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Ripe for the Picking – Byes Byes Byes

Every four weeks, Sparksy finds who is ripe for the picking.

It’s the end of Round 8 and I am back to let you know who is ripe and ready to be picked up around the upcoming bye rounds. I’ll be writing another one of these after Round 12 to help you find juicy prospects after the byes, but this article will cover right up to Round 12 and when to jump on these value players. If you haven’t already, you should definitely consider your bye structure, otherwise you may struggle to field a team of 18 some of those weeks. I currently have a bye structure of 0, 13, 6 and 11 which I’m alright with although it is quite Round 11 heavy. Try and structure it so more players have the later rounds off, therefore you can trade out some of those players for ones who have already had their bye.


But enough bye round talk, let’s get into the thick of things.



Jake Lloyd ($561,000 BE 102)

Jake is here to tell everybody I was wrong. After Round 4 when I wrote this season’s first edition of Ripe for the Picking I omitted Jake because Heeney was coming back and was going to take all his midfield time. This wasn’t the case however. The truth is that Jake wasn’t actually spending that much time in the guts and racked up most of his possessions across half-back. Now, Jake isn’t that much value, in terms of price he has probably topped out after gaining just $40k, so if you’re Round 11 heavy or you want to wait to upgrade your defence, Jake is perfect because he should stay around this price for the rest of the season. I’m comparing him to Docherty last season which is HUGE praise coming from me. Docherty has taken it to a whole new level this year, but in 2016 he was Mr. Consistent, never dropping far below 90 and being a solid ton you could pencil in at the start of every round. Same goes for Lloyd, he has a low score of 87, only three scores below 100, and a high score of 113. This shows you’ll know exactly what you’ll get from him, week in, week out. He has a few massive pluses to his name as well; as we all know Sydney’s draw is favourable for pretty much the rest of the season. Add to this the fact that the SCG is the ground that gives up the most Fantasy points and it’s Sydney’s home ground, tick. The only thing that goes even slightly against Lloyd is his bye round. He has that ever-present Round 11 bye and it seems most people are Round 11 heavy. But, as I said, if you’re in the 87.45% of coaches who don’t have him, there’s no harm in waiting until after his bye.

Jasper Pittard ($519,000 BE 87)

One to pick up after Round 9 as he’s probably having a holiday in Shanghai right now. Pittard almost got my number one spot but his numbers weren’t quite as high as Lloyd. Coming back in Round 4 from injury, Jasper has averaged 96.2 since including a big 113 two weeks ago, against West Coast. He has one score below 90 which was an 89 against GWS in his first game back. He is ultra-consistent, he has the Round 9 bye which is beautiful, he has an insane draw with his next 5 being Geelong, Hawthorn, Essendon, Brisbane and Collingwood after his bye, and he plays for Port Adelaide which are the third hardest team to score against so he doesn’t need to play against them. He’s also $42k cheaper than Lloyd which is hard to resist as downgrade options are slowly drying up and it’s only costing you a 5-point differential in average at the moment. The only problem I have with Pittard is that he won’t be a Top 6 Defender by the end of the season. He is currently the ninth highest averaging Defender, although I have him pegging Hodgey and/or Joey Montagna back to jump up to number 8 or 7. Granted, this doesn’t put him far off the pace but I’d like to see all 6 of my Defenders averaging 100+ and I don’t think Pittard will get there. Maybe I’m just being too picky… Anyway, he’s a great value pick, and if you need to upgrade a Hampton, Otten, Marchbank (not yet!) etc. but don’t have the cash for Lloyd, Pittard is the man.

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Jarrod Harbrow ($493,000 BE 65)

And if you don’t have the money to get to Pittard, save another almost $20k and go to this man instead. Another player you’ll have to wait a week on due to the China trip, Harbrow has been on a tear lately, averaging 104.7 over his last three and finding the Sherrin as he pleases off half-back. Harbrow has a few more negatives compared to the two aforementioned prospects; he’s not as consistent having a low score of 69, his draw for the rest of the season is similar but he has Melbourne next, the hardest team to score against, he’s more injury prone, and he plays for Gold Coast who could do anything for the rest of the season, who knows! Harbrow’s game is a typical half-back, he relies on marking the ball and distributing it up the ground to get most of his Fantasy points. This means that his game will likely suffer if somebody is sent to him, however with Gaz on the team, I don’t think Jarrod is considered damaging enough to play defensively on. He has roughly the same ceiling as Lloyd and Pittard this season (1 point higher in fact), and he’s much cheaper with an easily achievable breakeven. He’s also currently #10 on the Defender’s average list so you could do much worse! He’s probably not for me as I’m a little concerned about the risk of him bombing out but, if you have an extraordinarily large, metaphorical pair – go for it. And let me know, I’ll be thoroughly impressed!

