Every competition has a “Group of Death” and for Euro 2021, Group F gets that designation. It features reigning World Cup champions France, reigning Euro champions Portugal and perennial football heavyweights Germany. Hungary is no pushover either, looking to make it back to the knockout round after reaching the stage in 2016.
Bettors interested in Euro 2021 DFS competitions will have a lot of data to access ahead of the competition. Here’s a look at who bettors can count on in Group F to deliver value in DFS. If you’re interested in the full dataset, check here.
DraftKings provided a list of every player to play in a match after the 2018 World Cup and how that player performed. We’ve trimmed that list down to look at the top 10 DFS performances in non-friendlies for each team. Here’s which players feature most often for each squad in Group F.
Antoine Griezmann, 5 appearances - His struggles at Barcelona are well documented, but Griezmann is a regular goal scorer for France. In 90 caps, he’s got 36 goals and will be looking for more at Euro 2021. Griezmann is a strong DFS option despite his struggles at the club level lately.
Kylian Mbappe, 2 appearances - It’s hard to believe Mbappe is only 22 years, having accomplished so much at the club and international level. He’s going to be in high demand if he chooses to leave Paris Saint-Germain and he will be a regular in DFS lineups with France. The speedy forward has 17 goals in 43 appearances with France.
Also in top 10: Olivier Giroud, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso
Toni Kroos, 2 appearances - Kroos has been a massive fantasy performer for Germany and will be looking to show he still has what it takes to deliver on the big stage. He’s a strong option in DFS lineups.
Timo Werner, 2 appearances - Werner has struggled at Chelsea this year and had some rough moments in the Champions League final, but he remains a dynamic young striker capable of carrying Germany to the title. The price point may be too high for his recent form, but Werner usually delivers at the international level.
Serge Gnabry, 2 appearances - Gnabry has made the most of his time at Bayern Munich, netting 32 goals in the last three seasons and breaking into the German side. He’s not the biggest name, but could provide the biggest payoff in DFS formats.
Also in top 10: Ilkay Gundogan, Matthias Ginter, Joshua Kimmich, Kai Havertz
Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 appearances - Did you expect anyone else to be at the top of this list? Ronaldo went off injured in the Euro 2016 final, but he was monumental in carrying the team to that spot. Ronaldo is arguably the greatest player in soccer history and he’ll look to add another international trophy to his resume.
Diogo Jota, 2 appearances - The Liverpool winger has six goals in 12 international games and provides a great complement to Ronaldo in the attack. Jota will likely be cheaper in DFS formats, so look at him as a possible alternative.
Bernardo Silva, 2 appearances - Silva is a midfield regular at Manchester City and will be a key cog in Portugal’s desire to repeat at Euro champions. Like Jota, he’ll be a great option in DFS formats due to a lower price point.
Also in top 10: Ruben Dias
Roland Sallai, 3 appearances - The young Freiburg winger is making his mark with 12 goals in 59 club appearances and will attempt to carry that to Euro 2021. Hungary has tradition with historic wins at Euro and Sallai will be trying to lead a new generation of players in a tough group.
Dominik Szoboszlai, 2 appearances (ruled out for Euro 2021 due to injury)
Laszlo Kleinheisler, 2 appearances - Kleinheisler is an unknown in soccer circles coming from the Croatian league, but the Hungary midfielder will be vital to the team’s chances to escape this group. With Szoboszlai out, expect Kleinheisler to take on a bigger role in attack.
Also in top 10: Adam Szalai, Willi Orban, Daniel Gazdag