The Rookie Scout: Round 14

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Barron Von CrowOne down, two to go! We’re now into the second week of the dreaded bye rounds, we’ve managed to survive week 1, but week 2 is looking slightly trickier.

Howdy folks, I’m Barron Von Crow and welcome to the Round 14 Rookie Scouting Report.

I’m here to bring you all the cheaper Supercoach action there is for Round 14, but we’ve got something even more exciting in store for you this week community. CoachKings, the game by game fantasy football revolution will be free to play at home tonight in the big Adelaide (Carn you Crows!) VS North Melbourne matchup!

For CoachKings veterans, you’ll know what the fuss is all about and will get to play from the comfort of your own home during some crappy weather and for those of you who haven’t played it, this is your opportunity to give this fantastic game a shot for the first time and get to see firsthand just how fantastic CoachKings can be. There are big prizes on offer this week, so make sure you hop on the laptop or iPad or whatever, enter your team and get in the running for a $300 first prize.



Also a quick public service announcement, remember that due to the Thursday Adelaide VS North Melbourne game this week lockout starts tonight, so you won’t be able to reverse any trades should you make them after the Thursday night game starts. So make sure you are 100% sure in the trades you have planned for this week!

Now, let’s get into it.


Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $308,600 | AF Price: $316,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,700
Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles, 41 SCPoints, 39 AFPoints, 32 CKPoints

Oliver is still owned by 10.8% of Supercoachers, a number I imagine will go down significantly due to Oliver’s poor score last week, his bye this week and the fact his BE is now 94. He’s in the perfect spot for either a quick upgrade to a premo player, or a downgrade to free up some cash.

Callum Mills

SC Price: $342,500 | AF Price: $324,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,500
Round 13 Stats: 23 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 89 SCPoints, 90 AFPoints, 96 CKPoints

Another great game for Mills, producing his 2nd highest SC score this year, and it came at the perfect time with the bye rounds starting last week. His BE is 48 this week, but Sydney are off, so it might be a good time to think about moving him on. He won’t have a lot more money to make at this stage.

Christian Petracca

SC Price: $351,100 | AF Price: $353,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,500
Round 13 Stats: 14 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 73 SCPoints, 72 AFPoints, 83 CKPoints

It’s an awkward spot to have Petracca in with the bye this week. His BE is just 55, and he has shown he can score in the 70’s and the 80’s on a good day, but he’s also sitting at a good price and with byes and upgrades on the card, many might find themselves in a spot where they need to move him on. There’s nothing wrong with that if that’s what you need to do. He’s owned by 59.6% of teams, so it’s a situation a lot of us will be in!

Jack Trengove

SC Price: $205,300 | AF Price: $337,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Round 13 Stats: 19 disposals, 5 tackles, 3 rebound 50’s, 67 SCPoints, 62 AFPoints, 49 CKPoints

13 handballs and 4 clangers clipped Trengove’s scores a tad, but he still found the pill 19 times, which is an encouraging sign as he continues his return from his re-occurring foot injury. Melbourne have the bye this week, so he won’t rise in price this week, but his BE is -21, so he’ll likely have another healthy price rise after Round 15 when Melbourne take on Adelaide.

Darcy Parish
SC Price: $318,800 | AF Price: $354,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Round 13 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 behinds, 53 SCPoints, 43 AFPoints, 50 CKPoints

It looks like the bye might be coming at a good time for Parish, who struggled to get as involved as he normally does against GWS, just his second game where he’s had below 20 disposals (which probably highlights just how well he’s played this year). He lost $5.2K for the week and his BE is 68, which is achievable, but he’s at that level where he’s more likely to drop $20K than he is to rise by that amount. Upgrade material this week.

Jacob Hopper

SC Price: $278,800 | AF Price: $330,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,900
Round 13 Stats: 18 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, 1 goal, 77 SCPoints, 60 AFPoints, 91 CKPoints

This was Hopper’s best score in SC since his debut game in Round 8 and certainly a good sign considering the Giants have a nice run of weaker opponents in Collingwood, Brisbane, Port, Richmond and the Gold Coast on the cards in the next 6 weeks. His BE this week is 51, so he should be a decent starter for the 25.8% of teams that own him.


James Rose

SC Price: $206,600 | AF Price: $283,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,500
Round 13 Stats: 16 disposals, 6 marks, 8 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 77 SCPoints, 87 AFPoints, 46 CKPoints

He’s been slightly better in AFL Fantasy where his average is 89, compared to Supercoach where his average is 71, but he’s still been putting up a good result in either format. He had 5 clangers on the weekend which would have hurt his SC scores a bit, but he did a great job around half forward and worked well on getting the ball inside the Swans 50. His BE is -13 this week, but the Swans have the bye, so you’ll need to wait another week for him. Swans have a tough 3 game stretch with the Bulldogs, Geelong and Hawthorn on the cards as well.


Matthew Dea

SC Price: $370,900 | AF Price: $377,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,500
Round 13 Stats: N/A

Dea had last week off as he was omitted from the side that took on the GWS Giants, but that was probably for the best, as his BE was sitting at 87. The Bombers have the bye this week, so it’s probably the perfect opportunity to trade him out. You can upgrade him for 100K for someone like Rory Laird or Alex Rance, or spend 200K and get Sam Docherty for him. All 3 are fantastic upgrade options.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $371,500 | AF Price: $317,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,800
Round 13 Stats: 11 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 62 SCPoints, 38 AFPoints, 48 CKPoints

Marcus Adams may be in the exact same position as Matty D above. Worth almost the same price and has the bye and a BE in the 80’s. The advantage Adams has is he is a DEF/FWD swing, so as well as defensive options in Laird, Rance and Docherty you could also trade him up for forward options such as Deledio and Martin.