Next 5 –

  • Heath Shaw ($500,000 BE 87)
  • Ricky Henderson ($492,000 BE 69)
  • Michael Hibberd ($459,000 BE 67)
  • Christian Salem ($465,000 BE 79)
  • Kade Koldjashnij ($460,000 BE 67)

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Josh P. Kennedy ($528,000 BE 102)
Luke Parker ($538,000 BE 87)
Daniel Hannebery ($554,000 BE 81)

These boys are the talk of the town and I wish I could have them all. As we all know, Sydney haven’t been performing up to scratch this year, Fantasy-wise or in reality. I was convinced that the Titchell effect (Just so you all know, Titch is my man now he’s at Hawthorn) was the only thing making them score well, they couldn’t do it without him. However, it seems like they definitely can and that’s great for us Fantasy coaches that don’t already own them because we get them dirt cheap! I made a promise to myself two weeks ago, that I wouldn’t touch any of these three until Sydney have proven they can score better in Fantasy as a team. Since Round 5, Sydney have upped their overall team score for the season by 60 points, which is proof enough for me that they’re on the right track! They’ve even upped their 100+ scores per game by 1.5 which is an insane increase for three rounds. I’ve already mentioned Sydney’s draw which is breathtaking to say the least, I’m excited, however there is one catch – you can’t have them all. Well, not right now anyway. Unfortunately, they all have that Round 11 bye and, if you stock up heavily on Swans players now, I don’t see how it’s possible to have 18 playing on-field for Round 11. This means we not only have to prioritise the three in order but we have to decide how many we want. Hannebery has always been a great Fantasy player, averaging around 110 on multiple occasions. JPK is the strongest season-finisher Fantasy has ever known and will likely come home with the biggest of bangs. And Luke Parker is one of the classiest players in the game, getting close to 100 and then adding a few goals to please his owners every game. They’re so difficult to split but I’ve done my best.

If you’re looking to bring one in this week, Hannebery is your man. He’s averaged 111.7 in his past 3 games and has the lowest breakeven of just 81, despite being the most expensive of the three. He’s only $20k off his basement price and $100k off his starting price which just proves how much value he is, but those gaps are closing quickly in the wrong direction. This is why you need to jump on very soon or he won’t be value anymore. So, if you’re aiming to get one of them before your bye, Hannebery is the way to go. If you’re waiting until after the bye, go for JPK. We’ve all heard about Kennedy’s strong finishes and I don’t think this year will be an exception. Good news for Coaches that don’t have him (apologies Warnie) is that his 58 against Brisbane will be in his system for the next fortnight until his bye. That means his BE will be that little bit higher than it should be and his price rises should be limited. However, JPK has St. Kilda at Etihad and Hawthorn at the SCG coming up before his bye. This means it is entirely possible for him to go 160 on either team (or both) and catch up to Hannebery in price and lose a lot of his value. I anticipate waiting until the bye will cost us around $20k more than what JPK is asking right now, so I’d hold off. Now, where does Luke Parker fit in this? Right in the middle of course! Parker is the most consistent of the three with a low score of 84 this season. He actually hasn’t been horrible, he just hasn’t been at his own lofty standards either. His 121 last round bumps his season average up to 94 and I’m extremely confident he will be 100+ by season’s end (Average 111+ for the rest of the season). He’s also the most unique of the three, owned by just under 8000 coaches and you can almost guarantee he will stay that way with most other coaches looking to bring in Hannebery or Kennedy. There are two reasons I would go Parker over either of those options: You want a PoD or you already have one of the other two. Before the bye, Parker is better value than JPK, I’d suggest he will grow in value about $30-$40k before his bye which means he will be about $580k. After the bye, Parker should be better value than Hannebery, who should be back over $600k mark by then with little value. The true answer as to which Swan to go for is, as long as they all are truly back in form you can’t go wrong. If we go back to the start of the season, all three were pretty much on level pegging, I think I prioritised Parker over the other two but that was just personal preference and none made my Round 1 team. The same goes now, you can pick any of these three and you’ll be fine, they’re all great value picks and very ripe for the picking. Do your best to get them in, I’m getting Hanners this week no matter what.

