I fell a little in love with Pap as soon as I saw him play. I’ve rarely seen a bloke run the ball as often and to such effect.
In his debut season in 2019 he averaged just 38 minutes per game.
In his six starts at fullback though Pap averaged 36.3PPG in runs alone! That doesn’t include tackle busts, line breaks or anything additional.
Other key numbers to come from his six games at fullback include
an average of 13PPG in tackle busts, nine linebreaks and a try in five of the
Oh and three forced drop outs just because that’s what Pap does…
If we take runs and tackle busts alone and assume he did absolutely nothing else in those games he still would have scored just on 50. Madness.
What does this look like as a whole though?
Well in those six starts Pap averaged 95PPG. Incredible.
But the more encouraging thing is that across the whole season
he scored at a rate of 1.37 points per minute.
He came off the bench a lot of the year and some of it was as a
roving lock type position which may slightly skew things but 1.37PPM equates to
an average of 109.6PPG if he played 80 minutes each week.
He won’t be that good (I don’t think), but the numbers are out
of this world.
Add in the fact that Pap is priced at a mid 50s average and I
honestly think you just have to pick him and decide on your other fullback from
I don’t care how enticing some of the other guys are. He was my first picked this season by some margin.
Hopefully he can be as good as advertised but even with a
reduction in last season’s numbers he is still probably equal to being a
genuine keeper, and at worst a bucket load of cash will be made to allow an upgrade
If however he continues on with last year’s performances we could be looking at something very special. Captaincy material anyone? Enjoy the ride.
SUPERCOACH TERMINOLOGY KEY
MPG = Minutes per game
PPG = Points per game
PPM= Points per minute
BPG = Base per game (point accrued in tackles + runs + missed