AAn epic thriller and a slow but sure drumming was the inevitable outcomes of both games for either side. The Crows managed to dominate the contest against the Giants, although the scoreboard became much more flattering by 36 points.  On the other hand the Eagles won a thriller after the siren with Luke Shuey kicking the winning goal. This game won’t be decided by a blow out, both teams deserve to make it through but only one team can victor. AFL fantasy tips:

Ruck

Nathan Vardy $6,100

With opposing ruckman Shane Mumford going down for the rest of the finals campaign it leaves the door open for Vardy to crush it.  The new Eagles has had a solid first season for West Coast as it is, but continuing a solid debut year would mean the world to his side against the Giants.  He will need to work hard up the ground and push forward at every opportunity he can.

Forwards

Toby Greene $8,300

With an injury cloud surrounding Deledio, and Cameron ruled out for the rest of the season all the forward line responsibility could fall towards the likes of Greene.  He averaged 18.2 disposals, 5.8 marks and 2.9 tackles throughout the 2017 season.  He manages 42 goals this year, proving he knows how to find his mark when required.  Easily an option up front if not closely watched by the opposition.

Jack Darling $6,400

Plenty can be said about the potential that Darling has to offer his team but can struggle to deliver when it counts.  He hasn’t been one of the worst performers across the forward line for the Eagles and considering Davis will likely take the role on Kennedy the rest will open up for Darling.  He managed 42 goals in 2017 and at the price of $6,400 i don’t see a better cheaper option for the game.

Midfield

Andrew Gaff $8,400

Gaff has has an interesting season to say the least, but after the heroics of Shuey last week he could fly under the radar.  He has been in good form working towards the finals, and his outside run against GWS could prove costly given the right service.  Averaging 29.9 disposals isn’t something that comes easy on the outside, and against the Giants he will need every contested ball to help his side over the line.

Stephen Coniglio $8,900

A tough year with injury has hampered Coniglio in 2017 but a solid run in recent weeks works himself into form when it counts.  Against the Eagles in Sydney he will be ready to hit the contest head on.  His tackling pressure around the contest leave much to the desire for GWS fans, but his ability to get forward and kick goals will boost him towards some quality scoring output.

Joshua Kelly $10,400

Although he is the highest priced forward in the game for tonight, he is well deserved to be on top of the mantle.  He hasn’t had a score drop below 100+ in 5 weeks and will be required to do much of the same.  Averaging 29.4 disposals, 3.5 marks and an important 6.4 tackles per game this season.  Another player with tracking pressure around the contest but can find plenty of the ball.  He will be an important asset for anyone squeezing him under the salary cap.

Defenders

Shannon Hurn $7,100

It’s great to see Hurn was able to make it to another finals series.  He has had another solid year for the Eagles and all fans would be hoping for more of the same. Averaging 19.7 disposals and 6.1 marks across the season, but it’s the leadership he brings to the field that makes him a prolific player.  A lot has come of the season for West Coast but there is plenty of belief that they can continue to do more.

Zac Williams $7,600

With both sides boasting plenty of run and gun players it will be interesting how many are let off the leash.  Williams has been a bright spark for Giants out of defence in 2017.  Averaging 22.6 disposals, 3.6 tackles and 3.3 marks off the half back line this year.  Many players can make claim to a solid year off half back but only few like Zac Williams remain.

 

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