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Cheat Sheet | Round 21

Published by Statty Matty on

We’re getting very close, everyone. The second week of finals are now upon us. Some of us can have a week off if we’ve progressed to the Prelim in cash leagues, but for everyone else there is still finals this week and overall ranking still to consider.

Let me reiterate again, if you have the cash available, there are premos not listed here who I would target first, but realistically … who has cash and spare trades at this point in the season? So I’ve listed some value picks for you to choose from.

Rowan Marshall is the one I’d get first (if I didn’t already have him). He’s already an underpriced Top 6 forward, and should easily cement his position with Ryder out for at least another week.

There’s still value in Matt Parker at $197k. He’s scored 81 and 84 in his last 2 games and seems to be enjoying his current role. Nick Haynes at $403k is another player who you could consider in defence, I expect him to score well above the 75 points that his price would predict. Lastly, Matt Kennedy at $422k has eagerly taken advantage of more midfield opportunities. He’s been a little up and down, but his 120 points against the Saints is what you might get.

Good luck Community, hope you all make it through your SC games this week, and I’ll see you all next week.
Statty Matty.


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Crummerz

Should I upgrade Bolton to Marshall in my FWD or Bramble to Brayshaw in my MID? Those are the two options I can afford and the two big issues in my team. I have enough trades to do more next week, but I need to win my league game this week.

Russty_

Bolton’s become a liability, I’d do that one before the other.

ST1974

I have 4 trades left and 100k in the bank. Tex has to go and can afford Heeney as a straight swap or I can also go a week early and downgrade Sharp or Bianco to Peatling. If I do the later first it would give me enough to get Heeney, Marshall or even someone else like Hall.

Thoughts?

David C

With 4 trades left I’d go early on Peatling who looked pretty good and get someone better than Heeney, Marshall seems to be the best value and is going to be rucking alone now.

ST1974

Thanks David C. Appreciate the appreciate the advice. Think I will go Bianco to Peatling and Tex to Marshall.

ShaggerD

Is josh Kelly a buy?

John Legend

Karl Amon is a better option

Nifty

Jelly late out..

John Legend

I got Sharp, Neale and Bolton. Who takes precedent because I only have one trade left? If i trade Neale i can get any premo mid apart from steele, but trading Sharp and Bolton will only get me around the 500k mark

Kat

What are peoples thoughts on Isaac Smith, 2 trades left and one upgrade in the forward line to go

Nifty

Smiths out Kat..

Kat

My bad. Thanks for that, was worried he may be rested before the end of the season otherwise might have been a great POD. Back to the drawing board to find a upgrade

JugHead

He is still building after being out a long time………but if he keeps improving up to the SC GF…….is it crazy to get Dunkley?

Lekdog

Don’t think it’s crazy

ST1974

Josh Kelly is a late out for anyone who has him or was thinking of bringing him in – aaaaargh!!
I’m starting to slightly panic (where is the Panic room when you need it) as I had my trades all sorted out – Bianco to Peatling and Walker to Marshall. Now I am not sure what to do – keep Kelly and rely on Peatling to cover him or trade out Kelly and Tex and leave Peatling until next week (assuming I survive this week of course) considering Bianco is out anyway.

dontblushbaby

Thoughts on Treloars role, does he impact Bont or Dunkley? I’m looking bringing either them in for Neale, also have Macrae, might go J.Lyons anyway, dunno

ST1974

Bianco to Peatling and Walker to Marshall
or
J Kelly to Sidebottom and Walker to Marshall
40 minutes to decide. Help!!!

Josh

2nd option if you need to win your matchups

1st option if you still have a few trades in the bank and are sitting pretty til next week

ST1974

Thanks Josh. In two elimination finals this week and would still have two trades left if I made it through this week.

Josh

I’m in a similar position with 2 elimination finals as well but only 3 trades

I was meant to upgrade Highmore to Mills this week but now with Kelly out I’m a bit stumped

Option 1:
Highmore to Mills and Madden to Honey

  • Move Bolton to mids to cover kelly and play CCJ forward
  • left with one trade to upgrade either Cripps or Bolton next week

Option 2:
Highmore to Howe and Kelly to Marshall

  • left with one injury trade but only 23k
ST1974

I don’t have Highmore, however, I would go Option 1 if it gives to more cash to do an upgrade next week. Howe has only just come back from injury and is too risky. Could you do Madden to Peatling? I know he is only playing his second game, however, he is only $102k and might give you enough cash to go Kelly to Marshall.

Josh

Ok what about Madden and kelly to Peatling and Marshall which leaves me with 270k to upgrade Highmore with my last trade next week?

