Great to see some of the best rookie priced players float promptly out of the rookie price range. I know he hasn’t been a rookie for a long time, but all the best to Rob Murphy, hopefully we are privileged enough to see him grace the field for at least another season. Back on topic- my mix of top rookie scorers and cheap options are as follows-
M Adams (WBD, 226K) “The Specimen” was again rock solid in defence for the Dogs in their narrow loss to the Hawks. He gathered 23 disposals, clunked 15 marks and again had 7 one percenters. Those stats still make him look like a good buy at his current price! If he can continue his scoring, he could well turn into a first class SuperCoach selection.
C Cameron (GCS, 223K) 18 disposals and 7 marks for the 21 year old in the big win over the Blues. Add to this his 5 rebound 50s, 4 tackles and a goal, his improvement typifies that of the Suns. If you had him from the beginning of the Season, he could repay the faith. The local product was taken at Pick 58 in the 2012 Draft.
T Ruggles (GEE, 102K) The mature aged recruit finally had his first opportunity at the highest level against the Lions on Sunday. The 23 year old Geelong local gathered 17 disposals and 9 marks in the 10 goal win. If he can hold his spot in the side, could be an early downgrade option next week.
M Hartley (ESS, 117K) Rookie on the bubble and I have the feeling we could see a lot of this man. On Friday night against the Power he didn’t have a huge impact with just 11 disposals and 4 tackles. However after an impressive year last season for Coburg and a good preseason, he shows great potential.
|M Adams (FWD)||WBD||226K||82||135||97||104.67|
|A McDonald-Tipungwuti (FWD)||ESS||166K||50||84||71||68.33|
|M Brown (FWD)||ESS||154K||42||72||38||50.67|
With Parish and Oliver now above 250K, there isn’t much to see here. Hopefully this changes soon to provide us with some downgrade options.
J Lyons (ADE, 241K) Lyons played 13 games in 2015 and dominated the SANFL in his time away from the top level, however he should now see much more game time with the sub vest vanishing in the off season. Against the Tigers, he had 21 disposals at 85%, 3 centre clearances, 7 inside 50s, 2 goal assists and kicked 2 goals himself. He will be looking to back up his form and consolidate his place in the Crows line up. Lyons was drafted from Sandringham at pick 61 in the 2010 Draft.
L McCarthy (GEE, 193K) Playing his first game at Kardinia Park, McCarthy showed some real spark. He kicked 2 goals and laid 4 tackles to go with his 13 disposals. The South Australian has been hampered by injuries in the past, however the 22 year old now looks to be given his chance.
J Short (RIC, 117K) Wanted to mention a rookie on the bubble and Short looks to be the best basement priced option. In the loss to the Crows, Short gathered 11 disposals and applied 3 tackles. In his first outing, the 20 year old kicked 3 goals from his 6 touches. Short was selected by the Tigers at pick number 11 in last years Rookie Draft.
Front line trading:
|S Kerridge (MID)||CAR||215K||86||106||65||85.67|
|J Simpkin (MID)||ESS||223K||72||DNP||DNP||72.00|
|C Ah Chee||GCS||189K||58||76||DNP||67.00|
|C Menadue (MID)||RIC||192K||80||63||31||58.00|
|C Ellis (MID)||RIC||210K||59||39||53||50.33|
|L Duggan (MID)||WCE||215K||56||17||29||34.00|
|S Frost (FWD)||MEL||217K||17||DNP||31||24.00|
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