Top 50 Popular Picks

Written by Schwarzwalder on February 24 2016

The following is a list of the Top 50 Most Popular Supercoach Picks (till now) provided by the Herald Sun (@ben_higgins84).  See some familiar names on there? How many of these guys are in your team right now?

 

1. Tom Liberatore ($357,300 Mid) WB

Popularity: 55.36%

The Bulldogs gun is back after a knee reconstruction and is reportedly flying on the training track. A SuperCoach beast, who is ridiculously cheap. He missed the squad for the Dogs’ first NAB Challenge game but don’t let that put you off.

2. Christian Petracca ($123,900 Mid-Fwd) Melb

Popularity: 53.45%

Without having played a game, the Demons youngster is the second most popular pick this pre-season. All eyes will be on the Melbourne team sheet come Round 1.

3. Sam Kerridge ($137,600 Mid-Fwd) Carlton

Popularity: 51.05%

The Crow-turned-Blue is a running machine and should walk straight into the Carlton line-up. Can rack up possessions and kick goals. Dual threat. No longer a secret after a huge score in NAB 1.

4. Gary Ablett ($623,200 Mid) GC

Popularity: 48.14%

The little master is almost as cheap as he’s ever been after an injury-ravaged 2015. We’re all expecting big things from the Suns’ skipper. Was only fully fit for four games last year and he averaged 155 points in them.

5. Mitch Brown ($117,300 Def/Fwd) Ess

Popularity: 47.59%

The former Cat walks straight into the Essendon line-up and will assume a key role in the Bombers’ defence — a place the ball is expected to spend a lot of time.

6. Dustin Martin ($569,300 Mid/Fwd) Rich

Popularity: 42.28%

His pre-season troubles are behind him and the always popular Tiger is primed for a big season. Retaining his midfield-forward dual eligibility a major plus.

7. Tom Rockliff ($550,100 Mid) BL

Popularity: 37.22%

Remember when Rocky cost more than $700,000? This year he’s available at an insanely cheap price when you consider his scoring potential.

8. Daniel Wells ($243,900 Mid-Fwd) NM

Popularity: 31.66%

Obviously, a lot of SuperCoaches enjoy taking risks. Wells’ body has let him down consistently but he’s one of the first picked at the Kangaroos if fit.

9. Matthew Lobbe ($389,500, Ruck) PA

Popularity: 27.60

Paddy Ryder’s 12-month suspension has certainly put Lobbe front and centre in a lot of SuperCoaches’ plans. Can he return to the 100-plus average of 2014?

10. Nat Fyfe ($670,600, Mid) Frem

Popularity: 26.53%

The Brownlow medallist is the most expensive midfielder in the game but his scoring potential is unlimited. A NAB Challenge cameo reminded us all of his ability.

11. Scott Pendlebury ($627,200 Mid) Coll. 26.43%

12. Todd Goldstein ($695,100 Ruck) NM 25.24%

13. Michael Barlow ($505,300 Mid/Fwd) Frem. 25.16%

14. Patrick Dangerfield ($647,000 Mid) Geel. 25.10%

15. Jaeger O’Meara ($316,300 Mid) GCt. 24.37%

16. Brad Crouch ($306,100 Mid) Adel. 24.29%

17. James Aish ($275,700 Def/Mid) Coll. 23.93%

18. Darcy Parish ($202,800 Mid) Ess. 23.54%

19. Heath Shaw (607,800 Def) GWS. 23.15%

20. Lance Franklin ($470,100 Fwd) Syd. 23.04%

21. Elliot Yeo ($443,300 Def-/id) WC 21.02%

22. Jonathan Simpkin ($223,400 Mid/Fwd) Ess 20.56%

23. Brodie Smith ($415,500 Def/Mid) Adel 20.07%

24. Sam Grimley ($123,900 Ruck/Fwd) Ess 19.18%

25. Jed Anderson ($223,900 Mid-Fwd) NM 18.56%

26. Callum Mills ($211,800 Mid) Syd 17.19%

27. Aaron Francis ($198,300 Def/Mid) Ess 17.03%

28. Matthew Leuenberger ($310,700 Ruck-Fwd) 16.60%

29. Luke Dahlhaus ($563,600, Mid/Fwd) WB 16.48%

30. Jimmy Bartel ($470,400, Def/Mid) Geel 16.44%

31. Rhys Mathieson ($117,300 Mid) BL 16.42%

32. Jacob Weitering ($220,800 Def) Carl 15.37%

33. Kade Kolodjashnij ($482,200 Def) GC. 15.12%

34. Nick Kommer ($123,900 Fwd) Ess 15.04%

35. Mason Cox ($117,300 Ruck/Fwd) Coll 14.33%

36. Michael Hartley ($117,300 Def) Ess 13.85%

37. Ryan Crowley ($202,800 Mid) Ess 13.79%

38. Nathan Broad ($117,300 Def) Rich 13.76%

39. Riley Bonner ($117,300 Def) PA 13.70%

40. Nic Naitanui ($560,700 Ruck) WC 13.45%

41. Mark Blicavs ($562,700 Ruck-Mid) Geel 13.25%

42. Jarrad McVeigh ($542,600 Def-Mid) Syd 13.20%

43. Nakia Cockatoo ($172,700 Fwd) Geel 12.79%

44. Nathan Freeman ($123,900 Mid) StK 12.55%

45. Daniel Rich ($436,100 Def-Mid) BL 12.43%

46. Nick Malceski ($383,800 Def) GC 12.43%

47. Jacob Hopper ($193,800 Mid) GWS 12.06%

48. Stef Martin ($597,600 Ruck) BL 11.98%

49. Daniel Menzel ($260,600 Fwd) Geel 11.96%

50. Alex Rance ($523,700 Def) Rich 11.68%

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22 thoughts on “Top 50 Popular Picks”

  1. Hi Community, thoughts on my team at present please
    def LAIRD BARTEL SMITH FRANCIS M.BROWN(WCE) COLLINS (HARTLEY M BROWN(ESS))
    mid DANGER PENDLES ABLETT ROCKLIFF PARKER LIBBA MILLS PETRACCA (MATHIESON HIBBER MCPHERSON)
    ruck MARTIN NICNAT (WYATT)
    fwd MARTIN ZORKO BARLOW GREENE SIMPKIN KERRIDGE (COX MCDONALD-TIPUNGWURI)

    thought would be greatly appreciated

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  2. Going through the list, there is a lot of rookie priced forwards who could be a decent F5-F6 scorer to start with, is it nearly worth going cheap in the forward line this year to maximise the rookie cows. Similar to rookie mids most normal years.

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  3. Priced to performance generally. You can make a case for Birchall, Gibson being unders. Maybe Hartung or Ceglar or Howe or Fitzpatrick. But none of those4 would be popular anyway.

    usually few discount players in the top teams.

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  4. I find it amazing that Kerridge and Brown (Ess) aren’t about 80%+ as they tick every box for a rookie priced player. Rockcliff a little low too.

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