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Trigger Happy: Round 15

Sometimes I really hate Dream Team, but probably hate Andrew Raines even more. This week JimBob finds some consistency down back some mids who look like coming out of a lean patch and a popular figure gets the Ty Vickery Award.

TriggerHappyBig week in Trigger Happy land this week, as unlike last year, it’s round 15 and the article still has a slither of relevance! God bless you 2 trades per week!

Most coaches have something close to a set team, and now it’s about making sure you can maximise points on the field. While this week has been fairly kind to us in terms of players out, I still believe that there will be plenty more carnage in the coming weeks, as teams manage their players towards finals and 2 trades a week just won’t cut it. A good example will be my team which I will use as a case study later. Anywho, trades are still gold so make sure they don’t go to waste! I still think there is merit on making sure you have a squad of players and some solid bench options on each line who could potentially save your derriere!



Plenty of defenders continue to roll out of our teams, but it’s more due to a decent downgrade in Mitchell Clisby. Our D6/7’s in Vlastuin and Goodes are popular outs while the kid with 2 surnames Jackson Thurlow is the most popular out and my BFF Birchall is still being filtered out of teams. Gibbs and Ibbotson continue to be popular ins – anyone else worth considering?

Hamish Hartlett  $383,000, b/e 70 – As predicted earlier in the season, Port Adelaide player’s fantasy scores seem to follow their winning streaks throughout the season. Can they keep it up? HH has averaged 92 in his last 3 and is pretty cheap….

Bob Murphy $429,100 b/e 92 Looks like you can teach this old dog new tricks! Hasn’t gone under 75 in his last 7 games and a 3 game average of 97. One player if you dare to be different, or don’t take notice of players age when trading (or drafting).

Corey ‘Boris’ Enright  $440,700 b/e 113 Boris has been sneaky this season. Very sneaky. One of the first backmen picked in past years, many thought his best fantasy days were behind him, but I think not quite yet. Enright has flown somewhat under the radar this year and while his average of 92 is very solid, his consistency rating (CR) of 8.9 is outstanding! It’s the best of any defender averaging over 90.



Despite being the largest % of players in our teams, all is pretty quiet in the midfield for once. The joey Brad McKenzie comes streaming into teams to sit on the pine at M10 and Old Man Boyd leaves most teams with the third jaw/cheek injury in as many weeks (Jaws III). Ryan Griffen seems an apt replacement and one of the most popular trades of the week.

Ryan O’Keefe $516,000 b/e 103: 116 over the last 5 rounds? And he has Melbourne and GWS coming up? wowee! averaging 7 tackles a game this season which is fast becoming a important KPI for any DTer in my team. Side not is that GWS didnt let NM get a DT ton last week. A new trend or just a fresh team after the bye? we’ll see this week.

Jobe Watson $459,800 b/e 70 – After a few er, lean games, Jobe returned to form last week in emphatic fashion, quicker than you can say boo. Has not had that ‘Classic Jobe’ consistency this year (18.6) but you get the feeling the more pressure that is put on him, the better he will get. Well priced for what he can give you.

Andrew Gaff $319,b/e 1: Straight out of the bargain bin this one.  Has been a huge disappointment this season in both DT and real AFL but has produced some decent scores in the last 2 games (108 and 97). Averaged 86 last year and many thought he could take the next step. Has recorded a ton on the crows, just don’t expect him to lay many tackles, with just 20 for the season.




Coaches are starting to farewell ‘The Blitz’. What started as a bit of a giggle of M3 at the start of the season turned into a pretty decent cash cow. A break even of 67 would be touch and go for Blicavs this week, and the inclusion of Dawson Simpson into the team would not help his cause at all. Farewell Blitz, I think we may see you again in a few years.

Jarryd Roughead ($453,800, b/e 72)  has been mentioned in these pages before, but with some question marks over him continuing to dominate. Well he put that to bed over the last month. Hasn’t gone below 83 since round 6 and now has the second highest average of any ruckman.