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $328,400 | AF Price: $326,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Round 13 Stats: 14 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 49 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 62 CKPoints

I think we can pretty much throw most defenders in the same category this week! DBJ is another defender on the Round 14 bye who looks like they’ve maxed out. His BE is 92 this week, so he’s another guy you’d probably look to move on.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $384,200 | AF Price: $346,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,900
Round 13 Stats: 17 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 74 SCPoints, 71 AFPoints, 81 CKPoints

Here’s defender upgrade #4! McDonald-Tipungwuti’s BE is 83 heading into his bye week, so again, he’s one to move on if you can. For only 300K you can potentially go from two of Dea/Adams/DBJ/Walla to Laird and Rance. Seems pretty good to me!

Oscar McDonald

SC Price: $309,300 | AF Price: $252,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,600
Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles, 9 1%ers, 79 SCPoints, 81 AFPoints, 105 CKPoints

McDonald finished off a nice 3 game run with an average of 82.7 SCPoints and now has a BE of just 36. He has the bye this week, so a few may be tempted to move him on, but he’ll have at least two more weeks of cash generation in him, so you may just need to play it by ear and see if the numbers add up for you.

Sam Collins

SC Price: $213,400 | AF Price: $236,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,600
FEATURED COACHKINGS CONTEST: Friday night, Collingwood VS Fremantle
Round 13 Stats: 10 games, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 46 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints

A slightly better score for Collins, who rose by $39.9K this week, which will probably be his last big price rise for him. His BE is 34 this week and should stay around that level for the next month should he continue a decent clip of storing, with the Dockers playing Collingwood, Melbourne, Geelong and Gold Coast in that time. He’ll likely have to be started this week, so let’s hope he has a similar score to Round 11.


Corey Wagner – Played his debut game after being a 3rd round draft pick for the Roo’s this year. He only had the 7 touches for 34 SCPoints however. Could be a cheap CoachKings option for Thursday night though.

Kade Stewart – Stewart saw his ownership percentage jump from 4.9% to 14.4% between rounds 12 and 13, but unfortunately he couldn’t keep that good streak of scores going, producing just 56 SCPoints from 7 disposals and 3 tackles. BE is still -22, so plenty of cash to earn. Hawks VS Gold Coast is our Sunday CoachKings contest, consider him a viable option there.

Eric Hipwood – Played his very first game after being pick #14 in this year’s draft and was OK. He had 9 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and a goal for 54 SCPoints. Starts at 162K, but Brisbane have the bye next week, so it’ll be Round 17 when he’s on the bubble.

Ben Keays – Hasn’t been that good over his last two games, he had 13 disposals last week, but 11 handballs and 10 uncontested possessions, so they weren’t worth a heap. He finished with 39 SCPoints, and has produced his two lowest scores of the year over the past two weeks. Will need to do better since a lot of us will be starting him over the byes.

Josh Schache – Inaccurate in front of goals, which he has been all year, kicking 2.3, but statistically it was probably his best game as an AFL player. He had 15 disposals and 9 marks along with his 2 goals and scored 90 in AFL Fantasy, but just 59 in Supercoach.

Jarrad Jansen – Bounced back from his poor score against Freo somewhat, producing a 60 SCPoint game. He had 19 disposals, but 14 were handballs. He also had 3 clearances, but unless you’re Matt Priddis and score a ton of tackles and clearance work, guys who handball a ton usually find themselves maxed out in the 80’s range.

Logan Austin – Only had 5 touches, but had 7 1%ers to get his SC score up to 41, compared to the 19 he scored in AFL Fantasy.

Dougal Howard – Unfortunately for Dougal, he has suffered an ACL injury, which has put an end to his 2016 season. Was owned by 4% of teams, so those owners (including me) will need to look elsewhere for the rest of the year.

Darcy Tucker – Just the 8 disposals for Tucker and only 2 kicks (after 16 in Round 12) for 46 SCPoints. Freo take on Collingwood in CoachKings on Friday night, Tucker is a guy you could definitely consider.

Lincoln McCarthy – Hasn’t been scoring that well since his return from injury, mostly because he hasn’t been able to hit the scoreboard, kicking 1 goal in his last 3 games, compared to kicking 7 in his first 5 and discounting his game where he was injured in the first quarter, he only had 1 game where he was goalless. He had just the 37 SCPoints from 10 disposals and 5 marks last weekend. The Saturday night CoachKings matchup is St Kilda VS Geelong, McCarthy will be cheap, but will need to kick some goals to win you the beers.

Tom Ruggles – Hit his straps at the right time! He has had two good games in a row now, scoring 81 VS North in Round 12 and scored 71 SCPoints against the Bullies from 18 disposals and 10 marks. I’d definitely consider him in defense for CoachKings on Saturday night.

Josh Dunkley – A quiet game for Dunkley with just the 9 possessions for 35 SCPoints.

Ben Kennedy – Well, his return to SC glory only lasted a week, producing a score of just 40 SCPoints after scoring 94 the week before. Competition was a step up though and the conditions weren’t great either, but still, many owners would have hoped for better. His BE is just 64 thanks to his big score last week, but he’s one to definitely consider moving on with if you still have him.

Jayden Hunt – Up and down Supercoach wise, but does produce a decent score every now and then, scoring 71 SCPoints against Sydney from 18 disposals and 3 marks. His BE is sitting on 40 this week, but Dee’s have the bye.

Josh Wagner – Another defender who looks to have peaked, Wagner scored 69 SCPoints from 19 disposals against Sydney. BE is 81 and Melbourne have the bye, so it’s a perfect time to upgrade him if you have him.

Toby Nankervis – Played just his 2nd game this year due to Tippett being out and did some good work in the wet weather. He only had 7 disposals, but also had 8 tackles and 9 hitouts for 86 SCPoints. Recorded 9 tackles in his only other game this year against Adelaide, which are good numbers for a bigman.

George Hewett – Made his return from injury after missing Round 12 and was OK. Didn’t find much of the ball with just 9 disposals, but did have 9 tackles to boost his SC score to 51 and his AFL Fantasy score to 71.

Aliir Aliir – Just his second game and he was OK with 10 disposals, 7 1%ers and 5 tackles for 55 SCPoints. Still don’t know what his JS is like, so I’m iffy on considering him a trade down target.