Josh

Actually I might as well just do Kelly to Marshal and save 2 trades for next week

Russty_

I hope you went with this, Peatling at 3/4 time is scoring like a baby bag of Peat. 😉

Josh

Very glad I steered clear! Hopefully danger gets back up for next week too

Russty_

Yeah gotta hope it’s not a concussion or he misses next week.

ST1974

Sounds good to me. I would have brought Peatling in myself if Kelly wasn’t injured and i will be bringing Marshall in for Walker tomorrow.

JugHead

No strong opinion here, but I’m leaning to option 2, assuming these are your last two trades.
Only because if you go option 1 and Kelly doesn’t come in next week…….big problem.

ST1974

Thanks Jughead. Tossing up between Sidebottom and Mundy for Kelly. Who would you go with?

JugHead

Sidey for me.

Russty_

Josh Kelly late out, Danger smashed by Greene and subbed out for 21 (with the VC on him), Greene maybe suspended next week, Stewart tagged!
And, Cats being made to look second rate by the Giants.
Where’s the panic room when we need it?!….!!!!!!………………………..!!!!!

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Derek

You have to be happy with your start in the JungleLeague.

My Dangerfield vs Your Cumming

You have to be happy with all the points Cats were kicking and your man taking most of the kick-ins

Russty_

Hey mate, yeah happy to have scored well but not happy for you to have suffered an injury in the first game of the week. Still a long way from over and you can bounce back strong when one of my chargers fails of goes down. I’d rather win in a close game rather than by default because of the opponent’s misfortune.
Tell ya what, Sam Taylor could be a decent starting pick for next year?…the kid looked like he had it all under control.

Derek

It’s a bit disappointing.

I traded in Dangerfield back in about round 3 from Shake (cost me Brayshaw) when he was injured and kept him all year

Still plenty of games and the great thing about Draft is all players are unique

I can see it going all the way to Monday night to get a winner

Derek

Briggs did ok.

With Jelly a late out, needed a decent score from Briggs or Brambles to cover him.

Think I’ll take Briggs 86 and Brambles can stay on the bench

holty01

I’m thinking putting Short on the bench for Briggs’ score

Derek

I might swing Laird into guts (via Fyfe) to cover JKelly. Don’t think Brambles will do much better

Kat

Does anyone know the extent of Dangerfield’s injury and whether it is season-ending? I have to make the decision to either do a last upgrade today or keep the trade to replace Dangerfield next week if out for the season

Lazza

Hi Kat, seems he was only taken to hospital for observation… early news suggests he should be fit to play next week..

Derek

It is Dramafield

demonsdelight

Danger would fit in well playing soccer oops think i broke my finger typing red line thru the drama queen

Russty_

Reckon Danger will become a commentator after he retires in the vein of Bruce Mcavaney

David C

Geelong don’t think it is serious so should be ok. But, Dusty said he was fine initially and is out for the season. Just have to wait for something more concrete. I’d hold fire as long as you can.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Seems more unlikely than likely to play next week. 🙄

Derek

Jocks Jungleland Draft Grand Final

Russty taken an early advantage with the Bunnies VC Dangerfield going down and out and Russty’s unheralded defender Cummings going big.

Early days.

Bunnies had a few tough decisions at the team selection meeting this week;

OUT: Nank (omitted), Houston (poor form), Neale (sick), Bolton (managed), LMcDonald (omitted)

IN: English, Lukisious, Selwood, M Kennedy & Howe

Captain: Macrae

Medi-sub: Houston

Dusty &, Coniglio are both unavailable.

Russty_

Changes for me this week before the final, Cunnington and Heppell out injured, Redden omitted, Mayne, Mundy and Fiorini in, also Hind goes to the pine for new recruit Stringer.
Tried the VC on Guthrie but not enough points there so Oliver it is.
I have the early advantage but you have some big names who can go large.
Good luck Derek. 🙂

Derek

Fiorini!!! Is going big. Master stroke

Derek

Last minute decision to play Bolton on field instead of MKenney.

Russty_

Yeah got lucky there, he kicked his first goal of the year too, Kennedy did ok for 90, better than flog Bolton.

demonsdelight

great fellas keep it going Hard to pick a winner just like me and Col in the mid season battling for 4 th

Russty_

Shame you left Cumming on the bench mate, I would’ve traded my whole bench away to get that score 🙂

demonsdelight

changed at the last minute to RAMPKE gonna kill me that move

Derek

Dixon & Buddy doing what key forwards do

Russty_

Yeah both will be lucky to get to 50…you did request the trade of Dixon though from me 😉

Derek

Dixon finish ok, Buddy had a poor night and Houston is on my bench. Not a good day. Hopefully a better day for Bunnies tomorrow

Russty_

The scaling was something else, Dixon was on 69,cause he got a late goal…. and ended up on 80.
Butters finished on 85 and ended up on 76.
Buddy just never got going unfortunately, The Saints really showed good pressure all night.

