Out: Fantasy-relevant players who have been confirmed out for the week, either through injury or suspension
Doubt: Players facing the dreaded fitness test, rotation concerns and those who are out of form/favor
In: The likeliest replacements for the Outs & Doubts or those returning from injury
Win: Fantasy player to watch / my hunch pick of the week
Out: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere
Doubt: Laurent Koscielny
In: Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista
Win: Mesut Ozil
It's that time of year -- well, any time is that time of year really -- when Arsenal's training table is overloaded with injuries. However, Bellerin returns from injury and Koscielny appears to be this weekend's only doubt, with Gabriel ably slotting into his place should Wenger choose to sit the Frenchman. The recently quiet Alexis is definitely due for a big performance while Olivier Giroud has been a pretty consistent goal scorer, but you have to go with Ozil to continue with his masterful service.
Out: Jordan Amavi, Jores Okore
Doubt: Gabriel Agbonlahor, Rudy Gestede, Ashley Westwood
In: Kieran Richardson
Win: Jordan Ayew
Plenty of fantasy managers will lament Jordan Amavi's unfortunate season-ending injury over the international break. They will certainly look elsewhere for cover as his replacement will fall well short of his offensive phantom point delivery and Villa is unlikely to put a string of clean sheets together. Let's take a punt on the other Jordan (Ayew) for fantasy glory at Everton.
Out: Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings, Callum Wilson
Doubt: Christian Atsu, Marc Pugh
Win: Simon Francis
Bournemouth stopped giving up five goals a game, so that's nice, but it's also probably the best thing you can say about the struggling squad. Swansea is having its own troubles scoring, so your hope for fantasy gold comes from the defensive end.
Out: Thibaut Courtois, Radamel Falcao
Doubt: Baba Rahman (rotation), Kurt Zouma
In: Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic
Miserable Mou will likely remain loyal to elder statesman Ivanovic upon his return from injury, removing Rahman from the starting lineup. Meanwhile, Gary Cahill may also get the start in place of Kurt Zouma. Of course, it would be foolish to back the Blues' gaffe-prone back line, so picking Willian to get another brilliant set piece goal or two seems like a good play if you're looking for Chelsea representation in your fantasy squad.
Doubt: Dwight Gayle; Martin Kelly or Papa Souare (rotation)
In: Marouane Chamakh, Joel Ward
Win: Scott Dann
Monday's game gives Gayle some extra time to recover, but if he cannot make it Chamakh should be able to take his place. With Sunderland visiting I'd look to the defensive side for fantasy spoils, especially since Palace's back line has combined for a handful of goals already this season. With a hazy wing back situation as Kelly, Souare and Ward continue to fight over the two spots, look instead to central defenders Dann and Damien Delaney.
Out: Phil Garbutt, Tony Hibbert, Phil Jagielka, Brian Oviedo
Doubt: Tyias Browning
In: Leighton Baines
Win: Romelu Lukaku
There is a good chance for the long-awaited return of Baines, but Everton's constantly battered, rotating defensive line has struggled after a strong start. So all hail King Troll at home against meek Villa!
Out: Matty James
Doubt: Jamie Vardy
In: Leonardo Ulloa
Win: Riyad Mahrez
Jamie Vardy is a dreaded game time decision and Claudio Ranieri has said he will only play the super striker if he is 100% fit (but really, is anybody ever truly 100%?), so Leonardo Ulloa may earn a start. As such, I'm picking Mahrez as the "win" to be safe, but be sure to check on Vardy's status as things get closer to game time.
Out: Jose Enrique, John Flanagan, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Danny Ings, Mamadou Sakho
Doubt: Daniel Sturridge
In: Dejan Lovren, James Milner
Win: Christian Benteke
Milner should see a return to the starting line-up after recovering from injury, likely displacing Jordon Ibe. Sturridge is another option after shaking off his latest injury, but he seems more likely to earn a cameo appearance off the bench. Traveling to Manchester City is a tough enough task as it is, but with Loven slotting in for Sakho on top of that, Liverpool's best bet may be an offensive shootout. Benteke will look to take advantage of the absence of fellow Belgian Vincent Kompany from the Citizens' back line.
Out: Wilfried Bony, Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri, David Silva
Doubt: Fabian Delph, Pablo Zabaleta
In: Sergio Aguero, Eliaquim Mangala
Win: Raheem Sterling
With Bony out injured, Aguero may jump into the starting line-up a week earlier than otherwise following his long-awaited return to fitness, but even so you would have to expect him to be subbed early in the second half. Meanwhile, Mangala should replace the recently re-injured Kompany. As for someone who will surely make the starting side, and who could lead the line if Pellegrini chooses to have Kun come off the bench, Sterling will look to shake off a loud chorus of boos from the visitors' section and wreak havoc against his old team in the comforts of his new light blue home.
