My Team 2018: Version 2.3

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  • In which order would you rate these defenders?

    Crisp, McDonald, Ryan, Sicily, Hanley, McGrath.

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  • Here is my team!

    Backline: R.Laird – K.Simpson -L.McDonald – A.McGrath – L.O’Brien – T.Doedee
    Bench: I.Cumming – D.Mirra

    Midfield: T.Mitchell – J.Kelly – A.Treloar – L.Neale – J.O’Meara – A.Brayshaw – P.Dow – LDU
    Bench: T.Kelly – H.Brayshaw

    Ruckman: P.Ryder – M.Gawn
    Bench: W.Frampton – D.Cameron

    Forwards: I.Heeney – D.Smith – J.Sicily – A.Christensen – W.Setterfield – J.Stephenson
    Bench: W.Rioli – D.Venables

    22K Leftover, thoughts Coummunity?

    • Changes, Simpson down to Crisp and Heeney up to Menegola…Got Menegola as a POD, with Selwood out first round and Danger seeing more Forward time and Ablett going down there and Blicavs potentially going back for at least a month Mene will be around the ball more then we think and the fact that even when he went in the Forwardline he pushed up in the ground in the Intraclub can’t wait to see him JLT especially the second game! Leaves 18K Leftover as well!

    • Defence looks good. Midfield looks strong. Neale is a steal if returns to 2016 form. I’m not a fan of Ryder until after his bye. Mid-priced fwd line seems the norm this year. 7.5/10

    • Doubt O’Brien plays R1 let alone early. Don’t like the Simmo pick as he seems to only score well when Doc did last year.
      Neale could be a good POD if he returns to 2016 form, I just don’t see it.

      Don’t like Ryder from his bye.

      Nice fwd line, balanced, just not sure on old mate Devon Smith.

      Got some cash left over too which is nice.

      Solid team overall.

  • Premo FWD (Menegola/Barlow) with Mid-Priced Rook (under 230k)
    OR
    Mid Priced FWD (Greene/Dahl/McLean/Smith) with Top-Priced Rook (Brayshaw/Dow)

    Also, is their any love for Goldy to bounce back?? I’ve got him at R2, but it was a toss of the coin between him and Witts (Goldy more potential while Witts is solo Ruck at GC)..

    • Those guys you listed as midpriced are not midpriced???

    • I think Goldy is definitely under-priced but the Preuss factor scares me. Preuss could come in at anytime.

    • Would stay away from both Gola & Barlow until after their byes, especially Barlow – Think they’re too expensive to start anyway.

      Really like McLean this year so i’d go him and Brayshaw. I think we need to focus on the top rookies who will play this year for cash generation, look how expensive the top guys are going to be.

      If Goldy rucks solo he’s a solid pick, will also be in my team if so (and if i’m happy with the team overall)

  • Who do you consider to be the 2nd most surefire elite DEF after Laird?

  • DEF Laird – Simpson – Hanley – Brayshaw – Coffield – Doedee — Murray – Smith

    MID Titch – Beams – Rocky – Fyfe – Coniglio – JOM – LDU – Higgins — Freeman – Wigg

    RUC Goldy – Gawn — English – Cameron

    FWD Barlow – Heeney – Lobb – Bundy – Rayner – Rioli — Keeffe – Ahern

    All 170k rooks will tracked through JLT and replaced by players named for Rd 1

  • DEF: R. Laird, K. Simpson, H. Shaw, C. O’Shea, S. Murray, T. Doedee (L. Keeffe, D. Mirra)

    MID: P. Dangerfield, G. Ablett (c), M. Duncan, J. Selwood, J. Redden, J. O’Meara, T. Kelly, L. Davies-Uniacke (N. Freeman, J.Smith)

    RUCK: M. Gawn, N. Naitanui (D. Cameron, W. Frampton)

    FWD: J. Billings, I. Heeney, T. Lynch(ADL), R. Lobb, C. Rayner, J. Higgins (D. Venables, P. Ahern)

    With 94k in the bank, any thoughts

  • Morning Lads!

    Thoughts on Crisp Vs Hurley?

    Danger Vs Zerrett?

    Heeney Vs Barlow

    I’m leaning Hurley, Zerrett & Heeney.

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  • Does Heeney only scoring 1 ton in his last 11 games of last year not worry anyone?

