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Fantasy AnalysisThe center forward has been out since mid-December with this groin injury and despite converting just two chances into goals this season in 13 Premier League matches, his return would be a big boost to a side in desperate need of more attacking options.With an 18-day break looming for the Magpies, this should give him and the rest of a very banged up Newcastle side a chance to heal up.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter missing the first 21 Premier League matches with a meniscus tear, Riviere has played just two Premier League minutes this season. Despite being limited in training as he works back from this lengthy spell out of the squad, Riviere is available for selection against Chelsea, but his lack of match fitness makes him someone who will want to get some more action under his belt before selecting him.
Fantasy AnalysisWith an 18-day break looming for Newcastle, Colback's return means he's certainly at full strength. The industrious holding midfielder has been plagued by a variety of knocks and injuries throughout the season. He's currently sitting on nine yellow cards, just one away from a mandatory suspension, but his lack of goals or assists in 19 matches across all comps means Colback is likely a player to avoid in your fantasy lineups.
Fantasy AnalysisGardos hasn't played in a Premier League match for Southampton since Feb. 28, 2015 and has been sidelined this season with a knee injury. While he's inching toward his return, he's still likely out for the next few weeks as he continues his rehab.
Fantasy AnalysisRodriguez hasn't played since Oct. 17 and despite a brace against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup, didn't score a goal in eight Premier League matches. After missing the entirety of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL, this prolonged absence from the squad has been another disappointing chapter in his career. He's set to return in early March.
Fantasy AnalysisDavis has missed the past three matches with a lingering hamstring concern, but should be good-to-go after being given the all-clear from the Southampton training staff. Of the 22 Premier League matches Davis has been available for, he's started 21, but has just two goals and two assists to his name thus far. His versatility is an asset to the Saints, but his lack of production prior to January makes him tough to insert into your lineup.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter starting the season with a regular role in the starting XI at left back, Targett was left out of the squad for more than two months. Once he finally regained his place in the lineup, he began playing a more advanced role in the midfield and responded with assists in each of his first two matches playing left midfield. After picking up a knock in training, he missed last weekend's match against West Ham, but will be available as manager Ronald Koeman pleases.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 30-year-old was withdrawn on 54 minutes against Spurs after taking a hard kick had been a fixture of the starting XI since mid-October, but this injury is likely to keep him out of the side. He's played in 15 Premier League matches, picking up four yellow cards in that time.
Fantasy AnalysisBehrami has been shuttled in and out of the starting XI when available making eight starts across 18 appearances in the squad. However, he's also spent four matches in the squad planted on the bench for the duration. He has just one assist in 14 Premier League appearances and has been moved around in the midfield, playing in a deeper lying role many times while also being moved out wide on the right a few times.
Fantasy AnalysisThe talented center forward who had played the full 90 minutes all but one of the team's first 24 matches, was left out of the starting XI against Spurs last weekend and is currently in a bit of a dry spell, scoring just one goal in his past 10 matches. While manager Quique Sanchez Flores stressed that Deeney wasn't fit to start against Spurs, he may have simply been looking to shake up the squad. Deeney still has six goals and six assists this season and has shown an effective partnership with Odion Ighalo up top.