My Team: Version 4.0

The final week of the JLT is here and so is a new My Team. Version 3 is running through the JLT Series… so get your chatter happening as the games play out.

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  • What bye structure should i be going with? i seem to have many rnd 14’s…

    • As even as possible across the 3 main by rounds.Port & GC players will Fock you in rnd 10 but be good to bring in after.

    • I don’t think it is worth considering too much at the start of the year. I have 13 players with the round 14 bye. Of those there are only 7 that I expect to hold over the bye.

      To enhance what andyjh said, you need a balance of PREMIUMS over the byes.
      It’s hard to be bye conscious early with rookies ’cause you’ve got to pick what is available.

      You really need to consider the byes as you start your upgrades.

  • I’m i crazy for going 4 rooks in Def to help fill up the fwds I would still have only 8 rookies on field which I think most are going with its just I have 4 down back to where I think there is more value

    • I have three rookie defenders onfield and i would probably warn against having 4, as i think 7 onfield rookies is probably the max you would want. But if you reckon it could work, back yourself in xx

      • I think it depends the 4?

        It will mean if one of your rookies gets dropped/injured you are leaving yourself pretty thin. I wouldn’t want Pearce or Finlayson playing on my field.

        However apart from Fritsch and maybe Fogarty/Rayner….I don’t have much confidence in the Fwd rookies.

        I would stick to 3 rookies in def.

  • DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Coffield, O’Shea, Murray (Finlayson, Doedee)
    MID: Mitchell, J Kelly, Treloar, M Crouch, Parker, Brayshaw (FREO), T Kelly, Banfield (Barry, Holman)
    RUC: Martin, Gawn (Cameron, Crossley)
    FWD: Billings, Heeney, D Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Waterman)

    7k remaining
    Thoughts/suggestions on my team?
    Should I upgrade O’Shea to Mitch Hibberd or downgrade T Kelly to Constable and get Naughton in instead?

    • Very solid line-up. Only concern is O’sheas job security. Good pick if named and will play first game of round so we will know teams. I think he will score better than Naughton (only opinion) if both playing.

      Wait and see for team selection.

      I don’t think hibberd is an option at all!

  • DEF Laird, LLoyd, Murray, Naughton, Doedee, Coffield (Finalyson, O’Shea)
    MID Mitchell, Zorko, Treloar, Hall, Whitfield, O’Meara, Barry, Brayshaw, ( Banfield, Holman)
    RUCK Gawn, Martin (Cameron, some other guy)
    FWD Billings, Menegola, Taberner, CHristensen, Rayner, Bell (Langdon, Fogarty)

    Highish risk perhaps but more fun for me too (until it all goes horribly wrong ;) )

    • As you said some very high risk picks!

      4 rookies in defence is a concern. If O’shea is named I would play him ahead of Doedee.

      Mids are all high ceiling players which is exciting….but all have the potential to go low. might be worth changing 1 to a safer option. I would suggest Hall only because of his bye. (but all could go high).

      Only concern in Fwd is Taberner. Against weak teams he may score well (will rely in goal scoring to get there but against say a Richmond (Rance) I don’t see him putting up a decent score? Tough, may be worth the gamble but I will be avoiding key position players (maybe except Franklin).

      Hope this helps.

  • Kelly, Gibbs, Nank
    Zerrett, Parker, Stef?

    • Zerret, Parker, Stef

    • I like option 2. I think Merrett is good for an average of 5 more points than Kelly and Stef will average 10 on Nank which puts you up 15 points. I dont think Gibbs will average 15 more points than Parker this year.

  • Thoughts on my team would be Appreciated. I’ve been tossing up if having O’meara is worth it or not.

    DEF: Hibberd, Lloyd, Simpson, Naughton, Coffield, Murray Bench Doedee, Finlayson
    Mid: Dusty, Gibbs, Neale, Parker, Coniglio, O’meara, Brayshaw (FRE), Holman Bench Banfield, Constable
    Rucks: Stef, Gawn Bench: No one cares
    FWD: Franklin, Smith, Greene, Christensen, Fogarty, Fritsch Bench Waterman, Tiziani

    $30k in the bank. Rookies not settled yet.

    • Team looks very solid!

      Just can’t avoid the lack of Titch. I would be hiding behind the couch every game he plays…especially when half the comp will have the C on him round 1 vs Collingwood.

