The Rookie Scout: Round 14
One down, two to go! We’re now into the second week of the dreaded bye rounds, we’ve managed to survive week 1, but week 2 is looking slightly trickier.
Howdy folks, I’m Barron Von Crow and welcome to the Round 14 Rookie Scouting Report.
I’m here to bring you all the cheaper Supercoach action there is for Round 14, but we’ve got something even more exciting in store for you this week community. CoachKings, the game by game fantasy football revolution will be free to play at home tonight in the big Adelaide (Carn you Crows!) VS North Melbourne matchup!
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Also a quick public service announcement, remember that due to the Thursday Adelaide VS North Melbourne game this week lockout starts tonight, so you won’t be able to reverse any trades should you make them after the Thursday night game starts. So make sure you are 100% sure in the trades you have planned for this week!
Now, let’s get into it.
Clayton OliverSC Price: $308,600 | AF Price: $316,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,700 Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles, 41 SCPoints, 39 AFPoints, 32 CKPoints
Oliver is still owned by 10.8% of Supercoachers, a number I imagine will go down significantly due to Oliver’s poor score last week, his bye this week and the fact his BE is now 94. He’s in the perfect spot for either a quick upgrade to a premo player, or a downgrade to free up some cash.
Callum MillsSC Price: $342,500 | AF Price: $324,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,500 Round 13 Stats: 23 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 89 SCPoints, 90 AFPoints, 96 CKPoints
Another great game for Mills, producing his 2nd highest SC score this year, and it came at the perfect time with the bye rounds starting last week. His BE is 48 this week, but Sydney are off, so it might be a good time to think about moving him on. He won’t have a lot more money to make at this stage.
Christian PetraccaSC Price: $351,100 | AF Price: $353,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,500 Round 13 Stats: 14 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 73 SCPoints, 72 AFPoints, 83 CKPoints
It’s an awkward spot to have Petracca in with the bye this week. His BE is just 55, and he has shown he can score in the 70’s and the 80’s on a good day, but he’s also sitting at a good price and with byes and upgrades on the card, many might find themselves in a spot where they need to move him on. There’s nothing wrong with that if that’s what you need to do. He’s owned by 59.6% of teams, so it’s a situation a lot of us will be in!
Jack TrengoveSC Price: $205,300 | AF Price: $337,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400 Round 13 Stats: 19 disposals, 5 tackles, 3 rebound 50’s, 67 SCPoints, 62 AFPoints, 49 CKPoints
13 handballs and 4 clangers clipped Trengove’s scores a tad, but he still found the pill 19 times, which is an encouraging sign as he continues his return from his re-occurring foot injury. Melbourne have the bye this week, so he won’t rise in price this week, but his BE is -21, so he’ll likely have another healthy price rise after Round 15 when Melbourne take on Adelaide.Darcy Parish SC Price: $318,800 | AF Price: $354,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400 Round 13 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 behinds, 53 SCPoints, 43 AFPoints, 50 CKPoints
It looks like the bye might be coming at a good time for Parish, who struggled to get as involved as he normally does against GWS, just his second game where he’s had below 20 disposals (which probably highlights just how well he’s played this year). He lost $5.2K for the week and his BE is 68, which is achievable, but he’s at that level where he’s more likely to drop $20K than he is to rise by that amount. Upgrade material this week.
Jacob HopperSC Price: $278,800 | AF Price: $330,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,900 FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, GWS VS Carlton Round 13 Stats: 18 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, 1 goal, 77 SCPoints, 60 AFPoints, 91 CKPoints
This was Hopper’s best score in SC since his debut game in Round 8 and certainly a good sign considering the Giants have a nice run of weaker opponents in Collingwood, Brisbane, Port, Richmond and the Gold Coast on the cards in the next 6 weeks. His BE this week is 51, so he should be a decent starter for the 25.8% of teams that own him.
James RoseSC Price: $206,600 | AF Price: $283,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,500 Round 13 Stats: 16 disposals, 6 marks, 8 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 77 SCPoints, 87 AFPoints, 46 CKPoints
He’s been slightly better in AFL Fantasy where his average is 89, compared to Supercoach where his average is 71, but he’s still been putting up a good result in either format. He had 5 clangers on the weekend which would have hurt his SC scores a bit, but he did a great job around half forward and worked well on getting the ball inside the Swans 50. His BE is -13 this week, but the Swans have the bye, so you’ll need to wait another week for him. Swans have a tough 3 game stretch with the Bulldogs, Geelong and Hawthorn on the cards as well.
