2019 SuperCoach AFL – Position Changes

Written by Schwarzwalder on December 4 2018

(Originally appeared in the Herald Sun on 3/12/18 and written by Al Paton)

 

THERE’S big news in the world of SuperCoach. Big. News.

With the SuperCoach 2019 Team Picker opening quickly approaching, we can now reveal some of the major positional changes for the new season.

And the names don’t come any bigger than SuperCoach god Patrick Dangerfield.

That’s right! Patrick Dangerfield is now available as a Midfield-Forward in SuperCoach.

The Geelong superstar is not the only fantasy favourite now available as a dual position player with the likes of Justin Westhoff, Tim Kelly, Lachie Weller and Devon Smith earning new positions.

However, it’s not good news for fans of Jordan De Goey, James Sicily and Angus Brayshaw who are now only available in single positions.

Dangerfield spent 37 per cent of game time in 2018 playing as a forward, just above Champion’s 35 per cent threshold for dual-position status.

While his 24 goals were 21 down on his 2017 output, he was ranked No.5 in the AFL for goal assists and No.2 at Geelong for disposals won inside forward 50, behind only spearhead Tom Hawkins.

Joining him as a midfield/forward is teammate Kelly, who spent 42 per cent of game time in 2018 as a forward.

Port Adelaide star Westhoff has played multiple positions across his 248-game career but is now officially a ruck/forward after spending 35 per cent of game time n the ruck last season, averaging a career-high 8.3 hitouts.

The SuperCoach news isn’t all good, with a number of players losing dual-position status for 2019.

Jordan De Goey was a midfield/forward in 2018 but spent just 30 per cent of game time in the middle while ranking 10th in the AFL for scoreboard impact. Next year he is a pure forward along with Tigers Josh Caddy and Kane Lambert.

And James Sicily has lost his swing-man tag after playing 96 per cent of game time in defence last season.

 

 

TOP 2019 DPP PICKS

 

DEFENDER-MIDFIELDER

Andrew McGrath (Essendon)

Lachie Weller (Gold Coast)

Corey Ellis (Gold Coast)

 

DEFENDER-FORWARD

Darcy Moore (Collingwood)

Jack Silvagni (Carlton)

Ben Silvagni (Carlton)

 

RUCK-FORWARD

Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)

Rory Lobb (Fremantle)

Jordan Roughead (Collingwood)

Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)

Jon Ceglar (Hawthorn)

Justin Westhoff at Port Adelaide training. Picture: Calum Robertson

MIDFIELDER-FORWARD

Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)

Tim Kelly (Geelong)

Isaac Heeney (Sydney)

Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)

Devon Smith (Essendon)

Toby McLean (W.Bulldogs)

Sam Menegola (Geelong)

Michael Walters (Fremantle)

Will Setterfield (Carlton)

Jack Martin (Gold Coast)

Chad Wingard (Hawthorn)

Jack Newnes (St Kilda)

Caleb Daniel (W.Bulldogs)

Jordan De Goey at Collingwood training.

KEY PLAYER WHO HAVE LOST DPP

Paul Seedsman (Adelaide): Def-Mid to Mid only

Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane): Mid-Fwd to Mid only

Jordan De Goey (Collingwood): Mid-Fwd to Fwd only

Aaron Francis (Essendon): Def-Fwd to Fwd only

Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast): Def-Mid to Def only

Tim Taranto (GWS Giants): Mid-Fwd to Mid only

James Sicily (Hawthorn): Def-Fwd to Def only

Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne): Def-Mid to Mid only

Luke McDonald (Nth Melb): Def-Mid to Def only

Travis Boak (Port Adel): Mid-Fwd to Fwd only

Jack Higgins (Richmond): Mid-Fwd to Fwd only

Josh Caddy (Richmond): Mid-Fwd to Fwd only

Kane Lambert (Richmond) Mid-Fwd to Fwd only

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7 thoughts on “2019 SuperCoach AFL – Position Changes”

    1. I hear it was a typo and that Francis will be DEF only and not FWD. Could be wrong.

      Either way, welcome home. Let’s get started 😉

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  1. Additionally, here’s a list of player’s who didn’t gain or lose a position but simply changed positions all together.

    DEFENDERS
    Lachie Whitfield (GWS): Mid to Def

    Connor Blakely (Frem): Mid to Def

    Mark Blicavs (Geel): Mid to Def

    Stephen Hill (Frem): Mid to Def

    Hunter Clark (StK) Mid to Def

    Zak Jones (Syd): Mid to Def

    Hayden Crozier (WB): Fwd to Def

    Nic Newman (Carl): Mid to Def

    Harrison Wigg (GC): Mid to Def

    Jordan Lewis (Melb): Mid to Def

    MIDFIELDERS
    Elliot Yeo (WCE): Def to Mid

    Chris Mayne (Coll): Fwd to Mid

    Reece Conca (Frem): Def to Mid

    Brett Deledio (GWS): Fwd to Mid

    Bayley Fritsch (Melb): Fwd to Mid

    Sam Lloyd (WB): Fwd to Mid

    Harley Bennell (Frem): Fwd to Mid

    FORWARDS
    Jack Ziebell (NM): Mid to Fwd

    Nick Holman (GC): Mid to Fwd

    Alex Sexton (GC) Def to Fwd

    Will Hoskin-Elliott (GWS): Mid to Fwd

    Adam Cerra (Frem): Mid to Fwd

    And here’s a list of the positions for the top-20 draftees and other notable cash cows:

    TOP 20 DRAFTEES
    Sam Walsh (Carl) Mid

    Jack Lukosius (GC) Fwd

    Izak Rankine (GC) Fwd

    Max King (StK) Fwd

    Connor Rozee (PtA) Def-Fwd

    Ben King (GC) Fwd

    Bailey Smith (WB) Mid

    Tarryn Thomas (NM) Mid

    Chayce Jones (Adel) Mid

    Nick Blakey (Syd) Fwd

    Jye Caldwell (GWS) Mid

    Zak Butters (PtA) Mid

    Isaac Quaynor (Coll) Def

    Jackson Hately (GWS) Mid

    Jordan Clark (Geel) Def

    Ned McHenry (Adel) Mid-Fwd

    Sam Sturt (Frem) Fwd

    Xavier Duursma (PtA) Def-Mid

    Liam Stocker (Carl) Mid

    Riley Collier-Dawkins (Rich) Mid

    OTHER NOTABLE CASH COWS
    Shane McAdam (Adel) Fwd

    Ely Smith (BL) Mid

    Irving Mosquito (Ess) Mid-Fwd

    Luke Valente (Frem) Mid

    Brett Bewley (Frem) Mid

    Nathan Kreuger (Geel) Fwd

    Darcy Fort (Geel) Ruck

    Sam Collins (GC) Def

    Josh Corbett (GC) Fwd

    Jacob Koschitzke (Haw) Def-Fwd

    Marty Hore (Melb) Def

    Nick Hind (StK) Mid

    Rhylee West (WB) Mid

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  2. The sniff of a new season is in the air, and personally – I can’t bloody wait.
    Although I really hope that for whatever reason, the teams selected at the start vary a little more. It seems no matter how much research we do leading in to the season, the starting lineups are often very very similar. Love to see some diversity.

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