A great man has thrown in the Carlton captaincy today folks. A great man.
Out of respect I felt it would be fitting that the first of my series on players on the 2013 fantasy footy radar be about the great man. There is little doubt that Chris Judd has been one of the finest AFL footballers we have seen. In AFL Supercoach and Dreamteam terms he has thrilled coaches with his ability to churn out 100+ scores round after round for many a season.
Lets have a squizz at some of the fact first:
- 2013 Price: $555K approx
- Position: MID
- Averages: 2012 = 104, 2011 = 116, 2010 = 118 Higgo will tell you that when a player’s scoring output decreases each year at an increasing rate than alarm bells should ring.
- Can he see out a solid season? Averaged 108 in the first half of last season then just 100 in the business end of the Supercoach and Dreamteam seasons. Then in 2011 he averaged 112 in his first 7 then just 98 in his last 7.
- Is he still capable of big arse scoring? Yep. Bloody oath. In fact he registered 6 scores above 125 last season which is not too shabby. The drama here is his ability to back up scores of this magnitude. We also saw scores of 39 and 47 along the way.
It is always sad to see a champion in decline isn’t it folks? It is now very clear that this blokes best footy – and by extension his best fantasy footy scoring days – are behind him.
The question I would like to throw out to our beloved fantasy footy community is this: Will the fact that Chris Judd has handed back the captaincy influence his scoring output for season 2013?
AFL Fantasy Footy is a brutal caper kids. You cannot allow emotion to muddy the underpants of your Supercoach or Dreamteam side. I have no doubt that Chris Judd will score more this season than he would otherwise have scored as captain of the Carlton Football Club. However this fact alone does not convince me that Chris Judd will provide us with a reliable warm body come finals time.
Will you have a think about Judd in 2013?