Heroes, Villains & The Damned | Round 6
Max Gawn (145) – Big Maxy did everyone who VC’d him a huge favour with a dominant display against the Tigers. 48 hit outs to go with 17 touches and a goal allowed his coaches to rest easy knowing they’ll be taking double points for his efforts.
Bachar Houli (142) – After returning with a rusty 72 last week, Bachar was dominant against the Demons on Wednesday night. He had it 32 times (20 kicks) at 81% DE, as well as 7 marks and 5 tackles to help boost his score. With Short out, Houli should return to prominence in the Richmond back half.
Nick Vlastuin (155) – Vlastuin isn’t that SuperCoach relevant, however 28 touches and 13 marks saw him clean up serious points. Only in 1% of teams, he won’t score like this every week, but it’s good to give credit where credit’s due.
Brodie Grundy (134) – I feel as though Grundy will feature in this section for all eternity. He was fantastic on Anzac Day, helping himself to 24 touches, along with 39 hit outs. If only he didn’t give away four free kicks…
Scott Pendlebury (138) – Boo all you like, this man was a star. 38 touches, 7 marks and 6 tackles, as well as a disposal efficiency of 73%, led to a huge score for Mr DePendlebury. Not a popular pick relative to seasons gone by, Pendles proving he’s still got it.
Adam Treloar (113) – Treloar has flown a little under the radar this season, with his season average being 111.3. Two sub 90 scores bring that down a bit, but he has the ability to go huge when he’s on. 31 touches would’ve led to a higher score if he didn’t handball it so much.
Travis Boak (129) – Boak’s move back to the midfield has seen the former skipper find career-best form in 2019. 38 touches (11 contested), as well as a goal meant Boak top scored in the win against North.
Ben Cunnington (119) – Cunnington is putting together a very nice season so far. He managed 35 touches, but 26 of them were handballs, which really prevented his score being massive. He did throw an elbow at Brad Ebert, which will be looked at by Michael Christian. He may get a fine, he may get 10 weeks, who knows anymore?
Lachie Neale (142) – Neale was back to his best in his first Q Clash, with 28 touches (14 contested) and a goal. The magnet has been nothing short of dominant for his new club, and you’d be happy to trust him with your captaincy each week.
Mitch Robinson (125) – 26 disposals and three goals meant Robbo had a good game. He’s not the most consistent SuperCoach player, but has the potential to go big every now and again.
Daniel Rich (116) – Rich played that midfield/half back role which is very tasty for SuperCoach scoring potential. 23 kicks at 88% efficiency certainly helped his scoring.
Shane Savage (121) – Savage was like a seagull of half back, scavenging loose balls and providing run into the forward half. 30 touches at 86% meant a good score was always on the cards.
Rory Laird (124) – With Milera out, Laird’s production was always going to increase. 33 touches off the half back flank saw him crack out a great score, and hopefully he’ll continue on in the same vein while Milera misses games.
Brodie Smith (103) – Another player to benefit from Milera’s injury. 30 touches could’ve resulted in a better score if he didn’t 5 clangers. 66% disposal efficiency hurt as well.
Taylor Walker (113) – The Crows’ skipper is a bit SuperCoach irrelevant, but when he manages to kick four goals like he did on Saturday, he’ll score well. I don’t see him as a good forward option unless in draft.
Tim Taranto (136) – Injuries to Coniglio and Whitfield mid-game meant Taranto was given more midfield time, and we got to see the sort of performance people know he has the ability to have. 30 touches, ten tackles and a goal meant Timmy had the highest score of the game.
Zac Williams (121) – Williams had a great score off half back, with 30 touches (13 contested) helping him to his highest score of the season. Whitfield was used as a deep forward after copping a corkie, which allowed Williams to be that primary option off half back.
Jake Lloyd (107) – Despite copping a bit of a tag early, Lloyd still managed a good score. He’s turning into the most reliable defender this season, and this is mainly due to his ability to find a target almost every time he gets the ball.
Nat Fyfe (128) – Fyfe’s had one bad game (concussion effected) for the season, and has been one of the more consistent performers. Thanks to that concussion, his price is dropping, but don’t expect him to get much cheaper after this week.
David Mundy (122) – Mundy had a blinder for his 300th, kicking two goals to go along with 28 touches in the win. He’s one of those players you can lock into your forward line and not worry about him for the year; such is his consistency.
Lachie Hunter (132) – Hunter was fantastic in the loss for the Dogs, with 32 touches and a goal. I wouldn’t expect huge outings for him each week, mainly thanks to the Dogs’ depth in the midfield.
Jaeger O’Meara (140) – JOM was outstanding for the Hawks in the win , singlehandedly bringing his team back from the jaws of defeat with 43 touches and a goal. Jaeger hasn’t been a jet in regards to SuperCoach this season, but his owners know he has the abilities to pull out scores like this.
