Finally the premiums scored what they're meant to, and the rookies, generally across the board (with the exception of Brandon Ellis), scored solidly as well. This week we'll start with the pleasing players:
6. Clancee Pearce - 130
5. Tory Dickson - 113
=3. Brent Stanton - 164
=3. Jobe Watson - 130
2. Ivan Maric - 119
1. Steele Sidebottom - 156
- For those coaches smart enough to realise that Clancee Pearce is no longer the shut-down, defensive midfielder/backman, they have reaped the rewards. Since his sub-effected round one score of 25, he's averaged well over 100.
- Who kept Toby on the bench? Even fewer would have had him starting, but positive signs at least.
- The two Bomber midfielders are genuine guns - either or both deserve a spot in your side.
- If you sold Mumford for Maric a few weeks back, you are a legend. He's jumped in price nearly $150k, and in his last four matches he's scored over 100 in each.
- This is Steele's breakout game. He was popular at the start of the season, and even more popular after Fyfe got injured, but he tore the Lions apart on Saturday night and left all of his coaches very, very happy.
=5. Cale Morton & Colin Sylvia - 30 & 26(Luckily not even 1% combined!)
4. Rhys Palmer - 53 (2.53%)
3. Jack Darling - 47 (9.07%)
2. Sam B. Reid - 18 (7.04%)
1. Jack Ziebell - 53 (2.97%)
- Don't even touch this Demons pair. Both on the chopping block, both about to plummet in price.
- After a promising 126 versus Sydney in round one, Palmer has been nothing but a disappointment. Don't get excited about this guy any longer.
- He can pull out the big game, and unfortunately he still delivers the small game just as consistently. It's easy to forget that it's still his second year though.
- Something is wrong with Sam - perhaps an injury or maybe just in a slump. If you've still got him, your only option is to keep him, now that he is worth so little.
- Ziebell started the year with a bang - 130odd points against the reining premiers. Since then, little has gone to plan, and he's now the round seven biggest disappointment.
Star of the Week
Scott Thompson 161 SC points
44 disposals, 21kicks, 6marks, 7tackles, 1goal
He's your alternative to Stanton, Ablett and Pendles. Since he hit stardom with his 51 touches versus Gold Coast last year, he has been a consistently high performer and a premium of the midfield. If you can grab him, a very safe (and occasionally massive scoring) option. Averaging 127 at the moment.