Rookie Review – Round 9 2022

Written by Alza on May 17 2022

Well we were thrown some spanners in the works this week. Plenty of rookies to downgrade to but picking the correct ones is becoming an issue especially up forward. Khamis and Clark seem the best options this week for those that haven’t gone early. As teams are on their way to full premo it is a good reminder that it is too early to be bringing in rookies that will not be in their sides best 22 for a decent chunk of time. Of course this is something that we need to weigh up ourselves but we need as many of our 30 players playing every week to keep our cash gen ticking and enough warm bodies for the byes. It’s not all about averages, job security is first priority.

Players on the bubble are shown with an asterisk.


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Buku KHAMIS*WBD$127,40066 (54)-32
Rory THOMPSON*GCS$123,90051 (45)-16
Patrick MCCARTIN (FWD)SYD$309,500 (+$18.7k)75 (68)13
Zach REIDESS$201,700 (+$28.6k)66 (55)13
Nasiah WANGANEEN-MILERA (MID)STK$241,700DNP (50)22
Sam DE KONING (FWD)GEE$310,800 (+$27.3k)69 (62)32
Flynn PEREZNTH$200,600 (+$2.4k)30 (41)35
Joshua GIBCUSRIC$327,200DNP (66)48
Mitchell HINGEADE$270,500 (-$8k)55 (62)50
Nathan O'DRISCOLL (MID)FRE$296,100DNP (62)56
Denver GRAINGER-BARRASHAW$230,000 (-$6.2k)33 (47)74
Nick DAICOS (MID)COL$381,400 (-$0.2k)69 (81)75
Luke CLEARYWBD$117,30061 (61)-
Brodie KEMPCAR$156,80056 (56)-
Kyron HAYDENNTH$199,60046 (46)-
Bigoa NyuonRIC$123,90039 (39)-

The Good: Paddy McCartin was once again great for us down back with 15 touches at 93% including 6 intercepts and 6 one percenters. De Koning is also in a great run of form for 65% of coaches. He had 15 touches although only 2 were kicks but it did include 11 contested possessions and 11 intercepts from his amazing 100% TOG. Both McCartin and De Koning have made us some great cash and could now be used to upgrade hopefully at their byes. Khamis is on the bubble after a nice game from him including 3 goals from his 10 touches, he did have 4 clangers though and used it at 50% to hold his score back but will still be a very popular trade in this week.

The Bad: Grainger-Barras and Perez both had quiet days only managing 7 touches each but they still managed to combine for 7 clangers to keep their scores in the 30’s.

Time to Trade: Grainger-Barras, O’Driscoll


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Greg CLARK*WCE$117,30062 (83)-97
Ben HOBBSESS$216,100 (+$32.6k)75 (56)-41
Jackson HATELYADE$240,000 (+$41.5k)110 (61)-36
Mitchell KNEVITT*GEE$117,30024 (37)-4
Robbie MCCOMBWBD$191,900 (+$38.8k)41 (54)-1
Jake SOLIGOADE$129,800 (+$12.5k)61 (32)8
Jack CARROLLCAR$172,600 (+$48.7k)28 (61)15
Neil ERASMUSFRE$207,400 (+$17.5k)60 (52)41
Josh WARDHAW$248,400DNP (50)47
Finn CALLAGHANGWS$250,600 (+$3.4k)57 (55)57
Jason HORNE-FRANCISNTH$314,300DNP (70)61
Cooper STEPHENSGEE$123,900DNP (66)-
Finlay MACRAECOL$206,80017 (17)-

The Good: Hately got his chance in the midfield and he delivered with the best game of his career. He had 27 touches at a decent 74% with 10 contested touches and kicked 1.2. Unfortunately he’s not in many sides due to his elevated price and poor role prior to this game. Hobbs backed up last week with another good game in a well beaten side. 17 touches with 9 contested and a goal gave him a boost to get his breakeven back into negative.

The Bad: Macrae was the sub but he played nearly a half and this score ruins his initial cash gen. Knevitt played his 2nd game and failed to have the same impact with Selwood returning impacting his mid time. Only had 7 touches this week and probably rules him out as a decent rookie target. Carroll was a popular trade in this week and got stuck up forward for majority of the game unfortunately. He managed 11 touches but had 4 clangers to reduce his score.

Time to Trade: Ward


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Luke STRNADICA*WCE$102,400DNP (66)-72
Callum JAMIESONWCE$150,300 (+$26.4k)33 (44)-17
Sam HAYESPTA$276,800 (+$26.1k)55 (75)10
Nick BRYAN*ESS$166,60034 (42)14
Aiden BEGGCOL$148,500 (+$24.6k)10 (43)40
Braydon PREUSSGWS$457,100 (+$38.2k)120 (110)46
Hugh DIXON (FWD)WCE$245,700 (-$.3k)48 (57)55

Preuss is doing what everyone believed he could do with another great game, this time as solo ruck. He had 15 touches with 12 contested at a great 80% and he took 4 big contested marks to go with his 44 hitouts. Begg had a poor game as the Pies were well beaten only managing 2 touches and 5 hitouts. Jamieson played his 3rd game and struggled against Gawn and Jackson to only have 6 hitouts and 10 touches. Bryan is more of a solo ruck as is Draper and both of their scores will be hindered until they can find a way to play together.

