Weekly wrap: Round 15 studs, duds, injuries

Check out our Round 15 AFL SuperCoach wrap, including the stars and strugglers, injured brigade, and suspensions.


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At the moment, I can barely pick out a weakness in my side, although there still is some room for improvement.

Jordan Dawson (134), George Hewett (104) were immense; but by far my best play of the round was deciding to hold Nick Daicos (93) who was named on-ball and looked great! With a 3-round-average of 106, he can definitely stay in my side for the time being.

But, without a doubt, the GOAT Medal (a new segment I’ve just come up with) goes to: Scott Pendlebury (130). He may not have scored the most points in my team, but geez it was good to see him bang out a ton.

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Oliver (140) and Laird (156) largely carried the midfield, with Jack Macrae (123) also putting up a serviceable score. Touk (101) looked to be on track for a massive score but faded towards the end.

The unlikely ruck duo of Sean Darcy (117) and Luke Jackson (122) worked a treat! And, without sounding too arrogant, my forward line is a thing of beauty. Bont (136), Coniglio (109), Brodie (129), Dunkley (110), and Himmelberg (114) on debut for me was sensational. But I was not impressed with my other debutant, Luke Parker (75).

I said last week that I was in the hunt for top 5000, and now I well and truly am. I scored 2522 and went up 4244 spots to 14,712th.

There aren’t any glaringly obvious trades for me to make, so I think I’ll hold strong and save my remaining five trades for a raining day; most likely when Gawn comes back and I need to get rid of Jackson.

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Melbourne v Brisbane

The top of the table clash proved to be not so top indeed, with Dees showing the Lions that despite their poor form, they are still miles ahead.

Clayton Oliver (140) and Jack Viney (123) were massive in the middle, but I need to give a HUGE shoutout to my absolute BOY, Luke Jackson (122), who rewarded all his owners that decided to take a punt on the young ruckman.

I feel for those who have persisted with Petracca (97), but for us non-owners, he is looking veryyyy cheap. Angus Brayshaw (106), however, is definitely in the convo for the top 6 defenders. What a star!

Daniel Rich (135) is without a doubt the #1 defensive option I’m looking at this week after putting up his highest score of the season, but I’m not too sure about the debutant, James Tunstill (38), who could only rack up 9 disposals, as well as a complete brain fade on the goal line.

Although tagged to just 21 touches, Lachie Neale (111) still managed 7 clearances and a solid disposal efficiency to boost his score up.

Injuries – Christian Salem hobbled off in the first quarter with what many thought was another knee issue, but he returned to the field and played out the game. Jarrod Lyons was subbed off with a sore sternum after a hit with Fritsch in the second quarter.

Reports – nil.

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Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn

A three-quarter masterclass from the Doggies got them a very well earnt victory over my beloved Hawks on Friday night.

There seriously aren’t enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe how good the Bulldogs midfield of Bont (136), Macrae (123), Libba (118), Dunkley (110), and Treloar (89) are.

Surprise X Factor, Rhylee West (121) was superb off half forward. Although the only reason he was even in the team in the first place was because his daddy rang the coach and complained that his son wasn’t getting any games, his 3-goal performance proves that he is absolutely an AFL player.

Bailey Dale (110), Caleb Daniel (97), and Ryan Gardner (108) were all brilliant in defence, but Codey Weightman (2) only managed one touch which was oddly satisfying.

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Dylan Moore (112) clapped back at those who traded him out *cough* Eddie *cough*, while Jack Scrimshaw (131) was dominant off half back, taking a whopping 12 marks and kicking at 88%.

Mitch Lewis (95) booted four, and I mean this in the most complete un-bias way ever, but he will be the best key forward in the comp in five years’ time.

For whatever reason, Sam Mitchell has decided to throw the magnets around and play Tom Mitchell (80) in the forward line again which makes me physically ill. I have a slight feeling that this is the last year we see Titch in a Hawks guernsey.

Injuries – Ed Richards subbed off after copping a knee to the head. Adam Treloar came off in the second quarter with something but returned in the third quarter. Liam Shiels was clutching his neck throughout the game.

Reports – Nil.

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West Coast v Essendon

I usually despise having two Friday night games on, but if this the second (which no one will watch because they’re watching the first), I can go to bed a happy man.

Surprisingly though, it was a pretty close game, with the Eagles finally notching up a win!

Jack Redden (106) keeps ticking along, but Willie Rioli (127) was the surprise package who got his team the dub.

