Round 13 Review

Written by Dane on August 24 2020


Round 13

Gold Coast (4.3.27) defeated by Carlton (7.18.60)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Gold Coast: Zilch

Carlton: McKay, Gibbons (2)

  1. Jack Martin (144). A career best score for the star Blue, this week playing a great all around game of 21 touches, 6 marks, 4 tackles and a solid DE of 85%. Averaging 93 on the season, also a career best. 
  2. Will Setterfield (141). The former number 5 pick has had a very solid season, increasing his average by 26 points. This was a career best score on the back of 23 touches (10 contested) and 5 tackles.
  3. Marc Murphy/Micheal Gibbons (138). A tie up here from some crafty Blues players. Murphy was probably best on ground with his 28 touches (10 contested), 5 clearances and 477 metres gained, while Gibbons also had a career best score from his 19 touches, 2 goals and 5 tackles.
  4. Jack Lukosius (132). Backed up his career best score from last week with another ripper, this week falling a metre short of 800 metres gained from 23 touches. Has to be up there with the best field kicks in the competition.
  5. Patrick Cripps (123). Second best score of the season for the Blues captain, doing his usual in the middle of the ground with 23 touches (13 contested), 6 tackles and 8 clearances. 




Other notable scorers: A couple of other players here with some decent scores. Ed Curnow continued his solid season with another 19 touches, 6 tackles, 1 goal and 111 points, while three points above him was lively forward Fisher, who had 21 touches and 5 tackles. Last week’s hero Jack Newnes had his best score of the season with 106 points, ultimately finishing with the one goal and 23 touches on the night. Over on the Suns side of things, it was the midfield duo of Miller (102) and Greenwood (109) who finished with decent scores, courtesy of 17 touches and 7 tackles (Miller) and 11 touches and 11 tackles (Greenwood). The next best for the Suns were three consistent players in the 80’s by the name of Witts, Swallow and Bowes. For the Blues, it was only young gun Sam Walsh (98) who came close to triple figures, with popular pick Docherty (84) getting more of the ball this week, which hopefully means he can post a big score soon. No real injuries here but Petrevski-Seton and Ballard had issues throughout the game, but seemingly no harm was done.

Disappointment: In his third game, Sam Flanders (34), the number 11 pick from last year, turned in his worst score from just 6 touches and 1 goal. Won’t make much cash with that effort.

Western Bulldogs (12.8.80) defeated Melbourne (7.10.52)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Western Bulldogs: Wallis (4)

Melbourne: Weideman (2)

  1. Jack Macrae (141). Another big score from one of the most reliable scorers of the past half dozen years. Finished with 26 touches (11 contested), 8 tackles and 5 clearances on the day, while running at 88% DE. 
  2. Marcus Bontempelli (135). The fourth ton on the trot for Bont, pushing his season average back level to last years. Kicked a goal from his 22 touches that included 18 kicks, and a huge 742 metres gained. 
  3. Mitch Wallis (130). The recently turned forward had his best score of the year by a fair margin, courtesy of 4 goals from his 11 touches up forward. Has now kicked 20 goals for the year.
  4. Jason Johanissen (118). The former Norm Smith medal winner had his best game of the year here. Playing his usual roll running off a half-back flank, Johanissen finished with 21 disposals at a very good 90% DE.
  5. Steven May (110). The best score form the Demons came from the recently improved Supercoach scorer May. Since round 5, he’s only gone below 90 once (36) to ultimately post 5 tons and an average of 94 (102 if you take away the 36). This week he had 15 touches, 6 marks and 406 metres gained. 




Other notable scorers: The other Demon in triple figures was the reliable Oliver, who racked up 15 touches, 7 tackles and 1 goal playing his inside midfield role, while the only other Demons above 90 points were Viney (96) and Lever (98). Over on the Bulldogs side, it was Tom Liberatore (109) also performing well, scoring his seventh hundred of the year to push his season average into triple figures. Bailey Smith backed up his career best score from last week with another fine performance of 26 touches, 1 goal and 100 points, while fellow midfielder Dunkley (106) scored his first ton since round 3 with a 19 touch, 7 tackle game. Finally, it was dashing defender Williams (103) notching his third ton in four games from a performance that included 19 disposals and 596 metres gained. Another defender in Crozier scored well with 95, while this weeks hot topic Brayshaw (80) gathered 21 touches to fall below expectations (yes I did trade him in). Oh well, my Supercoach season was shot well before this week anyway, let’s have some fun to finish off 2020.

Disappointment: A number of premiums underperformed here, with Daniel (71) and Petracca (82) recording their worst scores of the year, while English (52) has his second worst. 

