Paddy Ryder ($532,300, 130.3, 88) – Temper your admiration for him with the knowledge that his first 3 opponents have been North, Port and Gold Coast. He’ll be tested in the next 4 by Carlton, then Collingwood (off a 4 day break), Brisbane, then the dreaded Coasters.
Nic Naitanui ($513,800, 107.3, 86) – There’s been a lot of WC players making the Movers this week. Are they good? Or is it just because they’ve played The Dogs, Melbourne and GWS? While you’re deciding, consider that Nic Nat has the third highest average of all rucks. Hawks (at home), Richmond, North, and Essendon coming up.
Matthew Kreuzer ($441,500, 102.7, 78) – Anyone who saw his game against the Pies won’t be surprised at all by his selection as a Mover this week. Still great value at this price. He’ll be tested against 211 in a couple of weeks but by then I predict he’ll be nudging $500k. Week after that he’s got GWS.
Hamish McIntosh ($400,200, 101.3, 9) – And if you thought Krooz was cheap, you’re gonna cream yourself at H-Mac’s price, average & BE. He scored 77 in his first game back but then went for 110 against GWS and then 117 last week against the Cats. The Roos are using him in the ruck and creating plays for him up forward. This has had what I like to term The Roughead Effect on his score. With Sydney and WC coming up in his next 3 he’s got his work cut out for him.
Broc McCauley ($231,500, 80.5, -24) – on the bubble this week after 2 games. If Hale is injured as SC is suggesting he is tonight (Wed) he’s likely to get a lot more game time.
Billy Longer ($161,600, 85, -75) – only 1 game in but with Leuie out for 6 or so weeks he’s going to get games and if he scores like he did against 211 and Freo he may very well keep his spot at the expense of, say, Hudson.
Everyone knows about Giles, Redden and Stephenson so I’ve skipped over them to highlight some of the other Ruck value available.
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