Rookie Review – Round 16

Written by Alza on July 4 2023

12 Rookies scored 80 or more this week although it didn’t come at an ideal time with likely only 1 or 2 of them actually on field currently. As I have said a number of times this year look for job security in the rookies that you are targeting. Fogarty and Cunningham should hold their spots for a while now with some good performances so far from them and with wins in both games.

Players on the bubble are marked with an asterisk.


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Tylar YOUNGRIC$238,500 (+$15k)78 (50)-17
Jack BUCKLEYGWS$358,300 (+$7.7k)97 (78)16
James O'DONNELLWBD$127,800 (+$8.8k)44 (26)16
Seamus MITCHELL (FWD)HAW$375,400 (+$28k)87 (73)28
Darcy WILMOT (MID)BRL$368,900 (+$27.8k)120 (66)30
Campbell CHESSER (MID)WCE$152,000 (+$6.6k)45 (30)30
Dylan WILLIAMS (FWD)PTA$370,400 (+$22.5k)110 (71)31
Lewis MELICANSYD$247,600 (+$20.4k)85 (63)35
Conor MCKENNABRL$304,100 (+$20.4k)72 (62)44
Judd MCVEE (MID)MEL$299,700 (+$2.3k)59 (57)45
Max MICHALANNEYADE$262,600 (-$9.3k)51 (58)47
Alex CINCOTTA (MID)CAR$255,900 (-$0.2k)32 (58)52
Aaron FRANCIS (FWD)SYD$271,900 (-$6.4k)57 (52)61
Josh WEDDLEHAW$346,700 (+$1.2k)80 (69)66
Miller BERGMANNTH$198,200 (-$38.3k)29 (46)71
Harry SHEEZEL (FWD)NTH$468,800 (+$8.4k)79 (96)84
Reuben GINBEY (MID)WCE$350,800 (+$3.5k)63 (67)88
Rory ATKINS (MID)GCS$283,100 (-$15.8k)48 (62)92

The Good: Wilmot has been in excellent form the last few weeks and he topped it off with his career best. He had 21 touches at 90% with 6 marks and a goal. Williams had his best game as he dominated in the 1st and last quarters. He had 22 touches at 86% with 5 marks, 8 intercepts and over 500 metres gained.


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Jaspa FLETCHERBRL$204,200 (+$46.4k)76 (64)-13
Elijah HEWETTWCE$161,300 (+$21.1k)65 (31)-11
Matthew JOHNSONFRE$319,500 (+$11.9k)70 (55)12
George WARDLAWNTH$308,900 (+$23k)73 (68)56
Will ASHCROFTBRL$421,200 (+$12.6k)111 (81)66

The Good: Ashcroft played well as he has done most of the year with 27 touches at 85% with 11 contested, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 7 score involvements. He has rewarded those that have held through the byes and has a nice matchup this week.


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Jack WILLIAMS* (FWD)WCE$123,90051 (36)-2
Nick BRYAN* (FWD)ESS$200,000DNP (50)14
Harry BARNETTWCE$117,3008 (8)38
Dante VISENTINI (FWD)PTA$123,9007 (7)40
Samson RYAN (FWD)RIC$226,600 (-$37.2k)31 (54)86
Esava RATUGOLEA (FWD)GEE$323,100 (-$29.1k)24 (61)122

Williams played his 2nd game this year and finally got a full game. He ended with 8 touches, 3 marks, 4 hitouts and a goal. Barnett and Visentini both made their debuts as late inclusions with Barnett a very late sub for his 2 touches and Visentini subbed out after a quiet game of 4 touches.


