Cheat Sheet | Round 15
Welcome to Supercoach-megeddon, where a dozen of the most commonly selected premo picks all have concurrent byes. Mwah-ha-ha!
But let’s face it, we’ve all had a heap of extra trades in a shortened season, so if you haven’t semi-planned for this … well that’s why you’re probably checking out this cheat sheet.
There are always obvious choices for trade targets, Lachie Neale, Tom Mitchell and Clayton Oliver are all in fine form, and don’t need more spruiking. Max Gawn is obvious too, if you don’t have a combination of Grundy, Goldy NicNat already. Lachie Whitfield and Christian Petracca are the clear cut forwards this week.
Rory Laird DEF – $576k – Avg 101 BE 151
Back from his bye, Laird has been named on the ball this week. This move over the last few weeks has seen him average 127 over 3 games, so he should score well.
Steven May DEF – $482k – Avg 92 BE 32
May had a BOG 149 last week, and has a 3 Round Avg of 124. Only 1.2% ownership makes him a great POD. If you had him last week (and you’re other players did as expected) you’d have enjoyed the bump in rank he would have provided.
Brad Sheppard DEF – $462k – Avg 95 BE 68
Sheppard is relatively consistent this year, lowest scores of 67, but highest of only 116. But he’s affordable, and lower ownership if you are looking for another POD.
Zach Merrett MID – $590k – Avg 114 BE 69
Merrett is flying at present. 128 3 Rd Avg after consecutive 143 and 145 last week. Has a tough run home, but according to the SC boffins, he’s projected to score in the 130s for his final 4 games.
Matt Crouch MID – $546k – Avg 105 BE 65
While Crouch’s actual games might not be having the impact for the Crows that they used to have, his ability to wrack up stats and SC points is almost unchanged. With a 3 Rd Avg of 121, and scores of 100, 132, 133, and ownership of just 1.0%, he could be the slightly cheaper midfield POD you need to round out your team.
Nic Naitinui RUC – $618k – Avg 110 BE 130
I’ve spruiked him for weeks, and there were fears he’d get rested, but not this week. NicNat vs Draper looks good on paper, so based on that he’s my best ruck option this week.
Joe Daniher FWD – $270k – Avg 103 BE 10
Seems like everyone is on the Daniher train this week, and why wouldn’t you be. Long awaited comeback from injury, likeable bloke, oh and pumping out a ton on return … yeah that’ll do it for me. We all shy away from key forwards for a reason as they are up and down, but at $270k Daniher is priced just above a top rookie. If you have spare trades, or looking for a POD (0.7% of teams) Daniher could be a good fit.
Jake Riccardi FWD – $173k – Avg 99 BE -71
If you missed Riccardi’s first 2 rounds, there’s still hope. If he makes his Avg 88 again this week, he jumps another $70k, and if he does it again a further $50k. $120k may be the difference between a premo and and Ultra premo mid if you are vying for big scores in the last couple of rounds.