IT WAS an underwhelming season for the Power last year and that was reflected in their AFL Fantasy scoring where Brad Ebert (MID, $564,000) was the only player to manage a triple figure average with 102.
Robbie Gray (MID, $536,000) was serviceable as a forward, averaging 97, but his popularity will drop significantly to start 2016 since losing his dual-position status. He is certainly one to watch in your Fantasy Elite drafts if you think he will gain forward status during the season.
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Chad Wingard (FWD, $495,000): The depleted list of popular DPPs makes 'The Chad's' stocks rise significantly. He is coming off a career-best average of 90 which sets him up to be one of the game’s leading forwards in the coming season. Wingard’s form in the second-half of 2015 was outstanding, including a hot run where he scored seven hundreds from 11 games. The bonus of selecting Chad is it gives you an excuse to cheer for him, even if you don’t like the Power.
Ollie Wines (MID, $513,000): Wines was having an outstanding season before injury unfortunately ended it early. Despite wearing two red vests, he still managed to average 93 from his 13 games and it is only a matter of time before he averages triple figures. Last year he scored over 130 on two occasions and he is certainly a player that could fly under the radar in Fantasy Elite.
Sam Gray (FWD/MID, $427,000): Forget about Robbie, Sam is the Gray we will be keeping a close eye on during the pre-season. Not only does he have DPP status, but his form at the end of 2015 suggests that he is heavily under-priced if he continues to play a similar role in 2016. Over the last three weeks of the season he absolutely dominated, collecting 34, 37 and 34 possessions which equated to massive scores of 115, 117 and 120, making him one of the most interesting prospects in all Fantasy formats this year.
Jimmy Toumpas (MID, $319,000): JT is an interesting prospect given the success of players who have recently flourished after converting to Power colors. The high draft pick never found his feet at the Dees, rarely stringing good games together. He did, however, show that he has the potential to score well if Port's coaching staff can iron out his kinks. Last year he averaged just 59 from nine games, but on two occasions he was outstanding, scoring 103 against the Dogs and a season-high 125 against the Saints from 26 touches and eight tackles.
Riley Bonner (DEF, $158,000): The No.37 stands at 191cm and is a running defender in the mould of Grant Birchall. He averaged 23 disposals at under-18 level and could be in the mix for early games if he has a good pre-season. He looks a perfect option to ride the pine in your backline.
Matthew Lobbe (RUC, $431,000): Depending on what role the Power have in mind for Lobbe and Patrick Ryder (FWD/RUC, $423,000), the strong-tackling ruckman could be considered under-priced after seeing his average drop by 11 points last season which included two low scoring games caused by the red vest.
Charlie Dixon (FWD, $329,000): Although a fresh start could be just what he needs to live up to his sizeable potential, don’t run the risk of selecting Dixon in your starting squad. Hopefully he proves me wrong, but with a career-high of only 16 games in a season over his first four years and back-to-back seasons averaging in the 50s, it would be advisable to have a good look at him before picking him up. He could be in line for some thumping scores when he is 'on', but consistency is the big issue.
WEDNESDAY: The Traders are back to reveal the Bulldogs' Fantasy prices and positions for 2016.