Young Gun. Can he take the next step?
Jaeger O’meara is a beast of a man and one of the fittest young draftees I have seen in a long time. Coming off one of the best rookie seasons in recent memory, he had a big role in the midfield engine room at the Gold Coast Suns in 2014, especially when the great Gary Ablett Jr went down.
The Jaeger Bomb is a tough, hard hitting midfielder that is as good with the ball on the inside as he is running on the outside. He has strong hands and has great overhead marking ability that makes him a respectable target when he runs through the midfield and into the forward line.
|Games last season:||22|
|Average last season:||97.68|
|100+ games last season:||11|
|Sub 80 games last season:||5|
|Price range last season:||$456K – $486K|
|Missed games last season:||0|
|Significant history:||Ranked 8th for total tackles, 4th for total inside 50’s
Solid run injury free
Drafted 1st in 2011 incentive AFL Mini Draft
Since his rookie season Jaeger O’meara has impressed many with his professional attitude to his footy. This is evidenced through his growth on and off the field and his respectable rise in point output in the fantasy realm. Although he is only heading into his third year at AFL level, it is of the general opinion that this young man will be a future superstar of the game
Any team that has a midfield comprising of so much young talent has the potential to steal points away from each other. With so many rising superstars of years to come pushing through the GCS roster, it may impact slightly on the scoring output of the individual.
That being said GCS also have a man by the name of Gary Ablett Jr AKA the Supercoach Messiah. Arguably the best player in the game, he often demands the pill and does the hard work himself.
If you were considering bringing O’meara into your team it would be based on him being able to take his game to the next level. His rookie season he averaged a very solid 90 followed by a rise to 97 in 2014. Although we do not have a ton of data to work with, it’s relatively safe to assume that he will push his average up over 100 points per game in 2015.
- A solid midfield beast that has the fitness level of a fanatic
- Has proven he can go large scoring well at Metricon with a 143 there.
- He has a lot of young midfield support with the likes of Martin, Swallow etc
- With the return of Ablett, he won’t cop the tag so is likely to push out some larger scores in 2015
- Injury free consistency, plays a lot of football so by sheer weight in games would be worthy of a thought.
- His midfield brigade taking some of his fantasy points
- His price. At over $500K (confirmed price $525,000) you will be expecting consistent 100+ scores each week
- Doesn’t like the MCG. He has some pretty sub-par scores at the MCG and averaged 79.33 in three visits in 2014.
Jaeger O’meara could easily be the next big thing in the Supercoach realms and there is no doubting his ability or his dedication to his profession. A lot of the time people that watch him often forget that he is only heading into his third season at the elite level and judge him on some of his inconsistent scores.
In 2015 I expect him to score larger and on a more consistent basis and see him averaging 100-110 for the season. Generally this is where I would say to ‘keep an eye on his pre-season’ however we all know he is going to train the house down and be ready come round one.
So without further ado and as the Black Eyed Peas would say: “I gotta Feeling”. He will have a huge year and make it into the ranks of Big Ben FC.
What are your thoughts on Jaeger for season 2015?
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