Pearce Hanley ($434,700; -$50,500, Ave 98.9, BE 45) Two tons on the trot (117 & 105) makes the Irishman back in vogue. Faces up against Melbourne, Port and St.Kilda in the next three weeks. I don’t have him. Fair to say, I’m concerned.
Jack Grimes ($377,000; -$95,400, Ave 84.4, BE 67) Risky selection, but might have some merit to it at such a bargain price. Since coming back from a shoulder injury, he’s scored 72 and 92 against Sydney and Geelong. Melbourne’s draw opens up nicely from this week onwards, with Brisbane, Nth Melbourne, GWS and Gold Coast in their next four. Must be said that they’re on the road for all but the Roos game, but I don’t mind Grimesy as a POD selection. Was averaging 99.6 from 5 games before the shoulder injury, including scores of 122 and 120.
Josh P. Kennedy ($497,800; -$145,200, Ave 109.5, BE 103) Back to the tons we know with a 107 against the Giants. Got to be seriously considered at this price for a guy who started the year at well over $600k. He’s the only player in the top 10 SC scorers this season (by total) to be sub-$500k.
Nat Fyfe ($476,400; -$22,400, Ave 104.7, BE 104) Cheapest he’s been all season. Back in the good books with a 108 on the weekend. Dream finals run. Much cheaper than his colleagues Barlow and Mundy. Put him on your radar.
Marc Murphy ($376,800; -$226,100, Ave 90.9, BE 102) Could not believe my eyes when I saw the Carlton skipper at such a ridiculously low price. Averages over the previous four seasons read: 112.8, 111.8, 118.0, 112.6. May have been rushed back too quickly after that facial injury, which was originally diagnosed for 4 weeks. Only missed one game after the bye and with two runs under his belt, I’d expect him to start ramping it up again for the remainder of the year.
*Deledio ($489k, BE 118) and A.Swallow ($482k, BE 118) the others I’d consider at the sub-$500k mark, but both should be cheaper next week.
Patrick Ryder ($483,600; -$80,700, Ave 94.9, BE 96) Not talked about much in SuperCoach circles, but just keeps going about his business very nicely. Scores in his last five games: 110, 101, 98, 99, 102. In a season with very few consistent ruck stocks, Ryder might just be a nice POD Fwd/Ruck to have in your team for finals (6.14% ownership).
*Keep an eye on NicNat ($481k, BE 149). Rumours are that he’s been playing sore. If he can get over the niggle he’d be outstanding value.
Dustin Martin ($466,500; -$7,000, Ave 102.8, BE 80) Finally justified his Fallen Premium selection over the last month with a massive 120 point game against the Suns. Tough run of games to come (Freo, Syd, Haw), but this may be the spark of form he needs to finish off the season strongly.
Tom Rockliff ($443,900; -$76,600, Ave 99.8, BE 25) Vossy played him as a pure midfielder last week, which is what we love as SuperCoachers. 147 points was the result. With Melbourne, Port and St Kilda in their next three, lets hope the Coach keeps him there for the rest of the year. Outstanding value, but won’t be for long with that BE of 25!
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