Overreactions - Will Joao Felix be La Liga's best player in 2 years? (2:01)
'Fantastic' Felix already showing signs of greatness at Atleti (1:23)

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Maxi Gomez is on the bench for Valencia's season opener against Real Sociedad -- Rodrigo and Kevin Gameiro will start instead. I'm currently planning to switch to Villarreal's Gerard Moreno as my La Liga fantasy Tier 2 forward. Moreno scored eight goals last season, but he had an xG (expected goals) total of 12.95, and scored 16 goals the season before.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Dani Parejo is suspended for Valencia's season opener against Real Sociedad due to yellow-card accumulation from last season, following a final ruling on Friday. I'm switching to Real Betis' Nabil Fekir as my La Liga fantasy Tier 1 midfielder -- Fekir had nine goals and seven assists for Lyon last season, and was second in Ligue 1 in shots per 90 minutes behind only Kylian Mbappe.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Due to uncertainty about who Real Betis' starting center backs will be on Sunday, I'm switching to Celta Vigo's Nestor Araujo as my La Liga fantasy Tier 2 defender. Araujo is starting against Real Madrid on Saturday, and was eighth in fantasy points among all defenders last season.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Gareth Bale will start up front in Real Madrid's season opener at Celta Vigo, along with Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior. James Rodriguez is on the bench.

Could loaning Coutinho end Barcelona's Neymar ambitions? (2:00)
Why Barcelona's loss at Bilbao is unsurprising (1:19)

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Luis Suarez left Barcelona's season opener at Athletic Bilbao in the first half due to an apparent leg injury, shortly after hitting the woodwork with his first shot of the season. Rafinha replaced him.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Antoine Griezmann will make his Barcelona debut at Athletic Bilbao on Friday, starting up front along with Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. Lionel Messi is out due to injury. Frenkie de Jong also will make his debut, starting in midfield with Sergi Roberto and Carles Alena. Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic are on the bench, and Philippe Coutinho is not in the squad.