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Roy’s Rolling 22 + Trade Talk: Rd 18

Roy updates his rolling 22 on the back of the newly announced DPPs and has a look at a few trade options for the week.

The DPPs have dropped and one has slipped straight into third spot for his new position.

Rolling 22

Defenders:

1. Rory Laird
2. Gus Brayshaw
3. Jake Lloyd
4. Elliot Yeo
5. Lachie Whitfield
6. Kade Simpson

Who to bring in? Shannon Hurn (DEF, $597,000) although he is not in the rolling six, Hurn deserves some credit here and is an option for coaches that don’t have the cash to reach the big boys. He is averaging 93 on the season and an impressive 101 in the last three games and has only dropped under 93 once in the last six weeks. This week he comes up against the Dogs who he pumped out a lazy 118 on earlier in the year. He is having a career year.

Midfielders:

1. Tom Mitchell
2. Andrew Gaff
3. Jack Macrae
4. Dayne Beams
5. Zach Merrett
6. Josh Kelly
7. Matt Crouch
8. Stephen Coniglio

Who to bring in? Jack Macrae (MID, $781,000) Common sense says to wait on this… given the fact he has a break even of 161, but if you have the cash and its your final upgrade in the midfield, I would jump now at this stage of the season. He took no time bouncing back from his hamstring injury with a dominant performance against the restrictive Demons with 133 from 33 possessions, seven marks and eight tackles. He plays the Eagles this week who he had a nice 134 on in round two earlier in the year.

Who to bring in? Rory Sloane (MID, $595,000) looks great value for a player we all know has the potential to be a genuine premium. He has returned from injury in impressive form with back to back scores of 111 which gives him a break even of just 82. I like the fact he is unique with an ownership of just 3% and he has dropped $159,000 from his original asking price, so the value is there. My only concern he is that Berry has been tagging very well for the Lions and he would have Sloane locked in as his target at the GABBA this week.

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Ruck:

1. Brodie Grundy
2. Max Gawn

Forward:

1. Devon Smith
2. Justin Westoff
3. Patrick Dangerfield
4. Isaac Heeney
5. Chad Wingard
6. Sic Dawg

Who to bring in? Patrick Dangerfield (FWD/MID, $660,000) slots straight into the rolling 22 as a forward with an average of 102 for the season. Although he is producing a shadow of what we have seen in the past couple of seasons, the fact he is capable of beast mode 150’s like we saw this week against the Crows make him a must have forward. He has dropped $189,000 since the start of the season and has a break even of just 82 leading into this weeks game which suggests you won’t get him this cheap again this season.

Downgrade target:

Colin O’Riordan (DEF, $202,000) has been a NEAFL Pig this year and he took his form to the top level with an impressive 84 on debut. The Irishman gathered 17 possessions and took seven marks, while also laying an impressive five tackles. The job security and cash generation are both there, so don’t hesitate bringing him in. He has a BE of -11.

My Trades:

Battle to Freeman via DPP
Gray to Heeney

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