After scrolling through the Defenders yesterday, it’s time to get initial thoughts down about the Midfielders. At first glance, there are some great value picks that might even challenge for a Top10 MID spot……….
Tom Mitchell (HAW) $701k – Can you afford to start without him? That’s the real question with Mitch. Just keeps racking up the touches and is a reliable choice of Captain. Will he get tagged more often? Can he keep up this rate? In two minds at the moment……
Dustin Martin (RIC) $564k – Dropped to a 103.9 avg in 2018. Might’ve had his excuses with niggling injuries but disappointed after his stellar 2017 season. At his best, he’s a Top4 MID, no doubt about it. Despite a disappointing year, he still finished 6th in the Brownlow with 19 votes. Great value at $564k if you have faith that Dusty gets back to a 110+avg.
Dayne Beams (COL) $558k – Was a Top8 MID at his best with the Pies and managed to play 21 games last year. Finished 8th in the Brownlow with 18 votes and looks to have plenty to offer. Will he hit top form again back at the Pies? If he gets through the pre-season injury-free then anything is possible.
Matt Crouch (ADE) $551k – Absolute ball-magnet that is at decent value after a handful of injury-affected performances in 2018. Had a massive finish to 2017 where he scored 12 tons in the last 13 weeks. Keep a close eye on his fitness during the pre-season………
Zach Merrett (ESS) $545k – There’s not much to add here that Thommo hasn’t already covered in his ’12 Days Of Christmas’ series. Turning 24 in March and has already been a Top10 Overall Supercoach player on two occasions. Overcame a sluggish concussion-affected start to 2018 with 12 tons in his last 14 games. Will be in many teams for Rd1………
Ollie Wines (PTA) $528k – The ultimate Supercoach tease. Has his purple patches which always attracts a lot of Coaches but has still never averaged more than 100pts for a season. Case in point, last year Wines scored 157 & 142 when his contract was up for renewal. Then scored just three tons in his last ten games after signing his latest contract. Not touching him, even at that price…….
Dylan Shiel (ESS) $487k – Gets a stack of the ball but his Disposal Efficiency lets him down. As with Wines, he’s cracked the 100 avg in just one season (2015). Might improve his scoring overall but still see Merrett as Bombers #1 MID.
Tom Rockliff (PTA) $406k – No…..just no……If he makes my team at any stage, then someone has hacked my account and stolen my identity. In which case, call the police!! 😉
George Horlin-Smith (GCS) $270k – will get his chance at the Suns and should generate some cash. Whether it’s enough to justify starting with him is another question altogether. Looks like one of the better midprice options, for mine.
Where do you stand with your initial midfield? Anything like my first glance?
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