Geelong averaged 366.1 Disposals in the 2019 H&A season (Rank 12), the Cats averaged 383.9 Disposals at GMHBA Stadium (9 Games) & 355.9 Disposals at all other venues during the H&A season.
The departure of Tim Kelly does open the door for a premium midfield spot at Geelong in 2020, Jack Steven has arrived from the Saints while other players such as Quinton Narkle, Charlie Constable, Cam Guthrie & Brandan Parfitt etc. will be given further opportunities in a pretty wide spread midfield rotation under coach Chris Scott.
The Marsh Series will be a must watch for playing roles for each team, even more so at Geelong gathering as much information as possible which will likely impact key decisions at Round 1.
2020 Potential Targets:
Patrick Dangerfield MID $798K
Dangerfield starts 2020 as a MID only, many will take that as an opportunity not think about rostering him at Round 1 which will likely see a significant drop in ownership.
In 2019 Dangerfield scored 100pts or more in 62.5% of games & 120pts or more in 25.0% of games, he scored 100pts or more in 68.2% of games & 120pts or more in 18.2% of games in 2018.
For those looking at a unique premium scoring option at Round 1 then Dangerfield is worth considering, the Round 12 Geelong Bye may be beneficial providing some balance in the midfield over the Bye period.
Prior to Tim Kelly arriving, Patrick Dangerfield averaged 118 and 120, his two best seasons ever. Now that Kelly has left the Cats, @CalvinDT expects big numbers form Danger again!https://t.co/VDwHimSfP5#AFLFantasy pic.twitter.com/bM8xVkxOH1
— AFL Fantasy (@AFLFantasy) January 18, 2020
Jack Steven MID/FWD $653K
Steven moves to Geelong with an opportunity to be a significant part of the core midfield group, he starts 2020 at a discounted price and with his previous scoring history the value could be good enough to warrant a selection at Round 1.
The added benefit for considering Steven is his MID/FWD DPP status, being able to roster him as a FWD in what appears to be a thin premium FWD group to begin the season makes him even more appealing.
Steven struggled with his fitness last season, at this stage he is on track to complete a full pre-season having stripped his weight down compared to 2019.
Charlie Constable MID $563K
In his opening 6 games for the Cats last season Constable averaged 89.8pts, injuries impacted the remainder of 2019 which does provide a little discount at Round 1 this season.
At the age of 20 Constable is likely through his development stages of his career, he has shown the capability of scoring at a high rate when given an opportunity in the midfield at the Cats.
Most will consider Constable as used goods from a fantasy perspective, but given the opportunities that do exist at Geelong in 2020 it would be wise to keep an eye on his role throughout the pre-season.
Article by @aflratingsPete
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