Nick Reiwoldt is a surprise out this week, and could catalyze the trend of players getting managed until finals. Perth is the most isolated city in the work after all.  At least the  saints came out and said he was just rested, and didn’t make-up an injury like an ankle or something. Stevie J is still a week away and boy how long is a week in football?  If you are looking for an upgrade in the forward line this week, make sure you have Johnson, Bartel , Martin, and Stokes  before considering anyone as they have proven to be the most consistently high-scoring forwards for the season.  Once Reiwoldt is back in next week, it gets pretty slim . A lot of coaches are talking about giving Roy’s boy Rockliff the flick , but to who? taking out an inconsistent forward to bring in another inconsistent forward   doesn’t seem like a good trade to me . I’m sorry but I just can’t bring myself to recommend Colin Sylvia.

Stubby’s holders and folders

Brent Macaffer – If Joe Daniher was playing and you wanted to make some cash I would say fair enough, but he isn’t. Macaffer has great job security and will be a great F7 for the remainder of the season and with a 5 round average of 81 he is going nowhere in my team – HOLD

Nick Reiwoldt – Has only been rested because the trip is too long! HOLD

Nick Vlastuin and Brett Goodes – Thanks for your services guys, but Mitchell Clisby has more upside. See you a couple of years – FOLD

Shaun Burgoyne – back to his Mr Fix it ways, I knew he was too good to be true – FOLD


The Ty Vickery award


SwannyI never thought I would see this bloke in here. Everything pointed to Swanny having a massive game last week but he looked more like a pig than a fantasy pig. Was the 4th most traded in person and a popular captain choice but was just piss-poor timing really. Let’s all hope Swanny can bounce back.






Running review


The last week for The Running Man was genuinely horrible. Having to patch up the long-term injuries of Scooter and Birchall, I had no choice but to hold Johnson and Barlow. I was still confident of a good score with McKenzie (D6), Vlastuin (M8) and ‘my boy’ Ben Kennedy (F6) as my last players on each respective line. Fast forward to Sunday night and I have a paltry score of 1944. Jelwood got tagged out of the game, BK was a sub and Vlaustin was a late out. I was lucky enough to have Hrovat as an emergency for a very valuable 64 points. At least I didn’t put Swanny captain. While this can all be put down to mostly bad luck, I still think there is a lot of merit to make sure you always have as many players available all the time and mitigate any damage. With Barlow and Vlastuin missing in the midfield my M10 had to play. If he didn’t I wouldn’t of even cracked 1900. This week I am looking to bring in Clisby and Stokes for Vlastuin and Staker. As I am bereft of Sydney Swans players I’m not yet sure on my captain choice. Crowley’s * job on Jelwod is still haunting me from last week and with Barlow having a game off I’m not too sure. Maybe I just keep calm and lock Swan?


Big week in actual AFL this week and hopefully also turns into big fantasy scores.


Looking forward to meeting a few peeps next Thursday at the live show, come up and say hi and tell me how $hit my trading philosophies are!


Alternatively tell me on twitter  @jimbobholder




  1. Almen

    July 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    thanks for the write up this week Jimmy! and good luck to you

  2. tdfoote76

    July 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Great article again JimBob! How is the Consistency Rating figured out?

    • Stange

      July 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Isn’t it mathematically just a standard ‘Standard Deviation’, that’s been renamed Consistency by the dream team site? It appears to be.

      • Zeus

        July 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm

        Yeah I’d say so. Not many other measures of consistency that I know off…

  3. kenjo

    July 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Zorko to Stokes or Vlastuin to Ibbo???

    • Michael

      July 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Depends its tough but would help if we could see your other players

    • Simon

      July 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Both upgrades in my view… gotta go Stokes first tho

  4. Edward

    July 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Top stuff as always mate! Great read :)

  5. inthefog

    July 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Kreuzer would be a good mention in rucks. Gets lots of kicks for a ruckman and a 99 5round avg. I’m actually trading out Macaffer for Kreuzer via cox, and using an inconsistent/misused player like Rockliff or Franklin at f7.

    I’m also keeping Goodes and Vlastuin this week until players like Hanley (re)prove himself, so I guess i’m going against your advice; my plummeting ranking probably means this isn’t wise.

    • Stegga

      July 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      I was just about to write something similar inthefog, if you take out Kreuzer’s injured game and sub game coming back from injury, he is actually the HIGHEST avg ruckmen in the comp! For me it is a logical choice to give Blicavs the boot from R2 ( heis been good ) and bring in the big Kroooozzzz!!

