Supercoach 2015 – Oliver Wines
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Oliver Wines is a young midfielder down at the Port Adelaide Football club. A popular player with his mob at the Power, he is equally popular with the fantasy football world. Seen as a future big game player with a high scoring potential it is safe to say many a keen eye will be cast on this young man in for the coming season.
You would be kicking yourself in the arse if you were the one responsible for overlooking him in the draft with the likes of Jimmy Toumpas and Lachlan Plowman taken before him. The Power have found a real gem in this lad and as a big bodied midfielder he will become an important cog in the mechanical midfield brigade at Port in the years to come.
|Games last season:||22|
|Average last season:||100.32|
|100+ games last season:||10|
|Sub 80 games last season:||2|
|Price range last season:||$399k – $466k|
|Missed games last season:||0|
|Significant history:||Ranked 4th in total handballs
Ranked 11th in contested possession
Drafted at pick 7, 2012 draft
It seems there are two things the Oliver Wines doesn’t believe in, missing games through injury and the so called ‘second year blues’. Port Adelaide are doing great things down there at the moment it its safe to say this lad continues with that trend. Averaging 75 in his rookie season, Wines then went on to have a stellar second year pushing his average over 100. That’s pretty legit.
Gee it’s tough to think of a risk with him…. Maybe he is young and his body could break down? I would say his average at AAMI is only 75 but they have moved down the road to Adelaide oval and he averages 103 there. Given how young their list is and the games they will win, there isn’t risk on him forgetting the Port Power song either. Post in the comments if you can think of any risks with him!
If you were considering bringing Oliver Wines into your team it would be with the hope that he continues his incredible trend upwards and starts averaging over 110 points per game. With a hefty price tag on a third year player there is always the worry that he will not perform like you hoped and or get injured however this young man has proven he can put some solid numbers out at the elite level.
As said by his club, Wines is a tough archetypical inside midfielder described as a prolific ball hunter with a reputation of being a clean user by hand and foot. Watching him play in 2014 indicated to me that he was going to be a player to watch for in the 2015 fantasy football season.
- Has had a steep rise in fantasy output scoring in the two years in the AFL
- Has a bigger frame and loves to throw his body around on the inside to get the pill
- With the addition of Ryder to the Port ruck stocks, the port midfielders are sure to get their hands on the ball more
- A young team that will continue to grow together and support each other.
- There is always the possibility of injuries, especially to players heading into their second or third season
- Can he live up to the hype? The pressure will be decent, albeit spread amongst the port players as a whole
- Doesn’t score large at Pattersons so keep an eye on those games
If you haven’t already picked up on it yet, Oliver Wines will be a definite yes for me. With his steady rise in Supercoach points output continuing, I see Wines taking up a M4-6 position in my midfield. With the likes of Ken Hinkley supporting him and the young age of the Port Adelaide football player roster, the Power are going to have a huge couple of years.
What are your thoughts on Oliver Wines?
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