Christian Petracca
Solid in loss
MMelbourne Demons
July 25, 2021
Petracca scored one goal to go with 31 disposals (18 kicks, 13 handballs) and made seven tackles during the 85-65 loss to the Western Bulldogs in Round 19.
Petracca hasn't recorded less than 30 disposals in any of the last four matches, his longest such stretch of the season. More importantly, he bounced back from scoring only 90 points in Round 18 against Hawthorn, so there's not much to worry about from him unless losing starts to dampen the 'Dees excellent season so far.
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Puts up strong numbers in rare draw
MMelbourne Demons
July 17, 2021
Petracca netted 33 disposals, nine clearances, three tackles and a mark, goal assist and behind each Saturday as Melbourne drew Hawthorn 79-79 at MCG.
Petracca collected 10 kicks and 23 handballs to finish with 30+ touches for a third-straight week and joined teammate Clayton Oliver as the match leader for clearances on Saturday. He also tied his third-highest inside 50 total of 2021 in the draw. The 25 year-old's overall stat line wasn't strong enough to push him over the century mark for a fourth consecutive week, but still finds him averaging an outstanding 126.3 points a game for the month of July. He heads into a Round 19 showdown with Gold Coast also currently ranked 13th for fantasy score per outing on the year (110.35).
Game-high tying 33 touches v. PA
MMelbourne Demons
July 8, 2021
Petracca collected 33 disposals, eight marks, seven clearances, six tackles, three goals and a single behind Thursday as Melbourne defeated Port Adelaide 86-55 at Adelaide Oval.
Petracca proved a difference maker for Melbourne on Thursday night, gathering 15 disposals and 484 meters prior to halftime and finishing the match tied for game-highs in both touches and majors. The 25 year-old has now combined for 40 kicks, 23 handballs, 18 marks, 15 inside 50s and12 tackles in the Demons' first two July showings and benefitted from a median 20 point improvement in fantasy score in games played between Round 15 and 17.
Dominant in loss to GWS
MMelbourne Demons
July 3, 2021
Petracca garnered 30 disposals, 10 marks, six tackles, five clearances and a pair of behinds Saturday as Melbourne fell to GWS 64-55 at MCG.
18 kicks and 12 handballs left Petracca trailing only teammate Christian Salem as the match-leader in disposals on Saturday while his 10 marks proved a personal-best. The 25 year-old also registered nine inside 50s in the loss, further solidifying an AFL-best average of 7.33 per game in 2021. Strong production in the second-half of June and early July currently finds the midfielder battling Max Gawn and Clayton Oliver as the top fantasy producer for the Demons and now tied with Adelaide's Ben Keays as the 12th-best option for selection as his position through 15 appearances.
Important in winning effort
MMelbourne Demons
June 26, 2021
Petracca scored two goals and logged 26 disposals (15 kicks, 11 handballs) to go with six marks made during Saturday's 68-57 win over
Petracca hasn't been so consistent with alternating games over 110 points over the past five weeks, but his best performances are still hopeful to track if you can pick the right game. He's also scored eight goals over his past five games, which is a helpful tally for someone who's less consistent in his other work.
Team-high 27 disposals, eight marks
MMelbourne Demons
June 14, 2021
Petracca amassed 27 disposals, eight marks, three clearances, two tackles and a goal and goal assist each Monday as Melbourne fell to Collingwood 80-63 at SCG.
Petracca paced Melbourne in disposals thanks to a combined 11 kicks and 16 handballs, fell one mark short of tying a season-high nine and registered his fifth major in four appearances in Monday's loss. The 25 year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the month of June, combining for 53 disposals, 12 marks and clearances each, eight tackles and three goals in games versus Brisbane and the Magpies, and heads into a Round 15 match-up with Essendon averaging 106.5 fantasy points a game as the No. 2 in the AFL for total score involvements (104).