24/04/2024

Adelaide gun midfielder Ebony Marinoff. (Picture: AFL Women's)

Ebony Marinoff's average keeps going up and up, while a few Demons are raising in value on the run home.

Round 7 took place over a relatively normal weekend by COVID standards with games played from Friday night to Monday night with replacement games following. Scoring was up on last week with six scores over 100 within the round.

With only three regular rounds left of the 2022 AFLW season, we look back at the top scorers of the round and the lowest break-evens to take you through the best trade options this round.

Player of the Round

Adelaide midfield star Ebony Marinoff. (Picture: Adelaide FC/Twitter)

Ebony Marinoff -147

After recording 1,000 AFLW disposals, Ebony Marinoff kept on keeping on with a massive fantasy score of 147, the highest of the round by a long way.

In one of her best performances for the season, she kicked a goal and collected 24 disposals against a hapless Giants outfit on Saturday afternoon. Also helping her fantasy score was her massive 16 tackles.

Across her last three games, Marinoff’s scoring average is 125, with a season average of 108 to date. If the Crows keep winning to the degree they are, Marinoff is one option to consider without Erin Phillips in the midfield for the next game or two if you’re looking for a premium replacement.

Ebony Marinoff: Adelaide, 147

Jasmine Garner: North Melbourne, 117

Emma Swanson: West Coast, 116 (injured)

Tilly Lucas-Rodd: St Kilda, 110

Kirsty Lamb: Western Bulldogs, 102

Anne Hatchard: Adelaide, 100

Monique Conti: Richmond, 97

Jaimee Lambert: Collingwood, 96

Alyce Parker: GWS, 94

Emma King: North Melbourne, 93

Rookie of the Round

Western Bulldogs young midfielder Elisabeth Georgostathis (right). (Picture: Western Bulldogs FC)

Having played a fantastic game against the Geelong Cats this round, Elisabeth Georgostathis scored 84 fantasy points. Both her disposals (19) and tackles (six) were towards the higher end of her output.

She has gone up $3,000 this round, and with a breakeven of only 26 as well as an average of 56, she could be a bargain buy at the trade table, perfect for a late downgrade.

Lowest Breakevens

Fremantle forward Mikayla Morrison. (Picture: Fremantle FC)

Mikayla Morrison: Fremantle, -15

Keeley Sherar: Carlton, -10

Ashton Hill: West Coast, -3

Claudia Gunjaca: Geelong, -1

Amy Smith: North Melbourne, 0

Abbie Ballard: Adelaide, 2

Emily Bennett: West Coast, 2

Meg Macdonald: Richmond, 4

Jacqui Vogt: St Kilda, 6

Brid Stack: GWS, 7

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Round 8 targets:

Tayla Harris of the Melbourne Demons has had a consistent couple of weeks in fantasy, scoring an average of 64 across the games against the Brisbane Lions, GWS Giants and Gold Coast Suns.

She is priced at $37,500 and with a breakeven of 49, she could be a good option in the forward line for the last few rounds if coaches are counting on her to keep her run of form going.

Harris does have a tough match up with North Melbourne’s Dani Hardiman this week, which is a factor to consider.

Melbourne Demons forward Tayla Harris. (Picture: Melbourne AFLW/Twitter)

Eliza West is another Demon to consider.

The young midfielder hasn’t been too shabby when it comes to fantasy scoring in her first season, averaging 52. West has a highest score of 82 and has scored over 50 in half of her AFLW games, so can score big reliably.

Having a breakeven of 29 makes it easier to consider her as an option this round while the Demons are performing so well around her.

Melbourne Demons midfielder Eliza West. (Picture: Melbourne FC)

Gun midfielder Kiara Bowers is no longer suspended, but will be sitting the round out with knee soreness. If you were looking for a premium midfielder, hold on her for another week.

From this round onwards, each team is now equal on games played (barring COVID re-scheduling) so there are no averages given to non-playing bye players.

This means you have to consider if the players you traded in for their average in the last week will score their average this week. If it’s likely they will not, it’s time to trade them on.

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