Fantasy Options Aplenty in the Crows Midfield

Written by Motts on January 14 2015

Following the release of Adelaide’s full list of player prices and positions, preparations are in full swing for the 2015 AFL Fantasy season. Fantasy coaches are putting together their squads before the start of the new campaign, with a number of Crows catching the eye as possible signings.

As ever, the majority of focus will be on the midfield, with coaches well aware of the importance of getting it right in the middle of the park and finding those players that are going to bring in the points.

So which Crows midfielder should we be looking out for as we put together our fantasy teams for the 2015 AFL season?

Rory Sloane

On the back of an impressive 2014 season in which he was the only Adelaide player to average over 100 points per game, it’s little surprise to see Rory Sloane topping the Crows’ price list. In what was very productive personal season, Sloane was one of Adelaide’s best players and posted the biggest score by a Crows player in a single match with his 160-point performance against Brisbane in Round 20. Perhaps surprisingly, Sloane is somewhat underrated behind those top-line players in the AFL Fantasy draw and the Crows star could be a great signing for Fantasy coaches to make.

Sam Jacobs

If Sloane has been underrated by a lot of fantasy drafts, Sam Jacobs is heading into the 2015 season as the AFL’s number-one ruckman and someone who most Fantasy fans will be well aware of. After topping the list for total points scored by a ruckman last season, coaches will have to pay a $50k premium in order to sign Jacobs. But there is a strong case to suggest it will be worth it to have the Adelaide star in your team.

Nathan van Berlo

The year of 2014 was a tough season for Nathan van Berlo, spending the entire campaign on the sidelines with a torn Achilles. The midfielder will therefore be looking to make up for lost time this season and will want to help further strengthen a team that some betting fans feel could be contenders this season. The 28-year-old has been given a modest price-tag due to his time away from the game and Fantasy coaches could pick up a real bargain in adding Van Berlo to their roster in 2015.

The Crouch Brothers

There is plenty of value in the Crouch brothers, whether it be Brad for $524,000 or younger brother Matt at £350,000. Both players have cemented themselves as part of the Adelaide senior team in recent times and the duo could make very useful additions. 

Brodie Martin

One of those mid-priced Crows players who could be a fantastic piece of business for Fantasy fans is Brodie Martin. Coming off the back of a career-best season in which his price rocketed by over $200,000, Martin ended 2014 in fabulous form with a run of eight games in which he past 80 points on six occasions. 

Cam Ellis-Yolmen

From Adelaide’s crop of youngsters, Cam Ellis-Yolmen has caught the most eyes in the run-up to the new season. After his first experience of AFL last year, the youngster will be looking to step up in 2015 and further establish himself in the senior team. 

Rory Atkins

Rory Atkins proved he is ready to step up into the big leagues after an impressive campaign in the SANFL in 2014, and the teenager could be a bargain for fantasy coaches.

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12 thoughts on “Fantasy Options Aplenty in the Crows Midfield”

  1. Motts – thanks for the write up!!

    The Crows lads were great for my team last year (ie Jacobs, Sloane, Jaensch) – especially around the time of the SC finals.

    I reckon they will improve as a side this year, therefore at this early stage, I have locked Sloane, Brad Crouch and Atkins for 2015.

    Currently running with a combo of NicNat & Kreuzer & $102K RUC / FWD (with Bellchambers in FWD), but reckon Jacobs might also come into my side at some point.

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  2. Hi Motts, good to see a little piece of footy to start nibbling on with still a few months to go.

    Not wishing to be picky but thought that it’s worth correcting a couple of stats.
    Jacobs twice went over 160 sometime in the second half of the season, and pretty sure Danger racked up 190ish early in the season.

    Also, Jacobs averaged the same as Sloane (115) and Danger ended on 106.
    (Get the non relevant teams wrong, don’t care, get the Crows wrong and I’ll be onto it!! lol)

    However, keep it coming where you can – can’t wait!!

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  3. Sloane will be one I consider, Jacobs is a hard on, while I think he will play well, it’s hard to not pick Nic Nat/Kreuzer/Bellchambers/Lycett

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