My Team 2017 – Round 18

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2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (season)

ADE 1681.94.61.21590.93.41.2

2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (last 3 weeks)

ADE 16875.31.31589.741.7


  • who wins this trade in draft league?

    Zorko vs hanners & billings

  • 1) Parsons to JKH & Menegola to Blakely (field JKH, bench Ryan)
    2) Nank to JKH & Menegola to Sidey (field JKH & Ryan, +130k)

    Cheers guys, really stuck. If 2), should be able to downgrade Parsons then upgrade Ryan to Blakely

    • Prefer 1, Blakely has a low BE and will increase in cash while Sidey will only drop in price

  • Since when has sidebottom been a forward?

  • advice would be appreciated thanks lads

    option 1: Newman to Dusty send witherden back to D6

    option 2: Dahl to sidebottom

    option 3: Newman to blakely

  • Beams or Selwood do people think?

  • Any full list of positional changes around?

  • Do we trade rocky guys, What are your thoughts?

  • Should we wait another week for D. Beams and J. Selwood

  • DEF: Adams, Simmo, Laird, Lloyd, Newman, Witherden (Ryan, Hibberd)

    MID: Titch, Danger, Merrett, Zorko, Sidey, Pendles, Duncan, JPK (Mountford, Cousins)

    RUC: Stef, Darcy (Soldo, Cameron)

    FWD: Yeo, Heeney, Dahl, Sheed, Menefola, Greenwood (Beech, Brown)

    Bank: 25k

    I’m thinking of going cousins to young (brown to mid) and pendles to jelwood which will give me 194k in bank next week to get a premo via greenwood. But if any other ideas would be great

  • Newman > Adams
    Scooter > Jelwood

    Thoughts?. Might go Stevens or Riewoldt to Sidey next week.

  • Toby McLean anyone?

  • I wanna get Sidebottom in but I’ll have to get rid of either Dalhouse or Sheed. Who do I get rid of

    No idea what to do this round

    Def: Adams, Doc, Lloyd, Newnes, Hibberd, Newman, (Cox, Hibberd)
    Mid: Danger, Merrett, Titch, Shuey, JPK, Oliver, Greenwood, Witherden, (Mountford, Brown)
    Ruck: Stef, Grundy, (Cameron, Buzza)
    Fwd: Macrae, Dahlhaus, Yeo, Heeney, Greene, Menegola, (Zurharr, Weidermen)
    67k in the bank

    Ideas and suggestions much appreciated

    • I’m switching witherden to def and trading Newman to Selwood…

    • I reckon you should trade someone out then trade someone back in. Then maybe even do it again. Try to make some money or get a better player (s)

      • If i trade out stef martin I would be trading in a fwd premo, so if i did that do you think i should downgrade ryan (even though he still has cash to make) and get in sidebottom, or any other forward other than him? Sidebottom could give me a big advantage this week that’s my only thought.

    • providing my maths is correct you can go newman to selwood and move witherden to D6 like you said, and then you have enough togo oliver to dusty martin leaving you 0k.

      Not sure what your situation is in leagues/ranking but if you don’t need the cash that could be nice to do. Otherwise save that cash from the first trade and downgrade mountford or someone with your second to possibly upgrade greenwood next week.

  • Going to trade out 2 of: Tuohy (467k), Newman (501k), Newnes (508k), Parker (571k), Lloyd (522k) on Steele (500k). Thoughts?
    Luxury Trades but am good to do them with some money in the bank to upgrade to an uber such as a Doch, Dusty or Sidebottom.

    Need 2 to trade out

  • DEF: Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Newman, Witherden (Ryan, O’Connor)
    MID: Titch, Danger, Zorko, Merrett, Duncan, Murphy, Shuey, Greenwood (Hibberd, Brown)
    RK: Grundy, Stef (Darcy, Pierce)
    FWD: Yeo, Heeney, Macrae, Stevens, Steele, Zurhaar (Buzza, Polson)

    Hi guys, I’ve got a must win game this week in one of my leagues in a first qualifying final as would leave me in a good position to have next week ‘off’. Is a school league so would love bragging rights!!

    Thoughts on these trades:

    Darcy > 150k mid/fwd or def/fwd (depends on whether hibberd is right for next week)
    Greenwood > Sidebottom

    Would leave me with 0k remaining however would maximise points i feel. Would then move newman into midfield and could trade shuey and him to selwood and beams, increasing points and pocketing 60-70k in the process hopefully.

    Any thoughts would be awesome!! Cheers

    • Pretty dumb on having 0k left heralding into finals, its almost smarter trading stef/ grundy down to a cash cow, moving buzza into the ruck and playing darcy on the ground. Then trading in a premo so u still have cash and can heavily upgrade next week

      • I also dont like having no money left over, it just puts you in an aweful situation the following week

        • If i trade out stef martin I would be trading in a fwd premo, so if i did that do you think i should downgrade ryan (even though he still has cash to make) and get in sidebottom, or any other forward other than him? Sidebottom could give me a big advantage this week that’s my only thought.

