Roy’s Trade and Rolling 22 Talk – Rd. 8
Roy has a look at a pair of ‘must have’ mids as well as some options for cash starved coaches.
Get them in:
Adam Treloar (MID, $763,000)
Is a high priority target now that Taylor Adams looks set to be sidelined for at least six weeks and here is why: When Adams isn’t out there with him, his last seven scores are 134, 126, 135, 122, 147, 125 and 152… All this an he plays against the Blues rabble on the weekend. He gave us a preview of things to come on last week when he didn’t manage 40 points in the first half but pumped out a lazy 80 in the second half after Adams went down. He has a break even of 118 which he should cover given the circumstances.
Zach Merrett (MID, $747,000)
If you want to chase an easy draw for a midfielder, Merrett is your man. Not only is he in form with an average of 116 in his last five games, his next four opponents leading up to the bye give up plenty of points to midfielders and expect him to take full advantage of it (providing he avoids the Hewitt tag this week with games against the Swans, Dockers, Tigers and Blues. He is still only owned by 9% of the competition and is an excellent target this week.
Jack Ziebell (FWD, $535,000)
Has become very relevant since putting his hand up to play head to head with the oppositions best midfielder. What this has done is move him from a forward line where it is impossible to produce consistent scores to playing as a full time midfielder. His scores have reflected that, averaging just 77 for the year but pumping out back to back tons with 100 and 105. This week he faces a tougher test than the Blues, coming up against the Cats but the role change is there and he is well worth a punt for a cash starved coach. He is owned by 1% of coaches and has a BE of 67.
Josh Dunkley (MID/FWD, $589,000)
Is he back? Carrying a high score of just 85 into his game against the Tigers, Dunks attended the most centre bounces for the Dogs and pumped out a whopping 145 as a result to give him his first price rise for the season. We know the Tigers give up a ridiculous amount of points, so personally I want a look against tougher opposition (lions) this week, but you could do far worse if taking a punt, carrying a BE of just 57 and we know what he can do when given a midfield role.
Cam Guthrie (DE, $527,000)
Historically we say a big no, bu there is no doubting Guthrie is getting it done in his three games for the Cats this year and the fact he is named as a defender makes him very relevant… Given his role in the side and the scores he is producing in it. He hasn’t gone up 90 this year and scored a season high 114 from 25 touches, six marks, nine tackles and a goal playing in the midfield. He has a BE of 35 and has some easy match ups with the Roos, Dogs, Suns, Swans and Tigers leading up to the bye.
You… Get the Chop
Tom Liberatore (MID, $550,000)
For the second week in a row Libba gets the chop as many coaches gave him one more chance against the easiest team to score against… Well that went well as he went on to score 39. I still don’t know how that performance was even possible as he played in the midfield but anyway, get rid of him and his BE of 128.
At this stage my trades are Liberatore and Michael Gibbons to Declan Keilty and Zach Merrett
Update following round seven. Read last week’s by clicking here.
GWS Giants, DEF/MID
Sydney Swans, DEF
West Coast, DEF
In the mix: Daniel Rich, Christian Salem, Jack Crisp, James Sicily
West Coast, MID
GWS Giants, MID
In the mix: Tim Taranto, Rory Sloane, Jack Macrae, Brayden Fiorini
In the mix: Jarrod Witts
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD
Western Bulldogs, DEF/FWD
In the mix: Jack Billings, David Mundy