This weeks POD player is veteran of the game.
He turns 33 this year and is fast becoming a St.Kilda legend and one of the great AFL players. SCHQ has given him plenty of attention this week – he made it into The Table Podcast earlier this week. This endurance king is looking healthier and fitter than he has in the past few years; partly due to the refreshing fact that the Saints have another target to kick the ball to, in Josh Bruce.
Played: 9 games
3 Round Av: 115 (highest ranked forward)
5 Round Av: 111.2 (second ranked forward)
Owned By: 2.8% (6,212 sides)
ROOOOOOOOO!!! I’m pretty certain I’ve mentioned Riewoldt in the past, but I couldn’t pass over him again. Over the past three rounds he is the highest scoring forward, with scores of 133, 95 & 117. Before those two he scored 121 & 90, making him the second highest forward in the past five rounds!
During that five round period he has averaged 19.2 disposals, 10.8 marks, 3 goals, 1.4 tackles & 1.4 inside 50s per game. He has unfortunately fallen into the category of players that have one in-game injury that stuffs their average.
In Round 7 he was concussed in the first quarter and only scored 22. He missed the following week as precaution but has been sensational since. He has also had a calf injury early on that kept him out for three weeks, but he looks fit and is moving well at the moment.
But it’s not just the last five rounds that he has been superb. Let’s remove the Adelaide game (concussion) from his 2015 and have a look at what he’s achieved. Over the other eight games he’s averaging 18.9 disposals, 10.6 marks (1st in AFL), 2.4 goals, 1.4 tackles, 1.8 inside 50s, 1.8 hitouts & just under 1 goal assist. The most important part though is that without that 22, he averages 103.4 SuperCoach points a game.
What do you think? Would you consider Roo? Let me know.