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The Rookie Scout: Round 10

Published by Barron Von Crow on

Barron Von CrowJust when you think you’ve got your rookies pegged, some come out and surprise you.

That’s what we’ve seen in a good way with players such as Ben Kennedy and Matthew Dea and Sam Kerridge, players who we thought might be coming to the end of their fantasy football lives, only to come out and knock out some very good form, earning themselves some nice cash and scoring well for us on field.

And on the other side, just when you think you’ve got a gem of a pick on your hands, they go and blow all your plans to smithereens, as we’ve now seen with Darcy Byrne-Jones and Darcy MacPherson.

It’s also a massive week for CoachKings, with two matches exclusive to South Australia with the Crows and Power games on Saturday and two exclusive matches for Victoria, NSW and Tasmania, who have the St Kilda VS Fremantle match and the big Dreamtime matchup at the MCG with Essendon VS Richmond.


Callum Mills

SC Price: $311,100 | AF Price: $309,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Sydney VS North Melbourne
Round 9 Stats: 15 disposals, 6 marks, 1 tackle, 75 SCPoints, 59 AFPoints, 82 CKPoints

He’s still owned by 20.7% of all teams in Supercoach, but the time to move on Mills has come. He shed $9.6K this week despite the decent score and while his current BE is 52, at best he’s likely to only gain back the $10-$15K he lost. With a few guys like Jacob Hopper on the bubble and Rhys Mathieson about to play his 2nd game, now might be the time to make a move on Mills if you still own him. Currently 38.2% of all Mills owners are downgrading him to Hopper.

Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $310,900 | AF Price: $334,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Melbourne VS Port Adelaide (SA VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 21 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 7 clearances, 82 SCPoints, 79 AFPoints, 66 CKPoints

Oliver has been up and down like a yo-yo over his last 4 games, with scores of 41, 83, 49 and 82 in Supercoach. He ended up being 2nd for score involvements for the Demons last week, showing how important he’s becoming for the Demons in the middle. He gained $16.8K on the weekend and has a BE of 55, so he still has a little bit of juice left in him, so if you keep him one more week, at worst he’ll probably stay the same price. Mathieson still has 1 more week in him before he hits the bubble, so that could be the move to make next week. Hard to skip him in CoachKings.

Christian Petracca

SC Price: $246,800 | AF Price: $324,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,300
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Melbourne VS Port Adelaide (SA VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 21 disposal, 6 marks, 7 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 4 behinds, 105 SCPoints, 106 AFPoints, 95 CKPoints

Kind of scary to imagine what Petracca’s score could have looked like if he nailed his shots on goal, but he was still a much deserved winner of the Round 9 Rising Star nomination. He gained a cool $62.5K for his performance on the weekend and has a BE of -18 and another projected price rise of 43K on the cards for this week. He’s likely to keep all the way through or until the bye rounds. He’s now at a higher price in CoachKings, but he’s still proving value for money.

Jacob Hopper

SC Price: $193,800 | AF Price: $298,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Adelaide VS GWS (SA VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 18 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 74 SCPoints, 74 AFPoints, 75 CKPoints

Hopper spent a bit more time in the GWS forward line this week, hence the reason for his disposal numbers dropping from 32 to 18 and his clearance numbers dropping from 9 to 3. One must also consider the quality of the opposition too, I’m sure playing against the Gold Coast midfield and the Western Bulldogs midfield are vastly different things at the moment. He’s now on the bubble with a BE of -64, with the top 5 trades being downgrades from Oliver, Ben Kennedy, Mills, Menadue and Parish for him. I’m 50/50 on him myself, cash is usually the #1 priority when it comes to downgrade, so you’re potentially getting 80K less by downgrading to Hopper, but he definitely has higher scoring potential than someone like Mathieson. Will make a good CoachKings option this week.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $329,800 | AF Price: $345,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,200
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Essendon VS Richmond (VIC, NSW & TAS VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 20 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 50 SCPoints, 51 AFPoints, 46 CKPoints

20 disposals wasn’t much lower than his usual tally, but he was hurt by 18 of them being handballs (which isn’t unusual for Parish), as well as having 15 uncontested possessions and 3 frees against. He only fell $2K in price and while his BE is only 68 this week, an achievable score for Parish, he’s likely peaked in price. He’s at a reasonable price in CoachKings, but he has been struggling a bit in fantasy football. He has a chance to have a bounce back game.



Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $383,400 | AF Price: $430,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Round 9 Stats: 29 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 5 clearances, 5 inside 50’s, 105 SCPoints, 104 AFPoints, 86 CKPoints

The Kedge must get his mojo on when playing the Roo’s, he’s usually played well against them and it continued on the weekend with a very nice score of 105 SCPoints. His BE is 57, so there’s still cash to be made and he is capable of scoring in triple figures if he has a good game. Kerridge will likely be the last guy we look to downgrade as long as he keeps up with some good scores.

