Tim Taranto
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.
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Game-high 36 disposals, eight marks
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
May 29, 2021
Taranto huddled 36 disposals, eight marks, six tackles and five clearances Saturday as GWS fell to Brisbane 129-65 at Gabba.
Taranto's 23 kicks and 13 handballs combined for a game-high number of disposals on Saturday, while his six tackles tied Josh Kelly as Brisbane leader in that respective category. His eight marks also matched a season-best original recorded back in an April 10 win over Collingwood and helped lift the 23 year-old to his best fantasy output of year (143) and second 140-point performance of 2021.
Effects eight tackles in victory
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
May 8, 2021
Taranto closed with 29 disposals (17 kicks, 12 handballs), eight tackles, five marks and one goal in Saturday's 107-105 victory over the Bombers.
Taranto notched a season-high with eight tackles in the win, bringing his season total to 43. He currently ranks ninth in that category across the league, balancing his defensive production by ranking seventh in total disposals. Along with Josh Kelly and Tom Green, the Giants have one of the most promising midfield's in the competition, and that alone should keep them competitive this season.
Game-high 35 disposals in rout
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
May 1, 2021
Taranto acquired 35 disposals, seven tackles, seven clearances and six marks Saturday as GWS knocked off Adelaide 106-39 at Adelaide Oval.
A game-high 35 disposals (21 kicks, 14 handballs) and top marks for the year in clearances, tackles and rebound 50s (6) propelled Taranto to his best fantasy numbers of the season on Saturday. The 23 year-old is now averaging an impressive 29.29 disposals an appearance in 2021 - 11th-best in the league - and, thanks to a combined 125 kicks, exits Round Seven ranked in the top 10 for fantasy points per game (111.4) amongst AFL midfielders.
28 disposals, six marks in loss
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
April 23, 2021
Taranto pulled in 28 disposals (18 kicks, 10 handballs) six clearances, five tackles, three marks and a goal and goal assist each Friday as GWS fell to Western 104-64 at Manuka Oval.
Taranto finished Friday's game trailing only Lachie Ash for most disposals recorded by a GWS player and having registered his second-best mark total for the season. The 23 year-old midfielder continues to pace his squad in total kicks, disposals and clangers on the year and, sporting a team-best 106.67 fantasy points a game, currently finds himself one of only two members of the GWS roster ranked in the top 20 for total fantasy score in the AFL.
27 disposals, four marks / tackles
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
April 18, 2021
Taranto garnered 27 disposals, five clearances and four marks and tackles each Saturday as GWS edged out Sydney 71-69 at SCG.
Taranto posted double-digit totals for kicks and handballs for a second-consecutive week and the third time in four showings on Saturday, and consequently, finished GWS' leader in disposals (27) against Sydney. The 23 year-old now sits just outside the AFL's top-10 for total (142) and disposals per game (28.40), and, thanks to a fantasy point per game median of 107.2, ranks the 11th-best option for selection at midfielder currently available to owners.