The Rookie Scout: Round 17

Barron Von Crow

Gary Ablett is hurt, Tom Liberatore is hurt, Daniel Wells is still hurt and so is Michael Barlow, these are all problems many of us are facing this week.

But there may be some good news on the horizon. While the rookie train may be slowing down for us a tad, there may be some more coal thrown onto the fire this week to speed this train back up, with a few good looking rookies making their debut last week and a few on the bubble this week. Trades become a premium at this time of year, but some people are still looking to bank a bit more cash to finish off their upgrades, which is where these guys will come in handy. They’ll also be able to hopefully cover us in the event of some more players getting hurt (god forbid).

And in some extra special good news, there’s Thursday night footy on again this week with Sydney taking on Hawthorn, which means CoachKings @ Home will once again be open for all to play. Make sure you enter your teams over at CoachKings.com.au and be in the running for some great cash prices. “Big money, big prizes, I love it!” as that dude from Smash TV used to say.

LOCK YOUR SYDNEY v HAWKS TEAMS IN NOW AND GOOD LUCK TONIGHT!

Now, let’s go and look at some rookies!


MIDFIELDERS

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $313,000 | AF Price: $333,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,000

Round 16 Stats: 21 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal, 80 SCPoints, 73 AFPoints, 88 CKPoints

A bit of a return to form for Parish who produced his highest Supercoach score since Round 4. He’s down to being in just 10% of teams and his BE is only 56 this week, which he should be able to beat. Bombers have two easier games against Richmond and Brisbane on the cards before taking on Adelaide and Geelong, so I’d look to definitely get him out before then.

Callum Mills

SC Price: $392,200 | AF Price: $354,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,900

FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: PLAY @ HOME THURSDAY, Sydney VS Hawthorn

Round 16 Stats: 23 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 4 rebound 50’s, 1 goal, 102 SCPoints, 92 AFPoints, 121 CKPoints

Mills has been very good since his little break in Round 11 (and the bye round in Round 14), averaging 89 SCPoints over his last month of footy and finally received a Rising Star nomination this week. The breaks in between have obviously done wonders for him. He scored a career high 102 SCPoints last weekend and hit the triple digit mark for the first time in his career. His BE is 43 this week, which I can easily see him breaking and he should hit the 400K mark by next week. He’s become an intruding option in CoachKings this week, even up against a tough Hawthorn side.

Jade Gresham

SC Price: $314,000 | AF Price: $311,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900

Round 16 Stats: 19 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 67 SCPoints, 79 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints

Gresham continued his strong play, but despite netting a career high in disposals he didn’t set the world on fire with his Supercoach score, most likely due to having 16 uncontested possessions. He had a $21K price rise for the week and still has a BE of 47, which he should beat again on his current form.


FORWARDS

Connor Menadue

SC Price: $322,900 | AF Price: $288,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,100

Round 16 Stats: 12 disposals, 5 marks, 8 tackles, 71 SCPoints, 78 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints

Menadue got a bit more involved in the defensive side of the game last week, recording a career high 8 tackles, which is what probably pushed his Supercoach scores from a 50 into the 70 range, which is a score we’d probably be OK with from him. He added another $33.7K to his pricetag this week, but that score of 130 has now rolled out of his average and his BE is up to 74 this week.

Christian Petracca

SC Price: $337,700 | AF Price: $343,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200

Round 16 Stats: 18 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 67 AFPoints, 48 CKPoints

Another poor scoring game from Petracca, his stats have been holding up, but his ball use hasn’t been great and his clangers have been piling up, recording 6 last week against Fremantle. He’s dropped $15.4K this week and faces a BE of 99. Might be time to pull the trigger on him if you still have him.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $394,800 | AF Price: $418,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900

FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Sunday, Carlton VS West Coast

Round 16 Stats: 19 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 61 SCPoints, 64 AFPoints, 62 CKPoints

Kerridge recorded his lowest disposal tally since Round 11 and also his 2nd lowest SC score of the year against the Crows last weekend. He had a disposal efficency of just 63% while also having 13 handballs and 3 clangers. He’s still in 50.3% of all teams in Supercoach, but faces a BE of 122 this week. Time to jump off if you’ve still got him I think, especially with the Blues taking on West Coast, Sydney and Hawthorn in their next 3 games. In CoachKings, his form hasn’t been great over the last couple of weeks, but I think his price has fallen enough that you could consider running with him.

Jack Silvagni

SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $166,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,800

FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Sunday, Carlton VS West Coast

Round 16 Stats: 7 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s, 49 SCPoints, 40 AFPoints, 57 CKPoints

Kicked his very first AFL goal, which got a big response from the MCG crowd and was trying hard all day. Blues forward 50 entries aren’t exactly golden right now, so his job is probably a little bit harder than it could be, but they’re a work in progress still as a team. He’s on the bubble this week, but as long as he looks like he’ll be keeping his spot then he’s a definite downgrade option. Maybe one to consider for Kerridge? He is a likely pick in CoachKings, he probably won’t score a huge score, but he’s cheap enough that he can save you some cash to use on other players.

Peter Wright

SC Price: $368,100 | AF Price: $318,000 | CoachKings Price: $9,000

Round 16 Stats: 20 disposals, 12 marks, 6 hitouts, 5 goals, 136 SCPoints, 131 AFPoints, 225 CKPoints

Had a career game against the Lions, with career highs in disposals, marks and goals, though it only produced his 2nd highest ever SC score (He scored 142 in Round 5). Thanks to his two very good games in a row his BE is all the way down at -18 and should have at least two very good prices rises left in him. Very good news for the 3.5% of teams that still own him.


