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Fry’s Cash Cows – Rd. 6

It’s hard to believe one-quarter of the season is finished! Cash generation is important as ever and Fry has you covered with all the relevant cash cow/rookie news from the first 25% of 2019.

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Let’s all take a deep breath.

Fantasy hysteria ensued over the last two weeks and after an insane time in the calendar, coaches can now afford to take a well earned day off. We can’t afford to snooze for too long though, with the VC loophole luxury behind us, every point on our field is worth its weight in gold.

A reader made a valid point in the comment section last week, and for that reason, I’m including a new category this week titled “Hold ‘Em”. As the name suggests, players in this category have likely been sitting in some teams for a while rising into the $350K-$400K price bracket and while trading them in probably isn’t a smart move, they can still be held onto for a few more weeks.

Here we go…

Defenders

Get ‘Em

Lachlan Young, Bulldogs ($215K, 51, BE 2)
Another fine showing from Young has his ownership slowly ticking upwards. He’s still at a reasonable price to warrant selection, especially if Matt Suckling’s groin injury keeps him out for a few more games. If you want in, now’s the time.

Noah Answerth, Lions ($198K, 75, BE -7)
I’ll be the first one to admit I wasn’t expecting great things from Answerth on debut. He proved me and a lot of people wrong with his 75 on the weekend, and if he can hold his spot when Brisbane’s more popular defenders return from injury, he’ll be a great cash cow through the next portion of the season.

Hold ‘Em

Sydney Stack, Tigers ($320K, 54, BE 19)
Can we get points for a bump and speckie added to Sydney Stack’s score? The excitement machine lit up the MCG last Wednesday, but unfortunately only just scrapped his way to a 50. I’ll back him in to be better than that against the Dogs, but he’ll likely be a DEF emergency for the 26.5% that own him.

Jordan Ridley, Bombers ($418K, 86, BE 32)
Ridley sure did ‘seize his moment’ on Anzac Day and as a result, warrants holding on to for a few more games. Hopefully, he can put forth more of these 80’s to keep his price rising up over the $450K mark.

Jack Scrimshaw, Hawks ($400K, 77, BE 34)
Fielding Scrimshaw for Stack wasn’t a great move in hindsight for the Large Fry’s & Coke, with Scrim racing out to a good score against the Blues. He faces a Melbourne team this week that gave up huge scores to Brandon Ellis and Bachar Houli in Round 6, giving him the green light for your field.

Marty Hore, Demons ($355K, 68, BE -2)
Are we really disappointed with a 68 from Hore? Kind of. However, his three-round average over 85 gives us hope that he can hang around until the byes. He still has a negative breakeven and room to grow, so it’s wise to stick with him.

Watch ‘Em

Xavier Duursma, Power ($410K, 90, BE 47)
Whether you’re a fan of his celebrations or not, Xavier Duursma is proving to be one of the best cash cows to date this season. He snapped his streak of 50’s with an impressive 90, earning him a few more weeks in a lot of teams. Be wary though, if he struggles against the Pies this weekend, he’ll be very close to topping out in price and it’s not crazy to look for an upgrade.

Jordan Clark, Cats ($332K, N/A, BE 50)
There is no certainty that Clark will come straight back into Geelong’s side after his week off. Zach Tuohy (18 touches, 75 points) did his job for the Cats on the weekend and he was considered to be Clark’s main competition for his spot in the team. See how Thursday afternoon unfolds, but if Clark isn’t named, I’d be trading him out.

Callum Wilkie, Saints ($329K, 44, BE 26)
Uhhh what the hell was that Wilkie? I was just beginning to trust you after your back-to-back 70’s in Round 4 & 5. In every other match this season he has scored under 50 points. He’s risky to play on your field against the Giants and it’s nearly time to consider a move.

Drop ‘Em

Sam Collins, Suns ($330K, 45, BE 43)
We all knew this day was coming and it only took six rounds for Sam Collins to top out in price. With his breakeven and average very close to each other and a matchup with the Eagles out West this week, it’s time for 13.8% of the comp to move Collins on.

