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Always really enjoy this thread both as a SC resource but also as a broader footy discussion. Tell us about your club's players, where they might fit in 2019 and we can can keep track and update things as pre-season heats up and things become a bit clearer.

For the Tiges:

DEFENDERS

Jayden Short: 465k - Not a bad option for a young guy who had a breakout year last year and should continue to improve. We love getting the ball in his hands and should score well, probably somewhere in 90's, but we have a glut of good defensive options this year.

Alex Rance: 448k - Probably underpriced compared to what he is capable of, but would be a wait and see for me. Could well bounce back and might even see a change of role which could increase his scoring (see Garthwaite) but who knows, KPP players you can never be sure of.

Nick Vlastuin: 442k - Great player, probably not quite made for SC though. Average will probably keep creeping up but doesn't play a role where he will ever dominate SC. Whispers of another foray back into the midfield for next season though, so keep an eye on that.

Bachar Houli: 399k - Surprised he averaged so low last season, but did have his injury troubles. Will no doubt average higher next season, but he's hit that dreaded 30+ bracket now so hard to pick him, especially given other options available.

Brandon Ellis: 387k - We know he's capable of averaging far more than 71, but he's got a fight on his hands to get his spot back in Richmond's best 22, yet alone being SC relevant at this stage.

David Astbury: 377k - Solid as a rock at FB, but not a SC player

Dylan Grimes: 335k - Is an absolute star, but his SC relevance probably extends to counting on whoever his opponent is will have a bad day.

Nathan Broad: 290k - Fringe best 22 and not a SC type regardless, pass for me.

Ryan Garthwaite: 231k - General consensus is that he is too good to be playing VFL, but how they fit him in I'm not sure, maybe he takes the talls with Astbury and Rance plays more of a pure intercept role, but is a lockdown defender and won't score well either way.

Connor Menadue: 228k - Has elite pace, endurance and skills and you just think he should be a very good player, but hasn't been able to put it together as of yet. Big year for him to prove his worth, can't see him being very relevant.

Oleg Markov: 158k - Fit now after a range of injury problems over the last 18 months, plenty on the Richmond Board are advocating that he should be in our Round 1 team, but he's going to have to knock someone out. Wait and see but chuck him on a watchlist.

Ben Miller: 123k - Second year key defender, will be left to develop in the VFL you would think

Patrick Naish: 123k - Probably had a better first year in the VFL than most were expecting, and was an emergency a bunch of times towards the end of the year, but like Markov needs to knock someone out of a pretty settled backline. One to watch for a downgrade at some stage perhaps

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith: 102k - Cat B rookie who was injured last season, coming from a long way back.

MIDFIELDERS

Dustin Martin: 563k - I think he is underpriced and a good pick, we all know what he is capable of when he's fully up and going, started getting back to that at the end of the year after being clearly hampered by something early in the year.

Trent Cotchin: 486k - Probably can and should average more than he did in 2018, but most likely is never going to average premo numbers as a mid.

Dion Prestia: 482k - Always teases as a really good SC pick but constant niggling injuries hold him back in this regard. You'd be a brave man to take him on, possibly a decent late draft pick.

Shaun Grigg: 432k - Old workhorse, his best SC days are behind him and now as a 30yo probably isn't guaranteed a game every week anymore.

Jack Graham: 364k - A guy who will probably be a decent SC pick in years to come, should improve coming into his 3rd year where we often see guys come into their own, but probably not relevant this year.

Kamdyn McIntosh: 316k - What a character, alas he is borderline best 22 and not a SC player

Riley Collier-Dawkins: 121k - An exciting pick as that explosive tall midfielder, but expect him to be a bit of a slow burn and probably won't play a whole lot in 2019.

Luke English: 117k - Ready to go All-Australian midfielder, there will be chances as a young mid at Richmond after a bit of a cleanout of Miles/CEllis/Lloyd, but don't think he will start as best 22.

