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Cheat Sheet Round 2

Published by Statty Matty on

How good is football, community? If your answer isn’t effing awesome, then I’m not sure we can be friends. It’s great (as a Crows supporter) to be back in the winners circle, and it’s even better to be back creating the cheat sheet for you wonderful people.

Look, you probably all know it’s all about corrective trades and getting your rookies right this week. Mostly it’s rookies and players who are pretty obvious … but isn’t that the point of the cheat sheet. Sad news for Matt Rowell. I don’t think there is single supporter in the AFL who doesn’t feel for this guy, and I’m sure he’ll be back soon.

Is there anyone else I’ve missed here who you think needs to be in every team, making money, score points, or someone who is about to break out?

Thanks again, and I’ll see you in the comments.

NOTE: Sorry for the messy format again. I’m working through a process to make these sheets a bit more automated, so I’ve been focusing on the back-end, not the front-end recently. I promise it will get better looking each week. A bit like Lekdog looks after a few beers.


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Dan

anyone tempted to go Danger>>>Sidebottom?

Stevo

Too risky, would prefer to see how he goes for a few weeks.

cash_cows

Might be tempting but not for me. Need to see how sidebottom gets on

Lekdog

Coming off a calf? Not me, need to see him play first

Stevo

Corrective trades with the need to offload Danger & Rowell…
Option 1 – team balance, Danger & Rowell to Dunkley & Walsh (have Cripps);
Option 2 – DPP swings, Danger & Rowell to May & Mitchell. Leaves forward line looking a bit shaky with Dusty, Ziebel, then all rooks.
I’ve looked at a few different Options but settled on these 2. Thoughts?

cash_cows

Option 1.
If May was gonna be your POD, would have been better to start with him (but I figured Rowell was too juicy not to, poor lad). I dont mind the pick but not a fan of having any line shaky. All it takes is some rooks not playing and it’s panic stations.

Stevo

Thanks! Sure was a rough 1st round losing both Rowell & Danger. I had May last year toward seasons end and he was good. I reckon having a balanced team is a better play for now.

cash_cows

I have a ziebell problem. The one where I don’t have him.
Also kept L.Jones by accident, wasn’t able to swap him out before the bounce.
Going Jones -> Sharp this week. Usually wait till W2 to trade but I have a feeling I’ll want to be able to make 2 trades if I can.
So community, how do I get ziebell? Got bang on 50k in bank.
Only way I see it happening is if I move on Campbell if he’s average again this week but I’m still short $ so I’d need to do a rookie swap.
Basically 2 trades for ziebell (and already using 1 this week).
What do we think?

Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Short, Clark, Highmore – Kos, Fyfe
Neale, Oliver, Macrae, Zerret, Bruhn, Powell, Berry, Gulden – Sharp, Downie, Mcneil
Gawndy – Flynn
Dunkley, Butters, Caldwell, Campbell, Rowe, Brockman – Bergman, Scott

Stevo

Wait to confirm Sharp gets selected. Rumour suggests Ely Smith could get a run this weekend after solid form last 2 weeks. That could push Sharp out. As for Ziebel, watch the selections at your F5-8 and Mid bench. Could be a couple of outs that might force your hand.

Russty_

You could get rid of Gawn and put Hickey or Flynn on field with Grundy, trade Bruhn, flick Dunkley to the mids and get Ziebell fwd. You’ll still have a shit-ton of moolah left for next week.

cash_cows

Ballsy rusty. Might move neale on instead after that effort.

Shake n bake

Hey Neil if you offer me up a descent mid..l might!

demonsdelight

All good shake nice win by the lads

Russty_

What spud were you trying to offload Neil? 😉

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Shake n bake

Flynn for Heeney

Russty_

Tell him he’s dreamin Shake.

Shake n bake

Best thing to take away from last night we beat the blues!!

Corey

Danger to Dusty
Rowell to Mills

Lt Draught

Bang bang! Looking forward to getting on the Mills train

gator59

Hey NDD Simpkin for Marshall would be a better deal

demonsdelight

Flynn for gawn?

Russty_

Ready for a big loss this week Neil against the mighty Sainters mate?….and Paul Hunter will smash Gawn as well LOL

demonsdelight

TMac will kick a bag Is kent playing?

Russty_

Wilkie or The Coff will shut his ass down, we mailed Kent back to your junkmail department for free lol

Jimmy

Rowell obviously has to go and there’s a few names floating around.

Zorko and later swing to forward.
Cerra
McGrath
Sloane
Smith

Not sure if any to maintain a 105+

Derek

Tim Kelly about same price. Was keen on him all preseason but he had a thumb injury and missed AAMI. He looked great last week, won’t be far away from 105-110

Russty_

I whacked him into my lineup this week Derek after watching the game last night, are you hanging onto Danger?

Derek

Danger has to go.

