Bundesliga Fantasy Staff of the Season thus far: Christopher Nkunku, Jamal Musiala and Jude Bellingham among the many greatest going into winter break

Christopher Nkunku, Jamal Musiala and Jude Bellingham are among the many high Fantasy performers going into the 2022/23 winter break and an infinite switch window…

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Goalkeeper

Koen Casteels
Membership:
Wolfsburg
Place:
Goalkeeper
Factors:
104
Worth:
11.2M

Casteels and Wolfsburg noticed an actual uplift in kind within the weeks heading into the break, going eight video games unbeaten and protecting three clear sheets. The 30-year-old, who might be on the World Cup with Belgium, has now managed 5 shutouts this season – second solely to Mark Flekken, who is just two factors behind Casteels however with the identical worth.

Koen Casteels and Wolfsburg have been flying up the factors chart and desk. – IMAGO/Ralf Poller/Avanti/IMAGO/Avanti

Defenders

Jeremie Frimpong
Membership:
Bayer Leverkusen
Place:
Defender
Factors:
128
Worth:
12.7M

5 objectives make Frimpong the joint-top goalscorer amongst defenders within the Bundesliga, in addition to second within the Leverkusen standings. Add in two assists and he is had a direct hand in seven objectives, whereas he is additionally contested essentially the most challenges of any Bayer participant. He is joint third for defenders within the Fantasy stakes however will get in forward of Christian Günter by costing 1.5M much less.

Mitchell Weiser
Membership:
Werder Bremen
Place:
Defender
Factors:
140
Worth:
5M

Solely three gamers throughout the Bundesliga have supplied extra assists this season than Weiser has for promoted Werder, whereas no defender has as many because the wing-back’s six. He is additionally supplied 19 assists to a shot from his spot on the best flank. The 28-year-old ranks seventh for Fantasy factors, no matter place, and does so for a paltry 5M. Simply three gamers have a greater worth rank, however none come remotely near his factors tally.

You will not get higher bang in your Fantasy buck than Werder’s Mitchell Weiser. – IMAGO/nordphoto GmbH / Kokenge/IMAGO/Nordphoto

Ramy Bensebaini
Membership:
Borussia Monchengladbach
Place:
Defender
Factors:
133
Worth:
13M

The opposite defender alongside Frimpong on 5 objectives is Gladbach’s Bensebaini – reasonably surprisingly, the one left-back on this high XI thus far, provided that the place has traditionally produced the perfect Fantasy defenders. He is additionally second solely to striker Marcus Thuram for essentially the most photographs by a Borussia participant.

Midfielders

Christopher Nkunku
Membership:
RB Leipzig
Place:
Midfielder
Factors:
182
Worth:
18.2M

The 2021/22 Bundesliga Participant of the Season has raced again to the highest of the Fantasy factors chart because of a division-leading 12 objectives. He is been the scorer for 40 per cent of his membership’s objectives – the best proportion of any participant – as Leipzig climbed as much as third on the again of a 10-game unbeaten run. And with 25 Bundesliga objectives in 2022, it is no shock he is essentially the most chosen participant in Fantasy with 81 per cent of managers choosing the France worldwide.

Watch: All of Nkunku’s objectives this season

Joshua Kimmich
Membership:
Bayern Munich
Place:
Midfielder
Factors:
135
Worth:
18M

Kimmich scored the primary objective of this Bundesliga season and has quietly gone about his enterprise since, notching up one other objective and three assists. His 43 assists to a shot are essentially the most of any participant within the division. Add in 20 makes an attempt himself and he ranks sixth within the league for direct roles in photographs on objective.

Jude Bellingham
Membership:
Borussia Dortmund
Place:
Midfielder
Factors:
144
Worth:
14.7M

Bellingham is the one Dortmund participant to have been on the sphere for each potential second this season. He is contested and received essentially the most challenges of any participant within the Bundesliga, additionally scoring 3 times to equal his private greatest in a league marketing campaign. The English teenager has additionally had extra photographs than some other BVB participant (30) and has been straight concerned within the second-most makes an attempt at Dortmund (47).

Watch: A tactical evaluation of Bellingham

Vincenzo Griffo
Membership:
Freiburg
Place:
Midfielder
Factors:
157
Worth:
16M

Grifo was greatest identified beforehand as a supplier (he nonetheless has two assists in 2022/23), however he is emerged as a goalscorer this season for Freiburg, who sits a nonetheless outstanding second over the lengthy break. The Italy worldwide is on 9 objectives for the marketing campaign and bagged his first Bundesliga hat-trick within the remaining recreation of the yr – inside the primary 20 minutes! – because the Black Forest membership brushed apart Union Berlin. Two of these had been penalties, taking his complete from the spot to 5 this marketing campaign, whereas he is additionally seventh within the division for passes to a shot (31).

Watch: All of Grifo’s objectives this season

Forwards

Niclas Fullkrug
Membership:
Werder Bremen
Place:
Ahead
Factors:
154
Worth:
7.8M

Füllkrug and Bremen have merely stored on going after promotion again to the Bundesliga in the summertime. The 29-year-old is on 10 objectives already – second solely to Nkunku within the race for the Torjagerkanone – and has earned himself a spot in Germany’s World Cup squad. 5 of his objectives have put Werder 1-0 forward, however 5 objectives have additionally come after the 76th minute of video games – each are essentially the most by a participant this season.

Watch: All of Füllkrug’s objectives this season

Marcus Thuram
Membership:
Borussia Monchengladbach
Place:
Ahead
Factors:
163
Worth:
13.7M

Stage with Füllkrug on 10 objectives and in addition becoming a member of him on the World Cup – just for France – is Thuram. The Gladbach striker has been essentially the most lively participant in entrance of objective this season along with his 55 photographs, 17 clear-cut possibilities and xG of 10.4 all the best of anyone within the Bundesliga.

Watch: All of Thuram’s objectives this season

Jamal Musiala
Membership:
Bayern Munich
Place:
Ahead
Factors:
164
Worth:
15.2M

No participant within the Bundesliga has been concerned in additional objectives this season than Musiala with 15. There have been doubts about how he’d fare in Fantasy this season after a shift from midfield to ahead, however that debate is now lengthy forgotten. Solely Nkunku has collected extra factors than {the teenager}, who’s each Bayern’s high scorer (9 objectives) and high supplier (six assists).

Watch: All of Musiala’s objectives and assists this season

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