Good Trade, Bad Trade: Round 12

Well thank god that week is over! In what could be labelled ‘The worst week in DT history’ this round will be talked about for years to come and passed down from generation to generation ‘And your Grandad, well he wished he didn’t bring in Zaharakis and Sandilands, that just ruined his season and he was out of contention for the car’   in which the kid replies ‘what’s a car?’

We do not need to be reminded of the carnage of the previous round, just hearing the names Orren Stephenson or Clinton Jones  puts me into the foetal position and a cold sweat.  Fortunately this week we can look forward to trading in players who will not have a bye for the rest of  the season and start to complete our teams. This week we can take a look at the best players to bring in, and whose time might  might be up for DT 2012

 

Round 11 players: A new hope

So far the most traded in players for round 12 are:

Young gun Sam Shaw ($104,200, b/e – 70). This kid is highly rated down at West Lakes and looks to be keeping his spot in the team for the short term (let’s hope the next two weeks, at least). Maxed out tigers Brandon Ellis ($205,000) and Steve Morris ($245,300) and Docker disappointment Lee Spurr ($138,500) will give you varying amount of profits from the trade and save you donuts in the coming rounds. Popular paddy Marty Clarke ($307,700) is  a popular pick to be shifted in his bye round to Shaw. This is currently the most popular trade of round  (1578 times)

Eagles golden mop Matt Priddis ($388,600, b/e  30) is a bit  like Joel Selwood last year, Priddis has been affected by a low score due to concussion (17) in rd 7 which  has brought his price plummeting down. With only 2 scores below 95 for the season (and one of them was the 17), Priddis is super consistent without being spectacular and will make a fine M6/7 for the rest of the season, while covering other mid guns in the next two rounds. Upgrading once ball magnet Jimmy Magner ($285,900) or the sunset that is Kyal Horsely ($308,700) (unless you panic traded him out last week, like me) are popular choices this week. Another great upgrade option is Lion Jack Redden ($492,300, b/e 64). the other sauce up at Brisbane is back to his tackling best with 4 scores over 120 in his last 5 games. Will be over $500k after this week and will make a great point of difference come the pointy end of the season.  Other Midfield options like Scott Thompson ($501,300, b/e 174 ) or Matthew Boyd($548, 000, b/e 136) can wait another week due to their high break evens.

Adelaide’s Ricuitto protege’ Patrick Dangerfield ($452,000, b/e  114) is pretty much the only rd 11 forward even considering to bring in, but personally, I think his ship has sailed. He was a steal at the start of the season ($349,800) but now at a more premium price, could let you down right when you need him.   He has a high b/e, and is still yet to prove real consistency (CR 25.6). But on the flip side, he has played every game, has a high ceiling and is the 7 highest averaging forward in the comp. Has been a popular swap for bomber Zaharakis ( who will probably be back next week judging by the accurate prognosis’ of AFL Doctors). misfiring cat forward Billy Smedts ($186,000k) has done sweet FA all year and should not be in anyone’s long term plans. get him out now before he forces you to put him on your field. Other forwards at a similar price like  Robinson, Reiwoldt ( Nick and Jack) and DT legend Ryan O’Keefe need to be considered next round or round 14.

In 24 hours, I imagine Sam Gibson will be close to the top of the the most traded in, after the joey was elevated to the senior list and the word is that he will play straight away. At $85,800 a lot of coaches will bring him in purely based on his pre season form. with  minimal midfield cows on the horizon, lets all prey he is the saviour that we need!

The turf toe strikes back

Portable crane hire Aaron Sandilands gave us DTers the middle finger when he went down with another bout of turf toe, this time keeping him out for 10 weeks. To continue the nightmare that is the ruck department this season, finding an adequate replacement looks harder than Wayne Carey or Gary Ablett Snr getting into the hall of fame. The other beanpole in the west Dean Cox ($473,200) is  the most popular trade for Sandi, while the most popular haircut in football Mullet Maric ($483,400) is currently the  second most popular trade. Outside these two it’s a bit of pot luck with the red hawk Roughead ($400,200), Sporatic gun (when HMac doesn’t play) Todd Goldstein ($397,000) and returning saint Ben McEvoy($400,400). Outside the square is perennial bench sitter John Griffin($350,000, b/e 99) who will be guaranteed 10 weeks of work in Sandi’s absence. The mystical bird showed us in 2011 that he could pick up wear Sandi left off, averaging 89 in the 7 games he played.  With a ton under his belt  in rd 11, he could be a good smoky.

*A big out shout to Troy and his team ‘Sandi Cox Roughead’ when I was researching the big 211! Brilliant!

