The Weekend Wash-Up – Round 1

We’re back for another 6 months of Fantasy failure and pain and boy does it feel great. I think I must be a masochist. It’s awesome to have the footy back and it’s even better putting months of Fantasy pre-season behind us and getting into the real stuff! Where to start on the weekends action? I feel like every season this is about the time when we all sit back, look at our teams and wonder what the hell were we thinking? This year has a different vibe about it. Normally 2000 is a cracking Round 1 total, this week you’re walking into work and praying to god nobody saw your score. Just about every player we identified as value during pre-season delivered. In fact even I’m struggling to find something to complain about! Don’t worry though, our rookies took care of that… It’s time for the weekend wash-up!

Legends

It might be lockout before I finish going through this weeks legends, wow.

Murphy (139) – Is Marc Murphy going to produce a replica of Bryce Gibbs’ 2016 season? This was a fair start. 35 disposals and 7 tackles is the sort of form he was producing back in 2011, and he remains a bargain at $510k. Fair play to those who started him!

Simpson (126) – What was that about old age? Simmo loves some cheap footy late in the game and his 56 point final quarter was a joy to watch for his owners. He also produced what must be a personal best 12 contested disposals!!!

Kreuzer (120) – Is this going to be Kruezer’s season? Big men don’t tend to peak until mid to late 20’s so Kruze should be in his prime. He has always shown promise from a Fantasy perspective, injuries have sadly tormented him. You will never feel totally at ease and it’s unlikely he will push the top 3 ruckmen, however he remains great value. I’d suggest it’s this week or never!

Martin (139) – We didn’t pay any attention to Dustin Martin in pre-season, and I fear that may have been a mistake. Resting forward certainly isn’t a problem when he’s snagging 4 goals! There’s absolutely no reason why Dusty can’t dominate the competition like Danger does and he looks to have come of age. He could average 115+ this season! Awesome pick.

Adams (151) – Boy oh boy wowee how about that! Some coaches tried to get clever and pick some PODs, some worried about Adams injury history, and some picked the best players available. I would have seriously considered him as a midfielder, his defender status is laughable. He is a ball winning, tackling machine. If Adams stays fit he’ll average 110+ without a doubt in my mind, well worth the risk.

Pendlebury (135) – For some strange reason, year after year, we completely ignore Scott Pendlebury. Is it because he’s so good it’s boring?! Sure it doesn’t count in Fantasy, but his last quarter was phenomenal. He ended the game with 24 contested disposals, 10 clearances and a whopping 135 points. He’s arguably slightly underpriced for what he’s capable of producing. Legend.

Treloar (125) – Treloar just did Treloar things. Those predicting him to bump up his average this season saw nothing to suggest otherwise, despite running out of gas in the final quarter. Gun.

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Macrae (116) – Just like Treloar, Macrae produced exactly what his owners had hoped for. Even though he isn’t attending as many centre bounces as seasons past, he still owns a wing and should rack up solid numbers just like Lachie Hunter. Safe pick.

Hoskin-Elliot (95) – I was in favour of selecting the mature age players ahead of rookies this season, but a score of 95 is more than anyone could have hoped for! WHE was played behind the ball and importantly he played brilliantly. He was clean with the ball and racked up plenty of +6’s. Nearly a must have given the state of the rookies this season. He can certainly average around 70.

Neal-Bullen (110) – What is it with the double barrelled surnames?! Alarmingly I didn’t even consider Neal-Bullen for a single second all pre-season, despite plenty of research. The fact that he was just $7k more than Taranto must sting. He’s suddenly $288k and almost out of reach. His ton included 23 disposals, 6 tackles and interestingly 3 behinds, it could have been more! He has a Fantasy game about him, registering 30+ disposals on 11 occasions last year in the VFL. Impressive! Melbourne will be big improvers this season and this bloke looks set to be a beneficiary of that form. What a pick and he’s in my targets this week!

