I know you have all been waiting for this post, when the Secret Squirrel shows you how he designed his mid priced team. Firstly, due to the massive amounts of hatred for this style of team, it inspired me to go away from my beloved GnR team. I will include a link so you can all follow the progress of this amazing team throughout the year.
Let’s have a quick look at this crazy concept of not starting a rookie on the field. Okay, so I may have had to alter the concept a little due to suspensions. There are also some bye risks along the way, but RISK is my middle name.
Gibbs, Goddard, Deledio and Gram – Having DP links into the midfield has helped with these selections, as you can see they can all be swapped with Heppell in the midfield, this should help reduce the bye issues. Gram is the only potentially unique player, but he seemed underpriced and was worth the risk.
Laidler, Broadbent and Otten – Most people had Otten, but I liked the discounted price of Laidler and he was named on the wing. Broadbent was underpriced in my eyes and also is DP linked with a very late bye, so hopefully you can skip some of the bye chaos.
Duigan, Batchelor, Toy – Cheap options, nothing too crazy with these selections.
This is a section I potentially cheated a little with regards to a mid priced strategy, I considered Harris as a mature body who has played AFL before and hence is more than just a rookie.
Swan, Boyd, Stanton and Jack – Saved a little coin by selecting both Stanton and Jack, but I have a feeling these two players will potentially push into the 105+ category.
Foley – Okay, so the guy had the runs and produced a rather SHITE score to match.
Heppell, Harris, Prestia, Swallow – These were rather obvious picks and Prestia is basically in the team to provide the DP link into the forwards.
Cox and Ryder – Two gun rucks who can both drift forward, also both have proven to be durable over the course of many years.
Smith and Tippett – Smith should play for the Gold Coast at some points and Tippett was purely the link to Petrie
Riewoldt, Franklin, Higgins – Aimed for the underpriced premiums in my eyes. No massive complaints at the moment and with a range of potential bargains to be had in this section, I am looking forward to turning the likes of Knights, Fyfe, Darling and Matera into names like Harvey, SJ, Goodes and the many other failed premium forwards.
Fyfe, Knights, Petrie – Fyfe is dual listed and has massive upside, loving this pick at the moment. Knights was on many DT radars and Petrie provides the DP links to the rucks.
Darling, Richardson and Matera – No crazy names here, just pure points scorers.
Scoring 2110 is a nice start to the league, considering there is some solid depth on the bench and plenty of scope to alter this team quickly to maximise the cash generations of the rookies and increase the scoring power.
The current trading concepts that are floating around is the following.
Laidler/Broadbent -> Lower
This trade can simply wait until next week, Foley also gets another chance in the team to see how he can perform when he does not have the runs.
Hopefully you enjoy watching the progress of this team and I look forward to smashing all those GnR styled teams out there.