Going, Going, GAWN. Will he be your R1 in 2017?
When he’s not bashing nerds, serving coffee at his café or causing a ruckus at Brownlow night, Maxy Gawn is off being the best ruckman in the entirety of AFL footy.
Despite looking like a massive homeless bloke that is in desperate need of a shave, Gawn should be an integral part of all Supercoach teams in 2017.
His rise to Supercoach supremacy took many by surprise in 2016.
Who’d of thought that a Melbourne player could actually score so high. Seriously? However, 2017 is a new can of worms and Maxy Gawn is on everyone’s radar.
Like a blonde at a bar, Max has caught all our attention and has us fantasising at his beautiful tap work at the contest.
|2017 Supercoach Price:||$645,000|
|Games in 2015:||22|
|Average in 2015:||118.6|
|100+ games in 2015:||15|
|Sub 80 games in 2015:||3|
|Price range in 2016:||$550K – $648K|
|Missed games last season:||Nil|
2016 we saw Maxy just become a dominant force of this competition. He averaged a whopping 42.2 hit-outs per contest which the led the league comfortably. What else makes Maxy even more remarkable is that at 208cm tall, he averaged 14.4 disposals a game, 4.1 marks and a staggering 3.6 tackles. For his size that is nothing short of trouser stretching. The big question is, will he back it up?
During the off-season Maxy has already stated that now he’s at the top of the mountain he aims to remain there. This is the attitude that makes us all a little weak at the knees. Maxy knows he has to back up 2016 with another big year, and there is no doubt in my mind he’ll do it. With Petracca getting another year under his belt and the inclusion of Jordan Lewis you can be rest assured that Maxy’s hit-out to advantage figures will rise. With each hit-out to advantage being rewarded with 5 points, get ready for Maxy to challenge Danger and Fyfe as the best fantasy player in all of the land.
The only risk factor when it comes to Maxy Gawn is not selecting him!!
Yes he will cost a small fortune. But, nice things don’t come cheap and Max Gawn is no exception.
Set and Forget.
He’ll be the highest scoring ruckman in 2017 and be a C/VC choice week in week out.
- Proven scorer that has his sights on going even higher
- Surrounded by a now gun midfield which will help his scoring output
- Goes big often, allowing for a captaincy option
- His price if you’re a stingy bastard
If you don’t start with Max Gawn in 2017, grab a mirror and take a good hard look at yourself. You won’t do much in Supercoach in 2017 without this beautiful big hairy human in your side.
Will you be idiotic enough to start without Max Gawn in 2017?
Have a chat with Nicki Boy on Twitter: @Nick_Wealands
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