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2010 mid-season reviews

It’s time for you fantasy fans to show off your knowledge by submitting pen portraits of AFL players.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13: Tigers supporters applaud Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers during the round 12 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 13, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

As with last year’s crop of reviews, I am opening up the site to enable you to submit a review of any current AFL player, which I will look over for quality and then publish on their FanFooty profile. If you feel like you want to write a mid-season review for your favourite player, submit your entry of around 150 words – warning, it must be at least within 130-170 words or it will be slashed or ignored! – in the comments of this post.

In short, here is what I want the feature to be: an analysis of what sort of fantasy player he is, followed by a bit of a wrap of how his season has gone so far. I’ll post the good ones with attribution of your user name, and a nice picture of the player to go with it. . Please, be gentle and don’t be nasty.

Note that there will only be one review per player, so if the name appears on the list of completed reviews then choose someone else. You can submit as many reviews on new players as you like. Thanks in advance for all your contributions! We got over 35 last year, I’m hoping to push way past 50 this year. 100 would be nice! 🙂

Completed player reviews: Robbie Gray, Joel Selwood, Greg Broughton, Adam Cooney, Leon Davis, Nick Riewoldt, Daniel Hannebery, Stephen Hill, Brad Green, Jarrod Harbrow, David Hille, Andrew Swallow, Aaron Sandilands, Adam Goodes, Heath Shaw, Mitchell Banner, Dane Swan, Barry Hall, Luke Hodge, Tony Armstrong, Daniel Giansiracusa, Tom Rockliff, Sharrod Wellingham, Matthew Pavlich, Ben Nason, Leigh Montagna, Gary Ablett jnr, Kurt Tippett, Scott Pendlebury, Shane Mumford, Paul Chapman, Brian Lake, James Podsiadly, Jarrad Grant, Corey Enright, Paul Duffield, Relton Roberts, Jonathan Brown, Leigh Brown, Beau Waters, Dustin Martin, Luke Power, Brent Stanton, Richard Douglas, Jordan Russell, Michael Barlow, David Armitage, Matthew Boyd, Jack Riewoldt, Brendon Goddard



  1. xavjustice

    June 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    A player that has most certainly not suffered the second year blues is Stephen Hill. The no.3 draft pick will always be compared to Daniel Rich and others in the top 10 of 2009, but this kid can play.

    Fantasy wise, he’s doing ok. He still has that inconsistency that most young players get at the start of their careers, but his best games are very, very good. High DT scores of 102 and 101 are achievable for young Stephen, along with high SC scores of 120 and 115 as well. He isn’t setting the world on fire in the scoring department, no, but his average is has climbed up this year which is positive.

    I wouldn’t take a look at him for the remainder of the year, but I can guarantee you there will be moments when you say “how good was that” when he has the ball. He’ll be the pick of the 09 draft, he’ll win games off his own boot, and he’ll be fantasy star in years to come. Just not 2010. Yet.

  2. xavjustice

    June 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Dan Hannebery has had a smashing 2010 so far, and his excellent form doesn’t look like stopping any time soon.

    As with any second year player, inconsistency is going to occur, which can be seen his low scores against WCE and Essendon. However, the upshot is that he’s averaging 78.6 and 86.9 in DT and SC, which is very good considering he started the year off priced at 202k and 245k in DT and SC. He’s hit the tonne 3 times out of 10 in DT and 4 times out of 10 in SC, meaning that he hast the potential to impact a few more games before 2010 is done and dusted.

    A solid chance for the Rising Star, Hannebery won’t cop a tag this year at all, and he’ll go unnoticed against the opposition, who will try to curve the likes of Goodes and ROK before him. Therefore, the sky is the limit for the young lad, and hopefully continues to show us the talent he has for the remainder of 2010.

  3. sc_tom

    June 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    After being a consistent SuperCoach and Dream Team scorer for more than 5 years, Nick Riewoldt looked better than ever in the first two rounds of season 2010. Looking more fired up after last years grand final loss, Riewoldt opened the season with 108/163 and 147/164. This prompted many fantasy coach to install him as captain for the following round.

    In hindsight, this was probably not a great decision after injury struck later in the second quarter leaving Nick with a grand total of 20/25.

