Connect with us

Trade Talk

Roy’s Trade Talk – Rd. 2

Roy’s Trade Talk is a little later than the regular Tuesday morning time slot but it’s here. Use the comments section to discuss your trade options with the DTTALK community.

  • Roy

What a week! The big dogs came to play for coaches in the first round with some massive scores, while a few of the mid price ‘roses’ also came to the party… unfortunately, most of the rookies didn’t get the memo and have many coaches sitting on the edge their seat for this weeks team selections following the worst collective debuts I have ever witnessed. Guns and Rookies strategy could easily become Guns and Doughnuts, so unfortunately two trades could
easily be used this week shuffling the rookie deck.

A common question I am receiving is in regard to hold or fold Nick Riewolt (FWD, $659,000) and whether to hold or fold after hearing the news it might only be a 1 to 2 week injury. Despite this, it’s almost a blessing in disguise to patch up a bad rookie pick by trading Roo out to a mid priced success story (for round one at least) and bringing in someone like Jack Steele (MID/FWD, $442,000) or Touk Miller (MID/FWD, $504,000) and using the cash to upgrade to a ‘best 22’ player you may have missed like (Caleb Marchbank DEF, $226,000) or Zac Jones (DEF, $352,000).

Here are some mid priced guys that we all considered, but many didn’t go through with that are great targets this week.

Dyson Heppell (MID, $578,000) What an absolute champion! After looking a little off the pace in the JLT the Bombers skipper absolutely dominated with a performance for the ages, scoring 156 from 34 touches, 8 marks, 7 tackles and 3 goals. There is a serious risk the Bombers may have a flat patch at some stage soon given the emotional high that has been likened to a Premiership, but even if so, Hepp is great value.

Andrew Gaff (MID,$587,000) Did exactly what we thought… Absolutely dominating with the likes of Sam Mitchell and Matthew Priddis combining as the best inside mid combination in the competition and provided endless opportunities for Gaff to record +6’s on the outside.  He took a phenomenal 13 marks and gathered 36 possessions (32 uncontested) on his way to 144.

Marc Murphy (MID, $510,000) looked like the Marc Murphy of old, as opposed to the one we saw last year. He didn’t miss a beat against the Tigers and it left many of us scratching our head as to how we could miss Bryce Gibbs at his price last year, only to do it again with a player who has averaged as high as 111 in the past. He has 35 touches, 6 marks and 7 tackles for a whopping 139.

Jobe Watson (MID, $47,000) was one of the feel good stories (well for most of us) but especially good for the 19% of coaches who selected him after he dominated with 27 touches, 7 marks and 8 tackles for 122. He has a BE of just 52 and looks set for a sensational season.

Imagine the cash we could have saved by starting with Matthew Kreuzer (RUC,$454,000) and Jarrod Witts (RUC, $352,000). Kreuz looked like the player we have all thought he could be with 39 hit outs, 2 goals and 15 possessions for 120, while Witts embraced the responsibility of sole ruck duties at his new club with 37 hit outs and 9 tackles a highlight of his 104. Both remain worthy selections, especially for those who may have taken a punt on Tom Hickey.

Of the young bloods worth grabbing, unfortunately we will need to pay for it as the guys at the top of the tree such as, Andrew McGrath (DEF/MID, $276,000), Will Hoskin Elliot (FWD $258,000), Sam Powell Pepper (MID, $233,000) and even Alex Neal-Bullen (FWD/MID, $288,000) all come at a cost after great games but their job security and scoring ability make them worthwhile.

Use this article as a platform to discuss your trade options with the DTTALK community




    • Avatar

      James Hird

      March 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      my team doesn’t need any pharms yet

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Wow! Jobe Watson is cheap at $47,000. I didn’t know players could go that low! Did they discount him cause he took drugs or something?

  1. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Volt -> touk miller, Murphy or Watson?

    • Avatar

      Fantasy King

      March 29, 2017 at 1:29 am

      I’d say Miller. But all options are good.

  2. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Is it worth downgrading Mills to Jones?? I don’t really have any trades to make tbh but choosing mills ahead of Jones has been my only regret so far. However I am worried that with rampe injured Jones will play a more defensive role. Thoughts will be appreciated

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

      If Aliir comes into the side Jones will be fine

  3. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 2:03 am

    DEF: Docherty, Laird, Touhy, Marchbank, Hampton, Stewart, Otten, Hibberd
    MID: Pendles, Titch, Adams, Steven, Fyfe, J. Lloyd, Beams, O’Meara, Mountford, Barrett
    RUC: Grundy, Nank, Preuss, Cameron
    FWD: Roo, Steele, Roughead, Taranto, M. Kennedy, Butler, Pickett, Eddy

    Roo -> Hannan, Hibberd -> Heppell? I dont have Ainsworth, WHE, Powell-Pepper or McGrath though. Is it worth developing those players over to have some good upgrade targets in a few rounds time? I think all 4 can get to 350-400k. Thinking of going Roo -> Ainsworth, Hibberd-> Powell-Pepper. Other option is to get Dahl/Miller/McCrae. Thoughts?

