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Fry’s Cash Cows – Rd. 9

Fry offers some rookie advice ahead of the fixture condensed fixture in Round 9

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Here. We. Go.

Things aren’t going to be normal in the fantasy world for possibly a few months and the rookies front is going to be hard to stay on top of! I’ve tweaked the Round 9 guide to help you prepare for the madness ahead – keeping the same staples from the weekly Cash Cow pieces so far this season and added a game-by-game look at the rookie front. Hopefully this gives you a guide to check back on throughout the round ahead.

At the end of the day, chopping rookies out for the new one’s on the rise is the smartest tactic. We are only half the way through the fantasy season and with three trades each round there’s still plenty of time to fix your mess if you’re on the ball for the next month. Be the buttermouse!

Rookie/cash cows are usually players who start the season priced at $300,000 or lower


Cash Cow King – Round 8

Despite having him on my bench, this week’s nomination goes to Caleb Serong for FINALLY living up to his preseason hype with a huge score! His 98 came while locking horns with Dangerfield for a fair chunk of the game, helping himself to a 34-point final quarter that included a crucial goal for Freo. A pair of Crows defenders and another ‘hug-happy’ outing from Mitch Hibberd were all worth mentioning, but Serong gets my vote.

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Round 9 Game Preview

FYI: Player Name ($Price, Position, Rd 8 Score, Breakeven)

Bulldogs vs. Tigers – WED

For the 9,000+ coaches that jumped on Callum Porter ($178K, MID, 30, BE 12) there’s bad news on the injury front with the debutant suffering a shoulder injury that will keep him our for a week or two. Louis Butler ($229K, DEF/MID, DNP, BE -12) failed to get up for the Tigers clash, but I wouldn’t look to trade him out just yet with the hope he features again soon. Round 9 will start with a bang for most coaches thanks to Marlion Pickett ($380K, MID, 33, BE 21), who held his spot in the side after gathering just 10 touches against GWS.

Both Pickett and Jake Aarts ($274K, FWD, 30, BE 17) could be used as emergency choices early in the round – safely locking away a score on your bench in case another player in your squad misses later on. It surprised me to learn that over 5,000 teams opted to take the punt on Derek Eggmolesse-Smith ($395K, DEF, 36, BE 23) and I’ve got a lot of questions about the Tigers defender, despite his inflated price tag. Let me set the record straight, I don’t trust the Egg. While he won’t be playing this round (barring a late change) keep your eye on Riley Collier-Dawkins ($170K, MID, DNP, BE 19). While Collier-Dawkins is yet to make his debut, Damien Hardwick mentioned that RCD is knocking down the door for selection and should be on an AFL field any week now.

Demons vs. Power – THURS

Touted 2019 draft picks Luke Jackson ($297K, RUC, 27, BE 23) and Kosi Pickett ($290K, FWD, 22, BE 41) give Dees fans a glimpse into the future, but as it stands right now neither are really viable fantasy options. Unfortunately, for a large chunk of the comp, neither is Trent Rivers ($296K, DEF/MID, DNP, BE 15) and my gut tells me he’ll miss at least Melbourne’s clash with Brisbane as well.

The Demons defender may earn a recall when niggles and small injuries take their toll, but for now, he remains on the outs. Harley Bennell ($331K, MID, 38, BE 31) should be in the 22 to take on Port and with five scores under 50 from five tries, trusting him on your field is a risky move. For Port Adelaide, Mitch Georgiades’ ($285K, FWD, 35, BE 12) return to senior action was a welcome sight although I expect more 30’s/40’s from the Power forward. Key position players aren’t usually fantasy goldmines and given his price, I’d look elsewhere.

Blues vs. Hawks – FRI

It only dawned on me as I started writing the rookie preview for this game that there is nothing going on at Carlton on the rookie front. Zilch. No offense to those who took the punt on Tom Williamson ($330K, DEF, 25 BE 50), but the Blues backman has seen his points go down in every game he’s played since Round 2. Callum Moore ($238K, FWD, 8, BE 41) made his debut for the club on the weekend, but scoring just 8 points won’t get you on the fantasy radar. The most talked-about fantasy Hawk is Will Day ($350K, DEF, 38, BE 11) with nearly 15% of classic sides investing in the first-round pick. With scores 58 and 72 before this weekend, I expect him to bounce back in Round 9 with something more respectable.

