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Fantasy AnalysisLens was Sunderland's biggest signing in the summer transfer window and he's made good on his contract thus far. In four games, Lens has two assists and a goal and it's clear he's one of they key weapons in the offense. If he continues to play like this, he should garner some looks in daily fantasy formats going forward. Lens and Sunderland have a two-week break before playing Spurs in their next match.
Fantasy AnalysisM'Villa was Sunderland's best player on Saturday as he controlled the offense through his midfield role. It appears he's taken the Sebastian Larsson role for the Black Cats and that could make him a valuable fantasy option for the remainder of the season. He'll look to put up a similar performance in his next game against Tottenham in two weeks after an international break.
Fantasy AnalysisThis is simply what Pantilimon provides as his defense plain stinks. He'll be a fantastic source of saves all season long, but he'll likely finish in the top-five in goals allowed by he end of the season. If your format rewards saves more than goals allowed, he's a great cheap option. He'll be busy yet again in his next match against Tottenham on September 13th after an international break.
Fantasy AnalysisWaston won't be eligible to return until Sept. 19 when the Whitecaps host the Sounders in Vancouver.
Fantasy AnalysisAmavi is certainly not a household name, but he was arguably the best player in this match. The young French international plays a defensive left-back role where he's asked to attack down the flanks and send in crosses and open up the pitch. He's an interesting fantasy option going forward if he continues to play like this, simply because he's a key-cog in the offense and is likely cheap in your fantasy format. He'll look to put up a similar performance against Leicester on September 13 after an international break.
Fantasy AnalysisSinclair appears to have taken the Christian Benteke role that made Benteke a lot of money in the summer transfer window. Sinclair has shown some promise in the past when he played for Swansea and he can be the main catalyst for the offense on any given day. He'll look to continue his scoring form against Leicester in two weeks time after an international break.
Fantasy AnalysisGuzan hasn't been asked to make many saves this season and that's probably a good thing as it tells us that the defense is performing much better this year. He's only had to make eight saves in his four games, but he's only kept one clean sheet. It will be tough for Aston Villa to keep clean sheets as they are usually out-possessed and out-shot in nearly every match. Guzan and Villa will take on Leicester City in two weeks time after an international break.
Fantasy AnalysisKennedy is currently dealing with a knee injury that has now left him sidelined for two straight games. His next opportunity to start will be against the Crew on Sept. 6, but the severity of his injury remains unknown as Jesse Gonzalez remains the projected starter.
Fantasy AnalysisDiaz has now missed three consecutive games with his quad injury and head coach Oscar Pareja has played coy with media members when directly asked about the injury situation. Pareja's inability to give definite answers regarding the injury to Diaz doesn't bode well for a return in the near future, but nevertheless, the next opportunity for Diaz to play will be against the Crew on Sept. 6.
Fantasy AnalysisMyers was tracking down a ball that flew over his head when he pulled up lame while clutching his left hamstring. His season was already stained with a serious Achilles injury and this current spat with injury will put a damper on his season yet again, even though the severity remains unknown.