Around the Grounds – Round 2

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Hello Community and welcome to another week of Around the Grounds. We’re two weeks into the AFL season, which means price changes are on the horizon, so there’s usually a flurry of trading going on at this time where we’re jumping off some selections that aren’t looking too crash hot and jumping in to some others who may have surprised us. We’ll primarily be looking through the rookie priced selections here, but we will spend a bit of time looking across Supercoach in general and looking at what trades people are making. The VFL started last week, so we’ll have some Round 1 coverage there, with the SANFL due to start this Friday as well.

So enough yapping, let’s go see what Round 2 provided for us.

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Victoria

Collingwood

The Pies dominated this one from the start and moved to 2-0 for the year with a 100-58 win over Adelaide. Jack Ginnivan (FWD, $199,900) was busy with 21 disposals, 5 marks, 5 inside 50’s and 1.2 for 119 SCPoints. Not far behind was Beau McCreery (FWD, $210,900) who had 9 disposals, 5 tackles and 1.2 for 97 SCPoints. Nick Daicos (MID, $193,800) was more subdued this week SC wise, he still had 22 disposals, 4 marks and 4 each of inside and rebound 50’s but added in 6 clangers to drop his score down to 53 SCPoints. The more important thing from my POV is he got the touches though, tidy up a few things and he’s pumping out a 80-90 score potentially. Oliver Henry (FWD, $219,900) had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 2 goals for 50 SCPoints and Nathan Kreuger (DEF, $198,100) made his Collingwood debut and had 5 disposals, 4 marks and 2 goals for 48 SCPoints.

It was a close one for the Pies in the VFL, they kicked 10 goals without a miss in the second half to take a narrow 112-110 win over the Box Hill Hawks. Finn Macrae (MID, $206,800) had 16 disposals, 2 marks and 10 tackles, Reef McInes (MID, $123,900) had 16 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals, Ash Johnson (FWD, $123,900) finished with a goal, along with 14 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 6 hitouts and Arlo Draper (MID, $117,300) had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Carlton

Carlton continued their hot start to the 2022 season under Michael Voss, taking a 102-90 win over the Western Bulldogs in the Thursday night opener to Round 2. Corey Durdin (FWD, $143,700) was quieter this week with 6 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for just 24 SCPoints. Oscar McDonald (FWD, $201,900) was subbed out with 9 disposals and 4 marks for 41 SCPoints and Charlie Curnow (FWD, $224,300) was fantastic, kicking 5 goals with 16 disposals and 4 marks for 113 SCPoints.

In their first VFL hitout of the year, Carlton had an easy win over the Lions, taking a 11.18 84 win to the Lions 5.12 42. Jesse Motlop (FWD, $117,300) played his first match for the Blues and had 15 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 0.2 and Alex Mirkov (RUC, $123,900) did some OK work in the ruck, finishing with 14 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 30 hitouts.

Essendon

The Bombers came out strong in this one, but couldn’t keep the momentum up after quarter time, losing to Brisbane 97-75. They did not feature any rookie priced players in this match.

Essendon also couldn’t get the job done in the VFL against Geelong, only managing 3 goals in the first 3 quarters to eventually go down 86-58. Ben Hobbs ($153,300) was 2nd on the ground for the Bombers in disposals, finishing with 21, along with 7 tackles. Kaine Baldwin (FWD, $123,900) kicked 3.1 with 17 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles and Garrett McDonagh (DEF, $117,300) had 17 disposals and a tackle.

Geelong

Sydney producing a 7 goal to 2 second quarter set the stage for this one, with Geelong going down 107-77. Tyson Stengle (FWD, $247,500) showed how unpredictable small forwards can be, especially in Supercoach, finishing with just 6 disposals, 3 tackles and 5 clangers for 13 SCPoints. That’s probably what he’ll be like going forward, hero to villain week to week fantasy wise.

Geelong got the W in their VFL match of the season, defeating Essendon 86-58. Nick Stevens (MID, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles, Mitchell Knevitt (MID, $117,300) had 21 disposals, 7 marks and 9 tackles and Cooper Stephens (MID, $123,900) finished with 21 disposals, 5 marks and a tackle.

