Round 5 SuperCoach Panic Room – Monday edition

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As a person who asks what day it is at least three days a week, I love the footy. It means the weekend.

Patch: It’s Monday Kev.

With two games left in round 5 the Panic Room is still open for business. It has been a pretty solid round so far with popular selections scoring some big numbers. A storm is brewing just off the horizon though, mounting injuries and the tribunal lotto forcing a few to assume the position for round 6 teams.

The Panic Room will return on Friday with all your *cough* favourites *cough*, but for now, let’s tuck in to teams for Tuesday and Wednesday.


After convincing so many to hold Bailey Fritsch because it’s fine, he won’t get dropped. He has been DROPPED. Hooooo boy that’s gonna hurt some. Cop his donut or go the with Jack Higgins and his questionable job security? Fritsch is one of four changes; Jordan Lewis, Tomas Bugg, and Sam Frost all making way for Dom Tyson, Billy Stretch, Sam Weideman and Jayden Hunt. The Tiges have lost Josh Caddy and Nick Vlastuin to injury and Jack Graham to suspension, recalling Sam Lloyd and premiership winning defender (I’ll never get tired of saying that) Nathan Broad, as well as the aforementioned Higgins.

On ANZAC day the Pies have named an unchanged lineup. Over at the Bombers, BT will be devastated by the news that Oooooo-raaaaz- E-O didn’t get up, replacing with Jackson Merrett.



This is the big one, folks. $100k on offer. First 1,500 places getters guaranteed cold hard cash. You rarely get something for nothing in this world, you want to buy into this contest it will set you back twenty bucks. Not an insignificant amount if you don’t know what this DraftStars caper is all about.

Luckily for us, the lads and lasses at Fantasy Insider do know what they’re talking about. It’s quite hard to switch off your SuperCoach brain and pick players that are better suited to the Draftstars scoring system, so every bit of intel helps. You can get around their podcast here and you can give them a follow on Twitter here.

Also a shoutout to @thatsjustrood on Twitter. Writer of the esteemed Value Hunter articles for Fantasy Insider, he’s pretty good at finding a diamond in the rough.

Okay, that’s enough chitchat, what’s the Fantasy Insider ideal lineup for Wednesday’s contest?

Here’s my take:


It’s extremely risky fading Brodie Grundy ($16,300) is his current form (3-round average sits at 119.5), but Tom Bellchambers (11,950) has a 77 under his belt against Sam Jacobs. Grundy struggled in his games against Essendon last season, recording 12 touches and 35 hitouts in the ANZAC clash, and 13 touches and 24 hitouts in the return match in round 16. Bellyache really opens up your salary cap, but it could also send you straight to the liquor cabinet.


There’s not a lot of sub 10k options that I like. Andy McGrath just sneaks in a 9,750 and has gone good, bad, good, bad so far this year. If you believe in that sort of thing, he’s due for his good game this week.

There are six 10k options. I loathe to cheer on a Collingwood player but the loins begin to stir when Sam Murray ($10,350) tucks the footy under his arm and has flashed a 90DS upside. James Aish ($10,850 – also a mid) hasn’t dropped below 80DS yet.


Dev Smith is far and away your best forward option here but he’ll set you back 13k. There’s more value here than there is down back so I think I’ll fade him. Matt Guelfi ($8,300) better get an invite to the Brownlow because I want to see him in a suit. He also had a pretty good introduction to Draftstars last week. Callum Brown ($8,600 – also a MID) has back-to-back 70’s. Joe Daniher ($10,050) has been a bit rubbish so far, but he took home the ANZAC medal last year on the back of 16 touches (14 kicks), 8 marks and 3 goals. 


Jaidyn Stephensen ($8,650 – also a FWD) isn’t going to kick 5 every week but it would have done great things for his confidence. I love a bit of The Hyphen when he pops up. Will Hoskin-Elliot ($11,400) plays that important MID/FWD link up role at the Pies and he loves a kick, while Jordan de Goey ($10,600) is a bit of a flog but the flog goes alright. He’s capable of snagging multiple goals and loves some junk time stats. At the top tier, Sidebum is probably out of reach if you’ve gone with Grundy, flip a coin over Adam Treloar ($15,700) or Dyson Heppell ($15,950). For me, tails was the call, Heppell it is.

My lineup:

Good luck for the remainder of the round, Community! See ya Friday for Round 6 Panic Room action.


Corey · 23/04/2018 at 19:18

Take Dangers score of 135 or back in Dusty

    Ahmad rubas · 23/04/2018 at 19:43

    take danger 135

      Rob · 23/04/2018 at 21:45


        Corey · 23/04/2018 at 22:22

        It does mean I have to take Henry’s score of 48 on my bench

          Whatyasmokin · 23/04/2018 at 22:42

          What's the alternative?

            Corey · 24/04/2018 at 07:24

            Take Dangers score of 135 and emergencies score of 48 from

SmugBugga · 23/04/2018 at 19:22

Hahahaha @ Sicily. He'll get 2-weeks plus he's served 1 already and probably cop another 2 before the byes for sniping somebody.
Glad I took seedsman and Fisher instead of sicily and Bonner at the start.

    Pranav Santhosh · 23/04/2018 at 19:44

    well done on starting with them

    Whatyasmokin · 23/04/2018 at 22:43

    Early days to be gloating about the Seed pick. Fisher is a dud.

      Tibor · 23/04/2018 at 22:59

      c'mon Smokin what's not to love about the Seed Pod. Fisher is ok given he was close enough to rookie price

      BlueBaggerJosh · 24/04/2018 at 00:46

      did you see him play against the eagles? 15 contested possessions.

        TommyC99 · 24/04/2018 at 07:44

        Did you see him the week before?

        Whatyasmokin · 24/04/2018 at 17:40

        Nah didnt, just looking at the sc scores dont get me wrong not calling him a dud player just a dud sc pick. Seed has a way to prove anything too after producing a 71 with a BE of 42.