Matthew Kennedy – Kicked 3 goals in his debut game, which is a pretty good achievement! Didn’t have a ton of possessions with just 11, but thanks to his goals he scored 67 SCPoints. One may worry about what he might produce if he doesn’t have a scoreboard impact and those possession numbers stay the same though. Will be cheap for CoachKings on Saturday, so maybe hope for a repeat effort?

Sam J. Reid – Was OK with 13 disposals and 1.2 for 57 SCPoints, but I question his job security at the moment.

Michael Hartley – Made his return after missing a few games and had 8 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 12 1%ers for 55 SCPoints. Has a sky high BE this week thanks to his score of 19 in Round 10, so may have to consider moving him on.

Mitch Brown – Inaccurate in front of goals, kicking 2.4 and also had 12 disposals and 3 marks for 59 SCPoints. His BE is only 41, but Bombers are off this week.

Jason Ashby – He’s been on the Bombers list since 2013, but had only played 10 games prior to last week. Had just the 13 disposals and 5 tackles for 53 SCPoints.

Will Hams – Has scored fairly consistently over his 3 games, though scores in the high 50’s are probably not that exciting to us. He had 15 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 57 SCPoints. Has had his 3 games and now sits at 190K, I’d probably forget about him.


Sam J. Reid – $118K – FWD

Aliir Aliir – $123K – DEF (Sydney on the bye this week though)

Toby Nankervis – $226K – FWD (Sydney again)

Tom Barrass – $238K – DEF (West Coast bye this week)


Ciaran Byrne – $325K – 104 BE

George Hewett – $260K – 99 BE

Michael Hartley – $274K – 96 BE

Clayton Oliver – $308K – 94 BE

Darcy Byrne-Jones – $328K – 92 BE

Matt Dea – $370K – 87 BE

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti – $384K – 82 BE

Marcus Adams – $371K – 82 BE

Ben Keays – $234K – 82 BE

Josh Wagner – $341K – 81 BE

Mitch McGovern – $299K – 76 BE

Darcy Parish – $318K – 68 BE

Daniel Rioli – $202K – 67 BE

Ben Kennedy – $321K – 64 BE



Josh Cowan – Led the Geelong VFL side in disposals with 32, along with 2 marks and 7 tackles as the Cats beat the Box Hill Hawks 118-69

Sam Menegola – Continues his good VFL form with 28 disposals and 13 tackles, as well as 6 inside 50 entries. Hasn’t put a foot wrong in his 3 VFL matches, averaging 25 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles so far.

Kieran Lovell – Led the Hawks in disposals with 25, along with 2 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.

Kurt Heatherly – Heatherly had 18 disposals and 11 marks down in defense for the Box Hill Hawks.

Teia Miles – Kicked a goal and had 17 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Marc Pittonet – Back to the VFL for Pittonet, he finished with 9 disposals, 5 tackles and 34 hitouts

Kaiden Brand – Quiet day for Brand with just 8 disposals, 2 marks and 6 hitouts.

Ben McKay – Had spent the last few weeks in the Weribee development league side, but was back in the main VFL side this week and had his best game of the year, kicking 3.1, as well as having 8 disposals and 7 marks. Had only kicked 1 goal in his previous 5 VFL games.

James Polkinghorne – Led the Bombers with 24 disposals and also had 3 marks and 5 tackles in the Bombers 13 point win over Weribee.

Aaron Francis – Kicked a hell of a goal from the boundary line for one of the 3 he kicked on the day. Also had 15 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Connor McKenna – McKenna had 23 disposals, 3 marks, 5 inside 50’s, 6 rebound 50’s and kicked a goal.

BYE – Sandringham (St Kilda), Northern Blues (Carlton), Collingwood and Richmond.


Riley Boner – Found the ball a bit more than usual, finishing with 19 disposals (15 kicks), 7 marks, 4 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s.

Jesse Palmer – Only had the 12 disposals, with 10 handballs, and 4 tackles.

Billy Frampton – He had 9 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 25 hitouts as the Port Magpies lost to South Adelaide 97-54. Dougal Howard went down with a ACL injury in the Powers game, but with Jay Schulz making his return in this game, he’d be the likely call up rather than another youngster.

BYE – Adelaide


Jackson Nelson – Nelson had 20 disposals, 7 marks, 7 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and kicked 1.1 in East Perth’s 102 to 66 win over Perth.

Corey Adamson – Adamson had 18 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and a pair of behinds. Has been averaging 20 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles in his 10 WAFL games so far this year.

Paddy Brophy – Brophy also had 18 disposals, as well as 7 marks and 3 tackles.

Brant Colledge – 3 in a row! Colledge also had 18 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.

Josh Deluca – Just the 15 disposals for Deluca, along with 3 marks and 9 tackles. Also gave away 5 frees in the Peel Thunders 69-101 loss to South Fremantle.


Jake Barrett – Was second on the UWS Giants disposal tally (behind Rhys Palmer who had a lazy 52 disposals, 9 tackles, 11 inside 50’s and kicked 4.2), finishing with 35 disposals, 7 marks, 9 tackles and 6 inside 50’s as the Giants defeated Canberra 132-79.

Harrison Himmelberg – Continues his recent run of good form, finishing with 28 disposals, 11 marks and 5 inside and 5 rebound 50’s.

Jeremy Finlayson – Finlayson had 21 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and kicked a goal.

Rhys Mathieson – Led the Lions in disposals with 29 as they defeated Redland 54-53 to record their very first win of the 2016 NEAFL season. Mathieson also had 6 marks, 3 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Josh McGuiness – McGuiness had 27 disposals, 9 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.

Matthew Hammelmann – Another big game from Hammelmann, finishing with 26 disposals, 16 marks and 2 tackles. With the injury to Tom Bell, the Lions have elevated Hammelmann and he will make his AFL debut this week.

Trent West – Combined with Archie Smith to dominate win the ruck battle, Archie Smith had 23 hitouts and West had 33, along with 10 disposals and 3 marks.

