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Tbetta’s Bullets: Round 5

Round 5 unleashed a cyclone on our Dream Teams, but it was the pinpoint nature of this barrage of bad luck aimed towards our backlines that will have us at panic stations with our trades this week. How will you deal with the drama?

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  • Round 5 Clichés

“When it rains, it pours” – We’ve been blessed with a reasonably clear run injury and suspension-wise in the first month of fantasy AFL, and I’m surely not the only one who felt like it was merely the calm before the storm. While Round 5 unleashed a cyclone on our Dream Teams, it was the pinpoint nature of this barrage of bad luck aimed towards our backlines that will have us at panic stations with our trades this week.

“You’ve got to risk it to get the biscuit”Swanny’s 120 was looped by many coaches, and most took the ‘safe’ option of points in the bank. Yes, those who chose to take a punt on Ablett (131), Rockliff (125) and Stevie J (141) were rewarded with a small boost in points; but it was more the bold decision not to loop Swan that benefited a lot of coaches. With Pittard a late withdrawal, anyone who had Hanley or Stevenson as a Loophole Captain risked it and only got a soggy biscuit in return.

She says they miss the old Drake, girl don’t tempt me” – Replace the ‘she’ with ‘DT coaches’ and ‘Drake’ with ‘Justin Westhoff’ and the lyrics of Headlines kind of applies to the bearded Port forward. Once an inconsistent underachiever, the Hoff teased us with a 128-point average over the first four weeks of the season but drifted back into his old ways in Round 5.

“You get what you pay for” – This was particularly true with both upgrades this week. For those tossing up between Murphy and Ablett in the midfield this week, Smurph would have earned you 115 points, and finding the extra coin for Ablett was rewarded with the extra points with his 131 against the Giants. Likewise, those who were too cheap to snap up Mayes (111) and went with Evans (67) instead still get a great cash cow, but miss out on a short-term forward line starter and the additional 20-30 points that will deliver each week.

 

  • Polling and Trolling

Polling R5

3. Fresh Rooks

Sam Mayes (111) and Michael Evans (67) were the big bubble rookies leading into Round 5, and both fulfilled their duties admirably at the weekend. At base draftee price, Evans shot up a huge $72k in his first price rise and looks like being a fast-maturing cash cow who’ll sit there fattening on the bench until you need to cull him for a quick cash influx. Mayes was a bit harder on the hip-pocket, but rewarded suitors with a straight-up $80k price-hike; with scores of 95, 75 and 111 in his first three games, Sam May is a must-start rookie in the forward line at this point.

2. Nick Riewoldt (153)

I’m not ashamed to admit that I was one of the many Riewoldt doubters prior to season 2013, with age and relevancy (due to St. Kilda’s seemingly inevitable demise) two massive hurdles that needed overcoming to be a legitimate DT option this year. His workman-like performance in Wellington totally contradicted that theory, boosting his seasonal average to 107, with a low of just 82. I’m not 100% convinced on him just yet (this may be due to my wariness of key forwards in general), but with very few Premium forward options to choose from these days, he should at least be firmly on your radar.

1. Scott Selwood (136)

Those who follow me on Twitter or tracked the Deck of DT this preseason know that I was all over Scooter to break-out this year after showing some encouraging signs in 2012. After the first two rounds (71 and 87) I was eerily quiet on the subject, wondering where it had all gone wrong. Since then, he’s posted scores of 142, 127 and 136 to be the highest-averaging players in the last three weeks. The secret to his success? At least 26 touches and 8 tackles a game in that time.

Honourable Mentions: Stevie J (141), Zorko (120), Dixon (119), Hartlett (116), O’Meara (115), S. Byrnes (110), D. Martin (99), Josh J Kennedy (98), M. Hibberd (97), Stevenson (82), Priddis (4).

 

Trolling R5

3. Jasper Pittard (LW)

In a normal week, who cares if Pittard misses? Historically, we’ve been able to throw a blanket over Pittard/Stevenson/Heath, and with most coaches having bench cover, it wouldn’t have been a big deal at all. Enter ANZAC Day and the opportunity for a little Loophole action, and suddenly Pittard’s tiny bit of soreness becomes a huge issue for fantasy coaches. Personally, I had Hanley © with Heath as an emergency, leaving me weeping over a donut for Pittard and still 82 points behind the rest of the competition, thanks to Stevenson notching 82 unused points on my bench.