    David C · 24/04/2018 at 06:40

    Happy you picked Fisher???

      Holty01 · 24/04/2018 at 13:13

      He is averaging 88.2 if you had him at the start you should be over the moon.

Scoops · 23/04/2018 at 19:46

Fritsch to Guelfi?

    Houdini · 23/04/2018 at 20:11

    G-man wont play against Melb

      DEE · 23/04/2018 at 21:11

      why won't he play against the Melb??

Blueth · 23/04/2018 at 19:53

trading in Jackson Merrett right now.

    hedski · 23/04/2018 at 20:25

    Is that you Lek?

    Blueth · 24/04/2018 at 17:26

    mate Lek is an amateur compared to me.
    I had Jacob Weitering, Josh Caddy AND Dan Hannebery at the start of the year

TOPHAWK1 · 23/04/2018 at 20:08

Noice Patch!

Well well well. Fritsch is out after all. Its time to pull the trade lever this week. Was hoping to save two trades this round, but with ZGL,
L Murphy, Olango, and NOW Fritsch earning SFA as well, it has forced my hands. Fritsch is gonski. I need cash and Fritsch is the unfortunate lamb to head off to the abattoir later tomorrow.

I am going to have to take a punt and go early on either Higgins or Guelfi.

Because I have 28 juicy trades, I can afford to take this calculated risk.

Then next week (If named), I can go Bonner to Mirra, and then Brayshaw to CLAYTON OLIVER…………..The prize.
Now I will have enough cash to do this comfortably. I am now even more determined to make it happen as Titch will probably get a week for that stupid upper cut to Goldy. Oliver will then take the place of Titch as he sits on the pine reflecting on his bad behaviour. If Titch gets off then that is a bonus.

Who would you go for Higgins or Guelfi? I am leaning towards Guelfi….

    Houdini · 23/04/2018 at 20:16

    Higgo and G-Man. Bad and Bad

      TOPHAWK1 · 23/04/2018 at 20:20

      Time to pull off a Houdini! LOL

    Derek · 24/04/2018 at 13:18

    Do you have to do the trade this week to have the cash next week to get Oliver?

    If you can get the cash just by Bonnar to Mirra, I would hold on to Frisch and take a donut. If you get One of the rookies, just because they are playing doesn’t mean they will score well. 60 at best. A trade is not worth 60 points.

    Do you need the coin this week?

      TOPHAWK1 · 24/04/2018 at 14:49

      Hi Derek,

      Like you said, If I trade In Mirra for Bonner next week, I will probably fall $6k short when I trade out Brayshaw for Oliver. I was thinking trading out Fritsch now for someone like Higgings or Guelfi so I will definately have the cash to get Oliver next week.

      I had Henry onfield so there is no donut in play for Fritsch. Fritsh has a BE of 3, so he still has cash to make. On the flipside, If I don't get Oliver next week, I fear his price will start to rise again after bottoming out this week. Its a tough call. I have 28 trades due to being ultra discliplined to date and lucky with injuries. In summary, get Oliver sub $600K for Brayshaw and sacrifice Fritsh's 50K he might still have left in him.

      Going early on Guelfi or Higgins is an obvious risk also.

      I feel like taking a risk. But still have not quite made up my mind on the way I will go. Cheers mate.

        Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:32

        Oliver has a BE 150. Gold predicting him to drop to $586k if he scores 118 this week.

        Have you factored that into your calculations.

        Bonar might go up a few dollars. But i'm thinking he might get rested/omitted next week, hasn't been that good.

          Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:41

          Fritsch could easy make another $50k, all needs is one big score to make $100k

          if you don't get Oliver, who else is on your watchlist for an upgrade? Yeo won't be $500k for long?

    BockChoy · 24/04/2018 at 13:30

    Yes, I have 27 of the juicy ones, so have made the same play. This is better than taking the 21 from Garlett. It also gives me enough cash to be in striking range of picking up Danger.

    tim · 24/04/2018 at 15:34

    Higgins ,,i rekon they had the kid put on ice for the tight fixture, remember he was the top dog at the draft for very goodreason

hedski · 23/04/2018 at 20:27

Titch copped a fine TH.

    TOPHAWK1 · 23/04/2018 at 21:47

    Thanks Hedski. Nice bonus that.

    Westy · 24/04/2018 at 05:22

    Yet Joel gets a week.

      Greg · 24/04/2018 at 10:48

      Didn't see both incidents? Choking vs a graze

Murray · 23/04/2018 at 20:33

Hi guys
I have Fyfe as VC, do I take his capt score by loopholing fritsch? Unfortunately it means getting Garlett putrid 21pts and losing petracca's score and hoping dusty goes big . What does everyone think and what would you do?

    Biggerz · 23/04/2018 at 20:53

    I wouldn’t take Fyfe's score if it means copping Garletts 21.
    Fyfe + Dusty x 2 + Petracca > Fyfe x 2 + Dusty + Garlett. Gawn would be the other C option assuming you have him.

      Murray · 23/04/2018 at 21:24

      Thanks biggerz
      I thinking it will go something like this:
      Option 1:Fyfe's 151& dusty 134 x2 ( this is his current season ave) & petracca approx 80 = 499. Vs
      Option 2: Fyfe 151×2 dusty 134 and Garlett 21 = 457.

      If I went option 1 and assuming petracca gets about 80 , dusty would have to get only 113 if I went with option 1. Very very achievable, dusty should get easily. So based on these assumptions, option 1 is best for my score

        Stirlsy · 23/04/2018 at 22:21

        Are you related to Higgo, Murray?

          Murray · 23/04/2018 at 22:25

          Thanks but no, I do love quantum team mechanics though!

        Whatyasmokin · 23/04/2018 at 22:40

        Without a doubt.

