From low-cost backline money cows to premium midfield maestros, The Traders are all set to exhibit you the swift path to NAB AFL Fantasy glory. About the next 30 times, they are going to hand decide on 30 healthy-for-objective gamers for your starting AFL Fantasy squad.

These days we name a Magpie with angle who is nicely priced and completely ready to terrorise your Fantasy opponents.

ALEX Fasolo is as cheap as chips in 2014. He has now been in the AFL system for 3 a long time and only managed to participate in three game titles last yr.
– Gary Rohan (Sydney Swans)

He averaged 49 Fantasy points in these online games and since he played so little, he arrives ‘rookie priced’ at a tempting $208,400. Centered on this alone, Fasolo is a dead established deal!

Due to a restricted pre-period, Fasolo’s initially video game for 2013 was in the VFL. It was round 3 when he 1st pulled on the black and white stripes but wore the dreaded inexperienced vest to start with.

He arrived on late producing an quick effect and finished with 53 Fantasy points in much less than 50 % a activity. He scored a strong 67 the pursuing 7 days before struggling against Essendon in spherical 5 with just 7 disposals (26 details).

From there, matters turned sour pretty rapidly. It was back to the VFL for Fasolo from where by he instantly acquired suspended. To rub salt into the wound, he then wounded his navicular bone at teaching. And that was it, his time was about.

Enable me set on my doctor’s hat and stethoscope here and fill you in on this sophisticated injury. Of all stress fractures, the navicular type is a single of the worst for a working athlete like Fasolo.

It’s a tiny bone that can be positioned at the top of the arch of the foot and owing to the very poor blood provide there, it doesn’t recover promptly, this means that medical procedures and a lengthy restoration period is normally wanted.

Fasolo can score and has scored very well in the past. In 2013, he did common 73 and did so with numerous scores in the 60s and 70s, figures that you would count on from a compact forward.

He dominated in spherical 23 from Essendon and experienced his greatest at any time Fantasy rating of 118 factors that day when he racked up 22 disposals and 12 marks.

But is he match and will he play in 2014?

“He has been managed to be certain his foot harm does not return,” Nick Maxwell explained not too long ago when I caught up with the ex-skipper.

“He’ll surely element. We know he’s course and a high quality ball user so he’s clearly somebody we want up front” reported Maxwell.

Which is excellent plenty of for me!


The weak kid was constantly going to be fighting an uphill battle, ever since the day that Simon Prestigiacomo handed on his number 35 to him.

Presti was significantly from a Fantasy corridor of famer, averaging all around 25 points a video game about his profession. I can reassure you  that Fasolo is way greater than that.

Priced more affordable than most rookies, he could be the Brent Macaffer of 2013. At this price and if suit, Fasolo is one particular of the most significant income cows you’ll see this yr. Get on!

Tomorrow, Calvin names another Magpie you should really be searching at for your forward line. Check out #AFL Fantasy on Twitter or abide by @CalvinDT and the official account @AFLFantasy

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