With Gold Coast set to take on Richmond this weekend – a Fantasy-friendly team to score against – SUNS Media have looked at which players should be on your radar heading into Round 16.
Jarrod Witts (RUC - $674,000)
With the second-highest selected ruckman in the competition Max Gawn under an injury cloud for Round 16, Witts could be the best option to cover his absence in your team. The SUNS ruckman has been a beacon of consistency this season, playing every game for an average of 100.5. What is even more impressive is his high Fantasy floor, with Witts’ lowest score being a 75, scored against Gawn in Round 8.
After a pair of down weeks, Witts bounced back with 115 against the Swans who were missing number one ruck Callum Sinclair for the majority of the game. This weekend against the Tigers, he’ll face incumbent backup Ivan Soldo who gave up 121 points to Saints ruckman Rowan Marshall last week.
Anthony Miles (MID - $601,000)
With many coaches nearing a completed team in Fantasy Classic, Miles offers more value in Draft formats. The SUNS midfielder was one of Gold Coast’s best on Saturday against the Swans, with 21 disposals, three marks, 10 tackles and a goal contributing to his score of 111.
Miles’ performance was his second 100+ game in a row after his 129 against the Saints in Townsville. His five-game average sits at 95.8 and his ownership is starting to climb in Draft formats after his strong form. Currently owned by 43.1% of coaches, Miles would be a shrewd pick up this week either as an on-field or bench option moving forward.
Darcy Macpherson (FWD - $601,000)
After a down game against St Kilda, Macpherson was back to what he does best on the weekend, registering a score of 105. The diminutive midfielder/forward finished with 21 disposals, six marks, four tackles and two goals.
Similar to Miles, Macpherson is most relevant in Draft formats at this stage of the season. He’s averaging just under 90 points for the season and is currently ranked the 17th highest averaging forward in the competition. Owned by just over 70% of Draft coaches, Macpherson could be one to look to pick up this week.