Weekly wrap: Round 19 studs & duds

Charlie Dadds recaps every game from Round 19 with a focus on how the SuperCoach prospects performed.


I think the Round 19 Team of the Week speaks volumes about just how crazy and chaotic this season has been…

Charlie Curnow VC?! Uhhh sure.

Not only that, but the person currently ranked #1 has Joe Daniher as an F7 loop; proving just how left field you really need to go in order to reap the benefits of what has been a frenzied 2023 AFL SuperCoach season to say the least.

Elite Dadds managed to jump up 490 spots to 3018th thanks to a score of 2610!

Rory Laird as an out was a daunting prospect to face, but Jaspa Fletcher’s calmness under some immense pressure over the last few weeks allowed me to rest somewhat easy as opposed to those rolling with Cooper Harvey off the bench.

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George Hewett was HOT on my list when I wrote this article two weeks back, and after a 127 on the weekend, I’m putting him firmly in the ‘must have’ category.

Although, I’m out of trades, the amusement is wearing off, and all I look forward to during the week now is resting my head on the pillow and tuning into another riveting episode of The Bear, season 2.

Haven’t watched it? Watch it.

Don’t have Disney+? Buy it.

Have zero interest in cooking dramas? I DON’T CARE CHEF.

Anyway, this is a wrap up about Round 19 of the AFL SuperCoach season after all, so I will digress.

Let’s get into the wrap!

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Essendon v Western Bulldogs

  • With a three-round average of just 82 heading into this game, Jordan Ridley (138) owners were understandably at their wits end. It’ll be an anxious wait to see the full extent of the quad injury that left him iced up in the last quarter
  • Darcy Parish (109) and Zach Merrett (105) are about to go absolutely ballistic over the next month with games against West Coast and North Melbourne to come
  • Mason Redman (98) finally managed to make it through a game without copping any close attention

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  • Nicholas Martin (90) bounced back from his very sub-par 58 against the Cats
  • You need to have the C or VC on Marcus Bontempelli (126) every. single. week.
  • Tom Liberatore (126) doubled the next closest clearance getter for the Dogs
  • Bailey Smith (105) is $144k down from his starting price
  • Tim English (134) had a stack of hit-outs to advantage
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Richmond v Hawthorn

  • Tim Taranto (91) led the charge in the last quarter
  • Dustin Martin (93) has a three-round average of 114. At $505k, he’s too expensive to consider
  • James Sicily (171) was monstrous in defence, taking 13 marks to go along with his 28 possessions
  • Will Day (90) moved back in the last quarter
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Carlton v West Coast

  • Charlie Curnow (178) kicked 10 to take out the highest score of the round. He’s averaging 169 points in his last three games against the Eagles
  • Sam Docherty (156) split his time between midfield and half-back
  • George Hewett (127) led the Blues in CBAs, clearances, and disposals. Like I said earlier; if you have the trades, he’s a must-have at M9
  • Sam Walsh (109) was on track to smash the scoring record until he was forced off the ground in the second the quarter with a hamstring injury. In just 34% TOG, he managed to rack up 14 touches, 1 mark, 3 tackles, 4 clearances, and a goal… All while going at a ridiculous 100% DE
  • Alex Witherden (123) has a three-round average of 107
  • Andrew Gaff (114) wound back the clock with 30 touches and 10 marks. VINTAGE
  • Ryan Maric (67) has clutched up massively these last two weeks
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Brisbane v Geelong

  • Josh Dunkley (115) made his return, and while he had a quiet first half, he really lifted in the second to finish with a game-high 16 contested possessions
  • Lachie Neale (108) managed to shrug off some attention from Tom Atkins (50)
  • Darcy Wilmot (89) has a five-round average of 89
  • Jaspa Fletcher (66) continues to look right at home
  • In an extremely cruel blow, Will Ashcroft (59) ruptured his ACL. Sometimes footy really isn’t fair, and unfortunately this is one of those times
  • Tom Stewart (152) had 53% of the CBAs
  • Oisin Mullin (11) came on as the substitute
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Fremantle v Sydney

  • Andrew Brayshaw (116) might have been two disposals short of my multi hitting, but I’ll definitely take his SuperCoach score!
  • Luke Ryan (111) struggled up until half-time
  • Caleb Serong (101) had 32 touches to go along with his SEVEN clangers…
  • Luke Jackson (100) dominated the ruck
  • Matthew Johnson (29) was subbed off in the last quarter
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  • Luke Parker (155) put up the biggest score of his season
  • Since returning from injury, Callum Mills (107) has a five-round average of 95. Not bad… Not great… But pretty much bang on what I was expecting when I brought him in
  • Chad Warner (53) played his first game since Round 15
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Port Adelaide v Collingwood

  • Willem Drew (121) notched up 16 tackles as a result of following Nick Daicos (99) for three quarters. For whatever reason, he moved to De Goey in the last, allowing Nick to take control of the game and score 50 points in the fourth quarter
  • Dan Houston (120) has a five-round average of 137
  • Connor Rozee (117) has kicked multiple goals in each of his last four games
  • Zak Butters (101) had 31 touches
  • Darcy Cameron (135) had 45 hitouts
  • Tom Mitchell (30) is a shadow of his former self. He was subbed off in the third quarter
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GWS v Gold Coast

  • Lachie Whitfield (133) was explosive off half-back
  • Stephen Coniglio (114) had 29 touches and a goal
  • Harry Himmelberg (109) took 12 marks in defence
  • Kieren Briggs (91) is still ticking along nicely but I’d be looking to upgrade him to one of the big dogs

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  • Sam Flanders (113) has a five-round average of 111! Definitely not too late to jump on
  • Jarrod Witts (101) did well against Briggsy who has been quite restrictive against opposition ruckmen this year
  • Touk Miller (81) did not record a single clearance… Not one!
  • Bailey Humphrey (12) has gone ICE cold
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Melbourne v Adelaide Crows

  • Angus Brayshaw (125) had game-highs in both contested possessions (16) and clearances (8) in a role that has seen him shoulder the midfield load amidst the notable absence of Clayton Oliver
  • If Max Gawn (120) did end up gaining forward status, he’d be the name on everyone’s lips heading into Round 20. With most coaches already owning a duo of English/Witts/Darcy/Briggs etc., he’s a hard player to find a spot for
  • Izak Rankine (115) dazzled but had to be helped off the ground in the last quarter with a hamstring injury
  • Jordan Dawson (115) stood up with Laird out of the side
  • Luke Nankervis (57) had a solid debut
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St Kilda v North Melbourne

  • Get Jack Steele (160) in your teams right now!! He is well and truly back to his best, exemplified by a three-round average of 135
  • Jack Sinclair (132) played mostly in midfield
  • Rowan Marshall (124) bounced back from his 58 against the Suns
  • Marcus Windhager (104) tonned up for the first time in his career
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  • Luke Davies-Uniacke (133) has a three-round average of 132 and plays the Eagles this week…
  • Harry Sheezel (126) has thankfully returned to his seagull role and us owners are reaping the benefits as a result! He has two tons on the trot for the first time since Rounds 7-8
  • Jack Ziebell (26) came on as the substitute
  • Cooper Harvey (16) managed just five disposals. A sorry sight for those needing to field him in place of Laird

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