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The Rookie Scout: Round 6

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Barron Von Crow“Fyfe is injured, Suckling is down, Ablett looks beat up, dogs and cats are living together…mass hysteria!”

I think that’s how that Peter Venkman quote went, but even if it wasn’t it certainly seems to be one of the more prevailing cries out there this week in fantasy football.

We’ve had our own mass hysteria moments with our rookies too, thanks to the likes of Ben Kennedy and Connor Menadue, but we also have some good looking downgrade targets emerging too, which is going to be extra helpful as we get ready to cull some rookies and upgrade others. It might be a bit earlier than we’d like, but sometimes tough choices have to be made.

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MIDFIELDERS

Callum Mills

SC Price: $305,100 | AF Price: $298,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,300
Round 5 Stats: 16 disposals, 4 marks, 7 tackles, 9 rebound 50’s, 94 SCPoints, 81 AFPoints, 112 CKPoints

Some great work by Mills against the Eagles, running at 87.5% disposal efficiency and doing some great work, both offensively and defensively across half back. He started a bit slowly, but has come into some really good form over the past fortnight and hopefully he can continue that this week against the Lions. His BE is sitting at 1 and it looks like he’ll have at least another 3 weeks before his BE starts hitting around his average.

Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $271,700 | AF Price: $291,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Round 5 Stats: N/A

Oliver was rested last week against the Tigers, but I’d fully expect him to regain his spot for the Demons this week.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $326,500 | AF Price: $369,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,200
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 20 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles, 4 clearances, 54 SCPoints, 73 AFPoints, 56 CKPoints

It was tough going for the Bombers on ANZAC Day and Parish had it no differently than the rest of his teammates. His Supercoach scores again suffered a bit from more handballs than kicks, while he also recorded a disposal efficiency of just 60%, as well as notching up 3 clangers. Still, for the most part he’s travelled fairly well this year and was averaging 87 over his prior 3 games before meeting the Pies, so keep hanging on to him and look for him to bounce back against the Blues this week. His BE is starting to get a bit higher, it’s at 54 this week, but his consistent scoring means he won’t face a massive BE over the next few weeks due to a dud score in his rolling average. As long as he continues to score consistently in the 80-90 range he can be started.

FORWARDS

Connor Menadue

SC Price: $209,300 | AF Price: $237,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,800                     
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Richmond VS Port Adelaide
Round 5 Stats: 11 disposals, 2 tackles, 2 inside 50’s, 36 SCPoints, 35 AFPoints, 33 CKPoints

Just wasn’t much going on for Menadue last week, producing a crap score of just 36 SCPoints. After scoring 80 SCPoints in Round 1 he has had scores of 63, 31, 58 and 36, which is really not good enough for either starting on field or generating cash. His only saving grace is that his BE is just 29, which is entirely achievable, but his position in the side could be in question after a few bad performances. If you have the cash to upgrade him then go for it, but I wouldn’t be making it my #1 priority at the moment with such a low BE.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $314,100 | AF Price: $398,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 28 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles, 4 clearances, 115 SCPoints, 102 AFPoints, 104 CKPoints

It was back to his best for the Kedge, producing his 2nd Supercoach ton for the year. He had a Carlton high 509 metres gained, which was 2nd best on the day, behind Danyle Pearce’s 636 metres gained, as well as producing season highs in disposals and tackles. He’s still hitting the clangers pretty hard, notching up 13 over his last 3 games, but he’s still producing some decent scores. That big score has pushed his BE back into minus territory at -9, and it’s starting to look like Kerridge will be the last “rookie” we look to upgrade.

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $287,900 | AF Price: $316,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,100
Round 5 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, 54 SCPoints, 49 AFPoints, 54 CKPoints

He looked like a gun in the first fortnight with scores of 115 and 105, but BenKen has only averaged 56 points in his 3 games after that, and completely obliterated his once promising cash generation potential. At this point he’s looking like he’s neck and neck with Connor Menadue on the list of guys we’ll need to trade out in the next week or two. His BE is 51, which is just about what he’s been averaging his last 3 games, so if you have the cash to upgrade him this week, I’d look at doing so.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $231,700 | AF Price: $260,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,300
Round 5 Stats: 20 disposals, 8 marks, 2 goals, 6 inside 50’s, 4 tackles, 78 SCPoints, 107 AFPoints, 93 CKPoints

Tom removed the CRA from the start of Papley last week, with a very good wet weather performance that earned him the Round 5 Rising Star nomination. If you traded out Papley for DBJ, I wouldn’t be fretting too much as I think he still has better earning potential than the Papsmear overall, but his score of 78 gained Paps some more time to earn more money. His BE is 34, which *should* be achievable, and if he hits his projected score of 72 his BE will go down to -4 next week. If you’ve still got him then keep him, and I might even think about starting him against the Lions this week.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $241,600 | AF Price: $249,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Round 5 Stats: 12 disposals, 3 marks, 2 goals, 3 tackles, 2 goal assists, 73 SCPoints, 62 AFPoints, 113 CKPoints

