Consistent point scorer – will he break into the elite in 2017?
At the departure of the Great Gary Jnr, the Cats anointed Cam Guthrie with the famed No. 29 jumper. Ever since, he has moved onto our fantasy radar in recent years. Geelong players and staff would be delighted how young Cam has performed thus far.
He started out in defence then added a part-time tagger to his resume. He transitioned into the midfield in 2015 and jumped onto the cusp of a fantasy premium. However, his average dropped back to his 2014 average with the recruitment of Paddy Dangerfield. With the retirement of gun, Jimmy Bartel and the departure of Josh Caddy, there’s a real chance of seeing Cam Guthrie playing on the wing next year.
— Jock Reynolds (@jock_reynolds) October 27, 2016
|2017 Est. Price:||$463,000|
|2017 Est. Position:||MID
|Games last season:||21|
|Average in 2016:||85.1|
|100+ games last season:||7|
|Sub 80 games last season:||9|
|Price range in 2016:||$359K – $524K|
|Missed games last season:||Round 13 with illness|
Geelong coaches remain tight-lipped about Cam Guthrie’s role for next year. During the last six games of 2016 season, he averaged 86.3, not great for Supercoach.
In Classic Supercoach circles, anyone will make a great gamble should they pick young Cam, especially if he remains a MID only.
There is a chance that Chris Scott might leave young Cam in the backline and anoint him as ‘Boris’ Enright’s successor. If he’s MID only, then you might end up pulling your hair out and screaming at the TV for Guthrie to do something. He does have one or two games whereupon he seemingly ‘disappears’ like Wally in ‘Where’s Wally’.
In Supercoach Classic, if he’s a defence/midfield DPP (confirmed now MID only), then he would be a no-brainer to pick in defence. If not, then as a point-of-difference.
In Supercoach Elite, he’s one of those players that could drop in the pecking order and prove handy. In CoachKings, Cam Guthrie is a lock.
- With the retirement of Jimmy Bartel and the departure of Josh Caddy, this young fella may yet receive more time in the midfield.
- Yes, he has spent a far chunk of his career either covering down back or tagging key players out of the game. On the other hand, during the last six games of the 2015 H&A Season, Cam averaged 123.16 SC points. This is impressive. One would be wise never to presume that Cam will score similar numbers next year or that he will actually spend more time in the midfield.
- The return of Jackson Thurlow from injury and the pick up of Zach Tuohy will likely provide young Cam Guthrie the opportunity to run through the midfield. Just food for thought. He’s also a super-consistent scorer.
- With the retirement of Corey ‘Boris’ Enright, Cam Guthrie might be required to hold down a negating role to mitigate the loss of leadership down back.
- He made 61 clangers. That is 2.65 a game. So, if he does get more midfield time, then you can expect more of the same by way of clangers.
If Mid only, probably only consider as a POD. If Def/Mid DPP, then lockity-lock. He is only 24 and in a rebuilding Geelong outfit, he may breakout as an elite premium.
IF DPP, YES
IF NOT DPP, NO
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