Roy’s Trade Talk: Rd 13

The first and what was supposed to be easiest of the bye rounds is past and its time to navigate the final two rounds. Here a few blokes that are with considering, both over the next two weeks and long term.

Trade Targets: Price, BE, Score 

  • Mason Redman (DEF, $212,000) -14, 92. After a long time between drinks, Redman returned to the top level and it looks like he will be hanging around a while after an impressive performance prior to his bye where he had 24 touches and seven marks.
  • Joel Smith (DEF/MID, $199,000) -9, 80 Played a great game against the Pies prior to his bye and couple with the fact Jake Lever is done for the season, his job security looks great. He had a well rounded game of 16 possessions, six tackles and five marks making him a high priority cash cow for under $200.
  • Josh Kelly (MID, $739,000) 94, 166 will be a popular trade target this week, both as an upgrade and a replacement for Jack Macrae following his round 12 bye. After easing back from a long layoff with scores of 93 and 96, he went bang with a thumping 166 from 40 possessions, eight marks, seven tackles and two goals. The groin issue remains a concern, but he is a great pick this week.
  • Elliot Yeo (MID, $682,000) 93, 136 has fast become a must have defender, especially in the absence of Rory Laird leading out back lines. Playing as a midfielder, Yeo is having an awesome year averaging 101 which has bumped lately on the back of a 107 average in his last five. He is coming off a thumping game against the Swans with 29 touches, eight tackles and two goals.
  • Tom Phillips (MID, $685,000) 108, 61 is coming off a quiet game where he was tagged and I doubt that will be an issue again this year so I think he is a great unique pick given he is owned by just 2% of the competition. Prior to his last game he was on a hot streak of scores with 143, 120, 121, 114 and 128 in games that went effected by injury. He has games against the Blues and Suns in his next two and should be massive.
  • Chad Wingard (MID/FWD, $514,000) 32, 124 remains a bargain of the competition given his move back to the midfield. He showed his 121 was no fluke against the Tigers by backing it up against the Bulldogs with 124 from 30 possessions, three marks and eight tackles. He remains a bargain despite his $45K price increase this week.


Rolling 22


Rory Laird
Elliot Yeo
Jack Crisp
Lachie Whitfield
Jake Lloyd
Kade Simpson


Tom Mitchell
Stephen Coniglio
Ed Curnow
Jack Macrae
Adam Treloar
Tom Phillips
Dayne Zorko
Josh Kelly


Max Gawn
Brodie Grundy


Isaac Heeney
Toby Mclean
Justin Westhoff
Devon Smith
Sam Menegola
Tom McDonald

My trades at this stage:

Rice, Austin and Doedee OUT
Redman, Smith and Yeo IN



  • What’s better.
    Seedsman to Yeo
    Gowers to Wingard
    Dusty to Sidey?

  • I wouldn’t mind having that 22 at the end of the year.

  • Does Macrae need to now be removed from that rolling 22 considering he’s out for a month?

    • yes – would definitely recommend it. When he returns he will drop a lot with a BE of 200+.

  • Roy, how much faith do you have that Woosha will stick with Redman? There’s been a few rooks that haven’t had time to get settled before being rotated out again..

    And I’m thinking of grabbing Wines over Yeo this week so I can trade out Ronke instead of T.Kelly, yay or nay?!

    • I’m getting him this week if named purely for break even. After the bye he sits on my pine. I wouldn’t trust him to be on my ground after this week. For your other question I think you go wines as it leaves you better after the byes as I’m assuming both would be on your ground. Wines has an easier draw as well.

      • Actually figured I need Yeo more than Kelly this week for team structure, so the last trade has changed again I’m looking at one of these 2 now..

        Oliver + 12k – BE 89 and 3 game ave 120
        Loves a cuddle with 9 100+ scores. Hard game away this week, but has the next 3 against Saints, Dockers and Doggies, all in Melbourne..

        Wines + 72k – BE 58 and 3 game ave 113
        Currently in Beast Mode, but only 5 100+ scores. Could fuind scoring harder against Demons, but has Blues, Saints Dockers in the next 4 weeks.

        • I’d go Oliver there. I was a draft owner of Wines and his season has been frustrating to say the least – though he was hampered by injury for a fair chunk of it, and Tassie game aside has come out of the break like a champ. Personal thoughts are that Port players are just risky because their depth means the composition of their midfield is constantly rotated. Wines scoring well now but if Hinkley decides Rocky/Gray/Boak need a bit of mid time to regain form or whatever reason, those scores will tick straight back down. This time of year whoever is coming in is probably there for good, you want them to be playing a safe role like Oliver does

  • J Kelly or T Phillips+cash????