McGovern hasn’t blown us away with any one single score, but has probably been one of the more consistent fantasy footy forwards this year, with scores between 61 and 73 over the past month. As long as he doesn’t have an absolute stinker he’s still got another solid 3-4 weeks to make some cash, so you might be able to just hold him to the bye rounds if he has a big game in between now and then. Perhaps this week against an undermanned Fremantle side might be his opportunity?

Lincoln McCarthy

SC Price: $250,500 | AF Price: $235,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,100
Round 5 Stats: 14 disposals, 3 marks, 2 goals, 2 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 79 SCPoints, 68 AFPoints, 95 CKPoints

Back into the side after taking a week off in Round 4, McCarthy produced another solid score and again made an impact on the score board for the Cats, kicking 2 goals (he’s kicked a goal in every game he’s played this year). His DE was a tad down at 64%, but still produced a score you wouldn’t be too upset with if you started him at F6. Because he missed a week his BE is slightly behind a few others at -28.

DEFENDERS

Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $363,400 | AF Price: $306,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 11 disposals, 3 marks, 7 1%ers, 1 tackle, 61 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 74 CKPoints

With a BE of 79, we might need to think about calling time on Weitering very soon, probably earlier than most rookies, or ones who have scored as well as Weitering has, but two quiet games has pushed his BE up, and he was more expensive than most every other rookie, so he was a bit ahead of the game from the start. He could still buy himself some more time, if he scores at least 84 over his next two games it’ll push his Rd 8 BE down to 50, which is achievable for sure. Not an absolute that you need to trade him this week, but I’d start making some plans. It will only cost you $140K to upgrade him to a Carlton teammate like Kade Simpson or Sam Docherty this week.

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $309,600 | AF Price: $303,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 11 disposals, 5 marks, 41 SCPoints, 48 AFPoints, 49 CKPoints

None of the Bombers really stood out on ANZAC Day, Dea among them, with just the 11 disposals and 5 marks. You’re not going to produce a decent fantasy footy score with that few touches, no matter how well you use it. Dea has a BE of 67, which is high for a rookie pick, but achievable for him, but his days are looking numbered, whether you trade him out this week or not. A popular looking trade is Dea down to Tom Lee, which has currently been done by 31.4% of Matthew Dea owners.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $333,900 | AF Price: $328,000 | CoachKings Price: $9,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, North Melbourne VS Western Bulldogs
Round 5 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 9 1%ers, 80 SCPoints, 57 AFPoints, 92 CKPoints

Adams is getting it done at a solid level in Supercoach and CoachKings, although his AFL Fantasy prospects look slightly grimmer, with scores in the 50’s the last fortnight. Obviously he’s not scoring as well as he did in Round 2 and 3, but for a rookie defender, he’s doing really well. I’d guess at this stage that unless he has a really bad game, he’ll still have another solid month of cash generation in him, and is also scoring well enough to keep starting.

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $207,600 | AF Price: $213,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,700
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Richmond VS Port Adelaide
Round 5 Stats: 26 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 103 SCPoints, 83 AFPoints, 107 CKPoints

Probably one of the few Power players who can hold their heads high from their on-field performance, DBJ was 2nd for the Power in metres gained with 505, while also being equal 1st in possessions. He had a big $83K price rise in Supercoach and with a BE of -78, he is scheduled for approx. another $73K this week with another decent score. The Power have an easy-ish schedule coming up, with games against Richmond, Brisbane and Carlton, so I’d probably look to start him on my DEF line for at least the next 3 weeks.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $284,100 | AF Price: $283,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 15 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 65 SCPoints, 66 AFPoints, 81 CKPoints,

He was probably started on-field more than usual after a solid 3 week average of 87 SCPoints, but with how the Bombers got dismantled in the first half, Walla probably did pretty well to score how he did. Not to worry though, the Bombers have Carlton this week, so that might be a bit more even affair, so I would still consider starting him if you have to. Big bonus is his BE is at -5, so there isn’t any need to worry about trading him out just yet.

Tom Lee

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $181,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,500
Round 5 Stats: 14 disposals, 4 marks, 3 rebound 50’s, 72 SCPoints, 51 AFPoints, 94 CKPoints,

He’s the 2nd most traded in player in Supercoach this week, with 6% of all teams bringing him in, which is understandable with a few defenders like Dea and Weitering right on their BE. He’s been a forward the majority of his career, but is playing as a defender now and does look to have a bit more ability back there, though there is that saying about how every key defender is just a failed key forward. Either way, he’s holding his own and his JS should be reasonable, so if you are making a downgrade this week, he’d be one to consider and is currently projected for a 50K price rise next week.

