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AFL Teams 2016: Round 8

No late changes in Crows vs Cats tonight.
Good luck!

7:00pm Friday 13/05/2016

No late changes in Crows vs Cats tonight.
Good luck!

5:10pm Friday 13/05/2016

Sunday extended benches are in! The big news was already in with Bachar Houli being withdrawn due to a wrist injury and Josh Kennedy (JPK) being withdrawn from Sydney with a Hamstring injury, adding to our carnage. JPK out gives us another Sydney rookie in Jack Hiscox (Fwd/Mid. $125,000 AF $128,200 DT).
Another new rookie to make the cut is Dogs Bailey Williams (Def/Mid. $136,000 AF $121,300 DT.)
Nick Graham (Mid/Fwd.) and Dougal Howard (Fwd.) Didn’t make the cut. And to add insult to injury for those who kept him Sam Gray (Mid/Fwd.) is an emergency only!

6:40pm Thursday 12/05/2016

As predicted Michael Barlow is out. Cyril Rioli is also out (more for those Elite players). Sam Mitchel, Taylor Adams, Sam Gray are big DT relevant players back in, and saving massive carnage for some. Toby Greene continues to troll people being out for soreness, and Daniel Wells confirmed out with injury.
Lincoln McCarthy, Kieran Lovell, Daniel Currie, Jason Castagna, Dean Kent, Marcus Adams, all rookie players that are out.
It appears new rookies have dried up a bit as well with not as many cheap options going around this week (Depending on Sunday extended benches).

5:30pm Thursday 12/05/2016

AFL Teams for round 8 are about to be named. Rumours already buzzing with Michael Barlow reported to not be on the flight to Tassie. Reports are also that his is DROPPED not rested, big issues. Taylor Adams is still touch and go, but rookie ruck Dan Currie is out as well as Daniel Wells. POD Shaun Higgins is confirmed out injured for 3 months. Jonathan Simpkin is the first veteran bombers topup player to get injured, and it could be it for him for the rest of his contract. Also reported Marcus Adams is out with a finger injury, and Matt Rosa out with hamstring injury.
Tim Mohr (Def. $125,000 AF $168,100 DT) will play his first game since 2014, could be a solid def rookie priced option, although usually plays key defence. Put on watch list. Also Travis is IN for collingwood…. Varcoe, not Cloke…
Oh yeah Tom Rockliff is out, but we all know that right?

Important times to remember:

Weekend game Teamsheets released ~6:15pm Thursday 12/05/2016
Sunday games Extended bench selection ~5:00pm Friday 13/05/2016
Late changes to Crows vs Cats ~7:00pm Friday 13/05/2016
Lockout Crows vs Cats 7:50pm Friday 13/05/2016

DT Relevant INs and OUTs

Wayne Milera (Fwd/Mid)
Darcy Parish (Mid.)
Sam Mitchell (Mid.)
Jacob Hopper (Mid. $255,000 AF $197,800 DT)
Taylor Adams (Mid.)
Nick Graham (Mid/Fwd.)
*Dougal Howard ($152,000 AF $128,200 DT)
*Sam Gray
*Thomas Cole (Def/Mid. $163,000 AF $121,300 DT
*Lewis Pierce (Ruck. $125,000 AF $128,200 DT)

*NEW* *Bailey Williams (Def/Mid. $136,000 AF $121,300 DT.)
* Brodie Murdoch (Fwd. $178,000 AF $235,700 DT)
* Josh Dunkley (Mid. $201,000 AF $121,300 DT)
* Alex Neal-Bullen (Mid/Def. $230,000 AF $241,400 DT)
*NEW* Jack Hiscox (Fwd/Mid. $125,000 AF $128,200 DT)

Lincoln McCarthy (Ankle)
Nakia Cockatoo (Knee)
Jonathan Simpkin (Hamstring)
Shaun Higgins (Knee)
Daniel Wells (Quad)
Michael Barlow (Omitted)
Cyril Rioli (Family illness)
Kieran Lovell (Omitted)
Tom Rockliff (Hamstring)
Jason Castagna (Omitted)
Dean Kent (Back)
Marcus Adams (Finger)
*NEW* Bachar Houli (Wrist)
*NEW* Josh P. Kennedy (Hamstring)


