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Javier Pastore    M    Paris Saint-Germain
Pastore has withdrawn from Argentina squad for the September World Cup qualifiers due to an injury, according to L'Equipe.

Fantasy Analysis

Pastore also missed Sunday's Ligue 1 3-1 defeat to Monaco because of the ailment. The attacking midfielder suffered a tear in his right calf, however, the full extent of the injury is still unclear.
Vitorino Hilton    D    Montpellier
Hilton was replaced at half-time due to a knock he picked up at the end of the first half of Saturday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw to Rennes.

Fantasy Analysis

Hilton's status is still unclear, though, with the international break in hand he'll have an additional time to recover. He finished the game with two tackles and four clearances. William Remy came on to take his spot at center back and if Hilton happens to miss additional time the former may be the best replacement option in the heart of the defense.
Yacouba Sylla    M    Montpellier
Sylla joined Montpellier on a season-long loan with an option to purchase after moving away from Rennes.

Fantasy Analysis

Sylla will bolster the depth of the defensive side of the midfield and will bring a ton of experience. He'll mix up with the youngsters Ellyes Skhiri and Morgan Sanson for playing time at the holding midfielder positions. While Sylla would be a key cog of the team's squad, he doesn't provide much fantasy upside.
Pierre Bengtsson    D    SC Bastia
Bengtsson joined Bastia on a season-long loan after moving away from Mainz 05.

Fantasy Analysis

Bengtsson found regular playing time hard to come by the past two seasons with Mainz and is on the move to look for better opportunities. With Bastia he'll battle for the starting gig at left back with the 30-year-old Florian Marange, who hasn't been particularly convincing this season. The 24-year-old Bengtsson will have a very limited fantasy upside unless he can win out a regular starting spot.
Alexandre Lacazette    F    Lyon
Lacazette (knee) will withdraw from France's World Cup qualifiers in September, according to L'Equipe.

Fantasy Analysis

Lyon's medical staff found no significant damage to Lacazette's knee. The striker will rest for a few days and will resume training on 6 Sept. which will force him to miss France's upcoming qualifiers. If rehab goes to plan, he'll be available for Lyon's next Ligue 1 fixture against Bordeaux on 10 Sept.
Hicham M'Laab    M    Nantes
M'Laab (quadriceps) didn't make the 18-man squad for Sunday's 1-0 loss by Bordeaux.

Fantasy Analysis

M'Laab continues his ailment recovery. It is still unclear if he'll be able to return after the international break. However, even when he does recover he's not expected to be a starter and his fantasy upside will be limited off the bench.
Diego Carlos    D    Nantes
Carlos took two shots (both on target), two tackles and received a yellow card on his lone foul in Sunday's 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat by Bordeaux.

Fantasy Analysis

Carlos is up to a fine start with the Canaries. He'll probably remain a starter at center back for as long as he can keep up with those performances. Nantes are solid on defense and Carlos tends to go forward and takes on free kicks which gives him a decent fantasy upside. The center back, however, has already accumulated two yellow cards and his discipline could be a negative factor.
Remy Riou    G    Nantes
Riou made five saves on the way to an agonizing 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat by Bordeaux on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Riou has been outstanding as usually keeping his team in contention to the last moment. However, back-to-back frustrating one-goal losses are hampering his fantasy production. Nantes' offensive struggles are impacting his fantasy upside and until the Canaries start scoring and winning more the keeper won't be a top fantasy option at his position.
Nicolas Pallois    D    Bordeaux
Pallois served his suspension and will be available for selection 10 Sep versus Lyon.

Fantasy Analysis

Jeremy Toulalan and Gregory Sertic formed up an entirely new pair at center back versus the Canaries and excelled on defense. If Toulalan is healthy after the international break Pallois may be in danger of losing his starting spot after allowing six goals in the first two fixtures. Even if Pallois returns at center back, however, he won't have much fantasy upside visiting the prolific Lyon in the next Girondins' fixture.
Thomas Toure    F    Bordeaux
Toure took a shot off target, dished three crosses and received a yellow card in Sunday's 1-0 Ligue 1 victory over Nantes.

Fantasy Analysis

Toure seems to be underperforming, thus far, this season. He'll be given more chances but more is expected from him and if he doesn't improve significantly soon there are a ton of young players lined up for a starting spot in the Girondins' promising midfield. He isn't much better, statistically, either which reduces his fantasy upside.