The red, green tables are back! Now that we have seen seven weeks of data, we have used this to construct a table to paint a picture for the runs that teams and positions have coming up. The colours indicate what scores opposition teams are giving up if different positions across the games so far this year.
This should be used as a guide. A guide to help you look for your trades and in particular those 50/50 calls.
The biggest stand-out here is Dan Houston. His run coming up is awesome as he meets the three easiest teams for defenders this year, in the next four weeks. Houston has been great this year and is coming off the back of 62, 127, 32 (injury) and 110. Those looking to bring in Jack Ziebell or even Aaron Hall will be instantly rewarded this week and although their run after Collingwood isn’t as easy, they should be fine and certainly considered.
Geelong and the Kangaroos have the best run coming up and players like Mitch Duncan, Cam Guthrie and even Jaiden Stephenson should benefit from this. Collingwood have tricky run coming up as do the Bulldogs, but as we know, that shouldn’t phase them too much. Tom Mitchell hit a season-high 128 last week and should produce more good scores in the weeks to come.
Max Gawn meets the hardest team to score against this year and last week, Tom Hickey (and Cal Sinclair) held Rhys Stanley to just 45. The problem here is, Sydney haven’t played many decent rucks this year and therefore tilts the data. Shane Mumford (88) is the best scoring ruckman against them this year. This is where the scale should only be used as a guide, we only have seven weeks of data and at times, it can be misleading.
NOTE: Forwards are not covered as the forwards we should be considering are basically midfielders anyway. Players such as Tex Walker are the only ‘forwards’ that people might have and to be honest, it’s time to trade him anyway.