The Thursday Scramble…. R14 early edition

FridayScrambleHi guys, this is just a quick one given that the Swans are playing tonight.  I thought I would put my thoughts up in regards to the suspension for Kurt and Buddy.

If you have them in your side I would suggest that you hold them if you have bench cover.  This is particularly true if you are playing RDT or SC.  Hopefully you have adequate bench cover left over from the bye rounds.  You don’t want to be burning a trade at this point. One week is not enough to worry about blowing a trade.

Even in AFL Fantasy if you trade them out it can be tough to get them back in again.  I would be trading them out only if you have absolutely no other issues to deal with or you were going to trade them out anyway and you are planning to keep the replacement for the rest of the year. If you downgrade to someone and then use the cash on another trade it is nearly impossible to get that cash back to bring Buddy back in (let’s be serious no one has Kurt do they?)

So there you have it.  I would probably hold Buddy this week if I had him (seriously guys, you don’t have Kurt do you?  really?)

Check back tomorrow for the full Friday Scramble.


  • Thoughts on Sloane –> Steele
    And Buddy –> Ziebell with 230k left over and hoping Nankervis and/or Downie can do a job for me for the next Martin-less two week.

    Is there better options then Ziebell? Looking for value, but would like consistency.

    • Ziebell scores well (111 avg) when NM win – but poor when they lose (71 avg) – the NM soft draw to the end of the season bodes well for him so should be a solid choice – but he often finds an injury to upset his DT owners.
      Adams is another worth considering – seems to have picked up more DT relevant role and scoring well – tougher draw over next few weeks may find him out though.
      Gunston is worth a look – underpriced due to injury affected score – otherwise has scored very consistent and well – with Roughie out for a while his score could go either way!

      Other options (if DPP option to MID exists) in similar price range are risky based on current form but on historical form they are underpriced: Watson; Barlow; Jelwood; Sidebottom…all risky picks at the moment but great value if form picks up!

  • I’m pretty sure Ziebell’s average has just overtaken Dahlhaus for sixth, if his injury induced score of four points is excluded. Had him since round one.