AFL Teams 2016: Round 2

Sunday full squads are in with extended bench selections made. Late changes for port team with Harlet and Schultz out, but another rookie option of Dougal Howard (FWD AF $125,000 RDT $128,200) in as a replacement. For full notes on Sunday line ups read below. Yes, yes, Daniel Howe (DEF AF $265,000 RDT $271,300) made the team :P.

Important times to remember:

Full weekend game teamsheets released ~6:15pm Thursday 31/03/2016
Sunday games Extended bench selection ~5:00pm Friday 01/04/2016
Late changes to Pies vs Richmond ~7:00pm Friday 01/04/2015
Full Lockout 7:50pm Pies vs Richmond Friday  01/04/2015

All the above information will be updated on this post in a rolling update.

Summary: DT relevant INs and OUTs

IN:
Jayden Short (MID/FWD AF $125,000 RDT $121,300)
James Aish (DEF/MID $293,000 RDT $307,200)
Brodie Grundy (RUCK)
Michael Hartley (DEF AF $125,000 RDT $121,300)
Nick Kommer (FWD AF $125,000 RDT $128,200)
Angus Brayshaw (FWD/MID)
Dayne Zorko (FWD/MID)
Michael Johnson (DEF)
Aaron Sandilands (RUCK)
Kade Kolodjashnij (DEF)
Dougal Howard (FWD AF $125,000 RDT $128,200)
Daniel Howe (DEF AF $265,000 RDT $271,300)
Dale Thomas (FWD/MID)

OUT:
Steele Sidebottom (Suspension)
Dane Swan (Foot)
Oscar McDonald (Ankle)
Sam Frost (Omitted)
Mitch Robinson (Calf)
Jonathan Freeman (Omitted)
Jed Anderson (Hamstring)
Touk Miller (Ankle)
Matt Rosa (Calf)
Hamish Hartlett (Injured)
Luke Hodge (Fractured Arm)
Marc Pittonet (Omitted)
Jack Steele (Omitted)

Updates:

The round 2 teamsheets about to be named. No partial lockouts and no captain loopholes this week.
We already know about a few key outs, with Mitch Robinson confirmed 1-2 week injury, Steele Sidebottom 2 week suspension, Jed Anderson with a nasty hamstring 8-12 weeks, Dane Swan out quite like for the season with that sickening leg beak that is likened to a car crash, and Luke Hodge out with a broken arm for 6 weeks.


Matt Rosa and Touk Miller to miss this weeks game

Sunday April 3

GWS Giants v Geelong at StarTrack Oval (1.10pm)


gws

B Heath Shaw, Aidan Corr, Caleb Marchbank
HB Nathan Wilson, Phil Davis, Adam Kennedy
C Lachie Whitfield, Callan Ward, Will Hoskin-Elliott
HF Rhys Palmer, Rory Lobb, Tom Scully
F Stephen Coniglio, Steve Johnson, Devon Smith
FOL Shane Mumford, Ryan Griffen, Dylan Shiel
I/C Matt Buntine, Jack Steele, Josh Kelly, Toby Greene, Jonathon Patton, Zac Williams, Adam Tomlinson (Three to be omitted)
IN
Will Hoskin-Elliott, Stephen Coniglio, Jonathon Patton, Zac Williams
OUT
James Stewart (Omitted)

cats

B Harry Taylor, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright
HB Andrew Mackie, Lachie Henderson, Jake Kolodjashnij
C Mark Blicavs, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF Josh Caddy, Rhys Stanley, Lincoln McCarthy
F Darcy Lang, Tom Hawkins, Jimmy Bartel
FOL Zac Smith, Cameron Guthrie, Patrick Dangerfield
I/C Josh Cowan, Cory Gregson, George Horlin-Smith, Shane Kersten, Daniel Menzel, Steven Motlop, Jordan Murdoch (Three to be omitted)
IN
Josh Cowan, George Horlin-Smith, Daniel Menzel

Rookies

Giants

Nathan Wilson (DEF AF $283,000 BE 22 RDT $278,700)
Caleb Marchbank (DEF AF $189,000 BE 9 RDT $214,500)
Jonathon Patton (FWD AF $238,000 RDT $235,000)

Cats

Lincoln McCarthy (FWD AF $143,000 BE -5 RDT $134,300 )
Josh Cowan (DEF AF $130,000 RDT $161,700)
Daniel Menzel (FWD AF $266,000 RDT $231,300)

*Sunday extended bench players updated ~5pm Fri

Focus Players

Patrick Dangerfield (MID) had a Dangerfield day (excuse the pun). A surprise packet for cats was Zac Smith (RUCK) who only improve from here, and provided a good hit out ruck which cats have been lacking. Mark Blicavs (RUCK/MID) excelled in his role on the wing, I can see him losing his ruck status next year. Jonathon Patton (FWD AF $238,000 RDT $235,000) will provide a good forward option for GWS, but as a Key Position Player I see his scores fluctuating. Toby Greene (FWD/MID) was one of the bigger disappointments of round 1, and many will luxury trade him out. Even worse is for owners of Jack Steele (FWD/MID) who has been omitted this week.