  6. Michael

    July 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Can Someone Please help so stuck on what backman to bring in 446k or under. I have narrowed down to a few people

    As it stands my backline is currently: Goddard Gibbs Malceski Hartlett Terlich and Scotland for whom I will be replacing with the 440k person

    Enright – will get rested later in the season.

    Johnson – Don’t no if he can be trusted with ross lyon

    Houli – Was going well not so much now.

    Waters – The one Im looking at mostly becase back from injury and back to back 85+ scores

    McCkenzie- not to sure

    Hibberd- Could also be good but no to sure

    Really leaning towards Thoughs would be grealty appreciated

    • Almen

      July 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      id go Bachelor Houli, he’s a gun, POD and all round machine! wont get rested, will get 80+ for the rest of the year

      • Michael

        July 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

        Cheers Im just a bit undecided, does anyone know if he got a tag against St.Kilda ?

        • dirk diggler

          July 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

          Don’t think he did. I just don’t think he saw a lot of footy

    • Bradleyconca

      July 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Get Houli! Houli is beast and should average higher then most other options you have provided except Hibberd and maybe Enright.

      • Michael

        July 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        I have decided to go Waters thougs?? as a POD

  7. hussy

    July 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    do i start o’meara or tom mitchell on field?

    • Michael

      July 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Tom Mitchell

  8. gambler


    July 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Can’t believe nobody is considering Tippett. 373k, scored 95 in the pouring rain last week and plays melb and gws in next 2.

    • gambler


      July 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Gah. Goodes > Clisby is a lock. Best option for other trade?

      1) Mcaffer > Tippett
      2) Mcaffer > Stokes
      3) Blicavs > Leuy
      4) Blicavs > Cox

      • Michael

        July 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

        Blicavs to Cox

        • Big Feller

          July 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm


    • rendo....

      July 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      considered and sold. Staker to Tippett locked in. A good chance to steal the march on some people if he goes well, which he should, given he’s only gonna get rolls royce delivery from one of the comps best midfields

  9. Kirk Mackintosh

    July 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Enright for Thurlow
    Griffen for Goodes

    Are they good swaps, i still have Rocky on the field and Terlich and Zac Clarke

    • DTKING

      July 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Mate i’ll go swan > z.dawson. Put the c on dawson he’s due to ton up against the saints.

    • Michael

      July 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Maybe look at someone other than Enright may get a rest later end of the season

  10. Ryan

    July 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    If I have Goodes/Vlas/Thurlow/Burgoyne, who should I downgrade to Clisby?

    • Michael

      July 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Thurlow He is injured so yeh

  11. Stange

    July 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I thought it was Crowley, rather than Raines, that did the job on jelwood last week?

    • DTKING

      July 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm


      • inthefog

        July 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

        Annoying taggers, they’re all the same.

    • Simon

      July 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Yeah, the editors must have had a few pints with the lads…

      • JimmyBob

        July 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

        a few wines actually….

        • Simon

          July 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm


  12. Gartz

    July 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    It was – but that does not detract from the usefulness of a great article

    • Gartz

      July 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Mr Pinchy that did the job on Jellywood

      • Simon

        July 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        Mr Pinchy… like the lobster from the Simpsons!

  13. Michael

    July 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Who to bring in and why ?
    Out of

    Hibberd ?

    • dirk diggler

      July 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      I like Waters…injuries..the numbers are good

    • Bradleyconca

      July 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Get in Enright or Hibberd.
      Hibberd is reliable and has a great run coming up. Lock!

  14. Jackson S

    July 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    ellis to ibbotson or
    omeara to okeefe

    also if ben kennedy isnt the sub who do i play on my field out of staker and kennedy

  15. lloydy_94

    July 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    My team:

    DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Duffield, Gibbs, Vlastuin, Clisby (J.Webster, J.Thurlow)

    MIDS: G.Ablett, D.Swan, M.Barlow, T.Cotchin, N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, K.Jack, T.Mitchell (N.Kommer, N.Hrovat)

    RUCKS: D.Cox, M.Blicavs (T.Nicholls, D.Currie)

    FWDS: J.Kennedy, J.Bartel, Martin, L.Franklin, Rockliff, B.Staker (S.Johnoson, S.Rowe)

    $420,600 in the bank

    Trade Options:

    Vlastuin to Ibo, Leaves me with $313,700 in the bank

    For my second trade its looking like i’ll have to trade Out Thurlow or Webster, Not sure who to bring in theres not really any downgrade options i already have clisby got him last week paid off well :) if i upgrade it wont leave me with alot a cash to spend next week. thoughts how i good go about using my second trade??

