HEROES, VILLAINS AND THE DAMNED

Filed in Supercoach by on 03/07/2018 • views: 1992

Community, we now have an undisputed midfield king of SuperCoach.

Nat Fyfe’s hamstring injury has not only elevated Tom Mitchell to Brownlow Medal favourite, but also the number one midfielder in the SuperCoach landscape.

Ruck giants Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy aside, Mitchell now ranks a permanent weekly captaincy option after his brilliant 50-possession effort against GWS on the weekend.

Those who had the C on Titch pushed their scores north of 2350, while for others, scores of 2250 were around par for the round.

The Heroes

Tom Mitchell (189 SC) is quickly evolving into one of the greatest ball magnets the AFL has ever seen. His ability to find the pill is almost unrivalled. He had 50 possessions and 13 tackles in a losing side on the weekend. Add to this 18 contested possessions and nine clearances. With Fyfe injured, give him the Brownlow now.

Although Demons behemoth Max Gawn (145 SC) might have something to say about that. The bearded one may well loom as Mitchell’s biggest rival come Brownlow night. Gawn was huge in a losing side on the weekend, racking up 25 disposals, 11 marks and 39 hit outs. Fellow ruck gun Brodie Grundy (136 SC) also had a day out. The Collingwood giant finished with 28 possessions, eight tackles and 49 hit outs.

Kade Simpson (139 SC) deserved a win in his 300th match, but his teammates let him down. The man himself didn’t disappoint with 37 touches off half back. Eagles midfielder Andrew Gaff (136 SC) was West Coast’s best player with 37 disposals, while Giants captain Callen Ward (131 SC) and Brisbane’s Dayne Beams (129 SC) were all instrumental for their respective sides.

We need to talk about Justin Westhoff  (120 SC). Averaging 105, the Port Adelaide utility is one of SuperCoach’s highest scoring forwards. He has hit triple figures the past three weeks in a row and is enjoying his best individual season to date.

Swans trio Josh Kennedy (140 SC), Jake Lloyd (136 SC) and Luke Parker (123 SC) were all significant on Thursday night. Lloyd had 34 possessions and eight marks at 85% disposal efficiency, while Kennedy finished with 36 touches and 22 contested possessions.

Other significant scores: Sam Jacobs (145 SC), Jack Riewoldt (135 SC), Nick Vlastuin (125 SC), David Armitage (124 SC), Joel Selwood (122 SC), Chad Wingard (122 SC), David Meyers (122 SC), Orazio Fantasia (120 SC).

The Villains

What the bloody hell is wrong with Dustin Martin (62 SC)? He went at 52% DE for the Tigers on the weekend and just doesn’t seem himself.

Swans forward Lance Franklin (73 SC) was held to just nine possessions while teammate Isaac Heeney (18 SC) was concussed early and didn’t return.

Melbourne pair Clayton Oliver (59 SC) and Tom McDonald (39 SC) were both ordinary in their side’s loss to St Kilda, while new Bomber Devon Smith (54 SC) also had a match to forget.

The Redeemers

Tigers duo Kane Lambert (126 SC) and Toby Nankervis (122 SC) were in fine form on Thursday night. Lambert nailed three goals to go with 27 disposals while the Nank finished with 10 tackles and 41 hit outs.

Emerging Blues forward Charlie Curnow (108 SC) is starting to hit some nice form, as is Crows midfielder Matt Crouch (122 SC). Ruck duo Stefan Martin (144 SC) and Todd Goldstein (111 SC) have both had up and down seasons but showed what they are capable of on the weekend.

The Prodigies

Jack Higgins (109 SC) was the only rookie to hit three figures on the weekend. There were, however, plenty of first-gamers.

On the bubble: Brayden Ainsworth (45 SC).

First game: Brayden Sier (81 SC), Quinten Narkle (72 SC), Brad Lynch (63 SC), Will Powell (39 SC), Harrison Petty (37 SC), Darragn Joyce (33 SC).

The Damned

Nat Fyfe (43 SC) has done a hamstring and appears set for a three to four week stint on the sidelines, minimum. It’s a tough one, but if the diagnosis is correct he probably needs to be traded.

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  1. Dale says:

    Fyfe to beams/crouch for me if i wanna pocket the $$$ and still get 100+ most weeks.
    I could go kelly/cripps but feel there very pricey for not a great deal more points from here till finals

  2. Dogsy says:

    Reckon Crouch is the real deal? Considering him or Gaff for Fyfe.

