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Round 4 trade targets, captains, your questions – Ep. 421

PODCAST: Whatever your trading scenario, The Traders are here to help.

It could be a good week for a double downgrade but with forced trades for many, we need to make the most out of a bad situation… including riding the breakevens and grabbing Tex Walker. Plenty of trading scenarios are covered with some almighty captain options for this weekend. Let’s go.

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Episode guide

3:00 – A few rookies will make their debut this round.

6:00 – What will the Suns be doing with their ruck stocks off the back of Jarrod Witts‘ ACL injury.

10:30 – GWS have plenty of injury worries including Stephen Coniglio leaving a hole in the midfield.

15:00 – Deven Robertson is the most traded in player this round. Any issues around his job security?

16:45 – The Traders tick off the trade out options including Jordan De Goey and Jordan Clark so long as there aren’t any bigger issues.

19:20 – Calvin runs through the best captain options for round four.

24:00 – Consider when your players play if you’re keen to use the captain loophole.

28:00 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

31:50 – Which player should you downgrade to? Chris Burgess, Nik Cox or Alex Waterman.

34:00 – Can we hold off on Jordan Ridley considering he plays on Thursday night?

37:15 – Which combo is better: Taylor Walker/Changkuoth Jiath or Josh Dunkley/Chris Burgess?

39:10 – Jordan Ridley or Jake Lloyd.

43:10 – Chad Warner or Nick Hind.

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  1. Paul S

    April 7, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Josh Treacy any chance of being named this week?

    • Wathen FC

      April 8, 2021 at 4:14 pm

      As a Fremantle supporter, I can say it’s a near guarantee that he will be named this week against the Hawks.

  2. Dukx

    April 7, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    You best work Guys

    Daniel, Short, Doch
    J Clark,Fantasia, Cumming (Highmore, Kozi)

    Merrett, Laird, Sloane, Ward
    Tyson, Gulden, Campbell, Jordan (Lazzaro, Bruhn)

    Grundy, Gawn (Flynn)

    Phillips, De Goey, Stephenson
    Hind, Rowe, Scott (Bergman, Brockman)

    Meek 147K left

    My Trades this week OUT J Clark and D Tyson
    IN C Jiath and B Cunnington

    Can anyone recommend a better Trade? My C and VC this week will be Grundy and Gawn

    • Jezza

      April 7, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      Tanner bruhn out for dev Robertson

      • Dukx

        April 9, 2021 at 1:48 pm

        Thanks Jezza, but what I’m doing seeing the Rookies are scoring so well I’m Trading out Tyson and J Clark for Robertson and Toranto. Seeing Giants have so many injury’s Bruhn should get a game this weekend and hopefully make a bit of $$$$$$ but I think after this round I might think of bringing in N Cox and then upgrading Ward

  3. Shags

    April 7, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Why no love for Shipley?

  4. Not Completely Dow and Out

    April 7, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Tex in for De Goey.

  5. Toby

    April 7, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Laird,Daniel,Highmore,Hardwick,Markov,H.Young (Kozi,Sharp)
    Dusty,Stephenson,Hind,Warner,Campbell,Rowe (Jones, Bergman) with 312k.
    I’m think about Stephenson>Walker, Young>Burgess+449k
    Who should I trade in/out.

  6. Toby

    April 7, 2021 at 11:45 pm




    (Jones, Bergman) with 312k.

    I’m think about Stephenson>Walker, Young>Burgess+449k
    Who should I trade in/out.

  7. Nathan Grant

    April 7, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Who to get in out of Markov or CJ or someone else as have $600k.

  8. Kev

    April 8, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Traded out Pittonet & Young
    Traded in Ridley and Treacy

    Or should I trade in Robertson and Cumming?

  9. Nathan Grant

    April 8, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Def: Lloyd, Laird, Doc, Cumming, H.Young, Idun (Highmore, Kozzie)
    Mid: Merrett, Taranto, Walsh, Clark, Gulden, Jordon, Campbell, Powell (A.Scott, E.Smith)
    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)
    Forw: Phillips, De Goey, Hind, Warner, Dow, Brockman (H.Jones, Bergman)
    Emerg: Meek
    Cash to spend $450k. What 2 trades?