Port Adelaide (9.14.68) defeated Hawthorn (9.4.58)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Port Adelaide: Dixon, Butters (2)

Hawthorn: Burgoyne, Wingard (2)

  1. Travis Boak (148). The second best score of the season for Boak, who finished up with 34 touches (16 contested), 9 clearances and 6 tackles. Possibly another 3 votes, a smoky for the Brownlow?
  2. Ben McEvoy (147). A solitary point behind Boak was the Hawks ruckman, which was also a single point off his career best. Kicked the one goal amongst his 11 touches while running at 90% DE, ultimately recording 33 hitouts as well.
  3. Tom Mitchell (132). Back-to-back 132’s for the Hawks gun. Playing his usual inside midfield role, he racked up 25 touches (12 contested), 5 clearances and 11 tackles.
  4. Scott Lycett (128). With Ladhams out of the team, Lycett enjoyed a full game as solo ruck. Had 22 hitouts, many of them to advantage, while also having 17 touches around the ground as well as 5 clearances.
  5. Tom Rockliff (126). His fourth ton in five games, Rockliff racked up 28 touches and 6 tackles through the midfield. Pushed his average back to 98 with this game, his best since 2016.




Other notable scorers: Nothing much else for the Hawks here, with only another four players scoring above 80. They were Scrimshaw (91), who had 18 touches, Worpel (85), Breust (89) and finally Hartley (81), who played a solid first game for Hawthorn with 14 touches at 92% DE. Port Adelaide fared a little bit better, Sam Powell-Pepper and Ollie Wines both hitting triple figures on the day. Powell-Pepper had 21 touches and 7 tackles playing through the midfield, while Wines also had 7 tackles, but a possessions less. In the 90’s were the reliable duo of Gray and Amon. Very spread scorecard from then on in, with only Westhoff (39), Motlop (29) and Georgiades (48) scoring below 50 for Port.

Disappointment: Sam Mayes (60) was good for a couple of early season tons, but with scores of 63, 24 and now this one, he will start losing cash.

Essendon (10.1.61) defeated by Richmond (10.13.73)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Essendon: Stewart, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Mosquito (2)

Richmond: Riewoldt, Lynch (2)

  1. Dustin Martin (147). Dusty enjoyed his second best score of the year here, running at will through the midfield to record 30 touches (17 contested), 7 clearances, 1 goal and 651 metres gained.
  2. Zach Merrett (143). Another player who enjoyed a free roam through the middle of the ground was Merrett, who pushed his season average back into the 110’s with this game. 34 touches, 1 goal and 517 metres gained for the Bombers jet.
  3. Shai Bolton (131). A great game from the fast improving Bolton netted him the best score of his career as well as the Yiooken award for BOG. Had similar stats to Dusty with 29 disposals, 1 goal and 544 metres gained. 
  4. Sam Draper (122). A splendid game from the young Bombers ruckman, producing a career best score from 13 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and 14 hitouts, provided some good cash generation in this late stage of the season. 
  5. Jordan Ridley (115). Coming off a season worst score last week, Ridley bounced back to round out the top 5. Had 16 touches and 8 marks but importantly ran at 100% DE to boost his score.




Other notable scorers: Only a couple of other 100 point scorers here, with the best of them being Devon Smith (113), who had his best score of the year from 27 touches and 458 metres gained playing through the middle of the ground. For Richmond, it was a pair of 103’s from ruckman Soldo (17 disposals, 19 hitouts) and Graham (23 touches, 4 clearances). In the 90’s were Daniel Rioli, the improved Liam Baker, speedy Bomber Adam Saad and finally Parish (99), who fell a point below his third ton in a row. A very spread score from then on with heaps of 70’s and 80’s, the most popular of those picks being Pickett (85), Short (88) and McGrath (83). Irving Mosquito (77) was great on debut with 2 goals from his 8 touches, but bad news for Aaron Francis, who had a hamstring issue end his night early on just 11 points. 

Disappointment: No one would own him (at a guess), but Tom Bellchambers gets it here for his 5 point game even while paying 76% game time.

Fremantle (7.8.50) defeated Sydney (2.7.19)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Fremantle: Taberner (2)

Sydney: Zilch

  1. Luke Ryan (142). With a season average now of just under 110, Ryan is clearly a Supercoach pick of the future. 26 possessions at 84% DE as well as 416 metres gained gave him his eighth ton in a row.
  2. David Mundy (131). Even at 35 years old, Mundy continues to play extremely well. This was his fourth ton in five games, with his 22 touches and 1 goal producing a season best score. 
  3. Jake Lloyd (127). While Ryan is a lock for years to come, Lloyd has already been that. With an average of 120, he hasn’t gone below 100 since round 1 (77), this week his game consisted of 28 touches and 7 marks. 
  4. Andrew Brayshaw (122). After producing his worst score in seven outings, Brayshaw bounced right back with a 26 disposal, 7 tackle game to lead the Dockers inside midfield. 
  5. Lachlan Schultz/Matt Taberenr (97). Fairly sure this is the first time this year there haven’t been five players scoring a hundred in a game, and hence, the top 5 is rounded out by these two Fremantle forwards. 19 touches, 9 marks and 1 goal for Shultz, while Taberner 12 touches, 9 marks and 2 goals.