Jay Lockhart, Demons ($228K, 42, BE 8)
I know that last Wednesday was a long time ago, but let me remind you Jay Lockhart sucked against the Tigers. Yes, I’m well aware he got off to a flyer, but he came back to Earth in the final three quarters with a resounding thud. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Jay.

On The Outside Looking In

Isaac Cumming (Giants, $204K) – There’s every chance that if Whitfield sits, Cumming will be his replacement. Another good showing included 115 points and 28 disposals (22 kicks) on the weekend, inching him closer.

Harrison Jones (Hawks, $170K) – 111 points, 22 touches, two goals and eight tackles. Surely Harrison Jones’ hat is in the ring?

Lachlan Sholl (Crows, $170K) – 19 disposals and 76 points. Keeping plugging away Sholl.

Midfielders

Get ‘Em

Jack Ross, Tigers ($322K, 92, BE -13)
I’m usually against bringing in a rookie who costs you over $300K, but Jack Ross isn’t your ordinary cash cow. He has his dull moments, but a 90+ against Melbourne, that included 47 in the last quarter makes me think he’s still worth trading in for one more week. Trent Cotchin/Jack Graham’s hamstrings are going to keep them sidelined for a few more weeks and Ross could average 80-85 in that stretch, but this genuinely is your last chance to nab the Tiger cub.

Jackson Hately, Giants ($271K, 84, BE 5)
A quick moment of silence for all the coaches who traded in Hately and were unable to reverse the trade thanks to Wednesday’s partial lockout. No-one saw that coming, but if Hately regains his place in the side, he looms as yet another gun midfield cash cow. Of all the midfielders priced under $500K only Constable has a higher average, and yes, I know it came from one outing, but if Whitfield misses anytime, expect Hately to be in line for an instant recall.

Will Hayes, Bulldogs ($241K, 72, BE -14)
Need a midfield downgrade? Here’s your man. Will Hayes put up another 70+ against Freo, backing up his performance on debut vs. Carlton. Those two teams aren’t the most noteworthy opponents and the Tigers, while they have been premiership contenders in recent times, are leaking points right now. Trade in and enjoy.

Hold ‘Em

Sam Walsh, Blues ($583K, 74, BE 61)
For the first time in his AFL career, Sam Walsh looked mortal on the weekend. We were spoilt by Walsh’s start to his career and a slow game against the Hawks nudged his average under 100. A matchup with North should help his return to normality.

Charlie Constable, Cats ($454K, 83, BE 33)
He’s back! Over half the competition welcomed Charlie Constable back into the fold and, of course, he responded with a characteristic 80+. He’ll likely get his way to $500k in no time.

Bailey Smith, Bulldogs ($390K, 90, BE 17)
I copped it from a few people in the preseason when I said that Smith could be the best player in this draft class and the early signs weren’t good. However, the seventh overall pick excelled against the Dockers for a career-high 23 disposals and 90 points and in turn earnt a few more weeks in coaches’ squads.

Watch ‘Em

Michael Gibbons, Blues ($323K, 54, BE 18)
Ice, thin. If you have Michael Gibbons in the firing line, by all means, go ahead and pull the trigger, but the intriguing midfield role he played against the Dogs in Round 5 gives me pause. If he can find himself entrenched in the Blues’ midfield again, there’s no reason why Gibbons won’t go 80+. Monitor his positioning against North.

Tom Atkins, Cats ($314K, 52, BE 24)
Constable one week, Clark last round; is it Tom Atkins’ time for a spell? He resorted back to the 50’s we all know and love him for in Round 6 and he’s a bench only option at this rate. There is still some room for Atkins to grow, so if you want to really squeeze all the juice out of the orange he can probably stay for a week or two longer.

Tarryn Thomas, Kangaroos ($310K, 65, BE 27)
There is plenty of room on the TNT bandwagon if you want a membership, however, I would advise against it. 65 was the highest score of his fantasy career to date and while he might be in the Roos’ team for a while, Thomas hasn’t shown off the ceiling to warrant paying up for him.

James Rowbottom, Swans ($254K, 45, BE 18)
There’s not a lot of reasons to axe Rowbottom if you’re in the 1.0% of coaches who currently own the young Swan. I’m not sure if he did enough against the Giants to justify staying in their 22, but he can still increase in price if he does.

