My Team 2018: Version 2.3

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  • Thoughts on Brett Deledio? Got priced at 72.8 average and usually averages in the 90’s. Could push for that top 8 forwards if he gets in the 90’s again. 1.2% ownership as well

  • How are we feeling about Jacob Townsend?

    • i like the kid cant see him getting 5-6 goals every week

      5 games

      rnd 22 Freo – 107 and be honest i could of got 107 points and kicked 6 goals
      rnd 23 Saints – 83 again kicked a few 5 goals
      fnl 1 Cats 29 – 2 goals wow so musta slept for rest of game
      fnl 2 GWS 56 points 1 goal
      GF – WHO CARES WHAT HE DID WE WON – lol no he got 52 and 2 goals

      Its a no from me, i know the kid won the Liston medal (B&F in VFL) with only playing 15 games but he played mid i believe, and cant see him playing much mid for Tigers eyt


    Def: R.Laird, J,Crisp, J.Sicily, A.Brayshaw, T.Doedee, D.Mirra (S.Murray, L.Keeffe)

    Mid: T.Mitchell, Z.Merrett, J.Kelly, P.Cripps, S.Coniglio, J.O’meara, A.Brayshaw, L.Davies-Uniacke (M.Polkhe, N.Freeman)

    Ruc: S.Jacobs, M.Gawn (T.English, D.Cameron)

    Fwd: I.Heeney, M.Robinson, R.Lobb, A.Christensen, D.Venables, P.Ahern (J.Waterman, W.Rioli)

    Bank: $42k (Fair bit left but I can make changes to free up some more)

    This is a new structure for me as I have gone heavier in the mids and defence and a bit light in the fwd

    So, if I could get any help or tips on what I’ve done so far; preferably mentioning any possible issues I’ve walked into, or must-have rookies (I know, at this stage thats tough) that I’ve missed, let me know.

    Thanks :)

  • Zerret or Fyfe I’m stuck!!!

  • Def:

    Laird, Crisp, Hanley, a.brayshaw, hibberd, murray (Doedee, mirra)


    Titch, Merrett, Crouch, Rockliff, coniglio, o’meara, LDU, setterfield (Wigg, Freeman)


    Gawn, Nicnat (Cameron, English)


    Heeney, Smith, Petracca, Lobb, Rayner, Venables (Rioli, Ahern)

    37k in the kitty

  • What do people see Ah Chee and Christensen averaging? Is it too risky to have both at F4 and F5?

  • Thoughts???

    Def: R,Laird, J.Crisp, A.Brayshaw, Z.Guthrie, I.Cumming, S.Murray (D.Mirra, T.Doedee)

    Mid: T.Mitchell, Z.Merrett, T.Rockliff, B.Crouch, C.Blakely, L.Davies-Uniacke, T.Kelly, N.Freeman (J.Worpel, D.Barry)

    Ruck: M.Kreuzer, M.Gawn (T.English, D.Cameron)

    Fwd: J.Billings, I.Heeney, D.Smith, J.Sicily, A.Young, P.Ahern (D.Venables, W.Rioli)

    $52k remaining in the kitty.

  • A lot of mid price traps 2018. Try to avoid.
    2016 was year for mid-pricers—Kerridge Wells etc.

    • every year is the year of the mid pricers but you just have to pick the right ones. most pick the same guys as they take advice from other, myself included.

      no reason any one or two of a group including Christensen, young, ah chee, nic nat, kennedy, brayshaw, petracca, etc, can have a good year, they get paid to play well

  • Which relevant players are most likely to gain DPP? Asking for draft purposes. Cheers

  • Not much love for Dusty

    • i struggled with Kelly v Dusty. Love Dusty my kids just got me the signed jumper limited edition wall hanging thingo.

      very simialr price and scoring last year. In the end i picked Kelly purely on my head not my heart. Reasons are i think Dusty has peaked, i cant see any improvement, how do you improve on the greatest AFL season ever (not fantasy). Also his figures in final series for fantasy dropped where as Kellys increased a lot. Reason being Dusty played a more unselfish team game and helped win the matches which obviously got him the Norm Smith and best player of the finals, but from fantasy was ordinary. Kelly racked up heaps of possessions but no cigar wins wise or awards wise.
      Dusty 3 finals 106/88/90 average 94.67 (note he got 90 in GF and won Norm Smith)
      Kelly 3 finals 126/119/117 average 120.67

      Kelly is 23 Dusty is close to 27 – all i am saying i recon dusty is good for his 113.64 again maybe but Kelly has more potential to increase

      As mad tiger i hope im wrong and Dusty busts out, but cant see it, as said he plays a more team game these days and Tigers are better for it.

