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    sibs

    February 3, 2021 at 9:31 am

    thoughts?
    DEF: Laird, Mcdonald, Z.Williams,Clark, H Young, Idun (Gould Wehr)
    MID: Adams, Treloar, Taranto, Rowel;, Cunnington, Seir, Phillips, Robertson (RCD, Valentie)
    RUCK: Grundy, ROB (Fullartron)
    FWD: Marshall, Phillips, Cameron, Cockatoo, A Perkins, Poulter (Kelly, Smith)
    UTL: Stephens

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      Snags

      February 3, 2021 at 9:39 am

      Like the Mcdonald pick, if no Pruess maybe run Marshall at R2 and bring in Danger/Dunkley to upgrade elsewhere?

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        LW

        February 3, 2021 at 11:44 am

        Only slight worry with McDonald’s selection is his ability to play lock down defence on occasions.

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      samwich2020

      February 5, 2021 at 12:39 am

      Some advice on my team please:

      DEF: Whitfield, Laird, Z.Williams, Milera, B.Laurie, L.Jones (Gould, Wehr)
      MIDS: Oliver, Taranto, B.Crouch, Sloane, Rowell, Perkins, Cockatoo, B.Campbell
      RUCK: Grundy, Preuss (Fullarton)
      FWD: Marshall, Zorko, T.Phillips, Caldwell, Poulter, Rowe (Robertson, Durdin)
      UTL: W.Kelly

      ‘sibs’ team; I like the move of Adams in the midfield. Could lose some cash early on , that won’t matter if you’re thinking of him as more mid – long term in your team. Stats found that Adams, Pendlebury and Sidebottom all scored significantly higher when Treloar was not playing. Treloar could be a risky pick with the Bulldogs overloaded midfield. Cunnington is a good selection. I don’t really rate Cameron, but if you’re going to have him in the side I would certainly wouldn’t keep a watch on some upgrade targets for him in the first month of the preseason

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    peterthomas25

    February 3, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Hey guys. Just wondering if anybody knows what’s going on with DTlive (specifically the fantasy drawing board). Has it been abandoned?

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      The Chosen Won

      February 3, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      Mine works.

      Good Luck 2021™®©

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        peterthomas25

        February 3, 2021 at 2:54 pm

        Sorry, I should have been more specific. Yes it works, but the pricing isn’t updated.

        I know fantasy is open, I just find DTlive an easy team building/tweaking tool.

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          The Chosen Won

          February 3, 2021 at 4:03 pm

          Not sure whats going on with it not being fully updated, Was such a great tool to use. Lets hope the game day stats are on point.

          Good Luck 2021™®©

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    iSnack2.0

    February 3, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Taking mid price madness to the next level. Thoughts would be appreciated and obviously rookies will change.

    DEF: Laird, Docherty, Williams, Milera, Cumming, Jones (Gould, Bianco)
    MID: Adams, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, Cunnington, Hately, Phillips, Powell (Valente, Mead)
    RUC: Grundy, Preuss (Fullarton)
    FWD: Marshall, Phillips, Caldwell, Rozee, Cameron, Robertson (Kelly, Rioli)
    UTL: Jones
    Salary Remaining: 8K

    Feel like there will be huge opportunity for Tom Green the players that have departed from GWS along with natural progression and first full preseason. So I’m open to going a cunnington/hately to him.

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      bomberpap

      February 3, 2021 at 7:42 pm

      I like the Tom Green call. Will have to wait and see his AAMI match… Hoping he gets decent TOG.

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    Michael Foster

    February 3, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Any comments / thoughts would be much appreciated.

    Def: Whitfield, Laird, Williams, Milera, Cumming, H.Young (L.Young, Wehr)
    Mid: Walsh, Taranto, Prestia, Sloane, Rowell, Phillips, Powell, Mead (Valente, Collier-Dawkins)
    Ruck: O’Brien, Pruess (Fullarton)
    Fwd: Sidebottom, Marshall, Phillips, Hunt, Cockatoo, Rowe (Robertson, Kelly)
    Utility: E.Smith

    Thanks!

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    Leon Meletis

    February 3, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Thought’s on team:
    Lloyd, Stewart, Williams, Milera, Gould, Bianco (Thompson, 170k)
    Merrett, Titch, Rockliff, Rowell, Hately, McInnes, Phillips, Cockatoo (Valente, Mead)
    Grundy, Preuss (170k)
    Marshall, T.Phillips, Heeney, De Goey, Kelly, Macrae (170k, 170k)

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    Thanos

    February 3, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Doch, witho, Williams, milera, harmes, Cumming ( gould, bianco)
    Treloar, titch, taranto, walsh, rowell, Sloane, maginnes, phillips (e.smith, mead)
    Nank, preuss (lynch)
    Marshall, phillips, l.fogarty, macrae, cockatoo, campbell (Kelly, rowe)
    Uti, perkins

    3k left
    Advice, cheers legends

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      bomberpap

      February 3, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      I don’t mind the structure.. and having Nank could be unique. It’s a bit light on genuine captain options though.