          Murray · 24/04/2018 at 19:09


Crapadactyl · 23/04/2018 at 20:52

I think I might just cop the donut for Fritz than waste the trade on Higgins or Guelfin.

    ThatsGoldJerry · 23/04/2018 at 20:54

    Who is Frtiz ?

      Doc · 23/04/2018 at 22:08

      Cmon mate it's not that hard. Fritz = Fritsch

      Stirlsy · 23/04/2018 at 22:23

      Guy in Hogan's Hero's….

neil demons delight · 23/04/2018 at 21:16

Great stuff KEV Might have to say goodbye to Fritsch J S looks poor now.Balic hannan will challenge. looking at Lids as a pod

    zerowins · 23/04/2018 at 21:40

    Have you got an idea what lids will jump up to

      BlueBaggerJosh · 23/04/2018 at 22:49

      around 400k after that 153.

    SC_Kev7 · 23/04/2018 at 22:20

    Interesting to note he didn’t play any footy over the weekend, NDD. Bit of general soreness maybe? Dees short turnaround, I reckon he’ll be back round 6

      Tibor · 23/04/2018 at 22:51

      Kev they'll put him away for a little while then bring him back via Casey. They did this with Oliver in 2016 and similar to Hannan last year. That's what they do with developing young players there now. They held Petracca back too. Maybe they finally learned after throwing kids ie Jack Watts, Scully, Grimes Trengove to the wolves way before they were ready

      David C · 24/04/2018 at 06:46

      Agreed Kev.

      Marty · 24/04/2018 at 07:12

      Don't think there was soreness Kev. Melbourne kept 5 or 6 players from playing to be ready for the game tonight. They then picked from the best of them. Doesn't bode well for Fritsch. I'm surprised as he hasn't done anything wrong playing well in my view.

      NEIL DEMONS DELIGHT · 24/04/2018 at 10:21

      probably correct Kev short turnaround comes into play

      BadgerHoney7 · 24/04/2018 at 12:57

      I reckon he would've got over 'general soreness' in an 8 – 9 day break.

      joe · 24/04/2018 at 13:22

      Last year, the same thing happened to Sam Weiderman and Dean Kent – play a handful of early games, kick a few goals, look likely … then GONSKI.

        Whatyasmokin · 24/04/2018 at 17:37

        He'll be back. Richmond game is a big clash, that they think they can win. They're using the most experienced team possible id assume. Ditching Fritz would be a poor decision considering the teams they play up to the byes, hes every chance of playing a majority of them and sits on a BE of 5.

DEE · 23/04/2018 at 21:17

Donuts all around hey, not too sure on Guelfi or Higgins. Should I take the risk on either on or just cop a bloody donut? FML

    The Ranger · 23/04/2018 at 23:54

    Depends on how many trades you have left D but I like Higgins. Handy DPP and he's only just outside the best 22 so any injuries or suspensions and he's in.

Murray · 23/04/2018 at 21:25

I thinking it will go something like this:
Option 1:Fyfe's 151& dusty 134 x2 ( this is his current season ave) & petracca approx 80 = 499. Vs
Option 2: Fyfe 151×2 dusty 134 and Garlett 21 = 457.

If I went option 1 and assuming petracca gets about 80 , dusty would have to get only 113 if I went with option 1. Very very achievable, dusty should get easily. So based on these assumptions, option 1 is best for my score

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 23/04/2018 at 21:52

    Of course man
    Dont settle for a 21.

    Back in Tracca and Dusty.

      Murray · 23/04/2018 at 21:55

      Thanks TH

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 23/04/2018 at 21:42

Am i the only one who is happy Fritsch is out?
Thank you capt Fritsch and VC Fyfe.
300. Ill take that.

Also wouldnt be too jittery or Trigga Happy on Fritsch.

Dees have said they held some players over from playing reserves this week as there is a short turnaround between Tuesday night and the weekend.

So wouldnt be surprised if he is subbed back in this weekend.

Oh thumbs up Kev.

    TOPHAWK1 · 23/04/2018 at 22:03

    Fritsch as a rook has been rested this week because of the 4-5 day break going into round 6.

    Makes perfect sense to give the kid a rest.

    Even if he comes back next week with a BE of 3, I am happy to let his cash go.

    Clayton Oliver priced at a potentially sub $600K is an offer too good to refuse and will make up for the Fritsch trade in spades.


      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 23/04/2018 at 22:06

      Hawk if u have plan back it in mate.

      Me. Will see if he gets as rd 6 gig first as still cash to make.

        TOPHAWK1 · 23/04/2018 at 22:17

        Plan backed in mate!

      David C · 24/04/2018 at 06:55

      Oliver can't handle the tag.

        D_I_L_D_O_R · 24/04/2018 at 09:20

        What have you seen to prove that? He went forward with the jacobs tag and kicked 2 while still having 20? Pretty decent IMO

    hedski · 23/04/2018 at 22:07

    Yes Trigga, I'm not happy.

      TOPHAWK1 · 23/04/2018 at 22:18


        hedski · 23/04/2018 at 22:56

        Cos I have Garletts 21 now, was hoping for at least another40-50 points from Fritsch. Had Fyfe captain so not stressing there.

    Doc · 23/04/2018 at 22:09

    I'm stoked. Get to take Fyfe's VC score as well as Sicily's emergency fwd score (don't ask, I f-ed up)

    Russty_ · 23/04/2018 at 22:59

    I'm not happy cause I'm playing you this week in Magnificent 7 🙂

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 23/04/2018 at 23:03

      Yule be right always next week.🙈

Shake_n_Bake_ · 23/04/2018 at 21:45

No Frost or Lewis how does this effect Hibbard? I see more of a lock down role on 1 of the tiger smalls.

    David C · 24/04/2018 at 06:57

    Why would you lock down a tiger small? It's all about forward pressure with the tigers.

