Player Name (Club, Price, Ownership, Average, Bye round)
Brandon Ellis (RIC, $444,400, 0.9 %, 92.1, 14)
After an abysmal 2018, Ellis looks to have reverted back to his historical level of scoring this year. He shares the same bye as the injured Zac Williams, so if you need a replacement, and can’t afford someone like Lloyd or Whitfield, he could be one to look at.
Jason Johannisen (WBD, $461,900, 0.4 %, 89.0, 12)
This spot would have gone to the rarer and hitherto gemmier Matthew Suckling, but his 35 on the weekend has put a bit of a dampener on things, so I’ll highlight his teammate instead. Assuming he stays in the backline, JJ should score well enough to be a decent D5/6, although as with all Magnets-coached players, that’s liable to change at any moment.
Josh P. Kennedy (SYD, $567,800, 1.9 %, 112.1, 13)
A mainstay in our SuperCoach sides until a couple of years ago, this is JPK’s second Rare Gems appearance this year, having first featured a couple of months ago. He gets another go because he’s still just as rare, and just as gemmy.
Ivan Soldo (RIC, $304,000, 0.3 %, 98.0, 14)
He’s managed to get himself suspended for this week, so we’ll have to wait until next week to see if you can maintain this level of output. Job-security isn’t a major issue – the gig is his until Nankervis gets back – so he could potentially make some cash and provide handy cover over the byes.
Mitch Robinson (MID) (BRL, $508,900, 1.3 %, 93.9, 13)
Sharing a bye round with Dangerfield, Tim Kelly, and Heeney is not ideal, although the dual-position status could potentially offset this somewhat. A bit too injury/suspension-prone for my liking, but those who took a punt on him at the start of the year would be happy with what he’s produced so far.
Tom Lynch (ADE, $473,000, 1.2 %, 91.0, 14)
The other Tom Lynch. He tends to average mid-to-high 80s every year, so it remains to be seen whether he can keep his current 90+ average up. Personally, for around the same price I much prefer Rowan Marshall, but if he suits your bye structure, you could do a lot worse as a cheap F6/7.
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