Sneak Previews – Brodie Smith (Adel)

Written by Schwarzwalder on February 23 2016

POSITION: DEF/MID

Starting Price: $415 500

SC Scoring History
2015 – 76 points per game (19)
2014 – 94ppg (22)
2013 – 75ppg (18)
2012 – 65 (19)

 

Few players frustrated Supercoaches more last season than Brodie Smith. After a breakout season in 2014 where he averaged 94ppg and made the All-Australian Team, Smith’s 2015 season was interrupted by some nasty knocks to the head. While he did pull out a couple tons (& 97) during the SC Finals, Smith went through an extreme lean patch between Rds 4-18 where he didn’t crack 80 pts in a single game. The SCT Forum was collectively tearing their hair out with those meagre returns.

Frustration was only compounded after an analysis of his 2014 stats. The hard-running defender was League leader for long kicks in 2014 & 2nd overall for Rebound 50s and metres gained. While Smith still managed to be 5th in the League for metres gained in 2015, he had over 100 disposals less than 2014 (from one less game). Add to that an increase in clangers and it’s easy to see why the average took a sharp dip. He’s not a prolific tackler so his SC output relies heavily on his clean disposal (78.7% Disposal Effieciency in 2014, 69.8% DE in 2015).

Brodie Smith is due to play his 100th game early this year and at just 24 years of age, he should be at the peak of his powers. Many astute Supercoaches started with him last year at $510k. If he can be forgiven his form following the two early concussions in 2015, then his starting price of $415k (and Dual Position Status) presents huge value. A glance at the RMT Thread shows that many Coaches are also thinking along those lines………

*Stats from NAB1: 17 possessions at 64% Disposal Efficiency plus three clangers for 52 SC pts.

 

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21 thoughts on “Sneak Previews – Brodie Smith (Adel)”

  1. For mine, there are no certain locks in the backline, with all players having enough question marks above them to make this easily the hardest position to pick.
    Smith is looking more likely than not to make the cut for the simple reason that he’s priced at his lower end and has proven he can be a much higher scorer. So worst case, he averages what you paid for him, best, he finishes top 5 backmen for the year.

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  2. At the start of the year both Yeo and Brodie were the two locks inmmy backline, along with McVeigh if fit.

    Now, I’m not so sure on either of them, and McVeigh looks unlikely to make round 1….

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  3. Kicked the spud outta my team after his poor nab he won’t be worth the headache this year may become a never again burnman for me

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  4. Hi Guys,

    just want though thoughts around a defense strategy, the closest defender i can find to a lock in terms of value is this guy, heater is a bit dear. with that being said, would it be worth starting with a defense like smith – mid – mid – R – R – R?

    high risk with 3 starting rookies but this would allow you to go MASSIVE in the Mid and Ruck. like rocky at M7 massive and your rucks goldy/martin.

    downside is obviously playing 3 defense rookies but i think brown will play, tucker, adamson and broad have potential. this would allow you to upgrade to ‘fallen premiums’ mid year and the emerging midpricers pick themselves.

    any thoughts?

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  5. Nice article Schwarzwalder. I worry that Smith will be stuck in that annoying 80 point bracket with Laird and Seedsman sharing his points.

    He’s no longer an auto-selection as we all hoped.

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  6. To start next season (2017), if Shaw was 380K and Rance was 415K, people would consider Shaw a lock, and seriously consider Rance. The same applies this year, with the 1st (Malceski) and 4th (Smith) most expensive players from the previous season finding themselves at a discount.

    A proven but unreliable premium (Shaw/Malceski) and a breakout but inconsistent young gun (Smith/Rance).

    With no locks in the Backline this year, I don’t see a lot of downside with either.

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  7. I am not sold on smith either I keep swapping him out with a cheaper defender like Daniel Howe from Hawks. Will be watching Howe closely preseason, I am happy to do more upgrades down back as it is the cheapest line to upgrade.

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  8. I’m looking at going laird, yeo, salem and mcdonald/aish +2 rook

    Had smith but upgraded to laird just seems a much better pick.

    Others r just gut feel hoping to work out alright.

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