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Lachie FOGARTY* (MID)CAR$167,40099 (75)-55
David CUNNINGHAM* (MID)CAR$163,80097 (70)-46
Liam HENRY (MID)FRE$329,700 (+$59.8k)102 (66)-18
Angus SHELDRICK (MID)SYD$316,500 (+$65.1k)102 (61)-15
Ryan MARICWCE$140,000 (+$37.6k)76 (47)-12
Kai LOHMANN*BRL$146,500DNP (46)-8
Anthony CAMINITISTK$233,400 (+$5.8k)54 (50)24
Noah LONG (MID)WCE$225,000 (-$6.6k)69 (52)25
Judson CLARKERIC$193,500 (-$3.5k)52 (43)30
Sam STURTFRE$170,400DNP (35)39
Harvey HARRISONCOL$172,400 (+$8.1k)0 (40)46
Luke EDWARDS (MID)WCE$176,900DNP (43)48
Hawego Paul OEAGCS$211,200 (+$6.2k)26 (44)50
Xavier O'HALLORAN (MID)GWS$322,000 (+$15.6k)83 (63)57
Cam MACKENZIE (MID)HAW$252,100DNP (55)60
Luke PEDLARADE$298,400 (-$4.6k)58 (60)64
Fergus GREENEHAW$244,100 (-$23k)56 (51)66
Mattaes PHILLIPOU (MID)STK$271,000 (+$0.6k)48 (53)66
Jacob VAN ROOYENMEL$348,600DNP (65)69
Eddie FORDNTH$261,300 (+$8.9k)49 (66)69
Josh TREACYFRE$291,200 (-$5.7k)58 (55)70
Kade CHANDLERMEL$304,700 (-$8.5k)41 (67)71
Tyler BROCKMANHAW$289,000DNP (56)76
Jye MENZIEESS$230,900 (-$18.4k)38 (47)80
Sam BUTLERHAW$221,400 (-$29.1k)31 (44)83
Ryan ANGWIN (MID)GWS$165,600 (-$24.6k)10 (36)85
Ben KINGGCS$343,700 (-$24.5k)30 (63)88
Will PHILLIPS (FWD)NTH$395,400 (-$14.5k)51 (73)103
Bailey HUMPHREY (MID)GCS$365,800 (-$28.6k)53 (62)121

The Good: Henry has gone back-to-back great games, again on the back of over 30 touches. This week he had 33 at 79% with 6 marks, 3 tackles and 6 score involvements. Sheldrick continues to impress with another great game against the Cats. He had 21 touches at 81% with 6 marks, 6 tackles, 3 clearances and 8 score involvements. Fogarty and Cunningham both had excellent games in their 2nd games. Fogarty had 18 touches at 78% with 3 marks, 7 tackles, 11 score involvements and a goal while Cunningham kicked 2 goals with 16 touches at 88%, 4 marks and 4 tackles. Both seem like decent options to bring in this week.

The Bad: Harrison was the sub but did manage 35% TOG for his 2 touches.

Nick Daicos Rookie of the Year Award:
3 – Darcy Wilmot
2 – Will Ashcroft
1 – Dylan Williams

Nick Daicos Rookie of the Year Award After Round 16:
28 – Harry Sheezel
8 – Will Ashcroft
6 – Ben King


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11 thoughts on “Rookie Review – Round 16”

    1. Would’ve been nice that’s for sure.
      Now they’re making money and scoring well and we need to decide if we trade them now for our last upgrades or wait a week on them


  1. Who’s the best chance to hold their spot or is it 50/50?
    TU: Fogarty
    TD: Cunningham


    1. I think Fogarty because I am more familiar with him and not at all with Cunningham.
      He has played games the last couple of years even starting the year in great form a couple of years ago.


    1. Depends what you mean by low. Do you mean low 5 or low 1?
      Depends on bench cover, loops, a whole heap of factors.


      1. Four trades left…only one other rookie on the field – Sheldrick – with five active rookies on the bench. But
        only $42,000 k itb.


    2. This is a tough one. His score really depends on if he is at the Gabba or not.

      So far he is averaging 100 at the Gabba and 64 outside. Of his 8 final games, he has 4 more games at the Gabba, so if you hold those averages he should be around 82 per week average – but expect a roller coaster!


      1. Yep, already expecting a roller coaster ride. But have only four trades left and as you said, he does well if playing up north.


    3. John A, I agree with the points made earlier. He can be a keeper if you need him to be. There are still 8 weeks to go so he seems like someone you may just need to hold and upgrade in the last couple of weeks depending on your trades. His scoring isn’t too bad and even better if you can loop him with Sheldrick/Wardlaw or Johnson.


  2. Not enough trades left to access cash generation, but loving the rookie loopholes… benefitted from Sheldrick 102 enabling me to match Steele who’s poor form continued.



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