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The Rookie Scout: Round 9

Published by Barron Von Crow on

Barron Von Crow

It almost feels like the season has started anew for us in fantasy football in terms of rookies.

We’re moving out an old batch and we have a nice helping of fresh  rookies being served up to us. For every Callum Mills or Mitch Brown we move out we’ve got a Danny MacPherson or Ben Keays coming in and we’ve already heard the news that Rhys Mathieson will be debuting this week for the Brisbane Lions.

We’ve also had some returns via the lower leagues, with Michael Apeness and Caleb Marchbank both returning from injuries to play in the WAFL and NEAFL respectively last week, both of whom could be future rookie options we look at later in the year.

And the good news continues with a MASSIVE 6 CoachKings games on offer this week, which means there will be plenty of rookie options to pick up for your sides this week.

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MIDFIELDERS

Callum Mills

SC Price: $320,700 | AF Price: $314,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Hawthorn VS Sydney
Round 8 Stats: 17 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 59 SCPoints, 59 AFPoints, 53 CKPoints

It’s time to move the young fella out if you haven’t already. He’s just dropped 15K in SC and now has another high BE of 95. His ownership percentage has fallen to just 25.2% and it looks like plenty of people are moving him out this week, with 31% of trades involving Mills being downgrades to Jacob Hopper and 26.6% downgrading to Darcy McPherson. I’d go for McPherson this week myself, who’ll gain you an extra 91K and is on the bubble, while downgrading to Hopper can wait another week.

Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $294,100 | AF Price: $321,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Brisbane
Round 8 Stats: 15 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 1 goal, 49 SCPoints, 65 AFPoints, 52 CKPoints

12 of his 15 disposals were handballs, which is what hurt his SC scores a tad this week and saw him lose $800. He also won less contested ball than usual too, prior to last week he has averaged just over half of his possessions being contested, but was down to just 4 contested possessions last week, or 26.6%, so half as many as usual. That’s probably to be expected since he played more across the wing than centre. His BE is 43 this week though, so he’s capable of beating that and has Brisbane this week, so he should be good for another week at least.

Christian Petracca

SC Price: $184,300 | AF Price: $288,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Brisbane
Round 8 Stats: 20 disposals, 4 marks, 7 inside 50’s, 4 clearances, 2 tackles, 1 goal, 61 SCPoints, 78 AFPoints

Petracca has only played 3 games, but is already proving his worth to the Demons, currently ranking 6th for Inside 50’s per game at 5.6 per (the only players to average over 6 this year are Dangerfield, Franklin and JPK) and 8th for Goal Assists per game at 1.3 per. He only scored the 61 SCPoints last week, but he did have 4 clangers in there too. His BE is -38 this week, so nothing to worry about for him. He’s currently looking like a nice guy to plug in to your last MID or FWD spot on field and he’s also looking like a very good pick for CoachKings this week, team him up with Clayton Oliver and get two blokes in the midfield who are capable of putting up a good score for only $10,800.

Josh Smith

SC Price: $227,400 | AF Price: $276,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Collingwood VS Carlton
Round 8 Stats: 19 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 83 SCPoints, 61 AFPoints, 69 CKPoints

A bounce back game for Smith, who scored 49 a fortnight ago, a game that most people would have brought him in for. The Pies have a tough couple of weeks coming up, with games against Geelong and the Western Bulldogs on offer, so I might hesitate to start him, but his BE is 3, so he should still earn some cash.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $331,800 | AF Price: $355,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,200
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, St Kilda VS Essendon
Round 8 Stats: 24 disposals, 6 marks, 1 tackle, 3 inside 50’s, 5 clearances, 79 SCPoints, 80 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints

Having Round 7 off looked to do the trick for Parish, who pumped out his highest score in SC since Round 4. He only gained $700 for Round 8, but has a BE of 53 this week, which should see him keep for a few more weeks. Upcoming games against St Kilda, Richmond and Fremantle present an opportunity for him to score some decent points. After that it’s Hawthorn, GWS and West Coast in Perth. So that may be your jumping off point if you want to keep him for a bit longer. Great price for his potential output in CoachKings


FORWARDS

Connor Menadue

SC Price: $227,400 | AF Price: $242,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,700
Round 8 Stats: 13 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 33 SCPoints, 46 AFPoints

Well, I suppose the good news is that Menadue has a low BE of just 48, the bad news is that he’s probably going to struggle to reach that if his current form holds, with a 5 round average of just 46 SCPoints. There’s not really a lot that can be done about that though, we know what we’re gonna get with him.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $368,700 | AF Price: $423,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, North Melbourne VS Carlton
Round 8 Stats: 15 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 67 SCPoints, 62 AFPoints, 54 CKPoints

Carlton had a good win last week, but Kerridge never really got heavily involved in the action, recording his lowest disposal count for the year. He’s playing North Melbourne this week, a team he has a decent history against (hauls of 6 and 4 goals in his two games VS the Roos) and a BE of 70 means he should keep for another week. It’s probably getting close to the point where we think about upgrading him though.