RUCKS

Sam Grimley

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $239,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 12 disposals, 6 marks, 2 goals, 3 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 76 AFPoints

Grimley has been around awhile now, he was originally drafted in the 2009 draft, but last week was just his 4th career game, after playing 3 games for Hawthorn in 2013. That was probably a decent return for him, he kicked a couple of goals and generally made use of the chances he had. He played in all 3 NAB Challenge games and had scores of 46, 30 and 31, so a score of 56 SCPoints might be a bit of a base case scenario for him if he’s not going to help out in the ruck. That score for a ruckman isn’t world ending though and if all you’re using him for is backup in case one of your main men goes down, then that’s OK. I wouldn’t say you need to go out and immediately trade him in, but I’m sure there are more than a few fantasy footballers who have him in already. Being a RUCK/FWD swing does give him some more appeal though.

Mason Cox

SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $143,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,800
Round 5 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 11 hitouts, 75 SCPoints, 66 AFPoints, 79 CKPoints

It was a great debut effort for the big US born Cox, who has made the AFL side after only playing 1 season in the VFL. Like Grimley, he has a RUC/FWD swing eligibility, which makes him an appealing option, and I do like the fact that he’s also helping out in the ruck, which will mean he won’t be goal dependent to put up a score like Grimley might be. The question will be how long does he retain his place in the side and if/when Travis Cloke comes back, will he be dropped? Cloke wasn’t too flash in the VFL, so I’d assume his place is safe for now, so give him another week to see how he goes before thinking about trading him in.

THE BEST OF THE REST…

Peter Wright – Huge game for Wright last week and many will definitely will have eyes on him this week. 3 goals and 8 marks, he’ll have an easier time than most young forwards since he has Tom Lynch taking the best defender every week.

George Hewett – Missed a week, but game back with a good effort against the Eagles for 70 SCPoints. If you still have him then I’d hold him again for now.

Liam Sumner – Only 37 SCPoints and 46 AFPoints for Sumner last week, he doesn’t look like he’s a great fantasy footy pick, only averaging 8.5 disposals a game.

Daniel Currie – Solid against Goldstein, but questions whether he’ll lose his spot again to Nicholls or not. Only his first game, so no need to act yet.

Josh Smith – A very nice debut game for the 22 year old for Collingwood, with 23 disposals and 4 tackles. Scored 72 in SC and 89 in AFL Fantasy, he should remain on your radars for now. Dirt cheap at 102K in SC.

Matthew Goodyear –Was a late inclusion, but didn’t set the fantasy football world alight, with just 25 SCPoints and 41 AFPoints.

Josh Wagner – Has played his 3 games, so he’s now 183K in Supercoach, but has looked really good, with 86 SCPoints and 83 AFPoints this week. I’d probably go for Tom Lee instead, but you still might be about to jump on him this week.

Nakia Cockatoo – Now $215K in SC, he did well last week to score 75 SCPoints off of only just 9 possessions.

Tim O’Brien – He scored just 50 SCPoints, but being at the Hawks would make you weary of his JS.

Darcy Tucker – A solid score of 67 SCPoints upon debut, with the Dockers finals chances looking to be down to 0% he should continue to get some games. One more week to evaluate.

Wayne Milera – Missed last week with a quad injury, he’ll be playing footy this week, it’s just a question of where. If you held on to him, just wait for team announcements first.

Mitch Brown – Isn’t gaining a ton of cash, but his BE is just 11, so he’ll hold for a little while yet.

Michael Hartley – A bit up and down, he scores 79 SCPoints last week after scores of just 53 SCPoints and 44 SCPoints the prior two weeks. If you have him, hold him.

Tom Ruggles – Just 55 SCPoints last week, but the Power were pretty bad, so it’s natural a defender might score a bit lower. -6 BE and a projected $28K price rise on the cards.

Ciaran Byrne – Continues to fly under the radar a bit, a really solid score of 76 last week and a BE of -35. Normally we’d be all over him, but he fell behind the other kid with Byrne in his name.

AROUND THE GROUNDS…

Jade Gresham – Most would have probably traded him out by now, but he had a good day in the VFL on Saturday, with 32 disposals, 8 tackles, 12 inside 50 entries and kicked 1.1. He could be back this week, though I probably wouldn’t go trading him straight back in if he was.

Ryan Davis – Was rested last week, but there’s a good chance he’s back in the AFL side this week.

