Roy’s Trade Talk – Round 18

As we edge one week closer to the finals, it became evident we need the guns that can ‘go big’ in order to compete with the best teams after a phenomenal round where 2350+ was par.


How can we say no to newly named DPP Luke Hodge (DEF/MID, $481,000). After a slow start to the season, he has come back from injury without missing a beat on his way to a three game average of 102 after dropping 134K since the start of the year. We all know Hodgey plays for finals footy and he will want to be in peak condition so he will be keen to continue to build over the coming weeks. Last year he averaged a whopping 111 and I expect plenty of scores around that total over the coming weeks, starting with a 110 vs the Tigers this week. And above all else, have a look how good your team looks with his head in the back line.

Unlikely Ruck Sensation

We all knew Brodie Grundy (RUC, $505,000) was set for a good year, but it was a rare coach who had him mixing it with the absolute best. Well, that’s exactly what he is doing with a three game average of 118 which gives him a low break even of just 63. He is on a streak of four straight hundreds with whopping  scores of 119 and 134 in his last two games against respectable opponents in Shane Mumford and Sam Jacobs. He has certainly elevated his game to the next level and is worth a punt, especially given he is only owned by 3% of the competition.

Crouching Crow

Brad Crouch (MID, $436,000) Is starting to hit the heights we thought he would be producing at the start of the year, with a three round average of 106 and a BE of just 50. With back to back games of 113, Crouch is running hot and apart from a tough game this week down at Skilled stadium, he has an unbelievably good run home. Obviously he is not a top eight mid, but he certainly has the form to serve a purpose at this price.

Big Finisher

Last year, Josh P. Kennedy (MID, $536,000) finished the year like a house on fire and the writing is on the wall that he is peaking at the same time this season. The often forgotten Swan is carrying a three game average of 117 into this weeks game against the Pies at the SCG, a venue he has scored over 110 on four occasions so far this year. He has a break even of 88 and is owned by just 4% of the competition.

Bargain of the week

Jason Johannisen (DEF, $438,000) had a slow first half against the Suns, but bounced back to score over 70 in the second half to record a score of 89. He will look to take full advantage of his second half form, but under the roof at ES where he plays the Saints, who are happy to leak plenty of points, especially across the half back. JJ should easily cover his BE of 90, while enjoying four out of six games at ES for the remainder of the year.

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Twitter Time

Looked pretty good, not a bad option to have as emergency

Ok, We will rule out Doc to save some cash. I am leaning toward Hodge… 111 average last season can’t be forgotten.

Montagna for the games at ES and Gray has a tough game this wee

Beast mode Matho for me




Cheers guys, discuss your trades in the comments!



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