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Fry’s Cash Cows – Rd. 2

Fry is back with his weekly cash cow updates ahead of Round 2!

One down, 22 to go!

It’s common practice for coaches to want a do-over after the first weekend of the fantasy season, with some scrambling to find the ‘delete team’ button after a lacklustre beginning. For all the bad we copped in Round 1, there were plenty of encouraging stories from fantasy circles, with a large group of rookies standing up and presenting themselves as game-changers for the upcoming season. Everyone will have pressing needs to address this round, but playing the long term game to nab the relevant cash cows missing from your lineup is always a smart way to use your first 2 trades of the fantasy year.

Finally, if you missed out on the 2021 Rookie Guide that I published before Round 1 then be sure to check it out here!

Rookie/cash cows are usually defined as players who are priced at $300,000 or lower


Cash Cow King – Round 1

First-game jitters were nowhere to be found from these four players, with a quartet of cash cows topping 80 in the first game of their AFL fantasy careers! James Jordan (80) and James Rowe (84), just managed to pass the threshold in their team’s commanding wins, earning a pair of honourable mentions but the CCK nomination this week came down to a two-horse race.

Errol Gulden (108) was the one who took home the Rising Star nod, but Matthew Flynn (99) was just as impressive. Coaches that rolled with Flynn as their R2 may be slightly more inclined to pick him, but you can’t really go wrong between the duo. I’m voting for Gulden this week, but Flynn’s performance is making me rethink my ruck structure.

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Round 2 Rookie Rankings

DEFENSE

There was a lot of scepticism and doubt around the defensive rookie crop ahead of Round 1, but coaches can breathe a sigh of relief with a few viable options sticking their hands up. The player I rated as the No. 1 DEF rookie in Tom Highmore ($206K, 62, BE 2) played his role for the Saints by gathering 19 touches on debut and slotting nicely into their back-6. Next to him on a lot of backline benches was Hawthorn’s Jacob Koschitzke ($184K, 44, BE 11), who (I’m still shocked) is currently the most owned player in all of fantasy! I definitely have more faith in Highmore’s fantasy chops moving forward over Koschitzke, but the pair have cemented themselves as the top-2 defender rooks right now.

Brisbane first-gamer Harry Sharp ($197K, 42, BE 15) has put his case forward to become a consistent performer in the Lions’ outfit, but the main concern with investing in Sharp comes due to his job security. A strong performance in a VFL practice match from Ely Smith has him poised to take Sharp’s place, but if he holds his spot the Lions speedster will need a better showing to become a part of their weekly 22 long term. Rounding out the top-5, Connor Idun ($227K, 38, BE 27) and Jordan Butts ($212K, 35, BE 25) didn’t light it up with their first fantasy score of the year and I can’t see a lot changing. Both backmen won’t be averaging much north of 50, so unless things get dire it’s wise to look elsewhere with your trade plans.

Top-5

  1. Tom Highmore (Saints)
  2. Jacob Koschitzke (Hawks)
  3. Harry Sharp (Lions)
  4. Jordan Butts (Crows)
  5. Connor Idun (Giants)

On the outside looking in, a few other defensive cash cows made their first impression for the fantasy season, although none of them forced our hand just yet. Lachie Young ($288K, 55, BE 28) may be able to argue his worth, but his price is pushing the limit as a cash cow, while Nik Cox ($252K, 27, BE 42) didn’t score at an incredible rate against the Hawks. It’s also worth noting that Port Adelaide man child Lachlan Jones ($240K, DNP, BE 34) suffered a hamstring strain in a SANFL trial game and should be sidelined for the next 2-3 weeks. Look for him to be a popular target once he has a clean bill of health.

