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Supercoach RD4: LekDog’s Cheat Sheet

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G’day Community Lekdog here.

We’re still in the early parts of the season so there is not a whole lot of movements to be made. We have a few hold options and some decent rookie options for those who have non-playing players on the bench.
The big news of the week is that Gawn is out for 12 weeks, how can we recover? Some obvious options are Stef Martin (the best option in my opinion), Brodie Grundy (a close second with upside), Matthew Kreuzer (Phillips set to come back soon will hurt him), Jarrod Wiits and Braydon Preuss. Well I can’t recommend trading down to a rookie from Gawn so I’d be looking at premium options for the sake of your sanity.
Ablett and Hanneberry showed us why we need to hold onto our under performing premiums whilst Shaw and Simpson are still not quite there, hopefully they explode soon! Who do you have that’s not cutting the mustard?
As always make sure you check out the SuperCoach ‘Who Should I Start’ tool over at our great supporters Fantasy Insider – I’m back on their advice and I had a slightly better round scoring 2164 despite my complete inability to select a decent captain.

See you in the comments, Lekdog.

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Adam

Matt Crouch – hold or trade? Have about 60k in the bank. I'm thinking of holding but he hasn't scored well so far.

KICKITDOWNTHEGUTS

I have the same problem, but with $130k in the bank.
I considered him a keeper when I picked him so I'm doing my best to stick to the advice of the good man Jock and not trade premiums for the sake of it, but it's getting closer to making the cut….tough one.

Derek

If he is your biggest problem, you are doing ok

whatyasmokin

Don't trade premos. But is he a premium? Conundrum.

Pablo

I traded him this week to Adams. With DPP he is a keeper in DEF so I will swing him there is the next few rounds rookies depending.

Chook

I have the same problem and can't work out whether to correct him or Howe. I'd love to give some advice but right now im struggling with it myself!

Adrian

I hear you mate…..I initially traded Crouch out to Dusty, which left me only $900 cash, but then l reversed the trade. Will give him one more week, mid term plan is to bring dusty and hanners in. Am thinking that l can afford to wait one more week on hanners, with the swannies in perth tonight so not sure how he will go, but having lost three games, they will be firing big time you would think, but eagles are pretty good at home…argh what to do…..so taking the risk that he has an average game, his price drops another week, and then bang trade him in next week or two for pepper powell (with a good game may rise to $260K) or swallow may rise to $350k (next week of the week after). That then gives me an upgrade to Hanners

Then fingers crossed Dusty's price comes down and l can trade swallow up…..argh the supercoach gods l am in your hand.

Then hopefully for swallow if he gets on the park this weekend, pending his corky.

Sam

Great stuff lekdog…keen to get your thoughts on Pickett. Will he come good or cut loose now for Broomhead?

Sam

Just had my eyes checked…Broomhead is 180K not 118! Answers my own question

Kev

I'd give him a few more weeks. His scoring is expected of a small forward, just needs that one big game. Scored 86 from 12p and 3 goals in a JLT match so he's capable. Of course if the Blues drop him then move on

Tinnies

I'd probably cut eddy first (if you got him) as picket will play all season one would think

Mich

If picket doesn't get dropped , he should. Its painful to watch him play footy

Hgfghgfjfghh

Trade J Smith or Hibberd to Newman

Tinnies

Hibberd. Smith in back in 3-4 and started in Melbourne round 1 side, so obviously rated and look good for all of a quarter…

BrownlowBoy

Try 3-4 months Tinnies. Trade Smith.

hedski

Wooosh.

Derek

Smith gone long time. Hibberd had DPP can be handy

Chriso

Ryder to witts?? Thoughts would be appreciated

Finnius

Get in nankdaddy

Chriso

Got him in forward line :/

Micky_B

Yes if it helps to fix another problem. dont think he will last the season but should get to a 400-450k price which is enough

whatyasmokin

Like Witts even at 290K. Now or never.

mfawcett77

he's only got the week. Waste of a trade if you ask me.

Finnius

Pickett to Swallow?

Bloods

I'm in but I went eddy, kept pickett and move parfitt forward

whatyasmokin

Like it.

Danners

Sounds good

Waz

Have Bob Murphy in my backline.. Is a premo on the simmer.. Thinking of trading in Newman then using the cash to trade Taranto up to M Murphy in my midfield. Thoughts?

Neverweaken

I've traded out BMurph for Newman. Just doesn't seem to set up defence the way he used to

Rick Grimes

I can't decide whether to keep TTBoy or trade him to Swallow. I like the thought of his 100points at m8, but TT might be good for 75-80 and will generate​ cash, albeit slowly. Decisions decisions..

hedski

Give TT a few weeks, I reckon heaps of people will buy into Swallow and get BURNT.

