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The Friday Scramble: Round 7

Suspensions, Injuries and Omissions seem to be the flavour of the week. I also give a real quick review of AFL Evolution. So jump in and get scrambling in this bumper edition for round 7!

Wow, what a week.  Remember last week when I said, we won’t have great weeks like that all the time, well I didn’t think it would all turn around so bloody fast!  But hey, that is the game isn’t it.  It can be a cruel game at times.  So not only did we have to put up with some very mediocre scores from our so called Premiums, but we then lose a few to suspension, injury and just bloody omissions!

Well don’t stress, the good thing is that everyone is in the same boat, it may be leaking profusely, but it is a boat!  So let’s deal with some of the issues of the round.

Nank and Greeney

Whether you think they were dealt with harshly or too softly doesn’t matter, the MRP made their decision and we have lost these boys for one and two weeks respectively.  I will deal with them separately for you here and give my thoughts on what I would do if I had them.  For the record, I don’t have Greene but I do have Nank in the Forward Line.

Greene.  In AF there is one simple answer and that is trade.  With all those trades you may as well do it.  It is a lot of cash to have sitting idle.  Now I won’t go into who you should bring in as you all have different players and different amounts of cash in the bank.  All I say is you are trading out a keeper so you should be looking to bring in a keeper and not a mid-pricer and definitely not a rookie.
In RDT and SC this is where it gets a bit trickier.  2 weeks is generally where we would say hold for an injury.  In this case we know he isn’t injured and he will be back fighting (no pun intended) fit after two weeks off.  So it comes down to the sort of cover that you have.  If you will have a donut then I would trade, but if you can replace him with a rookie that is performing fairly well like a Balic or Houston then I would say hold him.  Once again, if you trade it has to be to a keeper.

Nank.  In AF, if you have him in the ruck and have no playing cover (since Preuss and Cameron haven’t come in) then I think you have to trade to get to a premium like a Stef, Grundy or Jacobs.  But if you can’t do that I wouldn’t be overly keen to go to a Witts or a McEvoy type.  You don’t want to have to trade again to get rid of a ruck that you don’t want to carry to the end.  In AF yo can afford to go to one of these rucks as you have heaps of trades to use up.  I would be looking for one that is playing, should get you a 60+ and hopefully has a low BE so they won’t lose any cash.  If you have him up Forward then just stash him on the bench and fix up other problems that you have.
In RDT and SC once again I would be holding him.  The only reason you would trade is if you can get him to Stef or Grundy and that was your plan all along.  If you have him in the ruck and can’t get to a premo and can only get to someone that is going to score around the 50-65 mark then you may want to just hold him and eat the donut.  Certainly not my preferred option but is it worth trading to a player that is not going anywhere and you have to just trade out anyway?  It effectively burns two trades, one to get Nank out and then one to get the other player out.  Not ideal.
If you have him up forward in those formats then put him on the bench and play one of the forward rookies that is playing.

Of course with Beams out for a couple of weeks too, and if you have all three of these guys then Nank should be held and deal with the other issues.

 

Beamer?

I think we all feared that this might happen.  We know he is a bit injury prone, that is how we came to get him so cheap at the start of this season.  He has been good this year averaging 104 and has only been under 100 on two occasions.  His last score was a 68 so in RDT it will take a couple of weeks for that to flush out of his price movements.  I don’t know about AF, but it will be a factor.  So he is going to lose value when he returns.  The reports say that he is out for at least two weeks.  Now the report I read used those exact words “at least” which is a worry for me.  That doesn’t mean he is back in three, it means he won’t be back before two but it could be longer.

In AF I will be trading him out this week. It is the smart play in that form of the game, and hopefully you have some cash to get him to a premium.  If not in the mids you may be able to use some DPP to get a player up forward or down back as the premo’s there tend to be a little cheaper.

In RDT and SC I am seriously considering trading him also, I know we say two weeks for injuries means hold, but I just don’t know about this one.  If he was rarely injured I would have no issues holding, but given he is prone to them I am worried that this may be longer than first thought or he could be in and out all year.  But hey, I was wrong with Volt so who says I know anything about this one!

I did select him thinking I would keep him all year and that is why the decision to trade him will be a tough one.  This trade really comes down to circumstances for your side.  I can 100% understand coaches that go either way on this one.

