Ugh. What a week. Having a team full of premiums by the end of the year is looking all the more harder as another batch of premo’s succumbed to injury, suspension, and social distancing avoidance leading to being found by cops naked and drunk on a Sunday morning. Robbo flew into a rage on AFL360, asking Eddie in disbelief how many times have you been drunk on the couch asleep, woke up, and went out the wrong door? This may have been a genuine question as I assume this happens to Robbo quite a bit.
But SuperCoach soldiers on, and while my approach to overcoming these problems is just to trade with reckless abandon (Levi Casboult is now my D3, which went very badly), Lek and Damo talked all things fixing up your side on the podcast this week, so maybe (definitely) you should go listen to that first before doing the trading in Casboult thing.
Newz You Can Uze
The Pies have contributed to our backline disaster for the week by dropping John Noble for tonights game against the Dons. Howe (knee) and Sidebum (drunk, naked) join him on the outs list, but we’ll be getting our first looks at Adam Treloar and Matt Scharenberg in 2020. At the Bombers, Tom Bellchambers has been saved the embarrassment of being towelled up by Brodie Grundy by being “managed”, Mitch Hibberd (MID – 114.4k) will make his debut.
It was flagged last week in the Panic Room that Tom Hickey is never the answer, he’s been omitted this week along with Lewis Jetta. Jarrod Brander is out with a hip injury that no-one knows anything about. Nic Nat will face off against 7-gamer Hayden McLean after the Swans lost Sinclair and Naismith to knee injuries. Gold Coast have again named an unchanged lineup against the Cats, who regain Harry Taylor. Louis Butler has been dropped after making his debut last week at the Dogs. Aaron Naughton will also miss with injury, but Easton Wood will make his return. North are welcoming back Ben Cunnington after he’s missed the previous fortnight. Port are unchanged for their game against Brisbane on Saturday night. Tom Berry gets another go at the Lions, he’s played two already but is still cheap at 137.8k. Dayne Zorko is out with injury.
On Sunday, Adelaide haven’t named any outs as yet, but there’s a possible debut for Andrew McPherson (DEF – 123.9k). Fremantle have named 5 ins, Sam Sturt making a quick recovery. Only Nat Fyfe is a confirmed out so far. Melbourne have also not named any outs as yet, nothing too exciting among their possible ins. Big changes at Richmond with three confirmed outs, Sydney Stack and Jack Ross have been dropped, Marlion Pickett headlines the list of possible ins that includes Noah Balta, Dan Rioli, and possible first gamer Jake Aarts (FWD – 123.9k). In the final game of the week, GWS have named Sam Jacobs and Jye Caldwell among 6 possible inclusions, however, Zac Williams (hamstring) will miss. Hawthorn have named Harrison Jones (MID 123.9k) for a possible debut, Luke Breust (jaw) will miss.
These players come with a free frogurt! (That’s good)
These players come with Potassium Benzoate! (That’s bad)
Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week
Mitch Duncan has been the model of consistency so far in 2020. scoring between 114-123 in his first 4 games. While that’s not exactly blowing the roof off, he does come with the added advantage of only being in 1,045 teams, making him a very reliable differential. He knows his game, Mitch, having average over 100 for the past three years, At a tick under 600k you’ll be buying him at his peak, but with little chance of a tag heading to him his high floor and consistent scoring make him a safe pick.