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Jeppa’s Juniors – Round 11

The first of the bye rounds is over but trading doesn’t get any easier this week with very few cashcows putting their hand up. See who’s on Jeppa’s radar here.

It’s a relief to have the first of the dreaded bye rounds behind us. Now we should be looking at trading in a premo (or two) that has had their week off. Aside from Rockliff, a few veterans in Ablett, Barlow and Simpson are also on my radar.

For those needing to downgrade, our options are limited. Most rooks that have shown something have the Round 13 bye so were in a bit of a bind. Nevertheless, I’ve scraped the barrel.

Those That Matter

Last week I mentioned the tackling talents of Hugh Greenwood (Mid/Fwd. $259,000, -12 be AF. $207,700, -32 be DT) and he was showing off again versus the Cats. A whopping 11 tackles to go with 18 possessions, 1 mark and 94 handy Fantasy points. He’s seriously the perfect rook. Get him in!

Hawthorn youngster Dallas Willsmore (Mid. $175,000, 4 be AF. $132,400, -27  DT) started on fire with 46 Fantasy points at half time but faded badly to finish on just 62. Willsmore is an impact player so he will have his spurts meaning his Fantasy scores will be yoyo like. I was encouraged by his improved tackling efforts and with a bit more confidence, Fantasy owners should reap the rewards. Fellow Hawk ‘junior’ James Cousins (Mid. $195,000, 23 be AF. $109,300, -66 be DT) put in a respectable performance in the midfield amassing 12 touches, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 62 Fantasy points. He’s keeping Will Langford out of the team who’s had his fair amount of chances so it’s time for some youth at Hawthorn. I’m a proud owner.

Will Brodie (Mid. $241,000, 33 be AF. $183,800, 1 be DT) is gaining momentum. He can definitely lay a tackle but needs to find more of the ball. Brodie’s role is at half forward with stints in the midfield and he looked a lot more comfortable against West Coast than he did on debut. Unfortunately, I don’t see him as a big scorer this season and given his hefty price tag, you should stay away.

A poor debut from Luke Ryan (Def. $154,000, 24 be AF. $125,300 DT) had me rife on Sunday. 7 touches, 4 tackles and 36 Fantasy points playing at half back for Freo is horrid but I’m backing him in. His WAFL form has been a class above so hopefully his lacklustre debut was just due to nerves. Ryan is still cheap as chips to pick up this week or after Freo’s Round 13. If it wasn’t for a bit of junk time in the last 10 minutes, Matthew Scharenberg (Def. $256,000, 30 be AF. $197,500, -9 be DT) was destined for a putrid score also. He finished with 53 Fantasy points from 12 possessions and 5 marks and it’s a worry that he aint laying many tackles. If you don’t mind spending a bit extra then trade him into your Dreamteam but the ship has sailed for Fantasy in my opinion.

Obviously, we’re trading rooks that haven’t had their bye. Andy Otten (Fwd/Def. $389,000, 81 be AF. Def $378,900, 66 be DT) is the first to go after his poor output against the Cats. Cash him in.


Jay Kennedy-Harris (Fwd. $195,000, 23 be AF. $184,500, 35 be DT) had a chance to impress earlier this season but was banished back to the VFL and last weekend put in a performance for the ages. A whopping 47 possessions, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 144 Fantasy points should see him back in the seniors this week and a good chance for most Fantasy teams given his reasonable price. The Dees have had their bye so it makes a lot of sense to trade in Kennedy if you believe he can hold his spot. He’ll be in my Fantasy team if he’s named to play. No guts, no glory.

The previously mentioned Callum Brown (Fwd. $182,000, 35 be AF. $132,400 DT) is around the mark again for Collingwood’s 22. In my mind, he’s a perfect replacement for Daniel Wells as a goal kicking midfielder. Don’t ignore Brown people, he can play and if the Pies didn’t have the Round 13 bye I’d be urging you all to trade him in now. Pencil him in for Round 14.

As nice as it would be to have a cheap forward named this week, I reckon Kayle Kirby (Fwd. $152,000, 29 be AF. $125,300 DT) just misses out on senior selection. Alex Fasolo is back training and assuming he’s ok then he’ll  fill the Jamie Elliott void.


Considering price, scoring potential and job security, here’s my Top 5 rookie options for Round 11:


1   Jay Kennedy-Harris (if named)

2   James Cousins

3   Hugh Greenwood

4   Dallas Willsmore

5   Luke Ryan


1   Hugh Greenwood

2   James Cousins

3   Jay Kennedy-Harris

4   Matt Scharenberg

5   Dallas Willsmore


Nil. After missing so much footy, he’ll be given minimum a month at VFL level.

Sean Darcy or Wylie Buzza. Both could play if injuries hit their respective clubs.

Cousins. Has a far better role which allows him to get his hands on the ball and rack up the tackle numbers.

Do whatever it takes to get the original Fantasy Pig back in your team.

Hold and pray.

Both will play at some point this season but sparingly.

Not great but with the Hawks likely to miss the finals they should be looking at playing the kids.

I’m avoiding Brodie because I believe he’ll average below 60.

No to Beech & Freeman. Yes to Brown. Kirby is a maybe.

 Nah too risky, Stick to the cheap rooks.



  1. Sam

    June 8, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I’m a brissy supporter, but even I know Swanny is the original fantasy pig. Top article though Jep – i’ll reverse the Freeman trade.

  2. Confused

    June 8, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Thanks Jeppa. I have traded in Newnes and Rocky but should I go Myers to Willsmore(cash grab to get Yeo next week) or upgrade Walters to Wallis? The other ption is going Hoskin-Elliott to Dom Sheed as I have 7 fwds playing this week anyway.