Jack Ross: 117k - Another ready to go inside mid, one to keep an eye on but in the same boat as English

Fraser Turner: 117k - Hard running wingman, pretty slight and I think the youngest person on an AFL list so wouldn't expect to see much of him next year.

RUCKS

Toby Nankervis: 553k - Battles hard all day, but undersized and probably won't ever win the hitouts enough to become a truly top-line ruck.

Ivan Soldo: 304k - Scores alright when he plays, he is a big boy who wins plenty of hitouts, but a bit of a dinosaur and I don't see him playing as long as Nank is fit

Callum Coleman-Jones - 123k (FWD) - Seen as having a big future and eventually filling that Ruck/Forward role which we don't really have at the moment, but hard to expect much from a second-year 200cm kid.

FORWARDS

Jack Reiwoldt: 504k - Had an excellent 2018 and deserved all the accolades that came his way. Think he will enjoy having Lynch in the team which will allow him to get off the chain a bit more and be more creative but don't see him increasing his average all that much.

Kane Lambert: 481k - Will keep doing his thing, good player but probably will be in that class just below premo.

Shane Edwards: 470k (MID)- Hard to see him playing a whole lot better than he did in 2018, just one of those 'mercurial' types that aren't going to be supercoach stars

Josh Caddy: 458k - One to watch for draft, with Lynch coming in he is expected to slim down a bit and re-enter the midfield rotations

Tom Lynch: 425k - Of course excited to see what Tom brings, but probably not enough of a discount to consider a guy coming into a new team off the back of a serious injury.

Jack Higgins: 392k - Great first year and will feature heavily in our midfield next year, but hard to see a second year player averaging enough to be a keeper.

Mav Weller: 334k - Not sure what we have in mind for Mav, but personally I see him as more of a break in case of emergency type

Daniel Rioli: 324k - Small forward who in our system is never going to score that well

Dan Butler: 317k - See Rioli

Jason Castagna: 317k - See Butler

Callum Moore: 280k - Showed some promise in 2018 but probably finds himself even further back now with Lynch coming in

Jacob Townsend: 278k - Cult hero but only just held onto his contract and don't see him being super relevant.

Liam Baker: 162k - Will be fighting hard to earn a spot in a glut of small forward options

Shai Bolton: 148k - Similar to Baker but has huge natural talent and his best is definitely good enough to be in our side. One to watch.

Noah Balta: 123k - Some suggestion he will be fast-tracked into the team as a Utility who can pinch-hit in the ruck but he's a second year KPP so a wait and see on Noah

Jake Aarts: 106k - Yet another small forward who has performed well for our VFL team for the last few years, will be playing very well if he manages to earn a game

Mabiol Chol: 102k - Saving the best to last, the Big Chol himself survived by the skin of his teeth and will run around again in 2018. A good floating donut chance, because who doesn't love the Chol.


There you have it, Richmond not hugely SC relevant imo, we have a lot of good players who score well but not great, probably a bit too even across the park to have too many guys really dominate. There are potential opportunities for rookies but a lot of competition for spots and there won't be a lot of assured JS for those guys who do get a game unless they really take their chance ala Higgins 2018.
 

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Always really enjoy this thread both as a SC resource but also as a broader footy discussion. Tell us about your club's players, where they might fit in 2019 and we can can keep track and update things as pre-season heats up and things become a bit clearer.

For the Tiges:

DEFENDERS

Jayden Short: 465k - Not a bad option for a young guy who had a breakout year last year and should continue to improve. We love getting the ball in his hands and should score well, probably somewhere in 90's, but we have a glut of good defensive options this year.

Alex Rance: 448k - Probably underpriced compared to what he is capable of, but would be a wait and see for me. Could well bounce back and might even see a change of role which could increase his scoring (see Garthwaite) but who knows, KPP players you can never be sure of.