Time to Trade: Dixon


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Toby BEDFORD*MEL$123,900DNP (49)-25
Cooper HAMILTON (MID)GWS$156,800 (+$54.4k)59 (61)-22
Kaine BALDWINESS$157,100DNP (39)-12
Finn MAGINNESS (MID)HAW$218,700 (+$13.5k)50 (46)4
Corey DURDINCAR$239,700 (+$30.9k)76 (52)6
Jackson CALLOW*HAW$123,900DNP (33)7
Isiah WINDER* (MID)WCE$123,90023 (32)10
Francis EVANS*GEE$123,900DNP (29)16
Sam WEIDEMANMEL$245,200DNP (57)19
Maurice RIOLI (MID)RIC$167,700 (+$43.8k)7 (57)20
Paul CURTISNTH$173,200 (+$18.9k)40 (48)27
Marcus WINDHAGER (MID)STK$190,200 (+$10.3k)63 (43)37
Malcolm ROSASGCS$201,400 (+$3.3k)58 (54)43
Alex DAVIES (MID)GCS$192,700DNP (44)44
Connor MACDONALD (MID)HAW$207,100 (+$3.7k)30 (43)49
Lachlan GOLLANTADE$183,800DNP (42)57
Jack GINNIVANCOL$333,000DNP (72)59
Kade CHANDLER*MEL$123,9006 (7)59
Joshua RACHELE (MID)ADE$241,600 (-$14.6k)32 (58)70
Ben RONKESYD$297,800DNP (59)79
Nic MARTIN (MID)ESS$396,000 (+$12.1k)59 (87)86
Patrick NAISH (MID)WCE$300,500 (-$29.5k)10 (64)121
Jye AMISSFRE$175,800DNP (75)-
Thomas BERRYBRL$171,500DNP (37)-
Rhylee WESTWBD$187,80073 (73)-
Jesse MOTLOPCAR$117,30034 (34)-
Connor STONE (MID)GWS$181,40027 (27)-
Joel JEFFREYGCS$127,40025 (25)-
Sam BUTLER (MID)HAW$117,30018 (18)-

The Good: Durdin had his 3rd score in the 70’s for the year and his career highest thanks to 19 touches and 2 goals. He used it fairly poorly at 53% but still managed a great score. West played his first game of 2022 and fitted in nicely for his 16 touches at 81% to go with 5 marks and 5 tackles, 4 frees against held his score back as well

The Bad: Maurice Rioli was traded in by 32% of coaches this week and were rewarded with a 7. Now small forwards can be known to thrown the odd stinker out so back him in to bounce back like Durdin and Rosas have, I would like to think the Tigers give him another crack. MacDonald was the sub and only managed 30 from his 12 touches which seems a little bit low considering he had 5 contested touches and a contested mark even at 56% efficiency. Rachele has lost about $50k since his peak 3 weeks ago and might be in need of a rest. Only had 8 touches but used it well at 88% but gave away 2 frees and a 50m penalty. Some 1st or 2nd gamers also had poor scores with Butler, Winder, Jeffrey and Stone all scoring under 30 and unluckily Naish was the sub for his 10 points as was Chandler with 6. Chandler has the chance to drop to basement price with another game like this.

Time to Trade: Naish, Ronke, Rachele, Gollant, MacDonald

Rookie of the Year Award:
3 – Jackson Hately
2 – Braydon Preuss
1 – Corey Durdin

Rookie of the Year Award After Round 9:
12 – Braydon Preuss
6 – Nic Martin
5 – Jack Hayes


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8 thoughts on “Rookie Review – Round 9 2022”

  1. If you want a good reason why bombers are so (insert any of 20+ derogatory words here), just look at Martin. Been playing small fwd role past two weeks after slaying it through the mids. How much do coaches get paid ??
    Was keeping him till his r12 bye…hope he makes be next couple of weeks.


  2. Thanks for the review Alza!

    As Wighty touched on, Martin has much more scoring potential than the past two weeks, for me he’s a keeper along with Daicos to filter between the lines as coverage, even after the byes. I’d rather have that scoring ability in my back pocket opposed to some quick cash grab.

    Hoping Rioli can bounce back, think the Tigers team is much better with him in it and should ideally hold his spot long enough that we forget about the dreaded single figure score.


  3. Great review yet again Alza, thank you.

    Will English coming back affect Khamis’s role or TOG in any way? WB have said they want to make sure not to overload English first up. They may keep Sweet around and ease English through the forward line.


  4. What’s the job security like on Cleary, Khamis, Thompson?

    Obviously want to make cash but willing to go Thompson even if he will average 50 compared to the others averaging 60 is he has better job security



    1. Definitely don’t go early on Cleary, see how he goes week 2 and if he survives for his 3rd game. I think Khamis and Thompson should keep their spots at least for the next month. I have seen Khamis play and he looks like he should stay in the side and hope that the Dogs use him as 2nd string ruck when English is back. I haven’t seen Thompson play but he’s a tall defender and if he can hold his opposition to limited shots on goal then he should keep his spot.
      I am bringing in Khamis over Thompson.



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