If he continues to kick goals when forward in the fashion of a big bodied HFF, then when Leuey or TBC is ready (and that could be an interesting decision), he may hold his spot as a 3rd tall/big mobile forward who can save JD from having to provide ruck backup.
I, amongst others, argue that this is his obvious forte, which has never been tried at AFL level. He has always come in when we have no ruckmen left and in past incarnations as a KP player.
He can compete for a time but cannot sustain it against the big boys. This has always been the knock on him. But if he is our best combination of a forward who can ruck effectively for a limited time, why wouldn't you play him when one of Leuey or TBC comes back?
All he has to do is kick a couple of goals in the first two matches and this should happen IMO.
With JD, Hooker, Walla, Raz and Green/Colyer/Zaka, I think he could really complement that forward line and provide ruck relief in a way which makes the greatest sum of the parts that nobody else can.
Best wishes Smack, I hope you finally find your slot when a 1st ruck returns, be it Leuey or TBC.