AFL Fantasy: Round 1 Reliable Rookies

Panic can certainly set in just before lockout in season long fantasy, days or even months of preparation have come down to the final few days of uncertainty.

Players that will provide a significant cash flow are so important, correctly selecting those that have the best upside can set your team apart with early upgrades to premium players.

The players listed below should provide a good start to your season, there are no surprises here:

Round 1 Reliable Rookies

Article by @aflratingsPete

SAM WALSH

Team: Carlton
Position: Midfield
Price: $270K
Projected Score: 70-75pts

The 2018 No.1 overall draft pick Sam Walsh hasn’t disappointed, the noise was deafening from interviews over the pre-season from team mates and he backed it up with impressive games.

Walsh played a fair bit in the midfield in JLT 1 against the Bombers with 80% time on ground and scored at a rate of 1.25 PPM (Points Per Minute), he was equally impressive in JLT 2 against Collingwood playing 84% time on ground and scored at a rate of 0.98PPM.

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WILL SETTERFIELD

Team: Carlton
Position: Midfield/Forward
Price: $251K
Projected Score: 65-70pts

Setterfield will make his Carlton debut on Thursday night against Richmond, he missed the 2018 season after rupturing his ACL in a pre-season game for GWS.

In 2017 Setterfield averaged 9.0 Disposals & 2.5 Marks in 2 games for the Giants, he averaged 25.0 Disposals, 4.7 Marks & 7.6 Tackles in the NEAFL the same year.

Setterfield played 73% time on ground in JLT 1 against Essendon and scored at a rate of 1.30PPM, he played 71% time on ground in JLT 2 against Collingwood and scored at a rate of 0.80PPM.

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CHARLIE CONSTABLE

Team: Geelong
Position: Midfield
Price: $170K
Projected Score: 60-65pts

The wait could be finally over for Constable to make his AFL debut, he averaged 25 Disposals for Geelong VFL last season and has completed a solid pre-season.

Constable played 71% time on ground in JLT 1 against West Coast and scored at a rate of 1.27PPM, he played 50% time on ground in JLT 2 against Essendon and scored at a rate of 1.06PPM.

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WILLEM DREW

Team: Port Adelaide
Position: Midfield/Forward
Price: $170K
Projected Score: 60-65pts

Drew has had an outstanding pre-season at Port Adelaide, this included several minutes in the midfield from the U23 practice match against the Crows to both JLT games.

In JLT 1 Drew played 72% time on ground & scored at a rate of 0.71PMM, in JLT 2 he played 88% time on ground and scored at a rate of 0.92PPM.

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BAILEY SCOTT

Team: Nth Melbourne
Position: Midfield
Price: $170K
Projected Score: 60-65pts

Nothing but a glowing praise from Nth Melbourne coach Brad Scott over the pre-season on first year player Bailey Scott, he played 70% time on ground in JLT 1 against St Kilda and scored at a rate of 0.89PPM.

In a rather non-contested game in JLT 2 against Port Adelaide Scott found more of the ball, he played 58% time on ground and scored at a rate of 1.45PPM.

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