Position 2022 Fantasy Midfielders

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Has Fiorini finally cemented his place in the suns 22?

When he played he’s a 110+ midfielder but never seems to be a regular in their 22. With Greenwood gone and his solid end to the year has he locked his spot in?
 

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Has Fiorini finally cemented his place in the suns 22?

When he played he’s a 110+ midfielder but never seems to be a regular in their 22. With Greenwood gone and his solid end to the year has he locked his spot in?
Yeah he should be, i considered him early days as he has a habit of collecting 25 touches, 5 marks, 5 tackles which is a solid base. I'm more keen on Bowes as he's gonna get his chance again in the midfield, and he can easily average 25, 5, 5 and 200k cheaper
 

Neale4brownlow

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Hey mate, sorry about the delay - been a busy time!

Re: Danger, he's a tricky one this year. I have next to no idea what our midfield setup will be, but I still think he'll get decent mid minutes while pinch hitting forward.

If he's over his injuries last year, Danger at his best is about 25+ points underpriced. He's probably my biggest pre-season watch, but...and this is a big but, don't get him with the notion that he'll automatically get DPP - as our forward line is very different than it was at the start of last season.

We've added Stengle who will play a lot of games, we have Close, S. Higgins, Rohan, Duncan, Hawkins, J. Cameron, Stanley/Ceglar when they pinch hit forward, Ratugolea, Simpson, Miers etc. who will all play forward if part of the 22 and selected. Selwood won't play every game this season, and Danger is much more valuable to us in the midfield than up forward. If I was to hazard a guess, I would say he plays 70/30 split, and doesn't get DPP throughout the year if he stays fit and healthy. By all reports, he is fit and healthy and attending every session, but again, we'll have to see how he looks during the pre-season matches.

Keep a weather eye on the horizon is my advice, and decide after the community series!

Hope that helps :)

Cheers. Good to know he's ticking the boxes so far preseason. From memory he didn't have the best preseason 2021 which may explain his lackluster performances.
I'll keep him firmly on the watchlist for now.

I actually like the sound of almost anything they can do with Danger at his price though. Pure mid and there is clear upside in his price. 70/30 and he can still snag 1-3goals a game to get his tonne. Any extra forward time than that and he'll get DPP forward status.

I think alot of the DPPs that are introduced through the year are more to plug gaps in options in def/fwd/ruck for fantasy players. This year we have alot more premo options than last year, so it may be less likely they add someone like Danger to the mix at the first opportunity.
 

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God i honestly couldn't sleep last night thinking about Noah Anderson;

Priced the same as Bowes but Mid Only.

In the same bracket as Cripps, Serong, Yeo, Cognilio, Crouch. All of these players have shown a higher ceiling and consistency in their careers.

He will be our second best mid after Touk and his CBA should be up there. If he can start collecting 28 touches a game on the regular he could break out to the 100 mark.

His 2021 looked like this;
Averaged 22 touches, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 4 clearances. 80 fantasy points.

High scores;
4 tons, 2 90s

Scores when Gold Coast win;
North; 35d @ 120
Sydney; 34d @ 120
Collingwood; 16d @ 78
Hawthorn; 15d @ 67 Injured HT
Carlton; 30d @ 115

Missed wins against GWS, Richmond.

Games at Metricon; 120,118, 120, 84, 65, 95, 78 (97 average at Metricon)


Low scores;
66 v eagles on a 36 degree day
1 67 v hawthorn where he got injured in the 3rd quarter and didn't come back on.
36 against fremantle where freo dominated possession all day
49 against north where he fractured his hand at half time and missed the next 3 weeks
78 & 64 coming back from injury wearing a glove

Finished the year 80,115,80,95.

Just another option; and personally and i think alot of you may agree Suns aren't gonna be winning that much more games but when Suns do. Anderson averages 108.25 minus his injured game and 100 from his 5 games. 1% of teams POD.

Honestly i'm leaning more towards Anderson than Rowell, i don't know if thats because i'm a sucker for PODs but every man and dog will have Rowell 45%
 

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God i honestly couldn't sleep last night thinking about Noah Anderson;

Priced the same as Bowes but Mid Only.

In the same bracket as Cripps, Serong, Yeo, Cognilio, Crouch. All of these players have shown a higher ceiling and consistency in their careers.

He will be our second best mid after Touk and his CBA should be up there. If he can start collecting 28 touches a game on the regular he could break out to the 100 mark.

His 2021 looked like this;
Averaged 22 touches, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 4 clearances. 80 fantasy points.

High scores;
4 tons, 2 90s

Scores when Gold Coast win;
North; 35d @ 120
Sydney; 34d @ 120
Collingwood; 16d @ 78
Hawthorn; 15d @ 67 Injured HT
Carlton; 30d @ 115

Missed wins against GWS, Richmond.

