Rare Gems – Rd3

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 5 2018

Ever get the feeling that there are certain players performing well just for you?  Nothing wrong with owning a POD or two but these guys are owned by just 2% of all teams (at the very most).  The following players aren’t necessarily recommended, it’s more a guide of ‘left-field’ choices that the majority of us didn’t bother with.  When we have some more data, we’ll get a more detailed write-up 😉

 

DEFENDERS

Shannon Hurn (WCE) $487k, 125 avg, owned by 1.65

Luke Ryan (FRE) $422k, 98 avg, owned by 1.7%

 

MIDFIELDERS

Jack Macrae (WBD) $588k, 131 avg, owned by 1%

Seb Ross (STK ) $555k, 106 avg, owned by 1.1%

Ollie Wines (PTA) $544k, 120 avg, owned by 1.4%

 

RUCKS

Jarrod Witts (GCS) $518k, 118 avg, owned by 2%

 

FORWARDS

Charlie Dixon (PTA) $500k, 107 avg, owned by 1.6%

David Mundy (FRE)  $492k, 102 avg, owned by 2.1%

 

So did you start with any of these Rare Gems?  Are you looking to trade some in during the near future?

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35 thoughts on “Rare Gems – Rd3”

  1. Anybody else like the option of Hibberd down to Luke Ryan? He has an excellent kick to handball ratio and looks confident in that freo backline.

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    1. I wanted to but has that terrible round 14 bye and I’m struggling enough that week already. That’s why I didn’t start with Ryan 🙁

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      1. It’s a shame, Feel like he will finish top 10 defender pushing top 6. Another positive is his 22 which is the age players start taking that next step in there game. Examples would be Jack Billings and Josh Kelly last year.

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    2. Amazing, I gave that suggestion for the TEAM in the other thread, and it got a zillion dislikes. Don’t understand it. Happy to have been one of the 1% who started him from round 1.

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        1. Thanks, but the SuperCoach gods are fickle. I also took a punt on McCartin having a bigger role… giveth and taketh away…

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      1. Coaches are very protective of the TEAM. Very rarely do they go for suchva huge POD. Its a different story when it comes to your own side……

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  2. TU: Lambert to Taranto & Mason Cox to Fisher (306k in the bank)

    TD: Giles Langdon – Ryan (170k in the bank)

    Common for parfitt over fisher

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  3. Definitely keen on Macrae, and was close to picking Witts as a replacement for Ryder. I’d also add the following to the list:

    – McEvoy (RUC). Averaging 116, 1.2%
    – Boak (FWD). Averaging 105, 2.0%
    – Gunston (FWD). Averaging 101, 1.4%
    – Darling (FWD). Averaging 101, 0.7%

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  4. I was thiiiiis close to taking Dixon but ended up going a bit cheaper in the forward line. I’ve considered Witts but it means you’re either copping a 0 or crap cover score for his bye.

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      1. I really wanna select him over simpson for the extra dangerdusty funds just not sure. Is he back to his old role and taking kick outs

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  5. As tempting as his scores have been so far, he is still in my “never again” list after last season, when I held him all year. That said, now watch him outscore Hibberd over the remainder of the season, just to spite me.

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  6. I started with Mundy.

    I know he has the R14 bye but he has DPP status this year.

    Mundy also has runs on the board as far as supercoach is concerned.

    Adam may have his exact history, but I feel he has averaged close to 100 over the last 5 or 6 years.

    He is very durable also hardly misssing a game for years.

    I’ve said this before about L.Neale ,but if Mundy played for the Pies his ownership would be 35%

    My other POD tip for top 6 forward this year is……..

    He has DPP, plays a lot of midfield minutes for a top 4 team.
    He has a 2 round ave of 125.
    Owned by only 2.1% and without the R14 bye.

    Have you guessed yet.

    Justin “the Hoff” Westhoff.

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      1. allsaints.

        Even with Ryder back in.
        The Hoff plays mainly wing/ half forward.
        He also drifts back as an extra in defence when Port are under the pump.(=Intercept marks)

        I know I will have to cover his China Bye.
        Although knowing he will play all the other Bye rounds, and his DPP make him a lock at F3 for me.

        Get on the Hoff train.

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    1. Yeah Slats.

      Most forwards very up and down.

      Heeney, Mundy and Mclean seem to be the safest for 90-110 every week.

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  7. Rocky and Brayshaw Out, Titch and Kelly in

    T/U Solid

    T/D Poor

    I thought rocky would score maybe idk 105ppg. 17.

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    1. I could have lived with 70-80 for a couple of weeks while he warmed up. But losing probable 300grand was too much. Not angry(knew the risks) just disappointed(two games for under 70 points total) .

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  8. Matt

    You might want to try posting this on the” Table for Two” thread.

    Personally I think Titch and Kelly are must haves.

    Kelly for sure. He could even end up being a keeper at M8.

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  9. Dixon has scored very well since moving to Port. I actually put him in my dead league team because he is reliable and consistent.

    I also said in pre-season Macrae is a great POD and a much better pick than the bont. Didn’t have room to select him however but if his scoring well when dogs are getting smashed that’s also a good sign.

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    1. Macrae. Will play 100% mid time and will do just as he did towards the back end of last year. Wines just teases us every year, but he is not damaging enough, nor does he tackle enough, nor does he kick enough goals to score highly consistently.

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