I’m going to a little bit more effort here than I have in previous weeks. Some call it guilt. I call it an elevated sense of social responsibility.
Dean Cox ($593,300, 112.38, 82) – Those who thought his scores were inflated by the absence of Nic Nat had to think again on the weekend when he eased his way to a 139 with NN on the field. Boo ya, Doubters!
Ivan Maric ($524,700, 106.38, 64) – The 2012 Goldstein. Getting his chance, grabbing it by both hands, and scoring at will. Hasn’t missed the ton since R3 and over the last 3 has gone 129, 119 and 137. Somewhere Will Minson is contemplating a mullet.
Aaron Sandilands ($594,200, 119.83, 136) – Had his worst round for the year on the weekend – only managed to scrape together 100. I reckon there’d be more than a few looking at Giles on their field right now but seeing Sandilands in R13.
David Hale ($442,800, 88.50, 56) – I wonder how many teams have Hale and Roughie do-si-do’ing as Ruck/Forward DPP’s. Last 3 rounds: 102, 124 & 90. To put his average in perspective, its half a point behind Kreuzer’s.
Darren Jolly ($435,300, 87.83, 77) – Generally pops his head up at least once in the Ruck Movers for the year and here he is. His durability is a little suspect (hell, he’s just had 2 weeks off) but he came back against Geelong and scored 88 after scoring 108 and 100 in Rounds 4 and 5. That’ll make him, um, jolly.
Sam Jacobs ($479,300, 97, 91) – Made Matthew Kreuzer his bitch on Sunday. But Krooz ain’t Robinson Crusoe there. Big Sauce has scored 4 tons in 8 games this year with 2 other scores in the 90′s and his nadir being a 75. Can you imagine how good Carlton could’ve been if we’d kept him, and Fev hadn’t gone off the rails, and SOS had stuck around for a few more years………………..*sigh*.
Josh Jenkins ($113,200, 88, -107) – 2 games for an 80 and a 96. Like BS I wonder how Adelaide are going to fit him in but when you see him storm inside 50 from inside the centre square then dob one on the run from 40-odd you kinda think they’ll find a way.
Orren Stephenson ($150,200, 54.67, -56) – Two big IF’s accompany this recommendation. IF you haven’t already got him and IF he gets named this week…… ah stuff it, get Jenkins.
I’m only going to mention Mike Pyke ($210,300) here to warn all the youngsters off getting him after he arsed his way to 95 against Melbourne on the weekend. He’s Canadian FFS. Do. Not. Get. Him.