We will have only limited information on Fremantle over the pre-season & prior to Round 1 on the game style that is to implemented in 2020, last season the Dockers averaged 374.5 Disposals per game (Rank 7).
Fremantle secured three Top 10 selections in the 2019 Draft, if healthy expect Hayden Young, Caleb Serong & Liam Henry to see significant game time in 2020.
The Dockers will be in the first year under new coach Justin Longmuir, it is likely we will see a major shift in game style and the potential for player turnover in his first year in charge. The offset will likely be multiple game opportunities from players that could provide plenty of value.
2020 Potential Targets:
Connor Blakely DEF $555K
Blakely is one player that could benefit from an increase in midfield usage in a new game style at the Dockers, he has previously shown that he has a high ceiling and the likelihood that Longmuir wants a few more experienced players running through the midfield could present that opportunity.
Blakely averaged 74.8pts from 14 games in 2019 & 91.5pts from 13 games in 2018, he has never played more than 17 games at AFL level over his career.
For those coaches looking for options in Defence to begin the 2020 season, make sure you closely track the role that Blakely has over the pre-season.
Andrew Brayshaw MID/FWD $516K
Expectations are high that Brayshaw will see a significant increase in midfield usage under new coach Justin Longmuir, Brayshaw averaged 69.5pts in 2019 and has a career average of 68.3pts from 39 games.
Ownership will be high on Brayshaw if his midfield role is defined by Round 1, if there is still some doubt from the coaching staff at the Dockers on where he will play throughout the 2020 season then avoiding a highly owned player may be worth considering.
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Brett Bewley FWD $367K
Bewley may benefit from the change in coach after only seeing limited opportunities last season, he averaged 54.3pts from just 7 games in 2019.
The role for Bewley needs to be accurately defined by Round 1, if he is part of the midfield rotation then there is a possibility he will be a value selection at the beginning of the season.
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