Bundesliga Fantasy Manager: Top 10 defenders

The Official Bundesliga Fantasy Manager is here! Think you have what it takes to win? We’ve taken a look over the top points scorers in each position to lend you a helping hand. Next up, the defenders…

Borussia Dortmund only conceded 34 goals in 2015/16 with captain Mats Hummels at the heart of their defence. Little wonder FC Bayern München brought him back to Bavaria! He’s a likely high scorer in the Official Fantasy Bundesliga in 2016/17, but who else should you pick?

All statistics given are from the 2015/16 season, unless otherwise stated.

1) Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München), In-game fantasy value: 15m
• BVB’s world champion returning home
• FCB (17) conceded half the goals of BVB (34)

2) Jonas Hector (1. FC Köln), In-game fantasy value: 14m
• UEFA EURO 2016 hero
• Third-most 50/50s won


3) David Alaba (Bayern), In-game fantasy value: 14m
• Versatile FCB and Austria star
• Bundesliga-high 17 clean sheets

4) Jerome Boateng (Bayern), In-game fantasy value: 14m
• The quarter-back’s centre-back
• Only needed to make 91 tackles


5) Naldo (FC Schalke 04), In-game fantasy value: 14m
• Royal Blue and evergreen
• All-time top-scoring Bundesliga defender (38)

6) Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund), In-game fantasy value: 13m
• Greece captain
• 1,801 challenges won in just 133 games

7) Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach), In-game fantasy value: 13m
• Fast-maturing Foal
• 8 clean sheets, 3 goals, and only 19 years

8) Philipp Lahm (Bayern), In-game fantasy value: 13m
• Bayern captain, Bundesliga legend
• Just 12 goals conceded


9) Aytac Sulu (SV Darmstadt 98), In-game fantasy value: 13m
• Defied the drop with Darmstadt
• Europe’s top-scoring defender (7)

10) John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), In-game fantasy value: 12m
• Berlin Wall, Copa America Centenario stand-out
• 10 clean sheets in 20 starts

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