we have a guy who has had 17 starts in the halves throughout his career (2014
at an average of 30PPG and available in the tough to fill centre position, with
a good draw and covering the first bye week, I think he is a huge option.
question is whether or not you play him in your 17? This will come down to
salary cap and team balance.
he can average 45PPG he could gain approximately $130-140K. I also like that at
five-eighth he should have a decent base for a centre cheapie with tackling and
runs. In fact, his base last year while playing in the halves was 30.5BPG. Yes
Mann isn’t locked into the number 6 jersey, but I believe he is a good enough player to make it his own.
Mason Lino and Phoenix Crossland are waiting in the wings, so who knows? At $287K I’m taking the punt and will deal with it if he is dropped.
he keep up the PPM? It was between 1.02-1.09 in the previous two years.
I believe he is a better player now and even 1.09PPM still gets him an average
of 59PPG based on last year’s minutes.
One point above his price average (again without goal-kicking).
he actually kick? Flanagan could well take the duty.
he stay on the paddock? I think the biggest risk for my man here is injuries
and possibly getting hurt and leaving a game early which happened twice last
This, along with the quality of the Chook’s squad which perhaps allows Robinson to rest him a little more, is the thing keeping me from not locking him in from round 1.
The numbers suggest though that if you take the risk it could pay off enormously! Personally, he could come into my side early if things go his way. A big watch this weekend and good luck if you take the punt!
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 tackles)