The Round 18 AFL Cheatsheet

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Supercoach 2016 midpriced forwards

G’day Community,

This weeks Cheat Sheet focuses on some rookie downgrades for cash/bench cover and a few P.O.D’s that I like.

At this stage we need to be conserving our trades or using them to replace injured premiums…LIKE BLOODY MICHAEL “I’M GOING TO TEASE YOU WITH HALF DECENT SCORES AND THEN GET INJURED” BARLOW!!!!

Outside of covering/replacing injured players we should be looking to hold our vital trades for the remaining rounds.

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Ranked even worse now at 5k
Really need to improve. I hope I'm due for a good week.

D: Docherty, Simpson, Laird, Shaw, JJ, Savage (Collins, Austin)
M: Danger, Pendles, Neale, Rockliff, Parker, Priddis, Hannebery, Ward (Trengove, Phillips, MacPherson)
R: Gawn, Goldy (Grimley)
F: Martin, Wells, Zorko, Riewoldt, Buddy, Hall (Petracca, Long)

3 trades and $222k left
I could trade Petracca/Collins to a premo for cover but people have told me to hold so I will.

Also, I went Barlow to Zorko originally but is it better to go Merrett?

Thoughts community?

Silver Fox

Zorko is more consistent. Has only had 1 score under 100 all year. He is the safe bet


Make that 3 scores under 100, but yes he is very consistent with his lowest score being 86


Trac out, swing Phillips F7/8, then swing Wells to M9 bring in Zach Merrett


I like Merrett and he could go big again this week against Essendon. The only worry I have is if he cops the Robinson tag?


Make that Merrett will go big against Brisbane this week


So should I trade Trac out for Merrett?


I think Merrett should score more than Hall or Tracca and I'd think you'd have Merrett on the ground before Hall at this stage? Use Hall or Wells as your bench cover forward or in the midfield? OR just save your trades as you will need them in the coming weeks?


I was going to hold but I want to loophole and if someone gets injured, I will put them on the bench and Hall on


I like you're team and like most have said would look more solid with Wells or Hall at F7/M9,

I'm surprised you're 5k with that team…


Just realised I can't get Merrett
I have $552k


Tommo hold trades mate you would be bloody crazy to trade Petracca to bring in Merrett with only 3 trades left, this is just absurd.

I'm ranked 3100 and your team looks a little better then mine.
DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Simpson, Rance, Rich, Laird (Collins, Williams)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Parker, Ward, Steven, Wines, Libba (Smith, Dunkley, Mathieson)
RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Merrett, Montagna, Zorko, Motlop, Hall (Phillips, Wyatt)

For you to burn a trade just to bring in Merrett to then push Hall as your M9/F7 makes no sense at all.
Petracca still has a decent B/E of 66 and even if his B/E was 200 it would still be crazy to burn that trade.

Look to bring in Merrett later that's if you are blessed to have any trades LATER which is unlikely.
Goldy could be rested at any stage, Wells is another player in your side that is more fragile then glass, if you trade Petracca/Collins to a premo for cover your stuffed.

I wanted to get rid of Libba so bad but with 4 trades left I was forced to hold him and glad I did coz Smith scored 98.

Nice team mate but HOLD that extra trade as it could save you from slipping so far behind its not funny.


Given I'm ranked in the 800's, is it worth trading Deledio if he doesn't play this week?


How many trades do you have left?


Five trades left – already have Martin, Zorko, Montagna, Gunston and holding Dahlhaus too. Only problem is I don't have enough cash to use one trade and get Merrett. He's the only other 'must have' forward as far as I'm concerned.


if he doesn't play, who is your bench cover?


That's the problem, if he doesn't play I don't have any as Petracca is already on field covering Dahlhaus. So I either trade Dahlhaus or bring in a rookie like Markov


I'd trade dahlhaus


O agree with Derek trade Dahlhaus

Southern S

yes, trade him if he doesn't play, keep dahlhaus you've held this long.


Id get rid of him & bring in Merrett

Silver Fox

I only have 3 trades left but have no ruck cover. Should I bring in a Naismith as cover?


Maybe hold and save a trade for if and when a ruckman may go down. Then you can use your trade then to replace your ruckman?


Zerret / Dusty or Zorko?

Leaning towards Zorko for the extra cash to possibly upgrade Greene/Hall later on.
Already got Lids so not too keen on dusty as well



Zach overs, Zorko value, both premium


Lekdog – do I hold or trade? This is eating me up.

