Improving – Round 2 Review

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Team Name:
Round 2 Scores:
On the Chopping Block:

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  • Accurate break-evens anyone?

  • Vent- Beams, goodes, newnes

  • Break evens people I need break evens!

  • Ok, it seems Gablett has dropped so much now that I may as well suck it up and keep him. Any chance he becomes a DPP forward in r6?

    • Yeah I’m thinking the same to be honest, thinking lose Beams before Gablett and either trade Goodes or bench him.

    • Really doubt it, in my opinion if you don’t trade him you only lose potential value, not actual value. So might as well hold and I’m sure there are other things you can work on.

  • Anyone thinking of printing in pittard as a POD Defender?

  • Team Name: Lewo’s Legends (AFL Fantasy)
    Round 2 Scores: 2010
    Studs: M.Bontempelli, J.Lewis (c), L.Hodge, J.Newnes, S.Higgins, S.Jacobs, Dusty, R.Gray and K.McIntosh
    Duds: B.Goodes, B.Newton, A.Vandenberg, M.Clark, D.Beams and possibly KK
    On the Chopping Block: KK and Beams
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Already think I’ve made my trades, KK > Bruce don’t care if he can’t back it up his BE is 2 and my other trade Beams > most likely Sloane, Thoughts?

    • Love the Sloane train, Adelaide are immense this year.

      Dockers have Eagles next week and their mids are going to go HAM once again.

      Bruce with 2 big score looks the goods but I won’t be jumping on just yet.

  • Team Name: ASAADA
    Round 2 Scores: 2002
    Studs: Lewis, Bont, Hodge, Mumford, Newnes, Wallis
    Duds: Clark, Vandenberg, Ellis (C), Tyson
    On the Chopping Block: Lumumba, Tyson
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Solid score given my appalling captain choice and given that I nearly went with Barlow and KK over Tyson and Hodge. Happy to get rid of two Dees Lumumba and Tyson to bring in Barlow.

  • I’ve traded Beams and KK for the Bont and Smith, lets hope it pays off and Smith is alright to go next week.

  • Team Name: Crip Patrol AFL Fantasy
    Round 2 Scores: 1876
    League Results: LWLWW
    Studs: Barlow, D. Martin, Newnes, Lewis(C)
    Duds: GAJ, Eski, B. Goodes, Beamer, Newton, Vandenberg, M. Clark
    On the Chopping Block: GAJ, Eski, Beamer
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I never thought I would have to trade GAJ for under performing! I forgive the rookies for sub vests and low scores, its part of the risk for fielding them! I think I will keep Beams for this week as he has a better run coming up then GAJ and Eski and I will bring in the Bont and maybe Hibberd leaving me with $167k to upgrade one of my rucks.

    • Don’t get Hibberd.

      He never tons.

      Docherty, Smith, Simpson, Hodge all better options

      • Going Hibberd for consistancy and the run of Blues, Pies, Saints coming up. Smith I am thinking will miss next week with concussion but if named I will probably pick him. Docherty I haven’t really looked at yet but will have to. Simpson is on my never again list, way too inconsistent and 2 rounds isn’t long enough to convince me he has changed. Hodge is awesome but always either injures himself or gets rested a few times a year.

  • I have no idea who to trade HELP!!!!

    Mackie, Newnes, Lumumba, Geary, Saad, McIntosh (Oxley, Goodes)

    Lewis, Barlow, Hepple, Parker, Prestia, Newton, Vandenberg, Anderson (CEY, Cripps)

    Maric, Bellchambers (Naismith, Holmes)

    Bartel, Martin, Swan, Grey, Salem, Honeychurch (Clarke, McCarthy)

    I’m inside top 1000 so doing pretty well.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    • Anyone?

      • I would go Lumumba to T Hunt – (Richmond) and if he is declared fit and Mackie to B Smith (AdelaideS) (if named for next week) S Docherty (Carl) or I would have said Gibson if Frawley wasn’t out for a bit, Gibbo will probably go back to playing accountable footy. Then next week I would be trying to get bontempelli in if you can if all goes well, good luck!

