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Jeremy Cameron – Deck of DT 2021

Will we see Cameron’s numbers increase in 2021?

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Name: Jeremy Cameron
Team: Geelong Cats
Price: $488,000
Bye round: 12
2020 average: 51.1
2020 adjusted average: 63.6
2020 games played: 17
Predicted average: 86
Draft Range: F6 or late bench pick up

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Why should I pick him?

Although key forwards are normally avoided in AFL fantasy, this year with a limited salary cap and limited rookies creativity is going to be key in selecting a good starting team. Jeremy Cameron offers us extreme upside and value for a variety of reasons.

Last season was a disaster for the Giants on field, a lack of midfield dominance and wasteful ball use hindered their scoring and ability to win games. With Whitfield moving to defence from half forward/wing and Coniglio, Taranto and Kelly all struggling with ball in hand, the Giants’ forwards including Cameron struggled to impact. This resulted in an adjusted average of just 64 rounded, and four games without a goal for Cameron. Previously Cameron had boasted impressive numbers averaging 88, 78 and 88 in the three season’s prior, impressive numbers especially for a key forward. Cameron also showed an equally impressive ceiling having five games over 130, roughly 1 in every 11 games he played, scoring power that is hard to come by in the forward line.

More importantly Cameron is where he wants to be and is in a strong side. Surrounded by Dangerfield, Duncan, Higgins and Smith, Cameron has some of the league’s best kicks around him, an upgrade from the poor delivery he was getting last year. His pairing with Hawkins will also cause huge issues for opposition defences, creating space and time for both to move up the field to assist build up play and also stay home to kick goals. Cameron over his three high scoring seasons had 22 games of eight plus marks, showing his ability to get up the ground and get +6’s.

Why shouldn’t I pick him?

Unfortunately a week before writing this article news came out about Cameron injuring his hamstring, something that he has done before. However reports soon followed he trained the following Saturday doing a running session, this is a key watch over the pre-season to see how he is managed and if he plays any practise games.

With all key forwards scoring can be up and down, and although Cameron did boast impressive averages over three seasons, he did have 22 games below 70 out of the 56 he played, a concern that will likely continue in the new season. Although on paper him and Hawkins look good together there is an unknown how it will affect Cameron’s scoring, further emphasising the need to watch them together in a practise game.

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Picking a key forward is always risky in AFL Fantasy but Cameron offers value. He is priced 24 below what he has done twice before and is with a far better team that boasts some of the best kicks in the league. He also has a dynamic partnership with Hawkins and may even get the third best defender when Dangerfield moves forward.

If you can accept the few average scores that will come with Cameron, then at 488k and sitting at f4/5 Cameron could be one of the picks of the season providing a high scoring ceiling for us and the value we need picking our starting teams.

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    January 30, 2021 at 8:31 am

    😂😂😂😂😂😂 no thanks!!

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    January 30, 2021 at 9:58 am

    By all means, pick these key forwards. I’ll be picking afl fantasy players.

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      January 30, 2021 at 10:22 am

      I’m not aware of any fantasy players with forward status to be fair

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      January 30, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      I’m not sure the above derisive comments are justified. Cameron is a rare beast, a key forward who is also a proven scorer. I can see him averaging low 90s (basically has before) if the cats look to camp the aging Hawkins closer to home and have Cameron hitting up to the wings, and in the forwards low 90s is top 6 or there abouts. It’s a watch closely for me because if he slots into the cats smoothly as a hit up target then he may be one of the best picks of the year…. Actually please write him off and keep him unique for the shrewd coaches if he turns it on.

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        Luke Parker

        January 30, 2021 at 2:13 pm

        There’s definitely upside to him, and Buddy, Daniher however they all fit that stereotype of not picking key forwards. Pretty sure Geelong have said Cameron will also have his fair amount of deep forward time (as will the other two). Low 90s is too much IMO but 85-88 is where he’ll likely be and thus warrants selection. This narrative that he’ll never have a quiet one is unwarranted, there’ll be games where he’s toweled up and scores 50-60. Biggest issue is that having him F3 seems too light up forward but then F4 seems too much, especially as Buddy is 110k cheaper and also a proven scorer (body a bigger issue admittingly). They’re all value, Buddy’s price makes him the winner IMO if fit.

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          January 30, 2021 at 4:02 pm

          Low 90s is a stretch I’ll admit but I wouldn’t write it off otherwise excellent summary that I’m 100% on board with.

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        Marcus lawton

        February 24, 2021 at 4:59 pm

        Spot on Squid

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    January 31, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Great card, locked and loaded. Key forward or not, he represents undeniable value and he’s done it all before

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