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Flesh for Fantasy – Round 4

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flesh-for-fantasy-150x150G’day community,

The prices have gone up and the SuperCoach landscape, to some extent, has changed. No longer are the rookies really cheap and are guys like Sandilands and Swallow low priced.

We also, for now, have a new king of the jungle. Shane Mumford is the form man of SuperCoach, with scores of 132, 158 and 164 to start the year and looking bloody good.

This week is all about settling down into a rhythm. The prices have changed and we’ve made our corrective trades. Now its time to simply back the players we’ve got and only trade for necessity. It is important, however, to keep an eye on the market and always continue to look for value.

Let’s look for this week’s value

GET HIM IN

Joel Selwood (GEE) MID – $662,000 SC

  •  Next 5 Games: WCE (H), HAW (H), PORT (A), RICH (H), FRE (A)
  • Recent Scores: 157, 140, 138
  • Breakeven: 90

Joel Selwood gets a run in this week’s Flesh for Fantasy purely on form. Look at the man’s scores: 157, 140 and 138 if you don’t mind!! He is in such good form right now. If he’s not tackling, he is kicking goals. If he is not kicking goals, he is getting 30+ possessions. A tough run coming up, but really, that’s irrelevant.

With a BE of 90 and his current form, he won’t be dropping in price anytime soon. However, mentioning Selwood in this week’s Flesh will hopefully ensure you keep an eye on his scores over the coming weeks. If he has a below par game, it could see his price decrease and affordable. He is a must have come finals time and the sooner you can get him in, the better.

Luke Bruest (HAW) FWD – $480,800 SC

  • Next 5 Games: GCS (A), GEE (A), RICH (A), STK (H), SYD (A)
  • Recent Scores: 140, 87 121
  • Breakeven: 59

A surprise packet to some extent, Luke Breust is having a sensational season to date. He is finding plenty of the footy (22 touches v Bris, 14 touches v Ess and 24 touches v Fre), while also impacting the scoreboard (10 goals from 3 games). These type of stats will have Champion Data froffing at the mouth and as we’ve seen, it has translated into serious SuperCoach points.

While the next run of games is not entirely easy, the games to start the season haven’t been either. His added run in the midfield this season has translated to great scores and given players like him are difficult to tag; there is every chance the form can continue. If you’ve got a failing forward premium or have Chad Wingard, it may be worth taking the punt and going to Luke Breust.

Cale Hooker (ESS) DEF – $445,000 SC

  • Next 5 Games: FRE (A), STK (H), COLL (A), WBD (H), BRIS (A)
  • Recent Scores: 121, 111, 80
  • Breakeven: 57

You could make a case for Cale Hooker as the All Australian this season given his form down back. So good has his form been that it warrants fantasy consideration. While he was a bit down against Carlton, his first two games have been sensational. Against NM he was magnificent, collecting 26 touches to go with 16 marks. While against Hawthorn, he amassed 27 disposals and 10 marks. He has been a central figure in defence and definitely worth looking at.

When considering Hooker as a potential trade in option, you must consider two things. One, he is a key back. He won’t be scoring 100+ every week and they will read much like a roller-coaster. That said, Hooker’s stat line is much more impressive than a player like Steven May’s. He is getting a lot more of the footy and involved in a lot more of the play. The return of Hurley down back has freed up Hooker and made life a lot easier for him. Second, his price. It is awkward and unless you trade up/down, it will be difficult to get him in so early on in the season. That said, if you are in need of a POD key back, Hooker could be your man. Keep an eye on him.

GET HIM OUT

Gary Rohan (SYD) FWD – $176,000 SC

  • Next 5 Games: NM (H), FRE (H), MELB (A), BRIS (A), HAW (H)
  • Recent Scores: 47, 37, 21
  • Breakeven: 40

This bloke is SuperCoach frustration. He either starts as sub or just doesn’t get anywhere near it. The fact he lost money after the first week of price changes suggests it is time to cut you losses and get rid of him.

Who to? At this stage Lewis Taylor looks only real suitable option. You could go up to Alex Fasolo, or get Ambrose in and wait ‘till he returns. Whichever way you go, you must consider getting rid of Gary Rohan.