    • get rid of mackie for docherty, hodge, or brodie smith (depends of how much money you have). and perhaps consider getting rid of lumumba? i dont have him so i dont know what hes scroing but i cant see him doing too well as a player consistantly throughout the year, atleast not scoring as much as he would need to to be a D3

  • What do you guys think… Bont has a fairly hard run with Hawks, Adelaide and Swans in the next 3. Looking to get him in but hesitant. Thoughts?

    • He won’t keep up his scoring. Still think he’s a massive risk

      • 10 tackles a game gives me good vibes.

        Bont and Fyfe are on another level in terms of utilities this season.

      • with a break even of 23, you can afford to take a risk

  • Team Name: Crip Patrol RDT
    Round 2 Scores: 1869
    Studs: Barlow, Hibberd, Newnes, Lewis, Oxley, Dusty
    Duds: KK, Beamer, Newton, Berger, Clark
    On the Chopping Block: Berger, Beamer, KK
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Looks like I need to use 2 more trades this week to continue fixing up this retarded start to the season! Beamer>Bont, Berger>Sauce leaving $194, 700

  • Team Name: The Snouts
    Round 2 Scores: 1895
    League Results: WWWWWW
    Studs: Newnes, Oxley, Barlow, Lews, CEY, Saad (his 80 covered the late out of Gibson), Martin, Bonts
    Duds: Malceski, KK, Goodes, Ablett, Beams, Clark
    On the Chopping Block: KK, Beams, Ablett
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: So many pre game injuries this round! – Cripps, S. Selwood, Bartel, Gibson. Thankfully I had bench depth to cover them.

  • Team Name: frenkiers drerm term
    Round 2 Scores: 1990
    Studs: Newnes, Barlow, Lewis C, #TheBont, dusty, Sauce
    Duds: Gazza, GOODES, Clark, Newton, Jong, Lumumba, KK
    On the Chopping Block: Gazza, KK, Beamer, Lumumba

  • Is Beams worth trading considering that Richmond don’t have a tagger?

  • Can’t believe i’m ranked 27,000ish in Fantasy (finished 186 last year) but am ranked 58 in RDT! Some bad mistakes for Rd 1 team in Fantasy (such as starting with GAJ & putting the c on him) which I didn’t do in RDT.

    • 58 bah Gods

      List your team plz

    • I was 650 last week but 3,555 this week


      • OK Albert, this was my Rd 2 RDT team – scored 2092:

        Def: Malceski, Newnes, Lumumba, KK, C Pearce, McIntosh (Saad, Oxley)

        Mid: Lewis(c) – both rounds, Heppell (brought in this week for Sidey), Jelwood, Parker, Wines, NVB, Newton, Cripps (Heeney, CEY, V’Berg)

        Ruck: Sauce, Belly (Downie)

        Fwd: Dusty, Gray, Swan, Bonts, Salem, Clark (Hogan, Lamb)

        Would have been even better if I played CEY & Hogan on the field.

  • Who to trade out of kk and lumumba

    • Melbourne in Adelaide this week terrifies me.

      Gold Coast in Geelong slightly less risk.

      Based on that I would have to say Harry O.

  • Team Name:hahafkyou

    Round 2 Scores (final):2018

    Studs:hodge, newnesy, lewis, goldstein, bont, dusty

    Duds:malceski (again), beams (again), kolo (again), newton, mitch clark

    On the Chopping Block: made my initial trades which i may end up trading: somehow i let zac clarke sneak into my round 1 team and as expected hes being doin shit, so hes out for brodie grundy (wish me luck) with an average of 85.5 and a BE of 33 so perhaps a bit of upside. and beams out for barlow; barlow is a consistant jet, and beams seems to be struggling without the likes of pendles and swanny shouldering his load.

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: brodie smith is dominating and ill probs bring him in next week, but i was strictly told to avoid him by this website based on his preseason form. so instead i got malceski as D2, which has fu**ed me up. Also, i perhaps hit the panic button and traded out ablett last week…and brought in whitfield (out scored 70…)

    just let me know ur thoughts perhaps on my situation, i have $60,000 in the kitty and had $176,000 before these initial trades.

    • Grundy is doing well, I was considering him since he’s the only ruckman at the Pies and he was one of the first ruckmen I put in my time pre season.

