2014 All Australian, worthy defence option?
After being named as an AA back pocket, Nick Smith has appeared on my radar going into 2015.
The question is, is he fantasy relevant? Being mainly a shut down defender his scoring has never been that impressive, averaging around 68 for last 4 seasons.
However with talks of malceski possibly being else where in 2015, there is possibility his role could change slightly to see him work more as a rebounding defender. If this is the case i can see him pushing up to a 80-85 average, which could very well make him relevant in 2015.
|Games last season:||20 (+3 finals)|
|Average last season:||70.8|
|100+ games last season:||0|
|Sub 80 games last season:||13|
|Price range last season:||$304k-$401k|
|Missed games last season:||2|
|Significant history:||Has only missed 7 games in the last 4 seasonsHas averaged 70.8, 66, 66.9 & 69.1 points.|
No risk in him getting games but being able to score 85+ is hard to do from the back pocket.
If you are after a mid priced, reliable, consistent player then he could be your man. I would use him as a stepping stone defender or plan to keep as D7 late in season.
- Great job security in a strong side
- Efficiency 78% average over last 4 seasons
- Mainly a Shut down player
- Has never been a big scorer
- Priced a little high for risk
If Malceski leaves then he becomes a strong maybe. If there is no change to the swans back 6 i would PASS on him for a rookie. For now I’d make him one to watch keenly over the pre-season.
What;s your call on Nick Smith in 2015?
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