NAB ANALYSIS: Carlton v Sydney
G’day Community, Lekdog here with another match review.
It was a rather enjoyable match to watch tonight community. Carlton’s best were either young or new recruits so I’m left with a feeling of positivity.
Gun forwards continue to give Carlton and their fans headaches (although that might just be my hangover from the CoachKings launch) but at least we looked competitive-ish.
There is some real fantasy value at both of these clubs so let’s get stuck into the performances.
P.S I love you Weiters, shoot me a message and we’ll do drinks…
$519,600 Patrick Cripps (Mid) is a bloody gun. I love this kid and I don’t think he’ll disappoint anyone who selects him. I don’t think he’ll get tagged in 2016, which is a positive sign. The only thing really going against him is his price, cheaper than an elite gun but more expensive than a fallen premo. Should be in the same discussions as Wines in terms of contested possessions. Was also very efficient by foot.
— Jock Reynolds (@jock_reynolds) March 11, 2016
$500,200 Kade Simpson (Def) is still the general in defence for the Blues. Looked calm and composed and was going at 100% efficiency up to halftime. His price will drop at some stage in the year but you could do worse than pick this man.
$481,900 Matthew Kreuzer (Ruc) will tempt many again. Is a brilliant ruckman and runs around like a midfielder. Will kick some goals in 2015 to increase his scoring output but injury concerns still surround him. Might be worth the punt if you have the testicular fortitude.
$473,200 Sam Docherty (Def) is my favourite player although Kerridge, Graham and Weitering are all closing in on him. Was an outlet in defence and was really clean by foot. Still heavily on my watch list but he might be a little overpriced.
$445,400 Ed Curnow (Mid) ran with JPK all day and was probably Carlton’s second best player. Can rack them up even when he’s tagging. We still don’t select taggers.
$444,600 Bryce Gibbs (Mid) worked hard to get his own ball tonight. Was amongst the Blues best but I no longer think we can select him. Would liked to have seen how he went with Murphy in the team. He’s going to increase in value and average around 100 but why pick him when we have Libba?
$428,000 Zach Tuohy (Def) is my smokey from the Blues. Had over 20 touches and half a dozen marks. Is pushing for selection in my side, will average at least 80 in 2016. Need to see how he goes Supercoach score-wise in tonight’s game. Waiting for Supercoach Beast to comment the scores.
$405,900 Andrejs Everitt (Fwd) as you know is my dad’s favourite player. Didn’t do anything tonight and in his defence he wasn’t on the ground much. Avoid.
$390,100 Nick Graham (Mid) is another gem that Carlton have unearthed. Will play in the guts and up forward in tandem with Kerridge. Price is probably his biggest downside. Will be in my Coach King sides and maybe a draft team but that’s about it I think. Could end the year as a $500K player though.
$345,300 Levi Casboult (Fwd) really needs to learn how to kick. I asked Barry Hall at the CoachKings launch if he could head down to Icon park and teach Casboult a thing or two, he laughed and finished his beer…I’m taking that as a tentative yes.
$345,100 Sam Rowe (Def) the key position backman didn’t have the best game. Has no fantasy relevance.
$335,900 Andrew Walker (Fwd/Def) looked lively in the forward line to start the game. Not sure he can deliver consistent scores for our teams. Looks to be a permanent medium forward in 2016.
$308,700 Dale Thomas (Mid/Fwd) might be looking for a hairnet and an apron for his new career as a butcher. Was absolutely putrid by foot and erased his name from my watchlist. Elbowed Laidler early in the game, only target he hit for the day.
$296,800 Dylan Buckley (Def) excites me when he’s on the run. Seemed to split time between a forward pocket and the halfback line. Doesn’t play in a fantasy friendly way, pass.
$294,800 Matthew Wright (Mid/Fwd) presented well as a small forward and wasn’t afraid to find his own ball. Had some nice tackles and contested possessions. At under $300K he could potentially be a sneaky F5 option. Will increase in price and should average 80.
$294,600 Andrew Phillips (Ruc/Fwd) barely had the ball but pinch-hit in the ruck. His presence helps Kreuzer rest and that’s about all he’s good for at this stage. No fantasy relevance in my opinion.
$280,600 Blaine Boekhorst (Mide/Fwd) is one that intruiges me. Seems to have more runs through the midfield this year. Lead the Blues for disposals and pushed forward on occasions. I’m actually considering him, big Coach Kings lock in my opinion.
$270,500 Mark Whiley (Mid) didn’t do anything to push for our teams. Didn’t have the freedom he’s had in the NAB Challenge up to this point. Will end 2016 at around $450K so has no real selection value.
$269,400 Simon White (Def) had an injury scare in the warmup but ended up playing. Still don’t know where he plays but I’m sure it’s not in our fantasy football teams.
$251,300 Michael Jamison (Def) is a fullback that doesn’t score. Was complimented by Rowe and Weitering tonight but is an obvious NO.
$222,300 Daniel Gorringe (Ruc/Fwd) couldn’t impact the game. I think Carlton go with Phillips over Gorringe this year. He tried to present as a forward but it didn’t work.
$220,800 Jacob Weitering (Def) is a lock in my defensive line. Had enough of the ball but more importantly looked composed when kicking and strong when marking. The future of Carlton is also the future of Lekdog’s Puppies, hoping he can average a 70 in Supercoach.
$189,900 Jed Lamb (Fwd) played a defensive role in the forward line. Doesn’t excite me. Will make cash but not enough to justify a selection.
$137,600 Sam Kerridge (Mid/Fwd)
Should be locked into all of our forward lines. Will top 5 in Carlton’s Best and Fairest in 2016. Lock him into every form of fantasy you can think of.
