Melbourne AFL Fantasy Prices 2015

Jesse Hogan (FWD, $194,000)

Jesse Hogan (FWD, $194,000)

Last year the Demons supplied us with a fantasy hero in Dom Tyson, in 2015 we have one that could be even better in value.

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The Premium

Nathan Jones: Season 2014 was by far his best fantasy year, for the first time ever he averaged over 100. To get him you’ll be praying some chunky coin with $572,000 departing your salary cap to own him. 11 of his 22 games saw him score 100 or more, and only 4 times did he score less than 90.

The Midpricer

Heritier Lumumba:  After transferring from the Pies during trade period this Def/Mid will set you back $402,000. Last year he dropped 15 points from his 2013 average and a change of scenery may see him back into the high 80’s averages. If that’s the case he presents some handy value.

The Rookie

Angus Brayshaw:  These high draftees are pricey and this years pick #3 will cost you $294,000. Although cheaper options are around with the likes of Stretch  ($170K) and Neal-Bullen ($176k) your paying for job security with this rookie. Averaged over 20 touches in both the TAC & Under 18 championships. He has some similar traits to Joel Selwood and Ollie Wines and if he can deliver debut seasons like those two, then he’ll be worth every cent.

The New Position

Christian Salem: From a straight midfielder to a forward this youngster has a crazy set of skills at his disposal. Last years 13 games at an average 31 although poor at first glance this was heavily vest affected for many of his games. Thankfully these vests have heavily reduced his price were he’s a potential bargain at $193,000. In 2014 a round 11 showing against the Power were he chalked up a 79 shows his scoring potential when given a full game.

The One to Watch

Jesse Hogan: Taken in one of the mini drafts and sadly missed the entire 2014 season. Last years pain though is this years reward for fantasy coaches with this imposing kid now priced $194,000. In his full season in the VFL in 2013 (he was ineligible to play in the AFL) he won the best & fairest for Casey where he averaged 14 touches, 6 marks and 2 goals at an average above 70 fantasy points. That’s pretty darn handy priced under $200K. Seriously he’ll be one of the best locks of the season.

MELBOURNE PRICES & POSITIONS

First NameSurnameClubPositionPrice
NathanJonesMelbourneMid$572000
BernieVinceMelbourneMid$539000
DomTysonMelbourneMid$510000
DanielCrossMelbourneMid$476000
JackVineyMelbourneMid$424000
JeremyHoweMelbourneDef$419000
MattJonesMelbourneMid$418000
JackWattsMelbourneFwd$406000
HeritierLumumbaMelbourneDef/Mid$402000
JackGrimesMelbourneDef$400000
MarkJamarMelbourneRuck$398000
RohanBailMelbourneFwd/Mid$393000
LyndenDunnMelbourneDef$389000
CameronPedersenMelbourneFwd$381000
ChrisDawesMelbourneFwd$361000
DeanTerlichMelbourneDef$350000
JackTrengoveMelbourneMid$336000
TomMcDonaldMelbourneDef$336000
ColinGarlandMelbourneDef$331000
VivMichieMelbourneMid$331000
MaxGawnMelbourneFwd/Ruck$320000
NevilleJettaMelbourneDef$318000
JakeSpencerMelbourneRuck$307000
DeanKentMelbourneFwd$300000
ChristianPetraccaMelbourneFwd/Mid$297000
AngusBrayshawMelbourneMid$294000
JimmyToumpasMelbourneFwd/Mid$293000
SamFrostMelbourneDef$268000
JeffGarlettMelbourneFwd$262000
AidanRileyMelbourneMid$255000
JayKennedy-HarrisMelbourneFwd$244000
JordieMcKenzieMelbourneMid$239000
JackFitzpatrickMelbourneFwd$195000
JesseHoganMelbourneFwd$194000
ChristianSalemMelbourneFwd$193000
BenjaminNewtonMelbourneMid$192000
AlexNeal-BullenMelbourneMid$176000
BillyStretchMelbourneMid$170000
OscarMcDonaldMelbourneDef$142000
JaydenHuntMelbourneMid$120000
JamesHarmesMelbourneMid$120000
MaxKingMelbourneRuck$120000
MitchellWhiteMelbourneDef$120000
AaronVandenbergMelbourneMid$120000

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15 Comments

  • Ben Newton at under $200K has to be monitored. He’s on the watch list for the Warne Dawgs.

    Cracking read, MJ!

  • My watch list is getting longer. With every team prices list that has been released.

    • We are only 2 teams in too. Granted we’ve had some very relevant options. some teams I’m very excited to see in Richmond & Collingwood.

  • 572k for a Melbourne player lol.

    Yes prices are a joke.

  • I have put Jesse Hogan on the field in FWDs and Lumumba in DEF. My watch list includes Vandenberg/Brashaw/Petracca and Salem. I was not even going to consider the high priced new kids but Warnie said in comments under the Saints article that salary cap will be $10M so maybe able to fit one or two in.

    Not sure on Newton, but Vandenburg if fit excites me, anyone who reportable had 56 possessions in a match and is $120k is on my list

    • Newton averaged 98 points across 16 SANFL games last year, should definitely be on your watchlist. Problem is he’s competing with the likes of Michie, M Jones and Riley for a spot in the 22 so is not a definite starter. However, he was pursued by the Ds, which must count for something.

      • cheers for heads up will include newton in watch list

      • Yeah great call on Newton, very relevant and must watch him. Sadly couldn’t feature everyone.
        You highlight a great point & that is the growing depth of the Demons midfield.

  • Good one again MJ. Already had Salem pencilled in, and according to Commissioner PB Hogan should be a lock for everybody.

  • You’ll pay $3k more for Petracca over Brayshaw, but the DPP is more than worth it. Could be this year’s Jack Billings, a premium-priced F/M who’ll get games in a rebuilding club.

    In saying that, Salem/Hogan/Newton/Vandenberg will get first crack at displaying some sort of scoring ability and job security at a fraction of the price.

    Other than that, struggling to find any upside in the midpricers and premiums, a year after Roos already inflated their numbers.

    Nice job MJ.

  • Salem’s an interesting one, MJ. He wasn’t on my watchlist before your article, so I’ve had a closer look at his scores from last season.

    His average from 12 games was 34 (13 games for 31 includes a 0 for the North Melbourne game in round 23, which he didn’t play). His average in 6 full games was 41 (range from 23-79; he copped the green or red vest in the other 6 games played), so not much higher than his overall average. This suggests he struggled to impact in full games and was, in effect, the perfect sub as he was much more productive coming on late.

    Natural improvement and a full pre-season to build his tank should see a jump in his scoring next year, but he’d be a risky player to have on-field from round 1 IMO. Definitely one to watch over the pre-season.