Flesh for Fantasy – Round 6

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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.


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.


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.

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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

Mr Crimmins.


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Great Article Mr Crimmins, top notch as usual
Ryan Griffen? is it too early to be bringing him in for dom tyson?
Thanks Crimmo


One more week I reckon, big break even should fall even further in price. Mundy could be a good pick this week, everyone's talking about Griffen so could be a could POD and under 500k.

Beady Eye

BE is 100, pretty achievable for a premo like Griffen.


Where are you getting your BE from? They seem VERY different to other sites. Eg griffen


Griffins BE is 100 on supercoach gold

neil the nail

this is from last week


not convinced on Fasolo and i have the money for any premo thinking pav but still unsure
should i go with fasolo and if not who


Love these articles. Quality. Ellis and Tyson out for M Crouch and Lloyd this week

Mr Young

Zaharakis is an Anzac Day gun though!


i am trading tyson out this week, cant decide on robertson gray billings bontempelli hallahan.


wingard out for cloke in bad move?


Shocker, you'd be playing with fire bringing in Cloke!


As bad a move as it would be to relocate from Wilsons Prom to Footscray for the scenery.


Better revise the break-evens crimmo, they're way off!


who to trade out for lloyd???? jkh, mcdonough or taylor?


Mcdonough other 2 are both playing ATM and you don't want to have another round 8 buy player.


McD out of those three IMO


Your b/e’s are stuffed.

Griffen – 140??

Franklin – 19??

Langdon – 3??

Dunstan – -35??


these are all wrong


Fasolo has a round 8 bye though…


made the bad decision of trading in matt thomas last week instead of fasolo.. rookie..

anyway i was looking for your thoughts on jobe watson and do you really think dane swan will be able to pump out some good scores, i feel as if he is spending to much time up forward


Pretty safe bet to take Swanny over Jobe for the rest of the year. IMO


are you high wombat


I'm in the top 0.5% so yeah I'm pretty high


I probably need another week or two to be convinced that Swanny will return to being an elite for the rest of the year. Also his Rd8 bye is not exactly convenient for my structure.

Of course this is probably the best week to get him pricewise if you are a believer but I'm going to wait another week before committing to 2 of either Griff, Jobe or Swanny.


Thanks guys, have rethought on Cutler and will prob go with:

OUT Ellis
Swing Taylor to MID
IN Lloyd

My issue now is that I want to bring in Robertson, but really Dunstan is the only logical swap but I want to hang onto him until R10 bye. Any suggestions? My MIDS are GAJ / Beams / JPK / Murph / Polec / Fyfe / MCrouch / LTaylor / Dunstan / JKelly (GWS)

Just noticed Kelly not named this week so would Kelly – Robertson be the best way to go? Has BE of 36 so would prefer to hold on to him for a bit longer but how long will he be out? He's made $90K already.

Thanks in advance!!


Downgrading Gaz to Robertson will make heaps of cash, give you an abstract POD(noGaz) and, relieve round 8 bye pressure. Might cost you 120pts p/week though.


I've done exactly that while upgrading Fasolo to Petrie. Would have liked to upgrade Impey to Petrie but I can't have too many R8 bye players in my team.


Nice move Wattsie! I was also looking at the Fasolo to Petrie trade but I reckon there's probably better value in Jeff Garlett.


Wombats no need to make fun of him and joke around mate, its funny for us but feel sorry for the poor bloke because he might actually take your advice lol we should be role models and set a standard to the beginners.


A man cannot learn to swim by walking around the edges of the pool, at some stage he has to get wet.


I'm keeping Kelly (just a minor hammy strain according to Camo) but culling Xman for Flipper Robertson. Probably doesn't answer answer your query though.