      I think your only captain option is Dusty, maybe Gibbs. This is risky.

      I think Tiziani is injured (could be wrong).

      I hope this helps.

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  • Kelly, Treloar and M Crouch
    Zerrett, Treloar and Neale

    • So Kelly and Crouch or Zerrett and Neale. Tough one, I can’t solit Zerrett and Kelly this year, I think Neale will average 2-5 points more than Crouch so I’ll go option 2

      • Kelly and Crouch for me.

        Crouch should be pushing close 115 average. His end to last year was unbelievable and i think we’re looking at a new pig.

        • Yeah I’m really leaning towards Kelly and Crouch, maybe it’s because I’m a Crows fan and I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Kelly, being in my classic and draft team last year haha

  • DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Brayshaw, Coffield, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson

    MID: Mitchell, Merrett, Treloar, Neale, Coniglio, O’Meara, Brayshaw (Freo), Banfield (Holman, Barry)

    RUC: Martin, Gawn (Meek, Cameron)

    FWD: Billings, Heeney, Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Fritsh (Keeffe, Venables)

    6k left


    • Where’s Lynch?? He was a good POD imo

    • Really like the team and structure.

      Only player I am cautious on is Brayshaw (melb), but you have to sacrifice somewhere. I haven’t been overly impressed by him and think he will go missing in some games.

      We have a similar team however I have gone for 3 premo defence and a kind of high mid price Ruck.

      Good Luck

  • DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Naughton, Murray, (Finlayson, Murphy)

    MID: Titchell, Merrett, Duncan, Neale, Newman, JOM, Constable, Brayshaw, (Kelly, Holman)

    Ruck: Gawn, Nank, (Cameron, Myth)

    FWD: Billings, Smith, Hogan, Bundy, Florent, Frisch, (Waterman, Langdon)
    118k left.

    Does this seem more balanced or does it need a restructure?

    • I like the balance, loving the newman pick. I couldn’t do it. Interesting pick with Hogan, if he can be consistent doing what he did in JLT you’ll be laughing.

    • I agree with the Newman pick. Would be amazing if he was a defender. Takes some serious guts to pick him as a mid. Hoe it works out for you.

      Rest of team looks good with a couple of gambles/Pods. Hogan will be good in most games but may struggle to get past 70 when he comes up against some good defensive teams.

      Love the Nank pick!

      Who is the Murphy rookie in Def?

      Good Luck

  • Starting to think Armitage might be a better option than JOM, thoughts?

    • I think armitage probably has a ceiling of about 90 this year for his average whereas JOM could push 95. I think Liberatore could be another that could push 95-100. Something to consider.

      • Nope, i would still rock JOM over davo armo, i think Jaeger will score 90’s in the real games, pushing some 100’s because Hawthorn lack onball mids and he is one of their few guys who play onball. So he’ll rack up, and he loves to tackle.

        • I am firmly in the JOM camp. He could possibly be the second main option in the Hawks mid this year meaning he should see quite a few centre bounces.

          Armatige I feel is quite far down the pecking order at the young saints and if they lose a few games may make way for some younger talent. He might find himself out on a wing or rested in some games due to his lack of recent football.

          I have Armo down for a 70-85 average and JOM down for a 80-95 average. Only opinion.

          Hope this helps

  • Who has more upside, Petracca or Angus Brayshaw?

  • Neale has jumped from 3.3% to nearly 9% since his performance. Don’t get me wrong he’s a good pick, but are people really that reactionary to one good JLT score? Parker’s ownership has done the same also

    • I think its because our premiums have under performed, i was a Neale owner in his first year, i picked him in 2015, 16 and 17. He is a gun but i think he had a poor season without Fyfe and plays best with the Brownlow star beside him

    • IMO with a full preseason under his belt, Neale will get back to that 110 form with Fyfe playing in the team. His JLT2 secured his position even more.

      • Fooz

        Did Neale get a full pre-season in? I thought it was a little interrupted by shoulder/knee cleanouts. Not that it seemed to bother him last weekend.

  • Heeney or Billings? Will only have room for one. Leaning towards Billings for his ceiling

  • DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Sicily, Coffield, Naughton, Murray (Finlayson, Doedee)
    MID: Titch, Merrett, Kelly, Neale, Cogs, Dow, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Holman)
    RUC: Stef, Gawn (English, Cameron)
    FWD: Billings, Heeney, D.Smith, Christensen, Fogarty, Fritsch (Keefe, Waterman)

    I swapped out JOM > Dow as it allows to get naughton in defence for a 170k, moving doedee to the bench. Also going robinson > heeney. I think it looks a little better. Thoughts? 34k left.

