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

    thought would be greatly appreciated


  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.


  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.


  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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