Welcome to Makers and Breakers for 2016. Each week I’ll take a look at the players that helped make and break our fantasy sides and also calculate the perfect score for the round in DreamTeam and SuperCoach.
Adelaide Crows (1990DT/2076SC): Adelaide piled on 177 points against the Lions, bettering their in-state rivals Port Adelaide’s efforts by four points from last week. As a result the Crows recorded 10DT and 7SC tons, with Tom Lynch (139DT/138SC), Brodie Smith (127DT/76SC), Taylor Walker (126DT/125SC), Josh Jenkins (124DT/99SC), Rory Sloane (117DT/137SC), Brad Crouch (116DT/144SC) and Daniel Talia (112DT/137SC) were producing 120 plus point scores in at least one of the formats. Next week the Crows face the Dockers at Domain Stadium and will be hoping to replicate the 90-point belting Sydney handed to them last week.
Corey Enright (121DT/149SC) and Kade Simpson (135DT/122SC): The veteran defence duo of Enright and Simpson continue to be premium options at the age of 34 and 32 respectively. Enright had 29 disposals, 10 marks (two contested), five rebounds from 50 and three tackles against the Bombers on Sunday, while Simpson amassed 33 disposals, 10 marks, six rebounds from 50 and two tackles. Based on their performance this season I can’t see why both wouldn’t play on in 2017.
Max Gawn (144DT/168SC): 2016 has seen Gawn emerge as one of the premier ruckman in the competition and with another sensational performance on Saturday against the Hawks he’d have to be favourite for the ruck position in the All-Australian team. Gawn’s collected 16 disposals, 11 marks (eight contested and three inside 50), 45 hitouts, five tackles and goal, with his contested marking and tap work as good as it gets. Gawn was now scored more than 140DT points on four occasions and 160SC points on five occasions this season, showcasing the incredible ability he has to reproduce gigantic scores.
Sydney Swans (1843DT/1975SC): Sydney dominated Port Adelaide on the scoreboard and in the fantasy stakes with Tom Mitchell (139DT/123SC), Dan Hannebery (129DT/136SC), Luke Parker (128DT/127SC) and Isaac Heeney (127DT/145SC) all producing massive scores. The midfield trio of Mitchell, Hannebery and Parker had a massive 107 disposals, 18 marks, 16 tackles and two goals, while Heeney looks to have rediscovered his best form accumulating 25 touches, eight marks, five tackles and two goals.
Brisbane Lions (1172DT/1227SC): The Lions were dismal again on Saturday night against the Crows and have conceded a remarkable 350 points in the last two weeks. While Tom Rockliff (127DT) and Ryan Bastinac (125DT) both delivered big numbers the average Brisbane player only scored 53DT points, with Nick Robertson (8DT), Josh Schache (10DT) and Daniel Merrett (17DT) all scoring less than 20DT points from a full lot of game time.
Robbie Gray (40DT/53SC): Gray produced his lowest DT score since the 2011 Elimination Final against Collingwood when he scored a measly 27 points. Against the Swans on Saturday Gray could only manage seven disposals, one mark, four tackles and a goal, which isn’t an uncommon effort for him in a single quarter, let alone a whole game. In league finals the difference between premiums can make or break your side and unfortunately for Gray owners you would have been heavily disadvantage by his score.
Heath Shaw (68DT/58SC): Through the first 13 rounds of the season Shaw only dipped below 80 points on one occasion, however, in his last six games he’s scored below than mark four times. The Giants were pushed right to the end by the Suns on Saturday with the Suns not allowing Shaw the amount of time he’s grown accustom to and as a result he had just 17 touches at 64 percent efficiency and seven marks.
Scott Pendlebury (67DT/82SC): Pendlebury sustained an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and didn’t return to the field. The Collingwood skipper finished the match with 17 touches, three marks, three tackles and goal, but the greater concern for the Magpies and fantasy coaches is that it looks likely that Pendlebury will miss at least a couple weeks.
Midfielders: Shaun Grigg (139), Tom Mitchell (139), Jack Viney (134), Patrick Cripps (131), Dan Hannebery (129), Luke Parker (128), Tom Rockliff (127) and Nathan Jones (126)
Rucks: Max Gawn (c) (288) and Todd Goldstein (114)
Forwards: Tom T. Lynch (139), Isaac Heeney (127), Taylor Walker (126), Josh Jenkins (124), Cyril Rioli (123) and Nick Riewoldt (117)
Defenders: Corey Enright (149), Daniel Talia (137), Mitch Brown (130), Harry Taylor (129), Shannon Hurn (129) and Bachar Houli (124)
Midfielders: Brad Crouch (144), Rory Sloane (137), Dan Hannebery (136), Marcus Bontempelli (133), Matt Priddis (132), Jack Viney (132), Luke Parker (127) and Nathan Jones (126)
Rucks: Max Gawn (c) (336) and Todd Goldstein (127)
Forwards: Isaac Heeney (145), Josh J. Kennedy (141), Cyril Rioli (139), Tom T. Lynch (138), Taylor Walker (125) and Dustin Martin (123),
Who were the makers and breakers in your side for Round 20? Let me know on Twitter @KaneGrimster