What a disaster last week was. For many who traded in Steve Johnson, he was a late out against St Kilda. Then, to rub salt in the wound, Dayne Beams was also a late out against the Western Bulldogs. What luck.
However, we move on and keep striving towards SuperCoach supremacy. Not long now ‘till the finals and with most sides all locked away, it’s all about fine tuning and getting guys in on form and dumping those stinking it up.
Anyway, here is this week’s Flesh.
GET HIM IN
David Zaharakis (ESS) MID – $532,300 SC
- Next 5 Games: ADEL (H), GEE (A), PORT (A), COLL (H), WBD(A)
- Recent Scores: 101, 126, 142, 154
- Breakeven: 21
It has been a big turn around in form from the start of the season to now. Was looking very ordinary early on, but has really hit some form of late. Since the bye, he has been red hot – collecting 30+ touches and kicking multiple goals. Since the Essendon/ASADA nonsense has picked up again, he’s gone up a gear. While he does have a somewhat tough run home, I reckon given price his is a serious shout to have a good run home. The out of Daniel Hannebery creates an opportunity to get Zaharakis in.
Brodie Smith (ADEL) DEF – $509,700 SC
- Next 5 Games: ESS (A), PORT (H), GWS (A), FRE (A), COLL (A)
- Recent Scores: 138, 102, 67, 123, 98, 133
- Breakeven: 73
Flown under the radar somewhat, Smith is getting plenty of the pill playing in defence. 25+ touches, a touch under 10 marks and a goal a game is warranting consideration. Take out that 67 against Carlton and has been in sensational form, and given his price, I reckon Smith is definitely worth getting in.
Who for? You could look at moving on someone like Michael Hibberd, who looks out of form somewhat. If you’ve got $$$ in the bank, maybe look at upgrading a Langdon or a Webster. Either way, reckon Brodie Smith could be a goer.
Lance Franklin (SYD) FWD – $483,200 SC
- Next 5 Games: RICH (A), GWS (H), WCE (A), CARL (H), HAW (A)
- Recent Scores: 96, 126, 108, 71, 146
- Breakeven: 71
Budwa is back. It looks like it has all clicked for big Bud and the Sydney Swans, and he is now flying. Another one who started the season slowly, Franklin now is cheaper than his starting price, has a really solid run and form and has a lot of winnable games in their run home. The thing about Franklin is that he’ll collect 20+ touches to go with his 4-5 goals a game. Plus having Kurt Tippett gives Buddy more of a license to roam around and get more of the footy up the ground.
I did believe it was only a matter of time before Buddy would come good, even though he struggled early on in the season. Now he’s the chance to get him in while he is under $500,000. Get on the Budwa express.
Anthony Miles (RICH) MID – $246,000 SC
- Next 5 Games: SYD (H), STK (A), BRIS (H), PORT (H), WCE (A)
- Recent Scores: 83, 108
- Breakeven: -42
It took Anthony a bit of time to work his way into the Richmond side, but now he is in and looks to have cemented his spot in the Tiger’s midfield. I was always surprised why he never got more of a go while at GWS. However, he has been presented an opportunity at Richmond and so far looks to be the goods – an 83 first up backed up by 108 SC points. He is spending time in the guts too, amassing 30 touches against Fremantle. If in need of a downgrade option and a bit of cash for the kitty, Anthony Miles is your man. Last chance before he goes up in value, on the bubble this week.
GET HIM OUT
Alex Fasolo (COLL) FWD – $324,000 SC
- Next 5 Games: Will miss 2-3
- Recent Scores: 29, 60, 95, 23
- Breakeven: N/A
If you didn’t get Fasolo out when I suggested to a couple of weeks ago, here is your opportunity again now that he is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Had screw removed from his foot.
Dan Hannebery (SYD) MID – $560,300 SC
- Next 5 Games: Out for 6 weeks
- Recent Scores: Doesn’t matter
- Breakeven: N/A
Out for 6 weeks with an ankle injury, and given how close we are to finals, time to trade Hannebery out. High value means we are able to trade him to a premium/ultra premium.
Shaun Higgins (WBD) MID – $415,900 SC
- Next 5 Games: PORT (A), MELB (H), GEE (A), GCS (H), ESS (H)
- Recent Scores: 65, 104, 104, 59, 46
- Breakeven: 143
He has exceeded expectations this season given his history of chopping out 3rd degree burners to those who traded him in. However, I think he has run his race. Been a solid contributor, but his influence on games are just not what they were early in this season. To score 46 SC points from 19 touches, and collected 15 touches against Brisbane suggests he is done and now must be moved on before he drops below $400k and become unmovable. If you’ve got the $$$, Buddy is your man.
Here the key break-even scores to keep in mind heading into round 4:
- Bryce Gibbs (CARL) 59 BE
- Anthony Miles (RICH) -44 BE
- Nathan Fyfe (FRE) 90 BE
- Matthew Pavlich (FRE) 63 BE
- Lance Franklin (FRE) 71 BE
- Brad Ebert (PORT) 36 BE
- Chad Wingard (PORT) 29 BE
- Shannon Hurn (WCE) 56 BE
- Nic Naitanui (WCE) 25 BE
- Pearce Hanley (BRIS) 33 BE
- David Zaharakis (ESS) 21 BE
- Marc Murphy (CARL) 139 BE
- Kade Simpson (CARL) 169 BE
- Luke Breust (HAW) 126 BE
- Brett Deledio (RICH) 128 BE
- Josh P Kennedy (SYD) 151 BE
- Luke Parker (SYD) 128 BE
- Travis Boak (PORT) 130 BE
- Gary Ablett Jr (GCS) 144 BE
- Matthew Jaensch (ADEL) 136 BE
- Patrick Dangerfield (ADEL) 156 BE
- Nick Dal Santo (NM) 130 BE
- Tom Rockliff (BRIS) 201 BE
- Scott Pendlebury (COLL) 125 BE
- Dane Swan (COLL) 120 BE
- Tom Liberatore (WBD) 125 BE
- Scott Higgins (WBD) 143 BE
- Michael Hibberd (ESS) 124 BE
Unfortunately, I’ve had to close the Pub for this week. However, tweet me at @Mr_Crimmins and not only will I answer the questions already asked, but I extend opening hours and take questions from everyone.
Good luck this weekend community
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