Jason Castagna – A rebounding defender who was upgraded from Richmonds rookie list in March and has been ticking along in their VFL side decently. He had 23 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 4 inside 50’s last week. If Dimma wants to swing the axe then he could be brought in.

Tom Curren – Curren has a slightly elevated SC price at 192K, but did have a big day out for the Sandringham Zebra’s with 32 disposals, 7 inside 50 entries and kicked 3.1

Nathan Freeman – Played in a VFL development match a fortnight ago, but has suffered another hamstring injury at training and will miss one or two weeks.

Christian Petracca – Petracca continued to impress in the VFL as the Casey Scorpions suffered their first loss of 2016, going down by 44 points to Williamstown. Petracca had 26 disposals and was named as one of the best on ground by the Scorpions. Will be debuting this week for the Demons.

Mabor Chol – Chol impressed more than a few of us during the NAB Challenge, but had been fairly quiet so far in the VFL, but managed to have a big impact on the scoreboard last week, kicking 4.1, along with 13 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles in Richmond’s loss to the Frankston Dolphins.

Aliir Aliir – The Swans are obviously looking to bolster their key defensive stocks with the news that Aliir will be debuting this week. He didn’t get a ton if it in the NEAFL last week with 9 touches, 4 tackles and 4 frees against. Doesn’t look like one who’ll be a great SC player, but we’ll keep an eye out for him none the less.

Jack Trengove – Another fantastic game for Trengove as he continues to regain form after missing all of the 2015 season, Trengove had 30 touches and kicked a pair of goals while being named BoG for the Scorpions. It might be tough for them to bring up both Petracca and Trengove, so I can see them taking a long term approach to Trengove and playing AFL footy.

Jonathan Simpkin – Probably just squeezes into the rookie price range at 223K, but has MID/FWD eligibility, which might heighten his appeal a tad. He was very good in the VFL with 32 disosals, 10 marks and 2 goals and after the demolition job the Pies did against the Bombers on ANZAC Day, he could be in line to be recalled after scoring 72 SCPoints in Round 1.

Dean Gore – Gore probably had his best SANFL game on Sunday, racking up 27 disposals with 8 marks and 5 tackles in the Crows 30 point win over Glenelg, though it will take a few injuries for him to be looked at though.

Sam Collins – With Fremantle suffering a host of injuries and still winless, the chances for the kids to be brought up have probably increased. He had 13 disposals, 6 marks and 4 rebound 50’s in the Peel Thunder’s win against Claremont in the WAFL last week and Freo will be taking on a team with a very strong forward line in the Adelaide Crows this week.

Ben Keays – Not as much ball for Keays this week with only 19 touches (he had games of 29, 29 and 39 touches the previous 3 weeks), but made up for in on the scoreboard, leading the way for the Lions booting 3 majors in their narrow loss to Aspley in the NEAFL. Has been announced he will be debuting on Sunday, though it sounds like he may have a defensive forward role assigned to him, which could seriously cut into his fantasy football potential.

Rhys Mathieson – He was injured in the NAB Challenge after a high bump from Jeremy Cameron, but made his NEAFL debut this week and had a big day out, racking up 32 disposals and 6 tackles. He was rated pretty highly during the NAB Challenge, so keep an eye out on him making a return after a few weeks in the NEAFL.

Kieran Collins –  With the Bullies taking on the Roos and their tall forward line next week, plus the injury to Matt Suckling, could we see Collins make his AFL debut this week? He had 14 disposals and 3 marks last week and 13 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles the week before. I’d probably hazard a guess and say if the Dogs do decide to bring in another tall that Joel Hamling might get the first look, but keep an eye out for him either way.

Darcy MacPherson – Was the leading disposal winner on the ground for the Gold Coast in their NEAFL match against the UWS Giants, with 33 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles.

Connor Blakely – Another young Freo player who could make his debut soon, he missed the last 3 WAFL games with an injured toe, but had 21 possessions and 7 marks in Round 1 and returned last week to have 32 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles, 6 inside 50 entries and kicked 1.1

Jacob Hopper – It’s certainly tough to break into the GWS side at the moment, but Hopper continues to push his case, leading the way for the UWS Giants again with 30 disposals, 8 marks, 6 tackles, 13 inside 50 entries and kicked 1.1.

Jake Barrett – Getting better for the Giants in the NEAFL, but like with Hopper, it’s a tough side to break into. He had 31 touches a 3 weeks ago, followed by 27 and a tagging job on Sam Martyn against Eastlake and then another 28 touches, 8 marks and 10 tackles last week against the Gold Coast.

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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SCaddict

So comprehensive as usual BVC. Really appreciate the effort you put into these scouting articles.

Will see who is set to debut this weekend (in the team sheets tonight) but will probably do the popular Lee bubble boy downgrade and park him on my bench.

