The most recent La Liga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisManager Luis Enrique indicated after the game that Suarez is not dealing with any kind of injury, and that the lopsided matchup simply allowed him to rest. Lionel Messi led the way with two goals and an assist, while Neymar had a brace himself.
Fantasy AnalysisXavi's starts have been inconsistent this season, and while he has gotten two assists in his last three La Liga matches, there are still plenty of better fantasy options out there.
Fantasy AnalysisThe goal was Pique's third this season, while the clean sheet was his fourth in his last five starts. Pique started next to Marc Bartra, with Javier Masherano moving up to midfield, and it appears the former has finally solidified his spot in the starting XI once again.
Fantasy AnalysisManager Arsene Wenger said earlier this month that Campbell would not be sent on loan after Yaya Sanogo was loaned to Crystal Palace, but with Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck ahead of him on the depth chart, Campbell will now get an opportunity for more first-team football.
Fantasy AnalysisNeymar grew his La Liga goal total to 14 with his performance Saturday, which trails only Cristiano Ronaldo (28) and teammate Lionel Messi (21).
Fantasy AnalysisMessi led Barca in shots (five) and shots on goal (three), joining Gerard Pique and Neymar (two) on the scoresheet. It is the seventh consecutive season with at least 20 La Liga goals, a mark that has gone unmatched for five decades.
Fantasy AnalysisThe injury doesn't appear to be overly serious, and Isco is not expected to be out for long. Sami Khedira got his first La Liga start of the season Saturday in Isco's place, though newcomer Lucas Silva could be in line for playing time in the coming games as well.
Fantasy AnalysisSilva is widely considered the best defensive midfielder in Brazil, and he will be a solid addition with Luka Modric still sidelined with a thigh injury, while also possibly pushing Sami Khedira further down the depth chart.
Fantasy AnalysisBenzema's nine goals put him sixth in La Liga, while his eight assists are topped by only teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sent off with a straight red card Saturday, which means the scoring pressure will be put on Benzema and Gareth Bale during CR7's upcoming suspension.
Fantasy AnalysisBale was allowed to take the penalty after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off seven minutes earlier, and he'll keep the role during Ronaldo's upcoming suspension. Bale has been in excellent form of late, with a goal in three consecutive matches to bring him to 10 on the season, which leaves him fifth in La Liga behind Ronaldo (28), Lionel Messi (19), Neymar (12) and Carlos Bacca (11).