WOOHOO! One more week of byes to go.
Just one more week and we’ll be back to having every single one of our players back available to us and no more of this Best 18 nonsense going on. Howdy folks, I’m Barron Von Crow and this is the Round 15 Rookie Scout Report.
Its Thursday people and it’s a bye week, so that means we’ve got another Thursday night game in the works to make our planning all the more annoying and it also means two things. Firstly, it means that the lockout occurs after team announcements on Thursday, so you won’t be able to reverse any trades, so you’ll need to get them locked in early. Secondly and even more excitingly, since it is Thursday night football it also means CoachKings is open to play right at home from the comfort of your living room…or bedroom…or toilet. Basically, wherever you enjoy watching your footy from in your house, you can play CoachKings from there on Thursday! So make sure you enter your team and are in the running for some great cash prizes.
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Now, let’s get into it.
SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $179,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,200
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, Carlton VS Collingwood.
Round 14 Stats: 19 disposals, 6 marks, 6 inside 50’s, 3 tackles, 1 goal 3 behinds, 87 SCPoints, 92 AFPoints, 109 CKPoints
Phillips is a MID/FWD and on the bubble this week, so I imagine every fantasy football player in the country will be looking at bringing him in. He was fantastic getting the ball forwards for the Pies and if it wasn’t for some inaccuracy in front of goals he probably would have had a triple digit score. Perfect downgrade option this week (for Barlow?) and an easy pick for CoachKings this Saturday.
SC Price: $273,700 | AF Price: $296,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,000
Round 14 Stats: 16 disposals, 3 marks, 8 Inside 50’s, 1 goal, 82 SCPoints, 67 AFPoints, 102 CKPoints
The Round 14 Rising Star nominee, Gresham also kicked one of the goals of the year to help the Sainters get over the line against the Cats. He was very quiet early in the year, but has improved his scoring just a tad over the last month or so, going from scores in the 40-50 range to scores in the 60-70 range.
SC Price: $305,100 | AF Price: $300,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,600
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Sunday, Melbourne VS Adelaide
Round 14 Stats: 13 disposals, 7 marks, 5 tackles, 1 goal, 85 SCPoints, 81 AFPoints, 90 CKPoints
A career best game for McGovern, fantasy footy wise, as he eclipsed his previous best in Supercoach of 73, which he had against both Gold Coast and Hawthorn. His forward line marking, particularly his ability to take a contest mark is what is making him stand out a bit in a very talented frontline for the Crows. He’s down to being in 4.7% of sides, but has a BE of 49, which he should break, but it’s at the pointy end of the season now where you’ll need to seriously think about upgrades if you still have blokes like this playing post the bye rounds.
SC Price: $257,700 | AF Price: $259,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,000
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Friday, Port Adelaide VS Richmond
Round 14 Stats: 19 disposals, 7 marks, 6 tackles, 2 goals, 130 SCPoints, 103 AFPoints, 122 CKPoints
Connor ManWasHeDue….for a good game finally produced for us! Ha! Did you see that? I made a joke out of his name and tied it into his performance on the weekend… OK, now that you’re all recovered from the bouts of laughter you know doubt went through, Menadue was absolutely fantastic against the Lions, producing a round saving score for a lot of teams with a big 130 SCPoints and statistical highs in most categories. Still lots of handballs and uncontested stuff in there, but he made every one of them stick, which is a bit of a problem he has had previously. BE is -19 for the moment, so ride him for the next few weeks and hope he can pop above 300K.
SC Price: $440,200 | AF Price: $449,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,000
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, Carlton VS Collingwood
Round 14 Stats: 22 disposals, 3 tackles, 81 SCPoints, 69 AFPoints, 74 CKPoints
Hello Sam, my old friend. Your time in my Supercoach side may be at an end. He again scored 81 SCPoints from 22 possessions (17 handballs though) and as good as he has been for us this year, he’s just short of being a premo player and with Leigh Montagna just sitting a short hop away, it just makes too much sense. I love ya Sammy, you’ve served me well, but it may be time to send you on your way.
