The best teams are breaking away and there are a few unique players worth considering to make up some ground. I’m never one to chase a unique for the sake of it, but if they are killing it, low ownership certainly adds some incentive.
— Adam Roy Davey (@RoyDT) April 9, 2019
Get them in:
Marcus Bontempelli (MID, $714,000)
is on fire! The big fella is back playing predominantly midfield and the results speak for themselves with career best numbers and consistent high scoring in the uber premium category. The superstar Dog is averaging 120 and has a break even of 79 while being owned by just three percent of the competition. Don’t hesitate to jump on and hitch a ride up the ranks.
Lachie Neale (MID, $773,000)
is at just nine percent ownership but that is sure to be on the rise throughout the week given his level of play is over the past couple of weeks. He is in sensational form for the Lions with scores of 146 and 135 in his last two, not to mention an easy matchup with the Bombers this week. He has a break even of 80 and is paying $1.20 to force his way into the rolling 22 for next week.
Lachie Whitfiled (DEF, $797,000)
Comes at a huge cost, but the cost of not having him is causing 67% of the competition some serious ranking headaches. It has got to the point that if you are within range to pounce on Whitfield, who for some reason has not been tagged this season, you do it. He is averaging 135 and carrying a break even of just 69 heading into what will probably be one of his tougher match ups from an uncontested mark perspective at Geelong. Having said that, he is the best in the business at finding space for a +3 and would be an outstanding addition to any side.
Sydney Stack (MID, $208,000)
is the must have downgrade option this week for the injury and suspension riddled Tigers. He had a team high 10 intercept possessions on debut while collecting 17 possessions for an impressive 89 points. We can’t expect scoring like that every week but I would back him on the ground over Bailey Scott for those rolling with three midfield rooks.
Jay Lockhart (DEF/MID, $203,000)
Looked right at home in his second game for the Demons, applying plenty of pressure and an avenue to goal. He scored 67 points and has a break even of -2 as a result which projects him to rise by over $31K this week. With cash cows hard to find on the bench this year, Jay is certainly a prime target this week.
You… Get the Chop
Dustin Martin (MID, $606,000)
If you are one of the 16% of coaches who were stubborn and held Dusty, his two week suspension saves your season by giving you an excuse to say goodbye. He is averaging just 69 for the season but remains a nice price to upgrade to a form premium or even downgrade to Tom Liberatore (MID, $514,000) who is averaging 104 and carries a BE of just 14.
At this stage I am getting in Stack and Lockhart for two failed rookies in the hope of some cash generation.
Update following round three. Read last week’s by clicking here.
GWS Giants, DEF
Rocketed to the number one on the back of being the form player of the competition.
Sydney Swans, DEF
Amazing to think a guy in this form can get bumped a spot.
Not only forced his way in, he leaped some formidable competition.
Rory Laird, DEF
The ball is being shared around a lot more than we have become accustomed to in the Crow backline. Will bottom out and bounce back at some stage.
Frustrating his owners at the moment but he will come good.
Current owner of the throw away spot. Throw a blanket over the contenders here.
In the mix: Wayne Milera, Christian Salem, Zak Jones
Western Bulldogs, MID
Showed what he can do, overcoming a slow start to still finish with a great score.
When possessions dried up due to some extra attention he managed to snag a few sausage rolls to keep the score ticking over.
The dees are poor but it isn’t stopping Helmet, raking up possessions at will and scoring like a champ despite low TOG.
Looks really fit and playing like a machine. Still value with a BE of just 80.
Port Adelaide, MID
Can't drop him for getting KO'd.
Once again attempting to carry the team on his shoulder, and scoring very well while doing so.
GWS Giants, MID
Slowly slipping down the ranks and needs a big one fast.
Needs a big 110+ this week with plenty of stars knocking on the door including the Bont and Neale.
In the mix: Lachie Neale, Marcus Bontempelli
Another reminder why you need to have the big fella.
Max is starting to heat up and with a BE od 121, he probably has once price drop left if you are waiting for him to bottom out.
In the mix: Nil
Is back to his dominant best, leaving 30% of the competition with some work to do
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD
Overcame a slow start to have another dominant game, this time alongside Ollie Wines.
On track for another 110 before injury struck. Hopefully good to go this week.
Looks to have overcome his ankle complaint and had a far better balance between forward and mis roles.
A move to the Cattery has worked wonders for Dahl who skyrockets to number 5.
Reputation can only keep him here for so long.
In the mix: Jack Martin, Jack Billings