Thinking Titch for same money

Safe bet is Like for like to Dusty, similar ownership and score potential.

Not sure but will need to decide tomorrow

Russty_

I liked how Kelly was pretty much at every centre bounce and was the major playmaker for the Eagles, set up many goals and scoring involvements, he seems to have improved a fair bit in his disposal quality….When he was with the Cats he used to get a hold of it and just bomb it into the fwd line a lot, and it’d end well and he’d be credited for it. Now he has to think about what he’s doing with it more than before. Dusty will probably have his fair share of crap scores between now and when you really need to get him in, I think getting Kelly in now is more important as he is on the improve, is now settled in W.A with his wife and kids and will probably start playing his best footy ever…and he’s the main man in the bounces.

Russty_

How about Taranto?…less risky than those 4.

Derek

Don’t mind Taranto at that price. Looked good last week in the wet

Russty_

Yeah he ain’t a pod anymore though, he’s now a mainstream pick.

Shake n bake

And stays on the field. Played 120 mins last week. Boak was amazing but only played 86 mins that scares me

Hedski

VC Grundy or Cripps? 🤔
Not many other choices the way the round and my loop are laid out.

The Ranger

Hope you went Grundy mate

Hedski

Of course I didn’t Ranger 🤮

Russty_

You’re having a fine start to the year mate! 😉 It’ll get better, who’s your C going on?

FearTheBeard

Guys…

Ridley & Mills ?

Titch & Z Will or Bowes?

Please throw me your wisdom 😀

MAYhem

I was thinking seriously of turning Danger and Rowell into Titch and Z Will, but then went instead for Dusty and Walsh because i think there is less downside and similar upside.

FearTheBeard

I cant’t decide I went Ridley & Mills all week. Just hit reverse as realized I had time but now Z Will kicks off any minute lol.

Ridley & Titch are both locks in my eyes but can’t afford both (25K SHORT 🙁

Z Will VS Mills?

FearTheBeard

Well daylight savingsstuffed that lol. Z Will is a watch for tonight to decide for next week.

Now leaves me…

Ridley & Mills this week?

OR

Titch & fix a rookie with eyes on Z wills tonight too.

Russty_

Hi Beardy…I reckon Ridley is a good pick, Mills did great the other day but not sure what he’ll ave this year, Ridley gets the most kick ins and is a great interceptor and skillful kick. I’d go Ridley first and Mills later if he proves he’s gonna stay good in the mids.

Derek

Mills is way under-rated.

Russty_

I’ll believe it when I see him average 110-115 for the year mate.

Derek

Your kidding about Bowes?

holty01

Well I decided I couldn’t trust Grundy with the vc tonight as I had no real faith in him. 100 before 3/4 time, maybe I should have re-thinked it.

gator59

G.B.I.T

The Ranger

I bottled it and took the VC off him an hour before the game….should have kept the faith!

Russty_

I was out when the game started but I had the VC on him, and thank baby Jesus Taylor Adams did something this week, very happy…except Cripps sucks a bit.

Derek

Same. Quietly took the VC off about 7.00pm

Adams was good

Russty_

Yeah very good, he looked so out of touch last week but recovered nicely, nice pod we have there Derek at 2%

Derek

I didn’t panic. He had 20 touches with low TOG last week, his score didn’t match his performance.

I even thought he should have scored a few more, but happy Adams owner

Shake n bake

Only had a week training with the group before rd1 was touch and go there. But that game under his belt last week was good for him.

Max Power

Anyone else’s heart in their mouth when tadams came off in the 2nd half to see the physio or just me?

Bob Butter

As a non Zac Williams owner, does anyone think his score was massively overinflated this week? 5 FAs, 1FF, 20 disposals at 50% DE, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 7 clangers, 10 clearances. Compared to Adams, 29 disposals at 62%, 0 FAs, 2FF, 3 marks, 7 tackles, 13 clearances, 5 clangers and a goal. Was statistically far superior yet if you take away Williams FA’s he would have got 20 points less.

Russty_

I haven’t watched the game yet Bob but I believe he was only on twenty something at half time wasn’t he? Maybe Champion Data had to shove some extra points somewhere.

Bob Butter

Yeah he got plenty of points in the second half. Was seemingly getting 10 a kick at one point. The fact he would have scored 100 without all the free kicks against is baffling to me.

Russty_

Yeah it ain’t cut and dried that’s for sure, sometimes if you monitor the Fanfooty scorepage, and take snapshots of it, you can see how they do a mass points dump or add, to all or certain players….if they’re under their quota or feel that they’re short or whatever. It’s pretty frikkin far from an exact formula.

Bob Butter

Yeah I don’t think anyone really knows how its scored, not even the ones doing the scoring. At the end of the day I think Williams owners will be very happy with 80 because he had a stinker.

