With a whole host of injuries and omissions it’s a good time to acquire players via the waiver wire to get that winning edge. Although, there isn’t much value this week. Many fantasy owners will have Tom Mitchell on their watchlist as he gets his first opportunity at AFL level.
Paul Seedsman: After an impressive three weeks to trot, Seedsman has made our waiver wire article this week. In his last three games, Seedsman has scored 95, 71 and 98 AFL fantasy points. For the season he is only averaging 64.7 but with his good run of form and the difficulty in finding defenders he could be a decent pickup. He doesn’t have a high ceiling but his production at present warrants consideration. Seedsman is currently owned in just 30 per cent of leagues on Ultimate Footy.
Ben Stratton: Stratton has been putting together some good performances this season. He is averaging 70.1 AFL fantasy points for the season but has been rather inconsistent. However, he is averaging 86.5 in his last four matches. We can expect good production from Stratton this week with Hawthorn facing off against Melbourne this week. It’s definitely a good time to get Stratton in your side. He is owned in just 45 per cent of Ultimate Footy leagues.
Tom Mitchell: Set to debut for Sydney this week Mitchell looks to be a great acquisition. Albeit a weaker competition, Mitchell has dominated the NEAFL the past couple of weeks with 56 and 52 touches. A ball magnet who loves the contest – there’s no doubt he has the tools to become of the the premier midfielders in the competition. For fantasy owners, he doesn’t have the best job security being in a strong Sydney team but there’s no doubting that he may provide great cover. Mitchell had an ADP of 273.2 in Ultimate Footy and is currently owned in just 35 per cent of leagues making him widely available.
Nathan Hrovat: Many people see a young Boomer in the way the Hrovat goes about his footy. Hrovat had a stellar career with Northern Knights and Vic Metro. Last year he averaged 26.6 disposals a game for the Northern Knights in the TAC Cup and 25.2 disposals for Vic Metro in the national championships. Hrovat looked like he coped with the increased intensity and speed of the game at AFL level in his debut for the Bulldogs last week. He finished with 83 AFL fantasy points and has been selected again this week. With the Bulldogs in a rebuild, there’s a good chance that Hrovat will get opportunities as team tries to develop its youth. Hrovat’s ADP was 330.2 and is owned in 20 per cent of Ultimate Footy leagues.
Brent Macaffer: Poised to improve in 2013, Macaffer was on many fantasy watchlists which resulted in him shooting up draft boards to have an ADP of 248.9, and it’s fair to say he hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Macaffer hasn’t been putting up big numbers this season but his last three weeks have been impressive. He has scored 76, 70 and 81 in his past three matches and is now averaging 65.8 points for the season. It seems that his increase in ouput has been the result of a new tagging role. After a successful tagging job on Josh P Kennedy, Macaffer will be looking for similar roles going forward. Macaffer is only owned in 30 per cent of leagues – with many jumping off the Macaffer wagon, it might be a good time to jump on.
Daniel Gorringe: If all decent scoring rucks are gone, Gorringe is someone to consider. At this point, Gorringe will finally get a few opportunities because of injury to Zac Smith and Charlie Dixon. Gorringe could most likely end up on the trade block after being starved of opportunity at Gold Coast. For fantasy owners struggling in the ruck division Gorringe is someone who might tide you over until someone else becomes available. Gorringe finished with 66 AFL fantasy points last week and is owned in just 16 per cent of leagues.