NAB ANALYSIS: GWS V Western Bulldogs

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Barron Von CrowWeek 2 of footy has begun, and we’re getting things started with the GWS Giants taking on last year’s bolters the Western Bulldogs.

Both these sides will have a fairly strong Fantasy Football presence for us in 2016, so I’m sure there are more than a few of you out there who looking forward to seeing how this one turned out.

Both sides played a few rookie picks for us to take a look at, with new draftees such as of Jacob Hopper (Pick #7), Matthew Kennedy (Pick #13) and Matthew Flynn (Pick #41) playing their first games for GWS while Kieran Collins (Pick #26) and Marcus Adams (Pick #35) are debuting for the Bulldogs.

 Absent Best 22:

GWS: Heath Shaw, Dylan Shiel, Toby Greene, Shane Mumford, Phil Davis, Callan Ward, Ryan Griffen, Jeremy Cameron, Devon Smith, Steven Johnson

Western Bulldogs: Matthew Boyd, Tom Liberatore, Tom Boyd, Lin Jong, Jack Redpath


GWS: None

Western Bulldogs: None

The Western Bulldogs came in very strong, at least by NAB Cup standards, though they only played with 24 players, rather than the usual 26. The GWS Giants have fielded a much weaker side, with a fair few first choice players out, however they do have a lot of first round drafted depth to their side that other teams don’t have. At the very least this game accomplished two things for us.

Firstly it allowed us to look at a fair few rookies for GWS, and what I think is one very important one in Kieran Collins from the Bullies and secondly, allowed us to see how the Bulldogs have structured up, and how the loss of Stewart Crameri as a forward line presence has impacted the likes of Luke Dahlhaus and Jake Stringer moving into the midfield.

It wasn’t really any surprise that the Bulldogs eventually ran over the top of the younger Giants, though the Bullies were very wasteful in the 4th. The game opened up more in the last with both teams trading goals.

GWS Performances:

  • Jacob Hopper ($193,800, MID): Was sent to run with Bontempelli and only had 1 touch in the first quarter, though Bont didn’t get near it a whole lot either. Produced a negative Supercoach score to half time. Released a bit more later in the game and kicked a consolation goal halfway through the 4th quarter. Finished with 7 disposals, but at 100% efficiency.
  • Matthew Kennedy ($166,800, MID): Quiet in the first, though he got a bit more involved in the 2nd. 4 first half disposals. 9 disposals and 2 clearances for the game. Will probably need to do a bit more to stay in.
  • Rhys Palmer ($404,700, FWD): Obviously relished the big midfielders such as Ward and Shiel being out as he was quite busy in the middle, with 13 disposals in the first half. Obviously won’t be getting that much work once the big guns return. Moved to Johannisen to try and him down in the 2nd half. Led the Giants for disposals with 20 and also had 9 marks and 4 clearances.
  • Jack Steele ($312,200, MID/FWD): Decent game for Steele and he did a bit of everything. Had 16 disposals, 2 clearances, 3 tackles and 3 Inside 50’s. Probably not an option I’d look at up forward.
  • Jarrod Pickett ($123,900, FWD): Barely sighted in the first, but a bit more involved in the 2nd. 4 disposals, 2 marks and 0.2 in the first half. Only had 2 more disposals for the 2nd half.
  • Nathan Wilson ($277,700, DEF): Got some moves on him, quick and agile and can dance his way out of trouble most times. 2nd most disposals for the Giants in the first half with 10 @ 90% efficiency, along with 4 rebound 50’s.. Quieter in the 2nd half, and finished the game with 15 disposals and 5 rebound 50’s. Interesting mid-priced defender to keep on our watchlists
  • Jake Barrett ($128,200, MID): 5 disposals and 2 frees for in the first half and 8 for the game. Probably another mid that won’t be there in Round 1.
  • Pat McKenna ($123,900, FWD): Not sighted in the first half, with just 1 disposal, which I don’t recall seeing. Much like the tree in the woods, if a player gets a disposal and you didn’t see it, did it really happen?
  • Jeremy Finlayson ($123,900, DEF): Not much going on in the first half for Finlayson, just 2 kicks and 2 tackles. Finlayson had 5 touches for the game, he’s most likely a no-go in Supercoach.
  • Rory Lobb ($335,800, RUC/FWD): Big boy, started forward and kicked the first goal of the game. Looks set to be used more as a forward and then be the backup ruck, but with Cameron and Patton in the team, it might be tough to see him becoming a consistent scorer in Supercoach at this stage. Managed to crack the Supercoach ton late into the 4th quarter.
  • Adam Tomlinson ($320,400, DEF/FWD): I’m a fan, so I want to pick him really bad. Good size and endurance on him, limited interchanges could see him make a bigger impact, but just the 4 disposals, 4 marks and a goal in the first half. He had 9 disposals and 6 marks and a goal. I’m not going to pick him despite my want to, but could be an interesting game day pick in CoachKings.
  • Dawson Simpson ($256,300, RUC): Had plenty of injury issues in the past, but could be a nice downgrade option if Mummy gets injured, but didn’t do a ton. 7 hitouts and a single disposal in the first half and only had 3 for the game, along with 15 hitouts. Don’t think he’s there for anything but to spell Mumford a few times a year.
  • Caleb Marchbank ($215,800, DEF): Just OK and got more involved as the game progressed. 12 disposals, but only 41% disposal efficiency.
  • Stephen Coniglio ($494,600, MID): Led the side as Captain today with Ward and Davis out and was quiet early, but picked up as the game progressed. Finished with 13 disposals and 2 goals. Can’t see many taking a risk on him at his near 500K price.
  • Josh Kelly ($381,000, MID): Another who was quiet early, but continued to improve as the game went on. 9 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles in the first half and had 18 for the game, though only at 55% efficiency and only 5 were contested. Also laid 6 tackles and had 4 rebound 50’s.
  • Zac Williams ($375,500, DEF): Spent the day deep in defense and had 12 disposals, 9 by foot. Also had 3 rebound 50’s and 3 tackles. Iffy at his price.
  • Sam J. Reid ($118,900, MID/FWD): Was getting involved plenty early in the game. Is on the Giants rookie list so doubtful he gets a call up. Just some veteran backup for the NEAFL side.

