Euro 2020
Defenders to Target
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By Drafthound Team 23 May 2021
5 min read

Introduction


In this article we outline which premium and value defenders you should be targeting for your FanTeam Euro 2020 squad.


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Premium Defenders


These are the premium defenders you should target based on how they are projected to do in the group stages.



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A. Florenzi

6.4 M | defender | Italy
  • Italy are currently on a 6 game clean sheets streak and if they can carry that form into the Euros then Florenzi should be set to return both defensive points whilst also offering an attacking threat at the other end of the pitch.



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L. Shaw

6.5 M | defender | England
  • Shaw and Chilwell will fight it out over a spot on the left-wing and whoever gets the nod will be worth targeting as they will be heavily involved in England’s attacking display.



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B. Chilwell

6.5 M | defender | England
  • Same case as with Shaw - If he plays he’s worth targeting.
  • Chilwell has played a little more for England in recent international breaks and with 4 assists in his last 5 games for them he could be the preferred option.



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H. Maguire

6.5 M | defender | England
  • A constant at the back, dangerous on set-pieces and has 2 goals and 2 clean sheets in his last 4 games for England.



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. P. Torres

6.0 M | defender | Spain
  • Pau Torres is expected to play consistently throughout the tournament and with Spain among the odds-on favorites to keep the most cleans sheets he makes it onto the watchlist!



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M. de Ligt

6.0 M | defender | Netherlands
  • Secure starter now that Van Dijk is out, dangers on set-pieces and Netherlands are also among the favorites to keep the most clean sheets in the group games.



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T. Castagne

5.5 M | defender | Belgium
  • If either Meunier or Thorgan Hazard fails to make the cut for the Euros, then Castagne will most likely play instead of them and by extension then also be a solid OOP differential.



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J. Vertonghen

5.5 M | defender | Belgium
  • Vertonghen is the most capped Belgian player in history and one of their most prolific defenders as well - he’ll be one of the first players on Martínez team sheet this summer and given his price points he should be on your watchlist too.



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O. Wijndal

5.5 M | defender | Netherlands
  • Wijndal could be Netherland’s preferred at left-back option after recently returning 2 clean sheets and 2 assists in their opening 3 games of the World Cup qualifiers.



Value Defenders


These are the value defenders you should target based on how they are projected to do in the group stages.


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V. Coufal

5.1 M | defender | Czech Republic
  • Should be nailed as a full-back for the Czech Republic this summers and with 9 assists for West Ham this season Coufal has shown he can return both defensive and attacking points.



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R. Rodríguez

4.9 M | defender | Switzerland
  • Swizz Veteran Rodriguez operates as his team’s marauding left wing-back and could offer points at both ends of the pitch.



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D. Alaba

5.0 M | defender | Austria
  • Classified as a defender on Fanteam but expected to start on the left side of Austria’s attacking supportive-three making him a textbook OOP.
  • Alaba has been directly involved in an impressive 31 goals in 79 games for Austria.



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S. Kjaer

5.0 M | defender | Denmark
  • One of AC Milan’s best players this season and nailed at the back for Denmark who have managed 8 clean sheets in their last 10 games.



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J. Maehle

4.5 M | defender | Denmark
  • Mæhle is expected to start at left (wing) back where he can use his pace to support the danish attack.
  • He has 3 attacking returns in his last 7 games for Denmark and at his price point we wouldn’t be surprised if he was one of the most popular fantasy picks this summer.



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