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $354,800 | AF Price: $359,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,900
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Melbourne VS Port Adelaide (SA VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 17 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 81 SCPoints, 65 AFPoints, 85 CKPoints

It looked like Kennedy might have peaked after Round 6, he was averaging just 59 SCPoints between Rounds 3 and 6 and had lost $1.5K after a score of 69 against the Saints. Since then he’s averaged 82 SCPoints and risen another $62K. With his current form and a BE of 54 I’d keep him for a few more weeks. He’s still in 41% of teams, so there’s plenty who own him. His value in CoachKings is probably diminishing a tad though.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $277,900 | AF Price: $278,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Adelaide VS GWS (SA VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 15 disposals, 5 marks, 3 goals, 2 goal assists, 73 SCPoints, 69 AFPoints, 118 CKPoints

McGovern racked up new career highs in goals and disposals, which isn’t surprising considering he was playing an injury ravaged Gold Coast. He’s owned by just 6.9% of teams now, it’s understandable given his scoring ceiling. If you still have him his BE is just 25 this week, so he should keep for a few more weeks. Even with the big game in CoachKings last week, I’m not sure if he has the ability to have another big game like that against GWS, but he could be an option if you run low on cash.




Matthew Dea

SC Price: $353,400 | AF Price: $347,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,700
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Essendon VS Richmond (VIC, NSW & TAS VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 26 disposals, 15 marks, 2 tackles, 126 SCPoints, 122 AFPoints, 145 CKPoints

Another like Ben Kennedy who looked like he had peaked, he started strongly, then had scores of 39 and 41 in Rounds 5 and 6 which lost him money. He’s now averaging 97 SCPoints over his last 3 games and has gained $56.5K. Another one that proves that trading out rookie price players is an art. With that big score of 126 SCPoints his BE has been pushed all the way down to -3, which means his BE is going to be relatively low until Round 12 when that score rolls out of his 3 round average. He should push over the 400K mark if he plays reasonably well. His current form would make him someone to consider in CoachKings.

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $323,200 | AF Price: $282,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Melbourne VS Port Adelaide (SA VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 12 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 57 SCPoints, 49 AFPoints, 59 CKPoints

How fortunes can change. After averaging 92 SCPoints between Round 4 to 7, DBJ has produced scores of 31 and 57 over the last fortnight. He did sustain a leg injury last week, so he did spend quite a lot of time on the bench. His BE is now 105 so that means he’s gotta go. Most popular downgrades at the moment are Bailey Williams (33.5% of trades involving DBJ) and Jacob Hopper (6%), while the most popular upgrades are Sam Docherty (12.6%) and Alex Rance (4%).

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $352,100 | AF Price: $326,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Essendon VS Richmond (VIC, NSW & TAS VENUES ONLY)
Round 9 Stats: 20 disposals, 9 marks, 4 tackles, 96 SCPoints, 93 AFPoints, 92 CKPoints

His 2nd highest score this year, he gained almost $25K for that effort on the weekend and has pushed his BE down to 45. Owned by 50% of all Supercoachers still, he should last for a few more weeks now. You’d have to really think about picking him up in CoachKings this week.



Mason Cox

SC Price: $232,600 | AF Price: $241,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,300
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Collingwood VS Western Bulldogs
Round 9 Stats: 9 kicks, 3 marks, 2 goals, 4 hitouts, 62 SCPoints, 51 AFPoints, 76 CKPoints

Cox continues to play well at AFL level, especially for someone who has such limited experience playing Aussie Rules. He’s already gained $115K and his BE is still in negative territory at -25, so I wouldn’t expect we’d be looking to trade him out until he ticks over the $300K mark, which will be another 2-3 weeks yet. I’d be looking to grab him in CoachKings this week.




Jacob Weitering – Still owned by 24% of teams surprisingly, he returned with just 11 touches and a score of 38 SCPoints. He lost $35.5K and with a BE of 120 this week is projected to lost another $25K. If you have him then move him out.

Connor Menadue – Usual for Menadue with just 46 SCPoints, but has lost $1.4K this week. BE is 56, if you don’t need a ton of cash this week, then he’s one to look at downgrading.

Mitch Brown – Had a good game in front of goals, kicking 4 majors for 83 points in both Supercoach and AFL Fantasy. Now sits with a BE of 75.

Peter Wright – Considering the lack of Suns success on the weekend, Wright managed to have a very good game, despite being a bit wayward in front of goals, kicking 3.2. 95 SCPoints is his second highest return of the year.

Bailey Williams – Decent stats, but a lot of uncontested possessions (14 uncontested and only 4 contested last week) which will limit his scores in Supercoach. On the bubble with a BE of -44, but carries big questions about his JS.

Daniel Currie – Held his own against Jacobs in the ruck, but fractured a finger and will be out for the next 2-4 weeks.

