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Cheat Sheet | Round 17

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Welcome back community. It’s the second to last Cheat Sheet for the year and the last “short form” version. Which means the “Festival of Fantasy – Part Deux” is almost over. Thank baby cheeses.

Like many of our actual teams, this week snuffed out the last hope we had of getting to the league GF (if playing SC league). But fear not, there’s still overall position to play for … or pride. Because of that, we’ve only selected PODs this week. You can’t leap up the rankings if you’re playing the same players as everyone else. But choose these players wisely, recent past form is no guarantee of future form.

I’m also curious to know how many trades people have left at this stage of the season. We’ve all had 37 for a 17 round season, where we normally get 30 for a 24 round season.

Mark Blicavs DEF – $502k – Avg 97 BE 102
Blicavs’ lowest score in the past 8 weeks has been 84, but he’s very capable of 120’s as evidenced by games against North and Freo earlier this year. Ownership of only 2.3%

Jayden Short DEF – $489k – Avg 97 BE 88
I usually hate “name puns” but all I can come up with is “if you’re you’re short on cash, don’t be short in defence”. Terrible Murial. Much like Blicavs, Short has solid 120s in him, and rarely drops below a mid-80. A solid choice in 5.8% of teams.

Adam Cerra DEF – $499k – Avg 91 BE 84
Probably the most in-form defender I’ll recommend here. 3 Round Avg of 112, comprising scores of 118, 97 ans 121. Cerra’s has pulled 2 scores of 134 this season, so I’d probably go for him over the other 2. Owned by just 2.5% of teams.

Matt Crouch MID – $628k – Avg 112 BE 70
I’ve been flogging Matt Crouch for a few weeks, and he keeps getting the points and the Crows keep winning, so I’m back for round 3. 3 Rd avg of 147, and only in 2.2% of teams right now.

Sam Walsh MID – $569k – Avg 101 BE 51
Last year’s “must have rookie” seems to be this year’s “meh” with only 5.1% ownership. Maybe not after his 161 last week. Walsh may be suffering a little from 2nd year blues. His form has been very mercurial from lows of 52 to highs of 140 and 161. Has Crows (easy) and Brisbane (hard) in his final 2 games.

Ollie Wines MID – $571k – Avg 106 BE 85
Despite some off-field media frenzy this year, Ollie is having his best SC season so far eclipsing his Season Avg of 100 from 2014. Not only that he’s cranked out some big numbers, 189, 143, 133, and 128. His team is flying and so is he.

Sam Menegola MID – $552k – Avg 107 BE 73
This guy is another who I wonder “how is he in so few teams?” Massive ceiling as shown last week with 193 against an insipid Dons, but a few 150s scattered throughout his season also. He is the highest Point Per Minute (PPM) in the comp right now.

Tom Hawkins FWD – $623k – Avg 113 BE 99
Tomahawk is the best forward in the game right now, on the back of 6 tons in a row, including a 204 and 173 last week. He’s the second highest forward for the season behind Petracca, and still only in 3.8% of teams. I know it’s not the most sensible idea to play Key forwards in SC, but this might be an exception. Richmond should be close, but Sydney in the last round should be a bloodbath.

Sam Powell-Pepper FWD – $415k – Avg 77 BE 62
SPP is averaging 102 over the last 3 rounds, and looks like a tasty cheaper option for coaches struggling with cash. 2 of his 4 tons this season have come from the last 3 weeks, so he’s definitely peaking at the right time.

Liam Ryan FWD – $380k – Avg 71 BE 21
Definitely a risky choice, Ryan has the ability to go big (for his low price) rocking a few 110s this year, but equally has the chance to crap the bed. With St Kilda and North to come for the Eagles, it’s a risk with a chance of decent reward.

Well, that’s it for another round. See you all in a week’s time.


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Lekdog

I love you Statty

Fraser

PLEASE HELP A BROTHER OUT!! ok… genuinely stuck. Do I trade Nic Nat to Gawn, then look for value to finish… ricardi to rozee (someone under 320k)… OR leave Nic Nat and go Ricardi to brayshaw/another premo??
A bit concerned about Nic Nats next 2 matchups, but obviously won’t be at full premium if I get Gawn and a cheap forward….

Bells

Stick with NikNat I reckon – unless there’s injury IDK about. He’s more likely to get you 100 than Ricardi who will also be playing quality opposition.
Brayshaw a good option.

Derek

NicNat had his rest now. At his best he is worth keeping

Andy M

Getting to the end of this trying year.
I just wanted to throw some praise to all you guys!
Listen every week to the pod & read the articles.
You guys do a awesome job!
Especially this season.
Thanks Legends!

