2022 AFL Fantasy: Round 8 Top 5 Players Under $300K

AFL Fantasy News: Round 8 of the 2022 AFL H&A season begins on Friday night, @aflratingsPete lists the Top 5 Players Under $300K for Round 8.

The order takes into account historical performance, ability to make a substantial profit, opportunity and scoring output in their actual team role plus subjective and balanced input.

The ability to remain best 22 is also a strong consideration.  

This list will assist in identifying players to target ahead of Round 8, it may adjust based on team selection & availability. 

Final updates (if any) will occur on Friday afternoon.

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1. Jack Carroll 

Carroll was impressive on debut last week, he recorded 19 disposals, 8 marks and 1 goal. 

He played mostly on the outside working up onto a wing and back inside forward 50, he was an integral part of ball movement at times for Carlton.

The break even (BE) for Carroll is well placed, he should provide a very healthy ROI. 

His short to medium term best 22 prospects appear to be decent at this stage. 

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2. Cooper Stephens

Stephens will finally make his AFL debut this week, he plays as an inside midfielder and can accumulate disposals at a decent rate. 

The question surrounding best 22 for a sustained period could be a concern, but his role likely isn’t. 

Geelong are managing their players in and out of the team, even if Stephens is part of that rotation it could see him string enough games together in order to provide a decent ROI. 

There is elevated risk here, but the reward could be decent. 

3. Robbie McComb

McComb played an expanded role last week moving further up the ground, he recorded 21 disposals and 4 marks. 

His current break even (BE) is well placed and should provide a very healthy ROI. 

His prospects to remain best 22 for the short term appear to be quite decent. 

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4. Aiden Begg

Begg was solid on debut last week for Collingwood, he shared ruck duties with Darcy Cameron with Brodie Grundy sidelined for a significant period with a knee injury. 

He recorded 15 disposals, 4 marks but only 2 hit outs, his scoring rate is solid enough and could increase if he can manage to see an uptick in hit outs. 

With Grundy sidelined the best 22 appears to be at an acceptable level, however he is currently undersized for the role he is playing. 

A short burst in the team over a few weeks should still bring about a decent ROI. 

5. Sam Hayes

Hayes will likely maintain the No.1 ruck role at Port Adelaide for the foreseeable future with Scott Lycett sidelined through injury. 

He’s averaged 7.7 disposals, 1.7 marks & 26.3 hit outs from 3 games, he finished with 43pts last week in tough conditions in Cairns. 

The role for Hayes appears to be strong inside the best 22, he should provide a decent ROI and cover for several week. 

*Greg Clark unavailable this week.

Image: Carlton


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