  • Who to bring in. Rockliff, Wingard or Westhoff. Westhoff is on the royactionary 22 and seems to have a more solid role. But the other two are much cheaper? Or should I go someone else?

    My fwds are. Mclean Heeney Gray Smith Fritsch

  • Which two should I go through with? Both have their positives and negatives.

    Ronke – Phillips
    Billings – Crisp
    Ronke – J Smith
    Crowden – Kelly

  • Seedsman – Smith
    Macrae – Treloar
    Sinclair – Grundy

  • WOWSERS… The Jeppa’s Junior’s article in the “related” section from Rd 10, 2013 has some MASSIVE names at insanely low prices, who could’ve predicted what was to come back then, besides Titch of course..

    Rory Laird @ $266,100
    Sam Docherty @ $151,800
    Jackson Macrae @ $279,400
    Sebastian Ross @ $281,500


    Titch had a -126 BE after his first game of 98 @ $108,500

    • Then didnt he have 144 the week after? huge increases

      • He did indeed.. His BE went from -126 to -173…

        Holy hat! I knew Tom Mitchell (R12 Bye, MID, 144, $108,500 & BE -173) was a player but I didn’t know he was going to be this great. Mitchell finished with one of the highest ever scores by a rookie in DT history on Saturday afternoon (Barlow had 146 against the Pies). He had 18 kicks, 13 handballs, 5 marks, a massive 10 tackles and a goal…stats most midfielders can only dream of. The Round 11 Rising Star nominee will continue to go from strength to strength. If you missed the boat then lock in a trade to get him in for Round 13…it’s a no brainer.

    • Ha ha – nice find Al! That’s some ridiculous numbers right there…those were the days.., 😁

  • This is the EXACT same rolling 22 as last week so with some key injuries (looking at you macrae) surely this changes from last week?

  • Would it be good to do Ronke to J. Smith via Ahern (DPP). Tuohy to Simpson and Dusty to J. Kelly?

  • Hey legends. Think you reposted last week’s article by mistake?…

  • Logan Austin to:
    A. Crisp
    B. Whitfield
    C. C Oliver (via dpp)
    D. Westhoff (via dpp)

  • Can someone please explain how Phillips is best 22 over Sidebottom, Fyfe, or Gibbs? Genuinely confused.

    • True.. He’s a handy POD, but his last 3 & 5 game stats don’t really compare, although if you apply the concessions mentioned (1 injury game, 1 tagged game) then he’s averaging 125 over the last 5

    • I think Phillips deserves to be there ahead of Gibbs and Sidebottom, his form was better in that pre bye period when Gibbs was down (ave 90.7 between rds 5-10) and Sidebottom was inconsistent (ave 96.7 between rds 5-10) though they have picked up.

      Tough to say but I think the “royactionary” rolling 22 means that Fyfe probably gets back in next week when he’s back playing and Macrae will fall out temporarily until he’s back from injury (at which point Phillips is probably the one to go).

      I think the same will happen with the other lines – to me McDonald is a temporary filler to recognise his incredible form, but Robinson will return once he’s back from injury to slot into that F6 position

  • thoughts on seedsman > yeo
    doedee > K simpson
    and Austin > Smith taking 276k next week

  • Cogs injured??

    • I think its a leftover “test” for his concussion in rd 11, I think you can be confident of him playing this week

  • please rank

    • just selwood and oliver please

      • you might want to give us a bit more context here, because at the moment Oliver not having a bye and jelwood (I presume) having a bye makes this a pretty easy choice.

        Ignoring that, I’d say its pretty even. Oliver seems to go bigger more consistently but his lows are far lower. They have evenly tough fixtures coming up. I’d favour Jelwood but its a flip of the coin for me, mainly I just prefer consistency and I reckon geelongs mids are underperforming, chance for an upturn

  • Thoughts on Wines or J Kelly?

    If I go Wines I’ll have an extra 120K in the bank

  • why isnt the wash up online yet?

    • Hey Bob,

      I just think peeps getting too excited over Kelly, having 1 gun score without Cogs in the mix.

      I’d go Treloar, he’s in beast mode currently & I assume Kelly (gun that he is), will have Cogs getting the ball once again!!!

  • Whitfield or Wingard? Can get one via Sicily DPP, who’s best?

  • Who do you get this week. Sic-dog or Simpson?

  • Option 1:
    Austin > Smith
    Holman > Wines (completes mid)
    Doedee > Hurley
    39K left

    Option 2:
    Spargo > Smith
    Doedee > Simpson
    Holman > Wingard / Guelfi > Wingard (will ‘complete’ mid or fwd)
    74K left

    Option 3:
    Spargo > Smith
    Austin > Redman
    Doedee > Simpson
    310k left (will upgrade Holman next week)

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