Each week I’ll be looking at players who are sitting in the free agency pool that can be used in your matchup that can give you a little extra scoring power. When using these players, I use Ultimate Footy’s ownership of 65% or less to give everyone a go for those that play in bigger leagues.
There are a couple of Tigers defenders that are still under the 65% ownership that are worth a look at this week. The Tigers are playing GWS this week who give up points to defenders. While Vlaustin and Short will be over the ownership threshold, there are 2 defenders I have my eye on this week.
Nathan Broad who is in 11% of teams has been scoring well the last 2 weeks has scored 113 and 82 SuperCoach and 77 and 65 AFL Fantasy points. He has been playing as bit more of a running defender and GWS having shallow inside 50’s, there is a good opportunity for Broad to get a good score on the board.
The other Tigers defender I’m looking is Derek Eggmolesse Smith. Smith is in 62% of teams and impressed last week against North Melbourne. While I’m not expecting the same scores as last week, I’m predicting he will be somewhere in the 70-80 range. A handy D5 option against the Giants.
I am a big fan of Jack Scrimshaw. He is in just 27% of teams and has been solid without being great in his fantasy scoring this year. Injuries have plagued him but has shown he can be a scorer. I like him more as a SuperCoach option where he has produced a couple of scores in the 70’s. The Hawks are playing the Swans this week who have been giving up points to defenders.
I feel like this guy should be owned in more leagues. Even though he plays as a key defender he still scores well. Robbie Tarrant is in 58% of teams but should probably be in more. He is better suited for SuperCoach where he is averaging 84.5 and has 2 x 100’s next to his name. In AFL Fantasy he has been scoring at a BCV (before coronavirus) 68. Again, he is more suited to the Supercoach format than AFL Fantasy.
Even though this article drops before Sunday teams are announced, there are some players on the extended interchange worth looking at. Tom Cuttler 51% ownership has been named and his teammate Mitch Hibberd 13% are available. Its interesting that Essendon need big bodies in the middle yet don’t play either of these guys in the middle. Must be why they haven’t won a final in 15 years.
Brayden Sier or Phil Inn 26% ownership has been named on the extended bench and might be worth hanging onto for the next 4 weeks with coronadome about to start and the Pies playing 4 games in 13 days.