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


  • Def: Blakely,Adams,Simpson,Laird,Newman,Scharenberg (Ryan,Z.Guthrie)
    Mids: Titch,Zerrett,Danger,Dusty,Treloar,Rocky,Witherden (Mountford,Cousins)
    Rucks: Grundy,Darcy (Buzza,Cameron)
    Fwds: Sidey,Macrae,Heeney,K.Lambert,Yeo,Dahlhaus (Z.Fisher,Zurhaar)
    Trades were PArsons to Zurhaar and Greenwood to Blakely.
    $48k left. Next week should I trade Newman to Doch or Scharenberg to another premo def??

    • Go parsons to young and Scharanberg to Lloyd, need to get those rookies of ur field first before upgrading newman mate

  • Who goes first? Dahl or Newman? No where else to fix up with Witherden being the only rookie on my field. Cheers lads :)

  • Is anyone considering trading in hacksaw Liam Duggan given his DPP status and a new role across half back at West Coast?

    • yeh good midpricer, good form and role now at the eagles, i will have to watch for one more to see if he is worth it but definitely worth considering at D6 if u are in need on one

  • Defence under 527k was thinking Newnes? Any ideas?

  • Jelwood (467k) or Dusty (627k)?

    • Both good. Is Jelwood a keeper or stepping stone? I’m not rating him a keeper and have heaps of stepping stones already, so I’ll go with Dusty

    • How badly do you need the cash?? If you have a few cash cows on the pine that you can downgrade, I’d go Dusty, if not Selwood

  • Rocky mate you are out of here!

    Average 86 since injury not good enough, Welcome Mr Sidebottom to F1

    Good Luck in 2018 my friend!

  • Replace Nank with Heeney or Sidey? (now that Sidey has suddenly gone to the forward line)

    • Sidey I think. Love Heeney but think Sidey will score more for the rest of the season.

  • Who is sticking with Rocky?

    • I might jump on sub $500k if he gets there, but otherwise there are better options. He’ll be a POD shortly!

    • I am, too many other issues to deal with first. He might come good if he starts tackling again. He needs to perform to get a deal somewhere next year as a free agent.

  • Def – Docherty, Adams, Lloyd, Newman, Tuohy, Mike Hibberd (Joel Smith, Ryan)

    Mid – Mitchell, Dangerfield, Merrett, Zorko, Murphy, Gaff, Rockliff, Parker (Mitch Hibberd, Willis)

    Ruc – Martin, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)

    Fwd – Macrae, Heeney, Yeo, Sheed, Ryder, Dahlhaus (Eddy, Zurhaar)

    18k left. Thinking Newman > Witherden and Tuohy > Laird/Blakely

    • What’s peoples thoughts on danger down to selwood/beams if he misses or plays a significant amount of time up forward like he did last week, that almost 200k!!

      • Might be going crazy mate, sure he spent time forward, but still dominated, and I believe that move was mainly due to his injury anyways, which probably won’t rule him out, plus Selwood and Beams have been very unconvincing recently

  • With pendles out I’m unsure who to get for him. Should I go a murphy who has had a great year (some reason I don’t trust him). Or should I look to make cash for upgrades next week and get a beams/jelwood?

    Most expensive player I can afford is murphy after going Willis to Young.

    Mids are Titch, Danger, Merrett, Treloar, Pendles, JPK and Steven

  • DEF: Doch, Laird, Adams, Lloyd, Simpson, Newman (Ryan Mcinnes)
    MID: Mitchell, Danger, Merrett, Rockliff, Zorko, JPK, Selwood, Fyfe (Witherden, Cousins)
    RCK: Grundy, Martin (Darcy)
    FWD: Yeo, Steele, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Heeney, Greene (Greenwood, Buzza)

    Is there anything I should focus on. I have 6 trades left (RDT) is Newman a lock in D6 and Steele F6??

    Who are my options if not?


    • you’ve done well with 6 trades left, don’t think there’s anything you absolutely need to do. Maybe fix 1-2 rooks like cousins/buzza. You could trade newman if he starts to go poorly and steele isn’t too bad considering it’s rdt

    • I would try and hold trades until you need them. Only 6 left so as long as you’re not fighting for a finals position then save them for when you need them.

  • 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, looking to get Sidebottom in

    • Not sure how much Young is but seems to be a popular trade. Maybe Lloyd or Polsen to Young and Nank to Sidey if you can afford?