Sunday May 15

Carlton v Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)


B Zach Tuohy, Sam Rowe, Kade Simpson
HB Dale Thomas, Lachie Plowman, Ciaran Byrne
C Sam Docherty, Matthew Wright, Liam Sumner
HF Andrew Walker, Liam Jones, Bryce Gibbs
F Sam Kerridge, Levi Casboult, Dennis Armfield
FOL Matthew Kreuzer, Patrick Cripps, Marc Murphy
I/C Ed Curnow, Andrejs Everitt, Jed Lamb, Michael Jamison
EMG Dylan Buckley, Nick Graham, Simon White
No Change
MILESTONES: Kade Simpson – Playing 250th game, Michael Jamison – Playing 150th game

B Jarman Impey, Tom Jonas, Jasper Pittard
HB Cam O’Shea, Jack Hombsch, Matthew Broadbent
C Jared Polec, Ollie Wines, Brad Ebert
HF Jake Neade, Charlie Dixon, Hamish Hartlett
F Aaron Young, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
FOL Jackson Trengove, Travis Boak, Brendon Ah Chee
I/C Paul Stewart, Karl Amon, Darcy Byrne-Jones, Nathan Krakouer
EMG Jimmy Toumpas, Dougal Howard, Sam Gray
Karl Amon
Jimmy Toumpas (Omitted)

Shags’ Watchlist

Colloquially refered to as Quadzilla, Ollie Wines (Mid. $524,000 be 89 AF $ 547,400 be 105 DT) has been travelling quite nicely averaging 102, but against blues this week he could go huge. Only being owned by 5.7% he could be a handy POD. He is one of those players I feel could shift up a gear and become an uber premium, the only question is when. Coming off a 118 this isnt a bad week to grab him.

Melbourne v Western Bulldogs at MCG (3.20pm)


B Neville Jetta, Tom McDonald, Tomas Bugg
HB Josh Wagner, Colin Garland, Jayden Hunt
C Bernie Vince, Dom Tyson, Clayton Oliver
HF Jack Watts, Cameron Pedersen, Jeff Garlett
F James Harmes, Jesse Hogan, Ben Kennedy
FOL Max Gawn, Nathan Jones, Jack Viney
I/C Christian Salem, Christian Petracca, Billy Stretch, Viv Michie
EMG Oscar McDonald, Alex Neal-Bullen, Jack Grimes
Christian Salem
Dean Kent (Back)

B Matthew Boyd, Fletcher Roberts, Dale Morris
HB Shane Biggs, Easton Wood, Jed Adcock
C Lachie Hunter, Tom Liberatore, Tory Dickson
HF Liam Picken, Tom Campbell, Jake Stringer
F Luke Dahlhaus, Jack Redpath, Mitch Wallis
FOL Jordan Roughead, Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli
I/C Toby McLean, Bailey Dale, Bailey Williams, Caleb Daniel
EMG Josh Dunkley, Mitch Honeychurch, Lin Jong
Bailey Williams
Marcus Adams (Finger)
Bailey Williams

Shags’ Watchlist

One more for the RDT players, Christian Petracca (Fwd/Mid. $262,000 be 16 AF $128,200 be -72 DT) on the bubble at his price in DT looks a must have after a solid 86 and he appears to be living up to the hype. Grab him and chuck him on your field.

West Coast Eagles v St Kilda at Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)


B Brad Sheppard, Eric MacKenzie, Will Schofield
HB Sharrod Wellingham, Jeremy McGovern, Shannon Hurn
C Andrew Gaff, Matt Priddis, Elliot Yeo
HF Mark LeCras, Jack Darling, Chris Masten
F Josh Hill, Josh J. Kennedy, Scott Lycett
FOL Nic Naitanui, Jack Redden, Luke Shuey
I/C Sam Butler, Jamie Cripps, Liam Duggan, Mark Hutchings
EMG Jamie Bennell, Patrick McGinnity, Thomas Cole
Sam Butler
Lewis Jetta (Omitted)


