With points available for appearances in Official Fantasy Bundesliga, it’s not just the superstars who will bring you success. Flo ‘the scout’ Reinecke has cast his eye far and wide to bring you the first-team regulars you can pick up for a bargain.
"With power comes responsibility" was always the motto of that great American philosopher Peter Parker. And even if I’m not as powerful as Spiderman (believe me, I’ve tried), I did feel like a superhero last week. All three players I recommended to you in my previous article ended up scoring on Matchday 2. Joel Pohjanpalo even notched a hat-trick!
About Flo: From shoe sizes to the number of goals scored in training, Official Fantasy Bundesliga Scout Florian knows everything there is to know about every single member of the Bundesliga's all-star cast. He claims to have discovered Fritz Walter and Franz Beckenbauer, and now he wants to share his talent-spotting prowess with you.
Benno Schmitz (RB Leipzig, 2m)
After Lukas Klostermann suffered a cruciate ligament tear, Benno Schmitz will be given his chance in the Bundesliga. He’s probably the biggest bargain available in Official Fantasy Bundesliga. Sign him up now!
Chance of making the starting line-up on MD3: 95 percent
Pascal Stenzel(SC Freiburg, 1,9m)
The right-back sat out the opening game of the season, but completed the full 90 minutes against Borussia Mönchengladbach to pick up six points in the process. As one of the promotion heroes, he’s fought to reclaim his place and is the cheapest first-team regular in the Official Fantasy Bundesliga.
Chance of making the starting line-up on MD3: 90 percent
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Onur Bulut (SC Freiburg, 4m)
The attacking-midfielder has started one match so far and was brought on as a sub in the other. Over the course of his 114 minutes, he’s collected eight points. Bulut and Freiburg are playing on Friday night against 1. FC Köln, which means that you can relegate him to the bench on Saturday if he fails to score impressively.
Chance of making the starting line-up on MD3: 40 percent
Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt, 3,8m)
Ante Rebic has not played a minute so far this season, but still makes it onto my list. That may seem strange, but there aren’t too many alternatives up front at the moment. Rebic has recovered from glandular fever and is pressing his claim for a starting berth. How the loanee from Fiorentina performs is difficult to judge.
Chance of making the starting line-up on MD3: 75 percent