Listen to the ‘AFL Fantasy Position Changes’ podcast NOW!
In our latest podcast, we look at some of the AFL Fantasy position changes that are most relevant to our keeper leagues. Below are some of the standout players that will have the greatest impact on our keeper league teams.
This is huge!
Everyone is expecting a breakout season from Brayshaw, and now he’s gone and added forward status to his name.
He’s coming into his third season at AFL level, after averaging 70 last season.
After playing forward most of the season, he moved back into the midfield towards the end of last season and had two big tons.
Hopefully, he can make a move into the midfield full time with Brad Hill and Ed Langdon leaving Fremantle.
Brayshaw will be a handy option up forward in 2020.
Dawson has had his midfield status taken away, but added forward status to his name. This will be handy for fantasy coaches.
He had a breakout season in 2020, averaging 82 AFL Fantasy points per game.
Across the season he had four 100+ scores and a number of games going 80+.
Adding forward status will provide coaches with flexibility going into next season.
Hopefully, he continues to get a run in Sydney’s midfield to boost his scoring potential.
Gaining forward status seems a bit strange for Sam Powell-Pepper. His heat map strongly suggests he played the majority of the year in the midfield. But we’ll take it.
He averaged 75 last season, which for a forward, is a handy contribution.
Next year, I can see Port Adelaide putting an emphasis on youth in their midfield which should bode well for Powell-Pepper.
An 80+ average would not be out of the question for Sam next year, but I do not think he’ll maintain forward status beyond 2020.
Paul Ahern gains back status in 2020.
Last year, he couldn’t lock down a spot in North Melbourne‘s side and struggled to get games.
He only averaged 60 for the season from 7 games played.
However, he finished up the season playing in defence for North, racking up scores of 84, 84 and 59. This equated to a three-game average of 75.
If he can cement a spot in the team, Paul Ahern should be a handy pick up as a defender next season.
Another player who has gained back status is Adam Cerra.
He averaged 60 last season and only had one score above 100.
However, I believe he was played out of position last year and see him as a natural midfielder.
Cerra was a big fantasy scorer at underage level, going at 99 points per game at the Under 18 Championships and averaged a whopping 115 points per game in the NAB League.
With Brad Hill and Ed Langdon leaving, along with a new coach, we will hopefully see Cerra with more midfield time in 2020.