Niall Morgan remains a massive gamble as Tyrone goalkeeper. He burnt a few fantasy managers during the league competition this year as Michael O’Neill got the greater amount of points. He’s recovering from a broken hand, is unlikely to start against Derry, and may not feature at all later in the year.
Mickey Harte has also raised concerns about Conor Clarke (full back), Justin McMahon (Full back) and Conor Meyler (Half forward).
Tyrone’s defence is going to be popular though based on their performance in this year’s league and last year’s championship. Aidan McElroy and Cathal McCarron were the top scoring players in the full back line in this year’s league. At half back, Tiernan McCann was the top scorer for the NFL competition,
scoring 93 fantasy points. Ronan McNamee has a record of picking up cards though, and he should be chosen with care.
Sean Cavanagh is a consistently good fantasy player featuring in the top five in the past three competitions. He was categorised as a midfielder for the last two competitions, however this year he has switched to full forward line.
The clever play might be to put Mattie Donnelly in instead. Donnelly scored 66 points from full forward line in the last two competitions, but he’s in as a midfielder for the championship. Ronan O’Neill and Connor McAliskey should be the two main scoring threats.
Darren McCurry was a star in last year’s Championship, but he has been on the fringes this year.
There is one addition to our Tyrone squad, as Frank Burns has been included in the half back line. Departures include Ryan McKenna and Patrick Quinn.