Cheat Sheet | Round 12
We’re back again Supercoaches. This is the last of the condensed rounds, so thank whatever gods you pray to. You still have 3 trades available this week, which gives you a chance to make some big changes or fill in some big gaps due to injury or ‘management’.
Even though the Festival of Fantasy is nearly over, there are still 10 teams that will need to squeeze a bye in over the remaining 7 weeks of the season, so be very mindful of byes to come when trading players in, especially premiums.
Teams that have had bye: Essendon, Melbourne, Carlton, West Coast, Fremantle, Hawthorn, Sydney, GWS
Byes still to come: Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Geelong, North, Brisbane, Collingwood, Bulldogs, Saints, Richmond, GCS
Jake Lloyd DEF $631k – Avg 118 BE 122
Clearly the best defender yet again. Has tonned up every round since Rd 1, and has a 3rd Avg of 138. Yes he’s expensive (right priced) but he’s consistent and had his bye. If you don’t have him, no time to lose.
Nick Haynes DEF $551k – Avg 109 BE 121
Second best Defender on Average after Lloyd excluding Howe (injured) and Thurlow (1 game). Also completed his bye, and at 80k less than Lloyd.
Matt Cottrell DEF $123k Avg 33 BE 19
Possible downgrade target in Defence. Only scored 33 on debut, so not certain on Cottrell’s job security, and with rolling team announcements for the rest of the season, could be a risk.
Luke Parker MID $535k – Avg 106 BE 139
Parker is a consistent performer year on year and week to week. Usually features in the top 15 Mids each year, and doesn’t have wild scoring swings each week. Had 2 sub-100 games this year, including a 45 against Richmond which is denting his overall and 5Rd Avg. And just 2.6% of teams.
Zach Merrett MID $545k – Avg 110 BE 73
After Merrett’s 137 against GCS last night, he should increase in price a little (~$20k) and should probably stay at about that price for the rest of the season. Has had some big tons (159, 137, 135), but also some 60s and 70s. In 4.4% of teams.
Sam Wick MID $123k – Avg 80 BE-28
Excellent 80 on debut for Wick. 9 disposals and 6 tackles. not sold on his job security though. Sydney seem to have had a few rookies play a few games, but not stick around.
Jack Bytel MID $123k – Avg 76 -24
In the same boat as Sam Wick, but a bit more job security for my liking. With the news of Jade Gresham’s injury, Bytel should get a bit more of a run on the field, and possibly through the midfield.
Hugh Greenwood FWD $498k – Avg 103 BE 116
Should easily finish in the top 3 Fwds this season. BE is about his average, so I doubt he changes price too much. Only downside on Greenwood is he is yet to have his bye. If you can cover 1 or 2 people in your Fwd line over the next weeks, he is a good buy.
Michael Walters FWD/MID $550k Avg 111 BE 116
Walters is coming back from a hamstring injury, so check if he’s fit before selecting, but his season has been fantastic so far. lowest score of 92 against Adelaide, and highest of 148 against Brisbane.