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Cal’s Scale of Hardness – Rd. 17

The Scale of Hardness has dropped for the final time this year! Get around it legends!

CAL’S SCALE OF HARDNESS

Welcome to final edition of Cal’s Scale of Hardness for the year. Of course, if you are a patreon member, then this will continue to be updated for you each and every week.

This includes the #TagWatchTW Scale and the article each and every Wednesday where I cover the who will be tagged this week and the scale showing the likelihood of tags for the remainder of the year. A small example of this can be found below. But of course, it covers all remaining round and all teams with in depth details.

 

TOP-10 EASIEST OVERALL

Across all positions, here are the easiest teams to score against. The teams that have given up the most points per game this year. In fact, Richmond have given up 201pts more to team each week than Port Adelaide who are the hardest to score against this year.

Richmond
West Coast
St Kilda
Geelong
Melbourne
Kangaroos
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Fremantle
Bulldogs

TOP-5 FOR MOST 100+ CONCEEDED

Richmond
Hawthorn
Geelong
Collingwood
West Coast

TOP-5 FOR LEAST 100+ CONCEEDED

Sydney
Essendon
GWS Giants
Brisbane
Gold Coast

DEFENDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy run: Geelong, Fremantle and Essendon

Hard run: Melbourne, Hawthorn and the Kangaroos

I’ve been saying in for weeks… the run of the Docker defenders is about to go BANG. Providing they go back to playing the style we all love. Nic Newman had 143 against the Tigers last week and they are still allowing defenders to do as they please.

Earlier this year Luke Ryan posted 161 against them and he could be huge again and is a big VC option for those who can look past the 78 he has averaged in his last three games.

Max Holmes is an interesting one, if he continues to come off half-back. He will not meet a tricky team for the remainder of the year. We have 6 teams that are deemed hard/mega hard and he doesn’t touch one of them. He could be used as a steeping stone or to at least get a rookie off your field.

MIDFIELDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy run: Essendon, Fremantle and GWS Giants

Hard run: Adelaide, St Kilda, Richmond and Gold Coast

The run of Freo continues here and their midfielders should benefit in a big way. This is why we hold Hayden Young. He knows he was rubbish with 37 from his lowest disposals, marks and tackles for the year last week. He scored 125 against the Tigers earlier this year and will respond in a big way. Do not trade!

Caleb Serong is an interesting one. He scored 141 against the Tigers in round 8, but since then hasn’t gone over 107. He’s been solid without being awesome. I’m sure he finds more points in this one… it will be hard not too.

For those patreon members, you’d already know that Merrett shouldn’t hit a tag for a while. In fact, just one in the next six weeks if the season plays out the way it has to date.

This is way we don’t buy into Noah Anderson and try to chase his 140 from last week. His tag scale is below.

 

 

Have a look at his tags he has on the horizon… with danger potentially coming from Phillips, Drew, Bedford and Berry in his next four games. As we know, if he gets a tag… he’s in for a long day and has had some stinkers this year. You can get info in our patreon space weekly in my wicked #TagWatchTW article which has a scale and details like the one at the very top. After all, you don’t want to be trading into a tag.

RUCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max King is out and if you can add 2+2 then you might see that Rowan Marshall could be spending more time forward like he did last week when Tom Campbell joined him as a late in. Campbell took 34% of the ruck contest as Rowan was sent forward. Now he did kick 3.2 goals and get to 119… but that won’t be happening every week.

So… if you are looking to move Marshall… the best option according to the scale is Tim English. He’s an unique option and has a few great games on the cards. This week he plays Port Adelaide and over the last three weeks they have allowed some big scores from Marshall 119, McInerney 125 and Xerri 120. He then goes against the Blues and a ruckless Geelong.

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Wayne
Wayne
7 days ago

Calvin. Have the top 6 forwards, top 7 backs (young in middle currently), top 5 mids bar dunkley. plus green and butters. Would you not trade young to get you dunkley?

Ben
Ben
6 days ago

Cheers Calvin – quick question for this afternoon – i have an 88 from logan evans on the bench – i could either take off lachie whitfield or jack Sinclair as they’re both probably gonna get tagged. Should i move lachie whitfield off and take Logan Evan’s 88 as an emergency? Or take Sinclair off? Or neither and risk it for the biscuit?

Ben
Ben
6 days ago

Fellas, need desperate help. Do I take a Merrett 120 or do I gamble and go for a C on either Gulden, Zorko, Gawn or Serong.
Obviously Merrett is the safe play but with some of the scores that have been churned out so far it feels a bit low
Cheers.




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