Round three of the AFL season saw a raft of huge SuperCoach scores, by the usual suspects as well as a few unexpected players. Will Cuckson of the SuperCoach Sanctum PODcast profiles some of round three’s high-scoring PODs and whether they could be an option for your team.
Josh Bruce ($342,500 FWD)
Bruce’s 10-goal haul against North Melbourne yielded a round-high score of 172. While scores of 70 and 53 in the first two rounds of the season are indicative of his scoring range, Bruce currently has a breakeven of -43. With Gold Coast and the under-manned GWS on the horizon following the Dogs’ match-up against the Lions in round four, Bruce could be a solid, point-of-difference option to gain some quick cash if you’re willing to take the risk on his scoring.
Cameron Guthrie ($583,700 MID)
Guthrie followed his scores of 104 and 124 with a huge 163 this week, courtesy of a 43-possession, 11 mark and 10 clearance effort against the Hawks. Guthrie scored 142 against the Cats’ next opponent, Melbourne, in 2020, and with North Melbourne and West Coast to follow, could be well worth a look.
His scoring may be impacted by Patrick Dangerfield’s return, though he often goes unnoticed in the star-studded Geelong midfield. At $583k and with just 1.4% ownership, he’s slightly underpriced for a premium, and could be an excellent POD option for coaches looking to trade the injured Dylan Shiel or Stephen Coniglio, downgrade the likes of Lachie Neale, or upgrade from Patrick Cripps.
Lachie Fogarty ($382,600 FWD)
Fogarty is in just 0.4% of teams, but did his SuperCoach stocks no harm in round three, scoring a monstrous 163 in the Blues’ win over the Dockers. While he attended just 4 of the 29 centre bounces in the game, it’s a promising sign for his scoring going forward, showing he’s got other scoring outlets. He followed up a solid 78 in round one with a score of 90 in round 2, but is looming as an important player for the Blues. Fogarty’s scoring so far has shown that he’s certainly worth a look, and at $382k looks to be one of the more sustainable mid-priced forward options.
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Ben Keays ($449,500 MID)
Keays is nicely working his way into the core of the Crows’ midfield, alongside the likes of Rory Laird and Rory Sloane. Following his 118 against the Suns on Friday night, Keays could be worth a look as a high mid-pricer. The Crows, who have largely exceeded expectations this season, have winnable games against North Melbourne, Fremantle, Hawthorn and GWS coming up, which could see some very high scores for the Crows’ midfield. Keays’ breakeven is currently 67, but for coaches looking for a different midfield option, Keays could be your man.
Changkouth Jiath ($332,700 MID)
Expect to see Jiath’s ownership – and price – skyrocket, following scores of 119 and 118 in the last two weeks. His ownership currently sits at 7.2%, but with the shallow pool of defensive rookies, Jiath is an excellent option at his current price. Get in quick though, as his breakeven is -42, and he’ll go up in price steeply with more scores like his last two games.
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