With Adelaide’s backline taking another hit on the weekend we could see untried dual-positioner Josh Worrell ($170K, DNP, BE 24) get a run against the Swans. Worrell was originally drafted 28th overall last in 2019 and his discounted price tag plus handy DEF/FWD status means Worrell will tempt a lot of coaches if he can earn a gig. Injury has created opportunity for another intriguing fantasy defender with Freo’s top selection from last year Heath Chapman ($244K, DNP, BE 35) in the mix to play his first AFL game too. There’s a lot to like about the newest Docker draftee, but I’d rather wait and see how Chapman looks at top level before jumping on board.

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:
Matthew Ling (Swans, $219K)
Nick Murray (Crows, $170K)
Kieran Briggs (Giants, $170K)
Denver Grainger-Barrass (Hawks, $260K)
Will Gould (Swans, $170K)
Trent Bianco (Magpies, $170K)
Jacob Wehr (Giants, $170K)
Josh Worrell (Crows, $170K)
Joel Jeffery (Suns, $170K)
Bailey Laurie (Demons, $228K)
Lachlan Jones (Power, $240K)
Sam De Koning (Cats, $170K)
Heath Chapman (Dockers, $244K)
Isaac Chugg (Magpies, $170K)

MIDFIELD

Sitting in nearly 50% of teams, Errol Gulden ($259K, 108, BE -22) was everywhere during Sydney’s upset win over the Lions, starring for coaches who started him on their field. Gulden finished with 19 touches, 10 marks and kicked 3.1 in front of goal – justly rewarded with the Rising Star nomination for last weekend. Spare a thought for the coaches that sat Gulden on their pine and if he’s not currently in your team, he’s the No. 1 rookie to trade-in ahead of next round.

Gulden wasn’t the only cash cow to perform in the MID’s with Tom Powell ($269K, 68, BE 13) and James Jordan ($207K, 80, BE -12) doing their jobs for coaches and scoring at a decent clip. I expect more consistent numbers like this from Powell, but I’m not as sold on Jordan. The Dees debutant went NUTS with a 46-point 2nd quarter in which he amassed 7 touches, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a goal, but scored just 11 points in the entire second half. With Viney and Melksham pushing for selection, Jordan did enough to likely hold his spot, but his job may be on thin ice.

I’d feel safer investing in someone like Sam Berry ($230K, 50, BE 18), who more than played his role for the Crows over the weekend in the absence of Matt Crouch. In his first official game for Adelaide, Berry laid 7 tackles and attending 14 of their 31 centre bounces – indicating he’s more than capable of playing at AFL level. It’s tough splitting between Jordan and Berry at the moment, but the edge narrowly goes to the Crows youngster despite costing slightly more. Lastly, Will Phillips ($266K, DNP, BE 38) continued to build his match fitness at VFL level on the weekend and when he’s named for the Roos don’t leave him out of your teams.

Top-5

  1. Errol Gulden (Swans)
  2. Tom Powell (Kangaroos)
  3. Sam Berry (Crows) 
  4. James Jordan (Demons)
  5. Will Phillips (Kangaroos)*

*if named

If Phillips is going to break into North Melbourne’s side, he may be used as the dreaded medical sub, a fate we saw Charlie Lazarro ($190K, 10, BE 40) handed as he managed just 20% of game time against the Power. After missing his entire draft-age season in 2020, coaches have their fingers crossed hoping the Kangaroos are just building his match fitness. Popular Hawthorn prospect Connor Downie ($202K, DNP, BE 29) also found himself in the green vest, however, he didn’t actually take to the field. Technically, that game counts as Downie’s first AFL game, but it hasn’t affected his fantasy price. This rule f%*#ing sucks.

Bulldog rookie Lachlan McNeil ($172K, 26, BE 22) and first-year Giant Tanner Bruhn ($246K, 29, BE 39) were largely under-whelming for fantasy coaches, although I wouldn’t go cutting your losses just yet. McNeil may find it tough to remain in the Dogs’ side and even though Bruhn deserves another chance, neither are certainties to escape the axe. Don’t go doing anything brash just yet, but those coaches still stranded on the Luke Valente ($170K, DNP, BE 24) hype train will happily tell you he’s off the injury report and will look to push his case at WAFL level for the Dockers.

