Firstly.. we’re blown away by the success of our new trade talk podcast.
Thanks very much to everyone who is already onboard for listening and for the heart warming comments in here, on twitter & facebook. Higgo, Crouching and I are tickled pink!
Listen in here if you haven’t discovered her yet. We’re covering all the breaking off season trade news, breaking some of our own, and taking a hell of a lot of the piss while we’re at it.
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Right. Now. Time to look at three more Supercoach 2017 options:
Likely 2017 position: DEF | Estimated 2017 price: $587K
I’ve said this a few times over the years. I love to see a nice, gradual progression towards becoming fantasy elite in a boy.
Since averaging 53 in his debut season at Brisbane he’s steadily improved on that each year. He finished 2016 with a kick arse 108.7 Supercoach average, the best performed Supercoach defender pretty comfortably ahead of his mate Kade Simpson.
Hard to believe the colt’s just 22 years old. We’ll get him at a reasonable price, and I see nothing to suggest that he can’t improve further in 2017.
Carlton will rise a bit next year under Bolton, he’s a hell of a good man. So will Sam. There’s something very special brewing here.
Current Verdict: Stuffing him straight into my 2017 Supercoach team.
Likely 2017 position: FWD/RUCK | Estimated 2017 price: $370K
Paddy sat it out this year because of the Essendon drug crap. There are a shitload of questions that need to be asked before we make our minds up about old Paddy in Supercoach 2017.
Will these blokes get any discount on their starting price in 2017? The standard discount for a player who sat on his arse for a whole season is 40%, but its not yet clear how these blokes will be priced.
I got Higgo to calculate the price of $370K based on Paddy getting a 20% discount, which is far from a sure thing. He could be as cheap as $275K if he gets the full discount, or as high as $462K if he gets none.
All this price calculation crap aside, how will Paddy shape up in 2017?
Paddy’s been a significant stain on my fantasy underpant several times. A lot hinges on the role he will play in 2017. In 2015 we saw him start forward most of the time, giving Lobbe a spell in the ruck at times throughout the game. On the odd game where he did play the primary ruck role he starred, and hit the fantasy scoreboard pretty robustly.
Where will he play in 2017? Another question. One thing I can tell you for sure – Port Adelaide were a far better team with Paddy in the ruck in 2015, and Matty Lobbe is clearly no Polly Farmer.
They’ve added Charlie Dixon to the lineup as well giving them another target up forward. Does that allow Port the freedom of giving Paddy more of a crack as the rucking king dick? Is Jackson Trengove the answer in the ruck? Questions coming out of our pip here.
The other question that needs to be asked is this.. how much did the spectre of the Essendon drugs saga weigh Paddy down in 2015? How much could he have improved on his 85.5 Supercoach average with a clear mind?
A lot of questions. A fair bit of risk. A lot of potential upside.
Current Verdict: Consider.
Likely 2017 position: FWD | Estimated 2017 price: $310K
Collingwood fans, purchase yourself a reasonable supply of iron jocks. In my book, Darcy Moore is poised to rip the competition to shreds over the next decade.
I saw killereel and Pieman in the comments of last week’s article talking about him as a Supercoach 2017 option.. which got me to think about what this kid could do next year.
Buckley’s been clear as day. Darcy Moore is the Collingwood Football Club’s primary forward target. Just ask The Cloke of Invisibility, he knows all about it.
He still needs to add a bit of beef to those bones. Not much. Just a bit. He could take care of that over this preseason – no worries.
Supercoach output-wise though he didn’t make the earth move. An average of 57.5 with a season high 82 Supercoach from 17 games isn’t wonderful, but we know that these big buggers take time.
Not for me.. but I’m not completely convinced that he can’t work his way into fantasy relevance next year. An improving Collingwood lineup. More bulk. More maturity. Knows he can play at the highest level now.. you never know.
Current Verdict: No