Flo 'The Scout' is anticipating big things from these six players on Matchday 8.
Flo 'The Scout' is anticipating big things from these six players on Matchday 8.

The Scout: Official Fantasy Bundesliga late bloomers


I haven't seen our Official Fantasy Bundesliga 'Expert' Matt this happy since his girlfriend got a tattoo of Pythagoras' theorem on her arm: he picked up his first win of the season in our mini-league on Matchday 7.


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But that will only serve as even greater motivation for me to increase my lead at the top, and in order for me to do that the best way is to bring in players that other fantasy managers don't know about.

With that in mind, this week I'm bringing you the names of six players who are starting to come good after a slow start to the season. Furthermore, they're not even in one per cent of all Official Fantasy Bundesliga teams!

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Santiago Garcia (SV Werder Bremen, 10.5m)

A Bremen defender? You might think I'm crazy seeing as the Green-Whites have conceded more goals (18) than any other team this season, but hear me out. Under new coach Alexander Nouri they're looking much more solid at the back. Garcia made his first appearance of the campaign against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the weekend after recovering from injury, and he earned an impressive nine points after winning 12 one-on-one duels. I expect the left-back to consistently achieve those kind of numbers, as Bremen often look for him with long balls out wide in their build-up play, meaning he'll contest plenty of aerial challenges. On top of that he's dangerous getting on the end of set-pieces, so all in all he's a decent option.

Douglas Santos (Hamburger SV, 10m)

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