Brodie Grundy (165) – Brodie Grundy, have my children. This man was a beast on Friday. Only had 18 touches, but 64 hit outs really boosted his score. He was a popular VC option and he certainly delivered.
Another day in the office for Scott Pendlebury (146) . He had 29 touches and nine tackles, and throw a goal in there for good measure. He’s been a little inconsistent this year, but has the ability to go big.
Sam Reid (151) showed everyone why he was AFL Live 2’s cover star athlete, with a massive 6-goal haul. He really kept the Swans alive in the game, but couldn’t drag them over the line, while his teammate at the other end Jake Lloyd (115) has been as consistent as they come this year. He’s a lock for a top 6 defender, and is a must have in your side. 35 touches off half back, at 82% efficiency.
Jack Gunston (144) was the beneficiary of some great team play, allowing him to kick 6 goals. He did play very well up the ground as well as in the goal square, which is promising if you have him, while Ricky Henderson (111) celebrated his 50th game for Hawthorn in fine style, with 37 touches and 11 marks. He’s putting together a great season, and while he’s probably not a top 10 midfielder, he’d be a really nice POD.
Xavier Duursma (108) was huge for Port in the loss, playing predominantly as a half back, but also snuck forward. He kicked a goal, but also missed two chances and could’ve had a huge score.
Todd Goldstein (140) was a monster against English, amassing 28 touches and 57 hit outs. Huge. The best part was that he went at 78% efficiency.
That’s three of the last four 130+ for Josh Dunkley (130). He had 29 touches, six marks and six tackles at 69% doesn’t scream 130, but 20 contested possessions certainly helps. He was working at the coalface and deserved a big score, while Marcus Bontempelli (118) was huge yet again, with 25 touches and a goal. He had two other opportunities to score, but missed them both. He’s been great in your sides this year.
Rory Sloane (140) is heading towards a top 6 midfield position this year, and considering he was 522k a few weeks ago, you’d hope you jumped on. 32 touches, 8 tackles and a goal. A huge game for the skipper.
Elliot Yeo (115) – Another great score for a great POD pick. Yeo had 27 touches and 15 tackles, which is a massive number. He went at 55% which let him down significantly, unlike Shannon Hurn (112). Like a fine wine, Hurn has aged beautifully. 22 kicks out of 25 touches, Hurn is a must have post-bye.
Tim Kelly (140) – With Dangerfield out, the stars were aligning for Kelly to run the midfield with Mitch Duncan (123) . And that’s exactly what he (they) did. 35 touches and 8 clearances for the day. He also had two chances at goal go begging, imagine if he kicked straight??? Duncan was a beast for the Cats, with 27 touches and three goals. It’s a real toss up as to who gets the three votes, but I’d give them to Mitch.
Meanwhile, Tom Hawkins (122) kicked four goals, but could’ve had up to seven if he kicked them all. Only 13 touches for the day, but 12 were contested and also managed 7 marks, while rookie Tom Atkins (115) was huge in a week where we really needed our rookies to stand up. Only had 15 touches, but 11 tackles really gave him a boost. He also managed a goal in a day out.
Jeez I’d love to have Bachar Houli (142) in my team. The only issue is he’s burnt me so many times, he’s the reason I have trust issues. 37 touches at 75% and a nice medal to go with it all. Liam Baker (105) – Baker was great in the win, with 24 touches, nine tackles and a goal. Much like Atkins, we needed him to step up in the absence of Dangerfield, Williams, Crouch, etc, etc…
Noah Balta (82) – Balta is a lock in this segment every week, and hopefully is a lock in the Heroes every week. He had a huge 18 disposal game, but missed a shot at goal, and only went at 44%.
Darcy Parish (137) – I feel like the one percent who owns Parish is sitting at home, with a big grin on their face. He was great with 31 touches, 19 contested, and 9 clearances to boot as Zach Merrett (104) wasn’t as dominant this week, but his numbers were good. 30 touches and 8 tackles were let down by 56% disposal efficiency.
Max Gawn (142) – Maxy was huge yet again. It seems that whenever Grundy does well, Gawn has to match it. 25 touches, 35 hit outs and 8 marks boosted his score, while teammate Marty Hore (116) was enormous. Had 18 touches, plenty of them being intercept possessions as well. He was very clean when he got the footy, and was one of Melbourne’s better players.
Josh Kelly (144) – Kelly is in red-hot form at the moment. 31 touches, 9 tackles and a goal typified him as a player. He cut Melbourne up on the MCG, while Tim Taranto (128) has been a great pick this season. 32 touches and 8 tackles, and his score could’ve been even better if he connected with his two shots at goal. Lachie Whitfield (118) was fantastic yet again. He’s a must have in your teams, with 30 touches and two goals, despite playing off half back.
