Badger’s Rookie Review

Written by Badger on July 28 2015

Yep, it’s getting thinner as the season wears on. Just a few realistic options this week. Shout out to Kane Lambert who’s just above the rookie-priced cutoff – still exceptional value and dual position.

 

DEFENDERS:

Hugh Goddard STK ($122.3K DEF/FWD) increased his disposal count by one this week but scored a fair bit less in Supercoach with 49 this week compared to 72 in his debut game. Goddard’s game was cut short when he was subbed out at the start of the last so his points per minute are still impressive for a rookie key defender. He had six kicks and eight handballs at 71% disposal efficiency, seven contested possessions, five marks (one contested), two frees against and two rebound 50’s. Still a nice price and with DEF/FWD eligibility he should be a target for those that don’t have him if named next round.

Alex Browne ESS (123.9K) – if he remains fit then he will play the remainder of the season. Looked like he belonged on the weekend and scored 84 from 10 kicks and seven handballs at 59% disposal efficiency, nine contested possessions, four marks (one contested), three tackles, a free for, a goal, a clearance, three inside 50’s and a goal assist. If you need to make a trade into your defence and get your hands on some cash then Browne could be your man.

Kyle Langford ESS ($155.8K) – scored a brilliant 105 against Port Adelaide from six kicks and eight handballs at 79% disposal efficiency, seven contested possessions, two marks (one contested), four tackles, a free for, two goals, three inside 50’s and a goal assist. Another player that Essendon will likely play for the remaining games, set for a couple big price rises after dropping off his injury affected score of 3 from Round 7 and sub-affected 21 against North recently.

 

MIDFIELDERS:

Brayden Maynard COLL ($189.7K DEF/MID) – has been consistent the last four games scoring 52, 66, 44 and 58 on the weekend with 11 kicks and five handballs at 75% efficiency, seven contested possessions, two marks, a tackle, two frees for and one against, four rebound 50’s and two inside 50’s.

RUCKS:

Tom Downie GWS ($211.3K) – scores of 54, 52 and 68 the three weeks prior and jumped up with 8o points on the weekend against Geelong. Downie had two kicks and six handballs at 88% disposal efficiency, five contested possessions, three tackles, a free for and two against, a goal and three clearances.

FORWARDS:

Hugh Goddard STK ($122.3K DEF/FWD) increased his disposal count by one this week but scored a fair bit less in Supercoach with 49 this week compared to 72 in his debut game. Goddard’s game was cut short when he was subbed out at the start of the last so his points per minute are still impressive for a rookie key defender. He had six kicks and eight handballs at 71% disposal efficiency, seven contested possessions, five marks (one contested), two frees against and two rebound 50’s. Still a nice price and with DEF/FWD eligibility he should be a target for those that don’t have him if named next round.

Ben Lennon RICH, $202.7K – scored 71 on the weekend which followed a respectable 69 the week before. Lennon had 12 kicks and one handball at 54% disposal efficiency, five contested possessions, five marks, two tackles, a free for, two goals, three inside 50’s and a goal assist.

Caleb Daniel WB, $212.2K – scored 63 on the weekend meaning his first four scores have all been within four points of each other. Remarkably consistent yes…but consistently higher would be nice. After his first week where his 65 points were gathered in less than 50% game time I thought he might have another blinder shortly after but this is yet to be the case. Either way, he’s rising in value for those that picked him up earlier.

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8 thoughts on “Badger’s Rookie Review”

  1. Great write up Badger. Hopefully H. Goddard keeps his place. Always makes me nervous when the young lads get subbed out though..

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  2. Another to add to the Mids if you really need someone, would be Shane Biggs $230k

    Played his 3rd game on the weekend. Looked very good with a 97. He also had a very good first game earlier in the year unlucky to get the vest the next week and then dropped after being named the following.

    IF he keeps his spot could be a handy back-up. JS however is an issue

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