Around the Grounds – Round 9

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Hello Community and welcome to another week of Around the Grounds. Round 9 is in the books and like always it was a busy week in the AFL. The stage leagues were slightly quieter last week though, with the SANFL having a week off and 7 AFL listed teams on the bye in the VFL, as well as Freo in the WAFL. Even with all that we’ve still got plenty to cover, the Jack Steele injury being the big one that is impacting a lot of teams. We’ll start off with our Round 9 wrap-up, then we’ll move onto the good stuff with our breakevens, bubble boys and Trading Places. So let’s get to it!

Victoria

Collingwood

Collingwood struggled to match the Bulldogs and it lead to a 99-51 loss on Friday Night football. Nick Daicos (DEF/MID, $381,400, BE 75) had 21 disposals, 4 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 69 SCPoints. His BE is 75 this week, which he has scored above in 2 of his last 3 games, but had scores of 71 in Rounds 5 and 6, so may have a slight price drop, but remains a good chance to at least stay even price wise. Aiden Begg (RUC, $148,500, BE 40) had 2 disposals, 1 mark and 5 hitouts for 10 SCPoints, Finlay Macrae (MID, $206,800, BE 67) had 4 disposals and 2 tackles for 17 SCPoints in his 27% ToG, Beau McCreery (FWD, $237,700, BE 72) had 3 disposals and 1 mark for 13 SCPoints and Oliver Henry (FWD, $239,100, BE 29) finished with 10 disposals, and 6 marks for 46 SCPoints.

Collingwood managed to reverse their fortunes in the VFL with a 90-35 win over Footscray. Nathan Murphy (MID, $243,300) had 20 disposals and 12 marks, Trent Bianco (FWD, $220,900) had 19 disposals, 9 marks and 5 tackles and Cooper Murley (MID/FWD, $117,300) kicked a goal with 17disposals.

Carlton

The Blues hit this one hard from the start and ran out to an early lead and a 105-75 win over GWS. Jesse Motlop (FWD, $117,300, BE 13) made his AFL debut and had 9 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 34 SCPoints. Brodie Kemp (DEF, $156,800, BE 7) had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 4 clangers for 56 SCPoints, Jack Carroll (MID, $172,600, BE 15) had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 4 clangers for 28 SCPoints and Corey Durdin (FWD, $239,700, BE 6) was busy with 19 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals for 76 SCPoints.

Carlton had a bye in the VFL.

Essendon

The Bombers never really looked a chance in this one, losing 105-47. Nick Bryan (RUC, $166,600, BE 14) had 6 disposals, 4 marks and 9 hitouts for 34 SCPoints, Zach Reid (DEF, $201,700, BE 13) finished on 13 disposals and 10 marks for 66 SCPoints and Ben Hobbs (MID, $216,100, BE -41) had 17 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 75 SCPoints while Nic Martin (FWD, $396,000, BE 86) had 59 SCPoints from his 15 disposals, 5 marks, 3 clearances and a goal.

Essendon had a bye in the VFL.

Geelong

Geelong fell to 7th on the ladder after their 90-80 loss to St Kilda. Sam De Koning (DEF/FWD, $310,800, BE 32) had 15 disposals and 4 marks for 69 SCPoints, Tyson Stengle (FWD, $406,600, BE 87) had one of his down games with 12 disposals, 2 marks and 1.2 with 4 clangers for 36 SCPoints and Mitchell Knevitt (MID, $117,300, BE -4) finished with 7 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for 24 SCPoints.

Geelong had a bye in the VFL.

Hawthorn

The Hawks put in a good effort, but couldn’t tame the Tigers, losing 117-94. Sam Butler (MID/FWD, $117,300, BE 29) made his AFL debut and had 3 disposals and 2 marks for 18 SCPoints, Finn Maginness (MID/FWD, $218,700, BE 4) had 13 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for 50 SCPoints, Denver Grainger-Barras (DEF, $230,000, BE 74) had 7 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles with 4 clangers for 33 SCPoints and Max Lynch (RUC, $286,400, BE 18) finished with 12 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tacklesm 1 goal and 15 hitouts for 51 SCPoints.

The Box Hill Hawks were down headed into the final quarter, then kicked 8 goals to 1 to defeat Richmond 106-73. Ned Long (MID/FWD, $102,400) finished with 23 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles and Jackson Callow (FWD, $123,900) had 17 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles, 5 hitouts and a goal

Melbourne

In an expected result, the Demons took the W over West Coast (or Est Coast I guess), winning 112-38. Kade Chandler (FWD, $123,900, BE 59) was sub again and had 3 disposals for 6 SCPoints.

