SuperCoach 2014: 50 Secrets from the AFL Prospectus

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With the AFL Prospectus a month out from release, Champion Data and Fantasy Freako have been dropping more nuggets of gold than what Fox Footy lay claim to via their Twitter and Facebook accounts. We’ve compiled a bevy of Freako’s best tweets from this offseason, so that you can always come back to a few handy tips when selecting your preliminary side for 2014.

Make sure you’re following the freak himself @FantasyFreako on twitter and like the guys from Champion Data on Facebook. You can also head to the Champion Data website to pre-order your 2014 AFL prospectus, which is available mid December, with pre-Christmas delivery.

Until then, cast an eye over some of the most interesting SuperCoach relent snippets from the 2014 AFL Prospectus

 

Trent Cotchin recorded a disposal efficiency of 39% when under physical pressure in 2013, the lowest precent of the top 50-ball winners this year. The highest was Brent Harvey at 68%.

Trent Cotchin

Of the top 50 kicks inside 50, Andrew Gaff’s marking percentage was the third best overall behind only Scott Pendlebury and Chad Wingard.

Gaff

 

Eddie Betts has recorded 27 more score assists than any other player in the AFL since 2009.

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Ben Reid won 47% of his offensive one-on-one contests ranked number one in the competition of the top 65 forwards in 2013.

Ben Reid

Travis Cloke grabbed 25 more marks inside 50 than any other player in the AFL. Nick Riewoldt was the next best.

Travis Cloke

Lynden Dunn was out marked in only one of his 46 defensive one-on-one duals in 2013. He also recorded the 4th most SuperCoach Points of any defender in the AFL from Round 16 onwards.

Lynden Dunn

Alex Rance conceeded 23 more goals than any other Richmond player in 2013.

Alex Rance

Jack Martin finished with 30 disposals and 196 SuperCoach points in his first NEAFL match this year.

NEAFL Suns

Chris Judd Averages his fewest SuperCoach points this year since his debut season in 2002.

Chris Judd

Draft Prospect Toby Nankervis averaged 228 points from two wins at the 2013 U18 National Championships, and 105 points in three losses. He scored 209 against Queensland, and 247 against Northern Territory.

Nankervis

When he was under no pressure, Nat Fyfe hit a target 67% of the time, the worst percentage of the top 50 ball winners in 2013. The next worst, was Steve Johnson who hit a target 73% of the time.

Nat Fyfe

When under no pressure, Jobe Watson ranked number one in the competition for hitting a target, recording a percentage of 92.

Watson

Kieren Jack was in the top three ranked Swans players in 15 games this year, however Gary Ablett Junior and Joel Selwood featured more often for their respective clubs in 2013.

Kieren Jack

Ball magnet Dane Swan was the 6th most benched player in the AFL in 2013, ranking number one for disposals per minute.

Dane Swan

Of the Top-20 in the Herald Sun’s Phantom Draft, the top three ranked SuperCoach averages from the U18’s were Dom Sheed (142), Kade Kolodjashnij (138) and Josh Kelly (136).

Sheed

Ryan Griffen was the only midfielder in the AFL to rate elite for disposals, metres gained, contested possessions and score involvements in 2013.

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Nathan Batsanis – who is training with Richmond – averaged 22 disposals and 83 SuperCoach Points per game in the VFL in 2013 with powerhouse club, Port Melbourne.

Nathan Batsanis

Gary Ablett was involved in 35% of of Gold Coast’s scoring chains in 2013, the second highest percentage of any other player behind only Nick Riewoldt.

Nick Riewoldt

Sam Mitchell won 50% of his disposals in defence in 2013, only Kade Simpson had a higher percentage of the top-50 ball winners. Could a dual positional change for both players be on the cards in 2014? I think so!

Sam Mitchell

Jaeger O’Meara averaged more SuperCoach points than any other previous number one draft pick over the past decade.

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When playing in the midfield, only Gary Ablett Junior and Dane Swan averaged more disposals than Tom Rockliff in 2013.

Rockliff

Of the 50 players aged 30 at Round 1 in 2013, only 15 improved their output in SuperCoach. Whilst others including Heath Scotland and James Podsiadly, did not.

Heath Scotland

New Melbourne recruit, Viv Michie racked up 30+ disposals in six games this year in the WAFL, averaging 26 disposals in 16 games with Peel Thunder, winning the club’s best and fairest award.

Viv Mitchie

Dane Swan won 14% of his disposals inside 50 in 2013, up from 12% in 2012. He won’t however have MID/FWD status in 2014.

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Of the Top 3 career average for scoreboard impact since 2009 excluding key forwards, Luke Bruest sits a top with 18.40, Steve Johnson comes in second at 18.60, and Michael Walters third at 18.60.

