Fantasy News Today: 9 November, 2018

NEWS

The opening week of pre-season is in the books and while there were no ground breaking fantasy comments to report it’s good to see actual players hit the track in November.

Jye Bolton could be on the radar for fantasy coaches next season with a potential return to an AFL list, the former Magpie averaged 30.8 Disposals for Claremont and won his 2nd Sandover Medal in 2018.

Dan Menzel completed his medical at the Swans this week, a decision on signing him as a Delisted Free Agent will likely be made in the coming days.

“Now we’ve got everything we need, and Daniel has done his medical, we can progress from here” Sydney list Manager, Kinnear Beatson.

Menzel averaged 10.8 Disposals, 3.9 Marks & kicked 27 Goals in 2018, he could be a decent deep draft league bench cover option in 2019.

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INJURY NEWS

Griffin Logue is in full training at the Dockers after foot problems restricted his 2018 season, he managed 13 games in his debut year of 2017 but did not play a game last season.

“I’ll be pretty happy to keep my mind open as to what I can get through and achieve this year”

“Now I’m in the full program and, hopefully, I’ll stay in that. There are no restrictions so far” Griffin Logue.

Logue averaged 9.4 Disposals & 4.1 Marks from 13 games in 2017, at this stage he is a borderline deep draft league bench option only.

 

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AFL FANTASY ANALYSIS

Tom Mitchell produced another strong fantasy season in 2018 averaging 128.2pts (Incl. Finals), he averaged a remarkable 147.0pts from his opening 3 games of the year. Over his next 10 games Mitchell averaged 112.3pts before closing out the H&A season averaging 142.0pts from his last 9 games.

Mitchell scored 100pts or more in 79.2% of games & 120pts or more from 58.3% of games in 2018, this was a slight regression compared to 2017.

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Mitchell injured his shoulder in a 2018 Semi Final loss to Melbourne that required surgery, his progress should be monitored during the pre-season for any updates.

The price tag will be huge for Mitchell at Round 1, the decision on selecting him will be all the more difficult if he is close to full fitness.

Identifying his early season match-ups will be crucial especially if you are intending to fade him early, if he starts the season off well it will be difficult to acquire enough cash to complete an early upgrade considering his salary.

There is much to ponder here, it could be a season defining decision.

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