JLT Players Of Interest: Sydney Vs Gold Coast

Another match played in severe heat conditions. The JLT series is an entertaining time for the fantasy community but remain aware that much of what you see will prove fool’s gold!

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Sydney Swans

Tom Papley

Enjoyed his time on the wing and became a reliable out for the Swans inside brigade. Papley charged forward on countless occasions with ball in hand and has now demonstrated what he can provide. It remains to be seen how Florent affects this role moving forward but check those draft waiver wires!

Ryan Clarke

The ex-Roo was excellent as a winger with the odd stint in defence. He has always been an excellent accumulator and with the correct role he can flourish. He drove the Swans forward consistently and looks better by hand and foot than ever before.

Callum Mills

Concerningly for any prospective Mills owners, Callum played most of the match at half back. However, it remains to be seen whether Longmire wanted to see an alternate midfield setup or if this is the likely round 1 structure? He was excellent as usual and will be relied upon wherever he plays in 2019.

Isaac Heeney

Suffered an ankle injury during the first stoppage. He came back on after a prolonged absence, eventually pulling up stumps at 3QT. Tough as nails, Heeney showed all both his skill in the clinches as well as his ability to battle through physically.

Nick Blakey

All key forwards take time and Blakey will be yet another. He did a few nice things and will be better for the experience. However, he’s probably not the most desirable rookie option for fantasy this year.

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Gold Coast Suns

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Peter Wright

Looks very powerful and will be relied upon heavily post Lynch. Demonstrated what he may be able to provide for the club with a series of quality contested grabs. Perhaps worth a sneaky check of your draft waiver wire is in order?

Brayden Fiorini

The most exciting aspect to Fiorini’s match was his capacity to run the game out strongly, gathering ten touches in the last term. He appears ready to take his game to the next level and the Suns need accumulators. Fiorini may well fulfil his potential this time round.

Jarrod Witts

Played against Aliir and enjoyed a field day in the ruck contests. Stronger opposition will no doubt come, although he did little wrong to sway his faithful.

Jack Bowes

Bowes has come on in leaps and bounds, clearly ready to take a leading role in the Suns engine room. He was dynamic at stoppages, regularly forcing the ball forward via disposal or pressure act. The youngster will increase his statistical output, he makes for an interesting fantasy dilemma…

Jack Lukosius

Very quiet prior to half time, readily competing for leading patterns with the preferred Wright. He came on in the second half and kicked two majors in Q3. His superb running power was on show for all to see in the final term, one of few to run it out strongly.

Pearce Hanley

Hanley showed the football world how clean he can be today, demonstrating his awareness with and without the ball on several occasions. Enjoyed his match over the three quarters and looks to be the half back general the Suns crave.

Anthony Miles

Surprisingly appeared to not be involved in the initial midfield rotation. Split his time between the midfield and on-ball division. Unlikely to be suited to a 33 degree day, perhaps there is little to read with Miles today.

Samuel Collins

The former Docker spent large periods opposed to Reid in the first half and handled him well. He dropped a few intercept marks that were there for the taking. Overall, he showed the struggles that key position players have in the fantasy scoring stakes. However, his desire to move off his man and attempt the intercept grab was promising.

Chris Burgess

Burgess continued to play the key position role in the forward arc, providing an aerial contest whilst providing an option at ground level. His score is perhaps a welcome relief for fantasy coaches who may have been expecting the world. Chris plays for a team which will struggle for inside 50s, expect a few 30s come the regular season.

Izak Rankine

Demonstrated his quality in an electrifying moment in Q1, grabbing a pill off the deck and providing the goal assist with a lightning handball. Rankine also showed his skill with the set shot, cooly finishing from the edge of the arc. Unfortunately, he finished his match at half time, an ice pack applied to his left hamstring.

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