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Phil Davis
Hopeful to return Saturday
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Knee
March 4, 2021
Davis (knee) hopes to return for Saturday's match against Sydney after returning to training last week, according to Michael Whiting of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Davis missed the final months of the 2020 season with this knee injury and only just returned to training. With the news that he could return for the Community Series preseason match, Davis should have even better odds of being ready for Round 1 against St. Kilda.
Braydon Preuss
Out up to five months
RGreater Western Sydney Giants
Shoulder
March 4, 2021
Preuss could be out for up to five months due to a shoulder injury, according to Michael Whiting of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Preuss could return earlier in the summer but the pickup from Melbourne in the offseason won't be around for the first few months of the campaign. He only played three times last season and will need to get a few under his belt when healthy to prove his usefulness for fantasy.
Lachie Whitfield
Still awaits clearance for season
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
Abdomen
March 4, 2021
Whitfield (liver) is still questionable to be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Michael Whiting of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Whitfield was the top fantasy option for the Giants last season and would be a sizable loss if he's not ready to start the 2021 Premiership. Fortunately, he still has a couple more weeks to improve his fitness before the opening match against St. Kilda.
Jesse Hogan
Suffers quad injury in training
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Quadriceps
March 4, 2021
Hogan picked up a quad injury in training and remains questionable for Round 1 against St. Kilda, according to Michael Whiting of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Hogan has struggled with his fitness for much of the past two seasons and remains injury prone with the Giants. Given the ratings he was receiving in preseason, Hogan could be worth some attention if he can recover in time for the regular season.
Lachie Whitfield
Sidelined indefinitely
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
Abdomen
February 5, 2021
Whitfield will be sidelined indefinitely due to a bruised liver.
ANALYSIS
Whitfield had a strong finish to the 2020 season, but he could miss time to begin the 2021 campaign due to his injury. He doesn't have a timetable for his return and will be evaluated on a week-by-week basis.
Jesse Hogan
Traded to Giants
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
November 1, 2020
Hogan was traded from the Dockers to the Giants on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Hogan's two seasons with the Dockers were marred by injuries, and he'll get a chance to start fresh with the Giants in 2021. Over the past two seasons, Hogan appeared in 19 games and kicked 18 goals.
Zac Williams
Slated to test free agency
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 20, 2020
Williams will test free agency during the offseason, Fox Footy reports.
ANALYSIS
Williams has played 113 games for Greater Western Sydney to begin his career, but the club announced Monday that he'll explore other options heading into the 2021 season. Carlton and North Melbourne are seen as potential destinations for the 26-year-old defender, 7 AFL reports.
Matthew de Boer
Replaced late Friday
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
Back
September 18, 2020
De Boer was a late out for the Giants on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Per the AFL's official site, de Boer's late departure from the lineup came courtesy of a back injury. The team wound up losing the contest, ending the Giants 2020 campaign.
Stephen Coniglio
Logs 23 disposals in loss
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 18, 2020
Coniglio logged 23 disposals (15 kicks, eight handballs) and made six marks during Friday's 82-30 loss to St. Kilda.
ANALYSIS
Coniglio responded nicely after getting dropped from the team for the Round 17 loss to Melbourne. As the team captain, it was too little to late to get his side to respond to their poor form, and it resulted in the finish to their season after being unable to contend for a place in the finals.
Harry Perryman
Decent in finale
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 18, 2020
Perryman collected 18 disposals (12 kicks, six handballs) to go with six marks made and six tackles completed during Friday's 82-30 loss to St. Kilda.
ANALYSIS
Perryman finished the season with another balanced stat line that helps him rank as one of the most valuable defenders in the league. However, he had some inconsistent performances down the stretch that were in line with his team's struggles. With their season on the line, Perryman was unable to secure the result and will miss out on the Grand Finals when they begin in October.
Lachie Whitfield
Season over despite strong finish
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 18, 2020
Whitfield scored one behind and logged 28 disposals (16 kicks, 12 handballs) in addition to making 13 marks during Friday's 82-30 loss to St. Kilda.
ANALYSIS
Whitfield had one of the more impressive finishes to the season with no fewer than 25 disposals made in four of the last five Rounds. In the end though, he was practically the only reliable option from Giants as they staggered to the finale and ended up losing the game that would have helped give them a chance of making the finals.
Phil Davis
Won't return this season
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Knee
September 15, 2020
Davis (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of 2020.
ANALYSIS
Davis has been sidelined since early August with the knee issue and will apparently miss the remainder with it not getting better quickly enough. He should return to action in 2021.