Just had a look at the teams. Happy with Ellis out for Lloyd, swinging Taylor onto the bench as FWD/MID.
Other trade I had planned was Tyson out for M Crouch or MAYBE Robinson… Thing is, Crouch is listed on an extended bench only…
Maybe I should even save a trade and Hold Tyson until his round 10 bye…
Other issue is I have M Thomas from Richmond, out with a 'knee'?? No indication on how long he will be out.. I could upgrade him to a Swan, or as suggested above, Ebert.
I would appreciate any advice or thoughts on my situation. Thanks 🙂


Tyson and Thomas should be traded, take your pick! I'd lean towards moving Tyson on. He's run his race and made you some dollars, take the opportunity and upgrade him before he bleeds anymore cash!

I would pick out of Swan / Griffen / Montagna however Ebert could be a great POD and is a proven scorer!


Have I missed the Fasolo Boat or should I go for Lloyd a a Cheaper price


The boat has sailed! I'd jump on Lloyd and watch him catch up!


if your looking for cash I would hit up Lloyd. Fasolo is already at 300k nearly – only pick him up if you believe he'll keep scoring and intend to play him on the field.


Nah the Fasolo boat is still within an easy jump from the end of the pier but, the price of a berth is predicted to increase by 60k this week. Get on now before all of the value seats are taken. Get Lloydy as well, if you can handle that many round 8 byes up front.


I think Fasolo may be the Walker of Last year


… says break evens heading into Round 4..?


hey everyone im a bit stuck on whether I should make a trade this week or not I have 183k in the bank thoughts?

Defenders: david swallow, sam Mitchell, matt suckling, cam Guthrie, pearce hanley, luke McDonald (alexis Georgiou) (Tom Clurey)
Mids: gary ablett, joel selwood, dayne beams, mitch Duncan, jared polec, luke dunstan, dale Thomas, Josh Kelly (matt crouch) (James aish)
Rucks: mike pyke, aaron Sandilands (tom derickx) (fraser thurlow)
Forwards: pat Dangerfield, Dane zorko, dustin martin, luke parker, shaun Higgins, alex fasolo, (lewis taylor) (Jay kennedy harris)


As per another thread with the same question, for my mind I'd unload Dale Thomas and if looking for a second trade then consider James Aish. If just Dale Thomas, then possible downgrade to Nick Robertson and keep the coin. If two trades then add in Nick Robertson with maybe Ryan Griffen – although could consider Dane Swan or Brad Ebert instead at similar price.


what about downgrading dale Thomas to jack billings or is nick Robertson the better option


Might be a good idea to dump clurey for cutler and get some money from you D8.


Spiro – bear in mind that Robertson is $90K cheaper and has a better points average, but he does lack dual position eligibility which could be a consideration.

Wombats – 'yep' looked at that before the teams were announced but was a bit concerned with Cutler's job security. The other player that I had in mind in a similar role was Essendon's Jason Ashby.

Bob McBob

Robertson is cheaper and probably has better JS


Thinking the breakevans are wrong week


Hey guys I need some help – I am down grading Ellis to either Robertson or Crouch … Obviously I will get some more coin for Robertson … BUT will Crouch produce better scores??!

Cheers for the help


Be safe and go with robertson. No guarantee Crouch will play this weekend and providing Robbo pumps out a decent score that first round 49 will disappear from his BE calculation!


Cheers for the advice mate

Think its worth downgrading Lewis Taylor to Lloyd?


Nah waste of a trade, Taylor's BE is only 13, plenty of growth left there! If you want Lloyd in surely theres a better way to go about it, Dunstan out sub Taylor to Mid and Lloyd in?


I love the article

Should I go

Option 1

Ellis to robertson

T.Mitchell to Lloyd

Giving me 600k in the bench or do I upgrade Ellis now for griffen?


Or keep tom Mitchell?


I'd wait a week and get Griffen next week if you can. With Griffen's BE of 100 his price isn't going to be going up as much as you will make from the rookies you mentioned.


But will I lose too much premium output if I double downgrade?


Yeah Jono I'd pull the trigger on the Titch to Lloyd trade.

A lot of uncertainty surrounds if and when Titch can force his way back into the seniors and Lloyd is really a cash cow that everyone should have. Solves two problems with one trade.


