Fantasy League: Catalans Dragons
Catalans Dragons have no shortage of stars. Their 2020 efforts saw them reach the play-off semi-finals as they displayed glimpses of their potential in a heavily disrupted year.
However, they managed to play just 13 games during the 2020 season - and their players individual fantasy points totals reflect that. But with a squad littered with talent, you would be foolish to bet against them having a huge 2021.
2020 points: 517
Tomkins started the 2020 campaign with a bang – 4 tries in the opening 2 rounds gave fantasy owners the perfect start to the season. The experienced fullback can set up them up as well - he managed 11 try assists in his 10 regular season appearances last year.
In 2021, Tomkins will be a hot prospect if he plays big minutes. Alongside his try scoring and assists, he scored well in both tackle busts and clean breaks – showing that he is capable of scoring fantasy points even when he isn’t involved in try scoring plays.
Three first half assists for Sam Tomkins last night 🔥🤯
Instrumental in helping @DragonsOfficiel reach the semi-finals 👏#SuperLeague pic.twitter.com/ytGSQqymat
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) November 14, 2020
2020 points: 428
After missing the first half of 2020 through injury, Davies played 8 of the Dragons 9 final regular season games in a strong second half of the season for the winger. He amassed 120 points from his 12 tries, failing to score in just 2 of those final 8 matches.
Despite an injury plagued year for Davies, he showed his immense potential and has shown no signs of slowing down. Not just a try scoring threat, Davies has an immense work rate, averaging over 140 metres per game and making at least on average 1 clean break in all his appearances during 2020.
2020 points: 508
The experienced half played in all 13 games during 2020 in a side which averaged the highest points per game in Super League. Maloney’s goal kicking could act as an important point of difference in 2021 if the Dragons score as freely as they did last season.
The stand-off gets through his fair share of work in defence as well - half of his fantasy points last year were earned by making tackles - opposition attack directing plenty of traffic at the half-back in 2020.
2020 points: 535
Dudson could be an integral bit of business for Steve McNamara’s side in 2021. After losing influential club captain Remi Casty, Dudson will bring experience and leadership to the Dragons pack, and heads to the South of France in career best form. He helped Salford reach a Grand Final and Challenge Cup Final in the past two seasons and will provide his new side some mobility up front.
Averaging 53.5 points per game in 2020, his defensive efforts were commendable - 339 of Dudson’s points earned by tackles made with an additional 73 points for marker tackles.
Rémi Casty leaves @DragonsOfficiel after 14 seasons with the club 👉 https://t.co/tuK3D0l6As#SuperLeague pic.twitter.com/IJOruVYNIu
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) November 30, 2020
2020 points: 821
An ever present for the Dragons in 2020, Garcia offers immense durability and a consistent flow of points each week. The French forward played big minutes last season, most of those games lining up down the middle - front and centre amongst the action.
A cheaper option last year than a lot of high scoring counterparts in the back row, Garcia provided fantasy owners with guaranteed points at a reduce cost in a heavily congested season.
One to Watch
2020 points: 127
The 21-year-old managed 4 appearances for the Dragons in 2020, deputising twice at fullback and more recently as a bench utility player. Morgue averaged 31 points per game, making 11 tackle busts during impressive spells for Catalans.
Highly revered in the Dragons camp, Morgue could see more game time in 2021 after showing value as a bench player in his last two games of 2020 - he has the ability to cover several positions across the back line, as well as bringing a running threat against tiring defences.