Top 5: Injury affected 2013 Season.


Taylor Walker

Taylor Walker (Fwd)  – $268,300 (DT) – Don’t select Walker in round one but watch his form as he comes back from his ACL in the early stages of the season. His injury influenced average of 61 is well down on his output of 87 (AFLF) points per game in 2012.

Dale Thomas (MID) – $328,600 (DT) –  Thomas spent 2013 on the sideline with constant ankle issues hampering his ability to get on the park. Playing only 5 games from round 3-7, Daisy’s average dropped 18 ppg* from 93 to 75 AFLFantasy points. Underpriced in both games  AFL Fantasy: $346,400 and AFL Dream Team: $328,600, if fit Daisy is a lock in all Fantasy sides this season.

Matt Suckling (Def) – $316,800 (DT) – Suckling returns after injuring his knee during the 2013 NAB Cup. A key link in the Hawks defence, setting up play from half back and the wing, Suckling managed to average 91 in 2011 and 83 in 2012. At only 25, Suckling should manage to find his way back into the Premiers. Watch his preseason to monitor whether he is back to fall fitness and ready to go for Round 1.

Aaron Sandilands – $270,800 (DT) – Sandilands career has soured over the past few seasons playing only 37 games in the last 3 years. At his best he regularly averaged in the 90s, but being fit enough to play regularly is the big question. Selecting Sandilands is a big gamble and one you may need to consider.

The Ruck

Nic Naitanui – $423,100 (DT) Nic Nat had a difficult year coming off his All Australian 2012 season. Playing only 11 games in 2013. Returning in Round 6 as the Sub, Nic Nat went on to produce 80+ points per game scores in the following six matches. However injury and lack of fitness due to preseason meant Naitanui finished the season with four average scores in the 60’s (62,68,69 &63). Averaging 77 ppg down from86 in 2012, a fit and ready NicNat could be the premium Ruck in all fantasy games this season.

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