Rare Gems – Rd5

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 20 2017

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……..

 

DEFENDERS

Zac Williams (GWS) – There’s been plenty of buzz about Williams over the last two years with speculation that he’d out-score Heath Shaw in the near future………which is what’s happening after four Rounds.  Shaw is stuck on an 85avg at the moment while Williams is running at 93.75.  Scores of 92, 84, 109 & 90 show a decent level of consistency that Shaw is missing recently.  Owned by just 2.6% of Coaches, Williams might be the (not so) left-field choice that your back line is craving……..

 

MIDFIELDERS

Rory Sloane (ADE) – Due to injury over the pre-season, it seems we all overlooked Sloane (again) as a starting option.  That seemed a legitimate concern after his 77pts in Rd1.  Has absolutely torn it up since then with 146, 168 & 124……….that is some red-hot form!  Only in 3.6% of teams (now snuck up to 5%) right now with a rising price tag, he’s bound to stay rare for a while longer.  Sloane is scoring at 1.3 points per minute & has a very favorable draw until the Bye Rounds.  He is sure to be a massive POD for his current owners.  Well done to anyone who had the guts to start him………

 

RUCK

Shane Mumford (GWS) – Behind Stefan Martin, Mummy is the next best Ruckman after four Rounds.  Averaging 109.5, Mumford is very much the forgotten man in the Ruck.  After a slow start against Adelaide in Rd1 (69pts), Mumford has quietly gone about his business with a 97, 137 & 135 over the last three weeks.  With much of the focus on Gawn, Goldy, Sandi, Nank, Ryder, Witts, Stef & Grundy, Mumford has flown right under the radar with just 4.3% ownership during Rd4.  His injury history has been well-documented on SCT on numerous occasions. He rarely plays more than 16 games in a season.  If he can stay on the park however, he might just be the Rare Gem that you need to propel your team up the rankings.

 

FORWARDS

Alex Fasolo (COL) – This is not an official endorsement for Fasolo, let me just get that out of the way!  It’s just really hard to find Rare Gems in the FWD line this season 😉  Fasolo is averaging just the 73 pts after four Rounds.  With the re-structuring of the Magpies forward line, Fasolo has become one of the main focal points.  With a favorable draw before the Bye Rounds, I’d expect the goal-sneak to snare a few and lift his SC-output.  Has managed 106 & 93 in the Magpies’ two best performances to date this season and is only in 0.7% of all teams……….very rare indeed.

 

What do you make of these Rare Gems?  Did you single out any of these guys during the pre-season?  Which other Rare Gems would you recommend?

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18 thoughts on “Rare Gems – Rd5”

  1. Started with Sloane. He missed the preseason with (another) facial injury so was able to keep his fitness up. It clearly hasn’t effected his confidence as he still goes in hard which is great for his scoring but not so good for his face.
    Jeremy Howe in defence doing well also. Hoping that buckley doesn’t mess with his position.

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    1. I didn’t even have Sloane as an option before Rd1 since I was certain he’d miss through injury. Started with him last two years……

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  2. A different sort of rare gem, but one in the forward line has to be ryan burton. Scores of 104, 80 and 74 are pretty good for a 250k forward.

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  3. Started with Sloaneranger, Burnman and Josh Kelly from team 1 and pretty happy with the output generally, although Missy’s last couple were piss poor.

    There were so many similar teams in the early threads I thought that I needed a couple of PoDs. However not normally an exact science??

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    1. We try and start with the best possible line-up, regardless of popularity. These Rare Gems can sneak into the side more during the season. Best to take a gamble on them then…..

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  4. I’ll tell you someone who is a rare dud this year, Callan Ward. Bloke needs to lift! Usually a handy POD, this year he’s brought nothing but pain to those of us who counted him in for a reliable premo.

    T/U – he’s a champion, he’ll lift
    T/D – something’s gone wrong here…

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    1. I started with Howe over adams due to his low ownership and greater durability. At the moment, whilst Howe is doing well, I am still kind of envious of those who started with Adams although Im hoping by year end my decision pays off.

      In hindsight it shouldnt have been a choice of adams or howe it shouldve been a choice of adams or shaw, I couldve saved money going with adams and then picked up shaw in the next couple of rounds for a bargain.

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      1. I too regret not taking adams. I went with Doch, Laird, Howe in the end. I am crossing my fingers i can get adams next week. he wont go lower from what i am seeing. i am $18,000 short this week but my rookie should make that up this week.

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        1. I started with Docherty, Laird and Howe and have been quite pleased. Especially with the last minute trade from Shaw to Docherty (Nailed it!) as I was unsure on my DEF premo structure at the time.

          Adams would have been a gem to start with. I didn’t have him scoring this high though and the way he is going it’s looking like a must. Comes in this week for me albeit it bleeding a rookie a week to early. Seem to have options coming through for the next few weeks so want to keep the one up/one down for the next few weeks.

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  5. DEF: Roberton, Howe, Montagna

    MIDS: Wines, Shuey, Cotchin, Goddard,Duncan, Mundy.

    FWDS: Taylor Walker

    Other than that pretty slim pickings at this stage.

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