Monday held confirmation of plenty of bad news for fantasy football coaches. Rory Sloane, Josh Kennedy and Isaac Heeney will all miss significant chunks (or in Heeney’s case all) of the 2020 season. Injuries suck, no matter what format or style of the fantasy football games you play. However, there is always one positive that can come from it. With every injury, it creates new opportunities for others within their team. For astute fantasy coaches, it can open up some great new scoring options than just last week weren’t even possible.
Both teams were missing their marquee big forwards in Brown and Franklin but despite that this was about as entertaining as a Sydney vs North game can get. There were some fascinating one on one contests across the ground and some interesting faces made some interesting cases for selection. Here’s what I noticed while nursing a post-shiva hangover:
The Eagles welcomed the Bombers to Perth and to some strange weather for an entertaining pre-season clash which saw the visitors impress early and hold on for an 8 point win. There was a 20 minute break early in the second quarter due to safety concerns amid lightning storms in the area meaning the game was played in mostly wet conditions.