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Fantasy AnalysisLottin was brilliant in the merely fourth start of his very young career. He's now up to one goal and two assists in three Ligue 1 appearances (two starts) this season. The Monegasque have a 24-carat gem in their hands, in the 17-year-old striker, and just need to carefully polish him over time to get his maximum glow.
Fantasy AnalysisFalcao played with determination and desire, though, wasn't efficient enough to improve his fantasy tally. It wasn't a terrible effort after a month of absence and was very cold-blooded from the spot in a critical moment with the game still tight. If he can stay healthy, the striker will increase his fantasy upside soon.
Fantasy AnalysisMonaco may have won the war against Montpellier but Subasic lost the battle with Ryad Boudebouz by 2-1. The latter tricked the former twice with very masterful executions of a free kick and a penalty shot and the keeper was sure handed on another free kick to grab his only save of the night. Subasic have conceded six goals in his last three matches across all competitions and with merely one clean sheet in his last seven matches across all comps isn't in the best shape, which will make him a risky fantasy choice for the tough visit to Les Verts next weekend.
Fantasy AnalysisDeplagne wasn't the worst player on the field in his second start of the season (fifth total appearance). Depending on the injury extent of Anthony Vanden Borre, the former may stick in the line up for a little bit. However, with Montpellier conceding 17 goals in their last five matches and 14 in their last three away clashes, the right back could be a risky fantasy options even in the visit to Lorient next weekend.
Fantasy AnalysisIn the absence of Casimir Ninga and Steve Mounie, Camara picked up his fourth start in eight total appearances, thus far, this season. The latter, however, was ineffective and remains with no goals and no assists. Nevertheless, there's a light at the end of his fantasy upside tunnel. With Ninga out for awhile, the 33-year-old veteran is a prime candidate for increased playing time and will be hoping to cut the slack and get into some prolific form. Visits to the inferior Laval, in a cup tie, and Lorient, Ligue 1 match next weekend will present him with the perfect opportunity to get his first score of the season.
Fantasy AnalysisMounie will return and take his spot as the lone striker upfront pushing Souleymane Camara to the wing or on the bench. The former has been fairly productive and brings a decent fantasy upside. With Casimir Ninga out long-term Mounier will have to step up and take advantage of his 2.6 shots per game to increase his season tally of two goals and no assists.
Fantasy AnalysisDespite merely one win in the last nine matches for Montpellier, Boudebouz continues to be a fantasy force. A pair of masterfully executed set pieces (one from the spot) turn the playmaker to the most prolific, healthy, player in the team, with four goals and two assists starting in all 10 matches along with two shots average per game and leading the team, by far, with 2.9 dribbles, 3.4 key passes and 2.2 crosses average per game.
Fantasy AnalysisMontpellier's dreadful defending continues. With 17 goals allowed through their last five matches, 14 of which are on their last three away games. Soft tackling, terrible positioning at set pieces and very hesitant goalkeeping are just a small part of the elements that make Jourdren virtually a negative factor in fantasy, at times.
Fantasy AnalysisZuniga started after coming off the bench in his last appearance, and he took care of his defensive responsibilities on the flank before being subbed out int he 63rd minute. The attack-minded Nordin Amrabat has been Zuniga's chief rival for playing time at fullback, with the latter seemingly serving as the preferred defensive option. It remains to be seen who will start next week versus Hull, but Zuniga could retain his place after Saturday's effort.
Fantasy AnalysisProdl operated centrally as part of a back five that stayed compact and kept their opponent at bay to extend their shutout streak to 208 minutes. He has been a fixture in the starting XI this season and should carry mild fantasy value into Saturday's matchup with a struggling Hull side.