Heroes, Villains and The Damned: Round 14
At long last, the byes are over! All rejoice as the ways of SuperCoach return to their norm. We’re all keen to have a full side of heroes this coming week, but who were those from last round to stand up and perform whilst our teams were beaten and bruised? Who were the ones who didn’t care to see our sides hobbled with the byes, and who decided themselves not to show up? Find out below.
Dom Sheed (148) was huge for the Eagles in their win over the Bombers, with the Grand Final hero having 36 disposals and kicking yet another great goal from the pocket. He finished with two goals, while Elliot Yeo (142) had one to go with 25 touches and 12 tackles. Jack Redden (122) celebrated his 200th game with 30 touches, and he had two chances to cap it off with a goal but to no avail. Luke Shuey (122) also had a great game in the dominant display by West Coast, with 26 touches at a high clip, while Cale Hooker (110) and Zach Merrett (104) were the best scorers for the Bombers. Hooker had 28 touches to go with 15 marks across half back, while Merrett had 30 touches but six clangers.
Luke Parker (138) continued his scintillating
form against the Hawks, with 31 disposals, 12 tackles, seven marks and a goal. Callum Mills (132) had 21 touches to go
with his 13 marks and 95% disposal efficiency. Jake Lloyd (105) has been red-hot this year, and continued with 28
touches and seven marks. His disposal efficiency has been off the charts this
year, and is a big reason why he’s scoring so well. Ricky Henderson (119) has been in great touch and continued with
his form, having 29 touches, eight marks and a goal. He was the only Hawk to
topple the ton.
Max Gawn (151) was massive in Melbourne’s (surprise?) win
over the Dockers. He had 20 touches as well as 46 hit outs and a goal. He was a
popular VC option and he delivered beautifully. Tom McDonald (135) came out with a massive game. He had 28
disposals and three goals, with a couple of score involvements as well. Clayton Oliver (114) also had 28
touches and kicked a goal, and was pretty clean around the stoppages. Luke Ryan (106) was good in the loss to
the Demons, despite only having 16 touches. He used it predominantly by foot,
and used it well too: 87%.
Rowan Marshall (119) continued his great form in the ruck with 37 hit outs to accompany his 12 disposals, seven marks and five tackles. I said it a few weeks ago, and I’ll say it again now. Is this the remaking of Brodie Grundy??? Nick Hind (90) was huge in his second game with three goals from his thirteen touches, but don’t expect him to kick three every week. He’ll hold his spot, though. Speaking of ruckman, Stefan Martin (130) had a great game against Marshall, playing as the solo ruck. He had 22 disposals, eight marks and 25 hit outs. Dayne Zorko (117) was great in the win, with 28 disposals and a goal, while Daniel Rich (113) had 24 disposals, 11 marks and a goal. I can hear Lek spamming the “Daniel Rich Emote” Key on his stream right now.
Scott Lycett (180) was huge in the win against Geelong. He had 24 touches and 41 hit outs. Travis Boak (118) continued racking up the disposals in a potential Brownlow-winning season. He had 30 touches (17 contested) and 11 clearances. Robbie Gray (116) kicked two goals whilst also touching it 31 times, while Dan Houston (110) has been great in the midfield recently with 26 touches. Patrick Dangerfield (141) continues to amaze everyone, with 27 touches and a goal. 14 of his possessions were contested, and he only had three clangers. Mitch Duncan (121) looked fresh off the bye and had 35 touches at 80% efficiency. Try to fit him into your sides if you can.
Jack Macrae (148) collected the ball at will against the Pies, and finished with 42 touches. He also had 13 tackles, which is super impressive. Caleb Daniel (114) had 35 touches off half back, whilst also slotting a goal, and Marcus Bontempelli (109) was good with 30 touches himself. Brodie Grundy (174) was enormous as well, with 50 hit outs and 25 touches. He’s a gun. That is all. Adam Treloar (117) was great himself with 36 touches, but he continues to let himself down with only 69% efficiency. The concerning thing is that’s one of his better days, efficiency wise. Jack Crisp (109) had a good day out, with 33 touches and 8 marks.
Jack Darling (42) couldn’t really get involved despite West Coast having 36 scoring shots, with only 10 touches and one goal. Andrew Gaff (89) had 31 touches whilst getting tagged by Dylan Clarke, but was forced to share the points around with plenty of other Eagles getting involved in the action. He didn’t lay a tackle, which hurt his score, whilst also having four clangers. Michael Hurley (74) had a quiet game, with only 17 touches at 70% efficiency. He had 8 marks, which helped his output. Darcy Parish (70) had his first quiet game in a while. His output was actually quite good still, with 27 touches, seven marks and a goal, but his efficiency was down at 63%.
Josh P Kennedy (77) returned after a stint on the sidelines, and would’ve disappointed owners who held him. He only managed 19 touches for the game, whilst only using it well 57% of the time. Isaac Heeney (90) makes his way onto the list after scoring 35 in the first 20 minutes of the game. He was looking primed for a huge game, but was consistently on the bench getting a massage on the hammies, so his score was impacted that way. Just watch to see if there’s any news on him in terms of injuries, he played out the game but he was on the rubdown mats a fair bit.
