THERE are downgrade targets across every single position this week as coaches look to set up their Fantasy teams for the second week of finals.
Hawthorn will debut Changkuoth Jiath (DEF, $170k) on Friday night who scored 73 last week in the VFL and James Bell (MID/FWD, $170k) will travel to Adelaide for his first game for Sydney after averaging 76 in the NEAFL.
The third and final debutant we have is Caleb Graham (RUC/DEF, $170k) from Gold Coast. Graham stands at 195cm and hasn’t set the Fantasy scoreboards on fire in the NEAFL, averaging 42 and 54 over the past two seasons.
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Jack Steven and Dyson Heppell make their return for many awaiting Draft teams, but the biggest news from team selection was that we didn’t see Josh Kelly named to take on the Hawks in the freezing cold in Canberra on Friday night.
Reilly O’Brien coaches need to be on standby after the Crows named Sam Jacob in their extended squad. Rumours have been circulating about O’Brien resting this week as the Crows travel west to take on the Eagles. Coaches across all formats will need to keep their ear to the ground and might need to do a last-minute trade if the ruckman misses the cut when teams are finalised on Friday afternoon.
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Toby Greene (FWD, $717,000)
The star Giant continued his awesome form in the depleted midfield by scoring 146 and going up another $53K. He has a breakeven of just 55 and a low ownership of eight per cent.
Zac Williams (DEF, $680,000)
The defender-turned-midfielder dominated once again scoring 142, which was his fifth triple-figure score in his last seven games. He is heavily under-priced with a breakeven of 43.
Rory Laird (DEF, $655,000)
The Crows defender has found his feet at the right time of the year, scoring his first 100 in six weeks with an impressive 134. He has a great draw over the next three weeks.
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Dayne Zorko (MID, $720,000)
The durable Lion has unfortunately succumbed to a minor hamstring and must be traded. He was in great form with six triple-figure scores in a row.
Dom Sheed (MID, $682,000)
The premiership hero had been in great form and has a great fixture but scoring just 49 in the first week of finals gets you the chop. He has a breakeven of 126.
Lachie Hunter (MID, $671,000)
Was in great form with scores of 124 and 154 but has dropped right off with two scores in the 70s over the past three weeks. Move him on for a more reliable premium.
No.1 – Adam Treloar v Melbourne @ the MCG
Great form and a great match-up. Just like Macrae, Treloar has scored 120+ in six of his last eight games. He scored 124 against the Demons earlier this year and should do it again against a team who ranks the second easiest to score against since the bye rounds.
No.2 – Jack Macrae v Essendon @ Marvel Stadium
Macrae has the form and his favourite ground where he has averaged 133 in his last six, but his match-up is as juicy as Treloar’s. Essendon has been the third hardest to score against since the bye rounds and they have Dylan Clarke who will tag. Clarke will most likely go to Marcus Bontempelli but the risk is still there. Regardless of all that, Macrae is going to be great and slots in at No.2.
No.3 – Lachie Whitfield v Hawthorn @ UNSW Canberra Oval
It will be cold, very cold. Whitfield scored 115 last week and meets a team who gives up plenty of points.
No.4 – Andrew Gaff v Adelaide @ Optus Stadium
Over the last five weeks, Gaff has been good without being awesome, scoring between 100 and 107. His record against Adelaide is massive with previous scores of 120, 148 and 112.
No.5 – Toby Greene v Hawthorn @ UNSW Canberra Oval
Hey, why not? His form has been outstanding, ranking him as the second-best player in the game over the last three weeks. Coming off 146 last week, I can’t see him slowing down in the freezing cold.