Well done Anthony C for holding down the top spot for 2 weeks in a row with a solid 2255!
HOT on his heels we have Rusty then in 3rd place, here comes MJ.
The rest of the top 10 is literally a who’s who of SCT … well done all of you.
Taking nothing away from those in front of him, or those in the top 20, but MJ has made a big run over the last few weeks so don’t be shy in checking out his Fallen Premiums posts, there might just be something in there that will help you this week.
If you haven’t joined the group yet, it’s not too late …. here’s the link.
My Top Five Rookie’s (<$200k) of the week:
1) J Thurlow (Def $124k) I said it last week, but the fact is the Geelong gun factory just keep rolling them out. Thurlow was taken at pick 16 and is 190cm and is a Taswegian. He looks very capable, and in reality I think he is a project player who will take a couple of seasons before he really starts dominating, but right now he’s doing his job. In his first run he had 17 disposals, 5 marks, and 4 tackles brining home 77 points. This week he had 16 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles. Warning: I do expect he will be in and out of the team over coming weeks, especially when Rivers comes back… not to mention Chapman, Kelly and Stevie J.
No Article, I just think it’s a great effort considering it’s not something SCT have particularly tried to do until the last week when we started to get close. Huge kudos to Motts, Duck, MJ and Nath for their great work and ongoing efforts!
Also, to all the regular contributors on the site who I’m not even going to try and name (you know who you are), THANK YOU for all for your help and support on the site, if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t be here, and we certainly wouldn’t have cracked the 1000 FB Likes.
Now lets pump up Twitter……
Seriously, I’m going to get back to writing the Rookie Review which you’ll see go up in the morning.
Shannon Hurn ($505,200, 95.38, 86) – Last week’s top rater nails it again with a 104 against North. Get used to seeing him up here with GWS, Richmond and St Kilda coming up before his R12 bye.
Pearce Hanley ($537,900, 113.14, 77) – Not cheap but has averaged 112.33 over his last 3 and can go large (160 against Adelaide, 141 against GC and 133 against WC).
Brendon Goddard ($528,400, 106.12, 97) – Chances are you’ve already got him (60% of teams do) so you know how good he is. Averaged 105 over his last 3, lowest score for the year is 86 and faces Richmond, Sydney, Carlton and GC before his R13 bye.
Brandon Ellis ($403,400, 71.88, -12) – Pointed him out to you last week and what does he then go out and score against Melbourne? Not much. Just 149. Took his average over the last 4 to 117. MJ’s on him. Are you?
Struggling for Fallen Premium defenders worth bringing in this week. It seems a timely opportunity to make downgrades in this position, with Thurlow, Webster and Staker coming through. All three look solid options.
I will give this piece of advice however:
Hamish Hartlett ($437k; BE 155) and Grant Birchall ($436k; BE 157) will both be unbelievable bargains and ripe for the picking for R12. Both players have their byes in R11, so R12 makes it a perfect opportunity to bring them in at their bottomed out price of under $400k each. One month ago these boys were the hottest defensive property on the market. Whilst both are struggling to overcome recent tags they are still premiums and will just about be straight swaps for the likes of Terlich and Goodes, who have their byes in R12.