Origin hero, fantasy relevant?
After coming off an average year fantasy wise last season, can the unsung hero of State of Origin Game 3 2022 Tom Gilbert push himself into coach’s teams after securing a move to the Dolphins?
Tom Gilbert was the absolute bane of my existence and without delving into the depths immediately, I’m not seeing a lot that would change this at all. He would need either an 80-minute edge role or a big. minute middle role. Let’s look at where he fits into this Dolphins pack exactly.
I think it’s a fair assumption that there is 0 chance of an 80-minute EDG role with both Kenny Bromwich and Felise Kaufusi joining and both notable 80 minute EDG players so that almost certainly puts a line through that scenario.
It’s safe to say he will be part of that MID rotation which includes JBrom, JWall, Ese x 2, Ray Stone and Mark Nicholls more than likely. We think it looks something like this.
This would leave Gilbert with 55 mins to work around with. Last year for the Cowboys his main role was as a 25 min EDG to start off with and then come back on and play 30-35 mins as a middle. While it’s hard to isolate these middle stats here we can base a projection off what he has done previously in a similar middle role.
Gilbert has a career average of 36.9 in 43.9 mins at a ppm of 0.78 which gives him a 42.9 average. Not great reading for a bloke priced at 39. Even in a 60-minute role, this increases to 46.8 but this is absolute best-case scenario.
In summation I’m happy to go out on a limb in saying it was a mistake getting on last year, and nothing has changed to make me think any differently this year.
Final Verdict: AVOID