GWS Giants AFL Fantasy Classic Prices 2018

GWS regressed in 2017 averaging 1623.5 fantasy team points (Rank 8) compared to 2016 when they averaged 1667.4pts, the Giants averaged 385.0 Disposals during the H&A season recording 400+ Disposals in 6 of 22 games (Melbourne: 13).  In the last 2 years only 2 players in each season have averaged more the 100.0pts (Incl. Finals), with a full uninterrupted pre-season all the above numbers will likely increase in 2018.


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2018 Potential Targets:

Josh Kelly MID $795K

Kelly was a beast in 2017 rewarding fantasy coaches that believed in his upside, he averaged 112.9pts during the H&A season & 120.7pts during the Finals. Kelly scored 100pts or more in 75.0% of games & 120pts or more in 29.2% of games last season (Incl. Finals), he scored 159pts or more in 2 games last year & finished the season scoring 100pts or more in 7 consecutive games. Kelly does come with a high price tag at Round 1, he is likely to be low owned compared to other premium MIDS and could be a genuine point  of difference for your team. Kelly is worth the expensive price tag.

Rory Lobb FWD $467K

Shane Mumford has retired allowing Lobb to take over as No.1 Ruck at the Giants, his usage in the Ruck position is likely to be significant considering Dawson Simpson & Jonathan Patton loom as the major threats to restricting his output. Lobb averaged 85.3pts without Shane Mumford in 2017 including averaging 35.0 Hit Outs in 2 Finals as solo Ruck (Ave: 86.5pts). Lobb is a FWD only to begin 2018 & will be a very popular selection, he is highly likely to upgraded to a RUCK/FWD at Round 6 adding flexibility to your team. No need to swim against the stream on this pick.

Callan Ward MID $659K

Ward started very slowly in 2017 averaging 75.7pts from his opening 9 games, he averaged 108.6pts from his final 16 games (Incl. Finals) scoring 100pts or more in 68.8% of games and 120pts or more in 31.3% of games. Ward is priced at 93.5 to begin the 2018 and does represent some value, he will likely be low owned at Round 1.

Stephen Coniglio MID $663K

Coniglio was severely hampered by injury in 2017 and still managed to average 95.7pts from 7 H&A games, he was dominant during the Finals and averaged 115.0pts. In 2016 Coniglio averaged 103.3pts scoring 100pts or more in 60.9% of games and 120pts or more in 26.1% of games (Incl. Finals), in 2017 he scored 100pts or more in 50.0% of games and 120pts or more in 20.0% of games (Incl. Finals). Coniglio has a definite upside in 2018, worth considering.

Heath Shaw DEF $565K / Jacob Hopper MID $461K

Click and close your eyes if you are starting with Shaw in 2018, he is priced at 80.3pts which still could be a trap if his volatile scoring continues. In the last 2 years he has dropped off significantly in the 2nd half of the year, in 2017 he averaged 86.5pts between Rounds 1-11 & 74.0pts between Rounds 12-23. In 2016 he averaged 112.0pts between Rounds 1-11 & 91.5pts between Rounds 12-23. The risk may be too high this year, however he will likely be very unique.

Year 3 for Hopper does open up the possibility of a breakout season, he is priced at 65.1pts to begin 2018 & averaged 79.0pts in the 2017 Finals. The time is right for Leon Cameron to increase Hopper’s midfield minutes, strongly consider if he completes a full pre-season.

 

Adam Tomlinson DEF $400K / Lachlan Keeffe DEF/FWD $170K

Tomlinson scored 110pts in a standout performance in the 2017 Preliminary Final, he was used more in an offensive role due to game match-ups against the Tigers. We know he has a fantasy game, hopefully the Giants can keep him more around the ball. Keep an eye on during the pre-season for positioning.

Keefe was delisted by Collingwood at the end of last season, he is a bottom price player that could be useful for fantasy coaches at some stage during 2018. His highest average was 52.6 in 2013 (Incl. Finals).

 

 

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PlayerPos2017
Avg
2017
Gms
2018
Price
Kelly, JoshMID112.921$795000
Whitfield, LachieMID97.9315$690000
Shiel, DylanMID94.5522$666000
Coniglio, StephenMID95.717$663000
Ward, CallanMID93.5522$659000
Greene, TobyFWD91.4416$644000
Cameron, JeremyFWD88.3318$622000
Williams, ZacDEF82.8520$583000
Scully, TomMID81.8621$576000
Shaw, HeathDEF80.2722$565000
Deledio, BrettFWD72.754$530000
Haynes, NickDEF72.516$511000
Patton, JonathonFWD71.3219$502000
Griffen, RyanMID54.673$470000
Lobb, RoryFWD66.2917$467000
Hopper, JacobMID65.510$461000
Taranto, TimMID/FWD61.4212$433000
Simpson, DawsonRUC78.52$420000
Tomlinson, AdamDEF56.8621$400000
de Boer, MattFWD5512$387000
Davis, PhilDEF53.921$380000
Perryman, HarryDEF55.258$366000
Kennedy, AdamDEF/MID50.297$358000
Himmelberg, HarrisonDEF45.569$347000
Corr, AidanDEF48.220$339000
Reid, Sam J.FWD4613$324000
Lloyd, DanielFWD49.297$316000
Buckley, DylanDEF261$305000
Setterfield, WillMID/FWD49.52$265000
Bonar, AidenMID/FWD00$250000
Buntine, MattDEF45.52$244000
Daniels, BrentMID/FWD00$218000
Mohr, TimDEF411$217000
Taylor, SamDEF00$216000
Buckley, JackFWD00$170000
Stein, JakeDEF00$170000
Giles-Langdon, ZacFWD00$170000
Shipley, NicholasMID00$170000
Cumming, IsaacDEF00$170000
Sproule, ZacharyFWD00$170000
Flynn, MatthewRUC/FWD00$170000
Tiziani, LachlanFWD00$170000
Finlayson, JeremyDEF/MID201$170000
Keeffe, LachlanDEF/FWD00$170000

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