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Rhyan Mansell
Signs two-year extension
DRichmond Tigers
August 30, 2021
Richmond signed Mansell to a two-year contract extension Monday, AFL Ratings reports.
ANALYSIS
Mansell has appeared in 12 contests during his first season in the league. The defender has recorded one goal, 89 kicks, 53 handballs, 35 marks and 29 tackles. The 21-year-old will stick with Richmond for two more seasons.
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.
Jayden Short
Paces Tigers in draw of Hawthorn
DRichmond Tigers
August 21, 2021
Short netted 26 disposals, nine marks and a single tackle Saturday as Richmond drew Hawthorn 83-83 at MCG.
ANALYSIS
Short topped 20 touches for a seventh-straight showing as Richmond's leader for disposals and posted his best mark aggregate since Round 13 in Saturday's draw. The 25 year-old defender closes out the year averaging 24.6 disposals, 6.1 marks and 1.8 tackles a showing and currently ranked No. 13 in fantasy scoring per game (93.4 points) among all AFL defenders.
Toby Nankervis
Out with fractured finger
RRichmond Tigers
Finger
August 17, 2021
Nankervis will miss Round 23 due to a fractured finger.
ANALYSIS
Nankervis will also look to finish out his recovery from a knee injury so his 2021 season will be cut short. His year ends with an average of 22.6 hitouts per game across 16 rounds.
Shane Edwards
Out for season
FRichmond Tigers
Ankle
August 17, 2021
Edwards will miss Round 23 against Hawthorn due to an ankle injury.
ANALYSIS
Edwards made 16 appearances this season despite dealing with ankle injuries but will now take the final week off and begin his recovery for the 2022 season.
Trent Cotchin
Out with PCL injury
MRichmond Tigers
Knee - PCL
August 17, 2021
Cotchin will miss Round 23 against Hawthorn due to a PCL injury.
ANALYSIS
Cotchin ends his season with 17 games played and an average of 20.8 disposals made per game. Once he's overcome this injury, he and his teammates will hope for a healthier and more consistent 2022 campaign.
David Astbury
Announces retirement
DRichmond Tigers
August 16, 2021
Astbury will line for his club one final time against Hawthorn this weekend before ultimately retiring.
ANALYSIS
After an injury riddled start to his career, Astbury settled in at Richmond and played an integral role in the club's three premierships. The 30-year-old's decision came as somewhat of a shock as the Tigers expected to retain him for at least another year.
David Astbury
Will be fine for Round 23
DRichmond Tigers
August 13, 2021
Senior coach Damien Hardwick indicated Friday that Astbury (quad) will be fine for Round 23, AFL Ratings reports.
ANALYSIS
Astbury picked up a quad injury during the Round 22 loss but has apparently avoided major damage and will be good to go for a crucial Round 23 match versus as Richmond targets a spot in the Finals. Astbury is averaging 13.3 disposals, 5.0 marks and 1.3 tackles on the season.
David Astbury
Picks up quad injury
DRichmond Tigers
Quadriceps
August 13, 2021
Astbury picked up a quad injury during the Round 22 loss to GWS, according to Callum Twomey of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Astbury isn't expected to be out for long, though there's likely just one game left in the season. In 16 games played, Astbury has averaged 13.3 disposals and 5 marks per game.
Trent Cotchin
Still solid in loss
MRichmond Tigers
August 13, 2021
Cotchin logged 31 disposals (15 kicks, 16 handballs) and made five marks during Friday's 106-67 loss to GWS.
ANALYSIS
Cotchin has logged at least 31 disposals in two of his last three matches after never logging more than 24 over the rest of the season. In a Tigers club that's nearing the end of their year, Cotchin plays an important role in possession worth tracking.
Liam Baker
Scores twice in loss
DRichmond Tigers
August 13, 2021
Baker scored two goals to go with 23 disposals (16 kicks, seven handballs) and made seven marks during Friday's 106-67 loss to GWS in Round 22.
ANALYSIS
Baker has scored four goals in his last two games to put up his best two-round stretch of the season. With likely just one more game left in his year, Baker offers some of the better form among the Tigers.
Jayden Short
Logs 32 disposals in loss
DRichmond Tigers
August 13, 2021
Short logged 32 disposals (22 kicks, 10 handballs) and made four marks during Friday's 106-67 loss to GWS in Round 22.
ANALYSIS
Short has eliminated his inconsistencies by the ned of the season with at least 26 disposals in six straight games, but this loss also marked his first score over 100 fantasy points in five games. Among available defenders, Short offers some of the better guaranteed value through his solid play in possession and keeping it.
Kamdyn McIntosh
Listed as test
MRichmond Tigers
Hamstring
August 10, 2021
McIntosh (hamstring) is listed as a test for Round 22 against GWS, according to Sarah Black of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
McIntosh was a late withdrawal from Round 21 against North Melbourne and will hope to play if selected.
Nick Vlastuin
Impressive in return
DRichmond Tigers
August 7, 2021
Vlastuin scored one behind to go with 30 disposals (20 kicks, 10 handballs) and made 14 marks during Saturday's 89-56 win over North Melbourne in Round 21.
