Pile in, everybody! No time to wipe your feet. We’ve got some PANIC to do after another frustrating round.
I blame Collingwood. They set us SuperCoaches up for a trying weekend when they, grown adults, couldn’t spell “tonight” correctly in front of 70,000 at the G. That’s almost calling your teacher Mum level of embarrassment. Ben Jacobs claimed another scalp, this time Clayton Oliver, and while Banfield took the honours against the less SuperCoach relevant Aaron Hall, it needs to be something we consider for his matchups in the future. Gaz was the latest to join the SuperCoach medical room and will need to go this week, as will Liam Ryan, just as he was beginning to look at home in this AFL thing. Sloane, Selwood, Neale, Goldy, Kruze, Billings, and Shaw were premiums to disappoint.
I miss Jock in these situations. He always had the perfect amount of sage wisdom to lift us up. Jock, if you’re out there having a read of this the studio is always open, the mic is always on for you to drop some nuggets of SuperCoach gold to keep us going for another week. I’ve been on Panic Room duties for a few weeks now; doors are opening, Patch has started making eye contact with me, but it’s clear to me that we need you Jock! Patch’s replacement for you is getting tired.
(he edits the podcasts)
As always, the treasure trove of content dropping daily out of Jock HQ is both shiny and bountiful. Damo stepped for Lek this week and made his podcast debut. VFL action kicked off on the weekend and Barron von Crow was there to tell us who is impressing at lower level. Sloane has given us a glimpse into captain choices for this week and MVP of the week, Damo, has given us another cheat sheet to get around. There’s a bit happening in news this week, let’s get into it!
When did Lachie Murphy get injured? He’s out tonight and Darcy Fogarty is back in after a week off in the Crows only change. For the Pies, Jordan de Goey has sobered up long enough for Collingwood to give him his first game of the season at the expense of an injured Taylor Adams.
GWS have have dropped a bomb by hiding the Josh Kelly groin injury from all of us. Leon Cameron has come out and said, “hopefully it’s just this week, maybe two.” Though we’ve seen the impact of a groin injury can have with Kreuzer. I lost my bet on Tobias Greene being the first player to bite someone this year, he’s back in with Ryan Griffen and Dawson Simpson, the latter of the trio replacing the injured Rory Lobb. Ross Lyon has named an unchanged lineup and I need a moment to process this. Jack Higgins hasn’t survived the cut, straight out for the returning Josh Caddy. Dion Prestia replaces Sam Lloyd. On the other side of the matchup we are getting a rookie debut in Zac Bailey (MID – $139.8k). Dayne Beams is back as well. Neither the Swans or the Dogs have done much that will hurt us from a SuperCoach standpoint, though preseason buzz boy Aliir Aliir gets his chance. JJK is back to beat up the Suns, he kicked 5 and had 146SC last time out against them. Liam Ryan is out in case you’ve missed the “who do we replace Liam Ryan with” question all week. Pearce Hanley can’t keep his right shoulder attached to his body and has gone to see a specialist about becoming the first human/cyborg to play in the AFL. In what is surely the match of the round, North v Carlton… *cough* the loss of Caleb Marchbank is going to hurt me from a Draftstars standpoint, he’s always good value Caleb. Cam O’Shea gets another chance and Lochie O’Brien (DEF/MID – $162.3k) will debut.
On Sunday, Connor McKenna will be sidelined for the the next three weeks picking bits of Tory Dickson out of his teeth, opening the chance for Matt Guelfi (FWD – $117.3k) to debut and for BT to get his name wrong. Sam Powell-Pepper is out nursing one hell of a hangover, Jarrod Lienert (DEF – $123.9k) is one of five ins, but I’m not certain he will debut until later tonight. The Hawks will regain James Sicily and have once again named Dave Mirra on an extended bench. Dom Tyson must have some serious sniffles to be out with illness 2 days before the match, the Dees have named 5 ins with Angus Brayshaw being among them. The Cats are running out of healthy players with three more added to their injury list. The silver lining in this is we get a look at Stephen Wells’ stockpile of draft talent. Charlie Constable (MID – $117.3k) the latest. Mitch Duncan finally returns and after conceding against Nic Nat last week, they’ve brought back Rhys Stanley and Zac Smith to beat up Patch’s boy, Rowan “my boat” Marshall. The Saints have named Logan Austin (DEF – $159.7k) for a potential debut, Hunter Clark is on an extended bench.
THE HOUSE OF EVIL
Tom Doedee, Tim Kelly, Jeremy Finlayson, and Nick Holman are once again our top 4 Frogurt’s (that’s good!) this week. If you don’t have them you’ve missed the boat a little bit, but as all 4 are still going to rise a lot in the coming weeks you can still jump on. Others of note:
* = on the bubble
These guys come with a free frogurt (that’s good!)
-50 – Ed Richards*
-46 – Jack Henry*
-42 – Jake Waterman
-39 – Sam Murray
-32 – Esava Ratugolea*
-31 – Mitch Crowden*
-30 – Bailey Banfield
-18 – Bayley Fritsch
-11 – Dom Barry
-6 – Jarrod Garlett
-4 – Adam Cerra*
-1 – Aaron Naughton
These premiums contain potassium benzoate (that’s bad!)
