As it does for the 18 Bundesliga head coaches, the winter break offers Official Fantasy Bundesliga players a chance to reassess and fine tune their teams as they go on the hunt for exclusive prizes.
But who has impressed most in the opening 16 games of the 2016/17 campaign and who has racked up the most points in their respective position? bundesliga.com breaks down the numbers of the top five unwavering defensive rocks...
Watch: The Top 5 Official Fantasy Bundesliga players of the season so far:
1)Willi Orban(RB Leipzig, 146 pts)
Orban has not missed a kick in what has been a whirlwind debut season for Bundesliga newcomers Leipzig. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side have made waves with their fearless brand of attacking football, but it is worth nothing that they are equally as tenacious defensively. Their captain has led by example at both ends of the field, amassing 81 of his 146-point haul for duels won, as well as an additional 12 for goals scored.