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Fry’s Cash Cows – Rd. 8

How do we combat cash cow injuries, a lack of new rookies and the ever-nearing bye rounds? Fry has the answers you seek.

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Normality was restored in Round 9, well, to a certain degree. There were plenty of injuries around the grounds and a glaring lack of non-forward downgrades has some coaches fretting. Hopefully, those injuries open the door for some fresh meat and a handful of potential debutants are emerging, but just how long they’ll hang around for is the million dollar question. To further complicate matters, there are just three weekends of footy until the dreaded byes rounds are upon us, so keep your structure in mind as you make your trades over the coming weeks.

Here we go…

Defenders

Get ‘Em

Noah Answerth, Lions ($267K, 45, BE 9)
Answerth has emerged as a very popular target in recent weeks, and even though he posted a sub-50 on the weekend, he’s still on the radar for a lot of coaches. An injury to Zac Bailey will hopefully see him hold his place in Brisbane’s team and a lot of fantasy outfits for a at least a few more weeks.

Hold ‘Em

Xavier Duursma, Power ($448K, 84, BE 43)
I’m a little bit bummed that I moved X-Man along before he put some more points on the board. Averaging 72.3 on the year, there’s no reason to send Duursma packing yet and honestly, he could even ride a spot on your field through the byes if necessary.

Marty Hore, Demons ($441K, 81, BE 36)
Not only did Marty Hore put up great fantasy numbers (again), but he played a crucial role in the Dees’ victory, kicking the game-tying major with just seconds left on the clock. Not a bad effort for your first AFL goal! Is there anything Marty can’t do?

Jack Scrimshaw, Hawks ($405K, 44, BE 60)
In his comeback game after being ‘managed’, Scrimshaw managed a 44 from just 44% TOG. His low game time was due to a migraine which caused blurred vision and according to the Hawks, he should get up for the clash against Richmond. If he does, you can lock and load Scrimshaw as a starter on your field.

Sydney Stack, Tigers ($405K, 96, BE 14)
If Gryan Miers is my favourite rookie right now, then Sydney Stack is 1B in the race. How can you not love Stack’s fantasy game, chalking up cheap +6’s and laying tackles like every game is his last? Showed a lot of ‘premium’ picks how it’s done.

Jay Lockhart, Demons ($342K, 92, BE -11)
Lockhart is unlucky to not be ranked in the “get ’em” category after his second straight stellar score. However, I’m not ready to pay twice as much as a basement rookie costs for a player that before the last fortnight averaged 47 from three contests. Melbourne’s fixtures gets harder leading into their bye as well, so while his recent scores are tempting, I’m not intrigued enough to bite.

Watch ‘Em

Jordan Clark, Cats ($355K, 96, BE 27)
There weren’t a ton of coaches who benefitted from Clark’s first score over 70 this year, but boy oh boy was it exciting. A complete performance from Geelong’s youngster that included two goals will see him hold his spot in teams for another few weeks. The owner of the Round 13 bye, Clark could be held until that time and hopefully rise more in value with more games like this.

Lachlan Young, Bulldogs ($275K, 22, BE 28)
I was one of the 1,700 coaches who brought Lachie Young in last week, and it may be a one-week stay for the Dogs youngster. Bailey Williams had a great game at the reserves level which could force Young out. If he holds his spot, Young can stay on our pine and be given another chance though.

Declan Keilty, Demons ($185K, 46, BE 11)
Started like a house on fire against the Suns with a dozen points in the first five minutes of action. Unfortunately, Keilty couldn’t maintain the pace and as a result, he isn’t a safe downgrade choice at the moment. There’s every chance he makes way for Braydon Preuss this week as well.

Drop ‘Em

Sam Collins, Suns ($342K, 61, BE 44)
Collins keeps on keeping on for nearly 12% of the coaches out there and sitting on your bench he is a good heartbeat option. His job security will likely see him stay put around the byes and if it helps you I can see why you’d want to hold. If it’s not necessary, look to move him along.

Callum Wilkie, Saints ($340K, 65, BE 49)
It’s impossible to tell what Cal Wilkie will dish up each week. Placing him in the “drop ’em” category might be a tad harsh, but given the strength of starting rookies in our backlines, trading Wilkie out while he still has some value makes sense.