Hawthorn

The Hawks surprised a few in this one, taking a dominating 120-56 win over Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval to move to 2-0 under Sam Mitchell. Connor MacDonald (MID, $117,300) had 18 disposals, 2 marks and 4 clangers for 55 SCPoints. Josh Ward (MID, $180,300) got some midfield time and nabbed 20 disposals and 5 marks, but also had 5 clangers and just a 20% kicking efficiency from his 15 kicks, so had just 53 SCPoints. Much like Daicos, the immediate positive is he’s getting the touches and hopefully the points come with it after. Denver Grainger-Barras (DEF, $206,700) finished with 6 disposals, 4 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 52 SCPoints and Finn Maginness (MID/FWD, $143,700) scored 40 SCPoints from his 10 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

Over in the VFL, the Hawks had slightly more wayward kicking that Collingwood in this one, kicking 17.8 to the Pies 18.4 which lead to a 112-110 loss for the Box Hill Hawks. Jack Saunders (FWD, $123,900) had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal, Emerson Jeka (FWD, $171,500) had 14 disposals, 4 marks and 4 hitouts and Jackson Callow (FWD, $123,900) had 12 disposals, 7 marks, 9 hitouts and kicked 2.1 and lastly, Jai Serong kicked 3.1 with 11 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.

Melbourne

The Demons continued their winning ways in 2022, taking a 82-69 win over the Gold Coast. Joel Smith (DEF, $177,200) had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles with 4 clangers for 52 SCPoints.

The Casey Demons made easy work of Sandringham in the VFL, winning 139 to 57. Bailey Laurie (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals, Taj Woewodin (MID, $117,300) had 20 disposals, 8 marks and a goal, Toby Bedford (FWD, $123,900) had 13 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles and kicked 3.1 and Jacob Van Rooyen (DEF/FWD, $126,300)  kicked 3.2 with 12 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 2 hitouts.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne had a bit of an advantage in this one given the Eagles COVID issues, but did what they needed to do with a 74-59 win over West Coast. Tristian Xerri (FWD, $208,200) continued to take more time in the ruck than Goldstein and had 20 disposals, 5 marks, 5 clearances and 24 hitouts for 120 SCPoints. That’s both games now he’s attended more ruck contests than Goldstein, which should be a good sign for him going forward if it continues. Jason Horne-Francis (MID, $207,300) was great with 20 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles for 98 SCPoints. Can’t beat a result like that from a rookie priced player. Jared Polec (MID, $246,900) had 19 disposals, 6 marks and 4 clangers for 61 SCPoints and Charlie Lazzaro (MID/FWD, $201,400) finished with 6 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles for 38 SCPoints.

Over in the VFL, North Melbourne had a 8 goal lead headed into the final quarter, so a 1 goal to 5 final term didn’t hurt too much with North taking a 102-78 win over Williamstown. Joshua Goater (MID, $117,300) had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Flynn Perez (DEF, $147,000) had 15 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 2.1.

Richmond

The Tigers won their first game for the 2022 and moved to a familiar spot on the AFL ladder after their 109-73 defeat of GWS. Hugo Ralphsmith (MID/FWD, $206,700) had 19 disposals, 6 marks, and a goal for 83 SCPoints. A nice result for him after being the sub in Round 1. Thomson Dow (MID/FWD, $198,900) had 14 disposals and 5 clangers for 49 SCPoints. Josh Gibcus (DEF, $171,300) finished with 10 disposals, 4 marks and 6 rebound 50’s for 48 SCPoints and Ben Miller (DEF, $160,000) had 9 disposals and 1 mark for 46 SCPoints.

Richmond had an easy enough time against Southport in the VFL, winning 100-69. Tyler Sonsie (MID, $117,300) had 20 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal, Judson Clarke (MID/FWD, $117,300) had 18 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle and a goal and Maurice Rioli (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 18 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles and a goal and Noah Cumberland (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 2 goals with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles.

St Kilda

Their kicking for goal wasn’t the greatest, booting 9.11, but the Saints did enough to take a 65-55 win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium. Jack Hayes (RUC/FWD, $102,400) wasn’t as good as last week, but was still solid with 12 disposals, 3 marks and 6 hitouts for 68 SCPoints. Darragh Joyce (DEF, $206,700) had 11 disposals and 4 marks for 53 SCPoints and Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera (DEF/MID, $162,300) had 53 SCPoints from 13 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.

