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Roy’s Trade and Rolling 22 Talk – Rd. 5

Roy has a look at a few unique trade options and there has been some big changes to the Rolling 22.

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Caleb Daniel (FWD, $606,000)
With new DPP’s on the verge of being released, the in form defender looks a sure thing to gain a new status. Playing the quarter back role, Daniel’s form is undeniable with scores of 98, 96 and 105 in his last three with the Dogs making him the go to guy out of the back line. He has a couple of nice games coming up against the Blues, Dockers and the Tigers which will cause his price to skyrocket given his BE of 67. He is nice and unique with 1 percent ownership and a perfect upgrade from Will Setterfield.

Lachie Neale (MID, $809,000)
Ownership increased from nine to 14 percent last week and Neale certainly rewarded his new coaches with 139. He is now averaging 140 in his last three and has a BE of just 83 leading into his game with the Pies. There is a slight concern Levi Greenwood will come back in to tag him and the Pies have also been surprisingly restrictive over the first month. Having said that, we have seen the ceiling that was missing the last couple of years at the Dockers and he has shot up the Rolling 22 rankings as a result.

Zach Merrett (MID, $673,000)
Is it time? Fantasy stud ZM started the season slowly following an injury interrupted pre season, dropping by $63,000, but there are signs that he is ready to return to the elite bracket. The Bombers seem to have snapped out of their funk and Merrett have a low of 95 in his last three, highlighted by 128 on the weekend. He has a low ownership of just 4% and a break even of 84.

Jack Ross (MID, $220,000)
Is the best downgrade target of the week after a sensational debut with 25 touches and a score of 86. Despite being given the chance to play at the top level due to injury and suspension, his form through the VFL practice games and opening round was undeniable and he didn’t miss a beat transferring it. After a game like that, there are no job security issues and his BE is -11 so his price will increase nice and quick.

Taylor Adams (MID, $680,000)
It didn’t take Adams long to show what he is all about, pumping out a nice score of 116 from 28 possessions with an impressive eight tackles. He has a break even of 96, but it’s his low ownership of just 1% that may give you a leg up in your league or ranking. I hate chasing a unique for the sake of it but I had Adams firmly embedded in the rolling 22 before he was injured in the pre season.

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You… Get the Chop

Dom Sheed (MID, $641,000)
It was a nice start to the year, albeit, without Andrew Gaff. Before his teammate returned to the side, Sheed didn’t drop below triple figures with a high in round one of 133, but since coming back, Sheed has dropped off… And in a bad way on the weekend with a season low of 66 from just 17 possessions, a far cry from his season high of 38. He still has a managble break even of 102, but bringing in a unique option like one of the players mentioned above or Marcus Bontempelli (MID, $766,000).

My Trades

At this stage my trades are Will Setterfield and Michael Gibbons to Jack Ross and Liam Baker in a small cash grab.

Rolling 22

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




Lachie Whitfield
GWS Giants, DEF
The trip to Geelong was a test, given they haven’t given up ten marks to a player this year… Hold my beer.


Jake Lloyd
Sydney Swans, DEF
Continues to show amazing, elite consistency.


Tom Stewart
Geelong, DEF
Showed he can get it done in wins and losses.


Rory Laird
Adelaide, DEF
Looks like he is on the way back… Trade target.


James Sicily
Hawthorn, DEF
That’s more like the cool sick Dawg we love.


Brad Sheppard
West Coast, DEF
Forced his way in through consistent performances over the first four weeks with a season high this week.

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




Jack Macrae
Western Bulldogs, MID
Playing second fiddle to the Bont at the moment but poised to go bang at some stage soon.


Lachie Neale
Brisbane, MID
In a rich vein of form and deservingly leap frogged his rivals.


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


Marcus Bontempelli
Western Bulldogs, MID
Has taken his game to a new level this year and still has low ownership.


Tom Rockliff
Port Adelaide, MID
Amazing effort following a concussion but that’s what Pigs do. Concern of a Hutchings tag this week.


Adam Treloar
Collingwood, MID
Sliding as concern grows regarding a lack of scoring with Taylor Adams the past two weeks.