Derek

Houston on my bench in both Jungleland & Midseason drafts

Russty_

He would pick this week to have a good score!

Derek

Macrae C and Merrett keeping it interesting

Derek

English finished strong, gives me a glimmer of hope

Russty_

More than a glimmer, I think you’ve got it in the bag mate with all my spuds dropping turds all over, Daniel, Ryan, Mundy, Stringer, Dale Mayne.
Macrae, English, Merrett and Rich really put you in a good position now.
I’ll need Oliver to go huge to have any chance.

Derek

I had a bad Friday/Saturday but a great Sunday.

it is too close to call.

the C on Oliver is the deciding factor, if he gets 120+ you should win

bunnies lead by 121 with Hurn & Harmes vs Oliver (C) and Salem

Russty_

Actually I think it depends more on Salem than Clarry, Salem scored 40 last week and a 64 the week before that, the best thing that could happen is he doesn’t play lol. I’m thinking I’ll just let it play out because surely he cant drop 3 spud scores in a row right?…the other alternative is dumping his ass for a guaranteed score but I don’t think I’d feel good if I won that way. You could do that too you know by dumping Harmes for a guaranteed 90 from Kennedy.
I’ll just let it play out, however it goes Derek, at least I got my wish and it was a close hard fought match 🙂

derek

if i only had Houston on my bench i would probably dump one of the last two and take 118 guaranteed.

I thinks harmes might do ok with Viney out and hurn should see plenty of the ball.

Russty_

Bad luck with Hurn going down mate, you could still win though Oliver’s getting tagged by Hutchings!

GJS

Bloody hell- bringing in Bolton 3 weeks ago is going to destroy my season.

Keenbutclueless

had the E on Briggs. Really wanted to loop Bolton, but felt like I couldn’t take the risk that Brockman would be sub. Have had weeks if Bolton’s crap. Along with Houston. Really starting to think that genuine premos plus rookies is better than having these sub premos dropping consistent turds in the team.

Derek

Did the same. The week that Marshall was out, got Bolton instead of Marshall

Lekdog

Has been awful!

Russty_

He’s been one of those, start good …finish shit players this year, remember that for next season.

holty01

Where is our panic room? Oh well, how we all going? Been a much different week for me compared to last week.

Russty_

Hey bud, how so with your week?
I started with the VC on Danger, had no backup for Kelly, I’ve got Jordon onfield who’s a medical sub lol, and Brockman onfield too so there’s 2 donuts lol, other than that, it’s going really well 😉

holty01

A lot of 70s and 80s this week compared to 110s and 120s last week. Danger going down hurt (I think plenty had him though) and Neale not playing meant I had to bring in and bench player and luckily Briggs delivered. The only players who have tonnes up for me have been Stewart, Hall and Miller who I had the vc on so lucky there.

Russty_

I bet you still win your finals mate :), I have Aliir Aliir LOL, and the way he’s been going lately, his 130 odd might make up for one of my donuts this week.

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holty01

No finals for me this week.😉 Straight to the prelim in all 9 leagues after my lucky score last week. Far different to my efforts last year.

holty01

I know this may upset a few people on here but I think right at this moment of the season, the 2 best players are Steele and Miller. Over this last month at least I don’t think there is anyone who has been as consistent and as impactful as those 2.

Russty_

Glad I started with Steele, he’s a no brainer these days, people were still saying at the start of the season…”but isn’t he just a tagger?”…not for a couple of years now.
Nice win from the Saints too…still have a bit of hope there.

dontblushbaby

Agree ,I have Steele but not Miller, have the VC on Steele, hope Bianco or either Newcombe aren’t made the sub otherwise i can’t take Steeles score, at least they play in he same game

Loop

I agree. Miller is such a hard worker and so consistent, I love watching him play.

ST1974

Definitely the best two players at the moment and my biggest regret this season has not been having Steele or Miller in my team, especially Steele after I had him last season. It is certainly going to cost me as my opponents have the VC on him. Now I am left to decide between Macrae or Oliver as captain and hope that one of them can match Steele’s score.

