I cannot believe that Luke Davies-Uniacke (LDU) is only in 6% of SuperCoach teams. The North Melbourne MID has started 2023 on fire, averaging 149 points in the first two rounds. However, LDU has actually been playing at this level since round 9, 2022. In those final 14 AFL games, LDU averaged 110.5 SuperCoach points, which puts him into the top 8 MID territory.
The 23-year-old is finally having a break-out season, after being taken with pick 4 overall in the 2017 AFL National Draft. LDU’s first two games this year produced scores of 143 against Westcoast and 155 over Fremantle. His break-even (BE) is only 18 and he is projected to increase in value by $48,000 this week after price changes.
LDU’s starting price is currently $557,400 and will be closer to $650,000 in a matter of weeks. Some other experts have warned that LDU’s next opponent, Hawthorn, are known for their hard tag and LDU is the player that will likely have to deal with that tag. However, I just want to point out that midfielders such as Mills, Parker and Gulden all scored over 100 points against Hawthorn last week. Warner was the only main midfielder to score below 100, but an 80 isn’t the worst outcome for a player that will increase in value for a score above 18 anyway.
I don’t believe LDU is someone that you should jump on for the cash generation so, the game against the Hawks is irrelevant. I believe LDU is a season-keeper. His next few opponents after Hawthorn are Carlton, Brisbane and Gold Coast, who are not known for forcing a hard tag. So, a possible average output this week shouldn’t be a long-term issue, as LDU slots into my M3 spot and my future M8 position.