Last Drinks – Brisbane Lions 2017 Preview

Blue Chip Investment

Dayne Zorko (Mid) $593,000

Zorko is fast becoming Brisbane’s most important player after exploding on the scene just five years ago. He has continued to keep improving his game both on the field and in his SuperCoach relevance. Last year he also had forward eligibility and finished with an average of 109 points, but starts this year as just a midfielder. If his JLT Community Series is anything to by then he is more than worthy of a start in your midfield, regardless of no DPP status.

JLT scores: 129, 175, 71
Point of Difference

Tom Rockliff (Mid) $603,900 – Ownership 5.91%

Rockliff has had a couple of injuries in the last couple of seasons and burnt a few coaches, but if his finish to 2016 is anything to go by look out 2017. Tom averaged an impressive 125 in the final third of the season and has played all three JLT Community Series games with very impressive numbers from limited game time. Relinquished the captaincy at the end of last season and looks ready to go!

JLT scores: 92, 82, 82
Mid Price Potential

Dayne Beams (Mid) $432,500

What a sight for sore eyes. This is for all Brisbane supporters, after crossing from Collingwood fresh from winning the club B&F, Dayne has spent a lot of time on the sidelines with injuries.

Now, Beams looks to be over the injuries and has assumed the captaincy, which is a great vote of confidence for not only Brisbane but us SuperCoaches. He is a star and at a cheap price is too hard to ignore.

JLT scores: 105, 114
Rookie

Jake Barrett (Mid) $127,900

Comes to Brisbane after spending three years on the GWS list and only getting one senior appearance. Showed great form back in the NEAFL but didn’t receive opportunities at senior level. He will need to be upgraded first, but if he is, lock in the ball magnet.

JLT scores: 37, 85, 47
Stay Away

Tom Bell (Fwd) $376,600

When he crossed from Carlton to come home, it was thought he would be a great acquisition for Brisbane, but let’s be honest, he is just a role player. Over his 65 games has averaged just 70 points which I’m expecting he will average again this year, he definitely does not have any relevance to your team let alone squad, steer well clear!

JLT scores: 86, 78


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