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Aaron Hall ($591,000 BE 80)

You’ll have to wait a week and he doesn’t have his forward status anymore, but Aaron Hall provides some great numbers. He only misses out on the number one spot in my value midfielders due to hype and the fact there’s three of them and only one of him. Let me throw this statistic at you; his last three average is 114.7. Pretty impressive, right? What if I told you that 114.7 average included a 54? Impossible you say? You would be wrong! Hall has scored a 134 and 156 in his last two games for a two-game average of 145. Pure insanity. He’s gone below 100 three times; a 98, a 71 against GWS (the second-hardest team to score against) in Round 2, and his tagged 54 against North Melbourne in Round 6. On top of that, he has the Round 9 bye meaning he will be present for all the actual byes. And, on top of all that, he’s only owned by 2.5% of the competition! Honestly, there’s not much more selling I can do for you, Hall’s numbers speak for themselves and he won’t be this cheap for much longer. In my eyes, he’s a must have even without his forward status, and he’s a nice PoD to have to watch him knock your non-owning opponents around for a 130+.

Now, as I gave you three players for the first write-up in the midfield segment, I thought I’d give you a bunch of players in the third spot who need to be watched but aren’t quite ripe enough to pick yet. There are so many midfielders who are going to be below what they’re valued at in the coming weeks. To begin with, Jack Steven ($590,000 BE 103) will be slightly over-ripe by the time his bye rolls around. His injury-effected games of 88 and 87 have cause him to drop currently $40k from hist starting price and I thought he was value at the beginning of the season. After a few sub-100 scores in the past five rounds, Ollie Wines ($530,000 BE 121) has plummeted in value, despite starting the season with 3×110+ scores. He has the bye this round but should be ready to be picked any time after that, especially if he finishes the year as strongly as he did last year. Patrick Dangerfield ($608,000 BE 136) is already owned by over half the competition but, if you’re a non-owner, get ready because he’s about to drop below $600k. Obviously, there’s a reason he’s so cheap, but Danger has still had a 117 and 119 in between three sub-100 scores so there’s still solid scoring there. I also think Coach Scott will rip his players a new one throughout the week, so Danger might decide to pump his numbers up with a few tackles unlike last week. A personal favourite of mine after deciding against bringing him in at full price, Rory Sloane ($660,000 BE 182) has shown us he can’t handle a tag and Adelaide can’t handle it either. The Crows have lost their last two and Rory’s been nowhere, proving they rely on him way too much. As soon as Sloane works out how to deal with a tag, he’s going to provide so much value to non-owners. He has Brisbane and Fremantle coming up however, and both teams like to tag, so we’ll see how he goes with that. Adam Treloar ($641,000 BE 159) is right on my radar when he comes back from injury. He had two 82’s in a row before missing last round and comes up against Hawthorn this week. He has the Round 13 bye which means you’ll probably have to pick him up before then for him to be true value but he will definitely be a Top 8 Midfielder by season’s end. Lastly, Lachie Neale ($604,000 BE 108) seems to have found his way back into form after dropping almost $100k from his starting price. He did only have a 96 on the weekend, but the two weeks before that he produced a 138 and 114. At 5.22% ownership, he’s a nice PoD to have, and we all know he can go huge. A definite game-winner in Fantasy and one to strongly consider.

So, as you can see, there are plenty of midfield options available over the next 5 weeks, good luck getting the right combinations and timing!

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As usual, and in complete contrast to the midfield, the values in our ruck stocks are few and far between. I apologise to all for missing the boat on Ben McEvoy ($548,000 BE 72) in the last article. He decided to remember how to football again in Round 4 with a 101 against Geelong and I figured it was a one off. Since then he hasn’t dropped below the ton and has risen $154k. You could still potentially jump on if you’d like, I actually don’t mind him as a ruck option, especially as he hit the 100 again last week, against Stef and with Jack Fitzpatrick sharing ruck duties. But he’s no longer a value pick, if you bring him in he’s there to stay and you’re paying close to top dollar for him. Matthew Kreuzer ($518,000 BE 96), Patrick Ryder ($483,000 BE 67), and Jarrod Witts ($456,000 BE 62) are all in the same boat, having pretty much topped out and not scoring enough or consistently enough to be considered a top-tier ruckman. If you started with them then well done, but I wouldn’t bother bringing them in now. Sam Jacobs ($593,000 BE 81) is a real bolter and is truly pushing for top-tier status in the rucks. He has dominated and you’d be happy to have him on your field, but he no longer has a lot of value either. The one I do think is priced well-unders at the moment is Brodie Grundy ($579,000 BE 123) due to the Cox-effect. Common sense says that Cox doesn’t have a place in Collingwood’s side right now, but common sense doesn’t always prevail, especially when it comes to Nathan Buckley. However, if Cox doesn’t get his place back, Grundy will be well over $600k by the end of the season, so get him cheap now if you need to.

