Hawthorn AFL Fantasy Classic Prices 2018

Despite an awful start to the 2017 H&A season Hawthorn remained fantasy relevant throughout the majority of the year, in the opening 4 games the Hawks averaged 1564.0 fantasy team points and closed out their remaining 18 games averaging 1704.8pts (Collingwood Rank 1: 1725.1 Ave). Hawthorn averaged 1721.8pts from their final 6 games of the 2017 H&A season, they should be a more settled line-up at Round 1 in 2018 compared to 2017.

Tom Mitchell was the only Hawk to average more than 25 Disposals in 2017 (Disposal Average: 35.8), considering the Hawks will likely be very fantasy relevant again in 2018 there is likely to be a decent amount of value about.


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Tom Mitchell MID $896K

2017 was a staggering fantasy year by Mitchell, he averaged 127.2pts scoring 100pts or more in 90.9% of games & 120pts or more in 68.2% of games. Mitchell did average 114.8pts from his final 5 games of the season, coaches not willing to take Mitchell at Round 1 with an enormous price tag could grab him at a discount after a few games but how often do trades really pan out the way you want. Take Mitchell at Round 1 and have peace of mind or wait and hopefully there are no other issues to deal with at a possible cheaper price?

Jaeger O’Meara MID $438k

Yes O’Meara has had knee injuries, yes he has not played a substantial amount of games in recent years, yes he did burn most of us in 2017 but at his low price he can’t be ignored. Ensure you have a back-up plan if you are selecting O’Meara (Playing MID Bench & DPP options), otherwise it could be quite painful & decision time on the odd Thursday night.

James Sicily DEF/FWD $523K

Sicily averaged 74.3pts in the 2017 H&A season, a role change mid-year resulted in plenty of defensive time averaging 89.8pts between Rounds 14-23 & 93.3pts between Rounds 18-23 which included a low score of 24pts and 4 games over 100pts. There is value remaining in the price tag for Sicily, but if you are considering selecting him then you need to track his pre-season defensive positioning throughout the JLT Series. A split Forward/Defensive role could destroy his value.

Ryan Burton DEF $594K

After a breakout 2017 season averaging 84.4pts Burton appears to be on his way to a decent AFL Career, when recording 20 Disposals or more he averaged 92.9pts & 25 Disposals or more that average jumped to 101.8pts in 2017. With Hodge having departed Hawthorn the role for Burton across half-back should be further enhanced which could see his numbers further spike in 2018, 45.0% of Burton’s scores in 2017 were sub 80pts and that should decrease as his career extends.  Burton should be strongly considered at Round 1.

Harry Morrison DEF $396K / David Mirra DEF $170K

Morrison made his debut in Round 23 and recorded 21 Disposals & 75pts, “Harry Morrsion has been a standout, the way he’s comeback in the condition he has” Alastair Clarkson in early December at a NZ pre-season camp. One to watch over the pre-season.

Mirra (26) was selected in the 2017 Rookie Draft by the Hawks, he averaged 19 Disposals & 5 Marks in 2017 for Box Hill in the VFL. Grab him if/when he is named for the Hawks.