Liam Shiels (132) – In his first game back since being injured, Shiels helped O’Meara in the late game surge against the Blues. 26 touches and 3 goals gave him a huge score in the nail biter.
James Sicily (123) – Sicily was huge in the back half, especially considering he had the hopeless pair of Brand and O’Brien accompanying him. 27 touches (20 kicks) and 12 marks helped his score, as did going at 92% efficiency.
Gary Ablett (146) – Gaz has continued his rich vein of form against the Eagles, despite only having it 26 times. The Little Master also managed 2 goals in the big win.
Tom Hawkins (117) – If accurate, Hawkins could’ve had a huge bag of 6. Despite this, Tomahawk still had a very good score. Would be a half decent POD, or a decent option in draft.
Tom Hickey (143) – Hickey took the mickey out of Geelong’s rucks, with 31 hit outs to go along with 22 touches and 11 clearances. He’d be a very unique option in the ruck this season.
Shannon Hurn (117) – Hurn has been extremely reliable this season, and despite the loss put together a good game. 26 touches and 10 marks was nicely done, and his score was helped by the fact 23 of the 26 touches were kicks.
Dustin Martin (89) – He’s reaching the stage where I’m contemplating putting him in the Damned section, but I’ll only do that when Dusty has retired. Still, he’s yet to really prove to me he cares that much about the 2019 AFL season. Please prove me wrong, Dusty.
Dylan Shiel (93) – If I said to you, “Dylan Shiel will score 93 points off a 34 disposal, 7 tackle, 7 clearance game,” you’d think I’m crazy. Unfortunately, Dylan butchered the ball so badly that he didn’t even crack the ton. As an impartial viewer on Anzac Day, Essendon fans should look to their star recruit as a reason for the loss, rather than putting the blame solely on the umpires.
Zach Merrett (87) – Merrett has had a ripper start to the year, but 5 clangers and a disposal efficiency of 66% meant his 30-touch game resulted in a sub-100 score. Hopefully he can return to his best.
Jack Crisp (79) – After last week’s efforts, Crisp was a bit disappointing with his score. He did have it 29 times, but five clangers off halfback hurt his ability to reach a respectable total.
Alex Witherden (62) – I’ll be the first to announce my love for Alex, but this season he has been completely irrelevant so far this season. Only managed 16 touches for the game.
Rory Sloane (78) – A tag limited his output against the Saints, with Jack Steele limiting him to 21 touches and five clangers. His price will drop and he could be a decent pick up in a few weeks.
Isaac Heeney (74) – Only 16 touches this week limited his score, but a goal helped out a little. He needs to be inserted into the midfield full time, but Horse seems to like him in the forward line. I feel that he’ll move back into the midfield when Buddy returns.
Lachie Whitfield (45) – A big corkie in the second quarter limited his running ability. Whitfield played deep forward for the remainder of the game, but early on he looked like he was going to have a big game. Two goals helped his score, but only had eight touches.
Jack Macrae (83) – After a superb start to the season, Macrae has slowed down completely in the last fortnight. He’s playing a bit deeper in the last two games, and I don’t like this at all. Inject him in the guts again, Bevo. Please.
Patrick Cripps (93) – Cripps was held by Dan Howe for most of the match, but still managed to find a bit of the ball. Due to the added pressure, he was pretty inefficient with his 28 touches. Hopefully this was just a blip in the radar and he can keep on getting massive scores.
Jack Gunston (58) – Jack was quiet for the entire game, but a couple of efforts late in the last quarter saw his score pass 30, which is nice. He’s a key forward who usually gets his hands on the ball a lot more than he did today.
Pat Dangerfield (94) – 30 touches would usually lead to a better score from the star Cat, but Danger was butchering the footy, going at 56%. Hopefully he can sort out his efficiency for next week.
Jack Ross (89) – The young midfield bull had his third game for the Tigers, and as a result will see a price change now. 28 touches, with seven contested, meant Ross had a very good score for the week, and should hold his position and continue to make money.
Liam Baker (84) – Baker has continued to provide everyone a decent option for their F6 spots with another good score. His score of 84 is the third good score for Baker after a 91 and 87 over the last fortnight, and will see a big price jump going into next week.
Sydney Stack (72) – Stack had another good game and is turning into a very solid cash generator for our sides. Not only did he go at 100% disposal efficiency, he also completed the “Cult Hero Trifecta”: a speccy, a huge hip and shoulder, and a successful torp.
Noah Balta (31) – Balta had another game to forget SuperCoach-wise, and with his inability to score or generate cash, he hasn’t been able to do much for our sides except warm the bench.
Marty Hore (86) – Hore came back in the side after being omitted and held his spot after a good game, and continues to repay the faith of Melbourne coaches. A third good game surely will cement his spot in both Melbourne’s backline and your own.
