chances.
Joshua Kimmich ($7,800) has seen a significant bump in price and is listed as a midfielder rather than a defender now. Even though he dipped below double-digits in fantasy points for the first time in a while in his last outing, he should be able to bolster his stats against one of the worst defenses he’ll play against this term.
Christian Gunter ($6,200) is always very involved and is right behind Grifo when it comes to assists. If you find value elsewhere, Gunter is often worth paying up for as the highest scoring defender in the slate. Benjamin Pavard ($5,300) isn’t as expensive as Gunter, but also isn’t as consistent. He’s proven to be a well-rounded player with four goals and four assists and becomes a more coveted defender with Kimmich moving into a midfielder slot.
Manuel Neur ($5,900) is easily the top keeper pick in the slate. He has the best defense in the Bundesliga in front of him and one of the least productive offenses in the league aiming to score on him. He has the best chance of getting both the shutout and win bonus. If you think both those are likely, he’s well worth his price tag.
Christopher Trimmel ($9,000), like Kimmich, has also been moved from defender to midfielder. He is his team’s lead facilitator and has cracked double digits in fantasy points for nine straight games. He has one of the highest floors in the slate and has consistently sent in an abundance of crosses.