DEFENDERS

Jason Castagna

SC Price: $157,000 | AF Price: $177,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,100

Round 16 Stats: 19 disposals, 7 marks, 2 goals, 88 SCPoints, 94 AFPoints, 111 CKPoints

A very good game from Castagna, who played his 3rd game for the year and had his first price rise of the season. He had scores of 37 and 36 in his first two games of the year in Round 6 and 7, which isn’t a great result, so he was helped out a bit more last week by kicking a pair of goals. He is still only $157K, which makes him a downgrade option still and has a BE of -29 this week. Provided he keeps his spot of course.

Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $313,300 | AF Price: $300,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400

FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Sunday, Carlton VS West Coast

Round 16 Stats: 13 disposals, 4 marks, 2 rebound 50’s, 36 SCPoints, 46 AFPoints, 49 CKPoints

Not much happening for Weitering again this week, with just the 13 disposals and his 2nd lowest Supercoach score of the season. His BE is 104 this week, something the 21.1% of teams with him will need to take into consideration. Like Kerridge, his scores haven’t been great lately, but his price has come down a tad lately, so he comes back into considerations again for CoachKings because he’s not costing you $6000+

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $362,200 | AF Price: $338,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,400

Round 16 Stats: 17 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles, 4 goal assists, 2 goals, 100 SCPoints, 89 AFPoints, 117 CKPoints

Walla responded to his score of 37 SCPoints in Round 15 in a big way, scoring his second ton of the season. He lost a tiny bit of cash despite the high score and again faces a decent BE of 84, but that will jump down again once the 37 rolls out of his average. I’d still consider trading him out at this stage if you can afford the move, but he has shown he can score decently if you need to keep him.

Matt Dea

SC Price: $371,100 | AF Price: $373,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,800

Round 16 Stats: 12 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 68 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints

Another up and down period for Dea, who was probably a bit on the downward part last week with just the 59 SCPoints. His BE is 90 this week, which he has shown he’s capable of beating, but most likely even if he does beat it, it won’t result in a great deal of extra cash for you.

Sam Collins

SC Price: $294,600 | AF Price: $264,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,100

FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Friday, Fremantle VS Geelong

Round 16 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 91 CKPoints

Collins up and down year continued, scoring 59 SCPoints which he has done 3 times in 6 games this year. He still has a BE of -7 due to the 126 he scored in Round 14, but that BE is doing to jump up pretty quickly once that score rolls out of his average. As you can see from his scores above, he has a CoachKings friendly style thanks to those 1%ers, so as long as his defensive work holds up then he could be a good selection in that format.

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $317,900 | AF Price: $308,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,600

FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, North Melbourne VS Port Adelaide

Round 16 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 67 SCPoints, 52 AFPoints, 71 CKPoints

It’s been a good 5 or 6 games since DBJ has had a really good SC score, hovering in the 60-70 range since Round 10 where he scored 88 SCPoints. His BE is only 55 this week, which I can’t see him having any issues reaching, but his scores aren’t at a level that you’d want from a starting player at this time of the season.


THE BEST OF THE REST…

Logan Austin – He’s currently ranked 3rd in the league for 1%ers per game, which probably shows you where his value lies for the Power, but it’s one stat that doesn’t usually lead to Supercoach success. He had just the 36 SCPoints from 8 disposals and 3 marks VS Hawthorn, but had 13 1%ers. His score in CoachKings was 73, where those 1%ers are rewarded a bit more, so that’s the only format I’d say he’s currently relevant in at this time, with Port Adelaide taking on North Melbourne on Saturday. He won’t likely set the house on fire, but even if he doesn’t get a ton of disposals it means his defensive work won’t see him completely bottom out.

Kaiden Brand – A very good game for Brand who had 18 disposals, 10 marks and 6 1%ers for a career high 92 SCPoints. He’s only $5,100 in CoachKings and scored 114 last week. Play at home contender for Thursday.

Nakia Cockatoo – Made his return to the AFL side after last playing in Round 7 and had 14 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and a goal for 69 SCPoints.

Tom Ruggles – An OK bench cover score for Ruggles, whose streak of decent games ended against Sydney with 14 disposals and 2 marks for 53 SCPoints. He had scored 81, 71 and 91 SCPoints in his previous 3 games prior to the Sydney clash.

Lincoln McCarthy – No goals, so no results in fantasy football really, with McCarthy scoring just 30 in Supercoach and 34 in AFL Fantasy from 7 disposals and 5 tackles. He’s $3,500 in CoachKings, so he has cash saving value, but he’ll need to score a few goals otherwise you’ll probably want to trade him out at half time.

Aliir Aliir – Had a bit of the ball down back, with 15 disposals and 5 marks for 69 SCPoints. Still settling, but potential is there for him to become a permanent 22 for the Swans. Scored 75 in CoachKings last week and only costs $4,200, which makes him a value pick.

George Hewett – Hewett had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and kicked a nice goal for his 63 SCPoints. BE is down to 28 this week.

Tom Papley – Returned to the Swans side and managed to hit the scoreboard for 2 goals, as well as having 10 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 65 SCPoints. Better than the 29 SCPoints he scored in his last AFL game in Round 8!

James Rose – Quiet game for Rose with just the 6 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 31 SCPoints.

Sam Naismith – Played just his second career game and had just 4 disposals and 4 tackles, but also had 25 hitouts for 44 SCPoints. Don’t think he contributed anything that wasn’t in a ruck contest.

Josh Smith – Better numbers than Round 15, but his 6 clangers saw him score less in Supercoach this last despite having 5 more disposals and 7 more marks. He finished with 23 disposals, 9 marks and a goal for 61 SCPoints.

Callum Ah Chee – Continues to look more involved as he gains more experience, having 14 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 55 SCPoints. Lots of potential there.

Ryan Davis – Hit the scoreboard again last week, kicking 2.2 as well as having 12 disposals and 5 tackles for 84 SCPoints. BE is just 19 this week.