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $334,100 | AF Price: $350,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Brisbane
Round 8 Stats: 18 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 77 SCPoints, 86 AFPoints, 93 CKPoints

Kennedy has started having a bigger impact in front of goals over the past fortnight, which not surprisingly, has seen his fantasy footy scores look more impressive as well. He has averaged 83 SCPoints over the past two weeks, after averaging 59 between Round 3-6, a period where he only kicked 1 goal. His BE is 32 this week, so he should be good for at least another 20-30K, but he’s in the same position as Sammy Kerridge, if you still have him you’ll need to think about what you’re going to do with him soon. His form recently has probably been good enough to consider him for CoachKings, but I’d take Oliver and Petracca first.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $286,000 | AF Price: $310,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,500
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Hawthorn VS Sydney
Round 8 Stats: 5 disposals, 5 tackles, 1 goal, 29 SCPoints, 36 AFPoints, 24 CKPoints

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt about Papley it’s that when he doesn’t get involved in a game he REALLY doesn’t get involved, producing his second game of 5 disposals for the year, both of which he scored under 30 SCPoints. He still managed to rise $5,000 in price in SC after that score, but it has bumped his BE up to 56 for this week. That poor score is going to be in his rolling average for another fortnight, so a score in the 50’s will push his BE up to the 80’s next week. Not a lot to be gained from keeping him, so he’s one you should look to be moving out.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $266,100 | AF Price: $270,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Adelaide VS Gold Coast (SA Venues ONLY)
Round 8 Stats: 11 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 2 goals, 68 SCPoints, 63 AFPoints, 68 CKPoints

McGovern had a decent game against the Cats, kicking a pair of goals, but he’s shown us so far this year that he’s not going to be a huge possession winner and doesn’t (yet) have super high scoring potential in fantasy football. His BE is 45 this week, he should score more than that against a depleted Gold Coast side this week, but has had 3 games under that this year. So probably not much to be gained from keeping him this week, but he could hold for another fortnight if you have bigger priorities.

Lincoln McCarthy

SC Price: $269,300 | AF Price: $238,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Round 8 Stats: N/A

McCarthy has been injury prone throughout his short career, and the injury bug has struck again, with a hip-flexor injury looking to keep him out of the Collingwood match. It’s not expected to keep him out for long, but Geelong has shown that they can be cautious with McCarthy. He still has that huge BE if 101 hanging over his head, but is still owned by 10.1% of all SC teams. If you have him, look at moving him on, but since he’s missing a week he doesn’t become an immediate priority.


DEFENDERS

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $304,400 | AF Price: $316,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, St Kilda VS Essendon
Round 8 Stats: 19 disposals, 8 marks, 1 tackle, 88 SCPoints, 74 AFPoints, 116 CK Points

Dea has been back to his best in SC the past fortnight with scores of 79 and 88. His BE is a very achievable 14, so he has at least another fortnight in him and his price could rise to the $330-$350Krange if he has a couple of more decent games, and the Bombers do have some easier opponents coming up, with games against St Kilda, Richmond and Fremantle. Will make a great DEF pick in CoachKings this week.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $349,700 | AF Price: $324,000 | CoachKings Price: $8,400
Round 8 Stats: N/A

Adams looks like he’ll be missing another week and with a BE of 68 he’s definitely one you can look to move on this week.

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $326,500 | AF Price: $286,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,400
Round 8 Stats: 8 disposals, 3 tackles, 31 SCPoints, 32 AFPoints

All it takes is for one bad game to blow a good rookie pick, which is what happened to Byrne-Jones after his poor score against Carlton. His BE is now 63, which is achievable for him, but does put a dent in his immediate earning potential. His average at Adelaide Oval is 88 SCPoints, so a score like that would see his BE rise to 80 odd again for Round 10. Once the dud score (assuming he doesn’t get another one) is out of his 3 round average though his BE should drop down to the 30’s again. So if you can hold him for the next fortnight then do it, but if he has another bad game this week then we’ll need to re-think that position.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $327,300 | AF Price: $309,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, St Kilda VS Essendon
Round 8 Stats: 17 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 70 SCPoints, 63 AFPoints, 77 CKPoints

It’s not hard to see why Bombers fans love this bloke; he’s quickly becoming a favourite of mine too. Much like Dea, he’s had a decent run over the past fortnight, which has seen his BE drop to 34 this week. He’ll hold for now.


RUCKS

Mason Cox

SC Price: $203,300 | AF Price: $222,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Collingwood VS Carlton
Round 8 Stats: 9 disposals, 3 marks, 11 hitouts, 4 goals, 102 SCPoints, 80 AFPoints, 124 CKPoints

A great game in front of goals saw Cox hit his first SC ton of his career, while he also provided some decent backup work in the ruck. He did suffer a hand injury after it was stepped on by a teammate and while that injury will need to be re-assessed you’d think he’d still play this week as he managed to see out the game last week. His BE is -5 this week, so expect plenty more cash from Cox. His game last week will see a lot of people pick him in CoachKings this week.


THE BEST OF THE REST…

Jacob Hopper – Just a lazy 106 SCPoints upon debut for Hopper. He’s 193.8K in SC, so not as cheap as we want, but if he has that kind of scoring potential he’ll make a lot of cash. Keep your eyes on him again this week and consider trading him next week if he has another good game and is named for Round 10.

Mitch Brown – A bad game with just 29 SCPoints last week, but BE is still just 53, but looks like he probably won’t raise much more cash from here. Consider moving him on.

Peter Wright – Was a late withdrawal last week with calf tightness, but is expected to be back this week against Adelaide. Look for him and Lynch to really stretch the Crows defence.

Bailey Williams – Debuted with a score of 60, which isn’t bad for a rookie. Remains to be seen what his JS is like, but he’s DEF/MID eligible, which could come handy if he keeps getting games.

Daniel Currie – Missed last week, but with Tom Nicholls looking like he won’t play due to concussion there’s a chance he could earn a recall, though the Suns might just run with Keegan Brooksby as the sole ruck.

