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Jordan de Goey – Deck of DT 2021

With added midfield time, is de Goey on the verge of a 7th year breakout?

Name: Jordan de Goey
Team: Collingwood
Position: FWD
Price: $605,000
Bye round: 14
2020 average: 59.8
2020 adjusted average:
2020 games played: 8
Predicted average: 92+
Draft range: Late (gets bumped because of injury history)

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Why should I pick him?

The departure of Adam Treloar has been strongly linked to the improvement of Adams, Pendlebury, Crisp or even a Sier-type. But I think there’s some definite upside for a player that’s been hot on the lips of a lot of reporters (this time for the right reasons) this preseason. Jordan de Goey.

De Goey arrived back from the off-season in the condition of his life. He’s slimmed down and looking super lean, so the rumours of more mid time are always going to follow. But there is definitely reason for the speculation. Notably de Goey was only re-signed after Treloar was traded, potentially flagging they knew they could cover the loss with the man in conversation. Collingwood have thrown de Goey in the middle in patches in the past with great results, but his fitness base hasn’t allowed him to do it in anymore than a burst. This has changed now. He’s a tough matchup for opposition midfielders, especially forward of the center.

I have it on good word from ‘Sauces’, who works internally at Collingwood that de Goey is going to playing a 65-35 Mid-Fwd split this year. 65% in Collingwood’s high scoring mids! Sauces word alone has me bullish. Let’s also consider that Elliot saw a substantial amount of mid-clock in 2020, so Collingwood aren’t afraid to chuck their goal kickers in there. de Goey is the sort of player that seriously benefits from getting his hands on the ball early, he’s a very hard player to stop when he’s on and for this reason it’s easy to see why they might throw him at the opening center bounce with Adams and Pendlebury.

de Goey, while not normally a consist scorer (few true forwards are) did start the 2019 quite hot scoring; 54 (warmup), 91, 107, 99, 78, 96, 75, 110, 80 from his first 9 games at an 88 average putting him 10 points under his current price. These scores are all as a forward too, so imagine what a few more tackles and disposals could add. His final 5 games of 2019 were eye catching too finishing the year strong with a 119 and finished the year ranked #2 of all the forwards for PPM.

Age is also a big tick here. He goes into this season cherry ripe as a 24 year old. Plus has 2 loophole rounds in the first rounds of the season.

Why shouldn’t I pick him?

Now the problem with being so damaging as a forward is even if you get more mid time, it’s short lived. Whenever Collingwood need a goal or a spark up forward, de Goey is too threatening down there not to play in front of the sticks. He kicked 12 goals in his final 5 games of 2020 and kicked 34 in the 2019 season. He’s a match winner.

Injuries are always a concern for de Goey as well. He’s never played a full season, the most being back in 2016 when he played 20, and after that 14 (2017), 17 (2018), 16 (2019), and 8 (2020). His injuries aren’t linked to one specific thing either, it’s not like it’s a constant soft tissue setback. He missed 2 months in the middle of 2020 with a finger tendon injury. He’s just prone to it. So there’s always the risk of him going down.

Unfortunately for us too, de Goey’s starting price is based on a discount on his 2019 season (which was a career best) and not his 2020 average (which was his 2nd worst… After his debut season). Priced at a starting price average of roughly 79 he’s only 5 below his career best.

When de Goey has had stints in the mid in the past he still hasn’t set the world alight. In round 2, 2020, de Goey started in the middle and ended on an adjusted 70. In round 5, 2020, de Goey started in the middle and ended on an adjusted 87.5. It’s a small sample size as he’s clearly been predominantly a forward but it still doesn’t jump off the page.


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‘Poor man’s Dusty’, is a phrase commonly used to describe de Goey. Dusty did take 6 years to get his first 100 average season, and de Goey is going into his 7th, so maybe it’s time! Maybe this poor man just needed an extra year!

The added midfield time he will (as mentioned, Sauces has confirmed this) get this year is definitely peaking my interest. His best is genuine Fantasy elite. We could easily see a career best year out of de Goey in 2021, and I wouldn’t be surprised one iota if it come to fruition… He’s fit and firing and will have a heap of added responsibility through the guts. But what’s de Goey’s best? It’s a hard one to read as he doesn’t have a huge sample size from midfield games. But it couldn’t be bad for his scoring, right? Besides if he does go forward to ‘rest’, he’s still lethal. Could come out with 3 goals opposed to sitting on the bench.

What would we need from him? Probably a 95+ average. I can see this happening… But do you have the guts?


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  1. Brendon

    January 31, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Predicted average 92. Tell him hes dreamin 😂

    • Trigga

      January 31, 2021 at 8:41 am

      Perhaps a little ambitious, I’ll admit, but not impossible. It is probably a best case scenario, but a preseason watch none-the-less.. Think Petracca 2020

      • Brendon

        January 31, 2021 at 12:59 pm

        Petracca is on another level compared to de goey always has been

  2. Squid

    January 31, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Apart from being a straight up nope for me due to being the same price as Heeny, who is a genuine underpriced premo, the most overhyped player in the game and not worthy of being labled as even a poor man’s Dusty isn’t he also facing sexual assault charges in a couple of months which at the very least should hugely mess with his focus and at worst (best?) Case see him gaoled for the crimes.

    No doubt will have good ownership because Pies fans are a special breed but given he could average anything between 55 to 85 and may not even play due to a combination of injury, suspension (remember when his “dog” bit him….) and straight up gaol time this guy has got to be A grade joker in the deck material.

    • Marcus

      January 31, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      You are nothing short of an imbecile buddy, know not a thing about these so called indecent assault charges. There is a very big chance that you are the soecial breed that was dropped at birth and your poor soul your brain ever developed

      • Squid

        January 31, 2021 at 3:02 pm

        Wow, triggered much? It is a FACT that he is facing charges for indecent assault, that is all I said, no mention of whether or not he is guilty or what he is alleged to have done, that is a matter for the courts to determine not you or I. It is also a FACT that depending on what he is alleged to have done he faces a sentence which could wipe him out for the rest of his career if found guilty. These FACTS clearly should have some bearing on the decision of whether or not to put him into your AFL fantasy side, to me it is at least as important as fixture, role, injury history and past form for the reasons mentioned above. So kindly pull your head in before you say something that makes you look really silly rather than just stupid and ignorant.

        • Realist

          February 1, 2021 at 7:35 pm

          Bahaha, “gaol time”? And you wanna label others as “silly, ignorant, stupid, and a special breed”. Headline, headline, read all about it…

          • Squid

            February 2, 2021 at 7:10 am

            Thanks for proving a point.

      • Hunter

        January 31, 2021 at 3:03 pm

        “Know not a thing” What do you mean by this??

        Squid is just saying a few things that should be thought about when selecting de goey…

  3. Blake

    January 31, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Appreciate the card Trig. Some much better options at 600k or lower in my opinion. Wish Daicos was still available as a forward

  4. Freddy

    January 31, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Squid, the soft keyboard warrior is making a lot of tough comments as he hides behind his keyboard. Weak and pathetic

  5. UMAD

    January 31, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    92 average bahahahahahahhaa. Hes the only good forward they got. Their second best one just went to North. Hes not going anywhere but the forward line. Daicos, Sier to cover the mid time left by Trealor.

  6. Dan

    January 31, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    There were similar talks about Jake Stringer 2 years ago and he went on to score 65…

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