Dayne Beams ($601,100, 109.90, 96) – Swannie’s mini-me has stepped out of the fat man’s massive shadow scoring 175, 121 and 137 over the last 3 weeks. You coulda picked him up for $492k in R5.
Nick Riewoldt ($529,200, 107.45, 61) – Gotta admit, I doubted his knees would hold up to the rigours of another season early this year but I’m converted. He’s grouse! He has the 5th highest average of all forwards and the lowest standard deviation of the top 5 by a mile which means he’s Mr Consistent. Last 4 rounds: 123, 115, 92, and a massive 159 against the Suns last week. Ironically, that massive score will pump up his std dev figure.
Paul Chapman ($566,700, 106.82, 86) – And the 6th highest average belongs to Chappy (I think he should be re-nicknamed Changry). Not convinced he’s worth picking up? Here’s how he’s travelled since the beginning of 2012: 90, 121, 57, 103, 96, 122, 107, 104, 128, 148, 99. He’s admitted that his team mates carried him last year. Clearly, he’s now returning the favour.
Matthew Pavlich ($482,600, 95.82, 93) – In tough conditions with a greasy ball (that’s the footy, not a medical condition) Pav showed on Saturday he’s still a class above with a 6 goal return and 99 points. Started the season at $573k and is pretty much as cheap as he’s been all year at this price. The good news: he’s not going to increase in price this week so you can wait til R13 to pick him up. Upcoming run: Essendon, Collingwood, Dogs, Melbourne, GWS, Port. Motts likes the way that looks.
Danny Stanley ($430,800, 91.50, 85) – Is getting panned for taking a spot from a youngster but from a SC perspective what’s not to like about him? In the 4 games he’s played this year he’s scored 92, 104, 73, and 97. Imagine what he’d be scoring if the Suns were able to get the ball into their Forward line a little more often!
Jarryd Blair ($435,700, 89.10, 31) – Great to see Jarryd grabbing his opportunity with both hands after the AFL widened their equal opportunity policy to allow Oompa Loompas into the league. Last 5 rounds: 86, 76, 96, 79, 148.
Travis Cloke ($396,600, 88.18, 0) has scored 2 tons in 2 weeks. Is this a negotiation tactic or is he back?
Arryn Siposs ($219,800, 44.2, -18) – In a comment on Andy B’s excellent article on the Saints earlier this year, gimmeguitars said: “Siposs has bulked up quite alot and has silky smooth skills. He’s also always barracked for the Saints, so will play with all his guts for ‘his’ team”. Did you end up drafting him, gg? Coz it looks like he’s starting to deliver on his potential. His first 2 rounds were pretty crappy (33 and 56) but last week against the Suns he busted out a 91. The good news? As a result of those first 2 rounds, he’s actually gone DOWN $22k in price this year.
Jamie Elliott ($154,500, 58.33, -77) – He only had a 61 last week and a 6 in R9 but sandwiched between those 2 scores was a ton and I’m struggling for names in the VP section this week.
Aaron Hall ($239,300, 57.50, 9) – He’s not cheap but I reckon he’ll play out the season and if he keeps scoring in the 60’s like he has the last couple of rounds he’ll make you another $100k and/or pinch hit up front if you sufer any injuries to your premiums…. Actually you know what? Pay $10k more and get Zorko.