The Rookie Scout: Round 17
Gary Ablett is hurt, Tom Liberatore is hurt, Daniel Wells is still hurt and so is Michael Barlow, these are all problems many of us are facing this week.
But there may be some good news on the horizon. While the rookie train may be slowing down for us a tad, there may be some more coal thrown onto the fire this week to speed this train back up, with a few good looking rookies making their debut last week and a few on the bubble this week. Trades become a premium at this time of year, but some people are still looking to bank a bit more cash to finish off their upgrades, which is where these guys will come in handy. They’ll also be able to hopefully cover us in the event of some more players getting hurt (god forbid).
And in some extra special good news, there’s Thursday night footy on again this week with Sydney taking on Hawthorn, which means CoachKings @ Home will once again be open for all to play. Make sure you enter your teams over at CoachKings.com.au and be in the running for some great cash prices. “Big money, big prizes, I love it!” as that dude from Smash TV used to say.
Now, let’s go and look at some rookies!
SC Price: $313,000 | AF Price: $333,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,000
Round 16 Stats: 21 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal, 80 SCPoints, 73 AFPoints, 88 CKPoints
A bit of a return to form for Parish who produced his highest Supercoach score since Round 4. He’s down to being in just 10% of teams and his BE is only 56 this week, which he should be able to beat. Bombers have two easier games against Richmond and Brisbane on the cards before taking on Adelaide and Geelong, so I’d look to definitely get him out before then.
SC Price: $392,200 | AF Price: $354,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,900
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: PLAY @ HOME THURSDAY, Sydney VS Hawthorn
Round 16 Stats: 23 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 4 rebound 50’s, 1 goal, 102 SCPoints, 92 AFPoints, 121 CKPoints
Mills has been very good since his little break in Round 11 (and the bye round in Round 14), averaging 89 SCPoints over his last month of footy and finally received a Rising Star nomination this week. The breaks in between have obviously done wonders for him. He scored a career high 102 SCPoints last weekend and hit the triple digit mark for the first time in his career. His BE is 43 this week, which I can easily see him breaking and he should hit the 400K mark by next week. He’s become an intruding option in CoachKings this week, even up against a tough Hawthorn side.
SC Price: $314,000 | AF Price: $311,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Round 16 Stats: 19 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 67 SCPoints, 79 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints
Gresham continued his strong play, but despite netting a career high in disposals he didn’t set the world on fire with his Supercoach score, most likely due to having 16 uncontested possessions. He had a $21K price rise for the week and still has a BE of 47, which he should beat again on his current form.
SC Price: $322,900 | AF Price: $288,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,100
Round 16 Stats: 12 disposals, 5 marks, 8 tackles, 71 SCPoints, 78 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints
Menadue got a bit more involved in the defensive side of the game last week, recording a career high 8 tackles, which is what probably pushed his Supercoach scores from a 50 into the 70 range, which is a score we’d probably be OK with from him. He added another $33.7K to his pricetag this week, but that score of 130 has now rolled out of his average and his BE is up to 74 this week.
SC Price: $337,700 | AF Price: $343,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200
Round 16 Stats: 18 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 67 AFPoints, 48 CKPoints
Another poor scoring game from Petracca, his stats have been holding up, but his ball use hasn’t been great and his clangers have been piling up, recording 6 last week against Fremantle. He’s dropped $15.4K this week and faces a BE of 99. Might be time to pull the trigger on him if you still have him.
SC Price: $394,800 | AF Price: $418,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Sunday, Carlton VS West Coast
Round 16 Stats: 19 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 61 SCPoints, 64 AFPoints, 62 CKPoints
Kerridge recorded his lowest disposal tally since Round 11 and also his 2nd lowest SC score of the year against the Crows last weekend. He had a disposal efficency of just 63% while also having 13 handballs and 3 clangers. He’s still in 50.3% of all teams in Supercoach, but faces a BE of 122 this week. Time to jump off if you’ve still got him I think, especially with the Blues taking on West Coast, Sydney and Hawthorn in their next 3 games. In CoachKings, his form hasn’t been great over the last couple of weeks, but I think his price has fallen enough that you could consider running with him.
SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $166,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,800
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Sunday, Carlton VS West Coast
Round 16 Stats: 7 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s, 49 SCPoints, 40 AFPoints, 57 CKPoints
Kicked his very first AFL goal, which got a big response from the MCG crowd and was trying hard all day. Blues forward 50 entries aren’t exactly golden right now, so his job is probably a little bit harder than it could be, but they’re a work in progress still as a team. He’s on the bubble this week, but as long as he looks like he’ll be keeping his spot then he’s a definite downgrade option. Maybe one to consider for Kerridge? He is a likely pick in CoachKings, he probably won’t score a huge score, but he’s cheap enough that he can save you some cash to use on other players.