Youngster

haha. Don't blow a trade on TTBoy just yet

Micky_B

Omeara to swallow a good or bad idea?

Derek

Did you listen to the Podcast?

Micky_B

Not yet. Haven't had the time. What was the verdict?

whatyasmokin

Extra trade used.

Round 9 bye. JOM round 13 bye. Up to you.

Campbell

Lekdog what is your verdict on O'Meara. I am going to hold him this week but just wanted to know your thoughts.

INPieman

I'm hoping everyone hops off. I think he can rise to 450+ at some point. Missed 2 years of footy & needs some continuity. Had 36 touches 2 weeks ago so he knows how to find it. Hold

Beezneez

He didn't score well last week when I was going to trade him for Murphy – cost me 60-70 odd points. I just wish he'd kick the ball more often to advantage instead of handballing it. Having said that, I am now contemplating holding off on my trade again to Murphy and going Hibberd to Swallow. Don't think I'll be getting Murphy at all now because he'll be mid 500K next week.. Hope everyone's right about O'Meara turning it around.

Beezneez

Make that 114 points

CJay

Thanks for adding Caddy to the sheet Lek as it makes me feel a bit better about trading him.
On the back of 94 and 90 average the past two years and more mid time at Richmond, a 100 average in 2017 appeared achievable.
Should have seen the writing on the wall with the pre season form but assumed he would improve from R1.
Think I will cut my losses and jump on the Roo train as I can't see him being any cheaper for a long time.
What are other 's doing?
Holding or trading Caddy?
Jumping on the Roo train or picking up later?

Neverweaken

I traded out Caddy last week for WHE.
Unfortunately I also traded out Roo expecting 3+ weeks out.
Thinking of trading out JOM for him.

CJay

As Jock said, you could be forgiven for trading out Roo.
Roo said himself may be out for up to 6 on the footy show.

dave

Do Jock's question on him — 'Do you genuinely believe Caddy will be a top 5 supercoach jet at end of season?' No? trade him now when theres so many cash gen options around. Yes? then keep, and give me some of those drugs youre on lol.. nah just saying coz traded him out last week so hoping it doesnt backfire

Bock Choy

I had to trade Gawn (Martin) and Smith (Newman) this week, so kept Caddy safe. His 3 scores have been 72 (sub-par), 92 (par) and 33 (putrid). He didn't seem to have a hard defensive role against the Eagles, so not sure where the drop off came.

I had him in as a mid pricer who would either grow into a premo or remain as a stepping stone for an upgrade. I'll see how he goes – he is the first candidate on the stepping stone block (as I expect JOM, Sandi and Rough to rise in value).

I'm pleased my choices on trades matched Lekdog's advice. Martin is slightly cheaper ($10k), has a slightly higher average in 2017 and has the runs on the board over a few seasons. Grundy is a good chance to breakout this year but at this stage, not taking the risk.

Smith to Newman is obvious.

joe444

Richmond fans are about to find out why Geelong were happy to Josh "irrelevant to the outcome" Caddy; for the love of god, trade him out.

Youngy

Solid Cheatsheet Lek. Look forward to the cheat sheet every Wednesday.

Lek will we see a reemergence of Lekdog's weekly super coach videos this year?

hedski

You shaving that dirty tash?? Ha. Just kiddin .

DacZawson

I just enjoyed the general Supercoach chat that you presented us with. It's been too long since you've put a video out. Maybe a controversial call but I rated "Mo' Supercoach News" more than I rate the podcast now.

Youngy

Lek anything you produce will be loved. Some tactical stuff would be good. Personally, I really enjoyed your weekly update vids but I understand that you might not have the time to produce videos every week.

Maybe as the byes approach you could make a video about the byes, going through your plans and trades and just handing out your wisdom, helping coaches through the most difficult time of the season.

Alby

I have Vickers Willis in my back line and Hibberd in the middle with no way to get him into the back. Basically will Vickers Willis get a game or am I best getting rid of him for Newman.

Shane

Yep i would

joey jojo

keep him man – evw will come good later – you have 4 rookies in def im guessing who'll make you more than enough

Shane

Doch, Adams, Laird, Mbank, Otten, Hampton, (Stewart, Hibberd)
Danger, JPK, Fyfe, Beams, Shuey, T.Mitchell,Trelaor, Pepper (Barrett, Parfitt, Maynard)
Nank, Sandi (Strnadica)
Dahl, Macrae, J.Kennedy, Houston, Hoskin,Elliott, Butler ( Eddy, Pickett)

Thoughts

hedski

Looks good

hedski

D.Cameron injured his shoulder in NEAFL on weekend, not sure how bad.

