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Hugh Mccluggage

Post by The Trader on Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:34 pm

As the clear number 1 midfielder in this years draft many thought Hugh Mccluggage would finish the year as the first picked on draft night. Not to be, pipped at the post by Andrew McGrath. So naturally he goes at 2, right?? Not with GWS having the second pick, a pick they used on Tim Toranto. Only GWS know why they made that choice, perhaps they felt they had enough Mccluggage's at the club. Lucky them!!

So Brisbane, who have been dealt some tough cards over the past 4 years, got an early Christmas present. This two position slide down the order is not insignificant when talking Dynasty or Keeper league redrafts. During a Fantasy draft you are in direct competition with each and every other coaches player knowledge, in particular when choosing first year players, so had Mccluggage gone at number 1, or even the first Midfielder, you can bet your bell bottoms he's the number 1 in your redraft. BUT, enter GWS and we have a player that will have a much smaller media profile going into next year which, if your lucky, means Hugh Mccluggage may very well be available for coaches that hold late first round picks. If you happen to be one of those coaches and the man they call 'Bags' is still sitting in the pool... GRAB HIM!!!!

Mccluggage couldn't do much more this year. He averaged 27.9 touches and 119 Fantasy points during the TAC Cup and 21 touches at 112.9 Fantasy points (adjusted for the shorter games) at the Championships. He won VIC Country's MVP and iced it all off with the TAC Cups Morrish medal.

He has all the potential to be a significant Fantasy player with his ball winning capabilities alone but 'Bags' is more than that. He has an unbelievable ability to hit the scoreboard. In his 12 TAC Cup games, while averaging that 27.9, he scored a very impressive 25 goals (2.08 goals per game). He continued that output during the championships scoring 7 in 4 games (1.75 goals per game).

Champion data have given him MID/FWD status, that will be consistent across all Fantasy formats, which does make him slightly more relevant next year but Mccluggage, like all rookies, is an investment and as with all investments they each come with differing degrees of risk.

Hugh Mccluggage is a LOW risk investment and as it was in the real world needs to be considered for the No1 pick.

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