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Matt Rosa – Deck of DT 2016

More hyped up than than vanilla coke, but can Rosa actually step up to the plate with his new team.

Name: Matt Rosa
Team: Gold Coast
Position: Defender/Midfielder
AFL Fantasy: $411,000
Bye Round: 13
2015 Average: 74
2015 Games Played: 14
Predicted Average: 86

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Why should I pick him?

We all love a player who is seeking more opportunities and Rosa is right up the top of the list in 2016, and he’s a defender.

Check out his last five years of averages. 74, 92, 70, 92 and 86. As a defender, we take this every day of the week.

He is destined to play on the wing. There is a fair bit of information coming out at the moment, which strongly indicates, Rosa will be floating up the ground, if not starting on the wing. He’ll be right in the thick of things and scoring points like he has in the past with the Eagles.

He scored 90 in the Qualifying final against the Hawks, but was then handed the green vest in the next two finals for scores of 10 and 29.

He’s priced at an average of 74, but has been on the outer with the Eagles in recent years, struggling to make their best 22. Green vests and injuries, brings him to us this year nice and cheap and prime for the picking.

Why shouldn’t I pick him?

He’s a hyped up player and with a whole chuck of the Fantasy world already locking him in, you might be better looking in the other direction. Go on, be different!

He does come with some risks this year. He hasn’t played a full season of football in 7 years, only stepping onto the ground in 59% of his games in the last three years.

Oh and will he even play on the wing? “More midfield time” is a term we hear a lot about at this time of the year and the fact he’s at the Suns, might mean he’ll be even worse.

What happened to Nick Malceski when he joined the Suns? He flopped!

In the two years prior to joining the Suns, Malceski averaged 83 and 92 with the Swans as a premium defender. Then…66. Could Rosa be in the same boat up the same river?

Deck of DT Rating.

QUEEN – Hey, he could be a king. King of the backline if he can push his average back to where it has been in the past. Potentially… he could average 90+, after all he has before. But I think it’s fairer to have him around the 85 mark, which still makes him a starter in your team come round one.

Believe the hype, because this wingman could be your ultimate wingman in 2016.

OVER OR UNDER: What will Matt Rosa average in 2016?

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  1. Oscar

    February 2, 2016 at 7:44 am


  2. sam siddall

    February 2, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Locked in with 2 trades a week

  3. Bigfoot

    February 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Definitely worth a go.

  4. Roger

    February 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I prefer a few cheaper options

  5. Max

    February 2, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I was my first picked in the backline, even ahead of Kolo

  6. swanlow36

    February 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm


    Fantasy league code!

  7. Matt

    February 2, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Still picking Yeo and Duryea over him for D3&4, but he’s certainly next in line.

  8. Kel

    February 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    93786 join in

    • Kel

      February 2, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      59vekrau actually. Prefer experienced coaches

  9. Kade

    February 3, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Worth a crack👍. I’ll be starting with him at this stage.

    I am wanting to create a top league filled with strong teams. If you think you’ll have a strong team please join.

    Code is 9PV94XY7

    Last year I did the same thing and we had a top 50 league keen for the same

  10. Shags

    February 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Rosa was always on my radar. He has the potential for a big scoring game. Clearly like to see him in preseason.

  11. Mike

    February 4, 2016 at 11:08 am

    How do Ablett, Prestia, Swallow, Jaegar, Rosa, Malceski, Saad, T.Mckenzie, A.Hall, J.Martin, Shaw all fit into the one side and midfield/halfback/half forward. There seems a few too many even after the loss of Bennell.

    • Mike

      February 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

      and Kolo

    • John Freed

      John Freed

      February 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Ablett, Prestia and JOM in midfield. Rosa/Swallow on a wing. KK and Malceski off flanks. Saad back pocket. Hall/Martin half forward. Shaw bench/ out of the side. All will rotate through the 3 lines

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