FLESH FOR FANTASY

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Hello Community, hope you all enjoyed the never-ending round 1 and aren’t licking your wounds like a few of us. Gee it’s good to have this great game of ours back.

 

I’m going to step away from the usual “Get Him In” and “Get Him Out” segments – that’ll return next week. This is because I strongly believe knee-jerk trading so early in the season is a recipe for disaster. Chasing scores will burn you and burn you badly. If you can, I would strongly suggest you hold off trading.

However, a high % of fantasy players have been stuck with an injury to LeCras, missing out on boom rookies, or like myself, fielding terrible 2nd rucks. We could be forced into making a trade to ensure our teams are right for beginning of league matches and price changes.

So, this week, Mr Crimmins will be taking a class on 3 key subjects to come out of round 1: LeCras, rookies and rucks.

 

LeCras is expected return in Round 5

Right up until that bump which snapped Mark LeCras’s arm, he was flying. Sitting on 91 and looking bloody good. Now, we’re faced with an almighty dilemma. Jock has spoken about the issue in the latest podcast, suggesting maybe to hold onto him a few weeks and suss out the market. He has to go before the price change, simple as that. Whether you choose to trade now, or next week is another issue.

If you decide to trade this week, you should definitely downgrade. His injury does present a good opportunity to begin building war chest for the upgrades later in season. Here are a few that should be considered:

Josh J Kennedy (WCE), FWD – $299,600 SC/$272,300 DT

- Next 5 games: HAW (H), MELB (A), CARL (H), PORT (A), WBD (A)

- Recent scores (SC): 109

I will admit, this old bat was surprised by young Joshua’s score last week. I had the belief that coming off a serious ankle injury, along with return of LeCras, would see him pull out more key forward-type scores. Seemed the opposite. Kennedy collected 19 touches, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals. Very nice output. If you forecast ahead, on previous years, Josh has scored quite well against opposition in next 5 games – especially the Western Bulldogs, who he seems to feast on (scores of 115 and 190 in past 2). Kennedy is setfor a big year, and will also generate A LOT of cash if you decide to dump Le Cras for him.

Arryn Siposs (STK), FWD – $316,600 SC/$325,000 DT

- Next 5 games: RICH (H), GWS (A), ESS (H), SYD (H), COLL (A)

- Recent scores (SC): 96

96 SuperCoach points for a mid-priced player is a successful return. He kicked the ball 12 times for 19 touches (84% disposal efficiency), took 7 marks and pumped the ball inside 50 3 times. It was a solid night out in really tough conditions for Arryn (almost like wet weather footy up there). As the season goes on and St Kilda play more games under the roof of Colonial Stadium, Siposs will suit those conditions much better. However, he’s got a tough period coming up, playing the likes of Richmond, Essendon, Swans and the Pies. Long term Arryn could be a very nice pick-up, but expect pain in the next few weeks if you decide to go with him.

Angus Monfries (PORT), FWD – $356,700 SC/$352,300 DT

- Next 5 games: GWS (H), ADEL (H), GC (A), WCE (H), NM (A)

- Recent scores (SC): 112

How about them Power? While they did take on the Melbourne Rejects Football Club, they were mighty impressive. So was Gus, who produced an 18 disposal, 3 goal game for 112 SC points. It’s the type of game those brave enough to select him wanted from Angus – kicking goals and finding a bit of the ball. However, don’t get sucked in just yet, as Melbourne would’ve made my beloved Seaford Football Club look AFL standard. Port Adelaide have an interesting run coming up, with good sides like Adelaide and West Coast at home, along with GWS and Gold Coast. I’d definitely give Angus another week, as he isn’t renown for his consistency, but he’s an interesting case – one that Crimmins will be keeping a close eye on.

On the flipside, you may decide to hold onto LeCras for 1 more week and keep an eye on the market. Like mentioned above, if you are going to do this, you only 2 weeks to do so. Price changes come at the end of round 3, and you’d want to be jumping on the likes of Siposs, Kennedy or Monfries before then. However, 1 poor performance from a forward around the $400k mark could bring them into calculations too.

My verdict: hold LeCras, but only if you have a playing bench forward. Assess the field for another week; see who is performing well and able to back up their performance. At the end of the day, you really don’t want to be burning multiple trades to fix up a knee jerk mistake.