Angus Brayshaw
Melbourne, MID
Will need to bounce back hard this week after a sub standard performance.


Stephen Coniglio
GWS Giants, MID
Has a good matchup this week and looks set for a nice return.

In the mix: Andrew Gaff, Rory Sloane, Matt Crouch




Brodie Grundy
Collingwood, RUC
Back to his best, literally head and shoulders above the rest.


Max Gawn
Melbourne, RUC
A great return from Max in his first game partnered with Preuss.

In the mix: Nil




Patrick Dangerfield
Geelong, MID/FWD
Couldn’t break the tag last week but will pay his coaches back this week.


Travis Boak
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD
Keeps getting it done, having a great year.


Tim Kelly
Geelong, MID/FWD
Injury and tagging attention worked against him. Gets the chance this week to show why he is ranked so high.


Jack Billings
St Kilda FWD
Looks to be finally doing what we expected last year.


Isaac Heeney
Sydney, MID/FWD
His role now looks like it allows him to be the safe 100 guy we expect him to be.


Caleb Daniel
Western Bulldogs, FWD
Great consistency with a low score of 96 in his last three.

In the mix: Jack Newnes



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    April 16, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Williams to Heeney
    J.Clark to Newnes?

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      April 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      williams be of 66, clark 42. heeney 81 and newnes 57. so there’s literally no difference in the money. I reckon you should still give williams just one more chance, he should get over 66 so you wouldnt be losing any money. go clark to newnes.

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    April 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I’m waiting on the teams. I have to punt Setterfield, can’t rely upon Parker to cover him, and would like to get Ross in the midfield. My rookies haven’t made enough cash yet to launch a decent upgrade.

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    April 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Sheed and dursma out for Merrett and 170k took which then gives me 200k for Goldstein into grundy next week thoughts

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    April 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I am completely stuck on what to do.

    def- whitfield, lloyd, crisp, duursma, clark, hore. (burgess, mckay)
    mid- cripps, neale, rocky, crouch, crouch, walsh, constable, cousins. (gibbons, atkins)
    ruck- Grundy, gawn. (fort, cameron)
    fwd-danger, worp, dahlhaus, setters, drew, miers. (balta, Brander)

    i want to get rid of crisp after 2 sub 60s but other than that i dont know what to do. Any suggestions?

    • Belly


      April 16, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      Depends what $ you have really. Setters has to go given your bench, if you have a couple of hundred plus up your sleeve get him to Heeney and then Crisp to Laird if possible. Less cash keep crisp go Gibbons to Ross

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      April 16, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      cousins to ross
      crisp to whoever you want

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      April 16, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Setterfield has to be traded

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      April 17, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Well I have less than 10k because of some big trades last week so that doesn’t really help.

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    April 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    What’s better.
    Parker to Lockhart and Setterfield to Heeney or Setterfield to Billings.
    Parker to Hore and Setterfield to Newnes?

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      April 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      i like the second one better.

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    April 16, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    What’s everyone thoughts on Newnes? Top 6 forward material. Pretty cheap and a good bye round

    Also does anyone think he’ll get DPP defensive status? Heat map shows most of his touches in D50 and 59% time down there

  7. Belly


    April 16, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Great read Roy, would be handy to have the player prices and BE next to their names in the rolling 22 list if possible? Saves having to look them up and gives an easy visual comparison within the same position.

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      April 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Agree mate but it takes me ages as it is

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        April 18, 2019 at 11:56 am

        Def: laird- Newman Williams Smith duursma Clark or Wilkie
        Mid: brayshaw Sloane Rockliff Taranto b crouch sheed Walsh Smith,Scott or stack
        Ruck: Grundy mummie
        Frd: danger boak Dunkley McCarthy setters Petrucelle
        Trade thoughts? Have like 200k

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      Fyfe Is Lyfe

      April 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      Roy is employed by the AFL who offer the premium subscribers the BE scores so I doubt he will be putting them up. Id personally recommend the premium subscription, not much and supports the game that we love to play!

