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Richmond Fantasy: Prices, locks, bargains, who to avoid

Can Tom Lynch transfer his strong Fantasy form in wins to his new team? - AFL,Fantasy,Richmond Tigers
Can Tom Lynch transfer his strong Fantasy form in wins to his new team?

THE TIGERS' recent success hasn't been reflected in their Fantasy scores, with only one player managing to average triple figures in the past two years: Dustin Martin in 2017.

Despite this, for a variety of reasons, there are plenty of players that find themselves under-priced and worthy of consideration, while prized recruit Tom Lynch is also one to watch.

Dustin Martin (MID, $674,000)
The Tiger superstar presents huge value this season following a drop in average to 93 after elevating his game to elite status in 2017 when he averaged 114, including 15 hundreds and a high of 164. Last season was littered with uncharacteristically low scores as he appeared to be battling injury but he finished well, with three of his last four scores over 114.

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Bachar Houli (DEF, $536,000)
The attacking defender became a lock for a 90-plus average before injury held him back last season, recording just 13 games and his lowest average since 2009. If he is fit, is he is 15-20 points under-priced. 

Trent Cotchin (MID, $581,000)
Although the Tiger captain is no longer considered a premium midfield option in Fantasy Classic, his average of just 80 last year is not a true reflection of his ability. This makes him a prime candidate to slide as a draft option as he is still capable of averaging 90-plus.

Brandon Ellis (DEF, $538,000)
With no DPP from the Tigers worth picking, it is a good chance to remind ourselves it was only four seasons ago that the former DPP averaged 103 for the season. Keep an eye on his pre-season and projected role because defenders with that scoring punch are hard to find.

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Tom Lynch (FWD, $487,000)
Key forwards are usually players to avoid, but the former Suns skipper may be an exception to the rule at that price. In 2016, he averaged an impressive 86 for the Suns and his inflated scores while playing in victorious games should serve his owners well, given his switch to the Tigers.

Riley Collier-Dawkins (MID, $232,000)
The big-bodied midfielder is capable of winning his own ball both at ground level and in the air. Unlikely to make a round one debut but certainly one to watch as a downgrade target through the year.

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Toby Nankervis (RUC, $648,000)
If you miss an early ruckman in draft, a reliable big man like 'Nank' can be worth his weight in gold a little further down the track. Although he is not considered an exciting pick, averages of 87 and 89 in the last two years while playing 21 games on each occasion gives great stability.

Shane Edwards (MID/FWD, $482,000)
Don't be fooled by the All Australian honours, Edwards has not averaged 70 in the last three years and isn't likely to do so this year.

 

Player

Position

2018 Average

2018 Games

2019 Price

Martin, Dustin

MID

92.9

21

$674,000

Nankervis, Toby

RUC

89.24

21

$648,000

Prestia, Dion

MID

85.09

11

$618,000

Riewoldt, Jack

FWD

84.91

22

$616,000

Lambert, Kane

FWD

81.2

20

$589,000

Cotchin, Trent

MID

80

20

$581,000

Caddy, Josh

FWD

79.35

20

$576,000

Grigg, Shaun

MID

76.65

20

$556,000

Short, Jayden

DEF

75.91

22

$551,000

Ellis, Brandon

DEF

74.11

18

$538,000

Houli, Bachar

DEF

73.92

13

$536,000

Vlastuin, Nick

DEF

73.16

19

$531,000

Lynch, Tom J.

FWD

67.1

10

$487,000

Edwards, Shane

MID/FWD

66.41

22

$482,000

Weller, Maverick

FWD

66.38

13

$482,000

Rioli, Daniel

FWD

66.1

10

$480,000

Graham, Jack

MID

65.75

16

$477,000

Higgins, Jack

FWD

61.67

18

$448,000

Rance, Alex

DEF

60.18

22

$437,000

Astbury, David

DEF

58.3

20

$423,000

Butler, Dan

FWD

56.93

15

$413,000

Castagna, Jason

FWD

55.15

20

$400,000

McIntosh, Kamdyn

MID

54.58

19

$396,000

Grimes, Dylan

DEF

52.43

21

$380,000

Soldo, Ivan

RUC

66

1

$359,000

Townsend, Jacob

FWD

47.8

10

$347,000

Menadue, Connor

DEF

48.8

5

$338,000

Broad, Nathan

DEF

45.94

16

$333,000

Moore, Callum

FWD

48.83

6

$312,000

Garthwaite, Ryan

DEF

49

2

$270,000

Collier-Dawkins, Riley

MID

0

0

$232,000

Bolton, Shai

FWD

30.67

3

$223,000

Baker, Liam

FWD

38

3

$218,000

Markov, Oleg

DEF

0

0

$198,000

Ross, Jack

MID

0

0

$186,000

Miller, Ben

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Eggmolesse-Smith, Derek

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Naish, Patrick

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Balta, Noah

FWD

0

0

$170,000

Coleman-Jones, Callum

RUC/FWD

0

0

$170,000

Chol, Mabior

FWD

0

0

$170,000

Aarts, Jake

FWD

0

0

$170,000

English, Luke

MID

0

0

$170,000

Turner, Fraser

MID

0

0

$170,000

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