When a team wins only 2 games in a season there is plenty of room for upside, the 2019 version of the Blues should see a fair bit of improvement & fantasy coaches are likely to benefit.
Carlton averaged 347.1 Disposals in the 2018 H&A season (Rank 17), Patrick Cripps, Ed Curnow & Kade Simpson were the only players to average more than 25 Disposals.
The Blues averaged 1463.0 AFL Fantasy Points per game in the 2018 H&A season (Rank 17). Patrick Cripps & Ed Curnow were the only players to average 100pts or more.
2019 Potential Targets:
Patrick Cripps MID $793K
Cripps was able to elevate his game to a new level in 2018, he averaged 29.6 Disposals & 109.3pts. Cripps scored 100pts or more in 63.6% of games & 120pts or more in 31.8% of games in 2018, he averaged 118.3pts between Rounds 12-23 which included a high score of 162pts against Gold Coast in Round 17.
If the Blues win more games in 2019 then Cripps will likely play a big role in any team success, he averaged 127.5pts from (2) winning games last season. Cripps may not have reached his fantasy potential as yet, having scored 100pts or more in 10 of his last 11 games he could be a decent pivot away from more expensive options.
Will Setterfield MID/FWD $251K
Setterfield was a fantasy target in the pre-season 12 months ago before rupturing his ACL in a practice match, he subsequently missed the entire 2018 season & then was traded to the Blues. Setterfield has played 2 career games averaging 49.5pts, he scored 70pts on debut back in Round 18, 2017.
Setterfield averaged 25 Disposals & 7.6 Tackles in the NEAFL in 2017, if he completes a full pre-season at the Blues he should be named Round 1.
Sam Walsh MID $270K
The No.1 overall AFL Draft Pick Sam Walsh is likely to be a popular selection despite his high price tag for a rookie, he was a prolific ball winner during the 2018 National Championships averaging 29.0 Disposals & 6.8 Tackles for Vic County.
Walsh could even be long hold if he is able to put up decent fantasy numbers in the early part of next season, hopefully he can deliver in his first AFL season.
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