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Nick Daicos: Fantasy jet. He comes at a premium but expects a large gap between his average and the next best. Lock it away early.
Tom Stewart : I Think Geelong will see more ball in the defensive 50 as they change the guard with their midfield. Has a great run of games to start the season.
Hayden Young: Move to the midfield is touted which should present some upside even at 90 price point.
Zac Williams: A nice role off half back in the preseason and it’ll be hard not to take a punt on him. Extremely underpriced if he can stay fit.
Nick Coffield: Former high draft pick, shown some fantasy chops in the past, 2 years out of AFL footy and at a new club. At a premium rookie price there’s plenty of value here.
Dan Curtin: Should get plenty of opportunity for the crows. Michalaney surprisingly turned out to be a decent starting pick in 2023 which gives me some confidence in Curtin given the far better junior fantasy numbers.
Jakob Ryan: A game last year for the premiers, may be in the mix for round 1.
Toby Pink: Plucked from SANFL as mature age player. Previously AFL listed. Won’t be a big scorer. Bit of a place holder hoping for something better to come along.Embed from Getty Images
Caleb Serong: Captain option, high floor player. Nice fixture to start.
Zak Butters: Entering the beginning of the prime of his career, his 100 price tag seems a little unders and should squeeze some value out of it. Floor a little bit of a concern.
Jack Steele: Expecting him to bounce back from a disappointing 2023. If so he could be 10 points unders minimum.
Luke Davies-Uniacke: Didn’t quite click in 2023 but showed plenty of glimpses. Very keen on this pick in 2024.
Ollie Wines: Injuries and role have contributed to his fantasy decline over the last 2 seasons. I’m predicting a return to ~95 in which case he’s 20 points underpriced. Eagles round 1 match up could get his cash generation off to a great start.
Jy Simpkin: Injuries and role have played a role in his price tag as well. Showed quite a bit throughout the year and with some more consistency with his body in 2024 I think he’s potentially 20 points underpriced as well. Chance of FWD DPP too I reckon.
Colby McKercher: Junior fantasy numbers makes picking him a no brainer if named R1. Talk of half back role significant.
Jeremy Sharp: At a new club where he should get far more opportunity. Has shown fantasy chops before and with a couple of preseasons under his belt he should be one of the better performed rookie priced players we have to choose from.
Ryley Sanders: Junior fantasy numbers makes picking him a no brainer if named R1.
Jaxon Binns: Was close to a debut last season. Fantastic VFL numbers. Should be a good pick if named r1 but still this stage a place holder.
Brodie Grundy: Too much value here to ignore.
Tristan Xerri: With Goldstein departed, Xerri will be the primary ruck. Has shown he is fantasy relevant before and could present serious value in 2024.
Jack Macrae: Hard not to pick with forward status. Feels like a 90 average is worst case scenario, with the potential to go 110+ again.
Sam Flanders: Warming to the pick with lack of options in the forward line. Preseason watch but price point easy to pivot from.
Zac Fisher: Cheap if he can get involved in North Melbourne’s chip chip. Has shown a ceiling in the past.
Elijah Tsatas: I think there’s an opportunity in the bomber’s midfield in 2024. I was impressed with his debut 65 average from very little CBA attendances. With more opportunity he could pop similar to Worpel a number of years ago.
Finn Macrae: Been flagged to get more opportunity at AFL level in 2024. He’s done a couple preseasons now and outs up great VFL numbers so he should make for a good pick.
Harley Reid: Not convinced the scoring will be huge but forward status really handy here. Should get all the opportunity at the eagles. Everybody will pick him so just jump on.
Shaun Mannagh: Mature age player from the VFL. Great numbers. Presumably drafted by Geelong to play immediately
Chris Burgess: Should get opportunity. Bit of a placeholder though
Darcy Wilson: Ross Lyon has already flagged him for opportunity in 2024. Preseason watch.