Jesse Joyce – Quiet game for him with just 6 disposals and 2 marks for 21 points in both Supercoach and AFL Fantasy. Nothing to see here.

Rhys Mathieson – Matched his career high disposal tally from Round 14 with 24 disposals, as well as 4 tackles for 72 SCPoints. BE is still -27, so he’ll have plenty of cash left to generate.

Jarrad Jansen – Didn’t have huge numbers with only 14 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, but kicked 2 goals to boost his Supercoach score to 73.

Rueben William – Elevated off of Brisbane’s rookie list and had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 59 SCPoints. Not great results, but if he continues to play then he’s a downgrade target at this time of the year. He’s going to join a host of Brisbane players like Mathieson, Jansen, Hammelmann and Hipwood who are good value in the Sunday, Brisbane VS GWS CoachKings contest.

Matthew Hammelmann – 10 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for Hammelmann for 53 SCPoints. Again, not great results, but as long as he plays then he’s another one who’d be an OK downgrade option at this time of the year.

Eric Hipwood – Lions looks like they might have found a good player here, Hipwood kicked 4 goals as well as having 10 disposals and 3 marks for 73 SCPoints. Has kicked 8 goals in his first 3 games of AFL footy.

Jayden Hunt – Hunt had a career high 29 disposals against Fremantle, as well as 8 inside 50 entries, but it didn’t exactly equal success, at least in Supercoach, only scoring 78 SCPoints. Of his 29 disposals, 20 of them were uncontested and he also recorded 5 clangers.

Ben Kennedy – Not the greatest score from Kennedy, with just 13 disposals and 3 tackles for 45 SCPoints.

Oscar McDonald – A season low in disposals for McDonald, who just had the 8 disposals as well as 4 marks and 4 tackles. His42 SCPoints is his lowest return since Round 1 when he had 32. His BE is 89 this week, so I’d expect him to have another dip in price.

Darcy Tucker – Tucker had his 3rd game in a row with 8 disposals, and again had more handballs than kicks, with only 2 kicks and 6 handballs recorded. He also had 4 tackles, but only scored 34 SCPoints, which is an equal season low for him.

Jayden Short – Another solid game for Short who has scores of 82, 75 and 71 over his last month of footy. He’s had 10+ possessions in all of those games, after doing it only once in his previous 5 games, so he’s starting to become more involved in games. He had 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles VS the Bulldogs for 71 SCPoints.

Oleg Markov – A great debut game for Markov, who had 18 disposals, 9 marks and 4 tackles for 75 SCPoints and 95 AFPoints. 15 of his 18 disposals were kicks, which is a good sign, but on the downside, 15 of his 18 disposals were uncontested, which will limit his Supercoach potential a tad. As a potential downgrade option though, that’s probably not a major concern at this stage.

Daniel Rioli – Usual from Rioli, with just 34 SCPoints from 9 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles. Hasn’t scored above 36 SCPoints in his last month of footy.

Liam McBean – Has been with the Tigers since 2013 and only played 3 games in that time. May be at the point where they’re just throwing him out there to see if he has it or not before throwing him on the scrap heap. He had 6 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 1 goal for 38 SCPoints. Nothing too much to get excited about at this stage.

Liam Sumner – 10 disposals for Sumner, along with 3 marks and 4 tackles for 48 SCPoints. It was the standard “Sumner game” again last week.

Mitch McGovern – Kicked a goal, but was generally having trouble getting involved against the Blues. His score of 49 SCPoints is his lowest score since Round 7.

Ryan Clarke – Played his first AFL game after being a 2nd round draft pick for the Roos this year. He had 21 disposal, 4 clearances and 2 marks for 60 SCPoints. A 117K midfielder, he’ll be one to keep an eye on this week.

Jed Anderson – One we hyped heavily in the pre-season, he played just his 2nd game for the Roos and had 11 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 51 SCPoints. Keep an eye on him as a “premium rookie” downgrade option.

Corey Wagner – Played his 3rd game, but still only priced at $140K. He wasn’t massively involved with just 7 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 40 SCPoints.

Michael Hartley – Big game for Hartley, who scored a career high 111 SCPoints and had 20 1%ers along with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles. Scored a massive 160 in CoachKings which shows you how good he can be in that format.

Mitchell Brown – Brown had his highest return in Supercoach since Round 9 with 12 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 71 SCPoints.

Sam Michael – A $123K ruckman for the Bombers who previously played 3 games for the Lions in 2013, he made his Bombers debut last week and had 9 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 16 hitouts. Probably not a downgrade option for many, but if Cox continues to miss there could be an easy swap there, though I wouldn’t be gung-ho on Michael’s long term prospects.

Conor McKenna – Not much on offer from McKenna again with just 9 disposals, 4 marks and 35 SCPoints. Hasn’t scored above 45 SCPoints in any of his 5 games this year.


ROUND 17 BUBBLE BOYS

Clay Smith – $237K – MID/FWD

Jarrod Garlett – $185K – FWD

Matthew Hammelmann – $117K – DEF/FWD

Jed Anderson – $223K – MID/FWD

Jack Silvagni – $117K – FWD

Patrick McGinnity – $199K – FWD

Mitchell Brown (WCE) – $133K – DEF


Round 17 TRADE OUT TARGETS

Sam Kerridge – $394K – 122 BE

Jacob Weitering – $313K – 104 BE

Christian Petracca – $337K – 99 BE

Clayton Oliver – $308K – 90 BE

Matt Dea – $371K – 90 BE

Oscar McDonald – $315K – 89 BE

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti – $362K – 82 BE

Josh Wagner – $341K – 77 BE


AROUND THE GROUNDS…

VFL

Kieran Lovell – Lovell had 25 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles in the Box Hill Hawks 80-90 loss to Williamstown.