Rhys Shaw (SYD) DEF – $295,800 SC

  • Next 5 Games: NM (H), FRE (H), MELB (A), BRIS (A), HAW (H)
  • Recent Scores: 91, 18, 62
  • Breakeven: 85

Disappointment, and a case of I told you so. After 91 against GWS, it has been tough going for Rhys. 18…yes, 18, against Collingwood despite having 14 touches and a 62 against Adelaide in a big win is a major concern. His pre-season form is yet to come to the party and with a high BE it is time to dump before you lose money. Those low scores will remain in his rolling lockout for a couple of weeks. The boat may have been missed in way of Matthew Jaensch, but it is not too late to jump on Jimmy Webster – who has solid job security and a low BE. You could also look to really build the kitty up and get KadeKolodjashni in. Either way, Shaw must go. Btw, I told you so.

Brett Deledio (ESS) MID – $558,800 SC

  • Next 5 Games: COLL (H), BRIS (A), HAW (H), GEE (A), MELB (H)
  • Recent Scores: 136, 98
  • Breakeven: 83

Frustrating for coaches who own Brett Deledio. After a great start to the year, he has now missed two games with that Achilles. Richmond has said he has had the issue for a number of years and is managed through it. That being said, trading Deledio really depends on your situation. If you’re going for league win and have cover on bench, I would hold Deledio has he is likely to return next week. If you were going for the overall, I’d maybe hold for one more week unless you absolutely have to get rid of him. If he doesn’t play against Brisbane, then I’d look to move him on. Watch closely, because if this is a lingering injury, it could end up being a pain in the, well, Achilles.

BREAKING POINT

Here the key break-even scores to keep in mind heading into round 4:

GOING UP

  • Luke Dunstan (STK) -78 BE
  • Xavier Ellis (WCE) -63 BE
  • Luke McDonald (NM) -46 BE
  • Jared Polec (PORT) -31 BE
  • Shane Mumford (GWS) -8 BE
  • Shaun Higgins (WBD) 13 BE
  • Dale Thomas (CARL) 24 BE
  • Aaron Sandilands (FRE) -36 BE
  • Jimmy Webster (STK) 7 BE
  • Matt Suckling (HAW) 13 BE
  • David Swallow (GCS) 36 BE
  • Dayne Zorko (BRIS) 57 BE
  • Gary Ablett (GCS) 90 BE
  • Scott Pendlebury (COLL) 87 BE

GOING DOWN

  • Ryan Griffin (WBD) 237 BE
  • Dane Swan (COLL) 179 BE
  • Patrick Dangerfield (ADEL) 146 BE
  • Leigh Montagna (STK) 142 BE
  • Todd Goldstein (NM) 142 BE
  • Jimmy Bartel (GEE) 128 BE
  • Heath Shaw (GWS) 113 BE
  • Jobe Watson (ESS) 123 BE

PUB TALK

Unfortunately, I’ve had to close the Pub for this week. However, tweet me at @Mr_Crimmins and not only will I answer the questions already asked, but I extend opening hours and take questions from everyone.

Good luck this weekend community

Mr Crimmins.

 

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Swans2014

Great article. Thinking of getting Bruest in for Walters . Thoughts?

Simon

Hey Jock

Great article. Have issues with the FWD Line – Ambrose (inj), Rohan and McDonough. Who do I get rid of and bring in. Already have L Taylor and don't have enough cash to upgrade to a premium. Also, should I hold onto Enright or Deledio. Have enough cash to bring in Swallow for Enright or J Selwood for Deledio but don't want to pull the trigger too early. Scored 2078 last week but appears to be 150 points short of what is required to win a match in two of the leagues I am in. Any advice from you or other supercoaches much appreciated.

Kev

Tricky one, Simon. Sounds as if you're in a world of pain mate as Taylor would be your F5. I'd perhaps look at trading deledio right down to a macrae or kelly, then using the cash to upgrade rohan or mcdonut.

FWIW – The rohan to fasolo trade I think will be a popular one next week. So if you want to hold off on rohan for now, his price won't take a massive hit.

Good luck this week

Simon

Thanks for some very sound advice Kev. Good luck this week also. Just need to decide about Deledio and McDonut today as the tigers play tonight. It would give me the opportunity to upgrade McDonough to Jackson Merrett or a premium forward. My only other worry is whether Enright plays or starts as the sub and want to be able to make the trade to Swallow (GC) or Jeanch (Adel) if that happens.

