My Team 2018: Round 9

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  • Best Mid under $600k to make value to eventually upgrade premium. Currently looking at Dale Thomas, in form and BE of 39. Thoughts/other options?

    • Zorko (though he’s dead to me) and Rockliff would be in front of Daisy I reckon. There’s risk with all of them though… they’re under $600k for a reason

    • De Goey exceptional value too

  • Help Help

    Def: Laird Lloyd Ryan Murray Doedee Finlayson (Keefe/Pearce)
    Mid: Titch Cogs Treloar Cripps Dusty Zerrett Kelly Banfield (Barry/Mutch)
    Ruck: Gawn Jacobs (McInernay/Cameron)
    Fwd: McLean Taranto Smith Heeney Christensen Guelfi (Crowden/Higgins)

    1) Jacobs > Sinclair & Barry > Phillips $52k left
    2) Jacobs > Kreuzer & Barry > Phillips $61k left
    3) Jacobs > Sinclair & Banfield > Phillips $139k
    4) Any other suggestions

  • DEF
    Laird, Ryan, doedee, Murray, Coffield, O’Shea (Mirra, Murphy)

    MacRae, titch , cogs, hunter, Neale, Gibbs, Kelly, mutch (Banfield, Finlayson)

    Gawn, Grundy (McInerney, Cameron)

    McLean, Heeney, Smith, Taranto, Fritsch, Spargo (florent, guelfi)

    Only 32k , initially wanted to double DG Banfield and O’Shea to Phillips and Ainsworth but tossing up Finlayson to Phillips n doedee to Sicily because of the weakarse def n hope for some double DG meat next week. Thoughts? Cheers

  • DEF:Laird, Seedsman, Sicily, Hurn, Lloyd, Murray (Doedee, Murphy)
    MID:Titch, Cogs, Neale, Zerrett, Bont, Parker, Kelly, Phillips (Ainsworth, Mutch)
    RUC:Gawn, Nic Nat (Mcinerney, Cameron)
    FWD:McLean, Heeney, Smith, Robinson, Taranto, Fristch (ZGL, Guelfi)

    Billings has to go, cant handle his scores anymore.
    Naughton (was D7) – Ainsworth
    Billings (was F5) – Sicily

    Thoughts on Ainsworth, is he going to keep his spot?
    Thoughts on Sicily vs Yeo as well, hard to split them.

    Big shout out to Fritsch who has been getting it done the past 3 weeks, and Mcinerneys 84 covering Nic Nat on the weekend!

    • Ainsworth will stay in the short term, but will lose his spot for Shuey… So he probably won’t be there throughout the byes.

      Personally I would go Cumming ahead of Ainsworth.

      • Yea true, that is also my worry.
        But his bye round suits my bye structure, and allows me to bench Doedee and field Phillips in the MID.

        Lets hope Kieran Lovell is named this week, that would be great!

  • Best option between Yeo & Simpson? Would have preferred to trade out Finlayson this week but to get Yeo I need to trade out Doedee.

    I know that I probably need both Yeo & Simpson and hope to get the other one next week anyway but things never go to plan and need to decide on who I should get first.

    • Id go Yeo mate, he is dominating this year and better team

    • I have been thinking the exact same thing and have to trade Doedee over Finlayson too to afford Yeo ($1k short). I agree we need both and I plan to get the other next week too. My only concern with Yeo this week is if the eagles send Yeo to Dusty to tag and then Dusty is sent forward and Yeo sticks with him down back. Eagles coach mentioned Yeo as a possible run with role against Dusty if they decide to tag him.

  • Fooz

    It’s not often I consider a double-down that seems like a winner.
    (yes I know he’s got a bye coming far too soon, but)

    Banfield > Phillips
    JOM > Rockliff

    Leaves me with $228K in the bank.

  • Def: Laird, Simmo, Seedsman, Lloyd, Doedee, Murray, (Coffield, O’Shea)
    Mid: Titch, Neale, Gibbs, Parker, Merrett, Kelly, Brayshaw, Banfield (Mutch, Phillips)
    Ruck: Gawn, Stef (McInerny, Cameron)
    Fwd: McLean, Heeney, Smith, Billings, Bundy, Rioli (Guelfi, Langdon)

    90k in the bank. Looking at doing Coffield > Cumming and Banfield > Matt Crouch. Leaving 15k. Thoughts?

  • Matt Crouch or go the big guns and bring in Macrae?