Collins & Cox to McDonald/Burgoyne/McVeigh & Naismith. Sounds logical – subject to team announcements. Right?

5 trades and $9k left.


D: Doc, Laird, Shaw, Rance, Rich, Collins (Broad, B.Williams);
M: Danger, Pendles, Selwood, Rocky, Parker, Ward, Gray, Hanners (Petraca, Trengove, Philips);
R: Gawn, Goldy (Cox);
F: Dusty, Zerrett, Zorko, Deledio, Montagna, Hall (Rose, Grimley).

Yes, heart says hold, head says trade. I am hovering over the trade button hourly. Are the proposed trades right? Help!


Collins is not a keeper and must be upgraded, no cash without doing two trades, tough one.


Thanks Lek. Wish I had the cash for Simpson, will have to settle for T-Mac, McVeigh or Burgoyne. Reckon Naismith is a good downgrade from Cox.


Rich to anyone, Collins better than her


Gold… I have collins and ruggles so cant even loophole the prick as all my defenders are playing


Thanks pod. Rich has been a pain all season & continues to bleed cash. Trading Rich & Cox to Naismith and Simpson feels heaps better. Collins stays D6 but I do gain a more reliable D2/3.


I like it Simpson must have, got a good feeling about Collins to make a little more cash which also means solid scores, then look to upgrade him.


That is crazy trading Rich over Collins, Granted Rich has been a huge disappointment, he in my D6 so I KNOW believe me, just stick fat with Rich for now and get rid of Collins in a week or two.

You have one trade more then me if your side was mine I would hold on and wait for now, if you can get away with a round or two of carnage then go BANG / BANG by all means mate.
Also keep in mind Simpson has a high B/E of 122

My team with 4 trades and currently ranked 3118:
DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Simpson, Rance, Rich, Laird (Collins, Williams)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Parker, Ward, Steven, Wines, Libba (Smith, Dunkley, Mathieson)
RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Merrett, Montagna, Zorko, Motlop, Hall (Phillips, Wyatt)

Sure your defence is a little week however your MID & FWD are allot stronger then mine as I still have Libba & Motlop. Good luck mate


Thanks Dean. My preference is to hold this week but my hand may be forced if Deledio/Rose don't play. Will wait & see how selections go.


I would expect Rich to have a big game this week, Don's dont tag.


Maybe Leeds 17, though is BE is at 113 & he has been there only once season. Getting Simspon for Rich is still very tempting.

The Ranger

You playing for rank or leagues Rivo?
If it's leagues and you're in a good spot then there's no point trading but if if its rank or a close call in leagues then trade away.


Thanks. I am playing for leagues though ranking at top 4% currently. My cash league has me hovering lower part of top 8. Hence the trade conundrum.


Doing 2 trades with collins and barlow out]

now with only 127k left in the bank i want to get zerret but that only leaves me with 440k for a defender which leaves me in the region of ben reid

Now Should i go get lids if he's named or is it too risky?

Also should i bring in dahl 1 week early and i can play kerridge in F6 for this week.


Would you say your other 5 Defs are pretty much the best? if yes then you can afford a cheaper def and to get Zerret


Yeh somewhat
Doch, simmo, shaw, Boyd and Laird Rich is D6 atm

Southern S

Bringing in Dahl or Lids is madness Ethan!


Zerrett is overpriced atm, don't chase points. Expect 105 av (not including this week vs lions, that's prolly another 130 :S)


Thoughts on trades to make?

6 trades left and 206k in the bank.

Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Rance, Laird, Rich, Adams, Collins
Dangefield, Pendles, Hanners, Gray, Parker, Sloane, Neale, Libba, Joyce,Trengove, MacPherson
Goldstein, Martin, Wyatt
Zorko, Martin, Barlow, Hall, Dahlhaus, Franklin, Silvagni, Phillips

Thoughts much appreciated.


Adams (or Collins if you want the loophole option) to premo Def, Barlow to Premo FWD, Use Rich as swing cover with Joyce.

Then HOLD (& Pray)


Thanks, much appreciated.


I reckon top eight teams 'managing/resting' players for finals will pop up & surprise a few top ranking players. I'm thinking Danger will be given a spell, Brownlow safe already, maybe a Swan or two, and a few Hawks. Thoughts?


Reckon we'll see less of that because of the break between round 23 and the finals


You're right Kev, it will definetly impact decisions, especially as its congested in top eight this year


I have Shaw, Doc, Laird, Rance, Gibson.
Who is next best option, or a good pod?


