THE CHEAT SHEET* Round 22
The Cheat Sheet…uh…Column – ROUND 22
Sometimes life gets in the way, and sometimes you just forget. This week’s cheat sheet, is more like a cheat column because life got in the way, and I forgot to get the graphic ready.
We must soldier on though, and get some recommendations under way!
DEF: Luke Ryan is in some doubt to play this week, Heath Shaw’s done a knee, and Jeremy Howe is still not back, so who are the options?
BRODIE SMITH – $452,100 – Scored a 46 against Port Adelaide, in what was his first game in about 12 months. I’ll forgive him for that, because he scored a 125 against GWS on the weekend, and has North Melbourne and then Carlton on the run home.
HARRISON HIMMELBERG – $426,000 – Has been in great form over the last few weeks, and only needs to keep it going for two more weeks. Can he do it? It will be hard against Sydney and Melbourne though. Scored a 46 against Sydney in round 3.
TOM LANGDON – $423,300 – Has been called upon to do some jobs on the bigger men, but against Port Adelaide who have nobody to kick to, and Fremantle who can get it down there but seem to also let the ball come out just as fast, he may notch up some huge scores in these final two games.
MID: Josh Kelly was knocked out in a tackle by Tex Walker, and is racing the clock to be fit to play this weekend. I’d understand trading him at this point in the season, but if it was any other time of the year, you would hold.
SEBASTIAN ROSS – $531,900 – Usually finishes a year well, and this is no different. Averaging 119.4 over this last 5 games puts him in some good company.
ZACH MERRETT – $563,700 – Has been averaging around 117 for a long time now, he’s a very safe option.
GARY ABLETT – $549,500 – Finishes the year against Fremantle and Gold Coast both at GMHBA. He could score consecutives 150s to finish the year. He only needs to stay in one piece for two more games.
RUCK: Toby Nankervis should be back this week after missing last week, Max Gawn is battling calf tightness and Rhys Stanley is now out for 2-3 weeks with a calf injury.
TODD GOLDSTEIN – $508,300 – Is averaging bang on 100 for the year. A great option if you need him for whatever reason.
FWD: Michael Walters has a sore butt and could be out this week. Kane Lambert has been ruled out for the final few games, and Jesse Hogan has been ruled out for the season with a foot injury.
JOSH DUNKLEY – $535,200 – 105, 147, 132, 106 in his past four weeks, and the opposition has not phased him at all, with his biggest score (147) up against Port Adelaide. Carlton this week, and Richmond to close out the year, his tackling and contested numbers hold up, and he should bang out some great scores to finish up.
SAM MENEGOLA – $514,500 – Same story as GAJ; Fremantle and Gold Coast in the final two games for the season at home. He will dominate, and he will score big.
ISAAC HEENEY – $435,600 – He’s cheap, and he found form on the weekend. A brick wall behind play for the Swans and came up with a 120. I imagine he’ll be used there again and again until the experiment fails.
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