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Isaac Heeney ($492,000 BE 53)

If you do not have Heeney, you must get him in this week. In fact, you’ve probably already missed a large portion of his value, but the kid is a superstar. Not only is he a great Fantasy player, but he’s a joy to watch and just so exciting around the ball that you’ll love owning him. After being out with glandular fever until Round 5, Heeney started slowly, scoring just 61 Fantasy points in his first game back. I was watching one of the Sunday footy shows whilst doing some homework the day after that game and Isaac was a guest on it. He spoke about how the glandular knocked him about a lot during that game and he felt extremely lethargic but was happy he got some match fitness. Clearly, he must have gained 20 games worth of match fitness in that Round 5 game, because since then he’s averaged 113.3 and gone up $61k in just three games. Quick reminder that he has that Round 11 bye like the other Sydney boys, but he also gets the mouth-watering Sydney draw. Plus, I’m no Champion Data expert, but I’d say he’s a shoe-in for MID DPP come Round 12 which is handy when moving around your team. He could also end up being a keeper. No, he’s probably not going to be a Top 6 Forward, but he’s definitely one of those handy players that you wouldn’t mind if they were stuck in your F6 position when finals roll around. I know there’s a lot of hype around him right now, but it’s definitely warranted, bring him in.

Koby Stevens ($530,000 BE 84)

I’ve been harping on about this bloke since pre-season but he’s just so good. After being injured/not getting picked in the side, Koby came onto the scene in Round 6 with a 106 against the Hawks. He then backed that up in Round 7 with a 108 against the second toughest team to score against in the Giants, before being rubbed out by the MRP for earning a holding the ball free-kick (honestly, baffling). He’s back this week however and he should be named and that’s great for us, here’s why. Koby is mega consistent, a lot of his Fantasy scoring comes from tackles and marks which he’s guaranteed to have a few of in each game as he’s not prominent enough to get tagged. He accompanies these +4’s and +3’s with a plethora of disposals, averaging 28 in two games. He also goes forward and is generally good for at least one snag a game, which is a nice added bonus on top of the almost 30 touches. He’s in 1.1% of sides at the moment, meaning he’s an almost guaranteed 100 that nobody else is going to have. He’s also currently the third highest averaging Forward in the game. Do you see where I’m going with this? Lock and load.

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Michael Walters ($382,000 BE 24)

Now, I want to start this write-up by saying I’m certainly not convinced, but the hype warrants some research. Walters does this to us every bloody year, Ross gives him a bit of time up the ground and he tears it up, only to go back to being average again a few weeks later. I will say, Walters looked very solid on the weekend, I was impressed by the bits of his game that I saw, he looked quick and lethal. I will counter this point however, by reminding everybody that Walters has three scores in the 30’s this season which screams “stay away”. His role on the weekend was more half-backish, coming off the 50 and being damaging with rebounds 50’s, and then going forward when needed. He had 9 pressure acts, 10 score involvements, 450 metres gained, 7 marks and 4 tackles which just makes me think that old mate Sonny doesn’t really try most weeks. Another thing that concerns me is that Fremantle’s Fantasy scoring trends have severely increased in the past fortnight. As a team, they are +60 for points scored overall compared to the first 6 rounds. Not only that but fellow Fantasy Forwards Bradley Hill and Matt Taberner have averaged 141 and 98.5 respectively, which makes me think this trend isn’t going to continue. The fact that Stephen Hill is currently out but should be back soon also has me a bit worried as Walters replicated Stephen’s role last week. There are two big positives however: Walters can score big, like HUGE, and he’s priced so low that there’s only points to lose. He’s certainly a juicy downgrade option for some really fat cash-cows, he’s even a tempting sideways option, but the numbers say no. The numbers have been wrong before though.