On The Outside Looking In

Jordan Ridley (Bombers, $431K) – Ridley managed to kick two goals on the weekend for a 71, but it’s probably not enough to earn a recall.

Jonathon Marsh (Saints, $273K) – I wouldn’t get Marsh into my team if he is named, which could very well happen after 121 points, 26 disposals and 13 marks.

Isaac Quaynor (Pies, $246K) – Quaynor’s time is coming, building his case with 91 points from 25 touches against Sandringham on Sunday.

Josh Rotham (Eagles, $216K) – Had a bye on the weekend, but hopefully he can push his way back in with some good WAFL performances.

Patrick Naish (Tigers, $170K) – A huge game last weekend (29 touches, 114 points & four goals) has Naish close to debuting at Tigerland, after averaging 90 from five VFL contests.

Hugh Goddard (Blues, $170K) – Even though the Blues VFL team had a bye on the weekend, Goddard should be close to a call-up for an injury-depleted Carlton defense.

Midfielders

Get ‘Em

Will Hayes, Bulldogs ($321K, 64, BE 14)
Seems to have found his home in the Dogs outfit, roaming along a wing and posting a 60-70 every round. Any other week he wouldn’t find himself in this category, but with no other clear downgrade choices in the middle (if you can even call Hayes that), then he’ll be the best pick if we fail to get fresh meat.

Hold ‘Em

Sam Walsh, Blues ($585K, 70, BE 104)
Nic Newman, Kade Simpson, Matthew Kreuzer, Dale Thomas and Ed Curnow. They are all teammates of Sam Walsh’s who currently cost less than the rookie goat, however, Walsh’s place above the pack may be short-lived. With a triple-figure breakeven and another tough opponent on the cards, some coaches will look to offload the No.1 pick and nab a big-name MID. Personally, he isn’t in my trade plans, but if you have nothing more pressing then you have the green light to upgrade Walshy. Just don’t complain when he drops 100 in the next few weeks.

Charlie Constable, Cats ($496K, 107, BE 38)
No rookie is causing more confusion this week than Charlie Constable. After not being named for Geelong, then failing to be a late inclusion, only to THEN be added for Sam Menegola before bouncedown, Constable barely put a foot wrong in his 27-disposal, 10 mark outing. And yet, he’s no certainty to play in Round 9! I’d advise holding him, even if he makes way for a fit Selwood and/or Menegola.

Michael Gibbons, Blues ($376K, 76, BE 30)
Every time we think Gibbons is close to topping out in value and we can justify trading him out, he goes and drops another 70+. It’s not a terrible problem to have and as a result, he can hang around for a bit longer.

Watch ‘Em

Tarryn Thomas, Kangaroos ($362K, 65, BE 24)
There aren’t many coaches who own young Roo Tarryn Thomas, even though he hasn’t gone under 65 in three straight matches. He can still grow a touch and while he isn’t a trade target thanks to his price, if you find yourself in the minority you can hold him with confidence.

Liam Stocker, Blues ($247K, 51, BE 24)
In his second pro game, Stocker looked much better, however, I’m still against bringing him in. 91 points in two weeks doesn’t scream ‘grab me’ so I’d still look for alternatives if I wasn’t an owner.

Drop ‘Em

Bailey Smith, Bulldogs ($449K, 56, BE 51)
After two 90’s on the trot, Smith dropped back to the 50’s, which probably signals that his time is up. The Bulldogs fixture doesn’t get any easier from here leading into their Round 12 bye and if you’re considering chopping out the young pup, it’s time to cash in.

Jack Ross, Tigers ($361K, 11, BE 67)
Unfortunately, Ross’ fantasy season is on ice for an unknown chunk of time. A bung ankle held Ross out of most of the game on the weekend and there is no clear timetable set for his return yet. While he isn’t a must trade right away, it’s smart to move on from Ross as soon as you get the chance.

Tom Atkins, Cats ($332K, 2, BE 68)
Similar with Ross, Atkins’ score was affected by an injury that kept him under 50% game time. He’s listed as a test on the injury report, but with a lofty breakeven, the time to move on from Atkins is now, even if he’s named in Round 9.

On The Outside Looking In

Zak Butters (Power, $360K) – Enjoyed a week off last round and could return to action – pending Robbie Gray’s fitness.

