Get Them In!
Players your team needs
Entering the pre-bye rounds we should be saving up for a war chest to get you through the rounds with no donuts and, if you play it right, with a strong advantage over your opponents. Due to this, now wouldn’t seem like the ideal time to be going after a high-performing mid-pricer, but instead turning over rookies for cash generation. It will be hard to make the list of must-have players to consider bringing into your side.
Bachar Houli continues his rich vein of form with his 3rd consecutive 100+ game, and his 5th from seven games. At just $504,400 you will be getting the 4th highest averaging defender who has proved to be able to sustain this level of output in the past.
With plenty of premium options available to select, it is hard to justify selecting a mid-pricer. However, at only 1.8% ownership while averaging 103.2 (110.7 over his last 3) it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore Ricky Henderson. If you’re daring enough to pick someone, he ticks the boxes.
Rory Lobb has raised his hand again to be your F6 – ruck swing with a big score against the Lions on Sunday evening. With many coaches looking to move O’Brien for cash generation for the byes, Lobb looks set to make the role his.
- Bachar Houli (Def; $504,400; and 7.2% ownership)
- Rory Lobb (Fwd/Ruc; $478,000; and 5.4%)
- Ricky Henderson (Mid; $500,500; and 1.8%)
If you have them, keep them.
There is still a heap of value out there especially in the less popular mid-price options. The likes of Brayden Fiorini, Jacob Hopper, Lachie Hunter, Luke Dunstan, James Harmes, Shaun Higgins, Hugh McCluggage, Christian Salem, Nick Vlastuin, Jason Johannisen, Mitch Robinson and Tom Lynch all average 90+ with less than 5% ownership. The defenders and forwards especially present great value if you’re looking for a POD.
Joining ‘Bite the Bullet’ and ‘Chopping Block’ together – a lot of tough calls.
Last week Zak Jones, Jasper Pittard and Alex Witherden were blacklisted and with good reason as they failed to impress this week. This week we’re adding Brad Sheppard and Jeremy Howe to the list after both started the season strongly. Sheppard is averaging 66.7 over his last 3 games while Howe is averaging 76 over the same period. Howe has been extremely disappointing and if he can rectify his season, he can be picked up later in the season cheap.
I may have got the above defenders correct last week but adding Jade Gresham to the list backfired as the young Saint managed 114 points against the Blues on Sunday. Another young player who is struggling is Bulldog Toby McLean, who over the last 3 weeks is averaging a lowly 57.3 and needs to be cut loose.
Good luck coaches and let me know your thoughts.
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