TBC: Tom Bellchambers or To Be Confirmed?
Big Tom Bellchambers is a big beast of a man. He is the epitome of a genuine Ruckman who was probably born about 20 years too late in regards to his AFL standing. Let’s not beat around the bush here, he isn’t one of these ‘prancin’ around athletic Ruck/ FWD types that can take huge pack marks, win games off his own boot and look majestic all at the same time.
So what is TBC? That is an interesting question and one that might very well be on the minds of many fantasy coaches’ minds. Well ladies and gents, sit back, crack a frothie and relax as it’s time to delve into the workings of the number one Essendon Ruckman for season 2015.
|Games last season:||7|
|Average last season:||56.29|
|100+ games last season:||0|
|Sub 80 games last season:||7|
|Price range last season:||$437K – $286k|
|Missed games last season:||Missed too many to list, Ankle Injury|
|Significant history:||Averaged 80-85 pts seasons 2012-13
Number one big man at Essendon
Drafted at pick 8, 2007 pre-season draft
Tom Bellchambers season in 2014 was a complete write off. Patrick Ryder was in career best form and TBC was struggling with an ankle injury that kept him out for most of the season. When the big man was back on the paddock, he was playing well below par and was producing some pretty average supercoach scores along the way.
As stated previously, he was injured for the duration of 2014. With the loss of Ryder but the gain of J. Giles, he will be given every chance to cement his spot as the number one big man but if he breaks down with injuries again it will be tough to pry away Giles spot in the ruck
I feel like TBC might very well be the ruck pickup of the year as his average was well down and with that comes a small price tag. I kind of get the feeling that, if you can afford it, Bellchambers might just be the super sub ruckman that every team would want. I am not saying he is going to come out and punch out 100+ per week as a premier ruckman, but with such a low price tag and the opportunity to grasp that main role, he might very well average 80-90 each week.
- His price tag.
- Will likely be the #1 ruckman down at Windy Hill
- Will be fresh after some serious time off injured
- Will be fighting to hold his spot over Giles
- ASADA Infractions, enough said
- Injury history the last couple of years
- Might lost his spot to Giles if the former GWS big man goes hard
Tom Bellchambers should be on all of your radars for next year. If he can get fit and have a big pre-season, at the very least I can see him being a stepping stone and increasing in value. I see the big man taking up R3 in Big Ben FC next season
YES for me
What are your thoughts on Tom Bellchambers?
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