As round 20 commenced over the weekend, we were left with upsets and onslaughts around the competition. We are ever closing in on the 2016 finals campaign and all players are out in the spotlight. Moneyball coaches are starting to understand what it takes to become the best in the league on any given day. Also what is takes to regain composure and to bounce back the following week in a big way. Game On.
Max Gawn $9,700
The Demons big man is having a terrific season and is arguably the best ruck man in the completion for 2016. He capped off a prolific win over the Hawks with 16 disposals, 11 marks, 5 tackles, 41 hit outs and a goal to his name. He totalled 159Fp come the final siren. The bearded wonder will be hard to slow down in the final three rounds. Against a lesser known ruck stock he could dominate once again.
Tom Mitchell $8,700
Mitchell has been known to be the Swans run with player in 2016 with the capability to win plenty of his own ball. Against the Power he gained 32 disposals, 9 marks, 7 tackles and 1 goal to his name with 136Fp. Mitchell hasn’t cracked the $9k price tag yet, so keep him in mind against St Kilda this week.
Tom T. Lynch $8,000
A massive performance for Lynch, all be it against the Brisbane Lions this week. The Crows forward bagged 4 goals from, 20 disposals 15 marks and 4 tackles. Lynch gained 154Fp and really capitalised on his current form in the competition. Coaches should hold high hopes of Lynch ahead of his trip to Perth to take on the Dockers. The defence won’t be able to contain the Crows forward line.
Mitch Brown $6,000
The low priced Bomber at only $6,000 repaid all willing coaches this week. With 25 disposals, 18 marks and 2 tackles, Brown walked away with 149Fp. For many this proved to be the difference between a place in the cash and just missing out. Against his old club he really stood up and performed on the big stage. Against the Suns this week he should be able to retain his good form.
Daniel Menzel $5,800
In the win over the Bombers this week, Menzel struggled to find his way into the game. All be it he seems to sustained a groin injury in the third quarter, he only managed the 5 disposals and 2 marks up until this point. Menzel also wasn’t able to impact the scoreboard in the opening 3 quarters and finished with only the 14Fp by the final siren.
Robbie Gray $8,500
Gray may not have reached the $9k price tag as yet but al coaches would have expected more than 41Fp for the game. With only the 7 disposals, 1 mark and 4 tackles, Gray and the Power all found it hard to get into the game as they were strangled by the Swans. With the Demons coming off a win, it won’t be an easy task for Port. Gray will have to watch out for the run with role from Vince.
Paul Seedsman $6,900
The new Crow came back into the side for his first game with the senior side for a while. Unfortunately he didn’t do himself any favours with 3 kicks, 1 tackle and a goal to his name. Only scoring the 16Fp, Seedsman at $6,900 would have hurt coaches with the poor performance. Against the Dockers this week, it will be an interesting call to see whether Seedsman makes the flight over to Perth.
Nick Robertson $5,000
Unfortunately it was a poor performance for Robertson in a crushing defeat. with only the 2 kicks, 1 handball and 1 mark for the game. Robertson gained only the 9Fp for the game, although priced at $5k it is still a disappointing score all the same. He has the chance if selected to bounce back against the Blues this week, but will need to take his opportunity.