Western Bulldogs Performances:

  • Koby Stevens ($466,800, MID): Busy in the first half, handed 4 frees for in the first half that helped him also. 16 disposals and 5 inside 50’s for the first half. Started in the middle and would then drift down half back. Big game for him, finishing with a game high 29 disposals, but will be interesting to see if he can keep that up when Libba returns. Certainly can’t fault his game today though.
  • Jake Stringer ($425,000, FWD): Will likely see his ownership % skyrocket after today’s game. Got some time in the middle and had a big first quarter with 7 touches, 3 marks and kicked 1.2. Finished the first half with 10 disposals and 3.3 on the scoreboard. 104 Supercoach Points in 3 quarters of football. Stringer had 17 disposals, but his ball use was iffy, with a DE of 41%. Also had 7 inside 50’s and kicked 3.4. Great effort.
  • Matthew Suckling ($396,500, DEF/FWD): Quality game for the Suckling Pig. Started the game on the wing, 7 touches and 4 marks in the first half. Used the ball well all night and didn’t have a bum possession all game. 17 disposals, though 14 were uncontested, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for Suckling. He’s shot up a bit on my watchlists.
  • Bob Murphy ($495,600, DEF): Rock solid, with just the 11 disposals and not a dud among them.
  • Jason Johannisen ($418,200, DEF): Plenty of ball to mop up across half back for him with 16 first half possessions. Eventually had Palmer moved to him in the 3rd to try and shut him down. He had 24 possessions, 3 rebound 50’s and 3 inside 50’s. Wasn’t on my watchlist before, but I’ll continue to monitor him now.
  • Kieran Collins ($117,300, DEF): Defensive 1-1 work looks solid as he played on the likes of Rory Lobb and Jono Patton. 7 disposals and 2 tackles in the first half, and 10 for the game. Hopefully he’s there for us in Round 1.
  • Caleb Daniel ($295,000, FWD): Great game from the little man. 95 Supercoach Points by 3 quarter time. He had 17 disposals, 4 rebound 50’s, 3 tackles and 2 inside 50’s. Very awkward price, so I probably won’t go near him, but I am a fan of his.
  • Marcus Bontempelli ($557,100, MID): Had youngster Hopper running with him. Went third man up at ruck contests a few times tonight, had more hitouts than Minson in the first quarter. Only the 3 disposals in the first quarter, but up to 8 by halftime and 17 for the game. Decent all-around effort from the Bont.
  • Luke Dahlhaus ($563,600, MID/FWD): Started on-ball, which was encouraging to see. 9 disposals, 2 clearances and missed an easy goal in the first half. Didn’t use the ball well at all, and missed another gimmie goal in the 3rd quarter. Only 53 Supercoach Points from 16 possessions at the end of the 3rd and had 20 for the game. Managed to get his DE up to 60% for the game after it dragged into the 40’s through the 3rd quarter.
  • Easton Wood ($464,800, DEF): Resumed normal duties across half back and had 12 disposals. Used the ball very well whenever he had it.
  • Jack Macrae ($539,100, MID): Kicked the Doggies first goal after 6 straight behinds prior to that. Good game with 20 possies, but he’s in the mix with a bunch of other players who’ll likely score better. Only cost you 11K more to get Rocky into your side.
  • Will Minson ($407,700, RUC): ‘Ol Skinflute is back, and was decent. 3 disposals and 4 hitouts in the first half, but picked it up in the 2nd to have 16 disposals and 13 hitouts. I probably wouldn’t touch him at his price this year.
  • Marcus Adams ($117,300, DEF/FWD): Began the game as one of the key defenders, along with Collins. 1 touch in the first half and 3 by the end of the game.

