Max goes LARGE, the must-have rookie

IT WAS a humorous outdated spherical with loads of unfamiliar names popping up within the high scorers. That wasn’t to say our regulars weren’t additionally in high-quality type, leading to a season-high rating for a lot of coaches.

The uncharacteristic excessive scoring from quite a lot of gamers is only a mirrored image of the opposition. A few groups have the defensive strain of a damaged witch’s hat, so watch out to not commerce a participant in off one good rating.

Fantasy Pig of the week

As we flagged on The Merchants Podcast, Massive Max Gawn was eyeing off a 150 squaring off in opposition to Max Lynch and the Hawks. The in-form participant of the competitors dominated for the fourth week working, this time producing an unbelievable stat line consisting of 29 possessions, six marks, three tackles, two targets and 35 hitouts for a monster 149. Since being a well-liked commerce out for Braydon Preuss, he has despatched a transparent message to the competitors.

Honourable mentions

Tom Stewart was the best scoring participant of the spherical with an enormous efficiency in a loss in opposition to the Dockers. He took full benefit of the Cats taking part in possession footy within the again half, taking a powerful 14 marks and gathering 40 possessions for 157. Tom Lynch benefited of the coaching run in opposition to the Eagles, taking 14 marks and kicking seven targets and 5 behinds to attain a lazy 146 in a match profitable efficiency for a lot of Draft house owners.


  1. Tom Stewart DEF 157
  2. Max Gawn RUC 149
  3. Tom Lynch FWD 146
  4. Dylan Moore FWD 138
  5. Shai Bolton FWD/MID 136
  6. Josh Kelly MID 134
  7. Josh Dunkley FWD/MID 133
  8. Callum Mills MID 131
  9. Jack Crisp MID/DEF 130
  10. Patrick Cripps MID 125

Money cows of the spherical

The perfect participant with a beginning value below $300k can be awarded the Michael Barlow Medal as the perfect money cow of the yr.

The votes for spherical:

5 – Greg Clark, West Coast, MID – 110
We’ve got been eagerly awaiting the debut of the mature ager and after returning thought the WAFL following damage, we lastly bought our want in spherical seven. The massive bodied midfielder didn’t disappoint, ending the sport as one of many Eagles’ greatest gamers with 26 possessions, seven marks and 6 tackles. He is a must have commerce goal.

4 – Nick Martin, Essendon, FWD –  90
The younger Bomber is on fireplace, as soon as once more ending the week because the second greatest rookie. He had 25 possessions to go together with 4 marks and a season excessive 4 tackles for 91.

3 – Tyson Stengle, Geelong, FWD – 87
The rookie-priced Cat has put collectively an awesome stretch, recording scores of 80, 79 and 87 in his final three video games. It has triggered a pleasant spike in his money era.

2 – Jack Carroll, Carlton, MID – 87
The younger Blue made essentially the most of his name up with an excellent efficiency. He had 19 possessions and a powerful eight marks for 87 from simply 68 per cent time on floor.

1 – Robbie McComb Western Bulldogs, MID – 83
After a stable debut final week, the mature age Canine turned it up a notch and did his job safety no hurt, kicking two targets amongst his 21 possessions.

LEADERBOARD: Nick Daicos 18, Nic Martin 16, Tristan Xerri 14, Tyson Stengle 8, Josh Gibcus 5, Greg Clark 5, Jason Horne-Francis 5, Jack Hayes 5.

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Rage trades

Jason Horne-Francis MID – The No.1 choose has been an awesome servant, averaging 68 factors over the primary seven rounds and rising in worth by $223k. It’s time to go following his rating of 52. A downgrade to Greg Clark appears an awesome choice.

Nick Daicos DEF/MID – There may be definitely no motive to hurry into buying and selling the gifted Pie ball magnet, in spite of everything, he’s averaging 87 and obtainable in our again line. If nonetheless you’ll be able to transfer him to a high line premium, it is laborious to say no after he has averaged 72 throughout his final three.

Will Brodie MID/FWD – The previous Solar has been an awesome choice this yr, relishing his alternatives within the midfield and averaging a powerful 88 in consequence. His time on floor continues to be a difficulty nonetheless and his rating of 64 on the weekend mirrored that.

Joshua Rachele MID/FWD – The thrilling Crow has been an excellent money cow, rising in worth by over $190k for the reason that begin of the yr. He has hit some nice heights in that point however his rating of 43 on the weekend reminds us of the inconsistent contributions small forwards make.

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