John Hall (ADL) $125k
The Adelaide shot stopper has become this season’s Jamie Young with a twist – he’s not Jamie Young. Despite a few questionable decisions against the Wanderers in last Friday’s draw, Hall is a far cry away from the nervous, flappy and out of his depth Young at the beginning of last season. The youngster has made some solid saves during his time between the posts and against a Perth side on zero points who have played FFA Cup midweek, a water-tight Adelaide look set to maintain their impressive defensive start to the new season.
Daniel Georgievski (MVC) $200k
The Victory man caused Melbourne City all sorts of problems in last weeks derby with his willingness to get forward and penetrate the City back four. He’s developing into one of the leagues best attacking fullbacks – ensuring he’s a must in a Victory side looking to pick up their second clean sheet of the season away at Newcastle.
Patrick Kisnorbo (MCY) $250k
City’s talismanic skipper is brought in for their home game against the Mariners. Yes, the Mariners currently lead the league for shots on goal but after scoring four in two matches, you feel a highly inconsistent side lack the substance to truly continue their swashbuckling form – City are set to bounce back from their derby defeat with a strong showing at home.
Dylan McGowan (ADL) $150k
Adelaide defenders might prove to be the flavour of the first few months, and given how impressive he’s been at the heart of the defence, Dylan McGowan could be a must have at just 150k. He gets the nod along with John Hall when the Reds take on Perth.
Aaron Mooy (MCY) $350k
The indispensable Mooy needs no justification – after kickstarting his Fantasy campaign with a sublime assist last week, double figures look on the cards against the Mariners at home.
Gui Finkler (MVC) $325k
The Brazilian has been a frustrating purchase in the opening stages of the campaign, but Victory’s attack is clicking into gear after netting three against City, and it’s only a matter of time before Finkler’s influence results in Fantasy points.
Roly Bonevacia (WEL) $300k
In the absence of Nathan Burns, Bonevacia appears Wellingtons main man and the main source of Fantasy points. He’s kept things ticking for the Nix so far this season, and the need to arrest a poor run of form at home should see Bonevacia assume the responsibility.
Mitch Austin (CCM) $100k
The Mariners cheapie returns for a second week in a row to balance out a premium midfield.
Alex Brosque (SYD) $275k
The Sydney derby usually guarantees goals (3.25 goals per game at Allianz), therefore the excellent Alex Brosque is a shoe in to lead the line. Brosque scored the winner in this fixture last season and got off the mark last weekend against the Jets.
Jamie Maclaren (BRI) $250k
Brandon Borrello may have stolen the headlines last weekend against the Mariners, but Maclaren looks an entirely different Fantasy proposition as the figurehead of Brisbane’s frontline. The Phoenix have struggled at home recently, failing to win just 1 of their last 6, and Brisbane will be eager to continue their excellent start under John Aloisi.
Federico Piovaccari (WSW) $250k
Completing what is an incredibly left-field front line is the Wanderers marquee, Federico Piovaccari. The Wanderers have created a plethora of chances so far this season with little reward, and the frenetic Sydney derby offers a fantastic chance to open the floodgates for both sides. The big Italian will want to announce himself to the competition, and he has the pedigree to do just that – what a stage to do it on.