Every Caddy’s job is to find the right club.
At his third club will he be make it work? Will he show us all why he was initially taken as a top 10 selection in his draft year?
Josh Caddy was one the 38 players shifting clubs. And he is by far the one that interests me most in terms of his 2017 fantasy worth.
The talk all started when the self-proclaimed Maserati “Brett Deledio” came public with his intentions to join the men down the highway. J-Cad was a player of interest to the tigers in facilitating the deal.
We all now know Deledio is off to the AFL’s version of the WRFL’s Hammerheads, and Josh Caddy made his way to Punt Rd for pick 24 and a swap of later picks.
The word around the inner sanctum is Focus on Footy had a huge role to play in this.
|2017 Supercoach Price:||$488,600|
|Games last season:||16|
|Average last season:||89.8|
|100+ games last season:||5|
|Sub 80 games last season:||6|
|Price range last season:||$412K – $505K|
|Missed games last season:||Missed rounds 14-19, then rd 22 due to injury|
Josh Caddy is the player I have chosen to review because of how I think he will fare at his new club. In 2015, while inconsistent, he was able to average 93.7 points per game. With the arrival of the great pasty Patrick Dangerfield in 2016 I feel he lost more of his chance to play as the inside bull next to Selwood, causing his point production to dip (even if slightly).
I look at the Richmond midfield even with the acquisition of another inside mid in Meatball Prestia I don’t see that limiting Josh as being a permanent midfielder in the 2017 season. Martin and Cotchin have both shown they are capable of playing forward and Caddy and Prestia will free them up to spend a little bit of more time in the forward 50.
If Josh can provide greater consistency, and pick up a bonus DPP status as a forward (now confirmed) I think he could be one of the buys of season 2017 at his estimated price around the $470k mark.
Just listened to Josh Caddy’s interviews of the RFC site. Very well spoken. Seems a good kid. Glad he’s a tiger. #gotiges
— Wackel Pudding (@Ryan_Tiger_Fan) October 20, 2016
I don’t see too much risk in selecting Caddy, outside of his inconsistency. He was still able to average as close as you can get to 90 in a side that finished the home and away season in second position despite his reduced inside mid time because of Dangerfield I only see his point scoring capacity increasing with more responsibility and midfield time in a weaker side. This however could be a risk. Did playing in a better side with a more experienced group around him make it easier for him to impact games?
I don’t think I can justify selecting Caddy if he’s a MID only. He’ll need to pick up DPP status with FWD eligibility for me to consider selecting him. In the past Caddy has shown he has a high ceiling but you might have to take the good with the bad, although in a midfield with T.Cotch, Meatball and the all conquering master Stiffarm he will probably go the whole season with limited attention. Josh will have a point to prove at his third footy club which does count for something.
— AlexieLekdogBeovich (@LekBlog) October 20, 2016
- Averaged 1.2 goals per game in 2016
- Wins a lot of contested ball and loves a tackle or two. (Supercoach gold)
- A third club with greater responsibility with fewer players to take a share of the 3300 points
- Still only 24 with a lot of good footy in front of him
- Disposal Efficiency is at 67% and will need a little tidying up
- Richmond could tread water next year and only finish with about the 8 wins again, this could impact scores some weeks if the top end sides get hold of them.
Josh Caddy’s move to a third club could be the making of the young man. Worst case is he only holds his 2016 average of 89.8. I feel as if this could be a risk worth taking, as this is someone who can hold his average average until his bye week.
If Caddy does not gain DPP status it will a very hard NO. (now confirmed that he has)
But if this is the case I will be all over him in my forward line much like we all should have been on that superstar Winx on Saturday afternoon!
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