B Jarryn Geary, Sean Dempster, Shane Savage
HB Jack Newnes, Sam Gilbert, Leigh Montagna
C Blake Acres, David Armitage, Jack Billings
HF Jack Lonie, Nick Riewoldt, Tim Membrey
F Maverick Weller, Josh Bruce, Jade Gresham
FOL Tom Hickey, Luke Dunstan, Jack Steven
I/C Sebastian Ross, Dylan Roberton, Jimmy Webster, Jack Sinclair
EMG Eli Templeton, Brodie Murdoch, Lewis Pierce
Dylan Roberton, Jack Sinclair
Darren Minchington (Omitted), Sam Fisher (Soreness)

Shags’ Watchlist

I made a call (as a few others did as well) earlier in the year that the limited rotations would favour Nick Riewoldt (Fwd. $574,000 BE 58 AF, $ 623,300 BE 79 DT) with his gut running capability. Only reason I didnt grab was I didnt think his body would hold up. I was an idiot for not doing so, and his 144 last week was spectacular. This is also coming off 126, 137, 123. He yet again remains DT royalty. Salute. Only catch is he is probably already out priced for many.

Friday May 13

Adelaide v Geelong at Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)


B Jake Lever, Kyle Hartigan, Ricky Henderson
HB Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Kyle Cheney
C Brodie Smith, Rory Sloane, Paul Seedsman
HF Brad Crouch, Tom Lynch, Charlie Cameron
F Eddie Betts, Taylor Walker, Josh Jenkins
FOL Sam Jacobs, Scott Thompson, Richard Douglas
I/C Rory Atkins, Wayne Milera, Mitch McGovern, Matt Crouch
EMG Nathan Van Berlo, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Jarryd Lyons
Wayne Milera
David Mackay (Hamstring)


B Lachie Henderson, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright
HB Andrew Mackie, Harry Taylor, Tom Ruggles
C Steven Motlop, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF Jimmy Bartel, Shane Kersten, Darcy Lang
F Josh Caddy, Tom Hawkins, Daniel Menzel
FOL Rhys Stanley, Mark Blicavs, Patrick Dangerfield
I/C Jed Bews, Cory Gregson, Cameron Guthrie, Zac Smith
EMG Billie Smedts, Nathan Vardy, George Horlin-Smith
Jed Bews, Cory Gregson
Lincoln McCarthy (Ankle), Nakia Cockatoo (Knee)

Shags’ Watchlist

Jimmy Bartel (Def/Mid. $457,000 be 55 AF $ 488,500 be 42 DT) as a fallen premium, has had 121 and 111 in consecutive weeks. Is he back to his inform best? With a low BE this is a good week to grab him.


Saturday May 14

Essendon v North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium (1.45pm)


B Matt Dea, Nathan Grima, Mark Baguley
HB James Kelly, Michael Hartley, Brendon Goddard
C Orazio Fantasia, David Zaharakis, Zach Merrett
HF Conor McKenna, Mitch Brown, Patrick Ambrose
F Kyle Langford, Joe Daniher, Mason Redman
FOL Matthew Leuenberger, Adam Cooney, Craig Bird
I/C Darcy Parish, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, James Polkinghorne, Ryan Crowley
EMG Jackson Merrett, James Gwilt, Sam Michael
Conor McKenna, Patrick Ambrose, Kyle Langford, Darcy Parish
Courtenay Dempsey (Hamstring), Shaun McKernan (Quad), James Gwilt (Rested), Jonathan Simpkin (Hamstring)
MILESTONES: Mason Redman – Played 1st game


B Jamie Macmillan, Robbie Tarrant, Luke McDonald
HB Nick Dal Santo, Scott D. Thompson, Shaun Atley
C Sam Gibson, Andrew Swallow, Ben Jacobs
HF Ben Brown, Jarrad Waite, Robin Nahas
F Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas
FOL Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell
I/C Brad McKenzie, Aaron Mullett, Mason Wood, Majak Daw
EMG Ryan Clarke, Trent Dumont, Farren Ray
Lindsay Thomas, Brad McKenzie, Majak Daw
Shaun Higgins (Knee), Daniel Wells (Quad), Michael Firrito (Managed)

Shags’ Watchlist

Aaron Mullett (Def. $177,000 AF $207,200 DT) isnt a rookie, but he is rookie priced. He was a late inclusion last week and scored a handy 68. North play bombers this week, and with the likes of Higgins out for awhile, his JS could be shored up a bit.