  4. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Who will average more – Taranto or Sam PP?!

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

      I believe Taranto will struggle to be in the side long term, therefore SPP

  5. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Good trades?
    Taranto or kennedy to neal bullen
    hampton to zak jones

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Hold Hampton if you can but otherwise they seem good

  6. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Thinking of trading J.Viney to Heppell and Eddy to butler or Houston.
    Thoughts ?

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Heppell or Gaff and yes to Butler but not Houston

      • Avatar


        March 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

        Cheers! already have Gaff, so I reckon I’ll go with Heppell

  7. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Hi guys some input on trades would be much happreciated.

    Which option is the best:

    A. Mills + Swallow –> Jones + Watsone
    B. Horlin-S + Taranto –> SPP + WHE
    C. Swallow + Taranto –> Oliver + WHE

  8. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Wellingham –> Jones
    Taranto –> WHE
    Thoughts was also considering Docherty –> Laird

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Wellingham to Jones – No (Rampe out means Jones might have lockdown role)
      Taranto to WHE – Yes
      Docherty to Laird – No – Chasing points and Docherty will be a top 6 defender

  9. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 10:36 am

    McGrath or Jones – who has better JS and scoring potential ?

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

      I’d say Jones personally

  10. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 10:36 am

    houghts on getting Alex Neel Bullen?

    He has a break even of -2 so I assume he will go up in price alot

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Decent shout but don’t expect those scores every week. Or even again. Will produce cash though

    • Avatar


      April 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Plaeisng to find someone who can think like that

  11. Avatar

    Lance Franklin

    March 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Swallow -> Redden
    Jack Steven -> Heppell/ Murphy/ Gaff (Chasing cash and value)

    32k remaining with Heppell, 100k remaining with Murphy and 23k remaining with Gaff

    Also thinking Jake Lloyd -> Zac Jones to case more cash

  12. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Which do you guys think is better.

    1) Voldt > Miller + J. Smith > Z. Jones


    2) Voldt > WHE + J. Smith > JJ

    Current line ups for reference:
    DEF: Adams, Laird, Doc, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Hibbo + Smith)
    FWD: Voldt, Dahl, Steele, Roughy, Taranto, Kennedy (Butler + Eddy)

    Thanks for any advice!!

    • Avatar

      Lance Franklin

      March 29, 2017 at 11:09 am

      From the looks of your team youre going to be coping a ZERO with otten unlikely to make the team this week. Therefore I would go for pick 2 however IMO.

      I would merge both trades. Voldt -> WHE and Smith -> Z. Jones
      Z Jones looks to be set for a great year coming off that half back roll where he will get a lot of the ball. JJ is good at this as well but he is also around 150k more. I would also grav WHE as he is great value and wont be far off the scoring from what Miller will produce.

      Next week id recommened putting the saved cash into an under performing mid pricer and boosting them to a premo (potentially a mid field you have)

    • Avatar


      April 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Toncdhowu! That’s a really cool way of putting it!

  13. Avatar

    Tony Modra

    March 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

    DEF:Adams,Laird,Mills,Marchbank,Hampton, Otten (Hibbered,Stewart)

    MIDS: Danger,Rocky,Treloar,Titch,Beams,Jobe,Jom,Horlin Smith (Barrett,Pickett)

    RUCKS: Martin,Nank (Preuss,Cameron)

    FWD: Franklin,Dahlhaus,Steele,Roughy, WHE,Butler (Eddy,Hannan)

    Absolutely stuffed, I have no idea what trades to do and would appreciate some input. Obviously chasing some cash but getting mixed feelings about ANB and McGrath and their scoring potential.

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Can move on GHS for someone who will gain cash and get rid of Hibbo to McGrath if you have the cash

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      I wouldn’t say you are stuffed. It’s a good team.

      I would put Stewart on the field and Otten on bench. Maybe SPP for GHS as he has much better JS? Then you might try get a few more playing options on your bench down back?

  14. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Any thoughts on Mills > Marchbank.
    Smith (melb) > SPP? leaves me with $152.. I scored 2194 last week

    • Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

      Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

      March 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm


    • Avatar


      April 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Fell out of bed feeling down. This has bretghenid my day!

  15. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I have no trades that need to be done but im thinking of getting rid of Callum Mills for wither Zac Jones or McGrath? Good idea or nah? Then I was thinking of upgrading o’meara? What do you think?

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

      im looking at same thing but already have jones so working something depending on rookies getting cut.

      McGrath will get u more cash but possible inconsistent scoring.

