Jeppa’s Juniors – Round 10

Many of us are pretty keen for some cheap rooks. Traditional bye round trading involves banking some cash this coming lockout to maximise your upgrade options in Round 12 like the ‘No. 1 pig’ Tom Rockliff! Whoever you trade in, you need to be 100% certain that they’ll be getting a game over the next few weeks and thankfully there are a few ‘juniors’ putting their hand up.

Seriously guys, look to make plenty of cash this week!

Those That Matter

Freo paid no respect to Andy Otten (Def/Fwd. $395,000, 54 be AF. Def. $377,300, 36 be DT) and he took full advantage. A stat line of 11 kicks, 6 handballs, 8 marks, 4 tackles, 4 snags and 107 Fantasy points was unexpected but owners will take it! It’s an obvious hold till Round 13 but don’t have him any longer than that. Fellow Crow Hugh Greenwood (Mid/Fwd. $213,000, -5 be AF. $125,300, -78 be DT) couldn’t cash in on the Adelaide onslaught but 55 Fantasy points is still respectable. I really like the fact that Greenwood can tackle and tackle well. He’s still got plenty to give in my opinion so back him in.

Upgraded from the rookie list, James Cousins (Mid. $167,000, 2 be AF. $109,300 DT) gave his all on debut for the Hawks. Playing on the ball and forward of centre, his role looks appealing from a Fantasy point of view and healthy scores should be forthcoming once he acclimatises to the speed of AFL footy. Against a pretty good team in the Swans, Cousins amassed 14 possessions, 1 mark, 6 tackles, 1 goal and 66 Fantasy points. After such a big win, I’d be very surprised if Cousins lost his spot as Clarko always backs the performers! Fellow Hawk youngster Dallas Willsmore (Mid. $155,000, 19 be AF. $132,400 DT) had a subdued debut. Playing as an outside mid, Willsmore was involved sparingly and finished with just 9 touches and 40 Fantasy points at the final siren. Cousins is head and shoulders above Willsmore for Fantasy.

Another outside midfielder, Jordan Cunico (Fwd/Mid. $156,000, 18 be AF. $132,400 DT) got his first run for the Cats. Chris Scott held him back a little though with just 61% playing time for 42 Fantasy points. He didn’t look out of his depth at all but in my opinion but with the Cats strong list, his job security is a massive risk. The perk with picking Cunico however, is that he had the Round 12 bye which is manageable for many. Not for the faint hearted.

Back from a long injury layoff, Matthew Scharenberg (Def. $244,000, 27 be AF. $197,500 DT) would have been pleased just to get through his first AFL game for the year. Playing Brisbane at the G, he got his mark and kick game going for 67 Fantasy points at the final siren. It’s Scharenberg’s disposal efficiency that will keep him in Collingwood’s 22 and given his potential, the Pies will want to give him as much exposure to senior football as possible. A good investment.

Bomber pair David Myers, 53 (Mid. $266,000, 21 be AF. $234,600, -4 be DT) and James Stewart, 56 (Fwd. $274,000, 31 be AF. $220,600, 9 be DT) were quiet in their games and I’m incredibly disappointed in Myers. He’s going missing in games and his scores are suffering. Daniel Lloyd, 59 (Mid. $207,000, 9 be AF. $170,400, -7 be DT) kicked a goal late otherwise he was looking likely for another bleak score. You’ve got to persist with these players and pray they score well until Essendon’s Round 13 bye.

Malcolm Karpany (Fwd/Mid. $182,000, 18 be AF. $202,900 DT) performed ok with 54 Fantasy points but missed a soda that made me swear my head off last Sunday. Unfortunately, he has no job security at West Coast so please avoid him.