Drop ‘Em

Luke Davies-Uniacke, Kangaroos ($376K, 59, BE 55)
There aren’t many coaches still on the LDU train, but if you’re one of them, make the smart move. One score over 60 in the past month isn’t going to cut it.

Zak Butters, Power ($370K, 57, BE 50)
Ditto can be said for Zak Butters, who finds himself in just under 15% of teams. I’m usually against a sideways trade, especially on the rookie front, but Jack Ross is a perfect replacement.

On The Outside Looking In

Patrick Wilson (Crows, $278K) – Another week, another 30 disposals and 130 points for Wilson. Can’t really do much more in an effort to get called up.

Tom Sparrow (Demons, $257K) – Having featured in two games earlier this season, there’s a chance Sparrow comes back this week after a 12 tackle game, totalling 100 points for Casey.

Chayce Jones (Crows, $247K) – After being the travelling emergency last week, if the Crows want to make a move, adding Jones will be at the forefront of their minds.

Ned McHenry (Crows, $240K) – Hardly put a foot wrong with 28 touches, 11 tackles and a game-high 139 points. Should make his debut at some stage this year.

Matthew Allen (Eagles, $170K) – Has been consistent in West Coast’s best at the reserves level and could earn a debut if they swing the axe following his 24 disposal, eight tackle effort (106 points).

Corey Lyons (Lions, $170K) – Huge game from Lyons with 38 touches, continuing to press his case for a debut.

Nick Hind (St Kilda, $170K) – After a VFL bye, Hind could get a berth to replace the injured Jack Lonie. The mature age Saint is averaging 95 points and 26 touches from three games thus far.

Nick Shipley (Giants, $170K) – If Hately isn’t recalled there’s a chance that Shipley will get the nod, averaging 28 disposals (105 points) to start the season in the NEAFL.

Ruck

Get ‘Em

N/A – No relevant rookie/cash cow rucks are worth bringing in at this stage

Hold ‘Em

Reilly O’Brien, Crows ($390K, 81, BE 13)
Averaging 77.8 points on the season, the coaches that nabbed O’Brien back in Round 3 deserve a tip of the cap. I had my concerns over his production level, but he’s held his own against the likes of Todd Goldstein, Rhys Stanley and Jarrod Witts. He looks like a playable option, but I’d still advise against it. Besides, it must be a nice feeling to have some insurance on your RUC bench.

Watch ‘Em

N/A – No relevant rookie/cash cow rucks are must have

Drop ‘Em

N/A – No relevant rookie/cash cow rucks need to be dropped

On The Outside Looking In

Archie Smith (Lions, $217K) – THESE are the types of numbers we want to see from Archie. His 101 fantasy points came from 23 hitouts, a pair of goals and 18 disposals as he continues to put pressure on Stef Martin.

Darcy Fort (Cats, $170K) – With Geelong’s VFL side having a bye, Fort was named as an emergency, with a lot of the competition hoping he gets a chance ASAP. Don’t hold your breath.

Matt Flynn (Giants, $170K) – 73 points isn’t a great score, but hopefully Flynn can keep putting up solid numbers to bring himself into selection contention.

Sam Draper (Bombers, $170K) – After smashing 47 hitouts against Collingwood (part of his 109 points), Draper continues to inch closer to a debut.

Darcy Cameron (Swans, $170K) – A 27 hitout, 24 touch game saw Cameron score 126 on the weekend. Hopefully, he can string a few games together now.

Forwards

Get ‘Em

Mitch Lewis, Hawks ($212K, 47, BE 5)
It’s not a score that you want on your field, but Hawks forward Mitch Lewis is trending in the right direction. His 47 came from only 60% time on ground and if he can get amongst the action against Melbourne there’s no reason why he can’t keep his breakeven in single-digits.

Nick Larkey, Roos ($202K, 82, BE -12)
Let me start this by stating that the next two forwards in this group aren’t ‘must-haves’ by any means. However, Larkey appears to be the best of a bad duo after a strong showing against Port, which included three goals. I wouldn’t be surprised if he dropped a sub-50 this week though.