BKW

Agree – awesome stuff, especially around the grounds 😉

Shake n bake

So if you do that trade addict who goes, weitering or dea?

SCaddict

For me it's Weitering mainly because he's worth $55K more. Also reckon Dea has the slightly more fantasy friendly game and has the lower BE, although Weitering is the better player and does have that one big ton on his resume.

There's a good chance I'll get rid of the other guy next week anyway so it's one of those six of one half a dozen of the other type of decisions for mine.

But I'll look at the team sheets tonight and assess all of the options as BenKen is another I could cull this week too.

Michael

whose the better choice for dea, docherty simpson or boyd

Wattsieesq

Simpson for me

bAps

Docherty. The other two are too old.

Adam

Docherty by far …. Boyd and Simpson may just be outside top 10

Michael

is tom lee a must trade in this week?

northernsoul74

No.

Wattsieesq

No

Derek

havn't for a moment considered him

tom

what trades you making derek?

Derek

Fyfe to Shaw

But I can wait a week for Shaw, 122BE and playing the Hawks, could get him about same price next week.

Southern S

You might want Smith and Wright next week though Derek?

If you've considered them that is.

Hollywood

No he has been dropped

Tom McV

I can trade in any forward I want for BenKen I was thinking Zorko or Dahlhaus

Or should I swing him unto the mid via DPP for Kerridge and then trade BenKen out for a 590K Mid premo?

Wattsieesq

I like to upgrade my mids first. That is where the points are

Derek

i just look for bargins, don't care where

Big G

Mids have more chance to go big.

Southern S

Shaw had 13 scores of 110+ last year, including a 144, 145 and 164.

The Weapon

Yeah but that's one player… one the whole the midfield is where the majority of big scores come from

Average Joe

Yeh but you pay more for mids generally… Any bargain player who is priced below what they should score is a good pick up. If you can pick up Dangerfield for 620k or Hall for 400k, who are you going to get? Hall, because he is better value and even though danger will probably score more, hall will outscore his price by more, meaning you get more bang for your buck. Agree with Derek

Dean

The name of this game is to geneate cash, are you guys forgetting this. Rule of thumb is try fill your midfield with premo's first unless off course there is a specific player you feel is a must have.

I'm going Fyfe to Parker then Dea to Wright via DPP this week.

Dean

Sorry that should read "The name of this game is to not generate cash, but to gain the highest points.

Southern S

In an ideal world we could do both!

@t_woof

Thanks BVC, very informative.

C-Train

Selwood or Ward – can only pick 1, which one will it be?

northernsoul74

Tough choice, I like them both. Ive gone Selwood but cant go wrong with either.

FootyFanatic

Very hard to choose, I'd pick Ward purely because I have Dangerfield

bAps

Ward for sure. Jelwood burned me last year.

Rick Grimes

Fantastic summary mate. Much appreciated

I didn't realise Weitering and Dea had such high BEs. They could both easily achieve them mind you, but I may have to pull the trigger on Petracca this week so I can go bang bang next week.

magpie4ver

I'd wait til he plays his 3rd…..make sure he doesn't get hurt or re-injure. IMO That's what I'm doing.

Rick Grimes

It's the smart move for sure, but sensible play has got me into a world of hurt this year. Might just go balls out for the remainder of the season.

magpie4ver

Cheers ….Good Luck!

Todd

Hold on brad crouch or trade for Viney? 20 point average difference

Higgo's dog

And $200k

I N Pieman

Absolutely love around the grounds BVC. Really superb stuff. The Dockers have banked some pretty reasonable young talent over the last couple of years. You'd think a few at least will get some games this season

Shake n bake

I'm goin a week early on Tucker. He'll stay in the side prefer him then Lee.

Steeeve

Intending to hold this week and make no trades.
However, I have Dea, Menadue, Weitering, BenKen.
Wondering if it might be worth trading one player out now so I don't have them all starting to lose money at once? Especially if some promising rookies are emerging soon…
Thoughts?

Wattsieesq

Great work as always BVC. Your contributions are always excellent and extremely valuable. Cheers

Higgo's Dog

Looking to trade in Bartlett or Ray Shaw ? Who should I go for ?

Southern S

Bartlett for sure.

James

Have you had a look at Relton Roberts? Great POD

Jess_coach

Gresham to claw his way back and average a 80+ average… i wish..

Charlie's Winners

Gresham will be back..dont lose faith!

Derek

i won't be surprised if he is named this week. Did good in seconds last week

Southern S

If he still hasn't played by the time Collingwood's smith or Melbourne's Hypetracca are on the bubble I'd get rid of him. Deadweight.

olly

BenKen and Weitering to dahlhaus and zorko

are these good trades community

Southern S

Both attainable BE's against their opponents this week. Won't bleed much if they don't hit them.

