Touk Miller’s career-best year was rightly rewarded with plenty of happy AFL Fantasy coaches enjoying his consistently strong points output, but is there another SUN targeting his crown in 2023?
Miller was by some distance the highest-averaging SUN in 2022, finishing sixth in the AFL with an average of 109.8 and 15 triple-figure scores, thanks largely to his disposal by foot and six tackles a week.
We’ll take a look at some of the higher scoring, yet scarcely owned SUNS players looking to please Fantasy coaches in 2023.
The emerging leader just put pen to paper on a new contract which will see him in SUNS colours through the 2027 campaign and is fast developing into one of the finest midfielders in the AFL.
His co-captain, as mentioned above, was the only Gold Coast player to outscore the 21-year-old in 2022, but finds himself in less than 2.5% of squads to date.
Nine 100+ scores last campaign going at more than a 2:1 kick to handball ratio, and a super-impressive pre-season to date says Anderson could reach another level this year.
He finished the campaign with scores of 104 and 114 at Metricon Stadium and Marvel Stadium respectively – the two venues for the SUNS opening four matches.
Many coaches would have had the SUNS big man in their squad at some point with carnage among ruckman in 2022 and those who had him throughout the campaign wouldn’t have been disappointed.
The co-captain enters 2023 as the sixth most-expensive ruck option ($801k) following an average of 90.5 in 2022.
Owned by only 6.4% of coaches to date, Witts’ 208cm frame ensures plenty of hitouts with the likes of Miller, Anderson and Matt Rowell at his feet.
Eight 100+ scores for the season, including five in the final eight rounds – does that earn him a spot in your starting 22?
He’s training the house down in pre-season – is the 21-year-old the point of difference your side needs?
Priced at only $508k after only playing the nine games in 2022, he was instrumental in the SUNS VFL run to a Preliminary Final with a string of incredible ball-winning performances late in the season, and is pushing his case for more consistent time in the best 22 in 2023.
He recorded a staggering 125 touches across the three finals last year, surpassing 150 AFL Fantasy points on each occasion.
Currently in just over 1% of squads…
The former Cat looks set to be a major player in AFL Fantasy squads this year after working his way into the mix to earn a spot in Stuart Dew’s starting backline come Round 1.
The 23-year-old has been seen bursting off half-back all throughout pre-season and got plenty of the ball in last Thursday’s match simulation against the Bombers.
Just the two senior games in 2022 has resulted in a $332k price tag with just under 12.5% of coaches giving him the green light in their squads. We’ve got a feeling that number will only increase over the next few weeks.
We couldn’t resist.
King is back ready and raring to go come Round 1 against the Swans at Metricon Stadium.
He missed all of 2022 through injury following a 2021 highlighted by 47 goals – well inside the Top 10 in the Coleman Medal race – and will be hungry to hit the scoreboard on his return.
He kicked 3+ goals on 10 occasions in 2021 and returns to a SUNS squad full of scoring potential, priced at just $316k.