Jackson Hately, Giants ($314K) – Unlikely to re-enter the Giants’ lineup with Lachie Whitfield higher on the pecking order.

Corey Wagner, Demons ($279K) – Nine tackles (83 points) on the weekend is encouraging, but he faces an uphill climb to re-enter Melbourne’s lineup.

Chayce Jones (Crows, $247K) – A league-wide SANFL bye didn’t give Jones a chance to stake his claim for a spot. However, if Matt Crouch misses, he could be an outside chance to play.

Ned McHenry (Crows, $240K) – Copy and paste what I said for Jones, unlikely to suit up in the AFL.

Riley Collier-Dawkins (Tigers, $232K) – There’s a chance that RCD can play his first game of footy for the injured Jack Ross, even if it is a small one.

Brett Bewley (Freo, $170K) – A week off for the WAFL teams didn’t give Bewley a chance to press his case. He misses again.

Nick Hind (St Kilda, $170K) – Not the performance the fantasy community wanted from Hind (65 points, 19 disposals). Maybe in Round 10.

Ruck

Hold ‘Em

Reilly O’Brien, Crows ($489K, 74, BE 39)
It’s crazy to think that 74 this week was O’Brien’s second-lowest score of the season. With Jacobs still a few weeks away though, there’s no reason why you can’t hold onto O’Brien until big Sauce is back on the field.

Get ‘Em

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

Watch ‘Em

N/A – No relevant rookie/cash cow rucks worth watching right now

Drop ‘Em

Zac Clarke, Bombers ($280K, 44, BE 38)
The experiment has failed. If Clarke is dropped and not going down in value then it could be worth waiting to see if he plays through the byes, or another basement rook emerges. If you need the cash though, chop him without hesitation.

On The Outside Looking In

Archie Smith (Lions, $217K) – Smith put his hand up once again with 101 points and 34 hitouts, hopefully etching closer to a call-up. You know you want to run with two ruckmen Brisbane, go on, do it!

Sam Draper (Bombers, $170K) I failed to notice (mention) this last week, but Draper has suffered an ACL injury that has ended his season.

Darcy Fort (Cats, $170K) – Managed only one hitout against North Melbourne’s reserves, but he kicked three goals for his 66. Soon.

Forwards

Get ‘Em

Dylan Moore, Hawks ($251K, 65, BE -4)
Dylan Moore has thrown his hat into the ring as a solid trade in candidate after his second consecutive 60 on the weekend. With Richmond looming on the horizon he could be in for another solid score and a decent number of marks.

Josh Corbett, Suns ($230K, 63, BE -4)
True to form another batch of marks helped Corbett post the best score of his young fantasy career. If you’re looking to move on from Petrucelle/Paker/Atkins, Corbett’s my pick of the bunch.

Brayden Ham, Bombers ($207K, 36, BE 11)
The injury-hit Bombers may be forced to keep feeding games into the young Hamster for a few weeks. He didn’t have the greatest showing at the SCG, but when desperate times call for desperate measures, he looms as a viable downgrade target.

Curtis Taylor, Kangaroos ($185K, 37, BE 21)
Don’t be surprised if Curtis Taylor isn’t as lucky as Ham this week and is shown the door after making his AFL debut. There’s a chance he’ll hold as he was going up against the best team in the league in Geelong last round. Trading him in will save you a ton of coin, but his shaky JS has me doubting if he even belongs in this section.

Hold ‘Em

Gryan Miers, Cats ($484K, 94, BE 32)
Never leave me Gryan. The dreaded Cat was this round’s rising star nomination and boasts a healthy three-round average of 92.7. You’re going to want to hold onto him.

Connor Rozee, Power ($482K, 72, BE 64)
Much like his popular rookie peers in Drew and Duursma, there’s nothing wrong with hanging onto Rozee for a few more weeks. It will be interesting to see if Robbie Gray’s potential return forces Rozee to play closer to goal, but for now, he’s worth a spot on your field.

Liam Baker, Tigers ($416K, 65, BE 28)
While Baker owners will feel a little disappointed with a 65 after his previous performances they can take solace in knowing an injury to Ross probably means more MID time moving forward. Hopefully he can put up big numbers vs the Hawks.

Willem Drew, Power ($405K, 59, BE 55)
The fabled ‘Ollie Wines role’ didn’t instantly translate to a huge score for Willem Drew, as his breakeven teeters closer to his average. With the Suns coming to town this weekend, I would give him another chance, but if he fails again, there’s plenty of evidence to support a trade out.

