Three rounds have come to pass, and for Supercoach that means price changes. Identifying the Fallen Premiums this week poses a bit of a challenge though; ideally, I would try to name some economical options for your upgrades. However, at this early stage, players who have dropped significantly in price are probably not realistic trade targets (does anyone want a Zerrett yet?).
So instead, I’ve tried to identify players who may not necessarily have dropped significantly in price, but who I fully expect to appreciate in value in coming weeks, and thereby provide you gains in that way.
Jeremy HOWE (COL), $510 100 (-$7.5K), average 97, BE 90 – A pre-season diagnosis of “grumbly calf” (apparently that’s the official medical term for the condition) interrupted Jumpin’ Jeremy’s 2018 preparations, which was reflected in his opening round 78. Has bounced back well in the past fortnight, and is a very viable POD at only 5% ownership.
Shane SAVAGE (STK), $490 800 (+$11.1K), average 103, BE 74 – Savage shapes as that rarest of beasts this season: the mature-age breakout. Has continued his excellent form in the back half of last year and this year’s JLT series, compiling scores of 92, 97 and 121. Who knows if he can keep it going, but right now he looks like excellent value!
Backing it up…
Elliot Yeo, $520K, BE 177
Michael Hurley, $541K, BE 137
Michael Hibberd, $507K, BE 137
Nathan FYFE (FRE), $597 800 (-$0.1K), average 118, BE 75 – If the 2015 Brownlow medallist was a bargain at the start of the year, he’s an absolute, bonafide, drop-everything-and-get now. Brad Ebert pinned him down to 75 points in the first round, but the champ has answered with 120 and 160 in the past two weeks. This will be the last time you see Fyfe’s price with a 5 in front of it for the foreseeable future. 48% of you out there don’t have him – you should expect that number to plummet before this week is out!
Dayne ZORKO (BRL), $549 300 (-$59.6K), average 76, BE 129 – Zorko owners were calling the cops after the Magician’s disappearing act in the first round. Has compiled 105 and 92 in the two games since then, and that first round “effort” drops out of his price cycle this weekend. Zorko’s break-even is hefty, but well within reach for a player of his ability.
Patrick Dangerfield, $750K, BE 216
Lachie Neale, $562K, BE 161
Josh Kelly, $602K, BE 159
Zach Merrett, $515K, BE 158
Sam JACOBS (ADE), $515 200 (-$11.1K), average 96, BE 108 – Like the condiment that is his namesake, Jacobs ain’t flashy, he just gets it done. Sauce probably doesn’t have the ceiling of some of his more illustrious rucking counterparts, but you can rely on him to pull his weight every week, and there’s no injury niggles or dual ruck dramas to worry about here.
Matthew Kreuzer, $604K, BE 199
Sam MENEGOLA (GEE), $520 900 (-$30.9K), average 86, BE 125 – Sam gave a not-so-subtle reminder of what he’s capable of against the Eagles, racking up 29 touches and 128 points. With GAJ seemingly out of the picture for a few weeks at least, the road is cleared for Menegola to do his thing in the midfield. Can he re-produce the numbers that made him the highest-priced forward in the game at the start of the season?
Luke DAHLHAUS (WBD), $478 600 (-$19.9K), average 84, BE 120 – Dahlhaus has been one of the safer options in Supercoach forward lines for a few seasons now, although he notably struggled towards the end of 2017. He’s certainly a barometer for the Dogs, and not surprisingly he tonned up in their upset win over the Bombers last week. You can probably wait a week on Dahlhaus, but he’s definitely one to keep an eye on.
Jack Billings, $493K, BE 160
Chad Wingard, $486K, BE 151
Lance Franklin, $562K, BE 141
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