 So folks, what did you think of the game tonight? Just how many of you are locking Jakey Stringer into your sides? Or anyone else from tonight’s game that caught your eye? Why don’t you let us know in the comments below!


E#an · 25/02/2016 at 22:05

first comment xxxxoxoxo

    E#an · 25/02/2016 at 22:06

    Love your work BVC

West · 25/02/2016 at 22:12

Collins looks good. 72 sc points so might actually have a decent scoring capacity

    West · 25/02/2016 at 22:17

    Good report by the way BVC! amazing effort this pre season

      @BarronVonCrow · 25/02/2016 at 22:22

      Cheers dude.

      Had Collins locked in my DEF bench all year, so glad to see he had a decent game.

    Stirlsy · 26/02/2016 at 00:25

    They said he was a good ball user and ran at 90% tonight

Tom · 25/02/2016 at 22:13

1. wingard, gray

2. wingard, parker

3. franklin, danger

whats the best option?

    Mick · 25/02/2016 at 22:55

    2. All day

    Phil · 25/02/2016 at 23:08


    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 23:13

    Wingard, Gray i reckon.

    PJ8 · 26/02/2016 at 08:32


davo · 25/02/2016 at 22:14

Hey lekdog, jock, higgo, crouchingone, barronvoncrow…or any other fantasy relevant god give me insight as to the fitness of big mummy??? Absolute point scoring machine…and if he is fit and ready to drive some pesty midfielders into the turf, he will sit along goldy as my set-and-forget ruck combo. Any info would be greatly appreciated, because he hasnt featured in any write-up, intra-club…will he play a nab game? He didnt even get a mention in cheat sheet V1.

    @BarronVonCrow · 25/02/2016 at 22:21

    Not sure if he has any issues or not, but from how the commentators were talking then there's a plan in place to strategically rest Mumford at points through the year, which is why they recruited Dawson Simpson, to give them another senior ruck to play when Mummy sits.

      davo · 26/02/2016 at 18:31

      Thanks for the reply lads….might stick with lobbe then and free up some cash to roll the dice on some rookies.

        davo · 26/02/2016 at 18:31

        Cheers lekdog….forever the voice of reason!

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 22:59

    Mummy will be Mummy, pretty sure he's fit. Will score big but won't play the whole season

    Mike · 26/02/2016 at 11:50

    Would be in my team (and many others) if there was a decent ruck/forward to use as cover. Tippet is fully priced especially now with more ruck help, Leuy a chance if he shows something in the NAB, other than that….

Scott · 25/02/2016 at 22:16

Lachie hunter??

    Danners · 25/02/2016 at 22:31

    Only a MID this year, if he was a forward, he would be worth a look

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 23:15

    Unfortunately he's not a FWD otherwise he'd be worth a shout. Got bags of potential.

    davo · 26/02/2016 at 07:49

    Shane Mumford.

@BarronVonCrow · 25/02/2016 at 22:18

SC scores!