      Treloar and Mitchell both have question marks.. maybe better to downgrade one and then upgrade the other to Merrett or Adams.

      Perkins is too much cash to be on the bench. Better to swap him in for MacRae.. then have a 170k player as your utility.

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    denholm

    February 3, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Lloyd, Laird, Docherty, H. Young, L. Young, Gould (Bianco, Thompson)
    Treloar, Taranto, Prestia, Sloane, Rowell, Cunnington, Hately, Powell (Robertson, Collier-Dawkins)
    Grundy, Preuss (Treacy)
    Marshall, Phillips, Cameron, Franklin, Perkins, Cockatoo (E. Smith, Kelly)
    Valente
    17K left

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    LW

    February 3, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    What do people make of Shai Bolton as an option, can he be a top 6 forward?

    Hard deciding on the 3rd forward I like most alongside R Marshall & T Phillips.

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      rossco1

      February 3, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      Maybe not top 6. I can see him somewhere from 7-10 come seasons end. Sidey, Danger, Dunk, Marshall, Zorko, Dusty, Fyfe (eventual DPP), Phillips would all be ahead of him.

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        Brendon

        February 3, 2021 at 4:15 pm

        Get heeney more safe. I liked bolton but not sure where he is playing. But i predict bolton will average more than dusty martin

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          LW

          February 3, 2021 at 4:42 pm

          Heeney will play a large majority forward of centre.

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            David C

            February 5, 2021 at 8:15 am

            until his leg falls off!

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      Squid

      February 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      Bolton most unlikely to be top 6, love my tiges but reckon his hot streak last year was an aberration based on a form spike coinciding with opportunity due to injury. Wont play big mid minutes if cotch, lambo, titch, dusty, prestia, and Graham are fit plus ross, cd, naish and perhaps a few others likely to get a go through there. It’s why Higgins and others left.

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        LW

        February 3, 2021 at 11:27 pm

        Yes, he’s not in my side.
        Just gaining the interest as it seems thin for forward options.

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    The Chosen Won

    February 3, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Champion Data’s elite-ranked players at every AFL club entering 2021 season.

    Adelaide – none

    Good Luck 2021™®©

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    Brandon

    February 3, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Lloyd, Whitfield, Laird,
    Cumming, Menadue, Gould (Chugg, Wehr)

    Rockliff(VC), Gaff, Serong, Sloane,
    Rowell, Pedlar, Durdin, Mead (Valente, Robertson)

    Grundy(C), Preuss (Flynn)

    Sidebottom, Dusty, Phillips,
    Daniher, Cockatoo, Smith (Jones, Bergman)

    (Atu)

    Titch, Buddy, HepD, Heeney, Docherty all out due to my ‘Not picking anyone with interrupted preseason rule’. Cockatoo is exception to rule as rookie priced.

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      Brendon

      February 3, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      Nice team mate little different

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      bomberpap

      February 3, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      Enjoy the Rocky pick, also have Menadue on field myself but don’t know if he’s best 22 yet.

      Classic guns n rooks, but if they all pay off you’ll have less players to upgrade, nice!

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      Squid

      February 3, 2021 at 10:19 pm

      Rowell not in full training either but an exception I’m willing to make too, potential GOAT that boy and a bit of a different unit as well, I’m a big fan. Like Menadue and got him too hoping he breaks into the 22, phillips on the wing with scully now out should cash in. Don’t like serong, not many explode in their 2nd season like oliver, more likely to drop off, I hope so anyway because he’s on my 2022 watchlist. Daniher is a big nope for me had one year where he dominated out of 8 or so and even then just averaged 80, just as likely to average 60, make nothing then break down. The rest of your premos are good with a lower % ownership rate which is nice to see + laird and grunty. Hopefully your rooks make the grade, if not restructure will be a pain. Good luck.

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        llizardofoz

        February 4, 2021 at 8:47 am

        Nobody at the Lions has any confidence at kicking for goal except maybe Charlie and McCarthy.
        Big Joe will be spoon fed in a high scoring team/ 80+ is not out of the question.

