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Roy’s Trade and Rolling 22 Talk – Rd. 4

Roy has some trade options for this week and a couple of new entries into the 22.

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The best teams are breaking away and there are a few unique players worth considering to make up some ground. I’m never one to chase a unique for the sake of it, but if they are killing it, low ownership certainly adds some incentive.

Get them in:

Marcus Bontempelli (MID, $714,000)
is on fire! The big fella is back playing predominantly midfield and the results speak for themselves with career best numbers and consistent high scoring in the uber premium category. The superstar Dog is averaging 120 and has a break even of 79 while being owned by just three percent of the competition. Don’t hesitate to jump on and hitch a ride up the ranks.

Lachie Neale (MID, $773,000)
is at just nine percent ownership but that is sure to be on the rise throughout the week given his level of play is over the past couple of weeks. He is in sensational form for the Lions with scores of 146 and 135 in his last two, not to mention an easy matchup with the Bombers this week. He has a break even of 80 and is paying $1.20 to force his way into the rolling 22 for next week.

Lachie Whitfiled (DEF, $797,000)
Comes at a huge cost, but the cost of not having him is causing 67% of the competition some serious ranking headaches. It has got to the point that if you are within range to pounce on Whitfield, who for some reason has not been tagged this season, you do it. He is averaging 135 and carrying a break even of just 69 heading into what will probably be one of his tougher match ups from an uncontested mark perspective at Geelong. Having said that, he is the best in the business at finding space for a +3 and would be an outstanding addition to any side.

Sydney Stack (MID, $208,000)
is the must have downgrade option this week for the injury and suspension riddled Tigers. He had a team high 10 intercept possessions on debut while collecting 17 possessions for an impressive 89 points. We can’t expect scoring like that every week but I would back him on the ground over Bailey Scott for those rolling with three midfield rooks.

Jay Lockhart (DEF/MID, $203,000)
Looked right at home in his second game for the Demons, applying plenty of pressure and an avenue to goal. He scored 67 points and has a break even of -2 as a result which projects him to rise by over $31K this week. With cash cows hard to find on the bench this year, Jay is certainly a prime target this week.

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You… Get the Chop

Dustin Martin (MID, $606,000)
If you are one of the 16% of coaches who were stubborn and held Dusty, his two week suspension saves your season by giving you an excuse to say goodbye. He is averaging just 69 for the season but remains a nice price to upgrade to a form premium or even downgrade to Tom Liberatore (MID, $514,000) who is averaging 104 and carries a BE of just 14.

My Trades

At this stage I am getting in Stack and Lockhart for two failed rookies in the hope of some cash generation.

Rolling 22

Update following round three. Read last week’s by clicking here.




Lachie Whitfield
GWS Giants, DEF
Rocketed to the number one on the back of being the form player of the competition.


Jake Lloyd
Sydney Swans, DEF
Amazing to think a guy in this form can get bumped a spot.


Tom Stewart
Geelong, DEF
Not only forced his way in, he leaped some formidable competition.


Rory Laird
Rory Laird, DEF
The ball is being shared around a lot more than we have become accustomed to in the Crow backline. Will bottom out and bounce back at some stage.


James Sicily
Hawthorn, DEF
Frustrating his owners at the moment but he will come good.


Daniel Rich
Brisbane, DEF
Current owner of the throw away spot. Throw a blanket over the contenders here.

In the mix: Wayne Milera, Christian Salem, Zak Jones




Jack Macrae
Western Bulldogs, MID
Showed what he can do, overcoming a slow start to still finish with a great score.


Adam Treloar
Collingwood, MID
When possessions dried up due to some extra attention he managed to snag a few sausage rolls to keep the score ticking over.


Angus Brayshaw
Melbourne, MID
The dees are poor but it isn’t stopping Helmet, raking up possessions at will and scoring like a champ despite low TOG.


Rory Sloane
Adelaide, MID
Looks really fit and playing like a machine. Still value with a BE of just 80.


Tom Rockliff
Port Adelaide, MID
Can't drop him for getting KO'd.


Patrick Cripps
Carlton, MID
Once again attempting to carry the team on his shoulder, and scoring very well while doing so.


Stephen Coniglio
GWS Giants, MID
Slowly slipping down the ranks and needs a big one fast.


Matt Crouch
Adelaide, MID
Needs a big 110+ this week with plenty of stars knocking on the door including the Bont and Neale.

In the mix: Lachie Neale, Marcus Bontempelli




Brodie Grundy
Collingwood, RUC
Another reminder why you need to have the big fella.


Max Gawn
Melbourne, RUC
Max is starting to heat up and with a BE od 121, he probably has once price drop left if you are waiting for him to bottom out.

In the mix: Nil




Patrick Dangerfield
Geelong, MID/FWD
Is back to his dominant best, leaving 30% of the competition with some work to do


Travis Boak
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD
Overcame a slow start to have another dominant game, this time alongside Ollie Wines.


