Supercoach Price: $513,300
2016 Average: DNP (Please tell me you knew that)
Bye Round: 13
Past (2015-2011): 104, 106, 91, 84, 83
Ignoring 2016, Heppell has played less than 20 games in a season on only one occasion: 19 games in 2013. How the year off in 2016 will affect the banned Bombers is impossible to predict but at age 24/25, Hep should be right to play another 20+ games in 2017.
2016 Form: ?
The great unknown about the Bombers!!
When last he played, Heppell racked up 14 scores over 100 from 22 matches, with only 4 of those sub-100 scores under 80 (the lowest 69). So while he’s not a lock for 100 every week, he’ll rarely hurt you with a shocker. In addition, Heppell’s scoring curve has only gone backwards once after injury interrupted his 2015 preseason (and the entire team was mentally fried!).
Unfortunately to date, when Hep has gone over 100, he rarely goes uber-large, with only 4 scores over 120 in both 2015 and 2014. Only thrice in his career has he crossed 140 and his all-time high score is 150.
In his 6 matches where he was tagged across 2014-15, Heppell scored 3 tonnes and only two scores under 80, a 72 and a 57 (in 2014). It really is hard to judge how often he’ll be tagged in the new-look Bombers.
He’s not cheap but he is certainly under-priced after receiving a 10% discount for his enforced holiday. If he matches his 106 point average from 2014 he’ll score 10-15 points above his price.
Hep D is a durable gun reaching the peak of his career in his 6th year and mid-20s. After a year out of the game he’ll have plenty to prove and is sure to knock up a 105+ average, not bad value given his mid-90s price tag.
Verdict: He seems a safer option than Jobe as durability is underrated in Fantasy sport. You could do worse at M4 or M5.
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