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We’ll help you make the decision on whether to make the CALL and pick the player up, HOLD firm in the face of poor scores or FOLD when it’s clear the player is no longer up to it and needs to face the axe in AFL Dream Team.
TOP 5 Scorers for Round 9
Michael Barlow – 149
Adam Goodes – 147
Brent Stanton – 144
Steve Johnson – 144
Matthew Boyd – 144
Matthew Boyd (MID)has found form averaging 101.7 in his last 3, scoring 144 last weekend. He does have a round 11 bye which is not ideal for a player you are looking to bring in this week, but his potential to be a top 8 premium midfielder is terrific.
Michael Barlow (MID) has been in terrific form. Averaging 124 over the last 3 he has a breakeven of 52 and is now ranked as the 5th highest scorer for the season to date. He is a unique option and is one you should strongly consider. He has the round 12 bye.
Brent Staker (DEF/FWD) $132,600 is the obvious inclusion of the week. He is a forward/defender so replace him with any under performing or injured player you are looking to move out.
Luke Ball (MID) is on the bubble this week. He is unique option and with all the injuries down at the Pies, he will be in the middle for long parts of the game. He is a unique mid-price option that could make you money on a downgrade and bridge you to a fallen premium in a few weeks.
Dane Swan (MID) has been average at best, playing large parts of games up in the forward line (remember this next year Virtual Sports!). His average over the last 3 is only 95.3 and he has dropped $150,200 with a break-even of 152 this weekend. Everyone should have him, so keep him in. But consider choosing a different captain.
Mark Hutchings (MID) $102,700 is a good midfield rookie option. HE has proven ability in the WAFL and is a good ball winner. However his long term job security is questionable and this is a bad time, with the impending bye rounds, to bring in players who have questionable job security.
Dean Terlich injury has been downgraded to bruised ribs and is a chance to play this weekend.
Matthew Leuenberger $358,000 (Ruck) has broken his thumb and is expected to be out for 4 weeks. With the bye rounds coming over the next few rounds, you cannot afford to hold him on your bench. Consider a sideways trade to Matthew Kreuzer ($322,000) or slight upgrade to Nic Naitanui ($426,900).
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