Each week we will examine the best waiver wire acquisitions. There’s no doubt that most fantasy owners will have sack certain players throughout the season due to injury or form. This is one of the best ways to maximise fantasy output.
Let’s face it, no on ever drafts the perfect fantasy team where they don’t need help from the waiver wire.
Nick Suban: Suban has never been popular when it comes to fantasy because he doesn’t spend enough time in the midfield. It seems that has all changed this year. Suban is starting to get more midfield time and it seems this will do great things for his fantasy output. Suban’s ADP was not in the top 300 players. He scored 97 AFL fantasy points.
Brett Goodes: Goodes scored 91 AFL fantasy points on the weekend in the Bulldogs win against Brisbane. Goodes seems to be playing an important defensive role and is a great pickup. His ADP is 247.2.
Harry O’Brien: It seems that Harry O’Brien is spending more time on the wing. This has the potential to greatly improve his fantasy output. He scored 100 AFL fantasy points against North Melbourne from an ADP not in the top 300 players.
Arryn Siposs: There was a lot of hype for Siposs’ fantasy potential this year. This was mostly due to the talk that Siposs would play the Goddard role after he was picked up by Essendon as a free-agent. This would obviously mean Siposs would be getting a lot more ball. His pre-season form in the NAB Cup wasn’t anything special and it seems he fell out of favour with a lot of people. His ADP was 258.4. Siposs delivered against Gold Coast scoring 80 AFL fantasy points. He is certainly a good pickup if you need to strengthen your defensive stocks.
Jack Viney: The signs were promising from Viney in his first game for Melbourne. Perhaps he was the only shining light in their devastating loss to Port Adelaide in their home opener. Whatever the case, Viney looks the fantasy goods. He amassed 86 AFL fantasy points at the weekend. Viney is a player who should continue to get opportunity in a weak Melbourne side.
Matt Jones: Jones is a mature age draftee who played for Box Hill in the VFL last year. It’s fair to say that he would have gone undrafted in nearly all leagues and if owners are looking for midfield cover Jones is a viable candidate. He had a modest 69 AFL fantasy points in round one but it looks like he will be running around against Essendon this weekend.
Shaun Higgins: Perhaps it was years of torture in salary cap leagues that kept fantasy owners hesistant about drafting Higgins. The fact is that he scored 115 AFL fantasy points against Brisbane. His ADP is 151 and if available could be a great waiver wire selection.
Luke Parker: It seems absurd that Parker’s ADP is 263.6. Parker looks like he is in for a big season in terms of fantasy football. Parker scored 85 AFL fantasy points. Perhaps there is the fear that he will spend a lot of time wearing the sub vest like last year. However, it seems it’s a risk worth taking and he looks like he will put up big numbers if given full matches.
Brad Crouch: Crouch is set to make his debut for Adelaide. He is a proven ball magnet. He has 31 disposals for West Adelaide in the SANFL last week.
Oliver Wines: It was an impressive debut from Port Adelaide draftee Oliver Wines. He finished with 99 AFL fantasy points in the win against Melbourne. Wines is someone who would have gone undrafted in most leagues. You’d think that Wines will continue to get opportunity all season.
Paul Puopolo: Puopolo had a good fantasy scoring game against Geelong amassing 98 AFL fantasy points from an ADP not in the top 300 players. If Puopolo can continue this sort of scoring then he is a great acquisition for any forward line.
Justyin Westhoff: Whestoff scored 100 AFL fantasy points in round one. Whether he can replicate this is questionable but with the forward line being such slim pickings he is a unique acquisition.
Tyrone Vickery: What a game Vickery had in Richmond’s season opener against Carlton. With Laidler missing from Carlton’s defence it’s not hard to see how the Blues failed to contain the dual-position ruck-forward. Vickery booted three goals on the night but more importantly finished with 101 AFL fantasy points. The signs are ominous and it is looking like Vickery’s breakout season is finally upon us. Vickery is a great acquisition for any fantasy owner who needs help in the ruck or up forward. His ADP is 269.2 so there is a good chance he is available in most leagues.
Jonathon Griffin: If you’re in need of a ruck then look no further. Griffin finished with 77 AFL fantasy points in their win against the Eagles last week. Griffin has guaranteed opportunity and moves up the depth chart with the injury to Aaron Sandilands. If you’re in a league where Griffin wasn’t drafted or handcuffed then he is probably the best pickup of round one.