Rory Lobb 105

Rhys Palmer 104

Tom Scully 90

Jack Steele 86

Josh Kelly 78

Zac Williams 74

Nathan Wilson 73

Matt Buntine 73

Adam Tomlinson 71

Stephen Coniglio 65

Joel Patfull 64

Adam Kennedy 63

Caleb Marchbank 48

Aidan Corr 48

Lachie Whitfield 47

James Stewart 46

Sam J. Reid 44

Matthew Kennedy 43

Will Hoskin-Elliott 43

Jonathon Patton 41

Jacob Hopper 32

Jeremy Finlayson 32

Jarrod Pickett 30

Dawson Simpson 29

Jake Barrett 25

Pat McKenna 18


Koby Stevens 158

Jason Johannisen 129

Jake Stringer 119

Caleb Daniel 115

Nathan Hrovat 99

Lachie Hunter 99

Matthew Suckling 97

Jack Macrae 85

Mitch Wallis 84

Tom Campbell 77

Luke Dahlhaus 75

Liam Picken 72

Kieran Collins 72

Marcus Bontempelli 66

Will Minson 66

Robert Murphy 65

Shane Biggs 63

Easton Wood 56

Toby McLean 53

Dale Morris 46

Jordan Roughead 43

Lukas Webb 41

Marcus Adams 34

Tory Dickson 14

Stirlsy · 25/02/2016 at 22:26


Koby Stevens 158

Jason Johannisen 129

Jake Stringer 119

Caleb Daniel 115

Nathan Hrovat 99

Lachie Hunter 99

Matthew Suckling 97

Jack Macrae 85

Mitch Wallis 84

Tom Campbell 77

Luke Dahlhaus 75

Liam Picken 72

Kieran Collins 72

Marcus Bontempelli 66

Will Minson 66

Robert Murphy 65

Shane Biggs 63

Easton Wood 56

Toby McLean 53

Dale Morris 46

Jordan Roughead 43

Lukas Webb 41

Marcus Adams 34
Tory Dickson 14

Stirlsy · 25/02/2016 at 22:27


Rory Lobb 105

Rhys Palmer 104

Tom Scully 90

Jack Steele 86

Josh Kelly 78

Zac Williams 74

Nathan Wilson 73

Matt Buntine 73

Adam Tomlinson 71

Stephen Coniglio 65

Joel Patfull 64

Adam Kennedy 63

Caleb Marchbank 48

Aidan Corr 48

Lachie Whitfield 47

James Stewart 46

Sam J. Reid 44

Matthew Kennedy 43

Will Hoskin-Elliott 43

Jonathon Patton 41

Jacob Hopper 32

Jeremy Finlayson 32

Jarrod Pickett 30

Dawson Simpson 29

Jake Barrett 25

Pat McKenna 18

TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/02/2016 at 22:28

Been banging on about Stringer for awhile now and all the early signs are pointing to a quality pick. Not gonna b much of a pod if he keeps that sort of performance up.

Stirlsy · 25/02/2016 at 22:29

Should of refreshed first, good work BVC

Kev · 25/02/2016 at 22:29

How did you rate Hunter's game, bvc? 25 touches @ 72% d.e. Had a fantastic final 2 months

    @BarronVonCrow · 25/02/2016 at 22:34

    Pretty good game, and was great towards the end of last year, but 415K MID is a bit much for my tastes.

Danners · 25/02/2016 at 22:30

Great stuff Barron! Disappointed they used Hopper as a tagger and that he only played half a game. Stringer seems interesting, somehow gets Supercoach points with very low DE (41%) and only a few touches.

    @BarronVonCrow · 25/02/2016 at 22:36

    I'm sure it was just a learning experience for Hopper, to run with a young, athletic guy like Bont and follow him around

Big Balls · 25/02/2016 at 22:43

Lovin zac williams ! Look at his scores from last year and impressed tonight .

    @BarronVonCrow · 26/02/2016 at 00:04

    He looked OK today, but I'm not a huge fan of his price.

    Leeds17 · 26/02/2016 at 08:27

    Second that, uses the ball so well only need 20 to get a ton, tackles and one per-centers good,

Pete · 25/02/2016 at 22:43

Great work BVC! The community loves the hard yards you put in mate. I know this is the dogs/giants thread but i got a thinking and doing some research on the saints. I have a crazy feeling the old N.Roo could emulate Richo this year with a role up the ground roaming the wing. His incredible endurance could make a massive difference against his opponents. I may be inclined to put the man in.
Thoughts guys?

    @BarronVonCrow · 25/02/2016 at 22:47

    Lekdog has got you covered in that one!

    It's certainly possible and I loved Richo the year he was on the wing.

    Stirlsy · 25/02/2016 at 22:52

    Normally starts the season well, word is he will play up the ground, but my concern with him is his knee and how that holds up with the different role he will play.

