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Fry’s Cash Cows – Rd. 17 + Award Nominees

Behold! With the fantasy season winding down, it’s time to start thinking awards for the Cash Cows class of 2020!

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With the preliminary finals upon us, rookies are no longer the highest priority in fantasy circles with most successful coaches extracting cash cows from their field weeks ago! In the Round 17 article, you can still find some helpful pointers if you’re still shuffling rooks on your field and if you have specific questions feel free to fire them through below. However, with the season coming to a close it’s time to start thinking awards for the cash cow class of 2020 with this week focusing on finalising the nominees for some coveted awards.

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


Cash Cow King – Round 16

Usual suspects Caleb Serong (83) and Will Day (77) kept themselves integrated with the CCK nominees and debutant Damon Greaves surprised everyone with a BCV score of 84! Round 16 honours can only go to one player though, with Shane McAdam (93) scoring a career-best against the Giants – thanks to 14 touches, 7 marks and 5 tackles. Kudos Shane, you get my vote for last round!

Who's gets your vote as the Cash Cow King for Round 16?

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Mooooving On

Fattened cash cows

  1. Brandon Starcevich, Lions ($317K, AVG 40, BE 54)
  2. Marlion Pickett, Tigers ($488, AVG 55, BE 53)
  3. Connor Budarick, Suns ($297K, AVG 38, BE 43)
  4. Izak Rankine, Suns ($412K, AVG 51, BE 44)
  5. Tyler Brown, Magpies ($289K, AVG 36, BE 28)

Injured/non-playing rookies

  1. Curtis Taylor, Roos ($381K, AVG 46, BE 60)
  2. Sam Simpson, Cats ($412K, AVG 57, BE 54)
  3. Darcy Cameron, Magpies ($361K, AVG 44, BE 62)
  4. Jarrod Brander, Eagles ($421K, AVG, 53, BE 51)
  5. Tom Green, Giants ($322K, AVG 42, BE 21)

Rookie Rankings/Downgrade Targets

A lot of coaches are at the point of the season where they are punting bench positions and trading away players in an effort to maximise points on the ground. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of fresh faces filtering through and your best chance might be to target a player who is at least playing this week – providing you with a valuable emergency score. Here are the best downgrade targets to close the season.

  1. Hamish Brayshaw ($170K, MID, Eagles)
  2. Matthew Owies ($170K, FWD, Blues)
  3. Damon Greaves ($205K, DEF, Hawks)
  4. Toby Bedford ($186K, FWD, Demons)
  5. Jordan Sweet ($170K, RUC, Bulldogs)

Award Nominees

Tonight, Hamish Brayshaw from the Eagles will become debutant number 78 from the 2020 season – tying last year’s count with two rounds to spare! Among those other 77 players, some reliable mainstays emerged for our fantasy sides, outperforming the ‘premiums’ around them and making the COVID impacted season bearable. However, not all cash cows performed up to our expectations, with only a handful of them worthy of special recognition as one of the best performers at their position. No it’s time to have your say and vote for the players who you think deserve to make the final ballot!

Make 2-4 selections (depending on position) to choose your picks for the finalists of the positional award races.
Voting closes at the conclusion of Round 17

Defence

Who are your 3 nominations for the Cash Cow Defender of the Year?

  • Will Day (10 games, 59.8 AVG) (38%, 724 Votes)
  • Ben McKay (10 games, 41.3 AVG) (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Andrew McPherson (7 games, 45.6 AVG) (15%, 283 Votes)
  • Trent Rivers (8 games, 48.5 AVG) (6%, 122 Votes)
  • Lachie Ash (13 games, 43.8 AVG) (6%, 122 Votes)
  • Brandon Starcevich (16 games, 39.5 AVG) (17%, 329 Votes)
  • Jarrod Brander (7 games, 52.7 AVG) (13%, 254 Votes)
  • Jack Madgen (10 games, 50.9 AVG) (3%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 825

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Midfield

Who are your 4 nominations for the Cash Cow Midfielder of the Year?