Luke Ryan (131) had another great game, 32 touches at a pretty good clip as well. He’s right on the edge of the top 10 defenders, and a decent POD as well, by my god Nat Fyfe (126) is consistent. 26 touches, but kicked a goal and laid seven tackles as well. He’s in Brownlow-contending form, as long as he doesn’t cop a suspension.Michael Walters (110) – Walters snagged a couple of goals to go with his 25 touches, which really helped out his score. He’s been another good pick this year, despite being a burn man in the past.
Harris Andrews (118) – 10 marks to go with his 15 touches gave Andrews a great score. He’s been a bit inconsistent this season but hopefully he gets going soon, while Dayne Zorko (117) was great, with 21 touches (18 kicks) and a goal. Once again, not a popular pick, but he’s had a decent year.
Daniel Rich (100) – I thought I’d put him in for Lek’s sake. Purely for [REDACTED BY PATCH].
Plenty of disappointments this weekend. Clayton Oliver (52) got “de Boer’d” this weekend, and he suffered as a result. 17 touches, with four free kicks against really letting him down. Brodie Smith (65) had 22 touches, which usually translates into a better score for him. Unfortunately, his disposals let him down, with only 68% effectiveness, as well as 5 clangers.
Lachie Neale (79) really needed to step up and guide the Lions, and our Supercoach sides, to the win. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to, with only 26 touches for the day. He went at a good rate though, but he was very handball happy.
In the same boat, Travis Boak (77) – Boak had 26 touches, but was gross with his disposals, going at 42%. The conditions did not help, but only a handful of players went at sub 50, with teammate Tom Rockliff (72) not faring much better. 25 touches for Rocky, but had 5 clangers and went at 64%. It wasn’t a great day for Port midfielders, with none really taking charge of the game.
Isaac Heeney (82) spent much of the second quarter on the bench as the medicos fiddled around with his busted ankle. I imagine they’re trying to get him to the byes, because he needs a rest. The promising signs are that he played midfield for a fair chunk of the game.
Jaeger O’Meara (76) had 22 touches, but only five were kicks, which really hurt his score. He also gave away four free kicks, while Adam Treloar (93) needed to do more with the ball when he had it. Touched it 38 times, but 5 clangers and 57% effectiveness really dampened a potentially monstrous score.
Sainrs wunderkid Rowan Marshall (76) had 34 hit outs to go with 13 touches and 6 tackles, but his disposal efficiency let him down a little. He’s been fantastic all season, hopefully he can come back next week, while Brayden Fiorini (97) – He had plenty of it, 29 touches, but he needed to use it better when he did have it. Four clangers and 58% efficiency hurts anyone’s score.
Jesse Hogan (39) couldn’t get involved in the game at all. He only had 8 handballs, no kicks, and still went at 50% efficiency. He hasn’t been great this year, while Connor Blakely (69) was in his second game back, so going to cut him some slack, but after last week I expected more. Only 15 touches for the day.
Stefan Martin (52) – Martin got creamed by Rory Lobb this week. He had 21 hit outs, but only 12 touches around the ground.
Josh P Kennedy (68) came off early and put some ice on his knee. With him being an old boy, watch to see if it was precautionary, or if he’ll miss games. Someone who should miss games is Gary Ablett Junior (93). He’s actually been playing really well this season, and Saturday he had a very serviceable game. But if he’s gonna transform into a grumpy old man and try to king hit everyone every week, then I don’t want him in my side. He deserves a suspension, there’s no way he gets away with a close fist to the jaw not in play.
Jack Scrimshaw (52) was having a good game before going off in the third quarter for the day. He is at the stage to cull if you haven’t already, and an injury is the nail in the coffin. He’s one of several rookies who were average. Gryan Miers (34) time is up. His break even was 90, and he only managed 34. He’s gonna lose cash from now on, unfortunately, while Ben King (22) needs to go if you’ve got him. I know it’s stiff to put a rookie here after two games, but trade that sucker out before he loses you money!!! Two games, averaging 19.5, he’s not a good pick.
Dylan Shiel (68) – Personally I didn’t watch this game, so I don’t know how severe Shiel’s hamstring injury is. But he did miss the last quarter, and AFL.com.au is reporting it could be bad enough to miss games, while Stephen Coniglio (76) is finally here. Another game where Cogs barely contributed, despite the big win. He did spend some time off the ground, but 16 touches is too little when your side dominates the whole day, minus the last 10 minutes.
