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Before we jump into the tips, it’s important we quickly outline the changes to Moneyball this season.
- We now have a ‘FLEX’ slot in our squads, at the expense of the 4th ‘MID’ position we had previously. Quite simply, you can pick any player in the position, giving us a little more flexibility in forming line-ups.
- Point scoring has moved away from the custom formula last season and now sits in line with the scoring system that you already know and love!
With those tweaks in mind, let’s start ballin’!
Thursday’s game is out West which means that our precious Moneyballer Elliot Yeo ($7,800 MID) is back in the comfort of home. As we know, Yeo was 22 points better at Domain versus away last season, so anytime he throws on the boots in WA he’s a good chance of outperforming his price-tag. Elliot seems to have developed some consistency wares this year, with a lowest score of 81 whilst averaging 101. Even if you don’t feel super confident due to past transgressions, it’s hard to say no to Yeo given that he boasts the 5th highest average of all Swans/Eagles players and comes in at under $8k.
Luke Shuey ($9,500 MID) has been in Brownlow-quality form again early this year, winning at least 30 disposals in all three games. On the other hand, Shuperman has never scored a ton against the Swans in 5 tries, and Sydney will be on a warpath to lift themselves off the bottom of the ladder. Food for thought.
Zak Jones ($5,600 DEF), found himself back in midfield last week for 22 touches on his way to 87 Moneyball points. Seems as though he’s won Titch’s title of positional whipping boy at the Swans, so flip a coin on this one.
Jake Lloyd ($8,300 MID) is always a strong option, given that he’s averaging the most disposals for the Swans this year at 30.3. Half back is his jam. Speaking of the back flank, Sharrod Wellingham ($6,000 DEF) has been rejuvenated by the Eagles’ new structures and flaunts last two scores of 87 and 88. Contradictory to that pair, Callum Mills ($6,700 MID) has been anchored by a defensive mindset this season but finally bounced back with 87 last week. Who knows how his role evolves moving forward.