Shag’s Pick

wilson
Nathan Wilson (DEF AF $283,000 BE 22 RDT $278,700) did his bit for GWS and the teams that own him with a very solid 88. At his price, this might be the last week to chase him, and many would argue he is already too expensive, however his form and role seem to indicate he could continue these sort of scores.

Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles at MCG (3.20pm)


hawks

B Ben Stratton, James Frawley, Angus Litherland
HB Shaun Burgoyne, Josh Gibson, Grant Birchall
C Billy Hartung, Jordan Lewis, Isaac Smith
HF Luke Breust, Ryan Schoenmakers, Paul Puopolo
F James Sicily, Jack Gunston, Cyril Rioli
FOL Ben McEvoy, Sam Mitchell, Jonathan O’Rourke
I/C Kaiden Brand, Taylor Duryea, Daniel Howe, Blake Hardwick, Jonathon Ceglar, Brendan Whitecross, Will Langford (Three to be omitted)
IN
Kaiden Brand, Daniel Howe, Blake Hardwick, Jonathon Ceglar, Brendan Whitecross
OUT
Luke Hodge (Fractured Arm), Marc Pittonet (Omitted)
NEW
Kaiden Brand, Blake Hardwick

wce

B Shannon Hurn, Eric MacKenzie, Sam Butler
HB Brad Sheppard, Will Schofield, Jackson Nelson
C Jack Redden, Matt Priddis, Elliot Yeo
HF Lewis Jetta, Jeremy McGovern, Mark LeCras
F Jamie Cripps, Josh J. Kennedy, Jack Darling
FOL Nic Naitanui, Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey
I/C Jamie Bennell, Thomas Cole, Liam Duggan, Josh Hill, Scott Lycett, Mark Hutchings, Fraser McInnes (Three to be omitted)
IN
Lewis Jetta, Thomas Cole, Mark Hutchings, Fraser McInnes
OUT
Xavier Ellis (Achilles)
NEW
Lewis Jetta, Thomas Cole

Rookies

Hawks

Daniel Howe (DEF AF $265,000 RDT $271,300)
Brendan Whitecross (DEF/FWD AF $232,000 RDT $260,900)
James Sicily (FWD/MID AF $214,000 BE 52 RDT $229,900)
Angus Litherland (DEF AF $210,000 BE 29 RDT $244,400)
Jonathan O’Rourke (MID AF $256,000 BE 42 RDT $251,600)
Kaiden Brand (DEF AF $125,000 RDT $128,200)
Blake Hardwick (FWD AF $136,000 RDT $121,300)

Eagles

Eric MacKenzie (DEF AF $226,000 BE 5 RDT $237,000)
Liam Duggan (MID/FWD AF $260,000 BE 29 RDT $262,300)
Jamie Bennell (DEF $240,000 BE 15 RDT $240,200 )
Thomas Cole (DEF/MID AF $163,000 RDT $121,300 )

*Sunday extended bench players updated ~5pm Fri

Focus Players

Jordan Lewis (MID) is only in 3.85% of teams, largely due to preseason niggles and his expensive price, which at this rate he will maintain. Add to your upgrade target list. The other smokey midfielder in hawks team is Sam Mitchell (MID) who is also under played with 7.23% of AF teams. Nic Naitanui (RUCK) was phenomenal last week, and if he keeps this up, he may be the ruck to have this year, but don’t sideways a premium ruck just yet…Matt Priddis (MID) is another under owned premium mid. If he learnt how to kick and not handball he would score 150 every week.
Josh J. Kennedy (FWD) 180 was simply huge. I wouldn’t expect him as a Key Position Player to kick 8 goals every week and WCE to dominate like they did every week. Beware the infamous “Tyrone Vickery effect”.

Shag’s Pick

howe
Howe, take 2. Here is what I said last week.
“We won’t know 100% sure if he will be chosen for Fantasy, but if we are going to have a preseason hype player, it would have to be Daniel Howe (DEF AF $265,000 RDT $271,300).I think he is a very good chance to make the cut, he has done everything right, and there are a lot of rookies in that extended bench. Just be aware there is risk.” The difference is, this week he made the team!

