I call them ‘Blue Chippers’ and Geelong only has two. Here they are:
Patrick Dangerfield: $716,900 (MID)
Dangerfield is a must-have. If you don’t start the season with him in your team, good luck trying to afford him later in the season. Set him as your captain every week for double the fun. Lock-Load-Forget.
Joel Selwood: $606,600 (MID)
Should be considered for a position in your midfield. He churns out points, gathering hard balls, contested marks and possessions.
Geelong is not flush with ‘roses’ (mid-priced players who will pump out decent scores while going up in value and making you money). The two players people are talking about are:
Zach Tuohy: $443,200 (DEF)
Had a great JLT Series but is overpriced. I think there are better ‘roses’ available. Save your money in the backline for Curtly Hampton and Andy Otten (both Adelaide) available who will make you some cash.
Scott Selwood: $281,800 (MID)
In his prime his selection would be a no-brainer, but this isn’t 2012. Injuries have hampered his career and he would be a risky selection.
Now we hit Geelong’s sweet spot. Yes, Geelong has DangerWood in the Blue Chipper category, but we have some rookies worth keeping a fantasy eye on. Chris Scott intimated these three players will make the 25-man squad to be named on Thursday for their trip to the House of Pain (Subiaco) when Geelong takes on the Purple Haze:
Brandan Parfitt: $117,300 (FWD/MID)
Sensational during the JLT, holding his own and creating play all over the ground. The footage of him on YouTube in the under 18 carnival is mouth-watering stuff. Parfitt is also a DPP which adding to his flexibility. If he is named in round 1, put him in your side.
Tom Stewart: $117,300 (DEF)
Had a solid JLT so is a popular choice. May get early opportunities due to injuries to Kolodjashnij. If he is picked round 1, you can’t go past him.
Zach Guthrie: $102,400 (DEF) Little Guthrie. This kid showed his talents in the JLT and
Little Guthrie. This kid showed his talents in the JLT and rumours abound that he will be elevated from rookie status in place of Corey Gregson (long term injury list). If he is named round 1, put him in your side. If you don’t, you’ll be doing it after his second game when he’s on a bubble the size of ‘Under the Dome’.