It was only a few months ago that we talked about Jack Steele being a steal at his $604,000 starting price, and now he’s even cheaper! After an average opening two rounds scoring just below 100 SuperCoach points, Steele finished round 2 with a horrific shoulder injury. X-rays were leaked and Steele looked set to be on the sidelines for quite some time.
However, the 27-year-old miraculously returned only four weeks later. Although, the Saints captain didn’t have the greatest return game, scoring an average 54 against Carlton. However, in round 6 against Port Adelaide, the duel All-Australian pumped out a 126 and looked impressive around the ground. Steele’s CBA attendance went up as well to 85%, which is a massive increase from the 42% he had against the Blues the week earlier.
The St Kilda midfielder is the 4th most traded-in player of the round and for good reason. Steele is currently priced at $537, 200 and has a BE of 126, a score he will likely get against North Melbourne this week. The duel St Kilda Best & Fairest winner’s next few opponents in North Melbourne, Adelaide, GWS and Hawthorn also play in his favour.
He has averaged 113.1 against the Kangaroos throughout his career and last year scored an enormous 154 against them. He doesn’t typically score amazingly against Adelaide but a career average of 105.4 and 105.9 over GWS and Hawthorn is impressive. Also, the following week Steele plays Sydney, a team he has a 112.2 career average against.
I am aware that most SuperCoach players already know that Steele is a premium player and what he is capable of. Averaging 109.8 in 2022, 126 in 2021 and 122.5 in 2020. Although, due to his injury, Steele is currently in only 1% of teams, making him a massive POD. There’s no reason why Steele can’t put his interpreted start to the year behind him and continue his recent form for the rest of the season. I’ll be picking him this week, as I doubt that he will be this cheap for long.