In the VFL the Casey Demons kicked a lazy 26.21 for a 177-67 win over North Melbourne. Jacob van Rooyen (DEF/FWD, $126,300) kicked 6,2 with 22 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles, Sam Weideman (FWD, $245,200) kicked 6.2 also with 20 disposals and 6 marks, Bailey Laurie (MID/FWD, $123,900) added 4 goals with 15 disposals and 4 marks, Toby Bedford (FWD, $123,900) had 25 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and kicked 2.2 and Taj Woewodin (MID, $117,300) had 19 disposals, 7 marks and a goal.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne were no match for Port Adelaide, going down 115-46. Paul Curtis (FWD, $173,200, BE 27) had 7 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 40 SCPoints, Kyron Hayden (DEF, $199,600, BE 34) had 8 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 46 SCPoints, Flynn Perez (DEF, $200,600, BE 35) had 7 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 30 SCPoints and Kayne Turner (DEF/FWD, $231,400, BE 65) finished with 12 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 44 SCPoints.

No luck in the VFL for North Melbourne either, with the Roos on the end of a big 177-67 loss to the Casey Demons. Charlie Lazzaro (MID/FWD, $201,400) had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles.

Richmond

Richmond held off Hawthorn on Saturday, winning 117-94 to remain in 8th spot on the ladder. Bigoa Nyuon (DEF, $123,900, BE 11) made his AFL debut and had 6 disposals and 2 tackles for 39 SCPoints while Maurice Rioli (MID/FWD, $167,700, BE 20) disappointed a lot of people who traded him in (and the 41% of owners who started him) by having just 7 SCPoints from 4 disposals, 2 tackles and a goal with 4 clangers.

In the VFL, Richmond had a poor final quarter, conceding 8 goals which lead to a 106-73 loss to the Box Hill Hawks. Thomson Dow (MID/FWD, $283,300) had a an equal team high 23 disposals with 3 marks and 2 behinds, Ben Miller (DEF, $184,800) had 23 disposals also with 6 marks and a goal and Hugo Ralphsmith (MID/FWD, $275,900) had 22 disposals

St Kilda

A good win for the Sainters, taking care of Geelong 90-80. Marcus Windhager (MID/FWD, $190,200, BE 37) was the sub, but came on early and had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 63 SCPoints and Ben Long (DEF/FWD, $331,000, BE 69) had 11 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 77 SCPoints.

Sandringham had a bye in the VFL.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs stayed within striking distance of the Top 8 after their 99-51 win over Collingwood. Luke Cleary (DEF, $117,300, BE -14) had 13 disposals and 7 marks for 61 SCPoints while Buku Khamis (DEF, $127,400, BE -32) had 10 disposals, 4 marks and kicked 3.1 for 66 SCPoints. Rhylee West (FWD, $187,800, BE 2) played his first game of 2022 and had 16 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles with 6 clangers for 73 SCPoints. Robbie McComb (MID, $191,900, BE -1) had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 5 clangers for 41 SCPoints and Jordan Sweet (RUC, $255,200, BE 5) played his first 2022 AFL game and had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 26 hitouts for 98 SCPoints.

Footscray had a loss in their VFL matchup against Collingwood, going down 90-35. Dominic Bedendo (FWD, $123,900) 18 disposals and 7 marks and Cody Raak (DEF, $102,400) had 17 disposals and 5 marks.

South Australia

Adelaide

Adelaide went into half-time with the lead, but couldn’t match Brisbane in the 2nd half, eventually going down 102-66. Jackson Hately (MID, $240,000, BE -36) made the most of his midfield time with 27 disposals, 5 tackles, 2 marks and kicked 1.2 for 110 SCPoints. There’s a spot there with Rory Sloane injured and Matt Crouch dropped, though Crouch coming back could eat into that midfield time. Jake Soligo (MID, $129,800, BE 8) came back into the side and had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 61 SCPoints, Will Hamill (DEF, $233,700, BE 27) had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 47 SCPoints, Mitch Hinge (DEF, $270,500, BE 50) had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 55 SCPoints. He’s nearing his peak price and hasn’t been scoring all that well since his return from injury, but should be stable for one more week at least. Joshua Rachele (MID/FWD, $241,600, BE 70) was quiet with 8 disposals, 2 marks, 3 clearances and 1 goal for 32 SCPoints and Sam Berry (MID, $349,300, BE 34) had 14 disposals and 13 tackles for 82 SCPoints.

Adelaide didn’t play a SANFL match last week due to the SA vs WA match.

