Finally, some semi normality in Round 4. Some interesting scores around the place, but the best thing in my opinion is that we didn’t have a repeat of Round 3 – which, should it occur, would probably break the spirits of most Dream Teamers. So, onwards and upwards!
So I got an email from Brad asking me to have a look at Nathan Hindmarsh this week, specifically following from the rumours and news that Hindy may well be pushed to Prop and perhaps even start the match on the bench in an effort to…do something. What, I am not sure exactly. Absolutely ridiculous in my mind, but let’s have a look at whether or not this turns Hindmarsh from a keeper to a ‘Insta-Trade’.
Hindmarsh has been nothing but solid as a DT player this year. Whilst never spectacular, his average tends to be in the mid 50’s, and gives 100% to the Eels. Hindy being a DT stalwart is not exactly new either – he’s been a solid choice in years gone by. And consistent 50’s are very worthwhile to a team.
2012 sees a different scoring system that we are more or less acclimatised to now. The impact for Hindy can be summarised as this: He is very unlikely to rack up a top score of 100 like some other players, however I know that every time he is out on the park he is good for points. While some players will fluctuate massively this year (wait until Slater stops scoring 2 tries a game), players like Hindy and Gallen are the main stay in your team and should be treated as such. These are the players that you may take price hits on, but will also gain and fluctuate. To look at it financially – you don’t realise a loss until you sell.
Even when Hindy was used sparingly against the Cowboys, he still notched up a solid 37 from what I remember to be around one half of footy. So if he does suffer from decreased minutes, it’s possible that he may not average high 50’s, but he will still be consistent. Not only that, it is unlikely he will play Origin. To be totally blunt – I would rather make up money lost on Hindmarsh by using cash cows than sell him for a 2RF that may fluctuate – you only need to look at Aubo last weekend to see consistency is gold.
Essentially, I can’t find a reason to offload him.. yet. I wouldn’t say offloading him is a ‘Terrible’ idea, I just think you would be better off trading elsewhere right now.
Not as many injuries in Round 4 to report, but still a few.
N Smith (Panthers) – Up to 12 weeks.
S Geddes (Rabbits) – Season (possibly).
J Yow Yeh (Broncos) – Season.
K Locke (Warriors) – Uncertain.
C King ( Dragons) – Up to 6 weeks.
T Hodkinson (Bulldogs) – 4-6 Weeks.
Head to Head Kicked off in Round 4. The Winners are as follows:
Barnes: TooMuchWeight, Metallitgger, Laroche Lions, westsmagpies, raptor, 89 Heros, Sportsmad , Howling T’Wolves
Summons: Sladie’s Tigers, Tiger_1983, KtsRaptors, Yo Mamas, BucketsOfBlood, OneEyedTigers, Horsehead Bookends, Tiger Terror.
A shout out to TooMuchWeight – a massive 898 points clocked and has a very solid team. Could be a real threat in Barnes Conference. Also, no one beat the admins. So my request to you for this week: come on everyone, step up!
Until next week!