George Hewett – Still in almost 20% of teams, he had a great game against the Hawks with a score of 87 SCPoints. His BE is down to 19 this week and if he can have another couple of weeks of decent scoring he should pop over the 300K mark, which he had looked like he’d struggle to do a few weeks ago.

Darcy MacPherson – Copped a medial ligament injury to his right knee with no timetable for his return. Big bummer to the 36,473 Supercoachers that own him.

Josh Smith – Average score of 67 for Smith, but plenty of cash left in him with a BE of just 3.

Mason Redman – Just didn’t get going on the weekend, scoring just 20 SCPoints. Still has a BE of 21 though, but hasn’t proved that he’ll be a good player in fantasy football yet, averaging just 34 SCPoints over 3 games.

Ben Crocker – Just 29 SCPoints for Crocker, but still has a BE of -7, so potential to earn cash is still there, as long as he continues to get a game.

Liam Sumner – Usual type score from Sumner with 45 SCPoints. BE is 18, so no need to get rid of him if you are a part of the 4.8% of teams that own him.

Josh Wagner – He’s had two low scoring games in a row now with scores of 43 against the Bulldogs and 56 against Melbourne last week. His BE is 75 and while he has shown he can score about that, his current form suggests he won’t.

Ryan Davis – Well, his JS should be pretty solid with all of the Suns injury, even if his fantasy football scoring isn’t that great. He did score 66 on the weekend, which is his highest score all year and his BE is 19, so he could make some cash. Only problem is the Suns have West Coast in Perth and Sydney on the cards over the next fortnight.

Callum Ah Chee – Just a 26 from Ah Chee as he left the ground with a concussion.

Tom Ruggles – A late inclusion and he hit his average of 60 perfectly with a score of 60 SCPoints against the Pies. His BE is 30, but the question is will he keep his spot against Carlton?

Michael Hartley – Might be coming near Hartley’s time, his BE is 49 and his average is 67.8 SCPoints. He should do OK against the Tigers and Fremantle, so I’d probably keep him there and maybe look to offload once his BE rises and he has to play Hawthorn, GWS and West Coast.

Ciaran Byrne – Big game from Byrne with a score of 112 SCPoints. He’s been ticking along nicely for the 6.7% of teams that own him, he’s passed the $300K mark and has a BE of 22 coming up. His BE will jump up once the big score rolls out, but as long as he scores well he’ll continue to earn money.

Ben Keays – Just the 53 from Keays, who has earned almost $100K now. His BE is just in the minus range at -1 while the Lions have a 50/50 schedule coming up over the next 6 weeks with games against Hawthorn, Carlton, Fremantle, West Coast, Richmond and Gold Coast.

Rhys Mathieson – Scored 59 in his first game against Melbourne. We still have one more week to evaluate him before he reaches the bubble though.

Connor Blakely – Not many guys own this bloke (only 0.8%), but he pumped out a massive score of 122 over the weekend. He had only scored 44, 55 and 40 over his first 3 games, so it might just be an aberration, rather than the beginning of an ongoing trend. Still, it’s pushed his BE down to -26, so he has the potential to earn a fair chunk of cash over the next two weeks if he continues to score decently.

Jayden Short – Average is 46 and BE is 51. He looks like he’s in the same boat as his teammate Menadue.

Kaiden Brand – Solid but not spectacular, with a score of 46 SCPoints on the weekend and a season average of 54. You could probably still buy him as he’s just $163K, but his BE is already at 0 and would only project out to adding another 100K to his price if his current scoring rate continues.

Wayne Milera – Managed to hit the scoreboard and kick 3 goals for a score of 76 SCPoints. BE is just 10 and still owned by 8.3% of teams.

Jonathan Freeman – Played his 2nd game and scored just 59 after a 27 the previous week. Costs $218K and his BE is already 45, which is higher than his average of 43. I’d avoid.

Keegan Brooksby – Played his 3 games and actually lost $7K, he’s averaging just 38 SCPoints and his BE is 37. Job security might improve a tad with Currie out.

Tim Mohr – Can’t catch a break after suffering another injury, this time a hamstring injury that will likely keep him out for 5 to 6 weeks. Caleb Marchbank has hurt his ankle again as well, so no go there as an immediate replacement either.

Jackson Paine – His name makes him sound like a wrestler Hulk Hogan would have taken on in the 80’s, it’s Rowdy Roddy Piper and Jackson Paine VS Hulk Hogan and the Macho Man!!! Anyway, he scored a 45 in his first game of the year and while he is only $127K I don’t think his scoring potential is all that great. Still one more week to take a look at him though.

Aaron Mullet – Probably past our comfortable price range now that he’s $226K, he’s scoring OK with an average of 59 and a 68 to his name last week.