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

      do you have marchbank already?

  16. Avatar

    What the Bejeebers

    March 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Ive got Voldt and don’t have Macrae. Was wondering if the best option was to go Voldt -> Macrae (a set and forget) OR go Voldt -> Touk Miller (a break out), and potentially use the cash elsewhere

  17. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Trading M Kennedy > Hannan leaves me enough to upgrade hannebery to any midfielder. Already have danger,rocky,fyfe,gaff,crouch.

    Is it better to take a treloar/merrett or get a heppell/tmitchell and save money to use elsewhere?

  18. Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

    Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

    March 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Thoughts on trading danger to Heppell and then trading treloar to Murphjy because Heppell and Murphy score higher on the weekend

    • Avatar

      Jeremy Praz

      March 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      brilliant trades, gawn > kruezer is another worth thinking about given the cash savings!!

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      keep danger and Treloar because they will probably average more and you don’t really want to trade out premos.

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 12:53 pm


    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Danger and Treloar are locks

      • Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

        Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

        March 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        Love how you think I’m actually serious,
        Did u also kno the word Gu liable is written on the roof

        • Avatar


          March 29, 2017 at 2:09 pm

          calm down mate, i was just having a laugh. not sure what you’re taking it so seriously for. hate when people like you take internet comments too seriously

          • Avatar


            March 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm

            I need a new name . so confusing..
            signed 1st post MickyB

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Has anyone made a Zac Dawson joke im the last hour?

      • Avatar


        March 30, 2017 at 11:51 am

        How did Zac get into his house after a truck crashed into it?

        He didn’t because the Dawson the floor

        • Avatar


          March 30, 2017 at 12:26 pm

          it wasn’t that bad, hey?

  19. Avatar

    Lance Franklin

    March 29, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Swallow -> Redden
    Jack Steven -> Heppell/ Murphy/ Gaff (Chasing cash and value)

    32k remaining with Heppell, 100k remaining with Murphy and 23k remaining with Gaff

    Jake Lloyd -> Zac Jones (not sure about this trade yet)
    Swallow -> Redden or Murphy

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Don’t get Redden, unless it’s a joke

      Of those three get Gaff or Heppell

      • Avatar

        Lance Franklin

        March 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm

        2011 avg – 109.2
        2012 avg – 103.1
        2013 avg – 94.9
        2014 avg – 105.5
        2015 avg – 97
        2016 avg – 64.9*** (Moved to WCE)

        Now that WCE have Sam Mitchell with a firing Pirddus, Shuey and Gaff their midfield just went Beast mode!! Redden has support now in rotations and has also shown his JS is golden you’re not going to get dropped for 22 disposals and 8 tackles while sharing the load with the other 3 midfielders.

        No joke in picking Redden, Swallow is still injured and he is a great mid priced replacement IMO

  20. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Thoughts ??Roo out for a solid mid and with the lot over cash should I bump up rucks or mids
    I’ve got Ryder and Nanker in the ruck
    Taranto to move in the mid and Swallow if not named this week.

    • Avatar


      April 8, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      I’ll try to put this to good use imdteiaemly.

  21. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    where do I find breakevens guys?

  22. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Roy & Others please help, what would you recommend out of the followibg trades:
    Volt to WHE & Joel Smith to J Johanissen or
    Volt to Touk M & Joel Smith to A McGrath (Ess)

  23. Avatar

    Buck Hunter

    March 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Thoughts on Eddy > Hannah AND Mills > Touhoy

    or hold on Mills for another couple?

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      I’d hold onto mills for another week. However if you have cash for Eddy > Hannan, that is a good trade.

  24. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    DEF: Adams, Laird, Doc, Marchbank, Hampton, Stewart (Hibbered ,Otten)

    MIDS: Danger, Treloar, T.Mitchell, Fyfe, Beams ,Jom ,Powell Pepper, Barrett (Mountford ,Pickett)

    RUCKS: Martin, Nank (Preuss,Cameron)

    FWD: Macrae, Franklin, Dahlhaus, Roughy, WHE, Taranto (Eddy,Butler)

    Anyone have any ideas on what i should do with this team?

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Do you have any cash? I would trade out taranto for Hannan, as he’ll generate cash with a low breakeven. Or maybe Stewart to Mcgrath or Jones.

      • Avatar


        March 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        at the moment im thinking i will have to go:
        hibbered to vickers = no $ change
        Taranto to Hannan = +55k

        this will leave me with 110K in the bank

        Im just not sure if this is a waste of money having it in the bank or an advantage for future trades….

  25. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Why hasn’t anyone thought of trading a premium ruck like Gawn or Martin for say a Sandilands or a witts, then upgrading somewhere else.