    Riewoldt has been on the road to recovery for almost 10 weeks now, and is expected to return in Round 15-16, and all eyes will be on him. He should drop around $100k because of his injury interupted Round 3, but by about Round 19, if all the stars align, Nick Riewoldt could be the one last ingredient for your fantasy team.

  4. Master Q

    June 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    The goal sneak who has really annoyed coaches this year is Leon Davis. In 09′, he was in the leading pack of players, having a spectacular average of 99(111 SC) and scoring more then 10 tons. Luke Ball made his way into the club giving Davis less time on-ball and back to his Pocket Role up front, which has led to an average 63,many horrible scores, no sign of consistency,not one ton and a price drop of 184k in Dream Team. In SC, he averages 71, also many horrible scores,4 tons and a price drop of 239. Looking at the stats, he is more consistent in DT, but in SC he scores tons, but has no sense of consistency, scoring many 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Another sign of poor form in 2010 is his amount of marks per game. Only averaging 1.8 marks per game, compared to over 10 in 2009. I bet that there is Frustration from any coach he bought him this year. Extreme Frustration.

    For Any Coaches Who Are Stuck With Him, I Hope He Picks It Up, Really Quickly.

  5. Master Q

    June 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Sorry m0nty, forgot to split the writing into Paragraphs.

  6. MrRiosWan

    June 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Hey Monty the picture you’ve put up for Mumfords page is actually Mike Pyke.

  7. Happy Gilm

    June 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Adam Cooney —

    The No.1 Draft Pick of 20003, Coons showed everyone what his made of by winning the Brownlow in 2008. In 2010 Coons has gone from strength to strength, winning the hard ball out of the middle and kicking goals.

    Averaging 27.3 touches per game Coons has become a Footy Fantasy God, with SC high scores of 164 and 171 at a avg of 110.2 ppg mid way though, the sky the limit for Coons points scoring wise. As for his DT efforts they shouldn’t be overlooked either, with game highs scores of 147, 128 and 119 with a avg at 102.6 ppg makes him a DT Stud, if you don’t have this guy already in your team, get on him now before it’s too late.

  8. Barlow21

    June 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Greg Broughton has this year shown he isn`t going to suffer the second year blues with a DT average of 92 and SC of 87. After suffering a injury he has been out for the last month but will be back after the split round. Before his injury Broughton was an important member in an improving dockers side which is pushing for a Top 4 position and finals berth.
    Broughton has superb accuracy in disposal causing him to have some rack up some big possesion numbers. At just 24, he is a future star running of the half back line just like Shaw and Malceski.
    Broughton is an excellent buy at just $360,000 in DT and $491,000 in SC. Get on now.

  9. SungMach15

    June 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Joel Selwood is an in-and-under specialist and is part of a midfield which may go down as the greatest of all time. His disposal efficiency is 81.59% and his clean disposal has meant higher scores in SC than DT.

    He has missed 1 game in 2008 but has played all games since which are a testament to his conditioning and endurance. Selwood was priced at $453,400 in DT at the start of the season and has fallen to as low $379,700 but is now currently at $410,000 and may hover around that mark for the rest of the season.

    He has played well in all matches bar one against Port Adelaide where he traditionally got tagged by Kane Cornes. He has converted 6/12 tons in DT and 7/12 in SC of the games he has played so far.

    His scoring has been marginally down in 2010 compared with 2009 and this has reflected in his performances where he hasn’t single-handedly dominated a game. Although there may be other options better than Selwood at this point, he would be a welcome addition to any fantasy midfield.

  10. numberwang

    June 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Robbie Gray was one of the most talked about players in the pre-season. Many coaches geared themselves and pencilled him in as a keeper or at the very least, a good upgrade player as he was liked to a Gary Ablett type; hard running, ‘x factor’ small forward pushing for a permanent midfield position.

    Unfortunately Robbie’s hamstrings and back have not just disappointed DT & SC fans but the Port Adelaide Football Club too. He has managed only 5 games this year, his standout game coming against Adelaide where he pushed out DT 120/ SC 127. Port knows he has potential and talent, the problem lies with his body and for this reason he will be put on ice this season; once bitten, twice shy.

    However don’t be surprised if he gets his body right and ‘breaks out’ next season. Have you been bitten or will you be riding the Gray-vie train next year?