Rescued Pieman

Have to agree with Kev about downgrading Deledio. Maybe Kelly, but look at other options as well. You could then turn Rohan or McDonut into a Premium Forward, depnding who you dont have right now. I'd worry about getting Selwood another time as you have gigger issues to deal with. Taylor at F5 wont win you many league games.

Simon

Thanks Rescued Pieman. Good luck this week also. Just need to decide about Deledio and McDonut today as the tigers play tonight. It would give me the opportunity to upgrade McDonough to Jackson Merrett or a premium forward. My only other worry is whether Enright plays or starts as the sub and want to be able to make the trade to Swallow (GC) or Jeanch (Adel) if that happens.

WombatsFC

Hi Simon, end the pain mate! Keep Enright (at least he's fit) turn lids into Joel Selwood & Rohan/McDonut into Lloyd. Lloyd tore it up in NAB and I reckon he should be good 70 minimum at F6.

WombatsFC

Or take Jocks advice and get on Chris Dawes!

Ryan

Is it worth trading Ben Mcevoy for Mumford this week?
My only cover is Dan Currie, or should I just wait out his injury?

Rescued Pieman

Sounds like a good option. But dont expect the 160's. He might have a worthy opponent soon. Jacobs is another option to consider.

George

WAIT IT OUT! Mummy's run won't continue and Big Ben will give a 100+ average when he comes back!

SCaddict

I'd be tempted to pull the trigger. One week has now already turned into two and who knows if it will turn into 3 or 4. Currie certainly hasn't being lighting it up either and Kangas have a tough one in Sydney this weekend.

If you can afford Mummy then go for it or you could save some cash and go a Sauce Jacobs as the Crows have a good draw coming up now.

Many who jumped off Ryder last week have reaped the benefits of a Mummy or Jacobs already. Think it's a reasonable use of one of your 30 trades for a player who has already missed two weeks with no decent cover.

WombatsFC

Curried donuts sound disgusting.
Maybe upgrade Currie to an underpriced ruck that will increase by 30k-50k this week and after this week re-assess whether you need big-boy

sputnik

no. dont waste any trades in the ruck. get your 2 keepers and leave it at that. unless injuries of course

josh

Not sure whether to downgrade deledio for j.Kelly or sideways to treloar? Thoughts?

Rescued Pieman

Look what happened to people who went Buddy to Zorko last week. Hope that answers the question. Stockpile cash & keep an eye on Griffen & Swan. Rockbottom soon.

Gold Rush

Zorko was polaxed by May early in the game – so I think at this point your logic is flawed.

Rescued Pieman

46 vs 130 suggests not

WombatsFC

Lol

Buddy

LEL

SCaddict

Reckon the sideways trade is justifiable in an injury situation myself though would probably recommend that more so if you are in the top 10,000 and going for the best ranking you can.

Otherwise as Pieman advises it's an opportune time to cash up by downgrading to a cash cow so that you can pick off some of the fallen premos in the next month.

josh

Since I’ve got a higher chance of getting Jennifer hawkins between the sheets than winning the comp I think I might downgrade deledio to Kelly then use some of the cash to upgrade jkh to j.merret as my fwd line is weak.

WombatsFC

Hi Josh, I know it hurts mate but sometimes you just have to follow your head and not your heart.
Keeping delidio will do one thing for your team this week, Cost you 100+pts.

He's done an Achilles and wont return to his best until next year don't downtrade or sideways trade, replace him with a premium now and stop the bleeding. Maybe selwood, rocky, Gaz or Pendle if you dont already have them

sputnik

get him out. achilles injury? goodbye. he's as risky now as having rioli, pav, chappy etc in your team who have historys. have them if you wish but dont be disappointed when rioli and chappy DO do their hamstrings. Same risk as having higgins. higgins will go down at some stage. ever heard of lecras? no surprise he's out!

adam

get in treloar, he'll score 220 this week.

Rob lewis

Thoughts on gary rohan to luke parker? I got plenty of cash!! What do you think jock mate?

Donut King

if you've got the cash go for it

Rescued Pieman

Massive tick

WombatsFC

After last nights Podcast I can honestly say that Jock would recommend Chris Dawes

Sully321

Hey community as I've got mcevoy I need to get him out for Mumford and need $20,000 extra so I also have chad wingard and a very weak fwd bench so I have a few options (they all include mcevoy to Mumford)
1: wingard to Parker
2: wingard to breast
3:Rohan to Taylor
4: dale Thomas to Tyson
5: dale Thomas to josh Kelly
Trading out Thomas is an outside isn't my most preferred trade due to my weak fwd line. I'm leaning towards options 1 & 2 because Long term IMO they are the best bets.
Your thoughts would be appreciated

Kev

I agree and I'd probably go with breust

Sully321

I'm was leaning towards to bruest but is he gonna be as consistent as Parker?

