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Jack Crisp – Deck of DT 2018

Jeppa is back with a look at a top 6 defender.

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Team: Collingwood
Position: Def
AFL Fantasy: $622,000
Bye Round: 13
2017 Average: 88.3
2017 Games Played: 22
Predicted Average: 95
Draft Range: Ninth Round

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Why should I pick him?

Positional changes can either be a hindrance or a blessing in AFL Fantasy and in Jack Crisp’s case it’s a notable blessing. The Pies were struggling mid-year last season forcing Bucks to try a few different things including playing Crisp as a high half back. With a long, booming left foot kick, the Pies looked to Crisp in the second half of 2017 to run, carry and attack from defence and it worked a charm. Crisp’s stats following his positional change look like this:

Being the good bloke that I am, I’ve averaged out the above for you to 12 kicks, 10.7 handballs, 6.3 marks, 4.9 tackles and 96.2 Fantasy points. An average of 96 Fantasy points puts Crisp in the Top 5 defenders to start with this season. With Docherty done for the year and ‘old man’ Kade Simpson out of favour, Crisp becomes a Top 3 defender prospect. Jacky boy has confirmed his high half back role will continue this season, (source, audio) thus so will his Fantasy output. He’s impressive across all stat lines!

If the above isn’t enough to convince you to start with Crisp then be aware that he’s as durable as they come after playing all 22 games for the past three seasons. Furthermore, he’s a semi unique selection with only 7.7% ownership amongst Fantasy coaches giving you that point of difference against your peers.

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Why shouldn’t I pick him?

One issue I have with Crisp is Dependlebury and Adams ‘stealing’ his possessions when they spend time in the back line. I honestly believe Collingwood are best suited to having Pendles and Adams in the midfield but who knows what goes through Bucks’ head. Another problem with Bucks in charge is that he could use Crisp as a Mr ‘Fix It’ when times are tough, a bit like Yeo last season for West Coast. Unsettled positions on field will affect Crisp’s scoring capacity but it’s a ‘what if’ scenario.

Other than that, there’s not much else going against Crisp. You could argue inconsistent scoring but all defenders are up and down. Back him in!

Deck of DT Rating

KING – Crisp will be a Top 6 defender this season hence the King rating. He’s in ripping physical condition and at 25 years of age it is time for him to dominate on field and amongst AFL Fantasy ranks. The most appealing aspect about starting with Crisp this season is his value. Identifying the cheap premiums now goes a long way towards your street cred not only for points but also the extra $50k in the bank that you have to change say Stefan to Kreuzer or Matty Crouch to Dusty.

Crisp is a lock for me and I highly advise you slot him into your starting 22 prior to Round 1.

Will Jack Crisp be a Top 6 Defender in 2018?

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    February 16, 2018 at 8:04 am

    simpson or crisp?

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    February 16, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Simmo, Hibberd or Crisp?

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    February 16, 2018 at 9:25 am

    What a load of shit afl x was boring. Cant wait till real season

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      February 16, 2018 at 9:29 am

      i wasnt impressed. Nor do I watch AFLW … but any critisism of AFLW would land me in court or lambasted throughout social media forums.

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        February 16, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        Someone has to say it………they can’t hit targets.

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        Chris M

        February 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm

        or stoned in the street

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    February 16, 2018 at 10:17 am

    What does he mean Kade Simpson is out of favour?

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      February 16, 2018 at 10:52 am

      everyone rates Simmo as too old … but he could replace Doch … ill be watching the blues round one for sure

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    February 16, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Tossing up between him and Witho. Crisp makes more logical sense than Witho, but I think I want to marry Witho and feel no emotional bond to Crisp.

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    February 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Anyone mind giving some feedback on my team?
    Def- Laird, Simmo, lloyd, M hibberd, murray, doedee (payne, b rice)
    Mid- Titch, zerret, kelly, m crouch, rockliff, jom, brayshaw, lud (wigg, barry)
    ruck- nic nat, gawn
    fwd- barlow, dahlhaus, robinson, christesen, rayner, ahern (rioli, battle)

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      February 16, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      You need to post this in the “my team” thread.

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      February 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Bucco team looks solid. Only thoughts Beware the Round 10 bye and Nic Nat…… cheers

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    February 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Do we not score anything in round 1?

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      February 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Round 1 counts for classic, some leagues start round 2

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    February 20, 2018 at 8:32 am

    I like em crispy!

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