Josh Schache – With a score of 20 SCPoints he lost 31K last week and now has a BE 88.

Kieran Collins – Not a great start for Collins with a score of just 17 SCPoints his BE is already 36 after just one game.

Oscar McDonald – Still on the bubble as he’s only played 2 games, but is averaging just 45 SCPoints. Job security isn’t secure either.

Jade Gresham – Another one who is like Menadue, doesn’t score all that well and doesn’t make any cash either.

Conor McKenna – Scored just 11 on the weekend and is now $700 cheaper than his original starting price.

Trent West – Played his first game of the year and scored decently with a score of 72. Slightly higher price than most at $196K, but his performances and job security have never been consistent.

Daniel Gorringe – You know things are bad when Gorringe is getting a game. He did OK with a score of 50 SCPoints, but his BE is 33 thanks to his price of $222K and he’s never displayed great scoring potential.

Jayden Hunt – Averaging just 50 over his 6 games and his BE is now 54. Lucky only 1.4% of teams own him.



Matthew Goodyear – Led the Collingwood VFL side for possessions with 28 in their narrow win over Williamstown. Also added 2 goals, 3 marks and 7 tackles.

Jack Trengove – Hit the 30 disposal mark again, with 30 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles in Casey Scorpions 6 point win over the Box Hill Hawks.

Teia Miles – Miles had a better day in front of goals this week, kicking 4.2 as well as adding 10 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for Box Hill.

Aaron Francis – Made his debut for the Bombers, albeit the VFL version, but had a quiet game with 10 disposals, 6 marks and 1 tackle. He’ll be brought along slowly you’d think as he recovers from his injury layoff.

Will Hams – Led the way for the Bombers with 35 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles in their 19 point loss to Footscray.

Sam Grimley – Wasn’t much happening for Grimley on Saturday with just 8 touches, 4 marks, 2 hitouts and a behind to his name.

Josh Dunkley – Good game for Dunkley, grabbing 31 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles for Footscray.

Eli Templeton- Continues to push his case for a recall, racking up 31 disposals, 7 marks and a goal for Sandringham in their win over Werribee.

Jack Lonie – Another Sainter playing well in the two’s, Lonnie booted 4 goals as well as having 29 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles.

Tom Lee – Decent game for Lee with 19 disposals, 1 mark, 4 rebound 50’s and a goal for the Zebras. Probably won’t be in line for a recall this week.

Tom Curren – A bit more quiet than usual for Curren with 16 disposals, but did some good defensive work with 10 tackles

Dougal Howard – Did some OK work in the ruck with 20 hitouts and hit the scoreboard for a goal. Also had 17 disposals and 5 marks

Sam Collins – Collins had 17 disposals, 7 marks and 4 rebound 50’s in Peel Thunders super high scoring match in which they beat East Perth 39-25. With the continued injuries to the Dockers you’d think he might have a chance of getting a game soon.

Darcy Tucker – Probably weren’t many stats to go around with Barlow zooming them all up himself, but Tucker had 16 disposals and 7 tackles for the Thunder.

Michael Apeness – Quiet game for Apeness, but it wasn’t exactly raining goals on the weekend, grabbing just 8 disposals, 4 tackles and 4 hitouts.

Cameron Loersch – Not many going around for the Suns in the NEAFL, but Loersch managed to kick a pair of goals as well as have 15 disposals and 5 marks in the Suns big loss to Redland.

Matthew Kennedy – Kennedy had 26 touches for the UWS Giants against the Brisbane Lions, which was probably a pretty good effort considering Adam Tomlinson had 52 and Jack Steele had 43! Kennedy also booted 3 goals and had 10 marks as the Giants beat the Lions by 53 points.

Harrison Himmelberg – Himmelberg is improving as he gets more games under his belt, he had 24 touches, 4 marks and kicked a goal.

Eric Hipwood – Got on the end of a few goals a fortnight ago, but could only managed the 1 goal last week, as well as 8 disposals and a mark. Brisbane, like their QLD counterparts, have brought up quite a few players this year, so there isn’t a ton of quality guys running around their reserves at the moment.


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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Cant justify trading Menadue due to his low price. Team is almost full premium so it's:

DBJ to Williams
Kerridge to Zorko

Jumping the gun on Kerridge to secure zorko


Thinking about doing the same but with Kennedy. Only problem is I want Priddis too. Is Priddis a must have at that price?


Think Priddis might be back to form but definitely not a must have. Still, I like priddis more than JJK. If you look at their past year averages its:

JJK: 99, 79, 92 (2013, 2014, 2015 respectively)

Priddis: 101, 112, 113 ( ^ ^ ^)

While JJK has only fallen below 80 once this year, he can clearly have shockers, which is understandable. But his scores of last year, for example, consisted of fails such as 41, 57, 58, 55, 66, 74, and alot of 70s/80s. Consistency is a real problem, and you have to be willing to take similar scores like these this year (along with his high-scoring weeks). Priddis, on the other hand, has only dropped below 75 three to four times in the last 4 years. Priddis wont let you down. Will be surprised if JJK ends up averaging 100 (he usually needs about 4 goals a week to score decently)


Jess, I presume that Ketut meant trading out Ben Kennedy instead of Kerridge??


