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Port Adelaide Fantasy: Prices, locks, bargains, who to avoid

Get on the Hoff after his amazing 2018 season - AFL,Fantasy,Port Adelaide Power
Get on the Hoff after his amazing 2018 season

PORT Adelaide has some interesting prospects following a trade period which resulted in the loss of Chad Wingard, Jared Polec and Jasper Pittard and the recruitment of exciting defender Ryan Burton (DEF, $450,000) along with Scott Lycett (RUC/FWD, $559,000).

This shuffle certainly creates a lot of opportunities and potential role changes, so it's a matter of predicting who will benefit most from a Fantasy perspective both through the midfield and down back.

Justin Westhoff (RUC/FWD, $740,000) had a less-than-traditional breakout last season after averaging a career-high 102 in his 12th year. Anyone who saw that coming is a Fantasy genius, given the Hoff had never averaged more than 90 in his 11 previous years. He was amazing, playing multiple roles and ending the year with scores of 129 and 121 – my only concern is he may lose some pinch-hitting ruck time with the addition of Lycett.

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Tom Rockliff (MID, $600,000) was not himself during his debut season for the Power, which has resulted in him being as cheap as we have seen in a long time. After previously averaging triple figures for four straight years, including a season of 135, he is available for the equivalent of a career-low 83 average.

Robbie Gray (FWD/MID, $612,000) had a frustrating season due to fluctuating roles, which heavily affected his ability to score consistently. He played his best Fantasy footy as a mid, where triple figure scores were a regular occurrence in the first half of the year before his scoring dried up while playing predominately forward. Keep an ear to the ground for likely role.

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Ryan Burton (DEF, $450,000) was a shadow of what we had come to expect during his third season as a Hawk. In 2017 he had an outstanding season, averaging 85 before dropping to 62 last year. The Power have high hopes for the young star and there will be plenty of opportunities to flourish across half-back.

Boyd Woodcock (FWD/MID, $170,000) is a 174cm small forward who kicked 15 goals in his last nine games for North Adelaide to make his move as a draftee. Capable of playing as a pinch-hitting mid, he will be one to watch as a potential downgrade target through the year.

Connor Rozee (DEF/FWD, $262,000) was the standout player at the under-16 championships in 2016 but didn't back it up at the under-18 champs, where he experienced some inconsistency while averaging 13 possessions. Having said that, the kid is a gun and went at pick five for a reason.

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Travis Boak (FWD, $633,000) lost relevancy as a midfielder after managing to average triple figures on just one occasion in his 12-year career. In Draft, he is certainly one to keep an eye on due to his forward eligibility, given he has not averaged less than 87 for the past six years.

Jack Watts (FWD, $460,000) unfortunately didn't have the impact expected in his debut season for the Power, having his worst Fantasy season for eight years, with an average of just 63. As much as I like Jack, we need to put a line through him this year.

Player

Position

2018 Average

2018 Games

2019 Price

Westhoff, Justin

RUC/FWD

101.91

22

$740,000

Wines, Ollie

MID

93.45

22

$678,000

Ebert, Brad

MID

88.91

22

$645,000

Boak, Travis

FWD

87.27

22

$633,000

Gray, Robbie

MID/FWD

84.29

21

$612,000

Rockliff, Tom

MID

82.67

18

$600,000

Lycett, Scott

RUC/FWD

77

22

$559,000

Jonas, Tom

DEF

75.11

18

$545,000

Powell-Pepper, Sam

MID

75

16

$544,000

Ryder, Paddy

RUC

74.81

16

$543,000

Hartlett, Hamish

DEF

86.6

5

$534,000

Houston, Dan

DEF

71.91

22

$522,000

Byrne-Jones, Darcy

DEF

71.57

21

$519,000

Dixon, Charlie

FWD

71.25

20

$517,000

Mayes, Sam

DEF

57.83

6

$510,000

Gray, Sam

FWD

67.05

19

$487,000

Motlop, Steven

MID/FWD

66.9

21

$486,000

Lienert, Jarrod

DEF

73.67

6

$470,000

Watts, Jack

FWD

63.37

19

$460,000

Amon, Karl

MID

50.5

6

$454,000

Burton, Ryan

DEF

62.05

21

$450,000

Bonner, Riley

DEF

60.37

19

$438,000

Trengove, Jack

DEF

73

3

$419,000

Clurey, Tom

DEF

56.05

19

$407,000

McKenzie, Trent

DEF

41

1

$355,000

Broadbent, Matthew

DEF

0

0

$351,000

Howard, Dougal

DEF

48.1

20

$349,000

Marshall, Todd

FWD

46.57

7

$314,000

Farrell, Kane

FWD

49.4

5

$305,000

Johnson, Aidyn

FWD

37.8

5

$289,000

Frampton, Billy

RUC

52

1

$283,000

Rozee, Connor

DEF/FWD

0

0

$262,000

Butters, Zak

MID

0

0

$248,000

Duursma, Xavier

DEF/MID

0

0

$236,000

Atley, Joe

MID

0

0

$227,000

Garner, Joel

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Frederick, Martin

DEF/MID

0

0

$170,000

Patmore, Jake

MID/FWD

0

0

$170,000

Drew, Willem

MID/FWD

0

0

$170,000

Pudney, Kai

MID

0

0

$170,000

Ladhams, Peter

RUC

0

0

$170,000

Hayes, Sam

RUC

0

0

$170,000

Grundy, Riley

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Hewett, Cameron

MID

0

0

$170,000

Woodcock, Boyd

MID/FWD

0

0

$170,000

Cox, Tobin

MID/FWD

0

0

$170,000

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