    Marty · 24/04/2018 at 17:01

    He might score more and get his old role back

Stirlsy · 23/04/2018 at 22:19

MMMMM…..I'v got to take Garlett's mammoth effort of 21…. guess its better then a big fat 0

    INPieman · 24/04/2018 at 11:03

    Many in the same boat Stirlsy

Pman · 23/04/2018 at 22:34

Who does the Community think is a better Captain option out of Dusty and Big Maxy tomorrow night as having a hard time deciding? Reckon Max could go massive over the much shorter Nankervis but Dusty loves the big stage so who is the best choice for Captain (had NicNat as VC).

    Whatyasmokin · 23/04/2018 at 22:38

    Gawn because everyone will have Dusty as captain.

    TommyC99 · 24/04/2018 at 07:51

    If you’re feeling adventurous, go Gawn. Dusty is the safe pick as most will go for him but I like Gawn due to Dusty’s last 3 games vs dees

    theRealPod · 24/04/2018 at 12:18

    Dusty big crowd big occasion

      Whatyasmokin · 24/04/2018 at 17:23

      There will be a huge focus on him though and maxy gonna getba lot of nice hitouts to advantage at 5 points a pop, will be interesting to see what happens thats for sure, Dusty unstoppable these days.

        theRealPod · 24/04/2018 at 17:46

        Yeah I heard Jones is going Dusty, not sure it'll stop him. Bernie not keen to tag him.

        If Jones is given the job the Dees will struggle again, they need him as a mid not a tagger.

Tibor · 23/04/2018 at 23:12

Does anyone know what the new prices will be for Bonner, JOM and Danger

    BlueBaggerJosh · 23/04/2018 at 23:16

    Jom-415,907, Bonner-318,000, danger-673,947

    1der · 24/04/2018 at 15:16

    Last two games yet to be played out, however, Bonner should be around $320500 with b/e 65. O'Meara $426900 (50) and Dangerfield $669500 (156.)

Timchief · 23/04/2018 at 23:24

I haven’t watched too many melb games so what role is dean Kent playing and will he continue to score?

Like everyone I have Fritsch with Garlett me reserve .

Chrisso · 23/04/2018 at 23:33

Okay guys so frisch is a donut on fieldnfor me this week but have cash in the bank is dean kent an option ?

    The Ranger · 23/04/2018 at 23:44

    If you mean is Dean Kent an option that will provide me more points than Bayley Fritsch this week then yes, if you mean is Dean Kent an option that I will look back on at the end of the season and think jeez, that was a smart move, probably not.

    Russty_ · 23/04/2018 at 23:53

    His best year was 2016 when he played 20 games and averaged 71.7, a few tons in there here and there but largely inconsistent scores, could be a waste of a trade/ burnman..not saying he will be, just that he could be.

    Flaccid Jaff · 24/04/2018 at 08:53

    I'm also considering fritz to Kent and I'm not copping the dohnut. Sick of bad/dropped rookies and if kent is in a new role he should make more cash than fritz while providing better on field scores. Haven't seen a melb game this year and haven't heard from anyone about his role, so not sure

      David C · 25/04/2018 at 07:49

      Hope you didn't do it. You were warned.

DEE · 23/04/2018 at 23:52

Word outta Melbourne is there will be a late out – if they bring Fritsch in Im gonna lose my ship.

    Russty_ · 23/04/2018 at 23:54

    Pretty impressive that you own a ship DEE 🙂

    BundyBear · 24/04/2018 at 01:54

    Ships in the night

    joe · 24/04/2018 at 13:45

    Well it's either him or Tim Smith of the emergencies who can come in – everyone else played in the VFL on Sunday.

Reg · 24/04/2018 at 01:27

Is it time to Drop Zorko

    D_I_L_D_O_R · 24/04/2018 at 09:22

    Might as well hold now, not gaining anything by locking in a 120k price drop

    CaptainO · 24/04/2018 at 12:55

    YES. You don't keep a tumor in your midfield no matter how much it cost to buy it

    Whatyasmokin · 24/04/2018 at 17:20

    May have to hold and hope. Can be M8/M9 at worst. He can come good though.

TOPHAWK1 · 24/04/2018 at 08:40

So, Sicily sent straight to the tribunal for deliberately standing on Atley's leg whilst he was lying on the ground…………Just as I was starting to curse myself by not starting him, then DANG!!!! I remember now, of course I didn't start him because he does sh-it like this all the time. Looks like another 2 week holiday for Mr angry.

    hedski · 24/04/2018 at 10:07

    Just what I need. Bloody Siciflog.

    Connor · 24/04/2018 at 14:07

    Only missed 1 game through suspension last year I think – flog factor was purely based on attitude – now he is showing his true colours, grrrrr

Shake_n_Bake_ · 24/04/2018 at 09:57

So Buddy already ruled out against cats.

    JJames · 24/04/2018 at 10:04


      Shake_n_Bake_ · 24/04/2018 at 10:06

      Bruised heel

    hedski · 24/04/2018 at 10:06

    Bruised heel, could be more than 1 week, Hanners out also, groin.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/04/2018 at 10:10

    And hannas.
    If the scales weren't already they r now tipped in the cats favour at home

    Hedski be doing cartwheels.
    Swans2012 not so much.

      BrownlowBoy · 24/04/2018 at 13:40

      Well guess it evens it up a bit with Selwood x2 looking like potentially missing along with all the rest out.

    theRealPod · 24/04/2018 at 12:15

    Yes you ripper. GO CATS.

    Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:21

    Parker to play forward again 🙁

Shake_n_Bake_ · 24/04/2018 at 10:07

Selwood to challenge

    neil demons delight · 24/04/2018 at 10:27

    So he should Hope he wins.

    INPieman · 24/04/2018 at 11:36

    Busy night at the tribuneral. 2 Flogs & a ducker appearing

    Corey · 24/04/2018 at 12:20

    Definitely should appeal

    BrownlowBoy · 24/04/2018 at 13:41

    If Selwood gets a week and Burton doesn't, surely Steve Hocking must get involved.

    theRealPod · 24/04/2018 at 15:28

    It could explode at the tribunal tonight with Jelwood, Thomas and Sicilflog all attending.

