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Roy’s Trade Talk – Rd. 6

There is no time to spare with the short turn around, so check out Roy’s players to watch and discuss your ideas in the comments!

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On field scores are big and benches are thin as the list of unreliable rookies continues to grow. But, in good news, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel on that front.

Trade out?

Lachie Neale- Although I was wary his good score last week took four goals, I thought he might be back… But after not hitting the scoreboard this week, he fell well short of expectation again this week.

Will Hoskin -Elliot– It was his first off week, but remember he is just a glorified cash cow, so upgra
ding to an uber premium is not out of the question.

Marc Murphy– Hopefully he knee is ok this week, but it’s still a worry regardless. Obvious trade if he misses.

Heath Shaw – I’ve said yes the last couple of weeks, but he has nearly dropped so much it’s worth riding out. Just try to forget he is there and trade through the byes.

Bargain Cows:

Aaron Black (FWD, $178,000) BE: -23
Jay Kennedy-Harris  (FWD, $150,000) BE: -3
David Myers (MID, $197,000) BE: 34

Mid-priced cow:

Alex Neal Bullen (FWD/MID, $460,000) Same guy as last week because he remains the standout in the sub-premium price category. He is averaging 99 on the back of his 91 point performance and still has a low BE of just 40.

Which DPP?

Michael Barlow (FWD/MID, $527,000) Although the early bye is a turn off for some, if you have a decent bench it would be nice having a player of Barlow’s calibre available through the dreaded three week patch. Ideally we would just get him straight off the bye, but there is still three weeks where we can play him up forward where he is averaging 90 after 127 on the weekend.

Robbie Gray (FWD/MID, $530,000) In the same boat as Barlow with the Bye following the game in China, but there is a greater argument to bring Gray in early given his low BE of just 67 following 125 against the Blues. If you want him at his cheapest, it’s probably now.

Unique Premo:

Joel Selwood (MID, $671,000) is owned by just 3% despite his thumping average of 127 this year. Traditionally Selwood goes through a rough patch during the season and we get him in for a big finish, but these are trend breaking number on the back of 175 last week. He has a BE of 65 and is playing like the big boys in the $700K bracket.

Dayne Zorko (MID, $682,000) Also owned by just 3% of coaches, Zork has gone to the next level under a new coach and he doesn’t look like slowing down. He is averaging 127 on the season after pumping out 157 this week and has a BE of 76. A lowest score of 108 on the season shows how he is rolling and he should be good again this week at the GABBA.

As always, use the comment to discuss your trade ideas in the comments, I’m currently patching up my shit bench:

Eddy to Kennedy-Harris
Miles to Myers

@RoyDT  (#41 for the week)

Kade SimpsonCARLDEFMID$552000102893.6
Michael BarlowGCSMIDFWD$5270001.59790.4
Robbie GrayPAMIDFWD$5300002.18389.6
Mitch RobinsonBLMIDFWD$5040000.319788.8
Shaun HigginsNMFWDMID$499000214888.5
Will Hoskin-ElliottCOLLFWDMID$41800041.421287.4
Darcy ParishESSMIDFWD$4680002.424484.4
Zak JonesSYDDEFMID$40900012.917780.4
Dan HoustonPAFWDDEF$34300024.6N/A78
Jason CastagnaRICHDEFFWD$3760008.2N/A76.5
Reece ConcaRICHMIDDEF$3990006.5N/A76.5
Curtly HamptonADEDEFMID$3430004620976.4
Lachie WellerFREFWDDEF$3990000.6N/A73.8
George HewettSYDFWDMID$3950000.7N/A73.4
Jake BarrettBLMIDFWD$24100035.3N/A70.7
Andy OttenADEDEFFWD$30200040.8N/A69.2
Jake MelkshamMELMIDDEF$3730001.431669
Anthony McDonald-TipungwutiESSDEFFWD$3870006.725468.6
Brandon EllisRICHMIDDEF$4340004.212967.8
Shaun AtleyNMDEFMID$3620000.7N/A65.6
Kieren JackSYDMIDFWD$4250000.814362.4
Cameron GuthrieGEEMIDDEF$4220000.622360.7
Harry TaylorGEEDEFFWD$3210001.431852.8
Jacob WeiteringCARLDEFFWD$3150008.528851


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    April 26, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Do you think grundy will do better than preuss ??

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      April 26, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      When ?
      For the season, not a chance.
      As a once off, depending on opposition possibly.

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        April 26, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        Let me try again. Preuss better than Grundy across the season, not a chance !

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    April 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Bring in Zerrett or Rocky? Already own Trelor, Danger and Titchell

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      April 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Can’t lose with either. Decision could be as simple as the number of Bris & Ess players you have currently for team balance.

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    April 27, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Thinking of trading MM to Merrett or Zorko.
    Zorko is it ha lower BE

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      April 27, 2017 at 4:42 am

      *has a lower BE

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    April 27, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Eddy to Black & Hannan to Myers (assuming named) via DPP.

