Very limited options this week due to all the viable cash cows experiencing the bye. However, if you have your 18 players already this week, you may want to downgrade a cashed-up rookie (e.g. Andy Otten, David Myers) for one of these guys who will be back after this round.
Luke Ryan | $117,300 | DEF | Avg. 62 | BE: -55
After a slow start to his AFL and SuperCoach career during his Round 11 debut (37 points), the mature-age recruit had a much better performance in last week’s loss against the Lions. Brisbane took control over the Dockers, however, it seems Ryan did enough to keep his spot following the bye this week. In just his second game, Ryan had 13 touches, seven of which were contested, six tackles and 87 SuperCoach points.
Jonathan Beech | $117,300 | FWD | Avg. 57 | BE: -45
An option up forward, Beech may have done enough to keep his spot come round 14 selection night, with a score of 57 from his 15 touches. Also a mature age player, Beech could be handy up forward, with Parsons and other forward rookies not giving us much to sit on. Has played the one game to date.
Callum Brown | $117,300 | MID/FWD | Avg. 52 | BE: -35
Like the two above him, Brown and his Magpies have the bye this week – yet he’s debut on Queen’s birthday warrants him a spot here. The father-son recruit collected 16 touches, nine of which contested, four inside 50’s two clearances and 52 SuperCoach points for his side. He looked ready for AFL footy, and will be one of the most traded in players in a few weeks.
Liam Jones | $319,600 | FWD | Avg. 100 | BE: -13
Never thought I’d be saying this, but wasn’t Jones good to watch last weekend? The former Bulldog has rejuvenated his career at the Northern Blues playing as an intercepting defender, and found enough of the ball in the reserves to warrant a senior call up. He couldn’t have picked a better day to debut, with the Blues making the upset of the year against the Giants. Jones had 14 disposals at 93% efficiency (the highest of any player on the ground), eight marks, five rebound 50’s and 14 one percenters (also a game high) to record 100 points on the day. Jones may have found his calling down back – wait and see.
Jack Newnes | $430,600 | MID | Avg. 83 | BE: 9
Before injuring himself in round nine, Newnes posted his first triple-figure score of the year with 106 against the Blues. After only playing one quarter due to injury the next week, Newnes lost a fair bit of cash and put together a breakout performance against the Bulldogs with 138 points. In last week’s loss against the Crows, Newnes was impressive with 28 possessions and six tackles to go along with 105 points. If you’re looking for a cheap, scoring midfielder right now, he seems to be in good form at this stage of the season.
Jack Steven | $483,400 | MID | Avg. 88 | BE: 141
Steven is in a bit of a slump right now and can’t seem to string together the scores he’s known for. The Saints midfielder has now lost a total of $77,200 for the year, three weeks now without a score in the triple figures. He began the year in five per cent of teams, right now he’s losing a lot more as the weeks pass. Steven, and the Saints are going to want to turn things around soon.
Jason Johannisen | $420,800 | DEF | Avg. 84 | BE: 136
Did a whole lot of nothing last Thursday against the Swans, recorded one of his lowest scores ever of 21 points, amassing just nine disposals on the night. Although he was averaging within the 90’s, this is now five weeks without a triple figure score for the reigning Norm Smith medallist. Johannisen is still very popular among the SuperCoach community, you’ll find him in 13% of teams – this number will soon begin to deteriorate if he doesn’t find some form.]