  • Hey Everyone, need ideas on what trades I should do this week, got 27k in bank

    Thinking of either going Banfield- 170k (Ahern or Clarke) then Doedee – Sic dog OR

    Banfield- 170k( Ahern or Clarke) then Rayner – Ronke or is it to late to jump on?

    Laird, Lloyd, Hibbard, Doedee, Murray, Coffield (Pearce,Mirra)

    Titch, Gibbs, Jelwood, Neale, Merrett, JPK, Mutch, Kelly( Banfield, Phillips)

    Gawn, Stef( Cameron, Meek)

    Menagola, Heeney, McLean, Gray, waterman, Gowers (Rayner, Petruccelle)

  • +1 If you spend hours looking over your dreamtean.

    • Don’t need to look over your team if you have it memorised along with prices, break evens and approximate price rise.

      Makes getting to sleep hard though when you’re slinging trades around in the next 3-4 weeks, in your head.

  • Bank: 150k
    DEF: Laird, Whitfield, Savage, Murray, Doedee, Finlayson (Coffield, Richards)
    MID: Titch, Curnow, Treloar, Gaff, Gibbs, O’Meara, Cunico, Banfield (Brayshaw, Spargo)
    RUC: Gawn, Stef (Crossley, Cameron)
    FWD: Gray, Smith, BIllings, Petracca, Christensen, Fristch (Ronke, Guelfi)

    Seems like i have a lot to do but i dont really know where to start. Had enough of petracca and billings but that being said not sure if offloading rookies who have hit peak is more important. Any suggestion??

  • DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Sicily, Murrary, Doedee, Cole (Naughton, Duman)
    MID: Macrae, Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Neale, Sidebottom, Merrett, Brayshaw (Banfield, Holman)
    RUC: Gawn, Martin (McInerney, Jones)
    FWD: Heeney, Smith, Langdon, Fritsch, Waterman, Keeffe (Crowden, Gulefi)

    thinking of trading merrett to curnow. trading billings to macrae certainly worked for me last week…

  • Which one
    Billings> any fwd (have McLean, Sicily and Taranto)
    Or JOM> any mid (have Danger, Titch, Cogs, Merrett)

  • Hurley -> Sicily/Yeo/Simpson +200k

    or hold Hurley and Murphy -> Ronke +140k

  • Zerrett and Stephenson out for Macrae and Phillips
    Does this sound good

  • DEF: Laird, Simpson, Seedsman, Hurn, Murray, Coffield (Doedee, Murphy)

    MID: Mitchell, M.Crouch, Martin, Merrett, Parker, Lyons, Kelly, Banfield (Rayner, Brayshaw)

    RUC: Gawn, Martin (Crossley, Cameron)

    FWD: Taranto, Billings, Lambert, Christensen, Fritsch, Spargo (Gowers, ZGL)

    $5,000 Remaining

    Thinking, Billings – Ronke and Banfield – Phillips $419,000 remaining and hoping to do Doedee and Kelly to Yeo and Zorko next week?

    Thoughts or anyone got better ideas?

    • It’s fine for this week, although I would adjust your second trade idea for next week.

      Your mids are already strong enough, no need to upgrade Kelly yet. You’re better off upgrading in your forwards, you’ve only got 1 premo there (assuming Taranto is considered a premium forward).
      I’d be looking at Chrisensen up to someone next week, then the following week upgrading in the forwards again to bring in Rocky.

  • Whitfield or Lloyd

  • Simpson or Seedsmen

  • M crouch or Bont?

  • got just enough cash to go

    doedee to sicily
    banfield to rocky

    or do i get phillips in and go

    banfield to phillips
    doedee to sicily

    and leave 350k in the bank

    byes all accounted for

  • DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Ryan, Doedee, Murray, Coffield (Finlayson, Murphy)
    MID: Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Merrett, Whitfield, JOM, Kelly, Banfield (Spargo, Mutch)
    RUCK: Martin, Gawn (McInerney, Cameron)
    FWD: McLean, Heeney, Smith, Taranto, Billings, Ronke (Giles-Langdon, Guelfi)

    Cash: $172k
    Have gone Billings to Sicily and Banfield to Phillips, leaving $253k for next week.
    Thoughts on trades or other options appreciated.

    • other option is to keep hoping Billings comes good and get some cover for your forwards

  • DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Sicily, Murrary, Doedee, Cole (Naughton, Duman)
    MID: Macrae, Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Neale, Sidebottom, Merrett, Brayshaw (Banfield, Holman)
    RUC: Gawn, Martin (McInerney, Jones)
    FWD: Heeney, Smith, Langdon, Fritsch, Waterman, Keeffe (Crowden, Gulefi)

    can someone take a look at my team?