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 2021 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Jackson Mead (Power, $170K)
Jeremy Sharp (Suns, $221K)
Finn Maginness (Hawks, $279K)
Riley Collier-Dawkins (Tigers, $170K)
Cooper Stephens (Cats, $170K)
Luke Pedlar (Crows, $250K)
Thompson Dow (Tigers, $192K)
Nick Shipley (Giants, $170K)
Reef McInnis (Magpies, $226K)
Brody Kemp (Blues, $170K)
Zane Trew (Eagles, $170K)
Lachlan Bramble (Hawks, $170K)
Nathan O’Driscoll (Dockers, $218K)
Luke Valente (Dockers, $170K)

RUCK

The rookie rucks were the talk of the fantasy world in the leadup to Round 1 and for coaches who rolled the dice with the trio of $170K bargains, it was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. Matthew Flynn ($219K, 99, BE -24) not only did his job for coaches brave enough to start him, the GWS big man helped himself to the best score of any ruckman all weekend! 18 disposals to go with 6 marks and 34 hitouts will likely keep him atop the Giants ruck depth chart, but expect support to still come for Flynn.

The news wasn’t so good for the coaches who chose to start either Paul Hunter ($184K, 44, BE 11) or even worse Lloyd Meek ($172K, 26, BE 22) over Flynn. Hunter managed 19 hitouts against the Giants, but just 9 touches and giving away 3 free kicks doesn’t bode well for his long term prospects – especially with Rowan Marshall waiting in the wings. Lloyd Meek’s chances of staying in the 22 have also taken a hit, with Freo’s main ruckman Sean Darcy posied for a return this weekend. Given the Dockers’ injury crisis right now, Meek could form a partnership with Darcy in the ruck which would at least allow the Fremantle tall a chance to keep his price trending upwards. Fingers crossed.

Top-3

  1. Matthew Flynn (Giants)
  2. Paul Hunter (Saints)
  3. Lloyd Meek (Dockers)

The only other cash cow ruckman (apologies to Nathan Vardy) in action was Tom Fullarton ($170K, 21, BE 27) who actually took a step backwards by failing to meet his breakeven. Even if he survives and remains in Brisbane’s team it’s hard to stomach the idea of owning Fullarton given what he just dished up.

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 2021 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Jordan Sweet (Bulldogs, $170K)
Riley Thilthorpe (Crows, $268K)
Sam Hayes (Power, $170K)
Nick Bryan (Bombers, $170K)
Bailey Williams (Eagles, $271K)
Joel Amartey (Swans, $170K)
Max Lynch (Magpies, $172K)

FORWARD

The forward line continues to be the most rookie-rich line in fantasy circles with the top-5 hard to knuckle down after one week of games. Power youngster Miles Bergman ($189K, 53, BE 4) didn’t star from a points perspective, but he ticked all the boxes necessary for Port Adelaide – making it hard to see him leaving their side. The surprise star of the show in Round 1 was Crows mature-ager James Rowe ($233K, 84, BE -9) who filled up the box score in his debut match. 2 goals didn’t come as a huge surprise, but Rowe also managed to chalk up 16 touches, 5 marks and 3 tackles, with his all-around fantasy game equating to a score of 84. I won’t expect Rowe to pass that threshold every week, but he could go close to averaging 60-65 from here on out for Adelaide.

Two of Sydney’s three debutants cracked this week’s top-5 up FWD with Chad Warner ($216K, 57, BE 9) performing for his coaches and Braeden Campbell ($269K, 46, BE 30) stumbling slightly. Both of the popular cash cows did their bit to cement a regular place in the Swans’ outfit and I still have faith in the duo, especially in Campbell as a near season-long cash cow investment. Rounding out the five is Dogs mature-ager Anthony Scott ($189K, 52, BE 6) who looked lively against the Pies on Friday night. Gathering 16 touches improved his chances of playing regularly for the Bulldogs, but Scott will need to keep consistently producing if he’s going to stay ahead of the players on the outside looking in.