  • Noah Anderson (16 games, 57.5 AVG) (21%, 508 Votes)
  • Caleb Serong (13 games, 64.5 AVG) (31%, 750 Votes)
  • Matthew Rowell (5 games, 70.8 AVG) (26%, 645 Votes)
  • Marlion Pickett (14 games, 54.7 AVG) (11%, 277 Votes)
  • Sam Simpson (6 games, 57.3 AVG) (10%, 247 Votes)
  • Ned McHenry (8 games, 37.5 AVG) (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Dylan Stephens (7 games, 52.4 AVG) (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Justin McInerney (7 games, 47.1 AVG) (1%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 864

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Ruck

Who are your 2 nominations for the Cash Cow Ruck of the Year?

  • Sam Draper (6 games, 56.3 AVG) (47%, 678 Votes)
  • Darcy Cameron (8 games, 44.0 AVG) (13%, 187 Votes)
  • Marc Pittonett (13 games, 53.9 AVG) (37%, 533 Votes)
  • Tom De Koning (5 games, 43.2 AVG) (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Luke Jackson (6 games, 38.2 AVG) (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 834

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Forward

Who are your 3 nominations for the Cash Cow Forward of the Year?

  • Shane McAdam (12 games, 51.3 AVG) (10%, 208 Votes)
  • Laitham Vandermeer (13 games, 45.0 AVG) (10%, 209 Votes)
  • Izak Rankine (11 games, 51.4 AVG) (32%, 664 Votes)
  • Max King (15 games, 40.9 AVG) (13%, 272 Votes)
  • Jake Arts (12 games, 43.7 AVG) (6%, 114 Votes)
  • Connor Budarick (16 games, 37.5 AVG) (6%, 132 Votes)
  • Curtis Taylor (9 games, 46.0 AVG) (18%, 379 Votes)
  • Brad Close (8 games, 42.6 AVG) (4%, 88 Votes)

Total Voters: 822

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Next week I will be back with the final voting ballot for all the rookie/cash cow awards including Game of the Year, Position MVP’s, the Cash Cow King and more!


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 TwitterInstagram and Facebook for all things AFL Fantasy (and more)! ✌️

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An Australian coffee/burrito enthusiast who is the frustrated owner of 16 fantasy teams. Writer for SportsbyFry and DT Talk ?

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53 Comments

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    Nick

    September 10, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Thoughts on Tom Hawkins as a unique?

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 1:52 pm

      Don’t hate it but honestly I like Gryan Miers more

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    Gallos

    September 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Who should I put the E on?

    O’Niel or Brayshaw

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 1:52 pm

      I’m backing Brayshaw in

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    George

    September 10, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Which two out of

    1. Marshall to Gawn
    2. Fyfe/cogs to Rocky
    3. Simpkin to Greenwood/Zorko

    I am already going Riccardi to Acres

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      Grab Rockliff mate!

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      PowerAde

      September 14, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      hope you went cogs for rocky

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    Tigerking

    September 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I need to upgrade Riccardi & Rankine – which two do you like this week? Robbie Gray, Chad Wingard & Blake Acres

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      I’d lean towards Gray and Acres

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    Brian Smith

    September 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Woodcock, Wicks & Riccardi didn’t make your survey for Rookie of the year in their positions?

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Probably didn’t play enough games to beat out some of the other contenders. Total points is what dictated a lot of my picks and Wicks (311), Riccardi (239) and Woodcock (188) just didn’t get enough

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    Bernie Sanders

    September 10, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Hey Fry, great read and thanks for all your help over the weeks.

    Should i trade Goldy to Gawn? Or run with Goldy and upgrade players like Walters?

    Must win this week for me and opponent has Gawn.

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      Jag67

      September 10, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Goldy to RO’B
      Save your $$$ for elsewhere.

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      No problems mate, glad I can help!
      Toughy, it’s not a terrible idea to cancel out Gawn and hope Walters fires against the Roos. That’s the way I’d lean

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    Tom Dickens

    September 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    No mention of Riccardi?