George Hewett – Just 54 SCPoints from Hewett last week and now has a BE of 34, which means he won’t be looking to make much cash if he hits his average, which is 57. Put him on the cull list.

Danny MacPherson – Is averaging 68 SCPoints from his first two games and with the amount of injuries the Suns currently have you’d think his JS would be pretty secure. Bargain price of 102K, reckon most people will pick him up this week.

Mason Redman – Averaging just 41.5 SCPoints from his two games, but with MacPherson scoring more and also being cheaper I’d look to him as my downgrade target this week over Redman.

Ben Crocker – Another player on the bubble, he’s averaged just 47.5 SCPoints in his two games, though did score better against Brisbane last week with 62 SCPoints.

Liam Sumner – Finally busted out a score above 55 with a 71 last week, which earned him a 31K price rise. BE is 3 this week, but better downgrade options available.

Josh Wagner – Wagner’s yo-yoing form continued with a 43 last week. He doesn’t seem to have a good track record of back-to-back quality games; he scored 76 and 86 in Round 4 and 5, but has gone 48, 94, 43 since then. BE is 29, so still life in him yet if you own him.

Tom Ruggles – Has had scores of 74 and 57 in his games since he missed Round 6,

Michael Hartley – Scored 72 last week, which is about his average, but like a lot of Essendon rookies, his time is drawing near. BE of 44.

Ciaran Byrne – Just 49 last week, which has pushed his BE up to 53. Probably near his peak price, but could push up to near 300K if he has a good game or two.

Ben Keays – Scored 76 last week, which has pushed his 3 round average up to 66 and saw his price jump $57K. BE is -36.

Connor Blakely – Had his first price rise, but could only earn 19.6K. Average is 46 and BE is already 11, so it’s not surprise he’s only owned by just 0.8% of teams.

Jayden Short – Just fell short of his average, scoring 47. BE is -2, so still has time on his side.

Kaiden Brand – On the bubble this week, but scoring potential doesn’t look ultra high, with scores of 65 and 52. Still, downgrade otions down back are limited at the moment, so he could be an option this week.

Wayne Milera – Recalled after missing 3 weeks, but could only manage a score of 44 and lost almost $8,000. BE is 52, which he might struggle to reach, but BE will drop down to the 30’s after this week.

Tim Mohr – Made his return to AFL after several knee injuries and scored 46. At his price of $195K we’d probably steer clear from him if that’s his scoring potential.

Aaron Mullet – Has played two games now and is averaging just 55.5 SCPoints. Same as Mohr above, he’s $199K in SC, so probably a no if that’s what he’ll score.

Jack Hiscox – Made his AFL debut last week, but didn’t do a heap with just 7 disposals and 25 SCPoints.  

Jade Gresham – Continues to display limited scoring potential, with just the 36 SCPoints last week and an average of just 44.4 SCPoints.

Conor McKenna – Has played 3 games now and is averaging just 43 SCPoints. Not a lot of potential there.


 

AROUND THE GROUNDS…

Matthew Goodyear – He had 29 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 7 inside 50’s and kicked 0.2 in Collingwoods VFL win over Geelong. Probably not a chance to be recalled with the Pies main side having a big win last week.

Declan Hamilton – 24 disposals, 8 marks, 6 inside 50’s and 4 tackles for Hamilton in the VFL as Footscray defeated Port Melbourne by 19 points.

Kieran Collins – Just 16 disposals, but 6 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for Collins last weekend. Bulldogs are losing guys down back fast and Adams is still out, so he might have a chance to earn his first AFL game.

Tom Lee – Saints got a sound beating, so Lee could be in the frame for a recall. He had 26 disposals, 5 marks, 6 inside 50’s and 8 rebound 50’s in Sandringhams loss to the Casey Scorpions in the VFL.

Tom Curren – 20 disposals, 1 mark, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s for Curren.

Jack Trengove – Continues to rack ‘em up in the VFL, with 29 disposals, 6 tackles, 3 inside 50’s and a goal. 20 of his 29 disposals were handballs, which might hurt his Supercoach potential a tad though.

Liam McBean – 4.2 for McBean in their big win over North Ballarat by 79 points in the VFL. Probably lost his immediate chance for a call-up with Richmond’s win over Sydney last week.

Adam Marcon – 26 disposals, 11 marks, 9 tackles for Marcon on the weekend. Still on the Tigers rookie list however.

Jason Castagna – Back to the VFL for Castagna, who has 21 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.

Teia Miles – Miles was inaccurate in front of goal, kicking 1.4, but still had 28 disposals, 8 marks, 3 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s. Probably wishes he was a bit more accurate with Box Hill going down to Werribee by 2 points.

Will Hams – 24 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and 1.1 for Hams in the Essendon Bombers VFL sides loss to Coburg.

Sam Grimley – Some accurate goal kicking saw Grimley kick 3.0, along with 10 disposals and 7 marks.

Jesse Palmer – 29 touches, 6 marks and 4 hitouts for Jesse Palmer in the Port Adelaide Magpies loss to Woodsville West-Torrens in the SANFL. Has had a solid few weeks in the SANFL, but doubtful the Power look to him yet.

Dougal Howard – 16 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 19 hitouts for Howard as he battled former Power teammate Jarred Redden in the ruck. Port will be taking on the Eagles with Nic Nat and Lycett in the ruck, so Howard might be considered if they want more ruck help. Wouldn’t expect it though.

Jackson Nelson – Big game for Nelson with 29 disposals, 7 marks, 6 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and a goal as East Perth enjoyed a massive win, just like their AFL counterparts West Coast, beating Swan Districts 114-23.

