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The Rookie Scout: Round 4

Published by Barron Von Crow on

Barron Von Crow

Up and down, peaks and valleys, that’s the life of fantasy footy and it was perfectly evident for us last week with the performances of our rookie selections.

We had some great results from the likes of Jacob Weitering, Darcy Parish and Clayton Oliver, we also had some blokes staining it up with Mitch Brown, Tom Crapley and Connor Menapoo who were all heavily started and who all scored poorly, along with other more experienced players in Sam Kerridge and Ben Kennedy hitting well below their averages.

That’s the caper we’re in however, so you gotta ride out the good with the bad, but since this week is the first price rise in Supercoach it means we may get once last look at making sure we have all the correct rookies set in place, which is what we’re going to help you with here.

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MIDFIELDERS 

Callum Mills

SC Price: $243,000 | AF Price: $253,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,700
Round 3 Stats: 9 disposals, 3 marks, 56 SCPoints, 31 AFPoints, 79 CKPoints

Diminishing returns for Mills in his 3rd AFL game, once again recording lows in most statistical catergories and Supercoach/AFL Fantasy. He seemed to play a bit further up the ground than in his previous two games, but the good sign would probably be that his actual time on ground held up fairly well at 78%. He has a current BE of 19 heading into Round 4, so we’d probably want him to have a really big game soon to give him some more cash generation potential.

 Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $253,100 | AF Price: $274,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Collingwood (VIC VENUES ONLY)
Round 3 Stats: 26 disposals, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 7 clearances, 90 SCPoints, 89 AFPoints, 135 CKPoints

Back to a lot of time in the midfield for Oliver, which showed with the 7 clearances he gained last week, he also snuck forward a few times and managed to have a really good impact on the scoreboard with 2 goals. He did have 5 clangers, which would have had a negative impact on his Supercoach scores, but he is absolutely firing along and still sitting in a negative BE for Round 4. Keep starting him if you own him and lock him in for CoachKings on Sunday.

George Hewett

SC Price: $163,800 | AF Price: $218,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,400
Round 3 Stats: 3 possessions, 4 tackles, 19 SCPoints, 23 AFPoints, 11 CKPoints

It’s an ugly stat line from Hewett, with only 3 touches, all coming in the defensive half when it’s usually the opposite and he’s winning the ball in the attacking 50. That may have been due to the return of Ben McGlynn to the side pushing him down the opposite end of the field. Might be on the chopping block soon.

Ryan Davis

SC Price: $151,500 | AF Price: $197,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,500
Round 3 Stats: 14 disposals, 4 tackles, 2 behinds, 3 marks inside 50, 51 SCPoints, 67 AFPoints, 54 CKPoints

More of the same from Davis in Round 3, but like in Round 1 he failed to take advantage of his opportunities in front of goal, which hurt his fantasy potential for us. At this point it seems we can almost mark down Davis’ scores for the rest of the year. If he hits the goals he could score up in the 70’s, if he doesn’t he’ll be scoring in the 50 range. Not great, but not completely awful either and because he started from so far back starting price wise he still has a BE of -25, so he’ll still be gaining cash for a while yet. I would imagine that being almost 27 years old he isn’t going to suddenly get any better from here on out like a 20 year old might, but he will serve a purpose at least.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $260,400 | AF Price: $347,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,800
Round 3 Stats: 21 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles, 83 SCpoints, 67 AFPoints, 71 CKPoints

Parish continues to favour the handball over kicking, having recorded 23 kicks and 44 handpasses across his 3 games for a near 1:2 kick-handball ratio. That will probably prevent his scores from rising up from the 90’s into the 100+ range, but we’re not keeping Parish for the long haul and he’s still producing terrific results for a 1st year player.

FORWARDS

Connor Menadue

SC Price: $192,000 | AF Price: $216,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Richmond VS West Coast
Round 3 Stats: 18 disposals, 4 marks, 3 inside 50’s, 31 SCPoints, 56 AFPoints, 20 CKPoints

The previously mentioned Menapoo, that’s probably a bit harsh on him because the stats were there, it’s just that he turned Etihad Stadium into Clanger Stadium with 7 clangers. I know a lot of people will be PO’d because they started him on field this week, but just ride out the bad week and hope the kid can get back to his best in Round 4, which he’ll need to do to keep his BE at a reasonable rate.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $215,700 | AF Price: $362,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,500
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Carlton VS Western Bulldogs
Round 3 Stats: 21 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s, 65 SCPoints, 76 AFPoints, 63 CKPoints

Another solid stat line for Kerridge, the problem that is becoming apparent as we move along is that he isn’t getting the time in the middle that he got in the pre-season and Round 1. He fell to a season low 6 contested possessions last week, after recording 10 in Round 1 and 2 and only a single clearance after recording 6 in Round 1 and 6 and 7 in his two NAB Challenge matches. He continues to work hard around the ground, with 20 pressure acts being 3rd best for the Blues against the Suns as he continues to play more along the wings, but he didn’t kick the ball that well in the first half, so it means he doesn’t have those contested stats that boost his scores back up if that happens. I’d just chalk that score up to an average game, rather than a continuing trend for now. I’d suspect at this stage no midfield time will mean no scores above 100, unless he manages to make a decent scoreboard impact as well. A -44 BE means he’ll still have plenty of time left in our sides.

