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Jarrod Brander
Delisted by West Coast
FFree Agent
October 17, 2021
Brander was delisted by the Eagles on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Brander totaled four goals and 136 disposals across nine appearances in 2021. He'll be free to seek out another club after he spent four seasons with the Eagles.
Tyson Stengle
Signs with Cats
FGeelong Cats
October 10, 2021
Stengle signed with the Cats on Monday, Mitch Cleary of 7NEWS Melbourne reports.
ANALYSIS
Stengle finished the 2020 campaign with a four-match ban for having an illicit substance, and he didn't play in 2021 after he parted ways with Adelaide in March. He'll attempt to carve out a role with Geelong in 2022.
Bayley Fritsch
Scores six in GF win
FMelbourne Demons
September 26, 2021
Fritsch scored six goals and two behinds to go with five marks made during Saturday's 140-66 win over the Western Bulldogs in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Fritsch put up one of the greatest scoring performances in the history of the Grand Final to help his 'Dees pull away in the second half. He ends with an impressive 57 goals in 2021 and could be a contender for the Coleman medal next season.
Jacob Koschitzke
Recovering from shoulder surgery
FHawthorn Hawks
Shoulder
September 22, 2021
Koschitzke is recovering from shoulder surgery in the offseason.
ANALYSIS
Koschitzke injured his shoulder in the final match of the season. Physical performance manager Luke Boyd said the 21-year-old forward is progressing well in his recovery, which bodes well for his status to begin the 2022 season.
Tom Hutchesson
Delisted Friday
FFree Agent
Hamstring
September 16, 2021
Hutchesson (hamstring) won't be offered a contract from the Giants for the 2022 season.
ANALYSIS
Hutchesson wasn't able to get into an AFL match in 2021, but the 26-year-old should be able to find a new team heading into next season.
Mitch Georgiades
Ruled out for Saturday
FPort Adelaide Power
Hamstring
September 8, 2021
Georgiades (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's preliminary final versus the Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Georgiades was able to play in an SANFL match last weekend, but he's apparently not yet ready to play at the AFL level with a lingering hamstring injury.
Orazio Fantasia
Set to play
FPort Adelaide Power
September 7, 2021
Fantasia will be available for selection after getting cleared from a potential knee injury ahead of Saturday's Preliminary final against the Western Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Fantasia had scored four times before getting subbed out in his last game against Geelong and it seems to have been a successful move as he's able to be selected this weekend. With 28 goals in 14 games, Fantasia is plenty capable but his value is limited by a lack of consistent touches.
Mitch Georgiades
Plays over weekend
FPort Adelaide Power
September 7, 2021
Georgiades (hamstring) returned during Saturday's SANFL match.
ANALYSIS
Georgiades missed the Qualifying final against Geelong but should be back for the Preliminary final against the Western Bulldogs. He's scored a solid 32 goals in 21 games this season, but has only logged more than 75 fantasy points on two occasions.
Cody Weightman
Ruled out Saturday
FWestern Bulldogs
Concussion
September 5, 2021
Weightman (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's contest against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Weightman suffered a concussion in Saturday's win over Brisbane and will be unavailable in the Preliminary Final. It's not yet clear when he could return.
Cody Weightman
Suffers concussion in win
FWestern Bulldogs
Concussion
September 4, 2021
Weightman suffered a concussion during Saturday's 79-78 win over Brisbane, according to Michael Whiting of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Weightman was a casualty of a tightly-contested match but he still managed to contribute one goal and one behind. He should be able to return for the Grand Final at the least if Western advance that far.
Sam Menegola
Big effort in win
FGeelong Cats
September 4, 2021
Menegola scored two goals and one behind to go with 29 disposals (19 kicks, 10 handballs) in addition to making eight marks during Friday's 103-68 win over GWS.
ANALYSIS
Menegola is one of a few different Cats who can light up the stat sheet, though it won't happen with any consistency. He's still recorded at least 20 disposals in 10 straight games and that's a solid streak to hold in the finals.
Tom Hawkins
Game-breaker in win
FGeelong Cats
Quadriceps
September 4, 2021
Hawkins scored five goals and one behind to go with eight marks made and suffered a corked quad during Friday's 103-68 win over GWS, according to Nathan Schmook of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Hawkins was the key to another successful game in the finals as the Cats now have another tough matchup with Melbourne. He's scored at least three goals in three of the last four games and will be a good player to watch if he's fit over the rest of the season.
Toby Greene
Banned for three matches
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
Suspension
August 30, 2021
Greene was banned for three matches after making contact with an official during Saturday's contest, The Age reports.
ANALYSIS
Greene admitted to making contact with an official but claimed it was an accident. Pending appeal, Greene's season is over as there are only three weeks left to go in the season. Depending on how the Giants progress in the finals series, the star forward could miss up to two match at the start of the 2022 campaign.
Daniel Rioli
Signs one-year contract extension
FRichmond Tigers
August 30, 2021
RIchmond signed Rioli to a one-year contract extension Monday, AFL Ratings reports.
ANALYSIS
Rioli has appeared in 33 contests and recorded 18 goals during his first two seasons in the league. He has shown a bright upside with spectacular plays, but he has yet to be consistently great. He has played his entire career at Richmond and will stick with them for at least one more season.
Aaron Naughton
Three goals in elimination final
FWestern Bulldogs
August 29, 2021
Naughton manufactured nine disposals, five marks, four tackles, three goals and a single goal assist Sunday as Western downed Essendon 85-36 in an elimination final at UTAS Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Naughton recorded five marks for a fourth-straight showing, matched a season-high for tackles and finished Sunday's contest one of four Bulldogs having accounted for multiple goals. The elimination final performance also lifted the 21 year-old forward to his best fantasy point output since Jun. 27 and finds him currently averaging 66.95 points a game on the year.
