Position Defender Discussion

Which players caught your eye after Marsh 1...?

  • D Houston

  • D Byrne-Jones

  • J Dawson

  • J Crisp

  • H Clark

  • L Weller

  • C Blakely

  • W Milera

  • J Short

  • None of the above


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Sorry for the late response.

As requested:
Career Disposals Avg: 18.09 from 54
SC avg when disposals equal/exceed 19: 110.75 from 24 (1/24 below 80, 9/24 below 100, 9/24 120+)
SC avg when disposals below 19: 71.57 from 30 (19/30 below 80, 27/30 below 100)

Wins: 107.37 from 19 (0/19 below 80, 8/19 below 100, 4/19 120+)
2017: 103.5 from 2
2018: 106.38 from 8
2019: 109.13 from 8
2020: 109 from 1

Losses: 79 from 35 (20/35 below 80, 28/35 below 100, 5/35 120+)
2017: 70.89 from 9
2018: 79.5 from 12
2019: 85.2 from 10
2020: 80.25 from 4

WA: 92.11 from 27 (9/27 below 80, 17/27 below 100, 5/27 120+)
2017: 69 from 5 (4/5 below 80, 4/5 below 100)
2018: 96.42 from 12 (3/12 below 80, 6/12 below 100, 3/12 120+)
2019: 98.5 from 10 (2/10 below 80, 7/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)
2020: 0 from 0

Interstate: 85.85 from 27 (11/27 below 80, 19/27 below 100, 4/27 120+)
2017: 83.33 from 6 (2/6 below 80, 4/6 below 100, 1/6 120+)
2018: 81 from 8 (4/8 below 80, 7/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)
2019: 92.5 from 8 (2/8 below 80, 5/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)
2020: 86 from 5 (3/5 below 80, 3/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)
Jeez hes tempting me for a smidge more than Ridley. That big run of games in WA might just be too much for me to ignore I think. You started with him if memory serves, how have you interpreted his season so far?
 

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Jeez hes tempting me for a smidge more than Ridley. That big run of games in WA might just be too much for me to ignore I think. You started with him if memory serves, how have you interpreted his season so far?
Correct. Vied with Sicily/Daniel/Houston as a starter joining Laird and Docherty. Main allure was his opening draw which consisted of winnable games, several at home and his tendency to start well in conjunction with performing better at home and in wins along with potentially increasing his disposal avg or limiting those poor games. I have been an advocate of his for the past few seasons, so I was excited to select him this season.

A tad underwhelming but expected with players of his type and the 100/120+ compensate for those low scores. Boasts a great kick in ratio evident by taking the 3rd most kick ins, in 2019 between RD1-RD18 (Hurn and Lloyd only players to have had more). Seems to be playing less of an intercept role and more of a lockdown role due to fellow defenders being injured which I would prefer if a Freo supporter or avid watcher can confirm if the assumption is correct.

Lots of appealing def options currently below $500,000 (S Hurn, L Ryan, T Stewart and J Ridley). I would try to identify which you would prefer and if they will be easily attainable.
 
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Any love for Mills?
Put up a big score last weekend, but the 2 weeks previous also made 110+
Averaged about 80 in the last 2 seasons, so is he going up a level?
Definitely has matured and improved as a backman, but don't think he's ready to be consistently scoring above 100 like that. Maybe gets that midfield spot with JPK out, Alir Alir and McInerney back, Lewis Taylor forward for Heeney although not like for like.
 
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Any love for Mills?
Put up a big score last weekend, but the 2 weeks previous also made 110+
Averaged about 80 in the last 2 seasons, so is he going up a level?
Brought him in last week ??
Only because I heard Horse saying he would like him to play more midfield but he is such a good defender. Not sure if JK and Heeney out will hurt though.
 
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Any love for Mills?
Put up a big score last weekend, but the 2 weeks previous also made 110+
Averaged about 80 in the last 2 seasons, so is he going up a level?
He has a nice role with a little more mid time, is scoring well, relatively cheap to a Lloyd type and a massive POD. What’s not to like?

Here’s another left field gamble, Lukosius. D/F swing with Brander, under $400k. No2 draft pick in his second season and has gotten better with each game. Elite user of the footy and now starting to post tons with 2 in his last 3 games. If, like me, you are struggling for a D6 then this guy might get you a 90 ave at a discount price. Riskier than Mills, but waaaay cheaper, and you can swing him fwd later.
 

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2020 Kicking Efficiency % for Defenders (Defenders as per AFL Stats Pro Classification):
Top 50 (Excluding those classified as Key Defenders):
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SC Relevant:
7th- L Ryan at 90.4%
11th- S Hurn at 88.7%
13th- J Ridley at 86.9%
17th- J Short at 85%
24th- C Daniel at 83.6%
26th- B Maynard at 82.8%
43rd- Doedee at 79.1%
44th- C Mills at 78.9%

Those not in the above lists that are SC relevant:
S Docherty- 74.7%
J Sicily- 73.8%
D Houston- 73.5%
J Lloyd- 73.3%
N Haynes- 73.3%
R Laird- 63.2%
 
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