Selection Table

My thoughts on selection this week was bloody hell, thanks for that!  But mostly in relation to Draft teams, Classic teams weren’t heavily affected at the top end, but there were a few rookie issues.

Great to see Coniglio back in for the Giants, that will help some draft sides, so will Travis Boak being back for the Power.  Was lucky enough to meet him and Robbie Gray as they came out to our local club on Monday night to take some training for the junior teams.  But as I scroll down one that hurts a lot of us is Zac Fisher having a hamstring issue and being out.  He is listed at only one week, so that isn’t too bad and I would definitely be holding him as he has more cash to make for us.

The Suns have hurt some of our rookie chances with Jack Bowes and Brayden Fiorini (although he isn’t really a rookie but is in draft teams) being omitted.  not rested, but Omitted.  In that same game we have mixed fortunes for the Cats.  Stewart and Parfitt are both out and one (Parfitt) on the LTI now with that Hammy.  But, we do see that Menegola has been dropped and Parsons has come straight back in after missing because of that elbow that hit Hodgey.  This says a lot to me, the fact he came straight back in impresses me and he impressed me in that game against the Hawks.  I see him as a really good trade down target thsi week and if you don’t have any of the issues above to deal with then I would be looking to bring him in.

The axe swang at the Swans!  None of those out were really all that fantasy relevant, but the ins were.  Oliver Florent comes back in which will help those that hung on to him and some may have Naismith as cover in the rucks in a draft league.

Big shout out to Coach Patch, Damon in the DT Shiva who finally got some joy from Cutler but he is out with a Hammy so that will please him no end!  Importantly in that game Barrett returns to help us out by earning some more cash.  Speaking of earning cash.  In AF you should be looking at Myers who comes in this week.

Lots of Resting at the Bombers, with McGrath and Jobe being rested.  If you have Jobe I say trade, he hasn’t been at his best, but if you can hold McGrath then I say do it, he is going ok and has cash to make.


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It’s an Evolution

Sorry folks, had to take a quick break from writing the scramble there and have a try of AFL Evolution which I picked up tonight.  It is pretty good.  The controls will take some getting used to and it is a bit tough at first.  But in the second game that I played both Josh and myself got the hang of it and had a decent match.  The graphics are pretty good with most players I saw bearing a pretty good resemblance to their real life counterparts.  Love the Dennis Commetti commentary and the ovals look pretty good too.  Given how hard it is to get everything AFL into a game I reckon they have done a pretty good job of it and I am sure I will get better as I play more games.  However, if the real game was umpired like this one, there would be a heap of free kicks, reckon we had about 30 holding the ball decisions in our games which had 2 and a half minute quarters!  Some commentary from the Ump mics and also some grunting sound effects when the players take a big tackle!  Anyway… back to scrambling….

#AskDunny

Firstly Ben we need to do something about that profile pic, not enough Black White and Teal there… ha ha.  Anyway your question, I think Hampton will have a good game against the Kangaroos at Blundstone Arena, whereas I am not so sure Taranto will have it easy against the Saints.  So for Matchup alone I say Hampton.  I think the Crows will smash the Roos and there should be plenty of ball for him.

 

G’day Shags, get around Shags folks, he does a great job releasing the teams for us on a Thursday night on DTTalk.   Mate I am not very keen to pay that much for someone at this stage of the season.  If I am getting a cash cow in they have to be well under $200k.  With a 70 and 61 you would be giving away points on the field if you are playing him and conversely I think you can spend that cash better elsewhere rather than having it sit tight on the bench.  So for me it would be a no.

https://twitter.com/callumreader6/status/860071604025344001

I think Myers probably has the better Job Security.  So in AF I would be taking Myers, but in RDT or SC I am taking Parsons, only because he is on the bubble and you can get Myers in a couple of weeks when you may be looking for a downgrade target.  Also consider your bye strategy too when picking one up.

As I said above, in the limited trade forms of the game, taking a Nank donut may be a reasonable long term strategy if you have other issues to deal with or you can’t really get any quality by trading him out.  So it isn’t the worst thing, but I do hate a donut on my field.

https://twitter.com/joshpimm/status/860069892707336192

Newman against the Lions at home every day of the week there.

