Around the Grounds – Round 13

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Hello community and welcome to another week of Around the Grounds. Round 13 is done and dusted and that means we’ve got one more week of byes and then we’re onto the home stretch! Round 14 will feature Brisbane, Collingwood, Fremantle, Hawthorn, Melbourne and North Melbourne having the week off, but we’ve also got to deal with players such as Max Gawn injured, Bailey Smith and Jason Horne-Francis suspended, as well as various upgrades, downgrades, sidegrades and any other directiongrade you can think of. First we’ll review Round 13, then hit the fun stuff with what’s happening around the trade world. So let’s get to it!

Victoria

Collingwood

An impressive 6 goal to 1 final quarter against the reigning Premiers gave Collingwood a 82-56 win over Melbourne on the Queen’s Birthday clash at the MCG. Nick Daicos (DEF/MID, $404,100, BE 8) had a fantastic game with 33 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 112 SCPoints. He’s running on a 3-round average of 94.7 SCPoints, so is looking like a solid D6 if he can keep that up. At worst he’s currently the last guy you’d need to worry about upgrading. Beau McCreery (FWD, $256,100, BE -10) had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 1.1 for 80 SCPoints, Jack Ginnivan (FWD, $266,900, BE 67) had 8 disposals, 2 marks and kicked 1.2 for 31 SCPoints while Nathan Murphy (MID, $289,600, BE 44) scored 45 SCPoints from 9 disposals, 4 marks and 6 rebound 50’s and lastly, Oliver Henry (FWD, $304,800, BE 45) had 5 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 49 SCPoints.

In their VFL match the Pies lost to Casey 94-42. Callum Brown (FWD, $219,000) had 30 disposals and 12 tackles, Will Kelly (DEF/FWD, $123,900) had 17 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Josh Carmichael (MID/FWD, $102,400) had 23 disposals, 3 marks and 10 tackles.

Carlton

After a close first quarter the Blues didn’t have too many issues with the Bombers, winning 80-54. Caleb Marchbank (DEF, $209,300, BE 55) had 8 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 28 SCPoints. Unfortunately, he has injured his knee and will be out for the next 8 weeks or so. Jordan Boyd (DEF, $178,100, BE 2) had 6 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 39 SCPoints and Corey Durdin (FWD, $277,800, BE 90) had 6 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 behinds for 23 SCPoints.

Carlton’s VFL side could only manage 1 behind in the final quarter to Essendon’s 3.1 and that led to a 80-71 loss to the Bombers. Will Hayes (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 24 disposals, 2 marks and 9 tackles while the Blues other mid-year pick Sam Durdin (DEF, $123,900) had 14 disposals and 6 marks. Jack Carroll (MID, $171,000) had 21 disposals, 2 marks and 1 tackle and Brodie Kemp (DEF, $156,800) kicked 2 goals with 14 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles. 

Essendon

The Bombers kicked 3.2 in the first quarter and then could only manage 4.10 in the final 3 quarters on their way to a 80-54 loss to Carlton. Nic Martin (MID/FWD, $368,700, BE 53) had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 66 SCPoints, Zach Reid (DEF, $237,800, BE 67) had 4 disposals, 2 tackles and 33 SCPoints, Harrison Jones (FWD, $264,000, BE 51) had 10 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and 2 goals for 55 SCPoints and Ben Hobbs (MID/FWD, $323,000, BE 29) continued his solid form with 17 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 83 SCPoints.

