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Around the Grounds – Round 14

Published by Barron Von Crow on

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Around the Grounds. The bye rounds are thankfully done for another year, now we’re at the point where we look to lock in our final teams as we push into the last part of the season. Many of you may be in the same position I am, running low on trades and looking to fill one or two more spots with premo players, so it can be a tricky position to be in. Hopefully we can help you here this week on what trades are going on around with other players and what rookies you can potentially look at to downgrade to.

Victoria


Collingwood
Collingwood had the bye in Round 14.

Carlton
Carlton just couldn’t find any mojo against the Giants, losing 102-66. Liam Stocker (DEF, $266,900, BE 11) had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 6 rebound 50’s for 73 SCPoints, Matthew Owies (FWD, $243,600, BE 21) had 10 disposals, 4 marks and kicked 2.2 for 65 SCPoints, Paddy Dow (MID/FWD, $212,900, BE -9) had 13 disposals, 5 tackles and 5 clearances for 61 SCPoints and Luke Parks (DEF, $173,900, BE 72) had 3 disposals and 4 clangers for 2 SCPoints.

The Blues were down by 3 goals at half-time in their VFL match against Port Melbourne, but had a strong 2nd half to take a 83-68 win. Jack Carroll (MID, $117,300) had 25 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 11 inside 50’s, Matthew Cottrell (MID, $228,000) kicked 2 goals with 15 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles and Josh Honey (MID/FWD, $123,900) kicked 3.1 with 10 disposals and 2 tackles.

Essendon
It was a close match for the majority but the Bombers took a 86-73 win over Hawthorn down in Tasmania. Harrison Jones (FWD, $278,600, BE 44) had a terrific game which won him the Round 14 Rising Star nomination, finishing with 14 disposals, 8 marks and 2 goals for 100 SCPoints. Ned Cahill (FWD, $163,200, BE 34) had 5 disposals and 1 goal for 46 SCPoints, Nikolas Cox (DEF/FWD, $293,900, BE 38) had 15 disposals and 3 tackles with 8 clangers for 37 SCPoints and Archie Perkins (MID/FWD, $245,500, BE 78) had 7 disposals (all handballs) for 26 SCPoints.

Not as good of a result for the Bombers in the VFL, losing 102-51 to the Box Hill Hawks. Sam Durham (DEF/MID, $102,400) had 20 disposals and 6 marks, Zach Reid (DEF, $166,800) had 16 disposals and 11 marks and Cian McBride (DEF, $123,900) had 9 disposals, 4 marks and kicked 3.1.

Geelong
A goal after the siren by Gary Rohan won this one for the Cats, defeating the Western Bulldogs 83-78. They did not feature any rookie priced players in this game.

Geelong had the opposite result in the VFL, losing to Footscray 96-63. Jordan Clark (DEF/MID, $263,500) had 25 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles and 3 goals, Nick Stevens (DEF, $117,300) had 19 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Oscar Brownless (FWD, $123,900) had 18 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles.

Hawthorn
The Hawks were always just a bit behind in this one and couldn’t make up the difference, eventually being handed a 86-73 loss by Essendon. Jacob Koschitzke (DEF, $257,500, BE 27) had 7 disposals, 4 marks and kicked 3.2 for 73 SCPoints, Lachlan Bramble (MID, $102,400, BE -14) made his AFL debut and had 9 disposals and 5 marks for 54 SCPoints and Jai Newcombe (MID, $102,400, BE -40) had 6 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 4 clangers (3 frees against) for 24 SCPoints.

The Box Hill Hawks had a good win in their VFL match against Essendon, defeating the Bombers 102-51. Oliver Hanrahan (FWD, $235,700) had a team high 27 disposals with 5 marks, 3 tackles and 1 goal, Connor Downie (MID, $117,300) had 18 disposals and 5 marks and Finn Maginness (MID, $195,600) kicked 2 goals with 14 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles.

Melbourne
Melbourne had the bye in Round 14.