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    Gedrick tatum

    February 3, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Doch, witho, Williams, harmes, cumming, l.young ( gould, wehr)
    Merret, titch, taranto, Sloane, rowell, cunnington, maginnes, phillips ( e.smith, mead)
    Nank, pruess (b.williams)
    Marshall, phillips, caldwell, hogan, perkins, cockatoo (Campbell, kelly)
    (Rowe)

    0 left
    Advice plz legends

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      Brandon

      February 3, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      Not many if any captain material players in that crop, not a fan of a light forward and defence team.
      I like the midfield but the rest is just pathetic.

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        Brandon

        February 3, 2021 at 11:16 pm

        Pathetic is a bit harsh, we’re all just trying our best here

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      Aluniesheis

      February 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm

      Don’t mind the side, but if you are going to remove both Grundy and Gawn you must have less mid pricers on other lines. Taking that risk must have a pay off somewhere else. FWD are really tough this year and there is real value in DEF and MID. This means backing against the value in FWD. For example, if you are going Nank, which I wouldn’t as I think he only goes up under 10 points as they’ll play Chol then you should punt Hogan, Cockatoo and Perkins and load up on FWD’s like Dunkley and others around 700-600. You probably need to sell Harmes to a rookie to generate cash.

      So your forward line looks more like Marshall, Dunkley, Heeney, Phillips, Campbell, Kelly.

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    Jason G

    February 3, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Hey guys would love some thoughts on this team!
    Def: whitfield, Stewart, Williams, scrimshaw, L. Young, Gould (wehr, Bianco)
    Mid: treloar, Walsh, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, sier, Phillips, mead (dawkins, Valante)
    Rick: Grundy preuss (Flynn)
    Fwd: Greene, Phillips, rozee, Caldwell, J. Cameron, Rowe (Rioli, kelly)
    I personally don’t really rste any top tier forwards like dusty danger Dunkley Marshall etc so going value in the fwd line. Any feedback appreciated:)

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      Aluniesheis

      February 3, 2021 at 10:28 pm

      I could be wrong, but apart from Phillips and potentially Caldwell I can’t see any FWD whose role in the midfield is guaranteed to change significantly enough to make them a lock. Last year I started with Whitifield, Petracca, Brayshaw and B. Smith. This means the safe option is to lock in a FWD line with Caldwell, Phillips and 2 other locks for top 6- Marshall, Dunkley, Danger- whoever you think will be top 6 and use DEF and MID to find value.

      For example, punt Scrimshaw to either Cumming or Young and save 200K and sell L. Young to a rookie and use the funds to upgrade FWD. Greene and Rozee to Marshall and Dunkley. If need more money seel Sier

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        LW

        February 3, 2021 at 11:23 pm

        I have Marshall F1, Phillips F2, F3 undecided.
        How confident are you Caldwell had the midfield role and what do you need to see him average to pick him?

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          LW

          February 3, 2021 at 11:26 pm

          has*

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          Aluniesheis

          February 4, 2021 at 5:53 am

          Caldwell is awkwardly priced and normally at his price you need evidence of a role change. So in the community series games you want to see a midfield role with no excuses (i.e. no mids waiting to come back into the side). You want to see 75 % TOG and limited playing through the FWD line. The average score is 10 plus above his current avg. Anything else is a risk not worth taking on an 11 game player.

          The fear is a role across half fwd and wing and limited CBA time because of all the other Essendon mids. So, even with TOG he may score 70. You need to see him at stoppages getting the ball and receiving the ball as part of Essendon’s midfield.

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            LW

            February 4, 2021 at 10:32 am

            Yes agree on all those points.

            Going to be a tough one, a few names on my watch for that 3rd and final non rookie forward.

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      Squid

      February 3, 2021 at 11:02 pm

      Well you should rate those forwards, they’re top tier for a reason, add in sidebottom and Zorko then you’re probably looking at the top 6 barring injury with walters and Heeny maybe sniffing around if one of them under performs. Greene is only a value if played mid, if he does we should all saddle up because he is a genuine pig but rarely allowed into the sty to feast, also umpires hate him and he will get suspended because he is not quite right in the head. Phillips and Cameron may prove decent value picks for stepping stones but i would (actually do have) them as m3&4 with 2 of the stand out 6 at 1&2 and a plan to get in a 3rd gun for Cameron if enough cheap rooks present come round 1. This year fwd line looks like def of the past with a big drop off between the top tier to the rest, mids look okish, sier could be an inspired pick provided he gets a the contested mid role and for that matter a game. Def probably ok too though the first 3 are not my cup of tea (will pick up Whitfield cheap after his traditional early injury/concussion game….) and not sold on scrimshaw. In summary not bad but forwards will make you lose unless you get a couple of guns in.

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    James

    February 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    1. Dunkley and Hatley or
    2. Cogs and Caldwell/rozee?