  • Def: Docherty, Adams, laird, Lloyd, newnes, Newman (Ryan, Hibberd)
    Mid: Mitchell, danger, Merrett, Zorko, gaff, JPK, Treloar, Witherden (mountford, willis)
    Ruck: Kreuzer, Witts (darcy, Cameron)
    Fwd: Heeney, yeo, menegola, buddy, voldt, Dahl (Lloyd, polson)
    33k in the bank

    14k left

    Thoughts and suggestions appreciated

  • DEF: Doc, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newman, Witherden (Ryan, Smith)

    MID: Titch, Danger, Kelly, Zerrett, Zorko, Murphy, Kennedy, Rocky (Mountford, Cousins)

    RUCK: Stef, Darcy (Soldo, Cameron)

    FWD: Macrae, Heeney, Yeo, Sheed, Roo, Dahl (JKH, Stengle)

    Trades: (337k in Bank)
    -Newman –> Blakely/Simpson *** Blakely’s form has been insane, however can almost guarantee Simpson will average 100 for the rest of the year. Very undecided! Also happy to keep witherden on my field and upgrade next week.
    -Roo –> Sidebottom. The Roo experiment was a flop. Sidey is an absolute must have.

  • What do you guys think of this trade?

    Thinking of going Stef Martin and Newman to Sidebottom and Myers by flicking Witherden to D6 and replacing Stef with Darcy.


    • How are you going to bring in Myers, Sidebottom AND Darcy?

      • I would suggest he has darcy at r3 or has platinum assistant…

        • Ready to lose again mate :)

          Good Luck

          • after a very indifferent start for the year with 3 games losing by 22, 9 and 1 point I have strung together 3 wins in a row so has been some improvement shown.

            that said your squad is a mile ahead and I have done enough losing this year to not be too fussed about it that much, as you tag, I’m already looking towards 2018

            Having an ok year with super coach though, RDT and fantasy not so much

          • You can join my preseason training camp :)

            Good Luck

      • He must still be on his byes!

        Good Luck

  • Two options this week:

    1. Newman to Jelwood (DPP) and Cousins to L Young (DPP) leaving 91k in bank + B Cox on field (sic)

    2. Ryan to K Jack (DPP) and Mountford to 150k rook meaning no rookies on field and 1K in bank.

    Hate having B Cox on field but not sure if Jack is a viable option with mountford and ryan set for price increases next week. Opinions would be very much appreciated

    • I would go option 1 mate then look at getting another premo in next week to replace the on field rookie.

  • whats the hype on jelwood being 567k, i understand mega undervalued but hasnt scored well recently, can someone enlighten me

    • Um, undervalued = $467k, not $567k

    • He’s averaged 104 in his last 2 games. His only bad game is the Eagles game. Before that he averaged 118 in 3 games. Has a ceiling this year of 175. Still averaging almost 100 for the year with a 2 in there. Not sure how much more ‘hype’ you need for a 467K midfielder. Can I also add that he’s averaged over 100 in 7 of the past 8 seasons? The only downside is he’s usually the first to get tagged.

      • I think he is value because he is expected to average 100 the rest of the season, and he has a reputation for being more prolific later in the year. I have a couple of players valued at higher $$ who I believe are at the same level as Selwood, including Rocky this week, also Treloar on form. So a downgrade here loses little if any on my score, but frees up cash for an upgrade somewhere else.

  • I tossed and turned all week on bringing in Zorko and keeping Nankervis another week at F6

    I was going to go Treloar to Zorko but decided last min to keep Treloar and trade Nankervis to Buddy.

    My Best move this season!

    Good Luck

    • Well done,
      My last 2 weeks of horror trades
      Ablett to Trealor 57 late out JPK donut
      Nank to Zorko -20 late out Yeo donut
      Slipped 400 spots, the joys

  • DEF: Doc, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Newman, (Ryan, Hibberd)

    MID: Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Zorko, Parker, Trelor, Kennedy, Rocky (Mountford, Brown)

    RUCK: Stef, Darcy (Soldo, Buzza)

    FWD: Macrae, Heeney, Yeo, Franklin, Dahlhaus, Nankervis (JKH, Stengle)

    Out: Zorko, Nankervis
    In: Selwood, Sidebottom

    Thoughts? Currently 115

    • Trading out Zorko are you mad?

      • Classic rage trade. He is infuriating to own though. Like how do you go from 160-180 to 40s in between weeks. How is that even possible?


      • A little, do you have any other suggestions? Just $22k in the bank

    • I like it. Risky with Zorks, but… got be in it for the biscuit

      • I think you mean “you have to eat biscuits to risk being in it “

      • Yeah Zorko has averaged 100 last 4 games and worryingly attracted a tag in 2 of them even though Brisbane are bottom. Surely Carlton tag him again? I think Jelwood will average 100 from here out, but the extra cash gets me from Nank (65-70 av. here out) to sidebottom who will average 105 here out.

  • Need a cheapish forward.
    Dahl or Boak or Jack?

  • Mids: Merrett, Mitchell, Dangerfield, Treloar, Murphy, JPK, J.Selwood

    Can get anyone for the 8th..

    Gibbs, Gaz, Dusty, Kelly, Zorko… Thoughts?

  • What to do?