Next 5 –

  • Chad Wingard ($500,000 BE 57)
  • Karl Amon ($405,000 BE 32)
  • Bradley Hill ($548,000 BE 54)
  • Jack Billings ($510,000 BE 39)
  • Matt Taberner ($409,000 BE 44)


So, that’s it for another four weeks. It was a difficult one getting all the valued picks in order as there’s a lot of them but I reckon I’m pretty close. Any questions at all, hit me up on Twitter @SparksyDT or in the comment section below. Good luck throughout the byes and I’ll see you on the other side! Happy trading!




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    May 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Hey mate- good read.
    What’s your thoughts on pederson? 3 scores in the 90’s and until big Max is back I think he will continue to pump these out

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      May 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Gained too much value already personally, he will definitely keep pumping out 90’s though, always has!

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    May 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Hanners v Heeney?

    Hanners can probably average more, but Heeney is 50k cheaper. Heeney probably won’t be able to sustain these 100’s all year, where Hanners could blitz out 120’s for fun. It’s a tough one

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      May 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      ¿Porque no los dos?

      But seriously, I’m not sure I could choose between them. If you can only get one, which do you not mind missing out on? They’re both great value, I’d probably go Heeney first, purely because he’s a forward, depends on your team though!

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    May 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Pedersen has always pumped out 90s??
    Never averaged over 72 in his career!!

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    May 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Fuck you Aaron Hall

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      May 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Seller’s remorse?

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      the Cricket

      May 18, 2017 at 1:39 am

      Inappropriate language, mate … not necessary to make your point or to be funny.

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        May 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        Look out, the PC police are on the job.

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    May 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Thoughts on Ryder to Bellchambers this week? I don’t have any other coverage in the ruck so need to get Ryder out for his bye. Bellchambers has had some decent VFL form and looks like he may get another call up. He’s priced well ($354k, BE 46), has a Round 13 bye and may come up against an undersized West Coast ruck this weekend?

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      May 17, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Not for me sorry, get Nank into the ruck or hope Preuss plays. I’d stay away from Bellchambers if possible but I guess do what you gotta do or take a donut.

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      D Day

      May 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Better off taking a donut than getting him in.

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    May 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Watch you language mate.

    You got kids reading these comments.

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      May 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      as the great Eric Cartman once said
      “fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck”

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        the Cricket

        May 18, 2017 at 1:54 am

        It’s not the ‘swear’ word itself I dislike, it’s the phrase’s abusive tone.

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      Foo Foo the Snoo

      May 17, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Barbra Streisand!

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    May 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    k.stevens or McEvoy (Nank goes FWD) ? – which should i choose?

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      May 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Depends what position you’re in with ruckmen but I’d say Stevens, he’s just so good!

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    May 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Josh P Kennedy or Dayne Zorko

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      May 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      JPK everyday, saves you $120k for similar output.

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    Jack J

    May 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Hey mate, nice article.

    I was hoping you could give me your thoughts on these trades, given your advice.

    Tom Rockliff > Josh P. Kennedy
    Dan Butler > Isaac Heeney


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      May 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Love every bit of it, just mind your bye structure!

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      May 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Doing the exact same thing except for
      Otten – Laird

      What made u go with JPK over Parker

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        May 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        Except for 50% of it…..

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    Sam J

    May 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Bugger it, I’m getting on Walters. Trading him in for GHS, costs about the same and has a -15 BE in Real DT.
    May God have mercy on my soul.

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      May 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      You’ll be blessed for this week at least, hopefully he stays in the midfield!

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    May 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Hey guys needs some advice on some trades… Sorry for the long comment

    Def: T. Adams, S. Docherty, R. Laird, C. Merchbank, N. Newman, C.Hampton, A.Otten, and M. Hibberd
    Mid: P. Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, N. Fyfe, T. Rockliff, D. Heppell, M. Murphy, B. Crouch, D. Lloyd, T. Miles and K. Mutimer
    Ruck: T. Goldstein, T. Nankervis, M. King and D. Cameron
    Fwd: J. Macrae, L. Dahlhaus, J. Steele, J. Barrett, T. Boyd, I. Heeney, A. Black and H.Balic


    What should I do? JPK is under-priced so I don’t want to miss him but I’m thinking that Perryman is a good downgrade option and I need to get rid of Otten or Hampton. Banking the cash in the second option for an Ablett upgrade next week is a better move.

