Interesting. I have noticed his name a couple of times now. Is he training the house down and will spend more midfield time next year?
Strangely enough, I was looking at his mate and scs fave Billings. After being dropped, came back to score 99, 96, 77, 125, 77, 77, 110, 107, 97, 69, with those scores under 80 due to inefficiency/lack of impact rather than not hitting the stats sheet (DT scores of 86, 85, 84, 75). From memory he was playing pretty much midfield the whole time and getting lots of touches behind the ball.
But then again, the pain of having him in my team for half the year is one I really don’t want to go through again..
“When I first met with Clarko, he was really keen for me to play half-forward. Obviously being in pre-season, it is so far away from game time. My job now is to get as fit as I can and as strong as I can. Whatever role comes I will take it.”
Given forward rookies are usually rubbish and aside from the midfielders listed as forwards, none of the premos really jump out at their price, I'm looking for one/maybe two stepping stone 200k-400k type players as standby options for F4/5 if the rookies don't show up.
Last year I had Hogan F5 ($383k, made 100k by Round 5) and almost started Dunkley at F6 ($296k, averaged 95.1 for the season).
There was also Jed Anderson ($258k) who made it to $461k by round 11 averaging 86.5 before getting injured and to a lesser extent, Zac Fisher (263k, made 120k by round 8 averaging 83 to that point).
It would seem we're looking for injury discounted players who can go big or low-priced young mids listed as forwards. Any smokeys this year, apart from the obvious types (JJK perhaps just fits the category)?