Batten down the hatches community – the byes are here! Rocky is injured. Sloane, Lewis, Dusty, Lids, Maric, Hodge, Beams, Dahlhaus, Bont – not playing. Salem, Clark, McKenzie – under injury clouds. How many of you are struggling to field 18 guys this week.
I’ll tell you; I wasn’t looking to trade this week – but I have to trade to field 18 warm bodies.
This week will be a little different than normal, as I’m not really looking at bringing guys in this week, as it’s the first bye round, we should be either holding firm (if you have ample cover) or downgrades only.
For me; Lewis, Sloane, Dusty, Maric, Dahlhaus and Rocky are missing – yes, I’m holding Rocky. Goodes, Lambert, Salem, Clark and McKenzie are under injury clouds, so I need to trade to have warm bodies this week.
I have fattened rookies in CEY and McIntosh to burn, although Clark and/or Salem are likely to go if they miss. It’s a dogs breakfast this year community.
This weeks’ aim should be all about cash generation, but for me – worst case (with no trades spent) I’ll have 14 doughnuts. Not ideal. I could trade CEY, McIntosh and maybe Clark or Salem to bubble boys, or even cheaper guys that are likely to play in the next few weeks ….*Crickets*… and maybe I’ll have 19-20 warm bodies and a nice 5-600k kitty to play with next week.
On the other hand 2 of McKenzie/Clark/Salem could play. I could trade McIntosh & CEY to bubble boys and field 19-20 guys and be laughing with 500k or so in the bank.
These are all hypotheticals by the way. Teams tomorrow will, or should, help us decide.
What I’m getting at is – This week, you should not be looking at upgrades! Therefore I am not endorsing an upgrade. But, if you absolutely MUST upgrade – who do you go to?
The only guys that aren’t missing this week that I recommend to go would be Shaw, McDonald, McGovern and Enright. These guys have a good bye round (RD13) and for those needing an upgrade – they’re my picks. (I stress again, upgrades shouldn’t be done this week). There are a couple of round 11 defenders that will be ripe for the picking over the next few weeks – I’m looking at you Smith & Simpson!
Those of you with Rocky and plan to trade, there are a plethora of options for you – I’m still keen on holding him, but some can’t afford to – if you don’t have Selwood, he’s my no-brainer option this week. Most of us have Fyfe, but if you don’t; you’re SuperCoach-ing wrong. Get him in!
Most of us have one or both of Goldy/Maric/NicNat/Mummy, but for those with Bellchambers or similar at R2 – Goldy or Mummy are great options for you – if you need to trade.
Who’d have thought JJK would be in the top 6 averaging and total scoring forwards by round 11; Not me! I believe it’s far too late to jump on him, but good luck to you if you do. For mine, I wouldn’t plan on bringing anyone into your forwards this week, but if you must – Gray is the must-have forward, or Buddy is serious value.
I may have missed some “Targets”, but this is more a guide for those that need it. Most of us already have plans, which are taking a hiding *thanks SC Gods*. Stick to your guns and only trade up if you absolutely must!
Well Community, I hope this “different” Dex Files appeals to you and I hope you had a safe long weekend. (Go Pies!)
Do you agree with the No-Upgrade policy this week? What rookies are you looking at bringing in (if any)? We’d love to hear from you!