AFL Round 12 stocks up, stocks down: The forgotten Pie who delivered big

Our footy experts cast their eye over the week's action to find out whose stocks are up -- whether it's a coaching masterstroke or a player having a blinder -- and whose are down. Every club features, so jump ahead to your team below (desktop only).

Crows | Lions | Blues | Magpies | Bombers | Dockers | Cats | Suns | Giants | Hawks | Demons | Roos | Power | Tigers | Saints | Swans | Eagles | Bulldogs


Stocks up: Is there a better long right boot in the game than Paul Seedsman? Zach Tuohy, perhaps? The Crows winger is having a stellar season, and his 27-disposal, two-goal (including a ripper off a step from 55) effort was almost enough to get his side over the line. Almost!

Stocks down: It was a disappointing outing for young Jimmy Rowe, who failed to boot a major in the loss to the Pies and only managed four effective touches for the game. But his biggest blunder seemed to come in the dying seconds, with the Crows desperate for a goal, Rowe picked up the ball and handballed 20 metres backwards! C'mon, Jimmy. You're better than that!


Stocks up: Young Zac Bailey just keeps getting better and better. The small forward kicked four brilliant goals against the Demons and racked up 19 touches. It's a shame he ran out of mates in the second half...

Stocks down: After a career best game in Round 11, in which he tallied 30 disposals and kicked four goals, Mitch Robinson was virtually unsighted on Friday night. The Lions crash-and-bash winger could only manage 13 touches and was unable to hit the scoreboard.


Stocks up: For a Category B selection back in 2019, Matt Owies is providing plenty for the Blues up forward. He had just eight touches but kicked 2.1 to keep the Blues in the match. He has a wonderful kicking action, is strong on the lead and possesses good footy IQ; if he can get more of the ball he could become a real weapon.

Stocks down: Sticking with the 'Matt' theme, Matt Cottrell might find himself out of the side after the bye. The winger had 13 touches but turned the ball over on seven occasions and gave away three free kicks. The term 'coach-killers' comes to mind...


Stocks up: Could it be anyone other than Billy? Jamie Elliott returned to the Pies' side and was undeniably the match-winner. He kicked 6.0 on the night including the sealer late in the piece and was threatening every time the ball went inside 50. Effective on the lead, on the ground, and with one of the best set shots in the game, it's a shame we've been robbed of seeing Elliott consistently at his best.

Stocks down: In just his second game (or third, if you count his one non-appearance as a sub), Jay Rantall still seems to be struggling to find his feet. A little lacking in speed and awareness at times, he had just eight touches (just one of those a kick) to go with eight on his debut. Needs to find his feet at the level, but he's a little off the pace for now.


Stocks up: Darcy Parish is having a ridiculous season! The ball magnet is clearly in All-Australian form, is a Brownlow Medal smoky and earned the Yiooken Medal as the best player on the ground after amassing a club record 44 disposals, 11 clearances and nine inside 50s in a losing side.

Stocks down: He's been solid without setting the world on fire in recent weeks, but Matt Guelfi failed to have any sort of impact on the game, registering just six handballs and ending the night as the only player on the ground not to get a kick. You just have to be better than that. Bring back the super sub?


Stocks up: Young gun Andrew Brayshaw was again prolific for the Dockers, racking up 27 touches and kicking one of the goals of the year in tricky conditions. Special mention to Josh Treacy who kicked three goals in just his sixth game.

Stocks down: The Dockers' talls stocks have taken a mighty hit. In their loss to the Bulldogs, Freo lost Griffin Logue (in his return to the side, no less), Nat Fyfe, Sean Darcy and Brennan Cox to injury, while Matt Taberner was a late withdrawal prior to the first bounce. Who walked under a ladder down at the docks?



Gold Coast







Stocks up: Whatever Simon Goodwin said to his troops at halftime at Giants Stadium worked wonders. The Dees looked sluggish and a fair way off their best in the opening half, but returned from the rooms to put the Lions to the sword. Christian Petracca, Clayton Oliver and Max Gawn once again shining as the Dees improved to 11-1 on the season.

Stocks down: He had a great chance to lock down his spot in the side but Sam Weideman might find himself back in the twos after another lacklustre outing. Weideman failed to kick a goal despite having a number of chances. He finished the game as Melbourne's third-lowest ranked player on the ground. Not good.

North Melbourne


Port Adelaide



Stocks up: Shai Bolton's stocks just keep growing and growing and growing... Another 20 touches and three goals on Saturday night - including two last quarter specials where the nimble Tiger was able to shake and bake his opponents with ease to help set up a blitzing finish.

Stocks down: As good as Dustin Martin was with his three goals and 27 touches, his 51 percent disposal efficiency really let him down. It was an unlike-Dusty performance in that regard, who is normally lethal by both foot and hand.

St Kilda

Stocks up: Another strong performance from Tim Membrey. The forward kicked 2.2 from his 20 disposals, and took eight marks (two of which were contested). He continues to be a reliable piece for the Saints, and was on more than one occasion found deep in defence helping to mop up. One of the first picked every week for St Kilda.

Stocks down: Footy can be a cruel game sometimes. Jack Higgins was arguably one of St Kilda's best on Saturday, tallying a game-high 12 score involvements and pushing up the ground with purpose. However, his return of 1.6 -- including two rushed misses in the final two minutes -- was costly. Despite his wretched day in front of the sticks, it was fantastic to see his Saints teammates get around him as they were walking off the ground.


Stocks up: After making his season debut in Round 5, Will Hayward has been a dynamic target for the Swans up forward and doesn't need a lot of the footy to make an impact. He had just nine touches against the Saints but kicked 3.2; if he can get his hands on the footy a bit more, the Swans could be even more dangerous.

Stocks down: He's had some big games in 2021, but Sam Wicks had one he'd rather forget in a hurry on Saturday afternoon. Just three kicks (none effective) and no score, isn't a performance which will keep you in the senior side long term.

West Coast

Stocks up: It would be easy to look at Liam Ryan's four goals but it was the unsung Eagles who really stepped up in a game not even the bookies thought they'd win. West Coast were forced to make five changes for this clash, and all of Harry Edwards, Luke Edwards, Luke Foley, Xavier O'Neill, and Zac Langdon stepped up throughout the win over the Blues. Talk about one man down, next man up!

Stocks down: Not many Eagles came off second best in their matchups, but Bailey Williams had a day to forget, tallying just six touches after four last week.

Western Bulldogs

Stocks up: It's going to be hard for Cody Weightman to find himself out of the side anytime soon; another two goals and four tackles (including three inside 50) from the speedy young forward.

Stocks down: He worked up the ground a bit and tallied 19 touches and five contested marks, but Aaron Naughton's return of 1.5 on the night left us wanting more - especially given he gave us another mark of the year contender!