Shai Bolton, Tigers ($324K, 101, BE -2)
A mammoth game from Bolton saw him make the second highest price jump in the league in Round 8. He found the goals early en route to a 42-point first quarter and finished strongly posting 30+ in the fourth as well. BIG tick.

Noah Balta, Tigers ($275K, 69, BE 7)
In Balta we trust! With Toby Nankervis going down against Freo, Balta was forced to step up and he responded with another 60+ score. Worth holding on to, although Ivan Soldo’s pending inclusion could see him return to his characteristic 30’s.

Watch ‘Em

Mitch Lewis, Hawks ($272K, 62, BE 10)
For the first time this season Mitch Lewis topped 60 for the Hawks and it came against a decent foe in the Giants. I like his peer Dylan Moore over Lewis at this rate, but both should be solid on the weekend against the Tiges.

Nick Larkey, Roos ($266K, 73, BE -1)
Take a bow Nick Larkey. His game against the Cats was very impressive and his score could have been higher if he kicked straight. His awkward price means I haven’t grouped him with part of the get ’em players and I still have some doubts over how his scoring capacity. If he puts numbers on the board this weekend I’ll be forced to eat my words and move him up.

Will Setterfield, Blues ($363K, 57, BE 43)
A return to action for Setterfield saw over a third of the competition rejoice. After the final siren against Collingwood though, coaches were left somewhat unsatisfied given he only posted a 57, and things won’t get any easier this weekend against the Giants. He should manage to get to 60 again and increase slightly in value, but Setterfield’s time has nearly come.

Nick Blakey, Swans ($260K, 82, BE 13)
I’m contractually obligated to inform you that Nick Blakey scored 82 points on the weekend against the Bombers. At $260k though, he isn’t worth bringing in, nor should you trade him if you’re one of the 4.86% of the comp that owns him.

Drop ‘Em

Jack Petruccelle, Eagles ($381K, 53, BE 58)
The 5th most traded out player last week only managed to move up $1k in price this week. If you’re still a Petrucelle owner, then it’s time to move him along before his price starts to slide.

Matthew Parker, Saints ($323K, 32, BE 49)
A quiet game has Matthew Parker in the firing line for a lot of coaches, and for St Kilda as well. Even if he stays in their side, Parker’s starting to lose money, meaning moving him to another forward is the right play.

On The Outside Looking In

Ben King (Suns, $260K) – Three goals with 13 touches (79 points) will at least push Ben King into the selection frame.

Chris Burgess (Suns, $227K) – 35 points, 11 touches, zero goals. Moving on.

James Rose (Swans, $223K) – Won’t break in just yet, but if Sydney opt to blood some kids, Rose is probably next in line (114 points, 27 touches on the weekend).

Toby Wooler (Lions, $170K) – More of the same from Wooler with three goals straight and 88 points on the weekend. With a plethora of forward’s on our radar, it would be nice if he emerged as a post-bye money maker.

Robbie Young (St Kilda, $170K) – 67 points might not sound like a lot, but the Saints small forward could be in line for a debut after stringing solid weeks together.

Cash Cow King – Round 7

I love Geelong’s rookies, but this week I’m voting in a different direction. Tigers fans already want to build a statue of him outside the MCG and if it gets done, I’ll happily donate to the cause. Well played Sydney Stack

Ranking Rookies

Taking all fantasy aspects into consideration, here are my top 3 rookie/cash cow players that you NEED to have for Round 9 at each position.

DEFENCE

  1. Marty Hore

  2. Sydney Stack

  3. Noah Answerth

MIDFIELD

  1. Will Hayes

  2. Sam Walsh

  3. Charlie Constable*

RUCK

  1. Reilly O’Brien

  2. Archie Smith*

  3. Darcy Fort*

FORWARD

  1. Gryan Miers

  2. Connor Rozee

  3. Liam Baker

* = if named


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 9!

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91 Comments

91 Comments

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    Danny

    May 15, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Who goes out of Pettrucelle and Parker? The one that stays will be F6 this week. Leaning towards trading Parker as Pettrucelle plays at home.

