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Punching Above: Round 6

Which players are playing better than their average? Who are those that are outperforming their price? Who is punching above their weight? It is that time of the week again, when we look at the past weeks performance and discussed who smashed it? Who went berko? Who clearly punched above their weight?

Which players are playing better than their average?

Who are those that are outperforming their price?

Who is punching above their weight?

It is that time of the week again, when we look at the past weeks performance and discussed who smashed it? Who went berko? Who clearly punched above their weight?

A week that delivered some monster scores

  • Stants 193
  • Stevie J 163
  • Griffen 149
  • Beams 137
  • Heppell 137
  • Jetta 133

In total 64 players topped the ton this week… this is equal to round 2 and up on the weekly average of 55.

The Hampson

So… to the Hampson… we saw last week’s dual winners Craig Bird and Brad Ebert come back to earth, with Ebert still posting a nice 94. Bird a disappointing 63.

The Hampson for this week goes to a player selected in only 8.3% of teams…and to be honest fairly dubious Job security, but ran amok against the GWS kids. Punching at +24… Priced at 48 and averaging 72…

The Hampson goes to Paul Bower

Congrats son… go and get yourself another Tatt… seems to work for Swanny!

Honourable mentions to: Ricky Dyson +22 Lewis Jetta +21 Brent Stanton +18

The Kallis

Now on to the Kallis…The player that punched highest above their average for the round….no surprises to anyone…winner Brent Stanton + 78

Seriously…He must have some really ordinary BO or prone to hoofing down an egg and baked bean vindaloo the night before the match…nobody wants to go near him. Congrats Stants…let’s see you back it up against the Weagles!

Honourable mentions to: Lewis Jetta +73 Stevie J +73 and Bower +68

 

Given that we are starting to or already completing upgrades, I thought that this week I would look at 2 players that were highlighted on the twitter sphere that are currently Punching Above, and see if we can determine if they are the real deal.

Dyson Heppell $438K Ave 96.7

Despite the stupid hair…this boy can play, we all know that. Not sure how many of us thought that he would be able to back up his stellar debut year, but he is and doing it very well.

He is just starting to hit his straps and has put back to back Tons together. Coming into round 7, he has a BE of 37, and a projected 3 round average of 107. Only currently owned by 12.7% of coaches, I truly believe that this number will very soon go up with premium round 12 Bye defenders very hard to find. The bombers have a nice run up to the Bye with games against West Coast, Richmond, GWS, Melbourne and Sydney. With the bombers have 7 games remaining at Etihad where Dyson averages (99.7) and 5 games at the G (Ave: 104). His games this year have read 75, 87, 73, 97, 111, and 137.

Comparing his stats with last year…Not a huge amount of difference but the one thing that does stand out is that he is kicking the ball more…a good sign.

 

2012

2011

Diff

Disposals

23

21

2

Marks

7

6

1

Tackles

3

3

0

Kick %

59%

53%

6%

Verdict: Get on Board…Dyson is the real deal… he has a round 12 Bye…If you can’t get him before hand, jump on after his Bye. He will be a welcome addition to “The Rainmen” this week #thisdysondoesntsuck

Scott Selwood $490k Ave: 114.7

I didn’t think that I would be writing about this Selwood, but his numbers are too good to ignore and I am starting to really consider him. If you started off the year with him in your team…Hats off, I don’t think that many would have. He is currently owned by 6.1% of coaches and his numbers for this year are Super Premo (98, 131, 150, 82, 102, and 125) Yes I am aware they have played some easy opposition and the proof will be in playing against top 4 sides, but he may just be the real deal. Given that Kerr and Priddis seem to still get the majority of attention from the opposition, Scooter has been running free. Coming in to round 7, he has a BE of 92 and a projected 3 round average of 119! Games coming up against Essendon, St Kilda, Fremantle and Brisbane look pretty juicy.

To all the punters that say… oh he is just a tagger…well his numbers have dramatically changed from last year…

 

2012

2011

Diff

Disposals

29

18

11

Marks

6

3

3

Tackles

5

8

-3

Kick %

46%

47%

-1%

He is getting a lot more of the pill and becoming a user, rather than a negater. In the games last year when scooter scored over 100 he was heavily reliant on tackles, with over 10 tackles each game that he scored over 100. Not this year.

Verdict: I will look at him post his round 11 bye (Has some stiff competition sharing the Bye, Rocky, Thommo, Boyd) I think he is certainly a contender to be top 10 mid by year end but let’s see what he throws up over the next 4 weeks. #betterthantroyandadam

So there is The Punching for another week, Bower and Stants the recipients of the gong! I will continue to focus on players that you flick through to me on twitter and the most relevant will be analysed. If you aren’t on Twitter already, get on board and follow the DTTalk crew.

Cheers Rainman

TWITTER: @RainmanDT

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