Round 2 Score: 154
Projected Round 3 Score: 119
It was an outstanding weekend for a large number of ruckmen on the weekend, with many achieving scores of over 150 SC points. Stefan Martin and Callum Sinclair both posted scores of 154, while Max Gawn and Nic Nat accomplished totals of 117 and 110 respectively.
Surprisingly, there was one other ruckman that outshined them all. And his name is Brodie Grundy.
Grundy was outstanding for the Magpies on Friday night when they defeated the Blues by 24 points. He came up against the number 1 ruckmen from last year, Matthew Kreuzer, and convincingly beat him. Grundy had 25 disposals (13 contested), 32 hitouts, 8 tackles, 6 marks and a team-high 7 clearances. He was awarded a monstrous 154 SC points for his efforts.
At only 23 years of age, Grundy is evolving into one of the premier ruckmen of the competition. His ability to impact the game around the ground is phenomenal for someone his size. Grundy is aggressive around the contest, and in the air, making him a difficult match-up for other ruckmen. His fitness is superior, which gives him the ability to reach the majority of stoppages and contests around the ground.
With his previous two scores of 139 and 154, Grundy’s price has now increased by $31,500. His breakeven is now a minimal 44 points, and his price is likely to increase by a further $30,000 by the end of this round. Before we know it, Grundy will be close to $600,000 and near impossible to trade in if his form continues. In saying that, there’s no point in sideways trading one of your current ruckmen for Grundy.
That’s one of the many main rules of Supercoach. Don’t sideways trade premiums (unless a role change or injury). And don’t chase points.
He’s currently in only 6% of teams and would be the perfect option if one of your two ruckmen fall victim to injury. His SC averages have increased every year in the past 3 seasons and 2018 looms as the year that Grundy finally lives up to his expectation, and surpasses the much needed 100 average.