Top-5

  1. Miles Bergman (Power)
  2. James Rowe (Crows)
  3. Braeden Campbell (Swans)
  4. Chad Warner (Swans)
  5. Anthony Scott (Bulldogs)

More than a few fellow FWD’s took to the field for fantasy coaches, with mixed results across the board. Key forwards Logan McDonald ($283K, 65, BE 18) and Harrison Jones ($196K, 63, BE -1) were two of the better performers with the pair topping 60 points each – combing to kick 3.4 on the weekend. Unfortunately for Jones, he was only able to add 0.3 to that tally and yet, I still rate him as the better downgrade target over McDonald based on the severe price difference. The Swans rookie will also have to share a forward 50 with Lance Franklin this week, who is set to demand more than his fair share of targets.

Tyler Brockman ($194K, 45, BE 13) was also encouraging for the Hawks in their close W against the Bombers, with 2 goals on debut and some flashes of promise. Fielding him may be a dice roll, but Brockman should maintain his place in Hawthorn’s side for the foreseeable future. I wasn’t as up and about after the efforts of Ned Cahill ($195K, 34, BE 22) and Oliver Henry ($228K, 15, BE 45) though, with both cash cows in danger of being cut ahead of Round 2. Even if they survive for another week bringing them into your team might not be the smartest decision right now.

I mentioned his name earlier, but Ely Smith ($170K, DNP, BE 22) seems like a real shot to make his debut for Brisbane after a standout effort in half a scratch match against Aspley. After missing Round 1 selection, Smith may have forced selectors hands with 3 goals and 14 touches in the first half before he left the ground for the Gabba where he was an emergency for the AFL side. Top-20 selections from the 2020 draft in Finlay Macrae ($234K, DNP, BE 34) and Archie Perkins ($254K, DNP, BE 37) did their chances no harm in their respective VFL hitouts and are firming for a callup in the coming weeks.

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 2021 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Ely Smith (Lions, $170K)
Alec Waterman (Bombers, $170K)
Nakia Cockatoo (Lions, $243K)
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (Bulldogs, $270K)
Will Kelly (Magpies, $172K)
Finlay Macrae (Magpies, $234K)
Francis Evans (Cats, $170K)
Maurice Rioli (Tigers, $170K)
Archie Perkins (Bombers, $254K)
Deven Robertson (Lions, $186K)
Atu Bosenavulagi (Kangaroos, $206K)
Sam Flanders (Suns, $253K)
Hugo Ralphsmith (Tigers, $170K)
Elijah Hollands (Suns, $258K)
Sam Philp (Blues, $203K)
Jake Bowey (Demons, $230K)


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94 Comments

94 Comments

  1. Lemmy

    March 24, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Hello Fry I need some help here
    I got 2 ideas
    Idea 1: Turn Rowell into Hind with Bruhn into H.Jones
    Idea 2: Turn Dow into H.Jones then Rowell into Z. Williams then using Utility move switching Fantasia so I can move him fwd and Williams of course down in defence
    Something is bugging me about jumping backwards to hind I feel like I am downgrading even though Hind is a great player But I feel Hind is someone who I will end up trading later on meaning I am trading someone that will end up being trade again when I could use it on Williams when he has the chance to be top 6 defender at the end of year but even that is still guessing what are your thoughts?

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Tough boat to be in, I prefer idea No. 2 and landing Zac Williams ahead of this week. Take another week to watch Hind and jump on next round if he seems like the real deal

      • Lemmy

        March 24, 2021 at 1:35 pm

        TBH I think Dow might find it tough with Williams back and with Collingwood getting Sidebottom back might be hard for him to get a touch. Bruhn new kid who had to play in bad rainfall so I wanna give him another crack over Dow

        • Fry

          March 24, 2021 at 1:41 pm

          Totally agree, Bruhn deserves another chance after the weather he played in Rd 1, and I can’t see Dow going much better than mid 60’s for the year

          • Jezzak

            March 25, 2021 at 2:41 am

            Fry, legendary write up!
            I escaped the danger trouble, but need help with my trades.
            I was thinking Brodie to Stephenson, playing the BE/ $ game. And secondly I can go Rowell to 624k any player (thanks to dpp), leaves me 2k short of my Williams easy pick :(

            Any suggestions, I know sholl has been hyped, any alternatives or is he the best?