ROOKIE RUSH

The introduction of the Gold Coast Suns and Greater Western Sydney Giants spoilt us in way of rookie-priced players. We were able to load up our benches and have confidence in them playing every week. Fast forward 12 months, and coaches are still trying to work out the best ones – including old man Crimmins. The added trades in both forms of the game allow us to do a bit of corrective trading. If you have missed out on a rookie-priced player in starting team, don’t stress – you still have 2 more weeks to get it sorted.

These players don’t need any introduction, but here is a list of the MUST HAVE rookies:

  • Brett Goodes (WBD) DEF/MID
  • Jack Viney (MELB) MID
  • Jasper Pittard (PORT) DEF
  • Lewis Stevenson (PORT) DEF
  • Ollie Wines (PORT) MID
  • Jake Neade (PORT)FWD/MID
  • Jaeger O’Meara (GCS) MID
  • Brad Crouch (ADEL) MID
  • Sam Rowe (CARL) FWD/RUCK

These 8 players are ones that will not only generate good cash, but also score at a consistent level. Sam Rowe and Brad Crouch are the only 2 on that list who didn’t play round 1. Shaun Hampson was one that was keeping Rowe out of side IMO. Now he is out for a few weeks, expect Sam to line up against Collingwood this week and slot in as that leading hit up forward. Brad Crouch, on the other hand, was very close to making his debut in round 1, being named as the emergency. However, a solid run in the SANFL over the weekend may do enough for Brad to get a game v Brisbane this week.

If you get your rookies right early, it can set you up for a great season. You still have time to get in the guys who you’ve missed, and get out any blokes that have burnt you so far ie Lee, Currie and Terlich.

THOSE RUCKIN’ RUCKS

 I haven’t been able to sleep over this position. It’s driven me to breaking point. Crimmins here decided to go with Longer, a-LONG with a few others in the community. Boy was I burnt. A horrible 55 for Longer, and had Blicavs on bench, who ended up scoring higher (all of 2 points mind you). It was a bad mistake from myself, should really have played Blicavs and left Leuenberger on the bench. To make matters worse, Matthew Leuenberger dominated in the NEAFL on weekend, so now trades must be used. You can’t hang onto a Longer or Smith, that can’t happen. If you do NOT have Leuey in your side, you must get him in if he is selected tomorrow night. This is the third and only reason you should be using trades this week. A good ruck pairing can set you up for a good season. We can lock down Leuenberger as R2 and not touch him all year (except for bye and no doubt some injury problem). I’m now pleading to you community; OUT with the Long, and IN with the Leu.

 

PUB TALK

I’ve opened up the forum to the community over past couple of days, and I’ve been inundated with questions, and I want to thank you community. Here are the questions I’ve answered for this week, and hopefully they answer any you may have too.

- @BennSmythe: Mr Crimmins how many points does Jack “The Bearded Man” Watts need to score in R2 for me not to trade him out?

ANSWER:On the back of Jack’ 48 SC points, unless he pulls out some record scores, he should see a price drop first up. Definitely hold onto him this week, cannot stress enough the importance of holding fire on premiums. For me, Jack’s spot would be under serious pressure. Not only did he score the lowly 48 SC, but he failed to register a mark and had 2 kicks all game. He did manage 111 SC points last year v Essendon, but I think anywhere above 90+ would be enough to keep spot anothe

- @matt_northage: is there a player better than Ablett to have as a Captain every week?

ANSWER: The easy answer would be no. It’s a safe option to leave the C on Gary every week, but he is human (amazing, right?) and he is able to produce quiet games. What will separate you from the rest is picking a unique captain, or a strategic captain – and not just Gary. I’ll give you an example. Geelong went into game v WCE last season without their #1 ruckman. Cox come out, as a result, and scored a whopping 190 SC points. Those smart enough would have picked up on this and gone with Cox as C, given Cat’s ruck situation. You’dbe brave to take captaincy off Gary, but with great risk, comes great reward.

- @ejengua: I regret having no ablett. Should I make it priority no#1 in bringing him in for Rich or Hannebery this week?

