WHAT does winning a Brownlow medal do to your NAB AFL Fantasy price?
Sends it skyrocketing, of course.
Matt Priddis [MID, $611,000], who took home Charlie in a spectacular 2014 vote count, is far and away West Coast's most expensive Fantasy player.
Priddis was the only Eagle to average more than 100 points last season (107.8), on his way to 28.5 disposals and almost seven clearances per game.
Andrew Gaff [MID, $526,000] and Luke Shuey [MID, $526,000] are the next priciest Eagle Fantasy prospects.
Neither had exceptional 2014 campaigns, but both are talented young players and deserve consideration
With Dean Cox hanging up the boots in favour of the headphones in the coach's box, the Eagles' ruck situation has become far clearer.
Nic Naitanui [RUC, $413,000] and Scott Lycett [FWD/RUC, $410,000] loom as a dominant ruck duo when up and going.
Naitanui averaged 72.9 points last year in a season interrupted by a chronic groin complaint. From all reports, the big man is training well and his performance in the International Rules series was certainly highlight-worthy.
Lycett is a star of the future and has the added bonus of being both a forward and ruck prospect, which is exciting for coaches.
Beau Waters [DEF, $344,000] is an All Australian defender who has been struck down by not only injury, but bad luck as well.
Waters is a deadset gun, but a long-term shoulder problem has limited him to just seven games in the past two seasons.
The aggressive defender is back in shape and has impressed many of his Eagles teammates this pre-season. If Waters remains fit, at $344,000, he is a no-brainer.
Heading into last season, Scott Selwood was the sixth most expensive midfielder ($592,100) in the competition. This year he sits at the bargain-basement price of $459,000.
Selwood played just 12 games in 2014, due largely to an ankle injury, but he wins the football and applies pressure to the opposition – two of the most essential ingredients in Fantasy.
If you're looking for a young polished ball user, who can still win his own footy, then Liam Duggan [MID, $268,000] is your guy.
Duggan, pick No.12 in last year's NAB AFL Draft, is likely to be afforded the opportunity to play senior football this season. The former Western Jet is a very tidy player and addresses the Eagles' need for quality ball users.
Former Magpie Sharrod Wellingham is worth a look at $381,000. Wellingham's career at West Coast has not started off on the right note, but that doesn't mean things can't turn around.
Mark Hutchings [$448,000] was one of the buzz players of the Fantasy world when he was drafted out of the WAFL back in 2012.
Now three seasons in, Hutchings is yet to full establish himself in West Coast's best 22
Despite playing 16 games last year, at $448,000, there are better options out there.