Let me just clear the air straight away……….Yeo is on my ‘Higgins List’. Now that may seem harsh given he’s only 23 years old, but he’s burnt me twice in the last two seasons and I’ve sworn off him for this year. Now that that’s out of the way……….
Elliott Yeo has taken all before him in 2017, proving to be a surprise packet in Supercoach terms. An opening month of 139, 102, 83 & 141 sees Yeo as one of the most sought-after FWDs in the game. He has had similar patches of form in the past however. If I may cast your minds back to 2015, Yeo produced a four-week-streak of 119, 91, 146 & 111 before ending the season with an 82 avg from 21 games (including a 40 in the SC Grand Final). Another patch of form struck in 2016 where Yeo managed a 96, 118, 81 & 102 over a four-week-stretch. He only crawled to a 75 avg from 19 games last year including a 29 in the SC Grand Final. A pattern seems to be emerging………..
When injuries set in at the Eagles, Simpson turns to Yeo to ‘plug the gaps’ and gives him a run-with role. In the immortal words of George W. Bush: ‘Fool me once……shame on…..you?…….Fool me twice………………….you can’t fool me again…..’ 😉 How do you rate Yeo in 2017? Let us know below…….
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