This week is the chance to get rid of some dead wood. With three trades available, we can get offload the likes of Aaron Black (Fwd. $259,000, 1 be AF. $207,400, -13 be DT), Cameron Polson (Fwd. $153,000, 28 be AF. $125,300 DT) and if you’re like me…Mitchell Hibberd (Def/Mid. $150,000, 33 be AF. $132,400 DT)! Those coaches that are sitting pretty should look at trading topped up cashcows with the Round 11 bye in Tom Williamson, 54 (Def. $296,000, 53 be AF. $278,400, 29 be DT), Jake Barrett, 87 (Fwd/Mid. $351,000, 66 be AF. Mid. $334,600, 21 be DT) and Caleb Marchbank, 87 (Def. $421,000, 78 be AF. $411,700, 78 be DT). I’d keep Nic Newman, 78 (Def. $443,000, 47 be AF. $442,400, 57 be DT) though for his scoring potential.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON

Son of a gun Callum Brown (Fwd. $182,000, 35 be AF. $132,400 DT) is ready for the big time. After having a bout of glandular fever earlier this season, Brown has fully recovered and is pressing for senior selection. In his last VFL match, he racked up an appealing 29 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 95 Fantasy points. Brown looks a likely type as a high half forward for the Pies and he’s a front runner to replace Alex Fasolo as he takes leave from the club. I’ll be looking at Brown closely after Collingwood’s Round 13 bye but he may suit a few.

Mature ager Jonathan Beech (Fwd. $150,000, 29 be AF. $125,300 DT) has been on the Crows list for some time and he’s making waves in the magoos. Playing as a medium forward, Beech has averaged 20 touches, 7 marks, 3 tackles, 1 goal and 90 Fantasy points across 8 SANFL games. Job security is a problem with Beech but our rookie stocks are so low that some Fantasy coaches may be desperate. I may consider him once he proves his worth at AFL level.

The previously mentioned Luke Ryan (Def. $150,000, 29 be AF. $125,300 DT) is a shoe-in for the Dockers after their 100-point shellacking in Round 10. When Ryan is named, he’s pretty much a must have for every Fantasy team. He’ll average 65 plus.

TOP 5 LISTS

Considering price, scoring potential and job security, here’s my Top 5 rookie options for Round 11:

Fantasy

1   James Cousins

2   Luke Ryan (if named)

3   Hugh Greenwood

4   Matt Scharenberg

5   Jordan Cunico

Dreamteam

1   Hugh Greenwood

2   Matt Scharenberg

3   David Myers

4   Luke Ryan (if named)

5   James Cousins

TWITTER Q&A

Yep I would. I’m collecting cash in order to trade in Rocky next week however.

Ryan. He’s a lot cheaper and will score similar if not better.

All decent. I like this trades.

Sean Darcy from Freo. 

Parker maybe. Fyfe, no chance.

Polson had a great VFL match a couple of weeks back. As for Balic, it is all very hush, hush. Trade them both.

Nope, there’s just Luke Ryan at the minute.

You could trade Preuss to maybe Sean Darcy for the cash. I’m keeping him in.

 

Feel free to ask me a question below and don’t forget to add me on Twitter @JeppaDT for all things Fantasy and more. Happy trading!

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81 Comments

  • Hey Jeppa, what are your thoughts on Aidyn Johnson? How’s his JS? He seemed decent for Port in the loss.

  • Surley karpany has decent js? He is what the eagles need..a bit of pace and flair on the ball.

    • I’m not convinced on his job security.
      Straight swap for LeCras I reckon, but I could be wrong.

    • Wasn’t he a late inclusion though? Always a question mark over the JS of someone that is named an emergency to start with.

      • If the Eagles had a clue he would get more of a run. But last week (after a big loss) they brought in players like Josh Hill, Drew Petrie and dropped McInnes/Mutimer/Barrass. Safe to say good youngsters won’t have good JS at WCE this year.

    • Trust me, he has no JS

  • what round is nic natnui expected to come back and play in?

  • Shai Bolton Jeppa?
    Yay or Nay?

  • Thanks Jeppa. As always, value your assessment and advice on the rookies. Bought Scharenberg last week and looking to Ryan and Cousins this week.

  • Trade or hold Fisher?

