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Tom Doedee
Makes it through SANFL match unscathed
DAdelaide Crows
March 6, 2021
Doedee (groin) returned to action on the SANFL side Saturday, Kirralee Thomas of the Crows' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Doedee should solidify the Crows' back end come Round 1 but will sit out the Community Series contest Sunday after taking part on the SANFL side. He averaged 14.3 disposals, 5.2 marks and 1.7 tackles a season ago.
Ben Davis
Dealing with foot injury
FAdelaide Crows
Foot
March 4, 2021
Davis suffered a left syndesmosis injury during a practice match last weekend that leaves his status unclear moving forward, the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Davis is set to undergo scans on the injury, which may reveal more about the nature of his injury. It's best to consider him questionable for the Round 1 clash with Geelong for the time being.
David MacKay
Dealing with concussion symptoms
MAdelaide Crows
Concussion
March 4, 2021
MacKay continues to be sidelined by concussion symptoms, the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
MacKay still has some time to get right ahead of the regular season, but it's quite likely he will be held out of the Community Series match this weekend. MacKay should be a mainstay in the lineup for the Crows again in 2021 after averaging 15.5 disposals, 2.5 marks and 1.6 tackles a season ago.
Wayne Milera
Out 6-to-9 months with torn patella
DAdelaide Crows
Knee
March 2, 2021
Milera ruptured his ACL in Saturday's practice match versus Port Adelaide and will be sidelined 6-to-9 months, the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Milera's 2020 campaign was cut short due to a foot injury, so it's an unfortunate way for things to go for him to open up a new season. Assuming the timeline remains true, the 23-year-old would miss all of the regular season.
Tyson Stengle
Suspended four games
FAdelaide Crows
Suspension
October 10, 2020
Stengle was suspended four games for being caught with an illicit substance, Mitch Cleary of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Stengle was issued a four-game suspension during the league shutdown earlier in 2020, and he'll be forced to miss the start of the 2021 season as well. The forward collected 117 disposals with eight goals during the 2020 campaign.
Brad Crouch
Handed two-match ban
MAdelaide Crows
Suspension
October 10, 2020
Crouch received a two-match ban Saturday after being caught with an illicit substance, Mitch Cleary of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear where Crouch will play during the 2021 season, but he'll be forced to miss his first two games after he signs. He collected 264 disposals with two goals and two assists in 2020.
Tom Lynch
Returns in loss
FAdelaide Crows
September 19, 2020
Lynch scored one behind to go with 25 disposals (12 kicks, 13 handballs) and made five marks during Saturday's 77-33 loss to Richmond.
ANALYSIS
Lynch made his return after a month-long absence with a hamstring injury. While gone, his team won three of the last four matches despite missing some key forwards. If Lynch can produce similar possession stats and add goals, he could benefit from an entire team that looked much more productive to finish the season.
Matthew Crouch
Gets 30 disposals in finale
MAdelaide Crows
September 19, 2020
Crouch logged 30 disposals (10 kicks, 20 handballs) and made five marks during Saturday's 77-33 loss to Richmond.
ANALYSIS
Crouch was an important presence in midfield by leading the team in disposals but it was hard to make up the difference in goals, no matter how battles were won elsewhere. All season long, this Crouch brother routinely logged close to 30 disposals and never lower than 22 since Round three. Now all he needs to do is help his team carry their form at the end of the season into the next campaign, which will make everyone happily more productive.
Reilly O'Brien
Strong finish to season
RAdelaide Crows
September 19, 2020
O'Brien collected 19 disposals (eight kicks, 11 handballs) to go with seven marks made and 29 hitouts completed during Saturday's 77-33 loss to Richmond.
ANALYSIS
O'Brien won another ruck battle to finish the season but there's still little way to make up the difference against a vastly better attack. With the excellent finish to the season despite ending up in last place, O'Brien showed why he's one of the most productive ruckmen in the premiership. If the rest of the team can play as well as they did in the last month, O'Brien will be a key part of a productive group next season.
Luke Brown
Finishes season injured
DAdelaide Crows
Hamstring
September 19, 2020
Brown collected 14 disposals (11 kicks, three handballs) and suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's 77-33 loss to Richmond, according to Marc McGowan of the league's official website.
ANALYSIS
Brown tied his season high for marks and had slightly more possession before suffering the injury. Luckily for him, Adelaide have earned the Wooden Spoon as the last-placed team in the league and now have all offseason to recover.
David MacKay
Suspension served
MAdelaide Crows
September 15, 2020
MacKay has served his one-match ban and will be available for selection in Round 18.
ANALYSIS
MacKay was suspended for one match for forceful front-on contact on Matt de Boer last Tuesday. With that in the rearview, he will aim to close out the 2020 campaign on a high note Saturday versus Richmond.
Taylor Walker
Set to return
FAdelaide Crows
Undisclosed
September 15, 2020
Walker (undisclosed) is in line to retake the field for Saturday's season finale versus Richmond, Kieron Turner of the Crows' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Walker sat out the previous contest with some minor issues that have seemingly resolved with some additional rest. He should retake his spot among the Crows' 22 to finish out the season, needing four disposals to top the century mark for the season.
Lachlan Sholl
Scores two majors in win
DAdelaide Crows
September 13, 2020
Sholl kicked two majors and logged one behind to go with 24 disposals (19 kicks, five handballs) during Saturday's 72-56 win over Carlton.
ANALYSIS
Sholl had his breakout contest by dominating the lackluster Blues with an impressive performance that helped give his team their third straight win. The youngster has only just tasted this kind of production at the premiership level, so it's more likely to see him develop next season than show off in the final Round against a top-two Brisbane club.