      BrownlowBoy · 24/04/2018 at 15:50

      Swap Selwood for Bugg and quite possibly have the 3 biggest flogs all there at once.

        theRealPod · 24/04/2018 at 16:38

        lol so true. I'm hoping Joel will smack Sicily for the knee in the head a few weeks back, and while he's at it might as well give one to Thomas for the cheap shot on his brother.

JJames · 24/04/2018 at 10:29

Pointed out by shake n bake franklin is injured and out, carnage, I'm trying to climb the rankings after falling down 8,000 spots to just under 20,000. Been riddled by suspensions and injuries, Should i trade Franklin out (and how long do injuries like his usually keep people out for) or should i use a matt guefli or jack higgins as bench cover?

    Dice_real · 24/04/2018 at 10:46

    Just the one week surely James. I find these things pretty hard to believe although we do know Optus Stadium is a bit hard under foot. He is avg 4 goals a game and looks to be moving pretty well the last month. If it was played @ the G i'm sure he would be playing.
    They should have just said, Buddy doesn't do Geelong.

      AB13 · 24/04/2018 at 11:05

      What does Optus stadium have to do with his heel? He hasn't played there in 5 weeks and has played well every week since. Or is it just as joke about the concrete grass thats flown over my head …

        Dice_real · 24/04/2018 at 11:37

        Nah that's what Horse said today

      JJames · 24/04/2018 at 11:43

      Hopefully its only the one week then!

      joe · 24/04/2018 at 13:30

      He played in Geelong last year and the year before that?

JugHead · 24/04/2018 at 11:16

I still have Murphy warming the pine in defence. He is listed as 1 more week on the Crows injury list. Any views on his chances of getting back into the 22 when fit?

    Derek · 24/04/2018 at 13:24

    The coach said last week he was very close. Also said they had missed his pressure. I would say he is a big chance to play.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/04/2018 at 15:15

      Good intel

        JugHead · 24/04/2018 at 15:34

        Yep, thx Derek. I'll be happy to hold him a while yet. Naughton > Mirra looking like my trade next week.

          Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:20

          he still has to get through the training sessions this week.

          There is talk that Crouch and sloane will be back. running out of places for the young man

MWG83 · 24/04/2018 at 14:01

Does anyone know if an E on a player that didn't play counts. I left the E on Fogarty by mistake, but am planning to loophole Fyfe's score through Fritsch with Guelfi on the bench. Will it divert to Fogarty's doughnut as its the lower of the two E scores?
If so I will put the C on Dusty and Guelfi on field.

    Finnius · 24/04/2018 at 14:04

    nope as Fogarty didn't play it won't count.

    KSinny · 24/04/2018 at 14:05

    No, it will pick the lower score if it is 1 or more but wont use a 0 your fine.

      Whatyasmokin · 24/04/2018 at 17:10

      I think it can use a zero, but only if the player is part of the squad and enters the ground.

      Not correcting you or anything just pointing it out, and yep if they havent played all good.

      Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:19

      that is something not many people know. if someone actually plays and for some reason scores a zero and you had them on the bench with the E, you can select another E as the zero score doesn't count. doesn't work for the players onfield.

        Wedge · 25/04/2018 at 01:14

        That is not true. If a player takes the field, it doesn't matter what score they get it counts. It could be zero or could be -50. It will count. Guaranteed.

          Derek · 25/04/2018 at 10:50

          You are correct.

          However I said if you have them on the bench with the E and they score a zero, it doesn’t count. Only for bench players

            Wedge · 25/04/2018 at 13:12

            I still don't think that is the case. That's a pretty major glitch if true

MWG83 · 24/04/2018 at 14:06

Thanks boys!

theRealPod · 24/04/2018 at 15:26

No Hanners surely Mills gets more time in the guts.

    Finnius · 24/04/2018 at 16:07

    roosy reckon that mills should be going in there more.

      Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:16

      he was in the mid last week as a tagger, made parker spend more time in forward line. was 53 at HT but had a poor second half. i prefer him on half back as the loose man

      Parker will be a forward next week with Buddy out

Ja191 · 24/04/2018 at 16:24

Jesus selwood got a week for that? if Lindsey flogas knocked out my brother he'd be getting a lot more then that

    Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:17

    it looked just like a jumper punch, the fact that he was above him, it looked alot worse.

neil demons delight · 24/04/2018 at 16:42

Wonder what happen to ADDICTS ANON ( GLEN ) Lost only 1 game last year and I had the honour of that in a bye but I will claim it .Cantered thru the finals also Mo both are top coaches

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/04/2018 at 17:05

    Mo is in the happy place but addict missing in action.
    Hope he is doing ok.
    Miss the addict around the place.

    Beezneez · 25/04/2018 at 11:00

    I was in The Magnificent 7 league with Glenn last year. This year I received an invite to that league and joined up again. Not all of the players from last year signed up which was disappointing because, from memory, the league was ranked twenty something at one stage. Anyhow, Glenn is once again the administrator this year but he has changed his team name from Addicts Anonymous. I also wondered why we haven't heard from him on this forum and miss his good advice and insightful comments.

Holty01 · 24/04/2018 at 17:42

Hmmm big decision to make. Have 2 midfield spots available and dont currently have Danger and Dusty. Obviously these 2 are the ideal choices to bring in to my team but if Zerrett has a big game tomorrow, the temptation at his price may be too much for me to refuse. Anyone considering Zerrett over these 2 for a potential 200k savings?

    Whitey · 24/04/2018 at 17:46

    I'm looking at Merrett for M8. I don't have Damger yet either, think he might be the priority. It's hard when you know that Merrett may rise soon and Danger still has more to lose but Danger is the first priority I think.

    Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 17:48

    Really depends Holty I’ve had a lot of injuries so far and while I’m optimistic I can get the players I want some will have to come in that are not my first choice.

    Whitey · 24/04/2018 at 17:56

    Also if you grab Merrett now it might be an easy upgrade towards the end of the season if Dusty is still going well. I'm a bombers supporter so might be a bit biased but I do think Merrett will come good.

    Derek · 24/04/2018 at 17:58

    i traded kelly to Merrett this week.

    Have Dusty but not Danger.

    Merretts price was just too tempting. He looked good last week, was sprinting to the ball and i saw he was back to his best.

    the round 14 bye is a problem with Dusty and danger

    gator59 · 24/04/2018 at 18:18

    At worse Merrett will make a top M9

    johnno2908 · 24/04/2018 at 18:50

    Bonner to Zerrett next week for me. Or plan to anyway.

Defying_Madness · 24/04/2018 at 17:53

Looks like Sicily will be getting at least a week

    KSinny · 24/04/2018 at 17:56

    rip, hold or trade?

      Defying_Madness · 24/04/2018 at 17:58

      I will be holding as it looks like just the one week. A bit soft to cop a week for that imo

      Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 17:59

      I’m holding 1 week is not worth the trade, especially with how many injuries everyone has been hit with

Ja191 · 24/04/2018 at 18:10

Sicily banned for a week

    hedski · 24/04/2018 at 18:15

    Will have to field Naughton now. Crud, might go OK against Carlton though.

    Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 18:15

    Yep confirmed

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/04/2018 at 18:20

    Weak as P1ss MRP

      Ja191 · 24/04/2018 at 18:42

      yep if they want to make a statement it has to be 2+, i'll gladly take 1 though for my teams sake

    INPieman · 24/04/2018 at 18:45

    A non flog would have got a fine

johnno2908 · 24/04/2018 at 18:54

Can someone explain to me what’s wrong with Goldy. I finally grew the balls to sideways him to NicNat this week. Round 4, had 10 touches, 31 hitouts, 81% TOG and scored 76SC. Round 5, 12 touches, 31 hitouts, 90% TOG and scores 77SC. Both in very big wins.

    Ahmad rubas · 24/04/2018 at 19:10

    Watched the game against Carlton and he absolutely monsters us and deserved more points than he got. Performing well and has good fixtures coming up main problem is if preuss gets back in the side

TOPHAWK1 · 24/04/2018 at 18:58

Which rook should I get??? Higgins or Guelfi……….Damn it's tough. Higgins is the more highly rated rook and must be very close to being in the tigers side permanently. I think I might go him….Or is there a real case for Guelfi? Time to get a coin……

    Ahmad rubas · 24/04/2018 at 19:08

    Don't know much about guelfi but seems like but Higgins job security looks really suspect so many similar forwards to him and those small forwards earned their colours last season. That being said he is really hyped hope he nails a spot in the team because he is perfect downgrade especially considering he is dpp

      TOPHAWK1 · 24/04/2018 at 19:10

      Thanks mate.

    INPieman · 24/04/2018 at 19:09

    Have a look at both boys over the next day & make a call. I'd be concerned about Higgins JS if Caddy is available

      TOPHAWK1 · 24/04/2018 at 19:16

      Thanks Pieman. I am going to make my move now. I have no premos out either injured nor suspended. I am quite fortunate there. But I want to take advantage and claw back up the rankings. I want Clayton Oliver next week. No ifs no buts. His price will level out at around $580K after this round. Bloody bargain. Have plenty of trades. (28)

      Trading Bonner to Mirra and A Brayshaw to Oliver will probably leave me around 10K short.

      Therefore Fritsch has to go early NOW. I am going to take a calculated punt, and punt Fritsh for Guelfi.

      Wish me luck!!

      Cheers mate.

        Beezneez · 25/04/2018 at 11:07

        I had the same dilemma and went Guelfi for a couple of reasons. Cheaper price and figured I could get Higgins next week and use his DPP status to achieve my premo target in the forward line.

          Beezneez · 25/04/2018 at 11:09

          PS also wanted to have another look at Higgin's availability with Caddy back.

DavidSA · 24/04/2018 at 19:05

😂 3 premiums short next week oh yay

    INPieman · 24/04/2018 at 19:10

    Buddy & Sicily is a killer for many. Who's your other one?

      DavidSA · 24/04/2018 at 19:53


bill · 24/04/2018 at 19:20

Is it worth trading Fritsch to Guelfi?

    TOPHAWK1 · 24/04/2018 at 19:23

    I just pulled the trigger mate. Fritsh OUT and Guelfi IN. Bloody relieved. Can now afford either Oliver or Dusty next week!!! Happy days.

sam · 24/04/2018 at 19:21

When is it the right time to look at bringing danger in?

theRealPod · 24/04/2018 at 19:30

Big test for Hogan with Rance on him.

TOPHAWK1 · 24/04/2018 at 20:16

I dont think Higgins will any JS issues the way he is going. Bloody perfect to trade into my midfield for DPP. That kid looks like Jake Stringer on steroids!!

    ahmad rubas · 24/04/2018 at 20:19

    yeah ignore what i said before about JS deadset gun surely hardwick doesnt drop him

    Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 20:34

    Definitely in my team this week

      Derek · 24/04/2018 at 22:20

      Caddy will be back next week

        Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 22:29

        Reckon Higgins goes out? Personally think Lloyd makes way for Caddy

        Niq$ · 24/04/2018 at 22:33

        Who to trade out for Tiger Higgins Derek. Dow, Brayshaw or Banfield.

    Beezneez · 25/04/2018 at 11:16

    He's my downgrade target next week for Garlett and then Brayshaw to Gray and swap Higgins to the mids.

JugHead · 24/04/2018 at 20:34

Don't wanna jynx it but those who put the c on max are looking good

    Finnius · 24/04/2018 at 20:35

    86 at HT he is going huge.

