Sadio Mane and Christopher Nkunku in the same side? You can make it happen with Official Bundesliga Fantasy Manager this season. - © /
Sadio Mane and Christopher Nkunku in the same side? You can make it happen with Official Bundesliga Fantasy Manager this season. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
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Bundesliga Fantasy Manager scout: tips and picks for Matchday 15

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You have five transfers every week in Bundesliga Fantasy Manager this season, but how to make the most of them? bundesliga.com does the legwork for you ahead of Matchday 14.

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For each position in the game - goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards - we take a look at one player per price bracket (premium picks, mid-range options and budget busters) most likely to get you ahead. And with five transfers per matchday as of this season, you've got plenty of room to manoeuvre.

bundesliga.com has your Fantasy fix for the final matchday of 2022...

Goalkeeper

Premium pick

Mark Flekken (Freiburg): 11.3M

Freiburg’s only defeats of the season have come against Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and during the week against RB Leipzig. Those have accounted for 11 of the just 16 goals Flekken has conceded this season. His eight clean sheets is the most in the division, while he’s fourth for the number of saves. The Netherlands international is pricey in a risky game against Union Berlin, but there’s a reason he’s the top scoring goalkeeper in Fantasy.

No goalkeeper has enjoyed more shutouts in the Bundesliga this season than Freiburg's Mark Flekken. - Martin Rose/Getty Images

Mid-range option

Rafal Gikiewicz (Augsburg): 6.9M

Form isn’t on Augsburg’s side but things would likely be worse if not for Gikiewicz. The Polish goalkeeper is second in the division for saves made and one of the best value picks. He’s up against a Bochum side who have lost every single away game this season and failed to score in four of seven of those.

Budget buster

Jan Olschowsky (Borussia Mönchengladbach): 1M

There isn’t much data to go on with Olschowsky, given he’s Gladbach’s third-choice goalkeeper and only made his senior debut during the week in the loss at Bochum. However, he’s the cheapest goalkeeper guaranteed to start this matchday. You may worry up against Dortmund, but given the price and the Friday kick-off, he provides you plenty of flexibility for the weekend.

Defender

Premium pick

Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen): 12.5M

Leverkusen may have been out of sorts this season but there are still only two defenders with more points than Frimpong. The Dutch full-back has been played further forward under Xabi Alonso, allowing him to pick up more points through challenges, plus his five goals – level with Moussa Diaby as Die Werkself’s top scorer and the most of any defender in the division – and assists. Back-to-back wins is promising for Leverkusen, especially going into a home game against Stuttgart side yet to win on the road in 2022.

Defender Jeremie Frimpong (r.) has been in good attacking form for Bayer Leverkusen. - IMAGO/BEAUTIFUL SPORTS/Wunderl/IMAGO/Beautiful Sports

Mid-range option

Paulo Otavio (Wolfsburg): 8.5M

Otavio has played all but two minutes of Wolfsburg’s excellent seven-game unbeaten run, chipping in with four assists and keeping three consecutive clean sheets in wins over Bochum, Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. He’s a well priced defender in top form for one of the division’s form teams taking on an out-of-sorts Hoffenheim.

Budget buster

Mitchell Weiser (Werder Bremen): 5.2M

We put forward Weiser during the week even with Werder going to Munich. He got the assist for the visitors’ only goal to bring up his sixth provision of the season – the most of any defender. It isn’t every game Bremen will concede six, knocking Weiser down to five points for a game away at Bayern. He’s still the highest scoring defender in Fantasy, making him the ultimate budget buster. Even with another difficult game against Leipzig, the right-back is worth sticking with.

Midfielder

Premium pick

Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig): 14.2M

It’s taken some time for us to see the best of Szoboszlai in the Bundesliga, but he’s treating us now. The Hungary international has provided an assist in each of the last five matchdays to move on to seven for the season – second only to Randal Kolo Muani – as Leipzig have extended their unbeaten run in the league to seven games. Teammate Christopher Nkunku tends to steal the headlines, but there’s a strong argument for the slightly cheaper Leipzig alternative if you want someone from Die Roten Bullen.

Dominik Szoboszlai (l.) has rocketed up the assist chart. - IMAGO/O.Behrendt/IMAGO/Contrast

Mid-range option

Florian Kainz (Cologne): 10M

Cologne’s start-of-season form has faded towards the end of this year, but there’s still no player in the bottom half of the table with more points than Kainz. The Austrian is generally result-proof and always has the potential for some big returns. At his price, the reward can often be worth it, especially away at Hertha Berlin.

Budget buster

Felix Nmecha (Wolfsburg): 3.5M

Back for another matchday, we still see Nmecha as the most ideal budget midfielder. There are few cheaper players likely to start in the position and few in better form right now than the Wolfsburg man, who’s averaging 10 points over the last four games.

Forward

Premium pick

Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach): 13.4M

Now, we can understand if you want to spend your biggest bucks in the forward position on a Bayern player. Jamal Musiala or Serge Gnabry are ones you’d likely have your eyes on away at bottom side Schalke on Saturday evening, but we’re looking at Thuram, who has the same number of goals as Musiala, slightly more points, but costs 1.4M less. The Frenchman has had the most shots of any player this season to go with his nine goals. Gladbach have also done most of their good work this season at home – and have won their last two against Dortmund at Borussia-Park – so he could get you off to a good start this matchday.

Marcus Thuram has returned to his best form in front of goal. - IMAGO/Revierfoto/IMAGO/Revierfoto

Mid-range option

Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund): 10.2M

But what if you fancy the black and yellow Borussia? Your attention is probably then drawn to Moukoko, who will want to mark his call-up for this winter’s World Cup with a big final performance – his last for his club as a 17-year-old. The teenager has scored in alternate games for Dortmund going back to September. After a blank during the week at Wolfsburg, you might fancy him getting in on the action at Gladbach at a price that is still excellent for a striker at a top club.

Budget buster

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich): 5.5M

We weren’t going to go through this list without some Topspiel action. On paper, you’d want to load up on Bayern players away at Schalke in a standalone fixture. A great move if it comes off, but risky and expensive. But for that cheap Bayern option, we return to Choupo-Moting. Yes, he missed a penalty during the week as his scoring run ended at seven competitive games, but he’s still one of the form players in the Bundesliga and Fantasy and comes in at a budget price.