Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at a list of over 40 players who are considered underpriced in 2020 for any number of reasons:
- Played seven or less games in 2019 so receive a price discount
- Have had a change in circumstance(s) that will very likely produce a net positive result
- New club, new coach, players leaving, change of role purported etc.
- Appeared to have begun breaking out late in 2019 (eg Dunkley last year)
All these players will be monitored closely over the coming weeks, particularly over the Marsh Series (with weekly reports to follow), with final recommendations being provided exclusively to the SCT community in the lead up to Rd1.
To start with, I’ve drawn up a list of who we will likely be watching. The list will be honed over time to exclude those that don’t look like delivering on what is required and any surprising bolters might suddenly appear! It’s a movable feast.
In a similar format to how we looked at the elite players by line, we’ve also included their last average, their price discount, what they are actually priced to average and finally what THEY WILL NEED TO AVERAGE TO BE USEFUL. Any more will be a huge win!
Before the Marsh Series starts, I’ll be looking in more detail at the most promising by each position, highlighting what we will need to see over the pre-season proper for them to be in serious consideration for your starting 30.
If there is someone you want to look at and they DON’T appear on the below lists, please let me know and I’ll add them in. If you want a specific player looked at in more detail, then also let me know and I’ll try and squeeze them in.
You may well have looked at the ‘Needs to ave.’ column and thought ‘that doesn’t look right’; he won’t make $150k at that average. And you’d be right, but that is because he doesn’t have to!
He scores enough to become a keeper, which means you won’t need to trade them for the year so what they make is irrelevant!
He will make enough cash to be at a price you can trade them EARLIER to upgrade to an elite premium (with an accompanying downgrade) AND will score enough more points than your alternative last rookie onfield (to make up the CASH-VALUE difference in points onfield). I hope that’s not too complicated, but essentially you’re actually better off.
The sooner you can start upgrading, the net positive aggregated points you will gain to season’s end are invaluable … if you want to be competitive for overall this is critical.
Thanks for reading. More coming soon.
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