    Keenbutclueless · 24/04/2018 at 20:54

    With Fritsch out, I took the C off Max to take Fyfe’s 151. May have short-changed myself!

    GayAsCogs · 24/04/2018 at 20:55

    Thnx for the comp Jugs I reckon I'm pretty hot too

Shake_n_Bake_ · 24/04/2018 at 20:38

Selwood free to play

    BrownlowBoy · 24/04/2018 at 20:42

    It had to be done.

    BeginnerBill · 24/04/2018 at 20:53

    He's $555,900 on my computer how do you get him free?

Shake_n_Bake_ · 24/04/2018 at 20:44

Dusty 5 kicks 1 tackle 1 free against and is on 48 at half time not bad. Imagine he gets 10 kicks in the 2nd half and kicks a goal might end up on 150!

    JugHead · 24/04/2018 at 20:48

    I suspect he is getting a few clearances even though Gawn is beating Nank for hitouts.

      HumanBob · 24/04/2018 at 20:51

      8ContP, 6clearances 1 clanger going @ 75%de.

    NotEntirelyFair · 24/04/2018 at 21:29

    No doubt that the 'superstars' get a lot of leniency from the umpires when it comes to disposal and holding the ball decisions. Maybe we have an unwritten 'benefit of any doubt' clause in our rules

Finnius · 24/04/2018 at 21:06

Gawn is going to get 200 at this rate.

Jim_bob321 · 24/04/2018 at 21:24

Yep Hibbo gone, just who to is the question

Crowboy94 · 24/04/2018 at 21:30

Goodbye Hibberd you useless piece of Sh#t!!

    Jim_bob321 · 24/04/2018 at 21:54

    Who u thinking of trading him to?

      Crowboy94 · 24/04/2018 at 22:11


hedski · 24/04/2018 at 21:32

I feel sorry for Dean Kent.
I don't feel sorry for the point chasers who got him in this week (I'm playing one).

    Derek · 24/04/2018 at 22:19

    No one would have got Kent!

      Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 22:30

      Surely not

      hedski · 24/04/2018 at 22:58

      At least one person did, playing him in Piemans cash league…..thank you 275 point win coming up. I need some luck.

        Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 23:54


      redherringfc · 25/04/2018 at 08:01

      I’m playing one as well and it cost him the win.

      Makes up for me having that magician Zorko, whose magic trick this year appears to be to make points disappear. Hopefully he’s stashing them away somewhere safe and sometime soon he pulls them all out of his bag.

BrownlowBoy · 24/04/2018 at 21:47

RIP those with Dusty as skipper

    Ja191 · 24/04/2018 at 21:51

    goddamn those fend offs are majestic though

      Finnius · 24/04/2018 at 21:57

      should be worth10 points each

BlueBaggerJosh · 24/04/2018 at 21:55

Think I'll have to hold Hibberd against my will due to trade plans for one more week. All other premos travelling pretty well except for billings but he's improving

    b_sh3p · 24/04/2018 at 22:06

    Yeh I've held him, wish he was paying me back like Lambert has over last few weeks! Selling him low though now….

      JugHead · 24/04/2018 at 22:14

      Doedee, Finlayson and Murray ALL have better averages than Hibberd. Seriously thinking about flicking Hibberd, swinging Finlayson from mids into his spot and spending the cash on a mid.

        Northernsoul74 · 25/04/2018 at 00:50

        You have Finlayson in the mids?

          JugHead · 25/04/2018 at 06:42

          Yep. Shifted him there temporarily to make room for Hurley last week

    Crowboy94 · 24/04/2018 at 22:12

    Stuff that.. Hibberd is officially a liability! Move him on…

b_sh3p · 24/04/2018 at 22:04

Who held Lambert through the tough times?

    Finnius · 24/04/2018 at 22:05

    at 420k could be a great upgrade option.

    Macca · 24/04/2018 at 22:50

    I did
    Only because i was on holidays rd's 1-3.
    sh…it internet in philippines
    Had to deal with cox when i got back.
    That's the collingwood player if anyone is confused.

    Captain Risky · 24/04/2018 at 22:52

    Not with any confidence, but yes. Avg of 93 after the bye last year, so I thought he should continue on OK, but didn't start well…

Sc_Wow · 24/04/2018 at 22:06

Hibberd added to the never again list. Cya

    Marty · 24/04/2018 at 23:52

    I don't think anyone could have seen this poor start happening. Last week he was damn good.

      Russty_ · 25/04/2018 at 00:11

      Melbourne were just crap in general, bad disposal efficiency from the start and then folded in the last quarter, Gawn can hold his head high.

DavidSA · 24/04/2018 at 22:08

Hibberd not a premo this year
Petracca not a premo this year
Billings pending
Sicily is a flog

    JugHead · 24/04/2018 at 22:23

    Yep…at the start of the season I considered Hibberd a walk up premo (wrong) and Petracca a gamble for having a breakout year (looking wrong so far)

      Whitey · 24/04/2018 at 22:32

      Melbournes draw gets a bit easier in the next few weeks. Still think Tracca is worth holding onto to, could improve I think.

    redherringfc · 25/04/2018 at 08:11

    Glad I don’t have Hibberd.

    dognino · 25/04/2018 at 11:36

    I picked Petracca as a potential break out. If he doesn’t breakout out then he’s averaging what I’d expect and paid for , so will be the last upgrade or sit at M7 at the end of the season .

The Ranger · 24/04/2018 at 22:12

Bugger. Should have put the C on Gawn not Fyfe.

Crowboy94 · 24/04/2018 at 22:16

So apparently Hibberd went off for a fair period of time after getting smacked in the face? Do people think he would of got near 100 if it didn't happen?