  3. Daniel

    June 8, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Thanks again Jeppa. Not strictly a rookie, but do you have any thoughts on Bailey Dale? Coming off a 94 before his bye I am tempted.

    • Ben

      June 8, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      I hope you didnt get him

    • Daniel

      June 9, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Yeah, I did :( Perfect fit for my buy high sell low strategy!

      Emergency loopholed him, and I still have 22 on the ground, so his score won’t count.

      I’ll back him in for a big rebound next week!

      • jono

        June 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        pencil him for a big game next week for Footscray

  4. Henry

    June 8, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Monday rooks (Brown, Kirby, JKH) are very dodgy. Won’t be confirmed until after the full lockout.

    • Ravalle

      June 8, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Sure is a big risk…was wanting Kennedy-Harris & Brown this week..wouldn’t of killed them to extend partial lockout til Saturday this one time… especially with only 7 games over 5 days….

    • the Cricket

      June 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Know what you mean, Henry. But when a club/coach announces way ahead of time that a rook is making his debut in an upcoming game (with all the hoopla that comes with that, articles etc) then the rook does play. But then this could be the week to prove me wrong hey!

      • the Cricket

        June 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

        I’m referring to Callum Brown – two headlined articles on this week that I know of.

        • Henry

          June 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

          You’re right of course Cricket. My post was before (just) the Brown announcement.

  5. Lewie-14

    June 8, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Do I offload Hannan or Barrett for Rocky ?

    • yeahrowdyhitthat

      June 8, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Tough one as both still have money left to make. Hannan is more frustrating, but the last two games were good and could have a big game Monday against a depleted Pies team.

      That said, I think Barrett’s scores increased when Rocky went out. Expect less midfield time for him now the pig is back.

      Toss a coin! I think both will be good for 60-70 and will make money this week.

  6. Craig

    June 8, 2017 at 8:18 am

    You forgot to mention that Aaron Black could be back this week with Hawkins missing a week.

    • Ictopol

      June 8, 2017 at 9:26 am

      That’s next week, mate. Geelong gave the bye this week.

      It could be either Black or Buzza coming in.

    • Rossco

      June 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Geelong have the bye…so no chance of Black being back this week

  7. TJP's Heroes

    June 8, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Jonathan beech is the first emergency for Adelaide and coach did say he wasn’t too far away from a debut.

    • OceanEarth

      June 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Pyke’s been saying that for weeks. More likely to play Port’s club song while he’s in the shower than a rook.

      • Chris Archer

        June 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm

        Nek minnit

  8. sir relton

    June 8, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Jeppa help,

    Need a non 13 bye rook. any position, up to 290K. Thinking a Cuningham/Dale/Brodie type if no cheap guys get named. Which one has the better fantasy game?

    • sir relton

      June 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

      still have JKH so hoping he gets a run as well

  9. Charlie

    June 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Jeppa, you’re dreaming with Jay Kennedy Harris. This guy has been pure shit his whole AFL career and you continue to back him up. He got one flukey score of 70 and you were praising him like he was the messiah the week after. He then followed it up with scores of 27 and 42 and got dropped. JKH has NEVER been a good fantasy player, averaging 38.6 in 2015 and 43.1 in 2014. He will be lucky to pass his BE of 35 if named on the weekend. PLEASE stop giving out shithouse advice jeppa.

    • Anthony

      June 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Mate, If you think his advice is shit then don’t read it mate. No need to post hate comments ok

      • Charlie

        June 8, 2017 at 10:05 am

        Just spreading the word of this shithouse advice. Too many people become sucked into DTTALK’s articles which most are shit and end up picking up bad people for their team

        • Mike

          June 8, 2017 at 10:10 am

          Too harsh man, he’s just writing his opinion based on his research. You try writing an article and see how accurate you can predict the rookies.

          • Charlie

            June 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

            Any man and his dog could do a batter job than jeppa atm, hes been woeful. Think his new baby Madison has really affected his game

        • Maggie

          June 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

          Charlie, I disagree with your opinion concerning DT Talk’s articles. The articles provided by Jeppa, and all, are helpful, thoughtfully considered and valued a lot by me. Thank you DT Talk team!

          • Charlie

            June 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

            If you think that all of the article on this website are good, then youre dreaming. Calvins Captains is the same every singe week. No variation at all. Also, does warnie even do a weekly article? All of the articles that he posts are ‘lockout thread’ and ‘Rd — fantasy review’. Too much time eating doughnuts I recon. Also, dont get me started on the moneyball concept that hes been forcing down everyone throats the past two years, trying to gain money from vulnerable children.

        • yeahrowdyhitthat

          June 8, 2017 at 10:45 am

          Move along Charlie. JKH isn’t great, but, there aren’t many better rookies who are sub-$200k in the forward line this week, and none that I can see who have already had their bye.

          If you need a downgrade in that position and you want a heartbeat, then he’s not a bad option.

          If people are relying solely on DT talk and not doing their own research to be comfortable with their decisions, that’s on them. It aint up to Jeppa to hold hands. He provides valuable suggestions – from there it’s up to everyone else to make their mind up.

          If you don’t like it, stop reading. Simples.

          • Lance Franklin

            June 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

            Charlie you need to seriously re evaluate how you spend your thursday mornings. If its commenting and getting advice from experts like many of us here then well done. Otherwise comments like this aren’t, as yeahrodyhitthat has said there are f**k all rookies coming through as the competition this year is so even clubs are finding it harder to play basement priced rookies.

