Breaking the 120pt Barrier in 2015
The elite of the elite in AFL Fantasy, breaking the 120pt barrier is not one of the easier tasks to accomplish. aflratings.com.au takes a look.
The elite of the elite in AFL Fantasy, breaking the 120pt barrier is not one of the easier tasks to accomplish. In fact, of the 8,668 attempts by players to reach this target only 407 (0.05%) were successful in the 2015 H&A Season. An average 1.03 players per game hit 120pts or more for their respective teams, the following teams were the more notable in 2015 for better or worse.
Sydney provided AFL Fantasy Coaches the most joy in 2015, an average of 1.7 players hit 120pts or more each week making them the No.1 ranked team in the AFL to do so. Josh Kennedy delivered in 8 of the 38 (21.1%) Swans 120pt games.
Hawthorn as expected were highly ranked, the Hawks finished the No.2 ranked team in the AFL producing an average of 1.5 players to hit the 120pt milestone each week. Jordan Lewis achieved the prime target in only 4 of 32 (12.5%) Hawthorn 120pt games, 3 of those 120pt games were achieved in the first 4 games of 2015.
A couple of teams to miss the Finals in 2015 but were outstanding in delivering Fantasy gold were Collingwood & Brisbane, the Magpies & Lions each provided an average of 1.4 players each week to reach 120pts or more. Dane Swan showed no signs of slowing down with 6 of 30 (20%) Collingwood 120pt games, former Magpie Dayne Beams also hit 6 of the 30 (20%) Brisbane 120pt games.
At the other end of the table are the Blues ranked 18th, an average of only 0.4 players reached the 120pt milestone each week for the 2015 H&A Season. Marc Murphy was a small shining light for Carlton hitting 3 of 9 (33.0%) Carlton 120pt games.
Gold Coast will likely be out of the bottom ranked teams in 2016, but an injury riddled year only allowed for just an average of 0.5 120pt games in 2015. Harley Bennell delivered 3 of the 10 (30%) Gold Coast 120pt games in 2015, he now moves over to the Dockers and should thrive for AFL Fantasy Coaches next season.
Finally Nth Melbourne had an average of 0.9 120pt games each week in the 2015 AFL H&A Season, Todd Goldstein accounted for 9 of the 19 (47%) Nth Melbourne 120pt games.