North Melbourne
North kept this one as close as they could for as long as they could, but were eventually just beaten by the better side, losing to Brisbane 68-45. Tom Powell (MID, $306,200, BE 60) had 13 disposals, 2 marks, 7 tackles and 5 clangers for 47 SCPoints. He’s currently running with a 5-round average of 52.4 SCPoints and is looking like a trade out candidate at this point. You’ve served us well, Tom, but it’s time to move on for now.

North Melbourne got their 2nd win of the year in the VFL, defeating Coburg 77-74. Eddie Ford (FWD, $117,300) had 16 disposals, 6 marks and kicked 2.1, Will Phillips (MID, $195,100) had 30 disposals, 7 tackles and 2 behinds and Patrick Walker (DEF, $102,400) had 23 disposals and 10 marks.

Richmond
Richmond had the bye in the AFL for Round 14.

In the VFL Richmond drew with Williamstown, with the game finishing with a score of 74 apiece. Patrick Naish (MID, $155,600) had 25 disposals, 12 marks and 2 goals, Riley Collier-Dawkins (MID, $237,900) had 23 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal and Matthew Parker (MID/FWD, $141,000) had 20 disposals, 8 marks, 10 tackles and 2 behinds.

St Kilda
St Kilda had the bye in Round 14.

Western Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were in front right until the last second, with a goal after the siren handing them a 83-78 loss to Geelong. Anthony Scott (MID/FWD, $273,900, BE 18) had 10 disposals, 3 marks and kicked 2.2 for 66 SCPoints. Cody Weightman (FWD, $285,800, BE 26) had 14 disposals, 3 marks and kicked 1.1 for 60 SCPoints and Ryan Gardner (DEF, $190,200, BE 28) had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 52 SCPoints.

The Bulldogs flipped the script in the VFL, with Footscray defeating Geelong 96-63. Josh Schache (FWD, $214,400) kicked 6.1 with 16 disposals and 14 marks, Riley Garcia (MID, $123,900) had 20 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles and Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (FWD, $207,300) had 5 disposals, 3 marks and kicked 2.1.

South Australia


Adelaide

Adelaide had the bye in Round 14.

Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide were never really challenged in this one, defeating the Gold Coast Suns 81-31. Miles Bergman (FWD, $270,100, BE -22) went big with 23 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles for 115 SCPoints, while Lachlan Jones (DEF, $243,800, BE 69) had 9 disposals and 2 marks for 29 SCPoints, but unfortunately suffered a ankle syndesmosis injury that will put him on the shelf for about 4 weeks at this stage.


In the SANFL the Port Adelaide Magpies had a 91-50 loss to Sturt. Of the Magpies 7 goals, 6 were kicked by Dylan Williams (MID/FWD, $123,900). He also had 12 disposals , 4 marks and 2 tackles. New recruit and former Sturt player Jed McEntee (MID, $102,400) had 7 disposals and 9 tackles and Martin Frederick (DEF, $172,600) had 17 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

Western Australia


Fremantle
Fremantle had the bye for Round 14.

West Coast
West Coast had the bye in the AFL for Round 14.

The Eagles WAFL side captured their very first win of the season, just holding off Subiaco to take a 81-76 win. Mark Hutchings (MID/FWD, $157,600) had 32 disposals, 12 marks, 4 marks and a goal, Xavier O’Neill (MID/FWD, $220,400) had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 11 tackles and Zane Trew (MID, $102,400) had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 9 tackles.

New South Wales

GWS
GWS didn’t have much issue defeating the Blues in this one, winning 102-66. Connor Idun (DEF, $352,000, BE 35) had 13 disposals, 10 marks and 4 tackles for 93 SCPoints, Kieran Briggs (DEF/FWD, $123,900, BE -39) had 6 disposals, 5 tackles and 15 hitouts for 69 SCPoints. A decent performance from Briggs, but he’ll have to deal with Shane Mumford returning, so may be a solid chance of being dropped for Round 15.

The Giants were leading after the 1st quarter but kicked 3 goals to 12 for the remainder of the game to end up with a 98-50 loss to Werribee in the VFL. James Peatling (DEF/MID, $102,400) had 27 disposals, 9 marks and 5 tackles, Matt Buntine (DEF/FWD, $201,800) had 24 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles and Zach Sproule (FWD, $185,300) had 11 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 2.2.