2. Bryce Gibbs (54)

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Gibbs substitution was just a sly player management manoeuvre by Malthouse. We know players battle soreness and niggles all season, and I’m willing to bet my left jubbly that Gibbs would have pushed through a little bit of tightness if the game was against a Collingwood or a Geelong, and not against an out-of-sorts Adelaide – even if they were 30 points up at the time. With Melbourne coming up in Round 6, there’s no denying the incentive for Carlton to gift one of their stars an easy fortnight under the guise of ‘hamstring strain’. Luckily, we were all burned by his 54 points because every Barry Norman has him, but he does put us in a bit of hot water with other issues pressing issues in defence this weekend.

1. Justin Westhoff (45)

Aside from a sanity-restoring 45 points (I was starting to doubt whether I had any grasp of the game of AFL; Westhoff leading the competition in DT points was utterly bizarre), Westhoff has put the heat on his owners this week. Do we hold him, writing off this game as a one-off given his blistering early form? Or do we trade him, as his BE has climbed to 150 this week, and capitalise on the $121k he’s already made us? Interestingly, we might ultimately be saved/prevented from making a difficult call where he’s concerned thanks to incessant backline drama.

Dishonourable Mentions: Priddis (4), L. Brown (20), Docherty (21), Blicavs (22), Lee (30), Kerridge(30), Hutchins (31), Rowe(31), T. Walker  (35), Hodge (61), Franklin (62), Dangerfield (71).

 

  • Trade Ramblings

BACKLINE DRAMA

Okay, no more mucking around, let’s get all serious up in here. We all have backline issues, so that’ll be a big focus area for the masses. So let’s recap the carnage, in Bullet form:

  • Gibbs. Hamstring, 1-2 weeks
  • Hanley. Back from suspension, Test on knee though.
  • Goodes. Offered 2 weeks for errant elbow.
  • Pittard. Test on his boo-boo.
  • Heath. Test on sore leg.
  • Stevenson. JS issues – was initially dropped last week.

Then, to add insult to injury, we have very few promising rookie options that could possibly come in for a Goodes/Pittard if you needed to avoid a donut:

  • Laird. 81 last week, but still vest/JS issues. Best option at this stage.
  • Docherty. Sub last week (21), huge JS issues with Hanley possibly returning.
  • Vlastuin. Only played the one game (51), Premium priced ($148k) and JS issues with Morris/Conca returning on the horizon.
  • Saunders/Clark. Only played the one game, big scoring and JS concerns.
  • Frost. Will he come in for his third game given Toovey’s knee injury? Obvious scoring deficiencies though.

IT’S ALL ABOUT SECURITY

There’s a huge element of risk with all those guys. My thinking is that with our downgrades over the next month or so, our primary concern should be Job Security. This is because 1. They’ll likely be our later upgrades (after the rookies that have already fattened for us, ideally), so they need to be around for longer to make as much cash as possible. 2. We’ll need every troop we can get over the MBR’s. Yes, the Byes still exist, and we’re getting to the point where the players we’ll be bringing in now will very likely be around for them.

If that’s the case… we’re in a tight spot. I’ve had JS concerns for Docherty ever since he missed out on Round 1 selection, and while Vlastuin looks like he can mix it with the big boys, I’m not exactly thrilled about the prospect of parting with $150k-odd for someone who may not even get a third game. Laird might have to be a reluctant inclusion this week, taking the gamble on his long-term job security for some short-term relief. We have no excuse for donuts now with two trades per week.

TBB ScotlandPREMIUM SWAP

For this reason, we may need to consider trading Gibbs to cover a donut instead of searching for other rookies that just aren’t there. Like last week, Birchall ($527k, 111.8avg) and Hartlett ($458k, 96.2 avg) are still excellent options, while also consider Gibbs’ teammate in Scotland who has a BE of 116 – that’s a little high,  but remember that the Blues are running into Melb, St. K, Port, Lions and GWS in their next five, and you’d think Scotland ($473k) would slut it up against that lot.

