Dream Team Stock Market – R8

It’s back! Bigger and better than ever. The #DTSM (Dream Team Stock Market), is your one stop shop, for pretty much, well, everything! Dream Team might have the Assistant Coach (for $19.95), but the Assistant Coach doesn’t have me (free of course) or twitter (also free) or have a crystal ball (umm, working on that part).

For those of you new to the Dream Team Stock Market, quite simply, it’s the bees neez when it comes to working out and deciding how to make money for your dream team and speed up the process in which you raise your salary cap to create the competitions ultimate side! Remember, at the start of the year, players (besides LTI’s, rookies or players returning from Ireland) are valued at how they performed last season. You spend the money, you are banking on that player to perform to that value. The more money you have to spend, the more money you have to spend on players that are performing! That’s why it is so important to know when to jump off a player that has peaked and jump on someone at a lower than valued price.


Huge shout out to my man @TeeTeeDT for giving me a chop out whilst I took my way too adventurous Golden Retriever to the vet. Thanks heaps mate, wouldnt have even got close to getting this out today without your help! Do yourself a favour and follow him on twitter, is a DT magician.

Like I say, let’s get down to it…







1. Kyal Horsely (MID) $215,800 ($96,000) B/E: -77 AVG: 106 LAST 3: 101, 123, 95

Just proves that being named 4th on the interchange doesnt always mean you’ll be named the sub. Nearly cracked the ton for a 3rd consequtive week and that’s with only racking up 13 disposals! Named again this week as 4th on the bench. Really, come on Suns, just name him on the ball in front of that Ablett bloke already!

Weekly Stock Market Prediction: ↑$74,100

DTSM Value: $475,000 (peak R18)


2. Taylor Adams (FWD/MID) $186,000 ($60,300) B/E: -42 AVG: 78 LAST 3: 71, 91, 72

Named on an extended bench, make sure you re-check team sheets again this evening. Not really a highly picked DT rookie, but he has been solid averaging 78. With the likes of Shiel, Kennedy, Smith and McDonald not running around this week, he could have himself a very productive outing (if named)!

Weekly Stock Market Prediction: ↑$48,300

DTSM Value: $350,000 (peak R16)

3. Adam Treloar (FWD/MID) $217,400 ($53,700) B/E: -16 AVG: 77 LAST 3: 85, 63, 95

Cracked his new high score last week of 95 and seems to have cemented his spot into the GWS best 22 until that during rest injury comes along. If you have him, just keep riding that train, you might even still have him for the year!? Especially with Kennedy and Smith peaking sooner.

Weekly Stock Market Prediction: ↑$37,700

DTSM Value: $350,000 (peak R18)

4. Toby Greene (MID) $337,500 ($45,300) B/E: 2 AVG: 94 LAST 3: 90, 122, 96

We didn’t really expect Mr Greene to be dominating for us this much, did we? You would be mad to trade him out just yet. He is still in the top 5 money makers! Named again this week on the field. With all the outs this week for GWS, look out!

Weekly Stock Market Prediction: ↑$37,100

DTSM Value: $420,000 (peak R18)

5. Tory Dickson (FWD) $139,400 ($40,700) B/E: -39 AVG: 55 LAST 3: 37, 25, 105

Last week, wow! Played an exceptional game and now has officially arrived at AFL level (come on Clay Smith your turn!). For those that hung on, keep hanging on. With so many FWD rookies not quite hitting the price we want for them or even getting game time, Tory should find himself in the Bulldogs best 22 a lot more often if he keeps performing like that.

Weekly Stock Market Prediction: ↑$38,400

DTSM Value: $250,000 (peak R15, but should increase significantly)


DTSM “Money Makers” Watchlist

Dayne Zorko (MID/FWD) $119,800

Sam Darley (DEF) $104,200

Anthony Miiles (MID) $104,200

Matthew Buntine (DEF) $161,700

Lee Spurr (DEF) $107,800






Check back next week for a HUGE edition of “Show Me the Money”. It will be LOADED!








Ok, this is now the go to section for those players you are unsure about at the moment. Looking for a bargain? Really want to get rid of that bloke costing you league wins? Take a look at these guys and see how many you want/have in your team!


1. Sam Mitchell (MID) $473,500 ($21,000) BE: 94 AVG: 107 LAST 3: 63, 112, 103

His 63 will fall out of his rolling average rotation this week and with a B/E of 94, if you are wanting to get Mitchell in under $500k now is the time. The guy is a DT jet. Go on do it.

Time To Strike: This week or next.

Start: $554,000


2. Brendon Goddard (DEF/MID) $417,000 ($24,500) BE: 96 AVG: 96 LAST 3:  58, 88, 88

For those who didn’t start with Goddard, you should be licking your lips with anticipation. Is surely going to hit form again soon, especially with the Saints starting to gel again. B/E matches his AVG, so the time to pounce on Goddard is upon you.