  • FInlayson out Keefe in

    Waterman out sicily in

  • Sicily v Yeo

  • What do you guys think Brendon Ah Chee can average? 90+?

    • 85-90 With no Shuey and Sheed

      75 with Shuey and Sheed, if he remains in the team

    • Don’t know too much about Brendon, but in 3 years at afl level his best was 66 average from 11 games in 2016. In the sanfl he’s averaged 92 for last 3 consecutive years, and this year he’s played 3 games in the wafl for 85 average. Think anything over 80 is probably unlikely.

      • Will rotate between mid and half forward revardless of who’s in the team. Can possibly push an average of low 80’s but eagles do have some tougher games coming up. By all means wonmt be a keeper but can easily slot in f4/5 until his bye should stay in the side. would think hutchings goes before him and eagles recruited him for a reason.

  • AFL Fantasy only 6k remaining

    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Whitfield, LLoyd, Murray, Finlayson (Mirra, Pierce)
    MID: Mitchell, Gibbs Curnow, Neale, Merrett, Zorko, Kelly, Banfield (Shipley, O’Connor)
    RUC: Gawn, Martin (Cameron, Frampton)
    FWD: Heeney, Mclean, Robinson, Christensen, Spargo, Guefli (Giles-Langon, Venebles)

    Banfield to Ed Phillips looks sold to me as first trade

    Any options to go with for second trade??

    Want to rid of:

    Maybe Murray

    Any advice is greatly appreciated :)

    • Why on Earth would you want to get rid of Murray?

      Your cash generation is shot – I’d be looking to fix that up ASAP.
      Mirra, Shipley, O’Connor, Venables all aren’t playing. I’d be trying to get some cash back into your team – trade out 2 of those for 2 cheap rookies (Phillips + Cumming/Keefe/Clarke or Ahern I’d named).

      • I like your thinking. I’m doing that this week too. Currently sitting at 213th and need some more cash generation to keep up the charge.
        Nailed 3rd last week, Mutch cost me thee top spot.
        Worpel to Philips
        Considering the downgrade on Pearce to Cumming if he gets named. Already have a swinger between Keefe and Murphy
        174k in bank before this so will have 303k plus a bench making some money . Bring back Murphy in place of Poholke please Adelaide 🙏🏻

  • Sicily or Menegola?

    • Hawks have a decent run of games coming up and a better bye, so Sicdawg looks better

      • Ok, have gone with Sicily for now. Slight risk with suspension, but hopefully he’s learned his lesson

  • Finlayson – Yeo
    Banfield – Ainsworth + 152K or Ahern/Clarke + 216K (If named)
    Finlayson – Cumming/Keefe
    Banfield – Curnow

  • AFL Fantasy
    Cash: $42k

    DEF: Laird, Yeo, Lloyd, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, Pearce)
    MID: Mitchell, Coniglio, Dangerfield, M.Crouch, Z.Merrett, T.Kelly, B.Jacobs, Coffield (Mutch, Banfield)
    RUC: Gawn, Goldstein (English, Cameron)
    FWD: R.Gray, D.Smith, Mclean, Taranto, Hogan, Fritsch (Ronke, Guelfi)

    Have locked in:
    Banfield > Phillips – leaves $225k for an upgrade.

    Any suggestions?

  • Deciding between two options, Rayner to Phillips & Finlayson to Rocky via DPP and play Lachlan Murphy.
    Or T. Kelly to Phillips & Finlayson to Yeo.

    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Hibberd, Murray, Finlayson (Pearce, Cumming)
    MID: Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Neale, Gibbs, Z.Merrett, T.Kelly, Mutch (Rayner, Shipley)
    RUC: Gawn, Stef (Cameron, Flynn)
    FWD: R.Gray, Heeney, D.Smith, Fritsch, Gowers, ZGL (Crowden, Murphy)

  • I would do Rayner > Phillips, then maybe Crowden > Ronke

    Get some cash generation happening

  • Best Defender under 650k


    Best Forward under 550k


  • Are there 2 or 3 trades next week?

  • got hurley and need to trade.
    should i go to yeo (already have 3 premos – simpson laird and whitfield)
    or should i go to taylor adams via coffield dpp (got 5 premos in midfield)

  • Fooz

    Two things:

    1 – Would you get Clarke in over Phillips?
    2 – NANKERVIS —– noooooooooo! I don’t have cover. Big O, or Crossley? Jeez it’d be nice if Cameron gets a gig.

