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Fantasy Review: Round 4

Thomas Loftus  April 16, 2018 1:52 PM

Shaun Higgins and Ben Brown both shone on-field, and in AFL Fantasy.

Shaun Higgins and Ben Brown both shone on-field, and in AFL Fantasy.

Shaun Higgins | Week 4 Score - 117 | Average - 92.8 | $641,000 (+6k/-$24k season) | Ownership - 0.47%
A dominant display from Higgins from start to finish resulted in the classy midfielder finishing with 35 disposals - nine more than the next most on the ground (Ed Curnow - 26). 

17 of his disposals were contested and he also amassed a game-high 11 clearances and a goal, capping off a stellar night in Hobart.

Higgins is a bona fide premium midfielder, and with his extremely low ownership (0.47%), he could prove an outstanding point-of-difference in your team. 

Ben Brown | Week 4 Score - 115 | Average - 78.8 | $508,000 (+$31k/-$1k season) | Ownership - 1.59%
It's the third week in a row Brown has featured, and for good reason.

The full-forward took 8 marks, had 17 disposals, and of course kicked 5 goals for his 115 fantasy points in a truly dominant display.

Since being held goalless in the torrid conditions in Cairns in Round 1, he's had goal hauls of 6, 4, and 5 with an average fantasy score of 95.3, out-performing his $508,000 price-tag.

Key-forwards are notoriously risky and inconsistent in fantasy, but with Brown being the undoubted focal point of the North attack, and a form-forward in the competition, he could prove well worth the outlay. 

Scott Thompson | Week 4 Score - 109 | Average - 72 | $451,000 (+$24k/+$19k season) | Ownership - 0.21%
Thompson was outstanding on Saturday night in his role marshalling a North defence that is currently the best in the league for points conceded.

The veteran made handy contributions around the ground, collecting 25 disposals, and a career-high 15 marks on his way to a fantasy score of 109. 

Thompson may not be a reliable scorer as some other defenders, but you can be assured he will be given every chance to register points, having spent 94 per cent of time on ground so far this season.

Billy Hartung | Week 4 Score - 100 | Average - 85 | $571,000 (+$7k/+$8k season) | Ownership - 0.63% 
Behind Higgins and Thompson, Hartung was North’s third leading possession-getter with 24.

The speedster showed his eye for goal too, kicking one of the best of the night.

Hartung’s propensity to kick over handball is good news for fantasy owners, with his 15 kicks and 9 handballs contributing to his 100-point score.     

Currently averaging 85 points, and seemingly a lock in the North midfield, Hartung could be a unique option for your team.

Jed Anderson | Week 4 Score - 93 | Average - 67.8 | $398,000 (+27k/+$57k season) | Ownership - 0.26% 
Anderson played arguably his best game in the royal blue and white stripes on Saturday, and this was reflected in his fantasy score of 93. 

The courageous small forward and midfielder had 23 disposals, 12 by foot, 5 tackles, and a goal in the impressive win.

Anderson is proving a good cash earner for his owners, having risen by $57,000 so far in 2018. 

With his performances improving week-on-week, his price is set to keep moving upward, and now could be the perfect time to get on board.