            Calvins captained are the same bcos those players are f**king JETS. put your (c) on someone else this week – going by Lachy’s theory you should captain Tom Lynch as they are vsing Hawks but LOL If you have a key forward in your team like Lachy then youre probably not doing very well anyway. 3 ton scores with 6 sub 80 scores. Fantastic deviation and not worth the risk lol

    • Lachy

      June 8, 2017 at 10:25 am

      I completely agree with you Charlie, Jeppa is giving out completely shit advice. Common knowledge is that JKH is a shit fantasy player, and shouldnt be anywhere near this list. IMO Jeppa and Warnie have no bloody clue. Warnie is completely and utterly irrelevant. Calvins captains is so f**king shit man. Every single f**king week its the same, why dont you ever include players Like Charlie Dixon on the list. I captained him last week and he got me 250, while your number 1 was Zac f**king Merret who got 106. Roys trade talk is complete and utter rubbish as well, probably the second worst segment. Lift your game fellas…..

      • Charlie

        June 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

        Completely agree with you there Lachy, think the whole DTTALK authors needs to be delisted. Doesnt help that Warnie loves his doughnuts

        • Henry

          June 8, 2017 at 10:49 am

          Why do you guys waste your time reading and writing about articles you clearly can’t stand? Go and do something that will give you good vibes and let the rest of us enjoy the reading. Or are you just trolls who enjoy spewing abuse for the sake of it? Do something positive with your time that does not impact negatively on others. Perhaps you can even start your fantasy site.

          Thanks and congratulation DTT team!

        • Zac Dawson

          June 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm

          I honestly thought I was the only one that thought their articles had been getting shitter and more useless by the day.
          Aside from their worsening content, it’s obvious they don’t even proof-read or edit them, there are almost always multiple spelling and obvious grammar mistakes that make them look so un-professional.

          • OceanEarth

            June 8, 2017 at 1:47 pm

            Hate to agree – been a fan for years -but I’m getting less and less value from DT Talk these days.

            Feels like heaps of articles are force-written. Like homework. Juniors used to be a must-read, but they’re not comprehensive like they used to be. Like this week, where’s Marchbank, Newman? Myers only mentioned cos someone tweeted. Where’s the depth in who’s coming up?

            Yeah, it’s free and they’re doing something. But have to call a spade a spade. No need to take it personally.

      • yeahrowdyhitthat

        June 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

        Charlie Dixon is averaging 88. 5 of his 11 games were 75 or less. Last year, he averaged 56. No score over 91. 12 of 18 scores were 60 or less.

        He’s barely fantasy relevant, let alone captaincy material.

        Merrett’s lowest score this year is 97. Last year he had 4 scores under 100 and 3 of those were still 89 or above. 18 of his last 33 he has gone 120+.

        Know why the top 5-10 in CC is the same people every week? Because the top 5-10 players in the game have consistently delivered high averages and shown high ceilings this year and in previous years.

        If you want to gamble on Cam McCarthy kicking his first bag of 10 or Jeff Garlett becoming an elite possession winner then go ahead and put the C on them mate, meanwhile you’ll find the majority of the top 1000 players will have the C on someone in the top 3 in Calvin’s captains every week.

        • Lachy

          June 8, 2017 at 11:03 am

          Im talking about this year mate. He was always going to dominate last week because he was versing Josh Gibson and he scored big thats why i captained him. People like you who must be blindsided and shit at fantasy becuase you pick terrible captains due to terrible advice. Im in the top 350 in the world. Because i am not an idiot and i dont listen to dumbasses like Calvin.

          • Nick

            June 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

            Top 350 with C Dixon as captain? Prove it and post your team.

          • Oskar

            June 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

            Im ranked 254 and i read these articles every week, and mostly take their advice. Who’d I have as captain last week? Dusty. You were either very brave or very stupid to C charlie

          • antongus1

            June 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm

            Top 350 of the world? Not just Australia?

          • yeahrowdyhitthat

            June 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

            And you’d notice I spoke about this year. 5 of 11 games this year he had 75 or lower.

            Calvin’s captains is not going to address someone with no demonstrated fantasy form, a KPP, who has 2% ownership, as a captain option. Well done on you putting the C on him. Good luck in winning the comp with that strategy.

            For the record, Zach wasn’t the #1 captain option last week. It was Danger, and he got 131.

            Out of his top 10, only Sloane and Gaff didn’t ton up. But hey, let’s lambast him for not having the likes of Jarryd Lyons, Ryan Burton, or Dom Sheed in there as options hey?

          • Magtuto

            June 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm

            Top 350 well done mate. Im no 4 at the moment. If it wasnt for the DT boys i will not be in the top 350. Jeppa’s article are always a must read. Calvins captains doesnt push the captain button for you or anyone else. It always covers all the info that you need to make your own decision. So top350 well done. Maybe you should follow thier advice sometime so that i can see you in the top 5?

        • Lance Franklin

          June 8, 2017 at 11:21 am

          +1 YRHT Lachy is irrelevant to life

      • sir relton

        June 8, 2017 at 11:03 am

        These articles are mainly for newer players who still haven’t got their head around the strategies and history of playing the game. Guys like you who I have no doubt have won a car or two from this comp obviously need no help.

        JKH is not going to ton up every week if at all. Only 4 genuine rookies have all year. He was, however, cheap as chips, talked up by all the demons staff pre-season and came in around the time some dud cows had peaked, so he was extremely relevant, and with 47 touches in VFL last week, stays relevant especially if he gets a game.

        Thousands visit this site for advice. You think its misleading, many many many more think it’s helpful. Jeppa was top 20 last year and is above you blokes in every way.