    • Avatar


      March 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      go ahead! crazy talk. 1 game and ppl think that all these guys are going to maintain these averages. only the elite ones will keep it up. Kruezer is not elite

  26. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I need to get rid of N. Riewoldt and D. Swallow!

    Was thinking Riewoldt to T. Miller or should I go Jack Steele?

    As for Swallow, I will have enough for Marc Murphy or should I take the opportunity to downgrade to McGrath and save some money?

    • Avatar


      April 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      That saves me. Thanks for being so sesilbne!

  27. Avatar

    Fantasy King

    March 29, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Zak Jones or Zach Tuohy?

  28. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    N. Riewoldt unfortunately has to go but for who? Already have Roughead, Dahlhaus, Billings and Nakervis in fwd line. Thinking of either, Macrae, Franklin or Kennedy. Macrae is enticing due to DPP but also having Dahlhaus makes me unsure. If Dusty was available through DPP I’d certainly go for him. Suggestions pls?

  29. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Which trade?

    1) Riewoldt + Teia Miles -> JJK + WHE (7k left)
    2) Riewoldt + Taranto -> Buddy + WHE/Neal-Bullen (79k/49k left)
    2) Riewoldt + Taranto -> JJK + WHE/Neal-Bullen (102k/72k left)

    Or possibly save more cash and go for Touk Miller or Jack Steele?

    Any other trades, advice would be appreciated

  30. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Thoughts (all trades via DPP action):
    1. Riewoldt+Smith -> WHE & Stef Martin (giving Gawn + Martin R1/R2 – Nank into Fwd)
    2. Riewoldt+Smith->WHE & Heppell (adding to Danger, Treloar, Fyfe, Gaff, Titch, JOM, GHS in the mids)


  31. Avatar


    March 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Best option??

    1. NRoo + Hibberd -> Hannan + Gaff
    2. NRoo + Hibberd -> ANB + Murphy/Watson
    3. NRoo + Eddy/M.Kennedy -> Touk + ANB

  32. Avatar


    March 30, 2017 at 1:03 am

    What to do with Bernie Vince?

  33. Avatar


    March 30, 2017 at 9:50 am

    3k ITB, I scored 2198 and I am currently ranked 2173rd

    DEF: T.Adams, J.Johannisen, R.Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten, T.Stewart, E.Vickers
    MIDS: Dangerfield, Treloar, S.Mitchell, D.Beams, Fyfe, SPP, T.Mitchell,
    O’Meara, Barrett, Pickett
    RUCK: S.Martin, Nankervis, Pierce, Preuss
    FWD: Taranto, Dalhaus, Miles, Roughead, N.Riewoldt, WHE, Butler, B.Eddy

    I am new to AFL Dream Team and would like to know what my best trades for overall are, appreciate your assistance.

  34. Avatar

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L

    March 30, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Rocky, Zerrett or Pendles?

    • Avatar


      March 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Pendles, cheapest one won’t score much less then the others

  35. Avatar


    March 30, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Would you consider trading Fyfe to either Heppell or Jobe for cash generation and Taranto to Whe

    • Avatar


      March 30, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      No, surely you have bigger problems than trading out a bloke who scored 110 last round.

  36. Avatar


    March 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Best combo?

    Hannan + gaff
    ANB + Touk/Watson/Murphy

    If B, best of the 3?

    • Avatar


      March 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      yeah B with watson, not convinced with murphy yet and you get a little more extra cash.

  37. Avatar


    March 30, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    DEF: Adams, Laird, Shaw, Hampton, Marchbank, Otten (Stewart, Hibberd)
    MID: Dangerfield, Treloar, Titch, Fyfe, Beams, O’meara, Powell-pepper, Barret (Pickett, Mountford)
    RUC: Gawn, Nankervis (pruess, cameron)
    FWD: Riewoldt, Dalhaus, Steele, Roughead, Taranto, Bowes (Butler, Eddy)

    Thoughts on what trades to make???

    • Avatar


      March 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      I would go roo and one of either Taranto or bowes for whe and miller if it was my squad

  38. Avatar

    Lance Franklin

    March 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    1. J Lloyd -> Zak Jones and Swallow -> Redden (155k Remaining)
    2. J Lloyd -> Zak Jones and Swallow -> Murphy (58k Remaining)
    3. Steven -> Heppell and Swallow -> Redden (32k Remaining)
    4. Steven -> Gaff and Swallow -> Redden (23k Remaining)
    5. Steven -> Murphy and Swallow -> Redden (100k remaining)
    6. Steven -> Murphy and Swallow -> Touk Miller (9k remaining) – potential for DPP

    Please help

    • Avatar


      March 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Yeah i wouldn’t consider trading in redden

      • Avatar


        March 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm

        do either option 2 or 6

  39. Avatar


    March 30, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Should i upgrade watson to heppel or trade caddy to macrae

Leave a Reply

More in Trade Talk