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Round 18 SuperCoach Panic Room

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GAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAAAA

(@SuperCoach Gods)

Honestly the first three days of round 17 were absolutely brilliant. Huge scores were everywhere, and not your random massive games from obscure nobodies that no one has. Cripps, Mitchell, Danger, Oliver, Laird all went yuuuuuuge and rewarded their owners. Then Sunday rocks up being as welcome as a fart in an elevator. Nic Nat has done his ACL on his good knee. Gray was infused into the Optus stadium turf. JPK was limping around. Ryder has aggravated his hip.

In true blue bad informercial from the 80’s form there has been a, “but wait, there’s more!” moment. Sicily has broken is wrist and is out for six / the SuperCoach season. Jimmy Webster is reminding us all he’s just a bit injury prone. Michael Hibberd has stayed in a few teams as the season has lurched from one disaster to the next. He’s out this week after a training injury. You can trade him guilt free. Finally!

Things are tough this week. Cash is light, trades are low. So what do we do when we fall off the horse…

… Well if you’re Patch, you yell at it… a lot. Join Patch and Lek in another wholesome podcast this week. With most of our premiums falling over some of the names in Barron’s Around the Grounds article could get a run this week. Captain McCaptainface is still here for some reason (probably because Patch can’t come up with a better pun). There’s also never been a more timely Damo cheat sheet to sink our eyeballs into this week.

THE NEWS

For tonight, Josh Battle found his way into a few teams before his injury. He returns to give his owners some forward line coverage. Jimmy Webster will miss as expected. The Tigers have brought in Menadue, McIntosh, and Broad but have lost Bachar Houli to injury.

The Pies have regained some BDE in the form of Mason Cox. Forgotten back Sam Murray also returns. North will go in unchanged. Horse has ruined our 2019 R3 plans by finally naming Darcy Cameron (RUC – 123.9k). Will be interested to see how he goes about things with Cal Sinclair. JPK has been named in the guts. The Suns have named Jacob Heron but have lost Jack Martin for the game. David Swallow is being rested. David Zaharakis is back for Essendon while Jake Long has been dropped. Taylin Duman has been recalled for the suspended Ryan Nyhuis. At the Dees, Joel Smith is another recalled rookie that might have been sitting on your bench doing nothing. Dom Tyson joins him on the ins list while Mitch Hannan and Michael Hibberd make way. Hendo will play his first game of the year at the Cattery. Brisbane are unchanged again, making my ongoing jokes that they make six changes a week look pretty foolish. Adelaide have lost Tex but regain some senior players in Daniel Talia and Mitch McGovern for the must win game.    

Sunday is… well, Sunday is a bit silly.

Let’s suss out the relevant stuff. Kruze will miss for the Blues but they’ve proven Matthew Lobbe wasn’t drafted just for laughs by naming him on an extended bench. Kym Lebois (FWD – 123.9k) also gets an extended bench nod. James Sicily is the big out at the Hawks. Nathan Vardy has been named and looms as the obvious replacement for Nic Nat if West Coast opt for a like for like replacement against the might of the Bulldogs ruck department. For their part, the Bulldogs haven’t named any outs as yet, but have named Fergus Greene (FWD – 123.9k) on an extended bench. Big news for the final game of the week with Robbie Gray named, as well as Josh Kelly despite some rumours he’d miss. The Giants have named Brett Deledio for his first game six round 6. He’s on an extended bench though so watch for final team news. Paddy Ryder will sit out for Port. The trio of Kane Farrell (DEF / MID – 117.3k), Jarrod Lienert (DEF – 123.9k), and Aiden Bonar (FWD / MID – 157.8k) have been named on extended benches.  

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

It’s all hands on deck this week. Bubble or not if you need a warm body on your field then pull the trigger.

These guys come with a free frogurt (that’s good!)

Colin O’Riordan (85 last week)

Alex Morgan (73 last week)

-55 – Jackson Trengove*

-21 – Brent Daniels*

These premiums contain potassium benzoate (that’s bad!)