Not the greatest day out for the Sandringham Zebras in the VFL, losing to the Casey Demons 139-57. Marcus Windhager (MID/FWD, $117,300) had a team high 23 disposals with 4 marks and 2 tackles, Mitch Owens (MID, $117,300) had 20 disposals and 9 tackles, Leo Connolly (DEF, $228,600) had 19 disposals and 6 marks and Max Heath (RUC/FWD, $123,900) had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 18 hitouts.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs were 5 goals down at half-time and couldn’t push through enough to take the win on Thursday night, going down to Carlton 102-90. Ryan Gardner (DEF, $211,400) had 11 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 69 SCPoints and Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (FWD, $230,200) had just 6 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal and 4 clangers for 19 SCPoints.

The Bulldogs VFL season didn’t get off to a great start, ending up with a 90-46 loss to the Sydney Swans. Ryan McComb (MID, $102,400) was busy with 36 disposals, 10 marks, 5 tackles and a goal, Cody Raak (DEF, $102,400) had 22 disposals and 11 marks and Mitch Wallis (FWD, $223,700) had 26 disposals, 3 marks and a tackle.

South Australia

Adelaide

The Crows poor start to 2022 continued, suffering a 100-58 loss to Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday. Mitch Hinge (DEF, $180,900) had a better performance than last week with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles for 84 SCPoints. Josh Rachele (MID/FWD, $184,800) couldn’t kick a bag this week, but still had 20 disposals and 4 marks, but 6 clangers dropped his score to 58 SCPoints. Brayden Cook (MID, $209,000) had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 52 SCPoints, Luke Pedlar (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 5 disposals, 2 tackles and kicked 1.1 for 45 SCPoints, Lachlan Gollant (FWD, $123,900) had 11 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 42 SCPoints and Jake Soligo (MID, $117,300) came on in the last quarter as the sub and had 2 disposals and 2 tackles for 7 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide

Inaccuracy hurt the Power in this one, booting 7.14 and taking a 120-56 loss to Hawthorn. Sam Skinner (DEF/FWD, $123,900) made his Port debut and had 10 disposals and 2 marks for 45 SCPoints, Josh Sinn (DEF/MID, $157,800) made his AFL debut and had 11 disposals and 3 marks for 24 SCPoints and Jackson Mead (MID, $123,900) had just 6 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for 18 SCPoints.

Western Australia

Fremantle

It was a close one, but the Dockers failed to make it 2 for 2 in the win column in 2022 after a 65-55 loss to St. Kilda. Will Brodie (MID/FWD, $224,300) made his owners very happy with 26 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles for 101 SCPoints. We’ll all be hoping to see more scores like that from him going forward. Joel Hamling (DEF, $235,100) had 10 disposals and 4 marks for 44 SCPoints, Bailey Banfield (FWD, $235,500) had 5 disposals and 3 tackles for 25 SCPoints and Nathan O’Driscoll (DEF/Mid, $123,900) came on as sub and had just 21% ToG for 2 disposals and 18 SCPoints.

West Coast

We got our first real taste of the COVID top-up list in action, with the Eagles being forced into 14 changes from the week before and had a 74-59 loss to North Melbourne. Willie Rioli (FWD, $225,300) had a good game with 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 goals for 117 SCPoints. Patrick Naish (MID/FWD, $189,600) had 21 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles for 90 SCPoints, while Bailey J. Williams (RUC/FWD, $218,600) had 8 disposals, 4 tackles, 11 hitouts and a goal for 78 SCPoints. Aaron Black (MID, $102,400) had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 4 clearances for 74 SCPoints, Luke Foley (DEF, $244,900) finished with 14 disposals, 8 marks and 6 clangers (4 free’s against) for 63 SCPoints. Declan Mountford (DEF/MID, $102,400) had 12 disposals and 4 inside 50’s for 57 SCPoints, Stefan Giro (MID, $102,400) had 9 disposals and 4 marks for 37 SCPoints. Xavier O’Neill (MID/FWD, $234,100) scored 36 SCPoints from 10 disposals and 6 tackles, Callum Jamieson (RUC, $123,900) had 4 disposals and 2 marks for 27 SCPoints and Jack Williams (RUC/FWD, $117,300) managed 5 clangers (3 frees against) and 2 disposals for -2 SCPoints.

New South Wales

GWS

The Giants couldn’t keep up with the Tigers after quarter time and ended up with a 109-73 loss to Richmond. There wasn’t a lot on offer rookie wise for the Giants with just Jake Riccardi (MID/FWD, $230,200) on playing, he had just 24 SCPoints even though he had 14 disposals and 9 marks. No contested possessions and only 6 effective ones probably caused that kind of score.

