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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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.


Agree – awesome stuff, especially around the grounds 😉

Shake n bake

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


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.


whose the better choice for dea, docherty simpson or boyd


Simpson for me


Docherty. The other two are too old.


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


is tom lee a must trade in this week?






havn't for a moment considered him


what trades you making 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.


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?


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


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


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.


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!


Thanks BVC, very informative.


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


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


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


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.


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.


Cheers ….Good Luck!


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.


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…


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.


Have you had a look at Relton Roberts? Great POD


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

Charlie's Winners

Gresham will be back..dont lose faith!


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.


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.


upgrade weitering or dea to simpson?


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.


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



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




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.


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


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


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.


is it time for weitering or dea to go?


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


Is Lee the best downgrade option?


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.


Weitering to Shaw
Dea to Simpson





War chest well spent!

Southern S



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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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!


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.


squeeze every last cent out of the rookies before culling


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.


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 🙂


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


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

now have decided on top 2:
Parker or Jelwood?

Leaning towards Parker


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


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.


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


Thoughts as to whether crouch will play?


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


He will play


You were saying…?


Good mail


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?


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


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


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 !!!!


Sounds smart to me.


Sounds like a good trad


No complaints here


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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)


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


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!


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.


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."


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


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

Do we let him go?


I'm holding


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.


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


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


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.


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?


Boltons blues

Benken > Papley > McCarthy

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


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.


McCarthy on field, then Papley and then benken


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




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




Great trade!


R. Gray HOLD…..


Look at the games he will miss.

Tigers, Bris, Carlton,

Boltons blues

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



Would you trade Robbie Gray?


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


Here is my team:

DEF – Laird, Bartel, K.Kolodjasnij, Adams, Weitering, Byrne-Jones (Hartley, Dea)

MID – Dangerfield, Parker, Fyfe, Ablett, Cripps, Liberatore, Mills, Hewett (Oliver, Gresham, Keays)

RUC – Gawn, Naitinui (Grimley)

FWD – Hall, Zorko, Martin, Wells, Kerridge, B.Kennedy (M.Brown, Tipa)

I'm thinking of trading Fyfe —-> Sloane and B.Kennedy —–> Barlow

I'm just not sure whether to trade or keep Kennedy.
Dea is also a trading option.

Any thoughts?

Boltons blues

I'd hold benken before Dea

Southern S

Yep agree.


Possibly Fyfe to hanners? Hasn't scored below 100 all season but I'm feeling you want to get some money off Fyfe?


Yep good call the only thing is i already have Parker, Hewett and Mills all in my midfield already.


alright community i have robbie gray and i'm not going to hold onto him, so my question is who to bring in for him, i'm going to be using this as an opportunity to get in a POD so which POD should i get out of

Cotchin – 563k avg 108.8
Zieball – 548k avg 111
Neale – 546k avg 105
Scott Thommo 536k avg 103

or any other PODS

Curent mids – Danger, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, T.Adams, Shiel, Parish (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)

Boltons blues

As a biased lover of patty Cripps, I'm saying him, I just reckon he's about to explode in the coming weeks, don't know what % he is but I've had him since the start of the year


Ziebell. Contested beast that is finding form in a winning team.




It think I'll be going Fyfe to JPK. Leave Shaw until next week


I went R Gray to Sloane


I just like Swans draw better than Crows.

After the byes I'll get Sloane, games very good



If you had R.Gray and Fyfe, would you trade them both?


Only fyfe.

Gray is top 10.


Lots going for Parker or Shaw, but why not Pendles? Finished in top 2 in the league for the last 3 years and bucks seems to have realised he can't win a game with him playing half back


I haven't been following but ribs could still be a factor. anzac could be a one off. Need consistency, if we see that, then yes, definitely get pendles.


Won't be this cheap for long


I want to see at least 1 more game in the guts from Pendles before considering him.


Def: Shaw, Laird, Docherty, Adams, Weitering, Tippa (DBJ, Byrne)
Mid: Danger, Gaz, Parker, Pendles, Libba, M.Crouch, Kerridge, Mills (Menadue, Davis, Gresham)
Ruc: Goldy NicNat (Grimley)
Fwd: Hall, Martin, Barlow, Wells, Papley, Petracca (Bennedy, Brown)

Traded Fyfe to Pendles and Dea to Docherty
$464k and 24 trades left

Thoughts community???