Time To Strike: This week or next.

Start: $474,200


3. Leigh Montagna (MID) $429,500 ($11,000) BE: 108 AVG: 91 LAST 3: 101, 79, 87

Bit of a dark horse, which is strange considering who great a DT performed Montagna has been the previous 2 seasons. But still, you can’t deny that he is cheap and a viable option when the opponents best tagger is making his way over to Nick Dal Santo. Worth a look.

Time To Strike: This week or next.

Start: $485,500


4. Grant Birchall (DEF) $398,200 ($12,100) BE: 104 AVG: 88 LAST 3: 103, 60, 81

Need a premium defender? This is your man. Averaging 88 and making his way down to Launceston this week to tear the Dockers to shreds. Now is the time to get him in. Upgrading Ellis/Morris to the Birch is a very tempting option if you can swing that axe.

Time To Strike: This week or next.

Start: $443,500


5. Matthew Boyd (MID) $535,700 ($7,200) BE: 103 AVG: 120 LAST 3: 162, 94, 115

The “back-up” Captain of our DT’s. His price is set to explode next week, especially if he gets anywhere near his Round 7 162. This guy must be in everyone’s team. He rarely lets you down and as I said before, when the chips are down, he is the perfect DT Captain choice. Lock and load.

Time To Strike: This week.

Start: $573,800







 The segment that gets you involved, is back this week. Looking at a specific player, heard rumours, need to go unique? Starting from next week, Tweet me on a Thursday night after 8pm with the #DTSM hashtag and a player you want me to talk about and I’ll pick the best 3 to get in the #DTSM.



Thanks Clint! Ok my view on Johnson is two words: Whitecross + Christensen. M.Johnson $373,300 does offer value, but at this stage of the year we really need to get end of year keepers into our sides and I just don’t think MJ is worth the risk. Has only cracked the big 100 twice this year with another 2 solid 90‘s. He would be an interesting unique to have in your side seeming Fyfe has done himself a mischeif. Just not for me mate.




Mr Rainman, I thought this name would come up, was kind of expecting Flossy to be the one to ask!? haha. Gibbs ($425,000) is hurting many DT coaches out there. After much thinking this week on him, I believe you hold onto him in the hope he puts together 2-3 consecutive weeks of solid scoring. The fact he has dropped $94,000 in price does hurt, and selling him at a loss of that magnitude is going to require the new stock you are bringing in being an absolute bargain or in the same boat as Gibbs. Hold till MBR for now and just pray to the DT gods (or Brett Ratten) to let him get a damn kick!


Darren, this is brilliant! Thanks for the suggestion. Zaharakis$410,900, 7 games, averaging 88 and has found consistancy of late with scores of: 104, 104 and 106 VS Didak$363,700, 1 game, scored 110 and looks to be extremely fit. To argue Zaha’s case is that he is match fit, doesn’t look like to get near the vest, is starting to hit his straps and plans for Essendon, a team that don’t really fill our DT teams up with. The case for Didak is that he was given time to recover, had a solid pre-season, returned for his first game in the AFL this year and pulled out a 110, which many aren’t giving him credit for seeming he was a little out of touch. 2 years ago, Didak was our F2/3 option. Will Zaharakis ever be in our top 4-5 forward options? You couldn’t go wrong with either player this year as your F6/F7 option. Maybe both? But for me, Didak is my pick. And not because i’m wearing a Collingwood jumper, but because he is one of the elite forwards in the game and people have written him off WAY too fast. Go dids.



Thanks for your patience, i’ll be on twitter from 4pm onwards till tonights Coll v Geel blockbuster kicks off! So if you wanted to ask me any questions, need help with some trades, just flick me a tweet. Don’t worry about Dr Dream Team, he isn’t even a real Doctor. Come chat with me.



Tweet me @Aki_DT




  • Ellis -> Spurr
    Kennedy -> Bea………Didak. Done.

    The man is back. No questions.

    • How seriously f**ken annoying that Devon Smith isn’t playing, could almost be perfect timing for an upgrade to Didak next week if he tons up again. But alas, nevermind.

  • I need a midfielder for 480 700 , should i go Redden?

  • hi go 200k in the bank with ellis in the back line any suggestions

  • Barlow- Ablett
    Kennedy- Zorko

    Good trade?

  • Ellis to spurr
    Golby to shaw

    2 weeks later

    bugg to darley
    cameron to premo

  • Lads – here is my team. Have $455K to spend. Need some advice. Would you:

    a) Upgrade Golby to Scotland and Callinan to Beams with $40K left over?
    b) Upgrade Kennedy to Chappy and Callinan to Johnson with $2K left over?
    c) Something else that I’m too stupid to see?

    I know my rucks are shot, but Longer only trending up and I am hoping to have Hank back on the field next week.

