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|ED VICKERS-WILLIS – NORTH MELBOURNE KANGAROOS|
|Price: $123,900||Position: Defender|
|Round 5 Score: 51||Round 6 Score: 58|
|Average: 54.5||Breakeven: -36|
|Many of us were left shattered when Vickers-Willis wasn’t given a Round 1 Debut, but have no fear, Ed is FINALLY here! With pick 36 in the 2014 draft North Melbourne opted to choose the versatile 190cm defender, to sit among their back 6. Whilst it took two long years for Ed to make his debut, he has delivered with a couple of good defensive performances and has earnt a spot among this young North Melbourne team. He has gotten a fair bit of the ball averaging almost 15 disposals and 4 Marks a game, but with a majority of his touches being handballs, it has hurt his scoring output. Managing only 50’s in his first couple of games isn’t ideal, but if Ed manages to kick the ball around more and play slightly more attacking he could be a real boost to our sides. His job security looks solid and he is the number 1 defender on my radar this week.
|LEWIS MELICAN – SYDNEY SWANS|
|Price: $123,900||Position: Defender|
|Round 5 Score: 68||Round 6 Score: 54|
|Average: 61||Breakeven: -49|
|Sydney Swans starting off the season with no wins over 6 games has come as a big surprise, but the fact Melican managed to salvage a run in the firsts is equally surprising! He was overlooked in the 2014 draft, but was given a lifeline with pick 52 in the 2015 rookie draft. After Aliir Aliir was given the flick from Longmire, Lewis was promoted to the senior list and made his debut in Round 5. He’s definitely held his own ground in the back 6 thus far, and has actually managed to put together two decent scoring games. Averaging 12 disposals, 6 marks and 7 rebound 50’s is quite an impressive start for Melican but unfortunately he sits at number 3 when compared to McNiece & Vickers-Willis. Key defenders and Supercoach just don’t tend to mesh, and the fact Aliir Aliir is still waiting to return makes me sceptical with his job security. Probably pass, but as always, trust your gut if you feel otherwise!
|BEN MCNIECE – ESSENDON BOMBERS|
|Price: $102,400||Position: Defender|
|Round 5 Score: 61||Round 6 Score: 48|
|Average: 54.5||Breakeven: -48|
|Ahh yes! Don’t you just love it when a player is only worth $102,400? Step up Benny McNiece. The 24 year old rebounding defender was given a chance at Essendon after being picked up as a category B rookie. Prior to signing with the Dons, McNiece spent the past two seasons with the clubs VFL outfit, where he demonstrated a versatile skillset of offense & defence. Anzac day is one of the biggest games of the year and what a time to make your AFL debut! Despite adversity, he held his nerve and managed to carve out a couple of solid games. Ben managed to average 13 disposals over the course of his first two and has turned out to be a fantastic user of the footy. I am a little suss on his job security with the likes of Stanton and Myers ready to return, but there really isn’t much competition from other half backs in the squad. His price is very enticing but I still believe Ed is the number 1 target this week.|
|AARON BLACK- GEELONG CATS|
|Price: $137,100||Position: Forward|
|Round 5 Score: 101||Round 6 Score: 48|
|Average: 74.5||Breakeven: -68|
|Hands up if you forgot this guy was still on AFL list! Aaron Black was made the ultimate outcast at North Melbourne for the past 2 years, and was eventually sent packing to Geelong in return for Pick 92. Aaron’s best season was in 2013 where he kicked 33 goals from 18 games and the Cats are hoping he can provide similar output in 2017. Another one of the popular pre-season Supercoach picks this year, Black had to wait until round 5 to make his debut, but boy was it a good one. He smashed out a huge score of 101 and put himself on the map as a viable downgrade option. Although he followed this up with a disappointing score of 48, Aaron has the lowest breakeven of any other rookie at this point in time. Despite being a slightly pricier option, it’s safe to say that Aaron will make us a decent amount of cash, but he may find it hard to hold his spot in the team.
|JAMES PARSONS – GEELONG CATS|
|Price: $117,300||Position: Forward|
|Round 3 Score: 60||Round 4 Score: 68|
|Average: 64||Breakeven: -59|
|For all the Hodgey haters, I bring you your new god! Former rookie selection, Jimmy Parsons impersonated ‘The Rock’ as he delivered the peoples elbow to the former Hawthorn captain all the way back in Round 4. After serving a 3 week ban, Parsons is now available for selection and Scott has hinted at a return.
James was flying in the preseason but after various injuries, he didn’t make his way into the first team until Round 3. He took his chance well and was a valuable contributor in both of Geelong’s wins. Parsons is your traditional workhorse, at 190 cm he does all the things that the coach loves but has also been impressive all over the ground. Along with his 2 goals, Jimmy has averaged 20 disposals, 4 marks and 6 inside 50’s per match. These are spectacular stats for a newcomer and I expect for him to improve upon his scoring if he does return. If Parsons is named this week, I think he has to be your number 1 forward trade option.
|BRANDAN PARFITT – GEELONG|
|Starting Price: $117,300||Current Price: $243,500|
|Average: 53.8||Breakeven: 52|
|Reason to dump him?
Brandan suffered a nasty hamstring injury and is set to miss 8-10 weeks
|Total Money Made: $126,200|
The following players haven’t reached their full potential but are very close to it at this stage. Yes they may rise an extra 10 or 20k from here, but with limited rookies available in the coming weeks you would be wise to cash in ASAP!
|JACK BOWES – GOLD COAST SUNS|
|Starting Price: $171,300||Current Price: $243,900|
|Average: 51.8||Breakeven: 40|
|Total Money Made: $72,600|
|DAN BUTLER – RICHMOND TIGERS|
|Starting Price: $123,900||Current Price: $280,100|
|Average: 70.3||Breakeven: 47|
|Total Money Made: $126,200|
|DAN HOUSTON – PORT ADELAIDE POWER|
|Starting Price: $117,300||Current Price: $282,200|
|Average: 68.8||Breakeven: 42|
|Total Money Made: $164,900|
|KAYNE TURNER – NORTH MELBOURNE KANGAROOS|
|Starting Price: $171,400||Current Price: $241,600|
|Average: 55.5||Breakeven: 40|
|Total Money Made: $70,200|
|CURTLY HAMPTON – ADELAIDE CROWS|
|Starting Price: $160,000||Current Price: $298,200|
|Average: 65.7||Breakeven: 32|
|Total Money Made: $138,200|
I hope this has proved helpful to everyone, as always I will be keeping an eye on our Facebook post ready to answer any queries you may have! Cheers guys.