SuperCoach: Superstar shopping week


Brett Deledio is primed for a big second half of the season.

WITH the first round of byes behind us it’s time to shift our focus from fattened up cash cows to well-rested premiums able to have an impact in the second half of the season.

Think Richmond, Adelaide and St Kilda.

Each team has a point to prove.

The Tigers are hungry to earn — back — the respect of the competition.

The Crows are hungry to snag a home elimination final — if not pinch a top-four spot.

The Saints are hungry to capitalise on the gains made in the first half of the season.

Collingwood is another team worth thinking about — namely, Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom — although given high break-evens we could wait a week before hitting the trade button.


So who are the best value premiums fresh off Round 13 byes?

Brett Deledio stands out for his affordability, scoring power and consistency. The Tiger’s price has fallen $83,5000 since the start of the season but his past five rounds have been brilliant — averaging 105.

Richmond’s fixture over the next month reads favourably for Deledio with games against Brisbane, Port Adelaide, Western Bulldogs and Essendon.

Saint Leigh Montagna is another tempting option after dropping almost $120,000 from his starting price despite averaging a whisker under 100 points a game.

Down back, Crow Rory Laird is the standout unless you want to hand over the big bucks to get Blues Sam Docherty ($575,700) or Kade Simpson ($528,700).


Alex Rance ($477,500 def)

Avg: 98

Past 3 Round avg: 93

Past 5 Round avg: 91

Break-even: 93

Hasn’t scored below 84 since Round 2 and his price has dropped even though his average is slightly up on last year. Due for a massive score and plays Brisbane this weekend. Nearly $100k cheaper than Sam Docherty.

Brett Deledio ($525,300 fwd)

Avg: 97

Past 3 Round avg: 101

Past 5 Round avg: 105

Break-even: 128

Has been a SuperCoach star for a decade and has warmed up for a big run home with five scores of 91 and above in a row. Last year only Nat Fyfe, Todd Goldstein and Patrick Dangerfield outscored Deledio in the second half of the season. Remember: Brisbane.

Leigh Montagna ($479,600 mid/fwd)

Avg: 99

Past 3 Round avg: 87

Past 5 Round avg: 94

Break-even: 130

One stinker (45 points against Adelaide) has caused his price to plummet. Apart from that he hasn’t scored below 95 in seven weeks.

Jack Steven ($595,100 mid)

Avg: 110

Past 3 Round avg: 133

Past 5 Round avg: 130

Break-even: 104

One of the form midfielders in the comp — 130 average over his past five — is in just 8367 teams and would be a great point of difference for the run home.

Rory Laird ($471,900 def)

Avg: 96

past 3 Round avg: 95

Past 5 Round avg: 92

Break-even: 105

Punched out 112 last week in his second game back from a four-week lay off due to broken toe. A premium defender at sub-premium price.

Rory Sloane ($554,400 mid)

Avg: 106

Past 3 Round avg: 116

Past 5 Round avg: 117

Break-even: 89

The Crows are flying and so is Rory, scoring 114 and 139 in his past two games and averaging 117 over his past five. In just 6 per cent of teams.

Patrick Dangerfield has piled on back-to-back monster scores. Picture: Peter Ristevski

Patrick Dangerfield has piled on back-to-back monster scores. Picture: Peter RistevskiSource:News Corp Australia


Dominic’s M Team!

Coach: Dominic Panozzo, VIC

Score: 2318


Heath Shaw 121

Jimmy Bartel 130

Corey Enright 129

Elliot Yeo 118

Jarrad McVeigh 130

Josh Gibson 49

Tom Cole 0

Tim Golds 0


Patrick Dangerfield (c) 346

Dan Hannebery 86

Joel Selwood 130

Luke Parker 102

Sam Mitchell 110

Tom Mitchell 79

Dylan Shiel 82

Tom Liberatore 74

Ben Keays 39

Daniel MacPherson 0

Jonathon Beech 0


Max Gawn 116

Todd Goldstein 100

Darrean Wyatt 0


Dayne Zorko 108

Josh Kennedy 88

Lance Franklin 99

Daniel Wells 123

Michael Barlow 168

Toby Greene 114

Connor Menadue 0

Hugh Greenwood 0

NOTE: The player with the highest score had entered four teams and was not eligible to win the weekly prize

Lions ruckman Stef Martin roared back to form last week. Picture: Jono Searle

Lions ruckman Stef Martin roared back to form last week. Picture: Jono SearleSource:News Corp Australia


Dangerfield picked up from where he left off in Round 12, collecting a further 173 SuperCoach points against the Bulldogs. He finished with a game-high of 37 disposals from 84 per cent game time, also recording 19 contested possessions, 12 handball-receives, seven tackles and 12 inside-50s. He also booted two goals and was involved in 10 scoring chains.


Michael Barlow

Barlow’s price has hit its highest point for the year are amassing a season-high 168 SuperCoach points against Port Adelaide. He found plenty of the ball, recording a career-high 43 disposals — six more than in any other game across his career. Barlow finished with 20 contested possessions, nine clearances, eight tackles, eight score involvements and two goals.

Stef Martin

Martin enjoyed only his second price rise of the season after scoring a season-high 142 SuperCoach points against the Eagles. With Trent West out of the side, he attended 86 ruck contests and recorded 51 hitouts, of which 18 were to the direct advantage of a teammate. He finished with 17 disposals and 10 contested possessions from 91 per cent game time.

Matt Priddis

Priddis was well below his best against the Lions, recording 76 SuperCoach points. His tally of 16 disposals was a season-low, also recording nine contested possessions, four clearances and nine tackles from 83 per cent game time. Priddis’s price took a hit as a result, dropping by $13,200.


Kennedy starred on his AFL debut against Essendon, scoring three second-half goals of his way to 67 SuperCoach points. He finished with 11 disposals, six contested possessions, one mark and five score involvements from just 58 per cent game time. Kennedy’s ball use shone, hitting the target 82 per cent of the time.

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