    DEF: B Deledio (104), B Goddard (88), B Waters (81), R Hargrave (92), B Lake (109), M Golby (56), H Shaw (113), T Bugg (58), B Ellis (6)

    MID: D Swan (143), M Boyd (162), S Thompson (138), G Ablett (106), S Coniglio (108), K Horsley (95), A Kennedy (60), J McDonald (0)

    RUCK: J Giles (107), B Longer (58), H McIntosh (66), J Redden (0)

    FWD: S Sidebottom (115), L Franklin (114), D Martin (87), T Cloke (71), J Porplyzia (76), I Callinan (56), A Treloar (95), A Hall (0), T Couch (0)

    Thoughts please to win this week’s special secret prize.

    Hair On!


  • Awesome read Aki!! Cheers mate for giving me something to read while waiting for the footy to start :-)

  • Hay guys,

    Spur VS Dickson

    (using Smedts as DPP)
    Who you bring in out of those two

  • Forward in for smith- Chapman,Robinson,Stevie J or any other options? please comment with help.

  • who should i play magner or treloar

  • got 200k in the bank and don’t no what to do with ellis

  • Lads – here is my team. Have $455K to spend. Need some advice. Would you:

    a) Upgrade Golby to Scotland and Callinan to Beams with $40K left over?
    b) Upgrade Kennedy to Chappy and Callinan to Johnson with $2K left over?
    c) Something else that I’m too stupid to see?

    I know my rucks are shot, but Longer only trending up and I am hoping to have Hank back on the field next week.

    DEF: B Deledio (104), B Goddard (88), B Waters (81), R Hargrave (92), B Lake (109), M Golby (56), H Shaw (113), T Bugg (58), B Ellis (6)

    MID: D Swan (143), M Boyd (162), S Thompson (138), G Ablett (106), S Coniglio (108), K Horsley (95), A Kennedy (60), J McDonald (0)

    RUCK: J Giles (107), B Longer (58), H McIntosh (66), J Redden (0)

    FWD: S Sidebottom (115), L Franklin (114), D Martin (87), T Cloke (71), J Porplyzia (76), I Callinan (56), A Treloar (95), A Hall (0), T Couch (0)

    Thoughts please to win this week’s special secret prize.

    Hair On!


  • Dal Santo or Mitchel $60,000 difference.

    Is Dal worth the 60k diff?

    My first year at this.

    • no mate, go mitchell

    • Mitchell if you can. It’s about the lowest he’ll get plus playing in a more DT friendly side.

    • Both are great options. Mitchell treated me VERY well in the 2nd half of last year. Dal Santo is also a great option, which someone else might be able to fill you in on more.

      For me, it’s Mitchell.

  • Bugg up to Lake or down to Spurr?

  • Spurr or Darley on the field? Im worried about Spurr getting green vested but Darley might be a likely candidate for the red vest… Thoughts?

  • this is my team

    Back deledio, goddard, clarke, murphy, lake, bower, ellis, smedts and bug

    Mid swan, boyd, ward, ablett, magner, horsely, shiel, macdonald

    forward stevie j, franklin, hawkins, dangerfield, pearce, martin, porps, treloar, adams

    Rucks cox, giles, big o and redden

    200k in the bank
    15 trades left

    what to do

  • 19 trades,

    1) Bugg -> Birchall/Goddard


    2) Ellis -> Spurr
    Shiel -> Mitchell/Murphy?

    • I’m the same with you.

      I’m going Bugg – Spurr and getting Mitchell.

      Talk to you at the end of the year about it : S

  • Hi all, opinions appreciated on the following trade options for this week. Here’s my team:

    tSwan – Last Round Score: 2,242

    DEF: B Deledio (104), H Scotland (98), B Goddard (88), D Heppell (61), R Hargrave (92), T Bugg (58), G Birchall (103), S Morris (74), J Paine (0)

    MID: B Stanton (140), S Pendlebury (119), J Kennedy (83), B Gibbs (82), T Greene (96), K Horsley (95), D Shiel (64), J McDonald (0)

    RUCK: D Cox (131), J Giles (107), J Redden (0), O Stephenson (0)

    FWD: L Franklin (114), S Johnson (99), D Zaharakis (106), D Martin (87), T Cloke (71), D Smith (73), A Treloar (95), J Cameron (46), B Smedts (77)

    I can cover all players who are out this week (Smith, Shiel et al). However I would like to start a few trades to bring in some more premos. Here are my options:

    1) Double downgrade this week (Shiel/Bugg > Spurr/Zorko) with a view to next week, trading Greene/Smith > 2 super premos (Murphy/Ablett/Beams etc)

    2) Shiel/Bugg > Zorko/Robinson this week, Greene/Smith > Premo/mid-pricer next week.

    3) Stay put.

    Also, I am aware Zorko has another week till a rise. I am not convinced on Delaney/Spurr however.

