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Mr Fantasy's verdict: West Coast

Mr Fantasy  February 27, 2013 9:26 AM

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Luke Shuey is one of many West Coast midfielders you should consider for your AFL Fantasy team

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West Coast's list is littered with fantasy stars. Down back, in the ruck, through the middle and up forward, the Eagles are suitably blessed.

Their stoppage work is exemplary, allowing them to dictate play further up the ground. Their forwards are capable of being damaging on the scoreboard, while their defence is usually water-tight.

For AFL Fantasy purposes, one area they do need to address is the tackling aspect of their game, as they ranked fifth for tackles a game last year. If they do that, and the sky's the limit for this fantasy juggernaut.
- Ben Guthrie

LAST YEAR'S TOP SCORERS

Dean Cox
2012 AFL Fantasy average score: 99
2013 AFL Fantasy Dream Team price: $512,400
2013 AFL Fantasy position: Fwd/Ruck
Mr Fantasy says:
The competition’s premier ruckman (averaged almost 100 last year) is now also available as a forward. Happy days!

Scott Selwood
2012 average score:
98
2013 price: $503,500
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Had an outstanding 2012, including five scores of 120 or more. Not cheap but is the real deal.

Andrew Gaff
2012 average score: 87
2013 price: $446,100
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Only young but held his own among a super midfield, averaging better than 86 last year. Pricier, but on the way up.

Matt Priddis
2012 average score:
94
2013 price: $482,500
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Ball magnet who is very consistent, a very important matter come finals time. Consider.

Chris Masten
2012 average score:
85
2013 price: $436,000
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Had an improved 2012 but there are a few ahead of him when it comes to a spot in the Dream Team midfield. Pass.

Luke Shuey
2012 average score:
95
2013 price: $448,100
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Another super midfielder at the club. One of six Eagles to average more than 90 last season.

Beau Waters
2012 average score:
92
2013 price: $472,100
2013 position: Def
Mr Fantasy says: Really handy pick up in your back half who scored at least 80 in 14 matches last year. Consider again.

Nic Naitanui
2012 average score:
86
2013 price: $442,800
2013 position: Fwd/Ruck
Mr Fantasy says: Will probably assume more of the ruck duties as he enters the next part of his career, meaning his average of 85 will likely increase this year.

Shannon Hurn
2012 average score:
76
2013 price: $391,300
2013 position: Def
Mr Fantasy says: Usually the ‘go-to’ man out of defence, but his scores seemed to taper off a bit as 2012 progressed. Price is fair.

Daniel Kerr
2012 average score:
75
2013 price: $384,100
2013 position: Mid
Mr Fantasy says: Has had an interrupted pre-season and others in the midfield look better. Pass.