Games at Metricon; 120,118, 120, 84, 65, 95, 78 (97 average at Metricon)


Low scores;
66 v eagles on a 36 degree day
1 67 v hawthorn where he got injured in the 3rd quarter and didn't come back on.
36 against fremantle where freo dominated possession all day
49 against north where he fractured his hand at half time and missed the next 3 weeks
78 & 64 coming back from injury wearing a glove

Finished the year 80,115,80,95.

Just another option; and personally and i think alot of you may agree Suns aren't gonna be winning that much more games but when Suns do. Anderson averages 108.25 minus his injured game and 100 from his 5 games. 1% of teams POD.

Honestly i'm leaning more towards Anderson than Rowell, i don't know if thats because i'm a sucker for PODs but every man and dog will have Rowell 45%
Definitely a viable draft option. Too risky for me in classic but certainly not the worst pick. Everyone is picking Serong as a third year breakout candidate when it could easily be Anderson who breaks out as well
 

Cotchy9

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Is a midfield of Steele, Titch, Neale, Serong, Yeo, JHF, Daicos, Ward too weak? Going set and forget rucks means I can’t fit in that 3rd 110 priced mid
 

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Is a midfield of Steele, Titch, Neale, Serong, Yeo, JHF, Daicos, Ward too weak? Going set and forget rucks means I can’t fit in that 3rd 110 priced mid
If you think Serong breaks out and Yeo can get back to his 100-110 ways then you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank
 

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Pretty confident on Serong, meets all the 3rd year breakout criteria. Not 100% on Yeo just yet though
I started with Yeo this pre season but am having second thoughts. He can certainly tackle his way to a good score which usually represents a high floor but we have Kelly running around who wasn't there in his 110 days. Really hard to know what his time on ground bumps up to if he is fully fit or if the back end of last year was a representation of about where he's at. Honestly don't have an answer just yet
 

JDWCE

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fu** it let's do a breakdown on Yeo coz I gotsta know at that price;

Last 5 years (year, games played, average)


2017
21​
98.3​
2018
22​
106.8​
2019
21​
102.7​
2020
10​
71.2​
2021
12​
83.0​

Outside of OP ruining his last two years, he's actually very durable.

His games played last year once he came back from essentially a whole year out of the game;


11​
$679,000​
61​
9.0​
12​
$657,000​
77​
11.7​
13​
$634,000​
84​
13.2​
14​
$616,000​
-​
-​
15​
$616,000​
60​
9.7​
16​
$594,000​
118​
19.9​
17​
$605,000​
69​
11.4​
18​
$606,000​
86​
14.2​
19​
$608,000​
86​
14.1​
20​
$612,000​
59​
9.6​
21​
$598,000​
103​
17.2​
22​
$599,000​
88​
14.7​
23​
$618,000​
105​
17.0​

You can see he starts off very slowly and then picks up toward the end of the season. 74 average first 3 games / 80 average in first 5 games. Then goes on to have an 88.2 average in last 5 games / 98.6 average last 3 games. Definitely has the scope to hit a 100 average assuming he's fully fit this year which by all reports he is.

Hard to talk about the fixture right now as covid could swoop on that, but assuming it stays the same the eagles have a very easy start to the season. First 4 are GC, Norf, Freo, Pies.

Could come out of the blocks early and would be a great stepping stone to a fallen premo before bye rounds or could end up a season long keeper and a last upgrade.

He's priced low 80's so if he goes mid 90's and above it's a massive win. Not a lot of mids at the price point that represent that sort of value. Serong probably the one that comes to mind as they're nearly identical in price.

Should be relevant in draft as you'll be able to pick him up cheap
 

Cotchy9

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I don’t see why you couldn’t go both Serong and Yeo tbh

And that’s a great breakdown above. Cheers
 

Neale4brownlow

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fu** it let's do a breakdown on Yeo coz I gotsta know at that price;

Last 5 years (year, games played, average)


2017
21​
98.3​
2018
22​
106.8​
2019
21​
102.7​
2020
10​
71.2​
2021
12​
83.0​

Outside of OP ruining his last two years, he's actually very durable.

His games played last year once he came back from essentially a whole year out of the game;


11​
$679,000​
61​
9.0​
12​
$657,000​
77​
11.7​
13​
$634,000​
84​
13.2​
14​
$616,000​
-​
-​
15​
$616,000​
60​
9.7​
16​
$594,000​
118​
19.9​
17​
$605,000​
69​
11.4​
18​
$606,000​
86​
14.2​
19​
$608,000​
86​
14.1​
20​
$612,000​
59​
9.6​
21​
$598,000​
103​
17.2​
22​
$599,000​
88​
14.7​
23​
$618,000​
105​
17.0​

You can see he starts off very slowly and then picks up toward the end of the season. 74 average first 3 games / 80 average in first 5 games. Then goes on to have an 88.2 average in last 5 games / 98.6 average last 3 games. Definitely has the scope to hit a 100 average assuming he's fully fit this year which by all reports he is.