Twitter Time

Thanks for all the tweets this week, hopefully most of the questions have been covered in the topics above.   One topic I didn’t cover is ol’ china knees Nick Malceski ($307,500 b/e 100). Malceski has not reached his previous lofty heights of 2010 and is only averaging 70 for the year. Hanging round that awkward price (or as @Adzman78 valued him less than half a packet of chips), now could be a good time to flick him down to Sam Shaw or up to a Brian Lake . If only Beau Waters was available! (currently my only donut this round, screw you Beau)

Well this week HAS to be better than last week. You going to pull the trigger and upgrade or hold steady and conserve those trades?

 

Discuss it all here!

 

Hit me up on the twittersphere @jimbobholder to let me know about your good or bad trades!

146 Comments

  • Opinions?

    Option 1:
    McDonald to Gibson
    Horsley to Priddis
    Clarke to Lake/Hanley
    + 100K

    Option 2:
    McDonald to Gibson
    Horsley to Priddis
    Clarke to Scotland

    Option 3:
    McDonald to Gibson
    Horsley to Boyd

    Option 4:
    McDonald to Gibson
    Horsley to Redden/Rockliff
    Clarke to Lake/Hanley

    Option 5:
    McDonald to Gibson
    Shiel to Swan (next week)

    • Or use one of the trades to oust Zaharakis? Considering holding him though, Zorko should be decent cover for him for however long he’s out..

      • Option 5 is the best IMO, followed by Option 3. Swan is a must have for your final team going into the finals and Boyd is in the same category.

  • cant believe i traded redden to ziebell in rd 5… haaa
    but advice on zaha to stanley, this guy looks the real deal and a keeper? or any other fwds under 450k?

  • Should Zaha be traded to Sidebottom or Dangerfield? Sidey has his bye this week but is the highest averaging forward, while Danger is coming off his bye and has a good run home.

  • Thinking of trading Kreuzer out this week maybe. Any ideas?

    Griffin & Mumford are two options I’m considering looking at next week, but I wouldn’t say no to a downgrade as I have Maric/Giles anyway.

  • I am looking for a Rd11 forward to replace Zaha this week, but I already have Dangerfield. The only options left are Harvey and T.Walker. Which of the two? or cop a doughnut and get a Rd12 forward this week or the next?

    • Cop a doughnut and look at Beams/Sidey/S.Johnson or Chapman next week, if you don’t already have them and have the funds to afford bringing one of them in.

      • Copping a donut this week is a small price to pay for getting a gun fwd like beams or sidebum next week, so do that.

  • What about patty ryder as a trade form H-Mac?

    • Normally a good trade, although not this week as Ryder has the bye. I’d look at bringing in Cox or Goldy if you want to do the trade this week. If not, Ryder, along with Griffin and Mumford are possible options for you next week.

  • hey guys i need some help, i want to put zorko in the mids an sexton up fwd.. how do i do this ahaha?

    • Just click on the ‘S’ next to Zorko and then the ‘S’ next to Sexton and they will be swapped

  • Hey all, need some ruck help.

    Current – Sandi, Hmac, Giles & Big O

    I have 30K in the bank, but only 10 trades left, so I think I am going to hold Hmac. Sandi must go though!

    Currently I am coping a donut in the ruck this week as I have 3 non-players. My only real option of the round 11 byes is:

    Sandi-Jacobs (nets me 50K)

    Could go Sandi-McEvoy but he will still have donut in round 13 (which I could sought of cover with big O…maybe)

    Otherwise I could cop a donut and next round go:
    Sandi-Griffin (nets me 50K)
    Sandi-Mummy (will net me 20K plus, but he has a 150 BE)

    If I go Jacobs and he averages 80 over the rest of the season, then a donut costs me 80. I am leaning towards mcevoy b/c I could maybe cover his donut with the big O, and he probably has the highest scoring potential, gives a bit of POD?

    HELP!

    • I’d go Sandi to Goldstien if it’s this week. Griffin or Mummy if it’s next week for sure. I wouldn’t bother with Jacobs, but that’s just my opinion.

    • I’d trade in Cox but If u cant afford him then you’re in a bit of a dilemma. Not sure about McEvoy’s scoring potential, maybe take a donut and go for Mumford next week?

      • Can’t afford Cox, otherwise wouldn’t have posted. Can’t go Goldstein, as I already have hmac and am planning on holding him. McEvoy is only 22, and averaged 90 last year (same as Mummy). Not sureeee…

        • Mummy is better than McEvoy so its your choice if u want to save a donut to get what IMO is the weaker player

  • It is worth waiting till next week to upgrade Horsley to Thompson? Both are going to drop in price but Thompson probably will go down a bit more

  • Does everyone realise that a trade used in your rucks this week or next = an extra donut?

