Essendon AFL Fantasy Prices 2015

Dyson Heppell (MID, $606,000)

Plenty of possibilities at Bomberland including one of my biggest locks for 2015.

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The Premium

Dyson Heppell: HeppD had his best season of fantasy footy last season, he posted 13 hundreds including 6 of them between 120-130 and a further 3 above 140. Because of that this midfielder will cost you a stack of coin at $606,000. He finished the season as one of the top 10 scorers for 2014, and faces plenty of competition to hold that spot with the likes of Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Beams, Johnson, Barlow Selwood, Parker, Cotchin, Fyfe, Sidebottom & Sloane. Then throw in the emergence of young guns Crouch, Prestia, Macrae, Liberatore, and Treloar all capable of bettering his scoring he’ll face red hot competition for coaches midfields. An upgrade target for me at this stage.

The Midpricer

The Bombers Rucks: One of these boys will land the #1 ruck role at Essendon and whoever it is will be the one to have a look at. Tom Bellchambers is the cheaper and more flexabile with Fwd/Ruck at $281,000 as opposed to Jonthan Giles $342,000. Neither are strong enough to play forward so I can’t see them both playing in the same team along with Danhier and Hurley/Carlisle forward. Who will it be? Preseason should reveal all.

The Rookie

Elliott Kavanagh:  He wanted out of the Bombers at the end of 2014, but they couldn’t find any suitors. Since returning to the hanger he’s thrown himself into his training and is gaining some serious attention from the selection committee with his hard work & improved skill level. He’s uber cheap at $142,000 and could provide a handy rookie option when given game time.

The New Position

Brendon Goddard:  Just over a week ago Warnie wrote about BJ in our 2015 Deck of DT Season, you can read the article here. At round 14 last season Goddard was considered a premium even only as a midfielder, he’d scored 8 tons from 11 games and one of those he got subbed out injured. To have him now as a Mid/Fwd and at $550,000 is a blessing. His scoring did slow down as the season wore on, but that’s by far an anomaly when you look at his career as a whole. Since 2009 his lowest seasonal average is 95, to get that from a forward is brilliant. Don’t try to be too cute with your starting squad, load up with some of the best and as a forward Goddard will be one of them.

The One to Watch

Michael Hibberd: He’s not the highest scoring in terms of ceiling for fantasy backs but is one of the more consistent. At $506,000 he’s pricey for a guy that only scored 100 or more on 3 occasions. The appeal of Hibbo is the frequency he scores between 80 – 99, he did this 10 times + the already mentioned hundreds in his 18 games. His opening 9 games he averaged 95 and didn’t dip below 79, his last 9 weren’t as glamorous with an average of 82 and 4 scores below 75. You can build a case you don’t need him at that price, similarly you can argue his relative consistency is perfect for building your backline around him. Either way he needs to be considered.

 

ESSENDON PRICES & POSITIONS

First NameSurnameClubPosition Price 
DysonHeppellEssendonMid$606000
JobeWatsonEssendonMid$589000
BrentStantonEssendonMid$565000
BrendonGoddardEssendonFwd/Mid$550000
DavidZaharakisEssendonMid$545000
PaulChapmanEssendonFwd$520000
MichaelHibberdEssendonDef$506000
DavidMyersEssendonMid$460000
AdamCooneyEssendonFwd/Mid$445000
MarkBaguleyEssendonDef$440000
BenHowlettEssendonFwd/Mid$434000
CaleHookerEssendonDef$430000
MichaelHurleyEssendonDef$417000
TravisColyerEssendonFwd/Mid$413000
DustinFletcherEssendonDef$411000
JakeCarlisleEssendonDef/Fwd$408000
JamesGwiltEssendonDef$399000
ZachMerrettEssendonFwd$384000
JasonWinderlichEssendonDef/Fwd$376000
CourtenayDempseyEssendonDef$372000
JacksonMerrettEssendonFwd/Mid$366000
HeathHockingEssendonMid$361000
JakeMelkshamEssendonFwd/Mid$349000
JonathanGilesEssendonRuck$342000
JoeDaniherEssendonFwd$336000
PatrickAmbroseEssendonFwd$326000
MartinGleesonEssendonMid$304000
TomBellchambersEssendonFwd/Ruck$281000
TaytePearsEssendonDef$279000
KyleLangfordEssendonFwd$249000
JaydenLaverdeEssendonFwd/Mid$240000
LauchlanDalgleishEssendonDef$219000
JasonAshbyEssendonDef$213000
NickKommerEssendonFwd$207000
ShaunMcKernanEssendonFwd/Ruck$189000
KurtAylettEssendonMid$170000
ShaunEdwardsEssendonDef$164000
ArielSteinbergEssendonDef$164000
AlexBrowneEssendonDef$142000
ElliottKavanaghEssendonMid$142000
OrazioFantasiaEssendonFwd$142000
WillHamsEssendonMid$142000
NickO'BrienEssendonMid$120000
ConorMcKennaEssendonMid$120000
JakeLongEssendonDef$120000

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