AFL Trade Week 2010: Dream Team Wrap

AFL Trade Week 2010: Is there anyone worth considering for Dream Team?

Adelaide

Richard Tambling: Only averaged 57 in 2010 from his 13 appearances after a career high of 89 last year. There is a spot in the Crows’ 22 for him… and their high possession game will suit Tambling for Dream Team. Lock and load baby!

Sam Jacobs: Roy loves ‘Sauce’ and he was keen to get him on board in 2011 anyway. Can improve on his 69 average that he’ll be priced at, however there will be better value in the rucks I’m tipping.

Brisbane

Rohan Bewick: Nephew of Bomber hero Darren. Averaged 20 possessions and a goal in the WAFL in 2010.

Carlton

Andrew Collins: Third year in the system is a positive. Hasn’t done a lot DT wise. Outside midfielder at Carlton? I’d look elsewhere.

Jeremy Laidler: Played two games of AFL for a 30 and a 61. Will be very cheap, but is there a spot for him? Will be interesting as cheap defenders may be hard to come by this year and we’ve gotta fill 3 bench spots. Follow his pre-season.

Collingwood

Andrew Krakouer: He’ll be under $200K and one of the most selected players after his massive WAFL Grand Final performance which netted him 290 SuperCoach points… that was with 40 possessions, 11 marks and 4 goals. Oh yeah! Shame that he went to the Magpies. Hopefully he will be best 22 for them and smash out some great scores for us!

John Ceglar: 203cm ruckman. Wouldn’t think he’d play a game in 2011.

Chris Tarrant: Averaged only 44 in 2010, which is far below his potential. Not sure if you would risk getting in a 30 year old defender. But who knows? If you got 22 games out of him, he’d be fairly consistent. He’s a pass for me at this stage.

Essendon

Jimmy Hird didn’t get his shit together… I’m looking forward to picking him up in about Round 10 at a rookie price when he decides the Bombers are such a rabble that he’ll have to pull the boots on!

Fremantle

Peter Faulks: The 22 year old will be pretty much a potential full-back option for the departing Tarrant. Not very DT relevant… but will be rookie priced!

Tendai Mzungui: Hellow Michael Barlow 2.0! Perth Demons best and fairest winner. 24 years old. Ready made. Averaged 29 touches in the WAFL this year. Ohhh yeah!

Jonathon Griffen: 2nd ruck to big Sandi while Zac Clarke develops. No thanks.

Geelong

Nothing to see here. Apparently Ablett left though… that’s the mail I got anyway!

Gold Coast

Jared Brennan: My lovechild. Always gotta consider him. Not sure where he’ll fit in their structure, but if he can get into the midfield, he’s a DT winner baby!

Hawthorn

David Hale: Never been a DTer… never will be! Interesting choice by the Hawks. Should still improve on his 44 average in 2010, but not enough to warrant selection in your Dream Team.

Kyle Cheney: He’s been in quite a few Dream Teams… Chopper had him in 2 years ago. Only played 2 games for a 70 and 40 this year. He is a ranga, so that goes against him. Maybe consider as in his debut year he had a couple of 80+ scores.

Melbourne

I think they were too busy in China?

North Melbourne

Ben McKinley: Interesting one. Should get opportunities. Had 116 in Round 9 this year… oh, don’t look at the rest – nothing over 79. Pass.

Cameron Richardson: 23 year old half-back flanker/wingman. Great quote from Brad Scott saying “we think he’ll have an immediate impact”. That’s a good sign. It’s a long pre-season though.

Port Adelaide

Simon Phillips: Not sure about him. He’s 23, quick and played for Norwood in the SANFL this year. One to watch.

Richmond

Shaun Grigg: A natural midfield DTer. His price tag may stop him from being selected (priced at an average of 83 with a possible discount because he played less than 10 games). Will get a gig at Tigerland and could be a fruitful member of your 2011 squad. Watch him!

St Kilda

I think they’re still sulking about what could have been if Milne actually picked up the ball when it bounced though for the point in Grand Final Part 1.

Sydney

Andrejs Everitt: Has always been a bit of a DT-dick-tease. Not sure if the change of clubs will help this. Swans are good with developing new players to the club into better fantasy players though!

West Coast

Another club who didn’t really have much of a say… maybe enjoying the longer days and the Perth beaches?

Western Bulldogs

Nathan Djerrkura: Should be rookie priced. Probably wouldn’t hold my breath on him getting games.

Justin Sherman: The midfielder will be priced at an average of 67, well below his personal best of 86 in ’09. Could prove to be a bargain and looks ready made to slot straight into the Dogs ‘premiership window’ side.

Patrick Veszpremi: With only one game this year at 71, he’ll come cheap. Will be a DTer one day… not sure if he will have immediate impact at the Dogs, but his time is coming. Be ready to jump on! Just for his name even.

What are you thoughts on the trades? Talk them up in the comments.

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