The most recent Bundesliga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisAlonso officially joined the Bundesliga giants Tuesday and was immediately inserted into the starting XI, likely due to manager Pep Guardiola's familiarity with him from their respective times in La Liga. Alonso is a defensive midfielder, so his fantasy value is tied to clean sheets, something that doesn't pay off much for midfielders.
Fantasy AnalysisGreen wasn't going to get any playing time at Bayern, so he moves to a Hamburg side where he'll get significantly more first team football, which will only help his development as a player.
Fantasy AnalysisKagawa left Dortmund in the summer of 2012 to join Manchester United, but was not part of new manager Louis van Gaal's plans. Kagawa can be a dynamic player, but it may take him awhile to find a place in the Dortmund starting XI, which limits his fantasy value.
Fantasy AnalysisThe goal was Lewandowski's first for Bayern Munich during Bundesliga play after be transferred from Borussia Dortmund this summer. Lewandowski is an elite goal-scorer and should provide plenty of fantasy production this season in a stacked Bayern squad.
Fantasy AnalysisNot only did Reus find the back of the net, but he also played the entire 90 minutes of the victory, signalling that he's back at full fitness following the ankle issue that plagued him over the summer. Reus will be a fantasy force when healthy this season.
Fantasy AnalysisAlonso should immediately step into Bayern's strong starting XI, playing the role of an anchor behind the likes of Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and even Franck Ribery (when fully fit) as well. Alonso made 158 league appearances for Real Madrid in five very successful seasons.
Fantasy AnalysisKagawa isn't getting nearly enough playing time in Premier League matches, and if he can't find a new home, his fantasy value will remain very limited.
Fantasy AnalysisFollowing the departure of Toni Kroos to Real Madrid and an injury to Javi Martinez, Bayern manager Pep Guardiola has apparently been on the lookout for a replacement holding midfielder. With Real Madrid adding a number of midfield options over the summer, it looks like they won't stand in the way of a move. Either way, should the transfer go through, it would be a shocking piece of business and one that would immediately strengthen Bayern's already formidable squad.
Fantasy AnalysisAlonso, who's being heavily linked to a shock move to Bayern Munich, made 114 appearances for Spain over his international career and scored 16 times. At 33 years old, it's not too surprising to see the central midfielder call it quits, especially after Spain's woeful showing at this summer's World Cup.
Fantasy AnalysisIt was a terrific performance from Kie▀ling and the rest of Leverkusen, who booked their spot into the Champions League group stages with a convincing 7-2 win on aggregate. Kie▀ling, who also scored last weekend in Leverkusen's surprise league win at Borussia Dortmund, appears well on his way to topping his 15-goal haul from last season's Bundesliga campaign, and he'll be looking to make a sizable impact once more in Saturday's clash with Hertha BSC.