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Fantasy AnalysisDiaz has not played since Aug. 2 due to the ailment, and given the long layoff it would be surprising if he could go the full 90 minutes. The Galaxy are extremely tough at home, and with somewhat limited playing time, a breakout performance from Diaz is unlikely.
Fantasy AnalysisMorales' absence is a big one for fantasy owners, as he's easily one of the best midfielders in Major League Soccer. Luis Silva will play the No. 10 role on Sunday, with Morales' return date still unknown.
Fantasy AnalysisTchani will have exactly one week to rest up before Columbus is back on the field for next Saturday's game against the Red Bulls. If he's unable to recover in time, Cedrick Mabwati or Mohammed Saeid could be in store for an unexpected start.
Fantasy AnalysisBusch is in line to be the starting goalkeeper for Chicago during the remainder of the season since the Fire have decided to shut down Sean Johnson (shoulder) for precautionary reasons. The squad has struggled keeping goals out of their own net throughout the year and a change of pace with Busch as the netminder likely won't make much of a difference, as evidenced by Saturday's loss.
Fantasy AnalysisIraola has missed the past three games with a calf injury but he's apparently returned to health and will be eligible for minutes off the bench Saturday. However, he won't posses much value until he works his way back into the starting XI.
Fantasy AnalysisMagee was given his first start since July on Saturday and there's a possibility he'll see more time on the field during the remainder of the season with the new coaching change in Chicago. Although, he's only been able to accrue three shot attempts in 2015 after a total of 12 outings.
Fantasy AnalysisBeitashour is still trying to overcome a knee injury as Saturday will be his second consecutive game off the field. Fellow defender Tim Parker will ultimately benefit from a start Saturday while Beitashour sits.
Fantasy AnalysisMorales missed last week against the Sounders with a hamstring injury but he's returned to fitness and should be able to fulfill his normal role off the bench as the season continues.
Fantasy AnalysisNyarko only spent 55 minutes on the field in Saturday's game and his inability to play a full 90 minutes is a major deterrent from his potential value. In fact, he's averaging just shy of 60 minutes on the field per game after a total of 16 outings this season.
Fantasy AnalysisGilberto has taken 11 shots over his past two games and now seems to be highly involved with the offense with the new change of coaches in Chicago. It's unclear if his high usage rate will continue, but he's in store for a strong finish to the regular season if this dynamic continues.