2023 AFL Fantasy: Five Players (Round 13)

Five Players is a weekly article to help you make informed decisions for season long AFL Fantasy.

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Lachie Neale

Neale has been quite solid this season averaging 94.4pts. His average of 106.7pts from his last 3 games has provided optimism for a strong average to finish the H&A season. He’ll be a popular target this week at his current salary. The midfield usage for Neale will continue to be strong for the remainder of the season.

Solid option. 

Harry Himmelberg

Himmelberg made his first start in defence in Round 10 and was unfortunately concussed in the same game. He again started in defence in his return game last weekend and after a slow beginning finished with 91pts. Sam Taylor and Isaac Cumming are on the radar to return in the coming weeks which may result in a return to the forward line for Himmelberg, it is a possibility at the very least. A similar scoring rate from late last year is unlikely. 



Adam Cerra

Cerra has scored 100pts or more in 6 of his last 7 games averaging 111.3pts over the same period. His centre bounce usage has been strong in his last 3 games. There is the possibility senior coach Michael Voss opts to remain with Cerra playing an inside midfield role which could benefit his scoring output but that is not guaranteed. With Cripps getting most of the attention it is an ideal scenario for Cerra to take advantage of from a fantasy perspective if he remains in his current role. 

A secure inside role for Cerra might be worth an investment.  

Tarryn Thomas

Thomas was solid in his first game of the season last week. With multiple injury concerns at Nth Melbourne he was moved to an inside midfield role and had genuine impact on the game which is clearly noteworthy. The Kangaroos have multiple midfield options to explore to close out their season which could limit the inside usage for Thomas. Luke Davies-Uniacke, Jy Simpkin and Hugh Greenwood will also return in the upcoming period which may push Thomas to more of an outside role. 

Currently not a secure inside role.

Jack Steele

Hopefully a week to refresh for Jack Steele initiates a strong finish to his H&A season. Having dealt with multiple injuries this season he may be a popular trade target this week especially at a reduced salary. The concern however is his wildly fluctuating scores under new senior coach Ross Lyon which could be the new normal for Steele’s fantasy output.  

Reward available for those that trust a strong scoring rate to finish the season. 

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