The Draft Theft of Isaac Heeney
What was painfully obvious to me in the GF was how exposed Sydney was by the Hawks pace.
While Cyril, Hill & Smith were scorching their way around the Hallowed turf, Sydney answers in Jetta & Rohan were out of place & completely ineffective. Jetta was a spectator. And Rohan, My God, his performance was so bad his parents booed him off the ground, 65% of his disposals led to Hawthorn goals. So the addition of Isaac Heeney is a blessing for the Swans. And in true Swans fashion; its’a heist.
Will Isaac Heeney get midfield time in 2015?
Get used to that name ladies & gents. He was a Monty for a top 10 selection in this year’s draft. And probably a top 5 pick. However much like the father son rules, similar rules apply to academy players. Young Isaac Heeney is a Swans academy player. It will cost them their 1st draft pick. Which given a compo picks for Melbourne & Gold Coast he’s likely to land at about pick 18. He has absolutely no chance of slipping to 2nd round. Unless of course if he gets driving lessons from Buddy.
|Likelihood of game time||High. Ready made & ready to rock and roll.|
|Likely point score||30-120 ppg (sub dependant)|
This fella presents some serious fantasy relevance for 2015. By virtue of the fact he’s heading to the Sydney list at pick 18 he will cost significantly less than he would have. Instead of a $200K price tag, think of a Luke Dunstan cost. Don’t be put off by Gary Rohan. This guy will be a fantasy scorer. The kid is a ball magnet that can play inside or outside mid.
Whilst Heeney models his game around JPK, will there be a spot for him in round 1. The swans have some terrific midfielders already & Tom Mitchell struggles to even get a game. Will they be really keen to inject some youth? I think so after the GF. But I can smell a Vest prospect a mile away. There is also the prospect of a run with role, which may limit his possessions & scoring. He doesn’t seem to kick many goals either. But playing for Sydney he wouldn’t really need to.
Rookie priced cash cow every day of the week. But he could be a player we plonk on the ground. Given what I witnessed on Saturday, with Sydney’s lack of pace the stocks have risen significantly for Isaac Heeney.
• Ball Magnet
• Tackling machine
• Good disposal
• Good endurance
• Ready for AFL
• Not a noted goal kicker
• Heading to a team with a very talented midfield
• Not a huge kick
• Will champion data see him as a bargain & up his price
The name of the game is cash generation from Rookies. And I’m sure we’ve found one here. If you don’t have this fella on your watch list add him immediately. You must keep your eye on him during the pre-season. There is a high likelihood he will present excellent fantasy value. The only question that looms is will when will he play for Sydney & is he a round 1 or downgrade target next year. Pieman says get on the Heeney train, he’s a gun.
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