Supercoach Gun? Or was 2014 a Flash-in-the-Pan?
Tipped to be Hawthorn FC’s Next Captain – Lewis is a versatile player. He’s clean with the pill and can string a few possessions together. He has remarkable durability, missing one game in 2014, and about 4 games in the previous 2 years.
Lewis plays a majority of his time through the middle and a bit up forward but he’s not the biggest goalkicker; averaging a 0.7 a game this year – almost identical to 2013. He also seems to like being third man up at stoppages – averaging 3.4 hitouts a game. Supercoach rolled gold lies in Contested Possession and Disposal Efficiency – Lewis averaged 28 possessions in 2014; with on average 10.7 of them contested.
|Games last season:||21|
|Average last season:||109.43|
|100+ games last season:||12|
|Sub 80 games last season:||2|
|Price range last season:||$460k-$644k|
|Missed games last season:||1 (adductor), rd 11 v GWS Giants (suspected rest)|
|Significant history:||Averaged 96.5 in 2013, 95.9 in 2012
Suspended for 1 game in 2008 for punching Daniel Pratt in the guts
Drafted at pick 7 in the 2004 national draft
Lewis lit up the comp from rounds 13 onwards – averaging 126.2 Supercoach points. In this period – he failed to crack the SC ton twice; with the lowest score in that time being 94! His form over the last 10 rounds was nothing short of phenomenal, and aside from Rockliff; I think he was the pick of the mids in this time.
Looking over his key stats for his 2014 and 2013 Seasons; he was up on all of them except Marks inside 50 (-0.1 per game). His Contested Possessions, Kicks and Handballs were the standouts. This strongly indicates he has gone up another level. I can see him continuing this form into 2015, and possibly being a season long keeper.
- Can to go missing against lesser opposition. 77 v GC (RD 5)
- Susceptible to a tag. 68 v ESS (Hocking)
- May get rested. RD 11 v GWS – Technically listed as an adductor. (I smell Fish)
- If you were considering starting Lewis, keep him as a premium lock.
- He could also be one to keep an eye on for the usual bye round upgrades, or picking him off after a dip in form or injury.
- Consistent. Lewis rarely has two bad games in a row. Not to mention durability… has missed 5 games in 3 years.
- High possession getter. Yes, possessions aren’t everything, you need efficiency – but to be efficient, you need to get it! Averaging 28 disposals in 2014; he had a shocker against Essendon in round 2 (13 disposals). He backed it up with 37 disp. v Freo the following week. Every other game he had at least 22 disposals and had 7 30+ games.
- Efficient. Dropped below 68% 4 times, with his lowest at 46%. Averaged an elite 73% for the season.
- Potential Point of Difference. I say this because most will start with the Abletts, Pendleburys and the Selwoods in the guts. I think he’ll start in less than 5% of teams.
- Is prone to a shocker. Look at rounds 2, 5 and 12 in 2014.
- Could kick the ball more – had a 1-1 handball-kick ratio in 2014, kicked it more in 2013. Not that bad in the scheme of things though.
- Plays for Hawthorn. Too many good players – They have the potential to take points off each other. That said; a strong team generally takes the loins share of points in a game.
Geez the arse end of 2014 was a shocker! I finished with 5 bloody nuggets and didn’t take my own advice and bring him in. I got on the safer pick of JPK…. BECAUSE THAT BLOODY WORKED!
If he continues his form into 2015 – watch out. His last 10 rounds he averaged 126.2 points – Ultra Premium material. His tendency to go missing has me a little worried, but his form has me excited. I’m tipping a slight increase to his average for 2015, and he may be that PoD player that gets you off to a good start. He is definitely in my sights for 2015.
|THE 2015 SUPERCOACH OFF SEASON SERIES.
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