Jay Lockhart (39) – Lockhart was quiet with only 8 touches, but he did kick a goal. I can’t imagine he’s in the Melbourne’s best 22, but with their season falling by the wayside he may stay in as the Dees try to develop their youngsters.
Connor Rozee (102) – Rozee had another good game and is turning into a nice cash cow, despite the inflated starting price. Could’ve had a bigger score if he converted his two misses, finishing with just one goal from his 22 touches.
Xavier Duursma (84) – Duursma had one of his best games of the year, collecting it 24 times. He also managed a goal, but his disposal efficiency was at 66%, which hindered him a bit.
Willem Drew (62) – Willem was a little disappointing by his standards, but considering he’s been the best forward rookie this season, I’m not going to give him much stick. A 62 from a rookie is still a decent return.
Zak Butters (46) – Now this is a score that I am disappointed by. Struggled to get his hands on the ball early, Butters only managed 13 touches for the day. Three clangers certainly didn’t help. He may be the first rookie to cull after a score like this, as he didn’t manage to hit his breakeven of 51.
Luke Davies-Uniakie (55) – LDU had a huge score to start his season, but since then he hasn’t done too much. Three clangers hurt his output, and he won’t be making too much money from now on.
Tarryn Thomas (75) – Thomas’ 19 touches helped him to a decent score for the round, but his job security isn’t great at the best of times.
Nick Larkey (75) – Larkey played his first game for the year, and helped himself to three goals. He was brought in to be Ben Brown’s sidekick, but ended up stealing the show. Hopefully he can hold his spot, but considering he’s a key position forward, he’ll need to kick lots of goals to score well (i.e. Balta).
Sam Collins (66) – Collins started slowly but ended up on a half decent score of 66. He met his breakeven but his ability to generate cash is slowing down.
Josh Corbett (55) – Corbett had his first game of the season after coming in for Chris Burgess, and he managed a couple of goals He wouldn’t be a terrible option for a downgrade in a couple of weeks if he holds his spot.
Noah Answerth (69) – A solid debut for Answerth after the Lions made four changes this week. With Andrews and Mathieson due to come in after missing last week he may not hold his spot, despite a decent game.
Matt Parker (63) – Three goals and a couple of hangers gave the viewers something to watch, but Parker needs to kick goals consistently to score SuperCoach points. He has just about maxed out in his price.
Reilly O’Brien (88) – This man has so much money to make with the scores he’s making, and would be a very solid R2 at the same time. Scoring in that 80-90 range every week.
James Rowbottom (32) – Rowey had another game this week after a decent performance last week, but wasn’t as influential. If he had converted his two shots at goal we’d be having a different discussion, but hopefully he gets another go next week.
Nick Blakey (29) – Nick managed two goals but not much else, keeping his score pretty low. I thought it was near impossible to kick two goals but not manage more than 30, but here I am, with egg on my face.
Will Hayes (55) – 15 touches and a goal for Hayes will help him hold his spot, but he didn’t set the world on fire like last week. Can be a decent pick up, but potentially better options.
Lachie Young (52) – Young was OK in his second game, but he wasn’t great. 12 touches and no tackles may hurt his chances of playing a third game next week.
James Cousins (59) – Was pretty quiet for the day, managing 15 disposals. He got himself reported for a stray elbow, which should see him miss a week. If he were a Brownlow favourite he’d be fine, but since he’s not, see you later.
Jack Scrimshaw (62) – Scrimshaw was all over it in the first half, but his second half was a lot quieter. I was hoping he’d get to the ton after 40 points in the first quarter and 52 at half time, so I was a bit disappointed.
Mitch Lewis (49) – Lewis was very quiet all game, but a late goal helped his score. Despite playing his two games, I wouldn’t be looking at bringing him in if he holds his spot. Better options in the coming weeks.
Sam Walsh (79) – Imagine saying 79 from a rookie was a down week. Well, it was, technically. He’s been super impressive and Walsh will continue scoring well this season.
Michael Gibbons (51) – Gibbons couldn’t back up his Herculean effort from last week, but 51 is better than what he’s been having this season. He’s probably in less and less teams each week.
Gryan Miers (90) – The lad with the long hair at the Cattery has been sensational this year, and against the Eagles he had another super display. 2 goals off his 20 touches gave him a great score of 90, and he should keep making money for a few more weeks.
Charlie Constable (79) – Fresh off his rest, the lad looked refreshed. 21 touches and a goal gave him a score most would be happy if they had him on field.
Tom Atkins (47) – I feel as though his money making days are almost over, with this 11 disposal display going to hurt his breakeven for the next fortnight.
Jack Petruccelle (48) – It was tough going for the Eagles, including our favourite livewire forward. 6 touches meant it was rough going for the youngster, but a goal certainly helped.