ANSWER: You wouldn’t be alone. There are many coaches out there who didn’t go with Gary for one reason or another. If you can get him in, I would straight away. When selecting “Crimmins’ Class”, the first player I selected was Gary, and then built my team around him. He will score big most weeks and have chance of having 2 scores of 150+ with the C on him. Get Gaz now!

- @bomberman73: With dangers break even 220 what do u think of trading him for viney then when he drops 150k pick him back up?

ANSWER: This is an interesting question and one that many coaches will be thinking about. It would be a knee-jerk reaction to dump Dangerfield after 1 game. He did play poorly, but historically, Patrick tends to start the season slow before getting red hot. Last season he didn’t break 100 ‘till round 5, to which he then scored some massive scores of 141, 122, 96 and 173 in next 4 games. Even with the added trades, still treat them like gold. I’d hold onto Dangerfield and maybe trade out an underperforming rookie for Viney next week.

- @StuClark67: Vickery for a LeCrashank Redemption?

ANSWER: To put it harshly, NO! One of the worst things you could do is chase scores. Sure, Vickery did tear it up, but he will not be the number 1 man at Punt Road all year. Due to Jack’s great record v St Kilda, I’m expecting it to be a one off. I’ve already discussed how to deal with Mark’s injury, but please young Stu, DON’T GO VICKERY!!

- @bennyisles: Watts for Rockliff?

ANSWER: This is one of very few trades I’ll endorse this week. I believe there are 3 must haves in your side if you are to be successful this year: Gibbs in backline, Ablett in midfield and Rockliff up forward. Structurally, I selected Ablett, Gibbs and Rockliff, left them there and selected the rest of my team. Rich was tagged out of game successfully on the weekend, which gave free roam to Rockliff. The same should happen again this week. Watts, on the otherhand, couldn’t buy a touch. It’s a trade you won’t regret burning.

- @ChrisWorner07: Trade or keep Beams????

ANSWER: Dayne Beam’s injury is an awkward one. Not long enough to dump straight away, but not sure if you really want to be keeping a $650k+ MID sitting the pine for 2-3 weeks. To be honest, I would actually trade him out. You won’t be seeing him ‘till round 4 at earliest, and a quad injury will limit his ability to do any running. At his price, you got a large number of choices that will give you 100+ points every week. Trade for me.

- @ndummelow: if bailey and hale are name this week should I consider trading roughy? And will mundy get the tag now?

ANSWER: Good question. With the Roughead situation, I would stick with him. Hawthorn will welcome back Brian Lake this week, and I expect Bailey probably won’t get named – otherwise they’ll be going in too big to a ground as wide as Subiaco. He’ll play forward, and alternate in ruck with Hale, which will mean points. Keep. As for Mundy, I don’t expect him to cop tag. Sides who decide to tag him will risk the likes of Fyfe and Hill running riot on them. Lower did a great job in tagging Rich out of the game, and I reckon Mundy might be safe from him this week.

Good luck this weekend community, hopefully we can see some big scores from the premiums we paid so much for (looking at you Mr Dangerfield). Make sure you read up next week, a bumper edition preparing you for the price changes.

Make sure you also tweet yours questions through to @Mr_Crimmins, or post a comment below – may feature in next week’s article.

All the best,

Mr Crimmins

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  1. Pj04 says:

    My new favorite article to come out on the Jock Reynolds website! Love the detail and different aspects of FLESH FOR FANTASY! 5 stars Mr Crimmins. Well done.

  2. James says:

    Would it be worth trading for Robbie Gray instead of Kennedy if you hold onto Lecras for the extra week?

  3. ..... says:

    should i get rid of rich for another rookie say wines or hold onto him?

  4. @pleasehelp says:

    pleasseee HELP! OUT CASBOULT FOR…. VICKERY, SIPOSS , MONFRIES, JJK, GOLDSACK…. WHO DO I TRADE IN!!!

    • Ben says:

      i like the look of siposs
      he is the new goddard and his js is fine and he looks consistent
      he will prevail the best in the future
      the other players just had one good game

    • SCaddict says:

      I'm in the JJK camp. An absolute bargain under $300K. Puopolo is another I'm closing watching to see where he plays this weekend and of course the score he achieves.

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      JJK for me personally, closely followed by Siposs. If you're holding off a week, wait and see on Monfries. But if this week, go JJK

  5. Ben says:

    Hey guys
    should i trade out vlasutin for pittard
    and then upgrade mitchell for wines
    cheers

    • SCaddict says:

      Yes!

