Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Fantasy: The best players for ball recoveries

In Euro 2024 Fantasy, players get points for the usual actions like goals, assists and clean sheets. If you’re new to the official game, you may not be aware that they are also rewarded for ‘ball recoveries’.

In this article, we look at who the best players might be for ball recoveries in Germany this summer.

To do this, we’ll be delving into the official Opta/Stats Perform data from the European Championship qualifiers. This is newly available for subscribers in our Premium Members Area.


Euro 2024 Fantasy: Get involved with our coverage!


WHAT IS A BALL RECOVERY?

First things first, though, what is a ball recovery?

Data compilers Opta/Stats Perform define it as follows:

Euro 2024 Fantasy: Who are the best players for ball recoveries? 2

HOW MANY POINTS DO PLAYERS GET FOR BALL RECOVERIES IN EURO 2024 FANTASY?

Players get one point for every three balls recovered in Euro 2024 Fantasy.

WHAT TYPES OF PLAYERS USUALLY GET THE MOST RECOVERIES?

Defenders, especially centre-halves, are usually a good source of recovery points.

Central/defensive midfielders are also usually well-rewarded.

Generally speaking, these are the players who are found in the middle of the park who are often the closest to the ball – ergo likeliest to pick up a loose pass or touch.

These are also the types of players we often overlook, so it’s one way of bringing them into the conversation when we’re looking for players for our Fantasy teams.

EURO 2024 QUALIFIERS: WHO GOT THE MOST RECOVERIES?

We’ll be focusing on defenders and midfielders in this Euro 2024 qualification analysis, then.

If you want to take a look at the data yourself, check out the custom stats table that our colleague Tom has made. Recoveries (Rec) can also be found in the Defending tab in our Player Stats section.

DEFENDERS
33 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 17 hours ago

    WHAT IS A BALL RECOVERY?

    That's what she said.

  2. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    18 days, 17 hours ago

    Football in the groin!!

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      LOL

  3. NZREDS
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 17 hours ago

    Wow USA just beat Pakistan in the super over, that’s an upset.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 12 Years
      18 days, 17 hours ago

      Ice Hockey?

  4. Lord Mayor's Croupier
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    Anyone going with Frimpong over VVD? 0.5 cheaper, and even though VVD is on pens, Frimpong is pretty much misclassified as a defender. But is he likely to start?

    1. Charlie Price
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Started the friendly against Canada tonight but no certainty that he will do so when the proper games begin. Might be worth risking - can always be subbed out & replaced by a player that plays later in the Matchday.

  5. Charlie Price
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    Charlie Price Franchise
    TTvmty

    Leader after Stage 1 (Matchday 1) will be praised on this forum. Race leader will wear the virtual yellow jersey for Matchday 2!!

    1. Men in green tights
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      What about king of the mountains matchday 4 I guess 🙂

      1. Charlie Price
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 16 hours ago

        You have read my mind!

      2. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Polk-a-dot jersey! You could wear that on a night out!

  6. BUZZBOMB
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    Did anyone ever find out why no Lukaku in Belgian squad last night?

    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Too busy twerking for a Saudi move

  7. Moxon
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Are there any 4m keepers left standing?

    Moldovan?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 6 hours ago

      Strakosha/Berisha, maybe Pentz or Czech keeper? Don't mind a punt on Albania with someone more solid to fall back on

  8. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Where would you use 0.5 here?

    Pickford / Sels
    Dumfries / Grimaldo / Dimarco / Mittelstadt / Faes
    Saka / Szoboszlai / Rodri / Gündogan / Güler
    Kane / Mbappé / CR7

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      How confident are you that Sels, Dumfries and Faes will start? Maybe on one of them.

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        Dumfries will start

    2. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Need more ball recoveries

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 12 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        This is what she actually said

    3. KeyserSoze87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 4 hours ago

      Fernandes in midfield is a must, for me.

  9. Scratch
    • 14 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Right then, first draft. Haven't researched the friendly starters at all yet so a WIP

    Pickford, Diogo
    VVD, Mittelstadt, Schar, Faes, Di Marco
    Jorginho, Gundogan, Wirtz, Eriksen, Rodri
    Kane, Mbappe, Lukaku £2m bank

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Nailed it!

    2. fenixri
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 6 hours ago

      Nice team, I would upgrade Faes and Jorginho, and downgrade one of the keepers to 4.5 or even 4.0. Probably Pickford cause I am not sure im there defence anymore without Maguire.

      1. fenixri
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 6 hours ago

        *in their defence

  10. Ginkapo FPL
    • 12 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Wolves to submit a legal case against the premier league and the tyranny of the majority as the vote against VAR fails 19 to 1

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Objection!

  11. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 11 Years
    18 days, 5 hours ago

    Morning folks,

    Looking at Çalhanoğlu or Güler for a Turkish midfielder. Is the former a better pick based on set pieces or the latter for the 0.5 saving?

  12. Eze Really?
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 4 hours ago

    A post coming through boredom.
    Give a rating out of ten for these actors:
    1) Benjamin Cumberbatch
    2) Robert De Niro
    3) Kevin Spacey
    4) Marlon Brando
    5) Anthony Hopkins

    1. Mirror Man
        18 days, 4 hours ago

        Lame

        1. Eze Really?
          • 10 Years
          18 days, 4 hours ago

          Wrong side of the bed this morning?
          Why post this?

          1. Mirror Man
              18 days, 3 hours ago

              You're right. Sorry about that.

              1. Eze Really?
                • 10 Years
                18 days, 3 hours ago

                Appreciate that. Thank you.