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Port Adelaide 2021 Fantasy preview – Ep. 397

PODCAST: Calvin runs through his AFL Fantasy Classic and Draft watchlist from the Power.

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Episode guide

2:00 – Is Tom Rockliff back to his piggish best?

4:40 – Calvin has Jackson Mead on his rookie radar.

5:35 – Also pop Miles Bergman on your watchlist.

6:30 – Surprisingly, Orazio Fantasia is a popular selection from the Power. The boys question why that’s the case.

7:20 – Which young gun is the bet? Connor Rozee or Zak Butters.

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Best 22

B: Tom Jonas, Tom Clurey, Trent McKenzie
HB: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Aliir Aliir, Hamish Hartlett 
C: Xavier Duursma, Tom Rockliff, Karl Amon
HF: Connor Rozee, Todd Marshall, Zak Butters
F: Orazio Fantasia, Charlie Dixon, Robbie Gray
Foll: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines
I/C: Peter Ladhams, Sam Powell-Pepper, Dan Houston, Ryan Burton

EMERG: Mitch Georgiades, Steven Motlop, Boyd Woodcock, Jarrod Lienert

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B: Tom Jonas, Tom Clurey, Trent McKenzie
HB: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Aliir Aliir, Hamish Hartlett
C: Karl Amon, Ollie Wines, Xavier Duursma
HF: Zak Butters, Todd Marshall, Connor Rozee
F: Robbie Gray, Charlie Dixon, Orazio Fantasia
FOLL: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Tom Rockliff
I/C: Peter Ladhams, Dan Houston, Lachlan Jones, Sam Powell-Pepper

Port Adelaide prices and positions

AVG (adj)
Tom RockliffMID87300091.4114.314
Travis BoakMID79900083.7104.617
Ollie WinesMID72900076.495.515
Dan HoustonDEF6970007391.315
Scott LycettRUC6300006682.513
Karl AmonMID61700064.680.817
Darcy Byrne-JonesDEF60300063.27917
Zak ButtersFWD59500062.377.915
Robbie GrayFWD58300061.176.417
Hamish HartlettDEF57900060.675.817
Charlie DixonFWD56100058.873.516
Peter LadhamsRUC/FWD56000062.4788
Sam Powell-PepperMID/FWD55800058.573.117
Xavier DuursmaMID53900056.570.613
Jarrod LienertDEF52200045.857.35
Connor RozeeFWD51800054.267.814
Riley BonnerDEF49600049.461.89
Trent McKenzieDEF48900051.364.115
Ryan BurtonDEF48500052656
Sam MayesDEF48400057.772.16
Todd MarshallFWD47800050.162.612
Aliir AliirDEF42200044.255.314
Tom JonasDEF42100044.155.117
Kane FarrellMID/FWD420000445511
Tom ClureyDEF41900043.954.916
Steven MotlopFWD41200043.153.912
Mitch GeorgiadesFWD39900045.957.47
Willem DrewMID361000000
Orazio FantasiaDEF/FWD35300039.2495
Boyd WoodcockFWD35200043.454.35
Joel GarnerDEF254000000
Lachlan JonesDEF2400000
Ollie LordFWD174000
Martin FrederickDEF170000000
Sam HayesRUC170000000
Miles BergmanFWD170000000
Dylan WilliamsMID/FWD170000000
Jackson MeadMID170000000
Jake PasiniDEF170000000
Trent BurgoyneMID/FWD170000000
Tyson GoldsackDEF170000
Taj SchofieldMID170000

2020 centre bounce attendances

Big thanks to Brice Mitchell for his work on these.

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    22 guns

    January 26, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    hopefully mead and bergman play round1 also jones do have orazzzzzio at the moment unlikely to stay in 22 THE PIG IS BACK

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    January 26, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    What a complete waste of time. Was excited that my team was finally getting its preview and you guys just made a complete joke about them. When there is people like rocky, butters, ladhams, that are genuine options for classic. That was pathetic. 😡😡

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      22 guns

      January 26, 2021 at 9:35 pm

      dont worry brendon let them underestimate them at their own peril GO THE PEAR

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        January 26, 2021 at 9:39 pm

        Cheers 22 guns. I know kharma will get them. Bloody pathetic episode…

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      Luke Parker

      January 26, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      Ladhams a genuine option for classic?? Maybe as forward but there’s better options at his price, like Butters but Rocky is too much to start. Pear have some options but not the most fantasy relevant team unless rookies get a go, like most of the top 8

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        January 26, 2021 at 9:42 pm

        Ladhams will be 85 plus average. Thats huge has a fwd under 600k. People have sloane ect.. who will score the same has ladhams and ladhams has fwd status which gives him the nod!