Bombers vs. Lions – FRI

Jacob Townsend ($333K, FWD, 50, BE 33) still remains the most popular Bombers fantasy rookie and the pressure forward could be a handy bench player in the coming rounds. His five-round average of 37.6 isn’t great though and there’s nothing wrong with cashing in Townsend. Youngsters Ned Cahill ($192K, MID/FWD, 30, BE 8) and Mitch Hibberd ($324K, MID, 81, BE -9) should both hold their place given the Bombers injury list, but Cahill will need a big performance against Brisbane if he wants to hang around long term.

Speaking of the Lions, Brandon Starcevich ($361K, DEF/MID, 42, BE 46) continues to frustrate 48% of the league – although he provides a stable source of 40-ish points without any fuss. As someone who jumped S.S. Starcevich off last week, I can confirm you sleep better at night. A special moment of silence for the 133 coaches who traded in Archie Smith ($259K, RUC, 25, BE 29) only to see him suffer a syndesmosis injury…

Roos vs. Crows – SAT

Alright, let’s talk Curtis Taylor ($399K, FWD, 29, BE 47). He’ll be in the gun for a lot of coaches this week and his yo-yo scores give us plenty of reason to panic. 74, 10, 72 and 29 is what he’s dished up in the last month – a nightmare for coaches shuffling rookies on and off your bench. Taylor has decent scoring potential, so if you’re going to keep him, start him on your field and ride the rollercoaster. Rookie priced Roo Ben McKay ($215K, DEF, 38, BE 8) doesn’t excite me as a fantasy prospect, but a pair of Crows defenders do.

Starting Andrew McPherson ($276K, DEF, 69, BE -14) and/or Will Hamill ($289K, DEF, 69, BE 3) proved to be a wise move against Essendon with McPherson in particular intriguing coaches – currently sitting as the second most traded in player. If you’re looking for a Starcevich replacement, McPherson’s your man. The return (hopefully) of Ned McHenry ($287K, MID, DNP, BE 13) will help 20% of the fantasy community and give us another loophole emergency option in the midfield.

Saints vs. Swans – SAT

Still the 5th most popular player in the competition, plenty of coaches will want to hold onto Max King ($317K, FWD, 39, BE 33) for the upcoming fixture scramble – even though his scoring has dried up. Just once in his last five matches has King scored over 40, when he dropped a 41 against Fremantle and if I was you I’d look to make a move from the Saints tall when possible. Swans first-gamer Matthew Ling ($182K, DEF, 35, BE 9) quickly made his way into 10% of fantasy sides and while he could survive the bench during the fast-paced fantasy season, I’d much rather another defensive rookie (more from him soon). Those who find themselves in the Dylan Stephens ($327K, MID, 24, BE 29) camp don’t need to hammer the trade button just yet, with the No. 5 pick more than capable of better numbers this weekend.

Eagles vs. Cats – SAT

Unless Jarrod Brander ($354K, DEF/FWD, DNP, BE -8) returns or Bailey Williams ($170K, RUC, DNP, BE 19) earns an unlikely debut then the cash cow front is dire at West Coast. Geelong, on the other hand, has two prominent rookies worth talking about, with rookie Brad Close ($206K, MID/FWD, 67, BE -12) viewed the No. 1 trade target ahead of this round by most. The versatile Cat averaged 70 points at SANFL level a year ago, winning a flag with Glenelg before being rookie selected by Geelong with the 14th pick. Close gets the tick of approval for me although he faces a tough task on your field against the Eagles in Round 9. A pattern of getting worse with each fantasy outing will hopefully end against the Eagles for Sam Simpson ($363, MID, 48, BE -4) with over 30% of teams eager to see the talented Cat excel.

Suns vs. Giants – SUN

I was flat out wrong about Izak Rankine ($324K, FWD, 52, BE -11) with Gold Coast’s excitement machine accumulating plenty of the footy through three career games. Until he shows signs of slowing down, I’d be backing him in on the ground. A lot of coaches would have swapped the highly regarded Sun in for his teammate Connor Budarick ($331K, MID/FWD, 40, BE 36) who has stalled in price and production. With the small defender role Budarick’s to lose, his fantasy value takes a significant hit. Giants defender Lachie Ash ($339K, DEF/MID, 37, BE 22) finds himself in a similar boat and his owners would love to see another 50+ score against Gold Coast. I’ll be eager to watch the potential return of Zac Williams and see how it affects Ash and the rest of GWS’ defenders.

