This is a surprisingly tough decision.
- I'm a Swans man and have had Tommy Mitch for every game he has ever played, so no need to tell me how much of a gun he is. However, there is definitely an argument against him this year. Lewis was the only hawk to average 100+ last year, second best was Mitchell. Now they are both gone, the next best fantasy hawk (except Tommy) is Smith at an average of 89. 89! 89 is disgusting. This begs the question, are hawks getting enough of the ball/fantasy points for Tommy to step his game up another level/maintain his average? Possibly not, given that Smith and Shiels are the only (fantasy) midfielders to average 80+! Furthermore, Omeara is supposedly aiming for a round 4 return, meaning Mitchell is pretty much going to have to fend for himself. Yes, Mitchell is an inside mid and fending for himself is what they/he does best so this might not be a problem, but definitely something to ponder. What do you think Mitchell will average? More precisely, will Tom Mitch start the season off slowly coming to terms with the new team and the lack of support, before coming home like a steam train once he finds his mojo?
- You know the deal with St Nick. His average of 110 is boosted by his monster 200 in the final game last year. Yes, he is a year older, but personally I see no reason why he can't score a 200 again this year. The dude is a machine. Saints will improve which should mean they have more of the ball = more marks for Riewoldt! Furthermore, Saints have a killer early run to start the season, with most of their games being at Etihad. No travel should help keep him feeling fresh. For only 30k more than Mitchell, I can see no legitimate reason why Nick can't back up his magnificence once more, whereas there is a legitimate argument against Titch. What do you see Nick averaging?