  • Should I trade Marchbank to Ryan (if named) to be able to field 18 or trade Hoskin-Elliott to Scott Selwood with 17 on field? Think this is the last chance to get Selwood with a 27 be although I know he probably won’t average over 100.

    I do have the option of turning Black into Selwood but have to spend cash to do this. Would go into next round with $200k.

    • Hard to make informed comments without seeing your whole team.

      If you have Otten in the back line then you could trade Black, swing Otten forward and bring in Ryan if named.

      I am keeping Marchbank for 2-3 more games, whilst waiting for the price of Jake Lloyd to bottom after his 2 against Hawthorn.

      • I got rid of Marchbank last week as was expecting to get him out this week, but given Lloyd’s injury, ^ option is excellent. Makes an easy trade in 2-3 weeks once Lloyd bottoms out. (I have Lloyd anyway…)

        Priority should be getting rid of non-playing rookies, so Black is a much better option. That way you have less cash now but extra points this week and through the byes as Marchbank will play and score his 70-80.

    • Strive for excellence mate. Im trading marchbank this week. He’s done his job.

  • Thanks for another great article, Jeppa, although I suspect this week’s was easier easier than most this season, with fewer players and choices appearing more obvious.

    Those planning to bring in Cousins (or any other players from tomorrow’s game) will need to be careful if considering Luke Ryan or anyone else from Sunday’s game. Our trades will involving the Port vs Hawks game will be locked in before the selections from the Freo vs Pies game are finalised. Buyer beware.

    • Excellent point, my current trades are WHE to Yeo, Watson to Cousins and Houston to Ryan, if worst comes to worst and Ryan isn’t named I have a massive bank and will go Marchbank to Docherty instead, I have 21 playing anyway

  • Jep I won’t be home or able to check the teams on Thursday night, meaning my trades are locked if I choose to bring in Cousins. Would you still recommend trading I Cousins or hold off a week or two (three)?

  • My Team:
    DEF: Adams, Docherty, Laird, Marchbank, Otten, Williamson (Stewart, Vickers-Willis)
    MID: Mitchell, Merrett, Dangerfield, Hannebery, Hall, Fyfe, Powell-Pepper, Myers (Lloyd, Mountford)
    RUCK: Martin, Grundy (Preuss, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, Dahlhaus, Steele, Nankervis, Heeney, Hoskin-Elliot (Greenwood, Polson)

    Cash: $127k

    Thoughts on what to do thinking of going Mountford to Cousins, Williamson/Vickers-Willis to Ryan and I’m not sure on the third trade. Want to leave some cash to get Rocky back in next week

    • Clearing your dead wood should be priority: Polson, Mountford, but won’t get you much cash.
      Williamson, Myers, WHE, Marchbank would be better for that if you don’t think you’ll be able to reach for Rocky.
      EVW has useful bye.

    • To get some cash you can go PReuss to a $150k ruckman,

  • Great stuff Jepp. I would’ve thought Francis Watson was a chance to come into the side soon? Returning to the WAFL this weekend I believe, could be a chance for round 13 or 14? (A while away I know). Probably more from an AFL perspective as much as a Fantasy perspective, I recon he’d be a good addition.

  • Hmm is Scharenberg worth the coin and safe to play on field?

  • Hi Jep
    If Darcy does come in for Sunday does he grab a spot in your AF top 5? What score could we hope for?

  • I’m very rd 13 heavy if I bring in scooter it help structure but won’t allow me to get rocky next week or I bring in scharenberg which leave me with the 6 trades to field a team for round 13 to get rocky which one ?

  • If Dawson Simpson gets the nod would you choose him over darcy?

  • Scharenberg v Ryan?

    Ryan saves 95k but Shaz feels safer. Whoever I get will be on field for probably the next month or so

    • Discussed in Traders podcast – say Ryan.
      Jeppa says Ryan.
      Mainly from cash perspective though so if you think Shaz is worth the 95k extra then sure. (Also remember if they score similarly then Ryan will appreciate a lot more as his BE starts around 25 per week, whereas Shaz will be around 40 per week.