Rescued Pieman

McEvoy to Jacobs is another option. I'd personally hold Wingard, as you may seriously regret that later.

WombatsFC

A lot of options there Sully but none of them includes Jocks redhot tip from Thursday night Podcast; Chris Dawes.

I'd consider Tyson over Kelly for daisy.
I think your best option if you are only interested in enough cash to get Mumford is to trade Rohan for Lloyd. Lloys a mature aged player and he tore it up in NAB and only 117k

canman1306

keep Wingard

oliverfisher

Major headaches this week,
I have Hurn, Shuey, Fyfe, Dahlaus injured or suspended
I also have Caddy, Rohan and JKH all under performing in my forward line,

Which 2 should i get rid of and for who, i was thinking Caddy and Rohan but not sure for who, 119k in the bank.
Then i can dump Hurn next week

Rescued Pieman

Holy crap. For mine Hurn to KK (Thumper). And upgrade Rohan to a premo. Park Shuey & Fyfe on the bench.

Beady Eye

Second the Thumper call.

Plenty of potentially underpriced or breakout premium forwards in the <$500K bracket for a Rohan upgrade… take your pick from Rioli, Breust, Zorko, Parker, Titchell, even Buddy if you want to go down that path.

WombatsFC

Hurn for Jeansch. Thumper will not play every game from here on and he will not score enough to be considered a genuine replacement for Hurn. Jaensch is at the point that Andy Walker was at when he exploded from 80's to 100+ and he will only get more midfield time with the crows injury list. Then jkh to Taylor for 15k this week or Lloyd/Fasolo for 50k next week.

sputnik

hurn to swallow so thats an extra keeper. and caddy to merret so thats 2 extra keepers in your team.

wolfey

just wondering "supercoachers" would it be worth trading "Daisy" out and bring in D.Tyson??? If i complete this trade 1.it can possibly boost my score minimal but it still would
2. give me more money

Thanks community!
Any feedback is welcome!

Crowmagnon

I wouldn't mate. Only 60k between them. Daisy plays dees with a be of 24, so he should go up another 20-30k this week. Hold and watch m crouch, if he goes alright trade daisy to him. 250k minimum into the kitty. Just my 2 cents but that is what I plan to do. No trades this week, except injuries.

Derek

No, you need to upgrade Daisy to a premium. Wait until you have the cash to do that, otherwise you are wasting trades. In a few weeks there will be some cheap pemiums available.

Crowmagnon

G'day Derek. I can se what you're saying but that cash you are waiting for its only going to come by trading. I don't think daisy is going to rise by more than about another 50k. If I can get 270k in the bank by trading to crouch next week, I can then use that money to upgrade one of my rookies when they start to plateau in a few weeks.

WombatsFC

On behalf of Jock I say, you've gotta get Dawes.

Mikey

THE PUB CLOSED?!?!?!?! sad days. good article though thanks!

Rescued Pieman

Trajedy

WombatsFC

Yeah Jock drank all the grog; and subsequently advised that Chris Dawes is the must have forward of the season.

Rescued Pieman

Few you’d need a lot if cans to think about Dawes. He’s as SC relevant as my Nanna

WombatsFC

That's a bit harsh on your Nanna Pieman, apparently Mick Malthouse has her on the radar for next year.

Rescued Pieman

Nanna doesn’t like washed up hacks

Mikey

An actual question though please, is it worth getting Mumford in this week? He is set to rise again with a low BE, he'll be at the $600k mark next week assuming. I am looking to offload Leuey who hasn't performed the way I'd hoped, and also a downgrade of Tom Mitchell to the inform and popular Jackson Merrett. Can you please provide your thoughts on these trades? The other idea I had was to upgrade just Titch to Luke Parker. Cheers 🙂

julz

I have Titch and won’t b trading him, only 1 crappish game could still b a top 10 fwd, as the forward lines a lottery at the moment. Any other way to raise the cash for Mummy?

Mikey

Well I can trade someone else but nobody else is really underperforming, and Leuey is only going down in value it seems.

