There are the popular choices in Supercoach, then come the Points Of Difference………then there’s the Rare Gems. The players that are pumping out the big digits just for you and your team. Every few weeks we’ll try and unearth the Rare Gems (under 3% ownership, exceptions in the RUCK) that could propel your team up the rankings……..
Lee Spurr (FRE $411 800) – Michael Johnson is struggling to string many good games together, Joel Hamling plays key-position, Garrick Ibbotson had the one good season, Timmy Sheridan can’t get a game at the minute………this has left Lee Spurr to pick up the pieces in the Freo backline. Owned by just 0.5% of teams, he seems to be the main ball carrier coming out of defence (and they’re seeing a lot of ball down there!) Scores of 110 & 89 to start the year. Will be interesting to see how he develops throughout the year………
Ollie Wines (PTA $533 700) – Had promised so much to Supercoaches over the last few years but burnt so many in 2016. Has always had the makings of a Supercoach-Beast with his bullocking work but clangers stopped him abruptly in his tracks (#1 in the League last year!). Has started the season on fire with 125 & 145 in the first two weeks. Has that dreadful Rd9 Bye which doesn’t help. Although the 1.5% of teams with Wines would be pretty chuffed right now……….
Stefan Martin (BRL $488 000) – After holding Stef for the entire year in 2016, I swore off him for the 2017 season. Especially with the prospect of a dual Ruck system with Archie Smith. Turns out that Fagan likes the sole Ruckman set-up and Smith hasn’t cracked the line-up at this stage. Stef has pumped out 98 & 126 in the first two Rounds and at just 6.5% ownership (rare for the RUCK! Only two positions), is definitely a viable option for the remainder of the season……..
Jack Gunston (HAW $502 300) – Not a great first game against the Bombers (68)but Gunston showed what he can do on the weekend with a 131 against the Crows. With the Hawks going through somewhat of a re-structuring phase, Gunston is sure to continue pushing up the ground. Is currently owned by just 2.1%. Expect that to rise over the coming weeks…………
What do you make of these Rare Gems? Did you take a punt on any of them? Which other Rare Gems would you recommend?
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