GEELONG has almost been a complete NAB AFL Fantasy lineup in its own right for many years and that trend looks like continuing in 2015.
Steve Johnson [MID, $613,000] and Joel Selwood [MID, $603,000] are two of the surest bets in the competition for weekly point production. The pair averaged 108 and 107 respectively last year.
The Cats have shown they are happy to rest Johnson as required which has stung Fantasy coaches in the past, but the maverick's big games are the ones which will win plenty of one-one-one match-ups for those brave enough to pick him.
Veteran backmen Andrew Mackie [DEF, $475,000] and Corey Enright [DEF, $465,000] are approaching the final years of their careers but are still making a habit of getting plenty of kicks in defence.
The continued development of the Cats' youngsters including Mitch Duncan [MID, $537,000], Steven Motlop [FWD/MID, $463,000], Cameron Guthrie [MID, $420,000] and Josh Caddy [MID, $392,000] will be critical if Geelong is to return to the top of the finals pile.
This quartet will also look to push their way into your Fantasy squad, with more improvement expected this season.
The question is how much more Chris Scott can wring out of this ageing list and if last year's home and away season of over-achievement can be repeated as the champion team of the past decade seeks to turn its list over without sacrificing ladder position.
There was much reliance on Tom Hawkins last season, so the recruitment of Mitch Clark is a big fillip for the Cats.
Mitch Clark [FWD, $156,000] has had an impressive pre-season and coach Chris Scott said he is well on his way to a round one berth against Hawthorn. If he stays fit, the big man showed during his time at the Lions (and very occasionally at Melbourne) that he could deliver the points.
By his own admission, Harry Taylor [DEF, $390,000] did not have a great 2014 campaign. However, the star defender has taken matters into his own hands and has lost more than five kilograms as he looks to improve his conditioning.
A defender of Taylor's calibre, under the 400k mark, always deserves consideration.
Josh Caddy [MID, $392,500] has been one of Geelong's best performers on the track this pre-season and looks ready to have a breakout year.