Josh Corbett, Suns ($174K, 33, BE 21)
I’ll be honest, my gut tells me that Josh Corbett is going to be a decent option moving forward. Of course, for this to happen he can’t afford to dish up too many 30’s and become Chris Burgess 2.0. If he holds his spot and the Suns give him better supply half a dozen marks are coming his way this week.

Hold ‘Em

Connor Rozee, Power ($462K, 94, BE 50)
This kid, can football. We expected the rookies to score well for Port against North and boy oh boy did Rozee deliver. His 94 forced the quarter of the competition who own him to keep Rozee in their sides for the foreseeable future as the Power’s schedule opens up nicely after this week heading into their Round 12 bye.

Gryan Miers, Cats ($399K, 91, BE 16)
I’m one of the 16.3% of coaches who was pleasantly surprised with what Miers dished up against West Coast. His Easter Monday 80 appears to be no fluke, with the Cats small helping himself to 20 touches and a pair of goals on the weekend. He’s a viable starter moving forward.

Willem Drew, Power ($391K, 60, BE 48)
Things could have been a lot worse if it hadn’t have been for a couple of late touches for Drew. His breakeven continues to creep higher and there’s no doubt his time could nearly be up. Here’s hoping that Drew bucks the trend and drops a big score on Friday night footy against the Pies.

Liam Baker, Tigers ($321K, 82, BE -4)
Baker continues to improve with every game he plays. Literally. He boosted his score into the 80’s against Melbourne and we’re all eager to see if he can keep trending upwards this weekend. Bravo if you opting to bring the Tigers small in, he doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere anytime soon.

Watch ‘Em

Jack Petruccelle, Eagles ($350K, 35, BE 39)
Petrucelle put his 115 behind him by scoring 80 points fewer on the weekend, luring some coaches into thinking he was a good choice to play on your field. Wrong. He gets another chance with the Suns coming to town in Round 7, but with the threat of another 40 incoming, I’d leave him on the pine.

Will Setterfield, Blues ($348K, N/A, BE 30)
Well well well. There is still a big chunk of teams that held Setterfield through his two-week suspension and he’ll likely slot straight back into the Blues side to take on North Melbourne. If he’s still in your team then he could help to make you a few more dollars.

Drop ‘Em

Matthew Parker, Saints ($315K, 61, BE 41)
There may be more pressing trade issues out there, but if you’re moving a rookie on this week, Parker will likely be the most popular one to cop the full force of the fantasy axe. He did his job against the Crows, kicking a few goals and topping 60, but his money making days are virtually over.

Nick Blakey, Swans ($241K, 29, BE 45)
Blakey came back into the Swans side last round, with Lance Franklin succumbing to injury and Sydney in need of another tall target up forward. It appears that they’re still looking for that player…

Noah Balta, Tigers ($214K, 34, BE 17)
I promise I won’t crap on Balta every week, but here’s just a weekly reminder nearly 40% of coaches have him riding their pine right now. Get him out.

On The Outside Looking In

Shai Bolton (Tigers, $252K) – Could come straight back into the side after 25 disposals, 11 tackles and 110 points.

Chris Burgess (Suns, $227K) – No scoreboard impact and just 16 disposals will likely see Burgo stay in the 2’s for a stint of time.

Brayden Ham (Bombers, $189K) – You wouldn’t think one goal from 13 touches and just 69 points earns Ham an instant recall.

Robbie Young (St Kilda, $170K) – May get his chance to debut this week, but I’d take a wait and see approach.

Toby Wooler (Lions, $170K) – Averaging 111 from four games has Wooler firmly in the selection frame, but most likely, still destined for reserves duties.

Cash Cow King – Round 6

Sam Walsh once agai…wait what? What do you mean Walsh didn’t top 80 points this week? Did he play the whole game? Was he tagged? Huh, well that means I had better do some actual thinking behind the Cash Cow King this week. Professor X needs recognition for his great score, as does his fellow Port rising star in Rozee. However, a miniature Cat gets my votes this week, with Gryan Miers’s score proving to be very helpful for his owners. He might not have the most attractive name going around, but there’s a lot to like about Geelong’s young goalsneak.

Ranking Rookies

Taking price, scoring potential and job security into consideration, here are my top 3 ranked rookie/cash cow options for Round 7 at each position. It goes without saying that if these players aren’t named in their respective sides then they fall out of the rankings.