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      LW

      February 4, 2021 at 12:42 am

      2.
      I’m not sure Hately will get the desired midfield minutes.

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      Ky

      February 4, 2021 at 1:26 pm

      Cogs and Rozee

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    LW

    February 4, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Josh Kelly, can he get back to his best in 2021?

    Could be a nice unique. Ownership under 4%.

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      Ky

      February 4, 2021 at 1:58 am

      I have a feeling he’ll bounce back, role won’t change unlike Cogs and Taranto and im expecting Giants to improve on last season. Only way is up for Jelly imo.

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        LW

        February 4, 2021 at 10:28 am

        Thanks for the response.

        Only knock may be whether you can save $ and find someone cheaper offering more value.

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      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

      He could, it really just comes down to his ability to stay healthy. If he gets a clean run at it i can see him going 115 ave.

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      Plastered Turtles

      February 5, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      Jelly rarely completes a full season… not good getting donuts from a premo and you might be forced to sideways trade. Jelly is a no for me.

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    Roota

    February 4, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Thoughts advice legends,

    Laird, doch, Williams, harmes, cumming, l.young (gould, wehr)
    Merrett, treloar, taranto, rowell, Sloane, cunnington, maginnes, phillips (e.smith, mead)
    Marshall, preuss (b.williams)
    Dunks, phillips, caldwell, perkins, campbell, cockatoo (Rowe, kelly)
    (Bergman)
    6k left
    Cheers rootas

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      J

      February 4, 2021 at 7:22 am

      Will Brodie this year?? Thoughts on him

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    paul allison

    February 4, 2021 at 8:31 am

    first draft. backs-lloyd h.clark hartigan j.clark perez gould (s dekoning wehr) mids – neale,treloar,menegola,p cripps,j kennedy,rowell, cockatoo valente (holmes s berry a davies) rucks grundy goldstein (treacy) fwds dangerfield marshall mckay ziebell weightman rowe (f macrae b laurie

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      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 2:43 am

      Hartigan? He will kill your team.

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      Brian Smith

      February 5, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      You have real POD with F3-F6, so do you need to ask is there a reason that no-one else has these names? I could pick for example Daniher, NBlakey who could do better than McKay for less $?

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    Dane

    February 4, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Hey guys, any thoughts would be appreciated! Keep in mind I only have 1k spare to try and work with 😂

    DEF-
    Whitfield Laird J.Howe Bianco
    Z.Williams Milera Menadue Gould

    MID-
    T.Mitchell Treloar Taranto Rowell Collier-Dawkins
    W.Phillips Powell T.Dow D.Robertson Valente

    RUCKS-
    Grundy Preuss Fullarton

    FWD-
    Dunkley R.Marshall T.Phillips W.Kelly
    Daniher Perkins Cockatoo Bergman

    UTILITY
    E.Smith

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    Luke Parker

    February 4, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Anyone else read the article this morning about Callum Mills? I know it gets said every year and some years he even trains with the midfield but plays half back, but if he actually makes the move full time what does he average and is he an option?

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      LW

      February 4, 2021 at 10:30 am

      I don’t quite see the value as he is already 705k.

      Otherwise, I would be giving this one close attention.

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        Luke Parker

        February 4, 2021 at 11:16 am

        True, only played one game in the midfield last year for a 91 (114 adjusted). He’s expensive though so would need to go 100-105 to be worth it. Still think it warrants close attention though.

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          LW

          February 4, 2021 at 11:20 am

          I personally think there are better exisiting mid selections who offer more value under the 700k.

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            Luke Parker

            February 4, 2021 at 12:20 pm

            Guess we’ll see but can’t deny we’ve been waiting for him to play mid for a while and his junior numbers were mental. Just excites me that he could be an option potentially is all.

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              LW

              February 4, 2021 at 12:21 pm

              Yes and I do agree, just wish he was cheaper.

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              Aluniesheis

              February 4, 2021 at 2:35 pm

              We’ve all been burnt by Mills promises in the past. Who is the most likely the score 100. Mills, Houston, Short etc or another 670-710 DEF. I think for Mills to be value he needs to be the top scoring player from that bracket of players. You are probably only going to select 1 or 2 from that bracket. Gutsy for it to be Mills.

              It feels safer to go up to Laird, Whitfield, Stewart, Lloyd and then down to Williams, Witherden, Duggan for D2 or 3.

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                Luke Parker

                February 4, 2021 at 2:44 pm

                True, Just feel he’s more likely to score if given a midfield role than guys like Duggan (though he’s obviously more expensive). Think he is likely to score more than Short and Houston but needs a genuine inside mid role. Currently rolling with the Lloyd, Whitefield combo at D1, D2 with Williams at D3. Shifting Lloyd to Mills means I could go Cumming to Milera, Hunt to Daniher as well but not sure.

