With just four weeks left in the fantasy season, coaches are eager to maximise their points on the field in an effort to finish 2021 with a bang. Of course, that makes the next few weeks of trade targets super important and these 6 players could put up some BIG point totals as the year draws to a close.
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Jack Crisp, DEF/MID, Magpies
Numbers that matter: $750K, 102.4 AVG, L3 109.3, BE 92, 12.5% OWN
Collingwood’s premier intercept defender has been so much more than a glorified backman in 2021. 13 marks helped fuel his season-best score of 141 last weekend against Port Adelaide, but Crisp’s added midfield minutes and high disposal tally is a big reason for his triple-figure average. With Pendles now missing from Collingwood’s midfield, there’s nothing stopping Crisp from churning out some more 120+ scores to close the season.
Josh Dunkley, MID/FWD, Bulldogs
Numbers that matter: $811K, 110.9 AVG, L3 111.3, BE 130, 9.3% OWN
At the time of his injury back in Round 6, Josh Dunkley was the form player of the comp – chalking up 6 consecutive 100+ scores to open the year, including a monstrous 151 points the week before he hurt his shoulder. Fast forward to Round 20 and Dunkley looms as a fantastic upgrade choice, despite his high breakeven and isolation related absence last week. Laying 7 tackles in his comeback game against the Pies was an encouraging sign and if you can afford the gun Bulldog I would pounce on him while you can.
Brayden Fiorini, MID, Suns
Numbers that matter: $724K, 107 AVG, L3 AVG 121.3, BE 58, 1.9% OWN
As someone who traded Brayden Fiorini in last week, I’m all aboard his hype train right now! The forgotten Sun has averaged 116.2 fantasy points and 30.7 disposals over the last month of footy and his ball-winning prowess has seen him score at a reasonable rate for his whole career. Fiorini struggled to break into Gold Coast’s lineup earlier in the season, but now that he’s cemented his place back in their side, expect the fruitful fantasy scores to continue.
Clayton Oliver, MID, Demons
Numbers that matter: $775K, 109.9 AVG, L3 116.7, BE 87, 17.1% OWN
Two straight scores of 126 have Clayton Oliver right back on the trade radar for coaches after a lacklustre stretch of games saw his value take a hit. Reeling off scores of 86, 80, 93, 104 & 98 aren’t the type of numbers we commonly associate with Oliver, with those point totals contributing to a near $100k drop in price! With his scoring output increasing, I’ve got faith that Melbourne’s midfield maestro can end the year with a bang against the Suns, Eagles, Crows and Cats.
Jake Lloyd, DEF, Swans
Numbers that matter: $688K, 97.1 AVG, L3 105, BE 82, 35.3% OWN
Talk about value drops, there was a period of time at the start of the fantasy season where coaches were paying $873k for Jake Lloyd’s services! The Swans kick-in specialist hasn’t reached the same ceiling with his scores in 2021, but his current price makes him one to consider over the final four weeks of action. He hasn’t gone under 90 points in the last month of footy and those chasing a DEF upgrade would be wise to consider Lloyd.
Rowan Marshall, RUC/FWD, Saints
Numbers that matter: $584K, 82.2 AVG, L3 97.3, BE 54, 5.7% OWN
This is where the value really lies. An up and down season from Rowan Marshall has him looking like a shell of his former self right now, with injuries curtailing his impact and restricting Marshall to just 9 matches so far. However, the stars are aligning for St Kilda’s lead ruckman to sprint to the finish line with some impressive point totals for his fantasy coaches. Don’t come blaming me if he stumbles to 65-70, but with Paddy Ryder flying under an injury cloud a month of 100+ outings could be up for grabs – helping Marshall end his 2021 season on a high note.
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