Position Midfielders Discussion

Which midfielders will you be starting? New poll 4/3/19

  • Macrae $690k

    Votes: 71 47.3%
  • Cripps $648k

    Votes: 134 89.3%
  • Oliver $623k

    Votes: 85 56.7%
  • Fyfe $618k

    Votes: 61 40.7%
  • Kelly $618k

    Votes: 14 9.3%
  • Neale $607k

    Votes: 46 30.7%
  • Dusty $564k

    Votes: 41 27.3%
  • B Crouch $418k

    Votes: 51 34.0%
  • Libba $300k

    Votes: 46 30.7%
  • Walsh $207k

    Votes: 104 69.3%

  • Total voters
    150

Hondo

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Coniglio also had a 21 game season averaging 106.

Crouch’s best ever is 17 games at 96 average.
It’s worth noting that “all” Conigs did was get slightly more than his previous highest average. Granted it was 2.7ppg higher.

But it was 17 points higher than the previous year hence he was a good pick in terms of points/$

But it does also point to is Crouch going to do only what he’s done before. What’s so different this time?
 

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Realistically which option is better in the long run

Fyfe + rookie + rookie
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Libba + sheed + Moore

Personally I’m not worried about initial keepers more about points

If in the first 6 rounds they average (tell me if you think this is unreasonable) do you think a rookie can average 70?

Fyfe 120 + rookie 70 + rookie 70 = 190 x 6 = 1140 (inconsistent scores throughout due to rookies, but a keeper)

Sheed 95 + Libba 85 + Moore 80 = 190 x 6 =1140 (More consistent)
 

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Realistically which option is better in the long run

Fyfe + rookie + rookie
Vs
Libba + sheed + Moore

Personally I’m not worried about initial keepers more about points

If in the first 6 rounds they average (tell me if you think this is unreasonable) do you think a rookie can average 70?

Fyfe 120 + rookie 70 + rookie 70 = 190 x 6 = 1140 (inconsistent scores throughout due to rookies, but a keeper)

Sheed 95 + Libba 85 + Moore 80 = 190 x 6 =1140 (More consistent)
Rookies can and have average 70+ and ideally these are the ones that should be starting on field. The problem with Sheed and Libba types are how much money they can generate for you per their output if you're not considering them to become premium players. For an average of 85, Libba will generate $110k until he hits his bye. Is this enough? I would be expecting at least a 90 average out of Libba for it to be a worthwhile investment and even then it's touch and go. It's certainly a value pick but one that will most likely require an upgrade.
 

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Realistically which option is better in the long run

Fyfe + rookie + rookie
Vs
Libba + sheed + Moore

Personally I’m not worried about initial keepers more about points

If in the first 6 rounds they average (tell me if you think this is unreasonable) do you think a rookie can average 70?

Fyfe 120 + rookie 70 + rookie 70 = 190 x 6 = 1140 (inconsistent scores throughout due to rookies, but a keeper)

Sheed 95 + Libba 85 + Moore 80 = 190 x 6 =1140 (More consistent)
Cheap rookies can average 70 but the ones who do are must-haves and don't belong in XvYs.
 

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Interrupted pre-season aside, does anyone have a good reason as to why Zac Merrett isn't a great value pick this season? In JLT2 he came on in the second quarter and racked up a ton of disposals in a short period of time and looked to be moving very well. I think the incusion of Shiel might also free him up of being the primary target of a tag (and he ended up dealing with taggers anyway during the back half of last season). I don't think he's the type that will ever go huge but in terms of constant scoring and minimum games being missed, he still seems like super value regardless of his ankle issues in the pre-season which seem to be resolved.
 

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Interrupted pre-season aside, does anyone have a good reason as to why Zac Merrett isn't a great value pick this season? In JLT2 he came on in the second quarter and racked up a ton of disposals in a short period of time and looked to be moving very well. I think the incusion of Shiel might also free him up of being the primary target of a tag (and he ended up dealing with taggers anyway during the back half of last season). I don't think he's the type that will ever go huge but in terms of constant scoring and minimum games being missed, he still seems like super value regardless of his ankle issues in the pre-season which seem to be resolved.
I think the ankle issue is the only reason people aren't picking him. It shouldn't bother him that much but it may mean he has a slower start to the year, and thus people prefer an in-form Crouch at the same price point.
 

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Interrupted pre-season aside, does anyone have a good reason as to why Zac Merrett isn't a great value pick this season? In JLT2 he came on in the second quarter and racked up a ton of disposals in a short period of time and looked to be moving very well. I think the incusion of Shiel might also free him up of being the primary target of a tag (and he ended up dealing with taggers anyway during the back half of last season). I don't think he's the type that will ever go huge but in terms of constant scoring and minimum games being missed, he still seems like super value regardless of his ankle issues in the pre-season which seem to be resolved.
I am avoiding bomber premos unless they stand out as their draw seems to open up in the back half....him and Devon are firmly in my upgrade plans
 

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Not getting the hype over Brad Crouch. Yeh he is certainly underpriced for what he can produce but he's severely injury prone and at his price you would expect him to become a keeper/premo level mid. Would spend the extra coin on his brother who his durable and has historical premo level scoring on his side and take a higher end mid price risk on another line.
You'll be pleased to know I’ve booked this with the intention to bring it back up once Brad starts going 110+. 😁👍
 
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