Jack Darling – 207

Jack Macrae – 176

Josh Kelly – 157

Isaac Heeney – 157

Tobias Greene – 156

Tom Mitchell – 154

Lachie Neale – 148

Marc Murphy – 148

Bryce Gibbs – 134

Hoff – 127

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

As was said in the house of evil it’s all hands on deck this week. 48% of us need to find a replacement for James Sicily as six weeks out ends his SuperCoach year for 2018 at 508k. Looking ahead to 2019 he’ll be a popular option.

Replacing him defence only Jake Lloyd may be out of reach for a straight swap. A sneaky punt on Gussy Brayshaw at 487k appeals. Also a mid, with Viney going down for the rest of the year his midfield time is a locked in for a bit longer. He’s been exceptional since his bye averaging a cool 109 with three tons and a low score of 91.

Up forward things are a bit more murky. Forwards are looking pretty garbage with only three averaging over 100 for the year. Could Jack Gunston head to the backline in Sicily’s absence? He played this defensive role back end of 2017 and averaged 101.8 from 7 games with only 1 score under 84.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

Halle – freakin – lujah! We’re back, baby! No more of this Thursday night crapola ruining my week. My body clock is already confused as hell waking up at 1am and expecting there to be soccer on.

Looking at the match ups this week I’m weirdly drawn to Brisbane v Adelaide. Adelaide are sitting a game and percentage outside the 8 and this is a game they need to win to stay in touch. Brisbane’s prolonged rebuild has shown signs of life lately, can they knock off the Crows at home?

Our BFF’s over at Fantasy Insider have given us this ideal lineup for Saturday night.

My take:

RUCK

An interesting factoid; neither ruck on this slate gives up many hundreds in Draftstars. Stef has allowed only one, a 111 to Brodie Grundy way back in round 7. Sauce has allowed two: a 126 to Grundy in round 4 and somehow Rhys Stanley cobbled together a 101 last week. This has me looking a little further down the list.

Adelaide have allowed key forwards to score at an average of 85.25DS over the past month, while Oscar McInerney is not of the same ilk as your Gunston’s or Riewoldt’s, he needs a 61 to be value for 7.7k which is not beyond him. For the Crows, Tom Lynch has a rather handy 3-game of average of 128 vs Brisbane. With Tex out he should become more of a forward 50 target and I think he should smash value tomorrow night.

FWD

Brisbane has its struggles against medium forwards. Think of your Jarman Impey/Jy Simpkin types. Small, speedy half forward link players. Wayne Milera fits into this mould, as does Jordan Gallucci (also a MID). The returning Mitch McGovern is another that interests me. His injury affected 54 has brought his price down to a level that should see him achieve value quite comfortably.

DEF

Rory Laird will gather his usual 35 tonight but at 15.2k he feels overs. At that price you want 120’s and he’s not hitting that mark consistently enough. Adelaide allow the opposition number one rebounder to walk out of the defensive 50 so I’m looking at Alex Witherden here. He averages almost 5 rebound 50’s a game and has flashed a decent ceiling a few times this year. You could take that line of thinking and apply it to the lower ceiling of Nick Robertson at 9.5k as well. Or even Lek’s boi Daniel RichTom Doedee looks attractive at 10.7k based on his recent scoring.

MID

Adelaide are an absolute sieve to opposition midfielders. They’ve given up massive totals to Danger (151) and Gaff (148) recently. Dayne Beams scored 144 against Crows last time out and has one score below 112 in his past 8 games. Dayne Zorko could benefit too but has lesser record against the Crows than Beams. Hugh McBags’ last month has been phenomenal, averaging a tick under 100 he’s another one that should benefit from Adelaide’s loose checking mids. Cam Rayner was slow to find his feet at AFL level but his past three games have been a whopping 22.6DS above his season average. Rory Sloane at 12.3k will be popular tonight but I feel Jarrod Berry will be standing right beside him and we know Sloane doesn’t mix well with taggers.

My team:

We’re in the home stretch now, Community. I haven’t given a shoutout to the JR Group leader in a few weeks, Jonathan’s Danger Bont currently leading the charge only 555 points off first. 


