AFL FANTASY ANALYSIS
There was a strong push by sharp fantasy coaches during last season to start with Stephen Coniglio, he didn’t disappoint averaging 124.5pts from his opening 4 games of the 2018 H&A season and finished with an average of 111.3pts (Including Finals).
Coniglio scored 100pts or more in 73.9% of games & 120pts or more in 30.4% of games in 2018, he now ranks amongst the elite of AFL Fantasy midfielders.
With Josh Kelly in the starting line-up for the Giants Coniglio became a stronger fantasy player, he averaged 115.3pts with Kelly & 103.8pts without Kelly last season.
The emergence of Lachie Whitfield also aided the season for Coniglio, it will be interesting to see if there is any negative impact in 2019 with the departures of both Shiel & Scully.
Coniglio will come with a pretty hefty price tag to start the 2019 season, depending on the fitness of Josh Kelly (Knee) over the pre-season he might not be the highest owned at the Giants come Round 1.
Coniglio should be a safe selection if he completes a full pre-season, his consistency should provide a decent base for fantasy coaches throughout a season.