    • I think that’s due to glandular fever, he basically ran out of energy the second half of the year.
      No preseason and that would of wiped him out.

      He is training hard now so should be good to go

    • Doesn’t worry me too much andyjh, the Glandular Fever would have knocked him around a bit, he should be fine. Rocky only had one ton in the same time period as well. BTW I am not comparing Heeney to Rocky. Good luck.

    • Nah, better pre season so far this year

  • Community can you please check out my team above?!

  • DEF: R.Laird, K.Simpson, A.Brayshaw, C.O’Shea, T.Doedee, D.Mirra (S.Murray, I.Cumming)
    MID: T.Mitchell, Z.Merrett, D.Zorko, D.Beams, C.Blakely, J.O’Meara, T.Kelly, J.Stephenson (H.Wigg, P.Ahern)
    RUC: S.Jacobs, N.Naitanui (D.Cameron, O.McInerney)
    FWD: J.Billings, I.Heeney, M.Robinson, R.Lobb, A.Christensen, B.Fritsch (W.Rioli, D.Venables)

  • Beams VS Trelaor?

  • Tim Kelly v Paddy Dow

    Predicted averages for them aswell thanks

  • Defenders – R.Laird-K.Simpson-J.Crisp-A.McGrath-Mitch.Hibberd-C.O’Shea
    Midfield – T.Mitchell-J.Kelly-P.Cripps-N.Fyfe-S.Coniglio-J.O’Meara-L.Davies-Uniake-T.Kelly
    Rucks – M.Gawn-N.Naitanui
    Forwards – J.Billings-I.Heeney-D.Parish-C.Rayner-J.Higgins-P.Ahern
    Bench – B.Rice-T.Doedee – H.Wigg-N.Freeman – T.English-D.Cameron – D.Veneables-D.Clarke
    20K in the bank
    Thoughts and Criticisms, please

  • Thoughts on McKernan from the Bombers? May have risky job security, but he is priced so cheap and could be a good replacement for Nic Nat?

  • With Nic Nat basically out now, Iam looking at Lycett to step up as a mid pricer, id expect Vardy to dual ruck but Lycett stills scores well dual rucking.

    DEF: Laird, Crisp, Sicily, McGrath, Brayshaw, Doedee (Cumming, Murray)
    MID: Titch, M Crouch, Beams, Rocky, Cogs, JOM, Dow, Kelly (Brayshaw WCE, Barry)
    RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron, Frampton)
    FWD: Heeney, Devon Smith, Robinson, Setterfield, Stephenson, Fristch (Venables, Rioli)

    $31K in the kitty
    Only thing I am worrid about is having a few injury prone MID’s, is it better to go Beams to Treloar as he is safer injury wise?
    Cheers

  • Robinson & Christensen vs Mclean & Stephenson at F2 & F4/5?

  • Alright, i think I’ve hit this one out of the park

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Burton, Sicily, Cumming, Murray, (Doedee, Mirra)

    MID: Titch, Danger, Kelly, Adams, Rocky, JOM, Telly, LDU (Freeman, H. Brayshaw)

    Ruck: Gawn, Witts (Cameron, English)

    FWD: McLean, Stringer, Christensen, Rayner, Setterfield, Frisch (Venables, Rioli)
    71k for changes.
    Cheers!

  • Alright fellas, i think I’ve hit this one out of the park

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Burton, Sicily, Cumming, Murray, (Doedee, Mirra)

    MID: Titch, Danger, Kelly, Adams, Rocky, JOM, Telly, LDU (Freeman, H. Brayshaw)

    Ruck: Gawn, Witts (Cameron, English)

    FWD: McLean, Stringer, Christensen, Rayner, Setterfield, Frisch (Venables, Rioli)
    71k for changes.
    Cheers!

    • Different to other structures posted. I have selected Witts also, has more upside than other rucks. If you can pull off the starting forwards, overall your team is solid.

  • If Stephenson performs well in the JTL I would go 2, but remember his time in the side may depend on when De Goey is likely to return.

