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Andre-Pierre Gignac    F    Marseille
After scoring against Evian on Sunday, Gignac now has four league goals in five appearances this season, putting him one behind Ligue 1-leader Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Fantasy Analysis

After scoring 16 times in 35 appearances last season, Gignac is now well on his way to battling Ibrahimovic for the rest of the season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic    F    Paris Saint-Germain
Despite failing to score in back-to-back matches, Ibrahimovic still leads Ligue 1 with five goals in four matches.

Fantasy Analysis

Ibrahimovic suffered an oblique injury back on Aug. 16 and was expected to miss a number of weeks, but he ended up missing just one match and then bagged a hat trick against St. Etienne on Aug. 31. He continues to be absolutely dominant and is the clear choice to lead the league in goals once again.
Edinson Cavani    F    Paris Saint-Germain
Cavani scored in the 28th minute of Paris Saint-Germain's 1-1 Champions League draw with Ajax on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Cavani is off to a decent start this season, as he now has three goals in six club matches in all competitions, with two coming during Ligue 1 play. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit again, Cavani will have the benefit of having defenders worry about the Swedish striker, which should open up more space.
Nolan Roux    F    Lille
Roux heads into Lille's Ligue 1 match against Nantes on Sunday looking to start a goal streak after netting against AS Monaco on Aug. 30 before the international break.

Fantasy Analysis

After being lightly used in the first two Ligue 1 matches of the season, Roux has started back-to-back matches and figures to lead the line going forward. He's taken four shots in the last two games (two on goal) and should continue to be an active participant in the attack.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic    F    Paris Saint-Germain
Ibrahimovic bagged a first-half brace in an international friendly against Estonia on Thursday, becoming Sweden's all-time leading scorer with 50, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ibrahimovic has been sidelined from Ligue 1 play with Paris Saint-Germain due to a back injury, but he looked more than comfortable wearing the Swedish yellow. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks during the international break, he looks poised to face Rennes on Sept. 13.
Valentin Roberge    D    Reims
Roberge was loaned to Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims for the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Roberge joined Sunderland last summer after moving from Portuguese side Maritimo, but he found playing time a little tough to come by and he will try to resurrect his value in France.
Dimitri Payet    F    Marseille
Payet scored twice in Marseille's 4-0 home win over Nice on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Payet opened the scoring with a goal in the 19th minute and then got his second early in the second half to essentially put the match out of reach. After contributing eight goals and six assists in 30 league appearances for the club last season, Payet has been producing early in 2014-15 as well.
Simon Kjaer    D    Lille
Kjaer scored from a free-kick in the 74th minute of Lille's 2-0 win over Lorient on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Kjaer's sparkling start to the 2014-15 campaign continues, as Lille's has now opened with three straight clean sheets. A rock in central defense, Kjaer leads Lille with 11.7 clearances per game, but also poses a threat going forward, as his average of 1.3 shot attempts ranks third on the team. Looking ahead, Kjaer faces two stiff tests in the coming week, with the second leg of a Champions League qualifier against FC Porto on Tuesday and a clash versus Ligue 1 power Monaco at the weekend.
Andre-Pierre Gignac    F    Marseille
Gignac scored in the 46th minute of Marseille's 1-0 win over Guingamp on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

With three goals in two Ligue 1 matches, Gignac is well on his way to surpassing the 16 goals he scored in 35 appearances last season.
Jesper Hansen    G    Evian
Hansen made three saves during Evian's scoreless draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

After giving up a shocking six goals to Rennes last weekend, Hansen was good enough Friday to notch the surprising clean sheet. PSG went down to 10 men with just under a half-hour to play, but Evian could not break through for the win.