SuperCoach is BACK and so are our Players of Interest articles!
Over the coming 16 days, we will be releasing the 2021 Players of Interest series with content coming straight from this year’s Mega Guide. The Mega Guide will be released very soon, but until then, enjoy these little snippets to see the sort of content that you can expect see in the guide for every player!
We start this years series in Newcastle with Connor Watson – written by Semisonic.
Watson had a fantastic 2019 season, but a horrendous 2020.
The young star has had zero luck with injury throughout the past 12 months. Playing off the bench behind Jayden Brailey in the opening rounds, Watson earned promotion in round 3 to the starting hooking role following Brailey’s ACL injury. He had to shift into the halves to cover a Mitchell Pearce injury but then hurt his own ankle – lasting just nine minutes. In his second game back from injury, Watson suffered an achilles injury after just six minutes of game time, which unfortunately ended his season.
The whole saga has gifted us a SuperCoach option with Watson coming in at a $200k+ discount from his first previous two Knights seasons, starting the season priced at just $288,600.
The dynamic utility has his eyes set on the #13 jersey this year. However, I would have thought he’d be in the #14 playing a roaming lock role that he started in last year. In 2020 when playing that role, Watson played 44.7 MPG for an average of 54.7 points. With that said, Knights inside man, Barry Toohey is reporting that he’s a real shot to start at lock, with Barnett pushing to the left flank at the expense of Lachlan Fitzgibbon who would find himself starting in a bench role. If that’s the case and as long as that achilles is good to go in round one, there’s not a lot of deterrence to starting with Watson in your 2021
What do you think?