Bang for your Buck – Forwards & Rucks

Hi there, Glenn here again with my final “Bang for your Buck” article.

This week its all about the Forwards and Rucks.

Last week i talked about the Defenders and my number 1 recommendation was Carrazzo. Did you pick him up? I hope so, as he scored a tasty 114 points in Carlton’s surprise win over Collingwood. Other players mentioned were Shaw (77) Birchall (103) Suckling (122!) and Johnson (80) so some very solid picks at a reasonable price were there for the taking!

This week its about the Forwards and Rucks. Lets start with the best forwards who are MUST have’s for all teams:

  • Dayne Beams (avg 109)
  • Steele Sidebottom (avg 107)
  • Paul Chapman (avg 106)
  • Lance Franklin (avg 105)

Don’t have these guys?
Then these players are your first priority. They will win you fantasy finals.

The following players offer the best “Bang for your Buck” right now:

  • Cyril Rioli: 409K (Warning: can be inconsistent, but can pull some monsters)
  •  Jordan Lewis: 391K
  • Adam Goodes: 369K
  • Brent Harvey: 362K

And if you have a little more cash to splash:

  • Matthew Pavlich: 464K (scored 144 this week!)
  • Steve Johnson 452K (make sure he is back from the “General” before selection)
  • Mitch Robinson: 427K

My number 1 pick this week would be Adam Goodes though. Scored a lazy 137 this weekend to show he’s back to full fitness after his hip injury. Don’t have him, get him in NOW!

As for the rucks, well if you have Dean Cox and Ivan Maric as your rucks, you have done well, as both are averaging 102 this year. No need to do anything else. But if you have been using Giles as your number 2 ruck, it may be time for an upgrade (NOTE: I would only consider this if you have 6 or more trades) otherwise hold onto him until DT finals and offload him if you have some trades up your sleeve then. He has been more than serviceable this year, but he looks to be tiring.

Again, if you have the money and trades, get Cox or Maric in for him. I always recommend spending big on rucks, but if you’re tight for cash try:

  • Sam Jacobs 378K (61 hitouts this week is 61 points just from that!)
  • Will Minson 373K ( A breakout year for big Will)

Good luck, happy trading, but make sure you have some up your sleeve for DT finals!

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5 thoughts on “Bang for your Buck – Forwards & Rucks

  1. Yeah, i traded him too. Got Dayne Beams for him though, so i’m not too fussed, but i have no more room for him in my team anymore…. oh well

  2. I got rid of Goodes and got Mitch Robinson earlier this year. If i get him back i will have done 3 trades in and out for him. FML!!!

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