Corey Adamson – 27 dispoals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 3 inside 50’s for Adamson for East Perth in the WAFL.

Brant Colledge – Led East Perth in the goal kicking with 3.0 and also had 13 disposals, 6 marks and 5 tackles.

Darcy Tucker – 19 disposals, 4 marks and 3 rebound 50’s for Darcy Tucker in the Peel Thunders loss to South Fremantle in the WAFL.

Michael Apeness – Made his return from a knee injury a fortnight ago for the Peel Thunder reserves side in the WAFL where he had 34 hitouts and returned to the main Peel Thunder side last week. Only had 6 touches, but kicked 2 goals with 3 kicks, as well as taking 5 marks. Will take time, but I reckon Freo will want to play him.

Sam Collins – 17 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s for Collins last week.

Billy Evans – Evans had a big game for Brisbane in the NEAFL with 3 goals as well as 24 disposals, 5 marks,7 tackles and 7 inside 50’s. Does have an inflated rookie price of 219K in SC though as he debuted at the backend of 2015 for the Lions.

Jackson Paine – 19 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 6 rebound 50’s for Paine in Brisbanes NEAFL loss to Sydney Uni. Has only managed to play 12 AFL games in 5 years, so I wouldn’t expect much from him.

Jarrad Jansen – 2 goals for Jansen, with 18 disposals, 2 marks and 7 tackles. Big body on him at 192cm and 94 kgs and with Beams looking like he might sit out for the rest of the year, Jansen could be in line to make his AFL debut, though Mathieson has been given the nod first.

Eric Hipwood – 4 goals for Hipwood, along with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles. Was an academy pick for Brisbane this year, taken at pick #14, but it’s debatable if he’s ready for AFL footy or not at this point. Has been spending time in the NEAFL at both ends of the ground.

Jonathan Freeman – Hadn’t been doing much for Brisbane in the NEAFL, kicking 2 goals in his pervious 4 games, but finally broke out a bit, kicking 4 goals. Also had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles. Has played a handful of games over the previous 2 seasons, so has an inflated price of 218K in SC.

Nic Newman – 30 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for Nic Newman in Sydney’s huge win in the NEAFL as they beat Eastlake 170 to 28.

Toby Nankervis – Big day out in front of goals for Nankervis, kicking 6 goals straight as well as having 18 disposals and 10 marks. He hasn’t looked like anything other than an injury replacement for Tippett or Sinclair at the Swans for the moment, so unless a LTI hits, I wouldn’t expect him to play.

Matthew Kennedy –Kennedy was only second on the UWS Giants disposal list, with Adam Tomlinson racking up 44 for himself. Kennedy ended with 37 disposals, 11 marks, 8 inside 50’s and 4 rebound 50’s and the UWS Giants defeated the Gold Coast 118-47 in the NEAFL.

Jake Barrett – Another high disposal tally for Barrett, with 34 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and a goal. Tough midfield to break into though.

Caleb Marchbank – Made his return from an ankle injury and had 21 disposals, 5 marks and 4 rebound 50’s. He’s still 215K since he only played the first two games of 2016 and scored 93 in Round 1 to grab everyone’s attention after a quiet NAB Challenge.

Ryan Davis – Gold Coast might be forced to bring him back just to field a side, with more injuries striking the Suns. He had 22 disposals, 5 marks, 11 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 2 goals against the UWS Giants.

Joshua Schoenfeld – Another who might play just because there’s a need for healthy bodies, he had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles for the Suns in the NEAFL.

 

And that’s it for the Rookie Scout Report this week. So are any of you culling some rookies this week? And will you be looking at upgrades to premo picks or downgrading to new rookies? Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow

 


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Micky

community,thoughts on these trades
davis to macpherson
and
wells to montagna
is wells worth trading how long is he out for

Derek

i reckon davis will get a game this week.

i'm doing the wells to montagna as well.

50_Shades

Papley and Mills have nurtured in green pastures and are now now strung up in the midnight meat train (anyone seen that movie, so bad…).

Young lamb Macpherson in and being bottle fed this week.
2nd in will be Docherty or Montagna? Thinking Doc.

One week at a time I know, but thinking Hopper and Priddis next week if they impress. And then I'll come back around to looking at Selwood and Simpson.

Derek

i'd love to see Trengove get picked this week.

@BarronVonCrow

Me too, Derek. Think they might take a longer term approach with him though, especially with so many guys like Oliver and Petracca playing some really good footy.

MaccasMarvels

Hey Barron. Thanks for the time you take each week to write up this article.

Go crows! Think your mob might give the Suns a proper touch up this week.

I N Pieman

Awesome as always BVC. A lot of homework in there. Around the grounds is growing at a rapid rate. Keep up the great work. If Brand gets named I'll be looking to him this week

@BarronVonCrow

Thanks Pieman!

azza

z.merret may be out with a calf injury

LEKD0G

You're a genius Barron

@BarronVonCrow

I think the same way about you, Lekka.

50_Shades

Well I think you're both bloody legends boys. Cheers for what you do for us fantasy footy tragics.

Phil

Hey DOGLEK, how do you go about getting one of those blue bars around your name, I think there was a mistake with mine as it is stuck on grey. xx

Krups

My god what very detailed report. Well done Barron your a champ

@BarronVonCrow

Thanks, Krups!

Rick Grimes

Monster effort Barron. These write-ups are getting longer by the week. Great information tho, much appreciated.

