Movers & Shakers – Rd5

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 28 2016

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.  Things are slowly starting to take shape and we can now work with the last 3 & 5 Round Averages.   Should help us pin-point the players that are finding form or simply missing in action.  This weeks Movers & Shakers are (Player, Club, Current Price, 3-Round Average, 5-Round Average):



Sam Docherty (CAR $500k, 102, 100) – The Doc has started the 2016 season beautifully.  After averaging 87.7 SC pts in 2015, he’s raised the bat three times already this year.  Didn’t have a huge impact against Freo on Sunday, but still managed an 87 from just 15 touches (80% Disposal Efficiency).  If that’s a ‘bad’ game then his owners (still only 4.2% of teams) must love his good games.


Tom McDonald (MEL $426k, 71, 78) – (pictured below) It all started so well in Rd1.  A 110 against the Giants had his owners happy that they’d invested in a top Defender.  That was followed by three sub-80 scores.  While he wasn’t terrible in the win against the Tigers, his 23 disposals were heavily affected by the five clangers he made.  Needs to turn it around soon or he’ll sink back into Supercoach-mediocrity.

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Joel Selwood (GEE $579k, 129, 112) – (pictured below) Any doubts on his fitness have been blown away over the first five weeks of the season.  Four tons (including two scores over 140+) have him in high demand after the initial ‘Dangerfield craze’ that swept through Supercoach.  Has averaged over 115+ on numerous occasions over the years and has started in similar vein in 2016.  A shoe-in for Top10 MID when he’s at his best (but if you ask Motts, that foot injury will flare up again sooner or later)…….



Sam Gray (PTA $389k, 58, 66) – If not for those three big tons at the end of last season, this guy would still be stuck in Supercoach-obscurity.  Finished last season with a 121, 138 & 125 which over-inflated his 10 game average to 89.1.  His Disposal Efficiency is at just 59.6% over the first five games.  Unless that improves dramatically, expect more of the same output…….or none at all, he’s in danger of being dropped soon enough………



Todd Goldstein (NTH $689k, 139, 128) – (pictured below) The only reason I haven’t got Max Gawn here is that he was already in this spot last week.  So now it’s Goldy’s turn……… I mean, he’s only the most expensive player in the game 😉  After much debate during pre-season, starting with Goldy has turned out to be a huge advantage.  The big price drop hasn’t happened and he’s only gone under 120 in one of five games till now (95 in Rd2).  Has simply picked up where he left off in 2015 and is essential to everyone’s Ruck line.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: Todd Goldstein of the Kangaroos in action during the 2015 AFL round 16 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia on July 17, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Sam Jacobs (ADE $491k, 86, 79) – His numbers are practically identical to the big-scoring Rucks ahead of him (Gawn & Goldy) in terms of disposals and hitouts.  So why is Sauce lagging so far behind on the SC points?  After averaging 108 last year, Sauce has only gone over 90 in one of five games.  It seems the hitouts to advantage just aren’t hitting their mark this time round.  General consensus is that the loss of Dangerfield has hit Jacobs’ scoring so hard.  Watching the Crows this year, Sauce seems to be moving well but his big scoring days might be too few and far between for Supercoach.  Maybe the Sauce is past it’s use-by-date?



Luke Dahlhaus (WBD $584k, 121, 109) – Dhalhoos?   Dahlhouse?  Dohlhous?  Dhalhuus?  Whatever…………..After his breakout year in 2015 where he averaged 104.5, Dahlhaus has kicked things up a notch in 2016.  Averaging 121 over the last three Rounds, Dahlhaus is now an integral part of the Dogs’ Midfield and seems a near-certainty to finish as a Top6 FWD (thank you, Dual Position Status!) in Supercoach.  Plan to get him in at some stage………


Kurt Tippett (SYD $440k, 71, 81) – For someone who has spent 91% of his time on the ground (and most of that in the Ruck), Tippett’s Supercoach numbers have tumbled this year.  While he is getting in and around the ball more often, that’s resulted in a poor Disposal Efficiency of 65% and an average of (just about) four clangers per game.  The only thing that might keep him SC-relevant is his Dual Position Status.  With few quality F7/R3 Swingmen available this season, he might still work his way onto many benches later in the year.


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