      Once the teams are announced tonight and Wines and Pittard are named (as I'm sure they will be) just hit that trade button without hesitation.

    • Gooch says:

      HELL YES. Wines is a must, get him in for Mitchell at the lowest cost to your scoring side

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      Yes I would. Great trading for me. Pittard looks SuperCoach class, while Vlasutin doesn't look to be playing anytime soon. And Wines, well we all know how well he's tracking.

  6. Jon says:

    Hey Guys, this is a great article and convinced me enough to get Gaz back and swap Vlastuin for Pittar.

    One question though… Who should I start with on the ground, Rowe or Blicavs?

    Thanks.

    • SCaddict says:

      Assuming both are named this weekend I'd go Blicavs as young tall forwards are notorious for producing frequent low scores. Blicavs should get you at least 50-70pts.

    • Pj04 says:

      Blicavs

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      To be honest, I'd go Rowe. Blicavs was in handball heaven v Geelong, and clearly was told by Scott not to kick it. Rowe, on other hand, will rack up the marks and kick the ball.

      • SCaddict says:

        Rowe was very quiet in his last two NAB Cup games with just a paltry 26 and 28pts and struggled to run out games. He's also a real possibility to cop the red vest in the second half if he isn't performing to give the Blues more run late in the game.

        Blicavs will be up against it versus Goldy for sure but I will be playing him over Rowe assuming Rowe makes the final team of course.

  7. Zimmer says:

    Hey guys,

    Thinking about this trade: Bennell > Wines; Vlastuin > Hartlett.

    Might hold off for another week, but reckon I need to get Wines in and Vlastuin out. Never quite comfortable with Bennell, Wines could potentially score just as well and Hartlett looks good to shore up my backline.
    In theory, adds points and value. What do you think?

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      I like the way you're thinking, trading outside the square. I reckon hold off a week though, see how Wines goes second up – even old Crimmins here could have scored a SuperCoach point against Melbourne. Definitely get Hartlett in if you can. If Duffield fails to fire soon, I too will get Hamish in.

  8. Richard says:

    what are everyone's thoughts on varcoe out and menzel in?

  9. Callum says:

    Is Colquohon going to play much, has not been named for round 2?

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      He will play at some stage, but I wouldn't be waiting for him given the amount of Port rookies available. Consider Pittard or Stevenson

    • @MRB37 says:

      He did look very good for the Bulldogs in the SANFL, but he's still a stick man and I reckon he won't get a game unless someone gets injured or if Port are out of the finals race. As Mr. Crimmins said, go with Pittard or Stevenson instead.

      • ..... says:

        if you have all of those 4 then have a look at luke brown. However i would not burn a trade to get him

  10. dan says:

    rowe and crouch selected this week

  11. Jimsa says:

    I had Broughton for some unknown reason…? He's out this week and I need to get rid of him. I swapped Mitchell for Wines and now I need someone for Broughton for >$440,000. Any suggestions?

    Thanks fellas.

    • SCaddict says:

      Do you have him as a forward or a backman? And I assume you mean less than $440K??

      • Jimsa says:

        Back. Would it be worth leaving him on the bench and getting rid of Vlastin for someone else in the backline and swapping Mitchell for Wines in the midfield?

        Decisions decisions!

        • SCaddict says:

          Too much cash to have Crouching's Burnman sitting on your bench I reckon and with an injury he could miss a few weeks. You could consider a trade down to Suban, Pittard or Stevenson if you don't have any of these guys.

          I'm liking the looks of Harry O with his new role on the wing but would probably give that one another week before making a sideways move like that.

          Geary is also worth keeping an eye on if he delivers another 100 plus game this weekend as the Saints fill the void left by BJ. It was probably a one off fluke though.

          • @MRB37 says:

            Geary was a bit of a burn man for me last year. Traded him in after his first 4 rounds (had an average of 94.5), then he averaged 44 over his next 5 games and then missed 3 games due to injury. Got rid of him after that, but wasted a few trades because of him. The fact he's come out again at the start of the season looking good makes me fear he'll have a repeat of last year.

