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……..
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……..
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………
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.
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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