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          Luke Parker

          January 26, 2021 at 9:54 pm

          Ladhams is nearly 50k more than Rozee who is the Port forward I’d want if I were to have one. Needs to have a increase in ruck time to go 85+ IMO, isn’t as good a fwd scorer as a guy like Marshall who plays a similar role. There’s also guys like Caldwell and even Daniher and Buddy who are cheaper and present greater value. That being said, Ladhams could be a good POD to go with.

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    January 26, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    And just cause walsh scores 30 blopdy fantasy points more than rozee does not mean he is a better player. They are two conplete different players. Walsh plays in the guts, rozee is a game changer…

  4. rossco1


    January 26, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Ladham’s averaging 85? I want whatever you’re on mate .. he will go 70 maximum

  5. rossco1


    January 26, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    My thoughts on Port:

    – Rocky is just too expensive. I can also see Butters/Rozee getting more CBA’s this year which could affect Rocky. He can be an injury risk too.
    – If Ladhams/Lycett both play, they cancel eachother out of fantasy calculations.
    – Mead playing early would be great, but who is he pushing out of the midfield? Amon? If he does play early his JS would be a huge issue imo.
    – I’ve considered Rozee, but it’s risky. If he’s 50/50 between mid and HF, then it’s a no. I want to see him at a bunch of CBA’s early and then I may jump on.

    Jeepers, the boys were tough on Port but i think it’s deserved, they’re really not relevant unless Rocky goes HAM! lol

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    January 26, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Burtons one who could be due for a breakout priced similar to Milera, age 24 season, injury interrupted last year and it was only a few years ago that he averaged 84 in his second year. I could see him average 85 plus which you’d take at that price.

    The issue with Port is the way they run there midfield rotation particularly the centre bounce you’ve got Boak, Wines, Rockliff as the mainstays then powell-pepper, Houston, Gray, Butters, Rozee all rolling through there just doesn’t seem like enough there for Butters and Rozee to produce.

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    January 27, 2021 at 1:09 am

    So where do we go to hear your ripper of a podcast, which will all have us finish in the top 100 this year. You are a top 100 finisher right? Talk the talk, walk the walk…

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      January 27, 2021 at 11:36 am

      This comment is a joke, right?

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      January 27, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      I finish better than the traders each year bob.

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        Luke Parker

        January 27, 2021 at 1:56 pm

        And??? So do heaps of other people, don’t follow their content if you’re good enough already lmao.

      • Warnie


        January 27, 2021 at 2:57 pm

        Righto! Haha. Mate, don’t be offended that your club doesn’t have many Fantasy relevant players. I’ve just finished writing my Tigers piece and they have bugger all… yet have won 3 of the last 4 flags.

        Don’t take it personally.

        Also, if you’re finishing higher than us every year, then you’re probably not taking too many Port players…

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          January 27, 2021 at 9:08 pm

          You take that back Warnie! Heaps of Tiges are relevant to my fantasies………. I reckon that these days better teams, like the mighty tiges play a team focused selfless style and have greater depth of talent which results in a more even points spread and therefore lower individual scores, not being fantasy relevant is a good thing in real life.

          • Warnie


            January 27, 2021 at 10:19 pm

            It’s interesting. They just don’t rack up numbers as a team either. In the piece I lead with how they were the sixth lowest scoring Fantasy team last year. The five teams below them on the Fantasy points table were all bottom six teams.

            They just have a style that doesn’t see them rack up big scores. They’re mid-table for the main Fantasy stat categories (12th for disposals, 10th marks, 8th tackles).

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              January 28, 2021 at 7:37 am

              True, tiges perhaps not the greatest example, the game plan has a strong focus on gaining territory and applying pressure rather than the Collingwood keepsie offsies garbage. I look forward to the article, love your work.

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    The Chosen Won

    January 27, 2021 at 7:39 am

    Besides the Pig Port have no other Fantasy relevant players in 2021

    Good Luck™®©

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      January 27, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      you’ll eat your words you will. dagnammit

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        The Chosen Won

        January 27, 2021 at 2:43 pm

        Good Luck in 2021™®©

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