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $258,600 | AF Price: $291,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,700
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Collingwood (VIC VENUES ONLY)
Round 3 Stats: 15 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 50 SCPoints, 54 AFPoints, 47 CKPoints

A very untidy game for Kennedy, who only had 6 effective disposals out of the 15 he had against North Melbourne. And that’s all you can really say about his score to be honest, he butchered the ball, so his fantasy scores sucked because of it. Still, he had a nice gain of 70K this week and with a BE of -3 could easily be in line for another 50K raise if he has a good game against Collingwood, something I imagine he’d be keen to do considering it’s his former side. He’s risen to a midpriced option in CoachKings, so I wouldn’t have him as a lock there, but he’s certainly an option to consider.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $196,100 | AF Price: $221,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Round 3 Stats: 14 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 5 clangers, 46 SCPoints, 50 AFPoints, 62 CKPoints

It was an absolutely horrid first half for Papley last week, only recording 4 touches while sitting on about 1 SCPoint at some point in the 2nd quarter.  Papley spent a bit more time down back, which was different from Rounds 1 and 2 where he spent most of his time almost exclusively in the forward 50. That could very well be due to the return of Ben McGlynn who spent most of his time along the forward flanks. If he has a better first half and a few fewer clangers then his score should be better next week. Maybe not 100 points good, but easily above 75. The good news though? He just gained 86K and still has a BE of -40, so don’t panic if you traded him in last week. As long as he keeps playing he’ll still have plenty of cash generation left.

Wayne Milera

SC Price: $201,800 | AF Price: $231,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,400
Round 3 Stats: 12 touches, 1 mark, 1 tackle, 2 goal assists, 39 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 42 CKPoints

Milera had a solid game as a Crows fan (legend has it you can still see him dancing around Troy Chaplin at Etihad Stadium), but a disappointing score for fantasy football players who own him. He spent a bit of time across half back in Round 2 and became a bit of a link up player back there, which boosted his possession count up to 20 and his mark to 9, that didn’t really happen last week as he stuck to his usual role at half forward. He continues to show some individual brilliance, but that may not be enough to keep him in Supercoach, but his BE is -3 this week, so I wouldn’t be looking to move him out just yet.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $163,800 | AF Price: $194,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,200
Round 3 Stats: 10 games, 3 marks, 1 goal, 5 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, 61 SCPoints, 60 AFPoints, 77 CKPoints

An “almost” game for McGovern last week, in that he almost took a few extra marks and almost kicked an extra goal, things that would have likely boosted his fantasy footy scores much higher. I get the feeling he could just be ready for a breakout game, fantasy footy wise, but maybe that’s just the hopeful Crow fan in me! Either way, he’s still in the negative BE range, and as we’ll say a lot through here, as long as they still have cash generation in them, then as long as they’re playing you’ll have to stick with them.

Lincoln McCarthy

SC Price: $193,300 | AF Price: $204,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,300

Round 3 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 goals, 4 tackles, 96 SCPoints, 64 AFPoints, 107 CKPoints

Sometimes all it takes is 1 game to change the course of a rookie in fantasy football, that game came for McCarthy last week, with a very nice effort in both Supercoach and CoachKings. His BE is now -48, so even if he goes back to that 60-70 scoring range, he’ll still have some use, especially with the likes of McGovern and Papley looking to be in the same sort of scoring range.

DEFENDERS

Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $289,100 | AF Price: $289,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Carlton VS Western Bulldogs
Round 3 Stats: 26 possessions, 9 marks, 3 intercept marks, 2 tackles, 5 rebound 50’s, 129 SCPoints, 106 AFPoints, 173 CKPoints

Last week I said Weitering was likely to jump back to a solid score in Round 3, well when I said that I was expecting a score in the 90’s at most, not the big score he ended up with against the Suns! A very deserving winner of the Round 3 Rising Star nomination, Weitering had a fantastic game and gave Carlton fans just a little taste of what is to come. We can’t expect this every week of course, but it’s certainly good to know he can do it and can also bounce back after a quieter game. We may have missed the boat on Weitering if you don’t have him, it’s not too often a near 300K player has a BE of -27! After last weeks CK score you’d definitely have to consider him on Saturday night.

