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Crouch leads Fantasy Crows

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Brad Crouch of the Crows competes for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 15 match between the Carlton Blues and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on July 01, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media)
Brad Crouch competes for the ball during Adelaide's clash with Carlton at the MCG on Saturday

Three Crows led Adelaide’s AFL Fantasy contingent in a tough contest at the MCG on Saturday.

Brad Crouch continued to display stellar Fantasy form, scoring a team-high 131 points while collecting 30 disposals, six clearances and five inside 50ms.

With 10 tackles to his name, it’s the second week in a row that the elder Crouch brother has recorded tackles in the double digits.

It’s the sixth time Brad has topped 100 Fantasy points this season, now averaging just shy of a ton with 99.6 points a game.

Josh Jenkins was a force around the ground, recording 126 points in a well-rounded performance with 13 disposals, nine hit-outs and three goals.

It’s a season-high Fantasy score for the forward, who also registered a career-high 13 tackles on the day.

Jenkins' stock has risen by $34,000, now priced at $475,000 following two strong performances against the Hawks and the Blues.

Brodie Smith rounded out the hundred-plus trio, scoring 100 points on the dot to record his second highest Fantasy total for the season.

The rebounding defender had 30 disposals, delivered five inside 50ms and kicked one goal in the clash at the ‘G.

Matt Crouch fell just shy of the ton with 99 points, collecting 29 disposals (14 contested) and claiming nine clearances in the process.

Riley Knight (87) and Rory Sloane (83) followed, the former kicking two goals after earning a recall from the SANFL.

It’s both a season and career-high score for Knight, who had 18 disposals, five tackles and four marks in his return to senior football.

Richard Douglas (81) proved consistent for team owners, scoring one point off his season average of 82.9 points entering Round 15.

Eddie Betts (78) and David Mackay (77) were solid, while Rory Laird (76) led the team for rebound 50ms with nine of his own.

Owners will be looking for Laird to replicate his early season form, in particular the purple patch experienced between Round Four and Round Nine where he scored six 100-plus totals in a row.


Brad Crouch MID 131
Josh Jenkins FWD 126
Brodie Smith DEF/MID 100
Matt Crouch MID 99
Riley Knight FWD 87
Rory Sloane MID 83
Richard Douglas MID 81
Eddie Betts FWD 78
David Mackay MID 77
Rory Laird DEF 76
Sam Jacobs RUC 75
Jake Lever DEF 72
Hugh Greenwood MID 66
Luke Brown DEF 63
Mitch McGovern FWD 61
Taylor Walker FWD 57
Rory Atkins MID 47
Wayne Milera FWD 42
Jake Kelly DEF 40
Jonathon Beech FWD 39
Daniel Talia DEF 33
Kyle Hartigan DEF 7
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