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Swans surge in AFL Fantasy

Tim Roman  May 17, 2017 8:30 AM

Buddy brilliance - Rd 8 Take a look at Lance Franklin's juggling goal against Robbie Tarrant in the final term.
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Josh Kennedy scored 121 fantasy points during Sunday's win over North Melbourne.

There’s been a Swans revival in the last fortnight, and against the Roos last Sunday it was almost as if normal Fantasy service had been resumed. 

The big names were up the top – Kennedy, Parker and Hannebery – and the numbers were juicy: 122, 121, 117.

Throw in 99 from Lance Franklin, 118 from must-have forward Isaac Heeney and 106 from the Swans' top scorer this year, Jake Lloyd, and all the signs point to the red and white.

Then there's Nic Newman, dropped after round six, and an emergency for the clash with the Roos. Next minute, Oliver Florent gets a rest, and Newman gets the call, responding with a game-high 135 points. That's 135 points left sitting on the bench for most Fantasy coaches.

Surely 35 possessions makes Newman 'undroppable' this week against the Saints, but you never know with John Longmire.

More importantly, that Sydney engine room is chugging again. Josh Kennedy looks an absolute steal at $528,000, particularly given he was on target for a 50-disposal game against North.

Luke Parker is only a shade dearer at $538,000. He and Dan Hannebery (MID, $554,000) finished fifth and sixth last year in total Fantasy points. Assuming the Swans' form blip is behind them, these are two names you must seriously consider. Particularly with Tom Rockliff out for three weeks with an injured shoulder.

George Hewett (FWD/MID, $420,000) is the other Swan worth a look. His average of 78.3 is more than respectable for a forward and he gives you dual-position flexibility. 

Callum Sinclair (RUC/FWD, $401,000) does the same but be wary of picking up the former Eagle given the Swans ruck stocks and imminent return of Kurt Tippett.