SC Price: $347,500 | AF Price: $316,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,500
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, Carlton VS Collingwood
Round 14 Stats: 11 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 70 SCPoints, 51 AFPoints, 69 CKPoints
An OK game from Weitering, with the 70 SCPoints, which apart from his big 121 score in Round 11 is actually his highest score since Round 5. His BE is now up to 83, which he can beat, we’ve seen him do it, but it might be the end of the road for Weitering in 2016 with the need to upgrading him becoming apparent.
SC Price: $305,200 | AF Price: $299,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,100
Round 14 Stats: 21 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles, 91 SCPoints, 96 AFPoints, 75 CKPoints
Has been on a good run over his last 3 games, averaging 81 SCPoints. His BE is just 23, but the Cats are on the bye this week, so his price won’t move up until Round 16 is done and dusted.
SC Price: $254,900 | AF Price: $258,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,700
Round 14 Stats: 18 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 8 1%ers, 126 SCPoints, 81 AFPoints, 145 CKPoints
The Bye Round Saviour! An absolutely fantastic game for Collins, one that the 30.3% of teams that own him would love to have seen, especially at this time of the year. He went at 94% efficiency with his 18 touches and he has now produced 2 scores of 100+ in his first five games. His BE is pushed way down to -30 now, so after Fremantle have their bye he is going to make some serious cash.
SC Price: $278,700 | AF Price: $260,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,500
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, Carlton VS Collingwood
Round 14 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 7 hitouts, 2 goals, 72 SCPoints, 60 AFPoints, 89 CKPoints
Just the third time in his career he’s been in double digit disposals, with all 3 times being 10 disposals. Those 72 SCPoints would have been a very welcome addition to a lot of SCers forward/ruck lines however. His BE is 48 this week, so I would probably hold on to him for another week and get the byes out of the way first before moving him, unless you have a nice upgrade trade in mind.
THE BEST OF THE REST…
Jacob Hopper – Hurt his back and will be out for 6 weeks. Likely means the end of AFL footy for him for 2016 as I expect he’d play out the rest of the year in the NEAFL.
Corey Wagner – Just his second game and it was slightly better than the first, but still nothing outstanding from him, apart from his tackling, which was a highlight against the Crows. He had just 9 disposals with the 9 tackles, for 49 SCPoints and 60 AFPoints. On the bubble, which is a rare thing these days, but North have the bye this week, so he’ll keep another week.
Darcy Tucker – The second quiet game in a row for Tucker, having less than 10 disposals in his last two games for 45 and 46 SCPoints. Just simple really, needs to find more of the pill if he’s to score better.
Josh Smith – Probably one of the best games he’s played for the Pies, he had 25 disposals and 4 tackles for 93 SCPoints and 96 AFPoints. He had had a quiet few weeks prior to that, so it’s good to see him get some nice scores back on. His disposal numbers were never the problem, his career low is 17, just had lots of uncontested handballs in there. He evened up the kick/handball ratio a bit better on the weekend too.
Ben Keays – It was probably a good result for Keays to get 42 SCPoints from just 6 disposals considering he scored 39 from 13 disposals in Round 13. BE is 51, which he’ll probably struggle to make, but Brisbane have the bye this week. Could maybe downgrade him for Phillips, but you won’t make a ton of cash doing that.
Eric Hipwood – The Lions were probably very happy with young Hipwoods game on the weekend. He had just the 7 disposals, but kicked 3.2 in there too, so for a team with goal kicking problems, that’s a good result. Just the 57 SCPoints from that, which is probably his ceiling as a fantasy footballer at the moment.
Josh Schache – Only 8 disposals, 4 marks and a goal, but had 75 SCPoints from it, which is a very good result for him.
Matthew Hammelmann – Only 10 disposals and 5 marks, though he did take a couple of contested ones in there. Had 3 clangers too, so his score was pretty bad at just 29 SCPoints. Remember though, at this point of the year, if you’re downgrading you’re probably just looking for bench cover and not cash generation, so he might have his uses if he sticks around.
