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New dual-position players revealed, fading Hawk given new lease of life

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FANTASY Draft coaches will be looking to add depth to their teams with Sam Lloyd and Hugh Greenwood the pick of the players to gain forward status for the second instalment of the dual-position player (DPP) additions.

Every six rounds the team at Champion Data crunch the numbers and adjust players' initial position allocation to reflect their actual roles in 2019.

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It is important to note only players with a single position can be awarded DPP status in the three rollouts and players cannot lose an allocated position. Champion Data use starting positions at stoppages and assess the percentage of time spent in their roles to make changes.

The next group of DPP additions will be ahead of round 18, as coaches prepare for the Fantasy finals.

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Add DEFENDER

Age is often a defining factor when making Fantasy selections. Shaun Burgoyne's stocks have been declining for a few years and at 36 years old, he doesn't appear in too many teams.

Adding defender status gives the oldest player in the competition a new lease of life for Fantasy coaches. Burgoyne might be averaging just 68 points this year, his lowest return since 2004, but he is coming off his season-high score of 91. Consider him as an option on your Fantasy Draft bench.

Player

Club

2019 average

Initial position

New DPP

Levi Casboult

Carlton

57

FWD

DEF/FWD

Jordan Murdoch

Gold Coast

57

MID

DEF/MID

Tim O'Brien

Hawthorn

58

FWD

DEF/FWD

Shaun Burgoyne

Hawthorn

68

MID

DEF/MID

Jackson Thurlow

Sydney

61

MID

DEF/MID

Levi Casboult's shift into defence has given him a new Fantasy position. Picture: AFL Photos


Add MIDFIELDER

Jack Ziebell has been injected back into North Melbourne's midfield and his Fantasy numbers have benefited from the role change. In round nine he posted 155 against the Swans and has posted a ton in four of his past six games.

The addition of midfield status gives the Roos' captain some added flexibility that could come in handy over the bye rounds.

Player

Club

2019 average

Initial position

New DPP

Sam Petrevski-Seton

Carlton

81

FWD

MID/FWD

Cameron Guthrie

Geelong

86

DEF

DEF/MID

Jordan Clark

Geelong

60

DEF

DEF/MID

Jack Ziebell

North Melbourne

84

FWD

MID/FWD

Jade Gresham

St Kilda

78

FWD

MID/FWD

Ryan Clarke

Sydney

53

DEF

DEF/MID 

Jack Ziebell's new midfield status gives him some valuable flexibility. Picture: AFL Photos


Add RUCK

While Toby Nankervis spends some time on the sidelines, Noah Balta has been Richmond's second ruckman, averaging 7.5 hitouts over the last month. His added responsibility has seen him produce solid scores and increase his price by more than $150K.

The Tigers have the round 14 bye and some DPP trading could help avoid a zero when popular ruckmen Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy sit out in round 13.

Player

Club

2019 average

Initial position

New DPP

Noah Balta

Richmond

52

FWD

RUC/FWD

Jackson Trengove

Western Bulldogs

63

DEF

DEF/RUC

Noah Balta has enjoyed significant game time as Richmond's second ruckman. Picture: AFL Photos


Add FORWARD

It is in the forward line that Fantasy Draft coaches will find the benefit of the new dual-position player additions.

Recent form would suggest Sam Lloyd should be at the top of the shopping list when adding free agents this week. Appearing in 19 per cent of teams, he has scored 102, 107, 76, 86 and 95 which would have been solid enough in deep Draft leagues as a midfielder, but now makes him a high priority to pick up as a forward.

Consider using your RFA request on Hugh Greenwood (44 per cent ownership) if he's available in your league. The Tasmanian has averaged 86 in the past five weeks.

Sam Powell-Pepper has enjoyed four scores of 95 or more this season. He appears in 28 per cent of Draft teams and, although his 51 in China was less than impressive, his value now that he is a forward is set to rise.

Player

Club

2019 average

Initial position

New DPP

Hugh Greenwood

Adelaide

81

MID

MID/FWD

Aaron Francis

Essendon

54

DEF

DEF/FWD

Darcy Tucker

Fremantle

67

MID

MID/FWD

Andrew Brayshaw

Fremantle

63

MID

MID/FWD

Tarryn Thomas

North Melbourne

55

MID

MID/FWD

Sam Powell-Pepper

Port Adelaide

77

MID

MID/FWD

Jack Sinclair

St Kilda

71

MID

MID/FWD

Jordan Dawson

Sydney

81

MID

MID/FWD

Bailey Smith

Western Bulldogs

68

MID

MID/FWD

Sam Lloyd

Western Bulldogs

78

MID

MID/FWD

Hugh Greenwood has enjoyed a strong average in recent weeks. Picture: AFL Photos

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