Wed. Aug 17th, 2022
2021 Nth Melbourne Best & Fairest: Jy Simpkin

Jy Simpkin has won the 2021 Nth Melbourne Best & Fairest Award, it is the first time he has won the Syd Barker Medal.

He played 22 games for the Kangaroos in 2021, he averaged 26.9 Disposals, 4.4 Marks & 3.8 Tackles.


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“It’s my biggest thing. I know if I keep my training standards high, it’s going to allow me to play good football and get out on the park.”

“We didn’t have as many wins as we would have liked, but I’m really bullish about our future and what we can do going forward.” Jy Simpkin via Kangaroos Media. 


2021 Syd Barker Medal Top Votes

143 Jy Simpkin

117 Ben Cunnington

114 Jack Ziebell

114 Aaron Hall

109 Luke Davies-Uniacke


FANTASY IMPACT: Jy Simpkin averaged 95.5pts from 22 games in 2021, he scored 100pts or more in 50.0% of games & 120pts or more in 13.6% of games. 

He averaged 80.0pts from his opening 8 games of the season, he averaged 104.3pts from his final 14 games. 


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Simpkin was used at 78.9% of centre bounces in 2021, expect strong usage again in 2022.

He is a consideration for season long fantasy at Round 1 which should come with low ownership, he’s worth being ahead of ADP in draft leagues. 

There is potential upside scoring growth for Simpkin in 2022.


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Photo Credit: Nth Melbourne

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