Final Rank: 5407
Final Rank last Year: 10331
Best Weekly Score (Round): 2669 (11)
League Placings: Finals5/6, one Premiership
Best Starting Pick(s): Would probably be Daniel Wells for over-all value
Worst Starting Pick(s): Sheridan/Lonergan/B.Crouch/S.Jacobs
2016 Flop You Considered, but Avoided: Kade Kolo
2016 Gun You Considered, but Overlooked: Dangerfield
Best Trade(s) (Player, Round): Corey Enright Rd 9 460k Ave 106 rest of season
Worst Trade(s) (Player, Round): Chad Wingard Rd 10
Best Lesson for Next Year: No break-out mid pricers
Two very ordinary years following from being consistently top1K hurts..... I've been too keen to chase value rather than the tried and true and have been really up and down....when it comes off it really stands out (finishing 2nd for the round in round 11 was the main highlight)..... but not having Dangerfield and Gawn all season killed me on a regular basis.
I stuffed my starting rucks (Mumford was ok, but Jacobs had a shocker), and I panicked the first selection night as was relying on Hartley to be playing (ended up sacrificing a premium and Hartley for Lonergan and Sheridan). I was too rigid with holding onto Sauce thinking he would turn it around, and should have cut my losses early. Bringing Wingard in was a risk and didn't really pay off (though his 110 in RD 11 was invaluable.
So what will change in 2017? Apart from the afore-mentioned no mid-price breakouts, I think my main difference will be picking my team around my Rd 1 rookies. Sure, I will play around with different structures prior to then, and have a decent idea on who I like, but come that first selection night I will be clearing my team and starting with the rooks first.
Still unsure if I'll start Danger (should learn from last year!), however Dangers actual direct comparison start of last season was Nat Fyfe (most expensive player, coming off a brownlow, massive previous season, though he did come in with an injury cloud which Danger shouldn't). And those who did have Fyfe were able to trade him when he did get injured to most other players, so negligible loss incurred. It's just a lot of money!!
Apart from that I'll still go PODs in search of value, would be boring with the same cookie cutter teams! One year it will all click