Dockers vs. Magpies – SUN

Injury creates opportunity and hamstring issues for both Michael Walters and Darcy Tucker could lay the blueprint for Caleb Serong ($390K, MID, 98, BE 7) to become the No. 1 ranked midfield rookie. Fyfe’s return could change things, however, I’m backing Serong in to prove Round 8 was no fluke and score well against a tough Magpies outfit. Tobe Watson ($175K, DEF, 26, BE 14) will garner plenty of interest if he can hold his spot in the side to take on Collingwood, after averaging 68.4 points in 16 WAFL games last year. If you’re looking at a cheap DEF for your bench, my advice would be to pick Watson. Finally, the return of Darcy Cameron ($266K, RUC, 50 BE 0) helped a lot of R3 slots and if he can hang around and make us a few more dollars 51% of the comp won’t complain.

Mooooving On

I’ve simplified the ‘Mooooving On’ section, narrowing down the trade out candidates into two separate tiers. Trading out injured/non-playing rookies usually takes priority, but with three trades up our sleeves coaches will be looking to also axe their cash cows who have topped out in value.

Fattened cash cows

  1. Brandon Starcevich, Lions ($361K, AVG 46, BE 46)
  2. Curtis Taylor, Roos ($399K, AVG 49, BE 47)
  3. Connor Budarick, Suns ($331K, AVG 42, BE 36)
  4. Max King, Saints ($317K, AVG 39, BE 33)
  5. Jacob Townsend ($333K, AVG 40, BE 33)

Injured/non-playing rookies*

  1. Jarrod Brander, Eagles ($354K, AVG 55, BE -8)
  2. Hayden Young, Dockers ($355K, AVG 41, BE 44)
  3. Trent Rivers, Demons ($296K, AVG 41, BE 14)
  4. Tom Green, Giants ($322K, AVG 42, BE 19)
  5. Tyler Brown, Pies ($263K, AVG 34, BE 16)

*Player was injured/not playing in Round 8

Rookie Rankings

DEFENSE

  1. Will Day (Hawks)
  2. Andrew McPherson (Crows)
  3. Lachie Ash (Giants)
  4. Brandon Starcevich (Lions)
  5. Will Hamill (Crows)

 Best of the Rest

These players may or may not be in the selection mix this week, but be sure to keep them on your 2020 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Hugh Goddard (Blues, $170K)
Jez McLennan (Suns, $170K)
Will Gould (Swans, $220K)

Trent Bianco (Magpies, $182K)
Josh Worrell (Crows, $216K)
Damon Greaves (Hawks, $170K)

MIDFIELD

  1. Noah Anderson (Suns)
  2. Caleb Serong (Dockers)
  3. Mitch Hibberd (Bombers)
  4. Sam Simpson (Cats)
  5. Marlion Pickett (Tigers)

Best of the Rest

These players may or may not be in the selection mix this week, but be sure to keep them on your 2020 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Jeremy Sharp (Suns, $218K)
Luke Valente (Dockers, $170K)
Jack Bytel (Saints, $170K)
Finn Maginness (Hawks, $214K)

Riley Collier-Dawkins (Tigers, $170K)
Jackson Mead (Power, $222K)
Tom North (Dockers, $170K)
Cooper Stephens (Cats, $240K)

RUCK

  1. Darcy Cameron (Magpies)
  2. Luke Jackson (Demons)
  3. Sam Draper (Bombers)*

*if named

Best of the Rest

These players may or may not be in the selection mix this week, but be sure to keep them on your 2020 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Tom De Koning (Blues, $190K)
Jordan Sweet (Bulldogs, $170K)
Matthew Flynn (Giants, $170K)
Bailey Williams (Eagles, $170K)
Lloyd Meek (Dockers, $170K)
Sam Draper (Bombers, $170K)

FORWARD

  1. Izak Rankine (Suns)
  2. Curtis Taylor (Roos)
  3. Brad Close (Cats)
  4. Laitham Vandermeer (Bulldogs)
  5. Jake Aarts (Tigers)