Hawthorn v Fremantle at Aurora Stadium (2.10pm)


B Taylor Duryea, James Frawley, Ben Stratton
HB Shaun Burgoyne, Josh Gibson, Grant Birchall
C Bradley Hill, Jordan Lewis, Will Langford
HF Luke Breust, Jack Gunston, Isaac Smith
F Paul Puopolo, Tim O’Brien, Jonathon Ceglar
FOL Ben McEvoy, Sam Mitchell, Liam Shiels
I/C Kaiden Brand, Daniel Howe, Billy Hartung, James Sicily
EMG Angus Litherland, Kieran Lovell, Dallas Willsmore
James Frawley, Sam Mitchell
Cyril Rioli (Family illness), Kieran Lovell (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Kaiden Brand – Played 1st game


B Clancee Pearce, Alex Pearce, Lee Spurr
HB Danyle Pearce, Garrick Ibbotson, Tommy Sheridan
C Cameron Sutcliffe, Nick Suban, Connor Blakely
HF Hayden Crozier, Chris Mayne, Stephen Hill
F Michael Walters, Matt Taberner, Hayden Ballantyne
FOL Jonathon Griffin, David Mundy, Lachie Neale
I/C Lachie Weller, Zac Clarke, Ethan Hughes, Ed Langdon
EMG Matt deBoer, Tendai Mzungu, Zac Dawson
Clancee Pearce, Zac Clarke, Ed Langdon
Michael Barlow (Omitted), Matthew Pavlich (Rested), Zac Dawson (Omitted)

Shags’ Watchlist

Who could have imagined that Jordan Lewis (Mid. $484,000 be 103 AF $ 483,800 be 96 DT) could be so cheap, dropping a whopping $-129,000 in AF and $-158,100 in DT. He is cheap for a reason with scores like 60, 59, 58. But he has also scored 134, 110, 111 and 117. If you are backing him in to NOT spud as much, this is the week to grab him.

GWS Giants v Gold Coast Suns at Spotless Stadium (4.35pm)


B Adam Kennedy, Joel Patfull, Nathan Wilson
HB Nick Haynes, Tim Mohr, Matt Buntine
C Lachie Whitfield, Stephen Coniglio, Jack Steele
HF Dylan Shiel, Jeremy Cameron, Rhys Palmer
F Steve Johnson, Rory Lobb, Josh Kelly
FOL Shane Mumford, Zac Williams, Callan Ward
I/C Jacob Hopper, Jonathon Patton, Tom Scully, Heath Shaw
EMG Adam Tomlinson, Jake Barrett, Sam J. Reid
Tim Mohr, Jacob Hopper
Toby Greene (Soreness), Phil Davis (Hamstring)
Jacob Hopper


B Adam Saad, Jack Leslie, Sean Lemmens
HB Jarrod Harbrow, Sam Day, Kade Kolodjashnij
C Callum Ah Chee, Gary Ablett, Matt Shaw
HF Aaron Hall, Tom J. Lynch, Jack Martin
F Brandon Matera, Peter Wright, Keegan Brooksby
FOL Tom Nicholls, Jesse Lonergan, Dion Prestia
I/C Jarrad Grant, Nick Malceski, Touk Miller, Darcy MacPherson
EMG Luke Russell, Henry Schade, Danny Stanley
Jack Leslie, Callum Ah Chee, Matt Shaw, Brandon Matera, Keegan Brooksby, Tom Nicholls
Daniel Currie (Hip), Henry Schade (Omitted), Alex Sexton (Arm), Jarrod Garlett (Omitted), Clay Cameron (Knee), Matt Rosa (Hamstring)
MILESTONES: Nick Malceski – Playing 200th game, Darcy MacPherson – Played 1st game

Shags’ Watchlist

Darcy MacPherson (Mid. $146,000 AF be -8, $105,800 DT) looks like the best (and almost only) downgrade option in AF this week with a solid 73. Hopefully he keeps his spot for a few more weeks.