Carlton v Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium (4.40pm)


blues

B Sam Docherty, Michael Jamison, Simon White
HB Dale Thomas, Jacob Weitering, Zach Tuohy
C Nick Graham, Marc Murphy, Kade Simpson
HF Blaine Boekhorst, Levi Casboult, Sam Kerridge
F Andrew Walker, Andrejs Everitt, Ed Curnow
FOL Matthew Kreuzer, Patrick Cripps, Bryce Gibbs
I/C Dylan Buckley, Ciaran Byrne, Charlie Curnow, Andrew Phillips, Sam Rowe, Matthew Wright, Jed Lamb (Three to be omitted)
IN
Dale Thomas, Ciaran Byrne, Charlie Curnow
NEW
Charlie Curnow
MILESTONES: Sam Docherty – Playing 50th game, Jacob Weitering – Played 1st game, Zach Tuohy – Playing 100th game, Ciaran Byrne – Played 1st game

swans

B Zak Jones, Ted Richards, Nick Smith
HB Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Jeremy Laidler
C Jake Lloyd, Josh P. Kennedy, Dan Hannebery
HF Callum Mills, Lance Franklin, Luke Parker
F Harry Cunningham, Kurt Tippett, Isaac Heeney
FOL Callum Sinclair, Kieren Jack, Tom Mitchell
I/C Tom Derickx, George Hewett, Brandon Jack, Tom Papley, Daniel Robinson, James Rose, Dean Towers (Three to be omitted)
IN
Ted Richards, Tom Derickx, Brandon Jack, James Rose
OUT
Michael Talia (Foot)
MILESTONES: Callum Mills – Played 1st game, George Hewett – Played 1st game, Tom Papley – Played 1st game

Rookies

Blues

Jacob Weitering (DEF AF $244,000 BE 23 RDT $224,800)
Andrew Phillips (RUCK AF $229,000 BE 35 RDT $258,200)
Jed Lamb (FWD AF $195,000 BE 23 RDT $208,700)
Ciaran Byrne (DEF AF $125,000 RDT $144,900 )

Swans

George Hewett (MID AF $158,000 BE -23 RDT $128,200)
Tom Papley (FWD AF $150,000 BE -14 RDT $113,300)
Callum Mills (MID AF $234,000 BE 29 RDT $215,800 )
Zak Jones (DEF AF $248,000 BE 33 RDT $260,200)
Daniel Robinson (FWD AF $223,000 BE 22 RDT $272,500)
Tom Derickx (RUCK AF $194,000 RDT $199,400)

*Sunday extended bench players updated ~5pm Fri

Focus Players

Dan Hannebery (MID) is in the side. Some might still be worried about late out potential, but he should be fine. His 76 last week was with 50% TOG. Luke Parker (MID) reminded us how good he was before he broke his leg, and Tom Mitchell (MID) is making owners very happy, and non owners (like me) very concerned. For the blues Bryce Gibbs (MID), Marc Murphy(MID) and Kade Simpson(DEF) had great DT games, and all could be sneaky luxury sideways trades if you think they can keep it up. Jacob Weitering (DEF) had a solid debut, and his JS looks all but assured. All the Swans rookies from last week are in keeping up their huge cash making potential. Beware there are a few Swans players to come back in the team in coming weeks so they all won’t remain.

Shag’s Pick

hewett
George Hewett (MID AF $158,000 BE -23 RDT $128,200) has a BE of -23, the lowest in the comp, which cannot be ignored. People are concerned about his Job Security, however if he can manage a few more games, his cash increase should make him worth it. Still dont expect him to score so high every week, remember the rookie raffle phenomena.

Friday April 1

Collingwood v Richmond at MCG (7.50pm)


pies

B Jack Frost, Nathan J. Brown, Tom Langdon
HB Jackson Ramsay, Ben Reid, Marley Williams
C James Aish, Adam Treloar, Levi Greenwood
HF Jarryd Blair, Darcy Moore, Jordan de Goey
F Alex Fasolo, Travis Cloke, Corey Gault
FOL Brodie Grundy, Scott Pendlebury, Taylor Adams
I/C Brent Macaffer, Jack Crisp, Ben Sinclair, Adam Oxley
EMG Matthew Goodyear, Alan Toovey, Jeremy Howe
IN
Ben Reid, James Aish, Brodie Grundy, Adam Oxley
OUT
Jarrod Witts (Hand), Steele Sidebottom (Suspension), Dane Swan (Foot), Brayden Maynard (Omitted)
NEW
James Aish