Best of the Rest

These players may or may not be in the selection mix this week, but be sure to keep them on your 2020 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Irving Mosquito (Bombers, $170K)
Cameron Taheny (Cats, $172K)
Sam Flanders (Suns, $250K)
Miles Bergman (Power, $244K)
Nakai Cockatoo (Cats, $255K)
Liam Henry (Dockers, $254)
Dylan Williams (Power, $226K)


If there’s a cash cow/rookie that I missed or you want more info on, feel free to comment below or drop me a line throughout the season! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for all things AFL Fantasy (and more)! ✌️

106 Comments

106 Comments

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    Brucey Don't Like Rusty

    July 29, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Ling or Tobe Watson?

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      I prefer Watson mate

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    Franky

    July 29, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Have you heard any whispers about Schoenberg possibly replacing Crouch?

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Not yet, but Schoenberg is quickly gathering steam as a potential debutant in the coming weeks

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    JMD012

    July 29, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Hey Fry,
    Any 170k rookies on your radar apart from RCD. I hear Wicks (SYD) has been elevated off rookie list (maybe false hope haha).
    Also choose 1 to bring in Swallow or Greenwood (is he worth the extra $63k compared to Swallow)

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Not really mate, RCD is the only one that’s on the radar at $170K at the moment.
      I like Greenwood even though he’s worth more as well

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    Jayden Paues

    July 29, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Need to cull one of Pickett or Ash. Who should go?

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      James

      July 29, 2020 at 9:14 am

      Ash. Pickett has a higher scoring potential

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        Fry

        July 29, 2020 at 12:14 pm

        Agreed

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    Simmo

    July 29, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Hi Fry. I’m stuck on these 2.
    Best trades

    1. Budarick, Bennell and Taylor to Zorko, McPherson and Close
    Or
    2. Michael Hibbard (Melbourne def), Taylor and Goldstein to Zorko, McPherson and Grundy?

    1 or 2

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      I like the first one and grabbing those fruitful rookies this week mate

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    Steven

    July 29, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Thoughts on James Bell from the Swans? Would be sitting in F8 for me, so more interested in job security and potential to make a few dollars.

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Not my cup of tea as I expect him to be shuffled around a bit, but there are worse options for F8. If you want him, jump on this week

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    NoLuckWithRookies

    July 29, 2020 at 8:57 am

    WHat’s going on with McInerny?

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Just not getting a gig right now. I’d look to dump him if he’s still floating on your bench

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    John

    July 29, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Yo Fry
    1. Field taylor vs spud crows and get Merret/Cogs/Parker
    2. Field Rankine vs GWS and get Gaff

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:18 pm

      No. 2

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    Petracca

    July 29, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Hey Fry,
    Is it too late to bring in Hibberd or Serong?

    If not, with my final trade I can do:
    Taylor —> Serong
    Or
    McInerney/McHenry —> Hibberd

    Is it worth paying the extra for Serong or getting rid of a non-player and get in Hibberd?

    Cheers.

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm

      It’s not too late, but both players won’t be growing a lot more in value.
      I’d prefer to get a non-playing bloke out even though Serong is probably the better scorer

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    Jacko

    July 29, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Sup Fry. This is going to be the most relevant and useful article going into the next 4 rounds of madness. So thankyou. Another absolute ripper!!

    Thinking about the below trades:

    Green > 198k or less mid (it’s either Cahill or RCD)
    C. Taylor > Close
    Day > Lloyd

    I think Day can still make money but I need Lloyd asap. If I can get him now through Day than I think I’ll trigger.

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks legend,
      I’ll try my best! As someone who grabbed Lloyd last week, I can confirm it’s a good feeling

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    Bexta

    July 29, 2020 at 9:45 am

    When Caleb get the ball they should call him whatts
    Whatts serong mate

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    Nateo

    July 29, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Which Mid/Forward rookie to pickup this week along with Close. Atm have gone Cahill recommend anyone else?

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Close is the one and if Cahill holds, he’s a solid bench play too

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    Shaneo173

    July 29, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Thanks fry! Who should I get. Zorko (could he miss a game over the clustered schedule?) Shuey or mills (will he keep his midfield role with Kennedy and Hewett out?)

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Out of those three, I’d want Shuey

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    Burger

    July 29, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Another great article Fry. Thanks again for your time & effort. Was looking at bringing in Tobe Watson & you’ve vindicated that.