Oliver (122) – Clayton Oliver will still have his ups and downs this season, but it certainly seems like there will be plenty more ups! I owned him last season and he was a fascinating player, scoring brilliantly when on the ground but often only playing 60% TOG. He’s capable of running out games now and looks like a Fantasy player for the next decade. Contested beast.

Lewis (119) – Incase you had forgotten, Jordan Lewis can still play football. Very well. He’ll thrive at Melbourne this season and was a brilliant slider to pick up in draft leagues. Less certain that he can be a top 8 mid again but I wouldn’t put it past him!

Hannan (88) – Considering what our rookies posted this week, Hannan’s effort is almost worthy of a knighthood. Melbourne won’t dominate every game like that but even so, Hannan can play. Still cheap enough this week if you can get him! Quick cash generation at the very least.

JPK (118) – Will JPK finally disprove the theory that he starts slowly? If he does he could average anything, the man is a beast. I say that in the nicest possible way!

Jones (96) – Midprice madness was the key to a good Round 1 score, and Zak Jones is exactly that! Having been on 74 at Half Time the 90% of coaches who didn’t select him were breaking out into a nervous sweat. His invisible act in the 2nd half makes things even more complicated. Which Jones will we get every week? Is he worth chasing this week? I think he’s capable of posting scores in the 50’s but also capable of some big tons, it will be exciting that’s for sure. I’m passing, although I’ve got him in my draft!

Heppell (156) – What a man. Essendon’s new captain stepped up in the best possible way with a career best score. He plays in the guts, has a huge ceiling and is priced way unders. Our pre-season worries didn’t have much basis! Can he be a top 8 mid? It’s a stretch, but Heppell looks set for a career best season. You just need to look past the fact that his name is more famous for being a vacuum cleaner. Awesome pick…

Merrett (129) – Zach Merrett’s 26 disposal first half was as piggish a display as you could ever want to see. He dropped off late but that can be forgiven when you still score 129… He’ll still be a top 4 mid in my books and we’re going to have to try and afford him! Oink.

T.Mitchell (128) – Was there signs of the MCG once again becoming a sty on Saturday night? Tom Mitchell is being allowed to roam free in the midfield and it’s a thing of pure beauty. Mitch (I hate titch) even kicked 2 behinds and had 3 frees against, he’ll post some monster 150+ scores this season without a doubt. Wow we’re in for a high scoring year!

Watson (122) – Jobe Watson still has it in him to average 100+ this season, his owners must be buzzing with this score. Having hardly been talked about all pre-season, this was a statement. He’s still a gun!

McGrath (96) – Where did this score come from?! Having scored at 0.44 points per minute in pre-season,  his 96 came out of nowhere and surprised everyone. He was a ball winner in the lower levels and looks to be finally adjusting to the pace of AFL. We might have missed one here… McGrath looked right at home on the MCG.

Miller (108) – This score doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. For some crazy reason people were still worried about his midfield time?! He has been a pure midfielder all pre-season, Rodney Eade has said as much, and he still attended the most centre bounces with Ablett back in the team in JLT 4. Lock and load!

Rockliff (127) – OINK. When Rockliff has 37 disposals he usually scores around 150, however he only laid 4 tackles! There’s about 16 points of improvement in that stat alone! All I’m saying is good luck to those who don’t own him, and good luck trying to afford him. I think you’ll be hoping for an injury, and I think you might be waiting a while…

Gaff (144) – Could Round 1 have gone any better?! Gaff replicated his form from JLT 4 racking up 36 disposals and 13 marks, he’s an absolute Fantasy beast. While he may still have some darker days on a rainy evening, there will be a few more of these monster scores to come. Gaff was a bargain…

Yeo (120) – Could it be… THE season? The talent is there, but does Yeo have the right mindset to become a consistent premium? For a start, what is his role? He seems to have played down at half back in pre-season and I saw the same on Sunday. He also ran through the middle and kicked 2 goals. I’m not sure how valuable a utility player is to us, but if he keeps scoring like this we may just end up wishing we took the yo-yo coaster ride just one more time…

Duncan (131) – With Dangerfield spending a bit more time up forward Duncan took up his position in the guts and performed superbly. 30 disposals, 9 marks and 6 tackles is just a sign of what’s to come for Duncan, an inside midfield role could see him average closer to 110. Great differential, owned by just 0.24% of teams…

Laird (142) – I think I’m in love. Rory Laird is the perfect Fantasy player, it’s not often a defender hits 40 disposals. Teams might look to start locking down on him, and so they should. LEGEND!