      • lukewarm beveridge

        June 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        you’re a flog mate

    • tbd

      June 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Yeah, it’s not like there’s a natural progression with players as you get older. Even disregarding that, show me where Jep said that he’d be averaging 70? Here’s a quote from the start of the year on JKH

      “With the Dees on the way up, he should score at a decent click but there wont be too many games where he reaches 60+ Fantasy points. Kennedy-Harris is bench back up only ladies and gentlemen so if he’s starting on your field then move him to the pine!”

      He also predicted an average of 54 for the year.

      • Lachy

        June 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Like Jeppa’s, JKH career is going down. He is averaging 46.3 which is so f**king shit. Jeppa needs to get off his dick and see the light that he is not a good footballer. JKH will 100% get delisted at the end of the year. Terrible footballer playing for a terrible club

        • tbd

          June 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm

          Jeez, how dare he be 9 points off an average of a guy that’s only played 3 games for the year. You’d struggle to pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heel.

          • Jasper Pittard

            June 8, 2017 at 11:33 pm


      • Lance Franklin

        June 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

        Can you boys please fk off DT TALK? There is no need for this negative commenting and positing. I have been following DT TALK and all related articles for the past 4 years. Fantasy is a great game and one I play for banter with mates and to try and beat my previous years scores.

        I can say since playing Fantasy AFL this year has been the hardest to get our hands on good playing rookies. With that being said Jeppa puts a LOT of his time and hard work into this page to not benefit himself BUT to benefit the wider community that come to play the game.

        You are not forced to come onto this page and read the articles Charlie, Lachy and tbd. IF you dont like what you read then piss off and play other fantasy games like Supercoach that is guaranteed to keep you a virgin.

        These boys have been doing this for a very long time and if you look at the default team you could have copied at the start of the season ‘The Traders’ you would be sitting very comfortably inside the top 200. BUT if you hadn’t I bet you would be ranked around the 60,000 mark sucking your dads dick for a better overall ranking.

        LAY OFF THE BOYS. Not only is DT Talk a fantastically run web page but it also has so many people volunteer there time to help people like myself and many many others on advice to help benefit OUR OWN TEAMS. Take it if you wont otherwise f**k off to a different plate form you negative nancy’s.

        • Charlie

          June 8, 2017 at 10:59 am

          Gday Lance,
          Firstly, I dont believe that youre actually Lance Fanklin, so please change your name.
          Secondly, do you have an ounce of proof stating the amount of research that Jeppa does? Didnt think so.
          Thirdly, TBD is on your side in this argument, so your pretty wet bringing him into this.
          Fourthly, Are you calling everyone that plays fantasy games virgins? Because this seems highly inaccurate as im fairly sure big jeppa has a beautiful baby called Madison. Are you calling yourself a virgin?
          Lastly, My dad died when I was 6 years old from brain cancer, so thanks for the comment.
          Also, please watch your language. This is a website that many children go on.

          • Lance Franklin

            June 8, 2017 at 11:17 am

            Charlie to go through and answer each answer you gave with a following question:
            My names isn’t Lance Franklin, he is my favourite AFL player and thus go by his alias on this page.
            Secondly, this doesn’t make any sense? All the information is out there. you just need to be smart in how to find it. For me I view InsideFootball for the latest comments regarding VFL players and refer to postgame information from clubs that are all published through VFL, SANFL, WAFL and NEAFL. From this and support from Jeppas Juniors i formulate my own decision on rookies to bring in that will score the best. For example i brought in Ryan Burton based on my own analysis and thought he would be a sweeping half/ full back this year with Hawks re structure. He’s been great and one Jeppa missed out on (Nothing against him)
            Thirdly, I misread TBD and assumed he was having a dig at Jeppa stating that JKH has performed much poorly then Jeppa said he would in the AFL – When you rack up avg 25 disposals in VFL you’re playing decent footy and deserve a gig in the big time. He had a fantasy game about him in the VFL however is unable to translate this into the big time.
            Fourthly you’re illiterate if you didn’t understand what I said regarding fantasy. AFL Fantasy and RDT is the plateform that DT TALK runs off. Thus i was saying if you’re going to talk shit on this page and insult admins and contributors then you can fk off to Supercoach as those players are glorified virgins. Therefore only supercoach players are virgins cheers.
            Last sorry about your Dad. Hopefully you’re over it now considering if you were under the age of 18 you wouldn’t be able to be on this website as you would be in school and thus it would have been over 20 years of moaning his loss.

            And lastly if you’re going to talk shit about volunteers to this page then you CAN FK OFF.

          • Jarrod

            June 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

            Hopefully your over the loss of your Dad?

            Your a piece of shit. Maybe you are the real Lance Franklin? I’d imagine he’s the sort of flog that would make a comment like that.

          • Thrice

            June 8, 2017 at 11:44 am


          • Swanny

            June 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm

            I’m sorry but can you trolls just f*ck off… if all you wanna do is stir up shit then go into the West Coast eagles fan page and start laying into them.
            Lachy I highly doubt you are top 350 mate.

          • Lance Franklin

            June 8, 2017 at 3:10 pm

            Nice one charlie thompson. you’re a great keyboard warrior

          • The Cardinal

            June 8, 2017 at 7:17 pm

            Couldn’t agree more Charlie, the advice on this site lately has been diabolical, suggesting spuds like Harbrow and Pittard, and Jeppa the rookie expert started the year without Powell-Pepper which I still lol about. JKH is an oxygen thief, he wont be around next year. Warnie can’t handle any criticism because he knows his site is and Coaches Panel is much better, he’s trying to protect his little cash cow here and duping people to play Moneyball which is a massive rip off. All this was predictable when Warnie conspired with the AFL to kill off RDT a few years ago by moving everyone onto the crap 48 trade game. Donuts anyone?