tiges

B David Astbury, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes
HB Nick Vlastuin, Bachar Houli, Brandon Ellis
C Connor Menadue, Corey Ellis, Kamdyn McIntosh
HF Kane Lambert, Dustin Martin, Jayden Short
F Jack Riewoldt, Sam Lloyd, Ben Griffiths
FOL Shaun Hampson, Jacob Townsend, Trent Cotchin
I/C Shaun Grigg, Anthony Miles, Ty Vickery, Taylor Hunt
EMG Ben Lennon, Andrew Moore, Troy Chaplin
IN
Jayden Short, Shaun Grigg, Taylor Hunt
OUT
Steven Morris (Omitted), Daniel Rioli (Leg), Shane Edwards (Hand)
NEW
Jayden Short
MILESTONES: Ben Griffiths – Playing 50th game

Rookies

Pies

Jackson Ramsay (DEF AF $271,000 BE 26 RDT $253,200)
Brent Macaffer (MID AF $200,000 BE 34 RDT $214,300)
Corey Gault (FWD $170,000 BE 32 RDT $226,100)
*NEW* James Aish (DEF/MID $293,000 RDT $307,200)

Tiges

Connor Menadue (MID/FWD $157,000 BE -1 RDT $170,400)
Corey Ellis (MID/FWD AF $180,000 BE 10 RDT $197,100)
*NEW* Jayden Short (MID/FWD AF $125,000 RDT $121,300)

Focus Players

We already knew during the week that Deledio is still out, and Shane Edwards is out with a broken hand. Some may have had Daniel Rioli as a rookie as an out. Pies are missing Sidebottom for 2 weeks for suspension. You would hope the pies premiums will stand up a bit more with Pendlebery, Adams having below expectation scores. Brodie Grundy (RUCK) being out last week was surprising, he has previously been very DT relevant. Another DT relevant in is James Aish (DEF/MID) who was very popular before the NAB cup.
Corey Gault, Corey Ellis, Brent Macaffer, Connor Menadue rookies all survived selections. We have a new rookie in Jayden Short(MID/FWD) to see, but I’d be concerned for his JS replacing S.Edwards.

Shag’s Pick

lambo
Kane Lambert (FWD/MID AF $379,000 BE 24 RDT $369,500) Smashed out a 125 last week and was vital for the Tiges win. The question is, was it a one off. Could be a great smokey with everyone else jumping on Hall or Gray.

Saturday April 2

Adelaide v Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval (1.45pm)

crows

ADELAIDE CROWS

B Jake Lever, Kyle Hartigan, Luke Brown
HB Brodie Smith, Daniel Talia, Rory Laird
C Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson, Paul Seedsman
HF Mitch McGovern, Tom Lynch, Rory Atkins
F Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
FOL Sam Jacobs, Brad Crouch, Richard Douglas
I/C David Mackay, Kyle Cheney, Wayne Milera, Matt Crouch
EMG Riley Knight, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw
IN
Kyle Hartigan
OUT
Nathan Van Berlo (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Daniel Talia – Playing 100th game, Mitch McGovern – Played 1st game, Wayne Milera – Played 1st game

port

B Jack Hombsch, Alipate Carlile, Jasper Pittard
HB Hamish Hartlett, Aaron Young, Jackson Trengove, Matthew Broadbent
C Jimmy Toumpas, Ollie Wines, Brad Ebert
HF Jake Neade, Charlie Dixon, Chad Wingard
F Robbie Gray, Jay Schulz,Dougal Howard, Justin Westhoff
FOL Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Sam Gray
I/C Jared Polec, Jarman Impey, Brendon Ah Chee, Tom Jonas
EMG Karl Amon, Darcy Byrne-Jones, Paul Stewart
IN
Jimmy Toumpas, Aaron Young, Dougal Howard
OUT
Matthew White (Pectoral Tear), Hamish Hartlett (Injured), Jay Schulz (Injured)
NEW
Jimmy Toumpas, Dougal Howard

Rookies

Crows
Wayne Milera (FWD AF $196,000 BE 38 RDT $179,800)
Kyle Hartigan (DEF AF $215,000 RDT $226,100)
Mitch McGovern (FWD AF $138,000 BE 4 RDT $128,200)
Port
*NEW* Dougal Howard (FWD AF $125,000 RDT $128,200)

Focus Players

No significant ins and outs DT wise, a nice POD choice who absolutely smashed it last week is Robbie Gray (MID). So did Brad Ebert (MID) but from experience Ebert is quite erratic. I thought Brad Crouch, Matt Crouch did ok but nothing special, and Rory Laird (DEF) showed enough to remain a def keeper. Matthew Lobbe (RUCK) scored very well for those who own him, I wouldnt consider chasing him as a luxury trade at this stage in the season. Wayne Milera (FWD) was disappointing as a rookie, and would be a popular luxury trade out for another rookie.

