MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 10: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies and Max Gawn of the Demons compete for the ball during the 2019 AFL round 12 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Set and forget. It's seems the obvious and easiest choice when starting your SuperCoach or Fantasy sides each season - opting for the pairing of Demons captain Max Gawn and Magpies star Brodie Grundy as your one-two punch.

Head and shoulders above the rest of the ruck crop, Gawn and Grundy are sure to do damage when you come up against them, but their starting price is sure do just as much pain to your starting budget.

Starting at a SuperCoach/AFL Fantasy starting price of $751,400/$944,000, Max Gawn will leave a large hole in your pocket early, but his 2020 averages of 139.9/98.9 prove his worth to your side.

Grundy sits at $648,200/$867,000 to start the year and looms as the more popular option across both fantasy codes. understood to have shaken off any injury complaint ahead of the new year, we could see the Collingwood big man return to his very best.

With only two starting ruck spots up for grabs, we name the formidable options outside of the set and forget model.


1. Nic Naitanui

SuperCoach: $593,700

The words "injury prone" are usually aligned with the Eagles ruckman, but with a near full season in 2020 we can only hope his poor run of injuries are behind him.

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A strong finish to last year should have the athletic big man in your sights, with six scores of over 120 SuperCoach points coming in his final eight games in 2020.

Whilst still high, his price is sure to save you plenty in comparison to Gawn and/or Grundy.