    • Simon

      June 8, 2017 at 12:59 pm


    • Jimmy

      June 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      JKH has played 25 games accross 3 years, he will find form once he gets good job security and can stay in the 22, 47 touches is amazing even in a VFL game, Jeppa has rightfully put this to our attention, i’ll laugh my ass off if he plays and gets a good score after you said all this

    • Jamie

      June 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Jealousy is an ugly thing Charlie. Jeppa does a fair bit of work and provides a lot of us with valuable information. End of the day it’s up to people to decided what they want to do with the information provided and if people make picks they regret it’s on them no-one else.

      Instead of shitting over people because you can’t play the game well, go start your own site, give your own advice and watch as no-one reads it.

      Those of us follow people here because:
      a) They give good advice and allow us to enjoy fantasy football without having to dedicate our lives to researching it (like the early years); and
      b) We find the articles and podcasts entertaining, hence it’s an enjoyable way to obtain information.

      Your not helping anyone here so stop massaging your ego, you are inconsequential

    • MattyCrow

      June 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      If you think you can go through the year without leaning on someone or a source for general advice then good luck to you.
      Nobody says his advice is 100% accurate as is the unpredictably of AFL but if a players ability can translate to the AFL from the lower leagues then that is an absolute win for us.
      You expect steady improvement from any AFL player. His advice is based on what is in front of him.
      47 disposals is a fair effort, can he do it in the AFL? Probably not, but even half of those disposals translates to a good score, which is crucial to us during these bye rounds and through the season.
      I chose Martin over Hall last week, upon advice from another DT Talk writer to go Hall but it was a better decision for me that netted 58 extra points.
      You live and die by your decisions but don’t bag someone for ultimately trying to help you out with his opinion..

  10. Andy

    June 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Jeppa is copping it bad. I’ve always found him mostly helpful.

    I took Scharenberg last week and was disappointed with his output. It cost me the only game I had to play in fantasy.
    Wondering if I should part with him next week when he has the bye?

    • Charlie

      June 8, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Again another example of someone getting sucked into jeppas advice, picking Scharenberg. Feel for ya dude. This needs to stop

      • Lance Franklin

        June 8, 2017 at 11:19 am

        Who else do you downgrade to last week through the byes for a defender rookie??? IT WAS LUKE RYAN OR SHARENBERG jesus. Both under performed not much more you can do about it mate def are known to be shit scorers. pair that with a rookie and youre fkd

      • Andy

        June 8, 2017 at 11:36 am

        I made my own decision to bring in Scharenberg. Some decisions work, so don’t- that’s just the game, pal.

      • Charlie is a twat

        June 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        Wtf is wrong with you? These guys give us the best advice out there and you just come along and hate on them. JKH is probably the only option as a rookie this week and even if he scores 40 id rather that then a zero. Please leave this site and never come back!!

      • Jimmy

        June 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

        if it weren’t for him, I wouldnt have known about half the rookies coming through, everyones gonna predict something that doesnt work out, but of course your gonna focus on that

      • Anthony

        June 9, 2017 at 12:36 am

        Charlie you’re a c**t ay

    • SOgnenis

      June 8, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Jeppa is terrific. Without him I wonder if people would have picked the right rookies at the start?
      Looking back ( he hit it spot on in almost every line. And has since informed us when the next guns have come through (eg. Greenwood).

      • Maggie

        June 8, 2017 at 11:36 am

        Agree entirely!

  11. Wes

    June 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Who are these jokers!!!!!! These articles are for all. Novice to expert players. Also if the advice is that bad stay off the site, i dont take on the advice of every article but definately enjoy the read and can say it has helped my rankings over the years. Keep it light hearted boys, Dt team, i think you all do a great job! #legends. If kids want to start personally abusing people maybe stick to something a little more intellectual, like facebook or twitter!!! geez this hating irritates me.

    • Lachy

      June 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Suck his dick anymore?

      • Kingzy

        June 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm

        You know this site is to help novice coaches right, if your in the top 500 then you shouldnt need this info and can make your own choices.
        The DT writers have jobs like everyone else and do this in their off time, they dont do this as full time jobs.
        I agree JKH isnt the best option, but he isnt a round 13 bye rookie which is what everyone needs right now. His first score was 70 which is decent.
        Rookies have been difficult this year there isnt an abundance of them to choose from right now

  12. SOgnenis

    June 8, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Don’t feed the trolls everyone!

    • SOgnenis

      June 8, 2017 at 10:53 am


    • Lachy

      June 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Im not a troll mate, im just voicing my opinion. Why is this such an issue. I think Jeppa is shit and its my peronal opinion. We live in Australia we deserve the right to free speech

      • Maggie

        June 8, 2017 at 11:05 am

        Yes, free speech, and showing some respect, would go a long way …

        • SOgnenis

          June 8, 2017 at 11:24 am

          Cool thanks Lachy. I agree we have free speech. My free speech is to call you a troll and encourage others not to engage :)

      • Tommygun

        June 8, 2017 at 11:42 am

        You come across as a troll because you are not debating the merits of one rookie vs another, but attempting to discredit the author via irrelevant and derogatory language. If you want to voice your opinion, put a filter on it. Good luck.

      • TJP's Heroes

        June 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        You’re an absolute idiot Lachy, don’t like it? Get off of DT Talk, delete your dream team and go play with the fluffy pink dog shown in your DP, show some respect what jeppa does is gold, and voluntary so show some respect!

