Tom Mitchell (MB $11,800, Tom Mitchell $17,350)
The high price tag for Mitchell on both platforms will likely be a turn off for a few DFS players today but here is what you need to know about the highest averaging fantasy player from last season, he scored 100pts or more in 90.9% of games & 120pts or more in 68.2% of games. Mitchell averaged more in losing games (131.2) than he did from winning games (121.2), in 2 games against Collingwood he scored 177pts & 135pts last season. Round 1 is an opportunity to take on a few low salaried players, so pairing Mitchell up with a MID on debut might be a decent play today.
Jack Steven (MB $8,800, DS $13,900)
Steven struggled through the 2017 season playing injured but still managed to average 93.8pts, he scored 100pts or more in 45.0% of games & 120pts or more in 10.0% of games. In 2016 Steven averaged 104.4pts scoring 100pts or more in 59.1% of games & 120pts or more in 31.8% of games, he has averaged 100.5pts from his last 2 games against Brisbane. If Steven doesn’t receive any attention from the Lions then he is a high ceiling player you want in your team, it is worthwhile rostering him in a few line-ups today.
Round 1: Saturday Targets & Projections