Pretty solid.
I'm keeping kerridge for maybe an extra week or two at most. Manly because i needed to trade Byrne jones to Williams and upgraded brown to docherty.
Depending on what happens might trade kerridge for a rookie, have 450k then upgrade someone like cox or smith to Gray.


Ahhh okay lol sorry about that. So many kennedys


Yes Melbournes Kennedy, sorry should have clarified, reading back on my comment now I can see how you would have thought I meant Josh.


Dan Currie did what?? Oh dear….


Haa Barron must have been watching too much of the old red tubes!! Cheers mate just edited it


Thoughts on Chad Wingard and Luke Brown


Luke Brown is shit full stop
Chad Wingward looks like a must have at the moment


If you want your six forwards to be amongst the top 10 all year Wingard is certainly not a must have.


Wingard a must have?? So he tops the tonne for the first time in six games and he is all of a sudden a must have??
Bloke has only gone over 80 twice this season – so he isn't appealing as a must have to me.
Potentially underpirced if he can turn things around, but hardly a must have!!!

Southern S

He's not too bad of a player but not supercoach relevant that's for sure.

Southern S

Luke Brown*


I'm toying with the idea of upgrading a rookie to Wingard as eventual F7


You missed a bit of a typo in Currie's rundown!!!


WHOA!! Haaa Barron you BEAST!! Just edited it cheers mate


I gotta put my hand up on that one and say I have no idea how the hell I put an F in there other than I was typing fast and it was 1:30am in the morning. That's what ya get for cutting time on revisions!


Haa had a good old laugh when I read that mate! 😉


dbj down to williams
kennedy up to docherty via dpp


James Kelly from the bombers anyone?
Played every game averaged 102 and valued at 487k
Scores of
Dropped below the ton just twice and 5 tons in the first 5 round
Breakeven of 97
In just 1.5% of teams
ranked 29th in the comp for points


Would be a great pick if you could select him as a defender but not as a midfielder


Cant argue with those numbers, he just sits in the back half accumulating nice cheap stats! Not for me though, as hes not in that top echelon of mids. Robbie Gray and Matty Priddis aren't much more expensive – and they are GUNS


Shouldnt be looking to bring in a mid who's doing very well to crack 100 ave at this stage of the year.


Is scoring well, however with so many other Essendon players in sides, it makes it tough trade out one for another, especially if you are considering bye rounds


Would of been awesome to of had him from the start.
But at this stage you should only be looking at the top mids to bring into your team.


Are people trading out M. Brown is it time for him to go? If DJB isnt named thinking of trading out Brown and use DJB as a loop hole.


DBJ is an expensive loophole


Trade him out next week? He wont lose or gain. M. Brown could rise but most likely lose?


Honestly hadn't thought of that… Something to consider if DBJ is not named for sure!

Southern S

Not a big fan of this move because next week you may have other outs or injuries come about.


Deledio, is this week going to be the best time to get him in, or do we think he will be cheaper after his rd13 bye?


was thinking i was going to get priddis this week.

i have NicNat & Blitz as my two rucks.

Another option is to trade Mills >> Goldy (via Blitz). this will put Blitz in my midfield, not sure if he is a keeper as a Mid?

Goldy $120k cheaper than his starting price, but Norf have a tough run of games. Can i keep Blitz at M8?

Any suggestions


Like the 2nd option.


Blitz is handy but in a perfect world not a keeper at either position, hence this is an ideal time to get in Goldy with that move and maximise cash efficiency, and meanwhile Blitz is scoring well enough that you can have him on field in the mids and address other concerns first


Yeah. Was thinking Blitz can average 101 until he gets pushed out as last midfield upgrade, should do better than Menadue.

Goldy $120k cheaper than starting price… Woooshca!

The Ranger

Nice move Derek!

Southern S

I think it's great move Derek. Nic Nat and Goldy is a set and forget combo and Blics would be fine as an M8, or as you say trade him out later if you really need.


I think its a good move through the year Goldstein should outscore priddis


i was going to get Goldy a couple of weeks back, but was worried he was going to get rested. he aint getting rested now.