It wasn’t the highest scoring game of the round, but GWS had a 73-55 win over Port Melbourne in their Round 1 VFL match. Finn Callaghan (MID, $198,300) had a game high 35 disposals with 7 marks, Jake Stein (DEF, $176,400) had 29 disposals, 10 marks and a goal, Jacob Wehr (DEF, $123,900) had 28 disposals and 11 marks, Cameron Fleeton (DEF, $123,900) finished with 21 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles, Braydon Preuss (RUC, $204,700) had 21 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 1 goal and 41 hitouts and Leek Aleer (DEF, $144,300) had 16 disposals, 11 marks and 5 tackles. Lots of potential on offer in that group.

Sydney

It was the Buddy 1000 show here on Friday night at the SCG, but also a good result for Sydney, nabbing a 107-77 win over Geelong. Dylan Stephens (MID, $167,800) had a great game with 21 disposals, 9 marks and 5 inside 50’s for 95 SCPoints while Patrick McCartin (DEF/FWD, $157,800) continued his solid work down back with 12 disposals, 9 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 80 SCPoints.

The Swans started off their 2022 VFL season with a win, defeating the Western Bulldogs 90-46. Lewis Taylor (MID/FWD, $188,400) had an equal game high 38 disposals with 20 marks, James Bell (FWD, $227,300) had 21 disposals, 9 marks and 9 tackles, Ryan Clarke (DEF/MID, $330,500) had 38 disposals, 8 marks and 5 tackles and Ben Ronke (FWD, $188,400) kicked 3.2 with 8 marks and 2 tackles. Will Gould (DEF, $123,900) is still alive, he had 21 disposals, 7 marks and a goal

Queensland

Brisbane

The Lions started this one slow, kicking just the lone goal in the first quarter, but pumped out 6 in the 2nd to regain control and head to a 97-75 win over Essendon. Noah Answerth (DEF, $246,800)  had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles for 69 SCPoints and Harry Sharp (MID, $193,200) had 5 disposals and 2 rebound 50’s for 24 SCPoints.

The Lions VFL season got off to a shaky start last Friday, suffering a 84-42 loss to Carlton. Darcy Wilmot (DEF, $139,800) had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles. Also appearing rookie price wise was Kai Lohman (FWD, $121,800), who had 17 disposals, 6 marks and kicked 2.1 and Carter Michael (DEF, $123,900) who finished with 19 disposals, 2 marks and a tackle.

Gold Coast

The Suns managed to hang in there with the reigning Premiers for most of the game, but the quality difference showed in the end, taking a 82-69 loss to Melbourne. Rory Atkins (MID, $248,300) had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 2 clearances for 69 SCPoints, Alex Davies (MID, $202,500) finished with 10 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 66 SCPoints and Caleb Graham (DEF/RUC, $238,600) had 3 disposals, 1 mark and 2 rebound 50’s for 49 SCPoints, most of those points coming from the 16 1%ers he also had.

The Suns had a big win to open their VFL year, defeating the Northern Bullants 131-76. James Tsitas (MID, $102,400) led the way with a team high 26 disposals with 3 marks and 5 tackles. Jez McLennan (DEF, $123,900) had 23 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles. Their latest 1st round pick Mac Andrew (RUC, $189,300 had 20 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles while Elijah Hollands (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 20 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles and a behind. Lastly, Ned Moyle (RUC, $123,900) was busy in the ruck, he had 12 disposals and 44 hitouts.

TOP 5 UNDER $250K

DEF

  1. Patrick McCartin – $157,800 – AVG 75.0 SCPoints
  2. Mitchell Hinge – $180,900 – AVG 67.0 SCPoints
  3. Luke Foley – $244,900 – AVG 80.5 SCPoints
  4. Noah Answerth – $246,800 – AVG 69.0 SCPoints
  5. Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera – $162,300 – AVG 53.0 SCPoints