The VFL Bombers made it 2 wins in a row after a 80-71 victory over Carlton. Massimo D’Amrosio (DEF, $102,400) had an impressive debut with a team high 33 disposals along with 5 marks and 2 tackles while the Bombers other mid-year draftee Jye Menzie (MID, $102,400) had 5 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and kicked 2.1. Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (DEF, $262,200) had 25 disposals, 11 marks and 2 tackles and Nick Bryan (RUC, $186,600) had 14 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 45 hitouts and a goal.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn had a 2-goal lead headed into the 3rd quarter, but a 4 goal to 8 2nd half allowed Fremantle to take a 95-82 win. Josh Morris (FWD, $123,900, BE 47) had 17% ToG for 1 disposal and 2 SCPoints. Jackson Callow (FWD, $134,000, BE 8) finished with 8 disposals and 2 marks for 28 SCPoints and Sam Butler (MID/FWD, $180,500, BE 18) had 13 disposals, 3 marks and 1 tackle for 40 SCPoints.

The Box Hill Hawks moved to 7-3 in their 2022 VFL season after a 102-96 victory over Port Melbourne. Connor MacDonald (MID/FWD, $206,100) had 20 disposals, 4 marks, 9 tackles and kicked 2 behinds, Finn Maginness (MID/FWD, $224,100) had 18 disposals and 4 tackles and Jai Serong (MID/FWD, $117,300) had 17 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles, 5 hitouts and a goal.

Melbourne

Melbourne might be glad the bye round is here for them after their 3rd loss in a row, this time a 82-56 loss to Collingwood. Kade Chandler (FWD, $102,400, BE 48) continued his sub streak and had 1 disposal and 1 mark for 5 SCPoints while Daniel Turner (DEF, $123,900, BE 23) was the man subbed out, he had 5 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 26 SCPoints.

The Casey Demons kept their undefeated streak alive in the VFL, defeating Collingwood 94-42. Bailey Laurie (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 23 disposals, 2 marks and 1 goal, Jacob van Rooyen (DEF/FWD, $126,300) had 16 disposals 6 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals and Taj Woewodin (MID, $117,300) had 14 disposals, 5 marks and a goal.

North Melbourne

No luck for North Melbourne for Round 13 with a 102-53 loss to GWS. Jason Horne-Francis (MID/FWD, $292,800, BE 89) had 8 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 26 SCPoints. He’s been suspended for the next 2 weeks, so with the bye it’ll be Round 17 before he’s available to return to the side. Tristian Xerri (RUC/FWD, $302,300, BE 55) had 14 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 5 clearances and 27 hitouts for 67 SCPoints, Paul Curtis (FWD, $208,600, BE 5) had 10 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 61 SCPoints, Kyron Hayden (DEF, $230,200, BE 51) scored 49 SCPoints from 11 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles with 4 clangers and Flynn Perez (DEF/MID, $239,000, BE 47) finished with 13 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 42 SCPoints.

North Melbourne struggled with goal accuracy after half-time, down by 4 points they kicked 1.8 for the remainder of the game and ended up with a 95-55 loss to the GWS Giants. Patrick Walker (DEF/MID, $123,900) had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles, Matt McGuinness (DEF/FWD, $123,900) had 15 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a goal and Phoenix Spicer (FWD, $123,900) had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.

Richmond

Richmond had a 2-goal win on the weekend, defeating Port Adelaide 77-65 on Thursday night. Judson Clarke (MID/FWD, $117,300, BE -17) made his AFL debut and had 11 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals for 63 SCPoints. Hugo Ralphsmith (MID/FWD, $314,000, BE 32) had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles with 6 clangers for 48 SCPoints and Joshua Gibcus (DEF, $323,500, BE 64) had 6 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and 1 goal 68 SCPoints.

Richmond couldn’t get the chocolates in their VFL match, losing 91-54 to Werribee. Ben Miller (DEF, $184,800) had 25 disposals, 7 marks and 4 tackles, Samson Ryan (RUC/FWD, $123,900) collected 23 disposals with 5 marks and 40 hitouts, Bigoa Nyuon (DEF, $123,900) had 16 disposals and 6 marks and Maurice Rioli (MID/FWD, $188,100) kicked 2.1 with 11 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles and mid-year draftee Jacob Bauer (FWD, $102,400) kicked 3 goals with 7 disposals and 5 marks.