RIPE FOR THE PICKING

Even outside of the backline, our Bubble Boys are thinning out fast. Max Gawn ($108,500, -73BE) could be a great “downgrade” option for Blicavs, who’s maxed out at $161k with a BE of 44 this week. He’s clearly having trouble reaching that figure, let alone exceeding it. MID/FWD hybrids Paparone ($107,200, -50 BE) and Kerridge ($108,500 -43 BE) were two rookies that I was optimistic about last week, but both were lukewarm at best in Round 5. Lee and O’hAilpin are both on the bubble as well, but I’d probably rather watch that Sydney vs St. Kilda game on loop for a week than trade those spuds into my side.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

In a perfect world, I’d be engineering luxury trades like replacing Dangerfield or cashing in on Westhoff, but with all this backline Hollywood crap it’s looking increasingly unlikely. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be looking to improve out teams – in dark DT times in the past, I’ve always looked to galvanise my side, trying to turn a negative into a positive. Here are a couple of scenarios I’m contemplating in the next Bullet:

  • Galvanise

1. Pittard/Goodes OUT Laird/Premium IN (+ cash)

The classic downgrade/upgrade move will be a very popular one for coaches, particularly those lucky souls who have kept some change in the bank for a rainy day just like today. The downgrade will basically leave you with $370k plus whatever you have to find a replacement to your liking.

2. Two of Pittard/Heath/Goodes OUT Laird and Docherty/Vlastuin IN

The double downgrade will be a strong consideration for those with nothing in the bank and a desire to avoid trading out copping donuts while keeping Gibbs. Thursday Teams will help you make the choice between Docherty and Vlastuin, with Doch the preferred option on a pure capitalist basis.

3. Two of Pittard/Heath/Goodes OUT Laird and Ellis IN

This particular scenario is a little out of left-field, but there’s no doubting the value that Brandon Ellis can present if he can just avoid the sub vest long-term. The first month average of just 24 was the expected product of being subbed in each game, but he was unleashed in Round 5 and look what he produced – 86 points. At $217k, is it worth thinking of him as an expensive rookie and getting on board?

4. Underperforming MID/Pittard OUT Laird/Premium DEF IN

This is my favourite trade proposition because it embraces the magic of DPP and allows you to make your team better while avoiding donuts. I’m seriously considering trading out my underperforming Dangerfield for a Premium Defender (Birchall, Hartlett, Waters, etc.), via the Dual Position of Gibbs. If Pittard is out, he makes way for Laird ahead of Goodes, meaning I’m able to keep both Gibbs and Goodes, who I regard as long-term team members at this stage, on the books while dodging zeros. Later on, I’ll trade out Stevenson/Heath for a midfielder of some sort, DPP switching Gibbs back into defence where he belongs.

 

  • The Future

I mentioned earlier the need to sit back and take a look at the big picture, so let’s refresh ourselves on a few things to keep in mind for our squad from a long-term perspective:

TBB SawByes Approaching

It’s very easy to forget about the Byes this year with the new ‘Best 18’ rule, but it’s important to remember that the new system is simply a bandaid and not a cure. It will still require forethought, skill, luck and often sacrifice to manoeuvre through these without copping a donut, and now’s the time to start thinking ahead before you’re forced into a course of action you’d rather not take, sort of like the Saw movies.

A quick glance tells me that my side is structured 11-8-11, which from last year we would know it a bit too front-ended. Hence, I’ll be looking to offload a few Round 11 rookies in the future – it’s nice to see that Port and WBD will take that week off, putting Goodes and the Portlets (not a band, as far as I know) towards the front of the fantasy abattoir line.

Busy Bees at the MRP

Don’t forget that the Match Review Panel has already unleashed its fury, condemning fantasy relevant stars Brett Goodes (2 weeks) and Nat Fyfe (1 week) to the sidelines, while Matty Boyd received a reprimand.

