2018 Rookie Review – Round 18

Written by Huttabito on July 24 2018

And with finals around the corner, my work is just about done for the season and I will just focus on any new rookies coming along and add in some general chit chat.

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* Denotes bubble boy


PlayerTeamPrice (Weekly change)Rd18AvgBE
AustinStK$292.1k DNP82.239
DoedeeAdel$412.6k (-$24.3k)2481.5160
MihocekColl$284.0k (+$33k)10171-8
LynchWB$219.5k (+$38.1k)556522
DumanFrem$226.9k (+$28.7k)8660.5-1
J.Smith (MID)Melb$224.k (+$23.5k)6960.215
RiceStK$259.5k (+$12.2k)5959.520
R.SmithWB$218.6k (+$8k)5648.636
KeeffeGWS$169.2k (+$11.8k)2443.538
T.Murphy (MID)NM$165.2k DNP4023


Lienert made his AFL debut against GWS and helped transition the ball from the D50 to F50. Standing up to the pressure of the opposition, he can hold his head high as he finished with the highest DE (90%) for anyone who collected 16+ on the ground which no doubt boost his score to 92 from 20 disposals (15 kicks), 5 marks, 2 tackles, 4 1%ers and a goal assist.

O’Riorden is well and truly on his way to being the one that got away backing up last weeks performance with an 80 from 20 disposals (9 kicks), 7 marks and 4 1%ers. Looks right at home and will be a key part of Sydneys defence post McVeigh era. Imagine a starting defence with Murray, O’Riorden, Doedee and Finlasyson at Rd1 – our midfields could have been beastly.

Morgan just couldn’t find the space against Collingwoods powerful and intense forward line and just managed to 6 disposals (1 contested possession), 2 marks, 1 clanger and no other stat netting him 20 points.


Doedee tried the ol’ duck into a tackle but was unfortunately left concussed in the 2nd quarter on 24 points. His price has plummeted and a BE of 160 will see more cash lose in his next few games. His time is well and truly up now.

Mihocek put on the superman cape and scored in excess of 50 points in the opening quarter alone before soldiering home to finish the game with 4 goals, 12 disposals and 7 marks (3 contested) for 101 points. A lucky few were able to take his score and hold off trading Sicily for a week (yay me).

Some people tried to loophole above but were unfortunately using Keeffe who happened to be a late in and scored 24 points. Lets all spare a moment for the 0.1% of coaches who used him as a captains loophole as well.


PlayerTeamPrice (Weekly change)Rd18AvgBE
SierColl$232.5k (+$46.1k)8575.3-19
TrengrovePort$201.0k (+$38.3k)326214
PhillipsStK$255.3k (+$9.0k)4660.346
GiroFrem$249.4k (+$4.4k)3055.937
NarkleGeel$178.4k (+$10.8k)265019


Sier loves a contested ball (50% of 14 possession) and a tackle (second team high 9), both of which are smiled upon from Champion Data (especially given a 92% DE from 13 disposals) helping him to 85 points. Shame he’s more or less bench fodder from now on but he’s the once relishing in Treloars absence.


PlayerTeamPrice (Weekly change)Rd18AvgBE
McInerneyBris$278.7k (+$14.7k)9060.324
CrossleyGC$211.3k (+$8.9k)4550.120
Cameron Syd$123.9k2525-


The man, The Myth, The Legend himself Cameron was finally named as a starting 22 for Sydney after almost 2 years on the cusp. Unfortunately his score of 25 has left a lot to be desired after such a long build up. Spent a fair amount of time in the ruck but only had 9 hitouts, 3 disposals and 2 tackles.


McInerney earned every one of his career high 90 points despite going at 55% DE. All but 1 of his possessions were contested and he had a game high 4 contested marks (5 marks total), 11 disposals, 10 hitouts, 2 tackles, 5 1%ers and 2 goals


PlayerTeamPrice (Weekly change)Rd18AvgBE
Higgins (MID)Rich$358.6k (+$6.9k)10871.776
RonkeSyd$311.5k (-$15.9k)3271.565
Ahern (MID)NM$310.7k (+$22.3k)627144
BattleStK$210.4k (+$25.1k)3361.823
Spargo (MID)Melb$256.2k (+$13.4k)5459.112
Daicos (MID)Coll$277.3k (+$23.3k)955929
Daniels* (FWD)GWS$117.3k5649.7-11
PowellGC$168.5k (+$20.6k)434432


Daniels didn’t see much of the ball as a small forward but a high DE (89%) combining with a high contested possession rate (60%) saw him to 56 points after you take into account a mark, 3 tackles and a goal assist.


Higgins laughed at his 92 BE and has made me look quite silly saying he was done after running riot collecting 18 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 108 points. Fair play Higgo, fair play.

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12 thoughts on “2018 Rookie Review – Round 18”

  1. Thanks Chillo, great information but looking at O’Riorden’s ave and BE is killing me.What waste!
    Remind me, those that debut in the finals , does their ave translate into their price the following year ?


    1. Yes it does. Did an analysis on this exact conundrum last night. I will post it tonight with full details of impacts on 2019 pricing based on:
      i. Player status (ie established player, premo rookie (top draft picks) and ordinary rookie)
      ii. # of games played, and
      iii. average from games played
      Some of it is straightforward. Some is not.


      1. Hey Chillo
        Could I send you something in table format for you to post? It’ll look really messy if I just post it in text format and might be hard to interpret/understand?
        Just let me know and I can do it tonight.
        Gotta get back to work 🙁


      2. Supercoach finals? Or the AFL finals?

        I didn’t think the latter did factor into pricing but I’ve never looked into it.


  2. Thanks Hutta.

    Do you know much about Adam Kennedy $217k D/M at GWS.

    He looked pretty good on the weekend and scored 87.

    I really need a D8/ M10 (swing with O Conner) with good JS.

    I’m happy to pay the extra for Kennedy over O’Riordan / lienert if he has better JS.


    1. he’s been a bit of a utility/fill-in in the back line for the last 5-6 years. If you need the swing I reckon J Smith might have slightly better JS (though he will cost a little bit more – $224.5k).

      Quite like Lienert but a KPP who can play on small or tall. Hinkley loves him and he would have debuted back in May but for a knee injury which required surgery and two months off. That puts me off a bit.
      O’Riordan looks awesome and has been smashing it in NEAFL. He’d be my pick, given the horse tends to give rookies an extended run once picked. While the Swans were sh!te last week, he was one of the positives.

      Your call FT. Good luck!! 😉


      1. Thanks allsaints.

        3 trades left and a bank of $55.300.

        My Def is..
        Simpson. Cork, will he play?
        Doedee. Looks doubtful this week, but should still play R20.
        Hibberd. Out this week and maybe next.
        O’Conner . Has he gone back to Ireland?

        My plan was to trade T smith to a M/D swinging Spargo forward.
        I still have Ahern at M9. Giro M10.
        Forward bench. Guelfi and Spargo.

        I don’t really have the funds to turn Doedee or Hibberd into anyone who would average significantly more for the next 5 weeks.
        Webster is too bigger injury risk for mine. If it happens early in a game, it can cost you a Final.

        I just need someone DPP preferred to play out the season and hopefully ave 80+

        J Smith maybe the way to go.

        I am open to other suggestions.


  3. I have 3 trades left and currently no D7 (Austin and cumming)

    Should i downgrade Austin to O’Riorden for D8 cover and bank 170k for upgrades / injury cover with my last 2 trades? Or hold the third trade?



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