Well, the Western Bulldogs proved the doubters wrong with a huge win on the road last night. Now it’s time for the next instalment of AFL Finals: Cats v Hawks DFS preview below!
The Cats are favourites with a 62.97% probability chance of winning according to the odds. It’s expected to be a relatively low scoring game and with rain around Melbourne currently that is to be expected.
Best value plays
RUCK – Ben McEvoy – Hawks – $5,700
Big Boy McEvoy back from injury looks to be the primary ruck option for the Hawks tonight. That will afford him every single opportunity to have a big game. 20+ hit-outs are on the cards, he’s scored above 80 Moneyball points in six of seven games in which he’s had at least 20 hit-outs. Tonight without Ceglar in the team he’ll get a great chance to rack them up!
DEFENDER – Jack Fitzpatrick – Hawks – $3,500
Jack Fitzpatrick all of a sudden finds himself playing down back for the Hawks in a final! His debut was solid and with Ceglar out he might pinch hit a bit in the ruck, accumulating some cheap points. Big Fitz is listed as a full-forward for tonight’s game and with rain around it looks like he’ll be the man providing a target deep for the likes of Rioli, Bruest and Puopolo to feed off. A goal or two will see him hit or exceed value and he’s a must in some lineups tonight at the price.
FORWARD – Daniel Menzel – Cats – $5,700
After a few weeks off with injury Menzel returned with a BANG against the Demons last week booting four goals. Menzel is a star and if it’s slippery he might come into his own because of how clean he is with his hands and how slick his around goal. He looks to be around underpriced by around a $1,000 and should be included in a few lineups.
MID – Sam Mitchell – Hawks – $8,500
Speaking of clean hands! Mr Consistency Mitchell has made a living out of his one-touch, smooth and slick style of play. He’s had an absolutely terrific season all things considered. One of those things being that Wayne Carey suggested last year he may not get a game elsewhere… just let that sink in!
Ok, Sam Mitchell has been a gun for 10 years and he’s still a gun. He’s averaging 100 points a game and has only two scores below 70 all season long. Lock and load with Mitchell, he’s a great spine to build around!