Brisbane Lions v Collingwood at Gabba (7.25pm)


B Darcy Gardiner, Daniel Merrett, Daniel McStay
HB Claye Beams, Marco Paparone, Sam Mayes
C Ryan Lester, Allen Christensen, Daniel Rich
HF Pearce Hanley, Lewis Taylor, Rohan Bewick
F Josh Walker, Josh Schache, Ryan Bastinac
FOL Stefan Martin, Dayne Zorko, Dayne Beams
I/C Ben Keays, Ryan Harwood, Mitch Robinson, Tom Bell
EMG Josh Green, Trent West, Rhys Mathieson
Daniel Merrett, Lewis Taylor
Harris Andrews (Foot), Tom Rockliff (Hamstring)


B Ben Sinclair, Jack Frost, Brayden Maynard
HB Adam Oxley, Alan Toovey, Josh Smith
C Travis Varcoe, Adam Treloar, Steele Sidebottom
HF Jordan De Goey, Darcy Moore, Jesse White
F Alex Fasolo, Mason Cox, Jarryd Blair
FOL Brodie Grundy, Scott Pendlebury, Taylor Adams
I/C Levi Greenwood, Jack Crisp, Jeremy Howe, Ben Crocker
EMG Jonathon Marsh, Tom Phillips, Travis Cloke
Ben Sinclair, Travis Varcoe, Taylor Adams
James Aish (Omitted), Tim Broomhead (Ankle), Ben Reid (Shoulder)
MILESTONES: Jack Frost – Playing 50th game, Ben Crocker – Played 1st game

Shags’ Watchlist

Dayne Beams (Mid. $565,000 be 108 AF $ 597,100 DT) did enough in my opinion in his first outing back for lions with a 106, coming back from injury and with Rocky out for a bit, surely he can only improve this week. Conservative types might want to wait one more week as his BE is on the high side.

Richmond v Sydney Swans at MCG (7.25pm)


B Dylan Grimes, Troy Chaplin, Alex Rance
HB Corey Ellis, Taylor Hunt, Brett Deledio
C Steven Morris, Shaun Grigg, Nick Vlastuin
HF Daniel Rioli, Dustin Martin, Jayden Short
F Jack Riewoldt, Ty Vickery, Shane Edwards
FOL Shaun Hampson, Brandon Ellis, Ben Griffiths
I/C Anthony Miles, Sam Lloyd, Connor Menadue, Jake Batchelor
EMG Andrew Moore, Jason Castagna, Dan Butler
Dylan Grimes, Alex Rance, Taylor Hunt
Jason Castagna (Omitted), Bachar Houli (Wrist), Kamdyn McIntosh (Ankle)

B Dane Rampe, Ted Richards, Nick Smith
HB Jeremy Laidler, Heath Grundy, Callum Mills
C Jarrad McVeigh, Jack Hiscox, Harry Cunningham
HF Isaac Heeney, Lance Franklin, Kieren Jack
F Luke Parker, Kurt Tippett, Tom Papley
FOL Callum Sinclair, Tom Mitchell, Dan Hannebery
I/C George Hewett, Zak Jones, Jake Lloyd, Dean Towers
EMG Toby Nankervis, James Rose, Xavier Richards
Ted Richards, Jack Hiscox, Dean Towers
Ben McGlynn (Leg), Daniel Robinson (Shoulder), Josh P. Kennedy (Hamstring)
Jack Hiscox

Shags’ Watchlist

Jarrad McVeigh (Def. $460,000 be 87 AF $ 495,500 be 87 DT) is another one in the fallen premium category. Has he gotten over his injury concerns and will bust out more tonnes? or is that the outlier and the scores earlier of 77, 57, 78 a better indication? He is cheap, and the advantage of being a defender where there arent as many consistent choices anyway (especially RDT). Could be worth a punt at his current price.

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