Whoops only $291k left


Dahlhaus/Sloane for gray
Parker for fyfe
Thoughts on the first option?
Or sit on gray


I went Sloane. But I have had Dahlhaus from the start.

Dahlhaus looks good and his average is righty up there.


Should I trade dea and/or Ben Ken with 22 trades and 44k


Hold this week Cam, no real downgrade options


Given your trade situation, don't trade this week. Both can still get their BEs and if they dont, they wont lose too much. More upside than down and plus you need to seriously hold fire on trading.




Yes, you're trade count looks to be a bit of a worry. Given their BE's are achievable, I'd suggest you hold. It might even help to watch how a few of the first time rookies go so you can see future downgrade options if the plan is to get one premo and one rookie


Looking to trade Fyfe for Hannebery, leaves me with about 30k left,
Anyone know any defenders I can replace with Hartley/brown/tipa? Not sure who to downgrade/ get in,
So far I've done Hartley for tucker which gives me 100k in bank to get a good defender for JJ but any
Thoughts would be appreciated, thanks


Id wait and see Tucker's second game. You don't have to trade twice every week.

Sc boom

This is my fwd : Montagna, hall, d Martin, wells, AMT, l McCarthy, pertracca, Ben Ken


Can't decide between Sloane and Ward community. Would like your thoughts


Ward for mine.



Cs boom

not sure who to have on my bench fwd: Montagna, hall, Martin, wells, AMT, McCarthy, Ben Ken, patracca


I'd go benKen and mccarthy, but only because I believe the hype for petracca.


hey guys, doing really well as im ranked in the top 600, this is my team and not sure i need to make any trades:

def: laird, simpson, weitering, dea, amt, db-jones (hartley, ruggles)
mid: danger, gazza, pendles, selwood, libba, mills, kennedy, menadue (davis, gresham, hewett)
ruc: goldstein, gawn (grimley)
fwd: barlow, martin, wells, hall, kerridge, adams (papley, brown)

i have $843k, yes it isnt a typo and i have27 trades, i am thinking of trading menadue to parker and thats about it, not interested in trading weitering or essendon boys as they play each other, also not sure about trading kennedy because he can produce output and plays st kilda.

thoughts would be appreicated.


Geez, your well placed. Think we should be asking you questions, not the other way round!
Might I suggest hanners instead of parker, as a "pod".

Could upgrade a rookie like manadue and/or hewett. I dont have either so I don't know BEs but given your at 600, packing the midfield should be priority 1.

Your exact reasoning is why I'm not moving on benken or essendon boys either, solid hold on them.
Not much I can say, your in a way better position than I am.


Thanks. I know I'm well placed but gotta make the right decisions to stay here. I will have to look into the hanners move but could be game changing and will definitely consider it. I am keeping Hewett because his be is 4 if I'm not mistaken and I don't need to get rid if him atm so mendue to one of the Sydney boys as they have easy games coming up.


looks like you are having a golden run. No Fyfe either. All the right rookies….. Perfect start.

$800k in bank doesn't seem right. But who do you upgrade?

I think you need to upgrade someone, otherwise all your rookies will need to be culled at the same time and you only have 2 trades per week.

Dea to Shaw
Menadue to premo

The Ranger

You've gotta take advantage of your good start Saalih.
Shaw and Hannebery won't let you down.


I'm not sure I believe this person, with 27 trades left and 846,000 and above all in TOP 600 seems far to good to be true.

However if it is true and you are a genuine chance at winning overall then you would be a TOTAL idiot not to go Dea to Shaw & also Menadue to Hanners or Parker. This still leaves you with either $190,000 if you chose Hanners or $230,000 if you chose Parker and you would be going from 600th to top 100 within a week or three tops.

Hence why I think this is B/S

Southern S

What reason have they to lie? With so many rookies scoring like guns, and vice versa it's easily possible if they avoided the carnage players.


because it seems like a stupid question coming from someone ranked so high and hasn't exhausted many trades.

What's the good at keeping all that cash in the bank, unless they think they can cash it in for real cash.
I just think commence sense would automatically prevail and suggest Dea to Shaw & Menadue to Parker or Hanners or whoever they liked such as TWO rookies to TWO elite premos seems a no brainer to me.