Sydney
Sydney had the bye in Round 14.

Queensland


Brisbane
The Lions had to earn this one against North Melbourne, but eventually came away with a 68-45 win against the Roos. James Madden (DEF/FWD, $222,200, BE 1) had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 6 inside 50’s for 60 SCPoints, Deven Robertson (MID/FWD, $339,900, BE 66) had 14 disposals, 4 tackles a goal and 5 clangers for 55 SCPoints and Jaxon Prior (DEF, $255,400, BE 43) had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles with 4 clangers for 44 SCPoints.

Over in the VFL, Brisbane were down by 9 points at the end of the first quarter, that then ballooned out to 107 points by the end of the game with Southport defeating Brisbane 157-50 (with former Blue/Bulldog Billy Gowers kicking 8 goals for Southport). Tom Joyce (MID/FWD, $123,900) had a team high 26 disposals with 5 marks, Connor Ballenden (FWD, $146,100) had 19 disposals and 7 marks, Kalin Lane (RUC, $102,400) made his debut for the Lions after being picked up in the mid-year draft and finished with 12 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 13 hitouts and a goal

Gold Coast
Not the greatest effort seen from the Suns this year, losing to Port Adelaide 81-31. Zac Smith (RUC, $276,400, BE 31) had 11 disposals, 4 tackles and 21 hitouts with 8 clangers (5 frees against) for 56 SCPoints. Sam Flanders (FWD, $287,100, BE 57) had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 47 SCPoints, Chris Burgess (DEF, $242,500, BE 23) had 9 disposals, 6 marks and 7 hitouts for 41 SCPoints and Caleb Graham (DEF, $192,800, BE 63) had 5 disposals and 4 marks with 2 tackles for 40 SCPoints.

In the VFL the Gold Coast Suns had another comeback win, down by 38 into the start of the 3rd quarter they pinned back the lead by the start of the 4th and held on for a 131-125 win over Aspley. Josh Corbett (FWD, $228,000) kicked 5.2 with 18 disposals and 11 marks, Jeremy Sharp (MID, $141,800) had 31 disposals, 7 marks and kicked a goal and Jacob Townsend (FWD, $238,200) kicked 2 goals with 12 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles.

TOP 5 UNDER $250K


DEF

  1. Trent Bianco – $170,800 – AVG 60.3 SCPoints
  2. Thomas Highmore – $209,700 – 58.0 SCPoints
  3. Brandon Walker – $117,300 – AVG 50 SCPoints
  4. Kieren Briggs – $123,900 – AVG 55.5 SCPoints
  5. James Madden – $222,200 – AVG 63.3 SCPoints

MID

  1. Luke Edwards – $117,300 – AVG 79.5 SCPoints
  2. Lachlan Bramble – $102,400 – AVG 54.0 SCPoints
  3. Jai Newcombe – $102,400 – AVG 49.5 SCPoints
  4. Trent Bianco – $170,800 – AVG 60.3 SCPoints
  5. Paddy Dow – $212,900 – AVG 47.0 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Callum Coleman-Jones – $241,300 – AVG 93.0 SCPoints
  2. Joel Amartey – $195,600 – AVG 68.0 SCPoints
  3. Josh Treacy – $217,200 – AVG 47.0 SCPoints
  4. Ned Reeves – $123,900 – AVG 93.0 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Callum Coleman-Jones – $241,300 – AVG 93.0 SCPoints
  2. Joel Amartey – $195,600 – AVG 68.0 SCPoints
  3. James Madden – $222,200 – AVG 63.3 SCPoints
  4. Kieren Briggs – $123,900 – AVG 55.5 SCPoints
  5. Matthew Owies – $243,600 – AVG 56.9 SCPoints

Value for Money

  1. Luke Edwards – $117,300 – MID – $1475.5 per Point
  2. Lachlan Bramble – $102,400 – MID – $1896.3 per Point
  3. Jai Newcombe – $102,400 – MID – $2068.7 per Point
  4. Kieran Briggs – $123,900 – DEF/FWD – $2232.4 per Point
  5. Brandon Walker – $117,300 – DEF – $2346.0 per Point