      • It’s first final for me this week though. So i go all out and try and win it and give myself next week off like I’ve said as i finished top 4 so I can make some cash then. I see your point so I guess that’s part of it, whether i take a punt on that or go all out like this.

  • Oliver or shuey first to go? And to who? Have 627k to spend and already have Danger, Titch, Merrett and JPK

    • have just replied to your one up top, hope that answers this. Possibly could go shuey instead of oliver though

  • Doc, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Crisp, Witherden (Ryan, Willis)

    Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Sidebottom, Dusty, Sloane, Heppell, JSelwood (Pickett, Hibberd)

    Macrae, Yeo, Hill, Heeney, Sheed, JKH (Stengle, Wiedeman)

    That’s after going Gibbs > Sidebottom and Greenwood > JSelwood, moving Witherden to D6 and Ryan to bench.

    I know I’m riding my luck on JKH in the forward line, but it’s let me more or less finish my mids, and can do some downgrades next week to either move Sidebottom to fwd or upgrade someone else while they’re making cash.

    • Gibbs to Sidebottom, i know my name is ironic but maybe we should switch names, that is by far the dumbest trade ever, like what the actual fuck

      • +1, yeh wtf don’t trade gibbs whatever u do

      • Is it really though? Gibbs has topped out in value at well over 700k. By “downgrading” him to a Kelly/Sidebottom etc I can make almost 100k and upgrade a rookie to a premo. I’m not going backwards on points, I’m going forward. Gibbs BE is 150, so he’s only going to drop in price now.

        Buy low, sell high 👍

    • So you are trading Gibbs and holding on to Sloan??

  • Have Macrae, Heeney, Menegola

    Who’s the number 1 forward I should be getting?

    Can’t afford Sidebottom

  • Thinking of trading Stef down to a no name ruck ( I have darcy on my bench) and upgraded Roughead to Sidebottom.

  • thoughts on
    newman > JKH via cox (field scharenberg @ d6, witherden d5)
    rocky > sidey via greenwood @d8
    215k in the bank for premo upgrade next week.

    • Not convinced that Sidey will outscore Rocky for the run home but is gold in the FWD line.
      Is there someone else you can trade to Sidey instead of Rocky?

      • yeah not sure if my desperation to grab sidey in the fwd is clouding my judgement!
        not sure anyone else can get me to him, maybe dahl.
        cheers for the input!

  • Thoughts on these trades.

    Clayton Oliver > Joel Selwood
    Newman > Simpson


    Hibberd (Melb) > Simpson

    • They’re all sideways. All 3 you’ve suggested. They might work, or they might back fire. No way to know till a few weeks’ time…

  • Don’t buy into the premo deluxe version of Fantasy, but it will be interesting to see what types of trades people are making this week with the new DPPs… creating chaos already looking at these comments. Well done AF!

  • My team:
    Def: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Witherden (Ryan, Scharenberg)
    Mid: Mitchell, Dangerfield, Merrett, Martin, Treloar, Rockliff, Hannebery, J.Selwood (Mountford, Hibberd)
    Ruck: Grundy, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
    Fwd: Macrae, Heeney, Yeo, Dahlhaus, Nankervis, Greenwood (Lloyd, Polson)

    Cash: $113k

    Thoughts on what to do lads?? Cheers

  • Team:

    Def: Doch, Adams, Laird, Newnes, Newman, Tuohy (Ryan, Cole)
    Mid: Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Gaff, Rocky, Scooter, H.Greenwood (Witherden, Mountford)
    Ruc: Grundy, SMartin (Darcy, Cameron)
    Fed: Macrae, Heeney, Yeo, Menegola, Steele, Dahlhaus (Zurhaar, C. Brown)


    I’m losing sleep watching Stef score 80’s with Darcy equalling his score on the bench. Figure I’d like to keep Greenwood on my fwd bench for cover with Witherden as mid bench cover and Ryan as Def bench cover.

    For now I’m going to assume all on field players will get up (dammit Scooter). I’m having a hard time figuring out what to do. Should I trade out Stef and upgrade to an uber anywhere (if so, which one?) Should I trade out Ryan, swing Witherden to Def bench, use Mountford as cover, bring in JKH and upgrade Greenwood to Buddy/Greene?

    So many other options.. anyone care to make a suggestion?

  • Fantasy
    8K in the kitty
    DEF:Doc, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Newman (Hibberd, Smith)
    MID:Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Gaff, JPK, Parker, Rocky, Witherden (Mountford, Deluca)
    RUC:Grundy, Martin
    FWD:Macrae, Heeney, Yeo, Menegola, Stevens, Sheed (Beech, JKH)

    Targeting either Simpson, or Sidebottom.
    Which trade option is better:
    Beech – $150K, Newman to Simpson
    Mountford – $150K, Newman to Sidebottom.

  • Wingard, Greene, Yeo or Stevens?

  • Who to choose out of sidebottom (fwd), Blakely (def) or any mid?

