A lot less money in the salary cap and a lot less quality to choose from.
The top three ruckmen from the normal SuperCoach; Will Minson, Todd Goldstein & Dean Cox are all from sides who failed to make the finals.
If you want a gun, Jarryd ROUGHEAD ($419,200) is probably your man. His average from his last five games is 93. Matthew KREUZER ($431,300) & Ivan MARIC ($416,400) are the other two big guns to consider, but they have both struggled with injuries in the back half of the year. It's a lot of money to use when neither will definitely pump out a massive score.
There are also two very good cheaper options in Aaron SANDILANDS ($266,400) & Brodie GRUNDY ($271,200). Both these guys have fantastic upside: Sandi plays against Geelong who really don't have a decent ruckman, and Grundy has improved every week as he keeps Jolly & Hudson out of the Pies' side.
In my opinion, it's a much better option to go on the cheap side, for week one at least. You can pay an extra $150,000 for a big name ruckman, and you'll gain an extra 30-40 points. But using that money elsewhere, like the midfield for example, you can bring in a true elite. Using the saved money on a top line Swan, Pendlebury, Johnson or Selwood for example will earn you potentially a lot more than just 40 points, as well as providing a captain option.
What about yourself? Who's your sole ruckman going to be? Have your say below.