Michael

upgrade weitering or dea to simpson?

SCaddict

I'd expect both to score similarly from here so I'd get rid of the fatter cow in Weitering.

Think we could eek out maybe another $50K-$75K from Dea over the next month if he scores ok against the Blues this weekend. There may only be another $25K-$50K left in Weitering if that.

Simmo should make a nice upgrade to your backline.

tom

Thoughts on trades?
104,800 in the bank and 27 trades remaining.

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

Jack Blucher

Start DBJ over dea I reckon mate.

Southern S

Agree.

Mickey

What midfielder should I pick? Priddis, Parker,Ward, Selwood or a smokey pic Steele Sidebottom

GoHawks

Parker

Andrew

Parker a good option but u can't go wrong with Priddis

Southern S

Priddis is the 'safe' pick but he's only averaging 110 and was out for a game with a groin complaint. He's safe like a stone cottage but also as boring as one.

Parker is averaging 125 and if you don't get on board now and he keeps going like that you'll be kicking yourself.

Even if you get him and his average slips to say 115 then he's still a bargain at 580k.

Ward is also going well, averaging 115 and a tad over his highest average in a season. GWS are really competitive this year and at 26 he's in his prime. Will keep it up in my opinion.

Good POD factor and great pick, because as you can see from low ownership most are too stubborn to give up on their well known footballers.

Steele is a gun but beware of chasing big scores, has never averaged like this season (122) and he's only played three games. Compared to Parker this guy hasn't backed anything up with a 98 and a 102. (Parker has two 129's a 116, 92 along with his 161)

Selwood seems to have lifted compared to last year because he can smell finals football again. Started slow-ish with 22 and 23 touches (scores of 105 and 70) but seems to have hit his stride. Averaging 112.

In simpler terms Parker, Ward and Selwood for me.

Mister_Spock

Totally agree Southern. Looking to bring in Jelwood, but also considering Pendles and Haneberry – any thoughts on these three?

MaccasMarvels

I have Hannebery and more than happy. Very consistent and occasionally goes super big.

I'm wondering whether Pendles is over the sore ribs? He totally fits the bill of the fallen premo at something like $50K below hsi starting $$$.

Southern S

They're all great, so hard to know if pendles will fire, can we doubt a guy that averaged 120-130 for so long?

I'm going to wait a bit longer on pendles, I'm willing to pay more so not bothered by a price increase, will be saving him a spot though.

Hannebery gets 35+ touches so often it's a joke. I think he's the most reliable scorer at Sydney and will probably be top SC scorer for them this year. JPK and Parker lurking though, can't be certain of anything at the moment.

What bothers me about Selwood was those games where he was getting 80's and crap last year. Was there niggling injuries? or just lack of form? All I know is he's looking a lot better this year.

He had that run of 117-120 average from 2012 through till end 2014, one bad season doesn't mean too much for an SC veteran I'd back him in for a good year.

I guess Hanne first, Pendle then Selwood but I'm more using last year's form to determine my choice.

Jack Blucher

Hey community, is it worth trading In Tom Lee this week for someone like a dea or Weitering or should I just hold both of them

SCaddict

I think it's worth it, especially if you can keep him off your field, as I expect his output to be a little less than either Dea or Weitering.

You could argue either way in terms of who should go first between Dea and Weitering but I'd cull the fatter cow in Weitering myself.

Michael

is it time for weitering or dea to go?

Wattsieesq

Not necessarily. BE is below avg so there is potential to make more cash from both.

Mac

Is Lee the best downgrade option?

SCaddict

Bringing in bubble boys is usually the safest play and Lee's JS and potential output seem reasonable although not particularly awesome. So he'd probably make a better bench warmer rather than running around out there on your field much like Mitch Brown.

If you need your new rookie to play onfield then you could look at going straight to Petracca although I'll probably be waiting myself.

There may be some new alternatives that present later tonight.

james

Weitering to Shaw
Dea to Simpson

BANG! BANG!

Derek

yep

SCaddict

War chest well spent!

Southern S

Both………attainable

CJudd3Votes

I feel hesitant to trade out Weitering or Dea given both Carlton and Essendon struggle to hit targets in their forward line giving the potential for decent scores this week, however by the same token is it worth missing the downgrade chance to Lee to see them barely rise in price?

Southern S

I feel JS is not 100% for Lee.

rowdz

What are peoples thoughts on Pittard, nothing flashy but been very consistent so far.

Southern S

Nah, not for me, never ends up good enough.

Tommy

In past seasons, has significantly dropped off after a fast start. Is looking good though so far this season.

Slats

Brought him in last week, averaging 27 disposals!! Significant. Will keep scoring well if he's getting that much pill.