SCaddict

That's panic trading on Titch after one ordinary game for mine. Would give him at least a few more weeks to make amends before considering punting him perhaps for a rookie like Llyod if he can keep his spot in the Tiges.

If we got rid of every player who had a bad round or hasn't gone gangbusters we would fly through our 30 trades fairly quickly and probably walk into just as many problems as we leave behind. I'm holding on to Titch myself.

I also wouldn't be bending over backwards to bring in Mummy unless you have an injured McEvoy or Ryder. Sideways trading often has an uncanny knack of ending in tears when the primary motivation is chasing last week's points.

Mikey

good call but I wasn't panic trading Titch, as much as wanting to get Mumford in before his price goes up, and wanting to get Merrett in at the same time. it's also the frustration after 3 rounds that Leuey is not producing the numbers I expect of him I guess. but yeh think I will hold off on trades this week.

SCaddict

Agree with you that Leuey's output is a worry. How about a Leuey to Sauce trade then? Sauce has had one quiet game but two very productive ones and the Crows draw gets a whole lot easier now whilst the Lions draw is still a nightmare til the bye.

Mummy's numbers have been nothing short of sensational but some sort of drop off will come. That level of output is unsustainable from a ruckman and Mummy has never played more than 19 games in a season in his AFL life. Jacobs has played 45 of the past 46 Crows games.

GeneralSoreness

Hold Titch, dont rush to get Mummy in, whilst your cows fatten you get to review Luey v Mummy and Titch. Merrett unlikely to skyrocket this week with his big round 1 score coming off his average whilst the 70 against hawthorn is in play.

WombatsFC

Excellent advice; take heed Mikey

sputnik

dont chase mummy. wait for minson in 2 weeks and watch goldy also. mummy will NOT average 150 anymore. im waiting for minson. seems he's playing the skin flute or meat harmonica too much so hopefully he'll focus on footy now.

julz

Does anyone know what’s actually wrong with mcevoy and when he will return?! Im facing a potential donut already this week if dericx doesnt get named. Not sure if i want 2 sideways trade to Jacobs, got no cash so to get any other ruck would cost 2 trades!
Would love peoples thoughts on what to do here re: bloody mcevoy!

SCaddict

With no decent cover a trade to Sauce looks reasonable especially given the Crows immediate draw over the next month. You could wait it out but I'd be seriously ticked off if Big Boy misses next week as well.

Then you will have to trade and have already missed out on two weeks of premium ruck points. Sauce only has a BE of 80 so will likely be more expensive next week too.

WombatsFC

I think he has menopause.

WombatsFC

No wait I meant he has a sore foot

Danny

Hey guys,
Any word on D.Beams and Danger. I heard rumours they may not play this round.
I'm thinking of VC Beams and Gaz C, but another option is VC Gaz and C Sandi.
Thoughts on these issues please

Crowmagnon

Sandi plays bombers (do they even have a ruck?) I don't have gaz so I'm going pendles into sandi.

Derek

at this stage, both are playing.

I'm worried about Chappy, not sure he will make the trip.

Mikey

both are listed as playing so far but anything can happen pre-game (keep an eye on the final teams). I don't have Ablett (yes okay laugh) so I am putting VC on Pendles for tonight, if he doesn't produce I am leaning towards C on either Sandi or Mumford.

Blaze

Does anyone think it's a good idea to downgrade Josh P Kennedy to Josh Kelly and use the extra cash to upgrade Rohan as my F6 to Parker? Is it worth two trades?

Beady Eye

Reckon you might onto something there. While you want to avoid sideways trading (ie. JPK to Parker) it is allowing for a massive upgrade in rookies in this case. I'd do it.

Crowmagnon

If you don't have the cash already, the only way to turn Rohan into a SuperCoach player is with 2 trades.

Derek

I guess if you don't want a locked in 100SC points every week you can get rid of Kennedy. I wouldn't

SCaddict

JPK hasn't been terrible averaging 103 so not sure I would discard a premo like that.

I do like the Kelly kid though and am ditching a midpricer in Daisy for him myself this week so it's not entirely the worst trade proposal I've ever heard. But I will be keeping JPK all season myself.

Sully321

Parker or bruest?

Rescued Pieman

Parker

Daniel

What are your thoughts on Viv Michie, Tom Clurey OUT Dylan Buckley, Jeremy Laidler IN

Sully321

Only thing is laidler's js

AAA

can you get Thumper?