      • boozin

        June 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        you are aware that no where in our constitution, or anywhere else for that matter, is freedom of speech a given in Australia.

        • Recall

          June 9, 2017 at 7:42 am

          Just shows the boys don’t even monitor their own website anymore. Couple years ago before they became sell outs they moderatored the page to stop this shit. The criticism towards Jeppa is unwarranted but the rest towards the boys is definitely true. Remember they used to due a stock article on when to buy and when to sell? They stopped that one to force people to buy the gold version so they could cash in. It’s a joke

          • Warnie


            June 9, 2017 at 10:15 am


            The Stockmarket article was done by someone who no longer writes for the site.

            The ‘Gold’ package has nothing to do with us and we get nothing for that. It has nothing to do with our decision making around DT Talk. We did in fact write for the Assistant Coach for Virtual Sports from 2009. Dunny has a job with RDT and SC providing notes. He gets paid for that.

            We write for the AFL site now. This is our fourth season with them. If we didn’t have that, then DT Talk probably wouldn’t exist anymore. The time we have put into the site over the years has been ridiculous… we have to prioritise what we do as there are only so many hours in the day as blokes in their mid-late 30s with young families and jobs to provide free content that thousands of people consume every day.

            Comments about us, coming from someone who thinks they know all but clearly don’t, are frustrating and makes me lose a bit of passion for the absolute f**kload of hours we put into what still is a hobby for the better part.

            Why is it that so many people in this community don’t appreciate the work of others and waste time in their day just being pricks.

          • Recall

            June 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

            Cheers for the response Warnie. Not sure where it claimed in my comment ‘that I knew everything’ it’s called making an assumption which to be fair makes sense. However I apologise if it’s wrong. The Stockmarket article surely could of been re branded much like Chooks rooks. I see it as more important than ‘left field’ options. But there’s an incentive amongst the community to not show break evens as it might deter people away from buying the ‘gold’ version. Like I said mate it’s an assumption which makes sense

          • The Chosen Won

            June 9, 2017 at 10:35 am


            Think about the hundreds and thousands of people yourself Cal and Roy have helped over the years with Dreamteam/Fantasy don’t let a few uneducated minions ruin the good work that is provided daily on this site!

            Good Luck

          • Warnie


            June 10, 2017 at 12:06 am

            So recall, at the end of the day you want someone to spoon feed you content that costs other people to give it to you for free? You do realise you’re actually commenting on an article that posts breakevens for free (plus Roy’s Trade Talk – among others – also post them)?

            Shocking assumption just to make us look bad. Ordinary stuff. I know you don’t like, for whatever reason, that we got a job with the AFL.

            And yes, I looked through your past comments on this site. You seem to have been playing the game long enough to understand how it all works. If you don’t like what we do, don’t wast energy writing stuff here that is half baked. Let’s rebrand an article that someone else wrote that we don’t have the time/resources to write about. Fuck DT Talk is shit. What is wrong with people these days?!

            I’ll be sure to refund you the subscription you pay to access

          • AW

            June 10, 2017 at 12:17 am

            Unbelievable how toxic this has become – the world is seriously going to shit if a few blokes talking about fantasy footy attracts this much criticism.

            Keep doing what you’re doing guys and don’t worry about the f**kwit deadshits !

  13. yeahrowdyhitthat

    June 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Good on ya Jeppa – not a lot of options for Juniors this week, but appreciate the article as always mate! Good luck with the rest of the byes!

    • Lance Franklin

      June 8, 2017 at 11:20 am


    • CapnOblivious

      June 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm


    • tbd

      June 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm


      • PowerAde

        June 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm


        Only thing anyone can rightly troll Jeppa about is he is a Weagle fan.

  14. The durians

    June 8, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I don`t get why people attack Jeppa write up with such venoms. He provides his opinion on topic that would take people entire weekend to do research. Some respect people.

    • Simon

      June 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Did some research… durians smell like a mango has been blended with an onion and the contents filtered thru a dirty gym sock. They have the consistency of cats brains, yet are called King of the Fruits. That’s just crazy.

  15. Mat

    June 8, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Wow, that escalated quickly!

  16. Ravalle

    June 8, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for the article Jeppa..
    As always appreciated by myself and I should say the vast majority.
    To those keyboard warriors who have crossed the line from disagreeing with Jeppas opinions to now being cowardly, what’s the word wankers…go away your so highly ranked you don’t need the level of advise that this site is targeted to…
    Oh and 1 last things one of the kids just sprouted he was too 350…woo bloody hoo the Traders team is ranked 139th and your bagging them..thanks for the laugh young fella!!!

  17. Tommygun

    June 8, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Wow that escalated quickly!

    I’m looking at getting in Brodie this week, while I don’t want him I need him for next week to play 18. It’s Myers and JKH or WHE and Brodie.

    These juniors are all cash cows anyway, it doesn’t matter what score they get, the more the better obviously but if they can make $150k on the bench then swap them for the next one coming in.

    I find Jeppa’s the most relevant article in DT Talk, as being able to flip the rookies will be the difference between winning and losing. It takes a bit of research and a bit of luck. Thanks Jeppa.

    • Ravalle

      June 8, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Well said

    • Andy

      June 8, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Jeppa’s articles are thought-provoking, and well worth reading, like most of the other contributors. Jeppa’s, however, is one of the best. You don’t necessarily need to agree with him, but there is no cause for clowns to abuse him.

  18. Josh

    June 8, 2017 at 11:43 am

    My current trades:

    IN: Rocky / JPK / C.Brown (Coll) – this leaves me with a realistic chance of taking a doughnut in R13

    OUT: Otten / SPP / Robbie Gray – bought Gray in last week, makes me sick looking at his score of 38, happy to offload and take the 38k drop in price.

