The POD that should not be.
The Bont, Libba, Johannisen, The Package, even Skinflute Minson seem to get mentioned more in Supercoach & AFL Fantasy circles than Jackson Macrae.
And I thought it my duty to correct this neglect.
Debuting in 2013 Macrae jumped into our thoughts when, in just his 4th game, he broke the SuperCoach ton. In his 2nd season he would belt out 10 tons, including 4 over 120+, with a high of 172.
And somehow this man only ever peaked at 0.8% ownership last season. I know, I didn’t have him either, but the more I look into it, the more I think Jackson Macrae might be essential to our plans.
|2017 Supercoach Price:||$511,700|
|2017 Supercoach Position:||FWD/MID|
|Games last season:||18|
|Average in 2016:||94.1|
|100+ games last season:||6|
|Sub 80 games last season:||4|
|Price range in 2016:||$463K – $539K|
|Missed games last season:||Missed 5 games – including 4 in row with a hamstring injury leading into the finals|
This kid doesn’t get the headlines he deserves, maybe it’s his lego hair or a lack of tough stamps that puts him under the radar. I don’t know. But it’s not like he’s averaging 200 and we’re all mugs. So why the indifference?
Last season Libba was cheap as chips. And that would’ve done it for most Supercoaches as far as midfield dogs go…….Then from mid-season the Bont stepped up grabbing our attention. And finally in rd19, Jack’s hammy went twang. No trade for you!
His 2016 numbers were decent but it’s the stats for the last 3 seasons in total that make my headline. 100+ 25 times in 64 games averaging 100.1, 99.9 and 94.1 – his slight downward curve may deter but he’s 22 and on his way to elite status. Don’t believe me? Well consider this: Patrick Dangerfield averaged 62.6, 69.9 and 80.3 at the same stage of his career. And Josh Kennedy was 80.8,81 and 96.1 for his. Both Dangerfield (118 Av) and Kennedy (120Av) would explode in season 5. So over to you Mr Jackson Macrae.
Really, only two I could think of – Too many dogs to take the chocolates or not enough time in the guts capping his output, but the latter may open up the possibility of DPP status……
You love a POD, you believe The Bont will cop a heavy tag and Libba won’t sober up till June. You’ll want to save yourself around 100k on an elite output midfielder to use strengthening other lines.
- He has been given FWD eligibility!! Hugely significant
- His output is much, much better than some of our current SuperCoach Behemoths at same time of their careers
- Good 100+ to sub 80 ratio
- Under-priced for assumed elite output, possible DPP
- Is targeting winning more contested ball in 2017
- Too many star dogs to share the points with
- Does rotate fwd, might dent output.
- Take Macrae and you’d probably not take The Bont and get hurt when he goes large.
I so desperately want to believe that I’m right in saying that he’ll explode in 2017, but I cannot honestly say he’s a YES to you community, unless he gets DPP or knocks out a few early tons. It’s that simple.
He’s a really good chance of DPP I reckon as his forays forward are well documented, but SC has chucked us curve balls before. So until then….
NO…. for now
*note from Jock.. he’s since been given FWD eligibility which makes him VERY interesting.
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