Cheat Sheet Round 12
Morning Community. The bye rounds are upon us … my least favourite time of the SC season, in particular the first bye round.
You might think “But Statty, you’re always telling us to stick with our plan, and surely someone with your intelligence and access to useless stats would have the perfect plan”, and you’d be half right. Despite my best laid plans and advice, somehow I always manage to diverge from my plan about 3 weeks before byes due to injury or my stupidity.
The first bye round is especially difficult. You don’t really want to trade into someone who is about to have their bye. Ideally you want to trade down in the first week of byes, holding cash for upgrades in the second and third rounds. To do that we need to have viable options to trade down to. Easier said than done right now.
But on the flipside, byes are a great way to fix your team, as long as you have the cash generation (already generated) and trades in hand. If you double downgraded last week, you can do 1 down 2 up this week, or something similar.
There are some great premo options for upgrade available in the coming weeks, and some players in forward line who are starting to develop as top 6-8 players. I listed Bailey Dale in the cheat sheet, but Shai Bolton is still solid, as is Aaron Hall and Dusty.
In the midfield, Cam Guthrie and Jarryd Lyons could drop with their high BEs, but will still be over $600k. Tom Mitchell will definitely be on my shopping list next week, as he looks to be almost back to his best.
In defence, Lachie Whitfield looks to be making a run towards the end of the season, also Jack Crisp and James Harmes.
Good luck everyone,