JJK (97) wound back the clock with a bag of goals, as did Elliot Yeo (102) who looked somewhat comfortable off half back.

Don’t get me started on Tim Kelly (49) … I’m just thanking my lucky stars I didn’t trade him in after his bye. Also don’t get me started on Callum Jamieson (-4) hahah, I would not be surprised if there’s a few owners who put him at R2 to cover English.

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Zach Merrett (111) finally notched up a ton after I’ve hyped up religiously for the past month, while Dylan Shiel (101) continues to score well.

Peter Wright (105) kicked 4.4, and Jake Stringer (101) kicked 3!

Mason Redman (107) and Jordan Ridley (100) were great, and if you’ve held Nic Martin (98) this long, you may as well keep holding him.

Massimo D’Ambrosio (53) certainly did enough in his second game, but it would absolutely suckkkk if you decided to hold English and play Ben Hobbs (36) on field *cough* Eddie *cough*. That may have cost you a top 200 spot champ…

Injuries – nil.

Reports – nil.

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Carlton v Fremantle

This game had so much promise, but the Blues proved to be way too good for the Dockers, and now find themselves firmly on track for a top-4 finish.

I wouldn’t go as far as to suggest that the Carlton midfield is better than the Bulldogs midfield, but Sam Walsh (138), George Hewett (104), Patrick Cripps (95), and Matthew Kennedy (112) go pretty well.

Charlie Curnow (95) kicked four and was unstoppable up forward, while Zac Fisher (112) got a heap of the footy off half forward.

Sam Docherty (91) and Adam Saad (109) were once again amazing off half back.

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Will Brodie (129) gave a big “f*** you” to those who rightfully thought that Fyfe would impact his scoring. Luckily, I didn’t trade him out in SuperCoach, but I did in Fantasy which massively hurt me.

Sean Darcy (117) FINALLY scored well after bringing him in, but I feel bad for those who paid up for Andy Brayshaw (87). Don’t worry, he will bounce back immediately.

Hayden Young (104) once again looked great down back.

Take it from an experienced Luke Ryan (50) owner, it’s just much easier to trade him out ASAP and completely block him out of your mind.

Injuries – Jordan Boyd was subbed off with an ankle in the last quarter.

Reports – nil.

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Geelong v Richmond

What an absolute thriller to watch, definitely one of the best games all year!

Cam Guthrie (109) continues to explode, and if you’re looking for a POD, he’s probably #1 right now.

Although he played a brilliant game, owners of Tom Stewart (161) will still be very disappointed, as a costly spur of the moment bump on Dion Prestia (16) to send him into another dimension should see him spend a few weeks out suspended.

Mitch Duncan (75) got a lot of the ball, but his disposal efficiency let him down; however, it didn’t let down Sam De Koning (100) who managed to ton up despite having just 15 touches and 3 marks!

Tyson Stengle (101) was arguably the best player on the field, booting 3 goals to get his team over the line.

Nick Vlastuin (130) was the shining light down back for the Tigers, while Toby Nankervis (141) was a dominant force in the ruck.

Liam Baker (126) made the switch to the midfield in the second quarter after Prestia was subbed off and he relished the opportunity.

Jayden Short (84) was once again very meh.

Injuries – SDK dislocated his finger in the second quarter. Dion Prestia was knocked out cold and subbed off.

Reports – Tom Stewart will get weeks for sure. Jeremy Cameron tried to poke Marlion Pickett in the eye which should get looked at.

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Sydney v St Kilda

This game proved that despite all the hype, St Kilda still have a long way to go.

Jake Lloyd (148) what the HECK?? Is he back? Wait one more week to see but holy moly this could be hugeeee.

Nick Blakey (126) was also brilliant off half back, but my captain, Callum Mills (86), was incredibly underwhelming. Speaking of underwhelming, Luke Parker (75) made his debut in my side and looked worse than I did on Sunday morning.

Isaac Heeney (59) kicked 3 goals but looked like a completely different person from last week. I can’t trust him. Don’t bring him in.

Rowan Marshall (156) took complete advantage of the solo ruck duties and if he keeps this role, he’ll be a very tasting option.

Seb Ross (112), Brad Crouch (93), and Jack Steele (115) were all great in the middle, especially Steele who played his first game back from injury. You can probably afford to wait another week, but he’s pretty close to being the cheapest he’ll get this year. When he does hit rock bottom, it’ll be very hard to not pick him up… The question is, who do you trade out?

