Jamie Vardy and company set to fire at Euro 2016

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Euro 2016 is finally upon us and it's safe to say that it looks set to be an epic month for football fans across Europe.

The big boys have left some huge names behind for the competition, with the likes of Diego Costa, Karim Benzema, and Pepe Reina all missing out.

However, there are still plenty of stars who can become heroes and three men have the credentials to transform themselves from important players into world-beaters.

In the early stages of the tournament, so many players will be desperate to impress and there will be some difficult decisions to make when selecting your eight-man DraftKings fantasy football line-up.

But here are three players who deserve a place in your side:


Antoine Griezmann (France)

France superstar Antoine Griezmann is used to playing the big games, having reached this past season's Champions League final with Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann is undoubtedly Atletico's main man, but he will have to fight Paul Pogba for the limelight in France's midfield. In fact, if Pogba does end up moving to Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, he could find himself battling him again in the near future.

Atletico's talisman scored 33 goals last season, and while he lacks Pogba's physical presence, he will be a huge threat against Romania, who aren't used to facing players of his quality.

There's a reason Diego Simeone recently hailed him as the world's third-best player, as he is the complete package. He can shoot, cross, and can even put in tackles when he needs to - and all of those are worth +1 point each for DraftKings.

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Jamie Vardy (England)

Jamie Vardy isn't guaranteed a start against Russia, as Roy Hodgson may favour Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, or Wayne Rooney, but he's still worth selecting on your DraftKings line-up.

Even if he has to come off the bench, Vardy will make a big impact. His pace will be a problem for Russia's centre-backs, both of whom are in their mid-thirties.

What's impressive about Vardy is the way he's putting his transfer saga with Arsenal aside to focus on the Euros, and that could well pay off. It's no surprise Arsene Wenger wants the Premier League’s Golden Boot runner-up, but his wage demands could increase dramatically if he has a good tournament.

After the season of his life with champions Leicester City, he'll be in confident mood, so he's set to have plenty of shots on goal (+1), with an extra point up for grabs if he hits the target. 

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Mesut Ozil (Germany)

Germany are definitely capable of winning the Euros, but they will need Mesut Ozil to be at his best if they're going to do it.

Given that assists are worth +6 points, it goes without saying that Ozil must be one of the first names on your DraftKings team-sheet. Arsenal's assist-master will at least have plenty of points for crossing (+0.75), but given that he'll be feeding balls into Germany's prolific attacking stars, plenty of his passes should turn into goals.

Ukraine don't concede a lot of goals, but they haven't really been testing themselves against top opposition, having faced Belarus, Macedonia, and Luxembourg in their last three games.

Ozil, who scored six goals, but more importantly created 19 assists last term, will be a key cog in a Germany machine that will be too much for Mykhaylo Fomenko's men.

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