      • Belly


        April 17, 2019 at 9:02 pm

        BE’s are readily available for free on footywire, so no need to pay for a subscription.
        I was just asking for them to be pulled through to the list on this article for ease of reference.
        I hadn’t realised that sort of information would still have to be manually added in, I assumed it was basic data mapping that would pull it through along with the score and average that are being shown already.

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    April 16, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Sheed has to go, if you dont already have Libba would you save $200k and get him over Bont?

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      David C

      April 17, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      Yep, Libba’s breakeven is still only 29. Take the cash grab and upgrade somewhere else.

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      April 18, 2019 at 1:32 am

      if you dont have libba the best course of action is to delete your side

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    Lyo Shoji

    April 16, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Team name : soupi
    Current rank : 379
    Bank : 210 K
    Defs : Whitfield, Lloyd, Newman, B smith, Duursma, Hore . (e) Clark, Burgess .

    Mids : Treloar, Rockliff ( oink city ), Coniglio, Brayshaw, B Crouch, Liberatore, Walsh, Constable . (e) Gibbons, Stack .

    Rucks : Gawn, Reilly. (e) Fort, Hunter .

    Forwards : Boak, Dangerfield, Billings, Worpel, Drew, Setterfield . (e) Balta, Parker .

    Trades : Trelaor > Bontempelli . Drew > Franklin ( Modern day fantasy record holder > 204 )

    Reasoning : Treloar is being affected by a confused midfield structure with a makeup of similar players who are all stars in their own right . ( Still an uber premium no doubt . )
    Franklin a genuine threat who has had a few difficult years and still made all Australian skipper last year .Replaces Drew who has beem affected by the return of Wines.
    Setterfield stays on bench do to structure and Parker gets a nod though only expecting a maximum score of 65 .
    Moves that shapes my season potentially , wish me luck champs and fellow DT fanatics : )

    • willski84


      April 17, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Sorry, but it seems like a terrible idea to trade a guy (treloar) who is averaging 114 and hasn’t averaged less than 108 in the last 3 years, regardless of who you’re getting in (Bont).
      As for buddy…. its your team not mine, but the dude is averaging 65. He might get a 150 this season, but you’ll be lucky if he averages 90. I think there are other smokies who are a better choice due to pure ball gathering roles – newnes? marshall? caleb daniel?

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    April 16, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    My Team:

    Thinking possibly going Clark to Hore and Setterfield to Newnes which leaves me $4k. I’m not sold on Newnes but it’s the best I can get to that way. Or should I go Williams to Hore and Setterfield to Heeney Thoughts on what trades to do?

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

    Cash: $133k.

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    April 16, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    a) Scrimshaw > $170 (field Hore and Duursma)
    Setters > Newnes

    b) Duursma > $170 (field Hore and Scrimshaw)
    Setters > Daniel

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      April 17, 2019 at 3:25 am

      Dont trade scrim or duursma. They still have cash to earn

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        April 17, 2019 at 11:03 am

        Don’t want to but need to upgrade Setters, no other decent options.

        • Belly


          April 17, 2019 at 1:16 pm

          Trade Clark out instead.

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    April 16, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Now heeney is under injury cloud who should I bring in.

    Heeney 56k
    Billings 43k
    Newnes 124k

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    April 17, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Hey Shags/anyone,
    Have I missed the boat on Worpel??, at the moment, running with 2 Premos (Kelly, Danger) and 4 rookies (Petrucelle, Rozee, Drew, Parker/Setterfield) in forward line, unsure to go to Worpel (use Clark DPP Rozee, and butters to North) or Daniel (use Durrsma DPP Rozee, and butters to Ross) , obviously 50K difference between the,, but unsure if they will average the same at the end. Or do I stick with the 2 Premos and 4 rookies another week, use Setters and Butters to go down to Fwd Rookie and Ross/North depending on selection…hopefully get up to Heney or Billings next week, unfortunately I think I have missed the boat on Boak.

    Too many decisions…Any recommendations are encouraged ??

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    April 17, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Stef Martin -> Grundy
    Crisp -> Whittfield?

    Bigger average gain with the second, but Crisp is probably due for a score?