Losers

And we were on such a positive note…

Pickett (30) – Were Carlton playing with 21 men on Thursday night? In all fairness I think people need to relax a little, he’s F8 material but I can’t see Carlton dropping him, he needs to get some experience. Should get another chance… I hope.

Ellis (51) – What has happened to Brandon Ellis? In the space of 2 years he has gone from being a gut running winger to a half back left right out. I didn’t even know he was playing on Thursday night, alarming drop off in form.

Caddy (61) – Caddy proved that you’re always safer in backing in a player who has already proven themselves at the top level, rather than gambling on somebody becoming a player they perhaps aren’t. Yes I’m talking about Touk Miller and his last 8 games of 2016. Josh Caddy isn’t a premium midfielder and a change in role doesn’t necessarily mean a change in ability. He’d want a massive second game, he’s on the chopping block right now.

Hickey (43) – In one of the least surprising things to happen in Round 1, Tom Hickey didn’t match his score of 141 in JLT 4. In fairness he did get the better of Max Gawn twice last season, but Maxy wasn’t having any of that this weekend. Jesus that was ugly stuff… Moving on swiftly.

Smith (18) – Joel Smith’s shoulder injury was a seriously cruel blow to his owners, including myself. Luckily he was on my bench, then again my D6 didn’t do much better anyway… He was on 18 midway through Q1 and looked solid, a score of 70-80 in that massive Demons win was very realistic. Unfortunately he has been ruled out for 4 months and must be traded, not ideal when he’s locked at basement price!!! Sigh.

Riewoldt (99) – How a half of football can change things. He was so dominant in the first half against Melbourne that I thought we were a chance of seeing another 200. An hour later he’s being stretchered off and we’re fearing for Roo’s career. It’s fantastic news that it’s not as serious as first thought and he could be back playing within a few weeks, but that won’t comfort the coaches who spent $650k on him. At least you can afford to replace him with almost any player in the game!

Hannebery (49) – Sorry Daniel? Did I miss something? Apparently he did get a head knock but looking at this score his head must have been knocked clean off. This is his worst score since Round 21, 2013. Fallen premo incoming.

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Gray (21) – I’d say Robbie Gray could be a potential fallen premo, but judging by this score I don’t think he’s a premo at all. Ken said he will spend more time forward and in fairness, the Power played well enough to stick with it! He spent 92% time on ground, probably sipping lattes in the forward pocket while his team mates played around him.

O’Meara (65) – This wasn’t a brilliant start by Jaeger, but he’ll be better for the run. Sure I’ve seen hot spot have more influence than O’Meara’s game on Saturday night, but you’d be stupid to trade him. Patience people!

Hibberd (24) – Panic people panic! Let’s just say I’m not sure we’ll be seeing Hibberd again anytime soon… If he doesn’t make the cut next Thursday, the good news is Vickers-Willis should be in line for a call up. That’s just about our best hope at this stage…

Otten (37) – Considering how good Adelaide were I think Otten will get another game next week, he can’t have done too much wrong! Sure his score of 37 keeps me awake at night, leaves me in cold sweats and feels like a knife to the back but he’ll be better for the run. Apparently that’s my shit footballing phrase nailed, now I’m really ready to become a journo.

Jacobs (65) – Week in week out Sam Jacobs rocks up and gives his heart and soul for the club… Ok I’ll stop. He’s not under-priced, he’s just not good enough to be anywhere near premium territory. 10 foot pole, use it.

