The most recent Bundesliga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisSubotic 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.
Fantasy AnalysisSchurrle 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.
Fantasy AnalysisGotze 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.
Fantasy AnalysisBadstuber 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.
Fantasy AnalysisRobben 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.
Fantasy AnalysisSanches 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.
Fantasy AnalysisVieirinha 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).
Fantasy AnalysisRobben 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.
Fantasy AnalysisLewandowski 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.