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                  Aluniesheis

                  February 4, 2021 at 3:06 pm

                  Yep, that’s the game

                  Lloyd 110 to Mills 95 means is Cumming within 15 of Milera. That would be 60 to 75.

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                    Luke Parker

                    February 4, 2021 at 3:32 pm

                    So not worth making the switch then? Torn between the team looking better with the moves but also lacking the security of lloyd and risking it with Mills. Think Milera and Cumming won’t be overly far apart.

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                      Aluniesheis

                      February 4, 2021 at 9:11 pm

                      Agreed, so Cumming and Lloyd are safer

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    PattyS

    February 4, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Who is a better option to start out of Jackson Hately & Tom Green?

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      LW

      February 4, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Too early to tell I think, role watch over preseason.

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      bomberpap

      February 4, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      Green better role as an inside mid with CBAs, Hately better JS. Preseason watch for sure.

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    LW

    February 4, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Def: Laird, Docherty, Williams, Milera, Cumming, H Young (Wehr, Gould)
    Mid: Titchell, J Kelly, Taranto, Simpkin, Rowell, Cunnington, Maginness, Phillips (Davies, Jordon)
    Ruc: Grundy, Preuss (Meek)
    Fwd: Marshall, Phillips, Caldwell, Campbell, Cockatoo, Rowe (Kelly, Jones)
    Utl: E Smith

    First full completed draft this season, only just fits into the budget.

    Considered Laird to the midfield and J Kelly to Whitfield but do not have the $ to complete such trade.
    Few selections here are watchlists over preasons for role i.e. Caldwell, Milera, Cumming and others.

    Anything here that I should give more attention?

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      Luke Parker

      February 4, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Don’t really trust Caldwell until AAMI, though guys like Stephenson, Cameron, Daniher etc also have risk. Like the Kelly and Simpkin picks in midfield, would personally try go the Whitefield option if possible but that’s me. Overall really solid team though, good luck!

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        LW

        February 4, 2021 at 5:31 pm

        Cheers.

        Yes F3 is very open. Will be a decision of who has the best combined preseason and role.

        Maybe it is a cheaper option and the $ becomes available for Whitfield, we also don’t know what needs to be paid for what selected rookies, just what fitted the salary cap as of now.

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    stoops

    February 4, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    DEF – Whitfield, Laird, Williams, Milera, Grainger-Barras, Gould (170k x2)
    MID – Sidebottom, Gaff, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, Cunnington, Phillips, Mead (170k x2)
    RUC – Grundy, Preuss (170k x1)
    FWD – Danger, Marshall, Phillips, Ugle-Haggan, Thilthorpe, Newchurch (170k x2)

    Current strat is to wait for preuss to go up put him in Ruck, sidebottom up forward and trade in a MID. Rookies will be traded pending selection.

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      LW

      February 4, 2021 at 5:55 pm

      I would have concern over Danger’s affected preseason and potential role change that may see him spend more time forward.
      Trading to a midfielder and switching Sidebottom forward is a nice option should you think similar.

      Early to tell but as of now I prefer the other forward rookie options that are not the KPPs.

      Overall looks solid.

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    Brian Smith

    February 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Any thoughts – Perkins or Cockatoo at F6? I’m guessing job security is more important than initial points, so if Cockatoo gets good time on field in AAMI, he’ll get the nod here?

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      Ky

      February 4, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      If Cockatoo gets selected round one its a no brainer to select him over Perkins imo.

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        LW

        February 4, 2021 at 8:50 pm

        Has a good role too from preseason reports.

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      rossco1

      February 4, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      Agree.

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    Steven stifler

    February 4, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Thoughts advice plz lads

    Laird, doch, Williams, harmes, h.young, l.young. (gould, wehr)
    Merrett, treloar, taranto, rowell, cunnington, maginnes, phillips, cockatoo (e.smith, mead)
    Grundy, preuss (thilthorpe)
    Marshall, phillips, caldwell, Schoenberg, uglehagan, perkins (Kelly, rowe)
    (Campbell)
    8k left cheers chiefs

    • rossco1

      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 2:36 am

      Your F4-F6 makes me nervous. Not really sure about JUH’s fantasy game. If you downgrade Merrett to someone like Prestia, you could upgrade JUH to Rozee?

