Rory Laird $480K (-$45.9K) AVE 101.5, BE 110 – In the two weeks prior to the Showdown, Laird had been kept quiet with 83 and 85. Bouncing back somewhat to 97 is more of what we’d expect from him. Currently the only one of four defenders averaging over 100, and he’s the only one that comes in anywhere near $500K.
Houli BE 182
Docherty BE 168
Hibberd BE 131
Marcus Bontempelli $527K (-$59.1K) AVE 109.8, BE 69 – 123 and 127 in the last two has Bontempelli back in favour with his SuperCoach owners after a lean patch mid-season. At his current price he represents some value for an average that is just shy of 110, placing him as the 11th best average for the year.
Rory Sloane $497K (-$95K) AVE 108.5, BE 113 – Time and time again Rory tempts us with those huge scores, like 151 in the Showdown on Sunday. That’s the 7th time over 135 this year. Will he produce that in the final three fixtures though? Who will go to him against Essendon, Sydney and West Coast?
Dangerfield BE 198
Merrett BE 149
Ebert BE 143
Mitchell BE 141
Ward BE 140
Max Gawn $502K (-$142.7K) AVE 99.0, BE 33 – A HUGE 160 points has elevated Maxy to front of mind for a lot of coaches, especially those with Mumford or Grundy. With three tons now on the trot, he’s a very solid find for just a tick above $500K.
Goldstein BE 157
Kreuzer BE 138
Josh J. Kennedy $448K (-$84K) AVE 96.2, BE 73 – Another solid score with 101 on the weekend sees Kennedy in some solid form with four games under his belt now since returning from injury (79, 95, 97, 101). He’s still the most friendly on the budget of the top 6 forwards.
Jack Billings $447K (+$39.5K) AVE 90.9, BE 38 – The youngsters stole the show for St.Kilda in their crucial win over the Eagles at Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Billings has 103 and 130 in his last two, with six other tons throughout the season.
Jack Steele $436K (+$89.7K) AVE 89.9, BE 46 – Steele was a pre-season darling who has now pushed his average up to 90 and is the 13th best averaging forward this year. This week he arrested a price decline from $470K that lasted 6 weeks. His massive 137 on the weekend was a result of 26 disposals, 12 tackles and 2 goals. Fun fact, Steele has handballed twice as much as he has kicked this year (124 kicks, 240 handballs), only eclipsing 9 kicks once all season. Furthermore, he’s had more tackles than kicks!
Franklin BE 159
Greene BE 140
Wallis BE 124