My Top Five Rookie’s (<$200k) of the week:
1) D Talia (Def/Fwd 110k) Talia was a high draft pick back in 2009 taken at pick 13, but was hit by a series of injuries which prevented his debut. Well, he’s fully fit now, and has a game under his belt and racked up 15 disposals, took 1 mark and layed 5 tackles and finished with 92 SC points. He’s a Fwd/Def DPP which isn’t useful as you standard Def/Mid unless you have someone to swap him with. The Crows have a bye this week, so hold-fire if you can given he has only played the one.
2) I Callinan (Mid/Fwd 91k) The 28 year old Callinan is a pre-season stand out coming in at a timely stage of the season. He ripped his bicep off the bone before round 1, and was one of the very few shining lights for the Crows down at Skilled stadium. Callinan scored 73 SC points in his first game, and had another solid game scoring 66 SC points in his second. This week he picked up 17 touches, took 2 marks, kicked 1.1 and layed 1 tackle. Again, the Crows have the bye this week so wait a week if you can….. FYI – I couldn’t as I needed the cash and traded him in last week.
3) T Lynch (Fwd 111k – StKilda not the Suns) The ranga played a solid second game, whilst I don’t personally rate him as a player, I don’t like to argue with the numbers, and the fact in he had 16 touches, 3 marks and 2 tackles and scored 80 SC points. He looked very average in the game he played last year, but has improved significantly since that run. I am concerned about job security.
4) M Lobbe (Ruck/Fwd 196k) This man contributed significantly to my loss this week with Motts bringing him is with great rewards scoring a fantastic 118. He’s a little more expensive than most rookies I give a mention, but given 196k is his starting price I’ll cut him some slack. With Brogan retiring last week, Lobbe’s job security has gone through the roof. He’s now played the two, so if you want him, grab him now. This week Lobbe had 19 disposals, took 3 marks and layed 7 tackles
5) J Wilkinson (Def 110) Wilkinson has played his two, and shown a bit. He isn’t scoring off the planet, but he’s holding his own getting 13 touches, taking 4 grabs, kicking a goal and laying 2 tackles bringing home 70 SC points.
Here is the rookie data for you to analyse in your spare time, and form your own opinions:
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