  • Beams and Rockliff or Parker and Treloar or Parker and M Crouch??

  • need one more player in defense got 669 remaining already have yeo, laird, coffield, doedee and murray

  • billings and savage or hibbard (melb) and robbo?

  • trelore, gibbs, or duncan

    • All look like great options. Gibbs looks great in small sample at his new club.

      If you need money, choose the cheapest option and save some money. Might be able to upgrade to a better rookie etc

      I feel like that was no help at all haha.

      If I had to choose maybe Duncan, Gibbs then Treloar. Very Tough!

  • savage and 130k for bench players.
    hibbard (melb) and 170k bench players.

    • Depends what you bench looks like. If you already have all the expensive, better Rookie options then Hibberd.

      If all your rookies are basement 170k, then I think there are some crucial expensive rookies to have (Coffield, Brayshaw (Freo), Fritsch etc. Then savage so you can get one of these guys.

  • Thoughts on this

    Def : Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Naughton, Murray
    Mid : Titch, Zerrett, Kelly, Treloar, Cogs, Brayshaw, Dow, T.Kelly
    Ruck : Stef, Gawn
    Fwd: Billings, Heeney, Robbo, Christensen, Rayner, Fritsch

  • Think i’ve finalised my team, any suggestions to improve it?

    DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Brayshaw, Naughton, Coffield, Murray (Pearce, Doedee)
    MID: Titch, Zerrett, Rockliff, Parker, Cripps, O’meara, Brayshaw (FRE), Banfield (Barry, Finlayson)
    RUC: Gawn, Goldstein (no one cares about my ruck bench so i’m gonna use this to let you dudes know I know Goldstein is a risk, but so are many other ruckmen this year and I think Preuss is still too young to be playing consistently, especially over an AA ruckman, so I think he’s very underpriced and a good POD)
    FWD: Billings,

  • Think i’ve finalised my team, any suggestions to improve it?

    DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Brayshaw, Naughton, Coffield, Murray (Pearce, Doedee)

    MID: Titch, Zerrett, Rockliff, Parker, Cripps, O’meara, Brayshaw (FRE), Banfield (Barry, Finlayson)

    RUC: Gawn, Goldstein (no one cares about the ruck bench so i’m gonna use this bit to let you dudes know I know Goldstein is a risk, but so are many other ruckmen this year and I think Preuss is still too young to be playing consistently, especially over an AA ruckman, so I think he’s very underpriced and a good POD, especially off the back of that JLT performance)

    FWD: Billings, Heeney, Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Fritsch (Ryan, Venables)

    25k remaining

  • My team is a little bit different what others will be thinking but here is my first draft:

    DEF: Sicily, Laird M. Williams, Murray, Biggs, Doedee (L. Murphy, Stoddart)
    MID: Neale, Parker, Fox, Cognilio, Lberatore, Banfield, Petracca, Fyfe (Holman, Constable)
    Ruck: Gawn, Lycett (Hickey, Cameron)
    FWD: Trengove, Billings, Christenson, Crozier, Smith, Acres (Fritsch, Fogarty)


  • Thoughts on David Mundy?

    what will he ave and is a good pick?
    Or should I downgrade him to a Robbo type player and look to upgrade Sicily?

    Here’s a rookie name that hasn’t been mentioned much in def. Zach Guthrie?

    Also Lachie Neale or Luke Parker?

    • Think Mundy is past his best, low to mid 80’s average, would prefer Robbo

      Not sure what Guthrie’s JS is like???

      I’ve currently got both but if I had to pick one I’d go Neale

  • Kelly and English (bench only)
    Zerrett and 170k ruck?

    • Either one will do, I think kelly will be a top 5 mid this year if not top 3, something to keep in mind

  • Hi all, Getting close!

    I have a question on Stef Martin, starting to appear in a lot of teams here.

    Do you think he will play a full season as a solo Ruck?

    Surely we all have Brisbane finishing bottom 4 and Martin is in his low 30’s. For Brisbane to rebuild effectively, surely they have to keep giving game time to their young Rucks (Smith & McInerney).

