JOSH KENNEDY - Sydney - $527,900 Av 114
Really disappointing for the 22.5% of SC teams who have the Swan gun midfielder – especially given that he all indications last week were that he would return this weekend.
*Replacement - Jobe WATSON (Ess) - Av 109. Must bounce back this weekend against the Blues – could score big.
Matt SUCKLING - Hawthorn - $337,300 Av 77
If you are one of the 33.5% of SC teams who still have SUCKLING you’ve probably kept him too long, but such is life. Now you have to pay the price though.
*Replacement - Cale HOOKER (Ess) - Av 79 Has died off a little after some great early form, but get him on board and hope he has a big one against the tired Blues.
Luke HODGE - Hawthorn - $478,900 Av 91.5
Able to be selected as a defender or a mid, HODGE has had a solid year without being spectacular. A possible POD, now he will miss the big GF dance for the 12.5% of SC teams who have him.
*Replacement as Defender - Heath SHAW (GWS) - Av 91 Proven scorer who can go big against ordinary opposition
*Replacement as Mid - Scott THOMPSON (Adel) - Av 95 Ageing star who could rack them up against the disappointing Saints
Todd GOLDSTEIN - North Melbourne - $631,800 Av 107
One of the premiere ruckmen in the league again in 2014, GOLDY continues to rack up big scores on a consistent basis. Such a pity for the 7.5% of coaches who own him that he’s out this weekend.
*Replacement - Sam JACOBS (Adel) - Av 115 The big Sauce has been a star after a disappointing 2013, bouncing back in a huge way. Will dominate against the Saints.
Hamish McINTOSH - Geelong - $434,400 Av 84
A solid year for McINTOSH, who at least managed to string some productive games together but unfortunately won’t be out there this weekend.
*Replacement - David HALE (Haw) - Av 72 One a bit from left field, but against the struggling Pies I’d expect HALE to score pretty well.
Dane SWAN - Collingwood - $388,600 Av 86
What a fall from grace for our beloved SWANNY this year, with an average well below his recent seasons and topped off with a ‘no show’ this weekend for the 7% of teams who have him. Ugh.
*Replacement - Matthew BOYD (Bull) - Av 98 Take a chance on this old stalwart, who might wind the clock back a bit against the young GWS mids.
Dean COX - West Coast - $421,300 Av 89
Selected in only 3.4% of SC teams at this stage of the year, COXY has been one of the great fantasy football players – we salute you big fella.
*Replacement - David HALE (Haw) - Av 72 Big call I know, but I have a funny feeling HALE but have a bit of a blinder against an undermanned Pies outfit tonight.
Well folks, that’s it for season 2014. Thanks for sticking with us, we hope you managed to get a little bit of half-decent advice along the way and we hope to see you back on board next season. All the best for the GF clashes this weekend – go hard or go home.