Welcome back supercoaches. Hopefully you haven’t deleted your team in disgust after last week’s pitiful displays from many of out beloved premos. I barely scraped into the high 1900s myself after a double downgrade and holding Whitfield on the bench. But this week is different. This week we can start anew. In the words of the great poet, Ice Cube, “It’s on like Donkey Kong”.
There so many things we can do this week. A few good rookies, and lots of value in fallen premiums. The big question everyone is asking is “What do I do with Dangerfield”. With a medial ligament injury it could just be 1 week, it could be 4. Do you hold him, sideways trade for Boak or Daniel? It’s like my own “Sophie’s Choice”. (Narrator: It was nothing like “Sophie’s Choice”.)
With rucks being a really tough set of players to add to this cheat sheet each week, we’ve tried something new this edition. I’ve swapped out rucks for a few interesting PODs. PODs can be misunderstood as simply “someone different for the sake of it”. But a good POD, a POD who performs well when the popular players don’t, will catapult you up the rankings. The three I’ve suggested, JJ, Cunnington and Stephenson all have risks associated with them, but could provide that boost that other teams don’t have.
Lastly every trade from now needs to consider your plan for the byes. Look and any potential trade ins and trade outs and see if they can be ‘managed” over the byes to maximise your scores. Also think about how you can use 9 trades over 3 weeks to shift your team in a different direction if needed.
See ya in the comments,