Josh Kelly
Hits the ground running in return
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 12, 2020
Kelly compiled 24 disposals (20 kicks, four handballs), five tackles, two marks and one behind in Saturday's 79-74 loss to Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Kelly returned from a two-game absence, tallying a season-high 10 inside-50s in the loss to the Demons. Kelly has been one of the Demons' best players this season and is certainly developing into a key piece moving forward. His on-field production typically translates very well when it comes to fantasy viability and he warrants consideration in just about every format.
Tom Green
Best on ground in loss
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 12, 2020
Green had 30 disposals (eight k,icks, 22 handballs), three tackles and two marks in Saturday's 79-74 loss to the Demons.
ANALYSIS
Green was playing his first game since round six and certainly came to play, delivering the best performance of his young career-. He recorded a game-high 30 disposals, 21 of those being contested. The loss sees the Giants fall outside the top-8 and their finals hopes are now in real jeopardy.
Harry Perryman
Returning Saturday
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 11, 2020
Perryman will return to the field for Saturday's match versus Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Perryman is among three injured players who missed Tuesday's tilt versus Adelaide due to injury that will make their way back on Saturday. He's set to serve in the centre with Lachie Whitfield and Jacob Hopper.
Zac Williams
Ready for Saturday
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 11, 2020
Williams (undisclosed) will rejoin the action Saturday versus Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
After missing the previous tilt, Williams will retake his spot in the 22 as the Giants aim to claim one of the last spots in the finals. He's set to serve at half back alongside Adam Kennedy and Nick Haynes.
Josh Kelly
Ready to go
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 11, 2020
Kelly will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's match versus the Demons.
ANALYSIS
Kelly sat out the team's last two matches due to the concussion but appears to be right as rain ahead of Saturday's contest. Heis set to serve as a follower for the contest alongside Tim Taranto and ruck Shane Mumford.
Brent Daniels
Back in action
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 11, 2020
Daniels (undisclosed) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's clash with Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Daniels sat out Tuesday's contest for an undisclosed reason, but the added rest was enough to allow him to take part Saturday. He's set t slot in as a full forward alongside Toby Greene and Jeremy Finlayson.
Aidan Corr
Won't play Saturday
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Ankle
September 11, 2020
Corr (ankle) is unavailable for Saturday's match versus Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Corr suffered an ankle issue during the third quarter of Tuesday's match versus Melbourne, resulting in his absence for at least another round.
Aidan Corr
Suffers ankle injury
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Ankle
September 8, 2020
Corr suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of Tuesday's match versus Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
The extent of Corr's ankle injury hasn't been released at this juncture, but more information should be released when he's ready to rejoin the action. He hasn't quite lived up to expectations this season coming in, so the staff may elect to keep him on the sidelines until he's 100 percent healthy.
Tim Taranto
Logs 23 disposals in loss
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 8, 2020
Taranto scored one behind to go with 23 disposals (16 kicks, seven handballs) while also making six tackles and completing five clearances during Tuesday's 59-47 loss to Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Taranto has lately alternated huge efforts and lackluster performances, as he's topped 20 disposals in just two of his last five matches. He's about to go through the most important stretch of his season with two wins needed to make the finals, and Taranto has been a solid third option from his team given the right circumstance.
Sam Jacobs
Competes hard in loss
RGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 8, 2020
Jacobs kicked one goal in addition to logging 14 disposals (eight kicks, six handballs) and made seven tackles to go with 20 hitouts recorded during Tuesday's 59-47 loss to Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Jacobs only made his seventh appearance of the season but stepped up at the right moment to compete against an improving opponent and his ex team. He kicked the only major of the fourth quarter but his team couldn't complete the comeback. Against two tougher teams in Melbourne and Saint Kilda, it's hard to tell how Jacbos will play, though Tuesday's performance could be the kind of effort that builds good momentum to finish the season.
Lachie Whitfield
Huge effort in loss
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 8, 2020
Whitfield collected 29 disposals (21 kicks, eight handballs) in addition to making five marks and completing seven tackles during Tuesday's 59-49 loss to Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Whitfield has mostly been exceptional all season and stepped up in a huge way only for his team to lose to a recently surprising Crows club and put their finals hopes in jeopardy. Whitfield will need to stay sharp for his club to make the finals, and luckily he'll only play two strong teams in Melbourne and Saint Kilda as he tends to play his best games against the best opponents.
Jackson Hately
Starting Tuesday
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 8, 2020
Hately has been included in the starting lineup for Tuesday's match against the Crows.
ANALYSIS
Hately received a late call-up to replace forward Zac Langdon, absent for Round 16 due to an untimely illness.
Zac Langdon
Out for Round 16
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
Illness
September 8, 2020
Langdon is unavailable for Tuesday's match against Adelaide due to an illness.
ANALYSIS
Jackson Hately will enter the Giants' final team on Tuesday. Langdon has now been absent for Great Western Sydney through their last four matches.
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