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Lynch leads Fantasy mob

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01: Tom Lynch of the Crows in action during the 2017 AFL round 02 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 01, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media)
Tom Lynch

It was a night to remember for Tom Lynch, who made his return from illness known with a dominant AFL Fantasy performance against Melbourne on Saturday night.

Lynch had 27 possessions, 11 marks and kicked three goals as he bounced back from a viral meningitis infection.

It resulted in a game-high 130 Fantasy points for the link-up forward, who equalled his career-high for kicks (19) while reaching triple figures for the seventh time this season.

The performance has seen Lynch’s price rocket to $530,000, a rise of $53,000 after slipping to $477,000 in Round 11.

Taylor Walker followed, Adelaide’s forward line firing on all cylinders as the skipper scored 113 points of his own.

‘Tex’ had a season-high 21 disposals and booted four goals, two of which came in the final quarter as the Crows pulled away from the Dees.

Rory Laird proved consistent, recording 109 points in another strong performance off half-back.

A 100+ score is now almost customary for the rebounding defender, who recorded his 10th ton of the season to improve his average to 102.5 points a game.

The Crouch brothers rounded out the 100 club, the pair now vital cogs in a highly-contested Crows engine room.

Brad (108) edged out Matt (100), as the pair combined for 58 disposals, 10 clearances and 10 tackles.

It’s the fourth week in a row that Brad has notched a ton, also his seventh from his last eight outings.

Crouch’s impressive form makes him an attractive option for team owners, but you’ll have to pony up if you want to acquire him – he’s now valued at $589,000.

Sam Jacobs (97) fell just shy of a century, while David Mackay (83) impressed after contributing 21 disposals, three inside 50ms and two goals.


Tom Lynch FWD 130
Taylor Walker FWD 113
Rory Laird DEF 109
Brad Crouch MID 108
Matt Crouch MID 100
Sam Jacobs RUC 97
David Mackay MID 83
Richard Douglas FWD/MID 77
Josh Jenkins FWD 74
Brodie Smith DEF/MID 73
Luke Brown DEF 73
Hugh Greenwood MID 72
Daniel Talia DEF 71
Eddie Betts FWD 70
Riley Knight FWD 69
Charlie Cameron FWD 68
Mitch McGovern FWD 67
Jake Lever DEF 55
Jake Kelly DEF 49
Rory Atkins MID 45
Andy Otten DEF/FWD 35
Rory Sloane MID 34
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