After storming home in 2017 with 17 of his last 18 games being 105+ (127 average) – Dusty saw himself as one of the more popular midfielder starting premiums and is now the second most selected player in SuperCoach behind Max Gawn at 61.6% ownership.
Dusty picked up where he left off with an opening month posting scores of 139, 160, 93 and 141 (127 average) but has looked a different player since then. Spending a lot more time forward, his average has dropped to just 89 over the last 7 weeks which has seen his price plummet by over $170k on his starting price down to $483,700 heading into Rd12.
News came out yesterday that he has been nursing a calf niggle over recent weeks and is taking the week off to ease the load.
“There’s no certainty in injuries, but we’re pretty sure he’ll play next week.
We thought we needed to give him a week off to make sure it doesn’t get worse.
The docs, physios and conditioning blokes reckon it should be a week so that’s what we’re planning for, but given the fact there’s a bye after next week, we’re not going to be too worried about it. ” – Neil Balme.
Given we are now into the byes, there is every chance that they rest him in Rd13 too which won’t see him back out onto the park, and in our SuperCoach teams until Rd15. Not to mention to carnage at the selection table this week with many teams missing Laird, Fyfe, Coniglio, Billings, Ridley, T.Smith already and now look like they will struggle to field a full 18 in what was suppose to be the “easy bye” round. Can we afford to have a premium sit out this crucial few weeks?
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