Rare Gems – Round 18

Written by The Salamander on July 15 2021

LEGEND: Player Name (Other Position) (Club, Price, Average, Ownership)


Jordan Dawson (SYD, $514,700, 97, 1.1%)

The 24-year-old halfback flanker has become one of the Swans’ main distributors, average 105 points in his last 9 outings.


Jy Simpkin (NTH, $554,500, 98, 2.8%)

An average of 98 for the season probably doesn’t look like much, but Simpkin’s average of 114 in his last 8 matches should give us cause to take notice. Only time will tell if he keeps it up for the rest of the season, but at 23 – prime breakout territory for a midfielder – and in an improving North Melbourne side, there’s every reason to think he can.


Sean Darcy (FRE, $648,000, 119, 2.5%)

Currently the most expensive ruck in the game after posting back-to-back monster scores of 183 and 193. He’s not going to score quite that highly every week, but he has got a pretty good draw in terms of direct opponents for the rest of the season.


Tom McDonald (MEL, $444,100, 92, 4.6%)

He’ll be up-and-down, but for the price there’s a lot of upside here, with scores of 132 and 106 in the past two weeks a good reminder of what he’s capable of.

Special Mention: Josh Dunkley (MID) (WBD, $634,100, 129, 7%)

A little over the usual Rare Gems limit at 7 percent ownership (most of those are probably ghost teams, however), but it would be remiss of me not to mention him now that the Dogs have said he’s available for selection once again. Has a BE of 96, so no major rush, but with his lowest score for the year being 111, don’t expect him to get much cheaper.


Eyeing off any rare gems for your team as we head towards finals? Let us know in the comments below!


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4 thoughts on “Rare Gems – Round 18”

  1. Going too look at Langford -> Dunkley

    Only issue is it’s at the cost of weightman whose my handy and consistent forward cover. The downgrade options are scarce with little to no JS. May keep it to one trade yet and go Langford too dale, Marshall or de goey.


  2. Would be wary of Simpkin with the news that Cunnington has decided not to leave interstate with the team and instead stay with his family in VIC. That’s at least 1 game where Cunnington won’t be in the guts and Simpkin’s form, along with a few other North players, improved with Cunnington playing.
    Simpkin possibly becomes the no.1 mid target for their opposition to clamp down on.



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