He’s the one with two balls – but does he have the testicular fortitude?
by BBQ’s Treloar
Josh Kelly played every game in 2016 and strong word is that he has been hitting the gym already and will be back next year bigger and stronger than ever.
The boy has progressed well at the Giants. He’s getting better each year. He’s steadily building his fantasy output each year. And he even took some advice from his old mum leading into the finals series.
A good sign.
— AFL Feeds (@aflfeeds) September 2, 2016
Some say he has had a breakout year this year already, but let’s dive deeper into his statistics and see how this 4th year player (next year) looks as a prospect for our teams.
|2017 Supercoach Price:||$473,800|
|2017 Est. Position:||MID|
|Games last season:||22 (plus both finals)|
|Average in 2016:||87|
|100+ games last season:||5|
|Sub 80 games last season:||8|
|Price range in 2016:||$381K – $484K|
|Missed games last season:||None|
Josh Kelly has evolved through the perfect fantasy score, consistently increasing his average and games played over the last three seasons and he now sits in the infamous ‘fantasy breakout’ territory. With averages of 68, 70, 87, is he primed to raise the bat next season with the ton?
A little bit of talk about Josh playing more up forward next season, although we should see him in the guts.
That mid to upper price tier player hat is ready to take his game to the next level. Breakout potential is very high and we would be selecting him as a unique mid, with the option to upgrade if necessary.
- Competitive beast
- Knows how to find the footy
- Increase possession total by 40% this year over last year
- Doesn’t kick many goals
- May find a tag at some stage
As will become apparent with my selections, I’ll be going with a real 4th year breakout flavor to my team next year. Josh Kelly has earned himself a spot at this stage.
YES – predicted 2017 average (95.3-108.4)
Nick “BBQ’s Treloar” Z
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