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Ben’s Top Trades – Round 15

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 15.

Most Traded In

There were a lot of burnt coaches this round with plenty of disappointing debuts, including Joe Daniher (42), Bachar Houli (54), James Worpel (62) and Tim Taranto (68). I’d stay away from all of them until we see how they bounce back.

At the other extreme was Jack Crisp (121) – who would’ve dreamed that he’d outscore the 116 the round before? He’ll only receive his season average this round but he’s managed to drag that up to 75, which is more than double his 33 breakeven.

Lachie Hunter got his 95 season average and jumped $15,000 but I think there’s better value under $800,000.

  1. Xavier O’Neill (MID, $274,000)
  2. Jake Riccardi (FWD, $361,000)
  3. Bailey Williams (DEF/RUC, $205,000)
  4. Bachar Houli (DEF, $665,000) 👀
  5. Irving Mosquito (FWD, $245,000)
  6. Lachie Hunter (MID, $821,000) 👍
  7. Joe Daniher (FWD, $459,000) 👀
  8. Tim Taranto (MID, $698,000) 👀
  9. Jack Crisp (DEF, $680,000) 👍
  10. James Worpel (MID, $748,000) 👀

Most Traded Out

The coaches who traded out Caleb Serong will be kicking themselves after his 94 but there’s no guarantee he won’t pump out another 40 soon. It’s not a bad idea to keep him at M8 though considering Fremantle’s friendly run home.

Meanwhile Angus Brayshaw has got to go after scoring 56 and dropping in price. He also hurt his ankle and isn’t a certainty to play this round, but at least there are plenty of options to upgrade to if you can make $100,000 or so by culling a cash cow.

  1. Will Day (DEF, $482,000) ✂
  2. Boyd Woodcock (FWD, $290,000) ✂
  3. Jackson Thurlow (DEF, $553,000)
  4. Bradley Close (MID/FWD, $324,000)
  5. Caleb Serong (MID, $548,000)
  6. Darcy Cameron (RUC/FWD, $361,000) ✂
  7. Angus Brayshaw (MID, $609,000)
  8. Josh Kelly (MID, $779,000) 🚑
  9. Sam Wicks (MID, $335,000)
  10. Izak Rankine (FWD, $404,000) 

Early Movers

Nick Haynes (DEF, $616,000) is the most popular upgrade target so far and this is the time to jump on. He won’t be any cheaper from here on and is playing Adelaide.

Blake Acres (MID/FWD, $520,000) has also had a lot of attention after his 108 against Richmond. He was high on the competition’s watch-list during the preseason and is sensational value if you’re looking for a forward.


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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    Grovers Guns

    September 5, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Witherden, Cogs and Martin to Merrett, Crisp and Acres with $26k spare.

    Other options to move are B.Smith, Worpel and getting Haynes, Laird.

    No $$ to go big at R2 (Grundy R1) so stuck with the Draper/Williams trash hoping for some half decent scores to get the cash next week

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      September 5, 2020 at 3:21 pm


  2. Belly


    September 5, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Who are the options at around $710k you would consider for Gus?

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    September 5, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Which two go?
    Viney, Brayshaw or Witherden

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    David C

    September 5, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Withers was dropped so unless named this week he has to go. Bray might be injured as well.

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      Brucey Don't Like Rusty

      September 5, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Won’t know if Witherden playing till team list Tuesday night

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    September 5, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Thoughts on Jarrod Redden??

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    September 5, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    The lack of quality, in form forwards is a problem.

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    September 5, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Best Mid under $724k?
    Gives me the option of Taranto, Cripps, Fyfe, D.Crouch, Dumont or anyone else not mentioned.
    Just bear in mind I have Z.Williams, Haynes, Cogs and Whitfield already..

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      September 5, 2020 at 3:08 pm

      Unless there’s a 3rd brother I don’t know about..

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    September 5, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    best mid under 816k?

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