📈 Callan Ward (DS $15,030) MID
In what is expected to be a highly contested game at the SCG targeting those players that are continually around the ball especially at stoppages can add value to DFS Line-ups, one such player is Ward who has averaged 96.9pts during the H&A season.
Ward scored 100pts or more in 50.0% of games and 120pts or more in 18.2% of games during the 2018 H&A season, he had a season 140pts in Round 20 against Carlton. Ward has averaged 106.8pts from his last 9 games, in 2 games against Sydney this year he has averaged 115.5pts.
Conditions at the SCG should suit the game style of Ward, his salary doesn’t scream monster value but this is the spot where could justify buying his points. Ward is a worthwhile consideration independent of game score.
📉 Steele Sidebottom (DS $14,660) MID
Sidebottom put together a pretty solid H&A season averaging 103.3pts for the Magpies, he scored 100pts or more in 59.1% of games & 120pts or more in 27.3% of games. Sidebottom recorded a season high 137pts against Adelaide in Round 4, he has averaged 105.8pts from his last 5 games and 121.0pts from his last 2 games.
The concern for selecting Sidebottom today is the likely tag from Mark Hutchings, in Round 17 Sidey recorded 18 Disposals for a season low 48pts after the heavy tag from Hutchings.
Given the lack of midfield strength the Eagles have compared to the Magpies it is likely Adam Simpson will want to level the playing field and that likely means another heavy tag is coming from Hutchings, fading Sidebottom is in this spot should be highly considered even with a projected low ownership.
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