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AFL Supercoach 2023: Bargains, value and mid-priced madness

Mid-priced madness is becoming a staple of AFL Supercoach as the ranks of discounted players grow season by season.

Which of these players should you consider and which should you avoid?

The sports news throws supercoaches into mid-priced chaos in search of the bargain.

Cheap and budget defenders

Surname Association 2022 Avg. Price
Christian Salem Melbourne 70.9 $390,400
Want day hawthorn 65.8 $362,100
Eliot Yeo West Coast 68.0 $337,000
Jack Bowes geelong 63.0 $277,500

West Coast Eliot Yeo will be the most popular mid-range defensive pick after being plagued with osteitis pubis and then finding his way back into the team on defense. He is expected to return to midfield in 2023.

Christian Salem has two Supercoach 90-plus season averages on his resume, making this a good choice if he returns to near that form or better. But was prone to injury.

Hawthorn talent Want day will likely get time through midfield but is a wait-and-see option.

Geelong recruit Jack Bowes will be a value pick provided he can make the top 22.

Bargain and mid-price Ruckmann

Surname Association 2022 Avg. Price
Lloyd Meek hawthorn 87.0 $431,000
Scott Lycett Port Adelaide 86.8 $429,900
Sam Draper Essendon 72.4 $398,700

Not a big bunch of mid-range jerk bargains, but Essendon’s Sam Draper is one that could erupt in 2023.

Lloyd Meek could take on the #1 jerk role at Hawthorn while Scott Lycett has averaged 101.1, 96.9 and 94.2 in the previous three seasons prior to 2022.

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Bargain and midfielder in the middle price segment

Surname Association 2022 Avg. Price
Ben Cunnington (FWD) North Melbourne 49.5 $419,000
Jason Horne-Francis (FWD) Port Adelaide 63.4 $348,800
Jacob Hopper Richmond 67.0 $332,000
Dom Shed West Coast 67.0 $332,000
Nat Fyfe (FWD) Fremantle 63.3 $313,600

Since these are the two standalone mids in this list, Jacob Hopper And Dom Shed could be value options this season.

Hopper will be enjoying a new life in Richmond and has averaged more than 90 on three occasions.

Sheed is a riskier pick but averaged a 95 in 2019.

Cheap and mid-priced forwards

Surname Association 2022 Avg. Price
Ben Cunnington (MID) North Melbourne 49.5 $419,000
Nat Fyfe (MID) Fremantle 63.3 $313,600
Jason Horne Francis (MID) Port Adelaide 63.4 $348,100

Fremantle Star Nat Fyfe will the popular mid-priced pick be up front, but will he play up front or in midfield?

A fit Ben Cunnington could net you an easy win of over $100,000 Jason Horne-Francis could be ready to break out after moving to Port Adelaide.

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