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    Lach

    February 4, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Had a bit of a play around and want to know the experts thoughts on this

    Remaining: 12k
    Def: Laird, Doc, Williams, Harmes, Young, Chapman (Highmore, Gould)
    Mid: Jelly, Walsh, TT, Rowell, Cunnington, Hately, Phillips, Powell (Dow, Valente)
    Ruc: Grundy, preuss (meek)
    Fwd: marshall, Phillips, rozee, caldwell, Flanders, macrae (Rowe, bergman)
    (D. Robertson)

    Harmes is interchangeable with Milera, Marshall with Dunkley, Flanders with cockatoo

    Cheers fellas

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      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 2:29 am

      Strong team. The only one I would question is Chapman. Freo’s back 6 will initially be out of Pearce/Hamling/Logue/Ryan/Wilson/Young/Hughes/Cox/Hill .. I don’t see Chapman getting a look in.

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      bomberpap

      February 5, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      Really like the team. Rookies you can switch around, I think Chapman would be great but Young probably holds him out, so as long as you have some cash to switch up the D6 you’ll be fine. Powell might not get games early so you could look to sub in Maginness too.

      For your M1 though I prefer Duncan or Cogs around that price for their durability. With concussions maybe causing some grief this year you don’t want to have to sideways trade Kelly due to injury at some point.

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        Lach

        February 5, 2021 at 5:18 pm

        Yeh, chapman is a placeholder – worse comes to worse i can harmes and bench to go up to cumming’s but that is a great point about Kelly. Looking at him as a player who will improve on his average especially considering he should be at more CBA’s, however concussion rule may make him miss rounds with his history. I may have to move him to a Zerrett/Adams to a captaincy option and to not have a light midfield (instead of a Cogs).

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    Jack

    February 4, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Hey guys would love some thoughts on this team.
    Been playing around with the structure but pretty set on this one after much deliberation.
    Def: Lloyd, Stewart, Williams, Milera, L. Young, Gould (wehr, bianco)
    Mid: treloar, Walsh, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, cunnington, Phillips, mead (collier dawkins, valante)
    Ruck: Grundy, preuss
    Fwd: Dunkley, de goey, Phillips, rozee, cockatoo, Rowe (Rioli, kelly)
    Feedback would be appreciated!:)

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      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 2:26 am

      De Goey has injured his calf, I would steer clear of him.

      I like the rest of your squad. Love the Stewart pick. I think he will improve on his average from last year. Dunkley to Caldwell would allow you to do Young to Harmes? Food for thought. I’m not sure on what Young is bringing to the table for north.

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      Plastered Turtles

      February 5, 2021 at 4:53 pm

      Not sold on Rozee unless his pre season games suggest he is a mainstay in the midfield. Port are loaded in midfield – Ollie, Rockliff Boak then others rotating Gray, Houston, SPP, Duursma

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    James

    February 5, 2021 at 12:55 am

    1. Walsh, Cogs and Caldwell or
    2. Tom Mitchell, Dunkley and hatley?

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      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 2:23 am

      I actually like 1. I have Walsh and Caldwell in my team atm.

      I dont have any of the 3 from your second list.

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      bomberpap

      February 5, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      1 easily. All three in option 2 have question marks over role/injury… 1 is very solid in comparison.

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    Luke Parker

    February 5, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Daniher, Cameron and Lachie Jones or Heeney, Hunt and Idun???

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    Victor Yong

    February 5, 2021 at 1:52 am

    KHF7U3KK

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    rossco1

    February 5, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I actually like 1. I have Walsh and Caldwell in my team atm.

    I dont have any of the 3 from your second list.

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    rossco1

    February 5, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Up late, lockdown. Updated team based on news and rumours in the past week.

    DEF – Laird, Williams, Harmes, Milera, Young, 450k

    MID – Adams, Walsh, Taranto, Prestia, Rowell, Maginness, Phillips, Smith

    RUC – Gawn, Preuss

    FWD – Sidebottom, Phillips, Rozee, Caldwell, Campbell, Cockatoo

    Not sure on D6, but plenty of cash to use. Maybe Cumming?

    THOUGHTS???

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      bomberpap

      February 5, 2021 at 4:14 pm

      I struggle to see the upside in Sidey at his current price despite the lack of Treloar. If anything he is more susceptible to a tag now, and you’re paying over 800k to get him. No doubt he’ll be a target at some point, but I prefer to hope for a drop in scores and jump on when he’s gone down in price.

      So I’d downgrade him significantly, then put the extra cash on the $450k player to get to a Howe/Witho type and shift Young to D6. Gawn can go down to Grundy/ROB to get more cash if needed. Smith is a bit speculative at M8 too, I’d want more JS in that spot so having some more cash in case you need it for that spot could be useful.