James Sicily (40) has played predominantly
forward so far the last two weeks, and it hasn’t been pretty. He only had eight
touches for one goal, and his score wouldn’t even be counted this week for most
sides. Yikes. Ben McEvoy (55) was
quiet with only six handballs and 24 hit outs. James Worpel (71) only found 19 disposals, but laid six tackles in
a game where he struggled to impact.
Nat Fyfe (91) had 31 disposals, but used it almost entirely by hand, and had eight clangers to boot, while Connor Blakely (64) and David Mundy (63) failed to impact the game, with 18 and 17 disposals respectively.
Lachie Neale (79) was effectively tagged out of the game, despite the big win. He had 25 touches, but didn’t use it overly well. It’s getting concerning that he is now getting tagged out consistently, so watch to see if he can buck the trend. Harris Andrews (56) used the ball well (91%) but he just couldn’t get enough of it, with only 12 touches.
Tim Kelly (76) was copping a good tag before he copped a good knee into his ribs. He spent some time off but finished the game on the field. He looked sore so watch him throughout the week. Tom Hawkins (24) was comprehensively beaten, with only 5 touches for the day.
Scott Pendlebury (71) was quiet with only 20 touches, while Jordan De Goey (70) kicked two goals but did little else. Darcy Moore (64) would’ve disappointed his owners with only 16 touches, whilst Brayden Sier (28) came close to being the first player ever to have more touches than SuperCoach points. He had 20 disposals, but 9 clangers and an efficiency of 45% really hurt him.
Callum Sinclair (115) was having a ripsnorter before he dove face first into the ground and slid for several metres. He’ll probably miss next week with a concussion, but just wait and see, it didn’t look good. Lance Franklin (52) was a heavily traded-in player this week, and his four-goal haul only netted him 52 points before his hamstring pinged. He sat out the majority of the second half, and he’ll miss two to three weeks, according to his post-match interview.
Jesse Hogan (14) went down early in the game, and is doubtful to play for a few weeks. If you have him, toss him. Same goes for those with Stephen Hill (21), although surely there’s not many with him. Actually, let me know in the comments if you have Stephen Hill. I’m genuinely curious.
If you still have Matthew Parker (61) you would’ve accepted his score this week. He kicked one goal from his 12 touches, which isn’t terrible. Priced at $252k, with a breakeven of 42, it’s probably time to pull the trigger while you still can.
Jarrod Cameron (69) had his first game of the year, and the small forward was influential without racking up huge numbers. He had two goals and two points from seven disposals, whilst also laying seven tackles. Hopefully he holds his spot, so we have someone to downgrade to. Jack Petruccelle (59) also had 2.2 but had it from 10 touches. His disposal efficiency was at 50%, which hurt his output. Dylan Clarke (59) continued his tagging role, as he ran with Gaff. He managed 15 touches and six tackles, so hopefully Worsfold keeps him in the side.
Nick Blakey (76) was great in the absence of Sinclair and Franklin in that second half. He kicked two goals from his 11 touches and seven marks, and used it at 90% efficiency. Dylan Moore (68) had 14 touches but missed a shot at goal. He’s been in and out of the side; so don’t expect him to make plenty of cash for the remainder of the season.
Jay Lockhart (108) was massive against the Dockers with 2 goals from his 21 touches. He also clunked six marks. If he converted both his missed shots he would’ve had an even bigger score. Marty Hore (49) had his worst game for the year, and those who kept him would’ve been disappointed. He has more than earned your trust though, if you held him through the byes, you can afford to give him a second chance. Oskar Baker (55) had fifteen touches for the day, but was let down by a disposal efficiency of 53%. Brett Bewley (68) had 16 touches for the day, but used it at 56%, which hurt a bit. Griffin Logue (103) is the bloke to bring in this week, though. He had 17 touches only, but used it at 88%, and had 10 contested possessions as well. He’s only $163k, so definitely worth downgrading to him this week, as his job security is pretty high.
Noah Answerth (38) was very quiet with only 8 touches, and for me it’s time to cut and run. He needs a 70 to not lose money this week, good luck Champ.
Xavier Duursma (75) managed to get to his breakeven, but will start leaking coin in the upcoming weeks. He had 20 touches in a good game for him. Connor Rozee (91) snagged two goals in the win, whilst also gathering 16 touches. Joel Garner (50) played his second game for his career, and was quiet with only 12 touches. Zac Butters (43) had 13 touches (3 kicks) and used it at 53% efficiency, hence his score. Darcy Fort (53) played his third game and will rise in price now. He had two goals from seven touches, and also had seven hit outs. He’s probably the first out when Esava comes back. Jordan Clark (46) was quiet as well with 14 touches, while Gryan Miers (27) barely impacted, as he only had 6 touches and a goal. Tom Atkins (82) had a great game with 15 touches and five tackles, whilst also using the ball well.
Bailey Smith (36) was quiet with only 11 touches, but he used it pretty well.
Who were your heroes, villains and damned, community? Which prodigies did I miss? Hit me up in the comments.