Dom Tyson was traded from Melbourne to Nth Melbourne today for Braydon Preuss, Pick 62 was traded to Melbourne as part of the deal.
Tyson has a career average 22.4 Disposals & 4.3 Marks, he averaged 20.0 Disposals & 3.8 Marks from 17 games in 2018. Tyson averaged 23.4 Disposals in his 5 year career at Melbourne, he played 2 years at GWS after being selected at Pick 3 in the 2011 AFL Draft.
Preuss has a career average of 8.9 Disposals & 22.5 Hit Outs, he played only 8 games at the Kangaroos after being selected at Pick 15 in the 2014 Rookie Draft.
“Dom is a proven ball winner who averages 22 disposals a game and his clearance work is a real strength” North Melbourne GM of Football Cameron Joyce
“Max (Gawn) was very keen to get Braydon on board, for both of their benefits. Through competitive work at training, they both believe they are going to improve as players” Melbourne GM of Football Operations Josh Mahoney
Nth Melbourne Receive
Braydon Preuss, Pick 62
AFL FANTASY TAKE: Dom Tyson should immediately spark an interest for fantasy coaches, he is arguably 20.0pts under priced compared to his recent fantasy history. Tyson will have more opportunity in the midfield at Nth Melbourne in 2019, it will be interesting to see if the game plan changes under Brad Scott with the addition of extra midfield talent at the Kangaroos. A watch list must.
The addition of Preuss has many layers to it, the impact on Max Gawn could be significant if indeed the Demons move into a dual Ruck set-up in 2019. Preuss could be used as a back-up only which may save the fantasy value of Gawn, Preuss is slightly under priced as he receives a discount based on his 67.3pt average in 2017.