Starting Price: $443 300
SC Scoring History
2015 – 82 points per game from 21 games played
2014 – 66 ppg (13)
2013 – 62 ppg (19)
2012 – 58 ppg (8)
‘Yeo will finish Top5 in this year’s Brownlow Count’………not my words, but those of Matteo, our resident Eagles fanatic in his Team Review from January. Big call…..HUGE call! From a Supercoach point-of-view, Yeo wasn’t really relevant during his first three seasons at AFL level. He never reached the SC-ton in his first 40 games, only going above 90 pts once against Hawthorn back in 2014 (Rd12, 96pts). In fairness to Yeo, he then missed a large chunk of 2014 with a badly broken hand (*only recently had the plate in his hand removed. Played with it during 2015).
He first made an impression on Supercoaches in 2015. With season-ending injuries to Brown and Mackenzie, and doubts over McGovern’s hammies during the year, Yeo was the designated Plumber at West Coast………constantly plugging holes. However from Rounds 5-17, Yeo managed to score over 90 pts from eight of eleven occasions (including five big tons). In many of those games he was playing as a pure midfielder, collecting 20+ disposals in those eight big performances.
The reason Matteo is so excited about his prospects in 2016? According to Adam Simpson (WCE coach), Yeo is ‘made for the midfield and will play there this year’. Yeo is strong overhead, has a penetrating kick and can find the goals regularly for a midfielder (18 last season). More importantly, Brown & Mackenzie are on track for Rd1, almost ensuring more midfield time for Yeo…….signs are looking good for 2016.
If like myself, you picked up Yeo after Rd8 last season, one thing that really sticks in the mind is his SC Finals series. 54, 62, 45 & 40……..he literally cost us some tight finals match-ups, where he struggled to reach double digits on the stats page. At his starting price of $443 300, you’d be backing Yeo to be a keeper and Top 10 defender for the season. Can he reach the dizzying heights of Matteo’s prediction? Or will he retreat to SC obscurity once again? Time will tell………
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