Russty_

Hear hear Andy!…much gratitude to all the lads who contribute here. 🙂

ST1974

I couldn’t agree more Andy. Thank you to Statty Matty and everyone involved in preparing the podcast, Cheat Sheets and other articles which have helped us all enormously in what has been a difficult and challenging season. Great work everyone!!

Kat

I agree as well So much extra work done this year with so many games over so many days. Would have taken an enormous amount of work and has been so helpful

ST1974

I am in unfamiliar territory having made a preliminary final in one of my leagues after somehow managing to finish on top and having a week off last week. My team is as follows:
B: Lloyd, Doc, Ridley, Haynes, Laird, Rivers, Perez, Watson
M: Neale, Mcrae, Bont, Duncan, TMitch, Fyfe, Steele, Cripps, Schoenberg, Foot, Honey
R: Nic Nat, Grundy, Xerri
F: Petracca, Martin, Whitfield, Greenwood, Brayshaw, Riccardi, Coleman, Skinner.
Still have 7 trades and was thinking of downgrading Rivers to Greaves (Haw) and upgrading Riccardi to one of Walters or Simpkin (unfortunately,I don’t have quite enough cash for Robbie Gray or Bailey Smith). It would mean that one of Greaves or Perez would need to be on the field.
I have tried to look at downgrading Riccardi and upgrading Rivers, however, apart from the forward rookies that i already have, I don’t know who else to bring in and I have missed the boat on Mosquito.
Appreciate any thoughts or advice you can give me. Good luck to everyone this week.

Steeeve

If you have 7 (!!) trades and are still two off full premo that’s a problem I’d fix immediately. Seems like you are almost out of cash and only have Rivers, Riccardi and Schoenberg to use to build any kind of war chest. Might as well go for it and try to make the GF, because you’ll still have more trades then. I’d even consider someone cheaper who’s in better form at either F6 or D6. And use those last two trades for luxury upgrades if you still have a few k in the kitty for the GF.

Derek

hey ST, how much cash do you have?

you will have to paint the fence this week. Shoenburg to a cheapie and either Rivers or Riccardi to a premium. Next week do the other.

ST1974

Thanks Steeeve and Derek. Only have $68k in the war chest which is not much so I think I will paint the fence and downgrade Schoenberg to a cheapie and upgrade Riccardi as Rivers scored pretty well last week and still has a little bit more cash to make. Would you go Walters or Simpkin or get Bailey Smith if i have enough cash. Thanks for the advice.

Derek

i guess you can’t get Hawkins?

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ST1974

Yes, I don’t have enough cash to get Hawkins. It is probably going to have to be Walters.

ST1974

What is Hamish Brayshaw’s JS like. Will he play tonight and be first out next week or will get a game next week as well.

Bells

Simpkin strong possible not playing due to concussion.

Bells

Hi Community,
I’ve got 500k for my last fwd – do I go with the crowd (21.5% ownership) and get Bailey Smith against Hawks and Freo with Dogs desperate to make finals?
Was also considering shark moves Powell Pepper, (2.2%) and Jordan Dawson (5%) in good consistent form last 5 too – though up against formidable Brissy and Cats next.
Who to pick?
Ricardi has dealt himself out with that 28 on the weekend.

Ranked in the 600s so going for best ever finish, but winning a finals is good too.

cash_cows

looking at bailey’s scores, I reckon dont bother.
The only time he scored overly well was his 150 against adelaide.
May as well take a punt, depending on the rest of your fwd.

Steeeve

Great work mate!
Question for everyone. With two trades left to I pull the trigger and paint the fence, Draper to a non-playing r3 and Jack Martin (or Close from Geelong) up to Petracca?
Or should I hold fire and hope to make the GF where a couple of trades could be a huge advantage?

cash_cows

Rank or League?
Definitely need petracca but if you can make the granny without trading and you got enough to bring in petracca next week with the price shift, then I’d hold.

Steeeve

That’s the conundrum. Projected to win my final easily but we all know that means nothing. Was projected to win in my cash league this round just gone. 13 of my top 18 all scored under their season average. Cash league season over. Might just depend how Simpkin/Jack Martin pull up.

tommyc99

Tough one steeeve. I guess a lot of it comes down to how confident you are in this weeks matchup as well as next weeks. The age old saying in it to win it comes into play, you’ll kick yourself holding fire only too not make it. Obviously supercoach can throw up a whole bunch of curveballs and upsets/unforseen circumstances can hit but if youre pretty confident you will get there i’d hold fire. But don’t die wondering!

3mete

Anyone know if Simpkin will play this week? He got concussion last week

Steeeve

Photographed running around at training I believe so would be a fair shake. Can only hope!!

tommyc99

Great write up as usual!

I asked something similar here a few days ago!