    Thoughts appreciated!

  • What effect will Didak’s return have on Sidey and Beams?

    • Didn’t seem to bother them much last week

    • i think you meant to ask what effect will daisy’s return have on their scores, and i guess we will find out tonight :)

  • Bugg or Ellis -> Spurr

  • should i trade shiel for zorko now or wait one week??

  • Golby to Shaw
    Golby to suckling/ birchall

    • I’d go one of the Hawks, as Shaw has shafted me too many times. He could end up scoring higher though. Also look at your bye structure: H Shaw round 12, Hawks round 13.

      • i currently have a 333
        i bring in spurr then it would be 342
        shaw is frustraiting cause i then have 252

  • DEF: B Deledio (104), H Scotland (98), M Suckling (127), B Waters (81), R Hargrave (92), B Lake (109), J Adcock (0), L Spurr (69), ****T Bugg******

    MID: S Pendlebury (119), K Simpson (93), J Selwood (110), T Greene (96), L Jetta (64), K Horsley (95), J Magner (76), J McDonald (0)

    RUCK: D Cox (131), J Giles (107), H McIntosh (66), J Redden (0)

    FWD: M Robinson (87), P Dangerfield (82), D Beams (122), B Whitecross (88), ***A Kennedy***, A Treloar (95), T Dickson (105), D Smith (73), D Zorko (26)

    Most likely going to double trade this week;
    1. Bugg to Spurr
    2. Kennedy to Zaha

  • Should I upgrade Bugg to Birchall this week or wait a week or 2 to get Heppel. I’d go Birch straight up, only issue is having Goddard & Lids already, so don’t want too many Round 13 premos, whilst Broughton is my only Round 12 premo. Thoughts?

  • didak or sidebottom……
    who to pick ?
    any thoughts on the matter

  • Who to put on the field?
    Pfieller or Sexton – Currently have Sexton
    Ellis, Mohr, Townend or Smedts(Late in for Scarlett for those wondering)

    • Oh yeah, It’s three of for the defenders Currently have Ellis, Mohr, Marty Clarke and Smedts with Townsend EMG

  • Lovin it Aki!!

    Who to get in this week?
    Stanton or Boyd?

    • How’s your byes looking (they are 11 and 12 of course)? I would rate both as awesome but unpredictable (Boyd slightly more predictable, but still not always on the money). Next 3 games for Stanton are going to be stupidly big though :)

  • Hey guys, I need some help because I can’t decide:
    Bugg – Birchall,
    Shiel – Mitchell, or
    Kennedy – Chapman/Zaharakis?

  • Kennedy to Zorko
    Ellis to Duffield ( rd12 suits my bye structure)

  • Beams or zaha for Kennedy??

  • damn, smedts late inclusion has given me a dilemma
    smedts or simpkin on the field ?

  • Can someone tell me what is wrong with delaney?? rather than spurr, appreciate it

  • Just realised I have a donut in Kennedy this week and am contemplating on these trades:

    Ellis -> Spurr,
    Shiel -> Chappy (through DPP)

    Then next week

    Kennedy -> Zorko
    Smith -> Mitchell.

    Only thing stopping me from these trades is I need other opinions haha! Would be appreciated, cheers

    • unfortunately champ my opinon on the matter should probably be taken with a grain of salt
      but if you’re happy with them go for it

  • Zaha or beams?? For Kennedy

  • Greene Or Horsley on the park.

    May as well flip a coin.

    • Yep, flip away. If it is the same result as the coin toss tonight you’re on a winner. At least I was when I did the same for captain choice the other week.

  • Ellis to Spur is done but then which option

    Porps or Devon Smith to Sidebottom or
    Bugg to Scotland ??

  • im cutting it thin on trades with 15 and am looking to upgrade my defense as it is by far the worst part of my team. it’s deledio, goddard, heppell, bugg, malceski, clarke, ellis/morris, ellis/morris and smedts.

    i can afford to go ellis to spurr and morris to hargrave but it will leave me with just 13 trades, and am looking to pull another double trade next week. what would you do if you were in my situation?

    here is my team just incase you want a better look.

    Round Score: 2,220

    DEF: B Deledio (104), B Goddard (88), D Heppell (61), T Bugg (58), N Malceski (74), M Clarke (91), B Ellis (6), S Morris (74), B Smedts (77)

    MID: B Stanton (140), D Swan (143), M Boyd (162), T Rockliff (73), J Magner (76), K Horsley (95), D Shiel (64), J McDonald (0)

    RUCK: J Giles (107), A Sandilands (98), B Longer (58), O Stephenson (0)

    FWD: S Sidebottom (115), M Robinson (87), L Franklin (114), D Zaharakis (106), D Martin (87), C Cornes (116), J Porplyzia (76), D Smith (73), T Milera (69)