Jarrad Jansen –His second solid game in a row, with 16 disposals and a goal for 64 SCPoints. He can do better, as evidenced by his 98 upon debut, but it’s certainly better than the 35 he scored in his second game.
Rhys Mathieson – Big game for him, having 24 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles for 89 SCPoints. Had scored in the 50’s his previous two games, so is it just a big game for the youngster, or a new trend for him? He had his first price rise, so he’s only up to 174K, which is still enough to maybe consider trading him in, but Phillips is there at a cheaper price and has also had his bye.
Jayden Short – Has been better since his recall, again topping the 10+ disposal mark with 12. Had 58 SCPoints, which isn’t great, but better than what he was producing before.
Liam Sumner – Not a total surprise of a score from Sumner with just 39 SCPoints from 11 disposals. He’s scored in that range plenty of times before and will probably keep doing it for the rest of the season.
Ciaran Byrne – A better result for Byrne, who had scores of 48 and 49 in his Round 11 and 12 games prior to the bye. He had 15 disposals, 8 tackles and 64 SCPoints, but fared better in AFL Fantasy where he had 82 AFPoints. Like his teammate Weitering, it’s time to move him out if you have him.
Matthew Kennedy – What I said I feared would happen last week did end up happening. Kennedy scored 67 on debut, but had 3 goals in there and just 11 disposals. Last week, Kennedy had just 6 disposals, no goals and scored 35 SCPoints. It’s only his first year, so that’ll happen with youngsters and the Giants are probably just giving him a small taste as a reward for some hard work in the seconds.
Lincoln McCarthy – Did a fairly good job to get involved, helping the Cats get back into the game with 3 3rd quarter goals. He also had 18 disposals and 5 marks for 69 SCPoints and 85 AFPoints, but a massive 7 clangers killed his chances a bit.
Peter Wright – Had one of his higher scores of the year with 70 SCPoints from 9 disposals, 4 marks and a goal. Should continue to hold his place in the side, even with the Suns having some blokes returning from injury.
Ryan Davis – His streak of good games came to an end, producing his lowest score of the year last week with just 32 SCPoints. Definitely the time to get rid of him if you still have him in your side.
Kaiden Brand – Back into the side after a 5 week layoff and he was OK, with 13 disposals and 7 marks for 60 SCPoints. JS will still be questionable though.
ROUND 14 BUBBLE BOYS
Tom Phillips – $117k – MID/FWD
Eric Hipwood – $162K – FWD (BYE THIS WEEK)
Corey Wagner – $117K – MID (BYE THIS WEEK)
Matthew Kennedy – $166K – MID (BYE THIS WEEK)
Sam J. Reid – $118K – FWD
Aliir Aliir – $123K – DEF
Toby Nankervis – $226K – FWD
Tom Barrass – $238K – DEF
Round 14 TRADE OUT TARGETS
George Hewett – $260K – 96 BE
Michael Hartley – $274K – 93 BE
Clayton Oliver – $308K – 91 BE
Darcy Byrne-Jones – $328K – 88 BE
Ryan Davis – $304K – 88 BE
Matt Dea – $370K – 83 BE
Jacob Weitering – $347K – 83 BE
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti – $384K – 79 BE
Marcus Adams – $371K – 79 BE
Josh Wagner – $341K – 78 BE
Ciaran Byrne – $309K – 76 BE
Ben Kennedy – $321K – 61 BE
AROUND THE GROUNDS…
Tea Miles – Led the Box Hill Hawks with 25 disposals and 5 marks as the went down to Port Melbourne 71-55
Kurth Heatherley – He had 16 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles for the Hawks in the VFL.
Ryan Clarke – The Roos 2nd round draft pick in the 2015 draft, he led the Werribee Tigers with 33 disposals, as well as 6 marks and 10 tackles as they lost to Coburg 73-59. Has been averaging 26 disposals over his 9 VFL games.
Ben McKay – Couldn’t get on the goal kicking list last week with just 9 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 6 hitouts.