  • Please leave suggestions,

    Def: Laird, Simpson, McGrath, Brayshaw, O’Shea, Doedee (J.Smith, S.Murray)
    Mid: Titch, J.Kelly, M.Crouch, Rockliff, Fyfe, Coniglio, JOM, Andrew Brayshaw, LDU (Wigg, Garlett, T.Kelly)
    Ruck: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)
    For: Billings, Heeney, Robinson, Lobb, Christensen, Rayner (Higgins, Ahern)

    $0 REMAINING

  • DEF: Lloyd, Crisp, Ellis, Shaw, Hanley, Doedee (Smith,Murray)

    MID: Beams, Rocky, Neale, Parker, Selwood, Steven, Brayshaw, Kelly (Freeman,Wigg)

    RUC: Goldy, Gawn (English,Cameron)

    FWD: Lobb, Stringer, Ah Chee, Young, Christensen, Fritsch (Keefe,Rioli)

    Really Weird structure but kind of like it..

    24k left

    • Rocky to Dale Thomas

    • Your midfield is a bit weak mate without Titch or Kelly. Forget about Selwood, he’ll will eventually burn you at some point and Parker’s ceiling is not high and also he’s tipped to spend more time forward this season.

      • Was expecting fwd line hate not mids haha No I don’t have top line mids but Those first 6 could easily all average 100+

    • FWD line is pretty rough due to how strong your defence is but both are full of midpricers, could pay off with very high scores but has reduced cash generation vs guns an rooks and also is high risk, mids are also pretty rough, yes most their have the potential to score 100+ week on week but you are asking a lot of them to bounce back close to their best. If it works you could have one foot in the door of the car but it is a very big if.

  • Bit of an update after reading a bunch of comments, but…

    DEF Laird . Simpson . Hanley . Brayshaw . Coffield . Doedee —– Murray . Mirra

    MID Titch . Beams . Rocky . Fyfe . Coniglio . JOM . LDU . Smith —– Freeman . Brayshaw

    RUC Goldy . Gawn —– English . Cameron

    FWD Barlow . Heeney . Siciliy . Bundy . Rayner . Rioli —– Keeffe . Ahern

    All 170k rooks will tracked through JLT and replaced by players named for Rd 1

    • Like it Alan!

      Thought I’d give you my 2 cents.

      Simpson too old IMO, maybe Crisp or Hurley? I also have Hanley myself.
      Brayshaw is in the air, if he plays QB, I’ll lock as well.
      I got Seedsman atm, think he might score a little better than Brayshaw.

      Strong mid – couple returning from injury, Could pay-off!

      If Goldy plays all year, I think he’ll return to top 5 with gawny.

      3/1/2 Forward line hopefully, All ‘Premo’s’ are keepers by years end.

      Just my thoughts

  • Thoughts on:

    Dangerfield

    Duncan

    Ablett

    Murphy

    Adams

    Gibbs

  • Haven’t posted in a while but I think I’ve cracked a solid pre-JLT squad! Thoughts?

    Def: Laird, Simpson, Crisp, Sicily, O’Shea, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

    Mid: Mitchell, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Armitage, O’Meara, Brayshaw, Kelly (Worpel, Freeman)

    Ruc: Goldstein, Gawn (Cameron, Frampton)

    Fwd: Menegola, Barlow, Christiensen, Setterfield, Fritsch, Keeffe (Ahern, Rioli)

    Only 14k in the kitty. Rd 1 projected 1936 Fantasy Coach. I’m a bit stuck with R1 and so Goldy made the cut due to salary restraints. All suggested improvements to the side are welcome

  • Is having Heeney, Smith, Tracca and 3 rooks in fwd line to light?
    It will give me a 3-1-2, 5-1-2, 2-0, 2-1-2 structure?

    Thoughts please

    • My fwd line is lighter than that, same structure for team as me but i have McLean, Stringer and Christensen as F1-3

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  • Who would be better in F3, Robbo or McLean thanks guys. Going for a 3 keeper forward line and think both of those can be keepers hoping Robbo doesn’t do anything stupid this year.

