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UltimateFooty | Round 12 Positional Changes

After rounds 3, 6, 9 & 12 the drafting format of Ultimate Footy awards additional player positions to players that have had a role change in season. As always players are required to have played a minimum of 3 games to be eligible and to be playing the new position as their primary role in the side.

Nine players have gained an additional position. Two players have gained back status, six gaining centre, no new rucks and one player have picked up forward status. Let’s look at who they are and their relevance to your draft sides and leagues.

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Chayce Jones | ADD BACK

It’s not a high relevant gain, given his top score is 54 for the year. However, it looks as though Chayce might have just found his home at the AFL level. The former first round pick has struggled at times to get his hands on the ball at the top level in the past 18 months.

Jones has since shown glimpses of his elite running, creative ball use and defensive endeavour across half back in the previous month. He might be worth a pick up in a deep keeper league at best.

Zach Tuohy | ADD BACK

Over the previous 12 months, we’ve seen the Irishman get used higher up the ground. However, over the past 6 weeks, Zac Tuohy has moved back to his more historic role across half-back, including taking a share of kick ins. In his last four matches, he’s scored 85, 96, 85 & 109. He should become back eligible. It’s a huge gain for the 84% of coaches that own him and clearly the most relevant gaining of this batch of DPP’s.

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Matt Guelfi | ADD CENTRE

In 2021 he’s averaging 51. That’s not an option to roster as a back let alone as a centre. Look elsewhere!

Harry Schoenberg | ADD CENTRE

The Crows will be happy with the development of Harry, as his time through the midfield is gradually increasing across the season as . Like all players who gain centre, it’s rarely helpful in boosting on-field scoring. However, it could be helpful in your league if you play through the bye rounds.

James Harmes | ADD CENTRE

Normally the addition of centre status is the least helpful for coaches. It rarely adds to any increase of on-field scoring but rather adds some squad versatility. While this is true for James Harmes, the timing is also helpful for coaches who play through the coming bye rounds. This DPP might help you with field scores if scampering for every available options this week.

Kayne Turner | ADD CENTRE

The addition of centre status is a valid call from UF, with the Kangaroos asking Kayne Turner to play a tagging role. However, with only one score over 40 in the past four, he’s not someone you should consider.

David Zaharakis | ADD CENTRE

The addition of DPP does nothing for the relevance of David Zaharakis. Further to that, last weekend, he injured his hamstring and will miss the next few weeks. Pass!

Will Hoskin-Elliott | ADD CENTRE

I feel like a broken record, but as helpful as the hyphen has been in our forward line lately, he’ll give you nothing more than some squad flexibility. In the last month, he’s done well with three scores above 85, including a 113. At best, he’ll give you another body to play on the field this week if you play through the bye.

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Jason Johannisen | ADD FORWARD

As part of Luke Beveridge’s annual ‘wheel of positions’, the 2016 Norm Smith Medalist Jason Johannisen has been deployed inside the bulldogs forward 50. Beyond a game a few weeks back against the Saints in round 10, he’s shown little to suggest that this role change is scoring friendly.

Johannisen has just two scores above 60 all season, you really should be looking elsewhere. With an average draft position of 136, it’s been one of the most disappointing draft day returns for owners.

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