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Neven Subotic    D    Borussia Dortmund
Subotic will undergo rib surgery and will be forced to miss the first half of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Subotic had just recovered from an arm injury and was rumored to be seeking a transfer in order to receive more playing time. However, this operation does not bode well for a near-term move for the Serbian defender, who only appeared in six matches last season and suffered from a variety of injuries. He will look to recover to full fitness by the start of 2017.
Andre Schurrle    M    Borussia Dortmund
Schurrle signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund on Friday after transferring from VfL Wolfsburg.

Fantasy Analysis

Schurrle resurrected his career with Wolfsburg last season, following his struggles with Chelsea, and he'll now be a part of the remake of the Dortmund attack after Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan left for the Premier League.
Borja Mayoral    F    VfL Wolfsburg
Mayoral has joined Wolfsburg on loan for the 2016/17 season.

Fantasy Analysis

Mayoral was unlikely to get much playing time with Real Madrid, so he'll spend a season in the Bundesliga in hopes of fighting for more first-team football in the Spanish capital next term.
Mario Gotze    M    Borussia Dortmund
Gotze signed a four-year contract with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday after transferring from Bayern Munich.

Fantasy Analysis

Gotze was deemed surplus to requirements under new Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti, and he now heads back to Dortmund, who he famously left for Bayern in a move that left many in yellow with a less-than-pleased opinion of him. Nevertheless, he's still only 24 with plenty of upside, particularly playing opposite Marco Reus as Dortmund try to fill the voids left by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan.
Holger Badstuber    D    Bayern Munich
Badstuber has been progressing well since suffering an ankle injury in February, and new manager Carlo Ancelotti stated that the defender could return to the team in two weeks, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Badstuber returned to training earlier in July but will not rush his return to the pitch in order to ensure that he is fully fit for the start of the next Bundesliga campaign. The centre-back only appeared in eight matches last season for Bayern Munich in all competitions and will contend with new arrival Mats Hummels for a spot in the starting lineup going forward.
Arjen Robben    M    Bayern Munich
Robben will be sidelined for at least six weeks because of the groin injury he suffered during Saturday's friendly against Lippstadt, Bayern Munich announced Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Robben lasted just 45 minutes during the friendly, and while there wasn't much immediate concern, the injury is apparently more serious than initially expected. Bayern have plenty of firepower to replace him, and most of his time out will be before the Bundesliga season starts, but it's still not the right way to start a new season after he made just 18 appearances in all competitions last term due to various injuries.
Renato Sanches    M    Bayern Munich
Sanches made six appearances (three starts) for Portugal during Euro 2016, scoring his first international goal on five shots (one on target) and added six crosses, 11 dribbles and 11 fouls. He improves his record to 11 caps. Portugal won Euro 2016 after a triumphant 1-0 extra-time victory in the final over the hosts France.

Fantasy Analysis

Sanches had a break out campaign with Benfica after starting the season with the B team of the club. The 18-year-old starlet had his first start for the senior team at the end of November and never looked back until he signed up with Bayern Munich. The central midfielder finished last season with two goals in 24 appearances for Benfica, though, he's not expected to have an immediate significant impact for the Bavarians, thus, his fantasy upside will be limited until he settles with the new atmosphere.
Vieirinha    M/D    VfL Wolfsburg
Vieirinha started three matches for Portugal during Euro 2016, tallying one clean sheet, three shots, with two on target, 24 crosses, three dribbles and three tackles. He improves his international record to 25 caps and one goal. Portugal won Euro 2016 after a triumphant 1-0 extra-time victory in the final over the hosts France.

Fantasy Analysis

Vieirinha had an excellent campaign with Wolfsburg last season. The 30-year-old versatile veteran lined up both on defense and midfield bringing decent fantasy upside regardless of deployment. He finished the season with one goal, five assists, six clean sheets and 46 tackles in 26 Bundesliga appearances (22 starts).
Arjen Robben    M    Bayern Munich
Robben was subbed off at halftime of Bayern Munich's friendly against SV Lippstadt on Saturday because of a thigh injury, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Robben dealt with a number of injuries this past season, which limited him to just 18 appearances in all competitions, and while the latest issue isn't considered serious, the club have no reason to rush him back before he's fully healthy.
Robert Lewandowski    F    Bayern Munich
Lewandowski scored a career-high 42 goals and added three assists in all competitions last season.

Fantasy Analysis

Lewandowski struggled to adapt during his first season with Bayern, but he enjoyed an extremely prolific followup campaign in which he led the Bundesliga in scoring as his side secured the trophy and added three more goals during their run to the DFB Pokal title as well. Lewandowski was a marked man during this summer's Euro 2016 competition with Poland, managing just one goal in five matches, but his lone strike nearly helped eliminate eventual champions Portugal in the quarter-finals. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2016/17 season and should be the odds-on favorite to lead the German top flight in scoring once again.