DEFENCE

1. Xavier Duursma

2. Marty Hore

3. Jack Scrimshaw

MIDFIELD

1. Sam Walsh

2. Charlie Constable

3. Jack Ross

RUCK

1. Reilly O’Brien

2. N/A

3. N/A

FORWARD

1. Connor Rozee

2. Willem Drew

3. Gryan Miers

Your Fantasy Questions Answered

When I’m facing decisions like this I look at which player is most likely to finish as a top scorer in their respective position. The case can be made for Houli, but my vote goes to Worpel.

Given Rozee’s sustained success I’d have to lean towards keeping him, especially if they have a cushy schedule leading into the byes. Scrim goes 👍

If you held him, I’d definitely play him over those two.

I’m a bit against getting Ross this late in the piece, now priced at $322K, however, he’s a safer pick than Answerth.

I don’t mind it, if you’re moving on from Whitfield landing Boak is a good consolation prize.


Feel free to shoot your rookie/cash cow questions through on Twitter at @SportsbyFry for me to answer in the article. If Twitter isn’t your preferred domain hit me up on Instagram or Facebook and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Good Luck for Round 7!

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73 Comments

73 Comments

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    Sir Fartypants

    May 1, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Nice work Fry…. great article! Hey do you mind ranking these moves?
    1. Clarke to answerth
    2. Clarke to Young
    3. Cousins to Allen or Lyons (Ross on field)
    4. Cousins to Hayes
    5. Parker to Larkey
    Thanks a bunch man you’re doing a great job!

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      Reciprocatory

      May 1, 2019 at 10:15 am

      While waiting for Fry… heres my take; 4, 3(Lyons ahead of Allen), 1, 2, 5.
      5 isn’t bad, it just the others are really good. If Corey Lyons is named, u are just extra fortunate

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 11:10 am

      Similar to what Reciprocatory said, I think Cousins is a the priority to trade and Answerth is ahead of Young in my eyes ( if he holds his spot obviously)

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        Sir Fartypants

        May 1, 2019 at 12:47 pm

        Thanks lads! Good stuff!
        Cousins is definitely out for me… it’s just my plan is to go one up, one down. Thinking of Laird or Adams or potentially Boak… depending on who is the down!

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    MikeLowrey

    May 1, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Nice Fry. Who is more pressing to trade out: Parker ot Schultz?

    I’m leaning to Lockhart > Answerth & Schultz to J.Cameron (POD Move – good run coming up)

    Other option is to go Lockhart > Answerth & Petruccelle to Gawn (via Lycett DPP)

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      Reciprocatory

      May 1, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Trade the non playing Schultz before Parker, he may never get another game.
      Lockhart has a be of 8, he will make more cash – preferably u should trade out two of those 3 forwards u mention

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 11:11 am

      Got to get rid of the non-playing guy first, Parker survives for another week and Schultz goes

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    Jimmy

    May 1, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Got a tough choice to make, who do I bench out of Ridley, Hore and Scrimshaw? Thanks Fry

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Tricky one, I think I’d throw Ridley on the pine with the Cats one of the toughest teams to score against

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        Jimmy

        May 1, 2019 at 11:44 am

        That was my thoughts as well. My heart says play him since I’ve had him from the start and I’ve fielded him every week haha but I may have to drop him for this week

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    bennyJ

    May 1, 2019 at 9:08 am

    nice write up as usual.
    Makes my decision this week hard – do i double downgrade 2 bench NPRs for playing rookies (pocketing some cash and planning on double up next week) , OR one up one down this week ?????

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Double down will be a popular move this week, and one that I’ll probably took to do as well. Gets the tick of approval for me

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    The Chosen Won

    May 1, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Its a yes from me..

    I am Menegola ©™
    Good Luck in 2020™®©

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      PK

      May 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Good luck this week in the regular banter league cobba, 1vs11

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        The Chosen Won

        May 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm

        Outscored you last week, Be embarrassing if you lost…

        I am Menegola ©™
        Good Luck in 2020™®©

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          Ben

          May 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm

          Good to see people still love taking the pressure of themselves despite the ladder showing no indication after round 6 of who really should be up there

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    Pendles4Brownlow

    May 1, 2019 at 10:34 am

    One of the most important articles of the week, so thank you.