    DEF: Doc, Adams, Simpson, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes (Ryan, Guthrie)
    MID: Titch, Kelly, Merrett, Martin, Bont, Treloar, Oliver, Mountford (Deluca, Wigg)
    RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Cameron, King)
    FWD: Macca, Heeney, Buddy, Sheed, Haus, Greenwood (Stengle, Young)
    I have mountford but no money so cant do anything with him, Should i double downgrade then next week trade out Ryan then place it on Mountford?
    Feedback please :)

    • Jobe, if you are low on cash go Oliver to Jelwood and Gawn to Darcy. Will give you similar or better scoring on current form and free up a couple of hundred grand for upgrades next week.

      BTW, thanks for the points and cash you made me this year. I traded you to Zorko last week. Remains to be seen how bad that idea was, not looking good so far.

  • What do you guys think of Matthew Scharenberg as a cheapy

  • So need help this week please guys, have 159k in bank plus 2 trades ??

    Doc, laird, roberton, newnes, Newman, Ryan (nyhuis, Stewart)
    Titch, danger, zerrett, dusty, Adams, rocky, treloar, witherden (deluca, hibberd)
    Martin, witts (2 x 150k rooks)
    Yeo, Macrae, Heeney, menegola, Dahl, WHE (JKH, beech)

  • Treloar and Toby McLean
    Jelwood and Macrae?

  • Which combo out of these three needs to go first: Burton or Stef Martin or Tuohy?

  • What do you think of
    Tuohy to Jelwood (via Witherden)
    Burton to Savage

    or is there a better option for burton?

  • Get rid of Beech or Cousins first?

    • Cousins- won’t play again this year.
      Quickly followed by Beech- probably won’t be selected again this year.

    • go cousins as he’s guaranteed not to play this yr again, injured.

  • Josh kelly, Dusty or Gaz ??

  • DEF: Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Shaw, Witherden (EVW, Hibberd)
    MID: Titch, Danger, Zorko, Murphy, Gaff, Treloar, Kennedy, Heppell (Mountford, Cousins)
    RUC: Grundy, Darcy (Cameron, Strnadica)
    FWD: Heeney, Yeo, Franklin, Menegola, Sheed, Dahlhaus (Greenwood, Polson)

    137k in the bank, any ideas?

  • Who goes – Newnes or Newman (other next week)

    Who do I get – Sidebotom or Blakely ( other next week)

    Leaves $230 to $280k next week

    Leaning towards Newman and Blakely this week

  • DEF: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Witherden (Ryan, Smith)
    MID: Mitchell, Danger, Merrett, Dusty, JPK, Treloar, Rocky, Mountford (Hibberd, Willis)
    RUC: Grundy, Stef (McInerney, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Nank, Miller, Greenwood (Zurhaar, Polson)

    Got 168k in the bank.
    1st trade Stef > Darcy, leaving 326k.
    For second trade do I go Hibberd/Willis > Joel Selwood (M8) Leaving 55k/48k
    Greenwood > Sidebottom. Leaving 73k.
    or something else, cheers.

  • Who to get this week – Laird or Blakely? Is Blakely really worth the extra $44k? I’m going around in circles here …

    • Same dilemma… in the end, the thing that swayed me was ownership %. Everyone has Laird, but not everyone has Blakely.

  • Best Def under 500k?

    • Roberton, Hibberd or Henderson… in that order. Harbrow if you already have those 3.

  • DEF: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Simpson, Newnes, Witherden (Ryan, Hibberd)
    MID: Mitchell, Danger, Merrett, Zorko, JPK, Oliver, Lloyd, Newman (Mountford, Brown)
    RUC: Grundy, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
    FWD: Yeo, Macrae, Heeney, Stevens, Dahlhaus, Greenwood (JKH, Parsons)

    186k in the bank

    Was thinking Newman to Dusty? Any other suggestions? What should I do for second trade?

  • DEF: Adams, Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Tuohy, Witherden (Ryan, Guthrie)
    MID: Mitchell, Danger, Merrett, Dusty, Treloar, Rocky, Wines, Hanners (Mountford, Cousins)
    RUC: Martin, Darcy (Soldo, Cameron)
    FWD: Sidebottom, Heeney, Yeo, Ryder Stevens, Dahlhaus, Sheed (Eddy, Beech)

    This is my team after 2 trades of Newman & Dahlhaus > Sidebottom & Witherdon leaving me only 2k for next week. Any thoughts on this would be great thanks. Ryder in fwd allows me to DPP to ruck if needed and need to get some bench cover in next week for forward line. Also depending on Dangerfield and Ryder being selected this week barring injury.

  • Who to trade in

    Wingard, ablett/kelly and 3k


    Sidebottom, jelwood and 134k

    • Tough choice indeed,
      Yes it is important to maximise points so 1 would be ideal but if you have no cash cows sitting on the bench, then id go 2
      Sidebottom is in better form than wingard

      • Actually Sidebottom last 3 average 106 vs Wingard last 3 average 114, which puts Wingard in the picture.
        Sidebottom is probably a better pick though if you have the cash.

  • David swallow worth a look?

  • Cotchin or hall in draft? Hall looks pretty ordinary but can he get back to his best? Cotchin is a bit more consistent, cheers

  • Anyone getting rid of Dahlhaus this week?