SC Price: $368,100 | AF Price: $318,000 | CoachKings Price: $9,000
Round 16 Stats: 20 disposals, 12 marks, 6 hitouts, 5 goals, 136 SCPoints, 131 AFPoints, 225 CKPoints
Had a career game against the Lions, with career highs in disposals, marks and goals, though it only produced his 2nd highest ever SC score (He scored 142 in Round 5). Thanks to his two very good games in a row his BE is all the way down at -18 and should have at least two very good prices rises left in him. Very good news for the 3.5% of teams that still own him.
SC Price: $157,000 | AF Price: $177,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,100
Round 16 Stats: 19 disposals, 7 marks, 2 goals, 88 SCPoints, 94 AFPoints, 111 CKPoints
A very good game from Castagna, who played his 3rd game for the year and had his first price rise of the season. He had scores of 37 and 36 in his first two games of the year in Round 6 and 7, which isn’t a great result, so he was helped out a bit more last week by kicking a pair of goals. He is still only $157K, which makes him a downgrade option still and has a BE of -29 this week. Provided he keeps his spot of course.
SC Price: $313,300 | AF Price: $300,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Sunday, Carlton VS West Coast
Round 16 Stats: 13 disposals, 4 marks, 2 rebound 50’s, 36 SCPoints, 46 AFPoints, 49 CKPoints
Not much happening for Weitering again this week, with just the 13 disposals and his 2nd lowest Supercoach score of the season. His BE is 104 this week, something the 21.1% of teams with him will need to take into consideration. Like Kerridge, his scores haven’t been great lately, but his price has come down a tad lately, so he comes back into considerations again for CoachKings because he’s not costing you $6000+
SC Price: $362,200 | AF Price: $338,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,400
Round 16 Stats: 17 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles, 4 goal assists, 2 goals, 100 SCPoints, 89 AFPoints, 117 CKPoints
Walla responded to his score of 37 SCPoints in Round 15 in a big way, scoring his second ton of the season. He lost a tiny bit of cash despite the high score and again faces a decent BE of 84, but that will jump down again once the 37 rolls out of his average. I’d still consider trading him out at this stage if you can afford the move, but he has shown he can score decently if you need to keep him.
SC Price: $371,100 | AF Price: $373,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,800
Round 16 Stats: 12 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 68 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints
Another up and down period for Dea, who was probably a bit on the downward part last week with just the 59 SCPoints. His BE is 90 this week, which he has shown he’s capable of beating, but most likely even if he does beat it, it won’t result in a great deal of extra cash for you.
SC Price: $294,600 | AF Price: $264,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,100
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Friday, Fremantle VS Geelong
Round 16 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 91 CKPoints
Collins up and down year continued, scoring 59 SCPoints which he has done 3 times in 6 games this year. He still has a BE of -7 due to the 126 he scored in Round 14, but that BE is doing to jump up pretty quickly once that score rolls out of his average. As you can see from his scores above, he has a CoachKings friendly style thanks to those 1%ers, so as long as his defensive work holds up then he could be a good selection in that format.
SC Price: $317,900 | AF Price: $308,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,600
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, North Melbourne VS Port Adelaide
Round 16 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 67 SCPoints, 52 AFPoints, 71 CKPoints
It’s been a good 5 or 6 games since DBJ has had a really good SC score, hovering in the 60-70 range since Round 10 where he scored 88 SCPoints. His BE is only 55 this week, which I can’t see him having any issues reaching, but his scores aren’t at a level that you’d want from a starting player at this time of the season.
THE BEST OF THE REST…
Logan Austin – He’s currently ranked 3rd in the league for 1%ers per game, which probably shows you where his value lies for the Power, but it’s one stat that doesn’t usually lead to Supercoach success. He had just the 36 SCPoints from 8 disposals and 3 marks VS Hawthorn, but had 13 1%ers. His score in CoachKings was 73, where those 1%ers are rewarded a bit more, so that’s the only format I’d say he’s currently relevant in at this time, with Port Adelaide taking on North Melbourne on Saturday. He won’t likely set the house on fire, but even if he doesn’t get a ton of disposals it means his defensive work won’t see him completely bottom out.