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Mitchell, TomMID127.1822$896000
Smith, IsaacMID92.4522$651000
McEvoy, BenRUC91.4122$644000
Shiels, LiamMID90.8121$640000
Henderson, RickyMID87.2818$615000
Gunston, JackFWD84.9522$598000
Burton, RyanDEF84.420$594000
Roughead, JarrydFWD84.1822$593000
Burgoyne, ShaunMID81.3622$573000
Rioli, CyrilFWD59.577$543000
Howe, DanielMID75.8918$534000
Sicily, JamesDEF/FWD74.3219$523000
Breust, LukeFWD71.1921$501000
Langford, WillMID/FWD70.2520$495000
Whitecross, BrendanFWD60.388$487000
Birchall, GrantDEF68.85$485000
Puopolo, PaulFWD66.7315$470000
Duryea, TaylorDEF/FWD65.0715$458000
O'Brien, TimFWD63.4416$447000
Brand, KaidenDEF62.9417$443000
O'Meara, JaegerMID70.676$438000
Hardwick, BlakeDEF61.2119$431000
Frawley, JamesDEF628$410000
Impey, JarmanFWD57.2619$403000
Morrison, HarryDEF751$396000
Schoenmakers, RyanFWD52.9111$373000
Stratton, BenDEF53.58$354000
Ceglar, JonathonRUC00$342000
Vickery, TyFWD54.676$339000
Glass, ConorDEF536$328000
Heatherley, KurtDEF48.754$312000
Cousins, JamesMID55.333$308000
O'Rourke, JonoMID00$277000
Willsmore, DallasMID512$273000
Miles, TeiaDEF/FWD464$266000
Lovell, KieranMID00$210000
Pittonet, MarcRUC00$196000
Worpel, JamesMID00$182000
Nash, ConnorDEF00$170000
Moore, DylanMID00$170000
Jones, HarryMID00$170000
Ross, JacksonMID/FWD00$170000
Hanrahan, OliverFWD00$170000
Lewis, MitchFWD00$170000
Jiath, ChangkuothFWD00$170000
Mirra, DavidDEF00$170000

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  • Even with O’Meara only being prices in the low 60s he will not be in my final team unless he averages over 100 for the year. I don’t see him doing that. I would expect him to average in the mid 80 range.
    That being said, his only worth will be as a cash cow to be upgraded later in the year. If that is the case, I feel there is far greater benefit in starting with a rookie (even if he only averages 70 odd) that will make you a significantly higher windfall.
    I’m surprised that Birchall wasn’t mentioned in the options above. He is a likely starter imo as he IS cheap enough to do so.

    • Agree on Omera, a rookie will earn the cash quciker better value,even with a bad score say one week of 55 the rookie will still make money where as Omera would take a step back.

      Im not convinced on Birchall either for similar reasons i jsut dont see the vlaue or him being top 6 def, so at this stage is a no for me just IMO is all. He played 4 games last year, and by season start he will be 30 currently 29 years 337 days. Furhter in last 4 years his best average is only 82. He will be solid but i dont see the value, im prepared to risk A McGrath instead, but i may get egg on my face too, probably more risk but potentially more reward. That said he could be the Mills of 2018 and sit in your team getting average scores but you just cant seem to find the trade to f.ck him off

      • I feel the choices of JOM and Birchall are quite different.
        Birchall has consistently scored in the 80’s over the years and I expect him to do the same again next year. Sure, he doesn’t have a huge ceiling but will constantly score around the 80 mark thereby putting him only a few points away from the top 10 defenders. That being the case, he would remain in my team for the entire year. You can’t have the top 6-8 players in every position. JOM won’t be close to the top group of mids thereby requiring a trade.

        • I suppose I have made an error with these comments as looking at Birchall’s fantasy price he is probably not worth it. He is only $380,400 on RDT and at that price is worth the punt.

  • ok i currently have Sicily as my F2 but have enough cash to make him anyone (except Menegola), that siad am close so could drop a high priced rookie to get him if i have too. I see Sicily doing ok with Hodge out but nto sure, thoughts? so should i get soemone better so can basically have any other forward.

    Forward line as follows

    Fwd: J.Billings (95), J.Sicily (85), R.Lobb (80), A.Christensen (85), H.Bennell (80), P.Ahern (65) (T.Brown (55), D.Venables (55))

    keep in mind though i like having a bit of spare cash so if you think there is better value in somone not at the top so not Menegola or Barlow then name them for me please and why

  • Birchall would be even better value if he were given a discount since he only played 5 games last year. Why doesn’t he get that discount?!

    • Excellent question that I haven’t seen answered. Should be priced at $411,000 or $412,000


      • Whitecross played less than the 10 games which is usually the cut off for discounts yet he is priced at 69 and his 2017 average was 60.
        I think a lot of the fantasy prices are all over the place.

  • Does Burton make good decisions and use the ball well? Sicily the same? They won’t get Hodgey’s role if they don’t.

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