Cheat Sheet Round 13
Welcome back to Thursday games. If one less day of prep is bad enough for all of us here at the JR team, the shift of the West Coast v Richmond game from Rd 14 to Rd 13 has caused even more panic and headaches across the country.
The 2 most important things to consider this week are a) get 18 players on the field for Round 13 and Round 14, and b) maintain your upgrade progress (or cadence as some call it). Easier said than done although the 2 extra trades is a slight help.
I was able to cover 19 players last week, and 18 this week, but I only have 14 next week, including a few non-playing cash cows that I can’t afford to move on yet. Clearly I don’t listen to my own advice and failed to implement my plan correctly. 🙁
There are not a lot of good downgrade options other than the ones listed here (Bianco, CCJ and Reeves), Max Holmes would have been on the list also, but was named on the emergencies for Geelong. Admittedly his job security isn’t great, and he may end up being Tom Highmore Mark 2.0 (Medical sub, low scoring, ruining cash gen). But there are a few more players you can consider as upgrade targets.
Dan Houston is a bit of a speculative pick, based on his early season form, pre shoulder injury, at only $415k he could be a good pick up for cash-strapped teams.
There are always good mid available at all price ranges. I read a good Twitter comment this week which simply stated “don’t skimp on your midfield”. I like the sentiment and in line with that, Travis Boak and Ollie Wines are two experienced premos who are likely drive Ports Finals push, and should score well for the remainder of the season.
Forwards are tough to choose, and Dusty is still great value at $458k, but has a bye still to come. But at 66% ownership, I’m preaching to the choir. Charlie Dixon (the AFLs highest paid decoy) is averaging 107 over the last 4 weeks. A risky option, as he’s a Key Position forward.
Anyway, I’m off to work out how to use 8 trades in 2 weeks to save my round 14 Team. Have a great weekend everyone and I’ll see you next week.