  12. Jimsa says:

    Sorry, I'm THINKING about swapping Mitchell for Wines… If I don't I have $483,900 to spare on the trade…

  13. jim says:

    thx for the article!

    K Mitchell or Whitfield to Wines???

    (DREAMTEAM )

    • SCaddict says:

      Close call but Mitchell to Wines purely on the basis of job security.

      Whitfield may get rested some weeks but I can see Kanye Mitchellsan being a fringe player for Port as they get back guys like Gray, Cassisi and Salter in the coming weeks. Quadzilla will be one of the first picked for PA now.

  14. Campbo says:

    Does anyone know a good website for break evens? Cheers

  15. The FranklinShow says:

    What is the communities thoughts on Frost from the pies?? I had Vlaustin from the tigers who does not seem to be playing thinking of that as my trade. I already have Pittard, Terlich & Stevenson.

    Got K Mitchell in my mids again I worry about his job security and he seems to be likely to get the vest. Have traded him out for Kommer as the kid looks like he has fairly good job security. Again i already have Wines, Viney, O'mera & Crouch.

    Just not sure if these 2 trades is really the best idea at this time of the year…

    With Watts, Danger & Franklin I want to make sure I have 2 trades next week to possibly protect myself from serious loss of coin with them.

    What are you thoughts Mr C I'm in a bad place trying to decide to use these trades or not.

    • EvilUmpire says:

      Was thinking of making a similar trade Vlaustin for Frost the two issues I have is unknown how he will go this week or if he will be an emergency. I don't want to burn the trade so either wait or go for luke brown who is looking at his 2nd game this week and seems as if he has better job security. Shaw is back for collingwood this week

    • J-mar says:

      If you don't have Goodes you've gotta get him. Trade out Vlastuin for Goodes and Mitchell for Kommer. I'm doing something similar as I'm trading Mitchell for Crouch (I already have Kommer).

  16. Cold Ass Honky says:

    Hey fellas, scored 2358 last week, but need to decide on ruck (trading Longer out as Leuey is back, downgrading watts to terlich so i can pick up a ruckman worth a damn to put alongside Cox). Only options I'd consider :
    – Maric plus 20k-ish left over
    – Jacobs plus 88k-ish left over which could be used next week to upgrade Jones/Kommer to Ollie Wines, or to upgrade Varcoe to the likes of Monfries/Sipposs if they look to be substantially better options.

    Thoughts? Cheers

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      But if you're going to do Leuey trade, I'd follow through with that.
      If not, I'd go the Jacobs trade – all about generating cash for the mid-season war chest

  17. Tom says:

    I REALLY need help on getting Ablett into my team, but i don't know what would be the best trades to get there.

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Atley, Goodes, Stevenson, Terlich, Pittard

    MID: Pendles, Dangerfield, Deledio, JPK, Fyfe, O'meara, Viney, Wines, Mitchell, Crouch

    RUC: Jacobs, Rowe, Blicavs, Daw

    FWD: Rockliff, Zorko, Cox, Varcoe, Karnezis, Neade, Macaffer, LeCras

    $236k left over in the kitty

    Can someone PLEASE help me to somehow get Ablett into my side with two trades.

    • Cold Ass Honky says:

      Lecras into Kennedy/Sipposs/Monfries; Fyfe into Ablett. No point carrying Lecras

    • Brett says:

      Lecras to monfries and danger to gablett, that’s what I’d do, you’d still have cash in bank, danger starts slow and might get to mid/high 400s at the same time wines gets to 350 an you can get him again.

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      Yeah downgrade LeCras to one of 3 mentioned in article. Then upgrade Fye to Garry. "Cold Ass Honky" was right on the money

  18. Fabian says:

    Hey community, just want to clarify something with the rolling lockout for SC

    I have 1 must trade and another 2 potential trades to be done before round 3 price changes being:

    Lecras ( Will probably opt for kennedy, possibly sips)

    Mitchell (if he cops the vest then gotta trade him for kommer or someone else who will actually generate cash )
    Newman (If he under performs then a trade to a rookie or upgrade to a grimes )

    If I wait til saturday morning after the tigers V saints game to determine whether or not I want to trade out newman, can I still make a trade with players from other teams, or can I only switch their positions??