Cody Weightman
Career-high four majors v. Bombers
FWestern Bulldogs
August 29, 2021
Weightman tooled 12 disposals and a pair of marks and tackles each to go along with four majors Sunday as Western knocked off Essendon 85-36 in an elimination final at UTAS Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Weigtman pulled in double-digit disposals for a second-straight week and registered multiple marks for the 14th time this year on Sunday, but it was a game- and career-high four goals - including back-to-back scores in the third term - that left the 20 year-old the talk of the town. Weightman now looks toward a semi-final match with Brisbane on Sept. 4 currently ranked first among all AFL rising starts in score involvements (5.21) and goals (1.79) a showing.
Isaac Heeney
Game-high four majors v. GWS
FSydney Swans
August 28, 2021
Heeney derived 21 disposals, five marks, four goals, two tackles and goal assists each and and a single behind Saturday as Sydney fell to GWS 74-73 in a elimination final at UTAS Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Heeney topped 20 total touches for a second-consecutive week, set a new season-high for clangers (6) and paced all players for majors in Saturday's heart-breaking loss to GWS. The 25 year-old closes out the year having averaged 15.9 disposals, 5.7 marks, 1.9 tackles and 1.7 goals a game across 20 appearances and currently ranked the AFL's No. 19 in total goal assists (18).
Hayden McLean
Inures leg in qualifying final loss
FSydney Swans
Leg
August 28, 2021
McLean was subbed out of Saturday's 74-73 qualifying final loss to GWS as the result of a leg injury, AFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
McLean gathered nine disposals, 11 hitouts, four tackles, three clearances, two marks and a single behind before being replaced by teammate Robbie Fox. No word yet on the seriousness of the injury.
Toby Greene
Makes contact with umpire in win
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
Suspension
August 28, 2021
Greene appeared to bump into umpire Matt Stevic at three-quarter time in Saturday's 74-73 qualifying final win over Sydney at UTAS Stadium and now awaits word from the Match Review Officer as to whether the act was "intentional," AFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Greene appeared to make contact with Stevic as he walked past him on the way to a team huddle following three-quarter time. Both the forward and GWS head coach Leon Cameron have declared that contact of any sort was "not intentional," but now await word from the MRO as to whether or not the 27 year-old will face sanction heading into a second semi-final match versus Geelong.
Charlie Cameron
Game-high five majors in defeat
FBrisbane Lions
August 28, 2021
Cameron collected 13 disposals, four marks, and one behind to go along with five goals Saturday as Brisbane fell to Melbourne 93-60 in a qualifying final match at Adelaide Oval.
ANALYSIS
Cameron registered double-digit touches and multiple marks for a seventh-straight appearance and led all players in majors in Saturday's loss. The 27 year-old has now topped 90 fantasy points in every contest played in the month of August and after accounting for 16 goals over that same period of time, currently finds himself one of only six players in the AFL having surpassed 50 to this point in the year.
Daniel McStay
Suffers concussion in loss
FBrisbane Lions
Concussion
August 28, 2021
McStay was subbed out of Saturday's 93-60 qualifying loss to Melbourne due to concussion concerns, Fox Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
McStay exited Saturday's contest early in the first term after sustaining a blow to the face from teammate Nakia Cockatoo's knee during a marking contest. He was subbed out in favor of Rhys Mathieson, who went on to contribute 13 disposals, five tackles, three marks and a single clearance in the losing effort. The 29 year-old's absence in next week's semi-final clash between Brisbane and either Western or Essendon leaves the Lions with a clear void to fill at forward.
Xavier Duursma
24 disposals, 7 marks v. Geelong
FPort Adelaide Power
August 27, 2021
Duursma procured 24 disposals, seven marks and four tackles Friday as Port Adelaide defeated Geelong 86-43 in a qualifying final match-up at Adelaide Oval.
ANALYSIS
The 21 year-old not only yielded season-highs for handballs (13), disposals, tackles and rebound 50s (2) in Friday's victory, but too recorded his best fantasy output (97 points) since a Round Two showing versus Essendon. Duursma has now appeared in every contest Port Adelaide has played since Jul. 23, averaging 18.5 disposals, four marks, 2.8 tackles, 1.3 clearances and 76.6 fantasy points a game along the way.
Mitch Georgiades
Likely to play in semi-final match
FPort Adelaide Power
Hamstring
August 27, 2021
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley told reporters following Friday's 86-43 qualifying final victory over Geelong that he expects Georgiades to be available to play in the Power's semi-final match in two weeks, AFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Hinkley said of Georgiades, who is recovering from a hamstring strain, "Mitch will be fine. He's been an incredible part of our team all the way through the year ..." The 20 year's old return in the premiership semi-finals could prove instrumental, as should the need arise, his presence provides the Power with the opportunity to play four tall forwards at one time.
Orazio Fantasia
Four goals prior to substitution
FPort Adelaide Power
Knee
August 27, 2021
Fantasia was subbed out of Friday's 86-43 qualifying win over Geelong after succumbing to a nagging knee injury, AFl.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Fantasia converted a game-high four goals prior to going down in the final term of Friday's match, but according to Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley should "be fine" in two weeks as the Power seek to reach their first premiership decider since 2007.
Anton Tohill
Ends AFL career
FFree Agent
August 26, 2021
Tohill has ended his AFL career to pursue a medical degree.
ANALYSIS
Tohill only made one appearance at the AFL level for Collingwood, and he's since decided to put his education over his sporting endeavors.
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