DPP Watch


Ultimate Footy positions are set, leaving just AFL Fantasy and the round 18 changes. These are set for Sunday evening, so we won’t have to wait very long to see what happens. Players like Dangerfield and Parker are potential forwards, but if they haven’t done it already, chances are they may not. Same goes for Bontempelli. Next year’s positions will shed some light on these guys as well. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them as mid/forwards.


As for this year, the league roster is just about fixed. There will still be bargains to be picked up, trades to be had, injuries that will ruin one team and open opportunity for other players, many wild and unpredictable situations that make this game such a pleasure (and frustration!) to play.


Hopefully the DPP watch has helped you along the way, I know a lot of people commenting, especially early in the season, helped me keep a focus on everything going on. Shout out to the Draft Doctor boys for putting me on and providing support along the way, and to all the readers out there that took the time to read and comment. Remember, you’re always a sniff until you’ve been mathematically eliminated. And if you are eliminated, well, there’s always next year (I hear Draft Doctors t-shirts are good luck, just sayin).


Jarman Impey

Currently: Forward

Possible Secondary: Defender

Average: 73.8


Averaging 80 points in the 4 games post bye, Jarman has been a really underrated addition to Hawthorn, playing a few different roles. At 23 years old, there’s a bit of room for growth too. Lately he’s been playing a defensive role and it seems to suit him. He’s worth a look at and could provide great utility with a defender forward status.


Jack Trengove

Currently: Midfielder

Possible Secondary: Defender

Average: 87.5


Only just breaking into Port’s team 2 weeks ago, the former Demon has seemed to be playing a role off the half back. Since the new DPPs are released Sunday night, and Port travel to Perth for the last game of the round, it will be interesting to see if Jack gets enough time to warrant a switch. If they go ahead, scores of 92 and 83 are very promising for a defender and could provide a nice boost for finals.


Seb Ross

Currently: Midfielder

Possible Secondary: Defender

Average: 99.7


One I hadn’t noticed, Ross seems to be playing down back and has been for the last 3 games. In the past 2 games, despite having fewer disposals than average, he had his 2 highest games for rebound 50s. A really intriguing option. Wait for Sunday and hope. If you’re bold, you could try and swing a trade to get him as a defender, keeping in mind the last two scores were 67 and 77, well down on his season ave.


Tom Cutler

Currently: Defender

Possible Secondary: Midfielder

Average: 87.0


Playing and dominating the midfield, Cutler should be taken in most leagues by now. However, getting the change should prove valuable in finals for better coverage for injuries and late outs. Brisbane don’t have a great run home, so it will be interesting to see him have a crack at some better team’s midfields.