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 9:37 am

      I think that’s the way to go, especially with Parker playing Collingwood

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      Jim

      May 16, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Petrucelle has a higher ceiling too, I’d be holding him over Parker

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    George Cantstandya

    May 15, 2019 at 9:10 am

    As always great article..

    If you had to choose between bringing in Stocker or Keilty who has the better JS?

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 9:38 am

      I don’t think either are great downgrade choices, but if I had to pick one I’d take Keilty because you can save some more coin getting him

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    Kjaks

    May 15, 2019 at 9:49 am

    do i hold ross for this week if it means that I can get drew to dunks

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      I think so, with Ross out for an extended period of time he isn’t going to lose any value. I suggest moving him soon, but he’s not an urgent trade this week

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    Sam

    May 15, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Great article mate
    Should brayshaw go and to a merret, Dunkley or Duncan.

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      I’m giving you the green light to deal Brayshaw, something I’ll probably do this week. Don’t be upset if he goes 120+ though.
      Trade in the best one for your byes, but I’d rank them Merrett, Duncan, Dunkley

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        Grovers Guns

        May 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm

        In same boat as Brayshaw is going – Huchings this week as Jones and Oliver are untaggable.

        Merret is my pick so far as I don’t trust Bevo with Dunkleys role (he seems to watch them burn it up in the middle and then thinks – our forward line isn’t working lets put them there).
        Waiting for team selections though becouse if Banfield or Bewley are picked, I can see the Boss having one of them running with Merrett as it worked well for them last year. Then I may go Gaff

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        Sam

        May 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

        Thanks mate

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      Jake

      May 15, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      Go POD Duncan, will be huge this week. Don’t be so vanilla :)

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    Liam

    May 15, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Hey legends, thoughts on what trades I should do this week. Got 19k in bank

    Brayshaw, should we hold and hope he comes good or trade before he bleeds cash?

    Thoughts on Scrim via dpp – bewley(if named) then walsh/brayshaw- anyone. thinking Merrett/Duncan/Rocky

    Whitfield, Lloyd, Hurn,Smith, Williams, Hore (Stack, Scrimshaw)
    Macrae, Cripps, Mcrouch, Brayshaw, Bcrouch, Fyfe, Walsh, Lockart (Hayes Hately)
    Grundy, O’Brian
    Danger, Kelly, Daniel, Worpel,Rozee, Drew(Corbett,Atkins)

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      Rory Shatkins

      May 15, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Hately > Bewely better than Scrim. I’d get rid of Brayshaw before Walsh, but it’s a tough call. Rocky over Merrett or Duncan.

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      I think moving on from Brayshaw is fine, especially if you’re moving up to one of those studs. Personally I love Merrett and Rocky over Duncan, but there’s only a slim chance Bewley will be named. It might be best to move Scrimshaw on to Answerth purely for a bit of a cash grab

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        Liam

        May 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm

        Thanks Fry,

        Who goes First Hately or Scrim? Will Hately get another game anytime soon, thinking scrim/hately-Answerth and Brayshaw – Rocky

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          Fry

          May 15, 2019 at 1:20 pm

          Tough one, I think I’d move Hately on because he’s not playing and there’s no telling when he’ll return

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            Liam

            May 15, 2019 at 1:58 pm

            Roger That

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    Will

    May 15, 2019 at 10:08 am

    trading Ross, but unsure about whether to sideways to lockhart (should have got him last week, still has a BE of -11) or larkey. Larkey nets more cash for next weeks upgrade (either drew or duurs to Dunks) but lockhart could get to 500k with a few more 60-90s…

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      Rory Shatkins

      May 15, 2019 at 10:48 am

      You’ve missed Lockhart I reckon – too expensive now – you need that cash for upgrades. Just hope Naish gets in.

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      My advice would be to pick the one who suits your bye structure the best, both have room to grow, but the extra cash from Larkey makes him a better choice IMO

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    MiniMonk

    May 15, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Good article Fry, keep it up!

    Drew or Gibbons at F6?

    Duursma or Hayes at M8?

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      Rory Shatkins

      May 15, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Drew and Duurs – Port play Gold Coast, easy points for those guys.

