Fantasy League debrief
18 Jul 2023
Despite his side falling to a defeat against the Warriors, Warrington Wolves' Daryl Clark was still able to shine in Fantasy League. The hooker top scored in Round 19 with a huge 105 point return, helped in part from a try and try assist. If that wasn't enough, he also made a whopping 44 tackles and completed three offloads.
Leeds Rhinos' Jarrod O'Connor performed incredibly well in Round 19, adding to his already impressive total for the 2023 season. O'connor scored a try, made 46 tackles - and missed none - as well as making three tackle busts. With a total of 92 points for the round, O'Connor has cemented himself as one of the standout hookers in Fantasy League.
Red Devils hooker Andy Ackers was particularly impressive for his side during their clash with Leigh Leopards on Sunday. A try, 34 tackles and five tackle busts and two clean breaks were the standout contributors to the grand total of 91 points for the Englishman. Will you be looking to bring in Ackers for the run home?
Danny Houghton produced a disappointing return for his owners this week, scoring just 14 points during a 30-minute display. With no meaningful contributions in the minutes he played, owners will have been unsatisfied considering his consistent points scoring in previous weeks.
After scoring big just two weeks ago, Blake Austin was unable to make an impact during his sides defeat to Hull KR. Fans will be keen for Austin to put this performance right in Round 20 in two weeks time.
Matt Parcell registered a rare low scoring performance in Round 19. The Australian - who was the top scorer across fantasy in 2022 - scored just 14 points after his minutes were limited to just under half an hour on Friday Night.
With the Betfred Challenge Cup Semi-Finals taking place this weekend, Fantasy League takes a break before Round 20 gets underway. Leigh Leopards, St Helens, Hull KR and Wigan Warriors will all be in action in the Semi-Finals and with the potential for suspensions, injuries and players being rested, it may be a smart move to steer clear of using any trades until the Challenge Cup games have taken place.