    If Newman poses a decent score then I'd like to hold on to him, and therefore be able to hold lecras for a week to better assess my options ( and hope mcaffer or rowe post a half decent score as f6 =] )

    If he doesn't I'd like to be able to trade lecras out so i can have 2 trades for round 3.

    yeah so clarification on how I can make best use of this rolling lockout would be appreciated cheers =]

  19. CHRIS says:

    FOR DREAMTEAM ONLY:-
    WE MUST USE OUR 2 TRADES EACH ROUND. USE THEM OR LOSE THEM.
    BEFORE ROUND 2 WE CAN PICK UP A ROOKIE OR TWO THAT WE MIGHT HAVE MISSED OR CORRECT A DODGY PREMIUM OR MID PRICER, OR AN INJURY.
    BEFORE ROUND 3 WE NEED TO TRADE OUT OUR 2 POOREST PLAYERS FOR THE BEST 2 WE CAN A FFORD TO INCREASE OUR CHANCES OF MORE POINTS AND MAKE EXTRA CASH AT THE SAME TIME.
    BEFORE THE REST OF THE ROUNDS WE CAN DO THE SAME AS WELL AS PICK UP ANY GOOD ROOKIES ON THE BUBBLE.
    MY 2 TRADES THIS WEEK WILL BE, WATTS > WATERS, TOUMPAS > M JONES.
    I WILL WATCH BAGULEY AND DANGERFIELD CLOSELY ROUND 2 AND IF THEY STINK IT UP AGAIN THEN I MAY TRADE IN PLOUGHMAN AND SWAN/WATSON. I WILLCONTINUE TO USE BOTH TRADES EACH ROUND IF FORCED BY INJURY OR IF LIKELY TO INCREASE MY SCORE OR BANK . MY SUPERCOACH TEAM IS ALMOST IDENTICAL BUT I WONT BE TRADING THIS WEEK. IF WATTS HAS ANOTHER STINKER IN ROUND 2 I WILL TRADE HIM OUT FOR WATERS OR BIRCHALL
    HOPE THIS IS OF INTEREST TO SOME OF YOU IN THE COMMUNITY AND BEST OF LUCK FOR THE SEASON. CHEERS.

  20. James says:

    Kane lucas for wines or mitchell for wines
    thoughts?

  21. Brody says:

    I have a major dilemma:
    Lucas/Mitchell and Vlastuin – Terlich and Wines

    OR

    Lucas and Mitchell – Wines and Crouch and leave vlastuin on the bench.

    Thoughts, community?

  22. jack says:

    sean dempster is coming back from injury this week, am i right to play him on feild in my draft team?

  23. Marc Albert Placek says:

    I've got a bit of money in the bank. Should i trade LeCras up to Rockliff or Cyril?

    And what about Embley? Is he doomed to remain the sub or is he going to break off the vest and become a nice earner in the midfield?

  24. team changa says:

    great read irishman!! top notch. what do you think about this? i think it works best.

    trading out lecras, moving jenkins into the fwd line to cover that position, then getting luey in while still making some coin.. it seems to be the best option.. thoughts?

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      Don't bad, but realistically Jenkins won't be a great SuperCoach scorer – big differentiation in points from Le Cras to Jenkins. Would seek other options IMO, but definitely try your best to get Leuy in.

  25. Jordzter123 says:

    How many Port players is too much????? I am also a port supporter!!! So go POWER!!

  26. chandanrajdb says:

    Hi Community,

    I know i am posting the same comment again in a different article…..but need to get the below thing sorted this week, because i may need 2 trades again next week…..if three of the below guns doesn't perform well again this week….

    Guns who are notice……

    1. Dangerfield
    2. Roughead
    3. Zorko

    Need Some help really….RUCK Structure….

    Have got COX, ROUGHEAD, BLICAVS, CURRIE

    Have got ROWE in the forward.

    I am thinking of using 2 trades this week

    Option – 1

    1. Out LeCras and swing Roughead into the forward line and bring in Leuneberger

    2. Out Currie and swing Rowe to Ruck and bring Dwyer.

    I will be left with $205,600 left in the bank if i do the above 2 trades

    Or

    Option – 2

    1. Out LeCras and bring in Dwyer

    2. Out Roughead and bring in Leuenberger

    If I do the above trades i will be left with @650,900…..the reason for th 2nd option was Bailey is named in the team which will effect Roughead's score this week again….which means Roughead's price will drop by a huge amount…….

