Jobe Watson ($510,200, 148, 120.29, 71) – At only $510k, Jobe is a bargain. Averages 120, hasn’t scored lower than 88 all year and on occasion pops out a game like his last where he scored 148. Gets his own ball, tackles like a man possessed, kicks goals, runs all day… just won’t be around in R24 when you need him. How many more SC teams would he be in if it wasn’t for the vagaries of the draw?
Trent Cotchin ($435,700, 130, 103.29, 59) – Is it any wonder Richmond are going as well as they are with blokes like Martin, Foley, Deledio, Newman, JRoo and Cotchin getting around for them? In the last 4 weeks, Cotch has missed the ton once and that was a 98. Like Jobe he’s a goaldobber, slotting a lazy 4 against the Dockers. Its not hard to foresee this guy ending up around $500k at the end of the year given the way he’s going.
Jimmy Bartel ($499,700, 112, 116.83, 102) – Jimmy dropped under $500k for the first time since the beginning of the season so I’m putting his name up in lights. In 6 games so far this year he’s only missed the ton once – a 75 against the Swans at the SCG. Take that game out and he’s averaging 125. Oooooph!
Honourable mentions: Matthew Boyd, David Mundy, Ryan Griffen, Brent Moloney, Dal, Colin Sylvia, and Sam Mitchell.
Ben McGlynn ($349,100, 30, 71.17, 111) – I’m acutely aware of how bad the Wee Man is going because he plays in my team and I lost in my main league on the weekend by 15 points. McGlynn scored bloody 30. Its his last chance this week – Port at the SCG.
Adam Selwood ($340,200, 49, 64.83, ) – 2nd week in a row in this list but you’re not going anywhere when you score a 49.
Tom Logan ($297,100, 45, 61.00, 125) – Ditto for Logan.
Stewart Crameri ($400,300, 98, 92.14, 63) – Sealed his spot in this week’s Movers post when off 2 steps he belted one through the middle from 58m out. I audibly gasped when I saw it. His last 3 round average is 110.3. He’s already gone up $144k this year but with the way he’s playing I reckon he has more in him. (Insert standard Essendon player not playing in the SC finals disclaimer here).
Rory Sloane ($366,600, 91, 90.5, 64) – They’ve got massive wraps on this kid over in SA and 2 games in to his 2011 season you can see why. 11 tackles in the Melbourne game (no, that’s not a typo). Opponents in the 5 weeks are: GC, Collingwood, Brisbane, North, and WC (at AAMI).
Daniel Kerr ($331,800, 129, 83.60, 7) – Injuries are of course a concern but looked as good as he ever has on Sunday against the Dons.
Special mentions: Isaac Smith, Matthew Wright, Sam Iles, and Ben Speight.
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