Jordan Foote – Led the way for the Swans reserves with 34 disposals, 3 marks and 10 tackles. Has had a very good last 4 weeks of footy, averaging 27 disposals during that time.

Nic Newman – 29 disposals, 10 marks, 5 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s for Newman in the Swans 110-47 win over Aspley.

Abe Davis – Davis had 18 disposals, 8 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.

Sam Naismith – Led the way in the ruck with 35 hitouts, as well as 10 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 1.1

Tom Papley – Made his return via the NEAFL and had 8 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.1

Bye – Gold Coast

And that is it from me this week. Remember to go and lock in your CoachKings side for the fantastic play at home match tonight. As far as trading goes, which rookies will you be sending out to the woodshed this week? And which premos are you looking to bring in? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow

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  1. Scotty says:

    Can I survive with a Heath Shaw-less backline?? Not doing amazing but still in top 1%
    Backline would be Docherty, Simpson, Boyd, Bartel, Pittard and Laird

    • Steeeve says:

      I don't mind that actually. Guaranteed a POD which could really pay off.
      However if you could get one more premo back there (Shaw ideally, but anyone with a high ceiling would do) and loophole your way through from here that would be ideal.

  2. Jay says:

    Nice work BVC, great report.
    I'm one that must look at moving Petracca on this round. My potential targets don't involve Crows or North, so I can wait to see what my opponents team looks like, before making a move. I can wait until Saturday actually, clearly a benefit when only going for league wins.

  3. Steeeve says:

    Great stuff as always Barron!
    Community… would you consider this trade: Ollie Wines to Luke Parker???

    • Grahame Lebroy says:

      I'd go Hanneberry before Parker if u can afford him

      • Steeeve says:

        Yep Hannebry is coming into my team once he bottoms out. That will leave me with Danger, Pendles, Gaz, Selwood, Hanners, Rocky, Kinda and Wines.
        Going to use Aaron Hall as a M9/F7.
        Looking to upgrade Wines and maybe Libba too if possible. Parker seems very tempting at 460-odd soon.

        • Grahame Lebroy says:

          His price is low ar 460k. If Parker can find his form and get over injuries he would be a great pickup. Hall is a great backup option to have in mid or fwd

  4. Gartos says:

    Tipungwuti, Byrne-Jones and Keays to Docherty, Rance and S Reid leaves me with $248k in the bank. Good Trades?

  5. dean says:


  6. Nicholas says:

    Here is my team:

    Starting to get low on trades and round 15 is looking like a worry for a lot of coaches.

    My trades this week are looking like:

    Nic Nat to Stefan Martin

    Ben Ken to Lids

    Last trade is still uncertain may go Tippa to Docherty/ Simpson/ Rance

    This leaves me with Collins on the bench and Brand on the bench which I have heard rumours that he might play. This would leave me with about 200k in the bank and 7 trades.
    If I complete trades like these would consider Rich to one of the 3 defenders listed above depending on his game this week before his bye. At this point I would rather hold Brodie Smith as d6 rather than Rich I believe he has found a bit of form and with the soft draw to finals could prove a good pick. The rest of the money I have remaining could be used in a few weeks after the byes to go Wines/Libba to Neale/Hanners as they will both be pretty cheap. I know this would leave my team without Pendles however I do not want to pay that much cash to get him and will reconsider if he has a poor game to drop in price. Also considering upgrading Smith to Hanners in a few weeks and loopholing Libba and Wines each week.

    Any advice is welcomed!

    • Caught Out says:

      You've commented the same thing on multiple article this week, ask specific questions and you might get a decent answer

    • Southern S says:

      Not to mention when I see a wall of test like that I don't even bother.

      I'm sure many are like me and just skim through quickly and can't be bothered reading your team's life story.

    • Southern S says:

      Wall of text*

    • Grahame Lebroy says:

      Hey Nicholas, Southern is probably right about long posts being a turn off to respond to.
      I like kenn to Lids trade. Nic Nat to Martin is solid, but if u can wait a few weeks Goldy will be close in price.
      Uptrading Tippa is good idea , I would put Laird into consideration also

      • Nicholas says:

        I already Laird, thanks for the advice I will write a lot less next time. Hoping Cox, Stewart, Phillips play and I will field 18 lol

        • Southern S says:

          Wasn't meaning to be rude by the way Nicholas but when people only have 5 minutes here and there to look through and answer some questions it makes it hard.

          • Nicholas says:

            Yeh I get what you mean. I will make it easier for you guys next time!

            • Neverweaken says:

              I agree. Same as when people give their whole team sometimes (and I've been guilty a couple of times) Just a quick who do you prefer out of these two for this guy seems to get best responses. Eg who out of Martin and jacobs for ruck etc. or whose a POD for 450k in defence. Sorry if it seemed people jumped on you 🙂

    • Leeds17 says:

      If Currie is named maybe get him in for Nic Nat then Gawn or Goldy at a latter date.

      • Neverweaken says:

        I've had currie since the start. Has to be named soon. And cash to be made. Other than Goldie everyone is a risk. I've gone with Hampson but who knows. If Currie is named definitely good choice

  7. Brad says:

    13 Trades 555k. Trade options considering byes rd 14/15 & injuries.
    Def: Shaw, Rich, Bartel, SEEDSMAN, Tucker, Collins (TIPPA, O MCDONALD)
    Mid: Danger, HANNERS, Ablett, LIBBA, Montagna, Rockliff, J Smith, J Jansen (ABLETT, R GRAY, J TRENGOVE)
    Ruck: GAWN, S Martin, (GRIMLEY)
    FWD: Zorko, D Martin, WELLS, Barlow, Kerridge, Hall (ADAMS, PETRACCA)

  8. Jochem says:

    Which one to trade out from Tippa and Marcus Adams?

  9. TomasR says:

    Is Hampson a good F6/R3 pickup this week. I have both Goldy and Martin out due to bye next week and i want at least 1 ruckmen playing. Thoughts?