      Overall a good squad but paying top dollar for Gawn and Sidey leaves you slightly light in a few other areas structurally IMO.

      • rossco1

        rossco1

        February 5, 2021 at 7:07 pm

        Awesome advice, cheers.

        Sidey i think is the guy who has gone in and out of my side the most so far. I think you’ve convinced me to move him out. He’s the most tagged player in the league with Cripps so it’s a high price to pay.

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    James

    February 5, 2021 at 10:30 am

    DEF: Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams, Harmes, Smith, Gould

    MID: Adams, Walsh, Taranto, Rowell, Cunnington, Hately, Phillips, Powell

    RUC: Witts, Preuss

    FWD: sidey, Danger, Phillips, Caldwell, Robertson, Kelly

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    PowerAde

    February 5, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Anyone know whats the deal with Mitchell Hinge from the crows?

    1 game 2020 for 54 83% GT
    2 games 2019 for 68 and 41 average 72% GT.

    any crow supporters know much about this guys chances?

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      freddy boy

      February 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      For a team just making up the numbers to field on the day might as well, also consider Noah Anderson instead or Rowell and also kyron Hayden too. Should get more mid time this year

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    Luke Parker

    February 5, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Is anyone here picking Draper instead of preuss and also ROB instead of Grundy. Think it’s a risk but also could pay off huge if sources down at Essendon are true.

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      CJ

      February 5, 2021 at 5:04 pm

      I’m tempted. Waiting to see how each of them go in their pre season match.

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      Plastered Turtles

      February 5, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      he could be touted as elite but not fantasy elite? Draper hasn’t shown enough for me to warrant a spot… he averaged less when he was in the squad without Belly or Phillips. and he’ll have less time in the middle if bombers blood 2 rucks.

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      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 7:13 pm

      A no from me. Preuss is cheaper and I agree with the below comment that he may be elite in his tap work but not necessarily in fantasy terms.

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    CJ

    February 5, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Wondering whether to pay up for Dunkley or wait and see what Bevo has in mind.
    Some advice would be amazing!!

    Deciding between
    1. Dunkley (F1) & Young (D5)
    or
    2. Phillips (F2) & Harmes (D5)

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      The Chosen Won

      February 5, 2021 at 5:20 pm

      1&2

      Good Luck™®©

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      rossco1

      February 5, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      The problem with the wait and see approach is that Bevo is likely to throw the magnets around during the season. Dunkley’s position could change regularly given how many premo mids they have.

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        Luke Parker

        February 5, 2021 at 7:28 pm

        Didn’t the inside team personally guarantee him to be an inside mid earlier on this year. Surely they put him inside midfield just to keep his services otherwise he should be gone by the end of the year. I see him as a better tougher mid then broken down libba and Bailey smith, bont up forward McRae on wing. Surely he’s full time there as he loves to tackle.

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          Luke Parker

          February 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

          Well hello *insert the Spiderman pointing meme*. Just can’t Dunkley with all the mids at the dogs, even if he gets inside mid time they’ll likely all be moved around. Crozier said during an interview that the mids would all have other roles and that Dunkley and Bont would spend time forward.

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    Lucas

    February 5, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Updated team, 30k left
    Thoughts appreciated:

    DEF: Whitfield, Laird, Williams, Milera, Cumming, H.Young

    MID: Z.Merret, Walsh, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, Cunnington, Phillips, Powell

    RUCK: Grundy, Preuss

    FWD: Marshall, Phillips, Caldwell, Cockatoo, Macrae, E.Smith

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    Sibs

    February 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    If you could have one of the following: Walsh, cogs, Taranto who you taking

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      Luke Parker

      February 5, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      Taranto, but currently have Walsh as well

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        Intelsonic

        February 5, 2021 at 8:18 pm

        +1

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    Luke Parker

    February 5, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    So, Cameron and Daniher made their way into my side for Heeney and Hunt. Both undeniable value (and risk) or am I crazy??

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    FootyFantasyAM

    February 5, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    All out Top 8 MID Team… I feel like this could actually work depending on what rookies are named Round One. This strategy would leave you with a variety of Captain options every week and you are guaranteed to have all your premiums as consistent, fantasy midfield guns. 11 Premiums, 1 Mid- Pricer, 10 Rookies. I probably wont start this team for Round One, but just the thought of having all Midfielders as Premium Guns would be an amazing start…

    Projected Score: 1732
    (1645 – 1819)

    Remaining Salary: $14K

    DEF: Lachie Whitfield (97), Nicholas Cox (46), Trent Bianco (40), Will Gould (37), Jacob Wehr (37), Jacob Koschitzke (37)

    MID: Lachie Neale (95), Zach Merrett (111), Clayton Oliver (108), Taylor Adams (107), Matt Crouch (110), Andrew Gaff (108) (C), Adam Treloar (101), Stephen Coniglio (94)

    RUC: Brodie Grundy (109), Braydon Preuss (59)

    FWD: Steele Sidebottom (108), Nakia Cockatoo (51), Finlay Macrae (46), Ely Smith (41), Isaac Chugg (38), Miles Bergman (38)

    Some Key Notes:
    – The rookies chosen are not final due to Round one teams not being selected (obviously) but Cockatoo, Macrae, Cox, Gould and Wehr seem likely due to their preseason performances.