@BarronVonCrow

Cheers Rick, good luck with dealing with the Supercoach zombies this week!

Steeeve

Anyone else left with no DPPs in the mids? And is that a worry at this stage of the year?

Bomber56

Been like that for a while and it hurts.

Gord29

Would love the community's thoughts. Thinking off going a double downgrade this week menadue and brown down to McPherson and Brand. Currently in the top 1000 and both theses players would remain on my bench

Boltons Blues

if they are on your bench, id go for it, wouldnt start them though (im only starting McPherson cause of Ablett)

@BarronVonCrow

Sounds OK if they're both on your bench. How much money you making from this?

Gord29

Have 258k in the chest already and will have 559k after I can easily paint the fence this week but thinking it might be better to build the war chest for byes as they are only on the bench

Tommo09

Papley and M.Crouch for Pendles and MacPherson???

Hopper probably next week and Mathieson after that

Kev

Huge effort, bvc. These roundups are a cracking read. I'm finding it hard to get excited about the downgrade options this week, so I think I'll hold if there aren't any selection surprises tonight.

Hooper, Mathieson on my radar

@BarronVonCrow

Cheers Kev,

Yea, not massively excited on the options this week, but you gotta take 'em when you can get 'em sometimes.

That almost describes my love life. Yeesh!

Tommo09

Def: Shaw, Docherty, Tippa, DBJ, Brown, Byrne (LAIRD, ADAMS)
Mid: Danger, Hanners, Pendles, Parker, GAJ, Libba, Kennedy, Smith (Gresham, Keays, MacPherson)
Ruck: Goldy, NicNat (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Hall, Barlow???, Franklin, Papley, Petracca (WELLS, Menadue)

How many more downgrades to bubble boys do I need to do???

Kev

To me, full premium is fielding a team without any first year rookies on the ground. So by my count, you've got 5 to go. Although BK is not M7 material and question marks over Wells

GoHawks

You need to move 7 player to be full-premo IMO.

3 down back, 2 in mids & 2 in fwds

You may also need to move Wells depending on his injury.

@winterjames5

have $934,200k to get in 2 defenders was 2k short of getting in gibson and Savge
Gibson or Savage and then 1 of them with either
-Mcgovern
-SThompson
-Broadbent
-Rampe
-Rich
-Birchall

Chill

Gibson and Rich

Southern S

Grab Gibson now and wait for Mcveigh to go down or to generate some more cash.

Those 6 options I really don't like, if someone held a gun to my head then maybe Birchall.

I suppose Rich may get more mid time without Rocky and beams but I just don't trust him.

50_Shades

Careful southern, I've heard Ted's a good shot…

Southern S

lol

Ryan

Bennell out for the year. Bennell, Fyfe, Beams, plus the Essendon premiums. Gonna be some bargains next year potentially….

@BarronVonCrow

Tank commander Ross Lyon reporting for duty, sir!

GoHawks

Depends how they handle the Essendon premo's that were suspended this year, they may decide that they assume the price they would have started 2015 at, given the circumstances and number of players.

I N Pieman

Arron Hall is out according to Foxsports

Jack

What to do with ROCKLIFF???

Southern S

North will not have their tagger Ben Jacobs for at least several weeks, this is the bloke that kept Rich to 7 touches and Zaharakis to 12 last week.

Supercoaches with midfielders coming up against Nth in coming weeks are ecstatic 🙂

Southern S

Not sure why I replied to you with that, was meant as a general comment.

I'd wait for teams to drop Jack then among the carnage figure something out.

gator59

FFS, so many injuries, shit bench cover, this game is rougher than a pair of hessian undies!!

Powerage

Hall is out !

Kevdog

Here is my team

DEF: Shaw, Simpson, KKolo, DBJ, Hartley, Adams (Brown, Broad)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Jelwood, Ablett, Shiel, Steven, Libba, Keays (Smith, Hewett, Davis)
RUC: Gawn, Martin (Currie)
FWD: Dusty, Hall, Barlow, Kerridge, Petracca, Wells (Tippa, Papley)

I have 20 trades left. What do I do ? Is Macpherson a must get this week ?

Wayno76

i wouldn't say a must have just a good downgrade option. with hall and wells not playing and maybe barlow you should look to upgrade as you will have a lot of rookies on the field

Powerage

Merritt is OK

Derek

Dawson picked ahead of Barlow!

hedski

Ross = scdevil

Derek

Davis gets a game, that means i've got 22 who can play. woohoo.

Nicholas

what do we do with barlow…

LyonSucks@rse!

Do what anyone would do with a steamy noxious turd – flush him down the dunny!

Clearly Rossy already has as Freo are all about blooding the youth, getting as high a draft pick as possible and having a p1ss easy draw in 2016. Having Barlow win you contested footy obviously would stuff all that up.

Andy

*p1ss easy draw in 2017

Kev

There's gotta be a RossLyon FC that is 200k in the SC rankings

Dave

That is out of control surely not

Wayno76

There is somthing going on at freo I think Ross caught Barlow in bed with his wife and is punishing him because he has a bigger……. Personality :/

Nicholas

In:
Gray
Davis
Weitering
Greene

Out:
Crouch brothers
Hall
Ablett
Also Barlow and Wells are not playing again

Teams Weekly

Hall and Gaz out, Beams out, Daniel Rioli out, Cotchin in, ZAC DAWSON MAKES HIS RETURN, weitering in, both crouch's out, ryan davis in, lyons in,
Ins: Cotchin, Weitering, R Davis, J Lyons, Greene, R Gray, Currie, P Wright, C Rioli, JP Kennedy, Rohan,
Outs: Hall, Ablett, Beams, D Rioli, B crouch, M crouch, Ruggles, Papley, Towers, Hiscox
Debuts: K Collins (123k def)
Extended Bench: Mathison (123k mid), Hipwood (160k def), Janson (123k mid)

Essendon V Saints not named as of yet

Teams Weekly

Ignore top part, just cleaned it up underneath

marcus

is wells out? it doesn't say he is

Derek

he didn't play last week

marcus

sorry haha

BCHawks

Will be coping my first donut this weekend in defence. This has been a horrible year luckily everyone is in the same boat. Hopefully the Carnage will end this weekend.

