My Team: DT Preliminary Finals

myteamfinalsDue to popular demand, here is a ‘My Team’ post where you can post your teams, discuss your trades and your decisions that you want help with from the DT Talk community.

This is in an attempt to help other readers and active users of DT Talk be able to enjoy articles written for this site – and for your entertainment – without comments just being all ‘Generation My” and just wanting help with their teams.

If you are wanting help with your team, then make sure you are joining in on the discussion with other coaches with theirs.

Below is how the final eight works.


  • DEF: Enright,Mackie,Hartlett,Gibbs,Murphy,Blee (D.Talia,Whiley)
    MID: Swan (c), Ablett,J.Selwood,Barlow,Rockliff,Fyfe,Beams (Carter,B.Jack)
    RUC: Cox,Jarryd Roughead (Hannath,Grundy)
    FWD: N.Riewoldt,D.Martin,Josh.J.Kennedy,S.Johnson,Walters,Harvey (Lee,Johnston)

    Have 5 options of trades:

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: M.Johnson,Harbrow

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $46,800

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: M.Johnson,H.Taylor

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $44,600

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: Adcock,Malceski

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $29,500

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: Hanley,T.McKenzie

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $26,600

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: O’Brien,Duffield

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $18,000

    Thoughts, which option do you think is best?

  • DEF: Enright,Mackie,Hartlett,Gibbs,R.Murphy,Blee (D.Talia,Whiley)
    MID: Swan(c),Ablett,J.Selwood(vc),Barlow,Rockliff,Fyfe,Beams (Carter,B.Jack)
    RUC: Cox,Jarryd Roughead (Hannath,Grundy)
    FWD: N.Riewoldt,D.Martin,Josh.J.Kennedy,S.Johnson,Walters,Harvey (Lee,Johnston)

    Have 5 options of trades:

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: M.Johnson,Harbrow

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $46,800

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: M.Johnson,H.Taylor

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $44,600

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: Adcock,Malceski

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $29,500

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: Hanley,T.McKenzie

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $26,600

    OUT: Hartlett,D.Talia
    IN: O’Brien,Duffield

    Before trade: $134,900
    After trade: $18,000

    Thoughts, which option do you think is best?

  • Thinking I might go;

    Heppel to O’Brian
    Cotchin to S. selwood (can’t afford griffin)


  • Hey guys

    DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Hanley, Enright, Gibbs, Ellis (Grimes, Frost)
    MID: Swan, Pendles, Ablett, Barlow, Jack, Cotchin, Stanton, Beams (Bartel, Hrovat)
    RUC: Cox, Minson (Grundy, Naismith)
    FOR: Riewoldt, Martin, Rockliff, Cloke, Stokes, S.Johnson (Staker, Lee)

    Cash: $38,700

    Obviously gotta trade HepD – was thinking Hibberd. Thoughts?
    Then second trade was thinking Cotchin to Griffen.
    These trades leave me with exactly $0 in the bank!

    What do you think? Cheers

  • who do I trade out of ROK and bird??

  • Hey can someone help me what do you reckon the chances are that Dwyer will start as sub tomorrow nights game.

    • The sub will be announced before lockout. Don’t worry til then.

      • I hope he’s not tho because its come down to injury I need to have him on field I just Ben Kennedy is playing good chance he might be sub fingers crossed.

  • Heath Scotland or Rob Murphy

  • Birchall or duffield?

  • ibbotson is my bench cover and he’s not playing
    should i either trade Heppell > whoever and Ibbo > whoever for bench cover
    Heppell > whoever and Cotchin > Beams and risk it

  • Play cotchin or stanton

  • Great news with Hanley in. Boyd or Barlow? Or any other option?

  • who to trade out for jelwood.
    cotch, priddis, stanton or jack?

  • DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Gibbs, Hanley, Malceski, Ellis (McKenzie, Clisby)
    MID: Swan, Ablett, Pendles, Barlow, Jelwood, Scooter, Beams, Kornes (JOM, MGrigg)
    RUC: Cox, Kreuzer (Nicholls, Sandilands)
    FWD: StevieJ, NRoo, Dusty, Bartel, Rocky, Stokes (Staker, McBean)

    Cash left: $9.3k

    Thinking so far:

    Heppell > Duffield
    Which would leave me with $71.7k spare

    No idea what to do after that trade. The only thing I could think of is going Nicholls > Grundy so I have a R3. That will leave me with $229k for upgrades next week, pending I actually win my league games this week.

    Are there any other better options I could do here???

  • Sup guys, really stuck here with what trades to do.

    DEF: Goddard, Enright, Hanley, Ellis, HepD, Gibbs (McKenzie, Wilson)
    MID: Swan, Selwood, Griffen, Pendles, Barlow, Cotch, GAJ, Priddis (Crouch, Carter)
    RUC: Cox, Minson (Nicholls, Currie)
    FWD: Stevie J, Rocky, Dusty, JJK, Bartell, Stokes (Staker, Johnston)

    24k in the bank.

