Stefan Martin (ruckman – selected in 3.2% of sides – averaging 111.7, 3 round average of 136.67)
The big fella is absolutely killing it! Last week, after back to back 120s, I said to keep an eye on him. In Round 6 he scored 145 and was one of the best on the ground; even more pleasing was that Leuenberger was in the same team. He’s back at $600,100 – only $100 below his starting price – but he is worth every cent. If you’re looking for a ruck replacement and you already have Goldstein, you can’t go past Martin.
David Armitage (midfielder – selected in 1% of sides – 5 round average of 129.4)
I spoke about Armo a few weeks back when I looked strictly at St.Kilda players. I didn’t want to go on repeating myself, but he cannot be ignored any longer! Taking out his Round 1 score of 77, he is averaging 129.4, and 120.67 for the season. Armo is ranked 1st in the AFL for disposals (1st for uncontested & 8th for contested), 1st for effective disposals, 11th for inside 50s and 9th for clearances. At 590k, he’ll cost you 80k more than his starting price, but his breakeven is 83 so he will continue rising.
Devon Smith (forward – selected in 1.6% of sides – averaging 105.17, 3 round average of 110.80)
I was hesitant to pump up Smith after scoring 88 in Round 5, coming off three tons. Then he helped GWS to a win against Hawthorn, kicking 3 goals and scoring 113 in the process. Scores off 77 & 88 are his only low points, but 2/4 of tons have been over 120, so there’s more upside than downside at this stage.
Dom Tyson (midfielder – selected in 0.5% of sides – averaging 71.2)
He was a SuperCoach bargain in 2014, averaging 94 from 22 games – with some huge tons mind you. There was a bit of chatter about that he could be a good POD. After all, he is a former pick #3, entering his 4th season, coming off an average of 94 and only setting prospective buyers back just over $500,000. 6 games later and we find him averaging only 71.2 with a high of 86 and a low of 45. I haven’t seen many Melbourne games but what stands out is that he’s only averaging 19.8 disposals & 3.5 marks. If Dom gets more of the pill I think his scoring will improve, but it doesn’t seem likely at this stage.
Shane Edwards (forward/midfielder – selected in 1% of sides – averaging 109)
Titch, Butch, Shane, he is having a fantastic year so far, no matter what you call him. Last year he averaged 84, his best SuperCoach season. He’s been a solid player for the Tigers for the last handful of years. After 8 years of footy I wasn’t expecting him to become a SuperCoach premium in his 9th year, so this has made me slightly hesitant. But we can only read into the games he’s played and so far he’s scored 103, 100, 122, 86 & 134. Another ton this week and I would be recommending you jump all over him.