We’re almost there folks! Round 1 is less than a week away. Until then we’ve got a few more days of insecurity and panic trades until our SuperCoach teams are locked for 2019. I feel like my team has run the full gauntlet of structures this year. It started out as a strict guns n rookies side, the tried and tested format to the promised land, but as more and more dreaded midpricers put their hand up over the preseason my team became overrun with risk.
There’s a lot of temptation this year and I’ve tried not to fall to far into it. I’m a bit pressed for time getting this out so what I’ll do is whack my full team up and give a few musings behind what I’ve done.
Was big on Adelaide’s Rory Laird for about 90% of the preseason, but the Laird/Smith/Milera combo has been playing on my mind. 587k is a lot to pay for a D1 and there are too many questions marks there. I’ll wait and see how it shakes out and opt for Jake Lloyd’s consistency instead. Jayden Short is my breakout pick. It’s risky, but his long kicking and distribution off half back is made for SuperCoach. Zac Williams looked amazing in JLT1, he’s done enough for me. Rookies are fairly standard, D4 has been Ridley at times but with a few to come back his job security might get a bit shaky. I really wanted Hurn this year, but I’ve got enough round 13 bye players already.
Both Cripps and Macrae are ball magnets and contested beasts. Macrae is a probably a touch overpriced but he can bang out 140’s with ease. My love of Nat Fyfe is well documented. I can’t overlook him at 22% owned. He’s a proven performer that doesn’t need to play preseason games to impress the pants off me (both literally and figuratively)
The time and space the 6-6-6 rule is affording midfielders is tailor made for Dusty, don’t let his preseason put you off. Matt Crouch looks shockingly underpriced if his body stays in one piece. Sam Walsh is impossible to ignore after his preseason. Would have left nothing out there and there’s no way his role will change during the year.
Not overthinking it. No one will come within a cooee of these two this year. Sweet is there as a floating donut.
Ugh. Worst line ever. Danger and Heeney haven’t moved all preseason but then it’s a lottery.
I’ve eventually landed on Mitch Robinson. I know, I know, but I have my reasons. He had 14 80+ scores last year (6 tons), and a further 3 more between 70-79. In his injury affected 2017, 5/6 games were over 80. Lions should be on the up this year. Of course if he starts tagging duties again I’ll drop him like a hot potato but until then I’ll take the punt.
I don’t particularly want Darcy Moore in my team, in fact I’ll probably rage trade him after round 4, but he offers that DEF/FWD swing that I found really useful last year. Setterfield and Drew are the pick of the forward rookie bunch and should be in lots of teams.
Final thought: I’ve tried to build my team with the byes in mind, round 12 premiums will be the focus of any early trading.
Sound off with your own teams or thoughts on mine in the comments, community. Would love to know what you think