St Kilda

St. Kilda ran into a bit of a roadblock in the 2nd half on their way to a 78-57 loss to Brisbane. Mitch Owens (MID, $139,300, BE -35) had just 36% ToG for 4 disposals and 1 mark for 26 SCPoints, Marcus Windhager (MID/FWD, $231,700, BE 46) had 7 disposals and 5 marks for 42 SCPoints and Ben Long (DEF/FWD, $285,300, BE 58) had 10 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 30 SCPoints.

In the VFL the Sandringham Zebras had a 109-65 defeat at the hands of the Southport Sharks. Darragh Joyce (DEF, $206,700) had 22 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Leo Connolly (DEF, $228,600) had 17 disposals and 5 marks.

South Australia

Port Adelaide

Down by 1 heading into the final term, Port gave the Tigers too many chances in the 4th quarter which lead to a 77-65 loss to Richmond. Martin Frederick (DEF, $188,300, BE 80) only played 21% ToG for 6 SCPoints from 1 disposal and Lachlan Jones (DEF, $218,400, BE 48) had 56 SCPoints from 16 disposals, 4 marks and 5 clangers.

In Round 10 of the SANFL season the Port Adelaide Magpies had a 74-57 win over Central Districts. Mid-year draftee Brynn Teackle (RUC/FWD, $102,400) had 13 disposals, 7 marks, 3 clearances, 11 hitouts and 3 goals in a nice debut game for him. Jackson Mead (MID/FWD, $203,300) had 24 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 5 clearances, Taj Schofield (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 23 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 5 clearances, Martin Frederick (DEF, $188,300) did the double and had 23 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles and 3 clearances and Jase Burgoyne (DEF/MID, $117,300) had 20 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 2 clearances.

Western Australia

Fremantle

An impressive 6 goal to 2 3rd quarter set up Fremantle in this one on their way to a 95-82 win over Hawthorn. Brandon Walker (DEF, $253,800, BE 8) had 16 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles and a goal for 75 SCPoints and won the Round 13 Rising Star nomination. Bailey Banfield (FWD, $229,800, BE -4) had 7 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals for 46 SCPoints.

Over in the WAFL the Peel Thunder had a narrow 78-74 loss to the Swan Districts. Mid-year pick Seb Kuek (FWD, $102,400) kicked 1.1 with 9 disposals, and 3 marks, Connor Blakely (MID, $239,000) had a team high 38 disposals with 7 marks and 2 tackles, Mitch Crowden (FWD, $257,300) finished with 26 disposals, 5 marks and 8 tackles, Karl Worner (DEF/MID, $102,400) had 22 disposals and 2 tackles, Neil Erasmus (MID, $207,400) had 21 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Sam Sturt (FWD, $201,400) had 2.1 with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.

West Coast

The Eagles AFL side had the bye round, but the WAFL side was still in action last week, finishing with a 88-50 loss to Claremont. Mid-year pick Jai Culley (MID/FWD, $102,400) had 10 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles, Luke Foley (DEF, $285,600)had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles and Rhett Bazzo (DEF/FWD, $117,300)had 21 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles.

New South Wales

GWS

GWS rolled on under new coach Mark McVeigh with a 102-53 win over North Melbourne. James Peatling (DEF, $371,800, BE 27) continued his strong scoring with 92 SCPoints from 14 disposals, 7 marks and 3 goals. Jake Riccardi (MID/FWD, $285,600, BE 12) also hit the scoreboard with 3 goals of his own, along with 11 disposals and 5 marks for 99 SCPoints. Jacob Wehr (DEF, $177,100, BE -27) had 12 disposals, 7 marks and 4 tackles for 66 SCPoints and Jake Stein (DEF, $202,000, BE 75) had 4 disposals and 2 marks for 14 SCPoints.

