Dex Files – Paul Seedsman
Community, first off the bat; I apologise to you all for my player “endorsements”. Maybe my “pick of the week” is the SuperCoach version of Travis Varcoe’s Knee?
First week I suggested Docherty, (his next three games 76pt avg). Second week I put up “Bont”, (missed w/calf, returns with an 82). Last week, Jack Martin was suggested, (Subbed with 36 points w/ankle injury).
So this week, I’m going to let you in on a secret. Jump on Gary Rohan – He’s sure to average 150 from here on out, (because I’m psychic), and he’ll be your number one captain pick. You need him or risk being out of…. No… Just no… I can’t do it anymore.
Please, for the love of SuperCoach – let the curse end. (I’m looking at you; SuperCoach Gods).
This time I look at Paul Seedsman, he’s definitely a player to look at, (fingers crossed he doesn’t spud it now I have mentioned him!) Currently in only 1,286 teams (0.6%) and could offer you some PoD value, and may be a solid 80pt average player from here on out.
Priced to average 68.7, Seedsman offers us value. His first game was a sub affected 38SC and his second game was a 55SC from 80% ToG, but we need to remember; he had virtually no preseason due to hip-surgery. Seedsman was eased back in, getting increased ToG with each game back – he seems to be back to his best, with a team high 31 disposal 137SC game this weekend playing off Half-Back. If you exclude his sub affected score from round 1, he is averaging 96SC this year.
Surprisingly; this wasn’t Seedsman’s best game (in SuperCoach Terms). Round 10, 2013 – Pies played Brisbane, Seedsman played off Half-Back at the Gabba registering 28 touches (15 kicks, 11 contested) , 9 inside 50’s, 8 marks and 3 tackles for 145SC.
Seedsman can go big; but he also has the propensity to drop a 60. If he can bridge the gap between his poor games and his great games – we’re looking at a potential 80-85 SC averaging player. He’s shown the ability to have 100+ pt. games – but he’s more likely to get a 75-90.
Since 2013; excluding his 3 sub affected games – he’s averaged 81SC from 25 games, for 4 100+ games & 9 80-99pt games, with a low of 53 – RD14, 2014. (Pies lost to Hawks that game). In this time; he averages a respectable 86.6 in wins (excluding sub scores), and 76 in losses (excluding sub scores.)
Of the aforementioned games; he generally got a 75-90 from 18-22 disposals, and when he cracked 27+ disposals, he hit the ton. Will Seedsman get more of the pill in this Collingwood line-up? Maybe; it really depends on whether Bucks sticks with Seedsman off Half-Back or Wing.
Here are his 2013-2015 Season Stats:
I think he’s not a real vest candidate anymore, especially since this last ANZAC day game. He’s shown he can dominate, in the wet too! He may get attention, maybe from a defensive forward, but I don’t think he’ll be the opponent’s number 1 target. Any tag that goes to Seedsman will likely hinder his output, as a majority of his possessions are on the outside.
The only reason I can think of to bring him in is for that D6 keeper spot, or a D7 loophole player towards the pointy end. If you bring him in, keep him. He’s definitely not a safe pick – this will be a risky, plums-on-the-table pick that could cost you a trade and be a masterpiece; or alternatively, have you swearing at me until you are blue in the face because you bought in a spud and had to burn 67 trades to boot him.
Seedsman is not for mine – as I’m looking to bring in some of the more proven guys in the coming weeks – but for those who like a risk or are strapped for cash.