If I was in this position i would be going BANG BANG to bring in those TWO elite premo's.


Double upgrade asap, Saalih.

You cant afford to be playing all six of of Dea, Amt, DBJ, Mills, kennedy and Menadue.

Thats an insane amount of cash. Im ranked slightly better but have used 24 trades after this week and only have 44k in the bank. At this stage all we need is around 200 points to catch thr lead, and with a double upgrade of, for example, Menadue and Kennedy, you could easily make up 100 of those points in a week. Goodluck

Southern S

Yep understandable. I have a huge warchest and it's the perfect week for premos.

Gone Bang bang Parker and Hannebery. Was so close to Selwood instead of Hannebery but his big scores are against Port and brisbane so not 100% convinced he's back to his former glory.

Southern S

Traded Dea and Sheridan*


I didn't believe it myself but my team name is score galore and I'm 594th so you can see rankings if you want, I got my cash from downgrading Rockliff to papley and last week downgraded johanison to dbj, I also traded Chol to ruggles which didn't generate any cash.

Now back to business I will trade menadue to Hannebery and I'm on the fence with trading dea or weitering, and shaw has been a bit inconsistent so I'm not sure which other defenders to get but I am seriously considering getting shaw now as you made a eat point about having them all plumped up. Going to go menadue to Hannebery as he is a pod and imo will score more, and not sure about other trades which right now is a treat.


Firstly allow me to apologise, I usually dont bother replying if im certain its B/S however even though what you posted seemed too good to be true, especially having that cash sitting there just made no POINT at all if I were to e honest, it was still a possibility that you were being truthful and thats why I did comment just in case it was fair dinkem.

Thats awesome Saalih I cannot stress how vital it is that you make those moves, You chose whatever players regarding elite premo's you think are best because clearly your gut feeling is allot better then 206,000 of us.
However that being said PLEASE make sure your trade out both either Dea & Menadue for two elite premo's, you will make up so much ground doing this.

Or option B is I understand your slight concern about Shaw in defence as defence is extremely volatile this season more so then any other season. Your other option in getting rid of both Menadue & Kennedy and have your midfield pretty much completed with Elite Premo's apart from Mills. I'm not even going to suggest what players you should bring in just in case they screw up.
The only slight concern I have with option B – is that Kennedy can score you a 80+ and considering his breakeven is still at 51 which is very much achievable for him and if he does TON up this will then drop his breakeven to around 10 or so, however your vast majority of points will come from your midfield.
However Dea's breakeven is at 67 and his average is at 71 so he will really struggle to generate more cash, that is why I sugested getting rid of him for Shaw although Shaw's breakeven is still high at 122 so chances are he will remain around this price unless he has a shocker this weekend.

Its a tough call however you have many trades left, allot more then most players I can assure you. So getting rid of your TWO rookies is absolute crucial for you, whether it be Menadue & Dea OR Menadue & Kennedy you decide, whatever you do its just crazy to hold that cash and not make use of it, don't keep the cash in your warchest while your this close thats all I can stress, As every extra point you generate makes a enormous difference overall. .

Good luck and hope you go all the way.


I was considering shaw before hand but I thought Dea had a be of around 50 so I am going to be making the double upgrade of mendue to hannebery and sea to shaw. I was a bit iffy about trades because I don't like to be to quick to make a move but you guys have opened my eyes do thanks.


I hate to make such a suggestion when someone is so close to being a contender for overall albeit early days.

For what its worth though I personally don't mind Weitering he is quite consistent and has a average of 83 he is currently ranked 15th in defence based on his total points and Carlton are going to see quite a bit of the ball in their defence. Even though Weitering's Breakeven is at 79 and his average is 83 his scores have been reasonably consistent for a defender especially a rookie defender scoring the following 87,68,129,73,61

Once again good luck


Lastly I am pretty sure you are aware of this considering your high rank but just in case your are not aware of the triple DPP trade using Dea to bring a midfield in?

For example if you click the trade button on Dea
Then once in the trade screen you will see a grey (S) next to Brown in your forward line so click that.
Then you will see a grey (S) next to Menadue in your midfied so click that, now this will allow you to select another Elite premium Midfielder for Dea.