Captain Risky

I was wondering what happened. With Naismith out I thought , ' gee he must be really shite'.

He's warming my Fwd bench at present, eventually he'll be on ruck bench for DPP swing. All those Sydney rucks seem to be made out of paper mache. The could have used the Nank this year! Good thing we have him at the tigers 🙂

Micky_B

Not sure why but for some reason i started with tom lynch from gold coast. Hold him or downgrade? Could help me get some slightly underpriced premos in the upcoming weeks

Northerner

I have him. My worst pick. He's OK and will come good. Was at Sunday's game and the Suns worked out just to get it in to Lynch. He took on 3 at every contest and they kicked a mountain of crumbling goals off him. He could have easily kicked 2 in first quarter and ended with 3-4 for the game and would have tonned up in a quietish game for him if he had. I see him going strong shortly.

Touk tuk

Community……

Fox or not to Fox…..

Micky_B

No, job security an issue

whatyasmokin

Tough call. He is mature age and probably will get games through the year. Bargain at 100K.

Don't expect him to get to a good value before byes, could be a slow burn and downgrade before finals.

Danners

Fox if you have other playing midfielders so he could be a loophole option later on

Youngy

Bit depressing that I miss out on Fox and Hayward. As my trades will obviously be bringing in Newman and getting rid of Gawn

hedski

Don't reckon your missing much Youngy.
Got same trades.

Youngy

I just want to get rid of Mountford

hedski

Fair enough, spud.

Youngy

If only I had of picked Parfitt instead.

TBone

I dont think their job security is too great, honestly its probably a blessing mate

mungoman

you will only miss out on 55k on fox…

TBone

What do you guys think of the team going into this weekend?

Shaw, Laird, Rance, Marchbank, Hampton, Newman (Stewart, Hibberd)

Danger, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, Wines, Beams, JOM, SPP ( Barrett, Florent, Pickett)

Grundy, Sandilands (Strnadica)

Dahl, Macrae, Nank, Petracca, Butler, Bowes (Parfitt, Eddy)

Any more trades I should make this week or look to make? Cheers

davo

Looking pretty good maybe Bowes but don't know who for?

TBone

yeah thats what im thinking. But who for is the question?

Shane

Get hayward

TBone

I was considering that!

TBone

you reckon fox's js is okay lek?

Kurt

Also how do I trade eddy to fox? eddy is only a Fwd i believe

whatyasmokin

Via Pickett*

Trade out Eddy. Move Pickett to forward line, trade in Fox.

Neverweaken

1. Trade out JOM for NRoo?
2. Trade out JOM for Cotchin?
3. Sit on JOM for a few more weeks

Youngy

3

Youngster

Option 3 IMO

SF4

Out of the 2 it would be Rooey, but holding onto JOM isn't a bad idea.

Micky_B

3

Steve

Trading out Gawn, through DPP do I bring in

A. Dusty
B. Swallow
C. Wait a week and bring in Hannebery
D. Pendlebury

Thoughts please.

Shane

Pendlebury

SF4

Pendles, good for a 120+ almost every week and will finish as a top mid for sure.

Northerner

I agree. We are potentially looking at another Danger.

Micky_B

Dusty, i think he'll have the best average from here on in

JEL

Hmmmm, Swallow showing up as 'Corked quad, subject to fitness test'

Brad

What's the word on bringing in Nick Riewoldt, a bit of cash on hand after double downgrade last week. Bowe out Riewoldt in??

Micky_B

Yep

Cr0magn0n

Great work as always LekDog. I needed this advice, I started with Caddy….. FMSC

Steeeve

Goldy out to Witt's should still give me enough money to then go Pickett to Hanners next week and Matching to Simpson the week after. Aiming for full promo as early as possible.

Micky_B

Do it. Witts can go at 100 for a few more weeks 95+ for the season

Sam

Should I get rid of Hibberd for Newman
OR
Switch Hibberd to my mid and rid of Mountford for Newman

Who is most likely to come back into the north side out of the two?

NickMacMan

out hibberd

Blaknight

The exact question and answer i was looking for.

Tommo09

Smith to Newman
Gawn to Nank

whatyasmokin

Solid

Youngy

Good Trades

Brad

I'm underwhelmed by Zac Merrett Lachie Neale at the moment

whatyasmokin

126, 112, 98…………….Merrett going fine.

83, 129, 84 a bit more understandable but still decent.

Hold both.

Swans2012

Giant hold, don't even consider whether these were bad selections until the end of the year

Jono

Gawn to witts ans JOM to Dusty with no coin left over or Gawn to Stef and $84k change???