Trading Places


Traded IN

  1. Luke Edwards – MID – $117,300 – 15.5%
  2. Kieren Briggs – DEF/FWD – $123,900 – 10.4%
  3. Lachie Neale – MID – $576,300 – 8.1%
  4. Patrick Dangerfield – FWD/MID – $515,400 – 4.0%
  5. Lachlan Bramble – MID – $102,400 – 3.2%
  6. Scott Pendlebury – MID – $424,700 – 3.0%
  7. Jarryd Lyons – MID – $611,500 – 2.3%
  8. Toby Greene – FWD – $471,100 – 2.3%
  9. Jai Newcombe – MID – $102,300 – 1.4%
  10. Dayne Zorko – MID/FWD – $603,800 – 1.4%

No surprise to see Edwards in, though Briggs could still be iffy as a trade in option this week with Mumford returning. We can see the obvious premo additions this week, mostly cheaper options like Dangerfield, Pendlebury and Greene, but a few putting up the big bucks for the Lions pair of Lyons and Zorko.

Traded OUT

  1. Lachlan Jones – DEF – $243,800 – 17.1%
  2. Mitch Duncan – MID – $474,900 – 7.8%
  3. Caleb Poulter – MID/FWD – $313,000 – 4.1%
  4. Joe Daniher – FWD – $388,000 – 3.5%
  5. Cody Weightman – FWD – $285,500 – 3.2%
  6. Deven Robertson – MID/FWD – $339,900 – 2.6%
  7. Alec Waterman – FWD – $202,700 – 2.6%
  8. Tom Powell – MID – $306,200 – 2.5%
  9. James Jordon – MID – $387,100 – 2.4%
  10. Nikolas Cox – DEF/FWD – $293,900 – 2.0%

Jones and Duncan out with injuries put them as the top 2, while there’s nothing wrong with Poulter and he’s certain to gain more money with his BE of 31, it’s just likely a case of upgrading while you can with him. Robertson and Powell are a pair that have peaked and James Jordon still has a bit of life in him, but same as Poulter, if you can upgrade then go for it, although Jordon is still putting up some good scores with a current 3 round average of 88.7 SCPoints.

Most Popular Trades

  1. Luke Edwards IN for Lachlan Jones – 2.7%
  2. Kieren Briggs IN for Lachlan Jones – 2.2%
  3. Lachie Neale IN for Lachlan Jones – 2.1%
  4. Lachie Neale IN for Mitch Duncan – 1.1%
  5. Patrick Dangerfield IN for Lachlan Jones – 1.1%
  6. Luke Edwards IN for Cody Weightman – 1.0%
  7. Luke Edwards IN for Caleb Poulter – 0.9%
  8. Luke Edwards IN for Mitch Duncan – 0.9%
  9. Luke Edwards IN for Alec Waterman – 0.8%
  10. Luke Edwards IN for Joe Daniher – 0.7%

Luke Edwards is the man this week, though it will be interesting seeing what his role is going forward given the return of a few Eagles is on the horizon. Lachlan Jones is the obvious guy to move out given his injury, with Mitch Duncan also in that boat for the same reason. Coming in, Patrick Dangerfield has a few fans this week, which isn’t a surprise given his $515K pricetag.

And that will be it for me this week. Don’t forget to check out the Jock Reynolds podcast for this week, which can be found here, as well as Damo and his array of special guests for this weeks Jock Reynolds mailbag podcast. As usual I can be found on Twitters @BarronVonCrow and don’t be afraid to leave your questions/comments in the comment section below. See you all next week!


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David C

Even if Edwards holds a spot he is not going to get the same amount of opportunities around the ball with those in’s. Suspect tog to decrease and maybe more minutes forward. Viney is back which might also affect Jordan.

Rick Grimes

What are people doing with Jiath? He invariably goes gangbusters for the first quarter but then gets extra attention and is easily shut out of it. He’s either 100 or 70, if you’re lucky.

Hugh

CJ sat-out much of the last qtr with a minor injury & may well have scored in the 80s otherwise after a good score the week before. I see him as returning to his best form.

BJSO

What ever happened to Tanner Bruhn, any chance of a return?