MID

  1. Jason Horne Francis – $207,300 – AVG 86.5 SCPoints
  2. Josh Rachele – $184,800 – AVG 88.0 SCPoints
  3. Will Brodie – $224,300 – AVG 88.5 SCPoints
  4. Nick Daicos – $193,800 – AVG 75.5 SCPoints
  5. Dylan Stephens – $167,800 – AVG 77.0 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Jack Hayes – $102,400 – AVG 97.5 SCPoints
  2. Caleb Graham – $218,600 – AVG 59.5 SCPoints
  3. Hugh Dixon – $102,400 – 45.5 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Tristian Xerri – $208,200 – AVG 99.5 SCPoints
  2. Nic Martin – $102,400 – 114.0 SCPoints
  3. Jack Hayes – $102,400 – AVG 97.5 SCPoints
  4. Josh Rachele – $184,800 – AVG 88.0 SCPoints
  5. Will Brodie – $224,300 – AVG 88.5 SCPoints

Value for Money

  1. Nic Martin – FWD – $102,400 – $898.2 per Point
  2. Jack Hayes – RUC/FWD – $102,400 – $1050.3 per Point
  3. Aaron Black – MID – $102,400 – $1383.8 per Point
  4. Declan Mountford – DEF/MID – $102,400 – $1796.5 per Point
  5. Tristian Xerri – FWD – $208,200 – $2092.5 per Point

Trading Places

Traded IN

  1. Patrick Cripps – MID – $454,800 – 12.9%
  2. Isaac Heeney – FWD – $454,500 – 9.4%
  3. George Hewett – DEF/MID – $399,000 – 9.4%
  4. Jake Bowey – DEF – $265,600 – 7.7%
  5. Tristian Xerri – FWD – $208,200 – 7.1%
  6. Luke Jackson – RUC/FWD – $389,800 – 6.6%
  7. Lachie Neale – MID – $543,200 – 5.9%
  8. Aaron Hall – DEF – $572,900 – 2.3%
  9. Andrew Brayshaw – MID – $584,300 – 2.1%
  10. Dylan Stephens – MID – $167,800 – 2.0%

Traded OUT

  1. Lachie Whitfield – DEF/MID – $502,600 – 12.3%
  2. Dustin Martin – MID/FWD – $503,500 – 8.0%
  3. Max Gawn – RUC – $657,400 – 7.3%
  4. Mitch McGovern – FWD – $256,000 – 3.;9%
  5. Jack Steele – MID – $685,800 – 3.5%
  6. Jarrod Berry – MID – $268,800 – 3.4%
  7. Josh Ward – MID – $180,300 – 3.1%
  8. Cam Rayner – FWD – $278,600 – 2.7%
  9. Kaine Baldwin – FWD – $123,900 0 1.8%
  10. Tom Mitchell – MID – $638,100 – 1.5%

Popular Trades

  1. Patrick Cripps IN – Lachie Whitfield OUT – 2.9%
  2. Luke Jackson IN – Max Gawn OUT – 1.9%
  3. George Hewett IN – Lachie Whiftield OUT – 1.9%
  4. Aaron Hall IN – Lachie Whitfield OUT – 1.3%
  5. Isaac Heeney IN – Dustin Martin OUT – 1.3%
  6. Tristian Xerri IN – Mitch McGovern OUT – 1.3%
  7. Isaac Heeney IN – Lachie Whitfield OUT – 1.0%
  8. Isaac Heeney IN – Max Gawn OUT – 1.0%
  9. Patrick Cripps IN – Jack Steele OUT – 1.0%
  10. Lachie Neale IN – Lachie Whitfield OUT – 0.9%

Some creative use of DPP being seen this week, with people bring in a midfielder like Cripps for Whitfield, who I am assuming everyone has in their DEF line. Same with Heeney for Gawn as well, using Jack Hayes as a swing into the ruck line I imagine. The 2nd most popular trade so far this week being Gawn for Jackson does surprise me a bit, but it at least does free up some cash to spend elsewhere.

And that’s it for me this week, as usual you can whack and comments or questions in the comment section below or hit me up on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow.


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dontblushbaby

Excellent as usual BVC, keep up the good work mate

Tiggytrain

Option 1:
Whitfield -> hall
TMitchell -> Cripps
$127k bank

Option 2:
Whitfield -> bowey
Berry -> Cripps
Titch -> Brayshaw/petracca
$118k in bank

Lazza

Love your work Mr Von Crow. is this the first year the Top 5 includes those up to $250k? A Year so different to those past.

Donavan

Great write-up
Nuggets of gold sprinkled throughout

Russty_

Unreal Baz!…always appreciated mate.