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Hold or fold poor premiums, chasing breakevens, your questions – Ep. 418

PODCAST: Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat through the talking points out of round two.

More forced trades greet us out of round two but some are unforced errors for Roy and Calvin as they tried to chase some bench points – they’ve got a story to tell. The boys look over the key issues facing coaches this week including whether we hold or fold on under-performing premiums.

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Episode guide

2:00 – Calvin’s ranking slid this week.

3:30 – The rucks bounced back, but are they back?

7:00 – Rookie roulette worked out alright this week with some of our best performers in our teams being sub-$300k players.

8:30 – A tale of how to not chase points off your bench.

12:45 – Jaidyn Stephenson wasn’t a great selection for his 17,000 new owners.

15:20 – Calvin has just about had enough of Andrew Gaff.

18:45 – Essendon injuries, including popular MID/FWD Jye Caldwell, will mean a different looking midfield make up this week.

21:00 – Is it too late to jump on the best cash cows of the year?

25:10 – Warnie runs through the players who may gain DPP prior to round six.

31:00 – Lachie Neale and Andrew Gaff have dropped a lot of cash and there’s more to come. Do you hold falling premiums?

36:00 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

39:50 – Are there any worries about Carlton’s scoring potential?

44:30 – If you’re running with a two rookie ruck set-up, who should you upgrade to: Brodie Grundy or Jarrod Witts?

47:00 – Which rookie: Charlie Lazzaro or Sam Berry?

50:15 – Options for Jye Caldwell and what The Traders will do with their round three moves.

56:30 – North Melbourne and Essendon are giving up the most Fantasy points.

59:00 – What to do with Will Brodie.

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  1. Boges11

    March 29, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    3 injuries last week, 2 more this week. At this rate I won’t have a full team until 2022

  2. Blood Brothers

    March 29, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    The 3 of you are legends! Each. And. Every. Week.

    No mention of Hind as a Caldwell trade option?

    • Harry

      March 29, 2021 at 5:16 pm

      everyone already has hind

      • Blood Brothers

        March 29, 2021 at 5:27 pm

        Who are the players you’re missing then Harry.
        I bet they’re the one’s I’m after. :-P

  3. Rafal

    March 29, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Awesome like always lads! I have a quick trade question
    A/ Caldwell -> Markov via dpp
    De goey -> Dunkley

    B/ Caldwell -> Markov
    Dow -> hind

  4. Scott

    March 29, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Please help me fix my team legends, what can I do??

    Def: Laird, Houston, Fantasia, J.Clark, H.Young, Highmore (Idun, Koschitzke)

    Mid: T.Adams, Zerrett, Taranto, Sloane, J.Graham,  Brockman, J.Jordon, E.Gulden (T.powell, danger)

    Ruck: McEvoy, Pittonet (Meek)

    Fwd:T.Philips, De Goey, J.Stephenson, Caldwell, Motlop, Bergman (Rowe, H.Jones)

    Utl: R. Hunter

    $85k in the bank

    • simples

      March 29, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Wouldn’t you just trade out the 2 injured players in Danger and Caldwell? Caldwell to Dunkley and Danger to any player around 500k with a low break even would be your best bet.

  5. Matt

    March 29, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Love the work lads! Quick question,
    Currently have Cerong, Graham and Sinclair as mids but would love to get Jordan in there and free some cash up to get Williams in the backline, what are your thoughts?

  6. Bec

    March 29, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    my trades this week are:

    Rowell to Jordan
    Oliver Henry to Macrae
    $499,000 left in the bank

    whats every1 thoughts

    from the girl who loves her feet slimed

  7. Daniel

    March 29, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Markov and bank cash or Cerra or Anderson?

  8. Damo

    March 29, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Which is the better trade strategy this week?

    1) Caldwell -> Fantasia
    Idun -> Jiath

    2) Caldwell -> Butters/Noah Anderson
    Idun -> Prior/170k DEF

    3) Caldwell -> Kelly/Bont/Dusty/Braysh/McGrath/Titch/Laird/Petracc

  9. Damo

    March 29, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    1) Caldwell -> Fantasia
    Idun -> Jiath

    2) Caldwell -> Butters/Anderson
    Idun -> Prior/170k DEF

    3) Caldwell -> Kelly/Bont/Dusty/Braysh/McGrath/Titch/Laird/Petracc
    Gawn -> Witts

  10. EmeraldIllusion

    March 29, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Loved that little story at the end, guys! Hilarious. You should always do a little story about you guys at the end of each episode.

  11. Dukx

    March 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Team DukxNutz
    Short, Doch, Daniels
    Clark, Fantasia, Cumming (Highmore, Koschitzke)

    Merrett, Laird, Tyson, Sloane
    Caldwell, Ward, Gulden, Lazzaro (Bruhn, Brockman)

    Gawn, O’Brien (Flynn)

    T Phillips, De Goey, Stephenson
    Hind, Campbell, Rowe (Bergman, Scott)


    Am I crazy Trading out O’Brien and Caldwell for Jordan and Dunkley.
    Leave Tyson as the spare Interchange player.
    which means I’ll have to bring either Flynn or Meek on as a Ruck.
    I’ll have $225.00 in Bank then next week hopefully I can bring in another Forward or Ruck. .

    • George

      March 31, 2021 at 7:26 pm

      Caldwell is out for several weeks, Jordan is averaging 93. Tyson is an expensive interchange who is losing you money despite how good the coach thinks he is. Dunkley is a gun. Personally I would hold O’Brien and go Tyson to Jordan and you may have the cash to go Caldwell to Dunkley

  12. Steven

    March 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm


  13. Craig tanner

    March 31, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Obrien to Matt Flynn
    Caldwell to dunkley

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