Priddis will still be cheap next week, unless he scores really huge against GC


i have 3 place in my mids to fill and have Priddis, Selwood, Sloane, hanners & RGray on my watchlist. any of them will be good, if i miss priddis, i'll get RGray


but there is only one Goldy


Yeah you probably go gray next week, then possibly selwood the week following or the one after that. A guy Im intrigued by is sam mitchell who could be 450k within a couple weeks


after trades, team will look like:

Shaw, Laird, Bartel, BSmith, McVeigh, Rich (Williams, Hartley)

Dangerfield, Gaz, JPK, Blicavs, Rocky, Pendlebury, BenKen, JSmith (Gresham, Davis, McPherson)

Goldy, NicNat (Wyatt)

Dusty, Barlow, Wingard, Montagna, Kerridge, Petracca (McGovern, Menadue)

19 trades left $40k


best forward to upgrade to this week???


Who do you have and who suits your byes?

Highest price/scoring potential – Zorko, Dahlhaus

Good value – Delidio, Martin, Montagna

Risks – JJK (westcoast), Rioli


I feel as though zorko is necessary but i really like the sound of bringing in jjk this week putting the captain on him and watching him go off
Has got a fairly easy run as well for the season


who are the best POD's in the fwd line

i'm sitting around 7000 so i might just play for league wins and finnish my squad with lots of PODs

Hoff, Walters, Howe anyone know any better ones




Gunston is having a consistent year. Liking the Hawks draw in coming weeks as well


Wingard, over injuries, plays better when Gray is playing, some easier games coming up.

Southern S

Not sure about Cyril……misses games.


doesn't miss games like he used to. had a family illness a couple of weeks ago.

amazing fact……… Rioli has never had more than 29 disposals in a game of AFL !

Southern S

He scores well from his touches that's for sure.

His scoring has been a bit inconsistent, over his career he's missed a lot of games, seems too risky for me.

Boltons Blues

Rumours coming out of the Crows nest that Rory Laird will miss again this week

Southern S



G'Day Lads
Appreciate a little feedback on my team this week

Shaw, Laird, Dea, Tippa, Adams, KK (Hartley, DBJ)
Danger, Hannerbery, Parker, Ablett, Libba, Wines, Kerridge, J Smith (McPherson, Gresham, Keays)
Gawn, Nic Nat (Grimley)
Dahl, Martin, Hall, Barlow, Wells, Zorko (Petracca, Menapoo)

I am going to trade DBJ to Willams which leaves me with $580k. I am keen on getting Priddis aswell but am unsure who to trade for him. Logic says McPherson but with the lack of midfield downgrades after the bye rounds and only going up $50k is he worth holding? Also stuck with gresham and menapoo who have done shit all this season.
Any thoughts greatly appreciated as usual boys, cheers

Chubby McChubby

DBJ to Williams will leave 219k in the bank. Get rid of Weitiering or hold?

Southern S

Great write up once again Barron cheers!

The Ranger

Love ya work Barron, thanks.
The Community needs to know…..did you end up running with Tippett in the ruck as you mentioned many moons ago?
And if so are you trading in Goldy this week and swinging Tippett forward or just going Tippett > Goldy?


Nope, I wimped out and just went with Goldy and Nic Nat. Would probably have worked out pretty well in the end if I did go for it


Ah Barron, so close to glory. Goldie was only $552k last week. They would have renamed the Bruen manoeuvre the "VonCrow manoeuvre"

Chubby McChubby

Or kerridge to zorks


DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Laird, Enright, AMT, Byrne (Ruggles, Williams)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Ward, Ablett, Shiel, priddis, Zieball, Lewis (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Lorensch)
FWD: Dusty, Hall, DeGoey, Kerridge, Benken, Petracca (Menadue, Wyatt)

Iv'e made 1 trade already and thats was dbj to williams but for my second one i am going to be offloading benken with the money left over i can afford any fwd but don't want Zorko cause i'm ranked 7000 and would like PODs so who to get





Boltons Blues

Can you upgrade menadue to any of those?
if any it would be Lids, but you could easily hold off on him till after his r13 bye.
BenKen/Kerridge are still scoring well (BenKen was 40 at 1/4 time on the weekend and dropped off) so i wouldnt be trading them just yet
BUT if you must trade BenKen, id get Lids


nah bolts blues if i trade menaspud i can only get a boomer, walters or howe


Need 2 or 3 upgrades for forwards
1-2 for mids
3 defenders

Who do you suggest?
I don't have many pods so they are useful for me

Def: Shaw, Laird, Docherty
Mid: Pendles, Danger, Hanners, Parker, Ablett, Priddis, Libba?
Fwd: Martin, Franklin, Barlow?, Hall?, Wells?


Have a look at the season averages so far for each position and go from there.

Off the top of my head Buddy, Zorko, Deledio, Gray, Ward, Simmo, Rance are targets


Bye Bye Menadue and DBJ
Hello Priddis and Williams


I'm tossing up between Lids, Zorko, JPK or Gray? Any suggestions welcome !


Have to go with lids or Zorko personally I feel gray will miss 2-3 weeks for the rest of the season through niggles. He can pump out much bigger scores than Zorko so really depends if you want a big scorer or consistency (Zorko scored once under 110 this season) good luck!


