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Byemageddon – Ep. 134

Batten down the hatches, it’s byemageddon! Roy, Calvin and Warnie get you sorted ahead of the first bye round.

They strike fear into Fantasy coaches across the land. The multi-bye rounds are here and they’re ready to wreak havoc on our teams.

This weekend we experience the first of the multi-bye rounds. The MBRs – the shortened acronym means for more time to plan or panic – is the block of three rounds when up to six teams have a rest for a week.

For most head-to-head leagues, like the players, you will get a rest as match ups are on hold and will resume in round 14. Coaches playing through these or aiming to rank highly overall, will need to do their best to maximise points over this challenging time.

Rules change to help coaches deal with the group of players missing.

Firstly, the best 18 scores within your on field 22 count towards your weekly total. Sub on the bench players and aim to have at least 18, if not more, playing in rounds 11-13.

Secondly, as a new feature this season, coaches are given an extra trades to use in each of the next three weeks. Three trades per round for the MBRs will definitely help save a donut and get your squad in a position to be competitive.

Roy, Calvin and Warnie are in different positions with their bye structure. They discuss how to manage this tough patch of the Fantasy season.


Also in this week’s podcast:

  • The highs and lows from round ten
  • Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more
  • How to make the most of the loopholes over the next four weeks
  • Milking cash cows vs holding for bench cover
  • Your burning questions answered

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    May 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Will Newnes get def DPP?

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    May 29, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Can anyone help me out?
    I am trying to remember who the player was who famously kicked a goal in the goal square without having to kick over the man on the mark back in the days before you automatically got set up straight in front and went on an acute angle instead. Would be greatful of anyone can find anything on it online to help me settle a bet. Thx

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      May 30, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      I think it was Dan Houston if i’m correct

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    May 29, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Scott Selwood and 135k or Michael Barlow and 35k

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    May 30, 2017 at 2:34 am

    I’m considering bringing in both Robbie Gray and Chad Wingard. They’ve got the Hawks and Brizzy both at Adelaide Oval seperated by a trip to etihad to face the bombers. I reckon thats reasonable scoring potential over the bye rounds. Both could push 100avg over the 3 weeks surely?

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      sir relton

      May 30, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Um don’t.
      Robbie Gray even with a good draw is as likely to score 130 as he is 60.
      And Wingard is out til rd 12.

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      Jasper Pittard

      May 30, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Robbie Gray was brilliant against Geelong, highly influential. However he played deep forward and only managed 70-odd. Imagine if he has a quiet game…

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    May 30, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    This podcast has changed my strategy this week. Agree can’t wait to get rid of WHE.
    I have 19 on field is it too risky to trade WHE to a yeo or I smith leaving me a tidy 250-330 to grab rocky straight up next week or boot hannen and get rocky with trade down /up.. cheers

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      May 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Just confirm teams on Thursday evening, and if no shocks, you can be reasonably confident with trading out WHE with the clear benefit you will get in cash available for the following week.

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