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $243,500 | AF Price: $252,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,500
Round 3 Stats: 20 possessions, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 4 rebound 50’s, 3 inside 50’s, 95 SCPoints, 80 AFPoints, 119 CKPoints

Matty Dea continues to be rock solid for the Bombers, and may end up being the only cheap rookie priced player that we can trust on a consistent basis from Essendon. Sometimes this is the advantage the more experienced “rookies” have over their 1st-2nd year counterparts. Dea doesn’t have the fantasy upside of someone like Weitering, but there’s a good chance he’ll be a much more consistent option. Either way, Dea is going to hopefully continue to score very well and make cash. Keep starting him on field.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $226,000 | AF Price: $274,000 | CoachKings Price: $8,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Carlton VS Western Bulldogs
Round 3 Stats: 23 disposals, 15 marks, 1 tackle, 8 intercept possessions, 7 1 %ers, 97 SCPoints, 107 AFPoints, 190 CKPoints

It didn’t take Adams very long to become an elite CoachKings option for us, already moving up to $8,400 in that format while also having the 4th highest CoachKings score in Round 3. There were plenty who worried how Adams would go against the best team in the AFL in Hawthorn, and Adams passed with flying colours. He rose 90K in Supercoach this week and is currently on track for a projected price rise of 108K after this week with his BE at -99(!). If for whatever reason you don’t have him, you need to get him in now!

RUCKS

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 KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR…

Michael Hartley – Average game for Hartley last week, but Woosha talked about Nathan Grima potentially being added to the side, which could spell an early for him. If Grima is added and Hartley keeps his spot, then I’d definitely consider him as a downgrade option this week.

Tom Ruggles – Can’t fault Ruggles in his debut game with 77 SCPoints, 76 AFPoints and 104 CKPoints. Chris Scott says it’ll be hard to keep him out of the side. Good signs early.

Ciaran Byrne – Byrne didn’t look out of place last week against the Gold Coast with 20 touches, but he was let down by a disposal efficiency on just 65%. Keep him on your CoachKing radar for Saturday.

Darcy Byrne-Jones – Solid AFL debut game for Byrne-Jones with 61 SCPoints, 48 AFPoints and 77 CKPoints. CoachKingers in SA who get the Port Adelaide VS GWS game on Sunday should consider him if named this week.

AROUND THE GROUNDS…

Christian Petracca – 31 disposals, 5 inside 50’s and kicked 2.3 for the Casey Scorpions in the opening VFL match. The Scorpions spanked the Frankston Dolphins 179-35, so not much opposition for the Scorps last week.

Ben Keays – 31 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles VS Redland in the NEAFL last week. Might be on the verge of a debut, though Mathieson has higher upside from the Lions, but he’s out injured at the moment.

Jono Beech – Still on Adelaide’s rookie list, but they have the scope to bring him up. Averaging 21 possessions, 2 goals and 9 marks through the opening 3 rounds of the SANFL season.

Sam Grimley – Kicked 3.2 last week against Weribee in the opening round of the VFL season. Will remain as a potential option for the Bombers, especially if Mitch Brown fails to provide anything up forward.

Mason Cox – Made an impact in the ruck and up forward for Collingwood in the VFL. 36 hitouts and hit the scoreboard for 1.2.

Nathan Freeman – Returned via the VFL Development League and showed he’s a class above, with 46 disposals in 3 quarters. May take a bit longer to make his debut, but it’s just about getting run into his legs at this stage.

Jade Gresham – Sent back to the VFL with the Sandringham Zebras and had 24 disposals, 7 marks and a goal.

Anthony Moribito – Back with the Peel Thunder in the WAFL last week and he had 23 disposals, 6 marks, 4 inside 50’s and 4 rebound 50’s. We all know he can play, just needs to get a good run of games into him.

James Rose – 20 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles and kicked 4.3 for the Swans against the GWS in the NEAFL last week. He had 19 disposals, 6 marks and 3.4 the week before. FantasyFreako thinks he’ll be in line to replace George Hewett this week.

Braydon Fiorini – Good numbers early in the NEAFL with 30 disposals, 8 marks and 2 goals in Round 1, followed by 32 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 1.2 in Round 2. I like him and he could be in line for a debut, though will be up against the potential returns of David Swallow and Jaeger O’Meara.

 

And that’ll be it for me this week. Any rookies you’re considering swapping too? Or are you looking to lock in a particular guy in your CoachKings side? Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow

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Round 4 CoachKings Fixture: (click link above for your nearest venues)

* note South Australian Venues are taking the GWS v Port Adelaide game on Sunday, and not the Collingwood v Melbourne game

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Jock

Brilliant as always Barron.. spewin Petracca is still a few weeks away

Derek

Must hold

Kang Van Der Bang

is this a good move?

WINES – OUT
D.RICH – OUT

RUGGLES – IN
DANGERFIELD – IN

Chill

No. You chose Wines for a reason. Let him settle into the season. The reason his scores haven't been great is that he's kicking too many clangers.. he will work on this. Also – you have seen Ruggles play ONE GAME. He could stink it up this weekend and get dropped. What will you do then?
Rich, you can turf. If you were playing him in your backline then pick a replacement keeper and stand by them.

Derek

Not much love for Rich!

He scored 104 in the first week, second game he went in with a badly swollen hand, got a big tag and tweeked his hammy. You gotta give him a few more weeks if you already have him.