Derek

I saw the first 5 mins and the last quarter and a half.

Maybe it’s his pink boots, but he seems to get the ball a lot. I was surprised to see his score so low.

I passsed the eye test for me, on my radar in 2 weeks time

Bob Butter

He got off to a flyer but then slowed pretty drastically. I don’t think he’ll be a top 10 defender this season with more performances like tonight. Crisp on the other hand looked great and seemed to get more midfield time compared to last season, kind of regretting choosing Short over him. Moore looks great too.

Lazza

Watched the whole game … thought 80 was thereabouts… maybe a little overs… the thing that gets me is that CD rated Grundy BOG … no way … Adams and Crisp were clearly the best … and Moore was very good, but had 4 goals kicked on him .. they don’t account for those contests when a player is beaten… their scoring needs a overhaul… nonetheless it bodes well for Gawn .. I hope…

Bob Butter

I agree, Adams and Crisp clearly BOG, Grundys score didn’t represent his impact on the game, however I had the VC on him so I’m not complaining. I was more so comparing Williams score to Adams, if he hadn’t given away 5 FA he would have only scored 20 points less despite adams performing significantly better on literally every statistic and kicking a goal.

Max Power

Williams had leather poisoning in the first 10 minutes, something like 8 touches and 2 FA. Then I think he went down and had a bath for 2 and a half quarters coz I didn’t see him once. Finished the 4th quarter relatively strong… Overall liked what I saw though, role is obviously there and players looking for him

Russty_

No Panic Room this week?

Derek

That’s a Friday thing

Russty_

Ah ok cheers mate, I’m already panicking by Thurs afternoon 🙂

Derek

Thursday footy puts my whole week out

FearTheBeard

Community (the regs that show me love lol)

Anyone want to throw some advise –

I can get Titch with T Kelly?
Ridley with Mills or T Kelly

What you guys think?

FearTheBeard

BOOOOO.

Just worked out I’m 4k short for titch & tkelly lol.

Well TWO of Dunkley/Mills/Ridley/TKelly OR Titch and someone in the early early 5’s (Already have Taranto)

FearTheBeard

No love? Wheres my reg advisers LOL.

demonsdelight

Have you thought about May Takes the kick ins and been up for a while

FearTheBeard

May & Titch?

Ridley & Mills/Dunkley/T Kelly?

Kat

Dunkley and Ridley for me

FearTheBeard

Thanks Kat.

demonsdelight

duncs and rids best bet

Max Power

I’m bullish on Tarantula this season so I love Titch & Taranto…. safer bet dunks & Riddler

Russty_

Hi Beard, I like Dunkley and Ridley most there…then T.Kelly who I just brought in, Mills is a wait and see for me, as is Titch.

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FearTheBeard

Theirs a regular!!!

Thanks Rustty.

I kinda really wanted to go Titch for that prem mid. Though Ridley is a lock d. I see May goes well though not sure??? Dunkley is a lock for forwards I guess.

Mills should be a lock I think for d with the mid game now… Unless they completely stuff him about and move him again though with the result they had and the game he had surely they don’t? No one is demanding his spot right?

I really am stuck between Ridley & Dunkley. Ridley & Mills. Titch & May…

If I could of done Titch & T Kelly I think I would of though I’m short 4k :@

Russty_

Just go with your gut mate…you’ll probably want em all eventually, maybe go for the value players before they rise too much?…Dunks and Kelly, I know Titch is a ball pig but I wanna see him get through a few more games first to make sure he’s ok. Ridley is a lock for sure, glad I started with him.

FearTheBeard

If thats the case would you say Ridley & Mills/T Kelly/Dunkley?

I’ve been hesitant with Dunkley ONLY because I’m scared he will throw some turds with the mid situation at Dogs and him wanting out etc. He scored well for last week. Can he do it weekly with Trealor doings little last week? I mean we can see Bont only got his 90 and he could easily flip the script there?

Mills while has to prove it he surely did in the mids and the only way I see that changing is a role change back? I can’t understand HOW they do that? Am I overlooking/overthinking?

T Kelly looked fit and fired but a few Eagles to come back…

I agree Ridley a lock.I’m stuck where to go and feel Titch is a lock the others I’m heavily on the fence with lol. Can’t aford Titch & Ridley this week. I guess I could always take Ridley this week, take a rookie and wait and see the outcome for a buy next week? (Mills/Titch/Dunkley)? Though an injury/suspension again like Rowell & Danger would stump me lol.

Russty_

Adam Simpson said they were thinking of tagging one or two Dog’s “star mids” this week so if you’re worried about Dunks maybe leave him for now, I don’t think Titch is urgent as his price won’t fluctuate much. You could just get Ridley and Mills and would that finish your backline?..it’d be nice to have a whole line locked up this early and only have to worry about the other 2.

