Corey Maynard (FWD/MID 173,000) had an outstanding debut with 18 possessions and an impressive seven tackles to go with a goal for 78. If you are in the prelim, he could be a nice downgrade and score you a few token points to cover the likes of Merrett and Duncan.
Mixed Lollies (Selwood Replacements):
Robbie Gray (MID/FWD, $486,000) has been back to his best since returning to the midfield averaging over 30 possessions and scoring 101, 98 and 112 in that time. He has a friendly run of games and is worth considering for a bargain price.
Rory Sloane (MID, $493,000) has been an absolute rollercoaster this year, and its all based around whether or not he cops a tag. The good news is he comes up against the Bombers who haven’t tagged all year and the cherry on top is that he has some great form leading into this week after scoring 124 from 30 touches and a goal. .
Lachie Neale (MID, $598,000) is a bargain for under 600K. He absolutely dominated on the weekend with a round high 152 which obviously contributes to his three round average of 118. After a patchy start to the season, he has hit his straps with a lowest score of 95 in his last nine games and he has the added bonus of being owned by just 5% of the competition.
Say it aint so Witho (DEF, $439,000):
Luke Ryan (DEF, $425,000) is the perfect replacement for Witherden if his hammy doesn’t get up. Once again, he embrace Connor Blakely’s role across half back, bumping his 14 mark effort two weeks ago to grab 16 on his way to 126. Since taking on that role he has scores of 138 and 126 which makes it an easy replacement.
Matthew Kreuzer (RUC, $566,000) is a bargain thanks to Danger. He is the standout ruck of the competition and will be the highest scoring big man over the next three weeks, kick started by a game against the Eagles who give up plenty of points to opposition rucks. Lets face it, he is going against Petrie! He will be huge.
Max Gawn (RUC, $513,000) is certainly the value option after overcoming injury and returning to his best the last couple of weeks. Last week he scored an eye catching 113 before backing it up with a whopping 140 against the Giants. Massively under priced despite coming up against a couple of good ruckman in the next few weeks.
As always, use the comment to discuss your trade ideas in the comments, I’m currently:
Grundy to Gawn
Selwood to Sloane
(Holding Merrett, covered by Greenwood)