Kaiden Brand – A very good game for Brand who had 18 disposals, 10 marks and 6 1%ers for a career high 92 SCPoints. He’s only $5,100 in CoachKings and scored 114 last week. Play at home contender for Thursday.
Nakia Cockatoo – Made his return to the AFL side after last playing in Round 7 and had 14 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and a goal for 69 SCPoints.
Tom Ruggles – An OK bench cover score for Ruggles, whose streak of decent games ended against Sydney with 14 disposals and 2 marks for 53 SCPoints. He had scored 81, 71 and 91 SCPoints in his previous 3 games prior to the Sydney clash.
Lincoln McCarthy – No goals, so no results in fantasy football really, with McCarthy scoring just 30 in Supercoach and 34 in AFL Fantasy from 7 disposals and 5 tackles. He’s $3,500 in CoachKings, so he has cash saving value, but he’ll need to score a few goals otherwise you’ll probably want to trade him out at half time.
Aliir Aliir – Had a bit of the ball down back, with 15 disposals and 5 marks for 69 SCPoints. Still settling, but potential is there for him to become a permanent 22 for the Swans. Scored 75 in CoachKings last week and only costs $4,200, which makes him a value pick.
George Hewett – Hewett had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and kicked a nice goal for his 63 SCPoints. BE is down to 28 this week.
Tom Papley – Returned to the Swans side and managed to hit the scoreboard for 2 goals, as well as having 10 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 65 SCPoints. Better than the 29 SCPoints he scored in his last AFL game in Round 8!
James Rose – Quiet game for Rose with just the 6 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 31 SCPoints.
Sam Naismith – Played just his second career game and had just 4 disposals and 4 tackles, but also had 25 hitouts for 44 SCPoints. Don’t think he contributed anything that wasn’t in a ruck contest.
Josh Smith – Better numbers than Round 15, but his 6 clangers saw him score less in Supercoach this last despite having 5 more disposals and 7 more marks. He finished with 23 disposals, 9 marks and a goal for 61 SCPoints.
Callum Ah Chee – Continues to look more involved as he gains more experience, having 14 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 55 SCPoints. Lots of potential there.
Ryan Davis – Hit the scoreboard again last week, kicking 2.2 as well as having 12 disposals and 5 tackles for 84 SCPoints. BE is just 19 this week.
Jesse Joyce – Quiet game for him with just 6 disposals and 2 marks for 21 points in both Supercoach and AFL Fantasy. Nothing to see here.
Rhys Mathieson – Matched his career high disposal tally from Round 14 with 24 disposals, as well as 4 tackles for 72 SCPoints. BE is still -27, so he’ll have plenty of cash left to generate.
Jarrad Jansen – Didn’t have huge numbers with only 14 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, but kicked 2 goals to boost his Supercoach score to 73.
Rueben William – Elevated off of Brisbane’s rookie list and had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 59 SCPoints. Not great results, but if he continues to play then he’s a downgrade target at this time of the year. He’s going to join a host of Brisbane players like Mathieson, Jansen, Hammelmann and Hipwood who are good value in the Sunday, Brisbane VS GWS CoachKings contest.
Matthew Hammelmann – 10 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for Hammelmann for 53 SCPoints. Again, not great results, but as long as he plays then he’s another one who’d be an OK downgrade option at this time of the year.
Eric Hipwood – Lions looks like they might have found a good player here, Hipwood kicked 4 goals as well as having 10 disposals and 3 marks for 73 SCPoints. Has kicked 8 goals in his first 3 games of AFL footy.
Jayden Hunt – Hunt had a career high 29 disposals against Fremantle, as well as 8 inside 50 entries, but it didn’t exactly equal success, at least in Supercoach, only scoring 78 SCPoints. Of his 29 disposals, 20 of them were uncontested and he also recorded 5 clangers.
Ben Kennedy – Not the greatest score from Kennedy, with just 13 disposals and 3 tackles for 45 SCPoints.
Oscar McDonald – A season low in disposals for McDonald, who just had the 8 disposals as well as 4 marks and 4 tackles. His42 SCPoints is his lowest return since Round 1 when he had 32. His BE is 89 this week, so I’d expect him to have another dip in price.
Darcy Tucker – Tucker had his 3rd game in a row with 8 disposals, and again had more handballs than kicks, with only 2 kicks and 6 handballs recorded. He also had 4 tackles, but only scored 34 SCPoints, which is an equal season low for him.
