IT WAS a welcome return to normality with 22 players hitting the park and contributing to our overall scores. Many coaches are rolling out big scores and it is evident that a number of teams are nearing 'completing'.
THE RUN HOME Is Port too unreliable to play finals?
Dayne Zorko had a day out against the Demons, kicking three goals to go with 31 possessions, seven marks and five tackles for a round-high score of 143. Currently owned by just three per cent of the competition and coming off a score of 120 last week, Zorko looms as a viable unique trade target in the lead-up to finals.
Honourable mention: Luke Shuey embraced the wet conditions against the Hawks, looking right at home while gathering 39 possessions and laying nine tackles for an impressive 142. Similar to Zorko, he is also in some good form following the bye and with an ownership of just four per cent, also offers a unique option.
A special mention has to go to The Pig himself, Tom Rockliff, who returned to the SANFL from a hamstring injury and knocked up over 200 points from a lazy 57 possessions. A prime example of over indulging piggery, what a legend.
NINE THINGS WE LEARNED Star Crow's fall defies belief
James Sicily: The Hawks swing man was back in defence, much to the relief of his coaches but unfortunately his scoring didn't reflect that with just 59 on the back of last week's disappointing performance. The weather didn't suit his high-marking game style and he will certainly provide non-owners with a bargain once he gets going again.
Honourable mention: Brandon Ellis. Like many of our defenders this week, Ellis was well below his best and what we expect. He is usually reliable for a handful of marks but only managed two and 11 possessions to be the Tigers third-lowest scorer with just 47.
Mabior Chol was outstanding in his second game, doing a bit of everything on his way to his maiden ton. He looks the pick of the cash cows with 16 possessions, nine marks, two tackles, seven hitouts and an impressive three goals for 106.
AROUND THE STATE LEAGUES Veteran Dog returns, Port stars dominate
- Jack Macrae
- Josh Dunkley
- Dustin Martin
- Jack Ziebell
- Dayne Zorko
Blakely— Simon Murton (@Murta14) June 30, 2019
He certainly looks a good trade target. What was even more impressive was that he only had five points at quarter-time.
Most selected DEFs (that played) and scores for rd 15. Season average in brackets.— Adam 'Warnie' Child (@WarnieDT) June 30, 2019
Jake Lloyd 48 (109)
Rory Laird 78 (97)
Xavier Duursma 53 (75)
Brodie Smith 58 (80)
Marty Hore 50 (70)
Bachar Houli 72 (104)
Griffin Logue 42 (72)
Connor Rozee 78 (74)#AFLFantasy
Was certainly a lean week back there for many coaches. Hopefully Whitfield is back this week to save the day.
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