2021 AFL Fantasy Players to Watch – Rucks

Best Fantasy Rucks 2021

Brodie Grundy

Price: $757K

2020 Total Points 1637

Brodie Grundy’s price drop (of $149K) in 2020 is actually quite the mystery. He’s paying almost 100K less than Max Gawn, and almost $50K less than Riley O’Brien, while scoring almost 2000 more Fantasy Points.

If you want a good, solid ruckman for your 2021 line-up, at a surprisingly low price, go with Brodie Grundy. The Collingwood tall topped the list in Ruck Fantasy Points last year, and looks set to go for gold again in 2021.

Tim English

Price: $606K

2020 Total Points 1315

English is paying next-to-nothing when it comes to a great ruck. He took home 1315 points in the 2020 season, which makes him decent value for just $606K. The 205cm ruck was cited as the best ruckman available in the 2016 draft pool by experts, and they weren’t wrong.

English boasts genuine midfield presence and has an inane ability to both cover the ground and pick up possessions. He averaged 13.4 disposals, 7.2 kicks and 6.3 handballs per game in 2020.

The Doggies ruck is only on the upswing, and if you want to nab him at some great value, I’d suggest doing before the start of the season.

Todd Goldstein

Price $604K

2020 Total Points 1436

Todd Goldstein is actually less expensive than English, despite garnering over 100 extra fantasy points for the year. He carries with him an elite average in terms of disposals (14.9), handballs (8.7), and total clearances (5.2). Goldstein is also above average in kicks (6.2), hitouts, (27.9) and hitouts to advantage (7.3).

For these incredible statistics – it doesn’t really make sense that he costs so little – so in terms of value for your money, grab Goldstein for your AFL Fantasy Ruck.

Hamish Allen

Price $187K (estimated)

2020 Total Points 0

With the 2021 AFL season just around the corner, it’s only fair a Rookie makes their way onto the list. Paying next-to-nothing, as well as pumping up the points for your team – a Rookie is a great way to find some hidden value. This should be done in the form of Hamish Allen.

Former rower turned ruckman, this Tassie Devil 204cm beast uses his size and athleticism to good effect. His vertical jump is 341cm in the top bracket of players tested nationally, and combined with his Trial Game, where he gathered 12 possessions, seven clearances and 24 hitouts, he’ll definitely to go the distance in 2021.

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