  10. Banga says:

    Thoughts on Shane Savage as a POD? Need to pick between him and Rance. Savage has big ceiling but seems quite inconsistent. Thoughts?

  11. Big G says:

    Any Tom Philips update?

  12. ronaldo says:

    Community, plzz help me with trades this week, i have 10 trades left with 20k in the bank
    def- shaw, simpson, laird, pittard, gibson, DBJ( collins, lee)
    mid- danger, pendles, priddis, parker, shiel, s.mitchell, liberatore, dunkley( keays, trengove, macpherson)
    ruck- gawn, goldstein
    fwd- martin, montagna, zorko, barlow, merret, j kennedy( hall, petracca)
    Any ideas on what to do with hall at f7?

  13. tom says:

    Suggested trades?

    Shaw, Rance, Laird, Simpson, Rich, Adams, Tippa, Collins
    Dangerfield, Pendles, Ablett, Parker, Gray, Libba, Hopper, Keays, Petracca,Trengove, Macpherson
    Goldstein, Martin, Wyatt
    Zorko, Barlow, Hall, Dahlhaus, Wells, Kerridge, Kennedy, Rose

    15 trades before trades and $460k in the bank

    BenKen -> Martin
    Tippa -> Docherty

    Good trades?

    • Southern S says:

      Not bad Tom but your mid looks a bit weak?

      • tom says:

        How do you suggest I fix that?

        • Steeeve says:

          Cull Kennedy for Tom Phillips.
          Adams/Tippa should also go soon. Build the war chest and soon you should be able to upgrade Hopper and Petracca for premos. I'd look at Hannebry, Treloar or if you're into risk Luke Parker. All should be very cheap soon.

  14. Derek says:

    remember everyone that LOCKOUT is tonight at 7.50pm. No reversing trades after that time.

    there is always someone!

    • red5 says:


    • hedski says:

      Playing the bunnies in agraders league derek good luck.
      Only fielding 18 (if phillips named damn rumours) and 1 emergency in def how you holdin up?

  15. Greeny says:

    Anyone upgrading to Sloane I think he will come home well! Thoughts as a pod.

  16. Nate says:

    Does anyone know the news on Wells and how long he will be out for?

    • Gavin says:

      He should be back by RD 16

    • patricmassey says:

      Just the one week, he has the bye next week so that helps.

    • Beagz says:

      Would be Suprising if he comes straight back after the Bye. Has already had Ankle and achilles injuries this year and was rushed back. Now he's having same issues, don't think they will rush him back again.

  17. Rivo says:

    With KK out injured, do I hold or trade this useless stain?

    Was going AMT & Keays to Simpson & Philips,

    Or do I now go KK & Keays to Laird & Philips.

    • Crowmagnon says:

      trade KK. Do It Now!

    • Steeeve says:

      I'm holding. Too stubborn to take that loss. Will loophole him at D7 rest of the year. Fortunately this week I have all my defenders playing.

  18. Gartos says:

    Didn't mention i already have laird

  19. John says:

    Going to try get rid of DBJ and Tippa but just not sure to who. Was thinking of downgrading DBJ to hipwood and then upgrading AMT to Any defender I want. Eg. rance. Thoughts?

  20. Gibbs says:

    Only have 6 trades left with 1 away from full premo but have 2 other trades locked in, do I trade Daulahus To delidio or hold?

    • patricmassey says:

      I would hold daulhaus, he's only going to miss another 2-3 weeks with one of them being the bye, I would however suggest bringing in Deledio just not this week as he is set to drop in price.

  21. James says:

    Anyone please suggest me some trades

    Def: Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Rich, AMT, DBJ (Collins, Ruggles)

    Mid: Danger, Parker, Selwood, Libba, Neale, Sam Mitchell, Pendlebury, Ablett (Snadden,Davis, Mathiseon)

    Ruck: Gawn, Goldy (Grimley)

    Fwd: zorko, hall, wells, kerridge,wright, petracca (rose, cox)

    I have 10 trades left, was wanting downgrade someone then upgrade just not sure who.

    • patricmassey says:

      AMT and DBJ need to be upgraded along with Wright, Kerridge and Petracca, I suggest bring in Deledio, Dusty and Barlow into your forward line and bringing in Docherty and Rance into your backline. With five people needing upgrading you should downgrade 5 and upgrade 5, Cox should ready to downgrade/upgrade soon and so should Ruggles.

  22. Big G says:

    If anyone hears anything further about Tom Philips, please let me know.

    • ethan says:

      He was at my footy training last night and he was asked whether he would be playing this week
      He said he was named in the 25 and will probably play this week. He seems like a great bloke

  23. Tommy says:

    Who to start on field out of Jansen and Phillips (If he plays)?

  24. MOC says:

    Current premo mids are Pendles, Ablett, Danger, Priddis, Ward, Parker, & Hanners (in 2 weeks). Who should be my last mid option out of Sloane, Rockliff, Neale Selwood? I've still got two other upgrades to do as well as 500k.

  25. patricmassey says:

    Out of those four I would choose Sloane or Neale, both pretty decent POD's, super consistent and good ceiling.

    • MOC says:

      Thanks I was thinking similar, but not sure who; Do I go with Sloanetonight with an 80 odd break even, or wait on Neale to come down after his bye (169 be)

  26. saalih says:

    hey fellas, ranked 278th amd i have 997k in the bank after 3 downgrades last week and this is my team,

    DEF: shaw, simpson, rance, laird, collins, ruggles (dbj, amt)
    MID: danger, selwood, pendles, Ward, hopper, gresham, stewart, trengove (hannebery, libba, b. williams)
    RUC: gawn, goldstein (grimley)
    FWD: martin, barlow, zorko, wells, kerridge, hall (rose, petracca)

    i obviously want to make 3 upgrades but i have a dilemma, im glad it is a good one to have.

    the 3 players i want to get rid of are byrne-jones, tipungwuti and gresham/libba, i am unsure about trading libba or greham because gresham has a bit more cash to make potentially and he is playing this week but he isnt doing anything special, and libba is a better player but has a bye this week and would make me save more cash.

    the players i want to bring are:

    DBJ > Docherty (second best defender and not much to be said)
    AMT (through williams dpp) > ablett neale or sloane, leaning towards neale as i think he wll be top 6 mid rest of year but sloane is tempting me and gaz is just gaz but i have doubts about him.
    Gresham (Martin dpp) > deledio, he is very cheap this week and looks like best forward option.

    i would apreciate help and advice on what trades i should make. Thank you

    • Jim says:


    • Derek says:

      i would only be trading out players this week who are having their bye. therefore maximising the number of players you have on field this week and potentially being able to drop a few of the poor scores. i have a feeling with the poor weather this weekend, a premium or two might have a spud round.