    Thoughts on my team overall? Trade thoughts and suggestions??

  16. Big Feller

    July 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Great write up Jim Bob.
    Let’s hope that Swan never sees the Ty Vickery award again!

    • JimmyBob

      July 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      lets. we’ll give him the C to show our faith?

      • JimmyBob

        July 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm

        The other plus side is the shot of Swanny’s missus! if he gets a mention again, i’ll use the same pic!

        • rendo....

          July 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm


      • Stange

        July 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        No never again!!!

        haha – brought in Swanny into my team for the first time ever – after three years. YES, that’s right – EVER.

        …and made him my debut captain

        One of my worst DT moves ever.

        add to that the second trade of getting Boyd in – gets injured at 90. So really, a bad double trade + captain’s selection….damn lazy fat pig swan

  17. Stuart


    July 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Nice read Jimbob.

    Barlow, ROK or Griffen? And Hep D or Ibbo? Money not an issue.

    Thinking ROK & Ibbo because of having Hibberd & Goddard already.

  18. Thomas

    July 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Waters, T.McKenzie, Hartlett or Hibberd?

    • Thomas

      July 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Great read aswell!

    • Stuart


      July 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Hartlett and Waters are on a lot of never again lists for most. I have been disappointed since bringing Hibberd in a couple of weeks ago but he may turn it around. Can’t comment on McKenzie

      • Michael

        July 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

        I have had hartett from pretty much the start got very frustrating at stages but with port in form he has been playing on the ball and his scoring is lifting. Myself I am bringing in Waters this week as a Point of Difference and he is very capable to average 90+ If he does get injured that is what the 44 trades are fo. Hibberd can be good but his scoring hasnt been the best in the last few and with port in form could be tough again. McKenzie is very consistent and can be good as well In order I’d pick them

        4. McKenzie
        THeyare my opinions

  19. Ash108

    July 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Nice Article Jimob. Who to get out of griffen and watson. A little worried about GWS tagging Griff especially with Palmer back in?

  20. BDeville

    July 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Ibbotson, Scotland, Vlastuin (Laird, Clisby)
    MID: Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury, Barlow, Jack, Priddis, Cotchin (Mitchell, Martin)
    RUC: Cox, Kreuzer (Blicavs, Nicholls)
    FWD: Bartel, Johnson, Franklin, Rockliff, Kennedy, Naitanui (Macaffer, Staker)

    170k remaining
    I was initially thinking Vlastuin to Enright and Martin to Mckenzie leaving me with 202k then next week I can trade macaffer and Scotland to premiums. What do you guys think I should do and who should I get?

  21. BDeville

    July 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Should I play laird or Clisby this week?

    • Simon

      July 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Yep, go for it!

  22. Adi

    July 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    ibbotson or enright?

    • Deztroyer


      July 5, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      flip a coin

  23. Tim

    July 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Strongly considering dumping Ellis ahead of Vlastuin this week. I doubt Ellis will out-score Vlastuin by more than 10pts/game (on average) over the remainder of the year. Given that Ellis costs $80k more than Vlastuin, the extra cash corresponds to an extra 27pts/game elsewhere. Ellis is also likely to drop by $10k more than Vlastuin this week.

  24. What the bejeebers

    July 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for these articles JimBob! Answered a few of my questions that I WAS gonna have to answer these next few weeks.
    Just touching on something you said, Goodes and vlastuin were both folds in your opinion. However, i need to keep one of them (as D7, the other is being upgraded this week), which one should I keep, and which one has to go?

  25. Brad

    July 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Titchell or JPK on field this week?