Boyd, Simmo


TMcD or Howe for pod


The Tard


I like that the tard has gold coast round 23…

Daz the next champ!

Hi all,

Have 5 trades left, $108K in bank.

S. Doch, K. Simp, R.Laird, H.Shaw, J.Bart, S.Collins (J.Joyce, N.Broad)

Danger, Pendles, Sloane, Z.Merret, Neale, Parker, J.Steven, Hanners (J.Trengove, K.Stewart, D.Macpherson)

Goldy, S.Martin (Cox)

Martin, Zorko, Deldio, Montagna, N.Riewoldt, A.Hall (C.Menadue, T.Phillips)

Do I hold trades? I have the next two rounds as easy wins.

Or do I trade Hanners to a S. Congo from GWS or trade Riewoldt or upgrade collins to a boyd?

Any suggestion would be appreciated?

He Man

Why do you want to trade Hanners?

Daz the next champ

Hanners has dropped in form regarding sc points but I know his a premium and you have to back them, was only a thought and wanted to know what others thought of the possible trade?


Waste of a trade champ, back him in.


Lids out swing Zach, then bring in Ward, Selwood or similar


Daz no disrespect mate but with crazy trades like that Re: trading Hanners even if you had 10 trades left due to Hanners SC scores being a little average over the past 4 weeks, I am afraid you will NEVER be the next champ.

Stick fat with your premo's even when they are going through form slumps, I wish I could tell you how many times I trades under performing players early in the season for it to bite me on the ARSE 9 out of 10 times over the past decade.


Here are the scores of Coniglio vs Hanners this season for a comparison.

Hanners Average / 112
Coniglio Average / 109
78,96,126,127,117,110,118,135,95,66,108,111,138, 75,139

Hanners as VC this week.


Thanks, Lekdog,
Always an interesting article but with a full premo team and 4 trades left it's time to hold. Would love to keep trading as there's always better options but it's about league wins now.


6 trades left and looking to bring in one last premo defender.

downgrade Tracca to Naismith via swing and upgrade either Collins or KK to Simpson (if KK) or Boyd down (if Collins).

What's everyone's thoughts? Leaves me with no playing mid cover if I do this.


Have 3 trades left. have deledio and I'm gonna hold him. Thinking of upgrading Matthew wright to Zac Merrett. thoughts?


Collins and Rich are my last 2 upgrades before full Premo but are getting low on trades so only want to upgrade one of them to either Laird or Z Williams this week but can't decide who first? I really want to pull the trigger on Rich as he's given me the shits all year but still feel he may score more than Collins who has gone cold in recent weeks. Who needs to go first, Collins or Rich?


Collins at least Rich has DDP if you need to move him from defence to midfield? He might score a little better than Collins overall also?



The Ranger

Collins is probably the one to trade first but last year I traded Griffen out before I should have just because it felt good so I can recommend both options.


Cheers fella's, Collins it is, but by ctikey it's going to be a sweet moment when I finally get to pull the trigger on Rich!


Need to replace Barlow like many of us this week. Via dpp swing could take either zerrat up front or JPK in the guts. Who is most likely to hold form and least likely,to get rested when I need them most. I have swingers Twoody and Trecca for cover.

Love to hear opinions.

The Mograt


JPK ahead of Zach


JPK – better POD too.

The Ranger



As though Leigh Montagna's 3-round average of 90 when I could have got Zac' Merrtet's 3-round average of 120 isn't enough … spread 'em and bite hard … we have the Pride Game ahead!


Whats a bigger priority at the moment?

Trading Birchall to remove a dodgy premo (Ave 87 last 5)
Rest of backline is:
Docherty, Simpson, Shaw, Laird, Bartel "Birchall" (Ruggles, Collins)
Trading one of Hall, Franklin, Wells. (If so, then who?)
Rest of forward is:
Martin, Merrett, Zorko, "Wells", "Franklin", "Hall" (Menadue, Phillips)
Can afford anyone in these respective positions.
I have 5 trades left.


HOLD what is wrong with people wanting to trade players that are fine and especially when all have low tradesm makes the mind boggle.


Wait until rookies fatten and get premo bench cover who's scores you can loophole

Chubby McChubby

Gday cobbers. 4 trades left 300k in the bank. Last premo upgrade will be Silvagni to Zorko. I cant afford until next week pending Silvagni score. Should I trade collins to reuben Williams which will leave me 3 trades to go Bang def in finals, bang mid in finals and bang zorko next week.