  • TEAM NAME: Euamn Tigers ALT. (AFL Fantasy 2018)
    Used: $12,577,000 (99.8%), Remaining: $23,000 (0.2%) On Ground: $11,217,000 (89%), On Bench: $1,360,000 (10.8%)
    Expected Total: 2099, Site Expected Total: 2094
    Def: R.Laird (102), J.Crisp (95), J.Sicily (90), P.Hanley (88), C.O’Shea (65), T.Doedee (57) (I.Cumming (57), S.Murray (55))
    Mid: T.Mitchell (125), T.Adams (116), D.Martin (116), J.Kelly (116), T.Rockliff (115), P.Dow (67), L.Davies-Uniacke (69), T.Kelly (66) (H.Wigg (64), D.Barry (57))
    Ruc: T.Nankervis (98), M.Gawn (100) (D.Cameron (51), M.Flynn (47))
    Fwd: I.Heeney (99), M.Robinson (95), J.Stringer (81), A.Christensen (78), C.Rayner (68), W.Setterfield (68) (L.Keeffe (52), P.Ahern (58))

    • this is a god awful team.

      swap out laird, he is a hack, for shaw. crisp can go for seedsman from crows, he has handy dual position status!

      titch, adams, martin and Kelly should all be cannned for guns like hutchings from wce, greenwood from pies, Langdon from freo and Hampton from crows.

      you should look to go daw from roos as 1st ruck, he is due for a breakout and 2nd ruck have a look at boyd from dogs, guy gets paid a squillion for a reason you know.

      heeney is rubbish, I like the look of WCE darling.

      if you take any or all of my advice, feel free to enter one of my leagues and challenge me, it will be a tough fight if you make the changes I’m sure!

    • Def looks good, Hanley could be a steal at that price if he performs.
      Midfield looks good, love the Adams selection.
      Rucks look fine.
      Fwds look good, I just can’t select Stringer in my team.
      8/10

  • Playing around with a no-Jaeger team. Looks pretty good I think, even if my projected score is a little lower. Thoughts?

    DEF
    Laird/Crisp/Sicily
    McGrath/O’Shea/Mirra

    MID
    Titch/Rocky/M Crouch/Beams
    Neale/Dow/Stephenson/Kelly

    RUCK
    Sauce/Gawn

    FWD
    Billings/Heeney/Petracca
    Christensen/Setterfield/Frisch

    • love this team balance seems just right, well done see mine above gone a little heavy in mids so means more mid priced fwds

      let me know your thoughts

      although your projected might be lower – the kids are unknown so may go better than think, most project around 50-60 but the cash generation will be better

  • DEF Laird, Crisp, McGrath, Hibberd, Mirra, Doedee (Coffield, Murray)
    MID Titch, Zerrett, Kelly, Duncan, Rocky, JOM, LDU, Worpel (Freeman, H Brayshaw)
    RUC Jacobs, Gawn (English, Cameron)
    FWD Billings, Heeney, Sicily, Stephenson, Keeffe, Rioli (Ahern, Venables)

    Would love some advice on improvements!

    • def – just IMO but JS for def and scoring for rookies is not always the best so 3 maybe a stretch
      MID – no issues you will have reasons for all of them

      RUC – solid

      FWD – agai nthe 3 rookies but better position in fwds so should be able to get 3 up

      • Any swaps you can recommend in FWD/DEF? Thanks :)

        • mmm it would involve dropping JOm for say T Kelly you pocket $214k plus 76 = 290

          but the mids rookies appear to have better JS

          Hibbered could then become a Brayshaw or Seedsman or mills/clarke/wilson/maynard blokes that should be good for 80 a week and will play leaving only 2 on field def rookies

          Personally i have gone for Pearce Hanley $509k risky yes, but suns with no Saad want hanley running off half back and suns are shit so ball be in def a fair bit also Dew said hanley is elite disposals so will get mid time – main thing is if hanley stays fit i recon hes good for 90 avg. Remember lat year he missed most of year from his brother dying then had small injury in reserves, slight hic up with hand injury in international rules but now all accounts he is fit and firing – all just IMO but plenty to choose from.

          I am also considering a smokey of say Brayshaw down to Ciaran Byrne from Blues is $350k only make a $114k and will depend on role – this one is left of centre and he is not currently in my side – see above and please comment

  • Crisp (D2) and Setterfield (F5) or Heeney (F1) and O’Shea (D5)?

    Alternatively I could upgrade Coniglio and Blakely to better premiums?

  • Ok cheers guys I locked in McLean at F3, so who would you pick in M6 between Robbo and armo then I’m set.

    • Shit, McLean’s my F1,
      I’d go robbo over armo bro.

