Round 14 Lockout Chat

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  • Which one is the more important trade this week:

    Jacobs to Grundy
    Dusty to Josh Kelly

  • Who would you bring in for Spargo?

    Wines vs Cognilio vs Kelly vs Oliver?


  • Oliver v Pendlebury?

  • Macrae > Pendles/Treloar
    Austin > J.Smith
    Undecided on last upgrade out of :
    Jacobs > Grundy with $138k left
    Parker > Pendles/Treloar with $295k left

    • Treloar and Grundy. Both clearly top 8/2, whereas Pendles might not be. If you wait a week on Pendles you might decide one of Kelly/Oliver/Phillips etc are a better option. Parker/Jacobs similar priority to get rid of.

      This assumes you’ll have the same number on field this week. If you’ve got a backup ruck, probably go Pendles instead of Grundy.

      • Going Grundy this week only leaves me with 16 where pendles or Treloar give me 17. Can try pickup Grundy following week

  • Angus Brayshaw or Crisp lads?

    • You’d have to pick Crisp surely – in great form and should get instant reward vs Carlton. Brayshaw has shown he’s got a nice ceiling, but that 47 vs Collingwood is too putrid to ignore.

  • Would you go Wines over Kelly if it meant you could go Doedee to Simpson in one trade next week?

    • That’s hard, I always like to get the best though so no I would go Kelly and see what you can do next week. Hard to plan ahead as well, you never know when you’re going to get an injury.

  • Thoughts on Giro at 253k? I don’t care about byes and I need a downgrade, and he seems to have great JS (and I have Smith already). Would be a good M10 , and I don’t like risking it with rookies like Dawson who haven’t played yet. Cheers

    • Sort of feels like you’ve missed the boat. You could just wait a week since Giro has the bye and see how Dawson goes.

  • kelly, zork, sidey, oliver, pendles?

  • How must have a rookie is J.smith?

    Dont care about scores this week, but with Macrae to sell definitely can afford 2 premiums (Treloar and Kelly).
    I do also want to strengthen my def bench (especially since new recruit Redman might be injured).

    Current trades Dd > Redman
    Cummings > J.smith
    Macrae > Treloar


    • Wouldn’t consider him must have – probably won’t be needing him to play on field after this week and at this stage cash generation is less important. It’s more that lots of people are offloading one or more of Doedee/Austin/Rice/Kelly and he’s a perfectly timed downgrade target.

      So are you wondering whether to get 2 premiums or 1 of them + Smith?

      • Well this week is a write off for me anyway. So would be looking to double upgrade next week instead. I already went Redman instead of J.smith, but, Redman was on crutches end of game. Already carrying cummings as a d8 spud. Carrying 2 def bench spuds is a bit awkward.

        But yes thats what Im saying, get J.smith instead of a premium upgrade, concerned rookies with ok JS are drying up.

        Cash generation is still very important.

  • Thoughts on Oliver? Top 8 mid?

  • Byrne-Jones or Sharenberg?

  • Whitfield + 50k or Crisp and why?

    Really torn here, a lot made of Crisp’s last 5 average but it’s inflated by an outlier of 147 and has only 4 other tons. 6 scores of 85 or less, but recent form is great and I think he has the better run home – he only has two true away games remaining and they’re against Gold Coast and Freo.

    Aside from those 3 weeks of tags, Whitfield has been really consistent, with 1 just one other score under 85 and 6 tons. Seems more reliable.

    • I agree with u. Whitfield

    • No bad choice here mate. I like whit – have had him most of year. Big factor may be what are you using that 50k for?? Crisp probably at close to max price now

  • Whitfield or Wingard

    • Both are good value. IMO Whitfield because hes probably a top 8 defender, Wingard may not be a top 8 forward

    • Like whit for the reasons AF said. Also with kelly back in whit drops down the tagging list a little further

  • Booting seedyman, parker and dusty this week.

    J.Smith one addition – then can add any 2 mids – top 8 must haves and preferably playing this week.

    Currently tossing up 2 of J.Kelly/Treloar/Sidey, leaving towards kelly and treloar but concerned with tags? Would Sidebottom or any others be better bets?

    Current mids are titch, curnow, conig, mclean, gaff

  • Got a conundrum. Help pls.
    Rice > Whitfield
    Doedee > Josh Kelly

    • Hey mate. Give DD a high five and a cheery goodbye-free swing upgrading him to jelly vs the lions and with a be of only 93 he wont be any cheaper any time soon. Reports from StK are that rice is likely right for next week and he still has cash to make for you

    • I’m actually trying to hold Rice too – he has more money to make assuming he gets up next week and the rookies may dry up.

      So Doedee > Kelly for me.

  • Crisp and 2k
    Whitfield and 52k

    • RR – few have asked this. Go up the comments a bit mate for some discussion. My 2c is whit, reasons are above.

  • Pendles or Oliver?

  • What order should these players be traded out


  • first trade was Coffield > Redman leaving 241k
    and want Kelly as well.
    do i trade parker or brayshaw or both?

