Updated: Apr 26
Is a big Bulldog just starting to flex his muscles? A Sun worth taking a punt on? What's the plan for a pair of young Kangaroos studs? There are so many questions coming out of round 6. But let's turn our attention back to fantasy footy for a second and identify some risers in form and 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 social channels twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.
Lachie Weller – DEF, Gold Coast Suns (156 points)
Lachie bloody Weller! What a start to the season the Suns winger is having! Listed as a defender Weller is averaging 119 GDS fantasy points so far this season and he's coming off his best score so far in 2023 posting a gargantuan 156 GDS fantasy points against the North Melbourne Kangaroos in round 6! He got there by notching ip 22 kicks, 6 handballs, 14 marks and 3 tackles. Weller's role is about as rock solid as it comes, his high volume kick to mark game-style is tailor made for a high average and now he's being put in a position to string some games together! Weller has emerged as a genuine point-of-difference defender selection that owners should take advantage of starting while the rest of the competition scrambles to find a Weller card of their own.
Josh Rachele – FWD, Adelaide Crows (116 points)
With the fantasy spotlight on Jordan Dawson and Rory Laird so far this season, the form of young star Josh Rachele has somewhat been looked over. Rachele's hybrid midfield/high-forward role has seen his fantasy scores improve drastically on his 2022 GDS average of just 62 points per game. Through the first six rounds of the season, Rachele is averaging a very healthy 108 GDS fantasy points per game and his 116 GDS fantasy points in round six makes it his third triple digits score over 100 GDS points on the trot! Rachele needs to be considered as a start next week as he takes on Collingwood in round seven, a point-of-difference forward who is in red hot form and relishing his midfield time, he could get you over the line!
Marcus Bontempelli – MID, Western Bulldogs (168 points)
Marcus Bontempelli with a timely reminder of how damaging he can be for fantasy coaches who can identify plus matchups for the big man. Bont was at his absolute best as his Bulldogs dismantled the Freo Dockers in Perth on Friday night. Bontempelli, to this point in the season, has been far more consistent than he has been in past seasons for fantasy. He's yet to fall below triple digits in a single match so far this year and owns a 123 GDS fantasy point per game average. The only thing we haven't seen from him is a trademark monster game, and we got just that in round 6. 16 kicks, 15 handballs, 6 marks, 10 tackles and 2 goals got him to his 168 point outing on Friday night and if his high floor continues to shine through in the form that he's in, he should be regarded as a top 6 mid league-wide!
Luke Davies-Uniacke – MID, North Melbourne Kangaroos (78 points)
After lighting it up in his first three outing of the year, scoring 123, 143 and 106 GDS fantasy points to make him one of t he most sought after player cards in all of GameDay Squad Aussie Rules, LDU has gone onto put up scores of just 89 and 78 GDS fantasy points in his most recent outings. There's no doubting LDU's level of talent and fantasy scoring power, but with the discrepancy between his best scoring days and his worst so large, it's bound to make owners of LDU question how safe a pick he is. For me, he is just to volatile at the moment to start in my side, i'll look to bring a Tom Green or Zach Merrett card next week after they have served their suspensions and watch to see how LDU performs against the Melbourne Demons at the MCG on Saturday night.
Mitch Duncan – DEF, Geelong Cats (56 points)
This is more of a personal vendetta at this point... I have had nothing but good things to say about Duncan and he goes on to produce one of his worst fantasy performances in recent years. I'll do everyone a favour and drop him going into round 7 so he's guaranteed a 150+ point game. He's so frustrating because the only thing you can put this score on is a little bit of attention from Dylan Stephens? The worst part is... I won't drop him... i'll keep chasing his big scores despite the pain and suffering right now, so I only really have myself to blame!
Harry Sheezel – FWD, North Melbourne Kangaroos (55 points)
Aaron Hall the Sheezel killer? It's hard to not see it that way at the moment but maybe we need to cool it down for a second. I personally thought if anything with Hall being reintroduced in to this North Melbourne side, we would see Sheezel playing higher up the field, even into more of a midfield/forward role... we literally saw the opposite. Sheezel played more than 80% of the game deep in North Melbourne's defence, he just could not find it! Now of course, someone who demands as much of the ball as Aaron Hall does will impact and shake up fantasy scores, but for me its a massive positive that Sheezel remained in the backline for Clarko. I'd sit Sheezel over these next couple of rounds to see how the Hall, Ziebell, Sheezel trio works down back just to be safe, but I wouldn't jump off the ship entirely yet.