2018 stats – games played (22), Average (43), minutes per game (44), PPM (0.97)
2017 stats – games played (3), Average (50), minutes per game (73), PPM (0.69)
Victor Radley steps into the position vacated by Ryan Matterson and should see a significant increase in minutes over and above the 44 MPG that he averaged last year.
We all know how good Matterson was for owners in the lock role for the Roosters last year, and if Radley can be anywhere near that level then it will be a bonanza for owners given that he is starting at just $400k (43 average).
In a bold prediction, I can see 55+ minutes per game for Radley, potentially increasing even further above that. Boyd Cordner and Angus Crichton will demand big minutes also, so it will be a question of how many minutes does Jake Friend get rested for and will Cordner’s minutes be managed slightly?
Perhaps it might look a little something like this:
JWH – 40, Friend – 65, Taukeiaho – 40
Cordner – 65, Crichton – 80, Radley – 55
Liu – 40, Collins – 25, Tetevano – 40, Aubusson – 30
Hopefully pre-season will tell all, but Radley is one who I have my eye on for sure. He could slot in nicely as your 3rd or 4th second row forward, and should give solid scores for your team immediately from round 1.
What are your thoughts?