  • Team Name: HOCKERS FC
    Round 2 Scores:1857 :(
    Studs: Newnes, Lewis, Fyfe, Martin
    Duds: Lumumba, Goodes, Newton, VDB, Luenberger, Clark
    On the Chopping Block: Lumumba, Beams, Luey
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: LOST: MY SIDE CALL 0419864730 IF FOUND

  • Camel Darts
    Studs- Goldy, Bont and the C on Lewis
    Duds- Beams and Goodes
    Thinking Ibbotson downgrade, Oxley on field to free up coin then Beams or Griffin to Barlow or Heppell. Thoughts?

  • Is it worth having Bont at M5 and then next week swap him into the Forward Line?

    • I’m doing a very similar thing.

      Provides a great link into the fwds.

    • Ricky Petterd is a flog and I’m a tigers supporter.. hope he plays his days out in the resies

  • How’s this for freaky:
    Last week’s score: 1947
    This week’s score: 1947
    My overall rank: 1947

  • Team Name:BAAAALLL YES!!! Dreamteam
    Round 2 Scores:2244 (2nd weekly,4th overall)
    Studs:Barlow (C),Goldy,JLew,Shiel,BSmith,KMac more
    Duds:Mitch Clark and Bartel(not being there)
    On the Chopping Block:no one yet
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:Pumped with being 2nd but just missed out on the chocolates by playing VDB over CEY
    About 38 pts difference .Bought in Barlow and Lewis (thanks Cal and boys for your advice ) and happy Bartel back this week instead of Clark.Bring it on!


  • Decided to downgrade Ibbo to Oxley leaving me with 211k. Who should I upgrade KK or Lumumba to? Already have hibberd and newness. I was thinking maybe Hodge. Thoughts ?

    • I have doubts over a 31 yo Hodge being durable.

      I would go Smith (if he comes good), Docherty or Simmo.

  • Team Name: Dead Last
    Round 2 Scores:1934
    Studs: Lewis, Selwood, Wines & Dusty M
    Duds:Leunenberger & Clark
    On the Chopping Block: Leunenberger & Goodes
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:If it wasnt for my duds, I might have got too 2000, maybe next week.

  • Did KK tag or just not do that well?

  • Team Name: Golden Gaytime
    Round 2 Scores: 2007
    Studs: Shaw, Newnes, Kmac, Lewis, Wines, SHIEL, Dusty, The Bont, Salem
    Duds: K.Kolo, Goodes, Parker, Newton, Vandy, Clark
    On the Chopping Block: Goodes, Cripps, K.Kolo
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Dyaln Shiel is a gun!

  • Get a girlfriend Albert Lloyd

  • Team Name:First Time Lucky
    Round 2 Scores:2015
    Studs: Goldy, The Bont, Watson, Fyfe, Danger & Buddy
    Duds: Boak, Whitfield, V’Berg, & ME for leaving CEY on the bench
    On the Chopping Block: Tom Lynch and Whitfield

    Ranked 350 ish – Not bad a first timer

  • Should I trade Lumumba or KK first?

  • Team Name: Koalas
    Round 2 Scores: 1975
    Studs: Barlow, Lewis(C), Bont, Gray, Dusty, Hendo, Adams, Lynch….
    Duds: KK, Ablett, Goodes, Leuey, Clark, Rich, Parker
    On the Chopping Block: GCS
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Ablett> Sloane & KK> Hodge w/$5k left, glad I saved that cash

  • Team Name:Murraymagic
    Round 2 Scores:1951
    Studs: J.Newnes, K.Mcintosh, J.Lewis, M.Barlow, N.Fyfe, R.Gray, D.Martin, M.Bontempelli
    Duds: K.Kolodjashnji, B.Goodes, L.Parker, D.Beams, M.Leuenberger, W.Langford
    On the Chopping Block: W.Langford, K.Kolodjashnji, D.Beams, M.Leuenberger
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Whatever

  • Team Name: The Whiplashers
    Round 2 Scores: 1913
    Studs: Bont, Lewis (c), Dusty, Fyfe, Vanberlo, Smith, Saad
    Duds: Gablett, Goodes, Lumumba, Leuenberger,
    On the Chopping Block: Gablett, Macmillan, Lumumba
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Definately trading out Gablett for either for Hepps of Barlow. Macmillan isn’t getting a game so trading him out sooner or later. Kamdyn Mcintosh looks awfully tempting.