RIdley, Daniel or Cerra?
Ridleys lost a bit of consistency recently but speaking to a few bombers fans cats really nullified him well, Against Port and Dees i reckon hes going to go back to that intercept role and could come home nicely. Opponent in main league doesnt have ridley so even though he may not be a POD rank wise, he will in league.

Daniel come back into form really nicely last 2 weeks. Excluding that 71 hes been super consistent and dogs look to him out of defense. 12% of teams which is less than i thought he’d be, but opponent has him in leagues so would be more nullifying him. I do already have 3 doggies boys and in round 18 5 playing in the freo v dogs game, would a 6th be too many?While i want to win league matchups ive mainly focused on rank all year and ive been hovering around 1k so would like to break in for the first time!

Cerra has come from nowhere really. Got a nice ceiling with fairly good consistency. As the write up suggests very much a POD and scoring well. Like Daniel, i’ve already got quite a few freo boys and round 18 poses a potential issue, but Norf this week is a very favourable one!

Would love your thoughts guys! Sad that we’ve only got 2 weeks left on supercoach for the year, but best make the most of it!

The Ranger

Don’t mind the Cerra pick Tommy, he looked really good last week

FearTheBeard

Anyone have any info on Doch? When do the team sheets drop for them? Is it 24 hours before? That’s 1pm that could allow me to trade before Port game if I have to (hoping he plays so I can get R Gray in)

Joe_T

It’s not 24 hrs before, it’s 6.20pm the night before game day. So just be careful and ensure you have cover

FearTheBeard

Also do we think this Greaves gets another game for Hawks?

JohnDJ59

Hey Derek, I think your POD T.Kelly just won you a preliminary final.

Derek

I should have made him VC 😉

Derek

Ross really slowed him down in the last quarter. 3 touches including a goal and Only scored 2 SC points

JohnDJ59

I was wondering why Ross wasn’t on him sooner, since he has done some good tagging roles this season. Gaff went well for Shake, so that’s two prelims I’m up against it.

Derek

Shake and NDD both have a Gaff. I’m against both this round.

dontblushbaby

Reports around that Cogs has been dropped

Derek

the magnets in the coaches box will be thrown out the window soon.

Williams, Simpkin, Doch and now Cogs all in doubt.

i guess we will find out at 6.20 today.

I do have Close on the bench in tonights game, he might score somthing reasonable.

Shake n bake

He is dropped. Close would have to kick a couple l think Derek. When you see his time on ground lucky to get 60% a game.

Derek

yep. i’ve heard that as well Cogs will be dropped.

Dave

Should i bring in Petracca or THawk?

K.Sinny

Trac

FearTheBeard

Any word on Doch?

Matty

Any word on Doch? Unfortunately my trades may be dependent on whether he plays (got no bench cover down back with Keane and Williams). But also need to trade Brayshaw.
Was hoping to cash in Draper this week and upgrade to full premo but now I’ve got a shiet load more to deal with first.
So now I’m not sure whether to just hope Doch plays and cash in Draper + Upgrade Brayshaw to Crouch.
Or wait to see if Doch plays but then there goes my chance to upgrade Brayshaw this week…
Also have Simpkin and Martin still but at least I should have cover if one doesnt play…

Any insight would be very much appreciated here!

Last edited 1 month ago by Matty
Dave

I’d leave late as possible on Saturday, might get a confirmation about Doch by the time the dons game starts

JohnDJ59

Hey Derek, I know you like to study team values, so I thought I would show you some of mine over the seasons compared to my rank and see what you make of it. Season 2015 top value, round 17, 13,612,100 rank 16,658. Season 2016 top value, round 18, 13,441,200 rank 15,354. Season 2017 top value, round 23, 13,968,400 rank 1,501. Season 2018 top value, round 22, 13,408,300 rank 23,377. Season 2019 top value, round 17, 13,620,300 rank 19,913. Season 2020 value round 16, 13,517,900 rank 6,863.

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Derek

2017 was your highest value and also your highest rank.

The question is, what comes first?

JohnDJ59

That is the one that lines up, but then we have 2019, round 17, value 13,620,300 rank 19,913 compared to now, value 13,517,900 rank 6,863. Lower value, higher rank.

Shane

whats the best option for my 2 trades this week?

wicks -> Neale
w.day (rookie av.71) -> premium e.g. Daniel/Crisp/Cerra
TD
wicks -> Neale
Grundy -> Gawn (opponent has gawn)

JohnDJ59

I’d just go with the Wicks > Neale trade, the other two seem a waste of a trade, depends how many you have left I guess.

JohnDJ59

The Grundy to Gawn trade should ideally have been done last round, since Grundy had his bye then.

Bells

Tough choice. Gawn should get 40 over Grundy given match ups and current form.
Will your rookie upgrade give you +40?