The Ranger

I've got the same amount of trades and I'm holding until Rd.19 if I can.


What trades do I need to do at the moment?

Have 4 trades left and 235k in the bank and ranked 1218
Team is:
Def: Shaw, Laird, Docherty, Simpson, Rance, Bartel (Collins, Austin)
Mid: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Selwood, Sloane, Hannebery, Gray, Parker, Libba (Petracca, Trengove, Jansen)
Ruc: Goldstein, Gawn (loersch)
Fwd: Deledio, Martin, Montagna, Franklin, Hall, Wells (Phillips, Silvagni)

Do I hold trades or trade Libba to Zorko/Merrett?


Libba to Neale?


Petracca and Collins Out, In:
Option 1: Zerrett, Reuben Williams.
Option 2: Williams/Boyd, Naismith.

Team before trades(6 trades left):
Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Laird, McVeigh, Rich (Collins, Ruggles)
Danger, Pendles, Hanneberry, Neale, Sloane, Parker, Priddis, Rockliff (Trengove, Joyce, Phillips)
Gawn, Goldy (Wyatt)
Dusty, Monty, Zorko, Greene, Hall, Deledio (Petracca, Grimley)

Will probably go option 1 to get cover if Deledio misses a week and makes Hall/Greene F7/M9.
Option 2 is tempting to make Rich D7/M9 and also gives ruck backup.


I'd take 2 with Boyd


North Melbourne once again shit themselves on the weekend and the putrid smell resonating from Arden street has made most convulsing. While Thomas was back to his ducking ways, Harvey was in his usual one way running mode, and Petrie was playing the role of decoy forward and at times was indistinguishable from the goal post, such was his impact. Goldstein was clearly injured or maybe was limping from the weight of shit stuck in his shorts from prior weeks. Del-santo was rumoured to have performed a hard contested act, but on review this was proven to be an illusion.
All in all North are a stench on the competition and their coach is an over-animated, over-rated bafoon.
North matches should be shown with no commentary or sound, just Benny Hill music playing in the background.
For supercoach pick none of their players as you dont want smelly tirds in your team

Wayne Fuller Jnr

Why the hate?
What has this to do with supercoach
Grow up


Get a life buddy

Rick Grimes

I enjoyed it.


it's funny because it's true


That's gold, I'm a tiges supporter so I understand your pain and the need to vent.

May I suggest can rum to numb the pain – works for crouching.

Jock Reynolds community = band of brothers, no matter your colours (doesn't include supporters of the black and white no one likes you even when you're down).


There's only one problem at Arden St. and at Kardinia Park. Can you see the link?

hawker - 4 peat

tough guy behind the anonymity of a keyboard, bet you wouldnt say boo in public…but hey you flex your muscle when no one can see you ..i hasten to say youve probably achieved nothing in yourlifetime…so its very easy to attack others…too many haters in this world!!


It funny cause what he says is true. Besides, you, like him are a keyboard warrior too. SAD. Haha

hawker - 4 peat

DIFFERENCE being blues i dont attack and disparage others for the sake of it…


Haha. Did you read you post? Attack and disparage are perfect ways to describe it. Belittle and denigrate are also ways you could describe it. But hay, they ignorance is bliss


ha ha


Barlow out for SMitchell, Lewis, JSteven or Gray? Which is the best option
Or should I use dpp swing and bring in a promo forward like Zorko?


Guys do I trade out daniel rich or Matthew wright. I only have 3 trades left need help.


Don't trade.


I have no choice but to trade Lids with no bench coverage and need a win ! Lynch, The Hoff ? Or any other recommendations?


Gunston maybe


I have good feeling about Cyril. Is in career best form, no injury concerns and the hawks can sniff September.

Plus it would just be exciting to have him in your team πŸ™‚


Ok Bruce


Advice needed community

4 trades, $265k and team below. Backline is in desperate need of least 1 upgrade for KK/Savage/Collins. Do I make the trade to Simmo this week or keep it up my sleeve?

D: Docherty, Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Savage, KK (Collins, Lee)
M: Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Steven, Parker, Ward, Wines (Trengove, MacPherson, Gore)
R: Gawn, Martin, (Grimley)
F: Martin, Zorko, Wells, Montagna, Greene, Hall (Cox, Phillips)

Chubby McChubby

Do you have full premo?

