- Big names back from injury with lower #BLFantasy values.
- Schürrle pushing for Klassiker start.
- Kruse awaiting Bremen debut in the Bundesliga.
As any investor worth his or her salt will tell you, striking while the iron is hot can produce some dramatic gains.
The same principle applies to the Official Fantasy Bundesliga, especially when a player's value has plummeted as a result of injury or loss of form.
Watch: The Top 5 individual Official Fantasy Bundesliga performances:
With Matchday 11 upon us and the Autumn League trading for business, bundesliga.com presents five bargain basement names with the potential to post massive returns between now and the winter break.
Andre Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund - 12.65m)
Andre Schürrle was one of the highest-point scorers on Matchday 1 (15) and even managed six points in defeat to RB Leipzig on Matchday 2, before injury struck. He has been restricted to just two substitute appearances since, but is in line to face FC Bayern München at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, where his all-round qualities in attack and defence could prove decisive.
Key stat: Schürrle has garnered six points for duels won in his only two starts of the season so far.
Max Kruse (SV Werder Bremen - 10m)
Sidelined by a knee injury sustained in the DFB Cup first round in August, Max Kruse made his long-awaited return to the Bremen fold during the international break. The 28-year-old forward scored twice in a friendly win over VfL Osnabrück and is now in contention to make his Bundesliga debut for the Green-Whites against Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 11.
Key stat: Kruse has hit double figures for goals in all but one of the last four seasons and has averaged seven assists per campaign.
Franco Di Santo (FC Schalke 04 - 9.8m)
Although not always the first name on the Schalke team sheet, Franco Di Santo has all the credentials needed to bring Official Fantasy Bundesliga managers a steady flow of points between now and the winter break. The Argentine creates chances and wins challenges, and should get back among the goals before long, especially with fellow forwards Breel Embolo and Klass-Jan Huntelaar out injured.
Key stat: Twelve of Di Santo's 22 Official Fantasy Bundesliga points are the product of duels won.
Daniel Didavi (VfL Wolfsburg - 13.5m)
Daniel Didavi has endured a rotten run with injuries down the years, but when fit is one of the most exciting players to watch in the Bundesliga. The 26-year-old midfielder scores goals - he has two in three appearances already this season - and can be expected to provide a regular source of points in the assists department, with Mario Gomez to aim for in attack.
Key stat: Didavi scored 13 goals for relegated VfB Stuttgart last season.
Vladimir Darida (Hertha Berlin - 12.5m)
One of the Bundesliga's best engines, Vladimir Darida covered more ground per game, on average, than any other player in Germany's top flight last season. He also went the distance in 21 of his 30 Bundesliga starts in 2015/16 and completed the full 90 minutes on Matchdays 1 and 2, before suffering an ankle injury on Matchday 3.
Key stat: For minutes played alone, Darida has picked up eight Official Fantasy Bundesliga points in 2016/17.