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Matthieu Udol    D    Metz
Udol will be sidelined for at least six months after suffering a torn ACL during a preseason friendly against RFC Seraing this week, Ligue1.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Udol, a talented leftback who spent half of last season on loan at RFC Seraing, was expected to be a big part of the Metz defense now that they are back in France top flight, but the injury is now likely to hold him out until at least January.
Joao Moutinho    M    Monaco
Moutinho made six appearances (three starts) for Portugal during Euro 2016, tallying one assist on 14 crosses, three shots, with one on target, two dribbles and five fouls. He improves his international record to 90 caps and four goals. Portugal won Euro 2016 after a triumphant 1-0 extra-time victory in the final over the hosts France.

Fantasy Analysis

Moutinho wasn't able to earn a regular starting role, though, he was solid whenever trusted with duties last season with Monaco. The 29-year-old central midfielder, though, wasn't much of a fantasy factor as he was primarily deployed as a holding midfielder and finished the season with one goal and two assists in 26 Ligue 1 appearances (24 starts).
Ricardo Carvalho    D    Monaco
Carvalho started three matches for Portugal during Euro 2016, tallying one clean sheet, two shots off target, four tackles and four fouls. He improves his international record to 89 caps and five goals. Portugal won Euro 2016 after a triumphant 1-0 extra-time victory in the final over the hosts France.

Fantasy Analysis

Carvalho had a very solid campaign with Monaco last season. The 38-year-old center back was a regular starter, though, he wasn't very productive and didn't bring much fantasy value outside the big number of clean sheets. He finished the season with two goals, 13 clean sheets, 35 tackles and eight yellow cards in 33 Ligue 1 starts.
Anthony Lopes    G    Lyon
Lopes didn't make an appearance for Portugal during Euro 2016 remaining with four caps. Portugal won Euro 2016 after a triumphant 1-0 extra-time victory in the final over the hosts France.

Fantasy Analysis

Lopes was a solid starter for Lyon last season bolstering the team to another Champions League trip. The 25-year-old keeper had an outstanding run in the beginning of the season that took him to 92 saves and 13 clean sheets in 37 Legue 1 starts at the end for a great fantasy campaign.
Blaise Matuidi    M    Paris Saint-Germain
Matuidi appeared in all seven matches (six starts) for France during Euro 2016, tallying one assist, five shots, with two on target, 10 crosses, seven dribbles and one yellow card on eight fouls. He improves to 51 caps and eight goals. France suffered an upset 1-0 extra-time loss to Portugal in the final capturing the silver medals.

Fantasy Analysis

In a heavy-duty campaign and a loaded PSG squad Matuidi couldn't keep a consistent starting league role, though, he was constantly involved. The 29-year-old central midfielder had a good season and a very solid fantasy upside, though, whenever trusted with the starting role. He finished the season with four goals and six assists in 31 Ligue 1 appearances (23 starts).
Christophe Jallet    D    Lyon
Jallet didn't make an appearance for France during Euro 2016 remaining with 11 caps and one goal. France suffered an upset extra-time 1-0 loss to Portugal in the final capturing the silver medals.

Fantasy Analysis

Jallet took a bit of hit to his playing time with the presence of Rafael, though, he was still great whenever on the field for Lyon last season. The 32-year-old right back had a solid fantasy upside whenever trusted with the starting role finishing the season with one goal, five assists, 10 clean sheets, 87 tackles and one shot per game in 23 Ligue 1 appearances (20 starts).
Benoit Costil    G    Rennes
Costil didn't make an appearance for France during Euro 2016 and is still looking for his maiden international appearance. France suffered an upset extra-time 1-0 loss to Portugal in the final capturing the silver medals.

Fantasy Analysis

Costil had a decent campaign helping boost Rennes to a top-of-the-table finish last season that almost saw the team earn a spot in European football. The 29-year-old hauled in 92 saves and earned five clean sheets in his 31 Ligue 1 starts.
Morgan De Sanctis    G    Monaco
The 39-year-old goalkeeper has agreed to move to Monaco after serving as AS Roma's backup goalie this past season, Football Italia reports.

Fantasy Analysis

De Sanctis has had a fine career and can still be of help to any team.
Thiago Motta    M    Paris Saint-Germain
Motta made four appearances (one start) for Italy during Euro 2016, receiving two yellow cards on five fouls. He takes his international record to 30 caps with one goal. Italy were eliminated dramatically after a quarterfinals penalty shoot-out loss to Germany.

Fantasy Analysis

Motta had a great campaign starting the majority of the last season in a loaded with talent PSG squad. The 33-year-old central midfielder, though, wasn't typically very productive as he primarily had defensive functions and wasn't much of a fantasy factor finishing the season with one goal and one assist in 32 Ligue 1 appearances (26 starts).
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson    F    Nantes
Sigthorsson started all five matches for Iceland during Euro 2016, tallying two goals on five shots (two on target), two dribbles and one yellow card on six fouls. He improves his international record to 22 goals in 44 caps. Iceland were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the tournament after a 5-2 drubbing by France.

Fantasy Analysis

Sigthorsson found consistent playing time hard to come by with Nantes last season. The 26-year-old forward wasn't very productive either, thus, didn't boast a high fantasy upside recording three goals and mere 1.3 shots per game in 26 Ligue 1 appearances (19 starts).