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Fantasy AnalysisCosta has now missed over a week because of the injury, and his next chance to return will come Saturday versus FC Koln. Franck Ribery started Bayern's previous match in Costa's stead.
Fantasy AnalysisDidavi should be sidelined for at least the entire month of October. The summer signing had a promising start at Wolfsburg, scoring two goals in three appearances for the club. Wolfsburg have plenty of depth in the midfield to make due without Didavi, although they have significantly slowed down in attack in his absence. Wolfsburg face Mainz 05 this Sunday.
Fantasy AnalysisBartels' return to match fitness is a huge boost for Werder Bremen given their attacking struggles and long injury list. He was a key player for the Green-Whites last season and could serve that role once again, although it will likely take a couple of matches for Bartels to get back into rhythm with the squad. Werder Bremen face Darmstadt this Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisGarcia should be available for selection this Saturday in a favorable matchup against Darmstadt. He could slot into the back line in place of Robert Bauer, who scored an own goal in last Saturday's 2-1 win against Wolfsburg, or for Lamine Sane, who missed the match with knee problems. He could also find himself playing in more of a midfield position, where he featured occasionally last season.
Fantasy AnalysisSane was set to start his fifth consecutive match for Werder Bremen but was forced to withdraw from the starting XI before the start of the match due to a knee injury. His status for Saturday's match against Darmstadt is in question, and either Milos Veljkovic or the recently fit Santiago Garcia could earn the start in his place.
Fantasy AnalysisDrobny played well for most of the match and was unfortunate to concede a goal to one of his own defenders. Otherwise, he made a handful of nice saves and prevented Wolfsburg from finding the back of the net themselves. Drobny should have a favorable matchup this Saturday against Darmstadt, although he still doesn't warrant serious fantasy consideration.
Fantasy AnalysisGnabry once again looked to be the top performing attacker for Werder Bremen, taking some ambitious shots and providing plenty of chances. He could be an under-the-radar fantasy option for managers seeking diversification in the midfield. Gnabry could be poised for another impressive performance if he is able to start against Darmstadt this Saturday after receiving a knock to the knee in training Tuesday.
Fantasy AnalysisSchmidt made his first appearance of the Bundesliga campaign Saturday, coming on for Clemens Fritz with 15 minutes left in the second half. His corner kick in stoppage time found the head of Theodor Gebre Selassie, who scored the winning goal and saved three points for the Werder Bremen. It remains to be seen whether Schmidt will see an increase in playing time for his heroics, although he doesn't warrant serious fantasy consideration at the moment anyhow. Werder Bremen face Darmstadt this Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisThy's goal was struck with plenty of power and required some skilled maneuvering around a defender inside the box. He has made four appearances off the bench this season for Werder Bremen but could see an increased role given the squad's long injury list and desperation for attacking productivity. Werder Bremen face Darmstadt this Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisSelassie was the hero for Werder Bremen, heading in a corner kick in second half stoppage time to rescue a desperately three points for Werder Bremen. The defender now has a goal and assist in five matches played and is looking like the most promising player on Werder's back line, although the Green-Whites have not offered much from a fantasy perspective thus far. He could be a sneaky option against a weak Darmstadt side this Saturday.