    Am 2k short of turning C.Brown (Coll) into JKH (Melb) who would help me avoid the dredded doughnut but would mean I miss out on JPK and look to someone like Newness for instance – thoughts?

    current rank – a tick over 300 overall.

    • sir relton

      June 8, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Coin toss over who is more likely to play between Brown and JKH. Only way is to hope one of them gets named on field tonight and take the gamble.

      Newnes could score similarly to JPK so you won’t be losing much, but JPK’s history makes him more desirable.


      June 8, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      301? :)

    • Tommygun

      June 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      hope brown plays and gets some coin which you can use to trade to JKH next week?

    • Recall

      June 9, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Why dump SPP then if you will cop a donut next week?

  19. Patrick

    June 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

    we wont know the teams for mondays game until past lock out, are you going to take the risk on JKH?

    • Josh

      June 8, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Same boat with Cal Brown too… fingers crossed a surprise rookie is named tonight who plays this week and next! unlikely though :-(

      • thebopper58

        June 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm


        In the side tweets Buckley confirms Brown will play
        Sadly has the bye next week though
        Good luck

        • Josh

          June 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

          Thanks mate.

    • Simon

      June 8, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Named on the field 99.9% of the time (look it up) means they’re playing. If they’re named on the bench, you need to own the risk.

  20. john

    June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Is O’Kearney (Saints) a chance to play?

  21. King Fisha

    June 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Charlie & Lachy sound like the same person to me. Probably ranked 20 thousand plus.
    This week or next i have to trade WHE to a rookie priced fwd player. Fwd line is all premo’s with the last 4 spots Roughy, WHE, Greenwood & Barrett. I really want Greeneood on my ground. He’s playing in the midfield for Adelaide and looks like he can average 80 plus. Must be the basketball background. Seriously he looks like a player. So im deciding to keep Roughead for awhile longer. And Barrett is a perfect emergency still rising in price. (I have no dpp midfielders to swap to fwd either)
    I don’t think i want JKH… hopefully we get some fresh meat next week

  22. Pancho

    June 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Wow – what a troll fest… all the responses you smurfs posted would have made that a lot of fun for the likes of Lachie and Charlie…
    Nice article Jep.

  23. TJP's Heroes

    June 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Completely irrelevant to this weeks matches
    But do I upgrade Nat Fyfe – Dustin Martin or Mitch Duncan next week? I feel like dusty because he is richmonds number 1 midfielder and a goal kicker aswell, but does decide when he wants to play well haha
    Thoughts? Thanks guys for any opinions/help!

    • Tommygun

      June 8, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      I like Duncan’s consistency and he just has the game for DT. You won’t be disappointed, just that you didn’t have him from the beginning of the year

  24. antongus1

    June 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Hey Jep, would you trade out WHE or Daniel LLoyd to C Brown first?

    Former can get an 80, but you would bank the 250K
    Daniel Lloyd has been a huge disappointment, but only get 30k.

  25. Andy

    June 8, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Who to take out of Robertson, Hibberd or Lloyd?
    I’m favouring Hibberd. Don’t know why.

    • sir relton

      June 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Cause he’s cheapest.
      Robertson has more 110+ scores. Rate him highest. All good choices though.

    • the Cricket

      June 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Presume you mean Roberton (Saints DEF)? Great pick-up, he’s a top 6 defender IMO. Lloyd will be good to grab in a couple of weeks when his price goes down further – his BE is 156 cos of his Rd 10 injury and score.

      • Andy

        June 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm

        Yeah, Roberton. No spell correction on this site. Thanks fella’s for the advice. I’ll take either Hibberd or Roberton in fantasy (can leave the final decision until tomorrow), and both of them in Super Coach, where I have lots of cash.

  26. Swanny

    June 8, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Cheers Jeppa mate..
    Not much to choose from this week but it’s not like it’s your fault like some idiots on this page think. DONT FEED THE TROLLS LADS!

    I went with Ryan last week.
    Of interest who is the best cheap ruck rookie to downgrade Preuss to? Cameron, Darcy or Buzza. Wanting to free up some cash and seems like the best way to do it to upgrade Often to Newnes and Then perhaps Heppell to Ebert

    • sir relton

      June 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      He’s not 150k or likely to score 50, but English is at least playing. Any others are a gamble.

      • the Cricket

        June 8, 2017 at 2:42 pm


      • Swanny

        June 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm

        Yeah my problem here is that English is too expensive as I want to upgrade Otten to Newnes and have bugger all cash. I’m hoping Sean Darcy is named and I think its a chance if Lyon has run out of patience with Griffin. Otherwise Buzza and Cameron seem both a chance to play in future weeks, might just have to roll with one of them

        • PowerAde

          June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

          agreed, I went pruess to darcy as darcy has done a bit in wafl. may as well have a semi chance at a game on the pine than a no chance and use the cash elsewhere

  27. Warnie


    June 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Not a surprise that the negative comments here have come from the same IP address, which is a school – who I have had to contact before due to comments on this site.

    If it’s the same immature kids again, then I hope that they get slammed by the school.

    I’ll be contacting the school, once again, this afternoon.

    • Simon

      June 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Holy crap, nice work Warnie! Rookie guide, comedy and detective work all from the comfort of my couch during lunch. What a website!

    • LW

      June 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Legend 💪💪💪

    • Maggie

      June 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      well done Warnie

    • Racer

      June 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Stuff Warnie!

    • FevsBingles


      June 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Bowling Warnie!