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KingWinter7

My defence looks like this: Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Sicily, Hurley, Hibberd (Rice, Redman)
With only 2 trades left and 96k in the bank should I be trading both Sicily and Hibberd or just Sicily

Question is I could trade Sicily to Lloyd but that would leave me with only 10k to use my last trade with which wouldn't cut it as ideally I'd be trading Hibberd

If I traded Sicily to Hurn I'd be leaving myself with 100k in the bank which is far more useful for upgrading Hibberd but not having Lloyd hurts

The rest of my team is full premo with Billings as F7/M9 cover

Cheers and great article Kev

SC_Kev7

G'day King. I'd definitely be trading Sicily as the need to replace his scoring power is more needed than Hibberd. If you went Lloyd I'd settle for looping Hibbo and Rice for the rest of the year. That one trade becomes injury insurance.

KingWinter7

Cheers Kev much appreciated, asked in another thread aswell and Lloyd seemed the main answer. Just read Hibberd out for at least the next 2 weeks. Bit worrying. It's times like these I really wish I didn't start Kreuzer….

M.Rose

Who should I trade Sicily to? I have $41,700 in the bank.

Current Defence – E.Yeo, R.Laird, "J.Sicily", A.Brayshaw, J.Howe, J.McGovern

Any Suggestions???

KingWinter7

Stiff that you can't afford Simpson by so little, Hurn for mine

SC_Kev7

Simmo if you want to go with the crowd. Crisp or Hurn if you want something different

Lekdog

Rich

Finnius

Crisp

TBone_9

With 5 trades left after getting rid of Sicily to Lloyd. Is it worth downgrading T. Smith to someone like B. Daniels (GWS) to make an extra 100k? That 100k could be used to trade Dusty to Macrae or to upgrade if any more premos go down for the rest of the year. Cheers guys 🙂

Derek

Trades more valuable than cash this time of year

Ahmad rubas

If your happy with the rest of your team I wouldn't worry about the downgrade because I'm assuming your players will have high enough value to sideways trade if they go down

The Ranger

At this time of the year I reckon you hold unless you really have to trade TBone.
There's always next weeks injuries to deal with…

WhySoSerious

6 Trades left, 88.9k in the bank and have both Sicily and Nic Nat. Thinking of going Nic Nat to Martin, swing TMac into the forward line to cover Sicily and then bring in O'Roidan to D6. This will leave me with 381.1k in the bank which will enable me to bring in Macrae next week for Philips/Giro.

Positive: Shift Rockliff to M9, keep Billings @ F7 and maintain good flexibility to shift players between Fwd and Mid
Negative: O'Roidan @ D6, Heron @ D7 and Ridley @ D8. Scary!

After all these trades I will still have 3 trades, 82k to find a D6 (Thinking Houli in a couple of weeks).

YOLO?

SC_Kev7

Those negatives are a bit too much for me. Who knows how Horse will treat Roid in the next few weeks. If he gets dropped then playing Heron with a shaky js or a non existent Ridley… nah

BockChoy

Why so serious, indeed!

The Ranger

I always think you should focus on getting your onfield team scoring the maximum amount of points you can and then worry about ya M9's and F7's WhySo.
So I'd keep it simple and just get the best you can get to replace NicNat and the Flog.
And keep 50K or so in the bank if you can.

aydo

Gday community any help or thought appreciated! Got 5 trades left and need to trade Sicily. It will take me 2 trades to get Lloyd in which is the only player I like out of those I don't have or do I only use one trade and get in a Brayshaw, Hurn or Crisp type? I've already got Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Hurley and Shaw.

Derek

If I could go Sic to Lloyd with one trade I would, but with no cash I’ll be getting Brayshaw. I also have JSmith in guys to swing with if needed

Also consider Rance, McGrath and McGoven because they are so cheap

Stupid Coach

Great work Kev. Do I trade Sicily for Hurn or McDonald. Only reasons I am considering McDonald are price and ability to swing him with Keefe in the forward line in case I get injuries otherwise I would pick Hurn. Only have five trades left and not enough to get Simmo or Lloyd. Thoughts?