            • Fry

              March 25, 2021 at 4:07 pm

              Thanks mate, appreciate it!
              If Stevo is locked in as your first trade I’d be looking at Sholl for No. 2

    • Jezza

      March 25, 2021 at 8:19 am

      Hey mate I don’t understand how you can trade max rowell a mid to a defender being Zach Williams ?

      • Fry

        March 25, 2021 at 4:55 pm

        Most coaches making that move have a DEF/MID eligible player in their defence, allowing them to trade him out, sending someone from your DEF into your MID to cover Rowell’s empty space and then bring in Zac W

  2. Henry

    March 24, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Always love your article, Fry. Who do I bring in – Harry Jones or James Jordon?

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks mate, appreciate it! On field from a scoring perspective I’d rather Jordon, however, HJ appears to have greater job security in that Dons lineup. Jordan, just.

  3. Lemmy

    March 24, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    If I had to pick It would be Jordon. He is like another Gulden

  4. Anthony

    March 24, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome Article as always Fry

    What do you reckon the play is with Treloar. Seemingly out of the midfield, but could of just been eazed into the side.

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks mate!
      If you’re a Treloar owner, I’d hold firm and ride out his rough scores. 110+ is on the way

  5. Blood Brothers

    March 24, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Looks promising we won’t have Rookie carnage in the rolling team sheets. Oh god, let me go find some wood….

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Here’s hoping it stays that way, don’t jinx us haha!!

  6. Euman

    March 24, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I know this is not the forum but can someone tell me do prices change round 2 in Super coach? Usually it is a 3 round average, but last year it was every 2 rounds. I note plyers have beakevens indicating a price change this week – anyone?

    • The Chosen Won™®©

      March 24, 2021 at 2:31 pm

      My understanding is…

      “Each player’s price will vary based on their most current performance from round to round. A rolling average is used to determine how a player’s value changes and they must have played at least 3 games in order for their value to increase or decrease”.

      Good Luck

  7. Bman

    March 24, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Love your work as always Fry!

    My trade plans this week are to chase the rookies I missed, with my first trade locked in being Cahill -> Jordan via DPP

    For my second, should I go;

    Berry -> Rowe
    Or
    Sharp -> Highmore/Worrell (if named)

    Would love some feedback, thanks mate !

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Cheers mate, means a lot!

      Sound like good patch up ideas before Rd 2, I think the second one makes more sense going from Sharp to Highmore. Berry should still score at a decent rate and an injury/player being dropped in the next fortnight may allow you to go down the Rowe pathway.

      • Bman

        March 24, 2021 at 3:32 pm

        Yeah I like your thinking, Cahill & Sharp -> Highmore & Jordan locked in, thanks heaps Legend!

        • Fry

          March 24, 2021 at 6:44 pm

          Anytime mate!

  8. TIM

    March 24, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Which one should I do

    Brayshaw and stephenson

    or

    macrae and Hind

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Get Macrae mate

  9. Zac

    March 24, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    How highly do you rate Bergman’s job security?

    I have the option of bringing him and Zac Williams in this week or going the safer option of Sholl and Hind. What are your thoughts?

