Poll – Top 6 Forwards

Written by Thommo on June 5 2018

Every coach wants to know who will be the best selections for our SC team on the run home.

So let’s use a bit of group think to select the Top 6 forwards. Remember though, this has  nothing to do with the last 11 Rounds, only on who will score best from now until Round 23.

Who will be the Top 6 forwards from now? (6 selections)

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18 thoughts on “Poll – Top 6 Forwards”

  1. Really interested to see people’s thoughts on Tom McDonald… anyone know how he’s scoring his points? Just a key forward in a form side or can he continue to go large against stronger competition when they’re not pummeling sides.


  2. As a Dees supporter I hope so, but against some quality opposition with more pressure, he will probably not get the same numbers. (eg contested marks inside 50)


  3. M Walters:
    2018 OS Avg (including injury): 101.8 from 5 (low of 17 and a high of 146, 2/5 below 100, 2/5 120+)
    2018 OS Avg (excluding injury): 123 from 4 (low of 98 and a high of 146, 1/4 below 100, 3/4 115+)
    2018 OS Wins Avg: 115.33 from 3 (low of 98 and a high of 132, 1/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)
    2018 Wins Avg: 115.33 from 3 (low of 98 and a high of 132, 1/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)
    2018 Losses Avg: 95 from 5 (low of 72 and a high of 146, 4/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)

    Fremantle have 7 of their last 11 games at Optus Stadium.


  4. D Mundy:
    2018 OS Avg: 104.67 from 6 (low of 90 and a high of 126, 2/6 below 100, 1/6 120+)
    2018 Interstate Avg: 80.4 from 5 (low of 53 and a high of 105, 4/5 below 100)
    2018 OS Wins Avg: 110 from 4 (low of 104 and a high of 123, 1/4 120+)
    2018 Wins Avg: 110 from 4 (low of 104 and a high of 123, 1/4 120+)
    2018 Losses Avg: 84.29 from 7 (low of 53 and a high of 105, 6/7 below 100)

    Fremantle have 7 of their last 11 games at Optus Stadium against Adelaide, Brisbane, Port, Hawthorn, West Coast, Carlton and Collingwood


  5. I got him after his second game and am very happy. I dont expect his scoring to continue at the current rate, but he is clearly not a stay at home fwd, and gets a lot of possessions as the midfield link man. That should mean he will continue to score enough to be fwd top 6. And that beautiful dpp !!!


  6. S Menegola:
    2018 GMHBA Avg: 102.25 from 4 (low of 70 and a high of 129, 2/4 below 100, 2/4 120+)
    2018 GMHBA Wins Avg: 113 from 3 (low of 85 and a high of 129, 1/3 below 100, 2/3 120+)
    2018 Wins Avg: 110.86 from 7 (low of 74 and a high of 132, 2/7 below 100, 4/7 120+)
    2018 Losses Avg: 78.5 from 4 (low of 57 and a high of 128, 3/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)

    Geelong play 4 of their last 6 games at GMHBA against Melbourne, Brisbane, Fremantle and Gold Coast.


  7. I Heeney:
    Avg without L Franklin: 86.67 from 3 (low of 78 and a high of 94)
    Avg with L Franklin: 112.5 from 8 (low of 104 and a high of 128, 3/8 120+)


  8. looking forward to fuller results. Don’t forget, as someone pointed out earlier this week, Port and Suns players have 12 games left, everyone else only 11. It already looks like Heeney is going to be considered #1.

    If he continues to average 105 (why not), then he will accumulate a further 1155pts. Any Port or Suns player therefore only needs to average 96.25 to achieve the same number of total points (96.25*12=1155).

    Thought it might be worth mentioning. Of course, this only rings true if you already have or bring the Port player in now, or do it before the comparative player you are considering’s bye. Hope that makes sense.


    1. I think this is slightly misleading in regard to our teams. Assuming you have rookie cover for Heeney’s bye and they score 60, the total score that the port/gc player would need to get is 1155 + 60 = 1215pts. And thus they would need to average 101.25 for the rest of the season to be the better pick up


      1. Very good point. I knew it wasn’t that simplistic!

        Reevaluating, the opportunity cost would actually be the difference between your Port player’s score and the highest non-scoring player (who would be afield otherwise) in R14 if we’re still considering Heeney as an example. However, I only used Heeney as an example as he is most likely to be no.1, which in hindsight was probably wrong.

        We should really be looking at a Port/Suns player vs potential F6s.

        If you look at say Westhoff (probably the best of the three viable options, and given Gray is considered top 4) for one’s F6 vs. who you don’t trade in as a consequence, then the supporting numbers are far more convincing.

        Going by the current voting above, let’s assume you will have Sicily and TMac, but one is playing DEF to best utilise their dual DPP status.

        Then, your best FWD F1-5 are:
        Heeney, McLean, Sicily/TMac, Gray and Walters (just)

        So F6 is a decision between Westhoff and any of the other options (voting numbers are close). Looking at current averages and likely scoring to season’s end, I know who I’d choose.

        I was thinking The Hoff was a problem, but now I’m not so sure.


  9. Surprised to see Gray fourth, do people think he’ll be switched back to the mids because he’s unlikely to be top 6 if he stays in the forward line. Average of 75 last year in games where he has less than 15 disposals. If he plays midfield he’s number 1.


    1. I agree. Will only bring him in if/when he’s back in the mids. Projected to fall $40+k during the byes if he stays FWD.



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