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North Melbourne Fantasy: Prices, locks, bargains, who to avoid

Both Aaron Hall and Dom Tyson appear to be good value for North this season - AFL,Fantasy,North Melbourne Kangaroos
Both Aaron Hall and Dom Tyson appear to be good value for North this season

THE KANGAROOS are coming off an active trade period and despite missing out on Andrew Gaff, the interesting inclusions of Jared Polec (MID, $669,000) and Aaron Hall (MID, $626,000) certainly help them return to being Fantasy relevant this season.

Aaron Hall (MID, $626,000) is always a name that is fraught with danger in Fantasy circles, but following his move to the Roos the upside is undeniable. He will be priced at the equivalent of an 86 average, which is well short of what we saw in 2016 and 2017 when he averaged 105 and 98 respectively. From all reports he will be unleashed to attack which could result in another push for a triple figure average.

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Jack Ziebell (FWD, $601,000) is a forward to keep an eye on, especially if it looks like he will have more of a run through the middle during the pre-season. Following averages of 95 and 94, he presents some value this season after managing just 83 in 2018. He has averaged more than 90 in four of the last six seasons and I expect him to return to that level.

Bailey Scott (MID, $174,000). With no relevant DPP options at the Roos, I will take the opportunity to highlight a potential bench option or downgrade target in Scott. His versatility is a strong point and his under-age averages of 23 touches, five marks, four tackles and a goal for 94 points should see him in the mix for games.

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Dom Tyson (MID, $556,000) is undeniable value following his move to the Roos, who are excited to make the most of his skill set. He fell out of favour at the Demons, managing just 14 games and an average of 77 following back-to-back years of 90. A stepping stone worth consideration.

Tarryn Thomas (MID, $256,000) is an exciting prospect I have had the pleasure of watching first-hand for North Launceston. A brilliant tackler, Thomas is capable of making an impact through the midfield and is a very dangerous forward, which makes him a huge chance to play round one. The fact he takes massive hangers is a nice bonus!

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Todd Goldstein (RUC, $678,000) looks a viable second ruck option alongside Brodie Grundy after returning to form last year with an average of 93. He appears to be one of the few big men that won't be splitting ruck duties and the fact that he has averaged as high as 114 in the past is a nice reminder of what he is capable of.

Jared Polec (MID, $669,000). Don't get me wrong, it's an exciting move for the Roos gaining the services of Polec, but for that price you would want a projected rise in average and I can't see that happening.

Player

Position

2018 Average

2018 Games

2019 Price

Cunnington, Ben

MID

93.91

22

$682,000

Higgins, Shaun

MID

93.9

20

$681,000

Goldstein, Todd

RUC

93.36

22

$678,000

Polec, Jared

MID

92.23

22

$669,000

Hall, Aaron

MID

71.67

6

$626,000

Ziebell, Jack

FWD

82.77

22

$601,000

Dumont, Trent

MID

82.41

22

$598,000

Jacobs, Ben

MID

77.54

13

$563,000

Tyson, Dom

MID

76.57

14

$556,000

Anderson, Jed

MID

76.1

21

$552,000

Macmillan, Jamie

DEF

73.09

22

$530,000

Pittard, Jasper

DEF

70.91

11

$515,000

McDonald, Luke

DEF

70.32

22

$510,000

Ahern, Paul

MID

68.55

11

$497,000

Brown, Ben

FWD

68

22

$493,000

Tarrant, Robbie

DEF

66.43

21

$482,000

Wright, Sam

DEF

65.94

16

$479,000

Wood, Mason

FWD

64.46

13

$468,000

Thompson, Scott D.

DEF

64.14

22

$465,000

Daw, Majak

DEF

64.06

18

$465,000

Atley, Shaun

FWD

61.45

22

$446,000

Simpkin, Jy

FWD

59.55

22

$432,000

Campbell, Tom

RUC

0

0

$404,000

Williams, Marley

DEF

53.64

22

$389,000

Hrovat, Nathan

FWD

51.08

12

$371,000

Garner, Taylor

FWD

0

0

$358,000

Turner, Kayne

FWD

48.27

22

$350,000

Vickers-Willis, Ed

DEF

51.57

7

$341,000

Walker, Will

FWD

49.75

4

$296,000

Davies-Uniacke, Luke

MID

40.29

7

$266,000

Zurhaar, Cameron

FWD

42.2

5

$260,000

Thomas, Tarryn

MID

0

0

$256,000

Durdin, Sam

DEF

22

1

$253,000

Murphy, Tom

DEF

41.75

4

$248,000

McKay, Ben

DEF

0

0

$193,000

Taylor, Curtis

MID/FWD

0

0

$180,000

Scott, Bailey

MID

0

0

$174,000

Watson, Declan

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Crocker, Joel

DEF/FWD

0

0

$170,000

McKenzie, Tom

DEF/MID

0

0

$170,000

Larkey, Nick

FWD

0

0

$170,000

Wilkinson, Tom

FWD

0

0

$170,000

Murphy, Red Og

MID

0

0

$170,000

Hayden, Kyron

MID/FWD

0

0

$170,000

Xerri, Tristan

RUC/FWD

0

0

$170,000

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