    Option 1

    T. Rockliff -> Z. Merrett
    B. Crouch -> JPK

    Option 2

    T.Rockliff -> Z.Merrett
    A.Otten -> Perryman (confirmed that he will be named)

    Bank: 232k (trade B.Crouch next week to G. Ablett)

    Option 3

    T.Rockliff -> Z.Merrett
    B.Crouch -> L.Shuey \

    Option 4

    T. Rockliff -> Z. Merrett
    B.Crouch -> D. Hannebery

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      Jack J

      May 17, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Loving Option 2, mate.

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        May 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

        Cheers for the reply mate. that’s probably the option I’m going. So tempting to do 1, 3 or 4 and just having a beast midfield.

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      May 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      I’d personally go option 4 as I don’t trust Perryman’s AFL scoring ability yet but all those options are great trades!

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        May 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        I’m a little sceptical on him on as well but I need to cash in the cows. Am i rushing it with a rookie that has questionable JS?

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          May 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm

          how about Lloyd from GWS as a different rookie option? possibly a tad better job security due to having a pretty decent game first up last week and all of their injury woes.

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          May 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm

          I’d prefer Lloyd if possible but I’d still take option 4

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      May 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Start planning for next year

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    May 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Hi all,

    Long time Fantasy Player but can’t for the life of me work out how to doa 3 way DPP “Interchange” move only (nothing to do with a Trade or use of advanced trades link which can probably achieve something similar.

    Here’s my predicament, I want to move Otten from FWD to BACK, then move Adams from BACK to MID and then move Balic from MID to FWD (where Otten was)…..

    This seems simple but I can’t work out how to do it? I’m glad I didn’t need to do it prior to last w/end to try and get Newman as a playing defender!

    Am I missing the obvious or does such a multi ‘Interchange’ need to be done as part of an actual TRADE move of a player? Seems silly if thats the case!

    Any feedback would be well received.


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      May 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Pretty sure this is not possible unless it’s part of a trade. Think you’ll be able to do it as part of advanced trades without directly trading any of them however. You’re right, does seem a bit odd!

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        May 17, 2017 at 6:44 pm

        Thanks mate, I just needed to hear one other opinion at least… just to assure me I wasn’t missing the obvious!

        If I had of known Newman was going to play late last week then I would of had to actually try and work those moves SOMEHOW!???

        Yes, can’t believe DPP moves are only limited to a one-way interchange move only. Nulls the benefits of having multiple DPP players in your side.

        Hope the tech guru’s are reading this and can put a fix in the system…

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      David C

      May 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Can only do this as part of advanced trade. Work it into your trades for this week.

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        May 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        Cheers, now reached that conclusion! Still, shouldn’t really need to wait for a trade to accomplish it is the moral of my story! haha

        Good Luck y’all!

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      The Wizard

      May 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      You may be able to try the following and see if it works-: go to advanced trades,select a straight def to trade out (any),click the s on otten which will move him to the vacant def position. next click the s on balic to move him fwd, then click the s on adams to move him into mid. you should be left with an empty def position so hit the rubbish bin icon on the original traded out def player and hope they all hold their spots. Let us know if this works, good luck.

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        May 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

        Hi Wizard,

        Thanks for your reply, but as a Family Guy Episode once said “The Simpsons have already done it”…

        So yer, I have already tried it and all looked good until i hit the ‘rubbish bin’ icon…. then all essentially cancelled out and back to square one.

        So thanks for the theory but I think we have reached a dead end… MUST be part of a trade to swap around more than 1 DPP position…. I’m sure this can’t be the ideal and at some point it won’t be workable perhaps?

        Cheers for your reply!

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    May 17, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Yeo or heeney??

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      May 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Heeney for value but Yeo has been great so it’s not a bad trade either!

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    May 17, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Hampton to shaw or butler to walters??

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      May 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      both come with a bit of risk in a way considering the form of shaw and walters and how it’s been fluctuating. Walters is a very risky pick due to what Ross can do but I think I would go him, only just, due to the fact that Shaw is yet to have a huge game this year with his top score only being 106

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      May 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Can you get to Pittard instead of Shaw…? Both are high risk!

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        May 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

        Yeh i can but pittard has the bye this week, so don’t really want to trade him in

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    May 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Cheers for the read, Sparksy!

    Settled on going
    Rocky -> Hanners/Parker/JPK
    Butler -> Stevens

    Still just as confused as to which one of the big three swans to pick after reading your write up. Hanners has done well against three severely average teams in the past three weeks. I guess the positive is that he has another two coming up. Just wondering what makes you say you’ll get him this week no matter what over the other two?