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks mate! I’ll release my rookie rankings for who to play on your field on Friday arvo before lockout that you can check out on all my socials. Off the dome though I’d go with Drew and Duurs

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    Liam

    May 15, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Trade Brayshaw or Walsh First & who too get out of Rocky, Merrett, Duncan

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Bray to Rocky/Merrett IMO. If I had to split the pair I’d pick Rocky based on his upcoming fixture

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    Rory Shatkins

    May 15, 2019 at 11:44 am

    bray and rock

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    Jono

    May 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Who to get rid of first between Parker, Petruc or Ross??

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      I’d move them on in that order, Parker first, then Petru, then Ross

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    Sami

    May 15, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    What’s the better option?

    Option 1)
    Scrimshaw -> Caleb Daniel
    Atkins -> Corbett

    I’d then swing Daniel into forward line to look like this:

    Dangerfield, Kelly, Boak, Worpel, C Daniel, Setterfield

    and I’d have 137k in the bank

    Option 2)
    Balta -> Corbett
    Atkins -> Dunkley

    Forward line would look like this:
    Dangerfield, Kelly, Boak, Worpel, Dunkley, Setterfield (and I would still have scrimshaw benched).

    And I’d have 2k in the bank.

    Option 3)
    Insert any rookie downgrade
    Upgrade Hore/Duursma/Stack/Walsh/Constable -> all of which give me a less overall gain in points compared to first two options.

    My concern is both are bulldogs and they have been hit and miss all year. Daniel has the ability to score a 60 and I had Dunkley for the first 3-4 rounds.

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      Sami

      May 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Option 4)
      Balta -> Corbett
      Setterfield -> Robinson

      Forward line Dangerfield, Kelly, Boak, Worpel, Robinson, Atkins

      ???

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      Great question, I think I like option one.
      Balta still has some room to grow so moving him on isn’t a priority, besides the first move makes you a good chunk of coin. Atkins and Scrimshaw are two good players to move on and I think Daniel can be in the mix for top-6 DEF/FWD even though he’s had a few blemishes

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    Mad Snake

    May 15, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Great work as usual Fry.
    Re O’Brien, you say hold onto O’Brien until big Sauce is back on the field. I reckon that even when Sauce if fit, the Crows should stick with O’Brien. He has given them much more that Sauce has since before 2018.

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      I agree, and given how well they’ve played they might even persist with both (even though it’s unlikely). See how O’Brien goes in the next few weeks they might opt to keep Sauce out

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    Stevo

    May 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    top read fry just whats your thoughts on trading rozee and duursma out for moore and zorko? i know port play GC this week but moore and zorko both have low BE as well. zorko seems to be hitting his straps with neale getting the attention and moore looks solid in the haws fwd line?

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Moving on from both of them is fine, but I’d be hesitant to land Zorko given his fantasy floor can be in the 40’s/50’s. It’s a fine move, but if I’m sending two rooks packing I’d try grab the creme of the crop and a top-8 MID

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    texantexan

    May 15, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Excellent as always Fry, thanks!

    This week I’m doing Walsh -> Rocky, leaving Constable at M8

    then I have to decide whether I offload Rozee to Dunkley or keep Rozee at F5 (Baker is F6) and go Worpel -> Boak

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      Stevo

      May 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      keep worple but trade rozee to boak

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        texantexan

        May 15, 2019 at 2:16 pm

        That’s the problem, I would do that but not enough cash so it’s either Worpel -> Boak or Rozee _> Dunkley

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm

      I don’t mind that first move, personally I think getting rid of Rozee first makes sense, even though I like Boak more than Dunkley

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        texantexan

        May 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm

        Yep, my plan is obviously to get both, just tossing up who scores more this week – Boak & Rozee or Worpel + Dunkley?

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    Screech

    May 15, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    In preparation for the byes I am considering trading Burgess> Answerth…my other bench rookie in DEF is Harrison Jones, who is yet to play a game. I don’t think I have had a playing E for weeks, however with the byes coming up I might need to fix that. Answerth scored well the first week but his output has decreased each week. This week vs the Crows that trend might continue! Should I wait and see on a Goddard etc type instead? So here it is:

    (1) Brayshaw & Burgess> Merrett & Answerth w/3k left
    OR/
    (2) Brayshaw & Walsh> Duncan & Dunkley w/0k left

    I am currently leaning toward (2) because I am lagging behind in overall rank and can always use the next two weeks worth of trades to get some bench rookies in Defence…

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      I think if you don’t have playing bench guys you’ve gotta try and rectify that during the byes. A random 70/80 from one of those guys in Round 12/13/14 can be worth it’s weight in gold! For that reasin I think go No. 1 and move Burgess along

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        Screech

        May 15, 2019 at 6:52 pm

        Thanks Fry, it just so happens that Brisbane play Carlton in the first week of the byes, so Answerth could be very handy then.