The Ranger

Top work as always Barron, thanks!

Community, Toby Greene is making eyes at me.
He'd make a handy F7/M9 come season end at worst surely?
Someone talk me out of it.

Southern S

Nope won't talk you out of it, Greene looks to be a handy pick up if he can average 100+

He's averaging 92.8 even with the scores of 51 and 52!

The Ranger

You're not helping Southern!
The guys a bloody yo-yo!
If I do the trades it will be Fyfe and BenKen out for Sloane and Greene.
I'm not sold on it, just a nice one to chew on for a while…

The Ranger

What makes you say that Magpie?

Southern S

Must have a crystal ball I guess.

magpie4ver

Sound like you do know it all

Southern S

Why'd you delete? You're right Greene could have 7 weeks of bad performances, but not all their opponents are tough.

Derek

Cyril Riloi keeps winking at me, dropped $24k to only $477k.

after GWS the hawks have: Richmond, Freo, swans, bris, melb, essendon, Suns

delicious…as Bruce McIvaneny would say

Derek

I just had a look at Cyril's stats…. did you know his career high disposals is only 26. he got them in the 2012 prelim final and scored 165SC points.

Southern S

wow that's an incredible points to possie ratio

Derek

last year he averaged just under 100. he had 20 touches in one game only.

Roger

Don't understand the lee trade. His never been proven to be great, and his js isn't high. And the scoring hasn't been out of this world. Why not downgrade Kennedy to a mid rookie then upgrade a dea or weitering to a premium def or switch them to a premium fwd if you can.

Mac

What mid rookies do you suggest?

Southern S

Smith or Petracca, but wouldn't lock them in this week.

Go for premos with warchest funds that you should have after downgrading to bubble defenders last week!

Roger

Well I'm not trading in lee because I've got bench Cover in Hartley and brown, I'm trading Fyfe for Selwood and upgrading dea to Lukey Dall via tippa dpp. Lee I feel will be like brown. If he plays, he won't make much money. Never been one to make a lot of cash.

Southern S

I actually think he'll be worse than brown because he won't keep getting games.

Southern S

I think people are being hasty on their trades this week, plenty of guys getting axed with attainable BE's.

Derek

squeeze every last cent out of the rookies before culling

bAps

Should I trade in Parker or Hanners for Fyfe?

Southern S

They are both top ten at the moment, go with your gut on who will score bigger over the whole season.

Southern S

That's like asking what flavour jam you should put on your toast.

50_Shades

Is it really? I've come across some pretty bad jams, but you don't have to worry about that with these too.

Btw, anyone come across bacon jam, it's delicious 🙂

tuxCS

I've been to a burger place in Victoria called "On It Burgers" and they had bacon jam, quality stuff that is.

rea

started with these replacements for Fyfe:
Hanners, Jelwood, Prker, Priddis, Viney

now have decided on top 2:
Parker or Jelwood?

Leaning towards Parker

bAps

personally I'd go with Priddis, but out of Parker and Jelwood, I'd go with Parker. Jelwood burned me last year.

rea

yep burnt me too – Prides solid option without being outstanding my only concern

Southern S

Exactly, take a risk and go for someone who is going to breakout ie Parker, or a POD ie Ward.

Shake n bake

Different story this year easier draw has Danger along side him Duncan missed a lot of footy last year looks back to best.

Browny

Not sure if I should trade in Ablett he's starting look a bit banged up, should I look elsewhere like Ward?
thoughts community?

Fevolution25

Thoughts as to whether crouch will play?

Mac

Heard a rumour that Gray will be out vs the Tiges, Robbie that is.

Andy

He will play

Wrong!

You were saying…?

Derek

Good mail

james

Weitering to Shaw
Dea to Simpson

BANG! BANG!, had 518k to spend because of doing a double downgrade to both byrnes last week with doing the Weits/Dea for Shaw/simmo my team is now looking like with 150k in the bank

DEF – Simpson, Shaw, Laird, M.Adams, Houli, DBJ (Byrne, Ruggles)
MID – Danger, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, R.Gray, T.Adams, Shiel, Parish (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RUCK – Gawn, Nic Nat (Lorensch for loophole)
FWD – Hall, Wells, Kerridge, De Goey, BenKen, Tipungwuti (Menadue, Petracca)

I N Pieman

Hearing McKenzie Willis will debut for GC this week. Mid/Fwd 117. Significant

Jonathan Camac

Who is everyone planning to trade out for Petracca?

Stiv

We'll see which cow is fattest in 2 weeks.

Kev

Agree Stiv, not sure why people are bringing him early. A rookie name coaches recognise I suspect.

