Despite the disappointing result in QClash17, a number of SUNS still managed to put up some respectable AFL Fantasy scores for the round. The SUNS Media team have had a look at the club’s best performers on the day.
Brayden Fiorini (MID - $749,000)
The 21-year-old just isn’t slowing down. Fiorini backed up an impressive 126 against Adelaide last week with an even better 137 against the Lions. His monster score was a result of his 31 disposals (21 kicks, 10 handballs), but also his six marks and eight tackles which contributed greatly.
The midfielder’s effort in Round 6 was enough to earn him a place in the top 5 fantasy performers for the round and has lifted his season average to 114 – elite numbers. Fiorini’s price has now ballooned out to $749k but his current ranking as the competition’s sixth-best scorer (from all positions) and measly 1% ownership could justify his selection in your team going forward. Fiorini is averaging a tantalising 125 points from his last three matches and comes up against West Coast this weekend who he averages a round 100 against historically.
Jarrod Witts (RUC - $719,000)
The big man has increased by $10k from last week following his solid score of 99 in the QClash. His 43 hit-outs were a big contributor to Witts’ Fantasy score on the weekend and his average of 44 per game for the season have been a staple of his scoring output. Witts also managed to lay six tackles and had 13 disposals to boost his score into the 90’s.
Witts is yet to drop below 93 Fantasy points in any game this year and has been a symbol of consistency for the SUNS. His score on the weekend and average of 105 was enough for him to remain as the competition’s second-best Fantasy ruck, although Max Gawn is not far behind him with an average of 104. Witts would be a reliable second ruck going forward and provides a nice point-of-difference with only 7% ownership.
Josh Corbett (FWD - $174,000)
Many Fantasy coaches would have brought in Josh Corbett last week, but the SUNS forward had a quiet Fantasy game on debut. The 23-year-old had just six disposals and three marks for his score of 33, but did manage to kick two goals.
It’s a far cry from the 20 disposals, 10 marks and 100 Fantasy points he averaged in his two NEAFL matches of the season, but Corbett should be able to make a bigger impact this week. His biggest strengths are his contested marking and running capacity, which he is yet to fully capitalise on at AFL level. If the SUNS can get clean delivery into the forward line, expect Corbett to bounce back against West Coast this week and become a popular forward downgrade target for Fantasy coaches.