Derek

Oliver would still be my first pick if I was picking a footy team and a SC team

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Very happy with Steele, but Oliver has been my first picked in my side the last four years.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Good call. Steele number 1 for tackles and Touk number 4.
Not everybody gets to play the downhill skier role like Dusty Martin.

holty01

How is everyone going? I think a score 2400-2450 this week will be a very good score.

Kat

Somewhere in the 2300 for me with 11 players still to come today so anything can still happen. Happy with Jack Steele score as my VC. Just gotta hope Bianco isn’t a late call up as my C

Derek

Limping home. Had Danger & Kelly issues. Cripps & Bolton are just not very good.

Looking at 2350-2400

Should stay alive in a couple of leagues

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Not good, looking at around 2,200 with two donuts, Langford and Weightman, used my final trade last week on Dusty and won’t get any better with Danger and Walsh injured for next week. At least My VC Steele went alright. Last round would have been a good week to finish the season, since my team has fallen apart just before the finishing line, with no way to fix it.

Derek

What happened to Walsh?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Ankle injury.

Lazza

Not having a good SC weekend .. didn’t know JKelly was a late out till after the game .. and why can’t team’s nominate their emergency when teams are announced … 😡

Russty_

Know how you feel Laz, same here with Kelly and most of my bench/rookies being “managed” this week.

Lazza

i need Luke Edwards not to play to be able to loop hole my VC .. can’t afford for him to be named E then end up with his score as Capt.. would also mean I’d miss Bont’s score too if Edwards took the field ..

Russty_

Yeah it sucks how they don’t have to name the medical E until an hour before the game, it could very well be Edwards.

gator59

Luke Edwards Playing and Duggan out

Lazza

Bugger.. means I can’t get Macrae’s score.. relying on Oliver as C.. need 108 to win Prelim, but if he doesn’t outscore Macrae I’ll probably get bounced from Derek’s Survivor League.. 🤞
cheers Gator

gator59

It sucks when you think you have a loop and then the shite hits the fan .. Good luck Lazza and hope old red nuts goes beserk for you.. Being a bit damp over there may play into your hands

Lazza

Not looking good .. Hutchings running a tight tag ..

Lazza

Should have read .. to win to get into the Prelim..

Derek

I didn’t know until after game started. Stuffed me up being able to do any midfield loopholing. Fortunately was able to swing Laird and take Briggs score to cover Kelly

demonsdelight

Gator and myself are both on 1190 in DEREK’s midseason draft .Winner gets in . Did my best to help him king for Gawn seemed a good deal Gonna be close

Derek

It is crazy close. 2nd to 6th on same points with a round to go and top 6 teams all play each other to make top 4.

Russty_

I’m just making up numbers in that League, price you pay for forgetting when draft night is.

Derek

I took Danger as my first round pick, hoping he is ok for next week

demonsdelight

That’s the key to it Russty Shake did the same but what a novel idea for dudes like me who were cactus at the byes Gave me an interest and a chance to beat these great coaches at their own game. Pity either Gat or myself wont be there would have enjoyed whooping the old fellas rse as he has done to me all year .Hope it’s done again next year Derek

Derek

If you arnt at the draft you get automatic selections of players who are injured and you miss the in form players like Parish

holty01

Zorko, Gawn and Oliver, come on boys, finish off strong for me

dontblushbaby

Zorko – tick, What score are looking at if the other 2 get their projected ?

holty01

2530 mate. I went from struggling to get to 2350 on Saturday afternoon after nearly all under performed and that’s when Saturday night and Sunday hit. Everyone bar Ridley tonned up big. Very lucky

gator59

Luke Edwards Playing and Duggan out

gator59

Tmac is a big out for the Dees

Derek

Hurn out in 1st quarter is not good for Bunnies chances for the Jungleland draft GF

Russty_

Bad luck there mate, could still be a chance though Harmes is going ok and Oliver’s being tagged by Hutchings.

Derek

Harmes is going great, I’m still a small chance

gator59

Ouch Derek first Danger and now Hurn.. Game over now,, Geez it’s a cruel game mate

gator59

I think I just seen Russty in the crowd with a poison dart blow gun

Russty_

Haha, actually I was on the roof with a sniper rifle mate

gator59

You’re still hanging in there Derek

Derek

If they stop the game now, I’m ok. Hey! The game just stopped

Russty_

I still think you’ll win Derek, Harmes is having the bloody game of his life!

Russty_

And Oliver and Salem doing bugger all, good win for you Derek, congrats mate.

Derek

I think I’m 7pts ahead before scaling.

Not sure if they got Oliver’s last clearance, that was huge.

Wait a few minutes, it might still be a Draw

Russty_

9 points….those scaling points stolen off Butters hurts now.

