In the tradition of Motts’ Movers, ‘Movers & Shakers’ will look at those players making a big impact (or no impact) over a short amount of time. We’ve finally got the 3-Round averages happening! There are a few early season bolters on the list……question is: can they keep up this scorching form? This weeks Movers & Shakers are (Player, Club, Current Price, 3-Round Average):
Bachar Houli (RICH $534 500, 115) – 36 touches at 88% Disposal Efficiency plus ten marks contributed to his 144 SC pts during the heavy loss to the Crows. Houli is the in-form player in an out-of-form side. With a tough road trip to Perth on Friday and a small Break Even of 41, Houli is bound to see a lot of the ball in the Tigers defence………another price rise is inevitable!
Jeremy McGovern (WCE $405 800, 66.33) – His 10 000+ owners (Nath’s stats are back up on the left-hand-side of the screen!) must be tearing their hair out. McGovern is a decent player and an important cog in the Eagles machine. He’s just not getting enough of the ball playing forward right now. Only twelve disposals in the Derby last Saturday from 88% Time On Ground…….and just 64 pts. BE of 92 looks so far out of reach for McGovern at the minute, but they are playing an ordinary Tigers outfit at home on Friday. Could this week mark a turn-around in form?
Dan Hannebery (SYD $610 200, 115.33) – Luke Parker has been dominating the SC landscape in Sydney over the first three weeks but Hanners is still getting the job done. 100 (50% TOG), 121 & 125 highlight his consistency over the first three Rounds. 31 disposals (16 contested) and two goals for another tidy return against GWS. No reason he can’t keep up this form (did it last year as well).
Travis Boak (PTA $499 900, 78.33) – Has twice averaged 106 over a season (2013 & 2014) but is struggling to find enough of the ball this year. Keep in mind that Port has played STK & ESS in that time. While Robbie Gray is racking up the possessions each week, Boak’s influence seems to be fading. 58, 87 & 90 is not what his owners were hoping for when they signed him up early in 2016. May still pull out the odd monster score during the year but there are many better options than Boak this year.
Mark Blicavs (GEE $573 500, 118.33) – After a breakout season in 2015 where he averaged 104 pts, Blicavs has managed to kick it up a notch early in 2016. 123, 115 & 117 show that Blicavs has nestled into his midfield role at Geelong nicely. Even with the acquisition of Dangerfield in the off-season, Blicavs continues to impress. He managed another 20 touches, six tackles and a goal against Brisbane last Sunday. A sneaky chance to creep into the Top 3 ‘Rucks’.
Matthew Lobbe (PTA $373 500, 64.33) – Lobbe will rise in price then I’ll pick up Goldy when his price drops early in the year. That was my plan during most of the pre-season anyway. Lobbe’s 23 971 owners were probably hoping the same thing. Yet his BE of 108 seems more out of reach than Goldy’s 138 BE against Freo this week. Lobbe simply doesn’t see enough of the ball once it hits the deck. Plus he’s almost non-existent in Port’s transitional play. Don’t expect any miracles soon.
Jarrad Waite (NTH $507 500, 139.67) – See last week’s M&S write-up and add another 123 pts from the shootout against Melbourne. Still the highest scorer in Supercoach till now……I must be in Bizarro World……….
Leigh Montagna (STK $590 500, 111) – Only in 11 000 teams, Joey is a very handy FWD POD at the moment. 83, 100 & a massive 150 against the Pies on Saturday leave him with a BE of 95. With most Coaches concentrating on their midfields (and his hefty price tag), Joey should remain a handy POD for some time to come.
Toby Greene (GWS $429 300, 74.33) – His impressive 120 against Geelong has been flanked by a pair of low-50s. I am flummaxed by this enigma. For someone who can find the ball so well, he’s either played out of position or he won’t get near it in the guts. Talent is there but he’s a few steps short of delivering. If you have no other issues in your side (and you haven’t blown four trades till now) then a correctional trade wouldn’t be completely out of the question. Otherwise you’re probably stuck with Greene for the majority of the season…….and the associated migraines 😉
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