After the breaking news this afternoon surrounding Gary Ablett Jr, I had to scrap the previous Flesh and start again. When the greatest SuperCoach player of all time goes down with injury, we must address it and in depth.
Many avoided Ablett this year due to that dodgy shoulder, but many also stayed loyal to the king and have been burnt. Given his price, there is room to move and can go to any midfielder in the competition. Who you go to will have significant bearing on your season.
So this special GAJ edition of Flesh for Fantasy will look at what to do with Gary and who to trade him to.
So, lets get cracking.
Gone Gary Gone
There is just no way you can keep Gary Ablett if you have him. The beast in bald will miss this weekend against the Cats and there has been no definite timeframe given for his return. Even if he were to return in a couple of weeks, that shoulder is absolutely cooked. He has laid just one tackle all season and bottles it every time contact is imminent. Will take time for him to get back to his best and it looks like he will spend time up forward this season. Let’s also remember how significant that price drop is going to be. He is set to drop a lot in value so no point keeping someone who will leak cash. Time to wave goodbye, but not forever.
Who is worthy of replacing the ‘Beast in Bald’?
When trading Gary Ablett out, you can only replace someone like Gary with a blue chip premium. Our teams were built around Gary given his value and while it may be a good moneymaker to trade him down to a performing low range premium, you need someone who will give you 110-120+ every week. Here is a list of players you should seriously look at getting in:
- Nathan Fyfe (FRE) MID $657,600 – 115, 167
- Jordan Lewis (HAW) MID $588,200 – 111, 154
- Josh P Kennedy (SYD) MID $612,200 – 127, 130
- Rory Sloane (ADEL) MID $616,900 – 145, 134
- Scott Pendlebury (COLL) MID $668,800 – 113, 126
To repeat what I said, ideally you will trade in one of the five guys mentioned above and bank the 100+ sores every week. However, if you are looking for a risky option and a chance to make significant cash, look no further than:
- Dion Prestia (GCS) MID $569,800 – 107, 122
- Daniel Rich (BRIS) MID $348,300 – 126, 100
- Adam Treloar (GWS) MID $577,800 – 157, 107
Take it to the bank
Whoever you trade for Gaz is going to accumulate some coin for the kitty given his price relative to everyone else. When trading, use this as an opportunity to build up the cash, which will be so desperately needed when it comes time to upgrade our rookie-priced players. This is why getting guys like Jordan Lewis or Josh P Kennedy could be value because not only do they scored 110+ most weeks, but could give you upward of $150,000 for the kitty. Extra cash will be so valuable come the dreaded bye rounds.
It’s going to be tough to say goodbye to Gaz, but it is for the best and who knows – if he is to return to his dominate best, could be a nice little upgrade down the track. Good luck this week community and if you have any SuperCoach related questions, do not be afraid to ask in the comments section below.