One more from Shags here to finish us off because I liked this question a lot.  I have no issues holding Beamer for two weeks as you may want to be culling cows at this stage.  So holding him is a strategy.  My major concern with him is that it may not be just two weeks.  But if you are confident he will be back and firing in two weeks then I say it is a good strategy to hold him (assuming you have good bench cover of course).

Things To Remember

  • Just because last week was terrible doesn’t mean this week will!  (I keep telling myself that).
  • Be Careful of the knee jerk trades.  As I said, most people had bad weeks last week.  I even heard of people looking to trade out Dangerfield.  Everyone is entitled to a bad week once in a while.
  • Byes Byes Byes.  They are now even closer.  So just make sure you are now taking them into account in every trade that you are making.

There you have it folks, it was going to be a short one but we ended up with a bumper edition of the Scramble today.  There is a lot to think about with trades this week and it isn’t an easy week to negotiate with suspensions and injuries.  Just make sure you are not trading to someone else you have to trade out again unless they are a cash cow.  Don’t side swap mid pricers.  Have a great week everyone and see you next Friday!  Cheers @pkd73

261 Comments

261 Comments

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    CAPTAINBLOOD17

    May 5, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Cheers Dun. cant be as bad as last week can it?? getting footprint marks on my shed roof…

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    Shane

    May 5, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Pick 2 to field out of Balic, PP, Barrett, Myers?

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      Kingzy

      May 5, 2017 at 9:52 am

      BAlic and Barrett mate

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    Simon

    May 5, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I was closer to the edge than Bono already last week… This week I have Jobe, Beams, Greene, Nank, Stewart and Parfitt to deal with. The nightmare continues

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      The Chosen Won

      May 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Good Luck in 2018

      Good Luck

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        Simon

        May 5, 2017 at 10:01 am

        Thanks! Same to you for 2019!

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    Chris

    May 5, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Docherty v Titch?

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      Jon G

      May 5, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Either is a winner, depends where u need the most work…
      As a doc owner – he is awesome!

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    Rosh

    May 5, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Cheers Dunny, what to do with Hall, playing RDT and wouldn’t usually sideways trade but he’s been pretty awful lately

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    Jon g

    May 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Thoughts on this trade…

    Holding Nank
    Trade preuss to Tom Boyd as cover for this week against soldo, should be on
    Then beams to any premier mid (Sloane, Zac)

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      Diesel

      May 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Why not just go Preuss to Soldo? He’ll probably score similar to Boyd and you walk away with 166K.

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        Travis

        May 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Because Zac Dawson probably has a better chance of getting another game than soldo. He’s literally just in for nank. Where as Tom Boyd will play week in week out and should steadily go up in price.

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          Diesel

          May 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

          Yeah but he said he’s holding Nank. So Boyd would just be R3 for the remainder of the season. Don’t think Boyd will be ‘steadily go up in price’. Will be lucky to make 20K in 5 games. Better off using the cash from Preuss to upgrade other positions.

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    Matt

    May 5, 2017 at 7:41 am

    parffit to parson then beams to rocky(will get a donut in ruck)

    or

    Nank to grundy(will have to play parson) with no emergencys

    thinking rocky as captain and 0 in ruck will be a similar score as parson and grundy combined ?

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      Ben

      May 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Yeah but thats stupid because if u put grundy captain then he would get more and rocky and parsons so u have to leave captain out of ur trade equations

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        Matt

        May 5, 2017 at 10:49 am

        Grundy might get 100 parson 60 with captain 260
        rocky could get 130 with captain 260
        Then I don’t waste a trade on ruck

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          Matt

          May 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

          Worked better then I could of hoped for

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    Chris

    May 5, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Who to field – SPP or Taranto?

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      Sam

      May 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Both pretty average, maybe SPP

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    nkthegunner12

    May 5, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Got all three of Watson, Beams and Nank – who goes first, Beams or Watson?

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      Psych

      May 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Me too. I got rid of Jobe.

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      Dave

      May 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

      I also have all three and have traded Beams and kept Watson and Nank. 2 weeks is not a certainty and a lot of money to have on the bench with uncertainty.