What this does would then move Brown to your defence and Menedue to your forward line and your elite premium midfielder is replaced for Dea all for just 1 trade.

Like I said though, I am sure you are aware of these tripple DPP trades.


If Weitering hits his be he will definitely be worth keeping until the bye rounds and if he keeps what he us doing up he isn't going anywhere.


No need to doubt Saalih Dean, at a glance I'd say his rating is based purely on the right captain picks. It's an ordinary team and a sub 600 ranking for it is very good but it only takes one bad C choice to drop 500 places, I went from 98th to 640 something last week due to having C on Fyffe again. If I hadn't put the C on Fyffe twice on the wrong weeks and on Danger once at the wrong time I'd be top 10 with Adams as my highest ranked defender! If I had've put the C on Gawn, Goldy, Danger at the right time I'd be number 1


Saalih, that is very impressive mate. I dont know if i should give u advice as it seems u are doing perfectly well on your own. But if you want my advice, you are losing points in your midfield. Having Kennedy and Menadue as M7 and M8 i wouldnt wish on anyone. Trade both out and replace with 2 mid premos. doing this you could be earning 100 more points a week which in your position would be ideal.


Saalih would be allot better off trading out Dea using a Tripple DPP upgrade as I suggested above.

For example if you click the trade button on Dea
Then once in the trade screen you will see a grey (S) next to Brown in your forward line so click that.
Then you will see a grey (S) next to Menadue in your midfied so click that, now this will allow you to select another Elite premium Midfielder for Dea.

What this does would then move Brown to your defence and Menedue to your forward line and your elite premium midfielder is replaced for Dea all for just 1 trade.


Thats what I just done, initially I was going to go Fyfe to Parker, then Dea to Matthew Wright via DPP

Now I am going Fyfe to Parker and then Dea to Ward, Hanners or Selwood cannot decide on my next premium midfielder just yet.
I would love to have Parker & Hanners in my midfield but not a great idea for the bye rounds.


At the moment I think that my backline is my weakest point so upgrading to shaw would help me down back and having Kennedy in the field isn't all too bad, though I am aware of the triple dpp as I used it for chol to ruggles, though I would ideally like Hannebery and Parker but that is just to many players from Sydney, and I would like to go to ward but I think my defence is to much of a liability, and depending on results this week I can upgrade since I would have 190k after trading to shaw and Hannebery.

Though if I were to upgrade to mids, I would probably pick a left wing player like priddis or Sloane but ward is obviously the main option, would love to get gray but he is going to plummet in price.


Personally I'd be pretty careful with that warchest,
800+k should be enough for 4 upgrades in theory, look for a bit of value.
How about trade Dea, swing Adams to defense, in t Greene (cost about 150k)
Then a Ben ken up to your pick of the premos. As a side note I'd swing menapoo to your forward line and play papley against the gc instead of him. (Menadue may yet pull out another score to et him to 300k)
Should leave about 350k for next week to upgrade whoever of the defense boys looks shakiest as shaw continues to dip in price
Good luck


Swans2012 That is just absurd, there is no point Saalih bringing in mid priced players who are inconsistent such as Toby Greene, the vast majority who had him jumped ship after the first few weeks since then he has done good however he isn't consistent enough.

In theory by Saalih going Hanners & Shaw will help the team go from 600 to 500 or even allot closer like 300 or better if they fire. However Shaw still has a B/E of 122 and wont be going up in price. If I had that team and cash & trades then I would be going Menedue to Hanners & Dea to Ward or Parker. Don't get me wrong I think Shaw is a great move however he has a high breakeven and has been inconsistent this season which concerns me slightly because the Defenders you have can score you around the same or more then Shaw if he has a stinker game.

Having two extra ultra premium midfielders should score you more points.

Either way good luck.


I was thinking the same but I will be getting hannebery and for the second one I want Parker but u would have 3 Sydney boys so is that too risky. And if I were to not pick Parker I would consider Priddis sloane and ward but not sure which one.


Opinions opinions, Gotta take a chance sometimes. Without a doubt two ultra premos is the best possible option, but it is just too much of a spend for mine, I'd want that 800k to be making 4 upgrades, and it won't get there upgrading a rookie for 400k. not much cash coming through on that bench…..Greene is cheap, and I think has turned the corner.