Burning Question – Rd4

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 14 2016

Gray or Parker?

I’ve seen this question posed in many different threads over the last few days.  So let’s put it to rest for everyone………

Robbie Gray – 126, 129 & 123 from his first three outings.  Gray’s secret to success lies in his contested possessions.  He is #1 in the AFL for contested ball! (Averaging 19.33 per game till now!).   Just about a one-man-show in the Port midfield, Gray looks a top chance to finish in the Top10 SC-Midfielders for the season.  Next five opponents: GWS, GEE, RICH, BRL, CARL.

Luke Parker – 161, 116 & 129 from the first three Rounds.  Massive average of 135.33, he is currently the 2nd-highest Supercoach-scorer.  Parker has managed to increase his effectivity with the pill this season which is translating into big points.  After battling with concussion then a broken ankle during 2015, Parker often drifted as low as 50% with Disposal Efficiency last year (season average 68%).  Now up to 75%DE, Parker is the dominant player in a star Sydney ensemble and a huge show at being a Top 10 SC-Midfielder.  Next five opponents: ADE, WCE, BRL, ESS, RICH.

Assuming you didn’t have either in your team at the moment………

Who would you prefer in your team right now?

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Who is more likely to finish the season as a Top10 MID?

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Feel free to argue your case in the comments below………

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19 thoughts on “Burning Question – Rd4”

  1. Want both, have neither, I’ll take Parker first due to his lower price, idd think grey will ave slightly higher though

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  2. Super tough pick and wish I could get both easily!! Makes sense to get Parker first due to B/E but I like grays contested ball numbers better and lesser amount of midfield stars at port.

    Currently Out of contention at 12,000ish……..I think?
    180k spare before trading this week.

    Lonergan to Petracca (shifting Adams to def, hall to fwd)
    Crouch to GRAY

    Leaves backline weak but rest of team solid. Also gives me a DPP non-playing Petracca to loophole.

    (Also thinking Lonergan up to a premo defender, or bringing in McCarthy or caleb over Petracca)
    Any input would be appreciated.

    Laird, Johanneson, Adams, Dea, Weitering, Tippa (brown Ruggles)
    Gaz, Fyfe, Danger, ROBBIE GRAY, Shiel, Libba, Cripps, Mills (Davis, Petracca, Hewett)
    Goldy, Nicnat
    Buddy, Hall, Wingard, Wells, Benken, Kerridge (Papley, McGovern)

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  3. Keeping on topic, Gray scores well even with tags whereas, if my rusty mind is right, Mr Parker had low scores over the last few years when he had close attention. Teams will not keep him unchecked for much longer.

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    1. Not much tagging going on at all though Arzi. Ben Jacobs is the main tagger left, so outside of playing North I wouldn’t worry about that too much.

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      1. That said, Ben Jacobs isn’t even getting a consistent gig at north, only got a gig in round 2 as a late inclusion, so I wouldn’t worry too much about tagging at all right now!

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  4. I faced this choice just last week and went with Gray. I think Gray could carry his form through the rest of the season and Port has room to improve. While the players around him step up, I think he’ll continue to score well.

    Parker shares the ground with arguably the best midfield in the comp so SC scores may fluctuate a little more throughout the season. I also already had Hennebery so am trying to avoid having the complete Swans midfield.

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  5. I am trading Rocky to Gray this week. Reason I am going Gray is Parker has already had one really big scores and Swans have more midfield depth. I reckon Gray is easily Ports best player so should get most of the points.

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    1. i’m considering doing the same, but everyone keeps telling me i’m nuts to trade rocky out since he’s (apparently) going to play again this week. I just can’t see him as a top 10 mid this year.

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      1. I traded him out last week but i can definitely see a fit rocky beeing a top 10 midfielder with his 130s back to back. 100% will be back in my team once his fit

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  6. I didn’t start with Parker this year as I worried that Hanners , JPK, Mitchell and Jack will all be close to a 110+ average and I didn’t think any of the swans mids could reach the 115+ that I would like from a top 8 mid.

    Although Parker has done more than I’ve expected, my thoughts on the swans mids haven’t changed. They’ve had 3 comfortable wins and that won’t last all season. I do think Parker can become a top 8 mid but I’m happy to wait to the bye to pick him up to see if he can keep up his monster average.

    As for Gray, I think he is slightly more likely to jump into the top 8 mids this year over Parker.

    Also around that mark, I’m having a close look at Selwood and the ever overlooked Ward.

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    1. Ward is one of my favourite players to own, thanks to his contested disposal and tackles, his scoring floor is fairly low and his scores don’t deviate much – he’s just so damn consistent!

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  7. Parker won’t maintain 130+…..
    He’s fluked his average so far and it’s not sustainable with the Swans depth.
    He will be elite, but don’t expect consistent 130s

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  8. I went with option 3. Brought in Hannebry. Held Rockliff instead of trading him to Parker last week (kinda regretting that) opted to hold hoping hanners would drop a little more than he did. Just think Parker will calm down as the year progresses. Will look to bring in grey at some stage too

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  9. Fortunate enough to have both. Have had Parker from the start and after some moving around managed to trade out Barlow for Gray. Have had Gray for the last couple of years and has been better than good. Go both is my advice.

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