  27. John says:

    best person to downgrade to from DBJ?

  28. patricmassey says:

    Anyone else have Talia? I did from the start and proving to be an extremely good POD, started the season a bit slow but now has a three round average of 100.Has also made $160k for me.

    • Southern S says:

      You picked a great one there, not sure how you predicted someone who usually averages about 50 to have a good year.

  29. Mitchell says:

    Stuck on what to do this week community would appreciate some help!

    Team is
    shaw simpson docherty laird bartel adams byrne-jones collins
    danger pendles ward parker ablett libba kerridge dunkley stewart trengove d.cuningham
    goldy gawn cox
    zorko barlow martin hall amtippa petracca menadue philips

    have 550k and 14 trades
    Looking to bring in sloane then undecided where to move next. was planning to go amt/adams to dahlhause but he got injured and i cant decide other then him

    thanks everyone

  30. Clarky99 says:

    Not sure who to C and VC this week? Options are
    Danger, Pendles, Dusty, Sloane?

  31. Jack says:

    how long is wells out for?

    • Southern S says:

      He is listed as test on the AFL injury list so it was a minor injury. Instead of risking one of their best players who is a bit injury prone they took the safe option.

      He'll have two weeks to recover now so I'm 100% he'll return after their bye, unless of course he injures himself training.

  32. Derek says:

    cash is becoming a real problem. and to reach a full premium team there is still some cash to be made.

    i posted this earlier, but thought it might be good to have a look at it again:

    To calculate how much more cash you need:

    First Step: add up the current value of ALL your non-premium players. This will include your non-playing ruckman, all of them. i have 8 on bench plus Trengove & BSmith still onfield = $2,257k

    Second Step: identify the players who you want to bring in as a premium and calculate their value. I have Rance & Sloane = $1,022k.

    Third step: how much cash/value will you need on your 8 man bench? I'm looking at having 3 non-playing rookies, 2 decent bench players (BSmith & Motlop) and 3 rookies = $102k x3, $400k x2, $180k x3 = $1,616k

    How much additional cash you need is calclated as 1 – 2 – 3 = Cash Needed

    For me it is $2,257 – $1,022 – $1,616 = -$381k (less $80k in have in bank) = $301k

    obviously there are other factors at play and you need to adjust for price increases etc. but it gives a pretty good idea where you are at in a perfect world if trades weren't an issue.

    I'm not sure that my cash-cows can generate another $301k (maybe more if Sloane and Rance increase in price next week), at least it gives you an idea.

    Most people are already pretty close to full premium so might not be that meaningful to do the calculation.

    Good luck, and remember the early lockout tonight!

    • Pauly Walnuts says:

      Thanks mate, I aways like your opinion and analogy

      Cheers & Good Luck

  33. James says:

    Sloane or Dusty VC? Have danger as C

    • Southern S says:

      Dusty vs Brisbane?

      Sloane could score well tonight too though, tough call.

  34. Cliffy says:

    Hey guys,

    Will the rest of the teams be out quickly enough before the Kangas v Crows game starts?

  35. Sam says:

    What rookie to target now that there is rumour that Phillips is out?

  36. Cliffy says:

    Also, I am very set on getting in Laird for DBJ, but should I let the wild and wet weather change my mind and opt for Rance instead since kicking skills will be significantly affected tonight?

    • Southern S says:

      The weather of one game should not be a deciding factor on who you want in your team for the year.

  37. One Touch Wonder says:

    Last Chance to make the SHARK MOVE.

    • Starkingdom says:

      A shark might have more of a chance tonight, a touch wet in Adeeelaide at moment

  38. SC16 says:


  39. Neverweaken says:

    I would say Tippa. Adams seems to have a higher ceiling. And in a better team

  40. Shake n bake says:

    Zorko out hurts!

    • hedski says:

      Only fielding 17 now 🙁
      Got him in last week :'(

      • The Ranger says:

        Having a horrible few weeks……Hall, NicNat, Dahlhaus, Wells, and now Zorko.
        So much for coming out of the byes strong.

  41. wetball says:

    hahahaha this is why you dont bother wasting yer facken time trading for byes.

    other than my premos out from byes -JPK, Titch, Parker, Boyd, Zerret, say goodbye to

    Wells, Zorko, Hopper and Buckley said Cox is unlikely to play… youch

  42. Blueth says:

    Anyone VCing ya Goldsteins? or bit wet…

    • wetball says:

      LOL… goldy has gone to the schiezen… guy has forgotten how to ruck this year… even daw is showing him up!!!! LOL

      the only reason goldy has decent SC scores is coz of all the goals his kicked…

      so to answer your question NO!!!

      • Southern S says:

        Daw won't be showing him up as he's been dropped.

        Wet, lots of stoppages……………could go big.

        Personally though I'm putting the vice on Danger and if he stinks it up captain on Ablett.

        Although Rockliff>Danger is a possibility.

    • MaccasMarvels says:

      Hmmm…. there should be lots of stoppages here in Adelaide tonight but I reckon Pendles VC into Danger C is a safer bet.

