A couple of one or the other propositions we can bang out. Suggestions courtesy of Maverick, Anonymous Jude, Chillo and Harry. Alright, here we go:
We’ll kick things off with a little trade or hold action. Starting with Matt Rowell, or “Fatt Rowell” as I’ve renamed him. Rowell kicked off the season with an enormous 157 against the Eagles: he bulldozed his way from contest to contest, went at an insane CP ratio and was in total sync with Miller and Witts. Since then, however, he’s scored 71, 103, 65 and 64, looked flat as f*ck, bombing as an on-field option and compromising any substantive growth having now only made a paltry $58.5k.
Next up is Brodie Grundy. Having been one half of the set and forget ruck combo for years, Grundy started to show a lower floor and spells of poor effort that last year and half. It was chalked up to COVID hubs and he came into the season at 49% ownership (the highest of any ruck). He’s currently averaging 98.4, has lost 72.9k, only hit 120+ once and dipped to a 53 last week. Of note, his game against the Cats was looking like a 60 were it not for a massive late third and fourth.
Next up is the age old SC dilemma of a “must have”. This week the must haves up for debate aren’t premiums (i.e Bont after his hot start last season) but instead on two previously marginal rookies.
First up is big bad Braydon Preuss. The long anticipated and injury riddled mountain of a man got a gig as the #1 ruckman early for the Giants and genuinely looked fantastic: great body work, a strong contest presence, excellent HTA numbers and actually used as a target across the ground. That resulted in two tons at a 200k price tag and scope to comfortably hit 400k in cash gen. He, of course, went and got himself a suspension. Flynn was decent as cover however the Giants were much more competitive with Preuss in and he’s just simply better than Flynn and appears to be their first choice. We’ll do this first poll on the assumption that Preuss is back in and playing as solo ruck.
Then we’ve got Malcolm Rosas. Little intel about him and hardly on a pre-season radar but has strung together a 74 and 73. Bagged 3 in his first game, which won’t happen every week, but his second game was solid: 15 touches, 9 contested and a team high 7 tackles. Promising that he could still do 70 with no goals and across both performances he played with intensity, went hard and clearly relished his spot in the 22.
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