      Went Beams and Polson to Stef Martin and Myers. Now have Stef and Grundy in Ruck, next week Nank comes back in as forward and I deal with Roughy, Watson or cash cows ready to go like SPP

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    Brad

    May 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Is ANB dropped??

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      Jordan

      May 5, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Not dropped just named on the extended bench for now, check full teams this arvo to see if he’ll be in the side

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        Brad

        May 5, 2017 at 8:54 am

        Cheers

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    Jordan

    May 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Great write up, just a quick question on the nank downgrades who is the best option under $520k, kreuzer or mummy?

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      Stevo

      May 5, 2017 at 8:42 am

      with nank I think if you can’t cover or get a rookie to cover you should try to upgrade him. If you can’t do that kreuzer would probably be my choice

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        Jordan

        May 5, 2017 at 8:47 am

        My team is in a shambles atm, I brought beams in last week fml, have nank in the ruck and also Greene in the foward line. My plan is beams to Bont/Stevens and Greene to kreuzer via dpp, good move?

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          Stevo

          May 5, 2017 at 8:50 am

          I’m assuming you don’t have much or any cash so considering that it sounds good

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          LW

          May 5, 2017 at 11:06 am

          Go Beams to Myers and grab Grundy or Jacobs instead of Kreuzer. Then you’ll have cash for an upgrade next week without wasting a trade on Kreuzer

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    Stevo

    May 5, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Who to bring in out of Barrett, Parsons and Myers? Also what role does Parsons play?

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      Sam

      May 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Barrett

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    Danni

    May 5, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Parffit to Parsons or Black (in SC, chasing some $$)? Or anyone else I should consider?

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    Kingzy

    May 5, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Not sure why people are worried about parsons or will trade Myers ahead of him. A 76 and 62 is decent and has a good break even. Good bye round to

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      Stevo

      May 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

      wouldn’t say im worried about bringing him in. There are a lot of rookies this week and I’m just trying to get the best one in. Do you know what role he plays?

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        Kingzy

        May 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

        Not sure what his role is to be honest, listed on field as a fwd. I just think his break even being -14 he will make more cash then Myers this week, and Myers hasn’t played at afl level for a long time it would be good to see what he does before bringing him in. But that’s just my thoughts I could be wrong and Myers tonnes up!

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      Blob

      May 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

      I’ve gone Parsons and plan to get Myers next week!
      I’ve also taken a punt and left Greene on my bench as I was sick of seeing Miles getting 0’s on my fwd line bench!
      Trades –
      Beams to Balic
      Miles to Parsons
      Expecting a bit of pain this week, but at least I have a full side and emergency cover on 2 lines!

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        Kingzy

        May 5, 2017 at 9:14 am

        That’s my plan to, Hampton to Myers next week. Greene is out for 2 weeks, that’s a lot of points your missing with beams to Balic and Greene on the pine. Why don’t you get 1 rookie in this week and upgrade beams to a Sloane/zerrett/rocky while you have the chedda?

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          Blob

          May 5, 2017 at 9:23 am

          I’m seriously considering it Kingz, though need some rooks generating cash. All things going well next week I plan to get rid of Houston/Hampton for Myers and a top level premium!
          I’ll probs still change my mind this week though ha!

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    Simon

    May 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Thanks Dunny. Great read as always and helped this decision a bit already.

    Choose 3 to field out of Marchbank, Newman, Otten and Hampton?

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      Swanny

      May 5, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Marchbamk, Often, Newmam

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        Dave

        May 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

        +1

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    Jack

    May 5, 2017 at 9:03 am

    After looking at bye structure this week I am looking at gaff tuohy Duncan and yeo using dpp. Who do you think the best upgrade is.

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      Kingzy

      May 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

      I’d say yeo has the best chance of being a top 6 fwd, don’t think gaff duncan or tuohy would be top in their line

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      Guy Incognito

      May 5, 2017 at 9:43 am

      I am strongly considering Tuohy. After Laird/ Adams/ Docherty I think there’s a bit of a drop off and he will be around this next tier (Lloyd, Roberton, Kade) – his role has been a QB ever since the JLT. With a BE of 40ish might be the cheapest he is all season.

