Nat Fyfe ($417,800, 117.25, -20) – Why didn’t I pick Avatar instead of McGlynn?? (Why didn’t I pick any other M/F DPP instead of McGlynn!) Nathaniel has only missed the ton once this year (when the stingy Cats came to town) but other than that he’s scored 117, 139, and then Sunday’s huge 164 against the hapless Roos. He’s avoided the second year dip, improving markedly on his 2010 average of 72.5. His price will go up again this week with a big negative BE but you may want to avoid him because of Freo’s R6 bye.
Sam Mitchell ($488,800, 115.0, 108) – He’s only played 3 games but I’ve gotta throw some love the way of Sammy coz he’s scored 122, 96 & 127. Apparently being able to focus solely on his own game without having to worry about the captaincy is good for the new dad’s scores. Another player with a R6 bye so you might want to give him a wide berth this week – especially with that 108 BE – but with the Hawks playing the Hats in R24, one that you should definitely be considering in the lead up to the SC finals.
Steele Sidebottom ($421,600, 95.5, 57) – Had a crappy first up effort against Port (56) but since then has logged 97, 94, and then a 135 against the Tiges. Don’t know if I’d consider a specialised forward at this price – I’d much prefer a DPP – but there might be some Pies supporters out there who like his surname and the fact that Collingwood will have both their byes out of the way by R13.
Honourable mentions: Pav (again), Brent Moloney (I told you so), Lingy, Lids, Heath Scotland, Josh Kennedy (of the Swans variety), David Mundy, Jarryd Blair and Ed Curnow (now BS isn’t giving him any RR love anymore).
Ben McGlynn ($391,100, 74.75, 129) – Has now dropped $43k since the beginning of the year compared to the 2 other prominent M/F DPP’s from the Swans: A Goodes (who’s averaging 103.5) and R O’Keefe (101.75). He seemed to be everywhere against the Cats on Saturday night but his clanger count must’ve been huge because his DT score was 87, his SC score was 61. Lift!
Jack Ziebell ($276,900, 46.33, 80) – Third year in and a lot of people are expecting more out of JZ than a sub-50 average. Time to step up this week, champ.
N Foley ($355,800, 67.75, 78) – Burdened with the weight of expectation, you wouldn’t normally find a $350k player averaging almost 70 in this list. But I bet the 23,620 people who have him would ship him off in a second if they were offered a free trade.
Special note to Kade Simpson
Thanks for pulling your finger out last week, mate. That running goal of yours in the last quarter was absolutely terrific. Don’t blame yourself for the draw – there was a ton of other stuff that happened before and during the game that contributed to the result. Jordan Russell overstepping the line on a kick-in resulting in a free point being one. The selectors inexplicably putting Henderson on the field instead of Walker another.
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