    • Simon

      July 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      I have that exact same question but for me it’s obvious… JPK on the pine

      • Ben

        July 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm


      • Deztroyer


        July 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm

        really think JPK will dominate this week.. that tag will go to ROK or hannebery… leaving JPK and jack to dominate.

        plus im worried as tichell is labeled as emergency

        • Adam

          July 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

          extended bench mate…hes in teams just confirmed.

          • Deztroyer


            July 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm

            i know… just hate how they do it…

  26. Daniel

    July 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I have Pittard & Thurlow on DEF bench. Was originally dropping Thurlow but now wondering if I should let him rot at D8 and axe Pittard instead? This would force me to use Clisby as my emergency, but would pocket me an extra $50,000.

    Pittard’s B/E is 73 this week. Thoughts?

    • Daniel

      July 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Who do I have to root to get a reply around here? I see why the DTTalk boys call it ‘generation my’

  27. T.Mac-37

    July 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Brodie Murdoch possible downgrade option for caff??? Maybe???

  28. Hawksman

    July 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    which 2 should i play out of these 3 T.mitchell JPK and selwood

  29. Shannon

    July 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Who should I play on the ground out of O’Meara, Crouch and T.Mitchell?

    • Stuart


      July 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm


  30. Tex

    July 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I’m doing Pittard -> Clisby this week, no-brainer.

    But I can’t decide out of Goodes, Vlas and Scotland to upgrade to Ibbo.

    I’m actually leaning towards Scotland (I know he’s injured this week but had been considering sitting him as a D7)

    DEF will be Gibbs, Goddard, Ibbotson, Hartlett, Terlich, Vlas/Goodes/Scotland, Clisby

    • Daniel

      July 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Is it still a no brainer if you also have Thurlow? I’m leaning towards trading Pittard with his B/E at 73. But atleast he is getting games.

      To answer your question I’d probably take a look at their B/E’s. I’d be leaning towards trading Scotland if you can’t field 6 defenders, but if you can then I think Vlastuin will lose a lot of cash this week with his high BE.

      • Tex

        July 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        Yeah, it’s not the cash, it’s moreso who I think might end up scoring/averaging more out of those 3, if they leak cash but I’m keeping them on the bench I’m not as fussed. It just seems Goodes/Vlas are looking at averaging more than Scotland at the moment.

  31. Jay

    July 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Fyfe to ROK
    Deledio to ROK
    deledio been poor this year, fyfe has been solid but now with Mundy, Barlow and Sandilands returning, he may begin to dominate against a pretty good draw. thoughts?

  32. Ryan

    July 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Should i go Ben Kennedy to Clisby via staker dpp then brett goodes or nick vlastuin to gibbs, or Vlastuin or Goodes to Gibbs and have Clisby as a d6 cause thats what vlastuin or goodes will be

    • Deztroyer


      July 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      i wouldnt be to sure having clisby on your field… i have him on me bench just to cash up…

      i would trade vlas out of him and goodes only on the fact that vlas has a high BE im not sure he will get so will lose you money and Goodes BE is reachable for him i think this week… can off load him next if you want. which is what i am planning on doing.

  33. Adam

    July 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    boyd > griffen, jack, ROK, or anyone else?

    midfield currently consists of: ablett, swan, pendles, barlow, stanton, boyd, priddis, mitchell

    • Deztroyer


      July 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      jack or ROK… i would go jack tho

      • Adam

        July 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

        yee dont like griff at all? reason?

        • Deztroyer


          July 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

          dont get me wrong he has been scoring very well… just think he will fall very soon and he will get the number 1 tagger in each team now that boyd isnt there.

          not sure what he was scoring when boyd was gone.

          plus i think the swans have a better road ahead with matches.

          • Modern Marvels

            Modern Marvels

            July 6, 2013 at 12:25 am

            Griffens 2013 AVG with Boyd is 108 and without Boyd it jumps to 117.5


    July 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Should I go Griffen… I’m not sure it’s either him or GAJ.

    • Adam

      July 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      captain ur talking? if its captain i would. if its trade wise then gazza for sure


        July 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

        Yeah, captain wise. Totally forgot to say.

        • MASTER ROGO

          July 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

          Dont want to take too many risks since I am ranked 417 and I want to keep that.

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