Jack Sinclair (79) was tagged up until half time, and then for whatever reason, Sydney decided to tag Hunter Clark (83)?? Weirdest decision ever considering you’re playing against Seb Ross, Brad Crouch, and Jack Steele but oh well, they got the win so who am I to judge.

Injuries – nil.

Reports – Zac Jones bumped Parker high in the first, but no damage was done so he should be fine.

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North Melbourne v Adelaide

I would genuinely prefer to be on all fours, crouching over the toilet bowl on Sunday morning than watch this hot, steamy pile of… I’ve said too much already.

One positive to come out of North’s performance was Aaron Hall (153) returning back to his piggish best. 38 touches, 3 marks, and he broke the record for metres gained… That’s a pretty fair effort.

Jy Simpkin (93) and LDU (88) are just very very average, but Curtis Taylor (100) continues to show heaps of promise.

Todd Goldstein (120) was once again brilliant in the ruck, as was his #2 Tristan Xerri (81).

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Jackson Archer (57) couldn’t have had a more perfect debut, getting into a melee 20 minutes into his first AFL game with his dad watching on proudly. He didn’t look out of place at all and will be a nice downgrade option next week.

Even Paul Curtis (87) had a great game!! Pity he couldn’t perform like that during the byes.

Rory Laird (156) was everywhere, racking up 44 touches and 11 tackles! Huuuugeeee.

The rest of the midfield: Dawson (134), Keays (113), and ROB (127), were all amazing, with Dawson edging nearer and nearer to becoming my favourite trade this year.

The twin towers of Darcy Fogarty (121) and Taylor Walker (119) kicked 10 goals between them.

Jackson Hately (83) was great, but if you own him, you can probably move him on to an uber premo now.

Injuries – Bailey Scott was subbed off at half time with a hip injury. Shane McAdam rolled his ankle and didn’t return. Will Hamill was subbed off with concussion.

Reports – nil.

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Collingwood v GWS

Aside from some absolutely horrid umpiring decisions, this was actually a great game to watch, and with this win, the Pies now move into 7th!

Darcy Cameron (117) is proving to be one of the trades of the year, so congrats if you did bring him in. Be wary of Grundy’s return soon though.

For the first time since I traded him God knows how long ago, Scott Pendlebury (130) went BANG!! He may have only had 19 touches, but he racked up a vintage 10 tackles!

Steele Sidebottom (101) now has three tons in his last four games and is an extremely cheap forward POD option.

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Will Hoskin-Elliot (129) and Brayden Maynard (123) had 17 marks between them, but Jack Crisp (80) had a below-par game.

Nick Daicos (93) was superb, and if you managed to keep him in, you’d be very happy looking at his last three scores.

Stephen Coniglio (109), Josh Kelly (115), and Lachie Whitfield (103) were unreal in the middle, but Tim Taranto (56) was a bit out of it in his first game back from injury.

Isaac Cumming (97) and Harry Himmelberg (114) took a whopping 20 marks between them, and Himmelberg in particular shot up $45k. Remarkably, he’s only owned by 7%, so he is in fact a POD if you’re looking to bring one in.

Jesse Hogan (101) kicked four, while Jacob Wehr (67) continues to go up in price nicely.

Injuries – nil.

Reports – nil.

Port Adelaide v Gold Coast

What an incredible finish to an incredible weekend of footy, with the Power now firmly in the driving seat of a potential top 8 finish!

Karl Amon (118) recorded a quad-double, finishing with 16 kicks, 10 handballs, 10 marks, and 10 tackles.

Dan Houston (131) and Riley Bonner (111) were elite off half back, finishing with 60 touches and 15 marks between them.

Connor Rozee (113) fully took advantage of Zac Butters’ absence in the midfield, with Travis Boak (93) and Ollie Wines (96) doing well also.

Touk Miller (101) was dominant, but yet again his disposal efficiency really let him down.

Jarrod Witts (148) gave the port “ruckmen” an absolute bath, so good work if you brought him in off the back of his poor effort last week.

David Swallow (90) continues to put his hand up as one of the bargain PODs of the year, while Noah Anderson (90) and Matt Rowell (82) were also solid in the middle.

Izaak Rankine booted 3 goals, and I know you won’t believe me when I tell you this, but he hasn’t dropped under 88 since Round 8…

Injuries – Alex Davies was subbed off in the last quarter with a knee injury.

Reports – nil.

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