Southern S

Relevant ins and outs

Out

D.Rioli
Papley
Hall
Ablett
Barlow
Wells
Ruggles
C. Ellis

In

K.Collins
Dawson
C. Riloi
JPK
Greene (Ext)
O. McDonald (Ext)
Keays (Ext)
Mathias (Ext)
Weitering
Lyons
Brand
MacPherson
Hopper (Ext)

Teams not announced for Saints and Bombers.

I expect all the players ont he extended bench to play bar O.McDonald

Southern S

In

Gray
Davis

Out

Crouch Brothers

Vinny

Haha I love that Dawson is a "relevant in"

Ross L.

🙂

Southern s

You're probably spooning him right now Ross.

bUCKET__

Community, I have 3.4mil sitting on my bench this week. Hold me plz

CoachDamo

I know the feeling. Hopefully your luck will change soon!

Keithy

Haha, only 3.1mil for me. Now where is my bat and ball?

Vinny

Wait so are people trading or holding Barlow? Because I can if I want do both but i'm not sure, on what???

CoachDamo

I'm holding but only because I have other issues to deal with first.

MaccasMarvels

I'm struggling to be content with that 515K on my forward bench. Zac Merrett looked a good trade until the whisper that he did something to his leg. Dusty is only slighty more expensive than Barlow.

Sideways, but for the fact Barlow's not getting picked………. dunno……. Fark!!!!!!!!

What's your gut telling you Vinny???

Vinny

Well currently in rank 450 (highest ever) and I feel keeping or trading Barlow will determine whether I stay around these rankings or drop into the thousands.
My gut feeling, is to keep Barlow, however with wells out aswell, one must go, and at the moment they are inseparable. Like how do we know that if or when Barlow comes back he'll be able to perform. Or whether wells will play again for the year. It's very tricky. My trades this week right now is out McCarthy – in McPherson and out Kerridge in Priddis. If you want my reasoning for this trade just ask.
But for this moment in time, Barlow is staying, only just.

Central

vinny how are you going to do those trades? McCarthy a fwd / McPherson mid

Vinny

Swap McCarthy via DPP with Menadue in mid.

Kev

Absolute bloody torture this week! My forward line reads: Dusty, Kerridge, BK, MMcG, Menadue, Petracca.

Brilliant…

Wayno76

hopefully Dusty scores you 450 to cover the kids lol

Cam_H

Kev … 'Snap'! Identical to mine!
I've got no doughnuts at this point, but on the other hand zero bench cover.

Monty

You lucky lucky [email protected] some of us dream of having 6 fit fwds.
Personally, I'm getting pretty sick of bye practice

Average Joe

Brad Crouch is easily my worst pick of the year

Andrew

Lots of us got burned with that one.

cashcows

Trade barlow or wells?

Got smashed last week and I'll have another donut if I don't punt one.

Average Joe

Hard to split the two, might be better off just trading both of them…

Nah I would say trade wells, he is more likely to miss games through injury and at least barlow is available.

cashcows

But if he can't get a game at home off the back of 30? 40? possessions in the twos, when can he get a game?

Leeds17

I'm going to hold on Wells for one week just to see where he's sitting injury wise, Barlow is going to go from my team can't keep a fit and healthy 512K on the pine it just doesn't make sense, could come back next week but what would his role be anyway? back to that forward role so kids can play in the middle?

@winterjames5

okay community my trade plans have drastically changed so now for me to not cop a 0 i need to trade wells and i only have 531k and need to get a mid so who should i get

Shuey

Bontempeli

Curnow

guthrie

Steven

Mmurphy

Lewis

Nicholas

I would take the 0 rather than bring those players in

Wayno76

Lewis is worth a look

Andrew

Can you afford Mitchell? Do you have Priddis?

Cam_H

Maybe downgrade to Darcy MacPherson (bubble) or Jacob Hopper (promising), or if you really need a DPP consider Ben Crocker (Mid-Fwd).

I take it that Leigh Montagna isn't on your 'shopping list' as a top six Forward?

@winterjames5

sorry i should've added i have montagna and priddis

Nicholas

Ah yeh either one of them is a great choice.

Derek

none of them.

i'm going montagna this week, Priddis next.

Roger

I've been thinking community. I know wells is out and a lot of people are considering upgrading him to a premium mid/fwd. but given the trades, wouldn't it be wise to hold wells if you have the bench cover and try to upgrade rookies or downgrade cash cows to rookies on the bubble for more cash.
I know all these injuries are annoying (I have laird, wells, Ablett, hall) and have to put players like cox/short, smith, brown on the ground, but isn't it more better long term to bite the bullet and hold these players until they come back and just play the rookies because not only will keeping the premiums keep you with extra premiums but it will more importantly save trades for the end of the year when players are being rested more and injuries happen over the long season and of course, finals.
If you have a player whose out for weeks like houli or Fyfe then I agree about trading but I feel players who are out for 1-3 need to be kept.