Luke Bruest

In the 2014 SuperCoach Grand Final, the Western Bulldogs play the Giants.

Bulldogs vs Giants

Ryan Crowley’s first two opponents in 2014 will be Scott Pendlebury and Gary Ablett respectively.

Crowley

The most durable players heading into 2014 from a minimum of 50 games played are - Jack Redden, Brett Deledio, Luke Bruest, Tendai Mzungu and Jeremy Howe.

Deledio

The Lions have the hardest fixture in 2014, whereas the Western Bulldogs, Richmond and North Melbourne will bode the best with SuperCoach players.

Brisbane

Only three bye-rounds for 2014, however Round 18 will be played over a two-week period.

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Potential draftee, Matt Crouch may prove to be a very handy pick up in 2014, he averaged 38 disposals in the TAC Cup in 2013, and 25 in the VFL whilst also having three games of which he had 40+ disposals for an average of 148 SuperCoach Points in 2013.

2013 NAB AFL U18 Championship - Vic Country v Vic Metro

Brisbane’s Jack Crisp could become a cash cowin 2014; he averaged 26 disposals and five tackles a game in the NEAFL this year. There will be plenty of spots opening up on the Lions’ list, too.

Crisp

Some of the best-value recycled players from the 2013 trade and free agency period will be Sam Docherty, Jared Polec, Viv Mitchie and Dom Tyson.

Docherty

Only three tams were in the negative for contested possession in differential in defensive 50 vs opposition forward 50’s. Melbourne -120, GWS -44 and Brisbane -4.

Melbourne

Collingwood was the 5th oldest team in the competition in 2013, As it stands they now ranked 13 in age, but 6th for games played; experience youth.

Pies

Todd Goldstein ranked 6th in the AFL for minutes played in 2013, benched only 46 times. Will Minson was the next best ruck (18th) benched 85 times.

Minson vs Goldstein

Delisted Giant, Anthony Miles averaged 27 disposals and seven clearances at NEAFL level since 2011.

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Former Bulldog-now-Demon, Daniel Cross averaged 32 disposals, 19 contested possessions, eight clearances and seven tackles for 140 SuperCoach points in 2013 in the VFL, ranked second in the competition.

Cross VFL

Only Brendan Goddard, Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan and Gary Ablett have scored more SuperCoach points than Nick Dal Santo since 2008.

Dal Santo

Shane Kersten has booted an elite 79.25 in this two seasons playing for Geelong’s VFL side. He’s a cashcow for 2014.

Shane Kersten

Former Pie-now-Giant, Heath Shaw has averaged the most SuperCoach Points of any permanent defender in the AFL since 2006.

Shaw GWS

New Fremantle recruit, Scott Gumbleton was involved in 22 offensive one-on-one contests this season, recording a winning percentage of zero.

Gumbleton

Ryan Bastinac rated above average for kick rating, metres gained, contested possessions, clearances, score involvements, pressure acts and goal-assists. Breakout year looming in 2014.

Bastinac

Shane Savage could be the Brent Moloney of 2014. Similarly priced, he should hit the ground running.

Shane Savage

If Shaun Hampson is given a genuin go in the ruck, look out. He won a hitout to advantage 17.4% of the time per contest, which is number one of all rucks in the AFL.

Shaun Hampson

Sydney Swans Academy player, Lloyd Perris won the 5th most SuperCoach points of any other player in the 2013 National Carnival, playing for the NSW/ACT Rams.

Lloyd Perris

New Pie Patrick Karnezis has averaged 126 SuperCoach Points in his three years at NEAFL level. Will be a cheap pickup in 2014 after playing only three senior games for Brisbane in 2013.

Karnezis

St Kilda recruit Billy Longer averaged 115 SuperCoach Points in the NEAFL in 2013, will be a cheap ruck in 2014 with fresh opportunity at St Kilda.

Longer

With Scott Pendlebury aside, only Matthew Priddis, Gary Ablett and David Mundy scored above 80 SuperCoach Points in all but one game this year.

Scott Pendlebury

Only Rory Sloane scored more SuperCoach Points than Brad Crouch from Round 14 onwards in 2013.

AFL 2013 Rd 17 - Adelaide v Geelong

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5 comments

  1. James

    Dane Swan not a dual player?? Surely has to be given mid/fwd swing?

    • Stuart

      Agreed. He should have been, but isn’t.

  2. Jason

    Daniel Cross did not average 140 SC in 2013. Those stats are all wrong for Cross.

    • admin

      Did you miss the “VFL” part, Jason? Hmmm?

    • UdumAss

      Read it again you fvckn dumbass!!