Jayden Short – Another solid game for Short who has scores of 82, 75 and 71 over his last month of footy. He’s had 10+ possessions in all of those games, after doing it only once in his previous 5 games, so he’s starting to become more involved in games. He had 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles VS the Bulldogs for 71 SCPoints.
Oleg Markov – A great debut game for Markov, who had 18 disposals, 9 marks and 4 tackles for 75 SCPoints and 95 AFPoints. 15 of his 18 disposals were kicks, which is a good sign, but on the downside, 15 of his 18 disposals were uncontested, which will limit his Supercoach potential a tad. As a potential downgrade option though, that’s probably not a major concern at this stage.
Daniel Rioli – Usual from Rioli, with just 34 SCPoints from 9 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles. Hasn’t scored above 36 SCPoints in his last month of footy.
Liam McBean – Has been with the Tigers since 2013 and only played 3 games in that time. May be at the point where they’re just throwing him out there to see if he has it or not before throwing him on the scrap heap. He had 6 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 1 goal for 38 SCPoints. Nothing too much to get excited about at this stage.
Liam Sumner – 10 disposals for Sumner, along with 3 marks and 4 tackles for 48 SCPoints. It was the standard “Sumner game” again last week.
Mitch McGovern – Kicked a goal, but was generally having trouble getting involved against the Blues. His score of 49 SCPoints is his lowest score since Round 7.
Ryan Clarke – Played his first AFL game after being a 2nd round draft pick for the Roos this year. He had 21 disposal, 4 clearances and 2 marks for 60 SCPoints. A 117K midfielder, he’ll be one to keep an eye on this week.
Jed Anderson – One we hyped heavily in the pre-season, he played just his 2nd game for the Roos and had 11 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 51 SCPoints. Keep an eye on him as a “premium rookie” downgrade option.
Corey Wagner – Played his 3rd game, but still only priced at $140K. He wasn’t massively involved with just 7 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 40 SCPoints.
Michael Hartley – Big game for Hartley, who scored a career high 111 SCPoints and had 20 1%ers along with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles. Scored a massive 160 in CoachKings which shows you how good he can be in that format.
Mitchell Brown – Brown had his highest return in Supercoach since Round 9 with 12 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 71 SCPoints.
Sam Michael – A $123K ruckman for the Bombers who previously played 3 games for the Lions in 2013, he made his Bombers debut last week and had 9 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 16 hitouts. Probably not a downgrade option for many, but if Cox continues to miss there could be an easy swap there, though I wouldn’t be gung-ho on Michael’s long term prospects.
Conor McKenna – Not much on offer from McKenna again with just 9 disposals, 4 marks and 35 SCPoints. Hasn’t scored above 45 SCPoints in any of his 5 games this year.
ROUND 17 BUBBLE BOYS
Clay Smith – $237K – MID/FWD
Jarrod Garlett – $185K – FWD
Matthew Hammelmann – $117K – DEF/FWD
Jed Anderson – $223K – MID/FWD
Jack Silvagni – $117K – FWD
Patrick McGinnity – $199K – FWD
Mitchell Brown (WCE) – $133K – DEF
Round 17 TRADE OUT TARGETS
Sam Kerridge – $394K – 122 BE
Jacob Weitering – $313K – 104 BE
Christian Petracca – $337K – 99 BE
Clayton Oliver – $308K – 90 BE
Matt Dea – $371K – 90 BE
Oscar McDonald – $315K – 89 BE
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti – $362K – 82 BE
Josh Wagner – $341K – 77 BE
AROUND THE GROUNDS…
Kieran Lovell – Lovell had 25 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles in the Box Hill Hawks 80-90 loss to Williamstown.
Teia Miles – Miles kicked 2 goals as well as having 24 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for the Box Hill Hawks.
Dallas Willsmore – Willsmore kicked 1 goal and had 23 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.
Brenton Payne – Payne had 24 disposals, 10 marks and 4 tackles for the Sandringham Zebras as they defeated Coburg 85-36
Tom Lee – Lee had 18 disposals, 7 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for the Zebras.
Sam Mengola – Mengola has had some recent success in the VFL, but had just the 10 disposals as he missed the second half of the Geelong VFL sides 125-59 win over the Northern Blues with a migraine. He is expected to play next week.
Josh Dunkley – BIG game for Dunkley as he finished with 32 disposals, 7 marks, 11 rebound 50’s and 17 tackles.
Bailey Dale – Dale had 23 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 behinds as Footscray defeated Richmond 74-65.
Brad Lynch – Lynch had 22 disposals, 5 marks, 3 inside 50’s and 2 rebound 50’s for Footscray.