Glen

Hello crew..
What does the community think? Trade Fyffe out, move Hall from forward to mid, move tipper from ruck to forward, and then bring in Goldie or Gawn. Other ruckman is nicnat… I need somebody to convince me it's smart !!!!

Steeeve

Sounds smart to me.

Bomber56

Sounds like a good trad

Phil

No complaints here

Adam

bring in Gawn

Southern S

Gray out, Wingard out, Ablett out, Greene out, Zorko out, Hall out, Parker out, Waite missing in a shopping centre.

Wattsieesq

Bubble boy Lee down. I repeat bubble boy Lee down.

Wattsieesq

Lobbe, Robbie Gray and The Chad are out. Port carnage ahoy

Wattsieesq

The Rug has been pulled out from underneath us.

Shake n bake

No Lee! Didn't like that selection from the start get on Tucker next week. I traded him in a week early.

Beezneez

If you mean you traded in Tucker this week you can reverse the trade.

Michael

Hey community,
Who would you keep out of Matthew Dea and Ben Kennedy?

Average Joe

Keep Kennedy, has more potential to increase in value if he has another one soon

Wrong

Bad advice is bad

Average Joe

Not sure how it is bad advice, dea's price is closer to his max price then kennedy, and kennedy has proven that he can score well (better than dea)

Cashcows

Tbh, you could hold both which I'm considering.

Michael

Not sure. Pretty Keenan to go Oliver down to Petracca (who I'm keen to start on field) and either Dea/Kennedy up to Duncan (who is underpriced because of his concussion affected 25). Would be averaging 105 not 89!

MaccasMarvels

If I had Oliver I'd be holding him this week because he's got some more $$$ to make and wait for two games to see how Petracca goes. If he goes well, grab him before his price rises.

I'm holding both Dea & Kennedy, neither need to be urgently moved on, and both have potential to have good games this weekend.

The Ranger

jeez! You wait all day for a midfield rookie and then six come along at once!

Average Joe

hopefully a few of them can keep their spots

Boltons blues

So Tom Lee has good JS…. Not

Southern S

Was kinda obvious he didn't, they bought him in when roberton went out, roberton back and bang gone.

Westy

As the Romanian woman sang, "Ken Lee if Libba dibba dow choo", which translated means "Can't pick Lee, unlike Libba he will burn you, no doubts."

olly

bye bye robbie you've been shit since i brought you in

Cashcows

R.Gray out "likely" to miss 2-3 games. Source from port site.

Do we let him go?

Liam

I'm holding

Brad

Yep definetly.
If you've got money in the bank get a high premo but if not stick with someone like Hall or L.Neale (Fyfe is out) or R.Sloane.

Northernsoul74

I'm holding. Not convinced by the hamstring story though.

Harry

I'm holding at least this week as have bigger problems. It's only just happened so wait for scan results for a better feel for length of injury

A-led

heres a curly one for you… Eric Mackenzie to Boyd and Fyfe to Yeo

Trade Mitch brown (who i have in defence) next week and use the trading loophole to move yeo down back where he belongs next week and bring in a Midfielder for brown

Turning Fyfe with the help of Mackenzie into 2 defensive premos seems like im jumping the guns on the premo's down back but im looking a different move than the pack this week or am i reaching a bit far… thoughts community?

Southern S

Yeo is a Yo Yo. His biggest score was when priddis was out for a week. Good luck.

magpie4ver

Hello Community! Have a little dilema? Out of the 3 who would you put on the field in the fwd line……L. McCarthy, BenKen or Papsmear?

Cheers

Boltons blues

Benken > Papley > McCarthy

Only cause the fact I've kept benken hoping, praying he repays the faith

Brad

It is pretty tempting to go with Papley though since Sydney are playing Brisbane.
But I would go Ben Kennedy. After a poor weak he should bounce back especially if the dees get up against the saints.

Adam

McCarthy on field, then Papley and then benken

Jack

What defender should I buy for under 485k
Have shaw, Birchall and houli already

magpie4ver

Shaw

Jess_coach

This game is so much luck. Im so grateful to avoid any big ommisions this week. Also, Davis/Gresham back in means that I've got all rookies back making cash. But hugs go out to people affected by the carnage xx

Boltons blues

2 to 3 for gray gave me a reason to trade him, been stinking up the joint
Going Fyfe to Sloane and gray to Parker

650k for next week double upgrade then the week after get petracca on a fattend cow

magpie4ver

Nice!

Brad

Great trade!

Dee

R. Gray HOLD…..

Derek

Look at the games he will miss.

Tigers, Bris, Carlton,

Boltons blues

The way they are going, they will drop all 3 haha

Adam

Derek,

Would you trade Robbie Gray?

Northernsoul74

If you're going sideways trade every time a premium misses a couple you will run out of trades.