Eddie Betts has been in fine form. Picture: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images AsiaPac.

The Bandwagon: Round seven

Jordan Lim


Jordan Lim runs the rule over this week’s Supercoach hidden gems and those you should think about offloading.

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Sick of the same Supercoach sites telling you get on board with the same handful of players? Well The Bandwagon takes a look at the unique players that could make an impact, and the popular ones that could face the boot, as you look to get the wheels rolling for Supercoach 2015. Whether you need to take a punt in your league, or are looking for overall glory, don’t take a page out of the same book, jump on board the new Bandwagon.

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Eddie Betts – (Adelaide – $466,700, av. 106.00)

Little Eddie Betts has been in the Supercoach form of his life, going at an average of 106 points per round. When he’s kicked a bag, he has produced massive scores, and when he hasn’t chipped in with as many goals, his output has still been very impressive. Three tons, two scores just under (88 and 92) and a season low of 72 – still very serviceable – has been a great return for someone who starred in pre-season. Can he keep up his great form? If so, expect to be rewarded as he’s only in 4.1% of teams. Picked him up as my final pick in draft, so he’s at least rewarded me for that.

Tom Mitchell – (Sydney – $405,600, av. 119.50)

I know it’s a cop out to have him in this section but is the 2015 version of Tom Mitchell the one that will finally explode? His debut year saw him explode out of the blocks, averaging over 100 in his first eight games. He slowed down heading into the finals series, to reach a high score of just 80 points after his blistering start. He started 2014 in fine form, scoring 93 and 97 in his first two games, before two sub 60 games saw him dropped from the side until the end of the season. Mitchell has had to bide his time out of the Swans best 22, but injuries have once again given him a chance to shine. Two monster scores of 114 and 125 makes him a man that many will take the punt on. But can you really trust the biggest burn man of last season?

Abandon Ship

Daniel Rich – (Brisbane – 401,100, av. 89.17)

Rich has played a different role this season, sweeping up behind the play and while his first few rounds were promising, he’s failed to impact the contest as much over the last few rounds. A season low of 53 points came off just 8 disposals, a worrying sign. Rich has started to lose money and with a break even of 98, it seems like the perfect time to let him go for a super premium.

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