Nick Vlastuin: 442k - Great player, probably not quite made for SC though. Average will probably keep creeping up but doesn't play a role where he will ever dominate SC. Whispers of another foray back into the midfield for next season though, so keep an eye on that.

Bachar Houli: 399k - Surprised he averaged so low last season, but did have his injury troubles. Will no doubt average higher next season, but he's hit that dreaded 30+ bracket now so hard to pick him, especially given other options available.

Brandon Ellis: 387k - We know he's capable of averaging far more than 71, but he's got a fight on his hands to get his spot back in Richmond's best 22, yet alone being SC relevant at this stage.

David Astbury: 377k - Solid as a rock at FB, but not a SC player

Dylan Grimes: 335k - Is an absolute star, but his SC relevance probably extends to counting on whoever his opponent is will have a bad day.

Nathan Broad: 290k - Fringe best 22 and not a SC type regardless, pass for me.

Ryan Garthwaite: 231k - General consensus is that he is too good to be playing VFL, but how they fit him in I'm not sure, maybe he takes the talls with Astbury and Rance plays more of a pure intercept role, but is a lockdown defender and won't score well either way.

Connor Menadue: 228k - Has elite pace, endurance and skills and you just think he should be a very good player, but hasn't been able to put it together as of yet. Big year for him to prove his worth, can't see him being very relevant.

Oleg Markov: 158k - Fit now after a range of injury problems over the last 18 months, plenty on the Richmond Board are advocating that he should be in our Round 1 team, but he's going to have to knock someone out. Wait and see but chuck him on a watchlist.

Ben Miller: 123k - Second year key defender, will be left to develop in the VFL you would think

Patrick Naish: 123k - Probably had a better first year in the VFL than most were expecting, and was an emergency a bunch of times towards the end of the year, but like Markov needs to knock someone out of a pretty settled backline. One to watch for a downgrade at some stage perhaps

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith: 102k - Cat B rookie who was injured last season, coming from a long way back.

MIDFIELDERS

Dustin Martin: 563k - I think he is underpriced and a good pick, we all know what he is capable of when he's fully up and going, started getting back to that at the end of the year after being clearly hampered by something early in the year.

Trent Cotchin: 486k - Probably can and should average more than he did in 2018, but most likely is never going to average premo numbers as a mid.

Dion Prestia: 482k - Always teases as a really good SC pick but constant niggling injuries hold him back in this regard. You'd be a brave man to take him on, possibly a decent late draft pick.

Shaun Grigg: 432k - Old workhorse, his best SC days are behind him and now as a 30yo probably isn't guaranteed a game every week anymore.

Jack Graham: 364k - A guy who will probably be a decent SC pick in years to come, should improve coming into his 3rd year where we often see guys come into their own, but probably not relevant this year.

Kamdyn McIntosh: 316k - What a character, alas he is borderline best 22 and not a SC player

Riley Collier-Dawkins: 121k - An exciting pick as that explosive tall midfielder, but expect him to be a bit of a slow burn and probably won't play a whole lot in 2019.

Luke English: 117k - Ready to go All-Australian midfielder, there will be chances as a young mid at Richmond after a bit of a cleanout of Miles/CEllis/Lloyd, but don't think he will start as best 22.

Jack Ross: 117k - Another ready to go inside mid, one to keep an eye on but in the same boat as English

Fraser Turner: 117k - Hard running wingman, pretty slight and I think the youngest person on an AFL list so wouldn't expect to see much of him next year.

RUCKS

Toby Nankervis: 553k - Battles hard all day, but undersized and probably won't ever win the hitouts enough to become a truly top-line ruck.

Ivan Soldo: 304k - Scores alright when he plays, he is a big boy who wins plenty of hitouts, but a bit of a dinosaur and I don't see him playing as long as Nank is fit

Callum Coleman-Jones - 123k (FWD) - Seen as having a big future and eventually filling that Ruck/Forward role which we don't really have at the moment, but hard to expect much from a second-year 200cm kid.