    • Danners says:

      Worth the risk, Jacobs has looked crap this year

  43. gator59 says:


  44. Nicholas says:

    Well I am copping a donut this week thanks Zorko and Wells! Hall to Zorko 2 weeks back will haunt me for the rest of the year. Watch him get a 120+

  45. Mister_Spock says:

    Sam J Reid out, Mathieson in…there go my plans

    Should bring in Stefan Martin for Nic Nat or go with Mathieson for greater cash generation.

    What is everyone's thoughts on Mathieson's JS?

    • Southern S says:

      Well he's been out for a bunch of games where they could of played him as he wasn't injured. JS not great.

      Does it really matter too much does it though? At this time of the year as long as you have one or two on your mid bench with solid JS it should be enough.

      There's not really many good options for downgrade targets I'm getting Phillips but he can be used int he forward line, with Petracca as my F7 I'm not too worried if he gets dropped.

  46. Nicholas says:

    And going Menadue to Phillips last week instead of Macpherson is also going to haunt me. Even if menadue getsa 50 it is better than a bloody donut for the next two weeks…

  47. yellownblack says:

    hey guys,

    deciding between picking up treloar this week or cotchin???

    any advice would be helpful – both averaging about the same but looks like catch is on the rise and treloar is slipping?

    cheers community

    • Danners says:

      Treloar is more of a chance to average well for the rest of the season

  48. Johnny says:

    Is Wines to Sloane good to avoid a donut or would something like Wines to Pendles be better, this option leaves me with little to no cash for upgrades.

  49. patricmassey says:

    anyone else gonna pull the trigger on hopper now that he is out and has the bye next week?

  50. Southern S says:

    My shark move for the season was not to get Hopper in mid season for 200K!

    He's a burn man just like I said he would be!

    Sorry just wanted to make a high impact shark move statement like One Touch Wonder 🙂

    (By the way not bagging you One Touch your posts are entertaining)

    • Davo says:

      yeah I find I am kind of hoping One Touch Wonders shark move comes off even though I'm not doing it! I like that One Touch is putting it on the line

    • gator59 says:

      I'm with you Southern….. Just wondering if he scored a 50 or 60 in his first game would so many coaches would've jumped on him..

      • Southern S says:

        No they probably wouldn't have, I reckon there will be a few trading him out this week, he used up 2 trades and only made 70k. Ouch.

    • Clarky99 says:

      I also didn't bring him in. One of my better decisions this year!

      • Jaws II says:

        I hopped Hopper too.

        My shark move is to put an open hand on my head while I'm swimming underwater.

  51. johnno2908 says:

    … luckily this is the bye round with the most players this week. Some shitness at the selection table this week. Might have to go a week early on a couple of players. Disappointing that Deledio is not DPP

  52. Danners says:

    I think this is the only time this year that I am happy to have Menapoo in my team

    • gator59 says:

      same here Danners

    • Derek says:

      I was ready to go Menadue to Delidio. Now change plan, TLee to Delidio, even better.

      • Me_Nad_U says:

        Yep, those 13 points could be valuable.

        • The Master says:

          The poo was not worth trading out and was a useful loop hole player when he was not playing and now in my hour of need to fill 18 spots he pops back up and pulls me out of the poo. thankyou Connor Menadue you have now earned your real name. After this week it would be nice if you could go back to being a loophole option.

          • Big G says:

            cheer him on to get 3 kicks this week.

            • Derek says:

              you never know, look at how Davis rose from the dead, even McGovern this week had his best score of the year.

  53. Jed says:

    R Davis looks like he's an emergency on AFL app

  54. Mitch says:

    Team is
    shaw simpson docherty laird bartel adams byrne-jones collins
    danger pendles ward parker ablett libba kerridge dunkley stewart trengove d.cuningham
    goldy gawn cox
    zorko barlow martin hall amtippa petracca menadue philips

    have 550k and 14 trades
    Bringing in sloane for dunkley?? then not sure what else to make a move on
    thanks everyone

  55. Billioux says:

    Hmmm 53 pages of notes..Bye strag sorted. 1.1m in bank ready to go 3 upgrades and 19-20 playing. Bang Zorko,wells,hooper probably Cox and Stewart . Excellent.Bye Bye top 400. Focus on leagues now.

    • The Ranger says:

      Hahaha! I know the feeling mate, the last few rounds have been horrible!

  56. Johnny says:

    Derek what is yout thoughts on Wines to Sloane to avoid a donut?

    • Derek says:

      I was told to stop recommending Sloane to other people 😉

      • Johnny says:

        I ended up not making the trade and will have to suck up the donut as I cry to sleep…

        • Derek says:

          You can still go Pendles

          • Johnny says:

            Yeh I could just thinking maybe waiting for Hanners to drop in price would be better. Only have 10 trades and have Smith, Rich, Libba on top of Wines and still need to upgrade 2 players

  57. Tommo09 says:

    Only 16 playing this week after Wells and Hopper out so I need to pick the right VC and C
    Thinking About Rocky in Danger

  58. Blueth says:

    ohhhh majak no one respects you do they? i like, come to the bombers

  59. Mac says:

    Hopper to Phillips to avoid having 17 players?

  60. tuxCS says:

    Fantasy football is starting to change me. Upon reading that Zorko was omitted due to personal reasons, my first reaction wasn't "Oh i hope everything is ok with him", it was "could this prick have picked a worse time?". Do i need help?

    • Grahame Lebroy says:

      Nah sounds like a perfectly normal fantasy reaction to me

      • Fork Zork says:

        I agree Tux. Zorko's a prick. Of all the weeks to have a 'personal issue'… FFS, it's the bye rounds, he should have a bit more consideration.

        • The Master says:

          Non Zorko owners are rejoycing all over Australia, take as much time as you need Zorko, you have earned it and its only a silly game of football.

  61. Pauly Walnuts says:

    I'm thinking Mathieson is a better option than Phililps ,better JS & Cow now that Bell is out ,thoughts ?

    • Derek says:

      Phillips has DPP

      • The Master says:

        Anyone that has the nickname "the Beast" is worth a try, I am getting The Beast this week and Phillips next week as my final downgrade.

