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Admir Mehmedi    F    SC Freiburg
Mehmedi (hamstring) will return for the weekend's clash with Werder Bremen following injury and vows to come back stronger Bild.de reports.

Fantasy Analysis

News of the Swiss striker's return will be a huge boost for a struggling Freiburg side. Mehmedi was injured in the first half against Dortmund earlier in the month and has missed the following three games, a major blow considering that he found the net 12 times last season. He has promised he will come back stronger in Saturday's bottom of the table game and Freiburg fans will take comfort from the fact that last year Mehmedi went out injured in just the third game but then returned in great goal-scoring form.
Franck Ribery    M    Bayern Munich
Ribery will not play in Bayern Munich's Champions League match at CSKA Moscow due to his ongoing knee injury, Goal.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ribery has made only one appearance this season for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal off the bench in their 2-0 win over Stuttgart back on Sept. 13. Unfortunately, he's still not back to fitness and he'll miss out on another big match, with no specific timetable for a return announced by the club.
Xabi Alonso    M    Bayern Munich
Alonso set a Bundesliga record with 204 touches in Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over FC Cologne on Saturday, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The statistic, which began in the Bundesliga in 1999, has five Bayern players atop the list, with Alonso passing Thiago Alcantara's record of 177, which he set last season against Eintract Frankfurt. Alonso is a very important part of the Bayern team, but his fantasy value is limited in most leagues given his role as a defensive midfielder.
Salomon Kalou    F    Hertha BSC Berlin
Kalou played all 90 minutes for the first time this season Sunday against FC Augsburg, though he took only one shot, failing to begin a goal streak after netting against VfL Wolfsburg last Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Kalou's playing time has been relatively inconsistent, but he's started the last two games, which obviously increases his fantasy value. He scored 16 goals in 38 Ligue 1 appearances last season for Lille, so Hertha are certainly looking for him to find his scoring form quickly.
Manuel Neuer    G    Bayern Munich
Neuer made three saves during Bayern Munich's 3-0 win over FC Cologne on Saturday, posting his fourth consecutive clean sheet.

Fantasy Analysis

Neuer is widely considered the best goalkeeper in the world and he is on an excellent streak that has also included a clean sheet during Champions League play. He'll look for his sixth straight shutout overall Tuesday against CSKA Moscow.
Thomas Muller    M    Bayern Munich
Muller assisted on Mario Gotze's goal during Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over FC Cologne on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Muller now has assists in back-to-back matches, while taking nine shots (five on goal) in that span. He remains a very solid fantasy option, though Gotze has been the goal-scorer of late.
Mario Gotze    M    Bayern Munich
Gotze scored in the 19th minute of Bayern Munich's 2-0 Bundesliga win over FC Cologne on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Gotze now has four goals in his last three Bundesliga starts and he appears to be cementing his spot in the starting XI. There are plenty of offensive weapons around him, but given their high price tags in most salary cap games, Gotze may be the best value on the Bayern team sheet.
Julian Green    M    Hamburger SV
Green (ribs) was ruled out injured for the second consecutive match as Hamburg lost 2-1 Sunday to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Fantasy Analysis

Having never played for the Bayern Munich first team in league play, Green was loaned to Hamburg this season to gain much needed match experience. Having made two appearances for Hamburg, bruised ribs unfortunately sidelined the American. With Hamburg slipping to the bottom of the Bundesliga at the weekend and having just broken the unenviable league record for most minutes to start a season without a goal, they will need as many attacking options available. Expect Green to recover and return to some form of action in the upcoming trip to Dortmund.
Ivan Perisic    F    VfL Wolfsburg
Perisic made his first start of the season following a shoulder injury as Wolfsburg defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

After having surgery on a fractured shoulder in the summer, Perisic has endured a frustrating start to the campaign. The winger who had such an impressive end to last season and an excellent World Cup is finally back on track as he made his second appearance and first start of the season. The Croatian had a difficult game, often being heavily marked, making it tricky to supply target man Ivica Olic. Nevertheless Wolfsburg fans will be delighted to see their talented midfielder back in action and he's sure to have several goals and assists to his name this year.
Raffael    M    Mönchengladbach
Raffael scored and was substitued after 60 minutes as Moenchengladbach beat Paderborn 2-1 Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

The Brazilian doubled Moenchengladbach's lead after just 14 minutes with a close-range effort following sloppy defending. It's Raffeal's second goal in six games as his side move up to second in the Bundesliga. He will look to replicate this form next week in the Europa League tie with Zurich as he tries to emulate last season's excellent 15 goal return.