WEST Coast has been a happy Fantasy hunting ground for coaches for many years.

Every season its players are consistent and this year it has the second-most players on the list who averaged 90+ last season.

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Unfortunately for Fantasy coaches, the Eagles don't have many rookies on the radar likely to play early in the season.

However, this club is full of stars and genuine Fantasy options such as Luke Shuey (MID, $749,000) who for the first time in his 10-year career averaged over the magical 100. This was theme for the club veterans in 2019 as Shannon Hurn (DEF, $678,000) in his 14th season finally mastered the Fantasy game and also had a career-high average of 91.

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Lock them in

Coming off back-to-back seasons averaging 111, Andrew Gaff (MID, $824,000) is one of the uber-premiums in the game. He scored 121 and 120 in the AFL finals and should be drafted in the first round of your draft league.

Track their pre-season

It's an interesting one, but Nic Naitanui (RUC, $471,000) is way too cheap to ignore. Naitanui only played three games for the season, which entitles him to a discount, pricing him at an average of only 64. He played two games in the finals where he scored 96 and 77 but it was his time on ground which was the concern for Fantasy coaches as he only managed 62 and 53 per cent time on ground in those games.

Dual-position tempter

With only one listed player with dual-position status, let's have a quick look at Jarrod Brander (DEF/FWD, $217,000). Drafted at pick No.13 in 2017, Brander has managed just three games with the Eagles across two seasons. Their best 22 is just too good for him to crack into and key forwards take time to develop.

Bargain basement

For the first time in a long time, Josh J. Kennedy (FWD, $401,000) is having a solid pre-season. His average has dropped over the past few years from 82 to 65 and now to 54 as it sits after 2019. The thing is, Kennedy is way better than that and can average 80+, just like he has four times in the past seven years. He's massively under-priced and a name to monitor this pre-season.

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Draft slider

Tim Kelly (MID, $719,000) is a Draft slider, because surely he doesn't average 97 again. In his time with Geelong, Kelly never missed a game and increased his average from his debut season by 10 points. There is no reason at all why Kelly can't take his game to a higher level, to potentially average 105+.

Forgotten warrior

In arguably the best midfield in the competition with the likes of Gaff, Kelly and Shuey, you'd be forgiven if you overlooked Elliot Yeo (MID, $762,000). Yeo averaged 103 last year after a career-high average of 107 from the year before. He is a tackling machine and laid 10+ in six games last year. Yeo finished the season strongly as well, scoring 110+ in three of his final four games.

Buyer beware

If you got 10 points for a hanger and 20 points for an amazing goal from the boundary, then you'd be locking in Liam Ryan (FWD, $422,000) as your first picked player. Unfortunately, Fantasy doesn't work like that and from Ryan's first two entertaining seasons he is yet to crack an average of 60.

West Coast prices for 2020

PLAYER

POSITION

2019

AVG

2019

GMS

2020

PRICE

Andrew Gaff

MID

111

20

$824,000

Elliot Yeo

MID

102.7

21

$762,000

Luke Shuey

MID

101

22

$749,000

Tim Kelly

MID

96.9

22

$719,000

Dom Sheed

MID

95

22

$705,000

Jack Redden

MID

91.8

21

$681,000

Shannon Hurn

DEF

91.4

19

$678,000

Brad Sheppard

DEF

82.4

22

$611,000

Jack Darling

FWD

71.3

22

$529,000

Tom Hickey

RUC

69.3

18

$514,000

Jeremy McGovern

DEF

68.8

21

$511,000

Liam Duggan

DEF

66.7

15

$495,000

Jamie Cripps

FWD

64.1

17

$476,000

Willie Rioli

FWD

63.8

13

$473,000

Nic Naitanui

RUC

72.3

3

$471,000

Jake Waterman

FWD

61.4

11

$456,000

Lewis Jetta

DEF

61.2

20

$454,000

Oscar Allen

FWD

57.1

21

$424,000

Liam Ryan

FWD

56.9

22

$422,000

Thomas Cole

DEF

56.4

14

$419,000

Tom Barrass

DEF

56.3

12

$418,000

Josh J. Kennedy

FWD

54.1

20

$401,000

Jack Petruccelle

FWD

51.1

19

$379,000

Mark Hutchings

MID

51

16

$378,000

Brendon Ah Chee

MID

69

1

$374,000

Nathan Vardy

RUC

50.2

11

$373,000

Francis Watson

DEF

64

2

$361,000

Jackson Nelson

DEF

48.3

11

$358,000

Jarrod Cameron

FWD

50

7

$338,000

Josh Rotham

DEF

55.3

4

$336,000

Brayden Ainsworth

MID

0

0

$334,000

Daniel Venables

FWD

44.7

6

$300,000

Will Schofield

DEF

36.3

12

$269,000

Jarrod Brander

DEF/FWD

38.5

2

$217,000

Callum Jamieson

RUC

0

0

$174,000

Luke Foley

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Xavier O'Neill

MID

0

0

$170,000

Harry Edwards

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Bailey Williams

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Ben Johnson

DEF

0

0

$170,000

Anthony Treacy

FWD

0

0

$170,000

Mitchell O'Neill

MID

0

0

$170,000

Hamish Brayshaw

MID

0

0

$170,000


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