When Schwarzwalder and Huttabito collaborate!
Before being diagnosed with glandular fever over the pre-season, Isaac Heeney was appearing in many line-ups in our ‘Rate My Team’ threads. His talent has always been quite obvious but extra midfield time was being touted in his 3rd season and Coaches were keen to jump on.
After receiving extra midfield time during last years Finals series, Heeney averaged 94pts over the four weeks, far better than his season avg of 79. His first three games back have netted him 75, 107 & 116. Is Heeney on the brink of a breakout year? Could he be a Top6 Forward from THIS POINT onwards?
With a BreakEven of 44, he won’t be much cheaper than his current price of $455k anytime soon. Where do you see Isaac Heeney ending up this season? Is he a must-have FWD? Or needs more time to develop?
and then there’s Buddy……
Buddy came out blazing opening his 2017 campaign with 125 against Port Adelaide in Round 1 followed by 103 in Round 2 in the 2016 Grand Final replay against Western Bulldogs kicking 4 goals in each. With Sydney struggling to get a win and Buddy just not looking 100% right for a few weeks after copping a hit from Hurn, he went on a string of lesser games and averaged 76 points over the next 4 weeks kicking 1.5 goals per game.
This was until Round 7, where Sydney registered their first win for the season and Buddy kicked 8 goals for a whopping 160 points! Despite smashing his BreakEven and rising $23.2K this week alone, he is still priced at $467k, which is $47k less than his starting price. Now with a BreakEven of 32 (projected 31 next week), he is set to skyrocket to $520k by the time Sydney have their bye. Buddy has a career average of 99.7 since 2008 and is currently averaging 98.7, which suggests he is under priced if history is to repeat itself.
Now, we did a poll recently and asked the coaches of SuperCoachTalk who they would like in their ideal finishing team. The results included the likes of Dahlhaus, Macrae and N.Riewoldt as top 6 forwards for the year. Buddy was also named in the top 6 at this point however Heeney still had question marks around his health and fitness. Heeney is now back and smashing it but the only problem is… they all share that darn Round 11 bye! Surely someone at AFL fixturing was in on this?
So the question here today is….
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