The Fallen Premiums – Grand Final Edition

Written by MJ on August 23 2017

Firstly, thank you all for another wonderful year. It’s been a privilege to write for you all again in 2017, as it has been for each of the last five years. I wish you all the best for your Grand Finals this week. May you not only win, but win well!


Sam Docherty $522K (-$68.7K) AVE 116.0 – If you don’t have him, you’ve surely just got to get him in for the last game of the year, despite being against the rampaging Swans. You’ve waited all year for this! Coming off a 144 and priced at his lowest for the season. 15 marks against Hawthorn last weekend was his best effort for 2017, collecting loose ball here there and everywhere.

He’s finally affordable! Too little too late?


Dayne Zorko $530K (-$62.9K) AVE 110.8 – Who could forget the 196 points he scored v Geelong in R16? The Magician has only been this cheap once this year, back in R8 and was back to some form with 115 in the game against the Dees. Grab him now for the wooden spoon decider v North Melbourne.

Rory Sloane $526K (-$65.0K) AVE 109.2 – 140 points now means Sloane has gone MASSIVE in three of his last five. As we know, he could be a big winner or a big loser for your side in your Grand Final.

Zach Merrett $488K (-$117.5K) AVE 108.0 – In some ordinary form it must be said, reaching 120 only once since R14, but he comes in at an affordable price point for that final trade if the money doesn’t allow the pricier types. Coming up against the traveling Dockers, who looked disinterested against the Tiges on Sunday, the Dons could be in for a huge day with everything on the line.


Stefan Martin $477K (-$10.3K) AVE 99.1 – The cheapest of the five rucks who have managed over 95 ppg this year. If cash doesn’t allow for Kreuzer or Ryder, Martin could be your man. He’s up against the Roos in the final game of the round. With Goldstein in some shaky form, I’d back Martin to come home with the chocolates.


Elliot Yeo $474K (+$64.9K) AVE 103.3 – It was surprising to many that Yeo kept up a relatively solid level of consistency this season after burning a lot of coaches in previous years. 124 v the Giants last week was his biggest score since R7 with 30 disposals and 8 marks. Will that form continue in the do or die clash for the Eagles at Domain v the league leaders, Adelaide?


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