  11. dread_lord

    June 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    For a year to forget down at West Lakes, Richard Douglas has come of age. Douglas is only a hanful of crows players who has avoided injuries and also played all 12 games this season. As he enters his 5th season with the crows, he is becoming one of the crows ball magnets and a small foward Adelaide has been looking for.

    Many coaches beginning of the year would have only considered Douglas as a medium price player ($289,000 DT $369,000 SC), but with 5 tons from the last 6 matches has seen his price sky-rocketed to premium status alongside the likes of Chapman and Pavlich.

    If coaches are after an x-factor player in their forward line, this is your man. He is unique and has slipped under the radar and at the age of 23, he only has room for improvement for a team that is on the verge of rebuilding.

  12. m0nty

    June 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks for that spot MrRiosWan, the pic was mislabelled by the photographer.

  13. m0nty

    June 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    That’s 50 reviews edited and posted, top work all! Can we push it to 100?

  14. UpDog

    June 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Nic Natanui or Nic Nat is an excitement machine. The youngster has only played 24 games but is the cult replacement for Chris Judd to the WCE fans.
    We have enough footage of this player already to fill a highlight reel or two. He is even that big of a club hero that a song has been written about him.

    However the Flyin’ Fijian’s fantasy year looks like it’s about to land on the runway.
    Averaging 65.5 in DT and 74.9 in SC, Nic Nat had a promising start to the year but with only 4 scores above 70 in DT and 5 in SC it is looking as if we should not expect too much for the rest of the season. His scores are not being helped with Dean Cox taking most of the rucking duties, leaving Natanui searching for his own niche’ in another position which he seemed to struggle with when playing Richmond in Rnd12.

    With all this being said Nic Natanui has huge potential and should be monitored and picked up when this potential is reached.

  15. woozie10

    June 18, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Ryan Hargrave, turning 29 in 2010, was never a great dream teamer since his debut in 2002 until 2009 when he lifted his average to 93.2 for the year. This stand out year, prompted many coaches to pick him up at the start of the 2010 season, as the second most expensive defender. But they were left with nothing but disappointment, as he consistently topped the lists for price drops, averaging a dismal 66.1 points in the 9 games he played inthe first half of the season.

    To further the agony of coaches, Hargrave managed two 100 scores in the first half of the season, poaches even more coaches into picking him up as a bargain at a low of 292k, tricking them into thinking that his 2009 form had returned, only to disappoint them further with more lowly scores, none over 70, some as low as 9.

  16. woozie10

    June 18, 2010 at 12:46 am

    As a medium sized half-forward, Steve Johnson performs acts of shear skillfullness which keep bewildering audiences. His extraordinary skills, amazing vision and intelligent footballing mind, allows him to play many different roles. He can find plenty of the ball, set up his teammates, and kick the goals him self.

    Johnson’s fantasy scoring is also reliable, averaging over 90 in the past four seasons. Although he may have the occassional off game, he makes up for it with some incredible games where he shows his full scoring capabillity of over 150 points.

  17. xavjustice

    June 18, 2010 at 9:46 am

    In what is shaping up to be a terrific 2009 Draft, Jack Trengove has early impressed the football world and looks to be a future champion of the game.

    Hard at the contest with silky skills, it’s quite obvious that playing a year in SANFL has helped Jack for the rigours of AFL football, and his scoring has shown. Impressive Dream Team and Supercoach averages of 72.9 and 74.8 show that this guy could be a champion in the near future. He’s had two big Supercoach games against Brisbane and Port, returning scores of 129 and 119, and he played a big hand in winning those games those nights. His Dream Team contribution has been solid, and for the remainder of 2010 it should be quite consistent to what he’s produced in these first 12 rounds.

    Good coverage, the choice is yours on whether to cull him or not. He’s still got a couple of good games left in him, and is a chance for the rising star, so beware of his scores.

  18. litjens

    June 18, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Lindsay Gilbee :

    The man with the golden boots. Coaches have seen him back to his best in 2010, with an avg of 100.9 (SC) and 89.3 (DT). Already known to many Supercoach’s due to his efficiency, Gilbee with a few massive scores 124,130 and 167 in (DT) showed his worth in either competition.

    Like a lot of defenders his score can be effected by taking on a more selfless team role, which can be seen by his lows of 44 (SC) and 46 (DT), but he is definitely worth consideration in your team. He is an important player for the Bulldogs and could be for your team adding the extra flexibility of being Defender and Midfielder.

