There’s never a good time for one of your prized SuperCoach assets to be suspended, but on the eve of a Grand Final you’d say it couldn’t get much worse.
If you’ve managed your trades well or simply been fortunate to avoid the majority of injuries this season, you’ll be looking to flick him for the next best alternative. In fact, Hodge makes up 32% of all trades at this point in time and there’s a vast array of choices to mull over.
By far and away the most in-form defender is Heath Shaw, with a massive 130 average over his last five games. If you can reach the $614k price tag, it’s really a no brainer. If he goes anywhere near 164 again and you don’t have him, that could be lights out on your GF.
Tom McDonald also carries some handy form into this week, belting out a 130 in the loss to Carlton, following back-to-back 99s. He’s very affordable at $445,500 and will allot you $78k to use elsewhere.
Shaun Higgins and Bachar Houli both hold 101 averages from their previous five games, despite the former dropping a 65 on Sunday.
Liam Picken is still under injury cloud and would be a risky selection even if named. He is however the 2nd most traded in player so far.
Corey Enright, Michael Hurley and Alex Rance and have all been consistent over the last five, averaging between 95-98. The old cat, Corey has hit three tons on the trot. Hurley went 113 in his first game back, picking up where he left off with a couple of 120s in R15 & 16. Alex Rance just has that X Factor, reaching 150 twice this year, but has the tendency to drop a dud score here and there.
Josh Gibson has games against Brisbane and Carlton coming up and did very well with 111 v Port on Friday. Not a bad smokie option if you’re looking to free up nearly $100k. Michael Johnson is a similar bet, hitting a 121 on Sunday and only coming in at $341k.
In the poll below, I’ve listed the top 10 most exchanged defenders for Luke Hodge thus far.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
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