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide didn’t have too much issue with the Roos in Hobart, defeating North Melbourne 115-46. Sam Hayes (RUC, $276,800, BE 10) had 33 hitouts with 8 disposals and 4 clearances for 55 SCPoints while Martin Frederick (DEF, $224,500, BE 16) had 8 disposals and 2 marks for 23 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide didn’t play a SANFL match last week due to the SA vs WA match.

Western Australia

Fremantle

Not the type of weather the Dockers like it seems, with Fremantle losing 69-33 to Gold Coast. Neil Erasmus (MID, $207,400, BE 41) had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.1, but also had 4 clangers which moved his score to 60 SCPoints. Brandon Walker (DEF, $213,000, BE 67) played just 14% ToG for 2 disposals and 2 tackles for 9 SCPoints while Bailey Banfield (FWD, $223,800, BE -1) had 11 disposals, 3 tackles and 3 clangers for 40 SCPoints and Josh Treacy (FWD, $242,900, BE 30) had 6 disposals, 1 mark and 3 clangers for 38 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder were on the bye in the WAFL due to the SA vs WA match.

West Coast

More COVID pain for the Eagles, adding to it was a 112-38 loss to Melbourne. Greg Clark (MID, $117,300, BE -97) had 13 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 4 clangers for 62 SCPoints, Patrick Naish (MID/FWD, $300,500, BE 121) played just 11% ToG and scored 10 SCPoints, Isiah Winder (MID/FWD, $123,900, BE 10) had 10 disposals and 2 marks for 23 SCPoints, Callum Jamieson (RUC, $150,300, BE -17) scored 33 SCPoints from 8 disposals, 2 marks and 6 hitouts. Bailey J. Williams (RUC/FWD, $231,000, BE 72) finished with 8 disposals, 2 marks, 7 hitouts and a goal for 33 SCPoints,

Hugh Dixon (RUC/FWD, $245,700, BE 55) had 11 disposals and 2 tackles for 48 SCPoints and Luke Foley (DEF, $283,500, BE 40) scored 50 SCPoints from 13 disposals, 6 marks and 4 clangers.

West Coast played East Fremantle in the WAFL and had a 146-23 loss. Brady Hough (MID, $147,200) was one of the few AFL listed players who played and had 10 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

New South Wales

GWS

The Giants couldn’t go out with a W in Leon Cameron’s final match with them, but a valiant effort none the less in their 105-75 loss to Carlton. Braydon Preuss (RUC, $457,100, BE 46) continued his good form with 120 SCPoints from 15 disposals, 6 marks and 44 hitouts. Cooper Hamilton (MID/FWD, $156,800, BE -22) had 19 disposals, 2 marks and 6 clangers for 59 SCPoints, Connor Stone (MID/FWD, $181,400, BE 47) had 7 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 2 behinds for 27 SCPoints, Bobby Hill (FWD, $199,500, BE 61) played only 8% ToG and had just the 1 disposal and 6 SCPoints and lastly Finn Callaghan (MID, $250,600, BE 57) finished with 12 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 57 SCPoints.

In the VFL the GWS Giants had a 85-58 loss to the Southport Sharks. James Peatling (DEF, $242,400) had a team high 24 disposals with 3 marks and 5 tackles and Jacob Wehr (DEF, $123,900) had 18 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles.

Sydney

Sydney ran rampant over the Bombers here, winning 105-47. James Bell (FWD, $191,300, BE 50) finished with 10 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 1 goal for 64 SCPoints while Patrick McCartin (DEF/FWD, $309,500, BE 13) had 15 disposals and 4 marks for 75 SCPoints.

Sydney had a bye in the VFL.

Queensland

Brisbane

Brisbane hit another level in the 2nd half to take care of Adelaide with a 102-66 win in Adelaide. Jaxon Prior (MID, $256,400, BE 44) had 16 disposals, 2 marks and 2 inside 50’s for 45 SCPoints.

Brisbane had a bye in the VFL.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast held their home ground advantage with a 69-33 win over Fremantle. Rory Thompson (DEF, $123,900, BE -16) had 5 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles with 4 clangers and 14 1%ers for 51 SCPoints. Joel Jeffrey (FWD, $127,400, BE 27) had 7 disposals and a DE of 14.3% which led to him grabbing just 25 SCPoints and Malcolm Rosas (FWD, $201,400, BE 43) finished with 11 disposals and 4 tackles for 58 SCPoints

Gold Coast had a bye in the VFL.

