Maybe you have some cash set aside, burning a hole in your pocket, and you want to make an early upgrade to one of your rookies. Or you’ve made a good start to the year, and are prepared to trade aggressively. Or maybe you’ve just had enough of that so-called premium junking up your team, and you are looking for a nice sideways trade. Whatever the case, this week’s Fallen Premiums has something for everyone, on every line.
James SICILY (HAW), $533 400 (-$37.0K), avg 99, BE 98 – The often volatile Sicily has been down a little on form early on this year, after a breakout 2018 season. He showed glimpses of his best against the Saints in his last start, controlling the back half for the Hawks with 28 typically constructive possessions and 119 points. Being a Sicily owner is certainly a roller coaster, are you prepared to brave the lows in order to catch the highs?
Backing it up….
Jack Crisp, $481K, BE 154
Jeremy McGovern, $476K, BE 147
Elliot YEO (WCE), $518 800 (-$66.7K), avg 89, BE 104 – Yeo’s early season form has been notably lacklustre, possibly owing to a toe ailment that he had to manage throughout the pre-season. Produced his first SC ton of the year with 30 possessions against the Dockers last weekend, and is now exceptionally well priced for a player of his potential. Doesn’t have the treasured DPP status this year, but don’t let that deter you!
Now, regarding the next Fallen Premium, I apologise in advance for posting the following video. Nothing sinister, but for those who haven’t seen it, it is shamefully catchy. You’ve been warned…
Stephen CONIGLIO (GWS), $537 200 (-$51.4K), avg 103, BE 108 – Coniglio has had a perfectly solid start to his 2019 campaign, and the Hutchings-induced 52 point hairball that he coughed up against the Eagles drops out of his price cycle this week. With Callan Ward sadly bowing out for the year, someone will have to step up in the Giants midfield. The smart money is on Co-kneel-e-o!
Dustin Martin, $520K, BE 178
Joel Selwood, $496K, BE 168
Nat Fyfe, $605K, BE 167
Clayton Oliver, $585K, BE 160
Josh Kelly, $618K, BE 152
Todd GOLDSTEIN (NTH), $522 400 (-$25.6K), avg 99, BE 78 – Those of you who took a punt on Goldy returning to the form of yesterday should be perfectly satisfied with the Roo’s return so far. Three tons in four games, and his low score of 66 drops out of the cycle this week. If Goldstein can rediscover the consistency he had during his All-Australian years, he shapes as a very viable cost-effective alternative to the uber-premium rucks.
Justin Westhoff, $437K, BE 167
Max Gawn, $644K, BE 137
David MUNDY (FRE), $483 100 (-$37.8K), avg 91, BE 27 – After turning in two absolute stinkers to start the year, Mundy disappeared into the phone booth and emerged wearing the purple cape. Scores of 104 and 151 in the past fortnight see Dave with a sizeable discount on his starting price, and a minuscule break-even. The big question mark is how the return of Fyfe will affect his role, but surely even FURL can see sense and leave Mundy in the mids?
Patrick Dangerfield, $640K, BE 180
Jack Gunston, $479K, BE 158
Tim Kelly, $497K, BE 145
Chad Wingard, $481K, BE 145
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