Roy’s Best 22 for 2019 – December Edition
Roy takes an early look at what the best 22 could look like in 2019.
We’ve got the new positions in our hands and it’s time to start planning for 2019. The AFL Fantasy Classic prices and positions will be revealed for each club, in reverse ladder order, starting in a couple of weeks. For now, it’s time to have a look at what the top averaging players could look like for the new season ahead in the form of Roy’s Rolling Best 22. This is version 1.
Won’t miss a beat upon return given he could have played at the end of last season.
Ball magnet coming off career high average of 108.
GWS Giants, DEF
Averaged 100 last year with some thumping scores including 150.
Sydney Swans, DEF
Finished the season in great fashion with five scores over 110 in the last nine games.
Back to back averages of 91, will break out with increased mid responsibility.
Didn’t drop under 90 in the last six rounds.
In the mix: Alex Witherden (Brisbane Lions, DEF), Kade Simpson (Carlton, DEF).
Absolute freak, coming off a career high and world record average of 129.
Western Bulldogs, MID
Massive year, averaging 123. Will be huge again.
Recovered from a disastrous start to the year to average 101. Will be back to beast mode with the inclusion of Shiel.
Gets tagged, doesn’t care. Had a low score of 96 in the last 11 rounds.
Brisbane Lions, MID
Will be in his element at the Lions and return to his elite scoring ways.
Averaged 105 despite injury effected games including 33.
GWS Giants, MID
Averaged 108 despite an interrupted season and will be back to his dominant best.
Could be massive, even push his career high average of 116 if all goes to plan.
In the mix: Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants, MID), Adam Treloar (Collingwood, MID), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne, MID).
Will have a snout by season end… enough said.
Coming off an outstanding 113 average but there are certainly concerns about sharing ruck duties next season.
In the mix: Justin Weshoff (Port Adelaide, RUC/FWD), Stefan Martin (Brisbane Lions, RUC).
Dropped in average by 14 points last year but is a gift as a forward.
The way he finished the year, he is every chance to surpass Danger.
Western Bulldogs, MID/FWD
Dominated as a midfielder in the second half of the year.
Finished the year really well with a low of 97 in the last six weeks.
Seven scores over 98 in the last nine weeks.
Sydney Swans, MID/FWD
Needs to improve his ceiling.
In the mix: Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide, RUC/FWD), Toby McLean (Western Bulldogs, MID/FWD).
What do you think, has Roy got this right? What order would you have the players in? Post your thoughts in the comments.