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      I really rate Bergman’s chances of playing regularly this season – I’d back those first moves in 100%

      • Zac

        March 24, 2021 at 4:23 pm

        It’s for my utility spot as all of my rookies performed really well Round 1. Could Sam Berry be a safer option than Bergman? I thought he competed well

        • Fry

          March 24, 2021 at 6:45 pm

          To be honest, I’d still rather Bergman over Berry, but both are good options

  10. Dukx

    March 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Fry

    I hope you can help me out. This week I’m undecided on whether to put Rowe or Bergman on the field. I think Rowe has the potential to go bigger but seeing he will be playing on a smaller ground than Adelaide Oval will he get lost a bit

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      I expect Bergman to have a higher fantasy ceiling this year than Rowe, with the small forward scores set to be more sporadic. You may lose another 20-30 points this week if Rowe stays hot, but I’d trust Bergman over him with Port taking on the Swans

      • Dukx

        March 24, 2021 at 6:18 pm

        Thanks Fry that was my thoughts to but the Crows are playing the Swans not Port

        • Fry

          March 24, 2021 at 6:45 pm

          Tomato potato 😂

          • Dukx

            March 24, 2021 at 6:55 pm

            LOL all good mate. Fry

  11. Stevo

    March 24, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you Fry, your articles are so helpful! I have one luxury trade this week. I pretty much nailed the rookies, but I missed out on Rowe from Adelaide. Is Rowe a must-have? I could trade out Paddy Dow for Rowe and about $100 cash, but it feels like it might be a trap, Rowe is a small forward in a weak team……

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      Cheers legend, I really appreciate it!
      I’m a bit more bullish on Rowe than others, I think he’ll play regularly for the Crows this year and should kick a few goals throughout the year. I wouldn’t rate him as a must-have though, he’s going to have some quiet games when the Crows get pantsed from time to time. Dow’s still got money to make too…

  12. Brown Stains

    March 24, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    It’s a tough year especially when even the rucks are not performing. All just bums and arses

    • PowerAde

      March 24, 2021 at 5:23 pm

      the tough year is only one game long.

      one game…

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      Here’s hoping they can right the ship this week! 🤞

  13. llizardofoz

    March 24, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    d e f e n C e

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      Too much writing about American sports makes Fry something something haha

  14. Tony

    March 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    If Smith is named, do I drop Cahill for him or Harry Jones?

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      If you’re talking about Ely Smith, I’d dump Cahill

  15. William

    March 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Young, Idun or Chapman ?

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm

      Young, then a gap between Idun and finally Chapman

  16. Justin Stitchup

    March 24, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Young fo shiz

  17. Adrian

    March 24, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Hey Fry great article,

    I need your help, should I bother spending a trade on trading out Meek for Flynn or going from De Goey to Dusty. I have gotten rid of Rowell for Markov freeing up some cash.

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:46 pm

      I think swapping Meek for Flynn is the wise way to go for now mate, De Goey has a real chance to bounce back

      • Adrian

        March 24, 2021 at 9:29 pm

        Ok thanks so much for the advice Fry!

  18. Steve

    March 24, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Danger-dusty
    Henry-rowe
    Hold Rowell for the week?

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:46 pm

      Not a bad way to go, I’d even consider going Danger to someone cheaper (Caldwell, Stephenson spring to mind) to free $$$ up for a Rowell upgrade next week

  19. Jason

    March 24, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Is it worth trading j ckark out to a markov or l sholl ? Or should i hold off and give clark another chance?

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:47 pm

      I’m giving him another chance, but I don’t really have any other choice with Danger, Rowell and Harmes out. If you’re in a luxury position though I prefer grabbing Sholl over Markov

      • Jason

        March 24, 2021 at 9:53 pm

        Yeah i should still have everyone playing this wk. Scored 1900 with Gawn as captain.. so sholl is better to have than clark atm ?

  20. Jacko

    March 24, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Hey fry! Love your work mate.

    Unfortunately, like a lot of blokes, have to deal with Rowell and Danger trades this week.
    Thoughts on the below mate?

    Rowell > Sholl

    Danger > Titch

    I’m $3k short of Macrae (sigh) so who’s next best. Either Titch or Oliver?

    And what’s your personal opinion on Sholl? I loved him pre season, but didn’t pull the trigger. I feel getting him in is not a bad option.

    • Fry

      March 24, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Cheers legend!