SC_Kev7

I'm sure we'll get another curve ball or two to deal with in the next few weeks. Do it. McDonald has an annoyingly high ceiling that can give you a leg up. He's lost his POD-ness a bit by being in 17% of teams, but still a decent option

Maverick_

My side & my injured players with an asterisk.

DEF. laird, yeo, simpson, hurley, Webster**, hibberd**, (naughton taylor)

MID: danger, TMitch, oliver, beams, cognilio, Martin, Curnow, Martin (ahern Phillips Powell)

Ruck: Gawn nicnat** (olango)

Fwd: heeney McLean Sicily** DSmith Gray westhoff (battle TSmith)

Nicnat has to go either Martin or goldy.
2nd trade I’m unsure on yet. Hibberd May be the go but next dilemma is to who? Will have roughly 180k after nicnat
But keep in mind I have Webster and Sicily to deal with next week so don’t wanna spend my whole kitty
Any help is appreciated

The Ranger

Jeez Mav, did you walk under a ladder?
NicNat has to go. Hopefully Naughton gets named for you.
Maybe look at TMac? You can swing him back next week if Webster and Hibberd are still out.

Maverick_

I like your thinking with Tmac ranger. But he does post 60s which really puts me off but the swing is handy. Would love to know exactly how long hibberd n Webster are actually out for.

Russty_

Hibberd said himself he'll probably be in doubt for next week, and Webster tweaked the scar tissue in his Groin whatever that means..groin issues can drag on too.

jeff

Hurley, Crisp or Brayshaw for Sic?
5 trades & 258k left, should I look to trade Fritsch and Sam Jacobs to anyone this week too?

jeff

bump

Jeff

I would go crisp from that lot as he's the most consistent. As for Fritsch and Jacobs, I would be holding off this week.

Steeeve

Going into this weekend, after trading Sicily to Lloyd, I have 5 trades and $100,000 with no premo injuries and f7/m9 bench cover. How is everyone else travelling?

SamuraiPizzaCat

Nice Steve. I've gone Sicily to Hurley and Andrew Brayshaw to Sloane which moves Rocky to bench cover. Pretty much my whole bench is playing, which means I actually have no way to take advantage of my new mid loop hole this week. My only non playing player is Tim English who I'll use for captain loophole. 3 trades left for injuries and $22k.

Lazza

Sicily and Richards to Lloyd and Brayshaw .. leaves 5 trades and $11k with Bont on the bench … cover on each line and full DDP cover. Have Gray on field.

John

One trade left and I have to choose between Kreuzer or Sicily to replace. (Hint – I also have Webster and Redman in the backline, but Lavander on the Bench for ruck).

In the real league, it would be time to take the stars and get them onto the surgeon's table right now while building up the trade value of potential trade bait.

Sarah

Can't decide between Hurley, Hurn or Brayshaw for Sicily – will be getting rid of Hibberd next week for Lloyd most likely, thoughts all?

The Ranger

Plenty of us still tossing that one up Sarah, I'm leaning toward Brayshaw but…

Sarah

I'm leaning towards Hurn but not sure!

SamuraiPizzaCat

Hurn or Brayshaw not much in it, maybe Hurn for less ownership %. I'm bringing in Hurley mainly because I need the cash for another upgrade, but he's been good also and seems to be coming into better form.

fcabel

Like Brayshore

John

Devon Smith or David Mundy last FWD spot?

murray

I am thinking of holding Sicily this week and waiting for Mccrae to drop in price, need him to drop 30K to pick him up next week.