ACLs

What’s going on with the AFL and crucial knee ligaments these days?! We had another wave of ACL injuries this week, with Bradley, Toovey and Taylor Walker all rupturing their knees just this weekend. Add in existing ACLs to players like Suckling, Menzel, Morabito and even that poor goal umpire (I honestly felt so bad for laughing at the time, that I donated to charity), and it’s shaping up to become an epidemic that rivals AIDS in the 80’s. Probably. For both our fantasy and AFL teams, let’s all cross our fingers and toes that no-one else is consigned to what is normally a full season out of the sport we all love; but mostly Dream Team.

TBB PriddisPriddis and Daisy Watch

Priddis’ hair has proven to provide minimal upside in the safety department, knocked out in the very early stages of a game for the second successive season. At this rate, he’ll dip to around $360k in just a fortnight! I’m a big fan of acquiring the ‘big dogs’ of DT as soon as possible, but every now and then a bargain like this comes along that I just can’t refuse – I didn’t last year when I brought him in, and I never regretted it! The frizzy-haired workhorse has averaged 93 or more for the past 4 seasons, if you need any extra convincing to get on board.

Meanwhile, Dale Thomas is still working into his best form (65 in Round 5), sustaining his price drop. Round 8 for under $380k is looking tasty, keep up the fantasy-considerate form Daisy!

 

  • Footnotes

It’s time I gave a massive shout out to my boys in the DT TALK WA league, who’s currently the Number 1 league in the universe! That’s a huge effort to everyone involved, and a tough gig for the other competitors in the DT Talk State League Challenge to try and chase us down.

TBB Top League

That’s all from me this week folks, and I might I just add, how awesome is 44 Trades turning out to be?! We’re constantly considering trades every week, we’re using guilt-free trades to avoid donuts, we’re not getting stuck with the fantasy skidmarks we were fooled into picking in our starting squads – it’s a wide-smile thumbs up from me so far!

What trades are you looking at doing this week? Which Fallen Premiums are on your radar in the future? As usually, let me know in the comments! Remember to keep them relevant though – head to the weekly ‘My Team’ post here for help on your individual side.

281 Comments

281 Comments

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    candymancan

    April 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    that’s all well and good but the question is… do I go for the glory?

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    Steven

    April 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Nathan Buckley has said Brent Macaffer will most likely be played in the back line replacing the injured Alan Toovey.

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      Dean

      April 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      And who will take Macaffers spot???? Please be Frost

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        candymancan

        April 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm

        kyle martin???

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          Dean

          April 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm

          I’d rather Frost so HE CAN GO UP IN VALUE!!!! haha

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      Tbetta

      April 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Interesting, hoping that was the case. Source? (post-game interview or something?)

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        Big Feller

        April 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

        On the AFL website and in an article on Perth Now

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        Somebody dial 2-1-1

        April 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm

        Sauce? no thanks I like my pies without

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          Steven

          April 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

          Source is a Facebook fan page mate, I have a Bachelor Degree mate and this is no essay i am writing either so doesn’t have to be peer reviewed as far as i am concerned. If Bucks said it at a press conference and some Facebook fan page has quoted that, it is enough for me mate.

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      Shags

      April 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      That is good. Hopefully lifts caffs js and possibly even his score. Although if he gets a lockdown role could be bad.

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        Dean

        April 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

        Can’t exactly be that much worse than his current output.

        Hopefully he’ll get some Free Kicks For

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    Seamus

    April 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    great article tbetta. who would you guys start on the field, byrnes or mayes. other fwds are hoff, rockliff, JJK, martin, and lecca. they both have similar form over the last couple of weeks

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      Dean

      April 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Mayes is a gun

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        Seamus

        April 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

        that may be but melbourne has a better few weeks coming up compared to brisbane. brynes could get 100+ every week. mayes is still a vest possibility

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      cookiemon72

      April 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Can you move Mayes to the mids and play both?

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        Seamus

        April 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm

        yes i can. i didnt realise i had gibbs on the field in mids after my trades. lol

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    Shags

    April 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I can foresee back dilemma forcing ppl to hold the Hoff. Will the Hoff bounce back? Or will he be Hoffing awful.