Fox · 25/02/2016 at 22:49

currently have hopper in my team , am touch disappointed with that score , hoping they release him a bit next week , surely won't play that role during season proper ? The kid looks the goods , just not sure if should keep now

    magpie4ver · 25/02/2016 at 23:15

    I hear ya….he's on my watch list and and HS played him up a lot…….. and was disappointing??? He was the main person I was watching in this match in regards to SC relevancy??

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 23:16

    Keep an eye on him. He's a talented player but for that price i believe there's better options. I prefer Callum Mills or Darcy Parish.

      magpie4ver · 25/02/2016 at 23:21

      Yes I agree Mills….waiting to see how Parish goes now??? Callum Mills is in my side right now.

        milesdeutscher · 26/02/2016 at 11:38

        Parish should do well. He's almost a guarantee to lineup round 1 which is a plus, and it's clear he's talented. Mills is a very good option also, but i'm not locking anyone in quite yet. Keep an eye on the NAB.

    Phil · 25/02/2016 at 23:26

    For me to pay that price for a rookie he would have to have 3 good (SC scoring) NAB games like Cripps last year. He has already had 1 bad (SC scoring) game, he's gone.

    SCaddict · 26/02/2016 at 00:06

    I wonder how many coaches have found the extra $18K to jump ship from Hopper to Mills in the past few hours?! 😉

      Fox · 26/02/2016 at 00:36

      may wait and see if they let the kid off the leash a bit next week …

        Derek · 26/02/2016 at 08:49

        i think Maccaffer at $177k could be very good value!

          Shake n bake · 26/02/2016 at 10:20

          He will Derek, won't get the run with role will play a lot fwd.

          Deadly · 26/02/2016 at 11:14

          I could never go Maccaffer, he was the one that buggered GAz's shoulder

Jadyn · 25/02/2016 at 22:52

Buddy or stringer ?

    magpie4ver · 25/02/2016 at 23:15

    I think stringer right now?

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 23:19

    Buddy, however wouldn't touch either imo.

      Jadyn · 25/02/2016 at 23:21

      What 3 premos do you recommend for forward line

        Derek · 25/02/2016 at 23:37

        Safe option is Dusty, Wingard & Barlow.

        I've got Wingard just ahead of Dahl and Zorko because he is a bit cheaper and Ports first 10 games look good.

        I'm expecting Delidios, Zorko & Dahl prices to fall at some stage and pick them up later.

        For some excitement, you couldn't go past Rioli, Franklin & StevieJ!!?

        milesdeutscher · 26/02/2016 at 11:36

        Dusty, Barlow, Zorko, and if you've got the money Deledio. My current lineup is: Deledio, Martin, Barlow. Also keep an eye on Toby Greene.

    SCaddict · 26/02/2016 at 00:09

    Budweiser assuming he doesn't have even a hiccup between now and Rd1.

    Stirlsy · 26/02/2016 at 00:20

    Buddy runs on the board give him the edge.
    Stringer DE tonight of 41 says it all, if he had a DE of 80 tonight he would of gave 200 a nudge, but NAB scores are over inflated.

Phil · 26/02/2016 at 00:39

1.Sheridan & Crouch
2.Wines & Collins

For the sake of argument can we just say Crouch is fit and named Round 1. Also you can exchange Sheridan for Lonergan, Wines for Parker and Collins for any rookie defender if you prefer…. Help appreciated.

    magpie4ver · 26/02/2016 at 01:14

    Right now #2 the safer bet!

Swans2012 · 26/02/2016 at 00:50

So I've shuffled left shuffled right trimmed the midprice fat a bit and I'm left with this as version 43

D – Bartel rich smith l Mac rookies x4
M- Fyfe Pendle Ablett rocky wines Libba mills petracca rookies x 3
R- blicavs, Nic nat
F- dusty, Dahl, Barlow, a hall, Simpkin, kerridge rooks

Most rookies not listed as they will change, I have always been keen on a midprice ruck strategy (with goldy at the end of the rainbow) but lobbe just isn't doing it for me and Sinclair well as with lobbe is ?able. Might mean i use a trade semi sidewaysing blicavs to goldy later or in a perfect world Blicavs is averaging 110 and I slip him into the mids and goldy takes his place. Also Considering downgrading Fyfe to a Parker/Shiel type to upgrade defence but I do like locking away guaranteed top ten mids…. Hmmmm thoughts?

    magpie4ver · 26/02/2016 at 01:17

    Have at it!!!!

    Derek · 26/02/2016 at 09:01

    Hi swans2012, team looks good. Bit thin in defence, but you can't be strong everywhere. I think Hall is a massive risk and would swing petracca into the forward line and get another cash-cow in the guts. use the Hall money to upgrade mac/rich in defence.

