Round 10 was easily the highest scoring weekend of the year thus far for Supercoaches. 17 players from the round scored 130+, including some popular picks in Fyfe, Coniglio, Simpson and Dangerfield. So it’s very possible that you won’t be looking for an upgrade option this week, and are happy to save trades. Wise strategy, especially with the annual debacle that is the bye rounds brewing in the background!
However, if you’re one of the few who struggled last week (*slowly raises hand*), you’ll be very keen to get some actual genuine premiums into your team. Here’s the pick of the crop:
Heath SHAW (GWS), $448 100 (-$10.0K), average 93, BE 66 – Hey, do you remember when Shaw wasn’t just the dominant defender in the game, but one of the first players picked in any Supercoach team? Heater sent a timely reminder of that golden age against the Bombers, racking up 34 disposals which included 29 off that trusty right boot. In the twilight of his career, but still very capable of finishing in the top 10 defenders for the season.
Shane SAVAGE (STK), $439 100 (-$40.6K), average 92, BE 69 – Savage was an interesting point of difference in some pre-season backlines, and generally he’s performed about as well as his owners could have hoped for. With Roberton out for the season, the opportunity is there for Savage to get a greater share of the ball and the points. Scored 104 against the reigning premiers in his last outing.
Backing it up…
Michael Hurley, $520K, 149
James Sicily, $515K, BE 147
Jeremy Howe, $521K, BE 133
Tom ROCKLIFF (PTA), $374 900 (-$154.5K), average 63, BE 25 – Modern sportsmen love ‘ticking boxes’, and Rocky does plenty of that this week: huge ceiling, low price tag, low break-even, bye round done. It’s very nice to have a premium at M9 at the end of the year, but could Rocky be more than that? Had pre-bye scores of 98 and 102 after returning from a stint in the SANFL.
Tom MITCHELL (HAW), $576 200 (-$77.3K), average 123, BE 75 – The most magnetic of all magnets has been untagged in the past fortnight, and as a consequence he boasts scores of 155 and 116 in that time. His break-even is now as low as it has been since his 150 ppg outburst at the start of the season. 39% of teams still don’t have him for some reason, that may be about to change…
Dustin MARTIN (RIC), $482 100 (-$173.9K), average 107, BE 81 – Dusty started the season like a house on fire, but then failed to reach triple figures for one frustrating month. However, if you check his numbers from last year, you’ll see an eerie coincidence! Martin has tonned up in each of his past two starts, and the reigning Brownlow medallist is now primed to explode again.
Marcus Bontempelli, $561K, BE 170
Gary Ablett, $509K, BE 164
Jack Macrae, $727K, BE 157
Josh Kelly, $574K, BE 154
Clayton Oliver, $567K, BE 154
Unless one of these two guys is injured, this is really all you need to know:
Max Gawn, $658K, BE 160
Brodie Grundy, $620K, BE 111
Michael WALTERS (FRE), $419 700 (-$58.6K), average 93, BE 25 – Sonny Walters is this week’s textbook Fallen Premium – an elite scorer who has one poor game about to drop out of his price cycle. Blazed the Roos for 146 at his last start, and his average of 104 in non-injury games this year would be enough to make him a top 6 forward. Too good to ignore?
Isaac HEENEY (SYD), $503 300 (-$33.0K), average 106, BE 69 – Already in 46% of teams, Heeney has followed up a couple of quiet weeks with scores of 105 and 128 in his past two. Gets the pill at all points of the field, but you can pick him as a forward in Supercoach. What you waiting for?
Lance FRANKLIN (SYD), $457 500 (-$83.0K), average 98, BE 103 – It’s a mark of Buddy’s scoring potential that 3000 coaches brought him in last week, despite a break-even north of 130. The conditions didn’t suit him in that game, but he faces the cellar-dwelling Blues this week at the SCG, which he should find more to his liking.
Kane Lambert, $473K, BE 148
Robbie Gray, $542K, BE 136
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