    WIngard austin + 33k

    Parker smith + 130k

    brayshaw smith + 302k

  • Which trades? (pick one option)
    1. Macrae to Josh Kelly and Doedee to Wines
    2. Macrae to Treloar and Doedee to Whitfield
    3. Macrae to Kelly and Doedee to Whitfield

  • wow I only just realised I have 8 players in this game

    • Nice, you should be in the top 1000 for this round comfortably by the end of the game.

      I have 6 playing now, and 7 played last night – the next two days are gonna be real slow….

  • This week I decided to not pay attention to the traders and go for j smith. What a relief that was but I’m still behind the count on listening to them who to bring in 5 – 1. Just shows there are always better people to do the job.

  • Wow, must’ve touched a nerve..

  • Both Wingard and Rocky injured and will miss extended time. I hate this game…

  • Both Rocky and Wingard injured and no one says a word! God damnit I hate this game

  • This round is not going according to plan

  • 1084 so far with 9 guys (inc. capt. Mitchell) to play. Looking to drop off waterman/Ryan, so really at 1024 after 2 games

    • Nice J – I’m 1088 but played 1 more than you & will drop those same 2 x 30 scores…so not looking as good as I hoped

      Ps Adelaide oval is shocking for injuries atm

  • Don’t think Wingard playing more of a forward role in the 2nd half bodes well for his fantasy prospects in the upcoming weeks.

    • Agree – I think some of those port boys will be heading to the exit in my team in the next few weeks…they helped manage byes though so I can’t be too critical

  • In hindsight, Redman would have been a much better in than Joel Smith. Now I’m stuck with the two 30s by the West Coast dynamic duo.

  • DBJ worst recruit of 2018
    Two fairy assed scores since joining team only to save cash for double upgrades (which ended up pointless after Macrae injury)
    Would be better off trading him to Nathan Brown

    • Do you want a tissue there cupcake to wipe away the tears and the jizz on your chin . Don’t forget you must have one hour a day on weekends to catch up on homework Grover ya fruit bat

    • bad in the last 2 that’s for sure, but at least he played lol

  • Titch on 5 getting closer to quarter time. That call of 182 by Calvin turning into an embarrassment

  • Mitchell is very quiet

  • SO Calvin was a little bit off in the end. Was hoping for a big captain’s score from mitchell

  • Dog act by Jeremy Cameron on Harris Andrews. They should have a red card for situations like that – you can’t mark a ball with your elbow. Dog act on a fellow professional.

    • Just saw the replay – absolutely a filthy dog act. If he doesn’t 6 weeks for it (like Tom Bugg last year), the MRO should be sacked for being a muppet.

    • Don’t agree with red cards in our game, but he should be sitting on the sidelines for a lengthy time.

      • Actually, red cards + missing games are fair – think about this: He knocks out Andrews, so Brisbane are down 1 man, and then Cameron kicks 2 goals in the next 10 minutes after the hit, because he took out one of his direct opponents – Brisbane suffer and GWS benefit. If Cameron gets suspended, only the teams they face from next week benefit, but not Brisbane, who might also be without Andrews.

    • Still don’t agree with red cards. What if the ump. gets it wrong. The player is off the field for the rest of the game then found not guilty at the tribunal. The umps. get lots of things wrong, and you couldn’t trust them with such an important decision such as that.

      • What about if it’s based on video review and is immediately reversed if the victim returns to the field? Game continues until a decision is made at which point he’s ejected after the next goal or if he goes off.

  • Great debut by Josh Kelly for my side. I hardly cited Stef Martin in the last quarter. At this early stage, Martin > Grundy on the cards for next week

  • Geez if someone like ned kelly tried to pull what Jeremy Cameron did today I will not hesitate to throw a few chin checks in and lay a few boots into his cum infested head while he is on the ground.

  • Opponent
    K Simpson
    T Phillips

    Ed curnow

    Who wins?

    • You, but this is really a 50-50 dependent on any of the four players having a blinder or stinker to determine the result.

  • i’m having a shocker & will be lucky to crack 1600…hows everyone else looking?

  • 1495 with Simpson and Treloar to play. Hopefully 1700:(

  • Presently 1668 with Curnow to play. Then deduct 100 for my three worst combined (30, 30, 40)

    • Just noticed that the score of ‘1668’ is currently with two poor scores deducted (presumably in case Curnow gets less than 40, my current third worst).

      So in this case, looking like getting 1780–1820 after Curnow plays and the 3rd worst score is also deducted.

      • bloody hell – that’s huge…how far up the rankings does that lift you? (I’ve tracked sideways atm and not doing very well at all this week)

        • So far, moved me from outside 3000 in to under 1300. But I consider the byes one cumulative round – helps ease my pain from thinking about dropping that rank from inside 1000 to outside 3000 over the first two byes.

          • ha ha! its been hard byes that’s for sure

            im still around 600 but expecting to track out to near 1000 by end of today….rage trades in my team this week :(

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