Fantasy League debrief

19 Sep 2023

Fantasy League debrief

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Top performers

Wigan's Abbas Miski was the standout performer in Round 26 after scoring five tries during an emphatic win over Castleford. Miski added to his already impressive try scoring tally and has now scored 27 tries in his last 20 games - the joint most in the competition. The Lebanese international also chipped in with four tackle busts on his way to scoring his second 98-point haul of the season.

Adam Keighran was another top performer thanks to a 94 point return against Leeds on Saturday. The Australian helped himself to a hat-trick of tries, five tackle busts and nine goals in Catalans' 61-0 demolition of the Rhinos.

Elsewhere, Daryl Clark reminded everyone of his Fantasy credentials in Round 26. Clark crossed for a try, made five tackle busts and 36 tackles during a busy 58-minute display  to record an impressive 87 points.

Fantasy flops

Fantasy League's best player in 2023, Cameron Smith, was amongst the underperformers in Round 26. Smith - who averages 72 minutes of game time this season - was reduced to just 46 minutes after suffering a head knock on the weekend. He was also victim of a romping Catalans result, meaning he had little opportunity to influence the game and scored just 25 points.

Jack Welsby returned a disappointing score of just 18 points in Round 26 despite a Player of the Match display against the Wolves. Welsby is leading full-back in Fantasy but failed to register any significant attacking stats to influence his Fantasy score.

It was a bad weekend for another Fantasy favourite with Harry Smith returning a below par score during his sides big win over Castleford. Smith is the best scoring scrum half and fourth highest scoring player in Fantasy, but scored just 22 points after his minutes were reduced to just 40 in Round 26.

Looking ahead

There's plenty to play for in the final round of the regular season, so expect all the big names to feature for their sides on Friday. It's your final chance to improve your rank and collect the final points of the season, so use up your trades and pick your captain wisely!

One player that may not feature in Round 27 is Cameron Smith. Smith was forced to depart the pitch after just 46 minutes due to a head injury, so may be unavailable for selection depending on the results of his head injury assessment.

Jai Whitbread will be unavailable for selection in Round 27 after he picked up a one match suspension following last weeks golden point defeat to Leigh. King Vuniyayawa is another prop who is unavailable this week after receiving a two-match suspension last weekend.