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Roy’s Trade and Rolling 22 Talk Rd. 12

Roy has a look at some trade options to help you navigate the first week of the byes and updates his Rolling 22. Use the comments section to discuss your trade ideas.

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Stephen Coniglio (MID, $713,000)
Cogs had a lean month which included a missed game and scores of just 69, 76 and 82 in that time while he was hampered with hand and cork injuries. It appears however, he is over it after a brutal display against the Suns where he recorded computer game numbers of 36 possessions, 13 marks, eight tackles and three golas for 192. He is now under priced at $88,000 below his starting price and seemingly back in form with a break even of just 78.

Jack Ziebell (FWD/MID, $613,000)
All eyes were on JZ to see if he would play as a potato in the forward line or a quality onballer under the guidance of new coach Rhyce Shaw. Thankfully for his owners, it was in the middle which also makes him a revevant trade prospect for non owners. While playing predominantly as a midfielder he has scored four out of five hundreds which is impressive for someone with forward status. He is 8% owned and has a BE of 86 leading into an outstanding matchup with the Suns.

Josh Kelly (MID, $806,000)
The running machine consolidated his sport as a top two midfielder with another awesome performance on the weekend, this time at the expense of the Suns. He had 36 possessions and did a bit of everything on his way to recording a season high 140. He hasn’t dropped under 100 this season and has a low score of 113 in his last five games. I love the fact he is only owned by 9% of the competition and he has a break even of 98.

Dylan Clarke (MID, $291,000)
Depending on your bye structure, it can be a legitimate strategy to bring in a player who has their bye. This may provide better balance across the latter byes and alos generate money to assist with upgrades. In the case of Clarke, lets face it… We all want a piece and need to do it this week or next. It seems the Bombers are the only ones that didn’t realise he was a gun because we have been waiting an eternity for him to be given a decent do and the Essendon injury list has ensured it has happened. He smashed Patty Cripps while collecting 23 possessions and laying 10 tackles for 109.

Oskar Baker (MID, $254,000)
If you need a downgrade target that is playing this week, Baker is easing into his career nicely with improvements every week. After a slow start on debut, he has really impressed with scores of 72 and 87 against serviceable opponents in the Giants and Crows. He has another tough one on the big stage against the Pies but with a break-even of -19 and form on his side, he is the pick of the bunch.


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You… Get the Chop

Angus Brayshaw (MID, $580,000), Rory Sloane (MID, $711,000), Jack Macrae (MID, $675,000), Patrick Cripps (MID, $654,000), Dayne Beams ($611,000), Jack Billings (FWD/MID, $601,000), Isaac Heeney (FWD/MID, 568,000)
Take your pick.

My Trades

At this stage my trades are Macrae and Hore to Gaff and Baker and hoping to dish off a non playing rookie in a straight swap.


Rolling 22

Current update.




Lachie Whitfield


Jake Lloyd
Sydney Swans, DEF


Bachar Houli
Richmond, DEF


Rory Laird
Adelaide, DEF


Shannon Hurn
West Coast, DEF


Jack Crisp
Collingwood, DEF

In the mix: Houli, Ellis, Shaw




Andrew Gaff
West Coast, MID


Josh Kelly
GWS Giants, MID


Zach Merrett
Essendon, MID


Tim Taranto
GWS Giants, MID


Adam Treloar
Collingwood, MID


Mitch Duncan
Geelong, MID


Brad Crouch
Adelaide, MID


Elliot Yeo
West Coast, MID

In the mix: Fiorini,  Zorko, Cripps




Brodie Grundy
Collingwood, RUC


Max Gawn
Melbourne, RUC

In the mix:  Witts




Travis Boak
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD


Tim Kelly
Geelong, MID/FWD


Patrick Dangerfield
Geelong, MID/FWD


Josh Dunkley
Western Bulldogs, MID/FWD


Dustin Martin
Richmond, DEF/FWD


Jack Ziebell
North Melbourne, MID/FWD

In the mix: Robinson, Mundy



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    The Milkmen

    June 4, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Isn’t Whitfield out for month wth broken collarbone? Chop Chop. Hello Houli.

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    June 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Hello houli in for me. My trades Atkins Guthrie and Sloane out for cogs houli and Clark thoughts?

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    June 4, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I held Whitfield before, but cannot now. Stuffs my plan up.

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    June 4, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Great article every week Roy, would be great with changes to the rolling 22 if you could also list who has dropped out when someone new comes in, thanks.

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      June 4, 2019 at 11:45 pm

      Agreed, and if the “in the mix” was updated as well!
      For reference, I think Stewart fell out in the backline after a fourth consecutive 80 score, Sloane came out in the mids with his injury, and Billings is gone after two pretty standard games (though the latter was maybe due to illness)

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    Kingzy (@gorilladz)

    June 4, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Looking at going aggressive this round.
    Whitfield to Houli
    Hore to laird
    Cripps to Ziebell.