Teia Miles – Miles kicked 2 goals as well as having 24 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for the Box Hill Hawks.

Dallas Willsmore – Willsmore kicked 1 goal and had 23 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.

Brenton Payne – Payne had 24 disposals, 10 marks and 4 tackles for the Sandringham Zebras as they defeated Coburg 85-36

Tom Lee – Lee had 18 disposals, 7 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for the Zebras.

Sam Mengola – Mengola has had some recent success in the VFL, but had just the 10 disposals as he missed the second half of the Geelong VFL sides 125-59 win over the Northern Blues with a migraine. He is expected to play next week.

Josh Dunkley – BIG game for Dunkley as he finished with 32 disposals, 7 marks, 11 rebound 50’s and 17 tackles.

Bailey Dale – Dale had 23 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 behinds as Footscray defeated Richmond 74-65.

Brad Lynch – Lynch had 22 disposals, 5 marks, 3 inside 50’s and 2 rebound 50’s for Footscray.

Kieran Collins – Not huge numbers on the stat sheet for Collins with just 12 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles.

Adam Marcon – Impressive stats for Marcon with 35 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 5 rebound 50’s and a goal.

Nathan Drummond – Drummond had 20 disposals, 9 marks and 2 tackles for Richmond.

Tom Phillips – Phillips had 23 disposals,  3 marks, 10 tackles and a goal as the Collingwood VFL side smashed North Ballarat 90-19,

Matthew Goodyear – Goodyear had 22 disposals and 6 tackles for Collingwood.

James Polkinghorne – Polkinghorne had 21 disposals and 5 tackles as the Essendon VFL side beat the Frankstown Dolphins 107-84.

Mason Redman – Redman kicked 3 goals as well as having 15 disposals, 6 marks and 8 tackles.

Aaron Francis – Just the 13 disposals for Francis, who also had 2 marks and 3 tackles.

SANFL

Harrison Wigg – Named best on field for the Crows in their 87-75 win against Sturt. Wigg finished with 24 disposals, 4 marks, 7 inside 50’s and kicked 2 goals. He has been senior emergency a few times this year, but probably an injury away from debuting.

Tom Doedee – Again named in the bests for Adelaide with 21 disposals, 7 marks and 3 rebound 50’s. Crows haven’t shown much willingness to mess with their 22, so I wouldn’t be expecting a callup for him yet.

Keenan Ramsey – Again played forward last week and kicked 3.1 with 17 disposals and 9 marks.

Harry Dear – With Lowden still out Dear again looked to be the main focus up forward for the Adelaide reserves side and kicked 3.1 along with 14 disposals and 9 marks.

Wayne Milera – Therbarton Oval was a bit of a mud pit, so not the greatest conditions for Milera and he finished with just 10 disposals and 3 marks.

Jesse Palmer – Very good game for Palmer as he finished with 21 touches, 9 marks, 10 tackles and kicked 3.1 in Port Adelaides big 129-56 over the reigning SANFL premiers West Adelaide.

Billy Frampton – Frampton had 23 hitouts as well as 23 disposals and 5 marks.

Riley Bonner – Bonner had 20 disposals and 8 marks against West Adelaide, slightly up on his season average of 16 disposals and 4 marks.

WAFL

Anthony Moribito – Has come under fire by Ross Lyon and didn’t have a great game with just 12 disposals in the Peel Thunders 55-11 loss to West Perth.

Josh Deluca – Has been OK in the WAFL in recent weeks, Deluca had 26 disposals and 6 tackles for the Peel Thunder.

Shane Yarran – Hasn’t been in great form over his last month of footy since recovering from knee and calf injuries. Had just 10 disposals and 3 tackles.

Corey Adamson – Adamson had 24 disposals and 10 tackles for East Perth as they defeated Swan Districts 58-18.

Tom Cole – Cole had 22 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 6 inside 50’s as well as a goal for East Perth.

NEAFL

Daniel Lloyd – Was the senior emergency in Round 13 and had a massive game against Southport, finishing with 35 disposals, 10 marks, 3 tackles, 7 clearances and a goal as the UWS Giants won 105-63.

Matthew Kennedy – Back to the NEAFL for Kennedy who played his last two games for the Giants AFL side. He had 32 disposals, 7 clearances, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.

Jake Barrett – Barrett had 23 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles and 1 goal.

Caleb Marchbank – Returned again from his ankle injury and had 22 disposals and 9 marks. Potential to be recalled is there, but has only managed to play 4 games of footy so far this year due to his ankle and there’s plenty of speculation he’ll be headed back to Victoria next year.

Harrison Himmelberg – HH had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 3 rebound 50’s. A bit quieter than he has been in recent weeks.

Jordan Foote – Had a big impact, kicked 2.2 as well as having 26 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles as the Swans reserves defeated Eastlake 140-43.

Nic Newman – Newman had 24 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for the Swans reserves.

Toby Nankervis – Kicked 2 goals and also had 12 disposals, 6 marks and 29 hitouts

Joshua Schoenfeld – Schoenfeld had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 2 inside 50’s for the Gold Coast reserves as they defeated Brisbane 99-97. More of an outside mid than an inside one, which could limit his Supercoach potential.

Ben Keays – Keays was back in the NEAFL last week and kicked a goal as well has having 24 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles. 18 handballs mixed in there.

Archie Smith – Smith was rotating forward and in the ruck, finishing with 17 hitouts as well as 1 goal, 15 disposals and 4 marks.

And that is it from me this week. Remember to go and lock in your CoachKings side for the fantastic play at home match tonight.