Over in the VFL the GWS Giants zoomed away in the 2nd half to take a 95-55 win over North Melbourne. Cooper Hamilton (MID/FWD, $156,800)had 23 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles, while new draftee Wade Derksen (DEF/FWD, $102,400) had 3 goals with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles and Ryan Angwin (DEF/MID, $123,900) had 21 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and a goal,

Queensland

Brisbane

Brisbane were behind at the half but locked down the Saints and kicked 7.12 to 3.3 in the 2nd half to defeat St Kilda 78-57. They did not feature and rookie priced players in this one.

The Lions moved into the top 4 in the VFL after their 62-56 win over Frankston. Thomas Berry (FWD, $171,500) had 28 disposals, 3 marks, 11 tackles and kicked 2.2, James Tunstill (MID, $117,300) had 27 disposals, 9 marks and a goal, Harry Sharp (MID, $193,200) kicked a goal with 20 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles and Darcy Wilmot (DEF, $139,800) had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.

BIG Break Even

  1. Elliot Yeo – MID – $470,800 – BE 185
  2. Sean Darcy – RUC – $558,400 – BE 173 (ON BYE)
  3. Luke McDonald – DEF/MID – $484,500 – BE 166 (ON BYE)
  4. Jeremy McGovern – DEF – $462,600 – BE 162
  5. Lachie Neale – MID – $637,800 – BE 159 (ON BYE)
  6. Charlie Dixon – FWD – $484,900 – BE 159
  7. Darcy Parish – MID – $607,700 – BE 158
  8. Sam Walsh – MID – $614,900 – BE 157
  9. Hayden Crozier – DEF – $343,100 – BE 151
  10. James Sicily – DEF – $630,000 – BE 150

Little Break Even

  1. Luke Cleary – DEF – $117,300 – BE -68
  2. Harry Himmelberg – FWD -$435,700 – BE -61
  3. Mitch Owens – MID – $139,300 – BE -35
  4. Jacob Wehr – DEF – $171,100 – BE -27
  5. Oliver Dempsey – FWD – $102,400 – BE -18
  6. Caleb Graham – DEF/RUC – $250,000 – BE -17
  7. Judson Clark – MID/FWD – $117,300 – BE -17
  8. Joel Jeffrey – FWD – $251,600 – BE -12
  9. Michael Frederick – FWD – $333,900 – BE -11
  10. Beau McCreery – FWD – $256,100 – BE -10 (ON BYE)

TOP 5 UNDER $250K

DEF

  1. Jacob Wehr – $171,100 – AVG 59.0 SCPoints
  2. Jordan Boyd – $178,100 – AVG 41.2 SCPoints
  3. Caleb Graham – $250,000 – AVG 54.4 SCPoints
  4. Lachie Jones – $230,900 – AVG 49.6 SCPoints
  5. Zach Reid – $237,800 – AVG 50.0 SCPoints

MID

  1. Judson Clarke – $117,300 – AVG 63.0 SCPoints
  2. Mitch Owens – $139,300 – AVG 39.0 SCPoints
  3. Greg Clarke – $243,300 – AVG 69.4 SCPoints
  4. Cooper Stephens – $188,900 – AVG 52.3 SCPoints
  5. Sam Butler – $180,500 – AVG 39.8 SCPoints (ON BYE)

RUC

  1. Caleb Graham – $250,000 – AVG 54.4 SCPoints
  2. Callum Jamieson – $225,200 – AVG 51.0 SCPoints
  3. Bailey J. Williams – $229,800 – AVG 47.3 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Judson Clarke – $117,300 – AVG 63.0 SCPoints
  2. Alex Davies – $211,900 – AVG 47.3 SCPoints
  3. Joshua Rachele – $232,100 – AVG 56.9 SCPoints
  4. Luke Dahlhaus – $230,000 – AVG 48.6 SCPoints
  5. Sam Butler – $180,500 – AVG 39.8 SCPoints (ON BYE)