Matthew DeaSC Price: $370,900 | AF Price: $377,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,500 Round 13 Stats: N/A
Dea had last week off as he was omitted from the side that took on the GWS Giants, but that was probably for the best, as his BE was sitting at 87. The Bombers have the bye this week, so it’s probably the perfect opportunity to trade him out. You can upgrade him for 100K for someone like Rory Laird or Alex Rance, or spend 200K and get Sam Docherty for him. All 3 are fantastic upgrade options.
Marcus AdamsSC Price: $371,500 | AF Price: $317,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,800 Round 13 Stats: 11 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 62 SCPoints, 38 AFPoints, 48 CKPoints
Marcus Adams may be in the exact same position as Matty D above. Worth almost the same price and has the bye and a BE in the 80’s. The advantage Adams has is he is a DEF/FWD swing, so as well as defensive options in Laird, Rance and Docherty you could also trade him up for forward options such as Deledio and Martin.
Darcy Byrne-JonesSC Price: $328,400 | AF Price: $326,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900 Round 13 Stats: 14 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 49 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 62 CKPoints
I think we can pretty much throw most defenders in the same category this week! DBJ is another defender on the Round 14 bye who looks like they’ve maxed out. His BE is 92 this week, so he’s another guy you’d probably look to move on.
Anthony McDonald-TipungwutiSC Price: $384,200 | AF Price: $346,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,900 Round 13 Stats: 17 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 74 SCPoints, 71 AFPoints, 81 CKPoints
Here’s defender upgrade #4! McDonald-Tipungwuti’s BE is 83 heading into his bye week, so again, he’s one to move on if you can. For only 300K you can potentially go from two of Dea/Adams/DBJ/Walla to Laird and Rance. Seems pretty good to me!
Oscar McDonaldSC Price: $309,300 | AF Price: $252,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,600 Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles, 9 1%ers, 79 SCPoints, 81 AFPoints, 105 CKPoints
McDonald finished off a nice 3 game run with an average of 82.7 SCPoints and now has a BE of just 36. He has the bye this week, so a few may be tempted to move him on, but he’ll have at least two more weeks of cash generation in him, so you may just need to play it by ear and see if the numbers add up for you.
Sam CollinsSC Price: $213,400 | AF Price: $236,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,600 FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Friday night, Collingwood VS Fremantle Round 13 Stats: 10 games, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 46 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints
A slightly better score for Collins, who rose by $39.9K this week, which will probably be his last big price rise for him. His BE is 34 this week and should stay around that level for the next month should he continue a decent clip of storing, with the Dockers playing Collingwood, Melbourne, Geelong and Gold Coast in that time. He’ll likely have to be started this week, so let’s hope he has a similar score to Round 11.
THE BEST OF THE REST…
Corey Wagner – Played his debut game after being a 3rd round draft pick for the Roo’s this year. He only had the 7 touches for 34 SCPoints however. Could be a cheap CoachKings option for Thursday night though.
Kade Stewart – Stewart saw his ownership percentage jump from 4.9% to 14.4% between rounds 12 and 13, but unfortunately he couldn’t keep that good streak of scores going, producing just 56 SCPoints from 7 disposals and 3 tackles. BE is still -22, so plenty of cash to earn. Hawks VS Gold Coast is our Sunday CoachKings contest, consider him a viable option there.
Eric Hipwood – Played his very first game after being pick #14 in this year’s draft and was OK. He had 9 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and a goal for 54 SCPoints. Starts at 162K, but Brisbane have the bye next week, so it’ll be Round 17 when he’s on the bubble.
Ben Keays – Hasn’t been that good over his last two games, he had 13 disposals last week, but 11 handballs and 10 uncontested possessions, so they weren’t worth a heap. He finished with 39 SCPoints, and has produced his two lowest scores of the year over the past two weeks. Will need to do better since a lot of us will be starting him over the byes.
Josh Schache – Inaccurate in front of goals, which he has been all year, kicking 2.3, but statistically it was probably his best game as an AFL player. He had 15 disposals and 9 marks along with his 2 goals and scored 90 in AFL Fantasy, but just 59 in Supercoach.
Jarrad Jansen – Bounced back from his poor score against Freo somewhat, producing a 60 SCPoint game. He had 19 disposals, but 14 were handballs. He also had 3 clearances, but unless you’re Matt Priddis and score a ton of tackles and clearance work, guys who handball a ton usually find themselves maxed out in the 80’s range.
Logan Austin – Only had 5 touches, but had 7 1%ers to get his SC score up to 41, compared to the 19 he scored in AFL Fantasy.
Dougal Howard – Unfortunately for Dougal, he has suffered an ACL injury, which has put an end to his 2016 season. Was owned by 4% of teams, so those owners (including me) will need to look elsewhere for the rest of the year.
