Andrew McGrath
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Busy in win
MEssendon Bombers
May 16, 2021
McGrath recorded 27 disposals (15 kicks, 12 handballs) and made eight tackles during Sunday's 68-61 win over Fremantle.
ANALYSIS
McGrath played a big role in this win by leading his club in tackles during Sunday's win. His value is a little less consistent than it could be, though his averages of 25.8 disposals and 6.2 tackles per game offer plenty of potential in the right scenario.
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Back to best in loss
MEssendon Bombers
April 17, 2021
McGrath scored one behind and logged 30 disposals (18 kicks, 12 handballs) in addition to making seven tackles during Saturday's 102-45 loss to Brisbane.
ANALYSIS
McGrath hasn't always produced high-end fantasy value, but he's certainly proved himself capable of the feat after his second game of the season with at least 30 disposals. Though this effort came in a loss, McGrath has put up his best numbers this season when facing more inconsistent opponents. Keep an eye for the matchup when looking his way.
33 Touches, 11 tackles in Defeat
MEssendon Bombers
March 20, 2021
McGrath totaled 31 disposals (18 kicks and 13 handballs), 11 tackles, a pair of marks and a single goal Saturday as Essendon fell to Hawthorn 92-91.
ANALYSIS
The 22 year-old was a force to be reckoned with in the middle on Saturday, topping all Bombers in handballs (16) , tackles (11) and clearances (5). while falling just two touches shy of teammate Tom Mitchell (33). Paired with his first goal scored since September 2019, McGrath exits Round One of the season currently leading all AFL fantasy options with an eye-popping 141 points.
Interchange for Community Series
MEssendon Bombers
March 5, 2021
McGrath (concussion) is listed among the interchanges for Saturday's Community Series tilt versus Geelong.
ANALYSIS
McGrath had recently been sidelined by a concussion but appears to be healthy enough to give in a go Saturday. This should put his status in pretty good shape for the team's season opener in a couple of weeks.
Done for season
MEssendon Bombers
Ankle
September 3, 2020
McGrath will miss the remainder of the 2020 campaign due to a syndesmosis injury, 7 AFL reports.
ANALYSIS
McGrath has been a key cog in the Bombers' midfield this season, so losing him makes it tough for the club to sneak into a Finals position with a few rounds remaining on the schedule. McGrath will turn his sights toward retaking the field in 2021.
Best on ground in win
MEssendon Bombers
August 27, 2020
McGrath collected 32 disposals (15 kicks, 17 handballs) and made 10 clearances during Thursday's 87-71 win over Hawthorn.
ANALYSIS
McGrath had one of his better performances of the season in a key result that keeps his team in firm contention for the finals places. It would be impressive if McGrath could keep up this level of play during a difficult stretch to finish the season.