The most recent La Liga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisAnsaldi, who is on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg, was an unused substitute in two of the last three La Liga matches, although he was able to grab a clean sheet in the season-opener. Atletico are a very good defensive team, so if he can solidify a spot in the starting XI, he should get his fair share of clean sheets.
Fantasy AnalysisKoke has now picked up an assist in three straight club matches in all competitions, with two coming during La Liga play. He is excellent at setting up others, as evidenced by the 13 assists he had during league play last season.
Fantasy AnalysisGriezmann has yet to break through into a starting role at Atletico after transferring from Real Sociedad last month. He scored 16 goals in 35 La Liga appearances last season, so it's likely only a matter of time before he earns a starting role and the goals start to come.
Fantasy AnalysisMandzukic is coming off an 18-goal season for Bayern Munich, and while he will have to work harder for his goals this season, he is still expected to easily reach double-digit goals. He now has two goals in his last three club matches in all competitions and he'll look to keep it going Saturday against Celta Vigo.
Fantasy AnalysisKroos is playing a bit of a deeper role, with Luka Modric getting more involved on the attack. However, he still has the opportunity for plenty of assists, of which he has two through Madrid's first three league matches.
Fantasy AnalysisModric doesn't get involved in the attack as much, but he does now have two assists in his last three club appearances. With so many goal scorers on the pitch with him, he should certainly fall into a fair number of assists this season despite playing a more holding role.
Fantasy AnalysisBenzema had a great look earlier in the game that was saved by Basel keeper Tomas Vaclik (James Rodriguez would bang the rebound in), but he finally got on the scoresheet when the rout was already on. His Champions League goal total now equals his La Liga one, with both expected to increase considerably as the season moves on.
Fantasy AnalysisRodriguez still hasn't scored for Madrid in La Liga play, though it's not for lack of effort, as he's taken 10 shots in three games, so it's only a matter of time before he finds the back of the net.
Fantasy AnalysisBale now has four goals in his last four games, though it should be noted that two came for Wales against Andorra in a Euro 2016 qualifier. He'll have a small break, as Madrid don't play again until Sept. 23 against Elche, when Bale will look to increase his league goal-total to two.
Fantasy AnalysisRonaldo took eight shots in the game, double what Benzema (who finished second) had, in a game that Madrid absolutely dominated. Ronaldo was able to play all 90 minutes and looked to be in fine health, and he will get an extended break before their next league match against Elche on Sept. 23.