What would Mccrae have to score in R18 to drop 30K given his BE of 175 this week, If he dropped the 30K what would his new BE be for R19. Hoping someone can provide/do the maths for me
thanks

Marcus

If he hits his breakeven of 113, he will drop 28.0k. Therefore, you'll probably need a 105 or less for him to drop 30k

Oliver

What are the rumours surrounding J Kelly? Currently only have B. Daniels as cover in the midfield and he is listed on an extended bench. I also have Ahern forward, but want to keep him as an emergency incase R Gray is a late out. Like most people I have Sicily, but wanted to wait a week to have a look at how Gunston, Greene and Darling play this week. If Daniels is dropped, should I trade Sicily this week and swing Ahern into the middle as bench coverage?

Lekdog

Rumours are his groin has flared up again

Russty_

Gray is confirmed to play…Hinkley said it himself, haven't seen any official news about Kelly or Danger and his 'illness' anywhere, if they're rumours, I wish people would confirm the source of the rumours.

James

VC on Dusty or Lloyd?

KingWinter7

Lloyd

theRealPod

Did you go Dusty?

BockChoy

Well I simply just swapped Sicily (DEF) to Brayshaw but took me 5 moves to achieve it! I've lost my DEF/FWD swing but have now picked up DEF/MID instead.

Trade out Sicily
Keefe FWD to DEF
Ahern MID to FWD
Trade in Brayshaw MID
Swap Brayshaw (DEF) and Smith (MID)

3 trades left and $154k in the bank. With Cameron now named, I've got cover on all 4 lines for the first time this year!

Nathan

Is there any truth to Danger being a maybe due to illness?

Cliffy

I've been trying to hunt down a source for this too…

:/

The Ranger

Trades are gold at this time of year mate, don't trade unless you have to.
A 60 now is better than a donut later.

Russty_

Good to hear Harris Andrews has been cleared to play from next week, glad he doesn't have any permanent damage after that hit from Cameron, it'll be good to see him back in action again even though I probably won't be able to bring him back into my side.

Finnius

Lock for next year I reckon

Cliffy

As much as Brayshaw may appeal to me for a quick replacement option for Sicily this week as my main injury concern ("touch all the wood"), my gut is still heavily going for Hurley. Any cases as for why I should change that feeling? Haven't backed away from my gut all season…

Cliffy

Also, as my Defence stands at the moment:

Lloyd, Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Sicily***, Howe (Austin, Redman)

Russty_

Hurley's alright Cliffy, good choice I reckon , gotta trust your gut feelings.

BrownlowBoy

Old McDonald, Rich, Witho or Rance?

With Andrews set to return, wondering how this will impact Rich and Witho?

Rance and Old McDonald? Both somewhat key position players?

Lekdog

Riiiiiiich

Dogsdik

Laird, savage, hurley, lloyd, tmac, yeo(jsmith/cumming
jpk,danger,parker,dusty,jkelly,oliver,cripps,titch(ahem/barry/brown)
Max,grungy(cammo)
Heeney,hoff,dsmith,walters,mclean, Sicily(battle/keeffe)
I have a conundrum. Greene, Gray or Buddy for Sicily?

Brock

Currently ranked 155 with 3 trades left. I will be using one this week to trade Sicily to Brayshaw but I am wondering if I should use another to trade Fyfe to Macrae. Currently have Walters playing on field as a replacement for Fyfe. Any thoughts on what I should do?

Dogsdik

Hold a week and then get maccrae cheaper

Marty

Hold you never know when another of your premos will get injured.

theRealPod

If you want glory you need to go for it. Risk it for the biscuit !!

Jeff

Who should I trade Sicily to out of Greene, Darling, Gunston, Buddy or McDonald?

Dogsdik

Tmac, i reckon

Russty_

Gunston could be good if he takes over Sicily's role.

Jeff

That's what I was thinking, but there's no way of knowing if that's what will happen.

Dogsdik

Could be, depends on how they use him. Whats your thoughts on Greene, besides the obvious chicken feeding?

theRealPod

A flog for a flog seems logical. Greene looked confident last week and will be fitter after the first up run. Also an awesome POD to have heading into finals.

Big G

I am considering Jack Crisp, Brayshaw or Michael Hurley to replace Sicily. Just scared with having TMAC and Buddy on having too many KP players. Can Hurley be just as good as Crisp?