FORWARDS

Jack Reiwoldt: 504k - Had an excellent 2018 and deserved all the accolades that came his way. Think he will enjoy having Lynch in the team which will allow him to get off the chain a bit more and be more creative but don't see him increasing his average all that much.

Kane Lambert: 481k - Will keep doing his thing, good player but probably will be in that class just below premo.

Shane Edwards: 470k (MID)- Hard to see him playing a whole lot better than he did in 2018, just one of those 'mercurial' types that aren't going to be supercoach stars

Josh Caddy: 458k - One to watch for draft, with Lynch coming in he is expected to slim down a bit and re-enter the midfield rotations

Tom Lynch: 425k - Of course excited to see what Tom brings, but probably not enough of a discount to consider a guy coming into a new team off the back of a serious injury.

Jack Higgins: 392k - Great first year and will feature heavily in our midfield next year, but hard to see a second year player averaging enough to be a keeper.

Mav Weller: 334k - Not sure what we have in mind for Mav, but personally I see him as more of a break in case of emergency type

Daniel Rioli: 324k - Small forward who in our system is never going to score that well

Dan Butler: 317k - See Rioli

Jason Castagna: 317k - See Butler

Callum Moore: 280k - Showed some promise in 2018 but probably finds himself even further back now with Lynch coming in

Jacob Townsend: 278k - Cult hero but only just held onto his contract and don't see him being super relevant.

Liam Baker: 162k - Will be fighting hard to earn a spot in a glut of small forward options

Shai Bolton: 148k - Similar to Baker but has huge natural talent and his best is definitely good enough to be in our side. One to watch.

Noah Balta: 123k - Some suggestion he will be fast-tracked into the team as a Utility who can pinch-hit in the ruck but he's a second year KPP so a wait and see on Noah

Jake Aarts: 106k - Yet another small forward who has performed well for our VFL team for the last few years, will be playing very well if he manages to earn a game

Mabiol Chol: 102k - Saving the best to last, the Big Chol himself survived by the skin of his teeth and will run around again in 2018. A good floating donut chance, because who doesn't love the Chol.


There you have it, Richmond not hugely SC relevant imo, we have a lot of good players who score well but not great, probably a bit too even across the park to have too many guys really dominate. There are potential opportunities for rookies but a lot of competition for spots and there won't be a lot of assured JS for those guys who do get a game unless they really take their chance ala Higgins 2018.
Good write up mate, think I agree with everything you've said, and very much agreed that we aren't overly SuperCoach relevant.

Only the 1 mid premo worth picking in Dusty.
Cotch, Prestia and co are just a tier below for SC, good for draft but that's about it.

Not going near Shorty with the glut of defenders we have to pick from this year.

Nank just doesn't win enough hitouts to compare with the Grundy's and Gawn's, might crack a hundred odd, but think that's about his limit for SC.

Lynch the only fwd I'll look at, and even that's unlikely with all the M/Fs available.
Will save my last pick in draft for Higgins, legit reckon he could be out 3rd highest SC scorer, he's hardwired to be a point scoring pig of the future.

Reckon we've only got 2 possibly viable rookies in Ross and Balta also.

And thanks for writing this so I don't have too :D
 

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Relevance of the MIGHTY Melbourne Football Club for Supercoach 2019:

DEF:

Lewis ($454K) - Will likely be pushed further back into defence early in the season, and will likely receive a Vince-esque exit from the club and play a significant amount for Casey from around midseason onwards.

Salem ($445K) - Could be worth a go as a POD. Likely to receive more midfield minutes in 2019.

May ($444K) - As much as he is a KPD, he's previously scored an 80 or so average for the last 3 years and now playing for a decent team we could see that rise significantly. Pop him on your watchlist. Could be an upgrade target later in the season.

Hibberd ($399K) - Pig's role changed significantly last season as many will know who picked him. It's a no in 2019 for me.

Lever ($375K) - Won't play half the season due to last year's ACL. Upgrade target later in the season if anything.

