Flesh for Fantasy – Preliminary

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The Great Mr CrimminsG’day community,

Carnage. Absolute carnage. Like every season, you had into finals with a few trades up your sleeve to prepare for the odd injury. But no way can we prepare for the outs this week, and these outs are handy point scorers on their day.

Those in a preliminary final have been dealt a dodgy hand, but take solace in fact your opponent will be crippled too. If you’re going for the outright win, it’s a bloody crap deck you’ve been dealt – but push on, there may be someone higher ranked worse off than you.

Let’s try salvaging some of this mess.


Harley Bennell (GCS) MID – $489,700 SC

  • Next 2 Games: ESS (A), WCE (H)
  • Recent Scores: 110, 93, 35, 115, 99, 144
  • Breakeven: 50

While the likes of David Swallow and Dion Prestia have totally withered under the pressure of no Gaz, Harley Bennell has stepped up to help fill the void somewhat. He was excellent on the weekend, despite the loss – gathering 27 touches, 2 goals, 7 tackles and 144 SC points. It also looks as if he’s back playing that role I think suits him best – high half forward roaming through the midfield. That 35 against the Brisbane Lions is merely an outlier and should be ignored. Given GCS really haven’t given a yelp in about 5-6 weeks, don’t take the last two into consideration – back Bennell to have a good finish to the year before going BANG! in 2015.

Matthew Jaensch (ADEL) DEF – $474,500 SC

  • Next 2 Games: NM (A), STK (H)
  • Recent Scores: 103, 78, 101, 103, 117, 92
  • Breakeven: 75

It’s been a topsy-turvy fantasy year for Matthew Jaensch. He’s in, then out, then in, then out. Now he’s back in for the final 2 games of the year. Despite the pain he caused both pre and post injury, it’s been a very handy 6 weeks for Jaensch. Behind Harry Taylor and Pearce Hanley, is one of the form defenders in SuperCoach. He is back to his old ways – collecting 20+ touches and taking 5+ marks as that running half back. His most notable game in the past 6 weeks was the 117 against Brisbane – which included 25 touches, 5 marks, 7 tackles and a goal. Good think about Jaenschy is that his kick to handball ratio is heavily in favour of kicking. Also, look at his opponent in the final round – St Kilda. If Adelaide need a big % booster to make the 8, guys like Jaensch could have big days. If you need a defender, form is everything in finals and Matthew Jaensch is your man.

Devon Smith (GWS) FWD – $461,000 SC

  • Next 2 Games: COLL (H), WBD (A)
  • Recent Scores: 89, 115, 134
  • Breakeven: 27

I won’t lie; forward prospects look grim so you may need to look at players outside the box to get a nugget. Devon Smith’s last 3 weeks have been sensational and with less than 1.7% of coaches, he could be the man to win you a final. His game on the weekend, albeit against a hopefully Melbourne side, was the best of this little purple patch – 2 goals, 31 touches, 10 marks, 5 tackles for 134 points. He is playing as a high half forward running through the midfield, and killing it. Smith also had a big game against St Kilda earlier in the year, so that final game v the Dogs could win you a flag. Collingwood this week will be like a grand final for GWS, so who knows, with their tails up could be another big performance. Worth a punt.



Going to do ‘Get Him Out’ a bit differently this week. Because there are so many missing or in doubt, I’m going to give a breakdown of who will miss this week and who is in doubt. Prepare yourselves, it’s carnage.

Out this week

  • Steve Johnson (GEE)
  • Dyson Heppell (ESS)
  • Josh P Kennedy (SYD)
  • Dayne Beams (COLL)
  • Michael Barlow (FRE)
  • Brent Harvey (NM)
  • Callan Ward (GWS)
  • Ben McGlynn (SYD)

In doubt

  • Nathan Fyfe (FRE), pending appeal
  • Scott Pendlebury (COLL)
  • Jimmy Bartel (GEE)


Here the key break-even scores to keep in mind heading into round 22:


  • Harry Taylor (GEE) 60 BE
  • Lance Franklin (SYD) 83 BE
  • Harley Bennell (GCS) 50 BE
  • Robbie Gray (PORT) 33 BE
  • Travis Boak (PORT) 58 BE
  • Dayne Zorko (BRIS) 44 BE
  • Sam Jacobs (ADEL) 82 BE
  • Rory Sloane (ADEL) 74 BE
  • Trent Cotchin (RICH) 84 BE
  • Anthony Miles (RICH) 45 BE
  • David Mundy (FRE) 54 BE
  • Jordan Lewis (HAW) 59 BE
  • Sam Mitchell (HAW) 80 BE


  • Joel Selwood (GEE) 148 BE
  • Stephen Motlop (GEE) 143 BE
  • Luke Parker (SYD) 117 BE
  • Kieren Jack (SYD) 115 BE
  • Justin Westhoff (PORT) 135 BE
  • Brendon Goddard (ESS) 114 BE
  • Jobe Watson (ESS) 149 BE
  • Nic Naitanui (WCE) 142 BE
  • Tom Rockliff (BRIS) 120 BE
  • Patrick Dangerfield (ADEL) 125 BE
  • Nick Dal Santo (NM) 153 BE
  • Dom Tyson (MELB) 130 BE
  • Nathan Fyfe (FRE) 166 BE
  • Aaron Sandilands (FRE) 125 BE


Unfortunately, I’ve had to close the Pub for this week. However, tweet me at @Mr_Crimmins and I will try address any questions you may have.

Good luck this weekend community

Mr Crimmins.


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Crowmagnon · 21/08/2014 at 16:16

Thanks Mr. C but I've now got more cash than I can burn, so I'm getting in 2 out of Priddis, Sidebum and Lewis but cant decide which 2. What are the communities thoughts? Who would everyone else get with 1.4million to spend?