      • Jobe Watson

        June 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        Anyone find out what school this is from?

        • Lance Franklin

          June 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

          Price Alford Collage Adelaide – Charlie Gardner lol hes like 12

          • Lance Franklin

            June 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm

            My bad it would actually be Charlie Thompson***

          • Simon

            June 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm

            Would it also be “Prince” and “College”?

    • PowerAde

      June 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      It’s not a school in Tasmania is it?

    • Tommygun

      June 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Like a boss

    • reltonroberts

      June 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Im sorry warnie, but you need to handle criticism better than this. It has been clear to see that the quality of content has definitely decreased overtime. Spend more time improving your website rather than trying to wipe people disagreeing with these articles, they will defiantly come back.

      • Warnie


        June 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm

        There’s a difference between criticism and being a prick…

        • the Cricket

          June 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm

          A shout-out to all the teachers out there – you are all legends! (You deserve danger-money)

        • Simon

          June 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

          And between defiantly and definitely. Philistine!

          • Plugger

            June 8, 2017 at 4:07 pm

            “defiantly” fits above . . . better than “definitely”, I think. Worth another reading.

        • Griggs

          June 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm

          I agree the way they are criticising is very prick-like, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard their opinion. they believe the standard of articles on this website has dropped recently and I for one agree with them. maybe take the criticism on board.

          • PowerAde

            June 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm

            You cannot take anyone seriously that resorts to personal insults and bringing there children into the argument period.

    • Jimmy

      June 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      good work Warnie, name and shame I say

    • Swanny

      June 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Well done Warnie!!! I see the teacher in you has come out!

      • Plugger

        June 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        Or the sergeant-major!

        (both, of course, are needed according to circumstance, but, they are different roles. When I function as a sergeant-major, I do not think of myself as a teacher so much as a regulator). How would one educate the troll? is the teacher’s question. How would one mange and discipline the troll? is the sergeant-major’s question.

        How would we educate the troll?

    • The Cardinal

      June 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Bullshit they’re not school kids, nice try Warnie

      • Warnie


        June 8, 2017 at 11:12 pm

        Hard to argue that with their IP address showing up as a school, email addresses (previously) used as their school ones… and the fact that we had to contact the school a fortnight ago about vulgar language.

        Mate, if you don’t like what we do here, don’t bother looking at our site. Oh, regarding your comments above… good one about us trying to ‘kill off RDT’. Get some of your facts (and timelines) straight before sprouting off.

        There are some very sad components of this community.

        • Simon

          June 9, 2017 at 8:22 am

          Facts and timelines?! This is the internet Warnie, you’re living in La La Land…

          • Dave

            June 9, 2017 at 4:49 pm

            Correct me if I’m wrong, but these guys are full time workers and started this as a hobby that went big. Keep in mind how much research and prep that would just go into the soundcloud stuff alone.

            As has been previously mentioned, if you don’t like what is being published then try and find another site or you could try writing an article or two yourself to see if you can get a gig. Having said that, your first article might be awesome, but hitting the mark week after week with full time work, family and social life to balance it out? Good luck.

    • Henry

      June 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Go Warnie. With you totally.

  28. The Chosen Won

    June 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Charlie you remind me of an egg, You have only been laid once and it was by you’re Mother!

    Good Luck in 2020

  29. Matt

    June 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Hey guys,

    Just started an ultimate footy keeper league, looking for coaches who are really into their Fantasy football.

    If you’re interested, send me your email on here and I can invite you to the league.

    12 coaching places.


  30. Benjo


    June 8, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Jeppa what are your thoughts on an O’Kearney debut anytime soon?

    Also I think you’re a little optimistic with JKH. Think he played earlier this yr and got dropped after scores of like 70 40 and 40 was it not? I understand he’s had his bye and he went big in the VFL on the weekend, but he is 100% not going to play the same role as he did in the ressies.

    Also as a fellow Eagles supporter, what are your thoughts on Partington? Surely he comes in next wk. 150k mid do not mind it.

  31. TimorSaint

    June 9, 2017 at 9:05 am

    1- gee whiz – one day away from DT talk and world war III breaks out :)
    2- Jeppa – awesome article again. Youre a legend.
    3- Warnie – thanks again for following up with the school. What school is it?

    because ….

    4- Under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) it is an offence to use the internet, social media or a telephone to menace, harass or cause offence. The maximum penalty for this offence is three years imprisonment or a fine of more than $30,000.

  32. TimorSaint

    June 9, 2017 at 9:07 am

    B.Cox – any news on this guy ? handy DPP rook? or spud rookie ?

    • Fooz


      June 9, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Mostly likely a KPP. But, if he takes Taberner’s spot in the FWD line, he could bag a couple of sausage rolls against Brisvegas. Note – Bye next week.

  33. Fooz


    June 9, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for the article Jeppa. Thanks for your comments Warnie. I haven’t seen a flame war (what we used to call trolling) like this since my uni days 25 years ago…

  34. Damo

    June 9, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    NEED HELP – Can anyone recommend a rookie DEF, under $200k preferably, that will definitely play in Rnd 13? Seems like the only option at this point is Nathan J Brown from St Kilda, but his scores are pretty underwhelming.

    • TimorSaint

      June 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      T.Mohr is a chance, but wont score much …. j.Smith wont be far away, but not r13 … tough call

  35. sir relton

    June 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    if only to avoid a donut, brown will give you 20-40 points.
    Willis from suns is only other playing under 200k and he was very low scoring last year so wouldnt expect much more, and no JS either.

    • Damo

      June 9, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks for the replies, think I will stick with Brown.

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