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      Anytime mate! Watson gets the green light as a trade target for me and hopefully he can hang around

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    Ryan

    July 29, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    does ash hold his spot with williams coming back or should i look to trade him down to watson as ive already got ling? great article!!

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      I think he will, but he could be axed if GWS wants to give Ash a spell. The good news is you’ll know whether Ash and Watson are playing when looking at the trade on Sunday

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    Josh

    July 29, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Fry,

    Just wondering which trade I should do:

    Option A:

    King – Close
    Starch – Z.Bailey
    Cripps – Zorko

    Option B:

    King – Close
    Starch – Day
    Cripps – Macrae (or any midfielder under 805k)

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      Josh

      July 29, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Might get Higgins or Zorko

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      I like B mate

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    Gallos

    July 29, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Which trade should I do?
    1.Rivers – Z.Bailey
    2. Rivers – Ling and then get Lloyd next week

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      2

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    Nick

    July 29, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Get in Darcy Cameron, Ned Cahill, Aarts, Hibberd or Watson?

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Watson then Cahill IMO

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    SB

    July 29, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Great work Fry, I traded serong last week even worse the. Having him as an emergency 😅 any chance Day gets dropped with the news Impey will be in the team

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Spewing, that’s tough to hear mate. I don’t expect him too, but we’ll have to stay glued to the teams and see

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    Gallos

    July 29, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Which player would you bench?
    Close or Vandermeer

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Vandermeer

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        Gallos

        July 29, 2020 at 5:14 pm

        I will put the E on him. What score would you take from him before fielding Philips and dumping Simpson to the bench?

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    Nick

    July 29, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Which 3 rookies to field?
    Anderson, Serong, Simpson, Rankine, Close, Budarick, Max King.

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 8:59 pm

      I’d go the first two and Rankine

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    Jay

    July 29, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Option 1
    Taylor/ Pickett/ starc off
    McPherson/ close bench and sic or mills field and serong fielded with 55k or 66k next week

    Option 2
    Rivers/ starc/ Taylor off
    Close/ McPherson bench and bailey field and serong fielded with 150k next week

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm

      I like No. 2 mate

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    thegoat

    July 29, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    hey fry, thanks for once again helping us through rookie roulette. I’m deciding out of oliver, duncan, whitfield and greenwood. Who do you think would be the best option? I’m thinking oliver because he doesn’t have a bye. (RDT so a bye = 0)

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm

      Cheers mate! If you’re playing RDT then I’d avoid Oliver. Whitfield’s always a good get

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        thegoat

        July 30, 2020 at 8:33 am

        Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking i’d get whitfield after his bye. Why should i avoid oliver?

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    Ic3

    July 29, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Dear fry

    Amazing work. Simple here. What’s your thoughts on mayes from port adelaide. 345k trade Bennel to him. Thoughts please

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      Fry

      July 29, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks mate! Given his price tag mate, there’s so many cheaper options that’ll help you over Mayes. McPherson or Day come to mind

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        Ic3

        July 29, 2020 at 11:06 pm

        Which day? I looked at them and the prices. Not a fan.. but thankyou.

        MCPHERSON I got straight away in his first game. A keeper for now

        Any other suggestions

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          Gallos

          July 29, 2020 at 11:08 pm

          I would get Cahill or Watson

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            Ic3

            July 29, 2020 at 11:43 pm

            I don’t think watson is playing. But at his price worth the gamble for cash. Just a bonus if he does play

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    Chris

    July 29, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Thoughts on these trades?
    Rivers – Watson/Ling
    Green – Close
    Taylor – Cahill

    Have the cash next week to get rid of any fattened cash cows to get Lloyd or Sidebottom

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      Ic3

      July 29, 2020 at 11:08 pm

      Rivers to ling good. Watson may be on his way rumors has it

      Green I would keep due to players resting and he or Hately will get a kick

      With Taylor keep this week and trade something else you can do and with your extra cash jump on taylor next week to get to bottom. Especially with roos opponents coming up

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        Chris

        July 30, 2020 at 7:58 am

        The only people I am thinking of trading are Green, Taylor, Budarick or King. I will be trading Rivers to Watson or Ling.