Out: Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial, Patrick McNair, Wayne Rooney (illness), Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia
In: Ander Herrera, James Wilson
Win: Chris Smalling
United has an unusually high list of injuries on the offensive end with Martial and Rooney missing out, leaving a defensive-minded approach at Watford even more likely than it would be otherwise (and as we know, it would still be extremely likely otherwise). Look for Smalling to control things in the back while getting some chances on the offensive end via corner kicks.
Out: Rolando Aarons, Jack Colback, Tim Krul, Emmanuel Riviere, Steven Taylor
Doubt: Robert Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Gabriel Obertan
Win: Ayoze Perez
Wijnaldum had the big single game performance a few weeks back, but Perez looks like a more consistent player, so let's go with the latter in what hopes to be a high-flying game against the visiting Foxes.
Out: Matt Jarvis
Doubt: Nathan Redmond
Win: Robbie Brady
The electric Brady should look forward to terrorizing cement-footed Branislav Ivanovic upon the Chelsea defender's likely return.
Out: Fraser Forster, Florin Gardos, Jay Rodriguez
Win: Ryan Bertrand
Jay Rodriguez sadly suffered another injury setback, but the offense was used to operating without him. Visiting Stoke will look to keep the score down here, so I'm going with the defensive side in the form of old fantasy favorite Ryan Bertrand.
Out: Marc Muniesa
Win: Jack Butland
Southampton will be difficult to stop for the full 90 minutes, but if anybody's up to the challenge, it's magnificent shot stopper Butland.
Doubt: Sebastian Coates (rotation), Jordi Gomez (rotation)
In: Lee Cattermole, John O'Shea
Win: Costel Pantilimon
With Cattermole and O'Shea returning to fitness, Sunderland has a full squad. Of course, it's still not a particularly good one. The Black Cats will have trouble putting forth much of an attack at Crystal Palace, so you could always take a punt on Pantilimon racking up the saves. Or you could stay away from the entire team, which is what all but the most ardent Sunderland fan will do.
Win: Ashley Williams
Swansea's offense has been in a rut, so backing its defense against fellow sputtering visiting Bournemouth seems like the way to go.
Out: Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela (suspension)
Doubt: Moussa Dembele
In: Heung-Min Son
Win: Harry Kane
Finally getting over injury, Son comes in for the suspended Lamela, but you have to peg Kane to keep up his recent goalscoring form at home against the error-prone Hammers.
Out: Joel Ekstrand, Sebastian Prodl
Win: Craig Cathcart
In case you haven't noticed, I got on board with Watford this season pretty early and I'm still rooting big time for the plucky defensive-minded newcomer with just enough offense to threaten, thanks largely to Odion Ighalo. This weekend I'd go with the former over the latter, as Cathcart and company could nab another clean sheet at home to plodding Manchester United in the game that probably has the best chance of going nil-nil.
Out: Ben Foster, Gareth McAuley (suspension)
Win: Boaz Myhill
Amidst McAuley's continuing suspension, West Brom will probably not be able to do much on either end against visiting Arsenal, but Myhill owners can always hope for a heroic tally of saves.
Out: James Collins (suspension), Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia
Doubt: Pedro Mba Obiang, Darren Randolph, Alex Song
In: Diafro Sakho
Win: Victor Moses
With Collins suspended and the mercurial Payet injured, the visit to Tottenham seems somewhat daunting. Even so, Victor Moses remains an affordable option with a decent shot at paying off handsomely.
My fantasy teams at the moment:
Hennessey / Bellerin, Cathcart, Ward / Ayew, Cabaye (V), De Bruyne, Mahrez (C), Sanchez / Lukaku, Vardy [Official BPL]
Stekelenburg / Hutton, Monreal, Simpson / Ayew, Cabaye, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Ozil / Sanchez, Vardy [Fantrax]
Hennessey / Dann, Monreal, Smalling, Van Dijk / Cabaye, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Ozil / Lukaku, Vardy [Togga Perfect XI]
While injuries to Amavi and Martial stand out as particularly painful for fantasy owners over the recent international break, at least we can look forward to the possible return this weekend of numerous stars. Are you adding any of them straight away or are you taking a wait-and-see approach? How are your squads coming together?