BIG Break Even

  1. Max Gawn – RUC- $639,600 – BE 221
  2. Tom Mitchell – MID – $526,700 – BE 192
  3. Elliot Yeo – MID – $470,800 – BE 190
  4. Zak Jones – MID – $503,700 – BE 178
  5. Tom Stewart – DEF – $616,100 – BE 176
  6. Toby Greene – FWD – $435,900 – BE 173
  7. Callum Mills – MID – $669,500 – BE 167
  8. Zach Merrett – MID – $559,900 – BE 164
  9. Dylan Moore – FWD – $493,800 – BE 163
  10. Lachie Neale – MID – $678,500 – BE 161

Little Break Even

  1. Greg Clark – MID – $117,300 – BE -97
  2. Ben Hobbs – MID -$216,100 – BE -41
  3. Izak Rankine – FWD – $255,200 – BE -37
  4. Jackson Hately – MID – $240,000 – BE -36
  5. Buku Khamis – DEF – $127,400 – BE -32
  6. Cooper Hamilton – MID/FWD – $156,800 – BE -22
  7. Callum Jamieson – RUC – $150,300 – BE -17
  8. Rory Thompson – DEF – $123,900 – BE -16
  9. Kysaiah Pickett – FWD – $345,700 – BE -14
  10. Luke Claery – DEF – $117,300 – BE -14

TOP 5 UNDER $250K

DEF

  1. Luke Cleary – $117,300 – AVG 61.0 SCPoints
  2. Buku Khamis – $127,400 – AVG 53.5 SCPoints
  3. Brodie Kemp – $156,800 – AVG 56.0 SCPoints
  4. Rory Thompson – $123,900 – AVG 44.5 SCPoints
  5. Will Hamill – $233,700 – AVG 55.5 SCPoints

MID

  1. Greg Clark – $117,300 – AVG 83.0 SCPoints
  2. Cooper Hamilton – $156,800 – AVG 60.7 SCPoints
  3. Jack Carroll – $172,600 – AVG 60.7 SCPoints
  4. Maurice Rioli – $167,700 – AVG 57.0 SCPoints
  5. Jackson Hately – $240,000 – AVG 70.0 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Aiden Begg – $148,500 – AVG 42.7 SCPoints
  2. Nick Bryan – $166,600 – AVG 42.0 SCPoints
  3. Callum Jamieson – $150,300 – AVG 44.0 SCPoints
  4. Hugh Dixon – $245,700 – AVG 57.2 SCPoints
  5. Bailey J. Williams – $231,000 – AVG 46.2 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Cooper Hamilton – $156,800 – AVG 60.7 SCPoints
  2. Maurice Rioli – $167,700 – AVG 57.0 SCPoints
  3. Jesse Motlop $117,300 – AVG 34.0 SCPoints
  4. Rhylee West – $187,800 – AVG 73.0 SCPoints
  5. Malcolm Rosas – $201,400 – AVG 54.2 SCPoints

Value for Money

  1. Rhylee West – FWD – $187,800 – $2572.6 per Point
  2. Cooper Hamilton – MID/FWD – $156,800 – $2584.6 per Point
  3. Maurice Rioli – MID/FWD – $167,700 – $2942.1 per Point
  4. Jesse Motlop – FWD – $117,300 – $3450.0 per Point
  5. Paul Curtis – FWD – $173,200 – $3627.0 per Point

Trading Places

Bubble Boys

  1. Greg Clark – MID – $117,300 – AVG 83.0 SCPoints
  2. Will Hamill – DEF – $233,700 – AVG 55.5 SCPoints
  3. Buku Khamis – DEF – $127,400 – AVG 53.5 SCPoints
  4. Rory Thompson – DEF – $123,900 – AVG 44.5 SCPoints
  5. Nick Bryan – RUC – $166,600 – AVG 42.0 SCPoints
  6. Mitchell Knevitt – MID – $117,300 – AVG 36.5 SCPoints
  7. Isiah Winder – MID/FWD – $123,900 – AVG 31.5 SCPoints
  8. Martin Frederick – DEF – $224,500 – AVG 21.5 SCPoints
  9. Kade Chandler – FWD – $123,900 – AVG 7.0 SCPoints

Traded IN

  1. Greg Clark – MID – $117,300 – 16.5%
  2. Buku Khamis – DEF – $127,400 – 8.4%
  3. Christian Petracca – MID – $578,800 – 4.9%
  4. Rory Laird – MID – $634,200 – 4.8%
  5. Callum Mills – MID – $669,500 – 4.3%
  6. Dustin Martin – MID/FWD – $509,600 – 3.7%
  7. Touk Miller – MID – $632,200 – 2.7%
  8. James Sicily – DEF – $593,900 – 2.6%
  9. Rory Thompson – DEF – $123,900 – 2.2%
  10. Andrew Brayshaw – MID – $557,000 – 2.0%