Shag’s Pick

sgray
Sam Gray (MID/FWD AF $443,000 BE 50 RDT $446,900) smashed out a 118 in a close match. Hype justified. You have the luxury, get him in. While you are at it, enjoy Sam Gray the story.

Essendon v Melbourne at MCG (2.10pm)


dons

B Matt Dea, Mitch Brown, Mark Baguley
HB James Gwilt, Michael Hartley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
C Brendon Goddard, David Zaharakis, Jackson Merrett
HF Zach Merrett, Patrick Ambrose, Kyle Langford
F Mathew Stokes, Joe Daniher, Nick Kommer
FOL Matthew Leuenberger, Darcy Parish, Ryan Crowley
I/C Martin Gleeson, Orazio Fantasia, Adam Cooney, James Kelly
EMG Craig Bird, Shaun McKernan, Jonathan Simpkin
IN
Michael Hartley, Nick Kommer, Orazio Fantasia
OUT
Shaun McKernan (Omitted), Craig Bird (Omitted), Jonathan Simpkin (Omitted)
NEW
Michael Hartley
MILESTONES: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti – Played 1st game, Joe Daniher – Playing 50th game, Darcy Parish – Played 1st game

dees

B Neville Jetta, Tom McDonald, Heritier Lumumba
HB Matt Jones, Colin Garland, Christian Salem
C Bernie Vince, Jack Viney, Aaron Vandenberg
HF Jack Watts, Cameron Pedersen, James Harmes
F Dean Kent, Jesse Hogan, Jeff Garlett
FOL Max Gawn, Nathan Jones, Dom Tyson
I/C Angus Brayshaw, Clayton Oliver, Tomas Bugg, Ben Kennedy
EMG Lynden Dunn, Billy Stretch, Sam Frost
IN
Heritier Lumumba, Angus Brayshaw
OUT
Oscar McDonald (Ankle), Sam Frost (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Clayton Oliver – Played 1st game

Rookies

Dons
Matt Dea (DEF AF $188,000 BE 4 RDT $163,500)
Darcy Parish (MID AF $282,000 BE 16 RDT $206,800)
Ryan Crowley (MID AF $232,000 BE 32 RDT $312,100)
Mitch Brown (DEF/FWD AF $201,000 BE 25 RDT $121,300)
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (FWD/DEF AF $164,000 BE 25 RDT $105,800)
*NEW* Nick Kommer (FWD AF $125,000 RDT $128,200)
*NEW* Michael Hartley (DEF AF $125,000 RDT $121,300)

Dees
Matt Jones (FWD AF $265,000 BE 23 RDT $269,900)
Ben Kennedy (FWD/MID AF $237,000 BE 16 RDT $250,400)
Dean Kent (FWD AF $187,000 BE 7 RDT $218,800)
Clayton Oliver (MID AF $245,000 BE 32 RDT $211,300)

Focus Players

Jonathan Simpkin (FWD/MID) will be a painful out for some, same is true for Craig Bird (FWD/MID). Sam Frost (RUCK) out looks ominous for those with him stuck as a ruck 3 on their benches. The dees were great last week, and many of them should score really well against this years bunnies in the Bombers. Jack Viney (MID) smashed out a 115 last week and is a popular trade in. People are hoping Max Gawn (RUCK) will bounce back with a big score. Rookie priced dees Ben Kennedy, Dean Kent, Clayton Oliver would all be justifiable rookie trade ins against the bombers.
If last week is any indication, bombers will be low scoring DT wise. Darcy Parish (MID) was a stand out, and a possible must have in RDT. Midfielders David Zaharakis (MID) Zach Merret (MID/FWD), James Kelly (MID), Mathew Stokes (MID/FWD) all scored well, but many might consider bombers players very risky as their team structure is less than certain. Some might look at the sneaky sideways rookie trade to Nick Kommer (FWD) and Michael Hartley (DEF). Angus Brayshaw(FWD/MID) is a Dees in that can go bombastic against the Bombers. But the most important question of all, Will anyone chase Heritier Lumumba?

mjones
Matt Jones (FWD AF $265,000 BE 23 RDT $269,900) is in only 0.67% of AF teams. Scoring a solid 80, he like many Dees players could go big this week against bombers. Maybe a nice rookie POD for your teams.