    • Depends if you’re going to get both, as I imagine a lot will (not a lot of defense downgrade options for a while now). If you are, go Scharenberg first for scoring potential. Then Ryan next week after seeing his performance.

      If it’s one or the other, bank the cash and go Ryan

  • Thoughts on Tim Mohr for a bargain basement defender (156k). He may have decent short term job security as GWS backline has a lot of injuries

  • Not sure if he qualifies as a junior but any thoughts on 2 gamer Cunningham from Carlton?

  • Looking to Bring in Ryan this week, but it means I’ll have to play one of him, Stewart or Scharenberg on the field after byes. Worth it???

    • Any chance to upgrade Stewart next week or after byes? He will be around 300k and peaked. Won’t be much of a leap to get to Lloyd, Harbrow?

  • Is Dahlhaus going to bounce back at all??

    BYE then SWANS then ROOS doesn’t look appealing.. Maybe I can save some cash for a decent mid upgrade from Swans next week??

    • He’s honestly not playing that badly, it’s just not a fantasy friendly style. He’s an inside mid that gets a huge amount of quick handballs out… and as we know the +2’s aren’t the way to scoring consistent 100s. There’s not enough other talent in the forward line to switch to though, unless you don’t have Yeo yet.

  • hey guys im thinking of doing the following:
    Mountford-Cousins
    Williamson-Ryan(if named)
    Fisher-S Selwood with 144k left or do i go Stef Martin-Nankervis with 427k cash is key

  • 150k player most likely to get a gig forward?

  • Last trade of the week is Fyfe out.
    I’m torn as to whether I trade him for an uber premium (Kelly, Treloar, Ablett) or save some $$$ for a massive double upgrade next week.
    I already have enough to probably got Heppell/Marchbank to Rocky/Doc, but a few extra dollars cant hurt.
    Help?!

    • I’ve done Fyfe to Dusty. I would prefer a POD but he’s just about bottomed out and is averaging 112 so might as well enjoy the ride. I want to get Rocky in but will wait a match and see how that shoulder of his goes. Plus I’m heavy on Rnd 13 players so turfing Fyfe for Dusty with the favourable Rnd 12 bye suits me well.

  • If
    Nat Fyfe gets 110+
    Tom Mitchell 90 – 100
    Tom Stewart 70+

    I’ll be able to do
    Tom Stewart – 150k
    Jack Steven – tom Rockliff
    Nat Fyfe – tom mitchell

    Fingers are so crossed!!!

    • Ben Cousins has got a better chance of winning this year’s Brownlow, than you have of pulling this off.
      Back to the drawing board.

  • Who to trade out first:
    – T. Miles
    – A.Black
    – H.Wigg
    – M.Hibberd (NM)

    • All of them ideally. Wigg, Black, Miles and Hibberd in that order but really it’s all luck as none are playing right now.

  • Best non R13 bye rookies in order?

    I have Newman, Marchbank then Barrett as 1-3…

  • Hey crew…
    Do i trade Harry Marsh > Luke Ryan (if named) or Aaron Black > Cunico?
    Hoping to downgrade to get some cash for Rocky when he’s back. Is there anyone else FWD with js? No DPP fwd/mid for me unfort.
    Cheers

  • Who is the best DEF to get in out of : (or whats the order)

    Z. Tuohy
    Hibberd (melb)
    L. Montagna
    Roberton

  • With reports Ainsworth may return, is he worth getting as an inflated rookie that will play through byes? Don’t trust Cunico for JS or points and every other new rookie is a rd13 player.

    • If he’s named next week he’s probably a must-have, assuming no 150k rooks are gifted to us.

  • I don’t have Fantasy Coach but Footywire says Jake Barrett’s actually got a BE of 41 and if he scores the same as last week he’ll go up about $18K. I’d be keeping if this is the case.

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