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      Dean

      April 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      He can go and get Hoffed for all I care

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      Brayden

      April 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      he might but i dont think he will and he is going to lose you money

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        Andrew

        April 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

        Yep, I don’t think he will. Teams will follow WCE’s tight mark on him wherever he goes. To think Mitch Brown shut him down is scary. He’s got to go, but easy for me to say when I’ve got Rowe in rucks to swap with Westhoff, then Westhoff -> Gawn. Absolute money spinner!

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          Dean

          April 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm

          You wouldnt want to get in a Premo for him instead of a 4th Ruck rookie?

          It is getting to a point you need to start getting the cheap Premos in now

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    Stegga

    April 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Great article again Tbetta one of my favourites of the week.

    What are peoples thoughts on Brock Mclean?? Carlton have a very favourable draw coming up over the next 5 weeks as pointed out by Tbetta. He is underpriced beacuse of his first 2 games were terrible and has now tonned up 3 weeks in a row.. could be a safer option than Scotland??

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      Mark Mellow

      April 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Like you thinking, those sort of calls can give you the unique to make a gain (or loss).

      Brock is not really a comparision with Scotland though. Scotland will be a top 5 defender at year end, last year was not in the top 30 mids!

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        Stange

        April 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        This years defense stocks are looking better than last year I think – Birchall, Gibbs (about to be a low price), Goddard (was spudding crap last year), HeppD (churning out good scores), Hanley, Hartlett…and right now, Harry Taylor and Hibberd are on fire.

        But I don’t know if Scotland will be as good as he was two years ago. Already Carrazo’s role in team under new coach means no decent scores for him – so i’d like to see Scotland gets a few tons before suggesting he’ll break into the above listed group of 6 guns to be called a top 5 defender

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          Stange

          April 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

          I guess there seems a better selection of rookie defenders this year compared to last, despite the carnage in DEF this week

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          Blue boys

          April 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

          Strange, Scotland has been the most consistent DT backman since 2006 season IMO……and his scoring backs that up. I don’t really see much changing this year either. With gibbs out Scotland will take control of the ball coming out of the Blues defence, so expect him to start posting some big numbers.
          Also don’t expect Gibbs to drop too much in price, BE around 127 so if he pops back into his usual scoring he won’t drop that much.

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    cody

    April 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I can get any MID i want?
    who should i get

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      Mark Mellow

      April 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Pointess question without telling us who you already have.

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      Dean

      April 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Need to know who you have first

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        cody

        April 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

        swan boyd ablett pendles wines o’meara crouch dangerfield

        trading danger out

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          Dean

          April 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

          Who are your bench options?

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            cody

            April 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

            evans and viney

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          Mark Mellow

          April 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm

          You would want Watson by year end if getting value for your $ is not an option. (i.e. getting him cheap)

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            cody

            April 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm

            thanx who would be your 2nd priority

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            Jarrad

            April 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm

            If only you asked this question in 2 weeks time I could’ve told you Beams (assuming he plays well when he returns). Mark is right in saying that you’re going to want Watson, but perhaps Stanton should be considered before Watson. Essendon players are probably the best option, especially with their favourable run up to the byes.

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          BDeville

          April 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

          Watson, Cotchin, Swallow, Selwood

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    Daniel

    April 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Great article.
    I’m in a similar situation with some luxury trades like Westhoff to Stevie J or Buddy just screaming “DO IT!” at me. However those backline issues are a real worry. Not to mention my Supercoach and ESPN footytips teams all have Cyril Rioli too! Argh!

    I’m constantly reminded WHY I named my teams “future injury list”. By bringing a player into my side(s) I seem to invoke some ancient voodoo magic.

    Thanks Tbetta

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    Somebody dial 2-1-1

    April 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    HELP!!!! HELP ME WITH MY BACK LINE!!!!!!

    DEF: Gavin Wanganeen, Mick Martyn, Scott Chisolm, Brad Hardie, Steven O’reilly (Josh Thurgood Chris Waterman)

    Should I go

    Wanganeen —> Glenn Manton
    Brad Hardie —-> Gary Ayres

    help! I cant make up my mind!!!
    help!!! ME!!!!!