As far as trading goes, which rookies will you be sending out to the woodshed this week? And which premos are you looking to bring in? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow

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  1. Tommo09 says:

    D: Docherty, Simpson, Shaw, Laird, JJ, Savage (Collins, Austin)
    M: Danger, Pendles, Neale*, Rockliff, Hannerbery, Parker, Priddis, Ward* (Trengove, Phillips, MacP)
    R: Gawn, Goldy (Grimley)
    F: Martin, Barlow, Wells, Riewoldt, Franklin, Hall (Petracca, Long)

    * Brought in this week

    Next week Petracca to Montagna/Kennedy/Zorko (if I have enough $$$) to loophole
    In 3-4 weeks I will go Collins to Rampe to loophole as well

    Way out of contention as I am ranked 4300 but hopefully I will be able to finish top 1000

    Thoughts?
    Thanks community for your help this year

    Also, Thanks Barron, awesome work

    • Derek says:

      Not a big fan of Neale.

      fremantles last 7 games have been against, Tigers, Saints, Essendon, Lions, Port, Pies, Melb – none are top 8 teams. He has scored well, but doesn't give me alot of confidence he will score well in the remaining games against; Cats, Suns, Swans, WCE, Crows, GWS, Dogs – 6/7 are top 8 teams.

      not convinced on neals run home at all.

      • Tommo09 says:

        I like him as he may only get tagged twice on the way home and has played well this year

      • Moustachio says:

        Contested ball beast, has proven he will score regardless of team getting thumped. Only thing I'm not sure about is how pod he will remain as seems the clear upgrade for GAJ

  2. Shake n bake says:

    Might call it left field but I'm trading Libba to Motlop he will be bench cover as my fwd mid swing as my loophole option. It also gives me 80k more in the kitty & I like the cats run home I'm backing him to come home strong. Fingers crossed!

    • Derek says:

      i got Motlop last week for exactly the same reasons. however his game last week was weak and if he has another poor game he might get dropped. If i had an extra $20k last week i would have got Hall. he does have a few good games left in him this year and for $370k is great value.

      • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

        Agree Scott is quickly loosing patience with him.
        Another spud game this week and he will find himself in the magoos.

      • Shake n bake says:

        With a kick up the ass I'm backing him to turn the corner already have Hall.

    • Southern S says:

      Motlop vanishes too often, wouldn't touch him. I'd rather Clay Smith.

  3. TRIGGER HAPPY says:

    What has happened to trengrove? Seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.
    Is he injured again?

    • pod says:

      FFS what is Paul Roos up to??

      • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

        I mean he didn't feature in Barrons write up, he is not on the injury list so WTF is going on Paul?
        Insert eeerie music here….

        • BarronVonCrow says:

          Forgot to add that Casey Scorpions had a bye in the VFL last week, which is why Trengove wasn't mentioned.

  4. Tom says:

    I already have Tom Mitchell and Luke Parker in my midfield is having Dan Hannebery too much?

    • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

      Nah mate swans have proven all year they can all score in that midfield.
      However one of the fab 4 usually has a quite one each most weeks but u never know who that is gonna be.

      • Derek says:

        Swans play the hawks tonight.

        Looking at the scores from games last year against the hawks, win and a loss.

        JPK, Hanners, Parker and McVeigh ALL scored 100+ in BOTH games against the hawks.

        • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

          If I had him be tempted to whack the VC on JPK. always goes nuts against the Hawks.

          • Derek says:

            i'm going to SCG tonight. will be a cracking game.

            • Grahame Lebroy says:

              Nice, should be a cracker

            • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

              Damn I'm jealous. That game and hawks v cats r always cracking games. Nothing left on the park and a contest of the highest quality. Buddy factor just gives it that bit more spice.

              • Derek says:

                First for a few years at SCG. Can't wait. Won't care if even if JPK doesn't get a kick, as long as the Hawks get up

  5. Derek says:

    My team value is only $13.2mil. at the start of the year I wouldn't have thought it possible to be near Full premium and be less than $14mil. has been an odd year where coin hard to gather.

    Looking at the top 20 ranked players, only 1 is greater than $14mil, most around around the $13.4mil mark.

    What is everyones team value? anyone over $14mil?

    • Derek says:

      looking further down the list, there is only 1 in top 100 who have greater than $14mil

      • Redgumwon says:

        The strange thing this year seems to be that many have used more trades than the norm. Most people I speak to have around 4 or 5 trades left. I would normally expect to see people with around 9 or 10 trades left going into this round. I think you were onto this weeks ago Derek.

        • Derek says:

          i'm down to 6 trades. feeling very nervous. had a few forced trades to get rid of Stewart, McPherson and trengove when they weren't selected, barlow, wells and gaz when they got injured. i thought i was very conservative this year with trades, so i can imagine some people are down to 1 or 2 left

          • Redgumwon says:

            I've burnt a few trades cleaning house through injury and corrective trades. I have 10 left and will be forces to use 1 maybe two this week. I got down to the top 840 going into the last bye round. Though I was going ok and didn't trade to save trades for later on. I've now slipped back to around 2400 mark. I hoping you are right about the leaders have very few trades left that I can now us that to my advantage

            • Derek says:

              10 trades is great. you will almost to the point of use them or lose them soon 😉

              • Redgumwon says:

                Indeed after this weekend it will be 8 and I'll need to bring in one premo defender and one mid to replace Gazza.

                This week I need to offload Petracca and McGovern I think before they bleed more cash. But then again I could replace Gaz and suck and see on those two until next week. I'm playing you this week Derek and I'll have to put a pretty good side on the park to match you

                • Derek says:

                  i'm desperate for a win, outside the top 8 and running out of weeks. looking forward to the challenge.

                  • Redgumwon says:

                    Lock and load baby the only good thing is we've both lost Jimmy Bartel having a rest 🙂

                  • neil says:

                    good luck derek you will probably do me but both are too far off never know loser gone cheers neil demons delight Agraders

      • The Ranger says:

        I'm at $13.5mil and I reckon I'm about $300K short of where I wanted to be.
        That extra 300K would mean better bench cover.

    • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

      Full premo. $13.4M. Tough season for the fat cash cows. Only a handful made some serious coin.

    • pod says:

      $13.3m one off full prem.

    • Millicent says:

      Derek, the reason is due to an over abundance of injuries this year. I know that the trades have been increased to 30, but I think we should have 34. Other than that, the AFL should consider reducing the length of the quarters.

      • Derek says:

        the number of trades is a tricky one, with injuries and byes and all.

        in the EPL fantasy, everyone gets one free trade per week, but are also allowed as many additional trades after that as they want for a point reduction. the point reduction is fairly significant and would equate to roughly 100SC points. so if you made 3 trades that week, and you scored 2400, your adjusted score would be 2200. just an example. the other thing that sets the EPL fantasy apart from SC is when you sell a player, you only get half their price increase, so if you buy a player for $300k and sell at $400k, you only get $350k to spend on the next player.

    • murray says:

      Derek
      13.1m and 10 trades left

    • Abel says:

      I'd love to see the champ ranked number 2's team. Impressive to have 14m team.

    • The Master says:

      Team value $13.8 plus change, ranked 811, 6 trades, full prem if you count suckling.

    • Moustachio says:

      13.8m now, I had more and the highest in top100 a few weeks back. Now some of my fellas dropped off in form, there are 3 coaches with higher value in top 40. Hoping my boys will bring it home!

  6. Jim says:

    Neale or hanners?
    Current midfield Dangerfield Pendlebury Parker Sloane Ward Tom Mitchell Robbie Gray
    Having 2 Sydney players already worries me?

    • pod says:

      Neale, he's a freak

    • Jim says:

      Nevermind. Decided to trade Dangerfield to Neale as a Pod

      • Derek says:

        forget having 2 swan players that will worry you, just 1 ross lyon coached player would worry me. (unless it was Zac)

        • pod says:

          lol love your work Derek

        • Southern S says:

          lol good call but there is one guy that is untouchable in the Dockers and that is Neale.

          Drop him and Lyon's head will roll.

  7. The Ranger says:

    Top work as always Barron, thanks.

    Team is currently..
    Shaw, Simmo, Laird, Rance, Enright, Bartel – Collins, Austin
    Ablett, Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Sloane, Parker, Priddis, Rockliff – Petracca, Keays, Stewart
    Gawn, Martin – King
    Lids, Dusty, Zorko, Montagna, Wells, Hall – Rose, Phillips

    6 trades and 66K left.
    Current plan is to go Ablett to Ward and Rose to Lycett.
    Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

    • pod says:

      Forget Ward mate, he's not Ultra prem

    • Derek says:

      very nice team and great trades. i like the lycett trade.

      • The Ranger says:

        Thanks Derek

      • Derek says:

        second thought, agree with pod, Ward is not an Ultra premo. who else can you afford after the Lycett trade?

        • The Ranger says:

          I think Wards the best I can get. I'll only have 6K after the two trades.

          • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

            Ward blitzed early has recently gone quiet but with the run of games GWS have coming up back him in to get the job done.
            At his current price can't be ignored and definitely has potential to go large.

            • The Ranger says:

              Yeah my fingers are crossed that he can find his best form 'cos he's def been down for a while.

  8. Dave says:

    I have a confession to make.

    I was in the top 30 a few weeks back and attempted to pull a shark more (one touch wonder style) – traded out Parker for Pendlebury.

    This move was nothing short of stupidity, brought on by parker's apparent loss of form, but mostly due to panic, and the fear of dropping off from the lead. Im now barely in the top 100.

    Its feels better to get this dirty secret off my chest. Parker, please forgive me – you will be first picked next year.

    • pod says:

      ouch, itchy finger move.. live & learn Dave

      • I N Pieman says:

        I know someone who traded Pendles to Gary in round 3. And he's quite prominent around here. That's far worse

    • Abel says:

      I like the move. Not over yet.

    • Moustachio says:

      Everyone in current top 40 have pendles. He is having a good season, as always. Most have Parker, but Parker can't average as much as Pendles. Pendles also provides VC/C scoring to factor in. Must be some other factors contributing to your drop…

  9. jackoo says:

    Priddis or sloane ???????

  10. Cliffy says:

    Hey guys,

    5 trades left and $94,200 in the bank, I am too dealing with the same dilemmas in Gaz and Libba this week like a lot of other coaches… Another issue too is that I have Tippa left as my last on-field rookie when all my premiums are healthy.

    I have two ways I could potentially go:

    Option 1 (replace Gaz with a pontential like for like player and upgrade Tippa to complete team)

    Gaz – Bontempelli/Merrett/etc…
    Tippa – Gibson/Rance/JJ/McVeigh/etc…

    Would be using a rookie loophole in order to cover Libba if I go down this route.

    Option 2 (replace Gaz and Libba with the 2 trades this week with like for like midfield premiums consisting of the Bont, Neale, Sloane, Steven, Selwood)

    Would have to play Tippa at D6 again for this round and leave my team still uncompleted if go down this path.

    What do you reckon guys?

    • Cliffy says:

      Some extra info on my team:

      DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Bartel, Laird, Tippa (S.Collins, Tucker)

      MIDS: GAJ, Danger, Pendlebury, Hannebery, LIBBA, Wines, Ward, Parker (Menadue, Jansen, Trengrove)

      RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Wyatt)

      FWD: Martin, Deledio, Barlow, Montagna, Hall, Zorko (Petracca, Phillips)

      • Cliffy says:

        Feel free to give any further suggestions I should consider in terms of trade plans this week

      • Derek says:

        Libba is only 1 week away, the way everyone is trading him out, he might end up a good POD. At worst a pretty fair M9.