Brisbane Lions v North Melbourne at Gabba (4.35pm)


lions
B Darcy Gardiner, Daniel Merrett, Claye Beams
HB Sam Mayes, Harris Andrews, Daniel Rich
C Ryan Lester, Allen Christensen, Lewis Taylor
HF Pearce Hanley, Daniel McStay, Josh Green
F Josh Walker, Josh Schache, Tom Bell
FOL Stefan Martin, Dayne Zorko, Tom Rockliff
I/C Ryan Harwood, Ryan Bastinac, Rohan Bewick, Tom Cutler
EMG Nick Robertson, Liam Dawson, Jonathan Freeman
IN
Daniel Merrett, Josh Green, Dayne Zorko
OUT
Marco Paparone (Hamstring), Mitch Robinson (Calf), Jonathan Freeman (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Josh Schache – Played 1st game

roos

B Michael Firrito, Robbie Tarrant, Sam Wright
HB Shaun Atley, Scott D. Thompson, Jamie Macmillan
C Sam Gibson, Daniel Wells, Brent Harvey
HF Shaun Higgins, Jarrad Waite, Ben Brown
F Taylor Garner, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas
FOL Todd Goldstein, Andrew Swallow, Jack Ziebell
I/C Ben Cunnington, Nick Dal Santo, Luke McDonald, Kayne Turner
EMG Ben Jacobs, Lachlan Hansen, Aaron Mullett
IN
Kayne Turner
OUT
Jed Anderson (Hamstring)

Rookies

Lions

Josh Schache (FWD AF $243,000 BE 24 RDT $220,300)
Ryan Harwood (DEF AF $201,000 BE 29 RDT $262,800)

Roos

Daniel Wells (MID/FWD RDT $178,500)

Focus Players

Shame to see rookie Jed Anderson go out with a nasty hamstring injury at his new club, and hope the kid has a speedy recovery. As said in the beginning Mitch Robinson (FWD/MID) is out for 1 or two weeks. Although Mitch himself tweeted he would be back for the cats game in 1 week. Todd Goldstein (RUCK) showed himself to be worth his price getting a 121 in a very dominant performance. Daniel Wells (FWD/MID) so far has been worth the hype and seems set on a solid comeback. 24.9% of AF teams are hoping S.Martin doesn’t get dominated again. Daniel Rich (MID/DEF) had a tonne of midfield time and looks a great POD in defense. Can he do that back to back? Tom Rockliff (MID) managed to struggle to 109 showing his pig status remains.

Shag’s Pick

zorko
With Robbo out for a week or two, and no Beams, Dayne Zorko (FWD/MID AF $500,000 RDT $523,600) could be a sneaky POD who surely would get more midfield time.

St Kilda v Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)


saints

B Jarryn Geary, Sam Fisher, Dylan Roberton
HB Jack Newnes, Sean Dempster, Jimmy Webster
C Leigh Montagna, David Armitage, Shane Savage
HF Maverick Weller, Nick Riewoldt, Jack Billings
F Jack Lonie, Josh Bruce, Paddy McCartin
FOL Tom Hickey, Sebastian Ross, Jack Steven
I/C Luke Dunstan, Sam Gilbert, Jade Gresham, Jack Sinclair
EMG Eli Templeton, Blake Acres, Tom Lee
IN
Paddy McCartin, Jack Sinclair
OUT
Eli Templeton (Omitted), Blake Acres (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Nick Riewoldt – Playing 300th game, Jade Gresham – Played 1st game

dogs

B Matthew Boyd, Marcus Adams, Dale Morris
HB Matthew Suckling, Easton Wood, Shane Biggs
C Lachie Hunter, Tom Liberatore, Jason Johannisen
HF Liam Picken, Marcus Bontempelli, Jake Stringer
F Luke Dahlhaus, Tom Boyd, Robert Murphy
FOL Jordan Roughead, Jack Macrae, Mitch Wallis
I/C Toby McLean, Josh Dunkley, Koby Stevens, Caleb Daniel
EMG Tom Campbell, Joel Hamling, Jed Adcock
IN
No Change
MILESTONES: Marcus Adams – Played 1st game, Josh Dunkley – Played 1st game

Rookies

Saints
Jade Gresham (MID AF $192,000 BE 27 RDT $148,300)
Dogs
Josh Dunkley (MID AF $180,000 BE 2 RDT $121,300)
Marcus Adams (DEF/FWD AF $172,000 BE 3 RDT $121,300)