SCaddict

Agree with the outs but would probably go Crouch / Laidler in assuming you can't afford KK instead of Laidler.

big brown snickers

have 80k in the kitty 28 trades left.
mcevoy will be a donut this week if i dont trade what should i do?

Sully321

You got mummy?

Captain joc

Trade him

Cam

Was set on turning Enright to Thumper and Daisy to Gaz but I think I've been talked out of it so reversed that trade. Gonna hold another week, probably flip daisy for crouch next week and go from there. Keen to get Fyfe on board next week as well as Gaz as soon as possible. oh the mental struggle of being patient…

Rescued Pieman

Keep patient. Enright should play. You need GAJ. Maybe sacrifice a cow early for say a Crouch

George

Which option would be better for a Caddy trade:
1) Sideways to J Merrett w/ 165k in the bank
2) Up to Breust w/ 17k in the bank

Julz

Reckon Bruest is more chance of being a keeper so option 2 for mine.

Jimmy

Was going Michie to Crouch and JKH to J Merret. FWD line would be Danger Dusty Titchell Parker Merret Zorko Higgins Taylor.

Buffman

Should I trade Rosa out of my team and bring in J.Selwood?

It was my original plan, but I'm a bit worried that with Shuey out, Rosa is going to get a lot of the ball this weekend and score big.

thoughts?

Beady Eye

You shouldn't even need to ask that question mate. Joelwood is in a completely different league to Rosa.

sputnik

no i wouldnt. yeh selwoods in a way better league but he's 660K. too much for now. wait till after byes. wouldve been good to start with though. im waiting for that game where he gets knocked out or cops a hard hit and drops. not hoping for it but it will most likely happen

Shinboner

As a general rule of thumb, trade from the bottom up. Rosa is still travelling okay. If you can't get Jelwood in through rookie cash generation or an injured premo, then I suggest you just hold off on him until you start culling the rooks. Jobe could fall under 600k in a week or two – interesting premo upgrade. I'll definitely be jumping on, even with the risk of ASADA.

sputnik

haahahahaha ASADA doesnt exist anymore. more than half of them who know anything about the case resigned….. mmmmmmmm I wonder why? maybe coz they dont wanna look like fools when nothing happens

mrfosak

T.Mitchell to Breust or just a pointless sideways trade?

Jimmy

I think you answered that one yourself mate.

mrfosak

Yep came to that conclusion the moment i posted! haha

Fitzy

should I trade Clay Cameron to Thumper? May also go Rohan to a Zorko or Parker. THoughts?

Jimmy

Pull the trigger,Cameron won’t make much money or score many points. Toss a coin between Zorko and Parker I think Parker might be a bit more consistent, personally I have both and would find it hard to split them.

josh

Not sure who to have as my m8 Kelly or polec?

Ando

Polec, port should win and win well so we can expect 90+, Kelly scored well last week because GWS won which is no guarantee this week

Shinboner

Port will make an absolute mess of the Lions in Adelaide. Will be the biggest margin of defeat this week, and Polec will have his share of footy.

BundyBear

Dumb question but I need to ask. Who is Thumper ?

Jimmy

KK

Wattsieesq

Listen to the podcasts. Welcome

sputnik

Its KK- kolla-jazz-knee. if you at the kolla nut if gives you jazz down to the knee- same as having a thumper in your trouser front

skindog

does anyone have any news on Enright?? a late out again or definitely playing?? cheers peeps

sputnik

heard balmy on SEN 1116 being sly about that question. That injury is a concern and i reckon keeping him is akin to trading in chappy, rioli, deledio etc. there will be tears

Shinboner

Holding him until the last minute. If he's a late withdrawal, it's a straight swap to Hibberd who plays the next day.

Ando

What should i do with M. Lobbe he's my weakest link right now and i have $55k to spare do i trade up down or hold? Anyone?

Danners16

S.Jacobs trade to him

Wattsieesq

I'm going to bring in either Fasolo or J Merrett. Out of the two, who will score more in the short term to turn into a keeper around the byes. I'm leaning towards Merrett because of his favourable bye.

Brett

Have to trade out Lecras but not sure to if I should go to Meritt or head towards Breust or Parker. My FWD line is
Dangerfield, Martin, roughead, Zorko, Higgins with Rohan and Frost on my bench.

