Panic Room | Round 17
If you’re reading this, then well done, you haven’t given up on SuperCoach just yet.
Or maybe you have, and you just want to hurt yourself further.
Either way, glad you’re riding along with us on this one, makes the pain more bearable.
Newz you can Uze
Marty Gleeson has come in to replace Dyson Heppell for the Bombers, who will miss this week. Elliott Himmelberg and Lachlan Murphy return for Adelaide. Taylor Walker will miss through injury, as will Luke Brown.
Hawthorn will bring back Tyler Brockman after missing most of the season, along with Emerson Jeka and Denver Grainger-Barrass. Damon Greave, Ollie Hanrahan and Jai Newcombe have been dropped for the Fremantle clash, who has brought back Bailey Banfield to replace the injured Brett Bewley.
Carlton has selected Zac Williams, who has come in after his suspension to replace Tom Williamson. Geelong has swung a bevy of changes, with Esava Ratugolea, Mark O’Connor and Shaun Higgins all returning to replace Jeremy Cameron, Luke Dahlhaus and Joel Selwood.
Lachie Neale has returned from that one-week calf injury, while James Madden is also back in the line-up. Jarrod Berry and Rhys Mathieson will miss. Zak Jones comes back after a long absence for Josh Battle, who was dropped by the Saints.
Jack Buckley will miss the rest of the season and most of next year with an ACL injury, with Jesse Hogan set to replace him in the GWS line-up. Xavier O’Halloran, Sam Taylor and Matt de Boer have been named in the extended squad. Josh Corbett is out this week for the Suns through concussion, with Caleb Graham, Hugh Greenwood, Zac Smith and Rory Atkins named in the extended squad. There should be a few more changes coming for Gold Coast.
Patrick Lipinski has been dropped for the umpteenth time, and I really can’t wait to see him traded to the Hawks for a future fourth round pick. Toby McLean and Aaron Naughton will also miss, paving the way for Jamarra Ugle-Hagan to debut just in time to ruin his 2022 price when he’s also at Hawthorn. Two of Hayden Crozier, Lachie McNeil, Ed Richards, Josh Schache and Jordan Sweet will also come into the side. Sydney has not made any changes.
Callum Coleman-Jones will miss this week, as will Bachar Houli and Shane Edwards. Richmond will debut Matthew Parker, who played a number of games for St Kilda.Toby Nankervis will also play, along with one of Rhyan Mansell, Will Martyn, Daniel Rioli and Sydney Stack. Collingwood has swung two changes so far, with Caleb Poulter dropped and Josh Daicos injured. Callum Brown, Jack Ginnivan, Ollie Henry, Trey Ruscoe and Will Kelly have been named in the squad.
Andrew Gaff will return from his thumb (TBC) injury this week, while Liam Ryan and Josh Rotham are also set to come back into the Eagles line-up. Jamaine Jones, Jack Redden and Alex Witherden are all out injured. North Melbourne is yet to name changes.
When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven
What am I s’posed to do, when Imma lose some cash from holding you:
- 168 – Marcus Bontempelli
- 167 – Shai Bolton
- 162 – Cam Guthrie
- 159 – Clayton Oliver
- 154 – Nat Fyfe
What am I s’posed to say, when you’re making coin by scoring okay:
- -99 – Ned Reeves
- -72 – Jeremy Sharp
- -36 – Max Lynch
- -34 – Lachie Bramble
- -26 – Riley Garcia
Oh Captain my Captain
Despite the disappointing score last week, Bont has been dominant this season. His last two against Sydney (166 and 158) were nothing short of outstanding performances, and with one score under 107 since round 5, he’s a pretty safe bet.
If you don’t have one, captain the other. Macrae is just as good an option as Bontempelli, and has just one score of 97 that sits below the ton line. His last three against Sydney aren’t as impressive (92, 132, 103) but he’s a ball-winning machine that pumps out great SuperCoach scores.
The slightly less prolific Bomber has had a very productive season, and has good history against the Crows. In his last two, he has pumped out a 135 and a 120, and has one score under 107 in the last six weeks. We all know he’s got a major ceiling too, he can go big when he wants to.
This man is on a tear at the moment. Steele is averaging 141.2 over his last five games, and the last time out against the Lions he scored 167. He’s a major ball winner, from his days of tagging he’s developed a strong tackling game, and he’s got the tank to run out games. He hasn’t dipped below 90 this season, and only three scores sub-100.
Another model of absolute consistency, Lyons has been dominant this season. His history against St Kilda isn’t the best, but to be fair on him he wasn’t a dominant SuperCoach option two years ago. Just one score under 100 this season, with that 82 in round 11 the only score under 119 since round six.