We're now just days away from the beginning of the league season, and following the first round of the DFB Cup last weekend, you should have a clearer idea of how your Official Fantasy Bundesliga team will look ahead of Matchday 1.

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So who made the biggest case for inclusion with their cup heroics? Allow me to offer some helpful hints...

Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern München

Fantasy value: 15M

If Lewandowski wasn't already in your fantasy team, his performance against FC Carl Zeiss Jena underlined why he really should be. The Polish hitman netted a hat-trick in Bayern's 5-0 triumph, each goal demonstrating a different aspect of his game: a close range poacher's finish, a drilled effort from outside the box and an expertly executed dink over the goalkeeper.

On top of that, he also earned an assist in unselfishly teeing up Arturo Vidal to score the team's fourth. So while the 28-year-old comes with a hefty in-game price tag, he is worth every penny. Simply put, he is guaranteed to get you goals – and goals mean points!

Lewandowski showed his unselfish side by assisting for Arturo Vidal to score against Jena. © imago

Shinji Kagawa, Borussia Dortmund

Fantasy value: 14M

The Japanese playmaker had a relatively quiet season in by his own standards in 2015/16, with nine goals and seven assists, but the fierce competition for places in attacking midfield following the arrivals of BVB's summer transfers has seen Kagawa rediscover his form.

Quick-footed, agile and elusive in the final third, Kagawa scored two first-half goals away to Eintracht Trier, paving the way for a comfortable 3-0 win. It'll be hard for coach Thomas Tuchel to keep him out of the side on Matchday 1 against 1. FSV Mainz 05 after that display.

Shinji Kagawa was back to his goalscoring best against Trier. © imago / Majerus

Jhon Cordoba, 1. FSV Mainz 05

Fantasy value: 12M

Cordoba opened the scoring in his side's 3-3 draw at SpVgg Unterhaching, a tie the 05ers went on to win 4-2 on penalties. The Colombian centre-forward bristled with powerful intent during his 48 minutes on the pitch, with his early goal the sixth he has scored this calendar year.

While Mainz have a tough start away at Dortmund, Martin Schmidt's side then face TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, FC Augsburg and SV Werder Bremen in successive games, meaning Cordoba could reward your early investment.

Jhon Cordoba has started the season in the same prolific form he ended 2015/16. © imago

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, FC Schalke 04

Fantasy value: 13M

Huntelaar may have just celebrated his 33rd birthday, but he remains a force to be reckoned with. Still the main man at Schalke in his seventh season at the club, the Dutchman scored one and made another as the Royal Blues eased past FC 08 Villingen 4-1.

Schalke struggled to click for much of last term but Huntelaar still found the net 12 times. With a renewed sense of optimism in Gelsenkirchen following Markus Weinzierl's appointment as coach, 'The Hunter' is a safe bet to chip in with regular goals – and is not as pricey as you might think.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will once again lead the Schalke attack this season. © imago

Karim Bellarabi, Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Fantasy value: 14M

Die Werkself are one of the most attack-minded teams in the Bundesliga and Bellarabi's pace and work rate are key to their high-pressing strategy. The 26-year-old yielded six goals and 11 assists last term, and has already carried on where he left off by netting in Leverkusen's 2-1 win over SC Hauenstein.

Roger Schmidt's side face Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 1, a fixture that has averaged 3.3 goals per game over the years. Chances are at least one of them will be scored by Bellarabi on Saturday, especially with team-mate Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez out injured.

Karim Bellarabi scored after just nine seconds on Matchday 1 of the 2014/15 Bundesliga season - will lightning strike twice? © imago

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