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Mr Fantasy  February 5, 2013 1:17 PM

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Scott Thompson is again likely to be one of Adelaide's prominent fantasy scorers, Mr Fantasy says

ADELAIDE
Any midfield that boasts Patrick Dangerfield, Scott Thompson and Rory Sloane is travelling pretty nicely. However, the Crows surprisingly ranked 14th in the League for disposals a game in 2012 but significantly, were third for kicks a game – emphasising Adelaide's efficiency in moving the ball from defence. This direct path to goal allowed the Crows to score often, finishing last season ranked third in points scored. With a star-studded midfield, steady backline and high-powered forward line, the Crows have every opportunity to rack up a large number of fantasy points.
- Ben Guthrie

THE TOP SCORERS
Scott Thompson
2012 AFL Fantasy average score:
105  
2013 AFL Fantasy Dream Team price: $541,200
2013 AFL Fantasy position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: A-grade Dream Teamer who again averaged more than 100 last season. Has no trouble finding the footy and is a logical selection.

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Patrick Dangerfield
2012 average score:
102  
2013 price: $525,000
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, living up to the hype to average almost 102 a game. Belongs in elite company, so expect another huge year.

Rory Sloane
2012 average score:
91
2013 price: $470,100
2013 position: Mid 
Mr Fantasy says: The blonde speedster was one of the stories of 2012 for the Crows. Wins the ball inside and outside and is yet to reach his prime.

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Sam Jacobs
2012 average score:
87  
2013 price: $449,900
2013 position: Ruck  
Mr Fantasy says: The big man was everything the Crows hoped he would be in 2012. Was a superb Dream Team player, scoring 1834 points.

Nathan van Berlo
2012 average score:
83  
2013 price: $427,900
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Reliable midfielder who scores around 80 each week. Is durable and consistent, so expect a similar output in 2013.

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Brent Reilly
2012 average score:
79
2013 price: $407,900
2013 position: Def
Mr Fantasy says: Is a solid stopper but certainly knows how to get his hands on the footy. Price indicative of his productivity.

Matthew Wright
2012 average score:
85  
2013 price: $438,700
2013 position: Fwd/Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Had an impressive season last year, and finished with the sixth highest Dream Team average among Crows. Price has increased in 2013 but has talent.

Jason Porplyzia
2012 average score:
77  
2013 price: $397,000
2013 position: Fwd  
Mr Fantasy says: Overcame injury worries to average almost 80 points in 2012. Still looms as a risky choice based on past injury issues.

David Mackay
2012 average score:
71
2013 price: $366,100
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Finished 2012 averaging a tick more than 70. Expect him to stay at a similar level this season.

Taylor Walker
2012 average score:
87  
2013 price: $448,900
2013 position: Fwd  
Mr Fantasy says: A damaging forward on his day, highlighted by his score of 148 in round 22 last season against Melbourne. Fairly priced for a star on the rise.