 Other notable scorers: The next best score for the Dockers was another forward by the name of Walters (93), who had 18 touches and nearly 400 metres gained during the game. No other really substantial scores for the Dockers with rookie Serong (88) and skipper Fyfe (86) being the most popular of the Supercoach picks. Over on the Swans side of things, emerging midfielder Rowbottom (93) was great with 19 disposals (13 contested), 8 clearances and 6 tackles, while a point below him was Dawson, due to his 19 touches. Legitimately heaps of scores in this game from the 60-80 range but hardly any relevant to Supercoach. First-gamer Henry was good for 9 touches, 6 marks and 38 points in his first game.

Disappointment: Second gamer Zac Foot (30) could only muster 4 touches and 3 tackles on the night.

Adelaide (5.7.37) defeated by Geelong (9.11.65)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Adelaide: Zilch

Geelong: Hawkins (3), Stanley, Duncan (2)

  1. Cameron Guthrie (143). A season high for Guthrie against the lowly Crows. He ran rampant in the middle of the ground with 33 touches, 8 marks, 5 tackles and 7 clearances in just 72% game time.
  2. Rhys Stanley (140). Another season best score here, this one taking Stanley’s season average into triple figures for the first time in his career. Only had 7 touches (all contested) and 5 tackles, but I’d take a guess that the majority of his 25 hitouts went to advantage which boosted his score.
  3. Mitch Duncan (134). After dropping to an underwhelming 90 last week, Duncan bounced back with a great outing of 22 touches, 6 tackles and 2 goals.
  4. Matt Crouch (133). The leading scorer for Adelaide was the ball winning Crouch, who had 22 touches but increased his score dramatically with a huge 14 tackles. 
  5. Rory Laird (120). I mean he’s been good for years but imagine what ball winning ability this guy would’ve had through the middle of the ground if he played there his whole career (judging from this small sample over the past month). 28 touches (13 contested) with 7 tackles this week, pushing his average over 100 for 2020.




Other notable scorers: Nothing else super substantial here for the Crows, with only veteran David Mackay (95) scoring anything of note, but the rookies in Sholl (60), Schoenberg (65) and first-gamer Butts (40) all performed well. The strong Supercoach scoring came from a number of premium Cats, with Stewart, Dangerfield, Hawkins, Steven and Blicavs all notching tons. Stewart was the best of them with his 117 point effort, which came from 20 touches at 90% DE. Slightly behind him was Danger (114), who had 27 touches and 539 metres gained, while Steven (113) was splendid with 24 touches and 11 tackles. Blicavs and Hawkins both finished on 101, Hawkins largely due to his 3 goals, Blicavs due to his all round game of 14 touches and 7 hitouts. Parfitt and Menegola both finished on 97, while Henderson was the next best for his 90. No other Cat went above 65 from there, but only Rohan (32) was below 50.

Disappointment: Everyone Supercoach relevant was actually half-decent here, so Rory Sloane (80) is a bit stiff due to this score, but in the grand scheme of things he actually hasn’t gone above 100 since round 1.

Brisbane (6.14.50) defeated St Kilda (7.6.48)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Brisbane: Berry (2)

St Kilda: Butler (2)

  1. Jack Steele (167). After a couple of down weeks, Steele bounced back in a massive way with a career best score. He completely dominated the inside midfield game, finishing with 25 touches (17 contested), 10 tackles and 1 goal to bring home the best score of the game.
  2. Jarrod Berry (133). His fifth century of the year, all above 120, when he scores big, he scores big. Kicked 2 goals amongst 20 touches along with 6 clearances and a solid DE of 95%.
  3. Harris Andrews (129). Season high score for the Lions pillar in defence. Had 16 touches with 7 marks and 7 contested possessions, while his score was boosted significantly due to 10 intercept possessions. 
  4. Zac Bailey (114). Another big score for the ever improving Lion, posting another career best score, the third time he’s done so this year. 17 touches and 1 goal with no turnovers, as well as a great last quarter, helped him achieve this. 
  5. Hugh McLuggage (107). Only the 19 touches for McLuggage but a more contested game this week than those previous, which helped him notch his seventh ton this year.




Other notable scorers: The only other player in triple figures was former number 8 pick Coffield, who scored his second ton of the year thanks to 14 touches at 100% DE. Plenty of players in the 90’s here, so for the Saints they included Marshall (14 touches, 1 goal, 10 hitouts), Billings (15 touches, 1 goal) and Jones (23 disposals, 11 contested). For the Lions it was Zorko (21 touches, 356 metres gained), Hipwood (14 disposals, 8 marks), Gardner (14 touches, 85% DE) and finally Lester (15 disposals, 8 marks).  Charlie Cameron had another injury concern, this time with a tight hamstring, while first-gamer Fullerton (54) kicked 1 goal amongst his 8 touches.