Top hawk

If Archie Smith is a non selection for Brisbane, just go Gawn to Stef and save that trade. Cheers

whatyasmokin

Both reasonable options gawn to Stef the wise play, and saves a trade later if Witts isn't a keeper. Going by history…..he isn't.

Top hawk

Great cheat sheet Lek.

Love your endorsement of Stefan Martin.

I started with the big Stef and I have no regrets. Martinlands!! (A dirty word only 2 weeks ago) As a Lone wolf ruckman, he is simply the best.

Hopefully the Brisbane selection panel don't shi-t in their own "den" and select Archie Smith. Even so, I now have the Nank to sort that 'pride" fight out.

Welcome

Top hawk

Right now, you have the perfect ruck combo, for points, $ generation and no Gawn/Goldy nightmares.

Despite my envy, I am very happy with my ruck combo, and glad I avoided the Gawn "Goldy locks" TRAP.

Andy Parker

Caddy to Josh Kelly or Heppell

whatyasmokin

Hep D

whatyasmokin

Agree

Andy Parker

Thanks LEKDOG

Interested as to why Heppell is no good?

I have $564,900 where would you be putting your coin?

Youngy

Heppel won't be a top 8 mid, that is why he is bad

Andy Parker

Gotcha, thanks mate…

SF4

If you wait a week you can get hanners in.

Tim

Hanners is $561k.

Neverweaken

Won't be next week

Tim

Trade Gawn for Stef Martin/Grundy or Nankervis + pocket the extra cash?

whatyasmokin

Grundy, Nank, Martin I reckon in order. There are good arguments for all 3 though.

hedski

Nank.

Danners

Nankervis to see how the ruck situation goes

Hawks

Who to start on field JOM or Powell-Pepper?

I have no loophole.

whatyasmokin

JOM

hedski

SPP, cattas will smash hawks.

whatyasmokin

Was thinking that, but then thought about GWS smashing Port.

hedski

Not as bad.

Youngy

JOM

poloko48

Have a feeling Hawks & JOM will hit back this week….

whatyasmokin

^

Kurt

Cheers for the awesome cheat sheet Lekdog!

Who's looking better for job security out of Fox and Hayward?

Should I be getting rid of Bowes, Eddy or Pickett this week?

Kurt

Cheers! Ill look to move him on

Hawks

Hayward just.

Move Pickett, just can't see him making any real cash

Kurt

you reckon? looks like carlton will keep playing him though, so tells me he'll at least be making something

whatyasmokin

I think it's impossible to say who they'll go with when Heeney and Rohan come back. They tend to play forward.

whatyasmokin

Eddy I guess considering he's been dumped.

Kurt

yeah that is worrying me a lot with their js. it makes me not want to go either which such uncertainty

whatyasmokin

I'm warming to Fox because he's mature age, and so cheap.

Maybe more versatile than Hayward as well Fox began his VFL career as a rebounding defender.

Captain Risky

Anyone putting Preuss on the field this week?

I've got Sandi up against Spencer(?) which should be fine, but Witts has Kreuzer. Still unsure how Preuss and Goldy will share duties so Preuss probably on the bench for me.. Thoughts?

Hawks

Preuss on bench

whatyasmokin

Witts had 40 hitouts and 13 touches vs Hawks last week, couldn't be thinking of benching him surely.

Boltons Blues

Need Newman, i have 3 stains in my backline, 1 injury, 1 doesnt play, 1 which is giving me the runs, who do i trade out of Stewart, Smith or Hibbered

Hawks

Smith, 3-4 months from a return

NickMacMan

Gawn for witts or martin?

Also have nank forward and stacks of money in the bank

Cheers

whatyasmokin

Probably martin if already cashed up, Witts unlikely to be a keeper and round 9 bye,.

Jono

No loop hole and need to field three out of Hampton, otten, marchbank, Newman and Stewart…thinking otten, Newman and marchbank

whatyasmokin

That's who I'm running, Hampton and McGrath benched.

Youngy

Agree Ill be running Otten, Newman and March with Hampton and Stewart Benched

Stav

Am I crazy to play Sandi ahead of Nank this week? Despite projections, I reckon Sandi will dominate Spencer regardless of the result. Also Nank against Martin, Martin is as good if not better around the ground. Thoughts?

whatyasmokin

Who are your rucks and why do you have to bench one?

Kev

Stef's work around the ground won't stop Nank doing his thing. Even though he doesn't win a lot of hitouts his HtA% is pretty high.

