AFL Rd 2 - Fremantle v GWS
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Andrew Brayshaw of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2021 AFL Round 02 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the GWS Giants at Optus Stadium on March 28, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

With a pair of either frustrating or fantastic weeks under the belt, all coaches will be looking to improve upon their totals this weekend.

Whether it be in the form of shipping off an underperforming premium or cashing in on a price rise, all of us will be ringing the changes before Thursday night.

If you are still on the fence heading into the Easter long weekend and are desperate for points from a point of difference, here are 10 names that have been firing so far in 2021 with ownerships below 10%.

DEFENDERS

Jack Crisp

Price – $733,000
Ownership – 7%

As mentioned earlier, Jack Crisp may have defender status on the Fantasy platform, but it appears that Nathan Buckley is keen to play the former Lion higher up the ground.

The 27-year-old attended 91% of Collingwood’s centre bounces last Thursday for 36 disposals and 117 Fantasy points.

Jump on early before both his average exceeds his current mean of 104 points per week and his ownership skyrockets.

Jack Bowes

Price – $671,000
Ownership – 2%

The key to the 23-year-old’s scores of 135 and 92 across the season’s first fortnight has been his ability to play on from kick-ins.

Bowes recorded six in the Suns first up loss to the Eagles in Round 1 and backed it up with another six last weekend against North Melbourne.

With an average disposal rate of 30.5 per game and a weekly Fantasy mean of 113.5, if you haven’t got the former top 10 pick in your back six, jump on it before it’s too late.

Blake Hardwick

Price – $531,000
Ownership – 2%

Despite not holding household name status, Blake Hardwick has been superb in Hawthorn’s back six across the first pair of rounds.

The 24-year-old found the ball at will against both Essendon and Hawthorn, finishing with an average of 26 disposals, 11 marks and 113 Fantasy points.

Although the Hawks are widely tipped to finish well outside the eight, the Eastern Ranges’ product looks to have cemented his spot in Alistair Clarkson’s backline.


MIDFIELDERS

Josh Kelly

Price – $780,000
Ownership – 3%

Although the Giants have started 2021 poorly and their midfield bats deep in a Fantasy sense, Josh Kelly has been a consistent scorer across the first fortnight.

After a season high 91 points against the Saints in Round 1, Kelly backed it up with an almost identical 90 in his side’s loss to Fremantle last Sunday.

Despite not yet cracking triple figures, the former first round draft pick is a known Fantasy quality that is set to deliver for the small group that have shown faith in him early.

Still, this aforementioned group will be hoping that the Victorian records more than six CBAs this weekend.

Andrew Brayshaw

Price – $756,000
Ownership – 4%

After 56-games across his first three seasons and a brilliant finish to 2020, Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw looked set to explode at AFL level.

After scores of 105 and 127 in Rounds 1 and 2, those that chose to go with the 21-year-old to start the season have had their prescience pay off.

With the Dockers set to face the Blues, Hawks, Crows and Roos over the next month, now looks to be the time to jump on the Victorian’s bandwagon.

Tim Kelly

Price – $751,000
Ownership – 3%

After a 2020 season that was below his All-Australian standards, Tim Kelly has started 2021 with a bang.

The 26-year-old finished the season’s first fortnight with an average of 109.5 points after back-to-back tonnes.

If you are one of the 7% of coaches that started your season with the underwhelming Andrew Gaff, you may wish to move him on for his teammate.

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Dom Sheed

Price – $726,000
Ownership – 2%

In the same vein as Kelly, Sheed has started 2021 with a pair of triple figure scores.

The bald Eagle is currently averaging 30 touches, 10 clearances, 26.5 CBAs and 115 Fantasy points.

With these numbers proving more than intriguing in anyone’s language, expect the Western Australian’s ownership percentage to surge the longer the season goes.


Travis Boak

Price – $795,000
Ownership – 3%

After a career best year that saw him finish 2020 as the runner-up on Brownlow night, Travis Boak has once again hit the ground running in an effort to go one better this year.

The 32-year-old may be entering the autumn years of his career, but it hasn’t stopped him finding the ball when he so chooses.

Although Port Adelaide have started their season against North Melbourne and Essendon, the three-time All-Australian finished Round 2 averaging 28.5 touches of the Sherrin and 102.5 Fantasy points.

If his form continues and his ownership remains criminally low, those that choose not to include Boak should be placed behind prison bars.


RUCKS

Rhys Stanley

Price – $582,000
Ownership – 1%

Although the league’s premium rucks looked to have bounced in Round 2, if your ruck stocks are looking light on, keep the former Saint’s name in mind.

The Geelong big man has averaged 22.5 hitouts, 18 disposals and 87 Fantasy points across the hoops’ first pair of contests.

Even though these numbers aren’t much on paper, with 99% of coaches passing on Stanley, if his average is maintained, he could be a nice little earner that allows you to spend elsewhere on the field.


FORWARDS

Taylor Walker

Price – $470,000
Ownership – 4%

After an average of five and a half goals from 280-minutes of football, there was no way we could exclude the big Texan.

Walker is the only name to have posted double digits in the early race for the Coleman and remains one of only a handful of men above the age 30 to average more than 100 Fantasy points following Round 2.

Cynics will be waiting for the big forward’s bubble to burst, but with Walker’s Crows set to face the Suns, Roos, Dockers and Hawks over the next month, romantics – and his small set of owners – will be hoping his feast continues.