Gary Ablett ($708,000, 154.7, 93) – Who knew his 2012 starting price this year ($689k) was cheap? If you don’t have him, do whatever you need to do this week to pick him up. He is the one true perma-captain and you’ll get burnt if your opponent has him and you don’t. Next 3 opponents: Brisbane, NM, Freo (home).
Marc Murphy ($642,100, 132.0, 102) – Has started the year like a bull at a gate. Not a bad run coming up either with Essendon, Freo (away) and GWS. Followed by St Kilda, Adelaide (home), Melbourne, and Port (away).
Joel Selwood ($600,400, 122.7, 104) – Got the nod over a number of his contemporaries on the basis of his price, the opponents he’s scored that average against (Freo [away], Hawthorn and North) and his next 3 opponents: Richmond, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Lots of others I could’ve mentioned. FYI Scott Pendlebury has a BE of 206 – this week is NOT the week to bring him in.
Scott Selwood ($503,800, 134.7, -3) – He’s done it against some pretty easy opposition (Dogs, Melbourne and GWS) but you can’t argue with that average. And an injury to Bradd Dalziell could actually improve his scores. Either that or open the door for Koby Stevens (played his first game last week and scored a delectable 81). Next 3 opponents: Hawthorn, Richmond & North Melbourne.
Chris Masten ($376,300, 113, -37 ) – OK so his first game against the Dogs was nothing special (80) and he’s faced two easy opponents after that (Melb and GWS) but that average for that price means he gets a mention. Next 3 opponents: same as Scotty.
Brad Ebert ($391,400, 105.7, 25) – Got the nod over David Armitage because the quality of the opposition he’s faced (St Kilda, Essendon and Sydney) has been relatively tougher. Next 3: Collingwood, Adelaide, Richmond.
There’s always so many more that miss out on my top 3 picks. Coming in very close were Liam Anthony, Andrew Gaff, Rory Sloane, and Tendai!
FYI Keep an eye on Jack Ziebell ($428,500) this week – scored 132 in his first game for the year last week.
Lewis Jetta ($285,400, 87.3, 10)
Toby Greene ($206,300, 75, -18)
Dylan Shiel ($160,200, 58.7, -47)
Everyone knows about James Magner so I’ve skipped over him. He’d be at the top of the list otherwise. Other M/F DPP’s were named in The Forwards edition.