Get them in:
Caleb Daniel (FWD, $606,000)
With new DPP’s on the verge of being released, the in form defender looks a sure thing to gain a new status. Playing the quarter back role, Daniel’s form is undeniable with scores of 98, 96 and 105 in his last three with the Dogs making him the go to guy out of the back line. He has a couple of nice games coming up against the Blues, Dockers and the Tigers which will cause his price to skyrocket given his BE of 67. He is nice and unique with 1 percent ownership and a perfect upgrade from Will Setterfield.
Lachie Neale (MID, $809,000)
Ownership increased from nine to 14 percent last week and Neale certainly rewarded his new coaches with 139. He is now averaging 140 in his last three and has a BE of just 83 leading into his game with the Pies. There is a slight concern Levi Greenwood will come back in to tag him and the Pies have also been surprisingly restrictive over the first month. Having said that, we have seen the ceiling that was missing the last couple of years at the Dockers and he has shot up the Rolling 22 rankings as a result.
Zach Merrett (MID, $673,000)
Is it time? Fantasy stud ZM started the season slowly following an injury interrupted pre season, dropping by $63,000, but there are signs that he is ready to return to the elite bracket. The Bombers seem to have snapped out of their funk and Merrett have a low of 95 in his last three, highlighted by 128 on the weekend. He has a low ownership of just 4% and a break even of 84.
Jack Ross (MID, $220,000)
Is the best downgrade target of the week after a sensational debut with 25 touches and a score of 86. Despite being given the chance to play at the top level due to injury and suspension, his form through the VFL practice games and opening round was undeniable and he didn’t miss a beat transferring it. After a game like that, there are no job security issues and his BE is -11 so his price will increase nice and quick.
Taylor Adams (MID, $680,000)
It didn’t take Adams long to show what he is all about, pumping out a nice score of 116 from 28 possessions with an impressive eight tackles. He has a break even of 96, but it’s his low ownership of just 1% that may give you a leg up in your league or ranking. I hate chasing a unique for the sake of it but I had Adams firmly embedded in the rolling 22 before he was injured in the pre season.
You… Get the Chop
Dom Sheed (MID, $641,000)
It was a nice start to the year, albeit, without Andrew Gaff. Before his teammate returned to the side, Sheed didn’t drop below triple figures with a high in round one of 133, but since coming back, Sheed has dropped off… And in a bad way on the weekend with a season low of 66 from just 17 possessions, a far cry from his season high of 38. He still has a managble break even of 102, but bringing in a unique option like one of the players mentioned above or Marcus Bontempelli (MID, $766,000).
At this stage my trades are Will Setterfield and Michael Gibbons to Jack Ross and Liam Baker in a small cash grab.
— Adam Roy Davey (@RoyDT) April 16, 2019
Update following round three. Read last week’s by clicking here.
GWS Giants, DEF
The trip to Geelong was a test, given they haven’t given up ten marks to a player this year… Hold my beer.
Sydney Swans, DEF
Continues to show amazing, elite consistency.
Showed he can get it done in wins and losses.
Looks like he is on the way back… Trade target.
That’s more like the cool sick Dawg we love.
West Coast, DEF
Forced his way in through consistent performances over the first four weeks with a season high this week.
In the mix: Wayne Milera, Christian Salem, Zak Jones, Matt Suckling
Western Bulldogs, MID
Playing second fiddle to the Bont at the moment but poised to go bang at some stage soon.
In a rich vein of form and deservingly leap frogged his rivals.
Once again attempting to carry the team on his shoulder, and scoring very well while doing so.
Western Bulldogs, MID
Has taken his game to a new level this year and still has low ownership.
Port Adelaide, MID
Amazing effort following a concussion but that’s what Pigs do. Concern of a Hutchings tag this week.
Sliding as concern grows regarding a lack of scoring with Taylor Adams the past two weeks.
Will need to bounce back hard this week after a sub standard performance.
GWS Giants, MID
Has a good matchup this week and looks set for a nice return.
In the mix: Andrew Gaff, Rory Sloane, Matt Crouch
Back to his best, literally head and shoulders above the rest.
A great return from Max in his first game partnered with Preuss.
In the mix: Nil
Couldn’t break the tag last week but will pay his coaches back this week.
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD
Keeps getting it done, having a great year.
Injury and tagging attention worked against him. Gets the chance this week to show why he is ranked so high.
St Kilda FWD
Looks to be finally doing what we expected last year.
His role now looks like it allows him to be the safe 100 guy we expect him to be.
Western Bulldogs, FWD
Great consistency with a low score of 96 in his last three.
In the mix: Jack Newnes