Trading Places

Traded IN

  1. Judson Clarke – MID/FWD – $117,300 – 11.2%
  2. Jarrod Witts – RUC – $617,900 – 8.0%
  3. Tim English – RUC/FWD – $609,000 – 7.0%
  4. Brynn Teakle – RUC/FWD – $102,400 – 6.0%
  5. Harry Himmelberg – FWD – $435,700 – 4.9%
  6. Marcus Bontempelli – MID/FWD – $538,700 – 4.5%
  7. Touk Miller – MID – $575,700 – 3.6%
  8. Sam Docherty – DEF – $538,800 – 3.4%
  9. Rory Laird – MID – $623,500 – 2.7%
  10. Luke Strnadica – RUC – $102,400 – 2.1%

Traded OUT

  1. Max Gawn – RUC – $608,700 – 16.4%
  2. Sam Hayes – RUC – $308,200 – 5.9%
  3. Connor MacDonald – MID/FWD – $206,100 – 3.1%
  4. Maurice Rioli – MID/FWD – $188,100 – 2.9%
  5. Bailey Smith – MID/FWD – $553,700 – 2.9%
  6. Braydon Preuss – RUC – $457,100 – 2.8%
  7. Nick Daicos – DEF/MID – $404,100 – 2.7%
  8. Jason Horne-Francis – MID/FWD – $292,800 – 2.7%
  9. Christian Petracca – MID – $487,300 – 2.3%
  10. Will Brodie – MID/FWD – $565,000 – 2.2%

Popular Trades

  1. Jarrod Witts IN – Max Gawn OUT – 3.2%
  2. Tim English IN – Max Gawn OUT – 2.4%
  3. Brynn Teakle IN – Sam Hayes OUT – 1.6%
  4. Judson Clarke IN – Max Gawn OUT – 1.0%
  5. Judson Clarke IN – Connor MacDonald OUT – 0.9%
  6. Marcus Bontempelli IN – Max Gawn OUT – 0.9%
  7. Judson Clarke IN – Maurice Rioli OUT – 0.9%
  8. Harry Himmelberg IN – Max Gawn OUT – 0.8%
  9. Judson Clarke IN – Sam Hayes OUT – 0.7%
  10. Luke Strnadica IN – Sam Hayes OUT – 0.7%

Sam Hayes was the #1 trade out earlier in the week at 7.2%, but with the news Gawn is injured it’s not surprising to see Gawn surge out to #1 at 16.4%. It’s also not surprising to see Jarrod Witts and Tim English move from the 5th and 8th most traded in players on Tuesday to the #1 and #2 most traded in today. Outside of that we’ve got Smith and Horne-Francis high up on the trade list due to suspension, as well as Petracca due to the bye as well as Braydon Preuss who hasn’t been able to re-gain his spot in the GWS side since Mark McVeigh has taken over. There’re a few people taking a plunge on Harry Himmelberg, he’s had 2 good games in a row, even if he reverts he’s still a chance to make $100K, so if you’re short on cash he could be a way to upgrade to a better player in a few weeks once the 187 score rolls out of his average. Both Miller and Doch are at solid prices so no surprise to see people trading them in either.

And that’ll be it for me this week, as usual you can reach me on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow or you can leave a question/comment in the section below. See you all next week!


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Chris

Rucking Hell……might have to re-think my rucks in years to come, to think that this year the (nominally) best three rucks, Gawn, Grundy & NicNat have or will have missed large chunks of the season and bled cash….I think next year I might go ‘light’ in the rucks and load-up elsewhere, aside from anything else the aforementioned have also had some horrible scores when they were playing, food for thought.

Russty_

Thanks heaps Barron, always great work mate…do you think Himmelberg is just a flash in the pan or is he the real deal?

Russty_

Thanks for the response Baz, it certainly looks like Himmelberg is more suited to being a defender, much like Ziebell was last year, whereas before that he was being played as a defensive forward…reckon I might yolo it and jump on 🙂