    Which option is good & What do you guys think. Need Help very badly….any suggestions / comments would be highly appreciated….

    Thank you,
    Raj

    • Tom says:

      The best thing to do is to not trade at all this week, but if you really must, Option 1

    • @Mr_Crimmins says:

      1st option for me. I worry about Dwyer's long term security in this Collingwood team, especially with likes of Shaw and Fasolo come back. Don't worry about Roughy, he'll come good.

  27. Alan says:

    Can anyone comment how like Rowe is to get more games. I stuck on a decision to either trade Longer for Rowe ( generate some cash, but worried how many games he will get ) or Longer for Luenberger ( but so worried about Luenberger who breaks down every 5 minutes and is a fantasy nightmare ). I have Currie and Blvicas so last option is to wait it out… and risk a doughnut this week. All other positions are looking very healthy.

  28. Bill says:

    Mr Crimmins,

    Who do i put on the bench as a substitute and an emergency for round 2 out of
    T Varcoe, S Dwyer, B Macaffer and J Neade?

    Varcoe has a projected score of only 18??!? – surely he will score higher

  29. Owen says:

    Who to play on field – O'Mera, B.Hill or K.Stevens?
    I'll get a better idea once sub for Gold Coast is selected but assuming its not O'Mera, who to run with?

  30. team changa says:

    can someone explain the captains loophole please? had it last round but it didnt work for me …

    • Tom says:

      1) You put a non scoring player on your field and make him captain.
      2) You select a premium as your vice captain (ie. JPK)
      3) If your vce captain does really well, then leave it
      4) If your vce aptain does shit, you can place your captain back on Ablett.

      • Benny.. says:

        What if you don’t have any non scoring players?? And do you have to have the player as captain on field? Can u just put the C on a rookie on the bench who’s not a sub??
        Please reply

        • Ash says:

          Clearly if you have no non scoring players whoever you put the C on will be your captain, you must have a doughnut on the field to use the loophole. No you cannot name a bench player as captain.

  31. Scott says:

    Hey guys,
    I'm playing dream team so I either use my 2 trades per week or lose them.. I'm stuck on what trades to do.

    Firstly I traded out Vlastuin and got Pittard;
    This one I am comfortable with as pittard is getting game time where vlastuin isn't at the moment..

    Second trade is a bit different, I have lecras and i want to trade him out. So either;

    1) Trade in J.Kennedy or;

    2) Move Roughead to FWD and trade in Leuey

    ……

    One more question, I have to pick 2 of either neade, rowe and macaffer in my forward line… which 2 would be the best picks?

    Thanks!

  32. @Mr_Crimmins says:

    Depends on who your ruck 2 is Scott. Personally, I would get Leuenberger in if you can.
    Macaffer and Neade for me as your best picks.

    • Scott says:

      Thanks for getting back to me.

      At the moment i have Cox and Roughead in the ruck, with Rowe as a back up.

      Do you think its best to trade lecras, then move either cox or roughead up front and trade in leuenberger? Or do the straight swap lecras with Kennedy

  33. Betty says:

    thanks for the rookie rush input

  34. Tom says:

    WHAT ABOUT!
    Fyfe –> Cunnington
    Dangerfield –> Ablett
    LeCras –> Kennedy

    Thoughts?

  35. Scott says:

    Who would be the best options…
    I can pick 2 out of Viney, Wines, Mitchell and O'Meara…

    So far I have opted for Wines and Viney… but was thinking maybe mitchell would be a better option than Viney and Port Adelaide are playing a weaker GWS side

    thoughts?

  36. @rbat75 says:

    Great article – best I've read this week!

  37. jimbotraralgon says:

    A road safety message.

    This rolling lockout will cause car accidents. I was listening to the pre-game on ABC radio when I heard Karny was the sub. I was halfway between Moe and Morwell in a nil reception area so I floored it till I got to Moe, slammed on the brake onto the verge of the freeway but alas I was too slow! ;-)

    Any other danger stories caused by the deadly rolling lock-out?

  38. jon says:

    Hey Guys,

    What is everyone's opinion of Chalie Dixon? thinking of replacing Bennell for him.

    Thanks.

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