📈 Jack Redden (DS $15,570) MID
Redden has emerged as an outstanding DFS option in the late part of the 2018 season, he averaged 96.2pts during the H&A season & a whopping 151.5pts from 2 Finals. Redden averaged 88.8pts from his first 14 games of the year, he has averaged 117.7pts from his last 10 games.
Redden has scored 100pts or more in 6 of his last 10 games 5 of which he converted into 120pt+ games, he recorded a career high 162pts against Melbourne last week at Optus Stadium.
Redden has averaged 105.1pts from all winning games this year, he has not recorded a 100pt game when the Eagles lose in 2018 (Ave: 88.2pts). Redden has averaged 107.3pts at Optus Stadium this year & 91.8pts in all Travel games, he recorded his only 100pt Travel game against the Magpies in Round 17 at the MCG (135pts).
There is the possibility Redden will receive some attention from Collingwood on Saturday, his numbers have been off the charts in recent weeks & are far too good to ignore. Redden will likely be highly owned and if he crushes will also likely be in the winning line-up, he is a decent play but can also be faded in a Collingwood win scenario line-up.
Don’t go overboard on selecting Redden, if he fails then a unique line-ups will have a chance at scooping the top prizes.
📉 Steele Sidebottom (DS $15,220) MID
Sidebottom has had another excellent season for the Magpies, he averaged 103.3pts during the H&A season & 116.7pts from 3 Finals. Sidebottom has scored 100pts or more from 60.0% of games & 120pts or more in 28.0% of games this year, he has averaged 118.4pts from his last 5 games played.
It is highly likely that Sidebottom will receive attention from West Coast on Saturday, he has averaged 21.7 Disposals & 72.3pts in his last 3 games against the Eagles. Sidebottom has averaged 106.1pts from 16 games at the MCG & 102.7pts at all other grounds this year, he scored a season low 48pts against the Eagles at the MCG in Round 17.
Sidebottom has averaged 111.8pts from winning games this year, he has scored 100pts or more in 70.6% of winning games. Sidebottom has averaged 90.6pts from losing games this year, he has scored 100pts or more in 37.5% of losing games.
It seems a pretty straight forward decision to fade Sidebottom on Saturday, what won’t be straight forward is predicting a Grand Final script that could change for West Coast in certain circumstances.
Many will fade Sidebottom therefore creating the possibility he could be a unique option in a winning line-up, in a Collingwood win scenario there is the possibility he has recorded a score equal to or above salary expectation. Ensure you have just a few Sidebottom teams if you are multi entering.
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