Waiver wire options for this week are really thinning out. By now, you’d only be wanting to improve your team around the edges. It’s going to be difficult to fill any massive holes in any team by using the waiver wire. If you’re in desperate need to fill a position with some quality then it might be better to look to the trade table.
Nick Vlastuin: Vlastuin is set to get another chance this weekend against Geelong. In the one game he played for Richmond this year he finished with 51 AFL fantasy points. If some cover in defence or the midfield is needed this week, Vlastuin is a good pickup being owned in just 38 per cent of leagues. Vlastuin had an ADP of 232.7 which shows he is rated for his fantasy potential.
Marty Clarke: Averaging 71 AFL fantasy points a game, Clarke is another great pickup for defence considering he is owned in just 58 per cent of leagues. It’s surprising that he’s a free agent in so many other leagues. His ADP was 249.4.
George Horlin-Smith: After showing promising signs in the NAB Cup it seems that Horlin-Smith is starting to bring that form to the season proper. From three games this year, his average is only 55.3 AFL fantasy points. However, his score of just 16 points in round one really damages his average. After a good game against the Western Bulldogs where he finished with 81 AFL fantasy points, Horlin-Smith is a good midfield acquisition this week. Horlin-Smith is owned in just 16 per cent of leagues.
Jesse Lonergan: Lonergan is a ready made AFL midfielder. He looks to have the size to compete with more mature bodies in the AFL. He averaged 16.3 disposals and 79 AFL fantasy points in the National Championships. Set to debut for Gold Coast this week, Lonergan provides a good option to boost any midfield this week. His ADP was 296.1 and is owned in just 25 per cent of leagues.
Tom Lynch: In his two games for Adelaide this year, Lynch is averaging 86 AFL fantasy points with scores of 90 and 82. Lynch is owned in just 54 per cent of leagues and provides a good option for up forward this week.
Shaun McKernan: McKernan hasn’t done much in the past few seasons at Adelaide. The dual-position forward and ruck will get his opportunity this week. Considering how hard it is to find a decent forward off waivers at this point in the season McKernan could be a unique acquisition. McKernan is owned in just 14 per cent of leagues.
Max Gawn: With it being difficult to find any rucks at this point, Gawn is someone to look at for any owner in desperate need of help in this position. Gawn has played two games for Melbourne this season averaging 69.5 AFL fantasy points with scores of 81 and 58. Gawn is owned in just 31 per cent of leagues.