Panic Room | Round 14
It’s finally here, community. The big, bad, scary bye round that we’ve all been waiting for and hoping to avoid. Personally, at the start of the week I was looking at having 20, but rookie carnage has left me with 17. So panicking with you feels appropriate.
Newz you can Uze
Cam Guthrie will make a welcomed return for many SuperCoaches on Friday night, with Shaun Higgins managed. Quinton Narkle stays out of the side, and I for one can’t wait to pick him for the Hawks next season. The Bulldogs will make no changes.
Gold Coast Suns will bring in a pair of Sams, with Sam Collins and Sam Day returning to the line up. Caleb Graham and Malcolm Rosas were dropped, which is annoying if you were relying on Rosas as a rookie on field. Scott Lycett returns from his four game suspension alongside Jarrod Lienert, with Riley Bonner and Todd Marshall left out of the side.
North Melbourne has brought back Luke McDonald, which may effect some popular SuperCoach selections. Jack Ziebell and Aaron Hall may have kick-in duties relaxed, but both players love to mop up possessions out the back of contests so hopefully the damage is minimal. Taylor Garner was injured and will miss. James Madden returns at the perfect time for owners, with Dayne Zorko cancelling that out for some people.
Kieran Briggs has been brought in for his second game with Shane Mumford out. If you don’t have him I wouldn’t look to bring him in, it’s been months between games. Harry Perryman and Phil Davis both return to the Giants lineup after extended absences, which may positively affect Josh Kelly and Nick Haynes, as Perryman will play a wing role and Davis a lockdown job. Lachie Ash was dropped, along with Xavier O’Halloran. Lachie Fogarty, Matthew Kennedy and Luke Parks come into the Carlton side, with Matthew Cottrell, Marc Murphy and Will Setterfield all dropped.
Hawthorn has named Lachie Bramble ($102k MID) to debut on Sunday, while Tyler Brockman, James Cousins, Emerson Jeka and Connor Nash have come into the extended squad. Harry Morrison has been dropped, and James Worpel will miss through suspension. Essendon has swung five changes at this stage, with Pat Ambrose, Aaron Francis, Andrew McGrath, Alec Waterman and David Zaharakis all out for a variety of reasons. Ned Cahill, Tom Cutler, Sam Draper, Zach Reid, Devon Smith, Peter Wright, Brandon Zerk-Thatch and Sam Durham have been brought into the extended squad.
When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven
What am I s’posed to do, when Imma lose some cash from holding you:
- 237 – Matt Rowell
- 221 – Matt Kennedy
- 210 – Luke McDonald
- 191 – Pat Dangerfield
- 180 – Mitch Duncan
What am I s’posed to say, when you’re making coin by scoring okay:
- -40 – Max Holmes
- -40 – James Madden
- -33 – Jai Newcombe
- 4 – Connor Stone
- 8 – Quinton Narkle
Oh Captain my Captain
Friday night will play host to a number of big names in the SuperCoach community. Jack Macrae averages 112 over his last three encounters with the Cats, while Marcus Bontempelli averages 121.3 across the three contests too. Both Dogs are averaging over 144 across their three-round average before their byes. Tom Stewart averages 107 over his last three against Western Bulldogs, and is averaging 112 over his last three games this season.
Jarryd Lyons is playing North Melbourne this week and has the potential to go big. His last three scores against North averages out at 123 points per contest, with a high score of 165. Lachie Neale averages 124 points per contest over his last three against the Kangaroos, but averages 139 over his last two. He’s recently back from injury, so would be a POD captaincy choice but a risky one at that.
Darcy Parish doesn’t have a great career average against Hawthorn, with a 91 and 110 in his last two. But he is averaging over 150 points in his last three games this season, and Hawthorn can’t win a clearance, so he should go huge. Zach Merrett has scored a 145 and a 138 in his last two games against Hawthorn, and is coming off a 137 before the Bombers bye, so he’s also a great option.