Derek

It was so close.

If you dumped Salem you win

Russty_

If I’d left Hind on and not Stringer or kept Redden I would’ve won so them’s the breaks , no biggy it was a good match and we’ll continue on next season ay. Good stuff Derek.:)

Russty_

Hey Neil nice shark move replacing TMac with Jackson in the midseason draft matchup with Gator, he’s scoring well at half time.:)

gator59

I’II take the credit for that shark move Russty, If I didn’t text him he would’ve had a donut

Russty_

Oh you’re a good man Col, that’s what I call a good sport! 🙂
He would’ve had his lowest bench score covering though so not a donut.

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gator59

Cheers mate

gator59

True dat

demonsdelight

Yeah must thank gat took the wife to hospital so didn’t know. All good Thanks champ

Russty_

Hey mate, hope the missus is ok?

demonsdelight

thanks mate find out tomorrow met her a year before we won our last premiership but still can’t swing her away from collingwood

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Looking at a close one in my semi final, thought all was lost, but my three unique players just scored 136 pts in the first half and I am 133 pts behind. So hoping for a repeat performance in the second half.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Jordon just lost 2 pts, so make that 134 pts scored and 135 pts behind.

Russty_

Good luck getting there John..,I was pleased to see Jordon getting a start, thought I’d get 2 donuts this round but ended up getting a few points from Brockman and now Jordon, still had to wear J.Kelly’s one though.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I had Jordon at M8 in the hope that he would be a late in. I was no chance otherwise. Only ended up with one donut in the end with Weightman being managed. Even if I manage to get through, next week is looking grim. I’m kind of just waiting for the season to finish.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

A huge quarter by Petracca as one of my unique players has given me a chance to win my semi final, just need a combined 47 pts in the last Q to get the job done.

Russty_

If it resumes at all wow, bloody lightining.
I’m 40 odd points behind Derek in our Draft GF with Oliver C and Salem with 15.53 to go and now the whole thing could get canned.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

It better resume, I’m only 12 pts behind and was storming home, bloody hell, what a way to lose if they don’t come back within the 30 min.

demonsdelight

That’s rough

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Coming back on in 5 min, so all good.

Derek

It would have all been scaled to 3300pts

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Good to know Derek. I ended up winning by 11, so happy with that.

Pman

Currently tied at 2431 a piece with my opponent and the game has come to a stop, does anyone know what will happen if the game is called off? I finished higher on the ladder so would that mean I go through to Prelim Final by default?

dontblushbaby

Higher on the ladder mate

Pman

Cheers for that, crappy way for him to lose but I have 3 on ground compared to his one. Ripped off not cracking 2500 though!

dontblushbaby

Game to re start soon

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Well that was nerve wracking, what a way to finish the round.

demonsdelight

Jackson played well john We are chasing McCartin’s cousin Gator might be able to get some info on him but he is something special

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Jackson going very well, might even win the rising star.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

What I thought was going to be a bad round for me ended alright in the end. Scored 2,332, moved up 231 spots to 11,572 ranking and won my semi final by 11 pts after Jordon was a late in for the Dees, so only ended up having one donut instead of two. Steele delivered a very good VC score again so didn’t have to worry about who to put the C on, thought Titch would have worked out just as good.

Hedski

Congrats Derek on making it two premierships in a row in the Jungleland draft, bad luck Russsty it was close.
(Lucky I didn’t make it through Derek, would have had you covered 😉)

Derek

Thanks Hedski. I do like playing Draft and hope we do it again next year.

it was a rough GF. Had to deal with Dangerfield and Hurn going down early and Dusty and Neale unavailable

Russty going massive in the early games with Cumming and Fiorini going 130 each had me worried.

But Bringing English in this week ahead of Nank was a winning move.

thanks everyone for playing

gator59

Well done Derek on your win and Russty on a hard fought battle in Jungleland .. Hope to have you all back next year

demonsdelight

Thanks for running it too Gat Hope to do better next year

Derek

Thanks Gator

Russty_

Onya Col, I’ve enjoyed draft more than Classic this year, thanks for hosting, let’s do it again next season.

Russty_

Cheers Dion was a fun year, the best team won…just! 😉

demonsdelight

you have had a fantastic year in draft Russty Just a great tussle with Derek Both of you are the ones to beat next year Sorry hedski like the real stuff mate cats and Dion have two really strong teams ahead of them Just hope the dees are like Derek and win it cheers boys NDD

Baggy Pants

Why would Walsh only attend 57% of centre bounces with a game Carlton had to win.