  • what do we reckon?

    def: laird, simpson, yeo, hibbered (NM), mirra, murray (goddard, keefe)

    mid: danger, gibbs, sidey, rocky, cripps, JOM, dow, LDU (barry, mutch)

    ruck: sauce, gawn (crossley, cameron)

    fwd: barlow, heeney, lobb, rayner, ahern, venables (rioli, waterman)

    111k in the kitty

  • Brayshaw and Ryder/Nank
    Kelly and Sauce

  • DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Crisp, Brayshaw, Hibberd, Doedee (Mirra, Murray)
    MID: Titch, J. Kelly, Beams, Rocky, Parker, O’Meara, LDU, T. Kelly (Wigg, Freeman)
    RUC: Gawn, Naitanui (English, Cameron)
    FWD: Billings, Heeney, D. Smith, Rayner, Higgins, Ahern (Rioli, Venables)

    17k in the bank


  • Thoughts please
    Def: Laird, Crisp, Sicily, Brayshaw, O’shea, Doedee (Smith, Mirra)
    Mid: Titch, Adams, J.Kelly, Trealor, Blakely, O’meara, Brayshaw, LDU (Worpel, Freeman)
    Ruc: Jacobs, Gawn (English, Cameron)
    Fwd: Heeney, Lobb, Christensen, Setterfield, Stephson, Higgins
    Cash in the bank: 105K

  • Thoughts on Josh Smith.. Averaged 76 in his first year and 81 in his second. Reckon he could get a full season this year? Just scrapping the barrel here, haha

  • At F2, who woukd you say is the best option:

    Toby McLean
    Devon Smith
    Mitch Robinson
    James Sicily

    Or any mid pricer such as AH Chee/Young/Parish/Acres to save a bit of cash. Cheers guys

    • Tough all of these guys have been in my team at some stage.

      1. Toby McLean – currently my F2 only when Billings got injured but his price now fits my structure, risky and need to see the dogs setup before lockout Friday 23rd March
      2. James Sicily – currently at D3 for me as long as he plays as defender which indications form club is the case at 523k he is a lock
      3. Devon Smith – may get mid time, but all accounts im on Stringer reports from club indicate he will replace the Watson role as the club has no big bodied midfielders and parish,Mcgrath and Smith while will get mmroe mid time are NOT big bodied midfielders. So im thinking some mid time but mainly forward.
      4. Mitch Robinson – mmm robbo robbo robbo how many times have you burnt me, if fit and not suspended and not tagging and plays mid then bargain and could really be no 1 here in the list but not for me

    • Probably Mclean/Robbo at F2, but Sicily would make a great F3! Ah Chee and Stringer would also make good F3/F4’s if you’re willing to take the risk.

  • Thoughts on Treloar this year?

    • boring, but dependable, personally cant see any improvement on scoring as no change in role or major changes in team either.

      Generally solid low LY 57 other than that never below 82, did have a 144 and no reason he cant avg his 108 again but i cant see any improvement not that he has too

      If he fits structure at that price and averages 108 all year who cares, and you dont have to or cant really get all the top 8 mids by year end, imagine though if he was at M8 come year end, you would not be dissappointed

    • so at or around that price i think Mt Crouch presents better value but just IMO, i dont have either i elected for Adams but hes like 50k dearer, but his finish to year last 10 rounds was off the charts Adams last 5 rounds average (which includes a 97) was 126.4 which is the best in comp by far, the next best was Menegola at 119.2 then Mat Crouch at 119 (there he is again)

      Adams last 10 rounds 113.6 was 5th highest but take out ablett who only played 3 games then he was 3rd highest

      M Crouch last 10 round average 114.2 was 3rd behind Dangers and Titch

      Mmm think i might bring in M Crouch jsut convinced myself, lol only concern is Gibbs affect, but honestly i only think Gibbs will squeeze out the fringe mids at crows like Greenwood

    • FevsBingles

      No reason why he can’t go 110+.

  • Jacobs and Coniglio
    Nank and M.Crouch?

  • Coniglio and Devon Smith
    Kelly and Lobb/Stringer?

  • FevsBingles

    Cripps v Coniglio v Blakely? Thanks.

  • Anyone interested in an Ultimate Footy draft league?
    I’m thinking of making a keeper league with 24 hour allowance for draft picks to avoid running around making a time that suits everyone
    Just a bit of fun so no buy in // cash prizes

  • Comments please:

    B: Laird, Lloyd, A.Brayshaw, J.Smith, Murray, Doedee
    M: Z.Merrett, J.Kelly, B.Gibbs, D.Beams, B.Crouch, T.Rockliff, W.Brodie, Ahern
    R: Gawn, Nic Nat
    F: Heeney, Acres, C.Curnow, Stringer, Christensen, J. Higgins

    Left over Cash: $24k

    • 3x $170k rookies in def on the field, good luck with that. Will need a coffield/hibberd/o’shea at least.
      IMO need Titch but midfield looks strong without.
      I’m not choosing Nic NAt because of the lack of match simulation training.
      Interesting POD’s in acres and Curnow.