    I feel toward the Byes when Brisbane’s season is nearly decided hey will start play 2 rucks and Martin’s motivation will be less?

    Love some people’s opinion on the Martin outlook.


    • You could be right but i’m hoping to get a head start by taking advantage of a few monster scores from martin before they start giving games to Archie.

      • Thanks for your reply.

        Will you then trade him out if Archie is selected or take the subpar scores?

        Just know in the past it has taken me too long to form my final team of Premos because I was weak and made too many sideways trades lol.

        Just curious?


  • getting excited:
    welcome comments, thanks
    Def: Laird. simpson , sicily, coefield, hibberd (nth) doedee (murray, murphy)
    Mid: mitchell, gibbs,j kelly, rocky, armitage, stephenson, t kelly , banfield (d barry , holman)
    Ruck: Gawn, Jacobs ( cameron , english)
    Fwd: menengola, heeney d smith, franklin, fritsch, riloi (ahern, venables)
    if rocky doesnt play rd 1 then insert neal.
    Sicily might swap for seedsman
    might even swap a ruck for cox to free up some cash?
    thoughts thanks

    • I would move mitch Hibberd to Naughton. murray on the ground as well. I’d keep Sicily as well and maybe Menegola to a Billings if all four of the star Midfielders play as there will be MINIMAL scoring output during those games (by minimal I mean 85 avg)

      Just some food for thought.

  • Petrecca and Lloyd


    Sicily and Heeney

    Could even go Petrecca and Sicily and save some $$$

  • Whats everyone thoughts on JOM? I see a lot of people are jumping off him. Is it worth downgrading him to someone like rayner and use the spare cash to increase some of the premos to higher ranking premos? Or should we take the risk and keep him?

    • personally I dropped him for a rookie. he was my M6 as my only midpricer. now I have
      guns at M1-M5 and rookies (brayshaw/dow/banfield) at M6-8 and im happier with that
      setup. i figure if he goes off, the cash generation from rookies wil help me get him mid seasonish.

    • only cause of the class – Im sticking with JOM. will average 90, and he’s cheap as for that

    • If you go back through the last few months of my team pages you can read my comments as I repeatedly tell people he will have as many 60’s as 90’s. the guy has pretty much missed 3 years of footy. He will tire in games as well as tire as the season goes on. It will take him a season or 2 to fully find his feet again. If you are happy to get a 75 average out of the guy & make 100-150k then pick him but please don’t have unrealistic expectations of the guy.

  • Does my Team look good?
    Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd (Finlayson)
    Coffield, Murray, Toedee (Keefe)
    Titch, Zerrett, Duncan, Treloar (Barry
    Coniglio, JOM, Brayshaw, Banfield (Holman)
    Jacobs, Gawn
    Heeney, Smith, Petracca (Giles-Langdon)
    Christensen, Fogarty, Fritch (Venables)

    4k remaining

    I’m not sure if I want naughton or coffield


    • i reckon coffeild will play more games. plus has DPP. once eastern wood returns to DEF Naughton might be rested.

      Crow Fog in FED line ? if tex returns will be play ? Id go Ryan first

  • Thoughts on florent?
    His JLT performances were impressive and with limited options in the fwd rookies, is he a valid option?
    Already got rayner in the midfield and fritsch as my other rookie. Is florent a lock?

    Also sacrificed JOM at m6 for rayner, bolstered my premos and rookies. Is this a good idea or should I still have jom at m6?

    • FWD rooks are very thin this year. I have raynor, fritsch and Ryan … ive stocked up in the FWD line and gone weeker in DEF where there are better rooks. I havnt looked closely at Florent – pass for me

  • Rank Duncan, Gibbs and Treloar

  • Kelly averaged 118 from his last 18 last year (including finals) feel he’ll go 117-120 this year and be a top 3 mid

  • Hibberd (melb) and robbo or savage and Billings?

  • League filling fast, Expert Level.
    Plays bye rounds, all welcome


    • just signed up. Thanks Matt – love playing the bye rounds. I aim to win two, and get flogged in the third

  • Sicily, Nank and O’Meara or Lloyd/Hibberd, Stef and Kelly (Geelong)?

  • Thoughts on Mundy as a POD at F2 or 3?

  • Which 4 out of Zerrett, Adams, Zorko, Martin, Kelly and Duncan?

    Also in what order?

  • Thoughts on Blake Acres..?

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