Traded OUT

  1. Jack Steele – MID – $590,800 – 17.7%
  2. Stephen Coniglio – MID/FWD – $429,200 – 13.9%
  3. Nick Daicos – DEF/MID – $381,400 – 6.9%
  4. Nathan O’Driscoll – DEF/MID – $296,100 – 5.0%
  5. Nic Martin – MID/FWD – $396,000 – 4.9%
  6. Joshua Gibcus – DEF – $327,200 – 3.7%
  7. Connor MacDonald – MID/FWD – $207,100 – 3.3%
  8. Josh Ward – MID – $248,400 – 2.8%
  9. Sam De Koning – DEF/FWD – $310,800 – 2.5%
  10. Jason Horne-Francis – MID – $314,300 – 2.4%

Popular Trades

  1. Greg Clark IN – Stephen Coniglio OUT – 4.3%
  2. Greg Clark IN – Jack Steele OUT – 2.5%
  3. Greg Clark IN – Nic Martin OUT – 1.9%
  4. Buku Khamis IN – Stephen Conilgio OUT – 1.7%
  5. Christian Petracca IN – Jack Steele OUT – 1.5%
  6. Buku Khamis IN – Jack Steele OUT – 1.3%
  7. Rory Laird in – Jack Steele Out – 1.2%
  8. Greg Clark IN – Connor MacDonald OUT – 1.0%
  9. Callum Mills IN – Jack Steele OUT – 1.0%
  10. Greg Clark IN – Hugh Dixon OUT – 1.0%

A variety of trades going on this week, we can see obvious Steele is the #1 priority for a lot of Supercoachers, with Cogs behind him. Given we now have trade boosts, I can imagine a 1 down, 1 side ways, 1 up scenario for a lot of traders this week where Steele is sideways traded to Petracca, Mills, Laird, Martin etc, then Clark is brought in, which frees up the cash to upgrade Cogs/Martin. There’s a healthy amount of DPP players this year, so it’s possible to upgrade any opposite line with any player more so than ever this year.

And that’ll be it for me this week, as usual you can reach me on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow or you can leave a question/comment in the section below. See you all next week!


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Monkeyman

Thanks Barron! Great info as always.
I’m after some feedback on who would be best to bring in for my trades this week. Midfield sits as: Neale, Oliver, Macrae, Cripps, Steele, Brayshaw, Parker, Daicos (Hamilton, Carroll, Tsitas)
Steele is out and I’m thinking Daicos out for the cash realisation leaving me with $1,287,400.
Daicos to Clark but then who to get from there? Is Laird sensible? Splash on Mills and have 2 Swans in the mids? Touk? I’m stumped.
Any help would be appreciated. 21 trades left(4 boosts)

Rick Grimes

Will you eventually swing Parker forward? Not scoring enough to fill a mid spot, imo. Laird is super consistent. Mills has a massive ceiling but he seems to score really badly from time to time. I think I’m going Josh Kelly. He also has patchy form, but his lows aren’t as painful. Priced well, too.

Monkeyman

Probably have him in the guts for a while, Rick, as all I’ve got to swing in are Brodie or Butters(N.Martin in a pinch). You and FTB have settled my thinking with Laird’s consistency though. I reckon he might be the one to come in. Plus he’d be a POD being in only 1.5% of teams.

FearTheBeard

any 3 are good. Touk has been great lately. Mills is crazy high but has a few stinkers (70) and laird looks super reliable….

FearTheBeard

Gday community,

I can’t decide on laird or mills either?

or neither and get dusty and a defender in either Sinclair, crisp, Dawson?

need to trade Steele but I could play Clark this week as mid rookie and upgrade a forward and defender by swinging Rioli up for Steele out?

Russty_

Hey mate, Laird more consistent I think but Mills has the higher ceiling but also has a few stink bombs.

demonsdelight

Laird has a great run coming up

Grinner

Someone is going to win SuperCoach this year with Jarrod Witts, the number 6 overall player in their team. What a strange year.

Russty_

I wish it was me but it won’t be, probably too far back now but I started him and he’s been fantastic for 380k

Russty_

Thanks Baz for your fantastical numbers gathering and research…and superb typing with your fingies skills. 🙂 You have saved us time in our lives by giving up time in your life, and we love you for that 🙂

Derek

Ned Long must be close to a game. Ward out with concussion