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      June 4, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      I would love to do that, but I wouldn’t be able to get 19 players on the park in Round 14. Check your byes.

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    June 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I’ll probably me holding Macrae (again). With Whitfield out and Macrae playing Carlton the following week it seems to be the best option. I already dropped Coggs two weeks ago and it came back to bite me.

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    Mark Fawcett

    June 4, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Only 2 trades this week? Why not the 3 we get for the byes?

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      June 4, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      We do get three trades this week you idiot, open your eyes and have a look ya peanut. Geez I tell ya what, people like you make it wear thin.

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        June 4, 2019 at 10:51 pm

        Has someone got the same team name as me, or has my login been hacked, because I did not write the previous comment.

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          June 4, 2019 at 10:54 pm

          Or just written my team details in to make me look like a dick … Thanks

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        Mark Fawcett

        June 4, 2019 at 11:16 pm

        you moron, I know that! I’m asking why Roy is only doing 2 trades for the week planned!!??

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          June 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm

          He mentioned that he was doing a third trade of a non-playing rookie in a straight swap. He didn’t list names because it probably depends on who plays this week.

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            Mark Fawcett

            June 5, 2019 at 8:51 am

            lol, and after going back I just noticed that, which is a good strategy:) Guess I was looking and reading too fast and was looking for actual names in the trade:) My bad

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    Fantasy Footy Fan

    June 4, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Don’t be a dick just to get a response

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    June 4, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I know this probably gets asked a lot but dusty or ziebell??

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    June 4, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Hayes, Macrae and Whitfield > Houlie, Cogs and Baker. Thoughts?

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    Champagne gaff

    June 4, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    I’m in the very unfortunate spot of having Cripps, Macrae, Brayshaw and Heeney. Unsure wether to hold or fold on all of them to be honest.
    They are all priced well under their standard form and I feel like a change is just around the corner. Thoughts???
    Which one should go?

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      June 5, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      I think holding Cripps, Macrae and Brayshaw is the right thing to do, they will all get back to their best at some point this season – holding Heeney is not though. He is an AFL Fantasy Mirage, a promise of what could one day be without ever delivering with consistency. Every year we complain about holding him, and that he’s underperforming. Until he isn’t coached by Horse, this is the reality of what we should expect his output to be. Trade him.

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    June 5, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I like how everyone is asking for advice and they missed the last persons question and thoughts. Nice if we can have a response to them asking for advice then leaving your thoughts on a subject.

    Goatman Ziebell anyday over dusty
    Jacko houli cogs and Baker
    C gaff need to trade all those players they are costing you money and points. No good

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    June 5, 2019 at 7:53 am

    My Team:
    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Smith, Hore, Duursma, Stack (Answerth, Gardner)
    MID: Whitfield, Duncan, Merrett, B.Crouch, Macrae, Cripps, Walsh, Baker (Rockliff, Gibbons)
    RUCK: Grundy, Witts (Fort, Flynn)
    FWD: Boak, Dangerfield, Kelly, Worpel, Dusty, Baker (Young, Corbett)

    Cash: $59k.

    Stuck on trades but I’d be happier to trade Whitfield to either Gaff/Coniglio rather than a Houili/Stewart type. Advice would be handy cheers lads

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      June 5, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Looks pretty light on Rd 13 players, Gaff is a great pick. Very expensive but moving Whitfield across is the easiest it will ever be. Good call, but otherwise maybe Yeo / Oliver? If you plan to move on Walsh / Stack / Gibbons in Rd 14, maybe getting Cogs or Fiorini is a better option

      For other trades, you seem to have most of the rookies which makes moving on some of your topped out players tough. Bewley and Clarke are the two you don’t, and whilst both are on bye, maybe picking one up will allow you to save some cash for next week? Macrae has been terrible but I think you want to upgrade rather than sideways trading through the byes, gotta back him to get back to form

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    June 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    thoughts on whitfield, brander and mckay to cumming(bench) d.clarke and ziebell/dusty?

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    Akash Kandel

    June 5, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Crows have said Coniglio’s gonna get tagged this week by Gibbs so do we trade him in or not?

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      June 6, 2019 at 3:16 am

      Where’d you see this ?

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        June 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

        gibbs not playing so dont worry.

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    June 5, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Josh Kelly or cogs?

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    June 6, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Whitfield to Cogs or Kelly?
    Thinking Miers and Petru to Zibs and some rookie?

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    June 7, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Trading Whitfield, Ross and Collins to

    1. Daniels, zieball and bewley or
    2. Fyfe, perryman and Clarke

    1 or 2

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