Beady Eye

Doubt Merrett will be in top forwards at season's end, whereas Parker and to a lesser extent Breust should be.

I'd probably lean towards Breust, just because he's in a better, high-scoring team.

sputnik

merret playing in the midfield. looking good and named on the ball this week. something to consider

Brett

Hey thanks guys only my second year in this caper but loving it. So much to consider early to set up the team for later in the year. Appreciate the advice.

sputnik

heres the first year rules. dont sideways trades- only for injuries. and KEEP 4 trades at least for the last four rounds when theres always carnage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

goodluck and enjoy the many hundred thousands hours of stress and fun for the rest of your life.

Danners16

Hey guys, wondering which 2 players I should trade out of
1) N.Malceski (to M.Jaensch)
2) V.Michie
3) L.Shuey
4) J.Caddy
Thanks

Tani

Michie and Malceski for me.

Shinboner

Only Michie. Shuey is yet to have a bad game, and you picked Malceski based on your own research, it's now time to back him in. Caddy will come good.

MightyDonsFC

Shuey would've got 90+ maybe even the ton if he wasn't subbed off in the last, caddy still has a low BE but not getting much midfield time, michie injured and malceski under par. I'd trade out michie and malceski

Alex

What do people think of Sam Lloyd new comer for Richmond?

The Ranger

He's gotta be on the watchlist with so few decent rookies up forward

sputnik

he will be in everyones team in 2 weeks. had him in my starting team and was shocked he didnt play round 1. him and m crouch will be the most traded in in the next 2 i reckon.

Tani

G'day all

Cant decide between KK or Lmac. Who will be worth more by rd 8 bye? Any advice with reasons will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Beady Eye

LMac started at a lower price and is a week ahead of Thumper in the price rises, but if you're getting him in now the amount you profit will probably be less.

If you're simply looking at who will have the highest value (rather than make you the most profit) then LMac is the one.

Brendan

Gday community,
Im justing looking for advice on Ben McEvoy, i have held him for a week already and was forced to take derickx 51. I'm not sure if i should take another hit by taking derickx score again or trade out to someone like sam jacobs. Does any one know how long McEvoy is out for?
Thoughts?

skindog

clarko said he'll be right next week, so im gonna hold and take a currie hit again and then see next week

Kochi

Hey community,
With one trade left this week thinking to get rid of daisy. Macrae or X. Ellis to get in? With Ellis it means playing 4 rookies on the field, but with dunstan, tyson, ellis, and polec all scoring pretty well doesn't seem that bad. Also, with Carlton playing melbourne this week might hold and hope for 100+ at least. Any thoughts appreciated. By the way, great job Crimmo, love your work mate. It's a great read every week.

sputnik

no to ellis and no to trading daisy. daisy will go up 25K this week and then if you still arent happy with his improving form you can bring in m crouch next week

Kochi

already got crouch but thanks anyway mate. probably wont trade him

Tim

Thoughts please.
Michie to L.Taylor (move Taylor to F6 for Caddy)
Caddy to Jaensch (via Caddy from F6 to M9 and L. Mcdonald from B6 to MID)
Two trades will leave me with 26

MajorMash

I reckon that is some pretty good trades!

Christoph

G'day community,
I'm getting rid of Rohan, and have plenty of coin in the bank. I need some firepower up front, who's the best option?
Buddy, Boomer, Bruest…?

Cheers!

Beady Eye

Boomer has a rubbish history against Sydney at the SCG (as listed in Barron's Scouting Report), so this is probably not the week to get him in.

Osh

Is time o get rid of Caddy. if so who for rest of forward line is- Danger, Zorko, Martin, Tom Mitchell, Rohan and Impey and JKH on the bench
Got 200k in the bank

Rescued Pieman

Parker or Rioli but maybe Buddy

BCHawks

caddy to parker or save a trade?

Pat

im in the exact same boat, i traded up rohan to suckling, moved taylor forward then langdon to midfield, caddy's breakeven is 78 i dont know if he is gonna score that this week, NEED HELP COMMUNITY!!

Rescued Pieman

Think you need to give him a good run of games. If he’s no good come bye time then get him out

Shinboner

Save a trade. Caddy will come good, methinks. Worst case scenario, we make a marginal cash gain from him.

sputnik

i traded him for merret this week. hes had 3 games and looks no good in a solid team. you can wait for his occasional hundreds but with merret in the guts this week he has a bigger influence in his team than caddy does. and thats what counts in SC

THE SALTSHAKER

Am leaving kelly waiting for crouchs bubble next week too pricey, no trades this week for me

pat

do i keep caddy or trade him up too parker?

