Fantasy League debrief

26 Sep 2023

Fantasy League debrief

Top performers

The final round of Fantasy saw Hull KR's Mikey Lewis set a season record score thanks to a mammoth 138 point return against Wakefield. Lewis chipped in with a try, four try assists, 14 tackle busts, six clean breaks and carried for a breath-taking 278 metres. His extraordinary performance tallied the highest score of the 2023 campaign and takes Lewis' total Fantasy score to 1229.

St Helens centre Mark Percival was also amongst the top performers with a 79 point total in Round 27. Percival recorded his highest score of the 2023 season and contributed with a try, ten tackle busts, 141 run metres and three clean breaks during Saints' home win over Hull FC.

Percival's teammate Jack Welsby had an impressive outing in Round 27, too, with the full back scoring 75 Fantasy points. Welsby crossed for two tries, managed 13 tackle busts, ran for 217 metres and also managed one clean break. An all-round impressive performance from Fantasy's best scoring full-back.

Fantasy flops

It was a disappointing week for the elite wingers of Fantasy League. There were uncharacteristicly low scores from Bevan French, Tommy Makinson and Josh Charnley in the final round of the regular season.

French and Charnley did in fact face off against each other as Leigh hosted Wigan on Friday evening. With the Warriors needing a win to clinch the League Leaders Shield and the Leopards looking to avoid defeat to cement fourth place, there was a cagey feeling towards the game, with neither side giving much away. The final score ended 10-6 to Wigan, in which neither of the outside backs were able to a significant impact on the game.

Tommy Makinson had a quiet evening during his sides victory over Hull FC with the winger making no notable contributions. Makinson would usually be expected to perform in a game like this with his side playing against a weaker opponent, so it was much to the surprise of his owners.

Fantasy team of the year

1. Jack Welsby (Saints) - 1299 points

2. Bevan French (Warriors) - 1312 points

3. Toby King (Warriors) -1235 points

4. Kallum Watkins (Red Devils) - 1193 points

5. Josh Charnley (Leopards) - 1034 points

6. George Williams (Wolves) - 1489 points

7. Harry Smith (Warriors) - 1445 points

8. Paul Vaughan (Wolves) - 1398 points

9. Jarrod O'Connor (Rhinos) - 1362 points

10. Tom Amone (Leopards) - 1392 points

11. Liam Farrell (Warriors) - 1376 points

12. Matty Ashurst (Trinity) - 1312 points

13. Cameron Smith (Rhinos) - 1673 points