    • red5 says:

      Trade gaz. Keep libba

  11. MadTiger says:

    Barron is a star. Low on cash so going sideways.
    Ablett to Hanners, Libba to Robbie Gray?
    Leaves me with 5 trades and one defence upgrade.

    • Moustachio says:

      Not convinced on Barrons scoring potential. Lookin for a pod so bringing in Wayno for him this week.

  12. Ted says:

    Hey guys want to hear everyones thoughts on who they reckon will win the rising star, at the start of the year I thought it was parish or weitering but not sure now as Daniel, petracca and mills are also playing good footy thanks for any input guys

    • Red nex says:

      Here's my guess
      1. Parish
      2. Weitering
      3 Daniel
      4 Petracca
      5. Mills

    • pod says:

      Mills should win it, most consistent

    • BarronVonCrow says:

      I'd vote for Parish or Mills myself, but Caleb Daniel is the favourite ATM. They love the little blokes, Lewis Taylor somehow beat the Bont because of it.

      • I N Pieman says:

        Daniel. His skill, vision, awareness & execution under pressure is as good as it gets! He definitely makes the Dogs a better team.

    • Moustachio says:

      What are the eligibility criteria anyway? Daniel played 9 games last year

    • Northernsoul74 says:

      Caleb Daniel should win it but he probably won't.

  13. Callum says:

    D: Shaw, Docherty, Enright, Tmac, Laird, Suckling (Collins, Lee)
    M: Dangerfield, Hannebery, Ward, Ablett*, Shiel, Zieball, Lewis, Priddis (Hewett, Phillips, Gresham)
    R: Gawn, Martin (Lorensch)
    F: Martin, JJK, Montagna, Boomer, Westhoff, Hall (Petracca, Wyatt)

    been a while since i last posted but my issue is that i have Ablett but i am unsure who to trade him for i can go the obvious choices but i want another POD as i'm playing for leauge wins – 110k banked 2 trades

    best POD for Ablett?

    • Southern S says:

      Not sure I'd go for a POD you already have Ziebell and lewis, I'd lock Pendles in.

  14. oliver says:

    Looking to dump one of McGovern, Greene or Wingard, otherwise i need to play Barlow in the midfield which i don't really want to do. Was originally going with McGovern, but thought the extra cash from Greene or Wingard could be useful. One of the three mentioned will have to be on the bench each week, so on the other hand it might be useful to have Greene as a cover option on the pine. Thoughts Community?

    So overall trades this week Ablett and Greene/Wingard/McGovern out. Steven and Gray in.

  15. Steeeve says:

    Need your help community.
    My forward line is: Dusty, Lids, Zorko, Wells, Hall, Wingard.
    Bench is T Phillips and Menapoo.

    Trading out Menapoo this week and not sure what to do.

    Option 1: Downgrade to a $102k non-playing swingman (Greenwood or even Chol) so I can loophole my F7 with them.
    Option 2: Downgrade to Silvagni and hope Phillips stays out of the Pies side so I can loophole using Phillips the rest of the way.

    With Wells playing (allegedly) I don't necessarily need a playing rookie but I might need one in the next week or two before I can upgrade to a premo F7, like a Dahl or Joey…

  16. pod says:

    Gaz out > SideBum in / Gresham out > Hall in
    Currently have the following mids: Danger, Hanners, Neale, Selwood, Sloane, Treloar, Gaff (Menadue, Gresham, Trengove)
    Can not afford Pendles unless I drop Hall and go Motlop instead, any ideas??

  17. Liam says:

    Who should I get in for Gaz ?
    Leaning towards Sloane or Neale.
    Current mid: Danger, Hanners, Pendles, Parker, Priddis, Selwood, Rocky.
    Cheers Liam.

    • Rivo says:

      Sloane – more consistent and Crows have better next few weeks.

    • pod says:

      Neale because he performs against any team. His only bad score (51) was against Brisbane and a rampaging Robinson.
      Season scores: 109,92,100,120,104,110,124,123,148,118,138,51,149,100,123.. not bad !!

      • pod says:

        .. oh yeah and Neale has a higher average and he is cheaper 113.9 & $574K, than Sloane 109.9 & $593K

    • Hubba says:

      Neale

  18. Rivo says:

    Baron & community.
    I might be overthinking this but still unsure what to do. 7 trades & $14k – Thinking Ablett & Libba to Hanners & Gray, but have a D6 issue and some rookies not playing.

    I'm ok with the Ablett trade but not sure on Libba to Gray. Advice appreciated. Going for league wins…

    Team
    D: Shaw, Doc, Laird, Rance, Rich, S.Collins (Broad, B.Williams)
    M: Danger, Pendles, Gaz, Selwood, Ward, Rocky, Parker, Libba (Petraca, Trengove, Phillips)
    R: Gawn, Goldy (Cox)
    F: Dusty, Merrett, Zorko, Lids, Montagna, Hall (Rose, Grimley).

    • The Ranger says:

      I'd do the Ablett – Hanners but hold Libba until you're full premo and have bench cover.
      Maybe downgrade Rose to raise some cash to upgrade Collins next week.

    • pod says:

      Gaz to Hanners.. done.
      Libba to Gray / Ward / SideBum / Treloar / Shiel.. check your opponents and choose one
      D6 – S.Collins ok for now

  19. JDP says:

    Confusing myself with doubt:

    Petracca – Hall & keep Libba OR

    Libba – R.Gray & keep Petracca

    Please help with your thoughts

  20. Connor says:

    Community, what are your thoughts on this!
    THIS WEEK:
    G. Ablett >> M. Barlow
    M. Robinson >> D. Zorko
    *swing A. Hall into MID for M. Barlow for this week then swap C. Menaude with A. Hall next week and upgrade C. Menadue! Then…
    NEXT WEEK:
    C. Menaude >> R. Sloane

    Leaves me with A. Hall as my F7 swingman and Full Premium, comment your thoughts 🙂
    P.S. Also thinking about Z. Merret?