  19. xavjustice

    June 18, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Chris Judd is the player’s player. A champion on the field, his leadership has was heavily questioned pre-season 2010, but regardless of everything that’s occurred, his 2010 has been stellar.

    His body seems to be in the best shape of his career and his scoring has reflected this. Priced highly, Judd has delivered in both his Dream Team and Supercoach scoring, with his year averages being 109 and 126. He has been simply sensational in Supercoach this season, never failing to produce lower than 100 in his 9 games – his highest being 153.

    Not much more needs to be said about Judd other than the fact that he is an out and out champion. He’s one of the game’s best, and his influence on Carlton is so obvious blind Freddy can see it. He’ll continue his form, barring injury, and 2010 is looking to be a solid year for the man in number 5. Don’t even question yourself if you’re looking to buy.

  20. chrisuzz

    June 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Kade Simpson:
    Kade Simpson, 6th most amount of points for the year for any midfielder yet only 3.07% of DTers have him. After a nice 15k price drop and a 5k price drop this week now or next week would be the perfect time to get him with his B/E this week being 123. This guy is a real unique and if you are looking at an upgrade in your midfield why not get him?? Kade has only scored under 90 twice this year being very consistent and his average of 106.4 showing it.
    Kade will certanly be in many teams next year well atleast mine.

    Cheers chrisuzz

    Kane Cornes:
    With Kane Cornes, you always expect him to get 100 every match as Port Adelaide like to utilise the ball in his hands as he is very efficient and clean with his disposals.

    You don’t have to worry about Cornes getting tagged as he is a tagger, plus he is one of the most prolific ball winners in the competition which is impressive considering he has a stopping role to perform.

    Another thing that is great about Cornes is that he has not missed a game for 6 seasons, The downside is that he is coming to the end of his carreer and we might start to see some injuries or poor scores like his brother.

    If you are looking at a midfield upgrade why not upgrade to Kornes this lad is a real smokie with only 3.95% of DTers owning him. He has got a nice price tag of just $407,400 and is averaging 103.8. Only scoring outside of 90 once you could say this is one consistent player

    Cheers chrisuzz

  21. ImSoHood

    June 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Ryan O’Keefe, or the RoK has for many years been the player with amazing DT potential showing only frustrating glimpses of brilliance, followed by quarters going missing or locked inside the fwd line. With the Dual Position Eligibilty introduced in 2010, and an unforgettable form stream in 2009 which left coaches jumping on left,right,and centre, RoK became a lock this year even at his $425K/$576K DT/SC pricetags.

    Bursting into the season these prices soared as he piled on the points and by Rd. 6 had lowest scores of 91/96 in DT/SC. RoK became the postional player you “had to have” in the likes of Goddard, Sandilands, Hodge etc.

    Then, however, it stopped. RoK plummeted and those frustrations came screaming back like a shirtfront you just couldn’t get out the way of. The only solace was that every “good” team had him but unfortunately those bottom teams in your leagues with picks you’d never dream of gave you a few scares. With his price bottoming out and back on the rise, and possibly even more coaches picking him up, he may become a little irrelevant, but let’s hope for all he can provide cosmetics for our point-hungry frenzies.

  22. vc_bombers

    June 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    The machine that is Matt Priddis just keeps rolling on. Averaging a touch under 120 in Supercoach, the workhorse is now averaging career highs in disposals and tackles. Priddis has been a consistently good performer, with his lowest score being 83 against the Swans and the highlight being 160 against the Demons.

    If there is ever a time to jump on him, it would be now. Coming into the mid-season break, Priddis has averaged 131.4 in his last 5 games. In the second half on the season, the Eagles play teams that Priddis has scored 100s against, many of them multiple hundreds; with the exception of Collingwood which he scored a respectable 89 last meeting. Priddis is an underrated, elite midfielder who is 8th overall in total points scored and in less than 2% of teams. If he can keep this form up, no doubt he will be considered a must-have next year.

  23. litjens

    June 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Bryce Gibbs:

    After being pick number 1 in the 2006 National Draft, there have been high expectations on this kid. A fantasy favorite of many Gibbs has only missed 1 game since debt in 2007 and has played in the midfield and at half back with stunning results.

