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Best lineup strategy for Borussia Dortmund-Hertha Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Saturday’s Bundesliga matchup between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund with Thorgan Hazard of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Sport-Club Freiburg at Signal Iduna Park on February 29, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund and Hertha start a match Saturday at 12:30 a.m. ET on FS2. Hertha isn’t in the hunt for a title, but Dortmund is seven points back from first place Bayern Munich. We break down the ideal lineup strategy for Showdown contests on DraftKings below. Set your lineups here.

Captain’s Picks

Jadon Sancho, M/F, Dortmund ($18,900)

Sancho notched a hat trick when he played a full 90 minutes for the first time since February in his last match. He was being eased into things as he recovered from injury last month but appears to be in top form now. Erling Haaland is recovering from a knee injury and is listed as questionable for the match, but it seems clear that Sancho is in better shape at this point in time.

Thorgan Hazard, M/F, Dortmund ($15,300)

Hazard two goals and three assists since May 16th and could continue to be a larger part of Dortmund’s offense should Haaland continue to miss time. He’s second to Sancho in assists (13) but could be asked to carry some of the scoring load as well.

Flex Plays

Vladimir Darida, M, Hertha ($7,000)

Matheus Cunha is still dealing with a concussion, and that makes Darida Hertha’s most important offensive player. He’s has the ability to score and distribute, but most of his upside will likely come from his crossing. He’s usually a lock to tally more than 10 DKFP if he reaches double-digits in crosses, and he’s done that in three of his last six games.

Roman Burki, GK, Dortmund ($7,400)

Dortmund has allowed the third fewest goals (35) in the Bundesliga. Cunha might not be Hertha’s top scorer, but he had scored two goals in three games before suffering his concussion. Hertha also won’t have left back Marvin Plattenhardt, who is also dealing with a concussion. The defender is responsible for playing in a decent portion of Hertha’s crosses. Hertha will by far from full strength and should struggle against one of the best defenses in the league.

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