MajorMash

I would trade to Parker personally!

pat

cheers mm

beau

He's playing good footy just not using it too well, could go nuts against west coast at home this week, stick with

MajorMash

What do you reckon about what I am proposing for my trades this week?
I have 28 trades left at the moment.

My rookies in def are:
Langdon
Laidler
Georgiou
Clurey -> Griffiths or KK

And in forward line:
Impey
Rohan
JKH
Honeychurch -> Taylor

Rescued Pieman

Honeychurch is knocking on the door. I’d hold him & go Rohan to Toylor

That Legend

Whats up with big boy McEvoy? trade or hold?

Rescued Pieman

If you don’t have bench cover I think you’ll need to

That Legend

yeah im torn… mumford is tempting

skindog

hold, clarko said he'd be right next week, I'm giving him one more week!!!

That Legend

true but the temptation of mummy…

SC Gun

Hold!

James

Hi Mr Crimmins,

Any point upgrading Max King to Daniel Currie? It just means it will generate cash so I can downgrade him later in the season.

Love your thoughts

sputnik

how many trades have people used? especially those going for overall? anyone used more than 4 yet? thanks

sputnik

im waiting til round 7 to trade bar injuries leaving me almost 2 trades a week for the rest of the year. only averaging 2200 atm but am going for league wins and watching swan, danger, minson all drop nicely aswwell has mcveigh and bartel.

Johno Mate

i have done 3

Jake

What to do with Rohan? Only 14500 in bank

lewis taylor

taylor

Rescued Pieman

prey

Gold Rush

Stick him in a boat with some oars,

Bill

Who should I downgrade R.Shaw to??? And is Lewis Taylor worth it?? Thanks!

Im helpfull

laidler, jaensch is a small upgrade if you have the cash

Bill

Do you believe Laidler has good JS?

MightyDonsFC

I believe Sydney's BP and HB order goes like this

1. Malceski
2. Smith
3. Shaw
4. Rampe
5. Laidler

Although laidler is 5th, he should rotate through and play every 3 games for everyone he misses

Shaun

Thanks mate!! Do you believe C.Birds eventual return will affect his JS??

Help me?

My problems: Webster, Thomas, McEvoy, Caddy, Rohan, Kennedy-Harris
Possible solutions: Jaensch, kelly, mummy, merret, taylor,
WHAT TO DO….? hahaha

Sean

Depending on the cash you have, I recommend doing:
Rohan – Taylor
Webster – Janesch or McEvoy – Mumford

Thoughts

i have spare cash but i need to get rid of wingard so i went him to merret

MightyDonsFC

Don't trade out webster -.-

Dee

Don't touch Webster mate…. He's on the ball this weekend.

Sean

Leuenberger to Mumford or Jacobs?

Michael

I'm gonna try something different with the C this week.
Will put VC on GAJ, C on Danger – playing Saints so will hopefully go berserk!
Loophole C with Ambrose
If GAJ scores 120+ then I'll put C on Ambrose, if under 120 I'll take the risk that Danger can go big!

El Diablo Rojo

Is suckling pig to Jaensch a worthwhile trade? I would have to trade down daisy to a rookie as I’m a couple of grand short? Any suggestions would be much appreciated

sputnik

no that is insane

here to help

kelly!! or if you must go bargain basement then crouch 🙂

sputnik

daisy will ton up this week. suckling is better than jaensch. and no dont bring kelly into your team- 212K way too expensive. wait for crouch next week at 117K. that way daisy goes up 25K and you save trades this week also. ohhh and crouch will outscore kelly easily, will increase much higher in value and will also cement his spot in the crows this week- perfect!

SCaddict

Can remember plenty of folk, including some of the inner sanctum boys, claiming Tyson was too expensive and that we shouldn't touch him either, leading up to Round 1.

Now every bugger has him ha ha!

So will be interesting to see if people's views change next week IF he registers triple digits against the Doggies this weekend. Perhaps too late to jump on then though.

If there was ever a week for Daisy to ton up it would be this one so I'll grant you that. If he can't then surely everyone will be offloading him next week maybe even for Kelly albeit say $80K more expensive!

sputnik

squads have been finalised and rohan and l mac are in the teams