Hard to talk about the fixture right now as covid could swoop on that, but assuming it stays the same the eagles have a very easy start to the season. First 4 are GC, Norf, Freo, Pies.

Could come out of the blocks early and would be a great stepping stone to a fallen premo before bye rounds or could end up a season long keeper and a last upgrade.

He's priced low 80's so if he goes mid 90's and above it's a massive win. Not a lot of mids at the price point that represent that sort of value. Serong probably the one that comes to mind as they're nearly identical in price.

Should be relevant in draft as you'll be able to pick him up cheap

Solid analysis but Yeo is a pass for me at this stage.
$700k is a steep price point for someone that comes with injury concerns and a ceiling thats probably 105 even if he has a blinder of a year.
Worst case he's an 85-95 type of player and I dont think thats enough to select him at $700k.

Better off finding that ~$200k to turn him into a true elite player and averaging 105-110+. It's a big points difference really.

I have the same feeling about Serong but I'd be picking Serong over Yeo at this stage.
 

Neale4brownlow

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Is anyone actually considering not starting JHF?
Such a steep price tag and paying +$100k for a rookie doesn't guarantee success from a fantasy perspective.

Roos were absolute shockers with their rookies too. He'll probably be stuck in a forward pocket for the year scoring 30-50's..
 

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Is anyone actually considering not starting JHF?
Such a steep price tag and paying +$100k for a rookie doesn't guarantee success from a fantasy perspective.

Roos were absolute shockers with their rookies too. He'll probably be stuck in a forward pocket for the year scoring 30-50's..

I’m considering cutting him for Ward so I can get M8 up to Erasmus.

Looking at his SANFL stats and in 20 games he only hit 20 disposals in 3 games. Seems he relied on goals and tackles to boost his numbers a bit. Would expect both those numbers to fall at AFL level and may only ave 60ish which isn’t worth the price tag
 

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Is anyone actually considering not starting JHF?
Such a steep price tag and paying +$100k for a rookie doesn't guarantee success from a fantasy perspective.

Roos were absolute shockers with their rookies too. He'll probably be stuck in a forward pocket for the year scoring 30-50's..

I'm not starting him. Went with Daicos and Ward because I reckon they'll be getting more midfield time.
 

Neale4brownlow

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I’m considering cutting him for Ward so I can get M8 up to Erasmus.

Looking at his SANFL stats and in 20 games he only hit 20 disposals in 3 games. Seems he relied on goals and tackles to boost his numbers a bit. Would expect both those numbers to fall at AFL level and may only ave 60ish which isn’t worth the price tag

I'm not starting him. Went with Daicos and Ward because I reckon they'll be getting more midfield time.

I assume you're both only running 2x rooks on ground in the middle then?
I'm finding it hard to drop him because I'm already fielding Daicos and Ward. It's a bit of an unknown who the third might be at this stage. I would think one of Stephens or Clark should be good.

I can just see a scenario where we all take JHF into round 1 and he scores 30-40... then he just rots on our pine for a while till we eventually cut him at ~$300-350k. There's not alot of meat on the bone there. We're almost hoping for 70-80 ave from the kid at his price point, which I think is pretty unreasonable.
 

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One thing I will say in regards to JHF is that he played against men whereas a lot of the other draftees played against their kid counterparts so his stats definitely won’t look as good as most. I’m definitely toying with the idea though
 

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I assume you're both only running 2x rooks on ground in the middle then?
I'm finding it hard to drop him because I'm already fielding Daicos and Ward. It's a bit of an unknown who the third might be at this stage. I would think one of Stephens or Clark should be good.

I can just see a scenario where we all take JHF into round 1 and he scores 30-40... then he just rots on our pine for a while till we eventually cut him at ~$300-350k. There's not alot of meat on the bone there. We're almost hoping for 70-80 ave from the kid at his price point, which I think is pretty unreasonable.

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Is anyone actually considering not starting JHF?
Such a steep price tag and paying +$100k for a rookie doesn't guarantee success from a fantasy perspective.

Roos were absolute shockers with their rookies too. He'll probably be stuck in a forward pocket for the year scoring 30-50's..
Yes. If I can find a cheaper $190k guy that seems to have good job security he goes and so will Crouch for an upgrade.

won’t know until closer to season so for now both stay
 

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Is Fin Macrae an option to be a big mover in his second year? Was a ball magnet as a junior and put together a decent last month of the season.

Jack went from 63 ave in his first year to 104 in his second. Could Fin have a similar jump ?

Not expecting him to go at 100+ but if he goes at 80 that’s a big win at 350k.