Bachar Houli $476,300 (+$28,900; AVE 100.92, BE 104, PTA 95.2) He’s the third best averaging defender this season, with very few managing the magical 100 ppg figure in our 2015 backlines. Coming in as the just the 11th most expensive backman despite his high average has many realising his value this week after a few rounds on the slide. A big effort of 117 in the win over the Giants has Houli back in form and ready to serve your team for the rest of the season.
Alex Rance $418,000 (-$58,200; AVE 93.23, BE 15, PTA 83.6) A huge last quarter meant that Rance finished with 111, coming to the elation of those who stole him at $402k last week. Still very cheap considering the average he’s sporting, priced ten points under value. A great selection if you’re missing the funds for his yellow and black partner in crime, Houli.
Tom McDonald $447k; BE 163
Luke Hodge $526k; BE 136
Josh Gibson $435k; BE 117
Nick Malceski $334k; BE 117
Josh P. Kennedy $510,500 (-$101,700; AVE 107.00, BE 46, PTA 102) It would’ve been nice to jump on before last Thursday’s 143, but hindsight’s a wonderful thing isn’t it!? With two big tons behind him we have some degree of confidence that his three consecutive rounds of below-par performances (73, 62, 97) are out of the way now.
Steele Sidebottom $481,900 (-$126,300; AVE 98.71, BE 108, PTA 96.2) Many were shelling out more than $600k for him after R9 as a result of his 116 and 120 returning from injury. He’s since put in 59, 83 and 70, but rallied on Friday night with a 107 in the loss to Hawthorn. Would make for a big POD with plenty of potential. Let’s not forget his 113 average last year.
Jordan Lewis $444,000 (-$144,200; AVE 99.20, BE 58, PTA 88.8) It’s a big risk considering some of the games he’s come up with in 2015, but if you believe they’re mere anomalies, he could be a real bargain ready to be snapped up. 125 was impressive against the Pies and if there’s more of that to come he’s going to ourperform that price tag by a ridiculous amount (Currently priced at 88.8).
Gary Ablett $688k; BE 197
Brad Ebert $551k; BE 180
Brandon Ellis $527k; BE 139
Dylan Shiel $498k; BE 134
Callan Ward $572k; BE 128
Sam Jacobs $527,000 (-$93,100; AVE 101.50, BE 116, PTA 105.4) There’s really been not too much to get excited about in the ruck department for Fallen Premiums this year. In a week where some may be looking to cover the suspended Eminem duo in Maric and Martin, everyone’s essentially at top dollar! Jacobs is the cheapest premium ruck I’d consider at this point in time. You’re either going to have to spend big, or look at filling the void with McKernan as a FWD/RUC swing or Leuenberger as a BIG risk!
Patrick Ryder $407k; BE 117
Dayne Zorko $478,300 (-$53,600; AVE 90.46, BE 39, PTA 95.6) This will be his last mention here, as the spellbinding Dayne Zorko is about to rise above $500k. With the third highest 3-round average of any forward at 111.33, his stocks are rising rapidly.
Shane Edwards $449,100 (-$6,600; AVE 97.64, BE 78, PTA 89.8) As a Richmond supporter, I believe Edwards has been the Tigers most improved player this season and is a big chance at the Jack Dyer Medal. Once maligned by the Tiger faithful for his errant disposal, Shane has developed into a classy midfielder, as agile as anyone in a contested situation. This is now the cheapest he’s been all season after a few disappointing games after the bye. Coming out with a 121 against the Giants he’s got some form back and is well unders now.
Jimmy Bartel $549k; BE 229
Robbie Gray $528k; BE 178
Dustin Martin $583k; BE 170
Brendan Goddard $476k; BE 157
Luke Dahlhaus $489k; BE 148
Lance Franklin $515k; BE 138
Brett Deledio $568k; BE 129
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