Disappointment: I’ve been loving him all year but this was by far Jarryd Lyons worst score, only notching 57. His fellow midfield buddy in Neale was tagged by Steele and scored 72, but can we really be mad at him after the 2020 he’s produced?

West Coast (9.7.61) defeated GWS (7.7.49)

Multiple Goal Kickers

West Coast: Darling (3), Ah Chee (2)

GWS: Riccardi (2)

  1. Nic Naitanui (146). On a complete tear right now, averaging 143 over the past 4 games. This week he had 14 touches (13 contested), 7 clearances, 1 goal and 28 hitouts, many to advantage. 
  2. Josh Kelly (139). His second best return of the year, leading the scoring of the Giants thanks to 26 touches, 1 goal and a great DE of 92%. Hasn’t gone below 89 all year.
  3. Jeremy McGovern (130). One of those games where he marked everything. Think I saw somewhere that all 10 of his marks were from intercepts, which obviously leads to high scores. Throw in 18 disposals at 83%, it brings his season average to 94.
  4. Harry Perryman (112).  After a very lean patch in the middle of the year, Perryman has bounced back with back to back tons. Had 24 touches (13 contested) playing between half-back and in the middle.
  5. Brad Sheppard (109). The fifth ton of the year for the reliable defender, finishing with stats of 17 touches, 7 marks and 5 tackles. Has to be in the conversation for a back-pocket All-Aus spot.




Other notable scorers: One more player from each team here hit the magical figure. Gaff (107) played 100% game time to collect 21 touches, 6 marks and 1 goal, while another hard-runner in Whitfield (105) had 25 touches and 8 marks to claim his seventh ton in eight games. Premium defenders in Nick Haynes (97) and Zac Williams (94) both played well to fall just below triple figures, while up forward Himmelberg (92) had 13 touches and 1 goal. Defender Josh Rotham (90) was the only Eagle to fall within ten points of the ton thanks to his 14 disposal, 10 mark effort, while Darling continued his strong scoring streak with a score of 88. Second gamer Reid (30) had 7 touches and 3 tackles, while debutant O’Neill (59) played well on debut with 10 touches and 1 goal. Over on the GWS side of things, first-gamer Riccardi (82) had a day out with 16 touches, 10 marks and 2 goals, but unfortunately Callan Ward (30) finished up early with a finger injury.

Disappointment: Three premium midfielders disappointed here, with Coniglio (53), Taranto (61) and Kelly (66) all underperforming.


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10 thoughts on “Round 13 Review”

  1. Thanks again Dane! These are really well written.

    Special call out to Shiel for the disappointment in the Bombers game for his 57…


  2. Great write-up here. Jack Martin looks a genuine option for the run home.

    On Saturday morning I’d planned out a Devon Smith to Jack Martin trade and then after Saturday night’s game I threw this option out the window.


    1. What are peoples thoughts on Jack Steven as an option to loop for finals with Dev Smith? Been in good form his last 5 games ( 93.2 is his 5 game average including this weekend) and is super cheap.


      1. Lets look at his season so far.

        He missed rounds 1 & 2 so from round 3: 20, 36, 95, Rested, 67, Injured, Injured, 105, 86, Rested, 113

        With a bye upcoming & the likelihood he could be rested before finals wouldn’t be going near him personally.


      2. I’d echo hynsi, albeit I think he has been proactively rested all year with mind to their finals campaign. I’d imagine that he’d either be rested once more before finals or have very managed minutes in-game.

        Might be a clutch option in h2h finals as I think he’ll bring in some good scoring and is definitely a POD, but you’ll need to manage your risk-levels.

        Unlike Duncan and Danger who are rested upfield and playing more bruise-free than usual, I think Jack is a bit too loose to go less than 110% at the footy and might do a minor ankle or other injury.

        Sorry for the essay, I have been tossing this up for about four rounds hahaha. He’ll let loose in finals and play well, he is coming along nicely this year. Unless he burns too bright in finals and gets injured, I’ll start with him next year.


        1. Should clarify that I’m playing for leagues, and only considering him because if he misses I’ll have cover, as he’d be at M9/F7. Basically he’d be looped on either line and if he scores 90+ I’d field him over Dev.

          Feel like with best 18 rounds, plus the fact that Geelong has the good bye, he’s potentially a worthwhile risk. Not sure if I’ll grab him though, just debating wether it’s worth saving the 30k or spending up for Jack Martin.


          1. In your specific situation, he’s worth a look-in but for an additional 30k, I’d back Jack Martin over him.



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