Patch

I'd hold Rich – in fact, I'm considering to bring him in in a few weeks. He's in line behind a few others, but he has big upside. With you completely, Derek. Hold Rich.

Southern S

Plums. Large.

CJudd3Votes

Rich isn't priced to score 115 every week and as such isnt going to plummet in value, holding him even if only for another week feels a lot safer

Patch

Love your work, Mr Von Crow! I'll be holding this week regardless if the Sydney boys are named, but will look to go from Hewett to Ruggles by DPP madness next week, and then have a look at what upgrades I can snag.

Swans2012

I'm thinking a similar thing patch, although I've got 340k burning a hole in my pocket from last weeks rockliff to Parker and crouch to papley trades! just think it doesn't hurt to take a breath this week and have one more look at those on the chopping block (for me Sinclair and lonergan). I'll be eyeing off Duncan and the muncher (ruggles) next week I think, provided they look ok this week that is….

Scotty

I'm ranked 102 overall and I'm wondering if the players I trade in over the next few weeks should be POD's in an attempt to push myself even higher or if I should stick to the Parker, Gray etc upgrades that will mean that I'll stick with the rest of the field and hopefully not drop down too much.

Also, where is everybody else ranked???

Jock

GREAT WORK Scotty! That's magnificent mate!!! Let's just say rank wise.. I'm down in the trenches with my community.

fatboyfat7

Great going Scotty, I'm nowhere near you in terms of rank (currently around 3200th) but I've already been thinking along similar lines. POD's or 'must-haves'…. I don't have Ablett or Fyfe but I feel they can wait. I can't answer your question but personally I'll be targetting value in oppose to specific players, if that makes sense. eg, I'm already planning to get Pendles in over next 2/3 weeks when his price is rock bottom, hoping other players around my ranking will be going for the performing premo's, Gray's, Parkers, etc. It could provide me with some POD and better long term use of expenditure. Or else I'm going to bugger my team completely and promptly spiral down the rankings but keep up the good work and good luck!

Booma

Nice Scotty, like fatboy im siting in the 3000s.. It's hard to say about going with the PODs as it has the potential to swing both ways.. I think the smart move might be to trade in the cookie cutter upgrades & try to make your points up by a unique captains choice. This has the potential to gain you the extra 60-100 points without taking a big risk on PODs players performing badly.

PS love the write up Barron.

Mick

Awesome work scotty. Im in a similar boat. I don't have ablett, fyfe, shaw or goldy and ranked 202 and not sure if i should trade now to get them in or wait for the cows to fatten then go for them in 5-7 weeks baring injuries.

GoHawks

Ranked 403.

I'm holding tight this week, all rookies should hit break-evens easily. The first cash cows may be traded after round 5, pending there scores in the next couple of weeks.

In terms of who to trade in, I am watching the premo's that have started to come down in price, the like of-
Shaw, T.McDonald, Boyd, JPK, Pendlebury, Martin

All are a few weeks away from bottoming out, but they are firmly on the radar.

This week looks like a trade free week, next week Ruggles may find his way into my team.

Keep up the great work, a 102 ranking is amazing.

BundyBear

Im in the top 100% somewhere

Hayley

Ranked 132 atm. Have the same concern as you as to whether to go the POD's or stick with the tried and trusted. Trying to keep my finger off the trade button this week. Young kids not near their peak, and not really any must have rookies that I don't already have…

@randomcliche

1 millionth *insert doctor evil voice* my POD of Kreuzer has stunk it up, a captain on Fyfe of 60odd, Dependlebury gone walkabout, crouch and rocky gone on a holiday together, my POD of 500k gone and tweaked a baby cow, my Parker POD not a POD. My peas in a pod not doing so well. I take my hat off to you sir! Now, will you pass me a goldy?

Turtle

Hi Scotty don't over excite your arousal curve about your early season ranking and get complacent. I'm ranked in the 530's but thats only 92 points behind you (half of 1 bad capt pick) and only 278 from number 1.
Anybody within the top 40,000 still has a chance to win this

Marvin

No. You shouldn't give a stuff about PODs at this point of the season. Just pick the players you think are going to score you the most points/make you the most cash and put you in a position to worry about what others are doing in 15 weeks time. Until then just worry about your team

Kev

Some arousing numbers coming from the blokes in the twos. Sitting tight this week as the rookies do their job, I can live with playing Davis if Hewett has a spell

JJJ

Please help guys.
Currently Out of contention at 12,000ish……..I think?
180k spare before trading this week

Really want to get Adams back to defence and Hall back to Forwards…….