Taranto (38) – It wouldn’t be post Round 1 without a classic “What the **** were we thinking” pick. Taranto over Neal-Bullen and Hoskin-Elliot? Criminal. He’ll be a gun player but $250k is too expensive, I’d look to pick up one of the double barrels next week.

Eddy (17) – Ha, good one Brett…. Brett? Has anyone seen Brett? Been missing since Sunday March 12 playing Hawthorn at Hickinbotham oval. Please contact 1800 GETATOUCH if you hear anything.

Stewart (42) – Lastly we have the distinctly average Tom Stewart. This was just, meh. It was his first game of AFL and I’m confident he’ll pick up the scoring. Yes, those 5 points between him and Otten makes a huge difference to the eye. Back him in.

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Talking Point

There’s one thing that never fails to amuse me about fantasy coaches, and it’s how fickle we can be. Is there a more impatient type of person?! Just before quarter time Powell-Pepper had already given away 2 free kicks and was on as many points. I saw many people calling him a poor selection. Of course a few minutes and a goal later he’s on 20 at quarter time and worth every penny. Apparently Nick Riewoldt (Hope he’s ok) was a must have after one quarter of footy. Steele was a failed selection by Half Time in Round 1. Zak Jones will average 100. Rory Laird is the GOAT. Actually that last one is probably accurate. Calm down people!!! It’s a long season and we can’t afford any knee-jerk reactions. Who am I kidding, they’re just so relieving aren’t they…

The Stubby is back and it’s a cracker this week! Who wins?

Adams – 33 disposals, 6 marks, 12 tackles, 151 points and 1 snout. Not the prettiest player but my god he should leave any self respecting Fantasy player nursing a semi.

Gaff – 200 kicks, 5 handballs, 150 uncontested marks… That was it wasn’t it? Gaff is +6 city and well worthy of his nomination this week.

Heppell – 34 disposals (16 contested), 8 marks, 7 tackles and 3 goals. That’s a beautiful looking stat line. Clearly the best player of the weekend in my opinion, then again we’re not playing Supercoach… I guess we can take 156.

Laird – Two of the most popular defenders scoring 140+?! Never in my life… Laird should be every Fantasy coaches favourite player, he just loves getting the pill. 40 disposals and there will be plenty more to come, he’ll be getting my vote!

Murphy – Lastly those who were brave enough to take the punt on Murphy will surely give him their vote, he’s back!

Who gets your vote?

 

This Game Sh*ts Me

Once… Just once could everything fall into place for us. Sadly last weekend was probably as close as it gets, but there’s always one let down. The fresh rookies have been SO bad that I’m genuinely struggling to make a trade at the moment. No trades?! After Round 1?!?! In fact just about the only positive note about my rookies is that they can’t drop below $150k! Also there wasn’t any rookie bench selection headaches, as my collective 8 bench rookies averaged under 40. So, there’s that… And that’s why this game sh*ts me.

The Other Bits and Pieces

I had a cracking Round 1, scoring 2226. I wasn’t joking before, I seriously don’t have a trade to make. Because rookies rise straight away I can’t upgrade my 150k duds, and all my premiums, midpricers and expensive rookies performed. With barely any cash in the bank, what’s the answer? Where is the cash generation going to come from? I fear there’s no easy long term answer this season, I’m not convinced by the midpriced madness just yet. It might be a week to wait until team selections before making our moves. How did you guys fare? Let me know! You know I love your hard luck stories (At least that’s what we call them) just as much as you love mine… I look forward to hearing them. Until next week then!

83 Comments

  • Steady Eddy worth a mention?

    • Updated… Probably a personal fave.

    • SCG is a funny place to play for a 3rd forward… I think he’ll depend on goals a lot to score, but will still push a 50 ish average playing elsewhere. And he is important for their structure and will get games. Sloooooow burner but will stay on my bench for a while longer.

