Fremantle’s 2016 SuperCoach Preview
Blue Chip Investment
Nat Fyfe – MID – $670,600
Even with niggles surrounding this man; he looks like an unstoppable force. Despite playing less than half the game against Richmond, he gathered 18 touches and five clearances. Deserved the Brownlow last season and it’s important to remember he scored over 120 ten times last year. Wow.
NAB SC scores: 58, 138
Mid Price Potential
Tommy Sheridan – DEF – $355,900
There have been plenty of coaches leaning towards young Tommy after two impressive NAB Challenge matches; 23 touches versus Richmond and 28 against Adelaide, both playing from defence.
Averaged 65 from 17 matches last season, and now at 22 years of age, is ready for a big step-up.
NAB SC scores: 95, 128
Point Of Difference
David Mundy – MID – $612,600
Make no bones about it, Mundy is a star of the competition but will be largely overlooked once again. Had his career best season in 2015 (21 games with an average of 113.5) and was rewarded with the Fremantle captaincy in 2016.
If you want a consistent, strong scorer, look no further, he dropped below 100 only three times last season.
Can he and Fyfe fit in the same SuperCoach midfield? Absolutely.
NAB SC scores: Yet to play
Darcy Tucker – DEF – $117,300
Tucker has only played once for the Dockers after going at pick 27 in last year’s draft, but he the young defender was very impressive (21 touches, eight marks). The pacy left-footer played a lot of juniors through the midfield but is likely to play across half-back if selected. But we know Ross Lyon’s general policy with youngsters isn’t a good one, so don’t expect too much this season.
NAB SC scores: 72
Chris Mayne – FWD – $443,800
I’ve got no concerns on Mayne’s durability, he’s played at least 20 games in each of the last five seasons. However, he has averaged above 85 in only one of those seasons, so the likelihood that the 27 year old will be a forward-line keeper is low. Look elsewhere.
NAB SC scores: 73