Here's my options;
– Lonergan to premo defender
– 2 of Lonergan, Mills, Crouch to McCarthy + RobbieG
– Bring in 2 cash producers in McCarthy/CalebD/Young for crouch + brown

Laird, Johanneson, Lonergan, Dea, Weitering, Tippa (brown Ruggles)
Gaz, Fyfe, Danger, BCROUCH, Shiel, Libba, Cripps, Hall (Davis, MILLS, Hewett)
Goldy, Nicnat
Buddy, Adams, Wingard, Wells, Benken, Kerridge (Papley, McGovern)

Patch

Mate – this early in the season, you're never out of contention. Back yourself. If you want to get Adams back, you can trade Longergan for a midfielder by swinging Adams, then swinging Hall. Lonergan could become Shannon Hurn or Brodie Smith or someone of that ilk.

Or, you can bring in Ruggles or Hartley for Lonergan and grab the cash to go Crouh to Robbie Gray, as you suggested. That side has a huge amount of potential, mate!

Abracadabra

Anyone know why i cant access jockreynolds on my wifi? Says my ip has been blocked?

Lazy Simmo

Same problem! What is going on?

Tommo09

Sitting 954 overall and 2,401 points last weekend. I want to push myself up higher but don't know what to do.

Def: Shaw, Laird, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Adams (AMT, M.Brown)
Mid: Danger, Fyfe, Ablett, Parker, Libba, M.Crouch, Kennedy, Mills (Davis, Gresham, Dunkley)
Ruck: Goldy, Naitanui (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Hall, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, Papley (Menadue, Petracca)

Any ideas are certainly welcome
Thank you in advance.

Mac

Hold, looks good, trades are important and when injuries come, you will need them

Tommo09

Thanks Mac
Should I wait till next week and get ruggles in??

Southern S

There's nothing you can actively do to push yourself higher at this point, just hope all your players score well this week.

4 Donuts is going to hinder you later in the seas though I can see you dropping out of the top 1000 during or after the byes.

Southern S

season*

Tommo09

Thank you for that
It's just I have been playing for 6-7 years and this is the best I've done
I wanted to keep pushing up

GoHawks

Hold tight, great position.

You have the benefit of maximising your score through the use of loopholes in the fwd & mid lines. Also with Petracca playing late the ability to loophole the vice-captain into captaincy is critical.

Work out your loophole strategy for the weekend, and just sqeeze every last point out of your good team.

Booma

Agree with Mac & you should hold.. But 4 non scoring/ cash generating rookies is going to take a toll.

tom

Any suggestions for my team. Don't think I need to trade this week.

Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Adams, Brown, Tippa
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Pendles, Gray, Libba, Mills, Kerridge, Davis, Hewett, Menadue
Goldstein, Martin, Wyatt
Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kennedy, McCarthy, Papley, Petracca

4k in the bank and 28 trades remaining.

Cam

You have an awesome team, I love it.
Only fault is maybe a bit thin in the fwd line but u make up for it every else. Keep it going

Cam

I have crouch with 370k in the bank, want an ultra premo and already have gaz fyfe and danger.
I'm thinking it's out of priddis hanners or grey
Grey has been the best so far but surely he can't continue kicking the amount of goals he is.
Any thoughts are appreciated

BKW

All three are great options, personally I'd go Gray or Priddis

Grahame Lebroy

Love the around the grounds section BVC great stuff. Those rookies will prove very valuable when getting rid of the likes of Hewitt, Davis, Brown.

Can I get your thoughts on Lyons from the crows? Seems to be cheaply priced for his SC scoring output but was not in the crows side rounds 1 and 2. Do u think he is in their best 22? Will he hold his spot or do you think he is too risky a pick?

Kev

A lot of vests so it's hard to get a proper gauge on his point scoring ability. In his full games though he seems to fluctuate between 60-90. If he was 70k cheaper he would be on my radar, but 241k is a bit too midprice

Leeds17

Might need a move to Carlton ala Kerridge.

mjtay12

Long time reader, first time poster, need the advice of the Community!

Last week i was ranked 89th, but after not having Goldy and enduring the case of Tobias Greene have fallen to 300th.
I have 70k in the kitty and looking to go
Greene to Hartley (if named) via DPP
Menapoo to Zorko.

Good trades?

GoHawks

its a long season, make sure you dont burn all of your trades early.

Greene to Hartley is ok.

Menadue if named is still making money, wouldnt trade him yet – 1-2 more weeks.

Patch

Agree with Hawker, mate. You could look into Greene to one of the ~400k defenders I keep harping on about (Hurn, Rich, B. Smith, Suckling), as I'm not sold on Hartley's JS now Worsfold's talking about Grima, and Brown looks ahead of him.

Brent

I have Greene up front and am wondering what to do with him this week, have 97k in the bank. Any tips Patch?

mjtay12

Hey Patch, what do we think now Hartley has kept his spot?

Average Joe

If you have hewett, consider trading him to zorko

Kev

You could swing BenKen with Hall? And Brown with Adams?

