AFL Players to Watch 2017

2017 AFL Players To Watch

This page is dedicated to some of the key Aussie Rules players to keep a keen eye on this 2017 AFL Premiership season. Who are the star young recruits tipped to make a big impact on their AFL club this year? What greats of the game will dominate the AFL statistics again with a Brownlow Medal to be won?

See below for all the AFL footy facts and stats on some of the likely 2017 standouts and then head over for all the top odds in our 2017 AFL Season Pricing markets.

  • Patrick Dangerfield – Geelong Cats
  • Dustin Martin – Richmond Tigers
  • Gary Ablett Jr. – Gold Coast Suns
  • Zach Merrett – Essendon Bombers
  • Nathan Fyfe – Fremantle Dockers
  • Marcus Bontempelli – Western Bulldogs

Patrick Dangerfield

AFL Geelong odds at Ladbrokes

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield. Photo: AFL.

  • AFL Team: Geelong Cats
  • DOB: 05/04/1990
  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 92kg
  • Position/s: Midfielder / Forward
  • Debut: 2008

Dangerfield is the reigning Brownlow Medallist and favourite in 2017 Brownlow betting to take top honours again. The Cats’ recruited “Danger” in 2016 (from Adelaide) and he was their star player. In close games, the¬†superstar midfielder is often the difference and he’ll be out to repeat the same feats in his second season for Geelong no doubt. The AFL stats for possessions, goals and clearances are all top notch and he is the one rival teams need to shut down. Can he carry the club on his shoulders again and live up to the increasing pressure to perform?

Dustin Martin

AFL Player odds at Ladbrokes

Dustin Martin is a key Tigers AFL Player. Photo: AFL.

  • AFL Team: Richmond Tigers
  • DOB: 26/06/1991
  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 88kg
  • Position/s: Midfielder / Forward
  • Debut: 2010

Dustin Martin is second only to Dangerfield in Brownlow Medal betting 2017, can he beat the Cats’ star after his third last season? He is one of the star young¬†AFL players out to emulate his career best year from 2016. He has matched it with the best stoppage players and he is tipped as an improver despite his already very impressive disposals, contested possessions and clearances last year. An early setback saw Martin bust his cheekbone, but he’s a chance to wear headgear and make his 50th consecutive AFL appearance in Round 3. Genuine game-maker.