Matt de Boer (MID, $482,000) is a dangerous tagger. Last week he ran with Jaeger O’Meara (MID, $727,000) and restricted him to 72, his lowest score of the year. This week, he’ll have his sights set on Carlton’s Patrick Cripps (MID, $786,000). Cripps scored 118 on the Giants last year and managed to avoid the tag that day. I doubt he’ll be that lucky on Sunday afternoon.
Fresh of a monstrous score of 161, Clayton Oliver (MID, $752,000) won’t have it that easy, as he’ll have West Coast’s Mark Hutchings (MID, $409,000) breathing down his neck.
Hutchings is one of only a few taggers in the game who sacrifice their own game to hinder others. He has claimed some big scalps this year that include the games highest scorer Travis Boak who he held to just 79.
After averaging 112 in his last eight games in 2018, everyone believed that Josh Dunkley (FWD/MID, $645,000) was set for a huge season. However, after playing out of position and scoring 85 or less in his first six games, many coaches moved him on.
Now is the time to bring him back.
Over the last two weeks, Dunkley has scored 127 and 145. Although he has a tough assignment this week against the mighty Cats, with more midfield minutes under his belt, he’ll be a highly sort after trade target now that he has dropped $50k from his starting price.
What is going on at Geelong?
After injuring his ankle and knee last weekend, Patrick Dangerfield (FWD/MID, $691,000) was predicted to be rested for last weeks game against the Kangaroos. Joel Selwood was named as an emergency, and subsequently, many Fantasy coaches traded Dangerfield out of fear that he would be a late withdrawal.
Instead, Joel Selwood came in for Sam Menegola, but then minutes later, Charlie Constable came in for Joel Selwood.
Either way, Dangerfield played. He scored 96 from 91 per cent time of ground. He found the ball 27 times and played his usual midfield role.
Now, for those who traded him… don’t panic! He dropped $31k in value and still has a break-even of 133, making him a trade option in the next two weeks.
AYE AYE CAPTAIN
The pig will feast.
The Gold Coast Suns are the easiest team for midfielders to score against and over the last two rounds, Oliver (161), Yeo (146), Gaff (144), Shuey (128), Redden (120) and Jones (114) have all cashed in and this week, it’s Tom Rockliff’s (MID, $697,000) turn.
Coming off his second-best score for the year of 149, the Pig plays at home again where he has averaged 126 this year.
Travis Boak (FWD/MID, $753,000) is also a great option. He has scored over 150 twice in his career and those scores have come only when he has played the Suns.