Focus Players

The Dogs were simply amazing last week, and there are no changes to the line up. The concern would be that their huge DT scores can be kept week to week. Stringer, Macrae, Hunter all had huge games. Jack Steven (MID) continued to prove he is an Uber Premium choice, and everyone should have him in their sights as an upgrade target. The big surprise package from the saints game is Tom Hickey (RUCK/FWD) who as a mid priced ruck scored a huge 120. I have seen quote a few teams trade him in for Berger. Marcus Adams (DEF/FWD) looks already set in the doggies defence, great job security and a rookie you can safely pop on your field. Many teams will be happy Josh Dunkley (MID) and Jade Gresham (MID) made the cut.

Shag’s Pick

jj
Jason Johannisen (DEF AF $444,000 RDT $446,100) backed up his role and form from the NAB cup in a another dominant display. If your backline needs fixing he is a solid trade option.

Fremantle v Gold Coast Suns at Subiaco Oval at (7.40pm)


freo

B Garrick Ibbotson, Zac Dawson, Lee Spurr
HB Stephen Hill, Michael Johnson, Tommy Sheridan
C Cameron Sutcliffe, David Mundy, Danyle Pearce
HF Lachie Neale, Matthew Pavlich, Nat Fyfe
F Michael Walters, Chris Mayne, Hayden Ballantyne
FOL Aaron Sandilands, Michael Barlow, Nick Suban
I/C Lachie Weller, Alex Pearce, Ed Langdon, Clancee Pearce
EMG Matt De Boer, Alex Silvagni, Jonathon Griffin
IN
Michael Johnson, Aaron Sandilands, Alex Pearce, Ed Langdon
OUT
Matt Taberner (Omitted), Jonathon Griffin (Omitted), Tendai Mzungu (Omitted), Zac Clarke (Knee)

suns

B Trent McKenzie, Steven May, Sean Lemmens
HB Adam Saad, Rory Thompson, Nick Malceski
C Kade Kolodjashnij, Gary Ablett, Jarrod Harbrow
HF Callum Ah Chee, Tom J. Lynch, Jack Martin
F Brandon Matera, Sam Day, Clay Cameron
FOL Tom Nicholls, Michael Rischitelli, Dion Prestia
I/C Alex Sexton, Aaron Hall, Jesse Lonergan, Ryan Davis
EMG Luke Russell, Matt Shaw, Keegan Brooksby
IN
Kade Kolodjashnij, Brandon Matera
OUT
Touk Miller (Ankle), Matt Rosa (Calf)
MILESTONES: Callum Ah Chee – Played 1st game

Rookies

Freo
Lachie Weller (MID AF $177,000 BE 26 RDT $231,900)
Suns
Clay Cameron (DEF AF $147,000 BE -8 RDT $140,100)
Ryan Davis (MID AF $143,000 BE -5 RDT $105,800)
Callum Ah Chee (FWD AF $200,000 BE 24 RDT $193,300)

Focus Players

Freo should bounce back and have a better game against the suns. For Lachie Neale (MID) to get a tonne against the flow for Freo bodes very well for him. Michael Johnson (DEF) as an in will bolster defense although I consider him to risky to be DT relevant. Kade Kolodjashnij (DEF) in will make a few sides breathe a sigh of relief. His late out was quite painful with low scores on the rookie def bench. Gary Ablett(MID) proved he is still the little master and put those concerns of niggles to rest. Aaron Hall (MID/FWD) could well be the real deal, but I’d like to see him play against another side that is not the Dons. Matt Rosa(MID/DEF) and to a lesser extent Touk Miller(MID/FWD) out will hurt a few teams. Dion Prestia (MID) had a very handy return and could be a very handy POD in your midfield.

Shag’s Pick

sandi
Aaron Sandilands (RUCK AF $485,000 RDT $508,500), not really a valid pick for DT as there are better options, but chosen as Shags pick JUST for the influence he will have coming back into the Freo Team. With Sandi back, I would expect Mundy, Barlow, Fyfe and other freo mids to all score better this week.

176 Comments

  • Jack Viney, Levi greenwood or Bryce Gibbs who would u take

    • They all could be anything, depends if you’re a fan of new wave, resurgence or renaissance. Probably Viney. I like Levi as a POD though.

  • Viney for me. Please answer: lambert or heeney and why.

  • B. Ellis > Gaz or Berger > NicNat?

    First trade was Robbo > Hewett so actually got 650K sitting there. I could blow it all on a Goldy or Steven. But am I better off jumping on one of these up and comers and pocketing some cash?

