The Crows will take on the Eagles tonight without star midfielder Rory Sloane in a game with finals implications. Here are our tips for Moneyball DFS contests:
Let’s get things started by checking out the odds for the contest tonight.
The Crows are clear favourites as the Eagles have had a bit of a reputation for beating up on the lesser teams and have struggled away from home.
However, over the last two weeks they’ve done well to dispell this theory with a strong showing on the road against GWS and then beating a top tier team in Hawthorn last week at home.
The unfortunate news for the Eagles is that they’ll be without Nic Naitanui who’s averaged 87.9 Moneyball points per game this season.
Let’s move on to our best value plays for Moneyball’s DFS contests tonight.
Jonathan Giles – Ruckman – West Coast Eagles – $4,100
Giles looks set to come into the team to replace Naitanui. He’s half the cost of Sam Jacobs so really only needs to score half the amount of points of Jacobs who’s averaging 92.2 Moneyball points per game this season. Giles is averaging 54 after his two games in 2016 and with Naitanui out for the season a spot in this Eagles team for the finals series is up for grabs if Giles can put in a strong performance.
Matt Crouch – Midfielder – Adelaide Crows – $8,100
Crouch will have ample opportunity around the Football tonight with no Naitanui to pester Jacobs and no Sloan to be first receiver at stoppages. He is also in scintillating form with four scores over 105 in his last five Moneyball games.
Richard Douglas – Midfielder – Adelaide Crows – $6,800
Another Crows midfielder set to benefit from the above situation is Richard Douglas who’s been a bit hot and cold in fantasy land over the last month but his goal kicking prowess is a nice bonus that gives him a nice high ceiling. If Crouch is the steady option, Douglas is the lower ownership player capable of 100+ points.
Check out our sample lineup below, happy to back in key forwards for both teams as there is little value elsewhere. Andrew Gaff should have very high ownership but is hard to ignore.