There is still some quite unbelievable value to be found in the midfield in this week’s Fallen Premiums, but there are some interesting choices starting to come through in the bookends as well. Hopefully your bank balance is well in the black, because these bargains won’t last!
Jake LLOYD (SYD), $466 600 (-$13.3K), average 95, BE 71 – The pre-season knock on Young Anakin was the effect McVeigh might have on his scores, but Lloyd has been remarkably consistent, only dropping below 80 once. His 130 last Friday night against the Hawks was his best this year. Always gets plenty of it in that Supercoach-friendly role off halfback.
Elliot YEO (WCE), $531 300 (-$30.0), average 103, BE 96 – If you conveniently ignore that third round blooper, the Yeo-yeo has been exceptional in 2018, with seven scores between 94 and 150. Still 30K down on his starting price, and the round 12 bye is helpful.
Backing it up…
Michael Hurley, $520K, BE 150 *injured*
Alex Witherden, $450K, BE 145
Rory Laird, $554K, BE 125
Marcus BONTEMPELLI (WBD), $556 600 (-$21.2K), average 106, BE 58 – The Bont bounced back from his hip-induced week off with 132 against the Lions, including four goals. That makes it five tons in seven games, and drops his break-even to a very tempting 58. A word of warning though – Bontempelli played primarily as a forward last week, and might not see as much of the ball playing there when the Dogs face stronger opposition.
Dayne ZORKO (BRL), $459 000 (-$149.9K), average 85, BE -9 – Last chance to catch the Zorko Express! Dayne has richly rewarded those very patient coaches who stuck with him, posting 164 and 121 in the past fortnight. Absolutely incredible value – if you’re convinced that he’s learnt how to cope with the tag. Next 3 games are against Hawthorn, Sydney and North.
Luke PARKER (SYD), $467 600 (-$78.4K), average 100, BE 70 – Despite that average, it’s definitely been a disappointing start for Parker, who has often found himself pinch-hitting in the forward line. Last week he returned to an on-ball role, and his owners reaped the benefits to the tune of 124 points. With the Swans still missing some key personnel there is risk involved here, but also huge upside if Parker continues to get that mid time.
Clayton OLIVER (MEL), $568 200 (-$44.6K), average 117, BE 75 – Kid’s a gun. He’s got the quickest hands in the league, he’s tough as week-old chewing gum, and he has the best ruckman around tapping it to him every weekend. If you have a spare mid spot, don’t hesitate, just get him.
Patrick DANGERFIELD (GEE), $604 500 (-$145.3K), average 115, BE 119 – The numbers don’t quite add up yet, but I had to include him this week based on gut feeling. In the next four weeks the Cats face Essendon, Carlton, Gold Coast and North. Yeah, you could wait until after the byes to get Danger, but you’ll probably have to pay a fee for that time.
Gary Ablett, $603K, BE 173
Dustin Martin, $519K, BE 162
Adam Treloar, $605K, BE 150
Patrick Cripps, $590K, BE 150
Matthew KREUZER (CAR), $471 800 (-$131.9K), average 82, BE 93 – It’s been a tough year so far for Kreuuuuzer, but he returned to his dominating best in a BOG performance in the Blues first win of the year with 127 points. Extraordinarily well-priced for someone of his capabilities, but there is a need to factor in the possibility of injury. You have to ask yourself: do I feel lucky?
Patrick Ryder, $522K, BE 140
Sam MENEGOLA (GEE), $514 100 (-$37.7K), average 100, BE 93 – This is the third time that Slammin’ Sam has made an appearance on the Fallen Premiums, which is symptomatic of his roller-coaster of a season. Menegola’s numbers will probably continue to rise and fall in Geelong’s loaded midfield, but overall he will likely finish as a top 10 forward. You’ll just have to be prepared to take the rocks (four scores under 86) with the diamonds (four times 120+).
Michael Walters, $460K, BE 162
Isaac Heeney, $516K, BE 145
David Mundy, $478K, BE 128
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