AFL FANTASY ANALYSIS
Unfortunately Tom Rockliff had a slow start to his career at Port Adelaide due to injury, he averaged 51.5pts from his opening 4 games at the Power before regaining his fitness via the SANFL. Rocky returned to Port Adelaide in Round 8 but still only averaged 91.9pts for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Rockliff scored 100pts or more in 27.8% of games & 120pts or more from 11.1% of games in 2018, this was a major regression compared to 2017.
The previous popularity of Rockliff will attract fantasy coaches again at the start of the 2019 season, he is well under priced compared to his previous fantasy history but circumstances have well and truly changed since leaving Brisbane at the end of 2016.
Rocky now plays in a team that does not produce huge fantasy numbers under Ken Hinkley, only 5 players under Hinkley have averaged more than 100pts in a single season (Kane Cornes 2013, Brad Ebert 2015, 2017, Ollie Wines 2016, Justin Westhoff 2018).
Additionally Rockliff spent some of his 2018 campaign in a tagging role which negatively impacted his ability to put up decent numbers, the fantasy game environment for Rocky at Port Adelaide was not optimal last season.
Unless Rocky puts up a pretty decent JLT Series with elite fantasy numbers the 2019 outlook might not be promising, the loss of Wingard & Polec does provide some type of optimism. Keep an open mind for now.