Yeah I think ill go through with it thanks SCaddict!!
And Ellis down to “flipp”a Robe


Who has better job security, T. Cutler or S. Lloyd?

Bob McBob

Probably Lloyd. Jake King is out for 4 more weeks.


Hey guys

What are your thoughts on m crouch been

named as an emergency but not in the first 4


Bob McBob

Probably not after last weeks performance and no Douglas in the team


The order of the extended bench is irrelevant, but still no guarantee he will play!


I had a look at Brad Ebert earlier on and thought he was a good pick. Now it has made me think who do I bring in?
Brad Ebert or Ryan Griffen?




Anyone heard any news on Josh Kelly's supposed Hamstring injury?


Thanks Crimmo,
In the Going Up list you forgot Robbie Gray with b.e of 34 and in the Going Down list you forgot Boomer b.e 100+ more than he'll ever score again


langdon or taylor to cutler?


who to bench out of : mcdonold, langdon, laider, georgieo?

john snow



trade out ellis this week or gray or roberson ? or wait til next week or week after and get a differnt player on the bubble ie lennon?

same with dunstan?

Bob McBob

Robertson has a better JS than Gray

Gold Rush

Anybody know what's going on with Tom Mitchell, thought he was injured but hasn't appeared on their injury list WTF?


Will probably struggle to get back in the seniors in the short term and may have to find some footy in the NEAFL first. Goodesy is back this weekend and a good chance that Tippo and Reid will return the following week so there are only so many spots to go around.

So if you still have Titch it's probably time to move him on or would only hold him one more week tops. Roughie could be a good trade in option next week with a massive BE of 149 if you don't already have him. Or alternatively downgrades to Lloyd and Fasolo this week could also be considered.

Bob McBob

Pretty sure he was dropped to recover from a sore ankle and obviously hasn't made the team

Gold Rush

Thanks boys, already have Faz & Lloyd, exterminated Titch for Ports Robbie Gray as a POD.


Dave Mundy?
A seriously good player…Under priced too.


When Barlow comes back in i can see him giving less output and he'd have to be a keeper for the rest of the year but i haven't seen him ever produce those massive 140/150 scores that other plays can


Who here thinks it's feasible to have Pendles, Beams and now SWAN in their midfield? Only going for league.

Downgrade Rohan to Sam Lloyd in fwd line
Upgrade Dom Tyson to Swan in mids

My current mids: GAJ, Pendles, Beams, Cotchin, Macrae, Polec, Tyson, Dunstan (E), Ellis (E)
Current fwds: Danger, Parker, Gunston, Wingard, Fasolo, Kennedy-Harris, Rohan (E), Ambrose (E)

1. Instead of the above, should I do Tyson to Robertson for a double downgrade this week, then grab Griffen (or similar) and another upgrade next, missing the Swan train?
2. What upgrade path should I follow in the mids and fwds? In other words, who to get rid of first, second etc.?


Sorry, missed M.Crouch as M8 in my mids.


Hey aarmy
I'm going the double downgrade this week because i feel that there may be better value than swan later in the year and he is getting older and may get injured or rested at some point
Robertson and Lloyd would be a good choice


Do I go Sam gray or nick Robertson for Xavier Ellis


Robertson has much better job security and his huge first round score was in a blowout win and he won't score that again

john snow

I've got some injuries this round. Ellis, Kelly, Rohan and M.Thomas out.

I'm thinking I need to finally get rid of Rohan. The obvious choice is Lloyd

Now for the mids, I'm thinking of getting rid of Thomas for Roberston. I could also trade up and get Swan. Problem is I already have Pendles and Beams. Or should I hold onto Thomas, I don't know how bad his knee is. I could also trade Kelly or Ellis for Robertson

Only interested in League wins. Robertson or Swan? Or any other options?????


i think Robertson would be a good call, he is named on the ball even though he may not play there the whole game but making the cash now is priority and you can assess who the top premo mids are in a few weeks and get them in then

Bob McBob

S.Mitchell, Swallow, McVeigh, McDonald, Langdon, Kolodjashnij (Langford, Georgiou)

Ablett, Pendlebury, Beams, Sheuy, Liberatore, Macrae, Polec, Dunstan (Ellis, Crouch)

Jacobs, Sandilands (Thurlow, King)

Dangerfield, Martin, Merrett, Fasolo, T.Mitchell, Impey (McDonough, JKH)

Thinking Ellis -> Hooker/Hibberd/Other Option
And T.Mitchell for Sam Lloyd and then next week upgrade Impey. Are these good trade?


