With SuperCoach open, it’s time to start getting serious and looking at the cash cows that we can have in our starting squad. So check out Klopp’s cash cows that should be on your preseason watchlist.
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Dylan Stephens | MIDFIELD (SYDNEY)
Starved of consistent opportunity, but with Jordan Dawson moving to the Crows, there’s a vacant spot on the wing & Stephens could be the one to benefit. Won the club’s first 2km time preseason trial averaged 104 SuperCoach points in 8 VFL games in 2021.
Charlie Dean | DEFENDER (COLLINGWOOD)
A mature-age intercept defender who won the VFL’s best young player. The ready-made Dean averaged EIGHT intercepts & 85 SuperCoach points for Williamstown & made it all the way through to Collingwood in the rookie draft, meaning a basement price tag in 2022.
Garrett McDonagh |DEFENDER (ESSENDON)
Another mature-age draftee to keep an eye on. Dodoro post-draft stating the defender “could possibly play very early” A terrific runner who is a great ball user, averaged 21 disposals, five intercepts, five rebound-50s & 84 SuperCoachpoints in the VFL 2021.
Sam Skinner | DEF/FWD (PORT ADELAIDE)
A switch to defence saw him dominate the back-half of the SANFL season for South Adelaide. Averaged 19 disposals, 11 intercepts – 7 of them marks – & 113 SuperCoach points between Rounds 16 & 21. Another who is ready to step in, if Port needs.Embed from Getty Images
Jason Horne-Francis | MIDFIELD (NORTH MELBOURNE)
He played the mid-fwd role at senior level for the past 18 months & averaged 16 disposals, 9 contested possessions and 88 SuperCoach points, while also booting 15 goals, in 20 matches last season. Keep an eye out for in-season MID/FWD addition.
Nick Daicos | MIDFIELD (COLLINGWOOD)
Daicos is another who looks worthy of the rookie price tag. Averaged 36 disposals, 2 goals & 159 SuperCoacah points in 5 NAB League games in 2021 & despite his ability to win a lot of the ball, he should still score well early in his career with fewer touches.
Greg Clark | MIDFIELD (WEST COAST)
In a phenomenal WAFL season, Clark averaged 27 disposals, 11 contested possessions, 7 tackles & a huge 128 SuperCoach points in 18 non-injury-affected matches. Capped off the year with a 181-point outing to win the medal as best afield in the WAFL Grand Final.
Josh Ward | MIDFIELD (HAWTHORN)
Finished the NAB League season with scores of 136, 124, 174 & 140. In a game that displays his many avenues of scoring, Ward tallied 34 disposals, 17 contested possessions, 8 clearances, 8 tackles, 5 intercepts & 5 score involvements in the final game of 2021.
Matthew Roberts | MIDFIELD (SYDNEY)
Would have to be the first rookie picked in most SuperCoach sides if we’re picking on numbers alone. In his 10 U18 matches in the past 2 years, Roberts posted scores of 240, 188, 175, 139, 208, 146, 120, 125, 160 & 104. Very appealing price tag too.Embed from Getty Images
Finlay Macrae | MIDFIELD (COLLINGWOOD)
It was a tough first season for Macrae but he showed in spurts his elite ball-winning ability, displayed by his 20-disposal outing in just 61% TOG vs Hawks in Rnd 21. A consistent mid role for Macrae could bring a serious SuperCoach spike, quickly.
Jackson Mead | MIDFIELD (PORT ADELAIDE)
Finished 2021 strongly at the state league level, tallying 27 disposals & 6 clearances through the midfield in Rnd 15 & SuperCoach scores of 107 and 93 in the final 2 rounds. Averaged 106 points for his state during his draft year as an onballer. One to watch.
Charlie Constable | MIDFIELD (GOLD COAST)
Still only 22. Given a lifeline by the Suns & will help fill the Greenwood void. Averaged 113 in Geelong’s reserves side during his debut season & finished his time at the Cats with scores of 175, 132 & 146 before the VFL season was called off in 2021.
Braydon Preuss | RUCK (GWS GIANTS)
Heavily discounted for 2022. Injured all of 2021 but the cheap R2 strategy could be back on. In the 3 games he played without Gawn at the Dees, Preuss posted scores of 84, 85 & 140. In his 2 at North without Goldy, he scored 111 & an injury-affected 39.Become a Patron!