    I’ll be trading Petrucelle out ahead of Parker as he has a BE of 39 according to AFL Fantasy (not -1, although still at BE 6 in RDT and negative in Supercoach), and he would only be a 50-50 chance of reaching that. Parker hasn’t got much left in him, but I think he has one more week.

    I’m going:
    Petrucelle to Larkey
    Newman to T Kelly (via Rozee DPP) if Newman doesn’t get up
    Drew to T Kelly if Newman gets up

    Either way, Parker won’t get me to a keeper (and I think he will rise a little this week), so I plan on downgrading him next week.

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 11:20 am

      I usually miss one every week, this time it was Petra 😂you’re right his BE is 39, but I’m hoping he performs against Gold Coast earning him one more game. I like the idea of getting TK for Newman

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      Reciprocatory

      May 1, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Brilliant trades

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    Ed

    May 1, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Nice work Fry! Who do i trrade out first, Petruccelle or T Atkins?

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Tough one. I’m inclined to give Petra one more chance against the Suns and offload Atkins, but given Petra’s higher BE and higher value, he’s the smart one to trade out

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    Stevo94

    May 1, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Duur to Ross or hately if named? Feel hatelys js is a bit shakey after being dropped.
    Second trade is either gibbons to Ebert or Wilkie to Laird. Depending on which rookie I trade I’ll be fielding either Hore/Scrim with stack emg or Drew/miers. Trading gibbons/wilkie as they’re the worst rookies I have as I’d rather keep scrim and drew for now.
    Thoughts?

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      You’re making a bunch of solid points here. I think Ross over Hately purely based on JS and it’s smart to axe Gibbons/Wilkie. I like the appeal of both Ebert and Laird, and am leaning towards Ebert by a hair giving how their upcoming run looks. Laird has slowed slightly with Milera and Smith’s production and Ebert for Gibbons is a mega upgrade

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        Reciprocatory

        May 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

        Milera is still out

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    Sami

    May 1, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Good improvement moving to a “hold em” category for the fat cows – that had been bugging me for a while too.

    I think when you rank them at the end it might be more beneficial to also filter out the fat cows here. People are probably more interested on a weekly basis to see what are the “safest bets” to trade in.

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      Sami

      May 1, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      Btw – awesome article too!

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Yeah, not that we have a good sample size of games, it makes sense to change it up a bit. I think I’ll change the rookie rankings up next week, with trade out candidates, keep candidates and start candidates. Time to put my thinking cap on. Thanks legend ✌️

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    Bok

    May 1, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    What order would you field: Hore,Scrimshaw,Baker,Drew – 2 to sit on the pine this week

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      Scrim, Baker, Hore, Drew with their opponents a determining factor. Honestly though, all of them are solid choices

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        Reciprocatory

        May 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm

        Fry, wot is the chance of Drew reaching his be of 48 this week?

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          Fry

          May 2, 2019 at 9:46 am

          Considering he hasn’t gone under 48 yet, you’d think he’s good for another 60, even though Collingwood’s the 5th toughest team to score against

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    Stevo

    May 1, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Who do people reckon is the better pick for scoring and job security-Baker or Ross? (both guys are Richmond rookies). And by the way, this article each week is awesome, it’s a critical resource to help plan your trades, great work Fry!

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      Reciprocatory

      May 1, 2019 at 4:46 pm

      Ross, until Cotchin and Graham come back

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks mate, appreciate the love. I’d pick Ross over Baker, given the fact that Ross plays an awesome role and is around the footy all the time. Baker needed a few goals for his 80 last week, so it’s hard to see him replicating that every week

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    Stevo

    May 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Bok, Hore has been scoring really well, you’d have to rate him highest. Then Baker next I reckon, scoring consistently and has an easier game against Bulldogs. Drew has tailed off since rounds 1 & 2 and plays the restrictive Collingwood. Scrim is going OK but plays down back so more risk of a low score than Baker in the mids rotation. So Hore, Baker, Scrim, Drew for me-but it’s just an educated guess. Cheers

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    Sam

    May 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Hey mate great article.
    Although Rozee has been fantastic, I’m thinking this week he won’t score as well against Collingwood. Thoughts on fielding Hayes over rozee since Hayes comes up against Richmond and looks set for a definite 70+.