      Guess one of your other lines lacks a bit with you having 3x 600k+ players in your fwd line

  • I’m pretty happy with this team at the moment, and will probably carry it into JLT. What do people think of it?

    DEF: Laird, Crisp, McDonald, Sicily, Brayshaw, Doedee, (Cumming, Murray)
    MID: Titch, Kelly, Rocky, Coniglio, Blakely, JOM, LDU, Hamish Brayshaw, (Ahern, Freeman)
    RUCK: Gawn, Lycett, (Cameron, Frampton)
    FWD: McLean, Walters, Robinson, Christensen, Setterfield, Fritsch, (Rioli, Keeffe)

    Liking the look of Lycett with Nic Nat injury news.

    The Blakely pick is there in case he gets the half back role, if not I can just downgrade McDonald down to McGrath and put him up to a better premium.

    Forward line is lacking a big premium, but it sounds like there isn’t much to choose from so tried to be a bit different. If Walters is playing Mid he will be huge.

    Would love suggestions for improvement.

  • DEF:Laird, Crisp, Sicily, Brayshaw, Coffield, Doedee (Smith, Murray)
    MID: Mitchell, Dangerfield, Kelly, Treloar, Rockliff, O’meara, Brayshaw, LUD (Barry, Freeman)
    RUC: Gawn, Naitanui (English, Cameron)
    FWD: Billings, Heeney, Christensen, Rayner, Setterfield, Stephenson (Ahern, Rioli)
    24K

  • Hi guys, yet another round of rate my team take god knows what, as usual any and all feedback is much appreciated.

    DEF; R. Laird, J. Crisp, J. Sicily, A. Mcgrath, A. Naughton, T. Doedee (I. Cumming, D. Mirra)

    MID; Titch, J. Kelly, M. Crouch, T. Rockliff, C. Blakely, JOM, LDU, T. Kelly (N. Freeman, H.Brayshaw)

    RUCK; T. Nankervis, M. Gawn, (W. Frampton, D. Cameron)

    FWD; I. Heeney, T. McLean, M. Robinson, W. Setterfield, J. Stephenson, D. Venables (P. Ahern, W. Rioli)

    $22k remaining

  • Need some outside insight.

    Drop one of Titch, Danger, Adams, Kelly or Rocky.

    • Danger for me

    • sounds odd but Rocky was the last player in my team this year, that said i dont have dangers and have all the other 4 players you list. Reason is the high price and small uncertainty around role, play forward etc although he probably kick 5 a game

      so my thought pattern is this
      – will dangers score well this year – yes
      – as good as last year – close but cant see him going higher therefore his price must drop given the magic number and him being the 2nd top priced bloke, he may even get his b/e but price still drop
      – is there some uncertainty around role – some

      Thats about it guess can say same for titch but no uncertainty around role set n forget captain for me

      so im saying drop Dangers

    • I would go adams out of those 5

    • Go super unique and risky and drop Titch. Either him or Adams.

  • Hey all.

    I know I’ve been posting a lot but I think I’ve got it.

    Thoughts

    Laird, Crisp, Sicily, Brayshaw, Hibberd, Doedee (Cumming, Murray

    Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Rocky, Neale, JOM, LDU, Kelly (H.Brayshaw, Freeman)

    Nank, Gawn (Cameron, Frampton)

    McLean, Smith, Robbo, Rayner, Fritsch, Rioli (Ahern, Venables)

    $7k

    • Top team mate, nothing to pick its solid as.
      Neale is an interesting pick, hopefully he can get back to 110 for you.
      I cant pick him, I have an everlasting hate for him since I was playing head to head with a mate he had Neale with a few points ahead and I had 3 eagles playing and Neale pigged it up scoring a 160 and cost me the match. Bad Neale!

      I think I would field Venables over Rioli tho.

    • looks good anth80

      you will have reasons for all those selected and think at one stage or another all have been in my team so understand those reasons.

      After looking at your setup Titch and Dangers I was just looking at my team above (please review noting setterfield was dropped for a 170k guy so now have 118k to play with) – i could upgrade Adams to Dangers and still have $77k left, or even Kelly (only $64k left) as Adams had awesome finish to year last 10 rounds (mm so did kelly his 3 round finals avg was 120 lol)

      im like a kid in a candy shop

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