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      Dean

      April 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Looks solid to me

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      MW

      April 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Don’t get in D Frawley. He’s a Spud.

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        Simon

        April 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm

        Hehe… I see what you did there

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      cookiemon72

      April 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      You don’t have Joel Bowden??

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        Somebody dial 2-1-1

        April 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        nah i traded him for Danny Southern…then upgraded Southern to Scotty Chisolm the prince of pockets

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      Shags

      April 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Well if you are going to get gun defenders circa 1993 you can’t go past Dustin Fletcher. Amazing rookie on the bubble.

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        Somebody dial 2-1-1

        April 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

        The 20 year bubble…its going to burst hard!

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      Daudy

      April 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh.

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      Jarrad

      April 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      My sides hurt from trying to contain my laughter…oww. That prince of pockets comment made me wee a little.

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    i eat schnitzel

    April 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Get Luke Livingstone in, he is a gun

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    candymancan

    April 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I finda go

    suban -> heath shaw
    Dwyer -> g. ablett

    312,000 in the bank will go neade – franklin in two weeks.

    and whhhhat

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      candymancan

      April 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      im also liking kreuzer 2 weeks after he returns.

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    cody

    April 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I have Swan Ablett Boyd Pendlebury Dangerfield Wines O’meara Crouch ( Viney Evans )

    Can get any midfielder i want because i am trading out dangerfield

    Who should i get?

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      Daniel

      April 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      you just asked this about 8 comments further up.. how about letting others have a chance instead of selfishly filling up the page with double posts.

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        cody

        April 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        sorry about that

        but no one was replying and i thought there was a limited amount of replies u could have

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      Stange

      April 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Depends on your cash at hand. The following:
      1. Swallow – low price considering that 60 odd is about to drop off, and he is capable of having a year like Watson did last year
      2. Scott Selwood – is this his break out year?
      3. Stanton – if you can afford it.

      Boyd is going drop heaps in price, whereas Danger is probably as low as he is going to get…so If you wait a little bit, keep Danger and if he doesn’t turn it around later, get in Priddis or Luke Ball (both probably 90 point average players).

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        cody

        April 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm

        thanx heaps mate

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    Matt

    April 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I have Ablett, Swan, Hodge, Pendelbury, Wines, Stevens, Evans, O’meara (Crouch, Fyfe)

    Trading out Hodge and Stevens.
    HAve $629,500 in cash

    Who should i get.

    WAs thinking of getting Barlow as freo have a good run coming up but also considering WAtson, Stanton, Murphy, S.Selwood and Cotchin

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    Bus' Ballers

    April 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    hey, need some help.
    I have Gibbs, goodes and chapman in my team, but 200k saved up.
    I wanted to upgrade viney to mcLean (cheap due to sub affected score) and downgrade chapman to lecras, but should I be looking at swapping out Gibbs and goodes? or can it wait another week so i can take advantage of mclean and lecras’ low breakevens?

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      cookiemon72

      April 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Chapman will play

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    Matt

    April 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    hey guys could have some help with my trades not sure where to go
    option 1 goodes-laird then viney-stanton
    option 2 goodes-laird then pittard to birchall
    option 3 goodes-laird then dwyer to franklin/johnson
    my team is
    backs: goddard, heppell, gibbs, goodes, terlich, stevenson, pittard, grimes
    mids: swan, cotchin, ablett, pendlebury, wines, crouch, viney, omeara, whitfield, mayes
    rucks: cox, leunberger, daw, bliclavs
    forwards: bartel, cloke, rockcliff, kennedy, dwyer, rowe, macaffer, neade.

    any suggestions would be great

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    What the bejeebers

    April 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Always look forward to reading your articles Tbetta:)
    Happy with my trades this week, but it leaves with me with no bench cover this week and maybe no mids (pending selection).
    Lee (I know he is about to gain some coin, but TBH he will probably turn out to be a Blicavs type cash cow-60k odd) to SJ
    Blicavs to Gawn.
    Leaves me with 50k.

