Cheat Sheet Round 3
Morning all you super coaches out there. Here’s another cheat sheet to help you navigate the murky fog that is trading this week. The key message or goal for this week is get your cash generation right. This is the first ‘bubble’ and getting your team right here can define the speed with which you can upgrade your team in the early part of the season. The consideration is that a few weeks sacrificing 50pts a week (rookie compared to a MPR or premo) may be caught up in the latter part of the season when you upgrade to a $600k player, rather than a $500k player.
If you have to ensure that 2 players are in your side this week, Errol Gulden and Matt Flynn (Errol & Flynn?) are those players. These 2 guys are must haves for cash generation. If you have those 2 (as 70% of the comp do) then start to work your way through the other players on the cheat sheet.
There are some other players to consider this week who aren’t on the list. Taylor Walker is an option for many, but is his 11 goals in the first 2 games sustainable? Probably not. Do you move on Neale or Cripps? While there are arguments for moving or keeping both, there is a general rule “don’t trade premos”. Jack Ziebell fits into the Jarman Impey comments below. He’s a good choice (and a more expensive than Impey) and looks to have found a good role in the backline which should keep him on the park longer this season (less bash and crash). Get Ziebell once you have locked in your rookies.
Which ever way you go with your trades this week, next week we start identifying falling premos and targets for the next few weeks. So start to work out an upgrade plan, work out which players have peaked, and look for the next croop of cash cows.
Good luck this week everyone.