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Great moves mate. Personally I like Watson a bit more over Ling, but given their price both are solid choices

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    Emmy Kari

    July 29, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Hey Fry,
    Nice work. What are your thoughts on these trades?
    Pendlebury – Gaff
    Taylor – Close
    Rivers – Watson (if named) or Ling (if Watson is not named)

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Getting Gaff will be a nice feeling. Ripper moves!

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    Fry

    July 29, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Pendles to gaff sweet with the lineup.
    Taylor to close. With the roos opponents coming up im holding
    Rivers to ling would be the way to go

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    YellowNBlack

    July 29, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Gday Fry… how confident are you that T.Watson holds his place? He was a late in for cox who will be back this week. Cheers

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 11:11 am

      I know the Dockers rate Watson so he should be able to string some games together this year. Might not make the cut this week, but I still expect him to be a factor in the second half of the fantasy season

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    Suff2Say

    July 30, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Hiya Fry!! When you wrote, “I’d much rather another defensive rookie [over Ling] (more from him soon)”, did you mean Watson? Also wondering if you think Sam Sturt comes straight back in for Freo when he’s fit and whether Tom Green is ever going to be a chance for a recall? Is he training well?

    Cheers!!

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      Ic3

      July 30, 2020 at 5:19 am

      Difference is ling is playing. Watson is a 30percent chance he only came in for Cox who’s back alot of people forgetting that…

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 11:12 am

      Yeah Watson>Ling in my opinion, but there’s not a huge difference between the two. I think culling Sturt and Green for other rooks is a good idea. Even if they come back they don’t have a ton more growth left

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    Gallos

    July 30, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Which rookie goes out first?
    Taylor, Budarick, King or Philip.

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Philp, then Budarick then King then Taylor

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    Nick

    July 30, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Who to trade first?
    Taylor, Budarick or King.

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Budarick then King then Taylor

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    Mad Fish

    July 30, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Hi Fry, what do you think of these trades?
    Starcevich –> Ling
    Budarick –> Close
    McInerney –> Duncan

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      2 good downgrades to get a great upgrade. Love it

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    Anthony

    July 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Hey Fry,

    need a 170k rookie to not play this week, but may possibly get a game afterwards. I understand this is a big ask, but who is the best bet? Great job with the articles btw. Keep it up.

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      Ic3

      July 30, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      Watson

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      Fry

      July 30, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      I would have said Collier-Dawkins but he can’t be traded in now. Best bet might be Jez McLennan or Irving Mosquito

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    Nicky

    July 30, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Field Rankine or Taylor?

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      Ic3

      July 30, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      Taylor

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      Fry

      July 31, 2020 at 11:48 am

      Taylor

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    Ed

    July 30, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    getting rid of Rivers this week and tossing up up to bring in?

    McPherson or Hamill

    Who has the better job security of the 2?

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      Ed

      July 30, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      or should i go down to Watson or Ling and take the cash graab for next week?

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    Jacko

    July 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Hey mate. With the news of Walters out would you be trading?

    Im either going to go:

    Green > Close
    Walters > Gaff
    Davis > Ballenden

    Or

    Green > Close
    Day > Lloyd
    Taylor > Ballenden
    (And keep Walters on the bench for 2 weeks?)

    Very frustrating about Walters. Has been a great pick from the start but now because he kisses one game he won’t get his average on the bye. Very stiff!!

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      Fry

      July 31, 2020 at 12:39 pm

      I’d definitely be giving him the flick mate. It does suck, but it is what it is. Use the opportunity to get a stud like Gaff

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    Marcus

    July 30, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    This is one post I don’t really read much because as everyone can see E-Smith did play and was on my field scoring over 50 which I think is ok plus Bennell was dropped from the Dee’s and dropped from my side for possibly McPherson.

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      thegoat

      July 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      he never said e smith wouldn’t play..

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    Gallos

    July 30, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Who to bench?
    Day, Ash, McPherson or Hamil?

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      Fry

      July 31, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      Hamill

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    Gallos

    July 30, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Should I field Taylor or Rankine?

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      Fry

      July 31, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Taylor

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    Nick

    July 30, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Take Vandermeer’s 44 or field Simpson?

    Also should I take Aarts’ 52 or field Taylor/Rankine?

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      Fry

      July 31, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      I’d field Simpson and start Taylor over Rankine and Aarts’ score

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