ANALYSIS
Vlastuin hadn't played in over a month and returned with his best effort of the season as one of two Tigers to reach 30 disposals. If he can stay fit in the final weeks of 2021, Vlastuin's importance to his club can't be understated and he may put up a few more big games in the weeks to come.
Jack Graham
Logs 36 disposals in win
FRichmond Tigers
August 7, 2021
Graham recorded 36 disposals (23 kicks, 13 handballs) to go with eight marks taken and eight tackles made during Saturday's 89-56 win over North Melbourne in Round 21.
ANALYSIS
Graham hadn't played nearly this well in weeks and brought out an inspired performance to secure this result. Before this game, Graham has only recorded over 20 disposals on a few occasions all season and he needs goals to truly raise his fantasy scores. As a result, there's not nearly enough consistency to blindly trust Graham to reproduce this game at this point.
Nick Vlastuin
Available against 'Roos
DRichmond Tigers
August 5, 2021
Vlastuin (knee) is listed in the initial lineup for Round 21 against North Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Vlastuin hasn't played since the beginning of July due to a knee injury and corked quad but he should be seen again this weekend. In nine games this season, he's averaged 16.4 disposals and 6.1 marks per appearance.
Kamdyn McIntosh
Returns for Round 21
MRichmond Tigers
August 5, 2021
McIntosh is listed in the initial lineup for Round 21 against North Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
McIntosh had missed the second half of July with a hamstring injury but he's at least off the injury list heading into this clash with the 'Roos.
Shai Bolton
Signs two-year contract extension
MRichmond Tigers
August 4, 2021
Bolton signed a two-year contract extension with Richmond on Thursday, per AFL Ratings.
ANALYSIS
The midfielder will be with the Tigers through 2023 under this pact. Bolton has had some good moments this season, but he's only topped 80 fantasy points in two of his last six matches.
Trent Cotchin
Team-high 32 disposals in loss
MRichmond Tigers
August 1, 2021
Cotchin hauled in 32 disposals, four clearances and three marks and tackles each Sunday as Richmond fell to Fremantle 55-51 at Optus Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Prestia led Richmond in touches versus Fremantle thanks to a season-high 16 handballs and an equal number of kicks while at the same time pacing all Tigers in clangers with eight. The 31 year-old has now increased his fantasy output in each of his last three showings, averaging 90 points per showing along the way, but enters the last match of the regular season ranked his team's No. 10 in fantasy scoring per game (74.33 points).
Dion Prestia
Strong numbers in return to play
MRichmond Tigers
August 1, 2021
Prestia attained 31 disposals, five marks and tackles each and a single clearance Sunday as Richmond fell to Fremantle 55-51 at Optus Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Prestia put up strong numbers in his first appearance since June 25, including a career-best matching 20 handballs, season-high 31 disposals and a109 fantasy point aggregate that represents his best output of the year. The 28 year-old has only seen playing time in seven matches to date in 2021, but following this week's performance could be well on the way to making his first-consecutive start since June 5 in a Round 21 match-up with North Melbourne.
Marlion Pickett
Managed for Round 20
MRichmond Tigers
Coach's Decision
July 29, 2021
Pickett has been managed and will miss out on Round 20 against Fremantle.
ANALYSIS
Pickett has only managed 21 disposals over his last two games and may just need a short rest before the end of the season.
Dion Prestia
Listed as test
MRichmond Tigers
Hamstring
July 27, 2021
Prestia (hamstring) is listed as a test for Round 20 against Fremantle, according to Martin Pegan of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Prestia has only played six times this season and it's not worth counting on his presence until he's in each successive lineup to face the Dockers.
Shane Edwards
Battles through ankle issues
FRichmond Tigers
Ankle
July 25, 2021
Edwards accounted for 13 disposals, a pair of marks and clearances each and a single tackle Sunday as Richmond fell to Geelong 95-57 at MCG.
ANALYSIS
Edwards, according to AFL.com, spent most of the first term of Saturday's contest in the locker room receiving treatment on a lingering left ankle injury, but returned in enough time to put up his best fantasy point total of July (46 points). Fantasy owners will want to track the 32 year-old midfielder's status closely heading into a Round 20 match-up with Fremantle.
Callum Coleman-Jones
Nearing return
RRichmond Tigers
Calf
July 20, 2021
Coleman-Jones (calf) is listed as a test to return in Round 19 against Geelong.
ANALYSIS
Coleman-Jones has missed the past three weeks and is getting close to playing if he gets through training. So far, he's scored eight goals in five appearances in 2021.
David Astbury
Expected to play
DRichmond Tigers
Ankle
July 20, 2021
Astbury (ankle) is expected to be available in Round 19 against Geelong, according to Physical Performance Manager Peter Burge.
ANALYSIS
Astbury hurt his ankle in Round 18 but it doesn't seem to have caused any serious trouble. With no more than 64 fantasy points scored in his last six starts, Astbury isn't the most valuable asset.
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