The first two weeks of the JLT Community Series are done and dusted, but who stood out from a Supercoach perspective?
With this being the final week of scouting for many Supercoach coaches before the season proper – here are a few stand out players from each position.
Shane Savage (StK) $479,700 – 145 points
Savage is all about offence and is arguably St Kilda’s number one weapon off half back. He racked up 21 possessions at 85 percent efficiency, whilst also leading the Saints for intercept possessions. Could be a massive point of difference in 2018.
Nick Coffield (StK) $171,300 – 63 points
The number eight pick in last year’s draft, he put in a very composed first up display. He had 20 disposals and 63 points. He could be one of the best cash cows in the defence this year
Jeremy Finlayson (GWS) $123,900 – 85 points
With no Zac Williams and Nathan Wilson rebounding out of the defence this year for the Giants, Finlayson was impressive on Thursday night with 14 possessions at 100 percent efficiency. Firming as a round one lock, the 21-year-old averaged 28 disposals and 127 SuperCoach points in his first six games in the NEAFL last year before being called up to the senior side.
Dane Rampe (Syd) $427,400 – 148 points, Jake Lloyd (Syd) $479,900 – 103 points
Rampe (148) and Lloyd (103) were standouts for the Swans against the Lions. Lloyd looks to be the more reliable of the two however. Rampe may be too important to the Swans’ defensive post to score this well week in week out, however Lloyd played time on the wing on the weekend, which will do no harm to his score if he continues to play higher up the ground.
James Sicily (Haw) $402,800 – 114 points
Although awkwardly priced, Sicily had 24 disposals, at an elite 91 per cent efficiency, six marks and 114 points. He ended last year well with five 100’s in his last eight games, so look to Sicily if you require a point of difference.
Luke Davies-Uniacke (NM) $189,300 – 52 points
Looks like a readymade senior player, however only registered 12 disposals and 52 supercoach points. His tally of eight contested possessions – second most in the team – is an indication that his score will only get higher as he can gather’s more of the footy.
Clayton Oliver (Melb) $612,800 – 108 points
Massive point of difference considering the year he had last year. Oliver tallied 22 disposals, 15 contested possessions and six tackles in a midfield without Jack Viney, Nathan Jones and Dom Tyson.
Dustin Martin (Rich) $656,000 – 108 points
Three quarters and playing in second gear, Martin still gathered 24 disposals, booted 1.1 and tallied 108 points. Lock him in your side.
Nat Fyfe (Freo) $597,900 – 162 points
59 per cent of teams already have him and he justified why in JLT 1. Featured at half-forward and through the midfield, Fyfe had 27 disposals, 13 contested possessions, three contested marks, two goals. Lock him in alongside Martin.
Dom Barry (Port) $117,300 – 99 points
One of Port’s best, Barry booted a goal, alongside 20 disposals, nine contested possessions and 99 points.
Nick Holman (GC) $102,400 – 84 points
The ex-blue is available at a rock bottom price, and did his chances of a round one berth no harm against an under-strength Cats.
Tim Kelly (Geel) 117,300 – 72 points
He was electric and showed pace and excellent foot skills. Looks a readymade replacement for Steven Motlop, whilst also cementing himself as a genuine cash cow this season.
Max Gawn (Melb) $503,700 – 145 points
He is the must have ruckman this year. He convincingly beat Todd Goldstein, by registering 18 more hitouts to advantage whilst also scoring a goal as well.
Patrick Ryder (Port) $566,500 – 88 points
Tapping to a different midfield group at nearly every centre bounce, Ryder was solid in a three quarter effort. Could be the best partner to Gawn this season, although you need to pay a premium price to get him.
Jesse Hogan (Melb) $383,200 – 106 points
There has been talk of more midfield minutes for Hogan this year, and he justified against the Roos why he should be pushing up the ground. He finished with 13 disposals, seven marks, three goals and 106 points. If you’re looking for a point of difference look at Hogan, however maybe watch his JLT 2 before selecting him.
Bayley Fritsch (Melb) $117,300 – 70 points
Every chance to play round one, the mature age recruit tallied 11 disposals, six marks – four of them inside 50, 3.2 and passed two easy chances off to teammates virtually in front of goal.
Devon Smith (Ess) $439,100 – 118 points
He was recruited to play in the midfield, and in a 15-goal loss, Smith was Essendon’s best. He had 26 disposals, 11 contested possessions, five clearances, one goal and 118 points, lock him in your side.
Jake Stringer (Ess) $356,000 – 22pts
Give him one more chance to impress. He attended three center bounces and only played 46 percent of the game. Look out for him in JLT 2 to try and prove to coaches that he can return to his best this season.