  • Is it worth doing Banfield to Clarke this week instead of trading out Naughton to Cumming. Would mean trading out Naughton next week

  • With Clarke to debut and Hurley injured, my current predicament still stands. I want to get Ed Phillips in, so an easy trade of Naughton -> Phillips via dpp would work. My second trade is more difficult. I could trade Hurley to Ronke via dpp which leaves me with 542k, for two upgrades of Doedee -> Sicily and Finlayson -> Yeo next week, but unfortunately means fielding the 4 rookies in defence this week. Or I could hold Hurley and trade Murphy out for Dylan Clarke which gives me a Warne-Chest of 284k but it means I’m still fielding 4 rookies in defence. Or instead of Ronke I could trade Hurley for Clarke leaving me with 680k in the bank. Finally a simple Hurley -> Sicily. Keep in mind Hurley will NOT be playing for the next 2 weeks.

    So options:

    1) Naughton -> Phillips and Hurley -> Ronke +542k
    2) Naughton -> Phillips and Hurley -> Clarke +680k
    3) Naughton -> Phillips and Murphy -> Ronke +146k
    4) Naughton -> Phillips and Murphy -> Clarke +284k
    5) Naughton -> Phillips and Hurley -> Sicily +224k

    Every option means I must field 4 rookies this week. Please pick one thanks

    • 4 rookies in defence this week*

    • 2 or 4 imo no point chasing ronke now youve missed the boat, I had four rookies on field in def for the past 6 weeks which actually helped my rank incredibly so don’t stress about that too much tbh it’s probably the only line you can get away with it as consistent premo defs are few and far between

    • Id go 5. The simplest trade as you said. Sicily has a great role, would be an idiot if he got suspended AGAIN and most importantly has the handy bye. Id look at yeo instead of sicily tho for all the same reasons – good bye, role and somehow this year he has consistency.
      Im in a similar predicament with hurley mate, and im looking at Taylor Adams via DPP. He is 625k, fresh off a 124 and is owned by 1% of the comp. Im ranked 9000 and scored 1876 last round so i need some big moves to somewhat save my season and this is one (and the zorko move last week). Im looking at double downgrading next week to get Clarke and some rookie from R12 or R14 bye.

      • yeah its a good plan but sadly im using my last dpp link to trade naughton to phillips. I need some more r12 byes which is why i want to nab yeo/sicily

        • yeah thats fine. Id do with yeo with his midfield role where he is dominating, or actually sicily’s role with his +6’s are the way to go but actaully yeo is more consistent and sicily could get suspended but actaully yeo could be used with the run-with role he had against danger which could affect his scores.
          Sorry cant help you – Toss a coin. :D
          But nah, in all seriousness id go with yeo.

          • have looked at Yeo’s stats this season and apart from the 46 he has been very consistent. However, trading in Sicily allows me to swap him forward (Put Murphy on my back bench) and then I can take off Gowers/Waterman and field Finalyson. That is if you think Finlayson will outscore one of Gowers/Waterman.

    • I would go with 1 Bomber. Rookies don’t often go up a great deal in their first match, so grab Clarke next week. Ronke won’t perform like he did last week, but he should be good for 55/75. With a break even of -31 he will make plenty of cash over the next few weeks. Good luck.

  • Martin or Merrett to Macrae and not worry about maxed out rookies?

  • Def: Laird, Simmo, Seedsman, Lloyd, Doedee, Murray, (Coffield, O’Shea)
    Mid: Titch, Neale, Gibbs, Parker, Merrett, Kelly, Brayshaw, Banfield (Mutch, Phillips)
    Ruck: Gawn, Stef (McInerny, Cameron)
    Fwd: McLean, Heeney, Smith, Billings, Bundy, Rioli (Guelfi, Langdon)

    90k in the bank. Looking at doing Coffield > Cumming and Banfield > Matt Crouch. Leaving 15k. Thoughts would be appreciated.

  • Laird, Seedsman, Simpson, Murray, Hibberd, Doedee (Pearce, Duman)

    Titch, Cogs, Treloar, Neale, Martin, Merrett, Kelly, Phillips (Banfield, Mutch)

    Gawn, Stef (Big o, Cameron)

    Taranto, Smith, Heeney, Spud Billings, Allen, Gowers (Waterman, Crowden)

    Guys I need your help:
    What’s better?
    Banfield to Clarke and Doedee to Sicily.
    Crowden to Clarke and Banfield to Rockliff.
    Crowden to Crowden and Kelly to Adams or Zorko.
    Double downgrade

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