Swans2012

I'm normally all for a quick sideways of injury prone wells type players but I think your right, this year is shaping up as…..testing to say the least…. I'm holding wells for now, looks keeper/ f7 at worst.

Kev

A voice of calm on the carnage. I agree with you Roger, I can field a "team" this week, zero donuts, but no bench cover. Giving consideration to raising the white flag this week and holding my trades, not thrilled with the downgrade options. Looks like the Lions have started their tanking early this year and will have some kids coming through

Derek

Wells is a interesting dilemma. i started him as a cash cow and always though of him as that. He is close to max and he should go fairly soon, the fact he is injured means he is culled a bit earlier than first thought. people who may have burnt a few trades and have less than 20 left, might have to consider what you are saying and hold Wells longer and maybe even consider him as a keeper.

plus norfs easy games are over, can't see Wells scoring like he has.

Swans2012

8 bench spots
6 read – laird, rocky, Ablett, wells, barlow, hall
Other two are non playing loopholers, it's not meant to be like this in round nine….
But I'm staying firm this week and holding them all, menapoo – macpherson and brown to goldy or priddis via dpps.
It's not going to be pretty, but the team building must continue….. No sideways, yet

Derek

yeah swans, tough year. you know better than most to hold those trades, it will only get worse and people with trades left at the end will come home strong. no sideways.

DDJ

Help community, what do I do with brad crouch and Barlow? I hate having to play too many rookies on field because of blokes like these.
So far I'm going papley > macpherson and brown > docherty however I'm considering crouch > macpherson and Barlow > docherty instead, thoughts?

Mongrel punt

I have the same problem. With hall wells Adams and Laird out.
I have traded Barlow to Zorko. B.Crouch to Montagna
Any opinions appreciated

Wayno76

I did have Paps to Docherty( through Brown swing) and Mills to Macpherson, but Ive changed now not going to trade Mills If hes Playing at this stage playing players are valuable lol.
My new Trade is
Paps to MacPherson and Wells to Montagna.

Gotta say though about time they dropped Paps makes it much easier to F…k him off

Vinny

So much for wanting to trade Mitch Brown out this week.

marcus

have to play him on field again hopefully its his good week this week

Wayno76

I said never again and here i am playing brown again. the way this years going i may as well put the C on him haha

Boltons Blues

Laird Ablett Wells Hall, i think thats better then most teams but still not good in round 9!!!! ROUND 9!!!!!

Luviboy1

Stuck this week community. With Hall and Wells out Im forced to play (heaven forbid) Menadue on field. Here is my team:

DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Bartel, AMT, Brown, DBJ, (Laird, Adams)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Ward, Libba, Gray, Smith, Keays, Hewett, (Gaz, Hall, Wells)
RUCK: Gawn, Goldy, (Loersch)
FWD: Zorko, Kerridge, BenKen, Wingard, Menadue, Petracca, (Barlow, Wyatt)

With 21 trades and 50k, Ive flirted with going Hewett -> MacPherson and one of Wingard/Barlow -> one of Montagna/Martin/Z.Merrett.
-Dawson being picked over Barlow gives me doubts about keeping Barlow, but never been a huge fan of sideways trading so Barlow may stay.
-Wingard is the one who sticks out here, underperformed for so long now, but Ive stuck with him for so long, so should I continue to hold?

I could just downgrade Hewett/Barlow to MacPherson and bank a bit of cash, but this would force me to have only 1 premo FWD. Any suggestions guys?

Tophawk

Another round of scaping the bottom of the barrel with rookies playing onfield because of the many key "outs". Barlow, Hall (Anyone have any idea the severity of his supposed "shoulder" complaint?), Ablett, Dayne Beams, Matty Boyd, and the popularly selected spud Brad Crouch.

I have decided to bite the bullet and trade out both Wells and Barlow. Wells has gotten "injuries" written all over him and Barlow now appears to be Ross Lyon's punching bag. Thats a million bucks of uncertainty right there. Therefore, its Barlow to Gibson via DPP and Wells to Priddis.Very bye friendly also. BANG BANG!! Ahhhhhhh Welcome.

Sorry Darcy Mac, despite being a top bubble boy, there is no room for you. With Mathieson, Hipwood, Hopper coming through in coming week(s) I reckon I can afford to pull these two trades this week.

Cheers

marcus

trade wells or barlow to zorko or trade houli to Docherty and cop menapoos 30 points

Tophawk

Wells to Zorko and Houli to Docherty in a heartbeat. Love it. Who knows, menaturd might squeeze out a 60 for you this week.

Cheers

marcus

sorry mate I can only do either one not both

Don

Houli to Zorko

marcus

i cant

Southern S

Ablett, Hall, Harlow, Wells, laird, Adams all warming the pine this week.

Hartely, DBJ, Byrne, Petracca, AMT, Smith, Keays and MacPherson all on field

One emergency Mitch Brown.

This is madness people 🙂

Southern S

Barlow*

Bobby Singh

It's quite depressing indeed…

Hawks

Exact same pine warmers.

I have Smith or Keays as my only playing emergency, with Brown on-field.

Need some good rookie performances.

Leeds17

Can't say SC is boring, Menadue and Brown on the field again this week!

Derek

same, plus gresham and Davis and mills and McGovern……….. and Wingard

Tophawk

Its like riding the "razor's edge" every week at the moment. A desperate scramble to avoid donuts…..I hope the SC gods are in a better mood during the byes. If not, we will ALL be seriously screwed. LOL

Jess_coach

Sortof feel lucky with only ablett, hall, wells and adams out

Southern S

I had Matt Crouch too but was always trading him this week to MacPherson, I also have Laird though.

