Fantasy League debrief

22 Aug 2022

Fantasy League debrief

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Top performers

Tommy Makinson hit triple figures for the first time in Fantasy League this season โ€“ the Saints winger had a busy evening on his way to a 112-point total, crossing for 2 tries, making 5 line breaks, 3 tackle busts, 3 offloads, running for 190 metres from 24 carries and kicking 7 goals. He also jumped above Ash Handley as the highest scoring winger in Fantasy with just 3 rounds to go!

Salford duo Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers were electric for the Red Devils in Round 24. Croft recorded a huge 106 points and was exceptional across the board once again โ€“ he scored a try, set up 3 more, made 3 line breaks, 11 tackle busts, ran for 184 metres and made 19 tackles, missing none. Ackers finished with an impressive 88 points after setting up 2 tries, making a line break, 38 tackles and running for 110 metres.

Both George Williams and Lewis Murphy hit 80 plus scores, too โ€“ Williams scoring 85 points despite being on the losing side whilst Murphy ended with 84 points thanks to first Super League hat-trick.

There were also scores of 70 or more for Rhyse Martin (77), Harry Smith (73), Ligi Sao (71), Kallum Watkins (71), Alex Mellor (70) and Ben Garcia (70). 

Fantasy flops

In form prop Jai Whitbreadโ€™s evening was cruelly cut short due to injury, meaning he scored 1 point due to leaving the field after just 2 minutes.

Derrell Olpherts attacking threat was nullified against Huddersfield as the popular Fantasy winger stumbled to a below par 13 points.

Late admissions also caused havoc to Fantasy teams with some key Fantasy relevant players missing out over the weekend. Mitchell Pearce โ€“ who was the third highest scoring scrum half prior to Round 24 โ€“ was absent from the Dragons squad, whilst Liam Marshall was left out of the Warriors squad against Toulouse. 

Looking ahead 

Fantasy top scorer Matt Parcell returns in Round 25 after serving his one-match suspension on the weekend. Parcell will be integral to the Robins injury hit squad and will be expected to grind out more impressive Fantasy scores.

Itโ€™s a double header Bank Holiday weekend with two rounds being played in quick succession. The short turn around of matches could instigate some personnel changes in teams over the course of the weekend. 

Fantasy Team of the Round

1. Bevan French (125K) - 69 points

2. Tommy Makinson (120K) - 112 points

3. Kallum Watkins (115K) - 71 points

4. Jon Bennison (60K) - 63 points

5. Lewis Murphy (50K) - 84 points

6. Brodie Croft (145K) - 106 points

7. George Williams (155K) - 85 points

8. Ligi Sao (150K) - 71 points

9. Andy Ackers (150K) - 88 points

10. Chris Satae (140K) - 68 points

11. Rhyse Martin (165K) - 77 points

12. Alex Mellor (120K) - 70 points

13. Ben Garcia (160K) - 70 points