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      May 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Just working the value, in two or three weeks he will be priced just like any other midfielder and not worth it.

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    May 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Hi guys, any thoughts on these trades?:

    Rocky –> Merrett (this one is happening no two ways about it ahaha)

    but then for my second trade this is where I’m not too sure, have 257k after that first trade:

    Touk Miller *sigh* needs to go with his bye, but should I go Titchell given he may get tagged by Greenwood, or should I get docherty in back line through DPP or go to a better fwd, eg. i still don’t have Heeney. Or should I even get in one of these rookies and get a huge chest of cash for the byes?

    Any thoughts would be awesome, I will try and comment on others, thanks!

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      May 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      If you can get two of the three little pigs (Merrett and Mitchell) into your team don’t even think twice. They’ll tag Isaac Smith if anything

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        May 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm

        yeh true thanks mate. That’s what I was always thinking but the possibility of him getting tagged threw my mind a bit, but I guess he hasn’t gone below 115 yet so one not so good week wouldn’t even matter!!

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      May 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Or I could go

      Rocky -> Merrett
      Butler -> Walters

      Help pls

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        May 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm

        That’s what I’m doing with 2k left. If black gets up I might go sps and rocky to treloar and jpk. Trouble is that I don’t merrett or mitchell yet…

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    Billy Hoyle

    May 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Outside of Cotchin and Martin, Tigers are not DT relevant or is there hope?

    Prestia/Caddy/Houli and even Rance/Ellis all seem to be affected by the gameplan rather than form.

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      May 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      nank is the only other relevant mate

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        Billy Hoyle

        May 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        Yer champ forgot to mention him, last year it was Bombers now it’s Tiges making it tight for draft leagues.

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    May 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    hep on who to cull first out of SPP, HAMPTON, OTTEN? i am aware that spp has the bye and could be useful after his bye, but if i turn him into heeney this week, i can downgrade hampton and upgrade otten to a wingard after his bye, suggestions??

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      May 17, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      In order it should be Hampton, SPP, Otten IF you can cover SPP this week. However, if you can maybe get Heeney via DPP through Otten that would be worthwhile.

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        May 17, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        cheers, yeh i have otten sitting in my fwd line and hampton in my def. so i can go hampton to heeney, via otten dpp. would u rather trade hampton out for heeney or otten?

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          May 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm

          Hampton for sure, Otten had his first sub-par score last week, Hampton has been atrocious for most of the year.

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    May 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I have a structure of 0 – 5 – 5 – 15 , is this a viable way to go, trading those 15 in the next 4 rounds to even it up?

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      May 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Firstly, I don’t believe that bye structure is possible as you have 30 players in a Fantasy side and that’s only 25.

      But I love how Round 13 heavy you are, it’s the way you’d like to be! Look to start culling some before Round 13, remember you have 3 trades for the 3 bye weeks!

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        May 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm

        Seems perfect to me. Most (like me) have too many R11.

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    May 17, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    whats an ideal bye structure? mine is currently 0 – 8 – 5 – 12 (not including dead rubbers that wont play on my benches)

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      May 18, 2017 at 12:01 am

      not sure, but you should include your rooks in the count I reckon, my structure (after proposed trades) is 2-9-6-13. At this stage holding this weeks bye players simply because a lot of people are rd 11 heavy (and other more pressing issues). Hopefully its an ok structure

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        May 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

        yeh fair enough, how does this sound 1 – 10 – 6 – 13 ? This includes all duds on my bench and i only have SPP this week on my bench.

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          May 18, 2017 at 12:30 am

          well, very similar to mine, and as I said, I hope its ok. I usually do well through the byes, just cull dudd rd 13 players as you go.

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            May 18, 2017 at 12:34 am

            at this stage would you rather be getting in round 13 bye players than any others? or round 12? i want kelly from gws

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    May 18, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Liam, for me it depends on the 13 players you have who will miss rd 13, I have 13 players too, 4 of who i want to upgrade/change by rd 13 and 1 on the bench. If you get Kelly, he will be great during the byes, right now im targeting value, regardless of bye rounds, with the view to fix.

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    May 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Yeah sparksy I wasn’t counting my dead players , I doubt any will get a game over the game that’s why I didn’t include , if that was the case it would be 0-7-6-17 lol

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    May 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Koby stevens or hanners? Koby is such a pod. Then later i can swing him fwd??

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