The Dustin Martin late out turned out to be critical in Round 21 especially for those lacking decent bench cover. Richmond had made 1 Late Change all season up until Round 21, very unlucky indeed for Martin owners.
Not all high scores are coming from the most expensive players, Dan Houston & Toby Greene have provided plenty of value in recent weeks.
Game match-ups will again be pivotal for Round 22, Hawthorn have the juicy Gold Coast match-up while Nat Fyfe may be inline for another solid outing against an under strength Essendon team in Perth.
Good luck this week.
AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Round 21
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
GWS Giants v Hawthorn (UNSW Manuka)
Toby Greene (142pts) again put up an enormous game in his midfield role for the Giants, Jye Caldwell (72pts) was more than impressive in his AFL debut starting in the middle of the ground.
James Worpel (117pts) was solid in the midfield for the Hawks recording 31 Disposals, James Sicily (112pts) finally found some form.. we just needed snow!
Melbourne v Collingwood (MCG)
Max Gawn (90pts) & Brodie Grundy (105pts) were not able to post high numbers in their match-up, Clayton Oliver (130pts) recorded a team high 29 Disposals for the Demons.
Steele Sidebottom has quietly posted an average of 123.5pts from his last 2 games.
Port Adelaide v Sydney (AO)
Despite the late inclusion of Ollie Wines (96pts) the midfield usage for Dan Houston (103pts) remained high, another solid outing for Peter Ladhams (100pts) likely keeps Scott Lycett on the sidelines for Round 22.
Isaac Heeney (105pts) played mostly forward again & was able to hit the scoreboard, Ollie Florent (113pts) is starting to influence around the ball and is one to look out for in the Swans future midfield.
Brisbane v Gold Coast (G)
The game script allowed for several Brisbane players to run up huge scores against the Suns, Jarryd Lyons scored a career high 158pts.
Touk Miller (83pts) went to Lachie Neale for the most of the day restricting him to 74pts.
Essendon v Western Bulldogs (MRVL)
Despite a poor start Zach Merrett scored a game high 141pts in Round 21, he was the only Essendon player to score more than 100pts.
Jack Macrae (132pts), Lachie Hunter (120pts & Josh Dunkley (123pts) had a field day against the Bombers, Tim English was solid in the Ruck recording 17 Disposals & 20 Hit Outs for 99pts.
Geelong v Nth Melbourne (GMHBA)
Tim Kelly (103pts) scored more than 100pts for the first time since Round 15, Gary Ablett recorded a season high 10 Tackles on his way to 117pts.
The match-up for Todd Goldstein was quite juicy with the late withdrawal of Zac Smith, Goldy scored 95pts which included 42 Hit Outs.
St Kilda v Fremantle (MRVL)
It has been a year to forget from an injury point of view for Dan Hanebery, he reminded all of his scoring ability in Round 21 as he posted a team high 117pts.
Nat Fyfe (121pts) was outstanding recording 35 Disposals & 2 Goals against the Saints, Ed Langdon (105pts) was solid in the midfield for the Dockers again recording 28 Disposals & 7 Marks.
Richmond v Carlton (MCG)
Jack Graham recorded 22 Disposals, 14 Tackles & 4 Goals for a career high 146pts in Round 21, Bachar Houli was relatively quiet in wet conditions at the MCG.
Patrick Cripps (126pts) recorded a team high 37 Disposals for the Blues, Sam Walsh (69pts) scored fewer than 70pts for the first time in his 20 game career.
West Coast v Adelaide (OS)
Luke Shuey (104pts) & Andrew Gaff (106pts) recorded an equal team high 29 Disposals for the Eagles, they were the only West Coast midfielders to score more than 100pts against the Crows.
Rory Sloane was collected high early in the 3rd Qtr & didn’t return, he finished 79pts & was denied a very promising score. Matt Crouch was let go for most of the day & scored a career high 151pts.
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