After Bayern Munich’s enjoyable 3-1 win over Greuther Furth, it is time to recap BFW’s “Bavarian Fantasy Works” fantasy Bundesliga league. So without further ado, here is our top 10:
The top 10 is dominated by players who finished top 1000 in the world the previous season (as indicated by bronze stars). However, at first, with an impressive 859 points, is BFW’s very own RLD.
Coming in at 11th in the world for matchday 6, here is his team:
Overall, players at the top of the league are performing to a high standard with ‘mightymightdogteam’ (33rd) and ‘MIKALDO’ (47th) both in the top 50 worldwide overall. The gap between the top and lower down has widened but with the unpredictable nature of fantasy football, there is still time for lower scoring teams to recover. I certainly hope to break into the leagues top 10 in the coming weeks:
BFW tips and general thoughts
- It is probably wise to have a 15 man squad of usable starters now. While having one “enabler” is ok for the budget, given that it is unclear when the next wildcard round will be, rampant rotation among Bundesliga managers and inconsistent performances, it is good to use starters for all members of your squad. That includes goalkeepers, where a two man selection offers much more flexibility and security in those valuable goalkeeper points.
- Be wary of rotation. The nightmare of fantasy managers, rotation kills many fantasy matchdays. For this reason, I would not recommend someone like Leroy Sane or Jamal Musiala — as the Bayern wingers are just too rotation prone to be consistent fixtures for your side. It is best to pick players who are guaranteed starters not just for single games, but for the long run, e.g your Joshua Kimmich’s and Erling Haaland’s.
- Be quick to pick up on trends. Last season, it was Angelino’s early season greatness. Currently, Florian Wirtz is dropping a masterclass every game. And Christopher Nkuku is fresh off a champions league hat trick and 28 point haul this week. These in form players are crucial to get into your teams to avoid falling behind — and, if you get them in early, e.g in Nkuku’s case, it can even boost your standing considerably.