Shane Tuck ($618,600, 111.86, 111) – He’s increased $173k for the year and is currently ranked 12th in the competition. He averages well over 100 and for the last month he’s averaged 142 points a game. So why the hell is he only in 1.02% of teams? Only 3,788 coaches have had the good sense to bring him into their sides. Plays the Gold Coast this week then has a beautiful run right up until R23 including teams like North, Brisbane and The Dogs before facing Port in the SC GF at the MCG. Seriously, get on him.
Andrew Swallow ($539,000, 110.93, 54) – Others have scored more than him in recent times but if you’re looking for someone who can make an impact that is priced reasonably and not in too many teams (only 5%), you can’t go past A Swallow. In his last two outings he’s scored 142 and 134 which is why his BE is so low and why you need to get on him this week. His SC finals look like this: Essendon (ES), Collingwood (ES), Freo (ES) and GWS (Skoda). And you know how much the Roos like playing at Etihad!
Matt Priddis ($547,200, 108.08, 49) – Take out the injury affected 24 he had in R7 and Matty’s averaging 115.72. That would make him the 9th best midfielder in the comp and there’s not many above him priced under $600k (Scott Thompson, Josh Kennedy and Brent Stanton the exceptions). With Nic Nat and Coxy tapping it to him all day long its not surprising he produces scores like the 170 he pumped out against North on Saturday.
Last week I gave you Daniel Kerr and Richard Douglas. These gents pumped out 116 and 99 respectively for all those who brought them in by way of thanks. Let’s look at this week’s Midpricer crop:
Chris Judd ($471,700, 105.85, 36) – Juddy a Midpricer?? It feels weird to even have him down in this section. Nonetheless its hard to ignore a 105 average at well under $500k. He’s been tagged out of a few games this year but with Marc Murphy looking likely to return this week he should be able to get back to playing the kind of games that saw him averaging 116 before Murph went down. Has scored 126 in each of the last 2 weeks and in the SC Finals faces Brisbane (ES), Essendon (MCG), GCS (Carrara) and St Kilda (ES).
Leigh Montagna ($482,900, 94.93, 107) – Joey finished ranked 3rd in the comp in 2009 and 4th in 2010. Clearly he’s not the player he was (currently ranked 47th) but he can still put it together on occasion. Over the last 3 he’s scored 123, 90 and 100 against Adelaide, North and Essendon. Coming up are Brisbane (Gabba), Sydney (SCG) and The Dogs (ES). His Finals series is Melbourne, Geelong, GWS and Carlton.
Michael Rischitelli ($328,000, 71.09, 2) – Now here’s a player who has been down on his luck this year but looks to now be getting back to the form that saw him finish with a 95 average in 2010 and 2011. In his last 2 outings he has scored 89 and 110 against North and Geelong. Plays 5 of his last 8 games in Queensland. Not for the faint hearted.
Cameron Sutcliffe ($106,600, 63) – Came out and scored 63 in his first game for Freo. Yep, I can hear you all groaning now – he’s coached by Rossy Lyon. So who knows how many games he’s going to get. And when he does get them, who knows where he’s going to play. Avoid if you can.
Jack Crisp ($198,400, 66, -36) – He’s more expensive but I like Jack’s job security a lot more. He played in Rounds 4, 5, and 6 before being given a spell but came back last week and banged out an 86 (15 disposals, 3 tackles, one goal). Given he plays for Brisbane you could reasonably expect Vossy to put more games into him before the end of the year.
Sam Gibson ($173,500, 55.5, -52) – Still great value at under $200k courtesy of a 9 in R13 but that leaves his calculations this week hence the stupidly low BE. He’s already nailed a 91 so you know he’s got the potential to go high. As with Andrew Swallow above, you have to like his run home too.
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