    First trade has to be HepD. Think him to Bob Murphy or Duffield or Birchell for a POD.
    Really unsure what to do for my second trade. Was originally going to trade Crouch for Jobe but Jobe doesnt score well on Carlton. Or trade Cotchin for basically anyone.
    I then thought I could maybe trade JJK for Roo.

    I cant quite afford HepD->Duffield and Crouch->Beams :(

    Any help is much appreciated!

    • I can go HepD -> Duff and Cotchin -> Beams?

      • +1 I don’t mind that trade.

        What about upgrading JJK instead though? Also, watch that backline cover on the bench. Hanley is still a chance to be a late out.

        • Well that was my other option, upgrading JJK to Roo or someone like that. I might actually be able to go HepD -> Duff and Crouch -> Roo putting Cotchin on the bench and by bring a fwd/mid into my mids.
          Thoughts on that?
          My back cover is fine with Cannon.

          • sorry for some reason i thought of the other mckenzie. he’s a mid though (idiot) haha.

            Yeah i don’t mind that second option. gives you better bench cover. although Crouch vs Melbourne wouldn’t be a bad cover to have…

  • DEF: Goddard Heppell Hibberd Gibbs Enright Hanley (Grimes Staker)
    MID: Swan Ablett Pendlebury Stanton Jelwood Barlow K.Jack Cotchin (T.Mitchell Priddis)
    RUC: Cox Minson (Grundy Roughead)
    FWD: Stevie J Riewoldt Rockliff Martin Bartel JJK (Johnston Daniher)
    Cash Remaining: $140,000
    Thoughts on trades or improvements? I was thinking of going Heppell to Harry O/Ellis/Bob with my first trade and either trading Cotchin/Jack to Griffen/Beams or JJK to Lewis. What do you guys think?

    • +1 on the trades.

      could flip a coin on who to play out of Cotchin and JJK.

      Also, could upgrade Grimes/Staker if you want a better cover for Hanley in the instance he’s a late out. being a sunday game that’s hightly likely.

  • DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Enright, Malceski, D.Pearce, Gibbs (Terlich, B.Wilson)
    MID: Swan, Abblet, Pendelbury, Selwood, Barlow, Jack, Stanton, Beams (B.Kennedy, Hunter)
    RUC: Cox, Roughead (B.Grundy, Currie)
    FWD: Martin, N.Riewoldt, Rockliff, Cloke, J.Kennedy, S.Johnson (L.Johsnton, Staker)
    Remaining: 9,500


    I was thinking bench Heppell, bring Terlich back on the field.
    OUT: Jack & Stanton
    IN: Waston & Dangerfield


    • Dont rate those trades. Watson does not score well against the Blues so stay away. Danger will probably get tagged too.

  • which to out of -Houli
    -Bob Murphy

  • Ok this is what I have done:
    What do you reckon?

    Henderson>Harry O sideways trade, then ROK>Scotland with the magic of DPP.

    Benched Malceski and Heath Shaw who have shown in the past two weeks that they are massive risks.

    Put Kruezer on the field, shift Roughead FWD and bench JJK. Roughead should be good for a few goals this week against a weakened Norf defense.

    My opponent has Scotland and Roughead as well, so covering myself there.

    My Uniques vs Opponent
    Cotchin Montagna
    Beams Sam Mitchell
    Griffin Masten

    He may upgrade Sam Mitchell to someone else though…..

    THoughts dt’ers?

  • First trade seems fine, second one seems wasteful. Shouldn’t have 2 def premo on the bench if you make the most of your resources. Trust one of them and upgrade ROK to a mid premo.


    Heppell>HarryO all but locked in.

    In short

    Option 1) JJK > Riewoldt (Henderson f8 for this week, Grimes d6, Staker d7)
    Option 2) Henderson > Enright/Scotland/Murphy etc (Grimes D7, JJK/Hansen f6)

    Considering option 2 now because I think both JJK and Hansen could both potentially score 50-60 this week.

    • So option 2 means you will be playing Hansen or JJK? I’d be leaning towards option 1 tbh

      • Woops, I meant leaning towards one for that very reason. I think Hansen won’t be loose this week and JJK could get another 50.

        I could also do Hendo > Riewoldt and have JJK for f8, just for a bit more depth next week in case of fwd carnage, at the cost of a big price loss.

  • Hey guys, bit of last minute advice needed! Debating between two trades as needed to use first in def crisis

    So either
    Josh Kennedy (scores bad against pies) –> NRoo (against gold coast) or different FWD
    Priddis –>Joel Selwood?

    Any thoughts would be great thanks :)

    • Who is your f7 who you could start over JJK? If he’s no good then definitely option 1.

      Priddis milestone game and he should be good for 100. No way are Sydney going to let Selwood kick 4 goals and get 10 marks like the last 2 spud opponents.