    Wines is a good pick, especially as you havn't got any other Port players (Wingard, Lobbe). Port have a very good first 10 weeks and i can see them doing quite well. Wines will do well, but he may not be a year-long keeper, time will tell.

      Derek · 26/02/2016 at 09:07

      if you look at the draw, it is a tale of two adelaides.

      Port have an easy start and a tough end, where Crows have a very tough start and an easy end.

      I am starting with Lobbe and will hopefully trade to jacobes for not much coin.

      A Wines to Sloane trade half way through the year could be a good option as well.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/02/2016 at 10:07

        Good to see you coming around and getting on the port boys.

        Swans2012 · 26/02/2016 at 13:43

        Thanks Derek, yeah we'll see with wines, might turn him into a Parker or Shiel yet but I think he'll be good for near enough 110 average this year. As for hall, I like him, my gut says with swallow injured again and jaeger well underdone he gets plenty of mid time, but as you say we'll see.

Mac · 26/02/2016 at 07:10

Thoughts and any any improvements much appreciated.

Shaw, Simpson, KK, Aish, Brown, Tucker, Broad, Collins
Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Hopper, Gresham, Cuningham, Keays, Mathieson
Goldstein, Nic Nat, Wyatt
Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Kerridge, Hunt, Petracca, Grimley, Adams

1k left in the bank

Westy · 26/02/2016 at 07:40

Thoughts on Easton Wood. Have him as a POD, but only 56 points is a concern.

mark · 26/02/2016 at 07:52

brent Harvey or matt suckling for pod?

    Kevin Skywalker · 26/02/2016 at 11:14

    Don't mind Suckling as a cheeky F4 or D4 pod just under $400k. Will play as an outside runner from halfback to Full Forward

Josh · 26/02/2016 at 08:30

What are people thoughts on Harley Bennel and Brendon Goddard? Goddard could step up as the only premium mid for bombers?

    Kev · 26/02/2016 at 09:54

    Bennell no pre season, so no for me. Also studying away from Essendon premiums, no idea how the season will play out and will likely get a lot of opposition attention now that he's one of few that can influence a game

      Josh · 26/02/2016 at 10:01

      Thanks kev really appreciate it!

Tom · 26/02/2016 at 08:47

Robbie Gray or Luke Parker?

    Max · 26/02/2016 at 09:05


Max · 26/02/2016 at 09:04

What should I do guys?
1. Rocky, Parker
2. Danger, B Crouch

    'Paulie Walnuts' · 26/02/2016 at 09:24

    I have Rock & Parker, either way you should have Rocky starting

    Ethan017 · 26/02/2016 at 09:50

    Rocky is a lock
    Rocky and Crouch??

    Kev · 26/02/2016 at 09:51

    Best case scenario
    1. Two keepers
    2. One keeper. Gun, but injury prone, midpricer

    I prefer my mids to be safe as houses. Option one for me

      Max · 26/02/2016 at 11:26

      Yeah I think I'll stick with 2 keepers crouch is a risk see how he goes cheers

    Gord29 · 26/02/2016 at 10:24

    option 1

'Paulie Walnuts' · 26/02/2016 at 09:33

I'm tossing up between Aish Def / Mid @ 276k as my D5 or Conca Fwd / Mid @ 285k as my F4 – I only have the cash for only 1, thoughts anyone?

    Kev · 26/02/2016 at 09:43

    See how Aish goes tonight. Feeling in my gut he's not going to be the standout midprice defender we all want him to be, hope I'm wrong! Conca played well last week in what was a pretty weak Richmond side. See how he goes with some big names back

    Ethan017 · 26/02/2016 at 09:49

    Conca in the forward line

    SC_Beast · 26/02/2016 at 16:55

    Watch Fantasia if he gets a game for the Dons very closely.