  62. Nathan says:

    My trades over the next couple of week
    This week
    Dbj davis and Dahlhous
    For rance neale lids or rance pendles and montagna
    And next week hurn for pittard

    Or should i make an extra trade and bring in lids and pendles?
    Ill either have 8 or 7 trades left depending on which set of trades i do
    Im just not sold on montagna
    But dont want to burn the extra trade but will if lids and pendles are a better options

  63. min0008 says:

    Have traded Tippa to Rance and Dahlhaus to Deledio and wondering whether it's worth getting rid of McPherson to Phillips to get me 20 players this week and open the mid/fwd swing.

  64. Shake n bake says:

    Got in Sloane this week & made him vc 141 before scaling I have no choice but to take his score??

  65. One Touch Wonder says:

    Tex managed 101 in crappy conditions against a pretty good team. Just checking how Daniel Wells did….. Can't seem to find him….. Oh well, maybe Wells will do better than Tex next week?

    • Gavin says:

      Ur gay! What a stupid comment!

      • One Touch Wonder says:

        Yes. I'm very Happy.

      • Davonaise says:

        Your gay for making such a reply. Irony is I'm gay for telling you this

        • Derek says:

          How old are you guys?

          One Touch was referring to his well publicised Shark Move to bring in Tex Walker for Wells this week.

          I believe he was gloating a bit.

          • Derek says:

            I will remind him about his first shark move, trading Hall to Zorko back in Round 5.

            One Touch, can you monitor Hall and Zorko's points this week 😉

  66. Davonaise says:

    Man what if North don't make the 8?
    The percentage is leaking bad

  67. Rocksta says:

    So with Zorko, Wells, and KK out, putting the VC on Goldy and Brodie Smith scoring 47, my Head to Head is lost before we even get to the second game.
    I cannot stand these byes! I'd only lost 1 match before them, but even though I planned for them, I will lose both the first 2 byes with all this Friggen carnage.
    Round 16 cannot come quick enough!!!!!!!

  68. Caroline Wilson says:

    I'm very offended that my captain Goldstein scored only 99 points, I'm sure champion data has rigged this in an attempt to screw me over. That is why I am going to sue "SuperCoach" to compensate for the hard ship I have experienced unless they can publically apologise to me. I shouldn't be treated like this, because I'm a woman!

    • GoldRush says:

      Fòok off Caroline.

    • Press Red for Ed says:

      I'd pay 50 to have someone hold her head under water.

    • Reality Guy says:

      While I don't like Eddie let's face it the joke went too far because of what Frawley said, not Eddie.

      We're one step closer to controlling the words and actions of people, goodbye freedom of speech In Australia.

      If the roles had been reversed and it was a female talking about a male nobody would give a stuff.

  69. johnno2908 says:

    Have to change plans as I am sure many do. Of these 2 options, what do you prefer:
    Option 1 – Out: DBJ, McDT and Hopper. In: Simpson, Deledio, Phillips. Means I only have 18 on ground this week
    Option 2 – Out: McDT/DBJ, Libba and Hopper. In: Simpson, Deledio, Phillips. Means I have 19 on ground this week as Rich would swing into mids and then be traded next week.

  70. Andrew says:

    Trade AMT or Adams??
    Can't do both

    • Sir Charles says:

      Doesn't really matter, just do the other one next week.
      If you're keeping one, I'd keep Adams.

    • Southern S says:

      Not too sure if I agree with these guys AMT has been pretty consistent and no injuries, just one game rested.

  71. Grant Flack says:

    Morning all, a little help if I can please.
    Looking to trade DBJ out, but unsure whether to downgrade or top out on premiums at the back – current side is below, with $277k in the bank.
    Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Burgoyne, Laird, Collins, DBJ, Brown
    Danger, Ward, Ablett, Shiel, Parker, Gibbs, Liba, Petracca, Gresham, Stewart, Dunkley
    Gawn, Goldy, Grimley
    Kennedy, Wells, Greene, Riewoldt, Kerridge, Merrett, Cox, Milera

    Still have 11 trades, and 18 players for this week, so could bring in Allir for the coin, or go to Bartel (has bye next week, but could be time to get him)

    • Kev says:

      You could probably hold off this week, Grant. Might cost you 5-10k but I'm not a fan of bringing in players a week before their bye. Bartel would round off your backline perfectly

      • Grant Flack says:

        Thanks Kev, I will wait on Bartel. Are there any cheap defenders to dowgrade DBJ to, and then upgrade Collins to Bartel next week.
        Or is this a waste of a trade?? Would leave me with 9, but backline settled with Brown as cover.

  72. Gavin says:

    Whos the better option T. Phillips or Mathieson? Not sure who to take?


    • Clarky99 says:

      Phillips as he has already has had his bye. Mathieson has his next week. Also Phillips has DPP, so he can be helpful even if he doesnt play later on in the season.

      • Big G says:

        Agree, but there is not 100 per cent guarantee Philips will play again next week.

  73. Locked and Loaded says:

    Thinking of a shark move and blowing the competition wide open by trading Libba as Bulldogs have the bye for Lachie Neale just to win this week, could also be a genius move for the remainder of the season, thoughts?

    • johnno2908 says:

      BE 160 and bye next week. Can you cover him being out R15? Think Libba is at top price atm, and the bye so not a bad time to get of him.

  74. The Beard says:

    anyone know how you can reverse trades now? i traded out DBJ for Simpson and can't reverse it? Need to change it to AMT so I can afford another upgrade and can't see the reverse button?

  75. Brent says:

    Bartel or Rance…leaning towards Rance 50k cheaper and already had bye….thoughts?

    • I N Pieman says:

      Agree & I'd be reasonably certain Bartel will get another rest later

  76. CaPtKaOs says:

    What round is the SC grand final?

  77. CaPtKaOs says:

    Need to get rid of Chat (small potato) Wingard. Is montagna too sideways?

  78. Cheesr says:

    Have 6 defenders on field and Sam Collins on bench? Can I put rich on bench and Adams on field and get Collins score?