The most recent La Liga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisMascherano's fantasy value is fully dependent on clean sheets, and Sunday's matchup isn't the easiest, so he isn't likely losing a ton of value with the time off.
Fantasy AnalysisIniesta will undergo additional scans to determine the extent of the injury, although he's never been a huge fantasy producer despite his vital importance on the pitch for Barcelona.
Fantasy AnalysisNeymar missed Barcelona's La Liga opener with an ankle injury, while he was also recovering from a broken vertebra he suffered during the World Cup, but he is back to fitness and should be a big part of the Barca attack once again.
Fantasy AnalysisThings weren't looking so good for Bilbao after Marek Hamsik had put Napoli up 1-0 early into the second half. However, Aduriz struck twice in a span of eight minutes, and not long after Ibai Gomez sealed the deal to help Athletic Bilbao earn a spot in the Champions League group stages. An in-form Aduriz holds a lot of fantasy appeal for this weekend's home encounter with Levante.
Fantasy AnalysisCasillas will have to continue keeping opponents out of the net if he wants to hold off Keylor Navas, who was brought in this summer to potentially take over the goalkeeping duties. Casillas will get every chance to keep the job, but with Madrid playing for multiple trophies this season, they can't afford to let him linger too long.
Fantasy AnalysisBale was fairly limited offensively in the match, but he remains an elite fantasy option with double-digit goal and assist potential, especially in a lethal Madrid attack that now features James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, along with leftovers Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Fantasy AnalysisThere are tons of expectations on Rodriguez this season after Madrid paid more than £60 million for him this summer. If he continues to put up the shots he did Monday, it's only a matter of time before he puts one in the back of the net. However, don't sleep on his passing, as he led Ligue 1 in assists last season while with AS Monaco.
Fantasy AnalysisIsco didn't even enter the match until the 70th minute when he subbed on for James Rodriguez. The Madrid midfield is absolutely stacked this season, which could make it tough for Isco to see consistent appearances in the starting XI.
Fantasy AnalysisBenzema opened the scoring in a match that turned out to be much tighter than many expected. While he is often overlooked by Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema is still an excellent source of goals in fantasy leagues.