We're gonna need a bigger lock https://t.co/2xPTMpCSxB
— AlexieLekdogBeovich (@LekBlog) March 11, 2016
Notable absentees: Marc Murphy, Harry McKay, Lachie Plowman, Dennis Armfield
$617,900 Dan Hannebery (Mid) was on fire at Etihad Stadium today. Racked up a lot of possessions but butchered it a fair bit. Looks like he’ll continue to be Sydney’s number one man in the midfield again. Nice POD option.
$594,800 Josh P. Kennedy (Mid) had Curnow hanging from his waste all night long. This attention probably allowed the rest of Sydney’s midfield to get the ball a bit easier. Still is a great option for our teams I think but expect a sight decline in output from last year.
$563,700 Tom Mitchell (Mid) loves collecting the pill and does it with a blood thirst in his eyes. Is always in the middle of the pack but that means he’s handballing far more than he’s kicking and generally not doing it very efficiently. Had an impact on todays game but won’t impact my Supercoach side, he’s overpriced but boy is he fun to watch.
$538,200 Luke Parker (Mid) is one of the most under-priced midfielders in the game in my opinion. He was running around on the ball today and moving up forward where he was able to impact the scoreboard. Would love him to clean up his disposal but will still be selecting him. After an injury ridden 2015 I think we can expect some nice things from Parker this year, he might even over take Kennedy in terms of Supercoach scores.
$531,500 Kieren Jack (Mid) had a heavy knock in the third quarter. Possible rib injury. Had a few touches before getting injured, not sure he is too fantasy relevant in 2016.
$483,800 Kurt Tippett (Ruc/Fwd) didn’t show up today, which is bad news for my draft team. Played exclusively in the ruck and just couldn’t impact the game. Might be worth looking at Sinclair over Tippet…
$470,100 Lance Franklin (Fwd) was playing deep in the forward line and racked up a couple of goals and goals assists just by virtue of being alone in the forward 50. Pushed into the midfield at times and looked really fit. I think he’ll deliver a standard Buddy year, which means a combination of 150’s and 40’s. Might not be the worst selection you make.
$457,900 Dane Rampe (Def) was the man out of the backline for the Swans, particularly in the second half of the game. Rampe is deceptively consistent and was really clean with the ball tonight. Is on my backline watchlist and I reckon he could go 85+ this year. Could do much worse.
$422,400 Heath Grundy (Def) had plenty of the ball. I think he’s playing Shaw’s role this year and it helped him grab a few marks and kick sideways a fair bit. Not sure that he can play in our Supercoach sides, Rampe a better option.
$409,500 Callum Sinclair (Ruc/Fwd) suffered from the same thing he did at West Coast, shared too many points with the other ruckman. I really like him but if I’m buying a $400K ruckman it’s Kreuzer at this stage.
$390,400 Nick Smith (Def) is an All-Australian defender but he isn’t a Supercoach option. Avoid.
$390,100 Michael Talia (Def) didn’t impact the game. Will be a serviceable player for the swans but has no fantasy relevance.
$377,700 Isaac Heeney (Fwd) was solid against the Blues. Impacted up forward and found the ball around the ground. A great selection by the Swans last year but I don’t think he can cut the mustard for our Supercoach teams. Could be a nice Coach Kings option later in the year.
$374,200 Jake Lloyd (Mid) had a field day by his standards. Had over 20 touches, mostly kicks and pushed forward when he needed to. Potential breakout contender but not a risk I’ll be taking. Interested to see what the community thinks about him?
$373,900 Jeremy Laidler (Def) copped an elbow from Dale Thomas early. Nice to see another ex-blue play for a decent side. No fantasy relevance.
$363,00 Harry Cunningham (Fwd/Mid) had a middle of the run game, wasn’t impressive but did enough to cement a round 1 spot. He’s a role-player and not a bloke who we can select in fantasy footy.
$259,000 Dean Towers (Fwd) had a real meh performance. Does his role and collected about 15 touches but he isn’t fantasy relevant.
$256,600 Zak Jones (Def) is looking to break into Sydney’s best 22 and with performances like today I think he can. Had 4 rebound 50’s and went at a decent percentage by hand. Big Coach King option but not sure in Supercoach. Could potentially be an on field player for our sides but with McVeigh coming back in he might just get eased out. Injured late in the game, not sure how serious…I’m not a doctor.
$226,600 Toby Nankervis (Ruc/Fwd) essentially didn’t play, no thankyou.
$211,800 Callum Mills (Mid) is pretty close to a lock and will line up for Lekdog’s Puppies. Played in the halfback line and found plenty of it. McVeigh coming back into the side is a slight issue but it shouldn’t stop Mills from averaging 70+ in 2016.
$155,400 James Rose (Fwd) didn’t show much today. Have my doubts that he’ll play this year. Could be a nice rookie next year though.
$123,900 George Hewett (Mid) was ok in the midfield. Showed some flair up forward. Isn’t in the best 22 but could be a nice downgrade option later in the year.
$117,300 Nic Newman (Def) had a few touches in the backline. I thought he looked good but he isn’t going to break into the Sydney side anytime soon. Next year might finally be the year to pick him.
$109,900 Tom Papley (Fwd) was gifted a few possessions but didn’t do much with them. Needs to be upgraded to the senior list if we were to consider him.
Notable absentees: Sam Reid, Ted Richards, Jarrad McVeigh, Ben McGlynn
Over to you blokes.. what did you see that got the juices flowing?
— MJ (@Da_Mad_Irishman) March 11, 2016