Tim Kelly
Geelong, MID/FWD
On track for another 110 before injury struck. Hopefully good to go this week.


Isaac Heeney
Sydney, MID/FWD
Looks to have overcome his ankle complaint and had a far better balance between forward and mis roles.


Luke Dahlhaus
Geelong, MID/FWD
A move to the Cattery has worked wonders for Dahl who skyrockets to number 5.


Devon Smith
Essendon, MID/FWD
Reputation can only keep him here for so long.

In the mix: Jack Martin, Jack Billings



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    April 9, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Hey, Roy! How’s Rocky? Has he rung you?

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    April 9, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    scott or gibbons to stack and hore or balta to someone worth 230k or under

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      The Cricket

      April 9, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      If you’ve got Burgess in your backline, you could trade out Balta, shift Burgess forward and then get Lockhart in defense (a bit of dpp action)

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    April 9, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    So Matt Crouch plays for Collingwood now?

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      April 9, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Roy must be distracted with all those media commitments. Why else would he state, for the most part, the bleeding obvious?

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    Harry C

    April 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    drop gibbo

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    April 9, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Lockhart on field over Stack and Scott?

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    April 9, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Who to field out of butters and stack?

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    April 9, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    If Ross makes his debut for the Tigers this week is it a good idea to Trade both Gibbons and Scott out who are sitting on my bench and bring in both Stack and Ross?

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      Matt D

      April 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      I agree with this. Would love to get Bont or Neale this week but feel that the above is better for cash generation for next week. Cogs & M.Crouch get another go this week. I also have Taranto – he has been great however he could get the chop to Bont or Neale.

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        Matt D

        April 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        I am thinking Taranto to Libba as then I can upgrade Lycett to Grundy next week. Already have Gawn. Cogs I believe will be top 8 mid.

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    April 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Leaves me with 236k in bank then next week I can bring in either Witfield or Boak.

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    April 9, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Matt crouch to Neale in RDT

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      David C

      April 10, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Too sideways for RDT.

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    April 9, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Thinking of going Gibbons to Stack and Clark to Rozee, which leaves $5k for next week. Thoughts on trades or other options? I will have to look at moving on Balta soon as he isn’t generating any cash.

    DEF: Lloyd, Whitfield, Smith, Williams, Duursma, Clark (Scrimshaw, Lockhart)
    MID: Macrae, Coniglio, Cripps, Rockliff, B.Crouch, Libba, Walsh, Constable (Scott, Gibbons)
    RUCK: Grundy, Witts (Flynn, Fort)
    FWD: Dangerfield, Kelly, Worpel, Setterfield, Drew, Parker (Burgess, Balta)

    Cash: $47k

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    April 9, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    witherden not even in the mix?? do not agree

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    April 10, 2019 at 8:03 am

    DEF: Whitfield, Lloyd, B.Smith, Williams, Duursma, Clark (Lockhart, Wilkie)
    MID: Macrae, Cripps, Brayshaw, Rockliff, B.Crouch, Liberatore, Cousins, Walsh (Constable, Scott)
    RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Flynn, Fort)
    FOR: Dangerfield, Billings, Powell, Setterfield, Drew, Miers (Parker, Brander)

    Thinking of going Cousins to Stack field Constable and go Powell to Dahlhaus, Marshall or Daniel.
    I have 11k in the bank currently before those trades.


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    Alan J

    April 10, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Boak or Heeney +120k

    Or I take a flier on Lambert filling the Cotch/Martin hole, but he’s incosistency is enraging, same with Billings lack of desire to lay a tackle..

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    April 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Anyone who is keen, join my draft league Starts 4.45pm AEST today

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    April 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    What do you think of Lockhart’s job security? Considering if Justin McInerney debuting for Swans might be a better option?

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    Tyson P

    April 10, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I want to trade out Laird and Clark to get to Whitfield. I’ve bought in Lockhart as a DEF/MID so I can bring Duursma into my starting side for Clark. Thoughts?

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    April 10, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    You just have to keep Rocky- no sense in trading him now. There is always the chance he could go big against the tigers.

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    April 11, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Would you trade out Rocky to get in someone like Heeney or Boak?
    Only saying this because atm I have 7 deep mids plus Walsh meaning Constable on bench.
    Or do I move on Sheed? Mean 93 with 3 goals…

    Rather upgrade up front to get Parker off field so I can get Constable on the field. Thoughts?

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    April 11, 2019 at 9:19 am

    If I could go rocky to Whitfield Scott to stack? Thoughts? Rockliff staying in Brisbane is concerning and we all know players coming of concussion are down significantly

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    April 11, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    First trade is Scott to stack.

    Second trade
    1. Collins to rozee or
    2. Sheed to gaff/cripps/cogs

    1 or 2

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    April 11, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Gaff, cogs, bont, cripps or trealor ?

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    April 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Need 1
    Gaff, trealor, bont, cripps, Sloane or cogs.

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    April 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Trade Toranto to macrea or sheed to cripps/Sloane?

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