Before I begin, would like to apologize for the absence of ‘Flesh for Fantasy’ last week. Crimmins’ schedule over the Easter meant there was simply no time to give you the work the beautiful community deserve. But, like JC himself, I have risen and ready to give you the very best SuperCoach information.
Talking about last week, we saw the resurrection of Patrick Dangerfield. A very nice 192 was reward for those who stuck fat, and a timely reminder for those who traded him out to back in your premiums.
Without further adieu, lets get stuck back into some Flesh.
GET HIM IN
Alex Fasolo (COLL) FWD – $292,800 SC
- Next 5 Games: ESS (H), CARL (A), BYE, ADEL (A), WCE (H)
- Recent Scores: 72, 106, 132
- Breakeven: -85
While he is coming off his first price-rise of the season, the value of Alex Fasolo is such that it’s not too late to get him in. He has had a spectacular start to the season, pumping out two 100s in his has two starts and providing that much needed downgrade option up forward. His performance against North Melbourne was sensational – 32 touches (9 contested) and 7 marks for a lazy 132 points.
He has taken to his new role off half-back beautifully and looks to help fill the rebounding defender void left by Heath Shaw last season. While he does have the round 8 bye, I wouldn’t stress on that too much. His value is simply too good to ignore and given guys like Merrett and Higgins are stalling, it is the perfect time to get Fasolo in before his price rockets again.
James Gwilt (STK) DEF – $413,900 SC
- Next 5 Games: BRIS (H), HAW (A), CARL (H), GCS (H), BYE
- Recent Scores: 105, 96, 92, 69, 100
- Breakeven: 35
In terms of consistency, there are very few right now pumping out good scores week after week like James Gwilt. I mean, just look at that ‘Recent Scores’ column. Bar that 69 against Adelaide, he has been super impressive SuperCoach-wise to start the season, and for this, deserves recognition.
If you look at the performance against Essendon, he amassed 24 touches (21 kicks) and took 11 markets while playing off Joe Daniher. His role is beneficial to the SuperCoach scoring system. Not only does he get a bit of the footy, but he plays on the resting rucks so it will allow him to rebound and also get points for shutdown roles. His draw coming up is still quite favourable, given he’s got Brisbane this week, Hawthorn, Carlton and then Gold Coast before the bye. He is priced a lot cheaper than what his output suggests and could be a handy POD selection.
Brad Ebert (PORT) MID – $534,600 SC
- Next 5 Games: GEE (H), GWS (A), FRE (H), BYE, STK (H)
- Recent Scores: 104, 121, 87, 129, 110
- Breakeven: 100
Quietly going about this business, Brad Ebert has had a magnificent start to the season. The rise of Polec, along with Boak’s form, has somewhat shadowed Ebert’s performances to date, but his numbers stack up as well as any in that Port Adelaide midfield. Along we getting a tonne of the pill, Ebert takes a lot of marks and kicks midfield goals, all handy for the SuperCoach game.
Owned by less than 1% of coaches, Ebert could be a nice POD for those looking to upgrade the likes of Dunstan or Ellis. Definitely worth considering.
GET HIM OUT
Xavier Ellis (WCE) MID – $278,100 SC
- Next 5 Games: Injured with low calf strain
- Recent Scores: 66, 98, 93, 66, 2
- Breakeven: 63
The Xavier Ellis experiment has been a disappointment. A solid pre-season and great value, many (including myself) believed he was primed from a big year. 5 rounds in and we’re already saying goodbye. His scores have been modest, nice little run in rounds 2 and 3, before hitting the wall big time. However, expected to miss games with a calf and an uncertain break-even, it’s time to dump for Nick Robertson, who will go up in price this week.
Dom Tyson (MELB) MID – $325,100 SC
- Next 5 Games: SYD (H), ADEL (A), RICH (A), BYE, PORT (H)
- Recent Scores: 111, 105, 94, 50, 49
- Breakeven: 40
Drop in value this week, along with a lean run of form, has put Dom Tyson on the chopping block. When a player loses money, which is generally the first warning sign. If you don’t have Ellis, but have Dom Tyson, I would strongly consider dumping for the likes of Nick Robertson or someone who’s bubble is ready to burst. You could hold him ‘till the bye rounds, but given his is starting to leak money, considerations to upgrade/downgrade should be made.
David Zaharakis (ESS) MID – $382,300 SC
- Next 5 Games: COLL (A), WBD (H), BRIS (A), SYD (H), BYE
- Recent Scores: 85, 81, 50, 71, 69
- Breakeven: 108
Grossly out of form, those who are still putting up with the torture of David Zaharakis must relieve themselves of the pain and get rid of him. He is absolutely stinking it at the moment, which is a surprise given how good his pre-season was. You may ask me “who has Zaharakis?” and I will tell you that nearly 7,000 coaches own him, so this is directed at them.
If you’ve got him, GET HIM OUT. He will continue to leak serious cash and could put you in a spot where you are unable to upgrade or downgrade him. While you still can and he presents some sort of value, dump.
Here the key break-even scores to keep in mind heading into round 4
- Jack Redden (BRIS) 56 BE
- Tom Rockliff (BRIS) 62 BE
- Trent Cotchin (RICH) 40 BE
- Jamie Elliot (COLL) -34 BE
- Steele Sidebottom (COLL) 6 BE
- Tom Langdon (COLL) 3 BE
- Daniel Currie (NM) -18 BE
- Luke McDonald (NM) 18 BE
- Josh P Kennedy (SYD) 57 BE
- Lance Franklin (SYD) 19 BE
- Luke Parker (SYD) 45 BE
- David Mundy (FRE) 70 BE
- Aaron Sandilands (FRE) 29 BE
- Michael Hibberd (ESS) 67 BE
- Jimmy Webster (STK) -25 BE
- Luke Dunstan (STK) -35 BE
- Jared Polec (PORT) -10 BE
- Patrick Dangerfield (ADEL) 7 BE
- Matt Crouch (ADEL) -83 BE
- Jay Kennedy-Harris (MELB) -3 BE
- Gary Ablett Jr (GCS) 55 BE
- Jackson Macrae (WBD) 15 BE
- Marc Murphy (CARL) 43 BE
- Dale Thomas (CARL) 35 BE
- Will Langford (HAW) 6 BE
- Dayne Zorko (BRIS) 120 BE
- Dustin Martin (RICH) 125 BE
- Scott Pendlebury (COLL) 144 BE
- Patrick Ryder (ESS) 133 BE
- Jobe Watson (ESS) 150 BE
- Nick Riewoldt (STK) 124 BE
- Ryan Griffin (WBD) 144 BE
- Steve Johnson (GEE) 122 BE
- Joel Selwood (GEE) 149 BE
- JarrydRoughead (HAW) 119 BE
It’s back. Thank you for your questions this week. Remember, you can tweet in to @Mr_Crimmins and your question could feature in Flesh for Fantasy. Here are the burning questions of the round.
ANSWER: Back him in for mine. While he may be leaking cash, his output has been solid (117, 49, 116, 99, 41). He will continue to drop in value now the 41 is in his rolling lockout, but I just think given what he has shown so far, you may as well stick by him till the bye and see how he goes.
Good luck this weekend community
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