  21. Andrew says:

    Sloane or Parker?

  22. jake says:

    hi community i am going to be going with a very left field pick for Ablett replacement and that is Ed Curnow from the blues, you may think its stupid but i think its a shark move that could seperate me apart from many players as most people will go for Neale, Sloane, Hannebery, Steven, or the bont but Curnow does have an upside

    Price- 544k
    Avg- 103.4, 101, 108 3/5 round Avg
    Ownership- 0.5 %

    has only really had 3 bad games this year but has also been pretty consitant with his scores – 72, 105, 107, 85, 100, 98, 113, 129, 74, 128, 141, 96, 116, 117, 70

    playing as a tagger curnow is always round the footy so he is getting plenty of tackles and 20+ possie games

    • Moustachio says:

      You're right, will definitely separate you from the pack ^^

    • pod says:

      Jake I think MOST people will go Neale, Sloane or Hanners for a reason.. they are elite. Curnow (average 103.4) is not.

    • Leeds17 says:

      If i was going to go down this type of path I'd look for a player that at least as a favorable draw, Coniglio fits the bill.

  23. Ben says:

    Bartel is out…

    • Moustachio says:

      Luckily Collins is projected to only get 11 points less :S Actually he might score 150 with the number of inside 50's the Cats are gonna have :p

  24. Tom says:

    Who to get in for Ablett out of Sloane Neale and Pendles?
    Midfield is danger, hanners, ward, bont, priddis, rocky, treloar

  25. Bobby Singh says:

    Lads. Bont, Sloane or Z. Merrett?

    Cheers.

  26. Don't Blush Baby says:

    Wells is in,great news

    With Bartel rested who do I replace him with – Tippa or Collins ?

  27. pod says:

    VC tonight – Hanners, Parker or Buddy?

  28. Tommy says:

    What to do with Savage? Not named this week. Trade him if i have 4 trades left? Or go with Collins on field?

  29. Alex says:

    Got 7 trades do I go Bartel to Boyd or hold (playing rank I'm currently 180)

  30. tuxCS says:

    Decided to go for a bit of a punt and put the VC on Hodge. Clearly that isnt working fantastically right now, lets hope he can pick it up, he's a champion of the game and he's more than capable

    • Don't Blush Baby says:

      He might get a couple of weeks holiday for that sling tackle

      • pod says:

        Amazing the ump didn't see it : /

        • Cam_H says:

          Amazingly the Channel 7 commentary team didn't see too much either.

          Probably too distracted by Cyril Rioli's presence on the ground – because apparently he's God.

  31. Don't Blush Baby says:

    copy that Mr.Pieman

  32. Bruce says:

    Rocky or Selwood in?

  33. Redgumwon says:

    Anyone else having trouble with the Supercoach site?

  34. David says:

    SuperCoach gods at it again! Parker 16 touches and a goal in the last half gets 29 massive pts…please.

    • Leeds17 says:

      Yeah it's crazy, I will say that Parker has DE% issues, it's a flaw in his game.

      There's a good chance that 9-10 of those disposals after HT were ineffective (0 Points) & some clangers (Negative points)

  35. jimmy says:

    think my trade of the year has been Bcrouch to Lewis back in rd 9 when Lewis was 440k i couldve gone for mmurphy but took the punt on lewis since he has delivered me 52 :(, 141, 93, 110, 129,122, 111 and 116 tonight

    also traded gaz for JPK and put the vc on him

  36. Daniel says:

    Which combination of players is the best choice to have for the rest of the season? (1 DEFENDER + 1 FORWARD)

    OPTION 1: Boyd and Lycett (F6+ Provides Ruck Cover)
    OPTION 2: Zorko and Grimes/Johannisen
    OPTION 3: Howe and Any Forward up to $510k (D6/F6 Swingset with Suckling)
    OPTION 4: Merrett and Any Defender up to $440k

  37. tim says:

    option 2 buddy- zorko could average around 110 and jj 90

  38. Hubba says:

    Spending my war chest. .. do i upgrade menadue or petracca to zorko F6 to compete my premo team . Who will be better to have as F7 ? Stick with Phillips as F8 so my F7 will play at some stage. ..

    • JJJ says:

      Not even going to respond to your to your stupid comment? If you can figure that out you shouldn't be playing SC! To ask it is even worse as to why you shouldn't play SC!

      • Moustachio says:

        How to english

      • Hubba says:

        Yes yes get rid of menapoo… heard it all before … the question is about job security . I'm low on trades . Is petracca safe? Has been a long year and his form has dropped. The Poo won't get dropped from here on in …. . If wells gets injured and petracca gets dropped in holding you responsible .. The Poo drops out i guess…

  39. Cam_H says:

    Tom Mitchell … JPK … Sam Mitchell … Dan Hannebery … Tom Mitchell … JPK … Sam Mitchell … Dan Hannebery … Tom Mitchell … JPK … Sam Mitchell … Dan Hannebery … oh stuff it … let's go Dan Hannebery ….
    Jackpot winner !!!! Oh yeah! Nestled between Papley and Sinclair! Wonderful stuff!

  40. Clarky99 says:

    Had a shocker last night. Didn't know the game started early so when i went to check to make sure my team was all set, i saw Buddy was my C!!!!!! Then he went out and dished up a 75…. Now i'm not sure if i want danger to go big tonight….

  41. The Backman says:

    Best downgrade option for Adams? Hammelmann, R.William or could Broad return for Richmond?