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      Has only scored 211 points for the season – which compared to the other nominees wasn’t enough

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    Tom Dickens

    September 10, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Is Riccardi likely to play this week after that poor performance?

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      There’s a lot of talls in that forward line, they might want to go smaller against the Dees

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    Nick

    September 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Who will score better?
    Hawkins or Robbie Gray

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      I’m trusting Robbie Gray

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    Gallos

    September 10, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    If Simpkin is named, which trade is best?
    1. Simpkin to Acres
    2. Mosquito/Watson to Owies (then Ricardi to 700k forward next week)
    3. Weller to Greaves (field Greaves and Ricardi)
    4. Cogs to Acres

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      If Owies is on your bench then No. 2 otherwise I’d do No. 1

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    Erin

    September 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Hi fry

    Acres or Wingard?

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      Fry

      September 10, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      Acres

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        Incorrect Fry

        September 11, 2020 at 12:53 am

        Fry is wrong here. Wingard is the selection. Look at how he finished last season from midfield. He will be back in the mid again after Worpels injury.

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          Fry

          September 11, 2020 at 11:48 am

          First time for everything 🤷‍♂️

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    Nick

    September 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Trade Ricardi or Scholl?
    Might field Ricardi if he scores well as I can loophole him on the bench but will have more cash if I trade him out.

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 12:11 am

      I’d trade Sholl first, Riccardi might still perform against the Crows. Might…

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    llizardofoz

    September 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    How do you get to be the owner of 16 fantasy teams.
    I’m only aware of 4 competitions / none of which allow multiple entries.
    OK you
    must be involved in many sports.
    But there’s a world out there with the sun shining
    beautiful beaches [if you live in WA] and things to do.

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 12:12 am

      Clearly my friend you have a lot to learn in the world of fantasy, but thank you for letting me know how decent my backyard is 😂

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    Doug

    September 11, 2020 at 7:18 am

    FRY!! Not cash cow related, well not directly, but which 2 should I look at trading out??

    The Doc (injury cloud), Simpkin (post concussion), or Riccardi (last rookie)

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 11:48 am

      Rookie first then I’d lean towards ditching Doc

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    Nick

    September 11, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Which trade should I do?
    1. Cogs to Rockliff
    Scholl to Acres

    2. Cogs to Rockliff
    Simpkin to Lachie Hunter/Matt Crouch

    3. Cogs to Matt Crouch
    Weller to Stewart

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 11:49 am

      If you can do No. 2 and get Rocky/Crouch that’d be killer otherwise I’d do No. 3

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        PowerAde

        September 14, 2020 at 5:36 pm

        In hindsight a great piece of advice from Fry yet again. Most improved award winner

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    Harry

    September 11, 2020 at 10:28 am

    best forward under 600k (i have aches)

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 11:49 am

      Robbie Gray

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    Jo-EL

    September 11, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Best Midfielder Under 700 K
    Currently going Josh Dunkley

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Can’t argue with that mate! Taranto’s my other reccomendation

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    Erin

    September 11, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Best combo

    1. Fyfe, B crouch and Riccardi or
    2. Acres, Wingard and Ebert?

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      No. 2

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    Jeff

    September 11, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Simp to Greenwood or Doch to Crisp/Houli?

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      Jo-EL

      September 11, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Doch to Crisp

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      I’d do Doc to Houli

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    Unknown

    September 11, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Best forward under 750k out of Greenwood, Martin, Acres?

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      Jo-EL

      September 11, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      I would go Acres, because of his price and scoring potential
      but Greenwood is a safer option though because of his consistency

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Greenwood

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    Simmo

    September 11, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    If all 3 are playing this week. Who would you trade

    Doc
    Simpkin
    Zac Williams

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      I’d trade them out in that order mate – Doc first

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    Sammy

    September 11, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Hi fry

    Would you go B crouch and Riccardi or Wingard and Ebert?

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      I’d get the rookie off the field and go Wingard and Ebert mate

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    HOWES THAT

    September 11, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Hey Fry

    Do you think i should take Steele’s score (102) as my captain?

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      Fry

      September 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      Yes

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