I’m keeping things short, sharp and straight to the point this week. To all those facing a semi-final this week, look no further than the following blokes if you’re struggling to make ends meet on the financial front.
Kade Simpson $467,300 (-$45,500; AVE 93.63, BE 73, PTA 93.4) Five of his last six matches have been in the realm of 90+, with his most recent score of 112 playing him into some solid form ahead of Brisbane and Melbourne.
Bachar Houli $438,800 (-$8,600; AVE 96.28, BE 65, PTA 87.6) 90, 96 and 103 in his last three provide an impressive outlook for his price tag and standings as the third highest scoring backman this season. Can you believe Higgins has replaced him at #2!?
Brodie Smith $347,700 (-$155,100; AVE 74.00, BE 45, PTA 69.4) Would you dare consider him after his 101 over the weekend? Current owners would tell you to steer clear after being on the receiving end of his poor 2015, but you may think otherwise!
Luke Hodge $589k; BE 161
Elliot Yeo $443k; BE 137
Tom Rockliff $496,300 (-$213,200; AVE 88.83, BE 50, PTA 99.2) The 50 in R17 stands out like a sore thumb (or rib!). His other four games since the bye have yielded 126, 101, 135, 115.
David Armitage $493,700 (-$8,300; AVE 109.67, BE 97, PTA 98.6) He may be tapering off after a monstrous start to the year that saw five games of 129+ in the first nine weeks. This is the cheapest you’ve seen him in 2015.
Lachie Neale $477,100 (+$8,200; AVE 105.83, BE 55, PTA 95.4) 110 and 123 in Fyfe’s absence has been a welcome return to form for his coaches. I was fortunate enough to jump on board last week and will look for plenty of value at well under $500k.
Rory Sloane $463,500 (-$153,400; AVE 100.00, BE 76, PTA 92.6) If you took the risk last week, you were laughing all the way to the bank to cash in the 128-pt cheque. With that fresh in the memory, he’s going to provide great bang for your buck.
Callan Ward $494k; BE 149
Steele Sidebottom $510k; BE 146
Ben McEvoy $472,700 (-$9,700; AVE 81.36, BE 98, PTA 94.4) With four tons in five weeks, Big Boy is a nice option for your Nic Nat trade if you need a buffer in the bank balance.
Matthew Kreuzer $434,800 (+$63,900; AVE 86.78, BE 49, PTA 86.8) His BE is 49 after back-to-back centuries; something the Australian cricketers could only dream about. He’s a very shrewd pick at such a low price.
I’ve been harping on about the following three blokes for the last month and I’ll keep singing their praises until they tick over the $500k mark. They’ve all struck up four tons in their last five outings and are tried and tested options that have stood the test of time. Don’t hesitate snapping up one of these champions!
Jimmy Bartel $495,800 (-$53,200; AVE 88.57, BE 103, PTA 99.0)
Brendon Goddard $489,600 (-$59,200; AVE 97.89, BE 94, PTA 97.8)
Brent Harvey $482,900 (-$90,000; AVE 92.50, BE 81, PTA 96.4)
Jarryd Roughead $476k; BE 157
Jack Riewoldt $435k; BE 154
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