The conclusion of round 12 means that the first round of bye rounds is in the books! But let's turn our attention back to fantasy footy for a second and identify some risers in form and some others who should be falling out of favour with all fantasy coaches. Let us know your thoughts on who we have down below on all of our socials - twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.
When Brodie Grundy was ruled out due to injury after round 6 ,Pies fans wouldn’t have expected this type of form from Darcy Cameron. In his past five games, Cameron has scored 126, 98, 127, 105 and 157! We speak about opportunity equals production on the Footy GameDay Squad Show and Darcy Cameron absolutely epitomizes that.
After what was a break out year for Cam Guthrie last year in 2021, he cemented his name as a fantasy-relevant gem going into season 2022. It has taken him a while to get going but boy is he going now! Guthrie’s last three games are what we got used to last year, he’s averaging 131 GDS fantasy points in those games! Look to see more of this going forward from an underrated star.
There hasn’t been much to write about for the North Melbourne Kangaroos this season as frankly, I’d rather watch an NRL game (ew) than have to put myself through a North game. Though the one guy North fans can confine themselves in this season is Luke Davies-Uniacke who has really been a shining light for them this year. LDU is owning a last three round average of 108 GDS fantasy points and could be an option rest-of-season.
We knew we were going to see some sort of regression from Collingwood legend Scott Pendlebury as it was no secret he'd be seeing less and less midfield time. Though before he missed round 9 with illness, Pendlebury was averaging 101 GDS fantasy points. In his last 3 games, however? Just 81 GDS fantasy points per game, a far cry from where Pendles was at the start of the season.
It seems a bit harsh to be writing about Christian Petracca here but it's all bout expectation in his case for me. In his last three games, Trac is averaging 94 fantasy GDS points… a long way from what we’d expect from one of the best fantasy assets in the game. I have no doubt that Petracca will turn his form around but there is also no doubting his fall in form.
Coming back from injury in week four McInerney hit the ground hot, averaging 117 fantasy GDS points over a three-game stretch. What's weird to me is since that period, his time-on-ground has gone up from the early 80% region to the early 90% region but his scores have drastically dropped! He’s down to an average of 76 fantasy GDS points in his last five games. We wanted the 117 average back please Justin!