  • Neal-Bullen or Hoskin-Elliott for Taranto??

  • Favourite Article going round this one, always an amusing read, cheers

  • Cash generation won’t be as bad this year as round 1 indicates IMO. I think a lot of these rooks will take some time and maybe a slow burner like a Stewart or Otten will come good and surely we can’t be too harsh on wee Taranto, at home in a game that GWS win big his numbers will improve. Plus we don’t have many bloody options do we so it’s not like we can lump on some easy wins. Not at this stage anyway. #rookstaystrong

    • It really depends on how many get dropped this week. You’d imagine that Stewart, Otten, Pickett & Eddy will get a chance again sooner rather than later if they are dropped, but that will stall the cash making as well.

  • Seriously Matt you would have to be the most entertaining DT Talk writer of them all (and that’s no offence to the others). Ripping read, always hang out for them during the fantasy season.

  • Thanks Matt. Somewhat of a relief to hear that most people are struggling with the same dilemma.
    I’m in the “lucky” position of having to trade Riewoldt, so enough cash there for an upgrade anywhere, depending on which Rookies get dropped. DEF: Adams comes in, MID: Rocky, even thinking a Nank to Fwd, Gawn in move. Roll on Thursday….

  • Nice article. I am in the same boat In regards to Hibberd and Smith , they are my bench players in defence. Where is our attention/cash at this stage of the season most valuable? Is it important to trade to ensure all your players (including bench) are playing and generating cash/job secruity or are we better using our cash to try to have a slightly stronger rookie in the f5/6 and d5/6 positions?

  • I had 4 duds 2 fowards and 2 mids.Hibbard Barrett Sicily McCarthy.Please HELP 😨

    • Barrett’s fine for his price, will make coin until he’s dropped and appears to have the best scoring potential of ALL 150k mids. Jesus.

      Hibbo’s pretty certain to be dropped I’d say, I don’t think Scott has it in him to keep blooding kids regardless, should be straight out for EVW though so at worst there should be a straight swap available.

      Sicily… Dunno why you got him haha, downgrade him to either Hoskin Elliot or Neal-Bullen (Note St Kilda were TERRIBLE, most other sides will not be as easy to score on).

      And McCarthy at least has enough cash to be flexible, you could either take him to the other one of the dual names, or you could spend the Sicily cash on getting Hibbo to… something. He scored enough to be profitable in a mediocre performance, as long as he’s avoiding 30’s there are worst things than holding if you want to deal with non players first.

  • Savage or Vlastuin in a draft league?

  • Smith hurt the most for rookie hell given he was A) One of the most promising score wise and B) An absolute must trade (Bring on EVW… or Macredie… joy). Otherwise I’m in the same boat where everyone I spent money on actually did as hoped except maybe Omera but given the good possession count, frees against and lack of marks and tackles it’s quite easy to see him getting another 20 points without even trying… Basically M Kennedy who was far from my worst has to go to Hannan for any cash production at all, and that’s still miles from getting a WHE type.

    • Matt- any insight into Neal bullen JS or even hannath. They were not on anyone’s radar. Neal bullen scored ok in jlt but I got him mixed up with someone else with three names. Anyway bullen, ainsworth, McGrath all went alright. Should we consider trading a roughead or o Meara to one of these guys and use the spare 100k or so to get another one of them in

  • Surly Sam Mitchell deserves a mention?

  • Made a bit of a gaffe and picked M Crouch over Gaff, and dropped Macrae so I could fit Taranto in…don’t I feel like an idiot.

    Love the wash, Matt. Glad to see it back for another season!

  • I don’t have much to trade this week in classic dreamteam, so is it worth side trading Hannebery to Heppell to upgrade a rookie to WHE?

  • With a bit of cash to spend, should I get in some of the better performed rookies over the bad ones I have, or upgrade My lesser premos to better ones?

  • Great work Matt. Brought a big smile to my face when I jumped on the site to see your article there. Loved the masochist reference straight up.