Dead with your injuries. Crouch gone for 2-3 and Lonergan 1-2 (hold, put Ruggles on the field)

JJJ

Nah I want hall in forwards with Kennedy, so I can get in another mid.
Ideally trade out Lonergan, switch Adams to defence and Hall to forwards and decide who to bring in the mids….. Whether I upgrade to a Robbie Gray, or a caleb Daniel and have cash to upgrade elsewhere

JJJ

Please help guys.
Currently Out of contention at 12,000ish……..I think?
180k spare before trading this week

Really want to get Adams back to defence and Hall back to Forwards…….

Here's my options;
– Lonergan to premo defender
– 2 of Lonergan, Mills, Crouch to McCarthy + RobbieG
– Bring in 2 cash producers in McCarthy/CalebD/Young for crouch + brown

Laird, Johanneson, Lonergan, Dea, Weitering, Tippa (brown Ruggles)
Gaz, Fyfe, Danger, BCROUCH, Shiel, Libba, Cripps, Hall (Davis, MILLS, Hewett)
Goldy, Nicnat
Buddy, Adams, Wingard, Wells, Benken, Kerridge (Papley, McGovern

Norgy

Great article. Will be handy when my rookies start spudding it up.
Also who to trade rocky for? Have 36k cash. Feel like I've missed the boat with parker. Could do two trades to get him to an absolute premium.

The rest of my side is.

Adams,Laird,H Shaw, Weitering,Dea,Suckling, (Ruggles, M Brown)
Danger, Ablett, Fyfe,Cripps,Mills, Menadue,Liberatore, (Hewett,Dunkley)
Goldy,Gawn,(Loersch)
Hall,Wells,Dusty, B Kennedy,Kerridge,Barlow, (Papley,Tippa)

Southern S

You don't need parker and you've already sat on rocky for a week, hold for one more and hope he plays.

dean

What should be done with wingard and dusty

Southern S

Wingard might be back this week and Martin isn't injured?

GoHawks

Hold if named.

Mick

Hey community.
Ranked 202 with 143k in the bank and 28 trades (which is with many thanks to all your help)

Team is
D- JJ, KK, Adams, Laird, Seedsman, Weitering ( Dea, Brown)
M – Danger, Hanners, Gray, Zaha, Libba, Parrish, N Graham, Oliver (Mills, Menadue, Davis)
R – Blicavs, Gawn (Grimley)
F – Hall, Dahlhaus, Wells, Marin, B Kennedy, Kerridge (Papley, Tippa)

i know its a very different team to others with none of ablett, fyfe, goldy or shaw so how important are they to get in- asap or just hold for another 5-7 weeks baring injuries, then make money and go upgrade??

Southern S

Team is fine wait for cows to fatten.

GoHawks

I think that Ablett is the only must have out of the 4 players you mentioned, at this stage.

Fyfe, Goldy and Shaw may go down in price over the next few weeks, and are unlikely to increase at all on their current prices, so you can get them in at a later time, once your rookies have appreciated in price.

Whats your plan with Blicavs, I think you should keep him as a ruck with Gawn, and forget about getting Goldy all together, others may want to swing him to a mid8 position, and trade in Goldy. For mine forget Goldy.

richie

thoughts on aaron young? thinking a sideways from crouch to young as i dont have the cash to upgrade him to a premo and not confident in downgrading him to a rookie like short who has sketchy job security

Southern S

Dicey move, a lot of his scoring is from goals.

I think the team announcements should shed light on our trade options this week and there may be some surprises.

Jabba07

How about Polec?

Southern S

Nah, the 60 vs saints is worrying.

The 8 vs Adelaide was shocking. He wasn't injured. Just useless.

Southern S

If young holds his spot with hartlett and wingard back then I'd lock him in if you want him.

WithAllDueRespect

I'm thinking of going mills to young myself.

Andy

I've got Miles and want to upgrade but to early to drop a rookie! Thoughts?

Nick

Hold

Benjamima Puddleduck

So C.Enright is looking god damn super sexy for this season, no?

Mr consistent looks like he could possibly finish his career with a bang.
looking very composed in his first three games.

Southern S

Enright always solid and very low ownership.

Gord29

been rested already though

Southern S

Well that is the fear of owning enright in his old age. I feared getting him last year due to this fact, and didn't have the plums to lock him in this year either.

Benjamima Puddleduck

Well, there goes that idea this week.
I expected him to get rested, not in round 4 though…

So could potentially be rested round 10/20/22. Easier games the Cats have this year.
Guess the same goes across the board with all Geelong players.

Nick

JJ and joke or ward(thoughts) or kolo and Zorko in fwd which is better? Already have jelwood. Thoughts please

Nick

Jpk not joke

Benjamima Puddleduck

Im like a kid in a candy store with trades, please help!!
The addiction is real!!

Noigerbour

Control son

Jabba07

I need to ditch McGover is Houli the one? I have the cash…

Southern S

Brodie Smith? Docherty? Simpson? Houli is great just throwing in some other options.

Jabba07

Hmmm, got me thinking. Brodie working his way off my "never again" list…. Maybe I go Robbie Gray and wait….