The Ranger

I do but I'd be holding even if I didn't.
There'll be more injuries to come…


got 3 trades left with very little dosh
have stringer and dahlhaus; should i trade or hold?
if i hold i will have to play silvagni as my only on field rookie
if i trade do i dump stringer?


I'm in similar boat needing a league win with lids and string in forward line with no bench coverage and 3 trades left ! I would probably hold in your case unless you a chasing points, at least you'll only have 2 donut!


In An absolute dilemma.
Ranked in the top 300, only have 2 trades left but with news deledio isn't playing i only have sam reid as cover.
do i pull the trigger?


You can't afford to, just hope that lids comes back soon and can deliver 95+

Big M

Who to replace Barlow in the forward line
I already have

1) Zachary Merrett
2) Dustin Martin
3) Dayne Zorko
4) Leigh Montagna
5) Lance Franklin
7) Tom Phillips
8) Jack Silvagni

Big M

Thoughts are Gunston & Lynch – but there are not many other options for premos


Lynch was a good choice, before Gaz & co. injured. I was happy he scored so well with limited opportunities last round. He is really good, if he gets a full season with a quality midfield delivering quickly to him, he'll crack a ton.


Toby Greene? Unique, cheaper and a great run home.


Hmm. Interesting
I traded out The Curious Case Of Tobias earlier in the season
I struggle to swallow my pride & go back to someone i got rid of


5 Trades left – 129k. Wanting to consider options leading into finals. Do I just hold? Players of interest Tippa, Collins, OMcDonald, J Smith
Obviously i can't upgrade them all, not sure if i need Tippa in DEF. Any advice would be great, thanks.

Def: Shaw, Mcveigh, Bartel, Laird, Simpson, Rich (S Collins, O McDonald)
Mid: Danger, Pendles, Ward, Hanners, Rockliff, Gray, Priddis, S Thompson (J Smith, Trengove, T Phillips)
Ruck: Gawn, S Martin (Grimley)
Fwd: D Martin, Wells, Montagna, Hall, Zorko, Petracca (DELEDIO, Tippa)


Who should i get with $502,000
J, Reiwoldt
J, Gunston
J, Westoff
L, Franklin


Micah Briene

Franklin has had a fairly constant year, last weeks was very unusual
last time he went goalless (last yr) he came back the follow week and kicked 7 (against carlton) – plays carlton this week

Westoff is too inconsistent
I'm not sold on Reiwoldt
am thinking of bringing in Gunston myself as I have Franklin & the other top averaging planers

nervous coach

Franklin or Gunston the most consistent. I would also consider T Lynch from GC (also less than $500k).


Gday Community. Jock I tried the at home Coach Kings and it is a significant development. I hope there are more next year.

Anyway I could do with some help please.

My Team

D Shaw Laird McVeigh Birchall Yeo Rich Tucker Collins
M Danger Pendles Hannaberry Parker Ward Hodge Libba Ablett Mills Hewett Trengove
R Goldy Mummy M King
F Martin Deledio Hall Zorko Stringer Wells Petracca Phillips

I have Ablett McVeigh Hall Deledio and Stringer as well as Rich who I would love to trade. I am trading Ablett and think McVeigh, Stringer and Rich are holds for now, Deledio probably a hold and Hall would be the logical next out after Ablett if it is confirmed as more than a one week injury. With 8 trades left but only 16 k value is what I am after as I think I need 1 defender 2 mids and 2 to 3 forwards. I see Petracca, Rich and Colllins as cover and potentially Lycett as R F if no more injuries strike..ha ha as if.

Option A
Ablett and Hall for Montagna and Franklin with 107 k for 2 further trades next week.

Option B
Ablett and Lids for Montagna and Westhhoff and 160 k for 2 trades next week

Please comment for alt players. I would like to get Z Merret but he is bit too expensive considering the carnage already.




Micah Briene

Is there a change happening with Robbie Gray
Footywire has him listed as Position: Midfield, Forward
was not like that yesterday


What is this loophole u speak of? Im guessing not captain when refering to hall and collins?


DPP loophole

nervous coach

Great work Lekdog. Have Barlow must trade. Can either trade him for JPK or R Gray in the middle or Franklin, C Smith or T Lynch (GC) up forward. Thoughts!!!. Also should I trade M Cox to Naismith/ C Smith or is it a wasted trade. Would leave me with 7 trades. Thoughts!!

nervous coach

Thanks Lekdog. Concerned about Naismith's job security. Thinking that C Smith might have better JS and more consistent scoring even if he is more expensive. Cheers.

nervous coach

Thanks Lekdog.