He had an interrupted pre-season and started the year slowly with 50 points in round one, but now is the time to bring in Zach Merrett (MID, $707,000).

Coming off scores of 143 and 128, Merrett is as cheap as he’ll be all year after dropping $29,000 from his starting price. He only has a break-even of 60 and will hit that against Collingwood on Thursday night, especially when you consider he has scored 124, 109, 105 and 137 in his last four against them.

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The much-anticipated new Dual Position players dropped on Monday, with Dustin Martin (FWD/MID, $597,000) being the most relevant. Dusty started the season under-priced and after a slow start to the season, he is now even cheaper.

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When it comes to selecting rookies, it can be one of the hardest decisions for a Fantasy coach to make. Here, we have identified which rookies you should be targeting this week as potential downgrade targets.

Will Hayes (MID, $196,000) was impressive on debut for the Bulldogs and immediately hit the scoreboard. He played plenty of time through the midfield for his 71 points and plays the Hawks this week. He will be a very popular trade target for those who didn’t pick him up last week.

With two games under his belt for scores of 86 and 63 there is plenty to like about Jack Ross (MID, $263,000). Just like Hayes, Ross played the majority of his game time around the ball and even though his price has risen for the second time, it’s not too late to jump on board.

After being dropped in round two, Mart Hore (DEF, $298,000) now finds himself entrenched into the Demons line-up off the back of two 90+ scores. He took a game-high 13 marks last week for his 99 points and if you traded him out like most coaches did in round two, now is the time to quickly bring him back in for the likes of Jordan Clark (DEF, $332,000) or Xavier Duursma (DEF/MID, $390,000) and pocket some cash along the way.


After the seven Adelaide players scored 100+ last week against the Suns, Lachie Neale (MID, $804,000) gets his turn in round six.

He has scored 93, 152 and 124 in his last three against them and if you can forgive him after last week’s 76, then he’s your man you can put the “C” on with confidence.

Tom Rockliff (MID, $707,000) scored 178 on the Kangaroos in JLT2 and last week, Essendon’s midfielders had a day out against them as well. Zach Merrett (143), Dylan Shiel (127) and Dyson Heppell (123) all posted their highest scores for the season.