Sam Durdin – Last years 1st round pick for North, he has missed the last few games for Weribee after being dropped down to the development league.
Jack Silvagni – Kicked 2.2 with 11 disposals and 4 marks as the Northern Blues lost to Sandringham 102-62
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow – Has been OK in the VFL this year, but had a good game last week, kicking 3 goals along with 21 disposals and 5 marks. Has averaged 16 disposals and 4 marks in his 10 VFL matches this year. The kids call him Skittles cause of the rainbow in his name you see.
Billy Gowers – He had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 3 inside 50’s against Sandringham. Also 4 frees against.
Ciaran Sheehan – Just the 9 disposals and 4 marks for the Irishman.
Harry McKay – Played in the Blues development league side and just played the first half as he recovers from a back injury.
Eli Templeton – Continues to do a lot of work at VFL level, finishing with 36 disposals, 8 marks and 6 tackles against the Northern Blues.
Brodie Murdoch – Kicked 2 goals and also had 29 disposals and 9 marks.
Joshua Saunders – 27 disposals, 3 marks and 6 inside 50’s for Saunders in the Zerbas win.
Sam Mengola – Continues to lead the VFL Geelong side in disposals, this time with 27, along with 7 marks and 9 tackles as they beat Williamstown 63-47. You’d think he’d have to get a game at some point this year.
Matthew Goodyear – Led the Collingwood VFL side in disposals last week, with 34, along with 4 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.
Rupert Willis – Good game for him with 33 disposals, 8 marks, 6 tackles and kicked 1.1. Has been averaging 24 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles in 8 VFL games this year.
Adam Marcon – Kicked 2.2 as well as having 27 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles as the Richmond VFL side lost to Collingwood 96-70.
Jason Castagna – He had 22 disposals, 2 marks and 8 tackles last week.
Liam McBean – Kicked 1.1 as well as having 16 disposals, 3 marks and 12 hitouts in the ruck.
BYE – Essendon, Casey (Melbourne), Footscray (Western Bulldogs)
Luke Lowden – Again led the Crows goalkickers with 3 goals as the Crows reserves went down to Central Districts 110-55
Harrison Wigg – 25 disposals for Wigg, along with 5 marks and 2 tackles
Tom Doedee – Continues to improve as the year progresses, gaining a season high 23 disposals and 8 marks across half back.
Keenan Ramsey – Started the season up forward, but has been moved down back again and looks the better for it. He had 23 disposals and 8 marks.
Wayne Milera – A bit quiet against his old side, but he had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.
Dean Gore – Quiet again for Gore with just 13 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Hugh Greenwood – Kicked a pair of goals, along with 13 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles
Harry Dear – The usual game for Dear, kicking 1.2 along with 9 disposals and 6 marks.
BYE – Port Adelaide
With the Dockers down to just 28 players now, only 3 AFL listed players suited up for the Peel Thunder this week.
Joshua Deluca – He had 21 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles as the Peel Thunder lost to the Swan Districts 118-79.
Shane Yarran – Yarran had 15 disposals, 2 tackles and 7 inside 50’s last week. Has question marks on him due to his “disorderly behaviour” charge from the weekend.
BYE – West Coast
Joshua Schoenfeld – Has been missing from the reserves side for the past month or so, but returned last week with 15 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles,
Mackenzie Willis – Big game for him with 29 disposals, 6 tackles and 4 inside 50’s as the Gold Coast reserves defeated Eastlake 109-97.
Sam Reid – Back to the NEAFL for Reid, who had 29 disposals, 7 marks and kicked 2 goals.
Jake Barrett – A bit down the pecking order with some more AFL players in the side, having just 22 disposals, but did amass 15 tackles on the day as the UWS Giants defeated Sydney Uni 93-76
Harrison Himmelberg – 20 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for Himmelberg.
Billy Evans – 24 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles for Evans as the Brisbane reserves side lost to the NT Thunder 135-47
Josh Clayton – He had 19 disposals, 10 marks and 7 tackles for the Brisbane reserves side.
Bye – Sydney