Russty_

Yeah Hurley was dropping tons before Crisp ever improved to what he's doing this season, before this season mid to high 80's average was his best.

Russty_

Bit risky considering he's missed most of the season, definitely can go big as he has in the past, if he tonned up this week that'd help, need reliability at this time of year I think, not too much risk.

Dogsdik

Yeah, would’ve, should be niggle free and fresh though and maybe running into form come SC final time. Dunno. Him, Robbie or the Bud will be my last trade. Can’t decide

Russty_

Probably Robbie for reliability mate, or Buddy for potentially going huge, he's boom or bust though, Bad Toby could deliver but you never know how rusty he is, I'll say Buddy, cause I believe he'll deliver in the SC Finals.

Dogsdik

I agree with ya in a very rational sense. But, given the mad push against plastic, I’ve taken the karma route, hung my backside out to the SCG’s, and gone Green. It could hurt alot hahaha

Russty_

Could also be a masterstroke, you never know 🙂

Dogsdik

I’ll let you know. Thanks for the advice. Watching the footy now. Cheers

Lekdog

To everyone with defensive issues, my answer is Daniel Rich

Dogsdik

Ledge hahahahaha

The Ranger

You know the internet lasts forever yeah Lek?

Dogsdik

But Ranger, its a raking left foot…….that hits ball at least three times a game. Gotta be some merit in the suggestion?? Hahahaha

Russty_

Just hope it isn't one of his 50's games for ya Lek! 🙂

johnny

stef martin 3rd avg 131 (555k) or goldy 3 rd avg 122 (570k) for nicnat?

BadgerHoney7

flip a coin – for me I am going goldy because his last 8-9 have been so consistent.

Maverick_

Take martin & bank the cash. Nice run home too

theRealPod

Goldy v Grundy today. I would stear clear and choose Stef

Macca

Last premo upgrade tossing up between Buddy and Jack Gunston. I'm thinking Gunston should probably gain a few points in Sicily's absence on top of his already consistent output. But then there's Buddy who can make or break your season come finals.

What does everyone else reckon?

The Ranger

If it's a straight choice between Gunston and Buddy then I'm going Buddy every day of every week

Dogsdik

Agree. But, what about a choice between Gray, Bud and Greene?

The Ranger

Greene, Bud, Gray.
Greene will be playing angry and he's good when he plays angry.
Bud cos he's Bud.
Gray last 'cos he's got the concussion risk and Ports run home is tough.

Dogsdik

Thanks Ranger. I settled for Greene and read your post afterwards. Hope we’re right. Cheers man

Shake_n_Bake_

Gees ive seen some free kicks!

Marty

Can i go back in time and not barrack for the Saints?

Ja191

this is hard to watch and i'm a tigers supporter

Russty_

On the bright side, I have Dusty in my side Marty :)..and Higgins.

Marty

I have Dusty 🙂

FearTheBeard

I'm stumped guys.

Low on trades.

Macrae in for Sicily and play Ahern as a FORWARD ON FIELD?

OR

Westhoff on field and Ahern as bench cover?

Russty_

Westy and Ahern cover the way this year's panning out.

FearTheBeard

Thanks Russty for taking the time.

Anyone else got their two cents?

Lazza

Option 2 Bearded one

FearTheBeard

Thank you Lazza & AFC & Rusty for your input 3-0. WestBeard it is.

AFC1886

I’m with russty on this

Lazza

Dusty is back baby….

Russty_

Yeh Lazza, it's StKilda though, that's like saying Billings is back against Carlton last week. I hope he's back..he's in my team for better or worse.

Lazza

Billings is back … in the doldrums 😃

Lazza

I know .. just happy to have in my team…. you must be pumped having Higgins … he’s gunna ton up.. is he on field or loop?

Russty_

I'm gonna take his score and leave Gray off if he goes high enough, 🙂

Lazza

So will you take the 108?

PizzaSafety

This is why you hold! We saw it with Fyfe last year. I have being saying all year that Dusty has clearly been carrying an injury when you watch him. He looked ginger and slow between contests for the best part of 10 weeks until that has slowly changed over the last few weeks. The run and carry, speed and strength is back. Hell yeah.