Angus Brayshaw (66) ain’t moving from this spot. How did this bloke come third in the Brownlow last year? Plenty of Shane Woewodin about Brayshaw. 14 touches for the day, while Kade Simpson (74) needs sleeves. Get the man a pair of sleeves. For Lek’s sake. He’s not coming into my side until he does. Nothing’s changed with Alex Witherden (54), he’s still Damned. 15 touches, and 3 free kicks against. Hopeless.
Caleb Daniel (106) – Daniel returned to his 100+ scoring after a very down week last time out, which scared a lot of people who brought him in before round nine. 29 touches and 9 marks off half back, which is very promising going forward, while I don’t know why we doubted Pat Cripps (116). It wasn’t going to take long before Crippa redeemed himself after last week. He had 28 touches and was pretty effective. He lowered his colours last week, and did his best to carry the Blues over the line, but it wasn’t to be.
Nick Blakey (47) kicked one goal from his 8 touches, but to be honest I didn’t really notice him that much. Only 4 of his 8 touches were effective, which is concerning, while Mark Pittonet (75) had his first game for 2019 in the ruck for Hawthorn, and he led the hit outs for the day against Ryder and Ladhams. With McEvoy missing he should get games, as long as he doesn’t get suspended for trying to eat Sam Powell-Pepper each week.
Peter Ladhams (66) – Ladhams debuted in the absence of Lycett, and played mostly forward after half time, due to him losing most of the hit outs. He had 13 touches and kicked a goal, which was promising. He won’t have a spot each week, though, while it was a day to forget for Billy Frampton (25). Had 9 touches, but didn’t kick a goal and gave away four free kicks. Not a great day.
Connor Rozee (66) – He had Stratton following him around for the majority of the day, which is a huge compliment for the first year player. Unfortunately, that’s not so good for our SuperCoach, as he was restricted to only 12 touches, while a second great score for Bailey Smith (88) leaves him looking really settled in the Bulldogs line-up now, and could go on a great run of form. 21 touches and a goal for the rookie.
Nick Larkey (77) snagged three goals, including two in the last quarter, to help North push out the lead. He only had seven touches for the game, but made his three kicks count, while Jordan Clark (85) was another rookie who needed to score well in a week where most are missing guns onfield. 18 touches and a goal from half back.
People who had Chris Burgess (41) fielded him because they had no one else. He didn’t do much, but you’d take his score over a donut, right? Same for Josh Corbett (47).
Sydney Stack (67) was good but not great, with 16 touches. He did go at 100% efficiency, which is so tasty for SuperCoach, while Callum Coleman-Jones (60) debuted in the ruck, and was serviceable. I can’t imagine he holds his spot when Soldo comes back next week. Shai Bolton (45) only had 11 touches, but he did kick a goal. Personally, I would’ve liked a bit more from him.
Oskar Baker (56) – Baker was handy for Melbourne this week. He had 16 touches and kicked two goals. Apart from the goals, his disposals didn’t count for a huge amount, while Jay Lockhart (32) had a poor game. His goal helped his score, but he had minimal impact with 8 touches.
Sam Walsh (93) had another great game, with 28 touches to his name. He’s been very good this year, and should be your last upgraded rookie, despite his price starting to rollercoaster, but Michael Gibbons (60) only had 12 touches, but Gibbons managed 2 goals to help out. Most people have traded him out, but he was serviceable if you still have him.
Liam Stocker (64) had 12 touche, but he did go at 91%, which was very promising. He needs to find more of the ball, but the score was okay.
Callum Wilkie (78) – Good score from Callum. 19 touches was handy, but gave away a couple of free kicks which hurt, while I would have loved to be able to trade out Matt Parker (75), but with all the outs he had to stay. 75 is very handy from him though. He kicked two goals to boost his score. Still better than
Robbie Young (17). I almost would’ve rather cop the donut and save a trade, that’s how disgusting Robbie’s score was. 5 touches for the day, and he didn’t impact the scoreboard.
Brett Bewley (49) had his first game and performed pretty well. He had 11 touches at 90% efficiency. Hopefully he can get another go next week, we need him in a couple of weeks as an option, while Mitchell Hinge (73) had a great second game, with 14 touches and a goal. Hopefully he holds his spot, and can be a decent downgrade option this week. Meanwhile Noah Answerth (64) responded after a roasting last week. He only had 13 touches, but went at 92%, which helped his score.
Who were your heroes, villains and damned this week, community? What are your early trades?