Leuenberger will be the 2016 Lumumba that everybody convinces themselves they should jump on, that does not deliver.Leuey ave 102 once in his career, back in 2011. Can't see it happening again.If he stays on the park, he may ave 75, imo.
You simply can't rely on Berger to be a consistent player. Even if he did average 85, he's still not a good F6 and definitely not a good R2... So he goes to Essendon, becomes their #1 man in ruck and shoulders the load of the whole team, gets belted every week and maybe scratches out 15 games @ 85... What does your rookie score to cover him? 60? So effectively, 15 @ 85, 7 @ 60 = 77 average. - He averages 12 games per season for Christ's sake! - 2 seasons out of 9 above an average of 70- 3 seasons of 9 above 15 games.No deal for me.
and now with the signing of Jamar will Leu be R1 @ dons?
I think some people are over looking what Leuy could be used for. I'll be starting him.I don't need him to play every game and ave 100- although if he did, it would be great.He's a number one ruck, priced to ave 57 ppg... what i need from him is to play as many games in a row as possible- HOPEFULLY ave >80 ppg. He scores you some handy points on field, but more importantly he makes enough $ that if his body fails then you can sideways to a keeper.He represents value. That is all. Sure there is risk, but it's up to you whether or not you accept it- especially given that for most who select him will be using him as cover only.
I don't think Leuy's scoring potential is as big a worry as Belly's was (and turned out to be)... but definitely injury is the worry.
Okay, say Currie and another cheap ruckman (Grimley/Howard etc) are named round 1. With Goldy R1 would it be stupid to even consider starting Currie at R2 with.. Very risky but would save some valuable coin (if it paid off). Keen to hear people's thoughts