DraftKings has a four-game slate centered around Saturday’s Bundesliga matchups. We break down what players seem like ideal picks by position for classic contests ahead of the weekend. You can set your lineup here.
Timo Werner, Leipzig ($11,300)
Werner is the most expensive player on the slate for a good reason. He’s scored four goals in four games since the Bundesliga resumed play last month and has a hat trick under his belt. Paderborn has given up the second-most goals in the Bundesliga this term, so Werner’s chances of scoring look strong.
Andre Silva, Frankfurt ($6,800)
Silva is a much more affordable option than Werner and has scored four goals in five games. Mainz has conceded a league-high 62 goals — including 9 in its last four games. Silva has converted four of his last five shots on goal, making him an enticing pick.
Kai Havertz, Bayer Leverkusen ($7,300)
Havertz suffered a knee injury in his last match but is a major contributor to Leverkusen’s offense. He’s scored five goals in his last four games and probably won’t get much help from Kevin Volland, who hasn’t played since February. There’s been no indication that Havertz won’t start, and this is a bargain when you consider that he usually costs $9,000 or more.
Alphonso Davies, Bayern ($7,000)
Davies spends time at fullback, but Bayern has been using him more as an attacker lately. He scored on both the shots he’s taken on goal since the Bundesliga’s restart and has one assist under his belt as well. If he moves out of his defensive role and plays as more winger, he should create more chances.
Joshua Kimmich, Bayern ($6,300)
Kimmich’s accurate passing gives him a higher floor than every other defender on the slate. He’s averaging more than 19 fantasy points per game since the Bundesliga resumed play and has tallied one goal and two assists during that span.
Benjamin Pavard, Bayern ($5,000)
Pavard has scored two goals in his last four games and has a high floor because of his passer involvement. He’s taken nine shots since mid-May and has tallied 19 total this season. It’s clear that he’s encouraged to attack, so I’m not opposed to rostering two Bayern defenders against a quality Leverkusen team that should keep them involved.
Peter Gulacsi, Leipzig ($5,900)
Paderborn has scored the third-fewest goals (32) in the Bundesliga this season, and Leipzig has an elite defense. Gulacsi is among the league leaders in shutouts will likely get a win bonus at the very least. He’s expensive but is easily the safest goalkeeper pick.
Christoph Baumgartner, Hoffenheim ($6,900)
Since May, Baumgartner has only had one strong showing but scored two goals on two shots in that match. Dusseldorf gives up the second-most points in the Bundesliga to midfielders, so this is a good chance for him to put together another solid outing. Andrej Kramaric is Hoffenheim’s top goal but still hasn’t played since March. Even if he does take the field, much of the offense should run through Baumgartner.