Late Week Pickups – Round 9

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Each week Jono takes care of us by looking at players who are sitting in the free agency pool (<65% owned on Ultimate Footy) that can be used in your matchup that can give you a little extra scoring power.

However, this week Jono’s abandoned you and left you in my capable hands! But never fear! After letting Jono know of a few names I had in mind, he’s assured me he’s got full faith in Dossy…

Harry Perryman

Touted for greater midfield responsibilities at the Giants during the offseason, Perryman unfortunately copped a punctured lung in round 1 that curtailed the early part of his 2019 campaign. Listed as a defender on Ultimate Footy & AFL Fantasy, get yourself some hot Perri Perri before your league mates get the chance next week! An ideal setup for his return, as the Giants take on the hapless Blues without Coniglio.

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Brett Deledio is another fantastic punt and worthy of fielding in one of your final midfield slots this week…if you trust those calves to last 4 quarters.


Willie Rioli

Returning from the foot injury that has sidelined him for all of 2019, Willie Rioli provides an intriguing option for us up forward. Not sure if he’ll necessarily pop against the Dees, given they may ease him back –meaning I’ve already broken Jono’s rules — but with Adelaide, Western Bulldogs & Sydney in his next 3, my 2nd favourite Willie (Bailey Williams robbed by Bevo from a large feature in this seg mind you) provides a nice speculative add to carry you to the bye rounds.

Willie trimmed down significantly in the offseason

Also flagging some potential mid time going forward for Rioli, with the Eagles persisting with Venables of late without much progress. There was talk of the move in preseason and did manage a few stints through there in JLT.


Mason Redman

Mason Redman has had an interesting start to the year, passing the ‘eye test’ — cracking in, tackling, intercepting, beautiful accurate peg — but the fantasy numbers just haven’t quite been there. However, with Ridley dropping out of the side last week, Redman found a more distinct role as the Dons medium-sized intercepting defender. Signs were looking great even up until three quarter time. Finishing on 69 AFL Fantasy points, Redman’s 6-point final quarter was a disappointment on what was looking to be an even nicer score.

69 AFL Fantasy points for Redman was his season-high for the format. But expect more going forward.

Essendon take on the Dockers this weekend, who gave up monumental numbers to Richmond defenders last week, perhaps most notably giving up an AFL Fantasy and SuperCoach ton to none other than Dylan Grimes. Jump on!

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