Bryce Gibbs
Impressive in final footy match
MAdelaide Crows
September 13, 2020
Gibbs scored one behind and collected 27 disposals (16 kicks, 11 handballs) in addition to making six marks during Saturday's 72-56 win over Carlton.
ANALYSIS
It was quite the swan song for Gibbs, who lit up the team that drafted him and ended up getting carried off the field by his former Blues teammates. After 268 professional matches, Gibbs has chosen to call time on his career.
Rory Laird
Collects 27 disposals in win
DAdelaide Crows
September 13, 2020
Laird collected 27 disposals (11 kicks, 16 handballs) in addition to making five tackles and completing six marks during Saturday's 72-56 win over Carlton.
ANALYSIS
Laird has been an exceptional piece for the Crows as they turned around their play in August and have now won three straight matches to give themselves a chance to not finish last on the ladder. In order to make that happen, Laird will have a tough test in the final Round against Richmond.
Taylor Walker
Unavailable Sunday
FAdelaide Crows
Undisclosed
September 12, 2020
Walker is out for Sunday's match against the Blues with an unspecified injury.
ANALYSIS
Walker popped up on the team's injury report prior to Saturday's contest although there were no further updates as to what's holding him out. He'll look to return to the pitch next Saturday against the Tigers.
David MacKay
Suspended for Round 17
MAdelaide Crows
Suspension
September 12, 2020
MacKay is suspended for Sunday's game against the Blues for an unspecified reason.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear as to why MacKay is suspended for Saturday's match but the Adelaide midfielder is coming off a season-best 19 disposals and 10 kicks against the Giants on Tuesday and hopefully won't have to miss more than just the one match.
Tom Lynch
Returning Sunday
FAdelaide Crows
September 12, 2020
Lynch (hamstring) will make his awaited return to the starting lineup Saturday against the Blues after missing the last month with a hamstring injury.
ANALYSIS
Lynch was battling a low-grade hamstring issue that kept him out for a bit longer than his initial timeline of 2-to-3 weeks. Regardless, the Crows will be getting back a valuable piece of their offense as Lynch averaged 0.4 goals, 14.7 disposals, 9.7 kicks and 5 handballs per game before bowing out with the injury. He'll look to remain healthy to close out the final two matches of the regular season.
Brad Crouch
Collects 31 disposals in win
MAdelaide Crows
September 8, 2020
Crouch logged 31 disposals (11 kicks, 20 handballs) and made four marks during Tuesday's 59-47 win over Greater Western Sydney.
ANALYSIS
Crouch and his brother Mathew lead a ground domination to stifle a Giants team that now needs to win both of its remaining matches to stay in the finals. When healthy, Crouch is a safe bet to collect a high number of disposals, but he doesn't tend to make much of an impact in marks or other high value areas. However, if he and his brother can keep up their form, they'll finish what has been a hard season in style.
Rory Laird
Big effort in win
DAdelaide Crows
September 8, 2020
Laird collected 28 disposals (12 kicks, 16 handballs) to go with nine tackles made and 11 clearances completed during Tuesday's 59-47 win over Greater Western Sydney.
ANALYSIS
Laird has alternated between massive games and average efforts over his last five matches. He's had a good season overall, but it's worth paying attention to this trend before selecting Laird, even if the Crows as a team are in good form.
Reilly O'Brien
Wins ruck battle
RAdelaide Crows
September 8, 2020
O'Brien logged 43 hitouts to go with 13 disposals logged (nine kicks, four handballs) and five tackles completed during Tuesday's 59-47 win over Greater Western Sydney.
ANALYSIS
O'Brien went up against former teammate Sam Jacobs and topped 40 disposals for the first time all season to help down a team just on the edge of making the finals. He's one of the best rucks around and could be worth keeping an eye on after the Crows have put together two straight wins.
Matthew Crouch
Huge in win
MAdelaide Crows
September 8, 2020
Crouch scored one goal and logged 27 disposals (11 kicks, 16 handballs) in addition to making 12 tackles during Tuesday's 59-47 win over Greater Western Sydney Giants.
ANALYSIS
Crouch and his brother Brad were key in helping the Crows stifle a team that really has to fight to make the finals. Though their season is still sealed, Crouch is carrying his strong August into a good showing in September and looks like he could keep it going through the final two matches.
Andrew McPherson
Back in lineup
DAdelaide Crows
September 7, 2020
McPherson (hamstring) will return to action Tuesday versus the Giants, James Hetherington of the Crows' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
McPherson isn't a particularly huge contributor in terms of fantasy, but he did display some upside against Essendon earlier in the season with 19 disposals, four marks and three tackles. His inclusion as an interchange should further limit his contributions Tuesday.
Will Hamill
Set for scratch match
DAdelaide Crows
September 3, 2020
Hamill (head) has been cleared of his injury and will take part in a scratch match Friday versus Port Adelaide, James Hetherington of the Crows' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Hamill was a fairly consistent presence in the lineup for Adelaide prior to suffering the injury, but it appears his first action back won't be on the AFL side. Still, he should be in the mix moving forward if he emerges unscathed during Friday's action.
Wayne Milera
Officially done for season
DAdelaide Crows
Foot
September 3, 2020
Milera (foot) won't return during the 2020 season, James Hetherington of the Crows' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Milera suffered a foot issue in mid-June that was expected to keep him out of commission for a pair of months, but it appears his recovery is coming along more slowly than the medical staff would have hoped. With the Crows well out of Finals consideration, Milera will be shut down for the remainder of the campaign.
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