Those fantasy coaches that don’t own Lachie Whitfield could be scrambling this week to find suitable trade options to bring him in, with the Bye period just around the corner some coaches may opt for a short term change in Bye-structure in order to bring him in.
Injury news will be key again this week with Patrick Dangerfield (65% Owned) a possibility to miss Round 10 with an Ankle injury, Zac Williams (32% Owned) will also be an issue with a hamstring injury.
The fear of missing out (FOMO) will play hard on the minds of fantasy coaches this week.
AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Round 9
Each week of the H&A season there will be a few key notes from each game that may provide some benefit to your AFL Fantasy decisions.
Article by @aflratingsPete
West Coast v Melbourne (OS)
Elliot Yeo recorded a career high 16 Tackles in Round 9 for 140pts, he has averaged 11.3 Tackles from his last 3 games (3 Games Ave: 127.7).
Max Gawn recorded 56 Hit Outs for a score of 125pts against the Eagles, Angus Brayshaw (65pts) found no space on a Wing at Optus Stadium & was shadowed at times by Mark Hutchings.
Collingwood v St Kilda (MCG)
Brodie Grundy put up midfield type numbers against the Saints, he added 24 Disposals, 4 Marks & 6 Tackles to his 49 Hit Outs for 152pts.
Jack Billings was hot early scoring 69pts in the first half against the Magpies, as the Saints fell away late he slowed down to finish on 107pts.
Brisbane v Adelaide (Gabba)
Lachie Neale recorded a game high 39 Disposals against the Lions, unfortunately he was restricted to 119pts due to his 28 Handballs.
No Matt Crouch, now worries for Brad Crouch (132pts) & Rory Sloane (113pts).
Geelong v Western Bulldogs (GMHBA)
Mitch Duncan was at it again scoring 125pts against the Bulldogs, he has averaged 129.3pts from his last 4 games.
Patrick Dangerfield left the game late with an Ankle injury, he re-injured the same Ankle from 2 weeks ago. The Cats may look to rest Danger in Round 10 against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.
The Bulldogs were mostly shut down at GMHBA Stadium by the Cats, Jack Macrae had a team high 109pts.
Essendon v Fremantle (MRVL)
Zach Merrett was at his best recording a game high 35 Disposals for 125pts.
Nat Fyfe had little influence for the Dockers recording 24 Disposals for 74pts, Connor Blakely failed to impress from a fantasy perspective with 71pts from his first game of the season.
Nth Melbourne v Sydney (BA)
Jack Ziebell was impressive against the Swans recording 35 Disposals, 10 Marks & 8 Tackles for his 2nd career highest score of 155pts, he has averaged 108.8pts since moving into the midfield.
Isaac Heeney (97pts) found his way into the middle of the ground as a result of the Josh Kennedy late out, Heeney did go off for a concussion test which did spoil what should have been a decent score.
Port Adelaide v Gold Coast (AO)
Wet conditions made it difficult for scoring with Travis Boak recording a team high 36 Disposals for 110pts, Tom Rockliff scored 67pts in the second half for 109pts.
Brayden Fiorini was everywhere for the Suns, he recorded 38 Disposals on his way to 144pts.
Richmond v Hawthorn (MCG)
Dustin Martin (135pts) was outstanding recording 37 Disposals, 6 Marks & 2 Goals against the Hawks, it was just his second score of 100pts or more this season.
James Worpel scored a season high 107pts in Round 9, Ben McEvoy injured his Ankle in the first half & didn’t return after Half Time.
GWS Giants v Carlton (GS)
The display put on by Lachie Whitfield was outstanding as he recorded a career high 190pts, Tim Taranto also scored a career high 155pts.
It was a dirty day for Patrick Cripps as he was shut down by Matt deBoer, Cripps recorded a season low 12 Disposals for 45pts.
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