  • Hey Gentleman, wouldn’t mind some constructive advice on my current team. Cheers.
    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Mirra, Doedee, Keeffe, (Murry and O’Shea)
    Mid: Mitchell, Merrett, Treloar, Macrea, Rockliff, Davies-Uniacke, A.Brayshaw, Kelly,
    (Wigg and J.Smith)
    Ruck: Jacobs, Gawn, (Cameron and English)
    Fwd: Heeney, Barlow, McLean, Ah Chee, Rayner, Ahern, (Venables and W.Rioli)

    Rookies subject to change of course

    • Defence line is dangerous with 3 basement rooks, would look to try and turn those into draft picks/others that come by who have better JS come round 1. Would look to downgrade Barlow to do that.
      Apart from that 3 solid def picks. Like Hibberd, could be T3.
      Solid mids, like Macrae as a POD, not sure how much he can improve, but I like it nevertheless.
      Standard rucks
      Like the fwd line bar Barlow.

      Overall you’ve got a nice team mate. Only worry is the 3 rooks in defence.

  • What’s everyone’s thoughts on putting Nathan brown from St Kilda in D2, ???? Low ownership and could have a breakout year.

    • Mate I’ve been preaching his name for years. Absolute jet he is, I 100% think he can improve on last year’s average. Currently have him as my D3.

  • What does everyone see Coniglio averaging?

  • Def: R.Laird, M.Hibberd, J.Crisp, J.Sicily, M.Hibberd, T.Doedee
    Mid: T.Mitchell, Z.Merrett, M.Crouch,T.Rockliff, J.O’Meara, P.Dow, T.Kelly, N.Freeman
    Ruc: S.Jacobs, M.Gawn
    Fwd: J.Billings, I.Heeney, D.Smith, R.Lobb, J.Waterman, P.Ahern

  • Fooz

    Here’s hoping that the ALFX will not stuff up all our teams because it’s too fast, and all our promising rookies get season ruining injuries…


  • Who is some good F2’s not counting billings and smith

  • Billings + O’Shea & 2k or

    Greene (3k), Boak (4K), Smith (72k) & O’Brien?

    • Billings and O’Shea.

      I don’t think Billings’ injury will affect him hugely, and because i also don’t like any of those other options.

    • Greene and O’Shea, any injury this close to the season is a big one, especially since it’s a hammy and will impact his running and fitness, hence why you should wait a bit on Billings.

  • if both fit Heeny v Billings

  • Zerrett + B.Crouch or Adams + M.Crouch

  • I personally believe that hawk is right, Menegola will drop a 190 round one and average 140 by season’s end

  • Rocky + Devon Smith + Rory Lobb


    Dusty + Wingard + Christensen

  • DEF: Yeo, Simpson, Hibberd, Brayshaw, Coffield, Mirra
    MID: Titch, Kelly, Merrett, Conigs, Cripps, JoM, Dow, LDU
    RUC: Gawn, Ryder
    FWD: Heeney, C.Curnow, Young, Christensen, Venables, Keefe.

    This is my team V2.30
    Thoughts or suggestions good or bad very welcome.
    Cheers Lads and Ladies.

    • Don’t mind it. However I don’t think this year is the year Curnow gets unleashed into the middle with his brother returning and the additions of Kennedy and Lang. I hope I’m wrong though because i really want to see him tear that middle square apart. Also 3 170K rookies on the field is too dangerous IMO, it will be very hard to avoid a big fat doughnut if 2 don’t get named.

  • Darcy Lang from the Blues? Potential Average

  • Heath Shaw anyone? No Williams and Wilson gone too. Could get the cheap kicks in def again.

  • B: Laird, Lloyd, L.McDonald, Sicily, Hibberd, Murray, (Doedee, Mirra)
    M: Dusty, Beams, Rockliff, Parker, Coniglio, O’Meara, LDU, Kelly, (Ahern, Freeman)
    R: Gawn, NicNat, (Cameron, Crossley)
    F: Heeney, McLean, Petracca, Lobb, Christensen, Higgins, (Rioli, Venables)

    BANK: $0 haha.

    what’s the go with NicNat? i’m guessing there’s a setback with injury but from what i’ve read still hoping for a JLT hitout?

    • IMO – wil lbe 2nd ruck, is underdone will be managed as well may not travel every match even if plays rnd 1. so IMO i am thinking you are looking at scoring 60-70 maybe 75 at best, although priced at 59 is ok but slow burn.

      And fear is with no bench cover come round 2 if he dont fly to Melbourne for Dogs game unless you got a warne chest of $200k then you got say $450k to spend on replacement im not doing it done it before LUENBERGER

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