Sorry guys
What is the SuperCoach break even formula?


Use footywire or tooserious


Should I trade Brown to Simpson/ Boydd or Ben Kennedy to Daulhaus


Brown to Simpson


Is it silly to trade Smith or Hewitt this week even though they have low break evens? Reason being I really want Priddis to complete my midfield and I think he will go very large this week, so don't want to miss the score and price rise. If not I could trade Kennedy to Zorko instead.


Kennedy to Zorko hold on priddis another week. Zorko has scored once this year under 110 so expect a big score.


Jesse Joyce is rumoured to make his debut this week. Another d/m rookie only 102k for those not sure about Williams.


nice info

Southern S

Could have good job security with the suns injury lost growing by the minute.

Southern S

That saying they have a lot of players coming back in 1-2 weeks time.

Boltons Blues

i traded him at the start to Robbie Gray because i didnt think he'd get a game, of course hes getting a game


he made the extended bench!


Guys zaharakis (BE of 150+) to lachie neale or priddis?


why trade Zaha?


Do you have Ablett to?


Yeah I have a let and I'm keeping him. Zaharakis just hasn't performed well in the past few weeks and his BE is over 150 as I said before. Would neale or priddis be a better option?


Oliver out with a thigh injury! I was going to trade him next week, but will get rid of him this week instead (seeing as though it could people a couple of weeks till he's back)


Hi community,
Thoughts on Byrne jones downgrade to Williamson then kolodjanij upgrade to Bartel or Boyd.


Hold KK. Why trade him at his lowest price?


dusty or dahlhaus or deledio for a POD

Chubby McChubby

Hi Community. Have 17 trades with 219k in the sky rocket. One trade left this week. Thnking BenKen to Dahlhaus or Montagna or Kerridge to Zorko. Or dont trade at all or suggestions on something else?
Def – Shaw Docherty Simpson B. Smith Weitering B. Williams (M.Brown, Hartley)
Mid – Dangerfield, Pendlebury Shiel Zaharakis Liberatore T. Adams Hewett J. Smith (Ablett, Macpherson, Gresham)
Rucks – Goldstein Gawn (Cox)
Forwards – Martin Merrett Kerridge Kennedy McDonald-Tipungwuti Petracca (Wells,Hall)


Chubby McChubby

I might have to reverse the DBJ to Williams trade

Southern S

Barlow IN!

Southern S

WELLS IN too hallelujah!

Southern S

Suckling In
Adams In

Southern S

I'm worried about Williams now.

Doggies extended bench.

1 Matthew Suckling
3 Mitch Wallis
27 Will Minson
20 Josh Dunkley
34 Bailey Williams
35 Caleb Daniel
44 Jed Adcock


Menadue got the chop, i was just starting to like him


No Laird or Rocky


Laird not back…

Southern S

Byrne-Jones playing


Yeah little surprised by that? Makes things more of a conundrum?

Southern S

Nah not really, he's done anyway I reckon with a BE of 105, In comes Priddis via DPPs


look for plan B i think

The Ranger

Plan B involves not trading out Menadue. I can't fully express in words how disappointing that is.


Hmmm DBJ named….no really good def rookies on the bubble chance Joyce?

Southern S

Bloody risky not being on the bubble, there are a lot of injuries at gold coast but many due back shortly.

I wouldn't downgrade to anyone in the backline this week, but I'm lucky enough to have plenty of dual position players to move around so I can trade out DBJ for Priddis.


Yeah, I know but DJB wont make his BE. Totally agree with you! Wait and see if Williams get named? But if he doesn't might have to gamble on Williams or Joyce? DBJ is going to lose money with a BE of 103.

Southern S

Might have to take the gamble on Joyce if Williams isn't named.



Cattery 2.0

Now that menadue is out and DBJ still playing is Menadue to Hopper the better choice?


Only if you're facing a donut. DBJ needs to be trading more so now I think because he will leak money, Menadue won't.


Well, seeing how laird is out again. Brand is dropped and Williams is on the extended bench (most likely won't play)
I had to make a tough decision to trade kerridge to hopper and upgrade Byrne jones (I know his playing but high BE) to Docherty.
Leaves me with 160k.
I was against the hopper trade because of his price but I'd looking at it now, hopper is more reliable and has s better JS then Williams.

Southern S

Could pull the trigger on Mathieson one week early if confident in him.


Struggling to make a decision on whether I should trade or not, please give me some advice

DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Bartel, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Byrne Jones, Ruggles (Laird, Brand)
MID: Parker, Dangerfield, Pendles, Ward, Selwood, Ablett, Libba, Smith (Keays, Davis, Dunkley)
RUC: Goldstein, Naitanui (Chol)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Wells, Hall, Kerridge, Kennedy, Petracca (Papley, Menadue)

$220,300 in the bank, 16 trades left including 2 this round

Southern S

Menadue has been dropped, Byrne Jones looking at losing cash with a 105 BE.

