lukeayee wrote:I wonder how much influence fantasy scores have over how a player plays. At the end of the day it's based on statistics so it's not a terrible predictor of performance.
Watching the game, Nanny didnt play all that bad. He was very involved but had a tackle technique which is terrible for fantasy scoring. Similar to how Fifita used to get a TB for a slap on somebodies chest (not a real TB in my opinion) Nanny got -2 for almost threatening to tackle but then falling off mid commitment. It wasn't ineffective in the game, he was actually stopping players and making defensive moves he just wasn't holding on. There was some genuine bad tackles and complete misses when charging down, but overall his defense wasn't too bad. At least in my opinion.
Wonder if he see his score and changes his tackle technique. As silly as it sounds it may have some influence. Combination of ego and a reality check on what he is doing in the game.
I reckon his mates who have him in Fantasy will blow up at him, but doubt it will have any influence on his IRL performance. What impressed me most about Nanai was his motor. Looked quite comfortable even after 80 minutes to be honest.