    He didn’t suffer from the dreaded second year blues, like many after having a great first year. In fact his average in both competitions has improved each year.

    In 2010 he is averaging 108.2 (SC) and 99.4 (DT) which is a great effort considering he has been required to play down back a few times. Now with some key player back up and going for the blues, Gibbs is set to go into the midfiled and explode again. Already showing his owners what he is capable of this year with 7 tons and a whopping 166 (DT) 192 (SC). That kind of scoring that will win you games.

    Some have been critical of him, but we must remember he is just 21 and will improve even more this season and beyond.

  24. ImSoHood

    June 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Jimmy Bartel redefined what the modern Fantasy Coach called “premium” in 2007. To average around 114 was simply unheard of. Since then, he’s managed to churn out 100s by covering all the right areas. A mid that lays tackles, takes marks, and kicks goals is an array any coach salivates at the mouth about.

    2010 has Jimmy sitting on an average of 111 at the half way mark, only 3 less than 2007. But what has changed is other players are scoring better than this in the current day, therefore his permanent captain aura has long since been forgotten. This doesn’t make him any less a lock for your DT midfield. The guy’s a freak.

    If you don’t have Jimmy now, jump on, his last quarters can single-handedly send DT coaches into a manic schizophrenic state of ecstasy, and at one minute you may feel depleted his score may be sub 80, but this man rarely fails. Scores of 137 and 116 in rds 12 & 11 respectively may mean a price tag of over $500K in DT soon. Salute, Jimmy B.

  25. ImSoHood

    June 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Heath Scotland, the Heath that isn’t a Heater, could forgive his overlookers at the start of 2010 as his 2009 figures were a far cry short of years 06/07. Many Fantasy Coaches opted for the slightly cheaper Carrazzo – who also offered DP. Those conservative coaches at the midpoint would be regretting that decision. Scotland is averaging 10pts per game more.

    Scotland has only scored 78 & 87 in rds 12 & 11 respectively. However for this long kicking, handball receiving, junk time revelling DT Back you feel 100 is never too far away. In fact has scored 100 on 7 occasions already. One wonders if his near-dramatic leg injury in rd. 10 has affected his output. After opening the split round, he can enjoy a rest.

    To the second half of the year, Scotland is the perfect counterpart for your Goddard, Hodge, Enright and Gilbert etc, and if you want to conquer your league, or take out the Toyota, a Back averaging around 101 is a must. Wait a week for his B/E to drop and JUMP ON!

  26. Dominater

    June 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Hey Monty, I have noticed some reviews dont make sense ie Beau Waters “He has accumulated 8 80 scores with 6 of them being tons” It shud be 80 scores with 6 of them being tons…

    and also Dane Swan “continuing to score 110 in all 9/9 games.” again it shud be 110 in all 9/9 games. Just thought I shud point that out so you can fix it.

  27. WBD-LUVA

    June 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Ryan Griffen,, Griffendoor, Ryzaah, R.diddy, badass bandito. Ryan doesn’t goes by any of these names but nor should he.

    Griffen has a history of being inconsistent, this year however it’s seemingly not to be, yes he’s had the occasional bad game but overall his performance has consistently improved from previous years. His average this year is a solid 98.8

    He’s is now is a key player in the western bulldog midfield, he does fly under the radar and because of this usually doesn’t receive a tag. Ryan does have potential and this year with a good preseason under his belt is deciding to deliver, and yes he can deliver, he’s hit 5 tons so far this year and with the bulldogs looking to improve he should hit a few more.

    His price has recently dropped so don’t think twice before scrolling past him.

  28. Hellopplz

    June 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    M0nty, still accepting other player reviews? Have some free time so will come up with more if it is still open to :). Will post them here next few days.

  29. Hellopplz

    June 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Daniel Cross

    The Handballing machine is back and better than ever this year. Has been having a stunning year on field with only 3 games under 25 possessions. Most of these disposals are handballs though….but that doesn’t make them any less useful. Racking up the occasional mark, tackle and even hit out should make many more people take notice of this guy.

    Fantasy wise, has always been under many coaches’ radar. No Longer (hopefully). Averaging a great 98 in dreamteam (2nd best average in his career) and a career high in supercoach with a healthy 111 average. Except for a mediocore game against the Lions in round 4, has been as consistent as ever with some big scores (especially in supercoach). And to think, if he kicked the ball more, he would be averaging alot more than he does now!!