    Sc_Wow · 24/04/2018 at 22:21

    No, doesn’t use the ball well, falls over all of the time, drops easy marks, doesn’t get close taking kick ins. He’s cooked

      JugHead · 24/04/2018 at 22:35

      AFL stats have Hibberd TOG as 75%. Also caught my eye that Petracca was only 74%.

        Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 22:46

        With the 5 day break coming up both teams looked to give certain players a lot of bench time Cotchin was the same

    SC_Sixty6 · 24/04/2018 at 23:22

    Over rated. Poor suckers who got him! Can't pick em all right aye.

    Beezneez · 25/04/2018 at 11:24

    I flicked him for Yeo this week – wish I'd gone with my other trade of Billings to Gray but 85 from Billings is not too bad – would've
    been better if he could kick straight. He has to stay now on account of Sicily's BS. Hibberd was racking up possessions in the first quarter (7) and looked like the Hibberd of old. Then he went missing and the smack in the face wouldn't have helped.

b_sh3p · 24/04/2018 at 22:20

I reckon. He's fit as [email protected]#k now finding the ball. Glad I held him

Goodideas4Free · 24/04/2018 at 22:29

Sadly for those who were sucked into starting him last years form is exactly what he's producing. he went sub 50 twice sub70 5-times and sub80 9-times last year including 3 out of the last 6-games and only 5-times 100+ for the whole year.

This year so far 1-sub50 plus 2-sub80 and 2-100+
He's shown he's not a keeper fwd or mid so why would you bother?
If you have him trade him out and create some round 14 flexibility

Goodideas4Free · 24/04/2018 at 22:31

I need 73 from Murray tomorrow to crack 2300 for the round. It's looking slightly above par I think

    KSinny · 24/04/2018 at 22:33

    I need 223 from Zerrett, Smith and Murray to get to 2300 so i should be able to get to it without to much hassle.

    Marty · 24/04/2018 at 23:54

    I'd say low 2200 will be about average. What do others think?

      redherringfc · 25/04/2018 at 07:57

      I’m heading for just under 2100, but very luckily should win 2 of 4 leagues. Holding Zorko and Kelly really hurts at the moment, but still sitting on 28 trades.

      The 2 that will beat me are about 2300, so yeah 2200 to 2300 looks a decent score.

Connor · 24/04/2018 at 22:36

Why did I change the C from Gawn to Dusty with 5 minutes to go? Been saying all week that Gawn would monster Nankervis… I really don't help myself

    SC_Sixty6 · 24/04/2018 at 23:22

    You're irrelevant by the looks now!

      Connor · 24/04/2018 at 23:33


      Connor · 24/04/2018 at 23:34

      I assumed your account had been reopened because you were prepared to change but maybe not… still just dishing it out

      belly button fluff · 25/04/2018 at 09:14

      66 Why did you say that like that for?

Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 22:44

2250 with Murray to go happy enough with that after the last couple of weeks.

    hedski · 24/04/2018 at 23:02

    2097 with Murray and Devon to go, 2250-2300 will make me happy since I had Savage, Greene, Henry and Garlett.

      Multi_ · 24/04/2018 at 23:24

      Damn right Hedski few of my leagues players are looking at some shocking scores that went well the last couple of weeks.
      Hopefully this means everything is righting itself again.

Finnius · 24/04/2018 at 23:00

Grundy, Smith, Howe, Stephenson, Murray and 1850 – looking like hitting smack bang on 2300 which will be by far my best score this year and hopefully a sign of good things to come.

    Holty01 · 24/04/2018 at 23:12

    Nice. Ive had a similar struggle early this season. Hopefully its turning around for me as well

SC_Sixty6 · 24/04/2018 at 23:04

Nanks has a hard 4 weeks coming up. I only see him failing like tonight. Although his 71 was very generous.

    AuroraBorealis?! · 25/04/2018 at 13:07

    That was the risk when i picked him 66, maybe he'll surprise me and score well but if not i'll be looking to go to grundy soonish.

Finnius · 25/04/2018 at 02:03

Grundy & Stephenson 226 points – who wins? Up against Gator in the SC elites league (which by pure luck I am 0-3 in). Really need this win. What do we reckon folks?

    Ahmad rubas · 25/04/2018 at 05:18

    I think the 226 points will beat grundy and Stephenson but should be close

TheBenchmark25 · 25/04/2018 at 08:23

Surprisingly many low projected scores in my league games even a league full of coaches from this site..
Par still seem to be 2200-2250?

    INPieman · 25/04/2018 at 11:17

    Last week JOM Savage Bundy & Garlett collectively scored 414 points for me. This week they all sucked & scored 185 collectively. Still should get 2200+ but only because I dismissed Billings & Hibberd for Heeney & Gray

    Beezneez · 25/04/2018 at 11:36

    Projected 2450 with Guelfi, Hurley, Smith and Murray to achieve that. Would have been another 51 points if I had gone through with Billings to Gray – should always follow my gut.

      INPieman · 25/04/2018 at 11:43

      That's huge Beez, Nice work

        Beezneez · 25/04/2018 at 11:57

        Thanks Pieman – pretty happy my players finally put it all together at once. I was ruing the fact that I didn't have certain players that the top scorers seem to have but a lot of them have stunk it up in the one round. SC is always a game of swings and roundabouts, ups and downs and a lot of luck.

          INPieman · 25/04/2018 at 12:16

          Sure is Beez. More luck than skill involved. Always nice to have a big week

johnno2908 · 25/04/2018 at 08:53

Not sure how to feel… on the one hand, picking Dusty as captain meant there was no way I could lose my cash league game. On the other hand, 91 points is a putrid captains score.
2103 with Smith and Murray to come, hopefully with a bit of luck scratch to 2280-2300.

TheBenchmark25 · 25/04/2018 at 09:01

I'm similar 2212 with Murray to come
I lost the plot this week and had my 1st stinker of a captains score

Tyruddanaut · 25/04/2018 at 19:59

I need a big choice this week!

Zerrett, Yeo or Simmo

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