      Yeah I’m in the same boat bloke, not an ideal spot to start the year in hey. They’re too good in’s to compensate though! Titch is a good in if you can’t reach Macrae and I’m big on Sholl this year, if you’re half keen on him make the adjustment now and ride it out for the year!

  21. Daniel

    March 24, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Hey Fry, thanks for the best article on DTTalk! Would love some advice on this issue I am having between Williams and Stephenson. Dangerfield to Stephenson or to Williams (from fantasia). Sounds simple, but who is more underpriced, who is safer. Stephenson banks significantly more cash for next week’s upgrade which could be the difference to getting up to someone like Macrae…

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:09 pm

      You’re too kind, thanks mate!
      Hmmmm that’s a good one, I think I rate Williams as the better fantasy player, but I’d rather take Stevo and the extra cash this week

  22. David

    March 24, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Great read Fry,
    But I am in need of emergency surgery. I made a rookie error in putting Rocky ‘The Pig’ in last minute thinking he was starting on the i/c, not realising he was emergency, do I stay with him and risk cash & score, or move him asap until Hinckley takes him out of the naughty corner. I have to also consider switching Degoey to Stephenson and Dow to Z Williams. I feel like i am snookered.

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:11 pm

      Jeez that’s a tough spot to be in. I think at the moment I’d hold onto Rocky in the hopes he enters their regular 22 soon. Even if he keeps bleeding money, you picked him at the start for a reason so I’d try focus on making patch up trades around him

  23. Bec

    March 24, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    what do u think of these trades

    Gawn (170 BE huge)- Caldwell
    Henry- Stephensen

    $261,000 for next week
    plus Rowell and Danger to get rid of

    from the girl who loves her feet slimed

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      Those are two pretty ripper trades. I’d be trading Danger AND Rowell before Gawn considering they’ve been ruled out for this weekend, but that’s just me. Good trades regardless

  24. jon

    March 24, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Hey Fry great article, do you think it is a good idea to get mills in this week

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks mate, yeah Mills showed the preseason buzz wasn’t for nothing in Round 1 – this finally looks like the year he’ll step up!

  25. sam

    March 24, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Great article Fry,
    who do you think is going to do better tom green or jordan clark

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:13 pm

      Cheers legend, gee that’s a tight call. Given the injuries/absences from Geelong’s midfield at the moment I’d back in Clark over Green

  26. JMD567

    March 24, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Mr (the almighty) Fry, I am in a bit of a pickle and always take your advice very seriously.
    So I am in a unique position that I do not have the Dangerfield or Rowell problem for my team and I have all the rookies who performed really well except for Meek (bench). The only underperforming players I had for the round was Tom Green and Jordan Clark and Gaff (I’m not trading Gaff, but had him as captain unfortunately as well, cost me top 1,000k ranking as well, can’t tell that I’m not that much salty at all haha…)
    Now I already have Hind. The players that would make sense given the luxury would be to trade in the semi midpricers who have low Breakeven (Stephenson, Sholl, Caldwell, Markov)
    The pickle I am in is, I can trade Tom Green to Oleg Markov with no problems, but cannot get to the other 3 (Stephenson, Sholl, Caldwell) without trading both Green and Clark. How confident are you with Markov for at least the short term for Cash generation?
    Option1) Green to Markov (even though it is probably my least favourite of the 4) and then leaving the trade and possibly not using it unless one of the rookies gets dropped/medical subbed. Do you think this would be wise?
    Option 2) Clark and Green to Zac Williams (D5) and $245 Mid/Fwd (Sam Berry or Connor Downie)
    Although I am in 2 minds to give Jordan Clark another go I think.what do you think? Will Williams be a Top 6 defender?

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:16 pm

      Wow there’s a lot to unpack in this comment!! 😂
      It sounds like your going down the right path chasing the lowish BE’s in the mid-priced bracket and of those two options I prefer No. 2.
      Green and Clark could both bounce back, but Zac Williams is a huge in, plus I’m high on Sam Berry and Downie (if he can get out of the vest)

      • JMD567

        March 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm

        Yes, sorry mate. I know that was a lot to unpack.
        Thankyou for taking the time to reading and suggesting.