    Hopefully this can convince some coaches to consider Cross in the future.

  30. 1outhebox

    June 23, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Jarrad Waite:

    The son of former Carlton player Vin Waite, Jarrod is currently ‘Mr fix it’ at Carlton. He plays both in the back and forward line (MPP) and there is no doubting his natural football ability.

    Unfortunatly, he has recently been prone to injury and suspension. Before suffering a season ending knee injury (ACL) in round 9 of last year, he was playing some of his best football averaging 96 in S/C and 87 in D/T.

    Stuttered would be the word I’d use to describe his season this year so far. Started slow and was dropped in round 4. Returing in round seven he looked alot more confident with that knee and posted two scores of 110 in S/C, but got himself suspended for two rounds. Came back again in round 11 and posted another two good scores, but got himself suspended again…

    A real headache for owners, but he looks fit and I suspect he will be on his best behaviour for the second half of the season.

  31. pascoe

    June 23, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Jack Grimes is the key to the Melbourne defence. He is constantly given the ball by his teamates which allows for many 20 possesion games almost every week. With an average of 83 points per game in Dream Team and just under 92 points in Super Coach, it is hard to go past a consistent gun on Grimes.

    Jack takes lots of marks and is usually effective with his disposal. He makes his opponent accountable by moving up the ground and into the midfield. 7/12 of his games have been over 80 in DT with 2 of these being tons. In SC, 9/12 games have been over 80 with 3 of these being tons.

    With these stats and many more good scores to come, Jack Grimes must certainly be looked at to be a key player in your team in the future.

  32. pascoe

    June 23, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Brent Moloney or “Beamer” is a machine. He is built like a body builder but has the athleticism to be able to rack up 25 touches a game. He has many inside 50’s as he plays right in the guts and can also run forward and kick goals.

    His fantasy stats don’t lie. He averages just under 91 points in DT and 94 in SC. Of his 12 games in DT this year, he has 4 tons and only 3 scores below 80. He is able to rack up the big scores with a 131 and a 137 in already this year.

    SC wise he has 4 tons and a 99. Of his 12 games, he only has 1 games under 70 and 4 under 80. This shows his consistency that he will never have a shocker of a week.

    Brent is a definete consideration for a 5th or 6th midfielder as he will not let you down and can almost single handedly get points even if his team doesn’t want to themselves.

  33. roo boys!

    June 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Jason Gram has been a frustrating pick-up for many this season, he has proven himself as a quality premium capable of scoring 100 consistently but this year he has been held back by injuries. After round 1, he started the year in his normal fashion with scores of 98, 101, 104 in rounds 2, 3 and 4 before missing rounds 5 and 6 with a mystery sort of injury. Everyone thought that it would just be a one week thing but he missed two weeks before coming back and scoring 88 before being injured again in the round 8 clash against Essendon, scoring only 15 before being mothballed. He has now missed the last 5 weeks and I think that most people have given up the faith and traded him out. He has lost $37,800 to date and has a BreakEven of 173 when he returns.

    *All scores and prices are DreamTeam.

  34. Hansberry

    June 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Alan Toovey

    Alan Toovey is a seriously slender unit. Despite looking like a human bell-end he has grown into a fine foot soldier in Mick Malthouse’s bunch of back line warriors.

    Like the tortoise Toovey has slowly increased his DT numbers whilst solidifying his place in the Collingwood side. His average of 62 to the split is bolstered mostly by tackles of which Toovey averages nearly 6 a game.

    Toovey’s consistent albeit moderate scores have not seen him become a popular pick by DT coaches across our sunburnt land however now he is entrenched in Collingwood colours this tortoise could quickly become the hare.

  35. Ridley

    June 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Lenny Hayes:

    Hayes, a notorisously slow starter, to fantsy, has continued that trend this year. he dropped close to 60k from his starting price in Dream Team and was a great buy for anybody that got on him then, as he went on to smash out 7 consecutive Dream Team tons.

    In Supercoach however, which is traditionally lennys game, he has dropped an amazing 120k and is down 17 points from last years average, with a BE of 120. Possibly due to Brendond Goddards rise.

    currently averaging 106 in Dream Team and 102 in Supercoach, Hayes is an elite mifielder of the competition. He frequently escapes the tag in the monopoly of saint kilda midfielders, with coaches viewing Nick Dal Santo as more dangerous ball user.