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      What the bejeebers

      April 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Or any other value forward (NRoo, Stokes-cant believe he is DT relevant-, etc.

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    Deztroyer

    April 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    was thinking:
    blicavs – daw/gawn
    bartel – johnston

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    simon

    April 30, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    According to afl live chat fyfes challenge at tribunal has been judged deliberate

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    Brayden

    April 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    great article tbetta but i need some help

    Def- Gibbs, Goodes, heppel, golby, pittard, waters (stevenson, heath)
    Mid- swan, ablett, swallow, thompson, moloney, wines, whitfield, omeara (vines, evans)
    Ruc- leuy, daw (rowe, currie)
    Fwd- hoff, kennedy, martin, lewis, breust, mayes (neade, macaffer)
    500k in bank

    i really need to fix up my second ruck. so thinking of going hoff to cox and then swap cox for rowe and bench daw. then maybe moloney for stevie J. and then move stevie J into fwds using neade as DPP. that is if my 3 port rookies play otherwise instead of the moloney trade i will trade either gibbs or goodes for someone.

    thoughts please???????????

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    simon

    April 30, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    fyfe out for two matches

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    Awefreak

    April 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I want to downgrade Westhoff.
    Who should I downgrade him to?

    My forward line is:
    Westhoff, Cox, Franklin, Bartel, Kennedy, Mayes (Dwyer, Macaffer)

    Needs to be less than 300k

    Thanks

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      Awefreak

      April 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      I was thinking Knights

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      Awefreak

      April 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Sorry, needs to be less than 400k

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    gambler

    April 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Already gone goodes > scotland.. as Tebetta said he will slut it up in the next month. Keeping gibbs on the bench.

    Would you go Moloney > Birchall and DPP Vlastuin into mids? Then switch vlaustin back into def with Gibbs safe on mid bench. Or go Moloney > Watson?

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      gambler

      April 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      I want both Watson and Ablett in my team by next week btw ^^. tnx

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    Neeter

    April 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    How does Dixon look as a replacement for Gibbs? I have a big H2H game this week, and I want to go a little more unique. The price rise will help as well.

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      cody

      April 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      sounds good

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    The Seamen

    April 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I’m brining in some promos this week.
    Birch v Scotland
    Watson v Gaz
    Any ideas

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      Awefreak

      April 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Birchall and Ablett

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    Andrew

    April 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I have Gibbs, Stevenson, Pittard and Goodes and I was thinking I would trade Goodes and Gibbs but the thing is I have Hodge. So should I was thinking I could downgrade Goodes to Laird and then go Hodge to Ablett? THoughts? Should I keep Hodge or should I go for a different premium and leave money in the bank to upgrade defenders next week?

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    Francis

    April 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    So stick with Fyfe or trade him since he’s out for two?

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      Lachy

      April 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      i traded him out after looking at the dockers run after the suns

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        Blue boys

        April 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        Why?? What is there to worry about after the Suns game……..the Pies don’t tag. Melbourne, Adelaide & Brisbane hold no fears, Sydney the only tough game and he has a solid record against them.

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    Lachy

    April 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Hey guys not sure between viney and evans

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      Blue boys

      April 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      To do what with…….trading???

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    BDeville

    April 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    DEF:Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Goodes, Stevenson, Pittard (Terlich, Heath)
    MID:Swan, Ablett, Watson, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Wines, O’Meara, Evans (Crouch, Neade)
    RUC:Cox, Burger (Blicavs, Daw)
    FWD:Bartel, Rockliff, Westhoff, Robinson, Kennedy, Mayes (Macaffer, Dwyer)

    66k remaining

    Was thinking: Goodes to Laird/Heath to Hartlett
    However, that means I cant get rid of Hoff or Gibbs

    Thoughts?? Trades???

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      Dinky dy

      April 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Bdevlle are u brain dead?
      Warnie has already told u in the numbers article (where you posted your team) where to post it. In the MY TEAM article!!!!! So please do it

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        Simon

        April 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        Click on BDeville’s name… you’ll see the same thing posted on EVERY single article page for the past few weeks.

        So yeah, he’s brain dead.