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    Screech

    May 15, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    PS, I seem to be top heavy for the R12 bye, so Merret isn’t entirely suitable either for my bye structure…

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    Screech

    May 15, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    These are my bye structures, with the two different trade options this week (not counting players like Ham, Atkins, Flynn, Fort, Burgess, Harrison as available, ie, worst case scenario players get dropped etc:

    (1) 13, 14, 14
    (2) 13, 15, 13

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    James

    May 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Who Scores more this week:

    Walsh v GWS

    or

    Scrimshaw v RICH

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      Screech

      May 15, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      GWS are difficult to score against and RICH are the easiest team to score against for rebounding defenders, look at some scores they are giving up to them! I don’t there is much in it, but Walsh is safer IMO. Scrimshaw if you like taking a risk, for potential gain…

      Could you have a quick look at my 2 trade options above pls?

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Great question, I’m siding with Walsh based on what we’ve seen from him in the past, but honestly I think it’ll be bloody close

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    Jamies

    May 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Which rookie will score more:

    Walsh v GWS

    or

    Scrimshaw v Rich (assuming he plays)

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      Rory Shatkins

      May 15, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      I would say Walsh, but Scrims more likely to make his BE.

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        Screech

        May 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm

        Walsh won’t get tagged though…De Boer will go to Cripps, which might free him up. GWS usually target the no. 1 mid

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    Snag

    May 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Ham or Taylor for a spot on the bench?

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      Screech

      May 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      Ham is more likely to retain his spot with injuries

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      Fry

      May 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Ham might have better JS, but bye rounds might be the tiebreaker IMO. I might be forced to take Taylor’s Round 14 bye in my FWD’s even if he isn’t around long term

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    bomberpap

    May 15, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks Fry – awesome write-up mate. It definitely seems like trading in new rookies is getting harder and harder as there aren’t many fresh ones to choose from.

    My dilemma is this week I’m doing:
    1) Brayshaw > Merrett (suits my bye structure and already have Rocky)
    2) Worpel > Dunkley

    But that leaves me with benches of Ross/Hayes and Parker/Corbett.

    Would you consider trading Parker > Moore instead of one of those trades above? It only gains me 70k or so, which seems like a waste. Even though Parker is about to lose dollars I can’t justify trading him for little profit and I’m not 100% sold on Moore just yet.

    Any thoughts?

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      bomberpap

      May 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Alternatively I can do Ross > Naish if named (via Stack DPP, therefore fielding Lockhart)… which gives me a lot more cash, but then I’m missing out on my Worpel > Dunkley trade?

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        Fry

        May 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm

        If Naish is named I like that move landing him, however those other two moves are stellar. Parker will likely go down this week, but if getting Merrett helps with your byes and you can offload Parker next week that might be the way to go

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          bomberpap

          May 15, 2019 at 7:31 pm

          Thanks Fry. I guess I could just wait a week on the Naish trade seeing as Ross will hold his value. I think missing the boat on Dunkley would hurt me more (points and $) than missing Naish’s first price rise. Cheers for helping me make up my mind!

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    M8

    May 15, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    DEF: Lloyd, Whitfield, Smith, Williams, Hore, Stack (Scrimshaw, Answerth)
    MID: Macrae, Coniglio, Cripps, Rockliff, B.Crouch, Walsh, Duursma, Ross (Gibbons, Hayes)
    RUCK: Grundy, Witts (Flynn, Fort)
    FWD: Boak, Dangerfield, Kelly, Worpel, Dusty, Baker (Drew, Corbett)
    Cash: $36k.

    Thoughts on going Walsh to Merrett and Ross to Bewley/Hind or whichever rookie gets named and fielding Drew in the mids?

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      Fry

      May 16, 2019 at 8:36 am

      I would be surprised if Bewley or Hind were named this week, but if they are, that’s a ripper move

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    Stewie

    May 15, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Great arrticle Frt, awesome insight!
    I’ve got a two-part questions for thie week’s upgrade/downgrade

    1) To get in Merrett, do I trade out Sheed or Walsh? Keeping walsh suits bye structure slightly better, however sheed can go big this week v Dees!