FearTheBeard

Mills & Ridley would leave me with (Laird, Short, Daniels, Stewart).

I can move Laird down when Lloyd bottoms out.

holty01

Cripps owners, do we panic? To be fair he has copped a lot of attention at all stoppages. Richmond (after 1/2 time) and Collingwood always had someone on him to nullify his impact. My issue is when the ball clears the stoppage, his inability to spread like the other premium mids is concerning. He is being tagged at stoppages and his opponents run off him. The saving grace is Titch proved last week you can be an inside midfielder and still score well. Not one to sideways trade early in the season but these new rules seem to benefit players more then others and it seems Cripps isn’t one of them. Can someone tell me how many handball receives he has had this season?

Rick Grimes

Will hold. 80s are rubbish but not a disaster. Can let him slide to M8 in hope he comes right, or bin him once team is full premo. Getting the right rooks more important for now.

Derek

Someone said he was injured last week, he didn’t look it.

Unless he is injured I will hold him.

The game won’t stay like this all season

Bob Butter

I am usually against trading premos but he’s looked like a shadow of himself in the first 2 rounds. Held him all last year and dealt with these types of performances, I’ve learnt my lesson and think I am going to jump ship to T Kelly or Mills via DDP depending on their performances this week.

Shake n bake

Definitely Holt Pendles did most of the negating at the stoppages were they let Adams do the work in there. He is just slow can’t cover the ground. He’ll definitely have good games. Even if he gets the ball at stoppages needs to offload quickly as just can’t seem to get a yard on opponents

John

Looking at Carltons next 4, they’ve got Freo GC PA & Bris. I don’t think this bodes well for Cripps with 3 out of the 4 having strong midfields, I was hoping he’d make up for last seasons rubbish, but it looks like he’s giving more of the same and TBH I’m not sure he’ll be a top20 mid by years end, I’m 100% positive he’ll do a Grundy the moment I dump him, but last seasons scores have just healed and there looks like there’s a chance of them being reopened again!

Russty_

I’ll hold for now Holty although it is tempting to kick him to the kerb for Taranto, slow doesn’t cut it in this year’s AFL so we might have to do the dreaded sideways.

Max Power

Don’t think it’s panic stations yet for cripps. Was looking at a score of 150 at one stage last week, and was always around the pill last night just not super clean. There was one stage last night in the 3rd when Carlton were dominating and cripps went up for a contest mark in front of goal, he’d usually hold onto those. I remember thinking if he took that and slotted the goal to bring the game back to 4 points Champion Data would have awarded him about a thousand points for it lol

Donavan

Darcy Moore.
Can he be a top 6 defender in SC this year?
Started well, but to me seems like his role is not SC friendly, as he is always in a battle.
He is priced $100k under the group of premo defenders that include the Daniel, Stewart, Ridley.
In a footy team Id pick him ahead of most other defenders, but in SC I’m not sure. He cant play much better than he has the past 2 matches, and his scores whilst good haven’t been huge.
Appreciate the communities thoughts.
Can Darcy Moore be a top 6 defender in SC?

Russty_

I guess it’s possible but it’s a risk, I’d prefer Hunter Clark for around the same price, or just pick a top 6 defender and take the guesswork out.

Max Power

Jeez tough marking when back to back 120s isn’t considered “huge” haha. Shark move bringing him in though coz as Russty said there are safer options out there. He’s outscored his Fantasy score by 30 points both rounds which isn’t really a surprise, but reflects the impact he’s had on the games rather than pure stats. Kinda wish I went him over Howe now though 🙁

TOPHAWK

Time to hit the trade lever for the first time in 2021! I cant wait to punt Danger’s backside out of my side. Gone for 3 weeks. No bloody good. I think it is time to pounce on Callum Mills. He appears to be a higher priority than Dusty right now. Danger to Mills via DPP then Lachie Jones to Lachie Young. Young has stellar JS now that Robbie Tarrant is out for 3 months.Then will have 85K in the warchest. What are others planning to do with Danger? Luckily I dont own Rowell and Harmes. Cheers, TH

Russty_

Danger and Rowell out for Dunkley and T.Kelly for me this week mate, sucks having to trade so early but it’s unavoidable.

Tofaco

Not seeing much love for Bailey Smith in the threads, any particular reason for this?
123 points in game 1 for $495k with 5 FA, way more UC than contested but when you’re getting 35+ a game that’s ok. kicks > Hballs. I’ve brought him in so I have faith

Donavan

Its a crowded midfield, and there will be games when the Bulldogs are less dominant, so at this stage of the season I’m looking elsewhere to upgrade.

ST1974

Options to replace Rowell
1) Dunkley, Brayshaw or Tarranto
2) Ridley, Mills or H Clark and switch Laird to the midfield.

Thoughts?

Peter Bowman

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Last edited 4 months ago by Peter Bowman