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    Tarik Alibasic

    April 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Great article Tbetta! Need some help!

    Got Fyfe in the kids, and without a doubt I need to trade him! I have went Goodes to Laird and placed Gibbs on my pine! I have no other choice but to leave westhoff one more week, as I have other dramas.. I can now get any mid for Fyfe, I am also being very cautious on the byes, so I was thinking scooter? Stanton? Help!

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    MW

    April 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Great article Tbetta. Amazing how cranky I get on a Monday without my bullets….

    At what point do you think we stop bringing in bubble boys and get in premos?

    I think you are right to worry about the JS of Laird & co and methinks that it is time to cash in some of the money I have been hoarding. The only rook worth getting in this week seems to be big Maxy Gawn. Just in time for Blicavs to be culled too ;)

    Trade no.2 will be used to add a premo to the mix in defense…. Shaw (underpriced) Birchall (gun) or Hartlett loom.

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    michael

    April 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    i am a fremantle member 15 years that is the biggest joke of all time .
    Fyfe is a ball player literary 2 get 2 weeks is a joke iam trading gibbs 4 sj

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    FMDT

    April 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Great write up again Tbetta if it were not for you I would have really not have known about the carnage I have in he backs

    Planning to do the following:
    1.Monfries > Leuenberger (Move Cox in FWD)
    2.Pittard/Viney > Birchall (Move Gibbs in MID if trade out Viney) – and can afford

    Want to keep Gibbs for the next few weeks since he is an easy keeper but if Pittard/Stevenson is named might Trade Gibbs will have a high BE

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    ThePretenders

    April 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    You cant kick someone intentially, its simple. Why he challenged baffles me, he wouldve only missed the GC game, now misses a big game vs pies.

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      Stange

      April 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      He challenged on the grounds it was involuntary

      yeah, i agree – not worth it. Take the single week off

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      Blue boys

      April 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Agreed boys, it was ALWAYS going to be 1 week after seeing the Hanley incident the week before. Involuntary seemed a very strange defence.

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    michael

    April 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    it was a soft kick i would have taken the 1 week

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    Sceptic

    April 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Selwood or Stants (maybe even Ablett but can see Crowly smashing him this week with Gablett getting alot of handballs and bot many marks/kicks/goals)? Stants has GWS so provs 150 from him, but Scooter has a great four weeks, plus I am an Eagle.

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      Sceptic

      April 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      The again Swallow has Port, but he might go down in more price considering his 63 two weeks ago?

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    mick

    April 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Can’t choose between Hartlet birch and Scotland for the back lines.. And do I get rid of dangerfeild ???? Argghhh he’s killing me I’m scared of I do hel come out and dominated …. Thoughts ??

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      Stevo

      April 30, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Although Scotland has a good draw I would prefer to wait until he finds some good form first. I’ve gone hartlett partly because I can’t afford birchall but also because apart from one game with a heavy tag and being injured he has scored 100+ each game. Also he will go up a lot in price so getting him now before he goes to birchall’s price is a win. Neither are bad picks but Birchall is at about his peak money wise and hartlett is on the rise.

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    SHAMM3R

    April 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Now Fyfe is out for 2, what are coaches thoughts on possible replacements
    Zaharakis $431,100 (be 45) or McLean $475,100 (be 68) ? Or any others..?

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      Stevo

      April 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Boak, Barlow or Jack are your best options under 500k. Mclean has a good draw though but I would go for one of the player’s I mentioned.

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    The Chosen Won

    April 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    A league made from players from DTTALK

    League’s average 2,018

    League’s ranking 32 of 21265

    Lowest score this week 2014, Highest 2211 (Pig overall ranked 4th)

    Gunna be tuff :)

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      Mark Mellow

      April 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Nice ranking bud.

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    johnny

    April 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    laird, terlich or Ellis in?

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    stimpy

    April 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I ended up ..upgrading goodes to dixon is this a good move?

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      Mark Mellow

      April 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Ask your self whether you think Dixon will be in the best 6 mids year end? Not a cash grab with him anymore.

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    cody

    April 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Stanton (b/e of 109) or Scott Selwood (b/e of 78)

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