Supercoach Price: $387,000
2016 Average: DNP
2015 Average: 100
2015 Games: 15
Bye Round: 13
Past (2014-2011): 96, 97, 97, 69
Bennell has played 45 matches in 4 years and only received 1 star for durability because I didn’t think to create a rating system with less than 1 star. To put his record in perspective, Bennell has played less matches than Higgins in the past 5 years.
2015 Form: ****
Bennell was pretty good drifting through the midfield and forward line, racking up 6 scores over 100 in 15 matches and dropping below 80 on only 3 occasions (all 70s). He averaged 24 possessions and 4 tackles per match and kicked 11 goals, 15 behinds for the year.
When his calf holds up, Bennell can play!
In 2015, Bennell dropped below 100 in 9 of his 15 matches but had a low score of 70 for the season so he has a pretty good standard deviation. Now that he has forward eligibility, he’ll be one of the most consistent scorers in that position (if he plays).
Because he has missed so many games it is hard to rate his ceiling, but Bennell has scored over 130 in a quarter of the matches in which he has scored over 100. I feel like a broken record, but the guy just needs to stay fit.
Bennell has not been tagged enough to really rate this area. With Fyfe and Neale around, is anyone going to bother tagging him early in the season?
He’s priced at about 71 points per match and will comfortably average over 95 if he plays. That’s value!
You know what I’m going to say here: If he plays he is undoubtable worth having. If he plays…
Before he went to Germany to be injected with the blood of some Vestal Virgins, Bennell was not even on my radar. Now that he’s back and could play Round 1, I’m undecided. Is he worth the risk?
With the dearth of forwards in 2017, he’s currently in my team but if I catch even the faintest whiff of a calf injury.
No soup for you!
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