If this blog was about teams, I could write a 15-page essay on the decline of the Melbourne Demons as they fell to the hands of the Magpies in round 13! 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.
Nick Daicos has his swagger back! And for me, they’re already starting to engrave his name into the rising star trophy. He has been unreal over the past two weeks, scores of 133 and 132 (the latter against the reigning premiers) proving the kid is back and will hopefully kick on to have an amazing finish to the season. Dynasty coaches will be licking their lips if they have Nick Daicos in their ranks.
So this is what happens when you play a natural midfielder, in the midfield! Coniglio has reminded everyone of what he can do when he’s given the opportunity to play on-ball and it's beautiful to watch. A past 3-game average of 140 GDS fantasy points further supports that statement. We can all bow down to Mark McVeigh – thank you!
The Dockers’ favourite son Nat Fyfe returned in round 13 and there’s no doubting he’s a star but there’s a new one emerging for Freo. Pick number 7 in the 2019 AFL draft, Hayden Young had 31 disposals 10 marks and 6 score involvements for the dockers as they downed a resilient Hawthorn Side. If you were oblivious to the talent of Hayden Young his monster score of 142 GDS fantasy points should help introduce him to you.
Last season’s Brownlow Medallist in the fallers section, feels wrong! But he’s become a handball merchant, and his GDS fantasy scores are hurting because of it. In Round 13 against Richmond, Wines has 18 handballs but could only muster up 8 kicks. With kicks being awarded 4 points to a handballs 2 in GDS scoring, it’s becoming a problem with the kicks to handball ratio being so skewed.
Will Brodie has become somewhat of a fan favourite for Docker fans and the fantasy community alike. Brodie really struggled to crack the Gold Coast Suns starting 22, playing a lot of time in the two’s but he’s really cemented his spot in the Fremantle side... enter Nat Fyfe. It’s still to be determined to see the true impact the presence that Fyfe has on the team and how it impacts Brodie, but the initial signs aren’t fantastic. He still scored well but a low 67% time-on-ground is scary. Just watch to see how it unfolds over the next few weeks.
2019 breakout fantasy star Rowan Marshall looks a shadow of his old self out there right now. It could be down to sharing ruck duties with Paddy Ryder and playing more forward time as a result, in fact – it is. But round 13 was his scariest low yet. He had 13 disposals, 11 hit-outs, 3 free’s-against and a GDS score of 69. Oh, and he was on the field for 92% of the time. It’s not making a lot of sense and he’s unusable right now for me.