Kolodjashnij ($364K) - Could be a worthy POD if he cracks into the 22. Word is he's training the house down, and could very well be in line for that HBF/WM position to provide us with that pace that we're missing. I'm iffy on him and would love to see him play some VFL footy and work his way into the team considering we got him as steak knives and GC were about to delist him. He's also played a significant amount of Auskick... whoops I mean NEAFL in recent years. I'd love to see him play some real footy before he goes in my team.

Frost ($332K) - He may be battling it out for Lever's spot for the first half or so of the year. May even be battling it out for O. McDonald's spot upon Lever's return. Too awkwardly priced and has never been particularly SC relevant.

Jetta ($320K) - Might finally be recognised for his efforts with an AA nom in 2019, but again not really SC relevant.

O. McDonald ($296K) - see Frost.

J. Wagner ($282K) - We've finally got some depth, so the GOAT may see some top level footy if he kills it in the VFL or if we cop injuries. Otherwise won't be particularly SC relevant in 2019.

J. Smith ($267K) - Will also be vying for Lever's spot in the team for the first half of the year. Has also been trialed as a third tall forward which I'm not particularly a fan of. Too awkward of a price, and even if he gets in the 22 he has low JS.

Hunt ($243K) - Could be an interesting one in 2019. He'll be gunning for that HBF/WM spot in the 22 along with KK, Stretch, etc. Even if he gets back to his best, he's not particularly SC relevant.

Petty ($161K) - Got exposed for the raw KPD that he is on debut last year. It'll be VFL for him until further notice.

Keilty ($124K) - So far down the order that he'll likely get delisted end of 19'. Would probably only get a crack if we had significant injuries to our KPD crop.

Hore ($117K) - Have seen him in a few SC squads so far and rightly so. Along with J. Smith and Frost he's gunning for Lever's 3rd tall defender role and very well might get a crack early to at least see what he has to offer. Hopefully we give him a run in the JLT and he'll be one to pop on your watchlist.

Jordon (MID) ($117K) - Might get a crack late in the year if anything, downgrade target if he gets the nod but with the depth we now have I doubt it.

Walker (FWD) ($102K) - Cat B cricket convert. If he does anything decent at VFL level he may get a look in, however I'm very doubtful.

MID:

Oliver ($623K)
- It's hard to believe that this chap is 21 hey? Doesn't typically get recognised for his greatness when it comes to Brownlow votes (hopefully that changes in 2019), and he was definitely snubbed of an AA spot in 17'. But this guy has made himself known as a SC Premo. Only a slight price increase on what he started with this year. Definitely one to consider.

Brayshaw ($527K) - Had an amazing breakout year after being snubbed for selection in the first 3 rounds, which saw him miss out on the Brownlow by 7 votes (imagine if he had actually played those first 3 games! :eek: ). Could be a worthy POD.

Jones ($459K) - Previously a player that you could rely on for a 90-100 average, however Chunk's getting on in age and the pace he once had is all but disappearing. He'll likely be playing up forward providing set shots at goal alongside Melksham. I hope we can get this loyal, longserving veteran a flag within the next few years, but his SC relevance has pretty much come to an end.

Harmes ($454K) - Took his game to another level (a la Brayshaw) in 2019 which saw him place 3rd in the B&F. Still only averaging 80s though. Keep an eye on him in the JLT. If he starts pushing that to 90-100 he might be worth a crack as a POD.

Viney ($450K) - If he can stay on the park in 2019 he should and will be in 90% or more of SC squads. He's due for a full season (he's never actually had one), but as we saw this year he's capable of a 90-100+ average and at that price you'd be silly not to start with him. Definitely one to watch in JLT and if he's named Round 1 with no injury issues then get him in your squad.

Fritsch ($408K) - Brilliant first year, and can literally play anywhere apart from ruck I suppose haha. Let's just hope Joey stays up forward a bit more in 2019. Not particularly SC relevant.