Fevolution

Got 460k for a player to trade from crouch, worth trading or just hold. Am looking at JJ or B. Smith

Southern S

Either one is a good option both are set for a good season.

Wattsieesq

Bit of rookie carnage. McCarthy, Short, Kommer, and Hewitt out

Gord29

McCarthy was projected to go up 50k with a game of 60

SC Shelia

Just have to hold and wait I'm sure he will be back don't gain anything but don't lose anything either. Not sure why he was dropped after after last week after a nice 96 but we aren't the coaches of AFL. Hold him and wait sure he will be back?

Hawks

Geelong always ease in rookies, likely to have 1-2 weeks in reserved, thn be back for 2-3.

Gord29

yea i know and will be holding just would have been good for him to fatten up a bit more before they dropped him

TRIGGER HAPPY

Outs:
Short
Hewett
Gibson
Enright

Ins:
Sidebum
Cox
Steele
Hopper
Wingard
Rich
Bird
Hodge
howe
McVeigh
Adcock

And patchs favourite – Hunt

A couple of big outs in that lot in boris and Gibson.

TRIGGER HAPPY

oh and Lincoln McCarthy has also been dropped

leviathan

Some new promising rookies named this week. Jayden Hunt, Mason Cox, Darcy Tucker, Jarrod Picket, and Jacob Hopper all to debut. On the negative, Lincoln Mc Carthy, Jayden Short, George Hewett, Nick Kommer, and Ryan Crowley all dropped.

Corey Enright, and Josh Gibson two massive outs this week. Chad Wingard, Hamish Hartlett, Steele Sidebottom, Jarrad Mc Veigh, Daniel Rich, Luke Hodge and Tom Lynch all return.

A few cats have been thrown amongst the pidgeons this round!!

Average Joe

Most of the new rookies you named are named on the extended bench, and could very well get dropped

Nicholas

Do we just hold hewett and mccarthy?

Southern S

I'm trading Hewett because i need a fall guy from the midfield. McCarthy I am keeping I feel he'll be back.

Corey Enright being managed……………can see him taking Ruggles spot next week and he's only being rested because they are playing the top ups.

Southern S

Actually scratch that might keep him after all.

I will have to summon the SC gods to get answers for this one……………….

Nicholas

Im still unsure with rich as if i downgrade him to hartley then i can upgrade crouch to parker

Paul

McCarthy out sucks. Just had his best game of the year and was considering putting him on the ground against the pus like Bombers.

Holty

Im probably the only person happy McCarthy isnt playing. I now have a loophole.

@randomcliche

Yep, that would be correct sir. Although, only 38k own him…so perhaps there are at least one or two happy at the loss of others…

Jojo

How long will Gibson be out for

shammers

Looking to downgrade B Crouch but not sure who to go with. Had a look at the team sheets this week and the only cheap option I could find was Liam Sumner from Carlton priced at 124k. Didn't play NAB Challenge so I have no clue whether this guy is any decent or not. Need your thoughts community, should I risk it with this guy or go for another rookie that has already made some dosh, priced around the 200k mark????

cheers

Boltons Blues

Hold, wait for Petracca or Keyes to get a call up, Crouch isnt losing money sitting on the bench
provided you dont have these 2 and have bench cover

Crowmagnon

Hartley via DPP?

Southern S

Nothing in warchest will make us do silly things like consider some kid from carlton on his first game. forget it.

Unless you can do a trade and move some players to get a defender like hartley?

Leeds17

Has some ability, bit of class with his disposal but not a big getter of the ball, wqit and see.

Baggy Pants

Barlow named on the bench, possibility he could miss the cut.
Being the last game of the round makes it a difficult call. What does the community think, trade or keep?

Southern S

Keep.

vkvkvk

Just traded for R Gray via DPP. Bleeding cash. On the fringe of best 22. Freo on the slide. May get the odd 90 – 100 game here or there. But certainly not a top 6 fwd/premo and no longer SC relevant. Seeya Michael…don't let the door hit you on the arse on the way out son.

Jackwatt$

Help! How do you reverse trades? I traded in McCarthy already as a premium, for Papley (lasted 1 week, that went well, not) But now McCarthy is out and I'd rather Spudley back but can't find the button. I'm using a brand new iPhone if that helps

Southern S

Wait you're trying to reverse last weeks trades?

Rick Grimes

Look at bottom right. There is an icon you can press which has option to reverse trades.

Crowmagnon

look for the little funnel/Olympic torch looking thing in the bottom right corner. or an arrow next to the analyser tab at the bottom.

Southern S

Don't trade McCarthy.

Jackwatt$

You guys are lifesavers thanks a billion! Now who to trade Papley to (insert confused emoji)

PS I don't have McCarthy!

Southern S

Keep papley?

Northernsoul74

Why are you trading Papley?

Average Joe

Click the filter button (button in the bottom right corner) when looking at your team and reverse changes will come up

Southern S

He's not playing for certain at this stage as they name the interchanges for Saturday games. There could be a late change but it's doubtful. Hold him though he'll be back.

