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Ben’s Top Trades – Round 14

Ben looks at the most popular trades from last round.

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Ben of the @BeaufortBeaus looks back at the most popular trades of Round 14.

Most Traded In

Travis Boak was the only premium target in the top five and coaches wouldn’t be too disappointed with his 81. He’s got a bye this round and will be given his 83 season average, far under the 96.7 he’s averaged in his last three. With a breakeven of 62 and an easy run home against North, Essendon and Collingwood, he’s still a safe bet to jump on.

  1. Jake Riccardi (FWD, $296,000)
  2. Bailey Williams (DEF/RUC, $183,000)
  3. Irving Mosquito (FWD, $212,000)
  4. Xavier O’Neill (MID, $233,000)
  5. Travis Boak (MID, $742,000) 👍

Most Traded Out

Steele Sidebottom has flown home for the birth of his first child, but otherwise it’s just fattened cash cows in the top five.

I recommend holding on to Sam Draper at R3 though, because he’s bound to make a heap more cash from his breakeven of -7. He could go big against West Coast if Nic Nat is rested, while Geelong give up a lot of points to opposition rucks.

  1. Izak Rankine (FWD, $404,000)
  2. Steele Sidebottom (MID/FWD, $769,000) 🤰
  3. Bradley Close (MID/FWD, $316,000)
  4. Darcy Cameron (RUC/FWD, $361,000)
  5. Sam Draper (RUC, $334,000) 🚩

Early Movers

No wonder Bachar Houli (DEF, $694,000) is a popular upgrade target after his 98 against West Coast. His breakeven is 94 but he could easily hit that against Fremantle this round. He has a bye in Round 16 but his 78 season average is still good at this price.

Meanwhile Lachie Hunter (MID, $806,000) is a no brainer if you’ve got the cash. He has a guaranteed 95 this round because of his bye, only a touch under his last three average of 100.7.


Ben's a Swannies supporter whose love of fantasy footy far exceeds his skill. He coaches the Beaufort Beaus and is on the hunt for a hat. Is a fifth year breakout on the cards? Follow on Twitter: @BeaufortBeaus.



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    August 31, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Brought in both the early movers for GusBray and Riddles…
    Picked Pendles consistency over Boaks ceiling last week, which looked a master stroke at qtr time.. Can’t be upset at a 77, but expected 90+..
    Needed a 170k MID/FWD to make it happen, went with RCD based on the noise around him, any idea of next best option?

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    August 31, 2020 at 11:17 am

    What are the best basement bargain players to bring in? I’ve already gotten in Williams and Riccardi, but there doesn’t seem much else on available.

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    August 31, 2020 at 11:18 am

    I drained every cent in my bank last week so the best I can do this week is downgrade my 2 highest worth bench rookies to $170k spuds, giving me $150k to add to any on-field player.

    I’m stuck with Draper at R2 for now (my ‘masterstroke’ of downgrading an under-performing English to him at the time to spend elsewhere hasn’t really paid off!) and Riccardi has done enough to stay on field, so where do I throw that $150k?

    I could do Angus Brayshaw -> Worpel in the mids for instance? Other options under $764k include Gaff, Rockliff, Menegola, Boak, Lyons, Danger, Curnow, Taranto…)

    Or… hold Brayshaw and go Thurlow -> Houli?


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      September 1, 2020 at 11:50 am

      thurlow to houli 110%. brayshaw had the most cba for melbourne last week, just played poor

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    August 31, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    First week of finals in my league and have an elimanation final so I need to win, can I please have some help with my trades fellas
    (100k in the bank)
    Defence- Docherty, Haynes, Will Day, Maynard, Zac Bailey, Witherden (Bench Bailey Williams from West Coast and Lachlan Sholl)

    Midfield- Coniglio, tom mitchell, caleb serong, worpel, duncan, mcgrath, neale, gaff (bench foot, bytel and o’neill)

    Ruck- Gawn Grundy and Draper

    Forward- Simpkin, Petracca, Davies-Uniacke, Whitfield, Riccardi, Zorko (Bench Cavarra and Woodcock)

    Appreciate any advice thanks

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    August 31, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Thoughts on greene? Apart from shuey, any other options for brayshaw?

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    August 31, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    so its finals this week is it? if so if you are in elimination and if you need cash move Draper on otherwise agree with comments above.

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    August 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Funny how the projected score is not giving the bye players average, for example Steele says projected 76 but he has a 90 average. Just means you have to flip over every player on the bye to make sure you are happy with them in the team

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    August 31, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    guess is easier if show as list as has the average there for you

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    August 31, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Thoughts on Dunstan just for this week

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      Long John

      September 1, 2020 at 8:58 am

      100 ave wont count

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    September 1, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    1. Brayshaw/Cogs to Gaff/Taranto
    2. Brayshaw/Docherty to Zorko/Haynes
    3. Brayshaw/Cogs to Hunter/J Kennedy

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