Darcy Tucker – Just the 8 disposals for Tucker and only 2 kicks (after 16 in Round 12) for 46 SCPoints. Freo take on Collingwood in CoachKings on Friday night, Tucker is a guy you could definitely consider.
Lincoln McCarthy – Hasn’t been scoring that well since his return from injury, mostly because he hasn’t been able to hit the scoreboard, kicking 1 goal in his last 3 games, compared to kicking 7 in his first 5 and discounting his game where he was injured in the first quarter, he only had 1 game where he was goalless. He had just the 37 SCPoints from 10 disposals and 5 marks last weekend. The Saturday night CoachKings matchup is St Kilda VS Geelong, McCarthy will be cheap, but will need to kick some goals to win you the beers.
Tom Ruggles – Hit his straps at the right time! He has had two good games in a row now, scoring 81 VS North in Round 12 and scored 71 SCPoints against the Bullies from 18 disposals and 10 marks. I’d definitely consider him in defense for CoachKings on Saturday night.
Josh Dunkley – A quiet game for Dunkley with just the 9 possessions for 35 SCPoints.
Ben Kennedy – Well, his return to SC glory only lasted a week, producing a score of just 40 SCPoints after scoring 94 the week before. Competition was a step up though and the conditions weren’t great either, but still, many owners would have hoped for better. His BE is just 64 thanks to his big score last week, but he’s one to definitely consider moving on with if you still have him.
Jayden Hunt – Up and down Supercoach wise, but does produce a decent score every now and then, scoring 71 SCPoints against Sydney from 18 disposals and 3 marks. His BE is sitting on 40 this week, but Dee’s have the bye.
Josh Wagner – Another defender who looks to have peaked, Wagner scored 69 SCPoints from 19 disposals against Sydney. BE is 81 and Melbourne have the bye, so it’s a perfect time to upgrade him if you have him.
Toby Nankervis – Played just his 2nd game this year due to Tippett being out and did some good work in the wet weather. He only had 7 disposals, but also had 8 tackles and 9 hitouts for 86 SCPoints. Recorded 9 tackles in his only other game this year against Adelaide, which are good numbers for a bigman.
George Hewett – Made his return from injury after missing Round 12 and was OK. Didn’t find much of the ball with just 9 disposals, but did have 9 tackles to boost his SC score to 51 and his AFL Fantasy score to 71.
Aliir Aliir – Just his second game and he was OK with 10 disposals, 7 1%ers and 5 tackles for 55 SCPoints. Still don’t know what his JS is like, so I’m iffy on considering him a trade down target.
Matthew Kennedy – Kicked 3 goals in his debut game, which is a pretty good achievement! Didn’t have a ton of possessions with just 11, but thanks to his goals he scored 67 SCPoints. One may worry about what he might produce if he doesn’t have a scoreboard impact and those possession numbers stay the same though. Will be cheap for CoachKings on Saturday, so maybe hope for a repeat effort?
Sam J. Reid – Was OK with 13 disposals and 1.2 for 57 SCPoints, but I question his job security at the moment.
Michael Hartley – Made his return after missing a few games and had 8 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 12 1%ers for 55 SCPoints. Has a sky high BE this week thanks to his score of 19 in Round 10, so may have to consider moving him on.
Mitch Brown – Inaccurate in front of goals, kicking 2.4 and also had 12 disposals and 3 marks for 59 SCPoints. His BE is only 41, but Bombers are off this week.
Jason Ashby – He’s been on the Bombers list since 2013, but had only played 10 games prior to last week. Had just the 13 disposals and 5 tackles for 53 SCPoints.
Will Hams – Has scored fairly consistently over his 3 games, though scores in the high 50’s are probably not that exciting to us. He had 15 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 57 SCPoints. Has had his 3 games and now sits at 190K, I’d probably forget about him.
ROUND 14 BUBBLE BOYS
Sam J. Reid – $118K – FWD
Aliir Aliir – $123K – DEF (Sydney on the bye this week though)
Toby Nankervis – $226K – FWD (Sydney again)
Tom Barrass – $238K – DEF (West Coast bye this week)
Round 14 TRADE OUT TARGETS
Ciaran Byrne – $325K – 104 BE
George Hewett – $260K – 99 BE
Michael Hartley – $274K – 96 BE
Clayton Oliver – $308K – 94 BE
Darcy Byrne-Jones – $328K – 92 BE
Matt Dea – $370K – 87 BE
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti – $384K – 82 BE
Marcus Adams – $371K – 82 BE
Ben Keays – $234K – 82 BE
Josh Wagner – $341K – 81 BE
Mitch McGovern – $299K – 76 BE
Darcy Parish – $318K – 68 BE
Daniel Rioli – $202K – 67 BE
Ben Kennedy – $321K – 64 BE
AROUND THE GROUNDS…
Josh Cowan – Led the Geelong VFL side in disposals with 32, along with 2 marks and 7 tackles as the Cats beat the Box Hill Hawks 118-69
Sam Menegola – Continues his good VFL form with 28 disposals and 13 tackles, as well as 6 inside 50 entries. Hasn’t put a foot wrong in his 3 VFL matches, averaging 25 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles so far.