Ethan017 · 26/02/2016 at 09:35

Callum Mills or Darcy Parish
Or other thoughts for midfield rookie around 200k

    Kev · 26/02/2016 at 09:48

    Can't call it yet. Mills the standout so far in the 200k bracket, Parish is named for Sunday

    Shake n bake · 26/02/2016 at 10:25

    Not a rookie but Caff will play every game I think if he's stays fit

Ethan017 · 26/02/2016 at 09:48

Thoughts on my team
Mcveigh, KK, Yeo, Aish, Francis, Dea (Bonner, Broad0
Danger (just brought in), Ablett (c), Rockliff, Parker, Wines, Libba, Crouch, Mills (Petracca, Freeman, D.Cunningham)
Mumford, Lobbe (Grimley)
Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Conca, Simpkin, Kerridge (Komner, Brown (essendon)

    Gord29 · 26/02/2016 at 10:23

    Reckon you need to have brown in the backline for a rookie more options in the fwds and mids if you move petracca down there

Derek · 26/02/2016 at 09:50

Still tinkering with my team. At the moment i have taken out Shaw & JPK and replaced with Dangerfield and Mcveigh. I prefer Mcveigh over Shaw as the #1 defender this year, however if he isn't right for Round 1 i'll go back to Shaw.

Current version:

McVeigh, Simpson, Bartel, Smith, Brown, Broad (Collins, Bonner)
Ablett, Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Rocky, Libba, Gresham, Mathieson (Polkinhorne, Cuningham, Keays)
Goldy, Lobbe (Wyatt)
Dusty, Wingard, Barlow, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca (Phillips, McDonald-T)

$8k left.

    Shake n bake · 26/02/2016 at 10:28

    Nice but I like Grimley fwd as a dpp

      Derek · 26/02/2016 at 14:19

      that could be a good option. Phillips & McDonald-T are there at the moment for their DPP, could easy change to Grimley if named.

    Ethan017 · 26/02/2016 at 11:56

    Looking good but personally I think you've invested too much in the backline downgrade Simpson/Smith to upgrade Gresham Mathieson

      Derek · 26/02/2016 at 14:23

      There isn't really anyone i like to upgrade Gresham & Mathieson to. I don't like spending too much on rookies so i can maximise the cash increase. If someone pops up i may look at that. I have either birchel or rich in defence i could downgrade to.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/02/2016 at 12:05

    I like the look of that team.

    My latest (no crouch)

    Laird, yeo, Smith, Salem, brown, broad. (Collins, tippa)

    Fyfe, danger, abs, gray, rocky, libba, mills, gresham. (Cunningham, mattheson, phillips)

    Goldy, Martin. (Wyatt)

    Wingard, barlow, stringer, ellis, kerridge, petrecca. (Cockatoo, grimely).

    With crouch would be:

    Mills – Crouch
    Smith – L Mac.

    Not sold on Smith needs to show me more before he makes the cut.

    Pretty happy overall.

      Sarah · 26/02/2016 at 12:44

      Ooooh, this is the first team I've seen Salem in!! Have been looking at him as a breakout POD. Nice Trigger!! Keen to see him in NAB before locking him in my team.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/02/2016 at 13:19

        Thanks Sarah. He just has his nose in front of dureya as my breakout. Think bullseye could be ready to take his game to the next level. Gone stringer as my breakout up fwd. Mid pure guns and rooks with the exception of libba who is too much value to ignore.

          Derek · 26/02/2016 at 16:30

          i can see Dureya getting the small forward Lock-down roll. his SC won't be good.

    judd0 · 26/02/2016 at 13:23

    I like it Derek, same FWD line as me, RUC strong, MIDS look very good.
    I think I need to stop commenting on DEF this preseason I've changed mine that many times everyday I don't know what to do.
    Looks solid though.

      Derek · 26/02/2016 at 14:27

      Defence is hard. I've tried many different combinations, mostly trying to go deep to D5. Hopefully we get a couple of Oxley/McIntosh type rookies who can carry the load.

        judd0 · 26/02/2016 at 17:09

        It really is.
        At this stage I'm trying to go solid to D3 then have a Dea/Aish type then probablly both mitch browns and hopefully the best 2 DEF rookies on the bench or hopefully on the field if they're scoring better than the browns.

Gord29 · 26/02/2016 at 10:20

Would be great to get some feedback have 106k left in the bank so have room to change before rd1

BACKS – Docherty Birchall Yeo Smith Reid Brown (ess) Bench- Francis Tipungwuti
MID – Ablett Shiel Rockliff Wines Liberatore Crouch Parish Kerridge
Bench – Sumner Jansen Cunningham
RUCKS – Mumford Lobbe
Bench – Grimley
FWDS – Martin Barlow Tippet Greene Wells Simpkin
Bench – Kommer Petracca

    Ethan017 · 26/02/2016 at 11:58

    Upgrade Shiel to Danger and downgrade Tippett he's not worth a look in as a forward. Reid???? Not a fan
    Good luck mate

      Gord29 · 26/02/2016 at 14:45

      want to have mumford in the rucks and like having cover thats the reason behind tippet think with the rotations his average will go up on last year.

