The cup is lifted after a crazy finish
The FANTASY Grand Finals took place in the last round trip of the season, with a lot of them.
The Ashlea team, Ashlea bombers, and she managed to hold on in a crazy finish that went into the later stages of the Essendon game against Collingwood.
A cheeky plus-six (score, kick) for Steele Sidebottom with one minute remaining took Ashlea’s six-point lead.
In second place, Kyle’s team holmesyhero came home as a steam train scoring 2,572 for round 23, placing sixth for the week. A special cry to the third, James’ Gorringes and Lemmens who was only 11 points behind the leader with the highest accumulated team value for the year.
Fantastic pig of the week
The top scorer of the round was Jordan Dawson (158) in an epic display against the Suns on Saturday afternoon. He’s hit the main stat lines, registering 33 eliminations, three tackles and scoring one goal. His major points gain was thanks to his 16 points. He’s only reached the Fantasy Tone four times this season, so what better time to post a career high than the 23rd Fantasy Grand Final? Coaches with Dawson would definitely put the “Norm Smith Medal” around his neck if they had it in their Grand Final game… I know my opponent is. Well done, Cub (typed through clenched teeth).
Big scores on Sunday night helped coaches cross the line with great improvement Ben Keays (144) displaying her 12th Fantasy tone for the year and Rory Laird (140) showing why he was the best defender in Fantasy. Aaron Room (127) took advantage of the Wayward Crows by playing out of the square from 12 of his kick-ins.
Max Gawn (139) Not only scored a captain’s goal to secure the Dees’ top spot, but also increased the score of the most popular Fantasy Classic captain this season.
MVP of the season Jack Steele (134) and Touk Miller (133) were in song. Tune in to the podcast coming out Monday afternoon to hear the duo prove why they ended the season as two of the game’s most expensive players.
TOP SCORERS – R23
- Jordan Dawson 158
- Ben Keays 144
- Rory Laird 140
- Max Gawn 139
- Jack Steele 134
- Touk Miller 133
- Clayton Oliver 133
- Ollie Wines 128
- Aaron Room 127
- Travis Boak 126
- Jarryd Lyon 125
- Taylor Adams 124
- Tarryn Thomas 120
- Jack Macrae 119
- Nic Naitanui 119
- Justin McInerney 119
- Tom mitchell 118
- Daniel Riche 117
- Jaeger O’Meara 117
- Rowan Marshall 117
The milk cows of the round
The best player with a starting price of less than $ 270,000 will be awarded the Michael Barlow Medal as the best cash cow of the year.
The votes for round 23:
5 – Errol Gulden (104) Sydney Swans, MID / FWD
In a fantasy friendly match at Marvel Stadium, one of the best cash cows of the year was sensational on the final lap. Gulden had 19 eliminations, nine marks, four tackles and scored one goal to end the season the same way he started in the first round, with a fantasy ton.
4 – Conor Nash (98) Hawthorn, front wheel drive
Scores of 95, 92 and 98 (we’ll forget last week’s 33) in the Finals following a change of role in the Hawks midfielder, make Nash the cash cow of the Finals.
3 – Cooper Sharman (94) St Kilda, FWD
Four goals from the mid-season draft have helped him achieve his best fantasy game since his debut a month ago.
2 – Alec Waterman (81) Essendon, front wheel drive
After joining the Dons as an extra selection before the first round, Waterman has appeared in 13 games this season and kept his best until the last with four goals.
1 – Kieren Briggs (77) GWS Giants, DEF / FWD
A few coaches, including this one, rounded off Briggs’ scoring on the bench this week as the last rookie on the field. The Giant has shown that he is a reliable scorer when given the responsibility of being the main man in the ruck.
Congratulation to James jordan of Melbourne for winning the Michael Barlow Medal. He finished with the most points (1471) of any player who started at $ 270,000 or less. Jordon hit a record-breaking prize of $ 553,000 in the 12th round, an increase of $ 383,000 from his starting salary.
RANKING: James Jordon 26, Errol Gulden 23, Jeremy Sharp 17, Tom Powell 15, Miles Bergman 15, Lachlan Bramble 14, Chad Warner 13, Matthew Flynn 12, Conor Nash 12, Deven Robertson 11, Caleb Poulter 10, Chris Burgess 10, Nik Cox 9, Sam Flanders 9, Archie Perkins 8, Trey Ruscoe 8.
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