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    PK

    May 5, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Cheers dunny, this week i will be trading Beams to Myers(M8) and Butler to Smartin via Nank DPP. That will leave me with Grundy and Stef in the rucks and $129k for next weeks upgrade

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      Liam

      May 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

      +1

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    Mick

    May 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

    JPK or Parker ??

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    Blob

    May 5, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Will get tough in the second half of the year with players getting managed/rested. I think this is just the beginning! At least they are telling us though, rather than the old late out!

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    Kingzy

    May 5, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Who to field, I need 3.
    Hampton, Barrett, black, parsons, jkh?
    Thinking Barrett, black and parsons

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      Shane

      May 5, 2017 at 9:41 am

      I’d go Hampton, Barrett and Parsons. Hampton had a bad one last week but 119 before that. Could you help above? Cheers

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    Craig

    May 5, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Field Butler, Parsons or black?

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      Ben

      May 5, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Parsons

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      Greg

      May 5, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Lucky you, I’m fielding all 3.

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    Jack

    May 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Beams -> Yeo (to move into the FWD Line next week). Taking the hit on Nank and downgrading Pruess -> Soldo to bank 150K. Otherwise I could’ve gone Nank -> Jacobs / Mumford.

    Thoughs?

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    Lance Franklin

    May 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Hey dummy great article and another great read!
    I have Nank, Pruess and Beams.

    Current trades are:
    1. Pruess -> Soldo and Beams -> Merrett (169k remaining)
    OR
    2. Pruess -> Grundy and Beams -> Myers (209k remaining)
    OR
    3. Nank -> Grundy and Beams -> Hannabery (28k remaining)

    The decision is hard boys and girls and I need help pls xo

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    Ryan

    May 5, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Who to field between Otten and Hampton, driving me crazy

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      Fooz

      May 5, 2017 at 10:19 am

      I’m fielding Otten…

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    anchor man

    May 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    D Roberton or K Simpson?

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      Fooz

      May 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

      This week – Simpson… and he’s DPP. I do really like Roberton’s role tho

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    Liam

    May 5, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Jacobs or grundy and why?? Jacobs has a low BE unlike grundys is like 120+

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      Fooz

      May 5, 2017 at 10:25 am

      I’d have Sauce. Had him all last year. Wish I’d had him this year…

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        Sam

        May 5, 2017 at 10:43 am

        Jacobs has a break even of 53 so he will make some cash

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          Kreb

          May 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

          Why in the world does making cash matter? Are you going for the highest team value?

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            Liam

            May 5, 2017 at 11:06 am

            Cheers, who will average higher by seasons end, whichever one I choose will be staying there(touch wood) so not to worried about BE. But saying that Jacobs is 60k cheaper aswell

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            LW

            May 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

            Every reply you give is trash

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            Billy

            May 5, 2017 at 11:11 am

            Making cash is everything.

            You don’t make cash, you won’t be able to get a fully upgraded team at the end of the year.

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            Guy Incognito

            May 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

            Kreb is right in this example – if you’re picking Jacobs you’re picking him for the rest of the season so cash is irrelevant.

            Relevant if you plan on trading the player out later.

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            Guy Incognito

            May 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

            Plus, I think you fill find scoring is everything – rankings are done by points not team value.

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            Billy

            May 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

            Dropping 20 points here and there across the first 10 rounds of the season is nothing to the amount you drop down the back end of the year when you are stuck with rookies on the field.

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            Diesel

            May 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm

            I think Jacobs, while a gun, isn’t considered an uber premium. He could well go onto be a top 2 ruckman for the rest of the season but if he doesn’t then he’ll still go up in price and you can jump onto the Grundy/Martin/Gawn ship later on. That is why cash matters. Especially in the AF format.

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            Travis

            May 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm

            Because if by the end of the season my team is worth $15m and yours $13m for example, I will clearly have a better team than you, generating cash is how you make your team better

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            Guy Incognito

            May 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm

            If you have scored 10,000 points and I have scored 12,000 points your team hasn’t had a better season.
            I completely agree cash generation is a necessity but need to balance it with scoring and minimising forced trades.

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            Travis

            May 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm

            If there’s a big differential in team values come seasons end it clearly means that players has done quite a few things right during the season so generally a higher value team = a better team

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      Daniel

      May 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Sauce all the way. Cheaper. More consistent. The Cox factor is real.

