Rory Atkins Joins Gold Coast

Rory Atkins has joined Gold Coast via unrestricted Free Agency, he played 101 games at Adelaide.

“He’s a powerful endurance runner, a really high metres gained player. We think he can really compliment our inside Mid group who are young but developing who brings that bit of experience as well.” Suns GM of Football Jon Haines on Rory Atkins via @traderadio.

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Atkins (Age: 26) averaged 21.6 Disposals, 5.8 Marks & 1.6 Tackles from 20 games at the Crows in 2019, he played 4 games in an injury interrupted 2020 season. 

Atkins is expected to return for the start of pre-season after shoulder surgery this year.

Atkins played in 95.7% of games between Round 1 of the 2016 season & the end of 2019.

FREE AGENT DETAILS

Gold Coast Receive
Rory Atkins

Adelaide Receive
2020 End of 2nd Rd selection

The Real Season 2020: 26 Oct – 1 Nov

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AFL FANTASY TAKE

Atkins averaged 35.5pts from an injury interrupted 2020 season, he scored a season high 63pts in Round 1. Atkins averaged 81.4pts* from 20 games in 2019, he averaged 78.4pts* 2016-19.

Atkins will likely slot into a wing role at the Suns next season, his consistency in fantasy should return in 2021.

The starting price for Atkins in AFL Fantasy classic could be appealing, he’s a solid mid-late round selection in 10 team standard draft leagues. 

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