My Top Five Rookie’s (<$200k) of the week:
1) Z Smith (Ruck 117k) Big lanky Zac was pegged at the start of the season by most as one of their bench Rucks, yet there was little to really justify this other than a lot of positive reinforcement from Bluey McKenna. Well, low and behold, the kid has talent. He’s about 10ft tall (206cm), and can jump, and his two scores thus far have been 84 and 94. To be honest, if I had of known how good he was at the start of the season I wouldn’t have bothered with Petrie. Anyway, if you need some bench ruck cover, make sure you have him on standby.
2) S Savage (Mid 186k) I’m not sure why Savage didn’t get more attention during the pre-season, and I haven’t seen anyone with him, but he is in 10,000 teams (must be 10,000 Hawks supporters). Anyway, Savage had been ‘steady’ without being a standout and had scored two 70’s in R1 & R2, but in R3 went to another level with a very impressive game racking up 121. I’m guessing he benefitted from Cyril’s week off, but he certainly didn’t do his chances any harm with regard to Clarko’s view-point. He got a reasonable price hike this week, but if you’re looking for someone around this price in your midfield, this is your last chance.
3) D Prestia (Mid/Fwd 148k) During the Pre-season there were plenty of Mid/Fwd DPP rookies floating around to help out your bench, yet come round one, the all evaporated, and the last man standing was Prestia. Well, Prestia is about to receive a price hike, and if you want some extra flexibility with your Mid or Fwd bench, then grab Prestia now. He’s been pretty solid in his first two weeks with 55 and 77.
4) D Harris (Def 125k) Harris was clearly the Suns best player in his first up run, and 150th game against the Blues, but a little less convincing against the doggies. However, I still feel he is a great value player, and one real benefit, and one of the main reasons I will be starting him each week is because I don’t have to worry about him getting Subbed out of the game. In his first two outing’s he scored 109 and 58.
5) J Darling (Fwd 163k) I had Jack in last week’s review, and I still think he is great value….. All the WC supporters are loving the look of 191cm big Jack who has height and the agility to go with it. Jack has played two years of senior footy in the WAFL and comes into the AFL well prepared with a strong body for an 18yo. Again, his scores haven’t been ridiculously good, but they have been very solid and considering where he fits into the side… with The Frenchman (LeCras) out for 10 weeks and the big Q-stick constantly under-achieving, I firmly believe Whoosha will give Darling plenty of opportunity. His scores were R1 80, R2 70 and R3 71. I reiterate, give him some thought!
Here is the rookie data for you to analyse in your spare time, and form your own opinions:
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