Could possibly wait on the trades, although first gamer Sam Collins could be one to take a risk on in the backline for a downgrade, if you want to upgrade menadue to a premo.

Collins comes in for Alex Pearce who is injured for the season.

Another option would be Joyce from GCS, probably lower JS than Collins, and again a first gamer.

Has a lower price of just 100k, MID/DEF eligibility.


Hi community, trading DBJ to B. Williams gives me 520k to get in a FWD for M. Brown. Only viable options are Buddy, JJK or Zerret. Should i look to bring in one of these 3 or do different trades, perhaps look at bringing in hopper??

Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks

Southern S

I wouldn't be locking in the williams trade, at least not until he is guaranteed a spot this week.

His JS is shaky doggies have a lot of depth and a lot players back this week.


All 3 FWDs you mentioned would be wonderful additions to any side, I like JJK best because he has gone huge against bad teams and ok against good teams and WEst Coast have a better draw from here on.


It's coming to end FY, Barron you definitely deserve a good pay rise with such quality work! Does stringer to D Martin count as sideways? Passionate dogs fan hoping stringer would break out.


Stringer has broken out, just not in a SC sense. It's not sideways, however I'm sure you have a guy in your 22 averaging less than Stringer so I'd be fixing that first. Martins not underpriced, so you can afford to wait a few weeks, if he goes up it will only be marginally.


Good point, might hold, good luck pal

Aussie Might

Thoughts on Dougal Howard as a downgrade option??
On the bubble this week

Southern S

Not a fan of him but it might suit your structure. They're only bringing him in because gawn will monster them otherwise.

Wait……….he will still monster them!


Ok downgrade option, JS not great though. Only for bench cover

Boltons blues

ive go no choice, I'm risking it for the biscuit per day
Collins (freo) or Collins

Boltons blues

Williams lol


Maybe Collins, better JS at Freo?

Southern S

Freo and job security in the same sentence?

Barlow and Tucker would disagree!

But on a serious note I'd look at the injuries, and returning players to the side before locking him in.


Well with Pearce going down for the season they need another key defender don't they? Johnson is still also out so I'd say they need him to play.

Southern S

Yep wasn't up to date on their injuries, he does look promising.

22 year old, 192cm, 90kg should take that key defender position for the rest of the season.

I've been a little ignorant of what's going on at Freo I must admit, after having Barlow on my bench and seeing Tucker dumped after two.


DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Laird, Enright, AMT, Byrne (Ruggles, Williams)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Ward, Ablett, Shiel, priddis, Zieball, Lewis (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Lorensch)
FWD: Dusty, Hall, DeGoey, Kerridge, Benken, Petracca (Menadue, Wyatt)

i am in trouble and have no idea what i should do this week i have 14 trades and 41k left

DBJ and Menadue are really bothering me is it worth doing DBJ to Collins and then Menadue either to Howard or upgrade to boomer

do i need to trade this week

any input will be helpful

Wills Hunters

Personally I'd hold off on trading. You've only got 14 trades left. You're team looks strong. You need to fix your backline. But I personally wouldn't Bring in b.williams. So I believe there isn't anyone in the backline worth trading down too


Hey everyone, I hope all is well. How cold is it tonight! Anyways, I'm in need of a little help and I was wondering if the community could give me some.

I've got 19 trades left and $255.4 in cash. I do have a few injuries left but you'll see that now as I display my team. I'm really unsure as to what to do next so any help would be appreciated.

Defence: shaw, Dea, McDonald-tip, Adams, Byrne-jones, Byrne (laird, Hartley)

Midfield: Dangerfield, Hannebery, Parker, Cripps, gray, Liberatore, Kennedy, Petracca (Rockliff, Davis, macpherson)

Rucks: Gawn, Nic Nat (Grimley)

Forwards: Zorko, Martin, Barlow, hall, wells, Kerridge (Papley, cox)

Thanks heaps guys


It's pretty obvious what line you need to invest in mate


Don't they say defence is the last line you should invest in?


If you want Priddis grab him, If you want Rance grab him, if you want Deledio grab him,you've got plenty of option mate have a look at your byes see what suits regarding players that have bottomed out.


Do people think that Howe is the real deal, pretty sure i read that bucks said that Howe will stay in this half back role

Southern S

Yeah I've read that, but at 450k it's not like he's a bargain. Not convinced but he's worth a shot if you have plenty of trades.


When Marley Williams, langdon and Goldsack come back to the team he'll go back to the forward flank and be back down to 12 possessions and 1 goal… 65 pts..


That's my worry I actually think if he stays in the role he's been in the last 3 weeks he would be. 90+ averager for a season but no confidence he'll be in that spot for the rest of the season