The Eagles offer a great mix of premiums, break out candidates the returning star from injury and some young kids on the rise.
Matt Priddis: For only the second time in his career Matt ended the season with an average over 100 (107.82). At $611,000 he’s nearly $90k more expensive than the next Eagle (Andrew Gaff) but if he can back up this year he’d be well worth it. Last year he was a picture of consistency, posting 16 scores of 100 or more (including 4 score of 137 or more) and only 3 times did he drop below 97. Just read that last sentence again and let it all sink in. While he may not get ‘big’ hundreds as often as many would like he’s right in the mix of consistent performers between that 95-110. He’s probably just a touch too pricey but consider him along the likes of Barlow and Pendlebury.
Beau Waters: I’ll be honest when I saw this defenders price tag at $344,000 it was just a touch higher than what I was hoping. When he gets his body right Beau can score just as well as any premium defender. In 2010 he averaged 87 from 21 games, again he went at 87 from 20 games in 2012, and although injury affected his 2013, his 7 games went at an average just under 87. So far so good this preseason as far as his body goes, and with our defenders arguably the most difficult to lock away players Waters could save Fantasy coaches some serious pain in 2015.
Damien Cavka: Picked at #66 Damien’s an elite runner that’ll enjoy the spaces of Subiaco. He had a great Under-18 Championships, averaging 18 possessions, seven tackles, five marks and three clearances while in the TAC Cup he averaged 23 possessions in 11 games and kicked 17 goals for Calder Cannons. Priced at $142,000 he screams green vest potential, but is every chance of an early debut. He just broke the clubs 2km time trial record too.
The New Position
Malcolm Karpany: This small forward has added def eligibility and at $133,000 this FWD/DEF presents some value if he can break into the best 22. He’s a damaging left boot and for his size is a great grab. His versatility could be a great asset to the Eagles so watch his preseason with interest.
The One to Watch
Nic Naitanui: Many will look to a ruck duo of cheap options of Lions ruck Berger and former #1 pick at Carlton Kruz, for me NicNat presents great value. Priced very cheap and with mentor Den Cox out of the picture he’s now has the number one mantle. He’s got some value in his price tag too at just $431,000. How does he go without Cox in the side? Great, over the past 2 years when playing without Dean he averages over 90.
WEST COAST PRICES & POSITIONS
|Matt||Priddis||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$611000|
|Andrew||Gaff||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$526000|
|Luke||Shuey||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$526000|
|Matt||Rosa||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$519000|
|Mark||LeCras||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$504000|
|Chris||Masten||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$496000|
|Scott||Selwood||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$459000|
|Shannon||Hurn||West Coast Eagles||Def||$451000|
|Mark||Hutchings||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$448000|
|Jack||Darling||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$444000|
|Josh J.||Kennedy||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$442000|
|Nic||Naitanui||West Coast Eagles||Ruck||$413000|
|Scott||Lycett||West Coast Eagles||Fwd/Ruck||$410000|
|Eric||Mackenzie||West Coast Eagles||Def||$386000|
|Sharrod||Wellingham||West Coast Eagles||Fwd/Mid||$381000|
|Brad||Sheppard||West Coast Eagles||Def||$377000|
|Jeremy||McGovern||West Coast Eagles||Def/Fwd||$370000|
|Sam||Butler||West Coast Eagles||Def||$363000|
|Elliot||Yeo||West Coast Eagles||Def/Mid||$357000|
|Xavier||Ellis||West Coast Eagles||Def||$352000|
|Jamie||Cripps||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$350000|
|Beau||Waters||West Coast Eagles||Def||$344000|
|Josh||Hill||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$328000|
|Patrick||McGinnity||West Coast Eagles||Fwd/Mid||$315000|
|Jamie||Bennell||West Coast Eagles||Def||$291000|
|Liam||Duggan||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$268000|
|Will||Schofield||West Coast Eagles||Def||$268000|
|Kane||Lucas||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$259000|
|Dominic||Sheed||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$237000|
|Callum||Sinclair||West Coast Eagles||Fwd/Ruck||$230000|
|Mitchell||Brown||West Coast Eagles||Def||$226000|
|Tom||Lamb||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$201000|
|Brant||Colledge||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$179000|
|Alec||Waterman||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$142000|
|Damien||Cavka||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$142000|
|Jackson||Nelson||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$142000|
|Murray||Newman||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$142000|
|Simon||Tunbridge||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$142000|
|Malcolm||Karpany||West Coast Eagles||Def/Fwd||$133000|
|Dylan||Main||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$120000|
|Fraser||McInnes||West Coast Eagles||Fwd||$120000|
|Tom||Barrass||West Coast Eagles||Def||$120000|
|Rowen||Powell||West Coast Eagles||Def||$120000|
|William||Maginness||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$120000|
|Corey||Adamson||West Coast Eagles||Def/Mid||$120000|
|Paddy||Brophy||West Coast Eagles||Mid||$120000|
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