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Jeremain Lens    F/M    Sunderland
Lens got off four crosses and scored on his only shot in a 2-2 draw to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Lens 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.
Yann M'Vila    M    Sunderland
M'Villa got off four crosses, two key passes, and scored on a free-kck in a 2-2 draw to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

M'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.
Costel Pantilimon    G    Sunderland
Pantilimon made four saves and conceded two goals in a 2-2 draw to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

This 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.
Kendall Waston    D    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Waston was shown off the field in the 56th minute of Saturday's game against the Dynamo with a red card after receiving two previous yellows, which means he'll be suspended for the Sept. 9 match against the Rapids.

Fantasy Analysis

Waston won't be eligible to return until Sept. 19 when the Whitecaps host the Sounders in Vancouver.
Jordan Amavi    D    Aston Villa
Amavi was fantastic on Saturday, as he got of 11 crosses, five completed dribbles, and recorded an assist to Scott Sinclair in a 2-2 draw to Sunderland on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Amavi 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.
Scott Sinclair    F    Aston Villa
Sinclair got off three shots and scored twice in a 2-2 draw to Sunderland on Saturday. One of his goals came on a converted penalty.

Fantasy Analysis

Sinclair 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.
Brad Guzan    G    Aston Villa
Guzan made just one save and conceded two goals in a 2-2 draw to Sunderland on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Guzan 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.
Dan Kennedy    G    FC Dallas
Kennedy (knee) was unavailable for Saturday's game against Real Salt Lake.

Fantasy Analysis

Kennedy 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.
Mauro Diaz    M    FC Dallas
Diaz (quad) was unavailable for Saturday's game against Real Salt Lake.

Fantasy Analysis

Diaz 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.
Chance Myers    D    Sporting Kansas City
Myers only lasted 24 minutes before leaving Saturday's game in Colorado with a left hamstring injury, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Myers 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.