Kennedy-Harris ($301K) - With the offseason changes we have made, JKH will be even further down the pecking order. Unless we get ridiculous injuries, I'm actually doubtful he'll see senior footy in 2019.

Stretch ($285K) - see Kolodjashnij & Hunt.

Maynard ($239K) - Really loved him in his debut the other year, looked a bit more one dimensional in his next appearance where he copped an unfortunate season ending injury. Hoping he can string together a few good VFL showings next year to put his hand up for the best 22.

Baker ($124K) - My pick of the bunch for next year. Was probably one of the most consistent players in the VFL in 2018, and I reckon he'll be in with a great chance to eclipse Stretch, KK and Hunt for that pacy half back/wing position. Just a shame he gave his luscious ranga mop a bit of a trim haha. Keep him in consideration for M9 -M11. Hope we get to see him in some senior action during JLT.

C. Wagner ($124K) - Similar to Hore, another one of our mature age recruits. I'd even go to say he might even get a nod in the 22 ahead of his brother. Another one to keep an eye on during JLT if he gets a gig.

Nietschke ($117K) - Doubt Aaron will see senior football in 2019. I am keen to see what he can offer the team at VFL level though.

Sparrow ($117K) - Captain Jack is in the same boat as many of our other young draftees. Due to being our first selection, he may get a look in later in the season. Possible late season downgrade.

Chandler ($108K) - Our first selection of the rookie draft will likely try and gun for that small forward role at some point during the season. However, he is so far down the pecking order that I doubt it.

RUC:

Gawn ($692K)
- Now you're probably thinking I'm going to say lock. But for me Grundy and Gawn are far too pricey to start with in 2019. History shows that most of these 650-700K players will dip in price within the first 5-10 rounds. So I'm likely going to start with something like a Goldstein/Nankervis combo with the plan to upgrade to a Grundy/Gawn when they drop in price. I'm also weary of the Preuss effect if MFC are going to opt for the dual-ruck formation as many are suggesting.

Preuss ($240K) - Big Preussy is a bit on the awkwardly priced side for mine. Likely to be playing a lot of Third Tall Forward with stints in the ruck, or alternately playing ruck at Casey and getting call ups against teams with tall defences/better ruck options. Will be one to have a gander at during JLT, but not likely to be SC relevant.

Bradtke ($102K) - Cat B Basketball convert. Extremely raw. Likely to play VFL, if not even suburban footy under the new rules that we have seen a la Tom Jeffries (NM).

FWD:

T. McDonald ($530K) - Another possibly interesting POD, however rather pricey to start with. I'd even go as far to say he's a much more relevant option than Franklin given Franklin's inconsistency and proneness to injury. Proven 85+ scorer for 4 years in a row and this year edging closer to averages in the 100s. Definitely one to consider, especially now that Hogan is gone and he'll be the main target.

Petracca (MID) ($443K) - Another player that I'll likely be starting with. Many predicted 2018 to be his breakout year, however it turned out it was Gussy's breakout year. I have faith that Tractor will break out sooner than later and become that Dangerfield/Dusty-esque mid/forward that helps us to greatness. I'll likely be starting with him given he's likely to get more midfield time.

Neal-Bullen ($403K) - Similar to Jetta, he's becoming renowned for being the best pressure forward in the comp topping the comp in pressure acts and metres gained. Just not particularly SC relevant and can be somewhat inconsistent at times which results in many of our fans calling for his head each week.

Melksham ($400K) - One that I was almost considering starting with this year. Melksham has become quite a reliable player to kick 2-4 goals in each game, and also providing assistance further up the ground at times. SC scores can be quite erratic, so it's a no from me.

Garlett ($375K) - From what I understand he had a very dismal year personally, which effected his motivation and performance onfield. I wish him all the best and hope we can see the Jeffy of old once again, as his Davey/Farmer/Betts-like explosive games are what we are truly missing and it would be great to have it once again. Another erratic SC scorer though, so not particularly relevant.