Ahmad rubas

The Fyfe example is a very good point going into the bye he had 1 120+ score after the bye he had 6 120+ scores

Russty_

Yeah Laz, taking the 108

Ja191

imagine if he actually bothered to tackle lol

PizzaSafety

For some reason he's gone from averaging 3.87, 3.64 and 3.52 in '15, '16 and '17 to a career low 1.93 this year. Hopefully he can pick that up a bit but I would guess it's partially to do with him carrying some injury for much of the season.

Lazza

Was injured in the R5 Melbourne game Pizza, .. took a huge hit on his hip… hadn’t been the same till last couple of weeks .. he is warming up for the SC finals 😃

Rick Grimes

Was only Saints but he looked more up for it than other weeks. Shades of last year.

AFC1886

Opponent had the C on dusty which leaves me behind the eight ball
VC Buddy C Titch
VC Gawn C Titch?

theRealPod

Gawn VC, Titch C.

Derek

Martins score is good, but not great

L G

With Sicily out who are the top 6 defenders ?

Lazza

Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Simpson, then any 2 of Ryan, Crisp, Hurn, Hurley, Brayshaw, Howe

Finnius

Lloyd, Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Crisp and Howe for me, although Hurley, Ryan and Brayshaw will all be around that mark. I don't rate Hurn as a pick.

PizzaSafety

Hurn has been in form since late last year but he has so many years of not performing consistently at the this level and that makes me think that at some point he will revert back to the old Hurn.

Finnius

Agreed. My rule is if they are over 27 and are having a significantly better season with no clear role change I stear clear. Too risky for him to just drop. Also has a bad flaw which when I have walters tmac gray and howe hurts you in a league match. Going for the consistency type players next year I think.

TOPHAWK1

Well, after last night you can put a line through "rancid" Rance and Savage. Both putrid. For me the top defenders are Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Hurley, and Howe. Very close behind are Ryan, Crisp, Brayshaw, Andrews, and Hurn,

Derek

I thought about Rance as a Sicily replacement, he is so cheap……….. for a reason.

I like defenders who play as midfielders. Will get Brayshaw. Got McGrath a few weeks ago as a sneaky POD, getting more midfield time

Azzza

Ranked 9th in league, 4 trades left, 300k in bank and two tough matches coming up.

Trade Sam Jacobs to Grundy, Stef Martin or Goldy? OR hold trade?

Thoughts community?

Finnius

I like sauce to Grundy. Great option with that much cash to make it into the eight. Might as well not die trying.

Derek

Who do your two opponents have?

Azzza

Martin/Gawn and Grundy/Gawn

Russty_

What did you end up doing Azza?

Azzza

Still have Sauce. It's either trade him to Martin or save a trade this week.

Opponent has Martin, and titch as captain, looks like a close one. Can't loophole so have to choose between Gawn or Titch.

Rick Grimes

Brought in Short few weeks ago as I didn't have much cash. The kid is a gun. Since round 10, scores of 90, 101, 111, 97, 105, 86, 95 and 114. As we heard ad nauseum last night, "the tigers just love putting the ball in his hand, don't they?".

BrownlowBoy

Big POD too I'd assume.

Great pickup.

Corey

Straight into my team next season

Maverick_

great pickup Rick. I went hibberd to brayshaw this week but webster to short next week is looking a real possibility if he isnt too pricey?

Rick Grimes

Bradshaw in for me too. Offers the handy def/mid swing. As long as J Smith keeps his spot at least i have some cover.

theRealPod

For anyone that cares, Dangerfield is playing tonight. Confirmed by the man himself. Carna Cats.

hedski

I'm banging the C on him Pod.
Go cattas.

theRealPod

I thought he was going to double ton but I reckon the energy levels peaked at half time, and the tag slowed him as well, but a herculean effort for a bloke that was crook all week. Carna Cats, onwards to September.

