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Roy’s Trade Talk – Rd 18

Roy has a look at this weeks trade options with a keen eye on the new DPP rollout

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Lewis Young (FWD, $175,000) made a great debut with 21 touches and a massive nine marks for a score of  73. That gives him a break even of zero and if he can manage to lay a few tackles next week, he may even improve. Pick of the cows.

Return to form:

Kieren Jack (FWD/MID, $449,000) is back to his best after dropping 99K since the start of the year. The last three weeks he has found a heap more of the ball which has earned praise from Longmire which is a good sign, while averaging 109 in that time. The team is in form an has a nice fixture with the Saints and Hawks in the next two.

Nat Fyfe (MID, $516,000) has strung a couple of good games together with scores of  114 and 109 in his last two games which is his first triple figure scores since round three. Fresh off the back of a new contract, the in form Fyfe looks a bargain.

Value Premium:

Joel Selwood (MID, $467,000) is an absolute bargain due to injury. In the last two weeks he has scored 113 and 94 which gives him a break even of 104 in a tough match up with the Crows. Cat’s finish the year with one of the toughest draws but Selwood is a champion.

Unique Premium:

Michael Hurley (FWD, $546,000) has only 3% of the competition enjoying his sensational year down back and I don’t blame them for laying low and keeping him unique. The big fella is averaging 110 over three and 104 over five which gives him a BE of 78. In the last 12 weeks he has dropped under 90 on just two occasions. His marking has been sensation and he has taken 20 in the last two weeks.

New DPP:

Steele Sidebottom (FWD/MID, $635,000) has been elevated to ‘must have’ status following his fwd eligibility as he now is the clear number one in that position. He is having an amazing season and was actually coming under consideration as a midfielder with a five round average of 115, so this is a gift. He has a BE of 132, so his price will not fluctuate too far this week.

Connor Blakely (DEF/MID, $588,000) has been a beast since moving across half back and his numbers reflect that with a five round average of 111 and a three round average of 130. Needless to say he has a low BE of 67 leading into a nice matchup at home against the Hawks. He is currently owned by just 1% of the competition but that is set to change.

As always, use the comment to discuss your trade ideas in the comments, I’m currently:

Tuohy to Blakely

Nank to Jack




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    July 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I think this is actually the best thread for the year. Haha….. I had a good laugh.

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      July 19, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Really? Anonymous people hanging shit on other anonymous people is amusing on a Fantasy footy blog? You must be a Collingwood supporter.

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      July 20, 2017 at 12:34 am

      +1 Micool.
      Found the thread enthralling !

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    July 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Trade options

    Option 1 is obviously the safest but the others are tempting. What do you guys think?

    M.Wallis -> Sidebottom
    K. Mutimer -> L. Young

    M. Wallis -> J. Jack (has some good form, worth taking a punt?)
    Witherden -> D. Swallow (3 100’s in a row, can he keep doing that?)

    Bank: 61,000

    Newman -> C. Blakely
    M. Wallis -> K. Jack

    Bank 120,00

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      St guns

      July 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Def 1 imo

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      July 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      option one easy peasy, top 6 fwd and a price gain rook.

      how much cash left over after option one?

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    July 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Looks like it’s unlikely that Danger will play this week. That’s going to cause some grief in how to cover him.

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    St guns

    July 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Gday fellas iv gotta get rid of Mountford i have 140k in bank 427k total,even looking at def/fwds best i can find is between Prestia Masten Redden or S Hill
    Anyone care to nominate who i should pick?
    Im leaning to prestia

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      July 19, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      rather than pick one of the 4 listed can you afford to grab a cashy and wait for a week to accrue more money to get in a premo?

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        St guns

        July 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm

        I understand your logic but hes onfield and ave 50odd…i cant afford his pathetic scores!

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          July 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm

          I dunno, jkh could rip out another 90-100 this week. rookie roulette

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    July 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Which trio would be better for the run home??

    Blakely + Newnes/Newman) + Duncan OR
    Blakely + Zerret + Greenwood

    Basically, I can cash in 2 rookies and upgrade Greenwood (M8) leaving Newnes/Newman down back and Duncan in the guts OR I can keep Greenwood as the M8 for another week (he played Geelong well earlier this year) and upgrade Newnes/Newman to Blakely and Duncan to Zerret…

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    July 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Replacing Nankervis as a ruck. I have enough cash to get any ruck pretty much. Who should I go for?

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      July 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      cruiser the man this year imo

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        The Cricket

        July 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm


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    July 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Jelwood, Beams, Fyfe or Jack??

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    July 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Hibberd-Joel smith and Newman-Blakely?? Thiughts

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    July 19, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Thoughts on going Butler Captain this week?
    I know it sounds crazy but he did get a 98 last week and hes playing GWS this week and they dont have a good team so he probs will score good
    From xX_Fantasybeastlord_Xx

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      July 20, 2017 at 12:39 am

      Some irony there Beastlord. If Butler’s in the mix for Skipper, your Fantasy team might fall into the same category as your view of the GWS team !
      It’s unique…..the only team with him as captain unique !

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    July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    worth getting out Newman for Selwood ?
    or going Dahl / reiwolt for Sidebottom ?
    suggestions plz

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    July 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Would it be a bad trade if I was to trade Rockliff to Joel Selwood and either koby Stevens or Dahl to sidey??

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      July 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Rockiliff is going to be super cautious for the rest of the season, so stop beating a dead horse, should have traded home weeks ago.

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    July 20, 2017 at 9:27 am

    @ Simon

    If your comment earlier was meant for me then as I said I have apologised to the boys once b4 and if you want an apology then ok I’m sorry Simon. and no I’m not a Collingwood Supporter. To Noob I made a silly comment about your name and I didn’t mean any harm.

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    July 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Hibberd-150k then greenwood- blakley??

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    July 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Which is the more important trade this week?…

    Newman to Simpson


    Greenwood to Franklin/Jack/Hill/Lambert/Greene (can’t afford Sidebottom yet)

    DEF: Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Newman, Witherden [Ryan, J.Smith]
    MID: Danger, T.Mitchell, Merret, Zorko, Treloar, Neale, Steven, J.Selwood [Hibberd, Willis]
    RUC: Grundy, Martin [Soldo, Buzza]
    FWD: Macrae, Heeney, Menegola, Stevens, Dahlhaus, Greenwood [Beech, Cameron]

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    July 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm

Docherty Adams Laird Lloyd Newnes Ryan(Guthrie Willis )

    Merrett Dangerfield, tom Mitchell, Rocky JPK Murphy Gaff Mountford (Miles deluca )

    Grundy Gawn ( Cameron Simpson )

    Yeo Macrae Dahlhaus Heeney Menegola young (zurharr Pickett )

    I have currently 264k in the bank what 2 trades shall I do thoughts appreciated?
    I’m just interested in Winning my league and finals

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    July 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Newman & Lambert to Jelwood & Macrae?

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    July 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Should I keep Walters and trade in Lewis young for bench player or trade Walters for macrae???

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    July 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    trade newman or shaw?

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