    So many talking about doing unnecessary ruck trades like kreuzer.

    If I had Sandi, I’d be carrying him to Round 14, and then trading him.

    • Not unless you trade Sandi to a round 11 bye ruck like Cox or Goldstein

      • It’s still a trade you aren’t using to move Round 12/13 players in your defs, mids and fwds to Round 11 players, which you need to do to minimise donuts. You don’t need to trade in your rucks at all.

        People seem to be sucking down donuts like they enjoy the flavour.

  • No trades this week, but next week thinking of

    Treloar, Pfeiffer, Neale, for Swan, Gibson, Couch

    Giving me a midfield of
    Mitchell, Boyd, Ablett, Shuey (POD) O’Keefe and Swan
    For finals

    Team pretty much complete with 6 trades left for any LTIs

    What d’ya think?

    Also Shuey? Point of Difference? No one seems to be talking about him…

  • Anyone doing Petrie to Boomer as a sideways trade?

    • hmmm….yeah that’ll be one of the most popular trades of the round…

    • I’m sorry but Boomer has lost it, not one single person should even be considering trading him in

  • Which downgrade should I do?

    1. Clarke -> S.Shaw

    2. Old Mac -> Gibson

  • Something to maybe be mindful of for those using Robinson for tonights VC loophole…

    http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/138615/default.aspx

    Summary: He has a sore ear that needs constant draining, he says it’s pretty painful. I’d imagine he might shy away from playing as hard as he does…?

  • This is my team atm i need abit of help.. :/ aha
    ive got 13 trades left and $104,900 in salary.
    trade suggestions..? thoughts overall..?

    1. Deledio DEF
    2. Goddard DEF
    3. Birchall DEF
    4. Stanton MID
    5. Swan MID
    6. Ablett MID
    7. Sexton MID
    8. Stephenson RUC
    9. Redden RUC
    10. Sidebottom FWD
    11. Franklin FWD
    12. Robinson FWD
    13. Martin FWD
    14. Cloke FWD
    15. Pfeiffer FWD
    16. Hall FWD
    + NON-SCORING PLAYERS
    1. Waters DEF
    2. Hargrave DEF
    3. Townsend DEF
    4. Smedts DEF
    5. Darley DEF
    6. Spurr DEF
    7. Boyd MID
    8. Thompson MID
    9. Horsley MID
    10. McDonald MID
    11. Cox RUC
    12. Giles RUC
    13. Dangerfield FWD
    14. Zorko FWD

  • Caaaarnage continues! FMDT!

  • Need to downgrade to get some cash

    Thinking of downgrading either

    1) Oldmac –> S.Gibson

    OR

    2) Shiel —> S.Gibson

    Thoughts?

  • This is my team atm i need abit of help.. :/ aha
    ive got 13 trades left and $104,900 in salary.
    trade suggestions..? overall thoughts..?

    1. Deledio DEF
    2. Goddard DEF
    3. Birchall DEF
    4. Stanton MID
    5. Swan MID
    6. Ablett MID
    7. Sexton MID
    8. Stephenson RUC
    9. Redden RUC
    10. Sidebottom FWD
    11. Franklin FWD
    12. Robinson FWD
    13. Martin FWD
    14. Cloke FWD
    15. Pfeiffer FWD
    16. Hall FWD
    + NON-SCORING PLAYERS
    1. Waters DEF
    2. Hargrave DEF
    3. Townsend DEF
    4. Smedts DEF
    5. Darley DEF
    6. Spurr DEF
    7. Boyd MID
    8. Thompson MID
    9. Horsley MID
    10. McDonald MID
    11. Cox RUC
    12. Giles RUC
    13. Dangerfield FWD
    14. Zorko FWD

  • smedts out sam shaw in
    hall out Black in (from north melbourne)
    leaves me with 11 trades and $279,800 in my salary to maybe upgrade phiffer nxt week.
    keeping horsley for now i reckon

    thoughts on all this..?

  • I wasn’t going to trade this week. Then I got drunk and thought I’d test something out. Then I remembered trades completed after the partial lock out cannot be reversed. Ugh.

    Hence, I have traded Clarke to Shaw and Hall to Dangerfield.

  • thinking of 3 trades for round 13 with 182,000 left in the kitty.

    downgrade: A.Kennedy—-> Gibson (bit of a risk but I think it will pay off.)

    upgrade: tommahawk—>Beams

    upgrade:Oldmac—->good M(7) optin for under 400,000

    I was thnking Carrazzo due to his good score against my eagles but he has the bye next round but can cover this with some good bench coverage.Who whould you guys consider in this situation or just wait till the end of MBR for carrazzo.