Spencer will at least give a contest at 203cm/105kgs

Ben

Anyone worried about houstons job sec?

whatyasmokin

No because Eddy was dropped for Pittard.

whatyasmokin

Also think there are a couple of others at port that aren't having an impact and have poor disposal efficiency, Houston has started well and should hold his spot.

hedski

Fantastic by foot also.

Swans2012

Nah

Youngy

I have bigger problems to worry about then his JS

poloko48

Have decided to hold JOM for another week, so no Swallow for me (probably best…not that way inclined).
So OUT ZGuthrie IN Newman, OUT Mountford IN Fox
$19.5K & 26 trades left:

DEF: Adams, Heater, Otten, Simmo, Marchbank. Hampton, (Stewart, Newman)
MID: Danger, Fyfe, JPK, Beams, Treloar, Prestia, SPP, JOM (Fox, Barrett, Pickett)
RUC: Sandiwitts (Preuss)
FWD: Nank, Dahl, Buddy, Macrae, Roughy, Butler (Hannan, Eddy)

Thoughts?

whatyasmokin

Looks good.

Jimmy

hibbered to Newman
mountford to fox

are these good trades

whatyasmokin

Yeah you have too many zeros, you require cash generation bigtime.

Tiger

First trade good , no to second as I think the fox could outfox you so to speak. Job security not great I think

whatyasmokin

True could be a wasted trade, but doesn't look great for Mountford either.

Northerner

I like it. Mountford uncertain and you need cash generation on your bench. If Mountford named I'd hold him though otherwise go Fox

Jimmy

this is my team btw

DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Howe, Otten, Marcbank, Hampton (Stewart, Hibberd)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendles, Rockliff, Fyfe, Priddis, Ablett, Powell-Pepper, O'Meara (Barret, Parfitt, Mountford)
RUCK: Nankervis, Sandilands (Strndica)
FWD: JJK, Greene, Macrae, Roughead, Butler, Houstan (Eddy, Pickett)

Kenna

Nobody is talking about Tom Williamson from Carlton …he scored 70 odd and is 117k in defence
I know he is not proven and can assess one more week

But say if balic and berry have good games on the weekend and even Williamson has a good one..we won't be able to get all three

whatyasmokin

He's one to look at for sure. Especially if you don't trust Lyon…..

Northerner

Getting Williamson this week could be your shark move if all 3 ton up this week, but very low prob.

BrownlowBoy

Williamson when he is on the bubble. But yes, it is a risk that we will not be able to get all 3 next week.

Steve

Gawn to Swallow and then bring in Hanners next week OR Gawn to a Bont/Sloane?

whatyasmokin

I'm not convinced with swallow, although go with your gut.

SF4

Can't go wrong with the Bont.

whatyasmokin

Think they are all good options in their own right.

SF4

Cant go wrong with the Bont.

Supercoachgod

I'd also go with the Bont I heard Sloane is carrying a corked thigh from a marking contest last week.. a fitnesss test will determine whether he plays or not

Supercoachgod

I accidentally comented below

John

Who would u move on first Taranto or omeara?

Northerner

JOM

BradK

Get rid if taranto first!!

whatyasmokin

Taranto

SF4

Trade in Stef Martin or Nank for Goldy. Whoever I trade in will ruck alongside Grundy.

Northerner

Nank

Northerner

But my view is Goldy played forward because of his ankle. Pruess is over hyped IMO at the moment. In 2 weeks Goldy will be back to tonning up and Pruess will be back to 40-80 volatility.

whatyasmokin

Agreed, I'd hold Goldy if I owned him.

Jordan

Who to give the flick McGrath, Taranto or omeara

Northerner

You don't need to get rid of any. Only trade if you must. Find another way to get in a must have. But if say you have to move on one to get in Newman then I'd flick JOM.

Danners

Taranto, JS is the lowest out of the 3 and his scoring potential isn't the greatest

Derek

I can see GWS giving Port a belting this week.

Taranto playing deep forward should get on the end of a few and pick up a nice 75+ like in week 2

whatyasmokin

Taranto. Worst JS.

Dean

I am stuffed if I know what to do out of these three options.

Option 1: Hibberd straight to Newman
O'Meara or McGrath either to Swallow or do I bring in Fox

Option 2: McGrath to Newman
Hibbered to Swallow or Fox

Option 3: Stewart to Newman
O'Meara to Swallow or Hibberd to Fox

NOTE: That is providing Swallow plays although I'm sure he will.

YOUR opinion is greatly appreciated in advance community.

Northerner

Consider just doing the Hibberd to Newman trade. Another rook will emerge and your others don't need to be moved in now. Balic could come out and smash it this week for example.

Northerner

Moved ON now.

whatyasmokin

3. With Hibberd>Fox.