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Cal’s Scale of Hardness – Round 13 Update

Here it is again. The RED and GREEN have bee updated!

Four weeks ago I released my round 9 Scale of Hardness and with things starting to heat up and premium players are being targeted, maybe this is what you need to separate the men from the boys.

As you know, these stats are based on what opposition teams have given up so far this year and then coloured accordingly. These are based off real data and not opinions and should be used to assist you in the trades you are looking to make over the coming weeks. Especially for those 50/50 line ball decisions.

DEFENDERS

PLAYERS TO CONSIDER: Sam Docherty, Jordan Dawson, Jack Crisp…

It’s hard to get a read on defenders as their roles tend to change a bit such as it has with guys like Jayden Short. Sam Docherty is a true defender though looks ok for the next five weeks. Adelaide also have a good run, if Jordan Dawson and sneak back like he did last week then maybe a few more +6’s are on the cards. Defenders from Richmond and St Kilda appear to have a tricky run, but as I said with defenders… don’t look too much into this position compared to the others as it’s much tougher to get a read on.

MIDFIELDERS

PLAYERS TO CONSIDER: Rory Laird, Jackson Hately, Cam Guthrie, Mitch Duncan, Touk Miller, Noah Anderson…

It’s hard to look past what Adelaide has coming up which makes players such as Rory Laird and Jackson Hately very good options. Dropping an under-preforming premium to Hately after his bye could be a play, and pocket you $150-200k. A move I will seriously look at if Cripps sucks again this week.

After their bye do we need to look at Cameron Guthrie and Mitch Duncan? They are three awesome games for these guys and a guy like Guthrie is starting to fire with scores of 98, 126 and 114. Duncan on the otherhand hasn’t been as good but is coming off 115. He is dirt cheap at $735k.

RUCKS

PLAYERS TO CONSIDER: Braydon Preuss, Max Gawn…

I don’t usually cover rucks but things are starting to get interesting in this area. Players like Braydon Preuss are getting close to being an option and his run coming up is rather juicy, even for Preussy. The change of Collingwood rucks have resulted in a change of colour. They have always been red, but since Cameron has come along, rucks have been scoring much easier against the big man. Of the recognised ruckman to have played them recent was Sean Darcy (126) and Nank (118) didn’t struggle.

On the negative, maybe Reilly O’Brien might have it tough after his bye as he runs into Witts, Goldstein and Gawn.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. thatcher

    June 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    hey calvin not sure who to cpatain this week with neale, brayshaw, gawn and oliver all coming off 100 plus

    • Jimmy

      June 8, 2022 at 8:17 pm

      Maybe check Calvin’s Captains :)

  2. Michael Boyle

    June 7, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    St Kilda have a tough run for the next few weeks. i was looking at bringing in Sinclair this week but might look at Docherty instead.
    Was even looking at Bradley Hill and Jade Gresham as stepping stones with good BE’s but i might re think that too.
    i need 1 rookie to field for a week or too after the byes if i don’t use those stepping stones and Mitch Owens seems my best option for that role but once again… St Kilda have a tough run!!

    possible trades…
    M Crouch > Sinclair/docherty (DPP with Daicos)
    G Clark > Owens
    S De Koning > under 300K (utilty spot) under 250K if Docherty

    or

    M Crouch > Gresham (DPP with Daicos)
    G Clark > under 240K midfielder
    S De Koning > Brad Hill (utilty spot)

    • thatcher

      June 7, 2022 at 4:07 pm

      keep clark definitely still genertaing cash and not worth the trade when you can use it somewhere else, docherty probably the right option so is brad hill

      • Fred Chaney Snr

        June 18, 2022 at 10:12 pm

        Marg, I wouldn’t touch Brad Hill

  3. Jay

    June 7, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Hewett vs Sinclair to trade in

    • BestowedMisery

      June 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      I’ve got both. Both been good.
      If I had to choose now, I’d bring in Hewett first.
      Mostly because Saints are away vs Lions,
      Sinclair may still score decently. Can only hope.

  4. JZ

    June 8, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Cal, is there a scale for the FWDs or is it a barren wasteland and every man for themselves?

    • Shaun Campbell (@Suff2Say)

      June 10, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      Cal doesn’t do FWDs because your FWDs should have DPP status as MIDs, thus refer to the MIDs SOH. If you see someone good with DP RUC or DEF status, then refer to the RUC or DEF SOH. Any pure FWD is generally fantasy irrelevant unless there’s someone really obvious, but at the moment there’s none averaging 90+, the target for the remainder of the year. The highest averaging pure FWD is Ben Moore for Hawthorn with 87.8.

  5. Shaun Campbell (@Suff2Say)

    June 10, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    PS: There’s 13 DPPs above him.

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