Sicknote or ray of light?
Dayne Beams is a points magnet. But he’s also an injury magnet having done his knees, shoulder and a quad in recent years.
However, a fit Dayne Beams tons up. It’s a lock. Virtually. Scratch 2016 where he only played 2 games. Before that he averaged over 100 in his last 5 seasons. Culminating in a 5 season av of 110.8. (The highest av being 123 in 2012) but I should add one of those seasons (2013 – 102av) was a 7 game outing. But impressive nonetheless.
|Games in 2015:||16|
|Average in 2015:||113|
|100+ games in 2015:||12|
|Sub 80 games 2015:||Once!|
|Price range in 2015:||$552K – $621K|
|Missed games last season:||Only played 2 games in 2016 due to shoulder and knee issues.|
Tactically, we have no real idea what Fagen will do. But I’d put my house on a “best players in their best positions” policy. Which would see Beams and Rocky in the guts.
Statistically Beams is a beast at getting disposals and good ball usage. Contested and uncontested, inside 50’s and clearances. That’s his base economy, but he also chips in with goals and, a big tick for me, tackling (career high – 11 vs Freo in 2015) meaning he can get below 30 disposals and still notch up a 127 (Rd10 v GWS 2015 – also note and he even scored a 97 with just 17 touches vs Geelong in rd18 that year) This is significant because if Tom Rockliff notches up 40 odd posi’s, you can bet your bottom dollar that Beams will score well regardless. He just knows how to play the bloody game.
See for yourself……
Check out these career statistical rankings (per game – not season total stats)
- 2015: 7th for SuperCoach score and 10th for Contested possessions
- 2014: 6th – SC score
- 2013: 5th – Clearances, 8th – Disposals, 9th – Contested possessions and 2nd – Effective disposals
- 2012: 3rd Effective disposals, 4th SC score
— Jock Reynolds (@jock_reynolds) November 29, 2016
- Gun. Elite.
- Cheaper than he should be.
- Super consistent scorer, 10 tons in a row in 2015.
- He’ll be 27 in 2017. Primed.
- Injury history is longer than my last Yum Cha receipt.
- Vampire Lions like Rocky and Zorko
- Fagen factor is an unknown
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