    Hayes loves to tackle and once he loses that score of 65 from his rolling average, he will be an excellent buy

  36. numberwang

    June 29, 2010 at 12:07 am

    This year Cale Morton has found it tough going.

    Pick no.4 in the 2007 AFL Draft, ranking first for aerobic capabilities in his year, and arguably the better of the three brothers, he impressed in his first two years at Melbourne with solid averages and some big 140 games earning him the cherished Fan Footy label, DT slut.

    However he started 2010 with a knee injury that saw him sit out until Round 9, just enough time for Jack Trengove and Tom Scully to get acquainted with the possessions he used to so freely rack up.

    But he is starting to regain his confidence around the packs and he has started to find the ball again. He has a good kick to handball ratio and provided he has a good pre-season, he should be an excellent cheap midfield pick for next year as he matures ahead of this year’s number 1 and 2 picks.

  37. numberwang

    June 29, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Lance Franklin has been a mixed bag over his career at Hawthorn. Producing a awesome Coleman medal winning 2008 capped with the Hawks Premiership to frustratingly inaccurate and inconsistent in 2009.

    A number of people attributed his inconsistency to the Hawks injury woes of 2009, and as we’ve progressed through 2010, so his Buddy. Although missing a few games through injury, he is now back up to his average of 96 and whilst some may argue that his scores (which since round 5 have ranged between 83/81 and 130/159) haven’t been against ‘quality’ opposition, the Hawks confidence and midfield is starting to grow strong and that can only mean good things for Franklin.

    Although skeptics will be watching his next few games closely, it seems Buddy may have shaken the ‘Spuddy’ from his game and could be a vital part of your forward line come finals as the Hawks try to push for a top 4 finish.

  38. numberwang

    June 29, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Scrub that top one m0nty – try this one.

    Lance Franklin has been a mixed bag over his career at Hawthorn. Producing a awesome Coleman medal winning 2008 capped with the Hawks Premiership to frustratingly inaccurate and inconsistent in 2009.

    A number of people attributed his inconsistency to the Hawks injury woes of 2009, and as we’ve progressed through 2010, it appears this may have been the case. Although missing a few games through injury, he is now back up to his average of 96 and whilst some may argue that his scores (which since round 5 have ranged between 83/81 and 130/159) haven’t been against ‘quality’ opposition, the Hawks confidence and midfield is starting to grow strong and that can only mean good things for Franklin.

    Although skeptics will be watching his next few games closely, it seems Buddy may have shaken the ‘Spuddy’ from his game as he gathering more possessions around the ground and could be a vital part of your forward line come finals as the Hawks try to push for a top 4 finish.

  39. Hansberry

    July 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    monty!! can you please add my alan toovey review. i worked on hard on that!! 😛

  40. dubs$men

    July 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Sam Jacobs (the big sauce) is a young up and coming ruckman who was the number 1 rookie draft pick for Carlton in 2007 and stayed on the rookie list until elevated at the end of 2009. He is a smart player who does plenty of 1%, and with Kruezer out for a lengthy period, has the opportunity to cement his place in the side over the next 12 month ahead of Warnock and Hampson.

    He has played less than 20 games but has a healthy 2010 average of 68 in DT and 74 in SC which suggest he uses the ball well and knows how to find it. He is too expensive for a fantasy footy bench ruckman and not good or consistent enough for a spot of the ground just yet but is one to watch over the next 3 years to see if he can break out into a premium player.

  41. dubs$men

    July 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Sam Jacobs (the big sauce) is a young up and coming ruckman who was the number 1 rookie draft pick for Carlton in 2007 and stayed on the rookie list until elevated at the end of 2009. He is a smart player who does plenty of 1%, and with Kruezer out for a lengthy period, has the opportunity to cement his place in the side over the next 12 month ahead of Warnock and Hampson.

    He has played less than 20 games but has a healthy 2010 average of 68 in DT and 74 in SC which suggest he uses the ball well and knows how to find it. He is too expensive for a fantasy footy bench ruckman and not good or consistent enough for a spot of the ground. but he is one to watch over the next 3 years to see if he can break out into a premium.

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