    • Kev

      April 8, 2021 at 7:20 am

      Swap Campbell and Dow, trade Dow for Robertson.
      Trade Young to CJ if you have the cash.

  10. FreemTheDream

    April 8, 2021 at 2:28 am

    I really like cumming this week to boys

  11. Ando the brain dead barfly

    April 8, 2021 at 5:21 am

    Is Trading Hickey in for McEvoy worth it?

    • ShredderPigs

      April 8, 2021 at 11:11 am

      absolutely not.

  12. Zelda

    April 8, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Best on field player for Young under $300k?

  13. ShredderPigs

    April 8, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Was in the podcast mate. Cox, burgees, Chapman.

  14. soss

    April 8, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Def: Laird, short, Daniel, Markov, Idun, Young ( highmore, kozzie)

    Mid: Merrett, Walsh, TT, Clark, Powell, Campbell, Gulden, Jordan (sharp, brockman)

    Ruck: Grundy, Witts (Flynn)

    Fwd: Dusty, dunkley, Phillips, Stepho, Hind, Warner (Jones, Rowe)

    Utility: Fullarton

    48k in bank. No idea what to do with witts cant find enough cash to get gawn.. cheers

    • ShredderPigs

      April 9, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      Do you have H. Young? If so I’m in the same boat. However, I have Gawn and I’m trying to get Grundy with $29k. I was thinking Mensell but waiting on advice. See below.

    • Belly

      April 9, 2021 at 1:44 pm

      Witts out and play Flynn R2 and move Fullarton to R3. That gives you $680k
      Your other trade out should probably be Young. That gives you $1.049M.
      Move Clark back to Young’s spot and fill his with whatever Mid you want (ideally that you keep for the season). Or if you want to get on the TexTrain move Phillips to Mid.
      Then the second trade I would get a rookie Def in on your UTL and then swap them with Highmore or Kozzie so you have cover. If either of those two are named then you can get a rook from whatever line you want.
      Depending on the Mid you bring in you will likely have between $100 – $250k left for next week.
      Id then try and find the cash from a downgrade to allow you to upgrade Clark or Markov to Ridley/Mills. Or possible Stepho to Danger.

      • soss

        April 9, 2021 at 4:09 pm

        Cheers for that, ive gone witts to burgess and young to titch, just cant afford mcrae

        • soss

          April 9, 2021 at 4:14 pm

          Nvm, gone tex since ill have 270k left over for next week

          • Belly

            April 9, 2021 at 5:14 pm

            yeah its very hard to not go Tex :) pretty much allows an upgrade to an UberPremo next week too. I just hope he doesnt let us down…

  15. ShredderPigs

    April 9, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Grundy and Mansell(on field) or
    W. Martyn and L. Jones(on field) Grundy next week or
    W. Martyn and Cumming and Premo mid next week
    I hope everyone goes well this week.
    Cheers fellas 🤙🏽

    • M8

      April 9, 2021 at 4:33 pm

      I like the idea of getting Grundy

  16. M8

    April 9, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Hey lads, pretty stuck on trades thoughts on what to do, obviously need to trade Young.

    DEF: Lloyd, Daniel, Docherty, McEvoy, Sholl, Young (Highmore, Koschitzke)
    MID: Merrett, Mitchell, Laird, Taranto, Drew, Gulden, Campbell, Jordan (Powell, Scott)
    RUCK: Gawn, Flynn (Meek)
    FWD: Dunkley, Phillips, Hind, Fantasia, Warner, Rowe (Brockman, Bergman)
    UTL: Hunter
    Cash: $81k

    Was originally thinking Young to Sloane (via Laird) and Fantasia to Robertson, this does leave my forward line pretty weak. Also thinking my rookies are shaky with all Bergman, Highmore, Koschitzke, Meek and Hunter either dropped or likely to be.

    • M8

      April 9, 2021 at 5:02 pm

      Sloane out now won’t do that trade

  17. Double Parked

    April 9, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Coniglio, Young and now Sloane…


    • The Chosen Won™®©

      April 9, 2021 at 5:39 pm

      That will teach you for making fun of Dom Tyson :)

      Good Luck

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