      BE should not be a consideration because he will generate cash. If you get him in he will stay to the end. It is, however, a consideration because IMO you will not get him cheaper than this week.

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        Liam

        May 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

        Cheers for the help! Much appreciated

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    Fooz

    May 5, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Who to bring in for Beams

    Sloane, Zerrett or Rocky?

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      PK

      May 5, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Rocky

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        Fooz

        May 5, 2017 at 10:24 am

        Even with Sloane’s BE at 89 and Rocky and Zerretts 126 / 128 ?

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    Greg

    May 5, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Going Rough to Parsons and Beams to Grundy this week. Means I’ll have Butler, Black and Parsons all on the field, but it is the best trade for the long run. Most annoying thing about it is that I have Balic and Barrett sitting on my mid bench and I can’t get them into the forward line.

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    Fudge

    May 5, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Nank and beams for heeney and Grundy
    Or
    Beams and b.eddy for Myers and grundy

    Need a win this week
    Stef is my other ruck

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    Peter

    May 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Why do you not mention Mumford as an option always referring to Grundy and Martin as the upgrade required?

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      johno

      May 5, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Because ideally you’re trading in people for 2 reason.
      1) Will be in the top players for that position.
      2) Cash generation

      Mumford is unlikely to outscore Sauce Jacobs, Stefan or Grundy by the end of the season. Meaning if you trade in mummy, you’ll likely want/need to upgrade at a later date. which is costing you an extra trade.

      If you don’t have the cash for Stefan or Grundy, I like sauce. Lower BE, cost 50k more averages 13 more points a round.

      Furthermore big boy mcevoy, is cheaper than mumford, averages more, lower BE.

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    Sam

    May 5, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Double downgrading past two weeks has paid off, this week I have gone Beams to Sloane and Nank to Zerrett via Barrett DPP, hopefully the big guns fire

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      Sam

      May 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Already have Titch, Rocky and Danger

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        LW

        May 5, 2017 at 11:11 am

        What’s the rest of your team? I don’t have any of the big 3, just Mitchell

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          Sam

          May 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

          Looking pretty good, have Stef and Grundy in ruck and premiums in other places, just my bench and last 3 forward positions that need work

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    M8

    May 5, 2017 at 10:54 am

    My Team:
    DEF: Laird, Docherty, Marchbank, Otten, Hampton, Williamson (Vickers-Willis, Stewart)
    MID: Rockliff, Dangerfield, Treloar, Mitchell, Adams, Fyfe, Beams, Powell-Pepper (Barrett, Mountford)
    RUCK: Martin, Nankervis (Preuss, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, Dahlhaus, Steele, Roughead, Hoskin-Elliot, Balic (Butler, Polson)

    Cash: $28k

    Thoughts on trades:
    1.) Preuss to Soldo and Beams to Merrett, leaving $72k.
    2.) Roughead (via Nank) to Grundy and Beams to Myers, leaving $189k.
    3.) Preuss to Grundy and Beams to Myers, Leaving $112k. This then means I would bench Nank and then next week trade Roughy to a basement ruck rookie and fielding Nank in FWDS.
    Or any other options cheers.

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      Lance Franklin

      May 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

      M8 I have the exact trade issues currently! Im thinking of going #2. Myers will make money fast and i dont want to miss the boat. Roughy is trash and not playing well without scoring and Hawks cant. BUT Roughy is also playing. Youd need good fwd cover if you drop roughy for Nank this week and i dont know if id trust butler vs WB. (Maybe try and get Barrett down there)

      My only other option was maybe the trade of Nank -> Grundy and Beams to Hannabery if you have the cash.

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        M8

        May 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

        Thanks for the advice buddy, I think I’d trust butler on field more then Soldo. I’ll go 2 then, but it would have been nice to get a premo for Beams can’t win em all though. I also don’t have the cash for the trade you mentioned thanks for the advice

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      Kreb

      May 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I’m in a similar position to you, and at this stage I’m doing Beams to Barrett and Nank to Stef. If you were to do the same it would obviously be Myers and Grundy.