    2) Downgrade Drew to who? Laready have Larkey(f6 if drew is out) and Corbett(f7) Is Wooler the go if named?

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      Fry

      May 16, 2019 at 8:38 am

      I think upgrading Sheed to Merrett is the way to go, especially if it helps your byes
      On the downgrade front there aren’t a ton of viable choice, but I still like Corbett a fraction ahead of Larkey

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    Jim

    May 16, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Who goes? Walsh or Wilkie

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      Sesto

      May 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      Wilkie

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        Jim

        May 16, 2019 at 4:06 pm

        Why’s that?

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          Sesto

          May 16, 2019 at 4:29 pm

          Wilkie goes :)

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    Sesto

    May 16, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Hi everyone here’s hoping for less grey hair on the horizon with these 2 trades!

    Everyone’s opinion is valuable at this stage as I’m falling off the cliff (from the leader board) like the show game on the Price is Right (showing my age now lol)

    My trades

    OUT Darcy Moore, IN Sicily
    OUT Brayshaw, IN Kelly

    Thanks everyone and Good Luck :)

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      Reciprocatory

      May 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Sicily can give ppl grey hairs, however he can have very games and is ready to go boom this week against Richmond. Nice trades.

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        Sesto

        May 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

        Correct but not as much as Brayshaw the muppet :)

        Thanks Reciprocatory appreciate the feed back

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      bomberpap

      May 16, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      That Price is Right segment with the cliff used to be the best ever!! Great throwback Sesto haha.

      Also think those trades are great, as long as they both fit with your bye structure, that’s the main thing to keep an eye on now, especially when it comes to improving your ranking.

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

      Love those moves 🙌

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    Matt

    May 16, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I am looking to trade out Walsh and Jack Ross. Who should I be looking to bring in? I have 117k in the bank.

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 12:16 am

      I’m not 100% sold on getting rid of Walsh yet, if you can though go up to grab a star MID (Treloar, Merrett, Gaff)

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    Grovers Guns

    May 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Need your help Fry

    Whats the likelihood of multiple games and decent scores from Oskar Baker and Mitch Hinge?

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      Mowen7777

      May 17, 2019 at 12:03 am

      Asking the same question

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 12:17 am

      They both could given the recent injuries each team has suffered. Personally I like Baker a touch more, but the Dees to have a tough draw leading into their bye

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    grover1974

    May 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Or Garner?
    Prefer a def rook to get Stack on field

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 12:17 am

      If DEF is what you’re after then Hinge is my pick

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        grover1974

        May 17, 2019 at 8:56 am

        Thanks for your feedback

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        grover1974

        May 17, 2019 at 8:58 am

        Cheers for your feedback

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    Reciprocatory

    May 16, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Fry, your thoughts on the 170k rookies named to play?

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 12:18 am

      Debutant’s JS is always shaky and tough to gauge. However I like Baker, then Hinge, then the rest of the bunch at this rate

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    Bailey

    May 17, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Who should I field out of stack, hore and scimshaw?

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    Tyson

    May 17, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Hi Fry, I could really use your advice here, I need to get rid of parker and considering getting Aaron Naughton ($428,000, BE 21), his DPP (D/F) is tempting as I got 2 D/F in defensive line (rozee & burgess) and none in my forward line, However I know there are cheaper forwards out there such as moore and bolton. Can Naughton still make me some cash or has the ship already sailed on him? what do you suggest?

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      I would didge Naughton given his awkward price. Feel much safer getting someone like Liam Baker who could spend more time in the midfield, or pocketing some serious coin and nabbing Moore/Bolton

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    Konner

    May 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Bolton or Larkey? Can’t pick any help would be awesome

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      Bolton, more potential midfield time

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    Squishy

    May 17, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    My coverage is terrible, I need whoever I’m bringing in to be safe with job security to see me through the byes. Who would you suggest? Obviously a $170k rookie would be best but I’m happy to pay a bit more for JS

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      Fry

      May 17, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      If you’re after JS, then I think the best sub $250k bloke is either Larkey or Corbett. All of them obviously come with some risk though

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    Nick

    May 17, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Hinge, garner or mcreadie

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