Tim Taranto

Leading fantasy scorer for GWS
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
August 28, 2021
Taranto obtained 25 disposals, five marks, tackles and clearances each and a single goal Saturday as GWS narrowly defeated Sydney 74-73 in an elimination final at UTAS Stadium.
Sydney tallied at least 25 disposals and five total marks for a second-consecutive appearance and increased his major aggregate for the month of August to eight in Saturday's victory. The 23 year-old midfielder has now topped 90 fantasy points in four of the Giants' last five showings and currently ranks No. 17 in the AFL for fantasy score per game (107.8).
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Scores four in win
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
August 13, 2021
Taranto scored four goals and two behinds to go with 18 disposals (13 kicks, five handballs) during Friday's 106-67 win over Richmond in Round 22.
Taranto had to fill in for the suspended Toby Greene and did well, but his possession numbers took a hit as he played a role further up the field. Once Greene is back, Taranto should be able to get a little more time with the footy.
Game-high tying 34 disposals
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
August 6, 2021
Taranto produced 34 disposals, nine tackles, six clearances, three marks and a pair of majors Friday as GWS upset Geelong 84-65 at GMHBA.
A personal-best 22 handballs helped Taranto tie teammates Lachie Whitfield and Isaac Cumming as the match leaders for disposals while his nine tackles and 10 clangers too represented game-highs. The 23 year-old exits Round 21 with his first 100+ point fantasy performance in three showings and currently averaging an outstanding 109.10 points an appearance for the year.
Top GWS producer in loss to Swans
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
July 18, 2021
Taranto brought in 27 disposals, seven tackles, four marks and three clearances Sunday as GWS fell to Sydney 98-72 at Metricon Stadium.
In an injury-marred contest that saw GWS' Joshua Kelly (ankle) and Matthew Flynn (shoulder) sent to the sidelines, Taranto stayed the course, pairing a team-high 18 kicks and nine handballs to lead the Giants for disposals and pacing his squad with seven inside 50s. The 23 year-old midfielder continues to produce at a high level heading into the second-half of July, averaging 107.33 fantasy points a showing for the month, and currently finds himself ranked No. 5 for both total AFL fantasy score (1932) and fantasy points per outing (113.65).
Team-high 115 points v. Melbourne
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
July 3, 2021
Taranto gathered 28 disposals, six marks, four clearances and tackles each and a single major Saturday as GWS defeated Melbourne 64-55 at MCG.
Taranto registered his best disposal total in four appearances, combined for a season-high 10 inside 50s and scored five goal of 2021 in Saturday's victory. The 23 year-old has now produced 103 or more fantasy points in all but one of his last 10 appearances and currently finds himself tied with Brisbane's Jarryd Lions as the AFL"s leader for total fantasy score (1725 points)..
145 fantasy points leads GWS to win
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
June 20, 2021
Taranto collected 24 disposals, 12 tackles, 11 marks and seven clearances Saturday as GWS knocked off Carlton 102-66 at Giants Stadium.
Taranto notched season-highs for marks and clearances and matched Matthew De Boer's game-leading 12 tackles to close out Saturday's contest with his best fantasy output of 2021 (145 points). The 23 year-old has now registered at least 103 fantasy points in each of his last eight appearances, and, as such, currently finds himself one of only three players in the AFL having eclipsed 1500 total fantasy points on the year.