In the tradition of Motts’ Movers, ‘Movers & Shakers’ looks at those players making a big impact (or no impact) over a short amount of time. We now have ample data after fourteen weeks to weed out the Contenders from the Pretenders. This weeks Movers & Shakers are (Player, Club, Current Price, Average, 3-Round Average):
Jeremy Howe (COL $503k, 97, 118) – The Human Highlight Reel has finally flourished into a contender for Top10 Defender! Over the last three weeks, Howe has put up scores of 104, 125 & 125. It’s not just the intercept marks that are helping his scores. He’s consistently going over 80% Disposal Efficiency while accumulating decent numbers (27 touches against Port on the weekend). Well done if you jumped on at $450k!
Rory Laird (ADE $499k, 104, 88) – Still a Top4 DEF but he’s registered a 59 & 72 on either side of a massive 134 against StKilda. Finding the ball easily enough but Champion Data hasn’t taken much notice of his uncontested possessions. Sure to bounce back from this ‘mini-slump’ sooner rather than later.
Steele Sidebottom (COL $515k, 94, 112) – His numbers may have taken a dive early on in 2017, but Sidebottom has been quite impressive recently. After only one ton from the first eight Rounds, Sidebottom has topped the century in each of the last five games. Not many have noticed since he’s still in the shadow of Pendles & Treloar and owned by just 2.1% of all teams. Great smokey option and still relatively cheap.
Brad Ebert (PTA $520k, 105, 85) – Is it just me or does he do this every year? Starts like a house on fire, sucks in 4.1% of Coaches then slows right up? Perhaps I’m being harsh on someone that hadn’t gone under 89pts previous to Rd14 (58 against the Pies), but it’s still hard to see Ebert maintaining that quality all year.
Matthew Kreuzer (CAR $631k, 112, 137) – I’d heard whispers that this day would eventually arrive but I never actually believed it possible 😉 Kreuzer is absolutely tearing it up this season and is the #1 Ruckman with daylight second! His last seven weeks, if you don’t mind……..127, 104, 121, 146, 132, 144 & 135. Only Danger & Doc have better three week averages (the Top2 guys in the comp right now)……….
Toby Nankervis (RIC $423k, 93, 72) – He’s been the subject of many polls lately as Coaches are figuring out how to handle The Tank? First five weeks – 112.6avg, last seven weeks – 78.8. We might have to come to the realization that Nank sucked us in early on. Still handy to keep with his DPP status………..
Jack Billings (STK $516k, 93, 115) – His last seven weeks have been huge! 114, 136, 104, 68, 106, 110 & 130. Still owned by just 5.4%, Billings might just be that elusive F6/F7 that gets you over the line in Finals. Well done if you brought him in under $400k!
Charlie Dixon (PTA $450k, 92, 60) – Key Position FWDs can be erratic in their scoring habits and Dixon is no exception. After three scores over 135+ in five weeks, Dixon has managed just 41, 64 & 77 in his last three. Looks like his purple patch is already behind him for 2017………
Did you take a chance on a Mover? Too many Shakers in your midst? Tell the SCT Coaches all about it…………
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