The way I see it, there are only two clear possibilities for structuring your rucks this year, as a result of the bye:
- 2 gun ruckmen with two cheapies on the bench
- 1 gun ruckman with 2 cash-cows/medium priced players and 1 cheapie.
If you are a bit more out there and ambitious, and are going for the overall $50,000 and the competition win, then go for the 2 gun ruckmen, high scorers you can bank on to combine for 200+ points each week. This means however, that you will be relying on your cheap back-ups during the byes, so just make sure that your 2 gun ruckmen aren't sitting out together in any of the multi-bye rounds. Of course, this method is a lot more risky and you will pay the price more if one of your ruckmen gets injured, but fortune favours the brave, didn't a wise man once say?
For your convinience, I've included some Gun ruckmen, Potential Break Out ruckmen and ruckmen to stay well away from, as they are injured and won't see AFL action for quite some time.
Aaron Sandilands, $554,700
Shane Mumford, $450,500
Pat Ryder $416,800
Dean Cox, $428,200
Darren Jolly, $388,400
Angus Graham, $340,000
Mitch Clark (again!), $354,400
Ben McEvoy, $308,700
Todd Goldstein, $320,000
Max Bailey, $110,200
OUT OF BOUNDS:
Jamie Charman, $110,200 (won't play until June because of injury)
Hamish McIntosh, $396,800 (miss the first couple of months due to injury)
Matthew Lobbe, $196,300 (won't play until at leas June/July due to injury)
Sam Jacobs, $360,900 (in doubt for Round 1and the bye Round 2, wait until later in the year)