        • Fry

          March 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm

          Anytime legend, good luck for this weekend!

  27. Bill

    March 24, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Is this an American post? (In this country it’s Defence not Defense).

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      I’ve been writing too much writing about the NBA 😂

      • Bill

        March 25, 2021 at 10:59 pm

        As long as you don’t start writing in Chinese. Cheers, Fry.

        • Fry

          March 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm

          You have my word, I won’t go that haywire…hopefully

  28. Stuart

    March 25, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Which one of the fwd rooks would you field this week?

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      I’d order them – Bergman, Campbell, Warner, Rowe then the rest of the field

      • Stuart

        March 27, 2021 at 12:41 pm

        Cheers Fry

  29. The Ape

    March 25, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Still trying to fill this league :-)

    League Code: 7EEVTSUD

    All welcome to join :-)

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      Just jumped in!

  30. James

    March 25, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Where does Ely Smith fit in terms of the top 5s (fwds or mids) if named? Would you consider bringing him in over Jordon, Berry, Warner, Harry Jones, etc.??

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      Without seeing him perform at AFL level it’s hard to say and given Brisbane’s premiership window I can imagine his job security is far from safe either. Therefore I’d still rank the rookies who played in Rd 1 and hold their spot ahead of the Smith, maybe with the exception of Anthony Scott

  31. texantexan

    March 25, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Welcome back Fry, awesome work as usual mate!

    I have the Danger/Rowell double trade this week.

    Danger -> Stephenson or Hind?

    If Stephenson I can go Rowell -> $810k midfielder (thinking McGrath or….?)
    If Hind I can go Rowell -> $884k midfielder eg. Macrae, Merret, Hunter…

    • Fry

      March 25, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks for having me mate! 😂
      Welcome to the club! I think it’s smarter to take Hind and the extra cash that lets you get up to Mitchell or Macrae (in that order IMO)

  32. CMAC

    March 25, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Hey Fry, great stuff from you (as expected)!

    in the big boat; planning
    danger –> caldwell
    rowell –> stephenson

    do you think caldwell is the real deal? or other options here?
    Cheers

    • Fry

      March 26, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Cheers legend!
      I think Caldwell is worth a shout, might only average in the 90’s but Dunks is the only real top FWD that I like. Sounds good to me

  33. James

    March 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Hi fry

    Best pick

    1. Stephenson or
    2. Markov + 110k?

    • Fry

      March 26, 2021 at 11:32 am

      I’d rather No. 2 with the extra cash mate

  34. Brucey Don't Like Rusty

    March 26, 2021 at 7:20 am

    G’day Fry. I need 2 outta Campbell Warner & Rowe. Thanks Legend

    • Fry

      March 26, 2021 at 11:33 am

      All playing each other, I think I’m backing in the 2 Swans over Rowe

      • Blood Brothers

        March 26, 2021 at 12:04 pm

        And Fry, you think Bergman over the lot of them?

        • Fry

          March 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm

          Yes indeed

  35. Sohail

    March 26, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Anyone have any intel on Briggs…? I want to use him as a C so I get Grundys juicy 122 as VC but I’m crapping myself if he is selected (if Flynn is still a bit sore from last week)
    Please help guys

    • Fry

      March 26, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      No word on him yet for Round 2 and we won’t know until Saturday at this rate. Keep your eyes and ears glued to Twitter mate

  36. Sohail

    March 26, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the feedback! Is the lockout for this week the same as last week?

  37. Jaxon

    March 26, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    I’m looking at Danger and Sharp to Stephenson and Sholl, or Danger and Meek to Titch and Bergman. What one sounds better?

  38. Sam

    March 29, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Hey fry. Quick question..which 170k defender would you say is a) next in line to play and b) HD the best JS? Are any knocking on the door and did injuries this week help anyone’s cause? Thanks mate

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