Fantasy League debrief

21 Aug 2023

Fantasy League debrief

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Top performers 

Mitchell Pearce was the stand out performer in Round 22 of Fantasy League. The Australian crossed for a try and created three more during his sides  victory over The Leopards on Saturday. Pearce finished the day with a huge return of 88 points for his owners. Will you be looking to bring him in for the final run home?

Castleford's Greg Eden finished the weekend as the second best performer following an incredible performance in against fellow relegation rivals Trinity. The winger scored a hat-trick along with six tackle busts on Friday Night. Eden finished the round with a grand total of 84 points as the Tigers romped to victory.

Elsewhere, Fantasy's overall top points scorer Cameron Smith added to his already incredible 2023 total with a big performance in the Rhinos victory over the Wolves. The loose forward ended the game with a try assist, 30 tackles, 11 tackle busts and two offloads to secure an outstanding 83 points. 

Fantasy flops

Josh Charnley - the second highest scoring winger in Fantasy this season - had an underwhelming afternoon on Saturday. It was a scoreless afternoon for the Leigh flyer who managed to register just twelve points as the Leopards were put to the sword against the table topping Dragons.

Fantasy favourite Matt Parcell was another underperformer in Round 22. Much to the frustration of his owners, Parcell was unable make any notable contributions and only scored 13 points against the Saints. Parcell's owners will be keen for him to turn this around in Round 23. 

Blake Austin only managed to return 15 points on his Castleford Tigers debut on Friday Night. The Australian has established himself as a player with huge scoring potential in Fantasy League, but was unable to add to his already brilliant 2023 scoring. 

Looking ahead

Carlos Tuimavave will face a two-match ban after committing following his yellow card against the Warriors on Friday Night. The Samoan international will be unavailable for Hull FC's upcoming games against the Wolves and the Rhinos. 

Catalans' Michael McIlorum will also see out a suspension in Round 23 after being sanctioned with a Grade B late contact in his sides victory over The Leopards. Mcilorum will miss the Dragons huge home tie with his former employer, Wigan Warriors Warriors.