If you’re an owner of Nat Fyfe, Marc Murphy or Dan Hannebery… watch out for taggers this weekend.
Ben Jacobs is the best tagger in the game at the moment and has claimed some huge scalps this year. His latest victim was Jack Steven (70pts) last weekend, and this week it will be the Brownlow Medal favourite…. Nat Fyfe who returned from injury last week with a solid score of 108.
Melbourne’s tagging trio of Vince, Jones and Viney are always trouble. Marc Murphy is a sure thing to cop the attention from one of them this week.
Thomas Bugg tagged Travis Boak (71pts) last week and will be targeting Dan Hannebery this week. Hannabery has been on fire in recent weeks with scores of 119, 96 and 153.
GOLD THINGS COME TO AN END
After averaging 130.5 over the last ten weeks, Todd Goldstein’s amazing run has finally come to an end. He still managed 92 but ended his impressive run of scoring 100+.
This week, he’s up against Fremantle’s Aaron Sandilands who held him to just 73 in round eight. Opposition ruckman have only scored 66, 72 and 71 against the big man in the last three weeks and Goldy may just struggle again. His record against Fremantle isn’t great (73, 62, 86) but Goldstein still should be better than these numbers. I’m expecting him still to score 110+.
Rory Sloane (MID, $465,000) is currently, $174,000 less than his starting price. Sloane has had a horrible run of injuries this year but was back to his best last week with 136pts. He plays the Lions this week, a team he had 65pts on at half time earlier this year before getting injured. He scored 160 against them last year and should be great again this week at his home ground.
Tom Mitchell (FWD/MID, $496,000) scored a season high 138 last week and will dominate even more now with Luke Parker out injured for the rest of the home and away season. Mitchell has scored 93 and 113 against the Giants in his last two games and should now be safe from the random ‘vestings’ that have plagued him this year.
BEST PICK: Tom Rockliff
He has averaged 130 in his last four this year with a nice 143 last week. He scored 180 on the Crows last year and after Heppell (128) and Goddard (125) dominated against them last week, Rocky will be set for another monster score.
NEXT BEST: Dustin Martin
Last week, Sydney’s four big midfielders averaged 125 against the Pies and this week, I’m expecting Dusty to be huge. He is coming off 140 from last week and is actually averaging 109 in his last five this year. He posted 109 and 107 on Collingwood in his last two games and should fire on the MCG on Saturday afternoon.
THE ROUGHIE: Brent Stanton
He has averaged 120 in his last three games and will absolutely dominate against the Suns this week. With Hird walking out, the players will be fired up for something big this weekend.