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With a match against Austria in which unbeaten Italy are expected to win, the Azzurri players rank high in our Euro 2020 Fantasy player rankings for the round of 16.


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Note: You can now select a maximum of four players from a team in the knockout stages and the number of transfers for the quarter-finals has been increased to three.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Ciro ImmobileITA-AUT€10MImmobile has averaged five shots per game in the two games he has played so far and with the number of chances he gets, you would expect him to score more goals. He has missed some absolute sitters but Italy are heavy favourites in this game and the Austrian defense has looked shaky at best so the Italians should dominate this game.
2Memphis DepayNED-CZE€10.1MThe Netherlands scored the most goals in the group stages with eight and even though Wijnaldum stole the show with his three goals, Depay is still the most key player in attack and lead the team in shots (3.7) and key passes (1.7) per game. Not to mention that he is on all set-pieces as well which is a plus.
3Kylian MbappéFRA-SWI€12MThe fact that he is yet to open his goal-scoring account concerns me but Mbappé went through a similar phase earlier in UCL this season when he didn't score in the first four games but went on to score eight goals in the next four games. He is due and the game against Switzerland is a good one to cash in.
4Cristiano RonaldoPOR-BEL€12.2MRonaldo has featured in every fantasy team of the week so far despite being in the "group of death" and is the leading goal-scorer with five goals so far and is just one goal away from breaking Ali Daei's all-time men's international goal-scoring record of 109 goals which he will look to break in the game against Belgium. Doubt him at your own risk.
5Romelu LukakuBEL-POR€11.2M*Surprisingly* Portugal conceded the most goals amongst all teams that qualified with six and Lukaku has great odds to score again with KDB and Hazard alongside him but this game isn't as straightforward to predict.
6Antoine GriezmannFRA-SWI€11.1MGriezmann seemed to hand over his penalty to Benzema who scored so there is a question mark over his spot kick duties. I still prefer him over Benzema as they have almost similar xG but Griezmann has a higher xA. But both are worthy options with Benzema being a million cheaper.
7Gerard MorenoESP-CRO€6.6M
8Yussuf PoulsenDEN-WAL€8.2MDenmark were fired up in the last game against Russia scoring four goals and only Turkey (21) conceded more shots per game than this week's opponents Wales (19.7) in the first three games so goals can be expected in this fixture. The only problem here is that Poulsen's ceiling is probably one goal so you can't expect much more than that.
9Alexander IsakSWE-UKR€8M
10Harry KaneENGvs GER€11.5MThe only forward with a home game but he is too out of touch after failing to score in three games to be considered seriously over other forwards.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Lorenzo InsigneITA-AUT€8.6MWell rested and can't be ignored if you want a midfielder from Italy.
2Kevin De BruyneBEL-POR€10.6MThese two teams have struggled defensively so contrary to popular opinion, this game might be open so watch out for KDB and Lukaku linking up again.
3Georginio WijnaldumNED-CZE€8.1MThe fact that he is outscoring the forwards on his team says a lot.
4Emil ForsbergSWE-UKR€7.7MUkraine haven't kept a single clean sheet so far so it is a tempting fixture for Sweden who have turned their attacking form around thanks to Forsberg who has three goals in his last two games.
5Pablo SarabiaESP-CRO€6.5MSarabia was the most dangerous player on the pitch against Slovakia and finished as the top-scoring player in fantasy last week with 14 points for a goal and two assists. He could be a bargain differential at just €6.5M against Croatia if the Spaniards find their shooting boots again.
6Raheem SterlingENGvs GER€9.6MEngland seem to be content with taking the lead and sitting back which explains why they have the least shots per game (7.3) after Hungary and Finland who have 6.3 shots per game each so the ceiling here is almost non-existent unless the Englishmen change their ways.
7Kai HavertzGER@ENG€9.1M
8Andriy YarmolenkoUKR-SWE€8.6M
9Gareth BaleWAL-DEN€9.6MEven though Denmark have the upper hand here, don't expect Wales to not put up a big fight.
10Ivan PerišićCRO-ESP€8.6MA certified big-game player, Perišić is known for putting in big performances when it matters the most and this is the one game where they will rely heavily on him to score.
BonusSerge GnabryGER@ENG€9.5MEngland haven't conceded yet but a clean sheet isn't guaranteed when teams play with everything on the line and Gnabry could be a good differential if you expect Germany to win as London is his favourite hunting ground with six goals in his last two games including a four-goal performance against Spurs in his last match there.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Leonardo SpinazzolaITA-AUT€5.6MItaly have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 10 international games. Enough said.
2Denzel DumfriesNED-CZE€5.6MHis early sub last week spoilt the party but the hype train is back again and his owners will hope that he adds to his tally of two goals against the Czech Republic.
3Benjamin PavardFRA-SWI€6MSwitzerland's best option of snatching a result in this game will be to sit back and hope that the game goes to penalties if they survive France's domination of possession and constant bombarding of their goal.
4Joakim MæhleDEN-WAL€4.5MHis extra attacking upside over Kjær finally paid off as he scored a goal against Russia and this might be another great fixture for him against a Wales team that were able to register only three shots against Italy's B team.
5Jordi AlbaESP-CRO€6.5M
6Giovanni Di LorenzoITA-AUT€5.1MA double-up of Italian defenders has been rewarding so far even though Donnarumma has been the more popular third option. However, you do have the option to select four players from a team in the knockout phase so maybe it was meant so that you could double/triple up on Italy defense.
7Robin GosensGER@ENG€5.2MI doubt Germany keep a clean sheet after their below-par defensive displays in the group including the last game where they conceded two goals against Hungary at home but no one buys Gosens for his clean sheet potential anyways.
8Luke ShawENGvs GER€6M
9Mikael LustigSWE-UKR€5.2MOutside pick for a clean sheet against Ukraine who only managed to register one shot on target against Austria.
10Thomas MeunierBEL-POR€5.7M