  • Who else had 8 of the 15 losers?
    p.s 4 of the winners aint bad either

  • Give Caddy another week?

  • Does anyone know what the hell happened to David swallow? Can’t seem to find out

  • Thoughts????
    Taranto -> WHE
    Toby Greene -> Murphy

    • Greene to Murphy? That’s the biggest Round 1 knee jerk going around… Surely you have more pressing issues?

  • “If Adams stays fit he’ll average 110+ without a doubt in my mind”

    This sentence doesn’t make sense, and it ignores the reason why those who didn’t start him went that way. Even if Adams gets injured next week and is out for the rest of the year (touch wood, white rabbit, etc), he’ll still average 110. Total points is the name of the game here, and Adams presents an interesting case.

    Adams has played 66% of games in his career. If we assume that will carry over into 2017, that’s 15.33 games. Odds are leaning towards him playing more than that, but he’s never played more than 18 in a year, so the chance is there.

    Say he averages 110 for the year, that’s 1786 points for the year if he plays 15 games. If Adams plays 15 out of 22, then a rookie would have to take the field for 7 games. Assuming they get better towards the end of the season, so let’s give them a 65 average. 7*65 gives an extra 455 points, giving a total of 2241.

    If you get a player who averages 101.8 and plays all games, that’s exactly the same as if you started with a 110 averaging Adams and coped with the likely rollercoaster of emotions that accompany him, plus finding and fielding a decent rookie! :P

    Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a bad pick, but I don’t think he’s the “must have” unless he proves me wrong and plays a full season. I went with Laird, Docherty and Shaw over him, and I’m not too worried yet haha

    • Oh yeah, and great article! :)

      • IMO, as long as adams doesn’t get injured early he’s worth having. His numbers are too good too pass up and after those early rounds rookies shouldn’t be much of a problem and he’ll be an easy trade to one of those more durable premos. If he plays 10 games or more straight he’s a must have for the numbers he’ll produce and will be an easy trade if he gets injured. I think not starting with him means you’re losing out on points. Of course he could get injured next game but the rewards far outweigh the risks to me

    • Haha true he’ll average that regardless, but your logic is flawed. You’re telling me that you’re going to carry Adams on the bench for the 7 weeks he misses hence the rookie scores? If he plays 15 and averages 110, you’re left with an easy trade to Docherty etc. for those remaining 7 games, and you’re pocketing some cash. If he scored similar to the other premiums I’d agree, but I think he’s a level above and you could be approximately 100-200 points behind (at least) IF Adams gets injured, and it’s an easy problem to fix if he does. Only way it hurts is if he goes down early Q1…

      Also, I was being conservative with 110! Good luck without him ;)

  • My stubby vote was for Witts, who came on and scored 104 as R2, out scoring Grundy and allowing Nank to comfortably sit at F4.

    • Yeah, I was pretty happy with my (RDT) Ruck selections of Witts and Sandilands, combining for nearly double the points of any premo ruck for near enough to the same price. Unlikely to continue, but fingers crossed!

    • I hate the idea of Nankervis in the forwards but yes, Witts was brilliant and probably deserved a mention. I’d like to see him back it up…

  • Have Hrovat and Taranto…
    Which one do I drop to Hoskin-Elliott?

  • What do you do with Riewoldt when you top scored in your league whilst missing 1 score (screw you David swallow). I’ve already got macrae and dahlhaus plus WHE, Steele and roughie. Butler and Eddy as rooks.
    Downgrade riewoldt to a mid price and boost mids or backs?

  • How about everybody “stays strong” and waits until teams are named….no need to panic unless you have an injury…

  • Im thinking taranto to 150k rookie and swallow to clayton Oliver thoughts?

  • What’s everyone’s thoughts on mills didn’t like that at all! Move or not?