I'm thinking of reversing my Menadue trade and ditching Wells but nah, holding him.

Cam_H

I did M. Crouch to MacPherson also.
B. Smith is skating on thin ice.

Tophawk

Yeah, that is a really good position to be in at this point. Gazza, Adams and Hall are likely to be back next week. Not too sure on Wells. I reckon his injury curse has struck again.

You might be able to sit tight trade wise this week unless you are really keen on Darcy Mac. Hopper and Mathieson are now in contention to be very nice bubble boys as well.

Shags

My bench this week Adams, Laird, Ablett, Barlow, Rockcliff, Hall,Wells & Chol should I move any of them to have any chance this week as I've almost conceded defeat before the round begins.

Southern S

Maybe Wells as it's his achilles that stopped him from playing last year.

poloko48

Thining double downgrade this week to take advantage of rookie price rises:

OUT MBrown IN Brand
OUT Barlow IN MacPherson

Leaves me with 17 trades $852K for double upgrade to premo next week. Then I sit tight for the byes.

DEF: Heater, Bartel (MID), DBJ, Hartley, Wagner, Brand (Laird, Ruggles)
MID: Hanners, Jelwood, Parker, Ward, Wines, Priddis, Libba, JSmith (Davis, Keays, MacPherson)
RUC: Gawn, Goldy (MKing (FWD))
FWD: Buddy, Tippett (RUC), Kerridge (MID), AMT (DEF), Petracca (MID), Hall (MID) (Wells (MID), DRioli)

Will cop a donut this week in the forwards as I don't want to get rid of Wells just yet.

Thoughts?

Tophawk

Hi Poloko,

You are very light on trades at this point mate. If you use two trades next week for your 2 upgrades, it will leave you with only 15 trades. That is the bare minimum amount you need going into round 13. As such, you will have two full rounds where you will need to sit tight to pull back your trade ratio. But, perhaps you can sit tight next week, if a few guys come back, then upgrade the following week. Or do 1 upgrade next week, and one the week after.

I still have 19 after this week, which I feel is 1-2 below where I should be at this point. Just did a double upgrade this week and might only trade once now over the next fortnight. (To secure a bubble rookie)

Good luck mate.

Mac

What does Barlow need to do? Bloody Ross Lyon. Gives Dawson a gig over him.

Tophawk

It's called Lyon's BS youth policy. Even that is BS as he has named Pavlich. This is AKA know as tanking.

Barlow deserves his spot in that side. PERIOD. Yes, he had a slow start to the year, but hit 2 tonnes in his last 2 before being dropped. He ran riot for Peel Thunder last weekend collecting 40 odd disposals. Now that Stephen Hill is out with an abductor issue, he is still not selected. Seriously AND yet Lyon plays spuds like Sheridan, Dawson, and Taberner over Barlow.
What a joke. And I am not even a Freo supporter!

Roscoe's days at Freo are numbered I reckon. The players have lost confidence in him, and this non Barlow selection will not help his cause. You are an idiot Lyon.

If you read my post, feel free to reply.

Ross L.

You little prick you don't know how tough this job is, I can't win a game without Fyfe and Sandi and they are frickin gone, don't you understand I built a list of nobodies based around two players to win a premiership now gimme a break.

I'm gonna tank till Nat comes back then I'll show you bastards hahahahaha.

Tophawk

LOL Hey Ross, it's 6.20 pm on Thursday evening. Final training session before the Tigers mate. Stop looking at your phone and arguing with me. Train the boys mate!!

Disgruntled coach

What The Actual F#@%! Ross!?
I've never been so angry. At least do a Rocket and pretend your entire team are injured. How can you omit one of the best players you have!!?
I'll hold for now on the presumption you're not a total moron and are just teaching the bloke some sort of lesson. Not happy Ross.
Caaaarnage!

Nicholas

Well I will start off by saying carnage is an under statement this week…
Shaw, Bartel, Laird, Rich, Smith, DBJ, Hartley, Brown
Dangerfield, Selwood, Parker, Ablett, Wines, Gray, Libba, Smith, Petracca, Kennedy, Menadue,
Gawn, Naitanui, Cox
Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Tippa, Papley, McCarthy
18 trades and 65.7k

My forward line is not looking too good, there are so many outs its crazy. At least Gray is back which is the only positive from the line ups for me. Thinking of holding both Wells and Barlow and trading out Papley and Mccarthy. Could double downgrade to Brand and Macpherson or bring in a premo and macpherson using some dpps. Honestly not sure what to do this week as it is unfortunate I can not afford much this week. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Bobby Singh

I need your help community. I'm in a crisis. Do I trade out Ruggles for Collins (solid job secuity?) or take a donut?

marcus

take the donut mate its a waste of a trade

Bobby Singh

Don't think Ruggles will get much of a chance. He's been omitted twice now.

Southern S

Has he? People had that thought about him at the beginning, sadly it's coming true.

I'd probably take the donut though Collins has ultra shaky JS.

If you want a defender rookie then Kaiden Brand.

Bobby Singh

Brand! Forgot about him, Cheers mate.

Southern S

No problems Bob

Southern S

No prob bob*

Bobby Singh

😀

The Ranger

Times are hard when the only good thing I can find about this week is the fact i can still field a team without Menadue in it.
Sit on the pine and zip it Connor, ya never getting a game!