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    April 27, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Need help with trades this week. Have 22k in the bank! Suggestions please.

    Adams, doch, laird, curly, marchbank, Newman( Otten,Williamson)
    Danger, rocky, Fyfe,tmitch, beams, Sloane, D swallow, barrett( Balic,Pickett)
    Martin, Nank( king, Cameron)
    Macrae, buddy, Steele, Roughead,polsan, McCarthy( weideman, miles)

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      April 27, 2017 at 10:33 am

      I would be looking to structurally reposition this side, weakness are D7-D9 and F5-F8.
      Look to trade, sideways if necessary, your rookies to guys who will make money. You need cash. Pickett and Weideman out, Black and Myers in, but if you can’t afford Myers then look at Miles to Kennedy-Harris.

      Its not going to make you feel good short term but they will make money and provide bench cover. Hope Balic and Barrett play to make another $150k each, then upgrade Swallow and Barrett and Polsan.

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        April 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

        Yeah I was thinking that same thing, it will be good in the long run! Cheers mate

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    April 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I can go swallow to Sloane but I already have a lot of Adelaide players. Have laird, Hampton and otten already thoughts?

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    April 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Who should i upgrade to Z merret,Rocky,Titch or Sloane

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    April 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

    OK I have a question for the 3 Legends (Cal, Roy and the biggest Legend of them all Warnie).

    Laird, Lloyd. M’bank
    Hampton, Otten. Newman (Stewart, EVW)
    Rocky, Danger, Titch, Murphy
    Gaff, Fyfe, Beams, WHE (SPP, Fox)
    Martin, Kruz (Preuss, Cameron)
    Macrae, D’hause,Nankervis
    Rough, Parfitt Polson (Balic,Barrett)

    Should I look at Trading out both Murphy and Gaff even if they both are playing?

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    April 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

    If I keep both Murphy and Gaff I am thinking of downgrading Parfitt to JKH and uprading Roughy. Thanks guys much appreciated.

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    April 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Thoughts on which trade is best?

    1. Roughy to Voldt
    2. Roughy to R Gray with $$ for upgrade next week

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      April 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Roughy to R Gray is good but remember Grey has a bye in 3 weeks time

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        cleveland steamers

        April 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm

        GO VOLDT, R grey role is shit right now, has only scored well he’s kicking bags, and he won’t do that against better opposition

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    April 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    What are people’s thoughts on taking a punt and grabbing hannerz/parker/JPK?

    All heavily under-priced for the output we know that they can achieve and with a fairly easy run (at least DT wise) over the coming rounds, this week could well prove to be their trough in terms of form and $$$.

    They play Carlton, Brisbane, North and St Kilda over the next four weeks

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      April 27, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      I think hanners is an absolute bargain and if possible I will be grabbing him next week

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    April 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    how bout hanners to WHE (if he is drooped)?

    Miles to Black and WHE to Hanners seems like a winner anyone else

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    April 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Is it worth getting rid of Touk Miller to a downgrade

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    April 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Trade options for RDT
    1. Powell-pepper -> Myers + Murphy -> Z Merrett
    2. Pickett -> Myers + Murphy -> Titch???

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    April 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Which way to lean?
    1. Swallow / SPP to Zerrett / Myers if named
    2. But will miss Black and K. Harris

    Still left with $204k after option 1.
    Do I chase double downgrade and run into next week with near $500k+

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      April 27, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      swallow to zerret is sound enough, pretty much using a stepping stone to a premo.

      I would go black for spp over myers, maybe myers next week?

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    TJP's Heroes

    April 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Clayton Oliver,
    Oliver wines or josh Kelly or JPK or Hanners?
    Cheers guys!

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    April 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Press not named, do we cash in? With no Myers named i don’t know what to do for my second trade

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    April 27, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Should I play Newman or otten on field?

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      April 28, 2017 at 11:15 am

      newman would be a better option against carlton

      Otten won’t score as well maybe a 50 due to Richmond and Jenkins back in

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    April 27, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    need help with trades this week please, have only 25k

    Adams, Lair, Burton, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten, (Stewart, Newman)
    Danger, Mitchell, Treloar, Fyfe, beams, ANB, Swallow, SPP,(Z.fisher, Parfitt)
    Martin, Nank, (Preuss, Cameron)
    Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughy, T.Miller, WHE, Houston, (Butler, Barrett).

    Any suggestions would be helpful, as this is my first year.

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      April 28, 2017 at 11:17 am

      roughy to Jay Kennedy Harris and Swallow to upgrade target is what i would do.

      or if you feel roughy will go well this week

      trade T miller to JKH and upgrade swallow thats what i would do.

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    April 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

    play newman or black?

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      April 28, 2017 at 11:15 am

      black might not play hes on the extended bench

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