  • Just so people know, McGrath’s breakeven is 5. It’s not too late to jump on if you have the cash. Will generate another 100k or so and fairly quickly, will help later on having the cash on him imo

    • How much do you think he’ll increase this week? I got in Zak Jones but I was deciding between him and McGrath, I was thinking if McGrath does good this week, I’ll upgrade one of my rookies to him.

    • Is it worth paying fantasy coach? Do they have any information that you can’t get elsewhere for free?

  • If I was to trade out caddy who should I upgrade to

  • Callum Mills to McGrath for me.

    • im thinking of doing the same thing, apaprently mills and jones will be playing more defense especially with rampe’s injury.

      im just tryingto work out who to trade eddy or my other bench fwd rookie for – hannan, butler or neale-bullen

  • Is it worth paying fantasy coach? Do they have any information that you can’t get elsewhere for free?

  • Bank – $30,000

    Best trade guys?

    1) Riewoldt + Hibberd > WHE + Mcgrath (Plan B – if DEF rookies are dropped)
    2) Riewoldt + Hibberd > Zac Jones + WHE (Plan A – if DEF rookies are dropped)
    2) Riewoldt + O’meara > WHE + Heppell
    3) Riewoldt + Eddy > Miller + WHE

    DEF: Adams, Laird, Mills, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Stewart, Hibberd)
    MID: Dangerfield, Treloar, Titchell, Fyfe, Beams, O’Meara, Powell-Pepper, Barrett (Pickett, Mountford)
    RUC: Kreuzer, Nankervous (Preuss, Cameron)
    FWD: Riewoldt, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Steele, Roughhead, Taranto (Butler, Eddy)

  • Which trade?

    1) Riewoldt + Teia Miles -> JJK + WHE (7k left)
    2) Riewoldt + Taranto -> Buddy + WHE/Neal-Bullen (79k/49k left)
    2) Riewoldt + Taranto -> JJK + WHE/Neal-Bullen (102k/72k left)

  • Any1 in RDT or SC have Riewoldt thinking of holding? 2-3 week injury it seems at this stage

    • I’d do it for sure if I didn’t have to put Butler on field for Parfitt. My thinking was putting the E on Butler for Thursday night and if he spuds trade Rooey but I would have Parf playing no matter what then (Eddy is F8). Not sure if I can do that for a week let alone a couple of weeks.
      I might still do it so I can make a bubble trade with two weeks into.

    • no he is gone….

  • Matt,
    Trade Taranto to Butler and have as F6 then trade Smith to Foote via Hibberd yay or Nay or see if Miles is named then bring in GHS?foote looks likely one a few rooks whom might play most games but scoring good be a concern.

    • I’m not sold on Butler… He’s a small forward so some shocking scores won’t surprise me, I’m happy with him on my bench. He did play Carlton…

      I’m a big fan of GHS, probably need to wait until Thursday to make your move.

      • So hold or fold Taranto.
        Don’t know what do?
        Rookies haven’t made enough cash if any and Taranto has lost $$ already.
        Need to trade out Smith.
        Hopefully Miles is named?

  • Great read as usual Matt.. 1800getatouch😂😂.i went into rd1 with 117k i dunno how many times i thought Lloyd to Laird its only 60k

  • http://imgur.com/a/rMeQF

    Two of these 4 pork-chops will transform into Hannan and Butler, I’ll give you the tip

  • Hmmmm you want to hear a hard luck story or a stupidity story?? 10 Mins before lockout I decided I didnt like Houston & Eddy in my forwards and I wanted “better” players – Taranto & M Kennedy. The only way could do it was trade out Pendles, Treloar, Hoskin-Elliott & Houston and brought in Jack Steven, Fyfe, Taranto & Matt Kennedy. If I hadnt made the trades I would have scored 416 but instead I scored 292 which obviously cost me 124 points and a total score of 2264 :( Trades this week TARANTO OUT > WHE in & Kennedy OUT > Hannan in – grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • What do you guys think of trading Merrett for Tom Lynch (GC) and Viney in a draft league?

    Thanks