Kicking off round five with a $10,000 Friday night footy contest. A win in this game would mean many different things for these two sides. Keeping that in mind, fully expect the Power to come out and absolutely hammer home a big score against the Blues. The running game of Port Adelaide will be going early, while the Blues will look for intercept marks and play a possession game to break the lines. Potential big scoring players for both teams in this one, got to pick the gems and be in it to win it. AFL fantasy tips
Patrick Ryder $6,600
Coming back from a week off with suspension is a big boost for the Power. The high flying ruckman will be looking to take full advantage of Carlton bringing in a young ruck stock. Games where Ryder is able to push up the ground and impact the scoreboard is a huge bolster to his scoring output. He is reasonably priced at $6,600 and is a steal in his position for tonight.
Daniel Houston $5,100
The young Port Adelaide player has shown something, taking his opportunity early. Averaging 16.5 disposals and 7.5 marks in the opening four rounds he has look poised in this role. Potentially lining up on one of the young Blues players, it could assist in Houston getting off his man and pushing further up the ground. Not much in the forward line for either side with scoring capacity so a $5,100 pricing is a dream.
Charlie Dixon $6,000
Big man Charlie Dixon will need to monster the defensive unit for the Blues if he wants to get out on the lead and kick a bag. Eight goals to his name early in the season and averaging 3.8 tackles shows his forward line pressure has lifted for his side. An open game for tonight’s contest gives every opportunity for players like Dixon to kick a massive score if he takes full advantage.
Sam Powell-Pepper $5,100
Young rookie Powell-Pepper started the season on fire but has been dropping off slightly recently. He has been serviceable for the Power and they require his pressure in the middle of the ground. Averaging 17 disposals, 3.3 tackles and already has 4 goals to his name since his debut. Scoring won’t be a problem for him tonight and at the $5,100 price range for a midfield option he is an absolute diamond in the rough.
Brad Ebert $8,500
Ebert is a player that just keeps on keeping on. He is always a serviceable player in the midfield for Port Adelaide. Averaging 25.1 disposals and 7.5 tackles in the opening rounds, it’s not hard to see where he generates most of his scoring. Up against the bodies of the Blues midfield, Ebert will look to keep tight pressure and explode out of the contest. Reasonably priced for a positive midfielder at $8,500 so well worth the punt.
Marc Murphy $11,000
Not much needs to be said about the start of the season Marc Murphy has had in 2017. He has absolutely set the competition on fire with his ball movement and drive. Averaging 31.6 disposals, 7 tackles and 131.3Fp it is huge for the Blues captain. The Power midfield aren’t an easy task so the likes of Murphy, Gibbs and Cripps will need to be on point. Plenty of ball to be one when they lock horns tonight. Risk for reward needs to be assessed with a price as high as $11,000.
Caleb Marchbank $4,700
New recruit Marchbank has settled well into the defensive unit for the Blues. Allowing other players to push up the ground and utilize run off the half back line. His intercept marking ability has been prolific for Carlton and if he can continue the form his scoring will matche. Low pricing of $4,700 for a defender who is able to gain at least 80Fp is something that helps spread the salary across the rest of your team.
Jasper Pittard $7,200
Only the one game this season coming back from injury. Pittard picked up right where he left off with plenty of marks, run and disposals by foot. In a game where the Power will likely look to open the game wide open, the generated run from Jasper will be rejoiced. With 89Fp in his first match last week, fully expect the taste for footy again to come alive and his scoring to benefit in a big way.