Patrick Dangerfield – 215
Aaron Hall – 204
Dayne Beams – 203
Kruuuuuuuuuze – 199
Rocky – 179
Elliot Yeo – 177
Lachie Neale – 161
Jack Billings – 160
Zerrett – 158
Buddy – 141
Luke Parker – 140
Clayton Oliver- 138
Michael Hibberd – 137
SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK
Damo gave him a mention in his cheat sheet this week and I’m backing him up here. Jarryd Lyons dropped a 66SC in the swamp at Cazaly, and he copped the Ben Jacobs tag in that match. In better conditions has seen him pump out a 152 and a 138.
My preseason money was on Aaron Hall to pick up much of the post Gary Ablett slack, while I still think he will, in the mean time it is Lyons that is averaging career bests in contested possessions (18 per game – 4th in the comp), clearances (9.3 – 2nd), metres gained (565.7m – 5th), tackles (6.3 – 18th), inside 50’s (6.3 – 7th) and rebound 50’s (2.3). Almost 21 of his 29 disposals are kicks (=1) and he is also chipping in with a goal a game and 5.7 score involvements. These are amazing numbers, the man is hunting the ball whether it’s on the deck or someone else has possession of it.
While he carries some risk, he’s never averaged more than 90 in a SuperCoach year, he has the backing of South Australian SuperCoach royalty.
Always knew he had it in him. Pyke wanted more speed into the midfield, so we let him go pretty easily.
— Barron Von Crow (@BarronVonCrow) April 6, 2018
At 521k he’s a price jump of 28k so far, with that 66 now dropping out of his 3 week rolling average his breakeven plummets to 20. He’s in line for a 30k price rise this week.
HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR
For me, the enjoyment of Draftstars comes in not single game slates, but in full day or full round contests. In single game slates if your sure thing premo gets injured or shits the bed *coughZerrettcough* it’s almost impossible to come back from that. Full day contests involve a greater selection of high scoring premo’s that allow you to carry a dud choice or two. Saturday features 5 game slate, this is how Fantasy Insider see’s it playing out
Here’s my take on things:
I love a cheap ruck and Dawson Simpson (RUCK – $8,800) will ruck solo against Sandi. He’s coming off a 44 hitout, 13 possession game in the twos. I’ll be rostering him at minimum price and hope Sandi doesn’t break him. I feel dirty suggesting Cal Sinclair (RUCK – $11,800), but he’s averaging 101DS so far and his price feels just about right. He faces the Dogs’ “rucks” and saluted with a 123DS last week.
Ed Richards (DEF – $7,500) scored 85DS last week and has been the talk of SuperCoach this week, he will find things harder against the Swans but his price is attractive for his upside. Adam Tomlinson (DEF – $9,950) was down last week, but he’s flashed his 90DS potential twice so far this year, expect him to bounce back against Freo.
There’s a few ways you can go for finding a midfield cheapie in this contest. You wouldn’t go near Ben Jacobs (MID – $8,800) in SuperCoach, but Jacobs scored 86DS tagging Oliver last week and 107DS the week before tagging Seb Ross. Nick Holman (MID – $9,500) loves his cuddles and is still value at under 10k. Kamdyn McIntosh (DEF/MID – $9,100) has a nice matchup against Brisbane, and Lachie Weller (MID – $8,750) found his groove against Freo last week.
At the top tier, Stephen Coniglio (MID – $16,150) and Jack Macrae (MID – $16,450) have both been brilliant but won’t come cheap, pick one and partner them with Ed Curnow (MID – $14,450), Jarryd Lyons (MID – $14,700) or Lachie Hunter (MID – $14,500). All three have shown similar ceilings to Coniglio and Macrae but are $1500 – $2000 cheaper. Josh Caddy and Isaac Heeney, who is also a MID/FWD, are both great value at $12,500, as is Toby McLean (MID/FWD – $12,900). He’s had 56 possessions over his past 2 games.
Up forward, Zac Fisher (FWD – $9,100) faces North and has shown he is good for a 70. His teammate Charlie Curnow (FWD – $11,700) has had a super consistent start, scoring between 82 and 115 so far. Jason Castagna (FWD – $7,650) kicked 4 and had 16 disposals in the corresponding game against Brisbane last year. Will he catch fire again? Mitch Robinson (MID/FWD – $13,000) loves playing the Tigers. he had 29 possessions and 11 marks in this game last year.
The comments on this site are getting a bit out of hand recently. If you’ve been around here for a while I’m sure you’ll agree there are some truly fantastic, kind, and knowledge fantasy football brains out there.
Everyone is at a different level in their SuperCoach journey. Everyone has different ideas and opinions when it comes to who, and to who not, trade in / out. It’s a community so feel free offer your advice, but be respectful giving it and remember it’s their team, you don’t need to manage it for them.
Jock Reynolds happened because we all share something in common – the love of SuperCoach.
Be kind to one another – Kev xx