    • Ja191 says:

      Yes but I reckon it's dependant on if sloane can stay fit. Plays a lot better when he's in the side as he takes the heat off him

  3. Lazza says:

    I was considering a straight swap to Cripps. But now thinking about potentially going to one of Crouch, JPK, or Parker.
    Macrae will be back in a couple of weeks too… a couple of days to chew it over..

  4. Lazza says:

    Can’t loop Mitchell and Gawn this week… they play at the same time …
    ‘Gawn vs no-one’ against. ‘Mitchell vs Wallis’..
    Which is your Captain?

    • NoLanguage says:

      Gawn with no Sandi could score 200

      • Russty_ says:

        They're playing in Darwin though..not sure how that could affect things..reckon I'll go Titch VC with Grundy as back up .

    • NoLanguage says:

      I'm going Danger into Max. Just got a feeling Danger has a big one in him tomorrow in a must win Game for the Cats

    • theRealPod says:

      Gawn VC Grundy C

  5. garfield_da_cat says:

    Dusty to ward, crouch, oliver or beams?

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      Gotta be Crouch

      • garfield_da_cat says:

        What about pendles?

        • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

          Pendlebury is very consistent, ceiling not what it used to be but Treloar gone he may get some ceiling back and could be 107-110 avg from here till the end.

  6. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Lakers got a veteran point guard in Rondo now too
    Not a bad pick up to help Legoat

    • garfield_da_cat says:

      Also see boogie signed a one year deal with the warriors :0 5 all star starting lineup for next season
      Warriors potential starting 5 for next season – boogie, curry, green, thompson and durant.
      Gonna be tough for the Lakers to get past the warriors unless they get Leonard.

  7. Adam says:

    So 9 trades left think that’s ok ?
    Hold Heeney Ahern to cover
    Fyfe to one of Selwood, Ward, JPK
    🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ ?

  8. Pod says:

    HEROES……..Cyril

  9. Pod says:

    Take out JPKs 46 and 59 games earlier in the year and Bang his avg goes from 102 to 118

    • DavidC says:

      Take out his 151 and his 140 instead … what's his avg then?

    • theRealPod says:

      Wow that's impressive but that's not how it works. Get real pod 😆

  10. Jim_bob321 says:

    Hey community,
    Hope you went well last week. I'm just a bit confused on my team at this rate…. Scored 2400 and don't know what trades to make.
    Thinking of holding Fyfe for now but not sure. My backline is in desperate need but have no generation. Need the communities help.. if u can lol
    Bank of 83,400, Trades = 5
    DEF: Sicily, Simpson, Laird, Savage, Howe, J. Smith (Langlands, Redman)
    MID: Mitchell, Cripps, Danger, Duncan, Bont, Conglio, Fyfe, E. Curnow (Ahern, Giro, Brown)
    RCK: Gawn, Martin (Cameron)
    FWD: M. Robinson, Westhoff, Gray, Franklin, D. Smith, Mclean (T. Smith, J. Battle)
    Cheers community!

    • garfield_da_cat says:

      Your fwd line is great but you definately need to do something about your midfield. Dusty has to and so does fyfe but I'd hold off on fyfe for now cos you don't have enough trades to do it right away given there may be injuries to players down the line. Also trade joel smith out and get rid of savage.

      • Pod says:

        Theres no dusty there

      • Russty_ says:

        Hey Garfield, think with 5 trades left he might have to hold Savage, he's not going too badly and got a ton last week, trades are gold with 5 left. reckon I'd trade Fyfe and swing Smith into the mid and get a defender keeper, lay off those wild mushrooms mate, you're seeing Dustys that ain't there lol

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Jimbob, you could trade Fyfe and swing J.Smith to the mids and get a cheapy defender like jake Carlisle who's doing ok…3 round av of 114, and play Ahern or Giro this week or swap Westhoff to the mid and Ahern down fwd and choose between him and T.Smith on field this week, and decide who you want to be your last upgrade next week.
      Nice score last week, shits all over mine haha

      • Jim_bob321 says:

        Thanks for that Russty.
        Perhaps going Fyfe to Yeo.. then waiting next week to paint the fence and ill be done.
        Thoughts? – Trade leaves me with 124700 in bank

  11. r_calve says:

    fyfe is put for 5 weeks should we trade

    • Ricardo says:

      yep mad not to

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah I think so, 5 weeks is way too long, especially if you play for rank, can also damage your league hopes and make you drop down the ladder leaving all that cash on the bench.

    • theRealPod says:

      How's he going to drive the truck with that hammy?

  12. r_calve says:

    fyfe to beams or gaff

  13. Hazey says:

    Thinking Crouch or Duncan for Fyfe? Mitchy boy probably less injury prone, but lower ceiling?