  • Does Zorko go because he can’t handle the tag

  • DEF: Doch, Adams, Simpson, Laird, Lloyd, Newman (Ryan, Hibberd)
    MID: Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Zorko, Duncan, JPK, Rocky, Witherden (Mountford, Cunico)
    RUC: Kreuzer, Martin (Darcy, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, Heeney, Franklin, Sheed, Dahl, WHE (Greenwood, Beech)
    $58k bank

    1) Newman + WHE > Ablett + JKH
    2) WHE + Greenwood > Sidebottom + JKH
    3) Newman + WHE > Jelwood + Yeo/Lynch/Gola/Stevens


  • Who wins this trade in draft league?

    Zorko for
    Hanners and billings

  • Thoughts on bringing in Fyfe?? Second 100+ game. 77BE and only 516k. His just sooo tempting

    • He has looked better in the last few games and has a decent run to finals (toughest teams are GWS and Syd). I’d rather go Jelwood over fyfe though for his ability to string together decent performances this year (if you don’t have him that is).

    • Got his contract shite out of the way… wonder if that was the cause of his poor form?

      • Probably played a part. But he did miss most of last year with a leg injury. And is coming off a chest injury. Definitely some good signs for fantasy

  • Def: Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Newman, Witherden, Ryan, B.Cox
    Mid: Titch, Merrett, Danger, Dusty, Parker, JPK, Treloar, Jelwood, Mountford, M.Hibbo
    Ruc: Grundy, Martin, Darcy, Cameron
    Fwd: Heeney, Macrae, Yeo, Dahl, Sheed, Greenwood, C.Brown, Polson
    346k in the bank

    1) C.Brown to JKH, Greenwood to Sidey
    2) C.Brown to JKH, Newman to Doch.

    Thoughts? I think I need a playing F7 more than anything, having Yeo as a late out cost me last week. Cheers.

  • Def: Doch,Adams,Laird,Lloyd,Newnes,Newman (Ryan, Stewart)
    Mid: Danger,Zerrett,Rocky,JPK,Treloar,Neale,Oliver,Witherden (Mountford, Cousins)
    Ruc: Kreuzer,Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
    Fed: Macrae,Heeney,Menegola,Sheed,Stevens,Dahlhaus (Greenwood,Brown)

    Thinking Stewart>Nyhuis & Newman>Titch (Witherden to D6 & $94k left over for next week)

  • Newman>Blakely or Dahl>Sidey

  • Defenders: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Montagna, Lloyd, Burton (Ryan, Rice)
    Midfielders: T. Mitchell, Dangerfield, Zorko, Zerrett, Rockcliff, Martin, Witherden, Greenwood (Hibberd, Pickett)
    Rucks: Martin, Darcy (Cameron, Soldo)
    Forwards: Macrae, Menegola, Heeney, Hill, Parish, Kennedy (Black, Miles)

    Have $37K, possible trade is:
    Rockliff > Jelwood
    Burton > Witherden > Kennedy > Dahlhaus
    With $102K, then ext week trade out Kennedy and Greenwood for Beams and another Cash Cow

    Any thought or better ideas would be appreciated

  • Ranked 344 and looking for a top 100 finish.

    Had a gutful of watching Stef and Rocky spud it up, so they’re both out for me this week.

    Stef to Lewis Young (via Buzza dpp) and Darcy into R2 from the bench.

    Gone Rocky to Ablett which also gives me $220k in the bank to double upgrade next week.


  • sidey – Blakey – or Taylor adams

    • Blakely first, he has the lowest be. Need them all eventually though.

      • cheers went blakely leaves me $94k and can get Houli for Ryan next week, then my targets are Sidey, Adams and maybe Harly Bennell

  • Sloane and Nank to Jelwood and Franklin OR Titchell and JKH/Young?


  • Nic Newman and Aaron Hall > J Selwood and Bontempelli ?

    not convinced on getting rid of Hall (bound to average 120 over the next few games if I do) but he has not been great for a while and Bontempelli is going consistently well

    • These aren’t trades I’d be looking at unless I had a full team. Jelwood I get, but Hall to Bont seems pointless… especially as you’ve held all this time through his injury. Can get why you’d lose patience tho. I’ve gone Scooter –> Blakely just to end the “will he or won’t he play this week” madness!

      • my worst player on the ground is Witherden so my team is okay when they dont all synchronise their dud rounds :) But I agree re Hall – that one might change when the teams are announced – might even go a rookie for some cash and uber premo next week. Or Stef to Ryder (which is another gamble)

  • DEF: Adams, Simmo, Laird, Lloyd, Newman, Witherden (Ryan, Hibberd)

    MID: Titch, Danger, Merrett, Zorko, Sidey, Pendles, Duncan, JPK (Mountford, Cousins)

    RUC: Stef, Darcy (Soldo, Cameron)

    FWD: Yeo, Heeney, Dahl, Sheed, Menefola, Greenwood (Beech, Brown)

    Bank: 25k

    I’m thinking of going cousins to young (brown to mid) and pendles to jelwood which will give me 194k in bank next week to get a premo via greenwood. But if any other ideas would be great