Heath Shaw $552K (-$55K) AVE 98.4, BE 122 – Heater was back to his old tricks against the Sainters with 27 touches and 14 marks, running free across the half back line to do what he pleased. With the 70 in R4 lurking in his price cycle for another week, you’ve got the luxury of seeing another score before his price potentially drifts upwards again. He may not find it particularly easy v Hawthorn this week, failing to hit the ton in five of his last six against the reigning premiers. Not extremely undervalued, but worth shelling out the dough for one of the most reliable defenders to provide a healthy average. Did I just call Heath Shaw reliable? I suppose I did!
Matthew Boyd $491K (-$69.3K) AVE 91.0, BE 81 – The Bulldogs veteran hit his first ton this season in R5, crushing the Lions with 121 points from his 31 disposals. He hasn’t had trouble finding the footy, with 25+ touches in four of five games. In just 4.6% of sides, you could find yourself a nice POD in Boyd, who has a history of 100+ averages in six of the last seven years. At 34, he may well be beginning to slow, but we’ll still see plenty of big games from him in 2016.
Bachar Houli $517K, BE 185
Josh Gibson $538K, BE 166
Jarrad McVeigh $542K, BE 155
Rory Laird $499K, BE 120
Scott Pendlebury $580K (-$47.2K) AVE 107.2, BE 104 – Pendlebury (and Collingwood) may have just kicked into gear on Monday night, looking a vastly improved side on previous weeks. A resurgent Pies outfit should help to amend Pendles’ slow start by his standards. Despite speculation he’s been played with rib soreness and more minutes down back it’s now four tons on the trot.
Adam Treloar $543K (-$33K) AVE 105.4, BE 102 – Even with Collingwood’s cold out of the blocks start to the years, Treloar has averaged 31 touches. Inefficient disposal has been his downfall in terms of SC output, but if the Pies bounce back from the poor form they’ve been showing, the pressure may lift and DE% may increase. That’s my theory anyway.
Ollie Wines $506K (-$18.5K) AVE 98.2, BE 85 – Wines has been very disappointing for all owners so far, with last week being his first week to post a massive score to justify the precious midfield spot. He was really in the thick of things last week, laying 10 tackles, gathering 24 touches of the leather and booting two goals in the loss to Geelong (128 SC). If Wines matures into the player we all know he will become, that $506K will be money very well spent.
Patrick Cripps $503K (-$15.9K) AVE 100.6, BE 81 – Cripps was superb in the win over the Dockers, with 29 touches and five tackles for 117 points, his best showing for the season. A continuation of that form would see him at terrific value.
David Mundy $612K, BE 205
Robbie Gray $550K, BE 194
Tom Rockliff $504K, BE 163
Gary Ablett $619K, BE 154
Let’s face it, Goldstein (BE 159) and Gawn (BE 98) are the two hottest commodities in the ruck division. With only two rucks spots to choose from, you’ve got to primarily look at grabbing the above two at some point. Nic Nat (BE 109), Mumford (BE 115), Blicavs (BE 146) and Martin (BE 171) make up the second tier. The latter two in particular, could make for undervalued pick ups next week.
Michael Barlow $473K (-$32.3K) AVE 85.8, BE 67 – Ross Lyon must have told him to lift on behalf of SuperCoaches all across the land. Barlow laid a ridiculous 14 tackles, helping himself to 32 touches and 128 points in the nail-biter to the Blue Baggers. He could well be one of the main beneficiaries of Fyfe’s impending absence from the game, with additional midfield minutes surely on offer.
Shaun Higgins $466K (-$48.2K) AVE 88.8, BE 86 – Hasn’t hit the ton, but has been consistently punching out scores in the 90s (98, 94, 97, 90). A score of 65 in R3 has just left his price cycle, so looks to have bottomed out in price, almost $50K below his starting issuing. Always a high risk investment with the injury history, yet has now managed to miss a total of just three games across the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Chad Wingard $434K, BE 158
Leigh Montagna $593K, BE 156
Josh Kennedy $491K, BE 136
Dustin Martin $508K, BE 135
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