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Marcel Schmelzer    D    Borussia Dortmund
Schmelzer kept a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund tied 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen.

Fantasy Analysis

Schmelzer managed to come away without conceding but did struggle at times with Leverkusen's wing play. The full-back, in contrast to his pre-winter break performances, also made few forward runs and offered little in the way of a threat. Expect Schmelzer to start next time out however with Jurgen Klopp sure to stick with a defense that kept a rare clean sheet.
Neven Subotic    D    Borussia Dortmund
Subotic came on as a 46th minute substitute and kept a clean sheet as Dortmund drew with Leverkusen 0-0 Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

The winter break looks to have worked wonders for Subotic who put in a very assured display against Leverkusen. After Lukasz Piszczek was withdrawn with a thigh injury after the break, Subotic looked very composed at the back and never put a foot wrong. Dortmund will need players like Subotic to perform to such a level consistently if they are to move up the league.
Neven Subotic    D    Borussia Dortmund
Subotic came on as a 46th minute substitute and kept a clean sheet as Dortmund drew with Leverkusen 0-0 Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

The winter break looks to have worked wonders for Subotic who put in a very assured display against Leverkusen. After Lukasz Piszczek was withdrawn with a thigh injury after the break, Subotic looked very composed at the back and never put a foot wrong. Dortmund will need players like Subotic to perform to such a level consistently if they are to move up the league.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos    D    Borussia Dortmund
Papastathopoulos played his first competitive game Saturday since Nov. 9 and kept a clean sheet in Dortmund's 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen.

Fantasy Analysis

A broken fibula against Borussia Moenchengladbach last year has ruled Papastathopoulos out for a considerable time. The Greek international however never looked like he'd been away Saturday and formed an excellent partnership with Mats Hummels. The result means that Papastathopoulos has now kept a clean sheet in his last two appearances.
Ciro Immobile    F    Borussia Dortmund
Immobile had three shots but struggled for any real clear-cut chances Saturday as Dortmund drew 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen.

Fantasy Analysis

Dortmund seemed to have a lack of connection between the midfield and attacking line against Leverkusen and Immobile suffered as a result. He had a shot saved by Leverkusen's Bernd Leno either side of the break but in reality never looked a threat. He was replaced by Adrian Ramos on 81 minutes.
Marco Reus    M    Borussia Dortmund
Reus had an uncharacteristically quiet game as Dortmund held Leverkusen to a 0-0 draw Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Having been sidelined with an ankle injury over the past few weeks, the Dortmund staff would have been glad to see Reus recover fast enough to line-up against Leverkusen. However he visibly lacked sharpness in this rather stale encounter and struggled to create any real openings. Much more is sure to come from Reus as he gets more game time.
Roman Weidenfeller    G    Borussia Dortmund
Weidenfeller kept a clean sheet Saturday in his first competitive game since Nov. 30, as Dortmund drew 0-0 at Bayer Leverkusen.

Fantasy Analysis

Weidenfeller was back in the first team after having lost his place to Mitchell Langerak prior to the winter break. However Langerak is currently in Australia for the Asian Cup and so this gave Weidenfeller the opportunity to regain his spot. He only needed to make a few routine saves against Leverkusen but had Mats Hummels to thank in the first half when the defender cleared off the line. Jurgen Klopp may well stick with Weidenfeller next time out following his clean sheet, particularly considering Dortmund's woeful defensive record this season.
Mats Hummels    D    Borussia Dortmund
Hummels kept a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund tied 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen.

Fantasy Analysis

Hummels was on fine form for the Bundesliga restart, marshalling the back-line very effectively and keeping a clean sheet in the process. The highlight of his performance was an excellent goal-line clearance from Leverkusen's Gonzalo Castro attempt in the first half.
Kevin de Bruyne    M    VfL Wolfsburg
De Bruyne had two goals and an assist during Wolfsburg's shocking 4-1 win over Bayern Munich on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

De Bruyne came into the game leading the Bundesliga in assists, of which he now has 11, and he's paired them with five goals, three in the last three games.
Bas Dost    F    VfL Wolfsburg
Dost had two goals on four shots during Wolfsburg's 4-1 win over Bayern Munich on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Dost's second score will be up for goal of the year, a wonder strike from 30 yards out that curled away from super-keeper Manuel Neuer. Dost scored in Wolfsburg's final game before the winter break, which now gives him three in his last two games.