The conversation from round 11 will be all about the Demons’ streak ending at the hands of the Freo Dockers, and rightly so! 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.
Risers Mark Blicavs
I spoke ardently about Mark Blicavs to the surprise of my fellow Footy GDS Fantasy Show panel and he has rewarded me massively for the talk up I gave him. He put up a mammoth score of 155 as he took on the Adelaide Crows down at the Cattery and it just further highlights how impressive he can be as a fantasy asset when he lines up as a ruckman.
Is Tom Mitchell back?... I’m reluctant to say for sure, but when you’ve got him leading the game against the Gold Coast Suns in disposals with 29 and also 7 marks and 6 tackles to go with it, it's hard to leave him off the risers list after a season-high game last week. I wouldn’t suggest he’s a buy target just yet, but maybe stick him on your watchlist for at least another week.
So, Tim English didn’t miss a beat! He came back like he never left against albeit the West Coast Eagles but he looked so imposing and assured out there. Five(!) free kicks for and a goal helped English to a massive score of 155, which now seems like business as usual for him. He’s back on the park, healthy, and confident. This is more so a public service announcement to get Tim English where you can.
This one is going to hurt to write about. Matty Rowell baited all seven Suns fans in round one as he went bang for 139 GDS fantasy points but since round 1 he’s only gone for 100 just once! Gold Coast fans will be just happy he’s stringing healthy games together but in a fantasy sense, he’s just not startable right now. With a score of 80 against Hawthorn, I think that's what you’ll get from him more than the 100+ games we wanted this year.
It was a rapid ascension into fantasy relevancy for Dylan Moore this season as he started the season on fire. Since then though, we've seen that he’s only been able to muster up a meagre 80 fantasy GDS score in his last 3 games. Highlighted by a rather miserable 67 this week against a Gold Coast Suns team he should have had more of an impact against. Fingers crossed we can see Moore of that early season form!
Tom Green is another who started the season in electric fashion but hasn’t been able to continue on with that form. The abrupt resignation of former GWS head coach Leon Cameron could have a large part to play here, as the lineup has been shaken up since but just as we were becoming accustomed to the 100+ scores and exciting bull-like footy from Green, it just sort of… disappeared. His last 3 game average of 88 leaves a lot to be desired from a guy we hoped would kick on with his great early season form.