Hannan ($326K) - Could very well end up playing every second game as he is borderline best 22. Much more reliable options with better JS out there.

Spargo ($311K) - The Spark Plug also had a ripper debut season which saw him play 15 games. A little bit more one dimensional than say a Fritsch. In the same boat as Hannan/VDB/etc and might be constantly in and out of the best 22.

T. Smith ($311K) - Probably 4th or 5th or so in line for the tall forward gig. Have a feeling he could get the chop at the end of 2018.

vandenBerg (MID) ($283K) - It was truly great to see him finally come back after the ridiculous amount of time he spent on the sidelines injured. Not one for SC though as he's also on the borderline of the best 22.

Weideman ($243K) - As much as he's a KPF, this could be an interesting POD/Cash Cow pick as I think there's up to 200K to be made here. If you have the finances for it, he's shown late last year that he can get 60-100 points as that second tall forward (was horrid as a third tall/ruck relief). Pop him on your watchlist.

Bedford (MID) ($117K) - I'd probably have him ahead of Sparrow, Jordan and Nietschke. Likely to get similar value out of him to Spargo if all goes to plan and he gets a crack in the 22. Watchlist for JLT.




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- Those currently on my shortlist.

NB. We're also likely to have one more SSP player, whom will quite possibly be Jay Lockhart (Casey). He'd be in the same boat as Hannan/vandenBerg/etc for that medium forward role.
 
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Only going to do relevant players. Won't include rookies as it's basically pick them if they play, Cavarra, West and Smith the few likely to play games.

DEF:


Matthew Suckling - 497K
Was a surprisingly good scorer last year. Only one score under 75 and some big scores in 123 and 115. But is mostly in that 80-90 range. Much better options at his price and given he's 30 years old. Predicted average: 84

Jason Johannisen - 465k
I think everyone knows how good this guy can be... including opposition coaches. There's the problem, he's the #1 bloke on every coaches tagging list. The Hawthorn game last year sums up JJ perfectly. 25 touches to half time, bog by an absolute mile, gets tagged after half time and only has 7 touches. Just can't pick a bloke who struggles so much with the tag. He does have a huge ceiling with scores of 139 and 136 last year. Predicted average: 87

Bailey Williams - 441k

Have seen some interest on this board in Bailey and I can see why. Had a pretty good year for a third year player and his been set up to become a midfielder in 2019. Before getting injured vs North Melbourne he had a six game stretch where his scores didn't deviate outside of 78-90 (90, 82, 87, 78, 78, 89) so he has shown consistency along as a good ceiling with a high score of 139. Just think there's better options and at 441k if he does explode to premo it will only be another 100k or so to bring him in. Predicted average: 84

Hayden Crozier - 428K
This is the one of me down back. Got injured in the first game last year and struggled in his first games back, but post bye he really found his groove down back. Averaged 97.4 over that 10 game period with a low score of 69 and a high of 137. I reckon that's his average for next year give or take. Only worry I'd have is that good scoring patch came when Easton Wood wasn't in the team for the most part and they're both intercepting defenders, so that could shave a few points of his scores. Has been one of the standouts in preseason from training watchers. Predicted average: 94

Easton Wood - 339k

Is underpriced but besides 2015 has never played over 18 games. But between injury and for some reason playing forward last year he's probably 20 points underpriced. Predicted average: 82

Ed Richards - 319k

There's always one player who breaks out in their second year, but it's anyone's guess who does it. Has been training with the midfield and looks to be moving up to a wing/half forward. Predicted average: 77

MID:

