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AFL Fantasy Update: Round 8

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Lachie Weller of the Suns runs the ball during the round eight AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons at Metricon Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Four SUNS cracked the AFL Fantasy ton in the match against Melbourne last weekend, with more putting in some promising scores.

The team at SUNS Media have analysed some of the most relevant performances below:

Darcy Macpherson (FWD - $557,000)

Macpherson has played every match this season and returned a career-best Fantasy score of 117 on the weekend. He picked up 27 disposals on the day and eight tackles, which contributed greatly to his score. Macpherson has a solid scoring floor, averaging six tackles per game with that aspect one of his strengths.

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Macpherson has lifted his season average to 85 and is projected to increase further in price next round. The pressure forward has played more through the midfield this year than any of his previous seasons, and says he sees himself as a midfielder long-term. In draft formats. He is owned by just 54% of coaches and will be a popular free agent pick-up this week.

 

Lachie Weller (DEF/MID - $545,000)

After missing four rounds with injury, Weller returned with an impressive 102. He had 23 disposals and four marks, but it was his seven tackles which drove his score to triple figures this week.

Weller is averaging 82 for the season, but has lifted that to 92 from his last three matches. While his midfield minutes were down in the match against Melbourne, he still managed to find plenty of the ball and should return to the wing more often as he builds his match fitness back up. This should see his scoring improve and with just 49% ownership in Draft formats, he should be one to consider as a third defender or bench option. 

Josh Corbett (FWD - $230,000)

In just his third game, Corbett has returned a solid score of 63. He had 13 disposals, five marks and also kicked a goal. Corbett’s marking is his strength and he should continue to deliver on that each week to boost his scoring.

 

Currently at $230k, it’s not too late to jump on Corbett as a forward rookie. He’s increased by $34k this week, and $60k overall. With a breakeven of -4, the 23-year-old still has plenty of cash to make and should go up by about another $30k this week. He’s currently owned by 13% of coaches in Classic, which should increase after his solid performance against the Dees.