Shane

Exactly my thought process. Hard to say, I think the backline upgrade would either be Daniel, Crisp or Maynard etc.? maybe 35 points extra, but having gawn get an extra potential 40+ points with a C on him = +80 points

Bells

Traded out Simpkin last night figuring he cannot play, but to be been named.
Cannot reverse my trades now ?? WTF SC !!?? Now I’m left with Ricardi !!!
Out: Simpkin, Draper
In: Conroy, Smith
None of these players have played yet – cannot understand why I cannot reverse.
Season ruined.

JohnDJ59

Once the round starts you cannot reverse trades, it is also a good idea to wait till teams have been named before doing any trades of players from those teams.

Bells

Hows that fkn work when they don’t even announce teams before the round begins?
Was I supposed to have psychic powers or something?

Bells

And to top it off Ricardi managed. Fanfkntastic.
There goes my league semi and top 500 finish.
Thanks SuperCoach. GAGF !

JohnDJ59

There was no need to do those trades last night, you could have waited till the teams were out at 6.20 tonight. As far as reversing trades, it’s always been that you can’t reverse them once the round starts, you should have known that.

Last edited 1 month ago by JohnDJ59
Bells

When I was fooling around with trades it said there was a rolling lock out.
I took that to mean I can reverse if nobody has played. Went out of my way to make sure they were clear.
Ayway you can GAGF along with SC.

Derek

Who did you trade Simpkin to?

You still have one trade?

ST1974

I am thinking of trading Rivers to Greaves (if named) and Riccardi. Which one out of Walters, Simpkin, Powell-Pepper, Jack Martin or Wilkes (Free). I know that Simpkin and Martin are under injury clouds so who is the best option if they are not named. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough cash for Robbie Gray or Bailey Smith.

JohnDJ59

Why would you trade Rivers out, he is scoring well and is a ddp.

ST1974

Yes, I agree, he has been scoring well and seems to have kept his spot in the team. My only other option is to downgrade Schoenberg, however, struggling to find a cheap rookie in the midfield – I already have Foot and Coleman.

JohnDJ59

So I assume you have Rivers in your back line, you could trade out Schoenberg, move Rivers to the mids and trade in Greaves ( if named), then trade out Riccardi for Walters.

ST1974

Yes, he is in the backline. I also have Perez and Watson (who has been named) on bench. Is Walters my best option or should I go for Simpkin since he has been cleared to play or Powell Pepper as a POD.

JohnDJ59

I don’t mind Walters, I’m not a fan of Simpkin, even though most people on this site seem to like him, Acres and Wingard are other options you could look at.

ST1974

Thanks John. I had Simpkin early in the year when he was scoring poorly and not a fan either but my opponent has him so it would be for match up purposes only. Thanks for all your advice.

JohnDJ59

No worries, hope I was able to help you come to a decision.

Russty_

I’m thinking Simpkin is more concerned about how his hair looks on social media than about the quality of his footy now..I’d prefer a 22 year old to be more like Selwood was, than what Simpkin is now.

Shake n bake

Its bloody Friday night, I’m sure Sundays teams could have been announced 🤬 so hard next days teams only!

dontblushbaby

Agree Shake, it’s absolute BS

Russty_

This season is a complete cluster FK mate..I absolve myself of all results responsibility LOL

Last edited 1 month ago by Russty_
Highway Dad

Is it worth throwing the VC on Hawkins or Boak this round?

JohnDJ59

Boak.

Highway Dad

Good call John

JohnDJ59

First time that I’ve put the VC on Danger this season and he goes and gets his worst score for the season, I had to work around my non playing rookies for the VC/C loophole, so had to go with a early VC. I can see my prelim finals slipping away.

Russty_

Could be worse mate…you could’ve C’d him, just trust in your main man for the C..Gawn, Neale or whoever it is.

JohnDJ59

Have the C on Max, I’m just used to my VC getting the job done. I would have gone Max into Neale, but with Collingwood not playing till Monday, I couldn’t rely on Ruscoe not playing, even though he probably won’t.

Russty_

Remember mate, your VC is only a backup for the planning and hard work you’ve already done…even if Maxy comes up short points-wise from your opponent’s C, it’s your overall 22’s score that counts in the end, and you have a solid team this year.

JohnDJ59

That is true, wise words once again Russty.

FearTheBeard

A Brayshaw or R Gray lads?

Reno

Quick Query!!

Do I finish off my Mid’s by trading in Neale or do I go for someone else like Lyons?

If I trade Neale it will only give my 71k for next weeks trade.
If i trade Lyons I will have over 100k and can upgrade Grundy to Gawn next week.

Matt

Thoughts on Robbie Gray or Jack Viney? Got 510k to upgrade Riccardi to either an M8 or F6. Any opinions welcome!

JohnDJ59

Who do you have at M8 currently and on your mid bench.