AFL FANTASY ANALYSIS
For a fair part of the 2018 H&A season Luke Shuey was impacted by injuries, as a result his form was too sketchy to be considered as a long term fantasy option. Shuey averaged 98.1pts from his final 7 games of the H&A season, he produced 133pts in the Grand Final which was rewarded with the Norm Smith Medal.
Shuey scored 100pts or more in 35.0% of games & 120pts or more from 5.0% of games in 2018, this was a significant regression compared to 2017.
A fully fit Shuey should push his average closer to 100pts next season, there is value in his Round 1 salary but his ceiling may be limited by the lack of fantasy numbers at West Coast.
West Coast averaged 357.1 Disposals in the 2018 H&A season (Rank 16), the Eagles averaged 376.6 Disposals in the 2017 H&A season (Rank 12).
The Eagles were able to claim the 2018 Premiership recording low Disposal numbers, it’s a formula that worked last season and could continue into 2019.
At this stage Shuey isn’t a high priority in the midfield in season long fantasy, it’s worth keeping him on your watch-list over the pre-season as an option if needed. Shuey is a solid midfield option in draft leagues.