CGU Fantasy Football - Round 17
Welcome to Round 17 of CGU Fantasy Football!
This week we're pleased to share Nathan Buckley's see it through story. Nathan was an impressive player for Collingwood, scoring an astonishing 169 in his highest fantasy game. Despite his individual honours, he fell short of the ultimate team success of winning a premiership.
As a Senior Coach, Nathan has changed his football mindset, a transformation which he ultimately hopes will lead his team to the clubs 16th premiership.
As we head into the AFL Fantasy finals and coaches begin preparing their teams watch Nathan’s story on how he and his coaching staff will see it through this season.
Click below to see Nathan’s story.
STEELE IS BACK!
It’s taken him a few weeks, but our very own CGU Ambassador Steele Sidebottom (MID, $521,000) is back.
Over the last three weeks he has averaged 114 and is coming off 128 last week where he had 38 disposals. He is currently down $91,000 from his starting price and is only owned by 3% of Fantasy coaches… but that’s about to change.
He only has a breakeven of 73 this week and is on my radar to trade in.
NEW DUAL POSITIONS… NEXT WEEK
Next week the final round of new player positions will be released. This is handy to start thinking about as it might effect your trades heading into round 17. Ryan Griffen (MID, $463,000) has been spending a lot of time floating across the half back for the Giants and is a massive chance to gain ‘Defender’ status. I traded him in last week and hoping that this is the case.
Steve Johnson (MID, $444,000) is another guy who it rumoured to receive ‘Forward’ status to his name, but that’s if you want him. He’s amazingly $169,000 cheaper than his starting price and for one reason - poor form. He his only averaging 80 this year only scoring over 100 once. If he does finally get going though, he’s worth a thought.
BEST PICK: Todd Goldstein (RUC, $659,000)
Todd Goldstein is a man on a mission average 150 in the last three weeks after his monster score of 175 last Friday night. That’s 350 if you listened to my advice last week and made him your captain.
This week though, he’ll meet Stefan Martin and Matthew Leuenberger at the GABBA when the Roos take on the Brisbane Lions. This two ruck attack had me slightly worried, until I saw that he scored 153 against the pair in round two.
Goldy can’t keep this run of scores going forever (or can he?). His lowest score is now 122 in his last five games but I can see that record being extended for another week.
NEXT BEST: Gary Ablett (MID, $592,000)
176 points last week with 30 possessions, 17 tackles and 3 goals.
Ablett has now averaged 138 since returning from his shoulder injury and should be too good for the Crows on the weekend.
THE ROUGHIE: Scott Pendlebury (MID, $606,000)
Over the last three weeks, Pendlebury has averaged 122. Last week when Geelong played the Bulldogs, five on them managed scores over 120 which gets me excited about Pendlebury this week.
In his last three games against the Dogs he has scored 114, 133 and 133 and should run rings around them on Sunday afternoon.
Good luck for round 17