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Best Rookie Defenders

Posted by AFL DT & SC on February 4, 2013 at 1:05 AM


MAIN 6 TO CONSIDER LOCKING IN:

Luke Brown (ADEL)
2013 Dream Team Price: $147,700
2013 Supercoach Price: $135,500


WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

With the retirement of Michael Doughty at the end of the 2012 season it opened up a spot for a defender like Luke Brown to step up and make that position his own. He played 3 games in 2012 mainly starting in the green vest in the whole 3 games. So only averaged 28 in Dream Team and 25 in Supercoach, But there are some doubts as he’ll need to show some good form in the NAB Cup/SANFL to make this position his own as there are other players fighting for this same position. Keep an eye on him in the 2013 NAB Cup series for sure.


Nick Vlastuin (RICH) (DEF/MID)
2013 Dream Team Price: $147,700
2013 Supercoach Price: $159,400


WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

Higher draft selection from the 2012 NAB AFL National draft which is why he starts at a more awkward price but has already been talked up as a possible Round 1 starter in Richmond’s best 22 but Chris Newman and he expects Nick to have a great first season like Brendan Ellis did in 2012. Nick Vlastuin averaged 63 in Dream Team and 97 in Supercoach In the 2012 Under 18’schampionships and would make a great cash cow or a possible keeper, Keep an eye on him for sure.


Jasper Pittard (PA)
2013 Dream Team Price: $132,600
2013 Supercoach Price: $128,000


WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

Injuries have hurt him in his first few years of his AFL Career but is enjoying a fine pre-season and is someone I’d expect to see jump straight back into Port Adelaide’s best 22 as when he is fit he is an exciting prospect, Hopefully he can stay fit might not be a big scorer every week but would make a good cash cow for sure. Keep an eye on him in the 2013 NAB Cup series.


Brent Staker (BRIS) (DEF/FWD)
2013 Dream Team Price: $132,600
2013 Supercoach Price: $128,000

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

Brent starts at a bargain price and according to Dream Team assistant coach and Supercoach gold he is already a most selected player, He would make a good cash cow if he can stay injury free and I would expect him to slot straight back into the Lions Best 22 if he can show good form in the NAB Cup and stays injury free as I stated above.


Brett Goodes (WB) (DEF/MID)
2013 Dream Team Price: $121,300
2013 Supercoach Price: $128,200


WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

He has been enjoying his first AFL pre-season and the Bulldogs didn’t take him as a 28 year old recruit just to sit in the VFL where he was recruited from they clearly have a role for him planned on their best 22 and I believe they can elevated a rookie before the Round 1 game due to having a senior list spot free. If he can have a great NAB Cup series and does get elevated for the Round 1 clash lock him in for sure in my books would be a great cash cow.


Sam Docherty (BRIS)
2013 Dream Team Price: $108,500
2013 Supercoach Price: $115,900


WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

Former number 12 draft pick from the 2011 draft struggled with injuries in his first season (2012) and I would think he shaped up for a big debut 2013 season, Him not making his AFL Debut in 2012 was clearly shaping up as a bonus for fantasy coaches in 2013 as I’d expect him to have a big year in 2013 and show why he was the #12 pick from the 2011 draft. Keep an eye on him in the 2013 NAB Cup for sure.


 

ANOTHER 6 ROOKIE DEFENDERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

Leigh Osborne (GCS): if he is elevated to the Suns senior list then stronglyconsider this mature aged recruit.


Jackson Thurlow (GEE): He is someone to seriously consider for sure as he scored quite well in the Under 18s championships and has already been talked up as a “Dark horse” to debut Round 1, But can he cement his spotin the strong Geelong backline?


Campbell Heath (PA): Been in the AFL system for a few yearsnow on the Swans rookie list but now traded to Port Adelaide and on their senior list he could be in for a breakout season, Watch in the NAB Cup for sure.


Lewis Stevenson (PA): Another player that has been in the AFL system for a few years now at the West Coast Eagles but is now at Port Adelaide and is someone that I think is in for a big year. Averaged well in the WAFL I expect him to make a name for himself in Port Adelaide’s backline.


Dean Terlich (MELB): A mature aged recruit from the 2012 draft and wouldn’t be surprised to see him make his AFL debut Round 1 of the 2013 season. He already has an AFL body and would make a great cash cow OR could possibly be  a keeper, Watch in the NAB Cup for sure.


Dylan Van Unen (ESS): Another matured aged recruit from the 2012 draft, I would not be surprised to see him cement his spot in Essendon’s best 22, It’ll take him to show some good form in the NAB Cup to do this, So watch him closely in the NAB Cup for sure would make a great cash cow.


3 MORE:

Sam Colquhoun (PA), Jack Hutchins (GCS), Josh Saunders (STK).

 



 

 

 

 

 

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