      With number 1, I just don’t like the thought of playing Soldo. And, with Nank coming up against Sandi and Mumford when he gets back, I think trading him now is as good a time as there will be. Preuss also has a BE of 4 and I think he’ll be handy during the byes.

      2 is okay, but I would keep Roughead over Nank as I think he’ll be okay against Melbourne and Brisbane the following week at UTAS.

      3 is also alright and something I was considering, but I never like making trades that are contingent on the following week. Something always goes wrong in between, and you might be stuck with Nank on your ruck bench.

      So yeah, any of those should be okay, but I’m going with what I mentioned previously. That also gives me heaps of coin to get out Butler and Hampton next week, and bring in Myers and Merrett.

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      Pedro

      May 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

      2. because of Grundy and not missing out on the scoring & money gaining potential of Myers as well as good riddance to Roughhead

      you can always downgrade Preuss and upgrade elsewhere next week

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    Lance Franklin

    May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Trade Nank or Pruess?

    Was thinking Pruess -> grundy then move Nank into the fwd line and play as an F6?

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    Johno

    May 5, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Hampton
    Barrett
    Balic
    Powell-pepper

    Need to play 2 and bench 2 who do I go?

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      Kreb

      May 5, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Balic and PP

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        johno

        May 5, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        to field or bench

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    jack

    May 5, 2017 at 11:08 am

    3 trades during each bye round, does that include the Gold Coast/Port mini-bye round?

    Also, will ANB play? I have no cover for him once I’ve dealt with Nank and Beama

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      Pedro

      May 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

      there are two trades for the “mini buy”

      ANB will play if he gets named tonight, however I will bench him this week

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      Kanye West

      May 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Doesn’t apply for the goldcoast port bye.
      We will find out if ANB plays later this arvo when teams are announced I guess.

      What a carnage week.

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    Pedro

    May 5, 2017 at 11:13 am

    A or B guys?

    A. Nank –> Stef (for good) & Beams –> Myers
    B. Watson –> Sloane & Beams –> Myers and cop a 0 in ruck this week?

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      Duncan

      May 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Prefer holding nank for a week than Watson and Watson is on the slide.

      Can you do Pruess to Stef, Beams to myers?

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        Pedro

        May 5, 2017 at 11:29 am

        Can, but it will need an extra trade to field Nank in FWD next week and can’t get Sloane in for Watson then.. but might make sense towards the byes.

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      Kanye West

      May 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I’m holding nank, and taking a donut, but only because I don’t have enough cash to trade him up to a keeper.
      I would trade him up to stef, if I could…

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    Jimmy

    May 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Marchbank, Hampton, Otten, Williamson, Newman – which three on field do people think?

    Definitely Hampton and Otten is in pretty good form but can go low, thoughts?

    Any help would be awesome please.

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      Kanye West

      May 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

      It’s going to be pissing down in Launceston on the weekend so will be a very wet game for hampton and otten.

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    footy_fanatic

    May 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Hey lads which 2 should I field out of;

    Barrett, Balic and SPP

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    Itsme

    May 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Hi, what does everyone think about koby stevens job security. I like that he has dpp

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      Pedro

      May 5, 2017 at 11:37 am

      if he keeps playing like last week he’ll stay in the team for sure, however wouldn’t trade this week and you might also target Heeney first?

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        Itsme

        May 5, 2017 at 11:41 am

        Cheers Pedro, i traded houston for heeney, now looking to trade anb to steven or stevens

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    Jack

    May 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

    IF ANB PLAYS

    Nank/Beams to Sloane/Myers or Heeney/Roberton?

    IF ANB DOESNT PLAY

    Nank/ANB to Myers/Docherty or Myers/Yeo? (don’t trust volt’s body and i’ve got enough bulldogs so dahl is a no)

    help :S

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      Jack

      May 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

      In the second scenario I’m holding Beams for a week btw

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      Billy

      May 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Any scenario when you trade ANB and Beams?

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        Jack

        May 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        Can’t cover Nank :/

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          Billy

          May 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm

          Swing Nank fwd and grab a Ruck and cover Nank with a fwd rookie off the bench?

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            Jack

            May 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm

            Nank is forward, already got grundy and stef in ruck positions, and no fwd bench cover. its a whole situation.

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