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Let’s keep it short — game Friday afternoon and we are hammering these Showdown slates in preparation for the $200k tourney on Wednesday.
To the desert….
- Hoffenheim +525 | 3.5 (-115o/-105u)
- RB Leipzig -245
- DRAW +425
Hoffenheim are surprising me a little bit with their form after Covid here. I don’t see them as a super deep team but one that can get the job done. This will be by far their biggest test since the break. So far they’ve played:
Hertha Berlin – L – 9th
Paderborn – D – 18th
Koln – W – 12th
Mainz – W – 15th
Dusseldorf – D – 16th
We know the ability gap between the top 5 and the rest of the league. I like Red Bull to win but CLOSER than the experts think.
For Leipzig it comes down to finishing their chances. We did see some earlier subs than usual last game thanks to Upamencano’s red card. He’ll miss this game through subscription. We likely won’t see Poulson as well as he recovers from the ligament damage. Patrick Schick can’t stop scoring but the key to their attack is still Timo Werner.
Angelino – $8.4k
Tremendous floor. Great for cash and as a captain.
Schick – $9.6k
Can’t stop scoring. Likely to get the start again.
Werner – $11.4k
WOW. Very pricey but they are huge favorites with a high total. Highest upside on the slate and likely makes my main lu but we’ll need value to open up.
Nkunku – $10.2k
Cash option but I’m wondering if he isn’t a sneaky GPP play. He is more of a set up man than a goal scorer which can limit his upside, but he was god awful last time out and players were burned by him. I like going back to the well before ownership catches back up.
Olmo – $7.8k
He’s starting to figure this system out and pop up in dangerous spaces. He’s moving from ‘never roster him’ to ‘I’ll take my chances’.
Orban – $3k
No Upa and could take his place. Really good in the air and a danger on set pieces.
Skov – $8.8k
I’m not going to have a ton but when looking across the field we have to think his set piece equity is their most likely route to scoring.
Dabbur – $6.4k
OF COURSE the one week I don’t mention him he scores. We know what he is…a guy who can bag a goal when given the chance. With no Upamencano, his chances get slightly better but not someone I’m shoving in my lineups.
Baumann – $4.4k
GPP flier here. It is a home match and save upside should be high. Not in cash consideration but if the game ends in a draw or win for Hoffenheim he might be in the winning lineup.
Zuber – $4.2k
Good form but limited opportunities in general.
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