Kieran Lovell – Led the Hawks in disposals with 25, along with 2 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.
Kurt Heatherly – Heatherly had 18 disposals and 11 marks down in defense for the Box Hill Hawks.
Teia Miles – Kicked a goal and had 17 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
Marc Pittonet – Back to the VFL for Pittonet, he finished with 9 disposals, 5 tackles and 34 hitouts
Kaiden Brand – Quiet day for Brand with just 8 disposals, 2 marks and 6 hitouts.
Ben McKay – Had spent the last few weeks in the Weribee development league side, but was back in the main VFL side this week and had his best game of the year, kicking 3.1, as well as having 8 disposals and 7 marks. Had only kicked 1 goal in his previous 5 VFL games.
James Polkinghorne – Led the Bombers with 24 disposals and also had 3 marks and 5 tackles in the Bombers 13 point win over Weribee.
Aaron Francis – Kicked a hell of a goal from the boundary line for one of the 3 he kicked on the day. Also had 15 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.
Connor McKenna – McKenna had 23 disposals, 3 marks, 5 inside 50’s, 6 rebound 50’s and kicked a goal.
BYE – Sandringham (St Kilda), Northern Blues (Carlton), Collingwood and Richmond.
Riley Boner – Found the ball a bit more than usual, finishing with 19 disposals (15 kicks), 7 marks, 4 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s.
Jesse Palmer – Only had the 12 disposals, with 10 handballs, and 4 tackles.
Billy Frampton – He had 9 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 25 hitouts as the Port Magpies lost to South Adelaide 97-54. Dougal Howard went down with a ACL injury in the Powers game, but with Jay Schulz making his return in this game, he’d be the likely call up rather than another youngster.
BYE – Adelaide
Jackson Nelson – Nelson had 20 disposals, 7 marks, 7 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and kicked 1.1 in East Perth’s 102 to 66 win over Perth.
Corey Adamson – Adamson had 18 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and a pair of behinds. Has been averaging 20 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles in his 10 WAFL games so far this year.
Paddy Brophy – Brophy also had 18 disposals, as well as 7 marks and 3 tackles.
Brant Colledge – 3 in a row! Colledge also had 18 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.
Josh Deluca – Just the 15 disposals for Deluca, along with 3 marks and 9 tackles. Also gave away 5 frees in the Peel Thunders 69-101 loss to South Fremantle.
Jake Barrett – Was second on the UWS Giants disposal tally (behind Rhys Palmer who had a lazy 52 disposals, 9 tackles, 11 inside 50’s and kicked 4.2), finishing with 35 disposals, 7 marks, 9 tackles and 6 inside 50’s as the Giants defeated Canberra 132-79.
Harrison Himmelberg – Continues his recent run of good form, finishing with 28 disposals, 11 marks and 5 inside and 5 rebound 50’s.
Jeremy Finlayson – Finlayson had 21 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and kicked a goal.
Rhys Mathieson – Led the Lions in disposals with 29 as they defeated Redland 54-53 to record their very first win of the 2016 NEAFL season. Mathieson also had 6 marks, 3 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.
Josh McGuiness – McGuiness had 27 disposals, 9 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.
Matthew Hammelmann – Another big game from Hammelmann, finishing with 26 disposals, 16 marks and 2 tackles. With the injury to Tom Bell, the Lions have elevated Hammelmann and he will make his AFL debut this week.
Trent West – Combined with Archie Smith to dominate win the ruck battle, Archie Smith had 23 hitouts and West had 33, along with 10 disposals and 3 marks.
Jordan Foote – Led the way for the Swans reserves with 34 disposals, 3 marks and 10 tackles. Has had a very good last 4 weeks of footy, averaging 27 disposals during that time.
Nic Newman – 29 disposals, 10 marks, 5 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s for Newman in the Swans 110-47 win over Aspley.
Abe Davis – Davis had 18 disposals, 8 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.
Sam Naismith – Led the way in the ruck with 35 hitouts, as well as 10 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 1.1
Tom Papley – Made his return via the NEAFL and had 8 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.1
Bye – Gold Coast