Panic Room | Round 13
Apologies to all who wanted to panic this morning, I’ve been locked in a room panicking myself silly with the prospect of fielding 10 players next week. I should’ve known we panic together, and I will try to be better in the future.
Newz you can Uze
Will Day will return to the Hawthorn lineup after missing a fair chunk of the season. He’ll join Jaeger O’Meara returning from injury, while mid-season recruit Jai Newcombe ($102k MID) will debut. James Cousins, Damon Greaves and Mitch Lewis have been forced out of the side.
Fremantle have named two debutants for Saturday’s clash, with Brandon Walker and Joel Western running out against the Suns. Brett Bewley, Reece Conca and Alex Pearce will come into the side for Connor Blakely, Brennan Cox, Nat Fyfe, Griffin Logue and Nathan Wilson come out for a variety of reasons. Fyfe is expected to play after the bye, but he did dislocate his shoulder, so beware. Jack Bowes and Matt Rowell (goat) will come into the Suns’ lineup. Rory Atkins and Jy Farrar have been dropped for the clash.
Paul Hunter has been recalled, along with Jack Lonie and Ben Long, to take on the Crows. Oscar Clavarino has been dropped, while Tim Membrey, Seb Ross and Jarryn Geary will be ‘managed’. Tom Highmore survives. Josh Worrell will debut for Adelaide, while Sam Berry will come into the side as well. Ronin O’Connor and Lachie Scholl were dropped. Cop that Cass.
Jaidyn Stephenson and Robbie Tarrant have been named to return from their injuries for the GWS clash. Connor Menadue and Charlie Lazzaro have come out of the side. Matt Buntine and Jake Riccardi have been dropped, while Toby Greene and Matt de Boer will return for the Giants. Tanner Bruhn, Adam Kennedy and Jake Stein are in the extended squad.
Riley Collier-Dawkins was dropped for Richmond’s Sunday clash, with Kane Lambert brought into the side. Oscar Allen and Josh Kennedy will return for West Coast as the only two changes so far.
When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven
What am I s’posed to do, when Imma lose some cash from holding you:
198 – Patrick Dangerfield
197 – Matt Rowell
186 – Clayton Oliver
176 – Christian Salem
169 – Hugh McCluggage
What am I s’posed to say, when you’re making coin by scoring okay:
-102 – Callum Coleman-Jones
-98 – Ned Reeves
-84 – Trent Bianco
-32 – Josh Treacy
-23 – Harry Edwards
Oh Captain my Captain
Jake Lloyd (Average: 108.8)
The Swans defender hasn’t been as prolific as he has been in years gone by, but he has still been a top six defender lock this year.
Lloyd has scored 157, 105 and 130 in his last three against Hawthorn, and with the Hawks unable to cleanly enter the forward 50 or apply pressure on rebounding defenders, expect Lloyd to mop up 30-40 touches.
Touk Miller (Average: 117.9)
Gold Coast will welcome back the prodigal son of football; Matt Rowell. I don’t think Rowell’s return for his second game in over 12 months will impact Miller’s role or influence on the game.
He hasn’t scored particularly well against Fremantle in the past, but his three round average is 133.7 points and would provide a real smoky option as a vice-captain.
Josh Kelly (Average: 103.7)
It seems as though every year Josh Kelly pumps out a 200+ score. This week is the week for him to do it. He’s up against North Melbourne, he’s averaging 118.7 over his last three, and he’s getting centre bounce attendances.
North Melbourne consistently leak the ball on the outside of the contest, which means Kelly should have plenty of opportunity to play damaging football in Tasmania. A great option if you own him.
Max Gawn (Average: 126.8)
We haven’t seen peak Gawn against a Grundy-less Collingwood before, so it is a bit of a mystery. Gawn typically scores well against Collingwood, with a 153 last season a good example.
He’s the second-top scoring footballer in SuperCoach this season, and will overtake Macrae for the week after he cops the bye.
Clayton Oliver (Average: 124.5)
Collingwood hasn’t been great at stopping midfielders scoring well, and Oliver is in seriously good nick. He only managed 95 last weekend, but still played well in the win.
Oliver scored 137 and 114 in his last two against the Magpies, and both times was when they had some sort of depth in their midfield. Expect Gawn to dominate hit outs, Oliver to dominate clearances, and Melbourne to dominate on the scoreboard. He’s a great SuperCoach captain option on Monday.