    – Having An A-Grade Midfield would give consistent 100+ scores week in, week out (if not affected by injury), and would give you a variety of Captain Options each week, depending on the players opposition (i.e. Neale vs North Melbourne).

    – This strategy also revolves around the lack of DEF and FWD options… I would much rather spend money on a Premium Midfielder in Adams who will create output numbers of 100+ scores week in, week out, rather than a “premium” FWD or DEF who may not have such a great/ consistent role or will even score consistently for what they are priced at.

    – The popular Grundy and Preuss combo should work as long as Preuss stays fit and Mumford dosent clash with his role too much.

    – If the rookies selected play round one, perform well with decent output and create decent cash generation, it could certainly help upgrading rookies in the FWD and DEF lines. Although it could be a risk, considering rookies can be dropped each week but if they stay in their side and perform, it could be rewarding.

    Personal Opinion on Midfielders Chosen:
    – Lachie Neale:
    He is the number 1 midfielder and his numbers will be too high throughout the season to miss out on. I think his first game might be challenging against the swans but against his following opponents… He will go massive… He also starts the season off with his first four games relatively well.

    – Zach Merrett and Clayton Oliver:
    Amazing line ups to start with and both have been consistent fantasy scorers in the previous years. And are also very reliable (hardly ever misses a game). In relation to Oliver with his CBA’s, Gawn usually looks for him when tapping the ball down, which is great for his disposal numbers.

    – Taylor Adams and Matt Crouch:
    With the departure of Treloar and Brad Crouch (respectively).. Both Adams and Matt Crouch’s Fantasy numbers are set to rise in 2021.

    – Andrew Gaff:
    The new AFL rule should benefit Gaff as an outside midfielder, he also has Gold Coast Round One with previous scores of 123 (adj), 144 and 122.

    – Adam Treloar:
    This one is controversial… As a premium fantasy gun, he has joined a team with a stacked midfield but i genuinely think he will be the bulldogs number 1 midfielder and will not be played out of position… He also versus his old side Round One.. He will go ballistic!

    – Stephen Coniglio:
    Not only have I chosen him because he is my favourite player in the competition but looking at his results from last year… He will bounce back! He has been amazing this preseason and looks to be back to the Coniglio we knew a couple years ago. He is also underpriced which also shows some value aswell.

    I know it’s not a typical structured team but it could pay off..

    Thoughts?

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      Brian Smith

      February 6, 2021 at 5:11 am

      Impressive concept! If you drop one MID to Rowell, you’ll get 200 to grab premium rookies instead of low job security punts, or upgrade Macrae to someone like Caldwell.

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        FootyFantasyAM

        February 6, 2021 at 10:55 am

        Exactly! It’s an odd structure but it could work… if a premium is underperforming or injured, I can down grade to someone like Rowell and up grade a rookie else where on my field in the FWD or DEF area. I’ve been doing some statistics on these premiums and they all seem to go atleast 110+ for round 1 (par Neale). There is also hardly any difference to having a rookie in the midfield in comparison to the forward or back line… a lot of rookies when the first play, usually play similar positions (forward line)… therefore all have similar scoring. You’d rather pay for premiums in the midfield who you know will give you consistent scores every week, rather than paying for guys like Dangerfield who could swing forward and go 70.

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    rossco1

    February 5, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    1. Cerra and Cumming

    OR

    2. Oliver and 170k Def rookie

    ???

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      Brian Smith

      February 6, 2021 at 3:17 am

      1 – both have definite growth, Oliver might not grow and rookies can be a gamble

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    TheFuzz

    February 6, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams, Harmes, Young, Gould

    Titch, Lyons, Pendles, Walsh, Rowell, Powell, Phillips, Carroll

    Grundy, ROB

    Dunks, Cameron, Ugle-Hagan, Campbell, Macrae, Robertson

    Any thoughts?

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      Brian Smith

      February 6, 2021 at 3:16 am

      Too light in FWD, maybe drop ROB to Marshall, or even a mid ruck like Witts / McInerney to spend some more on the FWDs

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