Cheat Sheet | Round 11
Let’s get straight into it Community. Another round of footy starts in just a few hours.
The general theme is still “trade in premos who’ve had their byes” (preferably under priced/fallen premos) or “get in rookies who will play over the next few games”. We’ve got a few players across each line that fill those requirements, plus a couple of PODs.
Luke Ryan DEF $551k – Avg 101 BE 83
A top 6 defender last year and looking like he’ll repeat that again in 2020. Last 5 outings have been tons, with 131 VS Collingwood in Rd 9.
Shannon Hurn DEF $429k – Avg 90 BE 81
Hurn hasn’t reached his usual lofty standards this year, hence him dropping $131k since his starting price of $562k. But he’s just had his bye and is a cheaper option for a D5 or D6 if you are cash strapped.
Tobe Watson DEF $155k – Avg 61 BE -21
Looked good in his 2 outings for the Dockers so far. 12 disposals and 5 tackles against Collingwood earned him 73 points. One of the rare rookies defenders around at the moment.
Patrick Cripps MID $488k – Avg 101 BE 70
Hard to believe Cripps is under $500k, but a string of sub-Cripps scores from Rd 6-8 saw him drop $110k in 3 weeks. He replied with a 149 against the Hawks, but still has a very achievable BE this week.
Tom Mitchell MID $568k – Avg 114 BE 75
Titchell seems to be back to his 2018 “ball magnet” best. $60k under his starting price and he won’t be this cheap again this season. Dominated with 164 against Carlton in Round 9.
Harry Schoenberg MID $117k Avg 59 BE -10
Schoenberg did enough in his debut to impress and should get a few more games to prove himself. A cheap downgrade option in your midfield.
Andrew Brayshaw MID/FWD $546k Avg 102 BE 87
5 round avg for Brayshaw of 122. He stood up while Fyfe was injured, and it remains to be seen if he can maintain that output with Fyfe back in the team.
Noah Balta RUC/FWD $325k Avg 71 BE -7
Balta is a bit of a MPR but has been solid in the absences of Alex Rance and David Astbury. If he can maintain his 107 and 96 from the last 2 weeks, Balta (who is in 3% of teams) could be the player that makes or breaks your run home.
Lachlan Hosie FWD $123k Avg 54 BE -2
Looked the goods on debut, and is a very good (read cheap) rookie option to downgrade to in the next few weeks.
Now is the time when we start to think about PODs who are performing well. I’ve identified a couple who might be on your radar. These guys might not be a good bargain (or expensive), they are most likely correctly priced for consistent output.
Jarryd Lyons MID $596k Avg 114 BE 125
Every year Lyons is around the mark, averaging high 90s with patches of greatness. This year he’s upped his average by 20 points, and he sits as the 5th ranked midfielder in the comp. And he’s only in 2,900 teams (1.7%). How this guy stays under the radar is incredible, a virtual stealth fighter.
Taylor Adams MID $528 Avg 110 BE 113
Adams in 2020 goes to show how a consistent run injury free will elevate your scores. But rewards often require risk and Adams has that in spades. If you bring him in and he remains injury free, you’re a genius.