They might be resting him for the sole reason they are playing the top ups and they want him 100% for next week.

Holty

Just 4 rounds in and players are being rested. Ridiculous. At least its not as bad as poor Utah in the NBA. They needed Houston to lose their last game to be in the playoffs and Houstons opponents rested their starting 5 plus 3 bench players for the last game. That should not be allowed to happen if it affects finals outcomes.

Southern S

To be fair it's the top ups many good teams will rest players against them.

Holty

this is very true. just feel sorry for the Supercoaches holding these players.

Foti186

They get a fine for that though. Spurs did it last year.

Sean

Thinking of swapping Lonergan and Sheridan to Hartley and Parker via DPP shenanigans. Not sure if it's a waste.

Southern S

Menadue score well against WCE in perth…………………

May as well just bench him now and forget the loophole!

Holty

lol. its either him or AMT. Needas much help as i can get

Crowmagnon

how many non players on the bench is everyone prepared to live with?
I now have 4 Hewitt, Gresham, McCarthy and Goetz(r3).
Is Hewitt to Hartley a waste?
opinions please community

Southern S

I'm prepared to live with 2.

I'm almost ready to trade Hewett as I feel it's gonna be tough for him to get back in without a couple of injuries occurring.

Got Rohan coming back in a couple of weeks…….which makes it even tougher. Wouldn't surprise me if he leaves most teams this week, probably mine included come tomorrow.

Phil

The problem is there aren't great options to trade to. I'll trade Hewitt/Gresham who a good option presents itself. I don't wanna trade a dud rookie to another.
In your situation I'd hold Gresham (named Eme) McCarthy and Goetz. I'd strongly consider Hewitt to Hartley. Hartley is okay, but I already have him.

Pinidu

Community, I've got Nic Nat, Ablett and Danger as my captaincy option this week.

I have three options:
VC Nic Nat, Captaincy backup Danger
VC Nic Nat, Captaincy backup Gaz
VC Danger, Captaincy backup Gaz

Which one is best? Nic Nat is a POD selection and is playing Richmond minus Maric at Subiaco…maybe a 150-160 on the cards for the big eagle?

Southern S

No.3 all the way for me.

BKW

Yep agree, #3 is the way I'm going this week

Rambos_Radish

Any thoughts on Hewett to Hartley (via dpp) just for cash generation sake? Or not worth the trade?

Southern S

Could pay off I think it'll be hard for Hewett to get back in after his last two performances and McVeigh coming back, also Gary Rohan may be back in two weeks.

bUCKET__

Was thinking the same, but Worsfold talking about the possibility of Grima coming in has me spooked. Even if Hewett doesn't come back in, it's a big risk of a wasted trade if Hartley isn't going to make a significant amount of cash.

Andrew

Can someone please explain the Emergency loop hole for me please.

Andrew

Thanks guys

Crowmagnon

Just remember, the loophole can burn you if you are left with no emergency due to a late withdrawl.

@randomcliche

Thinks of all the emergency burns….*shuddders*….timely reminder…..

Russ

Doesn't have to be an "average" player's score though Andrew, for example, this week I will make Naitanui Vice Captain and leave the C on Gaz, if Nic smashes it out of the park on Friday, I'll swap Gaz with Gresham and put the C on Gresham with Gaz on the bench.
Then when Gresham scores nothing as Captain, double points goes to the Vice Captain, Nicnat..and Gaz's score still counts because he's emergency for Gresham.

Average Joe

Player 1 – The non playing player
Player 2 – Player on the bench
Player 3 – Player on the field

NOTE: for this to work, one of player 2 and 3 have to play before player 1, while the other has to play after player 1

Put player 1 on field for player 3 (Must play before player 1)
Put 'E' on player 3
If player 3 gets a good score, keep him as the E
If player 3 gets a crap score, sub player 2 on field for player 1

Hope this helps

derek

any updates on BCrouch? is he still listed 2-3 weeks?

SC Shelia

Yep 2-3 weeks AFL.com

derek

thanks.

just tinkering with the idea of BCrouch to Griffin?

derek

a little left-field, but with Sandi gone down, i think he will be the #1 ruck.

I can put him in the forward line and loophole him with Lobbe via Wyatt (Lobbe plays before Griffin for the next few weeks)

probably won't do it, but just thinking out loud 😉

Southern S

I wouldn't touch him with a barge pole at 300k.

He's an average 60 player so priced accordingly and will be dumped at the first opportunity for Sandi, won't be a stepping stone of any sort, waste of two trades.

Derek

Thanks.
Just tinkering
What about Crouch to Hartley and Lobbe to Blitz

MY TWO CENTS

YEP. Still injury prone and where I thought he would b. Out of the team sitting on the sidelines with an injury.

Southern S

Yep.

Southern S

Yep get rid of him, too much of a liability.

Crowmagnon

Even if he is back in 2 weeks, how long for? Not the most durable, it seems. Pull the trigger.