I am a modest FIFA player (div 4, WL gold 2). I don't remember why I bought him, I was probably looking for alternatives in my Di Maria - Depay Ligue 1 attack (in a 4-4-2), and he was cheap enough (15,000 at the time).
He was initially a sub, but each time he came in, oh my... to my disbelief he was piling up goals and assists. He is now in my starting 11, playing up front with Aouar (Freeze SBC). I play in 4-4-2, I don't know if he would be valuable as a lone striker.
I didn't anticipate he would become my main striker. People who play against him must be shocked too, when he bags a hat-trick. My team plays for him, setting him up for goals. Why is that? Because he is lethal in front of goal, and with his strength if he gets in front of a defender, it is game over. Defenders like Gomez used to bully my strikers, now with Volland it feels like payback. For a 84 overall, he is really decent.
Needless to say, I play with hunter chem style.
With hunter chem style:
4* weak foot, feels like a natural on his right foot
Stamina (I never need to sub him, despite a high/high work rate)
Slow to dribble and turn, 3* skill moves
Surprisingly I have not banged many headers with him