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Josh Daicos – Deck of DT 2021

Is this Pie flying under the radar?

Name: Josh Daicos
Team: Collingwood
Position: MID
Price: $664,000
Bye round: 14
2020 average: 69.6
2020 adjusted average:
86.6
2020 games played: 16
Predicted average: 100
Draft range: Late rounds bargain in most leagues

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Why should I pick him?

Anyone who knows me knows that I just can’t resist a mid price breakout candidate. Josh Daicos is currently tracking perfectly to jump up next year.
He’s ticking all the boxes needed.
He was given increased game time on the wing to the point where Tom Phillips (who was Collingwood’s wingman in their grand final losing year) was moved onto a flank and eventually out of the team entirely.
That’s the role/best 22 Job Security box ticked.
He’s coming into his 5th season only just playing his first full season last year.
That’s the age/body maturity box ticked.
He hit a score of 99 (adjusted to 123) last season.
That’s his ability to hit a high ceiling box ticked.
He finished the season with a 5 round adjusted average of 92.4 and a 3 round average of 93.7.
That’s the strong finish to the season box ticked.

Along with all these boxes, Daicos boasts an impressive running ability and has a hunger and desperation to get to the next contest and get the footy in his hands.

Lastly, this kid is just bloody exciting to watch play!

Why shouldn’t I pick him?

Personally I’m completely sold on Daicos but the biggest reason not to pick him would be his price.
At $664,000 he’s sitting at that awkward expensive midprice that exists between the true midpriced options and the elite premiums.

When choosing Daicos you’re paying $28,000 more than the 6% of coaches currently starting Caleb Serong and $100k+ more than the 11% of coaches starting Jye Caldwell or the 24% of coaches starting Justin Hately.
Any of those guys have the potential to outscore Daicos next year and will be hard to ignore.

Deck of DT Rating.

JACK

I’m calling Daicos a Jack but in the Jumping Jack out of the pack way!
He had already been given an increased responsibility last year but with Collingwood clearing away a few best 22 players, particularly in Treloar and Phillips I believe Daicos is shaping to be someone who benefits massively from it.
At a current ownership level of only 2%, Daicos is flying well and truly under the radar and should be on all our watchlists.

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Joining the DT Talk writing team in 2013, Anthony is a West Coast boy (man, we have a lot of Eagles lovers here) and he will bring us plenty of great content again this year. @anthonydsmith86.

5 Comments

5 Comments

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    Phil

    January 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Love the enthusiasm. FYI – Phillips did his hamstring late in the year. He wasn’t dropped.

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      Anthony

      January 11, 2021 at 1:04 am

      Sorry for the confusion, I can see how I worded that now!

      What I meant was that Collingwood felt the could tell Phillips to explore his options elsewhere at the end of the season because they were confident they have Daicos there to replace him already.

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    Euman

    January 10, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Has been in my team for a month and is staying

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    Tram

    January 11, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Great article, this is why I love the deck. Had seen his name around but wasn’t seriously considering him until you made such a good case Anthony

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    Brian Smith

    January 21, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Prefer Sloan at a cheaper price

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