  • Ok, here is my team then before trades:

    Goddard, Malceski, Hanley, Gibbs, Shaw H, Ellis (Staker, Colquhoun)
    Swan, Pendlebury, Ablett, Selwood J, Barlow, Griffen, Cotchin, Beams (O’Keefe, Mayes)
    Cox, Kruezer (Osborn, McBean)
    Martin, Rockliff, Lewis, Bartel, Roughead, Johnson (Kennedy, Henderson)

    What are the necessary changes I need to make in order to make a better team? Honestly, I would be pretty happy fielding that team, though there are a few weak links. Suggestions please?

    • Upgrade Staker to Enright. play Enright over H Shaw. if Hanley is out, Shaw becomes your bench backup.

      Get in N.Roo (maybe for Lewis/Roughy/Kennedy). Etihad vs Suns he’ll go big.

    • Upgrade Roughy to someone like Roo or if you want a POD then Mayne or Wellingham. You could also upgrade Cotchin to someone, but it depends on how much Rupiah you have in the bank.

      • have traded henderson(injured)> enright and upgraded cotchin> montagna. my opponent has both of these players as well, so it gives me good cover.

        field heath shaw against a lowly west coast or malceski?

        • I think Shaw will score well tonight.

          • Dude I am not so confident, I have had him on the field the past few weeks. He is incredibly painful to have in ones team. Next year no way will he be anywhere near my team. Last week Wellingham was supposedly doing a fwd role on enright…though i noticed this wasn’t true as he was mostly around the ball ups in the middle when i was watching the game. Masten comes back this which mean Wellingham WILL spend a lot of time FWD, you’d expect him to do a job on Heath Shaw baring in mind what role he supposedly did last week. Malceski is another one that I should have benched a long time ago. JJK too. They are “premiums” but essentially at the lower end of the scale when it comes to a premium i reckon….

  • Do i play Roughhead or Kennedy on my field?

    • roughy for sure, NM have a weak backline this week

    • Rough Rough easily. Kennedys poor record against the pies and current form means that he is a massive risk.

      • Came here to ask just that question myself atm i have Roughy on the field but a littlw worried that spuddy will steal his points

  • DEF: goddard, heppell, enright, hartlett, gibbs, ellis (henderson, wilson)

    MID: swan, pendles, ablett, barlow, griffen, stanton, priddis, beams (mitchell, hunter)

    RUCK: cox, minson (grundy, osborn)

    FWD: riewoldt, martin, rockliff, bartel, stokes, johnson (kennedy, oxley)

    464k in the kitty so obviously money not an issue with any trades.

    Have been forced to trade 2 defenders this week due to carnage so was wondering what best options would be for hartlett and henderson? Opinions be greatly appreciated.

    • Nice team!
      i would say hanley but he might be a late withdrawal so trade in Hibberd for consistency and Obrien for good form.
      Could you please answer mine below. :)

      • thanks…would have been a lot better if i wasn’t forced to trade 2 unneeded defenders this wk.

        Yee i got it at hanley/o’brien atm but hanley is definitely worrying

  • I meant to post this here not in the other thread.

    Johnson, Rockliff, STokes, Martin, Wellingham, Boomer (Mayes, Kennedy)


    Goddard, Pearce, Gibbs, Terlich and Obrien (Grimes)
    Johnson, Rockliff, STokes, Martin, Mayes, Boomer (Staker, Kennedy)

    In the first one I bring in Wellingham and Pearce – they could be any fwd or back I have the cash.

    In the second I bring in Pearce or Obrien, again it could be any back.

    • Opps missed my backline in the first option

      Goddard, Pearce, Gibbs, Terlich and Grimes (Staker)

  • Should i trade Priddis or SMitchell to Jobe Watson???
    plz help :)

  • Need to decide on a backline trade Hartlett to R.Murphy or D.Pearce thoughts?

  • These are my choices!!!

    1. Priddis, Duffield and Jobe Watson
    2. SMitchell, Hibberd and Jobe Watson
    3. Priddis, Murphy and Jobe Watson

    I am thinking the first option!!
    plz help :)

  • do i get rid of hanley, okeefe or jjk?
    only 1 needs to go

  • duffield, hanley or o’brien? order of best to worst?

  • Who to trade in for Heppell

    Current backline
    Goddard, Ellis, Heppell, Enright, Hanley, Gibbs (McKenzie, Blee)

    I’m thinging Hibberd, O’Brien or Johnson. Any recommendations?

  • BEAMS – OUT Seedsman in

    Didak and Dalziel subs

  • Current backline:
    Goddard, Heppell, Enright, Ellis, Gibbs, Hanley (EMG Grimes)

    Trade Heppell to who?

  • Trade beams to a gun and have no back emg
    or start T.Mitchell and have Grimes emg

  • Bob Murphy and Matty Stokes (2 POD’s on my opponent)
    Nick Riewoldt and Heath Shaw (Shaw in common)
    Looking pretty even but might be slightly ahead in matchup. Leaning towards option 1.