Let me start by saying I am wrapped with my left-field trade of Matthew Wright of Adel when I had to choose between Wright, Iles and Wallis. I really wanted Wallis, and given Wallis was dropped this week and Wright racked up a massive 116 SC points this week, and assuming he gets another game this week means he will have served his purpose and made me a 150k in quick time, and any subsequent games are a bonus for anyone who has him.
My Top Five Rookie’s (<$200k) of the week:
1) I Smith (Mid/Fwd 103k) I’m keeping Smith at number 1 this week…. I have to, seeing I broke my own rule of not waiting till his second game to trade him in. To recap some of his benefits:
a. He’s a Mid/Fwd DPP which we all need, even if he’s only on your bench for flexibility, even better if you find them worthy to start on the field.
b. He scored 102 SC Points on debut, exceptional! And another 57 SC Points in his second game.
c. He moves well, uses the ball well and will score the odd goal.
d. He’s 20yo, so has an extra couple of years on the kids and was the Hawks highest draft choice taken at pick 19.
e. In his second game he had 7 kicks, 7 handballs, took 5 grabs, kicked 0.1 and layed 2 tackles…. Reasonable effort.
f. Only concern: Hawks have a habit of dropping Rookies and with Cyril set to return he may be at risk, but Puopolo and Breust are also in the early stages.
2) T Lynch (Fwd 138k) Lynchy is a huge unit who plays up forward and he’s now put in two big games. He’s 199cm and 91kg’s, and whilst young tall forward a recipe for disaster when it comes to SC, Lynchy is fairly mobile for a big man. He did way better than expected in his first game scoring a massive 95 SC points and backed it up again with another 82 SC Points. Lynch had 19 disposals, took 10 marks (amazing… and 9 marks in his first game) and kicked 2 goals… so fairly impressed…. So he’s on my hit-list, but NOTE, THE SUNS HAVE A BYE THIS WEEK.
3) M Hibberd (Mid/Def 103k) I mentioned it in my previous write-up on Hibberd, but he was in my team until the eve of round 1 when he wasn’t named, he’s was a late inclusion for Hurley who pulled out. I’m a little concerned he hasn’t had more opportunity since two permanent spots opened for the Bombers with Dempsey and Winderlich’s ACL’s. I’m still not 100% sure about his job security, but thinking Hocking will get 3 weeks for off the ball elbow to the head… so may free up a spot when Hurley returns. Again, I highly recommend waiting teams are named. Hibberd scored a very solid first-up 68 and another 57 this week….. and even more importantly (in my mind) he a DPP that you can swap with BJ, Heppell, Lids and Gibbs.
4) A Siposs (Fwd 103k) It’s always a concern getting any player from a team in disarray like the Saints, let-alone a rookie. Well Siposs has showed a bit in his two games so far. Siposs was taken pick 75 in the 2010 national draft and he kicked 99 goals with Beconsfield. Siposs had 11 disposals against the Hawks, took 4 marks, kicked 2 goals and layed 1 tackle…. Pretty solid. He finished with a very respectful 79 SC points.
5) P Puopolo (Def 103k) Puopolo (say it how you like), looks like a footballer, but after his first game, I wasn’t convinced he would get another run…. Actually a little surprised to see him get a second call-up. His second chance was a little more robust, and has plenty of room for improvement. Job Security is the big concern I have. WAIT TILL FRIDAY if you are considering Puopolo. Puopolo was taken late in 2010 draft at 66, and is a mature age rookie at 23. Hi stats from the weekend were 8 kicks, 6 handballs, 4 marks and a staggering 9 tackles (also what may keep him in the team). He ended up with 70 SC Points this week.
Here is the rookie data for you to analyse in your spare time, and form your own opinions:
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