Kieran Collins – Not huge numbers on the stat sheet for Collins with just 12 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles.
Adam Marcon – Impressive stats for Marcon with 35 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 5 rebound 50’s and a goal.
Nathan Drummond – Drummond had 20 disposals, 9 marks and 2 tackles for Richmond.
Tom Phillips – Phillips had 23 disposals, 3 marks, 10 tackles and a goal as the Collingwood VFL side smashed North Ballarat 90-19,
Matthew Goodyear – Goodyear had 22 disposals and 6 tackles for Collingwood.
James Polkinghorne – Polkinghorne had 21 disposals and 5 tackles as the Essendon VFL side beat the Frankstown Dolphins 107-84.
Mason Redman – Redman kicked 3 goals as well as having 15 disposals, 6 marks and 8 tackles.
Aaron Francis – Just the 13 disposals for Francis, who also had 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Harrison Wigg – Named best on field for the Crows in their 87-75 win against Sturt. Wigg finished with 24 disposals, 4 marks, 7 inside 50’s and kicked 2 goals. He has been senior emergency a few times this year, but probably an injury away from debuting.
Tom Doedee – Again named in the bests for Adelaide with 21 disposals, 7 marks and 3 rebound 50’s. Crows haven’t shown much willingness to mess with their 22, so I wouldn’t be expecting a callup for him yet.
Keenan Ramsey – Again played forward last week and kicked 3.1 with 17 disposals and 9 marks.
Harry Dear – With Lowden still out Dear again looked to be the main focus up forward for the Adelaide reserves side and kicked 3.1 along with 14 disposals and 9 marks.
Wayne Milera – Therbarton Oval was a bit of a mud pit, so not the greatest conditions for Milera and he finished with just 10 disposals and 3 marks.
Jesse Palmer – Very good game for Palmer as he finished with 21 touches, 9 marks, 10 tackles and kicked 3.1 in Port Adelaides big 129-56 over the reigning SANFL premiers West Adelaide.
Billy Frampton – Frampton had 23 hitouts as well as 23 disposals and 5 marks.
Riley Bonner – Bonner had 20 disposals and 8 marks against West Adelaide, slightly up on his season average of 16 disposals and 4 marks.
Anthony Moribito – Has come under fire by Ross Lyon and didn’t have a great game with just 12 disposals in the Peel Thunders 55-11 loss to West Perth.
Josh Deluca – Has been OK in the WAFL in recent weeks, Deluca had 26 disposals and 6 tackles for the Peel Thunder.
Shane Yarran – Hasn’t been in great form over his last month of footy since recovering from knee and calf injuries. Had just 10 disposals and 3 tackles.
Corey Adamson – Adamson had 24 disposals and 10 tackles for East Perth as they defeated Swan Districts 58-18.
Tom Cole – Cole had 22 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 6 inside 50’s as well as a goal for East Perth.
Daniel Lloyd – Was the senior emergency in Round 13 and had a massive game against Southport, finishing with 35 disposals, 10 marks, 3 tackles, 7 clearances and a goal as the UWS Giants won 105-63.
Matthew Kennedy – Back to the NEAFL for Kennedy who played his last two games for the Giants AFL side. He had 32 disposals, 7 clearances, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.
Jake Barrett – Barrett had 23 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles and 1 goal.
Caleb Marchbank – Returned again from his ankle injury and had 22 disposals and 9 marks. Potential to be recalled is there, but has only managed to play 4 games of footy so far this year due to his ankle and there’s plenty of speculation he’ll be headed back to Victoria next year.
Harrison Himmelberg – HH had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 3 rebound 50’s. A bit quieter than he has been in recent weeks.
Jordan Foote – Had a big impact, kicked 2.2 as well as having 26 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles as the Swans reserves defeated Eastlake 140-43.
Nic Newman – Newman had 24 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for the Swans reserves.
Toby Nankervis – Kicked 2 goals and also had 12 disposals, 6 marks and 29 hitouts
Joshua Schoenfeld – Schoenfeld had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 2 inside 50’s for the Gold Coast reserves as they defeated Brisbane 99-97. More of an outside mid than an inside one, which could limit his Supercoach potential.
Ben Keays – Keays was back in the NEAFL last week and kicked a goal as well has having 24 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles. 18 handballs mixed in there.
Archie Smith – Smith was rotating forward and in the ruck, finishing with 17 hitouts as well as 1 goal, 15 disposals and 4 marks.