Click above for version 2. Green=Good, Orange=Watch, Red= No
About this time of year we have this debate. It’s a worthy one. Are we better off steering clear of the midpriced player completely? Should we go with the “guns and rookies” strategy and select only the very best gun players and the cheap rookie bargains?
It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times at the various Fantasy Footy events and conferences that I speak at. The truth is you need to keep a broad and open mind when on the hunt for preseason value. Here are just a few do’s and dont’s to help;
- Steer clear of your own club. You may have a passionate opinion about your favourite player. Sure Jason Blake may have a bit of extra definition on his bicep this season but is he really gonna step up and be that premium lock I need?
- Study your turncoats. Someone like Brad Ebert has been snagged by Port away from West Coast. Would have been restricted for opportunity at West Coast but will be Boss Hogs at Port so you might have a close look at him
- Ask yourself…. is this bloke going to be one of the years best scorers? It’s all well and good being confident that your player is going to improve this year.. but how much? Picking a player at $400k ish who may rise to $480k ish won’t make you enough $$ to cash in and won’t leave you with a player you’ll really want in your team later in the year
You should have a gander at Crouching’s article on Jay To’s winning 2011 Supercoach lineup. You might be surprised at what you’ll find in terms of midprice cattle.
Enjoy the cheat sheet (link as at the top of this article)