  • Already have Hall, seriously considering going against the grain with JJK over S.Gray ?

    • Gray seems the smart, safe option but JJK could be a lot of fun although a total rollercoaster. He will make money in the short term at least and 2 trades every week so why not take the punt?

  • You all need to get yourself a box of tissues for your issues

  • An idea when we will get our scores from round 1?

    • Go to the AFL Fantasy help section FAQ for the answer. It’s not good :(

      Fortunately the DT Talk boys have opened up a league for those that got 0 in round 1, with a prize of $500. League code is JL4R2LCN

      • At least that’s something! I’d rather be in a group of 2000 (or whatever) fighting for $500 than a group of 200,000 fighting for $50k.

        Good luck amigo, keep us posted! Maybe the DT Talk bosses could let you publish a weekly update so we can track the comp’s unluckiest teams in their quest for concessional glory!?

    • I’m sure everyone who comes on this site feels bad for you and the others in the same boat, but I cant see any way to fix it. Unless there is someway Fan hub have the ability to roll back their data from before the weekend you are going to be stuck with a zero – and I’m guessing that’s what they have been tried to do but with no joy.
      They cant just add points onto your scores as many would just make out they had the best scoring players from the weekend. Unless you have a better solution you can suggest, I’m afraid you are screwed.
      Best of luck with the rest of the year

      • To me one of the biggest issues is Fanhub has refused to recognize the glitch….all of us know what that means. Again and again.

  • Should i trade brodie smith to Sheridan?

  • simpkin to hewett and m. crouch to s. gray ? luxury trades at this point?

    • Simpkin to hewett is a good trade, need that cash generation. M crouch has a BE of 66, he should get this. do you have any players with a real high BE which is unachievable. They would be a better trade to do interns of money making.

  • What do people think about this move to try and keep Robinson (because lets be honest he is a gun) while still getting in Gray:

    Trade 1: OUT (MID): J Simpkin SUB: M Robinson (FWD) to MID IN (FWD): D Kent

    Trade 2: OUT (MID): M Crouch IN (MID): S Gray

    Would result in both S Gray and M Robinson in my midfield for the time being, but I can cover Robinson with G Hewett on the ground and I have Menadue in my forward-line meaning I can use DPP to switch one back at a later date.

  • Thoughts And Ideas?

    Rosa (Who was a good pick, and now done a hammy) to Sheridan or Suckling (Or other?)

    Right now I’m thinking Sheridan as it free’s up tones of cash.

    Then, Do I go simpkin to Oliver or a Parish? Oliver tired pretty quickly and doesn’t seem to be in as much shape as some others, 58% game time? even though he was amazing in that time, where as Parish dominated from the get go and never slowed.

    Thoughts?

  • Biggs or Johannessen?

  • Stringer, Tom Bell, Zorko or Lambert?

  • Couple of corrective trades after week 1, and have cash with Robbo to trade out.
    Would you prefer

    A) Ross + Wells
    or
    B) Grey + Kennedy

    Leaning towards A0, due to uniqueness of Ross

    • I’d prefer to get Gray and wells if you could afford it, but Kennedy should be solid and he has essendon this week. Thanks for the comment above too.

    • I see it as:

      A: Ross (95) + Wells (90)

      B: Gray (95) + Kennedy (80)

      Honestly, Wells is a must-have, and Ross should at least match the average of S Gray.

      I like Ross as a unique too, so go with A

  • Get some Zork on your Fork.

  • JJ or Sheridan?

    • JJ looked amazing. I think he is more likely a def keeper. Sheridan get in for value if you think you can use the cash elsewhere.

      • Yeh i agree, I’d prefer someone who is a ‘lock’ for the rest of the year considering the carnage thats likely to occur. Plus i love the look of the doggies

  • Shags da besssssssss

  • What’s Howe’s JS like? A chance to get dropped once Shiels comes back?

    • Yes. Howe not getting picked 1st game makes his JS a tad shakey.

      Will depend a lot on his performance of course.

  • Anyone else getting random players showing up yellow vs green, changing each time you refresh?

  • Def: Mackenzie, Houli, Weitering, Shaw, Cameron, Dea
    Mid: Ablett, Dangerfield, DeGoey, Mills, Rockliff, Graham, Ellis, Hewett
    Ruck: Martin Goldstein
    Forwards: Dalhaus, Franklin, Wells, Gunston, Kerridge, Menadue

    Lots of money making rookies on the bench, all vs Rucks playing. Thoughts?