MOUNT GAMBIER, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: Matthew Lobbe of the Power compete in the ruck with Toby Nankervis of the Tigers during the 2017 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Malseed Park on March 5, 2017 in Mount Gambier, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Toby Nankervis

Richmond’s under the radar signing flourished throughout the JLT series and will look to establish himself as the Tigers’ number one ruckman after Shaun Hampson was placed on the long term injury list.

Nankervis has averaged 102 points in the preseason and his dual position eligibility will have coaches flocking to him. Already picked in 32.2% of teams, his $366,400 price won’t be sitting there for too long.

Aaron Sandilands

Formerly the best ruckman in the competition, injury plagued Sandilands last season. At $308,200, if the Dockers big man can stay on the park, he will be well worth the value.

Sandilands scored 166 points in Fremantle’s JLT match against Collingwood in 80% game time, so we know he can put runs on the board when called upon.

Are you willing to take a risk on the big man out west?

Jarrod Witts

This former Magpie has gone up north to search for a bigger role however it is yet to be seen if he will get it. Two solid-enough JLT hit outs were encouraging that included a score of 85 against the Bulldogs. If you’re strapped for cash, his $217,600 will suit your budget, otherwise he could be a high risk/high reward pick prospect.

 


Jake Spencer

The dominance of Max Gawn and a foot injury meant Spencer didn’t see an AFL field in 2016, however, it appears he is back on the Demons’ radar in 2017. He didn’t set the JLT series on fire after averaging 62 points throughout the three games, however, he has averaged over 70 points from 2013-2015. Will he see enough game time to make his selection sufficient?

The answer may depend on whether you’re the super coach or not.