        Kev · 26/02/2016 at 16:36

        Agree with you, Gord. Tip still had ruck time last week with Sinclair. He's back on my watch list

    SammyC · 26/02/2016 at 15:05

    if i were u Gord29 id downgrade WELLS cos i reckon injuries will come back to hurt ya so id downgrade to someone a C.ELLIS from richmond and remove lobbe for a big MAX GAWN. IMO that is. good luck champ

Gord29 · 26/02/2016 at 10:21

Im more of a shaw fan myself but great team. like the lobby selection i too have currently got him in

    Derek · 26/02/2016 at 14:21

    The team i had yesterday had Shaw & McVeigh, but with JPK in the guts i wasn't to keen having two swans, so i dropped JPK and got Dangerfield but then had to downgrade Shaw to Simpson. It will be one of those combinations, and maybe if Mcveigh isn't ready the problem will solve itself.

      Derek · 26/02/2016 at 14:45

      if i bring in McPherson, i can squeeze enough to have Shaw, Mcveigh and JPK.

      Shaw, McVeigh, Bartel, Smith, Brown, Broad (Collins, Bonner)
      Ablett, Fyfe, Pendlebury, JPK, Rocky, Libba, Cuningham, Mathieson (McPherson, Hibberd, Keays)
      Goldy, Lobbe (Wyatt)
      Dusty, Wingard, Barlow, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca (Phillips, McDonald-T)

Steeeve · 26/02/2016 at 13:43

I keep getting a feeling Brodie Smith won't be a premium defender. Does anyone think Aish could score just as well? Aka both in 80 range? He's supposed to be playing on the wing next game…

    Derek · 26/02/2016 at 14:30

    I have him at D4. i don't expect my D4 to be a keeper, but the longer they last the better.

SammyC · 26/02/2016 at 14:52

for some reason my mind keeps telling me to pick up johnny patton from GWS?? thoughts please

    SC_Beast · 26/02/2016 at 16:54

    No from me, Key forwards are generally a no go zone.

Shake n bake · 26/02/2016 at 15:11

916349 Is my league please only join if your really into sc! would like if you joined Derek.

REN · 26/02/2016 at 15:38

KK, Bartel, Smith, MBrown, Collins, Byrne-James (broad, tippa)

Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Gore (mathieson, cunningham, macpherson)

Goldy, Martin (wyatt)

Dusty, Barlock, Franklin, Kerridge, Kommer, Petracca (hunt, grimley)

What do we think??

Only about 15k left

    Kev · 26/02/2016 at 16:31

    A team after my own heart, REN! Straight up guns n rookies with only Libba under odds. You'll need to NAIL your rookie options, Don't see byrne-jones getting a consistent run in the firsts, Port rested 12 nab1, he'll likely make way. MacP is still on the rookie list. Interested to see how Hunt goes after Lek bought him to attention this week.

    Not convinced on KK and Smith, if they're not performing at the pointy end of the nab cup you'll need to have personnel in mind to give swap them. Nice team

      REN · 26/02/2016 at 16:34

      Cheers Kev!

      Yeah that backline has a few holes in it but i think by the end of NAB ill be able to know who is looking like the best option.

Kev · 26/02/2016 at 16:33

Needs to put together a fantasy relevant season before I go near him. Even then, key forwards and supercoach…. Nah!

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Bg G · 26/02/2016 at 16:51

Is Dahil a risky prospect considering his price? Would zorko or chad be more reliable?

    SC_Beast · 26/02/2016 at 16:53

    I've gone with Zorko at this stage as I haven't seen him in many teams. I like Wingard but the question around him is will he play more close to goal this season with Monfries out? Dahlhaus you will have to watch closely in NAB when Libba is playing.

    SCaddict · 26/02/2016 at 19:03

    Dahl would be who I'd personally pick of those 3 although they are all great selections tbh.

    Both Zorko and The Chad have had their down years so wouldn't say they were any more of a sure thing than Dahl.

    In fact I see him as a relatively safe selection in the scheme of things so wouldn't stress it too much. I'm probably going with Dusty instead only because life's a little more colourful with Dusty in your team. 🙂

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Tophawk · 26/02/2016 at 22:38

I notice everyone load up in the 3 midfield rookies to many want to go against the gran

Valks · 29/02/2016 at 12:04

Thoughts on bob Murphy. Seems to be going under the radar. Ever year solid output and a nice starting option.

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