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    April 17, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Wanting to get rid of these, just not sure who to prioritise?
    1. Sheed –> Ross
    2. Clark –> Hore
    3. Parker –> Baker

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      April 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      1 & 3

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    The second

    April 17, 2019 at 12:55 pm


    1. Billings and hurn
    2. Newnes and laird
    3. Caleb daniel and laird.

    1 2 or 3

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    David C

    April 17, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve gone Sheed to Ross if that helps, Clark still has a bit more to make and not sure on Hore’s js. Baker should be ok for now but Martin, Houli, Riewolt and Cotchin have to come back in over the next 2 weeks.

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    April 17, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Last week I Traded out Newnes so I could bring Liberatore into my side. This week I’m Trading out Settlefield and Rozee and bringing Newnes and Baker back into my side unless there is a 170k Forward playing then I’ll be bringing in Boak as I have 225K already in bank.

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      April 17, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      you were one step ahead of the pack when you already had Newnes and you traded him out

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    April 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Newnes or Caleb daniel

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    April 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Smith, Williams, Duursma, Scrimshaw, (Clark), (Collins)
    MID: Macrae, Coniglio, Cripps, Rocky, B.Crouch, Walsh, Constable, Butters, (Stack), (Atkins)
    RUC: Grundy, Gawn, (Fort), (Cameron)
    FWD: Dangerfield, Worpel, Rozee, Setterfield, Drew, Petruccelle, (Parker), (Burgess)
    Bank: $100k

    Struggling for trades this week, I have a few options I am considering.

    1. Clark -> Hore & Butters -> Ross – leaves me with 331k in the bank
    2. Clark -> Hore & Setterfield -> Miers – leaves me with 240k in the bank
    3. Butters -> Ross & Setterfield -> Miers – leaves me with 269k in the bank
    4. Williams -> Hore & Butters -> Merrett – leaves me with 25k in the bank

    Pretty much comes down to which 2 of the following 4 are most important this week;
    – Get Ross
    – Get Hore
    – Dump Setterfield
    – Get Merrett

    Open to any and all feedback!

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    April 17, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    1. Trading Cogs to Libba freeing up cash for Williams to Whitfield next week.


    2. Gibbons to Ross and Collins to Hore.

    My argument is Libba averages about the same and will increase in value, seems unthinkable to trade out a premium but is Kelly being back hurting Libba?

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      April 17, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      I mean Cogs…

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    April 17, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Hey legends,
    I have no idea what I’m going to do this week, I’d appreciate any feedback on how I can fix my average team

    Def: Whitfield, Lloyd, Witherden, Rozee, Duursma, Scrimshaw. (Collins, Hore)

    Mid: Neale, P.Cripps, Rocky, B.Crouch, Libba, Walsh, Sheed, Constable. (A.Miles, Atkins)

    Ruck: Grundy, Gawn. (Fort, Flynn)

    Fwd: Heeny, Worpel, C.McCarthy, Drew, Miers, Setterfield. (Parker, Burgess)

    Bank= $230k

    My fwd and def are very weak. Do I try to boost them or chase the well priced/ in form mids or chase up and coming cash cows?


    • Belly


      April 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      Why do you have a 500k player on your mid bench! May as well cash sheed in for Ross and play Miles this week as they will likely score similar.
      Then upgrade Setters to Danger/Boak.
      You’ll have to suffer seeing McCarthy in your team for another week (were you drunk???)
      Next week get him to a fantasy relevant player.

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    April 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    DEF: lloyd, smith, williams, duursma, clark, scrimshaw (hore, burgess)
    MID: macrae, conigs, taranto, rocky, b.crouch, libba, walsh, constable (stack, atkins)
    RUC; grundy, gawn (fort, cameron)
    FWD: danger, boak, kelly, worpel, rozee, drew (petra, parker)

    Got 54k in the bank. Im unsure of what trades to perform this week. Ideally, want to get whitfield in the next couple weeks. Is it clarks time to depart, and if so for who?

    Or is it the most beneficial to fix the bench by going atkins > ross and parker > miers???

    Help would be much appreciated. Cheers

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    April 19, 2019 at 4:22 am

    1.Billings and Hayes or
    2. Daniel and Ross?

    1 or 2…

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    April 19, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Who would you trade out of to get Libba?

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