    Although it is worrying since obviously rozee can go big and has shown good consistency.

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      I think Rozee will still be good this week and given his consistency and production I’d side with him. Hayes should score well too, but I think with more runs on the board we have to trust Rozee. It’s a close one though

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    Reciprocatory

    May 1, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Nice luxury, field Hayes.
    Rozee may play deeper with Robbie Gray out and also may cop more attention as well.

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    Sterlo

    May 1, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Fry, any update on the forgotten Bailey Scott ?
    That carcass still on my bench. He’s clearly in the gun for trading, unless you have some news to the contrary ?

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      Only managed 18 touches int he reserves last weeked, I’d send him packing

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    Brett

    May 1, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    @MpPunchy DO NOT SELL WHITFIELD!!! A little surprised that Fry wouldn’t talk you out of selling Whitfield.
    That is of course, unless Whitfield is out for more than 2 weeks with a corkie, which is highly unlikely.

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      Fry

      May 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      I think it’s perfectly fine to consider trading Whitfield out.
      1. He’s only going to go down in value and if you’re wise, moving him on to a Jason Johanissen/Bachar Houli type, then you can use that money to instantly turn an Xaiver Duursma type into him when he hits his floor.
      2. It’s a lot of money to sit wasted on your bench and every week that you post a lower score pushes you further back in the rankings
      3. There’s no guarantee’s his injury is only a one-week complaint, however, we’ll have to wait and see if he’s named first.

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        Buckspies19

        May 1, 2019 at 11:06 pm

        Hey mate,

        just wondering the concerns around Larkey? Scored 80 odd in Adelaide and has Carlton this week, surely he can’t be that bad?

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          Fry

          May 1, 2019 at 11:19 pm

          Call me a hater, but I just can’t see him dropping too many 80’s moving forward. His numbers in the VFL and other past seasons don’t indicate he takes a lot of marks or gets a lot of touches and he tends to rely on goals for big scores. Those type of players ring alarm bells for me, but that being said you can’t argue with what he put up last week. Will be interesting to see how he goes this week

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            Brett

            May 2, 2019 at 12:52 am

            Whitfield is a hold even if out for 1 week. Clearly a Top 6 defender, not worth the trade out and back in just because you lose $50K and maybe 50 points for 1 week. The team can be improved elsewhere

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    texantexan

    May 2, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Fry – brilliant as always, thank you!

    I’m considering a double downgrade this week (both to sit on bench):
    Petruccelle -> Larkey
    Atkins -> Answerth

    Gives me $375k in the bank for next week. BUT… it means I’m holding Whitfield and have to play Wilkie on field.

    Thoughts?

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        Reciprocatory

        May 2, 2019 at 8:58 am

        Trade Burgess to Answerth, Burgess may not play again and wont make any cash if he does

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          Reciprocatory

          May 2, 2019 at 9:04 am

          And u then can have Wilkie at D8 and Answerth or Stack as D6 and D7

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            Reciprocatory

            May 2, 2019 at 9:04 am

            *and

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 9:48 am

      That’s a lot of cash to hold onto moving forward and I’m all for a double down this week. Whitfield’s a tricky one, but if you’re going to hold him, that’s the price you have to pay, fielding a rook.

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        texantexan

        May 2, 2019 at 11:28 am

        Cheers Reciprocatory & Fry for your thoughts. I’m trying to build the war chest hence trading Atkins instead of Burgess, as much as the dead weight that he is. I really need some cash to make some premo upgrades in DEF and up FWD. Wilkie is just going to have to pull his finger out this week!

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          Tim B

          May 2, 2019 at 7:20 pm

          I would say only double downgrade if you can’t do one up, one down and get to someone decent without getting rid of anyone you don’t want to. (And by ‘decent’ I mean either a mid-pricer likely to make at least $100k or a premo who’s at least a chance at being best 22). Reason: Sometimes you get a war chest and then have an injury or two in the following weeks and can’t spend the chest you’ve built up, missing out on the points that the cash could’ve earned you in the meantime.

