After another Round of NAB cup comes to an end, we take a moment to discuss ‘WHAT WE LEARNT’ (part 1) from this weekend’s matches that may help us pick our Round 1 DreamTeams.
Bulldogs 11.9.75 def. Hawthorn 10.14.74
Brett Goodes is a LOCK in your defense… after 70 DT pts from 12 kicks, 5 marks, 3 tackles and a goal.
Clay Smith and Nick Lower should just be in the back of your mind as mid-priced options.
Boyd, Franklin and Mitchell will all be reliable guns once again.
Jed Anderson showed something once again, with an amazing 7 tackles in his 46 DT pts. Rookie watch.
Geelong 18.18.126 def. Adelaide 9.9.63
Dangerfield reminded us not to forget him for a 4th or 5th midfield spot with 124 DT pts from 31 touches and 3 goals.
Luke Brown (67 DT pts) and Sam Kerridge (58) are both genuine Rookie options for our DT’s if they are selected for the Crows in Round1.
Brad Crouch’s 34 in a quarter and a half kept us optimistic that he’ll stay in our DT’s.
Chapman subbed off in 2nd qtr with Groin concern, reminding us of his age and history, however Jimmy Bartel is still a genuine Fwd option with 114 DT pts from 28 touches, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals.
Varcoe did enough to stay on the radar as a bargain Fwd option with 59 DT pts from 17 touches and a goal.
Kangaroos 15.12.102 def. Gold Coast 12.17.89
O’Meara had 12 touches for his 42 DT pts and similar to Crouch (above) is doing enough to keep us happy with him.
Bennell (64 DT pts), Broughton (57) and Atley (52) were just ok and arent quite earning spots in our DT yet.
Dan Currie had 20 hitouts and kicked 2 goals for 58 DT pts and looms as a great pick for our Ruck bench. Cant say as much for Todd Goldstein (32) who is yet to show much at all for North’s #1 ruck.
Richmond 10.26.86 def. Essendon 11.12.78
Goddard… LOCK. Another 22 touches and 7 marks amongst his 82 DT pts.
Brent Stanton might be inconsistent but you cant deny he is a serious premo option, top scoring for the Bombers with 108 DT pts.
Heppell was ok, but not brilliant. Was it because Watson was back in the midfield and Stanton stood up?
Nich Kommer is on my rookie watch list with another noticeable effort and 55 DT pts from 12 touches and 4 tackles.
Dusty Martin’s 58 DT pts before being subbed out at half time was strong, but he had the opportunity to run through the middle because Cotchin and Deledio werent playing. Can he find as much midfield time when they are back? Im not certain and I dont know he can break out 100+ regularly unless he does.
Nick Vlastuin showed enough again to surely get picked in Richmond’s round 1 team. 57 DT pts with 15 touches and 4 tackles and is never shy of a contest. Im locking him into my defense.
Brandon Ellis only played the 2nd half but showed again he can run through the midfield, knocking up an easy 38 DT pts off the wing.
Tomorrow you can check out WHAT WE LEARNT (part 2) where we summarise the rest of this weekends matches.