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Rory Sloane – Deck of DT 2018

Sloane started last season with a bang. He also had a massive Fantasy Finals series. He also averaged his best in the last 5 years. Can he keep it up? Should you be picking him with Bryce Gibbs in the team now? Let’s have a closer look at Rory.

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Image result for rory sloaneName: Rory Sloane
Team: Adelaide
Position: Mid
AFL Fantasy: $754,000
Bye Round: 14
2017 Average: 107
2017 Games Played: 22
Predicted Average: 110
Draft Range: Second Round

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Why should I pick him?

Sloane had an outstanding start to the season last year, he dominated from rounds 2 to 6 where he averaged 144.2. He also came home on fire with an average of 130 across the Fantasy Finals. He can score and he can score big with 9 scores over 130 last season.

Last season’s 107 average was his best in the last 6 seasons, but importantly it is now two over 100 in a row for the first time in his career. Sloane is consistent year on year that can’t be denied. There is no reason that can’t happen again.

The addition of Bryce Gibbs and the emergence of Matt Crouch means that the level of attention that Sloane was getting that caused him to drop his output during the middle of last season should reduce. There are more names in that Crows midfield for opposition teams to concern themselves with.

If team form is anything to go by, the Crows are likely to be at the top end of the ladder once again this season and wins generally relates to points.

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Why shouldn’t I pick him?

Whilst he has averaged over 100 in 3 of the last four seasons, he hasn’t had a season where he has averaged over 110, at this price that is exactly what he needs to do for you.

As mentioned above the average of 107 was his best in the last 6 seasons, what this does mean is that he is at his highest price in that period too. So in a game where we need value for money, this may not be the best value. Unless he can start at this high average and stay there he may be able to be picked up cheaper a litter later in the season.

As I said above, the Crows have added Bryce Gibbs to the team. This is another big dog looking to get his touches. The more players looking to get their 25 touches, the harder it will be for Sloane to get all of his possessions he needs to keep up a good score for you.

Sloane is out of contract at the end of the year and is an unrestricted free agent. If he doesn’t sign on before the start of the season then there will be continual speculation and pressure on his game. What this will do to him is completely unknown. Some players struggle, but some others thrive.

Deck of DT Rating.

King – Sloane is a proven scorer. He had a sensational start to last year and a great finish. He did lose his way during the season, but nothing says that will happen again. Sloane is a pretty safe bet to average over 105 again this season. But is that enough for you? If you agree that he can still get his touches with Gibbs there and that he can avoid those slumps like had this year then he is a solid pick.

In Draft expect him to go in the first couple of rounds. He certainly won’t be there at your pick in round 3.

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    The Chosen Won

    February 15, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Predicted Average: 110 One Week

    Predicted Average: 34 Next Week


    Good Luck™

  2. Euman


    February 15, 2018 at 8:24 am

    cant do it, I got this guy last year after he got like an avg of 135 over 5 weeks. When I got him in next 2 games 65 wtf, go tagged cant do it sorry guy is a legend. Am Tiger supporter was at GF I know its not fantasy relevant but Sloane and Laird were the only blokes trying for Crows, yes Crouchies got heaps of fantasy points but was lazy possessions no impact on game

    Thanks again for article helps with decisions on players

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      February 16, 2018 at 1:48 am

      Matt was not lazy, doesn’t even know what the word means

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    February 15, 2018 at 9:45 am

    You couldn’t pay me to to take him.

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    February 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Why was the tag not even mentioned in the ‘why shouldn’t I pick him’?????

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      February 15, 2018 at 11:04 am

      i think everyone who reads this site knows that sloane gets tagged into oblivion.

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      February 15, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      I know it’s common knowledge, but yeah, not even mentioning it was ridiculous.

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    February 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Fanhub should automatically wipe any team that starts with Sloane.

    Would put them all out of their misery early, it’s the humane thing to do.

  6. Fooz


    February 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Surely he’d rate as a “Joker” in the deck…

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      February 15, 2018 at 7:09 pm


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    February 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    No way

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    February 15, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Adelaide midfield predicted averages according to deck of DT:

    Brad Crouch – 110
    Matt Crouch – 105
    Bryce Gibbs – 122
    Rory Sloane – 110

    Sure, Collingwood did similar last year, but surely logic would suggest one of them is negatively effected at the least?

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    February 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Hey guys looking for a bit of advice on my team. Currently the 3rd bye is absolutely shafting my team, so will have to fix that up. Cheers

    Def- Laird, simmo, mcgrath, hibberd, murray, doedee (rice, payne)- payne will change, just a good made so doing it for a laugh
    Mid- Mitchell, Zerret, Kelly, M Crouch, Rocky, JOM, Brayshaw, Lud (Wigg, Barry)
    Ruck- Gawn, Ryder (English, Cameron)
    Fwd- Barlow, robinson, lobb,christesen, rayner, ahern (rioli, battle)

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    We all need a POD

    February 17, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Sorry to all u disbelevers, and I’m not sure if I’m one. But everyone just remember he was in 39%?of all starting teams in 2015, the boy can play. He’ll be a POD for n 2018. Just maybe he’ll be in mine.

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