          Having said that, with this rule, I’m double downgrading this week, but only because Constable was dropped (Constable and Scott out – Hayes and Answerth/Ross in).

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    Reciprocatory

    May 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Karl Amon is in for Robbie Gray, how does that affect our Port cash cows in Duurs, Rozee and Drew? Will Amon play in the guts?

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      Unfortunately I’m not running the show for Port, so I can’t confirm if he’ll see time in the midfield. However, traditionally he hasn’t played that role, so I don’t see why things would change

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    HAWKA

    May 2, 2019 at 11:39 am

    whos the better one to field; Miers or Drew?

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      Tim B

      May 2, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      Gotta be Miers. Only a slightly higher average, but much better recent form and with the easier draw. Doesn’t mean this will be correct in the end, but everything says Miers.

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Agreed, I want to pick Drew, but Miers’ form is hard to knock

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    Jim

    May 2, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Who to drop Atkins to: Lewis or Larkey?
    Cheers

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      Jeez I don’t love either of them, but I guess after last week you’ve gotta pick Larkey

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    Sammy

    May 2, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Who to downgrade this week out of Collins and Lockhart? Lockhart might not play this week but he has a very low breakeven, Collins will keep playing but wont make much more $… Which one should i get rid of to get Answorth?

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      If I was you I’d move Lockhart on. His JS seems worse than Collins’

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    Shaun

    May 2, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Any of the rookie rucks looking like getting a game soon, looking too sit one on my bench in draft for a bit of safety if one of my two go down

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Ridley has been named (on an extended bench) for the Bombers, he and Archie Smith are the two that I’d consider

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        Shaun

        May 3, 2019 at 12:31 am

        Looks like Ridley is a defender so have gone for Archie smith

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          Fry

          May 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

          Sorry mate I meant Draper. See if he’s named in the Sunday teams, but Smith should see games at some point this year

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    Tim B

    May 2, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Great job, Fry! Thanks for the thoughts and research!

    Setterfield or Drew on field?

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      No worries mate, I’m leaning towards Setters for that one. Just

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        Tim B

        May 3, 2019 at 2:05 pm

        Cheers Fry. That’s where I was leaning too. Another round of rookie roulette!

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    M8

    May 2, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    DEF: Lloyd, Whitfield, Smith, Williams, Scrimshaw, Hore (Duursma, Stack)
    MID: Macrae, Coniglio, Cripps, Rockliff, B.Crouch, Libba, Walsh, Constable (Gibbons, Hayes)
    RUCK: Grundy, Witts (Flynn, Fort)
    FWD: Dangerfield, Kelly, Worpel, Dusty, Drew, Baker (Burgess, Balta)
    Cash: $39k.

    Thoughts on going Burgess (via Gibbons and Stack) to Answerth and Constable to Ross. Unsure whether to trade Constable or Scrimshaw to Ross. Also is there anyway I can get both Hayes and Ross on field rather than Duursma and Stack? Thoughts on trades? Or other options?

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      Fry

      May 2, 2019 at 11:44 pm

      Firstly, Answerth/Ross are good gets this week and I think trading Constable over Scrimshaw is the smart play. Unless you change up your midfield I can’t see a way to field Hayes and Ross, even if you axe Constable. There is the option of turning Constable into Ross, then trading Libba and moving pieces around, but I wouldn’t explore that too much

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    Reciprocatory

    May 2, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Hey Fry, which of these do u think is best and why?

    1.)Schultz > Larkey & Constable > Josh Kelly with $0k left
    or
    2.)Burgess > Larkey & Constable > Tim Kelly with $58k left

    Obviously Josh Kelly should score more than Tim Kelly, but good forwards at good value arent always available when needed and I could be fielding Hayes who is going alright.

    I have a midfield of:
    Macrae, Brayshaw, Rockliff, Tarranto, M.Crouch, B.Crouch, Walsh, Constable, Hayes, Stack
    And a forward line of:
    Danger, Heeney, Dunkley, Worpel, Rozee, Drew, Schultz, Burgess

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      Fry

      May 3, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      I think strengthening your FWD line is the smart play

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