Lance Franklin

Scores six in win
FSydney Swans
August 21, 2021
Franklin scored six goals and two behinds to go with seven marks made and five completed tackles from Saturday's 136-49 win over Gold Coast in Round 23.
Franklin returned from a week of rest in Round 22 to dominate the Suns in the closer for the home-and-away season. Be careful when picking Franklin unless he's expected to score a few goals, as that's the most important aspect to his value as one of the better forwards in league history.
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Returning for Round 23
FSydney Swans
August 15, 2021
Franklin (coach's decision) is expected to return for Round 23, reports.
Franklin was managed in Round 22 against North Melbourne, but he'll be ready and available for Swans coach John Longmire in Round 23.
Managed for Round 22
FSydney Swans
Coach's Decision
August 12, 2021
Franklin has been managed for Round 22 against North Melbourne.
Franklin is one of the more senior players in Footy these days and taking a week off would probably suit his long-term interests best on his road to becoming the top scorer in history. He's kicked 40 majors in 15 games during the 2021 season.
Saturday's matchup postponed
FSydney Swans
July 30, 2021
Franklin and Sydney won't play Saturday against Essendon after the match was postponed, Mitch Cleary of the AFL's official site reports.
Franklin will be available in Round 20 after his one-match suspension was overturned, but the teams will have to wait to play due to COVID-19 concerns in Queensland. The two clubs are hopeful that they'll be able to play this weekend, but whether they'll be cleared to do so remains to be seen.
Avoids suspension
FSydney Swans
July 29, 2021
Franklin will be available for Round 20 against Essendon after his one-match suspension was overturned by the MRO after an appeal.
Franklin will look to stay on track for the 1,000-goal milestone, which he's short by 17 heading into the final month of the home-and-away season. He's scored above 90 fantasy points on just three occasions all season.
Scores 400th major as a Swan
FSydney Swans
July 18, 2021
Franklin gathered 11 disposals, six marks, four goals, two behinds and a single tackle Sunday as Sydney defeated GWS 98-72 at Metricon Stadium.
Franklin remained quiet for much of the first half of Saturday's match, but finished the night having accounted for a game-high tying four goals, including his 400th as a Swan. The veteran forward also tallied multiple behinds for a fourth-straight outing and put up his second-highest mark aggregate since May 22 in the victory. The AFL's No. 2 for majors per game (2.85) heads into a Round 19 match-up with Fremantle now averaging 76.3 fantasy points a showing for the month of July and 71.4 points a contest on the year.