I would agree bringing in Hibberd would be a good move, i can see him averaging 90-100 for the rest of the season.
Your call out of Lloyd and Billings, i think they have similar job security but it is hard to predict which will be better
Lloyd is my pick just because he is that chunk cheaper

Gold Rush

Like Hooker myself, just got a few other structural adjustments to make before I can consider him.


As Jock says, Stand Up Peoples. This site is turning into a selfish diatribe of "what about my team" boring meaningless word fest.
Great articles are written and analysis done then its "do I trade A 4 B"
Solution: crack a tinny and act like a decisive beast.
Me: Robbie Gray in for Tyson ( swung L,Taylor back to mids F 9/10).

Gold Rush

Yep, I get the same feeling.


I'm NOT trading in crouch this week after seeing him named on an extended bench. Love too,but gone billings instead. Better security.


Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not having crouch is like not having sandi, fasolo, lloyd and GAJ!!

Bob McBob

He should be picked. No Douglas = higher chance of being picked

john snow

nothing wrong with asking peoples opinions on what trades to make. Lighten up pencil dick


What are people's opinions on rookies this week
Who wouldn't you pick out of Robertson, Lloyd and Billings?




He's a no.3 pick and will get games but i think Lloyd will produce similar scores and is that chunk cheaper so i agree

dylan cox

Robertson and Lloyd for me, Billings is just too much $$

dylan cox

Have $576,300 in the bank trading out L.Dunstan and tossing up between B.Ebert and A.Treloar. Who should I trade in?


What do you guys reckon of Nathan jones? Could be a good pod.

Gold Rush

If Roos stops using him as a tagger at times, I would bring him in.


Interesting stats – Premium players ($500K+ at start of year) that have dropped $50K+ YTD that scored 100+ last week:

Danger $558.1K (-$50.9K YTD, scored 192, BE 60, owned by 61% of teams)
Montagna $565.3K (-$53.7K, 140, BE 123, 0.6%)
Scott Thompson $453.7K (-$72.7K, 136, BE 18, 0.5%)
Mundy $495.2K (-$64.3K, 134, BE 121, 1.1%)
Swan $521K (-$111.6K, 122, BE 78, 8.1%)
Griffin $525.5K (-$102.1K, 117, BE 100, 2.1%)
McVeigh $519.3K (-$53.2K, 114, BE 91, 27.2%)
Cloke $354K (-$159.4K, 114, BE 68, 3.4%) – major plums required!
Hannebery $460.6K (-$53.6K, 113, BE 100, 1.7%)
NicNat $408.5K (-$110.3K, 107, BE 114, 6.1%)
Andrew Walker $498.2K (-$74.3K, 101, BE 127, 6.4%)

These will form the majority of your cheap upgrade targets if you haven't already got some of them.
Note Montagna, Thompson, Mundy, Hannebery as very attractive in terms of POD.

Hope this helps you all narrow your choices down a little!


Who would be a better option to get in Cutler, or Robinson.?


I'm thinking double-downgrade this week to Cutler and Lloyd to build the war chest so that I can cherry pick some fallen premiums heading into the byes – is this strategy better than single downgrade and premo upgrade this week? Will sacrifice some points this week, but it's hard to tell how many more downgrade options (especially in fwd/def lines) will come up in the near future.


Thoughts on upgrading caddy to Roo. If not ehat other premium should I bring in?


Montagna or Fyfe?
Also wondering if people think Hibbered is worth the extra $50K over Hooker?


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