TOPHAWK1

Who is everyone whacking the VC on this week? I am thinking of going Danger into Titch. I am leaving Grundy and Gawn alone this week. Grundy up against Goldy and Gawn got injured the last time he played the cats in round 3 last year. He missed 10 weeks after that. Could be a bad omen folks!!! Might be playing on Gawnie's mind too. Dangermouse racked up 36 pozzies with 3 goals in this corresponding match last year.

TheGreatBozza

I’m going Heeney in to Gawn. Due to lack of loop options, Saturday night game is my last option for a captin

Maverick_

dangers been in bed all week wasn't even allowed down the club so he may be off his game and possibly rested either fwd more.
If it wasn't for this i'd be tempted by him.
I'll play it safe with gawn into TMitch i think TH.

Rick Grimes

I'm also going Heeney for a speculator. If he bombs I go Maxy or ol leather hands.

Derek

I’m doing same. Heeney to Gawn.

Lucky I have Olango, only non-playing bench this week

Maverick_

why so much love for heeney? JPK is playing… i know its GC but surely he doesnt go 130+ and outscore gawn?
You blokes have me on the verge of changing to isaac now haha

Rick Grimes

I reckon he'll kick a few to go with his 25+ touches. Just fancy him to be the guy getting loose.

Russty_

I'm going for Buddy Hawk..hoping he kicks between 8 and 12 goals lol

TheGreatBozza

Anyone worried about Crisps output with Murray back for Collingwood. I’m leaning to Crisp as my Sicily replacement, but strongly considering Hurley and Brayshaw

Corey

With Brad Crouch for 2019 considering he didn’t play at all this season does his price change from 529K for next season

TOPHAWK1

Yes. He will be cheap at the start of next year. Probably just under $300K

Derek

He will get a 30% discount, $367k.

Still more expensive than Hanners

Ahmad rubas

Docherty will be cheaper than 500k

SC_Kev7

Will CD pass on his full discount though? I can see them doing an O'Meara with it. 15% discount puts him under 450k. Fair risk v reward price

Russty_

He'd have to have a perfect preseason for me to go there next year, he's so damn injury prone, in the O'Meara category but JOM has done ok this year albeit still a bit inconsistent, and stayed in one piece so Crouch could theoretically do the same next season.

Daniel

Do I back in walters as a pod in my h2h matchup or play ahern to cancel out my opponent, can't loop as one is in the mid bench and the other is in the fwd line?

Maverick_

risk it if your down on your projected or even if it has you up by a good margin play it safe. walters is a YOYO and inconsistent atm

Josh

I need to get rid of Sicily and Nic Nat this week but I only have $18.5k in the bank.
Should I:
1. Trade in Stef Martin and Luke Ryan
2. Trade in Cal Sinclair and Brayshaw/ Hurn/Robbie Gray
3. Trade in Dawson Simpson and Lloyd/Kade Simpson

TheGreatBozza

I’d probably go option 1. Luke Ryan has a nice ceiling and I’d say Martin is much better than the other ruck options

Maverick_

probably option 1. not sure i trust L.Ryan but stef is the superior ruck option of the 3

Neil demons delight

First one seems to have the least problems and Martin definetly the superior ruck NDD

Ja191

Dear Ross Lyon,
Please stop playing walters full forward and play him in the guts where he racks up the pill

Yours truly, annoyed supercoacher

PizzaSafety

Was only the saints but he was tagged at times from q2 onwards so pretty impressive.

Locked and Loaded

Who to trade in for Sicily?

Westhoff, Greene, Gunston?

Cheers fellas

Ja191

hoff. I like gunston as a pod only if he takes sic's role which I'd wait a week and see

BlueBaggerJosh

Who needs Webster when you have mihocek! Ahern on field instead of Boak though but there are still 3 quarters to go

Russty_

Noice Josh, hope he cracks a ton for ya.

BrownlowBoy

Hopefully no one traded JPK!

dontblushbaby

Isaac Heeney ? WTF ? I know most have him ,but get a kick son

BrownlowBoy

Up to 40 points at the qtr.