    Gilly · 21/08/2014 at 16:23

    Pridis and Lewis for me, I have Pridis been very consistent and Lewis is in a rich vein of form. Steele will nearly be the main man and probably a good chance to get ” bugged”

    Tman · 21/08/2014 at 16:27

    Priddis definitely. I prefer Sidebum to Lewis. Though cannot conjour up any meaningful reason why.

    May want to look at Slone or Greene.

    Remy · 21/08/2014 at 16:36

    I would bring in Priddis and Lewis. A little surprised they weren't listed as 'GET HIM IN' options

      Crowmagnon · 21/08/2014 at 16:45

      Thanks guys. Getting Bugged doesn't sound like fun so Priddis and Lewis it is.

Jordan · 21/08/2014 at 16:27



Cheers guys like for a rate. Will do all if you just mention my name "Jordan" in your status below

    Remy · 21/08/2014 at 16:31

    Where's the thumbs down button?

      Crowmagnon · 21/08/2014 at 16:36


    Wayno · 21/08/2014 at 17:55

    This isnt facebook or instagram mate

Remy · 21/08/2014 at 16:27

Thoughts on D. Swan?

    Crowmagnon · 21/08/2014 at 16:43

    I wouldn't. for around the same cash you could look at the likes of Caddy or Bontempelli. These guys at least have some form.

      Remy · 21/08/2014 at 17:04

      Fair enough. Just would be interesting to see if he could bang out two huge weeks to end the year. It will be interesting to see where he plays with Beams obviously gone for the season.

        PkMn Trainer Jimmy · 21/08/2014 at 23:10

        No Beams could mean more midfield time. Very risky but has some merit and could pay divedens

    Jambo · 22/08/2014 at 10:58

    He scored the second highest of all the Collingwood players last week. I think absolutely, if you want to take a punt. He will likely feature in the midfield especially with Beams gone for the season. Good option.

Mike · 21/08/2014 at 16:29

What about Rory Sloane as a midfield option for Pendlebury?

    Remy · 21/08/2014 at 16:33

    If Pendles isn't named, he's a brilliant pick.

Tman · 21/08/2014 at 16:45

Going to trade out Beams and Barlow. Keeping with Mcglynn and Pendles in the hope they play this week or at least next week. Only cover is McGovern and CrispyJ.

MIds: Rock, Jelwood, Libba, Sloanne, Priddis, Pendles, Barlow, Beams (J Crisp)
Fwd: S Martin, D martin, McGlynn, Franklin, Parker, Danger (McGovern)

Thinking left Swan, Greene or Cotchin? Any suggestions. Thanks.

Crowmagnon · 21/08/2014 at 16:56

I'd go Cotchin before Swan. Cotchin"s form has been ok, but I say go Green out of those. After all it is time to put the Cajones on the line!

Sean · 21/08/2014 at 18:17

Will Crowley go to Hanley or Rockliff?

    OzSonic · 21/08/2014 at 19:13


      Jambo · 22/08/2014 at 11:00

      Last game between Freo and Brisbane, Crowley went to Hanley. I think the same will happen here.

LJB · 21/08/2014 at 18:53

Can afford anyone with my last trade. should I bring in Rockliff for beams?

    OzSonic · 21/08/2014 at 19:15

    It's a tough one, he'll get the hard tag. I've brought him in. My opponent already has him so if he has a down game it'll even out. If he has a blinder then I've broke even. I'm not putting the C on him though.

OzSonic · 21/08/2014 at 19:12

Brought in Rocky and Priddis. Thought about Watson instead of Priddis.

Got Harvey's spot to fill next week which will be my last trade, covering with Cameron (ADE) thought about leaving Fyfe there for a week and get someone in next leaving Sheehan as cover. Crunching the numbers this should net me more points than bringing in an unreliable forward.

    Jambo · 22/08/2014 at 11:02

    I would've thought Watson not Rockliff would be a great option merely for the POD.

Daniel · 21/08/2014 at 19:47

Does a Backline emergancy that is a midfielder also be an emergancy for the midfield too??

    Mike · 21/08/2014 at 19:50

    i wish

    Crowmagnon · 21/08/2014 at 20:55

    No. They only cover the position they are in.

Saintly 74 · 22/08/2014 at 09:14

Greetings Community

Down to my last two trades and was thinking of trading Fyfe to Priddis and Beams to R Gray so that I can bolster my forward line. I would be happy with both trades except that I don't have any bench coverage in the ruck or fwd line (I can swap L Taylor and Honeychurch if required). Do I go with the first option or should I change one of the trades to enable coverage in the ruck or fwd line.

Any thoughts/comments much appreciated.

    Jambo · 22/08/2014 at 11:04

    Trade Fyfe to Priddis yes. I wouldn't trade Beams to R Gray. Already heaps of players have him already. How about Harley Bennell or Devon Smith?

      Saintly 74 · 22/08/2014 at 12:52

      Thanks Jambo. Only went for Gray because my opponent doesn't have him and he is capable of scoring 130+ like he did last week . He is also a DP which could be valuable if I lose any players in the forward or mid this week or next week. Not sure about the consistency of the other two although Smith likely to have a field day against the Pies.

        Jambo · 22/08/2014 at 16:30

        Fair call. Best of luck this weekend.

James · 22/08/2014 at 11:01

Harvey, beams, fyfe,kennedy. 2 trades left.

season over.

may as well start for next year

_____________ · 22/08/2014 at 17:53

Need to trade out Dayne Beams, have $36,800 plus his value (in total $630,600), who should I get in?

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