Jack Macrae - 689k

Star. Superstar. As someone who didn't have him last year that month patch where he was simply amazing was just impossible to come up against. 141, 189, 156, 177. Has a ceiling up their with the Dangerfield/Fyfe's or the world and doesn't kick goals (only kicked multiple goals once last year) so you could make a case it could improve. One score under 98 outside of the game he got injured and went over 130 10 times. There's risk when picking him in that Beveridge moves players around so much and Liber is back. Do you wanna pay 650k+ for him when Beveridge could play him at half forward/wing for a game or do you wanna get a Mitchell/Cripps/Oliver/Neale who are gonna attend almost all center bounces? Probably the latter. Predicted average: 119

Marcus Bontempelli - 564k

Annoyingly only missed out on forward status by 2%, would have been a lock if he got it. Supercoach wise he's the main sufferer from Bev's versatility fetish, just spends way to much gametime up forward. I get it from an actual footy perspective as he's our best forward, but it just kills his sc scores. Has had a full preseason for the first time since 2016 and has all the ability in the world (went 115+ 8 times last season) but my final line with Macrae applies to Bontempelli also. Is underpriced, but better off waiting to get him in even if it costs you 70k or so. Predicted average: 109

Lachie Hunter - 555k

Surprise packet last year. If you said to people Hunter would average more than Crouch, Merrett, JPK, Sloane and Zorko they would have laughed at you. But he was very consistent and showed he has a huge ceiling with scores of 142, 155 and 146. Had a lowest score of 86 over the last ten round and averaged 108.7 in that period. Has missed one game in the last three years so is super durable. I don't think he can make a jump much higher than this and I think he'll have a similar SC career to Steele Sidebottom from here on in, where besides having month long patches where he looks like he could go 110+ he'll (besides Sidebottom's 2014 season) always be a 95-107 average player. Predicted average: 99

Josh Dunkley - 516k

See forwards.

Toby McLean - 514k
See forwards.

Mitch Wallis - 498k
See forwards.

Tom Liberatore - 300k
Bargain. I feel like with Tom you'll either convince yourself to pick him or not and nothing will change your mind. This will be the lowest he's been priced since he was drafted. Has seasons of 107 and 110 behind him although he won't be doing that again as our gameplan has changed from 'Minson taps it to Liber.... that is it'. Has come back in good condition and is in full training. You'd be certain that 2017 was just a complete write off and that you'll get something close to his 2016 season, where he averaged 95 or so when you take out injury effected games. I think he's a must have this year. Predicted average: 96

RUC:

I don't even think we know what our ruck set up will be. English will be a supercoach stud, but that's probably a little way from happening.

FWD:

Josh Dunkley - 514k

I'll just throw some numbers at you. Moved into the midfield at round 15 and scored 105, 86, 88, 105, 147, 132, 106, 157, 116. 9 games at 115.7 average. Was played in his actual position and thrived. I'm willing to bet anything he'll be a top 4 forward this year. I understand the worry with Liber coming back and him losing midfield minutes, but don't, he's a walk up start in the guts and most likely to attend our most CB's this season. Predicted average - 106

Toby McLean - 514k

He was basically the opposite of Dunkley, started the year on fire (pre by average of 106, two scores below 91), then got moved forward and his post by numbers were not great (82 average, two scores above 91). The problem for SC is that unlike Dunkley he's actually a really good forward and it's almost better for the team to have him forward. He could and should still score well and his prime could be a Robbie Gray type, but even Gray is inconsistent in that role. Have a look and use him as an upgrade target if he is scoring well from the get go. Predicted average: 89

Mitch Wallis - 498k

Had his second best averaging season last year in a newer role where he played almost exclusively as a forward. Was super consistent and had only one score below 77 and that was a 69, so really didn't have what I'd consider a 'bad score' for a forward all year. Just to show his consistency of his 18 games 13 were between 80 and 105. So you basically know every week you're going to get a decent score while not getting a match winning score. Better options around that price with Heeney and co, but you could do worse. Predicted average: 93

They're the only players I'd even be close to looking at outside of rookies. So my top five picks would be..

1. Liberatore
2. Dunkley
3. Crozier
4. Macrae
5. Bontempelli.
 
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