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Gianluigi DonnarummaITA-AUT€5.6MDonnarumma+Stekelenburg is going to be the most popular keeper duo this week.
2Hugo LlorisFRA-SWI€6.1M
3Kasper SchmeichelDEN-WAL€5M
4Maarten StekelenburgNED-CZE€4.7MThe cheapest starting keeper amongst all the teams that qualified after Austria's Bachmann who you shouldn't even remotely consider this week.
5Unai SimónESP-CRO€5.1M




Value Picks

 

Forwards and midfielders within €8M and defenders and keepers within €6M.

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Domenico BerardiITA-AUT€6.2MHis consistent performances means that he is still the best value pick but is a possible early sub because of Chiesa.
2Donyell MalenNED-CZE€6MMalen was highly impressive in the last game with four key passes and almost feels like too good to pass up at just €6M.
3Maarten StekelenburgNED-CZE€4.7M
4Francesco AcerbiItaly-AUT€5.1MThe not-so-cheap budget entry into the best defense in the tournament that is yet to concede.
5Eric GarcíaESP-CRO€4.5M
6Mikkel DamsgaardDEN-WAL€5.9MDamsgaard is filling in for Eriksen and has done such a brilliant job along with the other attackers that Denmark had the most goal attempts in the group stages with 61. Højbjerg is also worth a shout at €5.5M as he averaged two shots and three key passes per game in the group stages despite playing deeper than Damsgaard.
7Presnel KimpembeFRA-SWI€5.6MThe only player from the French defense who costs less than €6M.
8Roman YaremchukUKR-SWE€7.3M
9Bukayo SakaENGvs GER€6.5M
10Patrick van AanholtNED-CZE€5.6M

Euro 2020 Fantasy Captain Picks Round of 16

 

NoDayNameMatchupValueComments
126th JuneCiro ImmobileITA vs AUT (-)€10.1MIt is debatable between Immobile and Insigne here but I feel like the former is more likely to score.
Leonardo Spinazzola (D)ITA vs AUT (-)€5.6MIt is either him or Mæhle. Depends on who you think can get a goal or an assist in addition to a clean sheet.
227th JuneMemphis DepayNED vs CZE (-)€10.1MA safer pick compared to Wijnaldum with the same upside.
Kevin De Bruyne (D)BEL vs POR (-)€10.6MKDB captain if you expect Belgium to win. Ronaldo captain if you don't.

Also considered for differential captain: Denzel Dumfries.
328th JuneKylian MbappéFRA vs SWI (-)€12MThe Swiss defense is far from the best and there are going to be goals in this game for sure. However, you might have to roll the dice to decide who is the best from Mbappé/Griezmann/Benzema.
Benjamin Pavard (D)FRA vs SWI (-)€6M
429th JuneEmil ForsbergSWE vs UKR (-)€7.7M
Raheem Sterling (D)ENG vs GER€9.6MThere is no "safe" option for the final day so you might as well go all guns blazing and hope for a ceiling game from one of Sterling/Havertz/Gnabry.

You can find additional Euro 2020 Fantasy tips here.

By Trevor Baretto

The creator of the website, he is proud of the fact that he was 35th at his peak in Bundesliga Fantasy last season despite tumbling to 119th in the last 4 weeks.