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Fantasy AnalysisBayern Munich has yet to make an offer for the 27 year old German defender, who has been with Borussia Dortmund since 2009. With no release clause in his current contract, Hummels is technically contractually obligated to remain with the team until June 30, 2017. Additionally, management at Borussia Dortmund will want to make sure Hummels’ price tag reflects his superb capabilities as a player. Although a lot of pieces have to fall into place before a deal can be made, it’s a somewhat discouraging development for Borussia Dortmund, who would be losing their captain and one of their top defenders to their biggest rival. In 27 Bundesliga appearances this season, Hummels has accumulated 56 tackles, 75 interceptions, and 87 clearances: all figures that lead the team. Borussia Dortmund hosts Wolfsburg this Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisAlthough Leno wasn’t able to preserve his Bundesliga clean sheet streak, which began with a 1-0 win over Hamburger SV on March 13th, his save of an early Klass-Jan Huntelaar penalty shot proved to be extremely valuable for his team, who came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the match 3-2. Leno can help his side secure a place in the UEFA Champions League next season with a win at home next Saturday against fourth place Hertha Berlin, who have lost three straight matches.
Fantasy AnalysisA rising tide lifts all boats, and Bayer Leverkusen’s recent surge has all of the players performing well. Bellarabi picked up his sixth Bundesliga goal in Saturday’s 3-2 comeback win over Schalke 04. Bellarabi threatens to not only score goals but provide chances for his teammates. He has six assists in the last five matches, and he will look to add to this impressive tally when Bayer Leverkusen hosts Hertha Berlin this Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisBrandt opened the scoring for Bayer Leverkusen in the 54th minute when his side was down 2-0, and six minutes later provided the assist on Chicharito’s goal for the 3-2 lead. Brandt’s spectacular run is showing no signs of waning. He has scored one goal in each of the last five matches, notched two assists, and almost always plays the full 90 minutes. Bayer Leverkusen will look to consolidate third place in the Bundesliga next Saturday when they host fourth place Hertha Berlin.
Fantasy AnalysisHitz now has a clean sheet each of his last two matches and 10 total on the season. He faces a much tougher test this Friday when Augsburg host an FC Koln side that has scored seven goals in their last two matches.
Fantasy AnalysisAltintop provided the assist to Alfred Finnbogason on his only key pass of the match and later scored himself to cement the third consecutive victory for Augsburg. Although he has only featured in 16 Bundesliga matches this season and hasn’t made much of an impact on the scoresheet, the timing of his contribution couldn’t be better for Augsburg, who is fighting to stay above the relegation zone. However, fantasy owners should opt for Alfred Finnbogason, who has been consistently scoring the goals lately, over Altintop at this stage. Augsburg hosts FC Koln this Friday.
Fantasy AnalysisSince joining Augsburg at the start of February, Finnbogason has electrified the squad and helped place his side five points clear of the relegation zone with three matches to go. He has a goal in his last three consecutive matches and has scored or contributed to a goal in six of his last seven matches. Finnbogason and Augsburg are rolling and not showing any signs of slowing down but will face a tougher test this Friday when they host FC Koln, who have won back to back matches and scored four goals against Darmstadt 98 last Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisThe striker failed to score in the month of March, but he now has three goals and an assist from four April appearances. The strike gave Chicharito an impressive haul of 26 goals in 32 starts this season, and he will look to continue his recent success Saturday versus Hertha Berlin.
Fantasy AnalysisSo comes to an end a tumultuous relationship between Danish striker Bendtner and Wolfsburg. The contract was intended to keep Bendtner with the club until June 2017 but was terminated early by mutual consent, as expectations were never achieved for either party. The Danish forward’s most successful season was in 2011-2012 when he was on loan with English side Sunderland and scored eight goals and five assists in 28 matches. He has since made brief unsuccessful appearances with Juventus and Arsenal before landing at Wolfsburg in 2014. Since joining the German side, he has only scored nine goals in 47 appearances. Although many clubs are in need of a striker, Bendtner may find fewer potential suitors than in prior years due to his reputation for oversleeping and missing training sessions. Wolfsburg may be active in the summer transfer market searching for a replacement up front to complement Bas Dost.
Fantasy AnalysisBurki earned his third consecutive clean sheet in all competitions with the 3-0 victory over Stuttgart on Saturday. He is now tied with Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno for second place in the Bundesliga with 12 clean sheets on the season. Burki will look to register his 13th clean sheet when his side hosts struggling Wolfsburg next Saturday.