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Fry’s Cash Cows – Rd. 7

As a handful of the popular cash cows start to max out in price, Fry gives us the rookie info we need ahead of Round 7!

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Six down, 17 to go!

Last weekend we saw 13 players score 140 or more, providing us with one of the highest-scoring rounds in recent memory! Not all of those players were top-tier fantasy names, with value plays like Caleb Serong, Seb Ross and Dyson Heppell each finding their way to a mammoth score. Cash cows on the other hand? While there were a few candidates who stuck their hands up as Round 6 contributors, there is a clear gulf between the weekly scores we see from rookie talents compared to those in the non-rookies camp. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, removing those cash cows from your starting 22 is a constant priority and with mainstream picks starting to max out in price, make sure you use your trades wisely.

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

If you missed out on the 2021 Rookie Guide I wrote before Round 1 check it out here!


Mooooving On

Part of our weekly trade focus is to remove some of the rookie-priced players who are no longer making money. When a cash cow sees their average fall in line with their breakeven or they find themselves on the outside looking in for multiple weeks at a time, that’s usually a good time to give them the axe.

Fattened cash cows

  1. James Rowe, Crows ($335K, AVG 53, BE 45)
  2. Braeden Campbell, Swans ($379K, AVG 57, BE 60)
  3. Errol Gulden, Swans ($495K, AVG 81, BE 77)
  4. Harrison Jones, Bombers ($249K, AVG 38, BE 37)
  5. Lachlan McNeil, Bulldogs ($259K, AVG 39, BE 22)

A lot of coaches opted to trade Braeden Campbell out last round and thanks to his medical sub affected score, he’s still on thin ice. Technically, the skilled Swan lost money last week and he’ll once again be a popular player to offload. Coaches are looking to move on from his teammate Errol Gulden too with his price seemingly maxed out after his worst score of the season. The same could be said for James Rowe who may be axed from the Crows lineup and while it always feels dirty, ditching rookies like Harrison Jones and/or Lachlan McNeil to optimise cash generation is a worthwhile move.

Injured/non-playing rookies

  1. Paul Hunter, Saints ($245K, AVG 50, BE 4)
  2. Lloyd Meek, Dockers ($245K, AVG 41, BE 19)
  3. Tom Highmore, Saints ($240K, AVG 57, BE 2)
  4. Tyler Brockman, Hawks ($284K, AVG 50, BE 21)
  5. Sam Berry, Crows ($322K, AVG 50, BE 44)

Ruck duo Paul Hunter and Lloyd Meek remain a top trade out priority, however, the lack of reliable targets means we are stuck with them for the time being. Tom Highmore on the other hand, still offers trade flexibility for coaches and despite Jimmy Webster being under a cloud, Highmore is in line to miss his 5th straight game. Sam Berry could find himself recalled this week after a spell for the Crows, but I’m not as hopeful of Tyler Brockman re-qualifying for Hawthorn’s AFL side. Either way, both youngsters can be moved on if you’ve got a spare trade up your sleeve.

Cash Cow King – Round 6

It’s very possible that this week’s CCK nomination could go to a player who was on most coaches benches! If you were one of the teams relying on Jacob Koschitzke (101), you would have been pleasantly surprised to watch him kick 3 first-quarter goals, on way to a massive triple-figure score against Adelaide. Another mainstream rookie Tom Powell (102) was also able to hit 100+ for the first time in his fantasy career, with that pair beating out an impressive debut from Riley Thilthorpe (94) and another stereotypically stellar performance from Chad Warner (93). As one of the coaches who left Kosi’s score on the bench, I’m siding with Powell for the Round 6 nod.

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Round 7 Rookie Rankings

DEFENCE

After his place atop the defensive rankings came under fire last week, Nik Cox ($410K, 69, BE 38) responded to keep his coaches happy with 15 touches and 8 marks on Anzac Day. Essendon’s unique talent is far from solidified as the No. 1 defender moving forward with Miles Bergman ($322K, 71, BE 1) equally as impressive in Round 6. Both Cox and Bergman possess rare DEF/FWD status, which would lead me to hold onto both or either of them, with their flexibility bound to help with future trades. Dockers backman Heath Chapman ($369K, 49, BE 37) clocks in at No. 3 and while he doesn’t instil me with as much fantasy confidence as the two aforementioned defenders, he’s hardly a must-trade right now.

The time to move Chapman on is coming, but coaches will likely have non-playing types rotting on their bench that are a higher trade priority. If you find yourself in that position, you may want to pounce on Martin Frederick ($198K, 70, BE -5) from Port Adelaide after he excelled in his first AFL game. A tougher ask against Brisbane this week should see his scoring output dip, but injuries to the Power have created a chance for ‘Fast Freddy’ to string some games together. I’ve been highly critical of Chris Burgess ($299K, 58, BE 24) and his inability to produce decent fantasy scores, but credit where credit is due. With Zac Smith nearing a return, Burgess’ days are numbered, but he deserves to crack the top-5 after his score against the Swans.

Top-5

  1. Nikolas Cox (Bombers)
  2. Miles Bergman (Power)
  3. Heath Chapman (Dockers)
  4. Martin Frederick (Power)
  5. Chris Burgess (Suns)

Conor Idun ($345K, 72, BE 24) was unlucky to miss out on the 5th DEF slot, but his inconsistency gives me reason to pause. Another inflated defensive rookie in Connor Menadue ($300K, 81, BE 0) is on the radar for some coaches, but I’d rather spend my $$$ elsewhere instead of picking the new Roo. Liam Stocker ($245K, 40, BE 31) and Rhyan Mansell ($222K, 34, BE 12) didn’t put their hands up like Frederick to become defensive downgrade targets, but there is some fresh meat on the horizon that could emerge as soon as this week.

Josh Worrell ($170K, DNP, BE 25) has flirted with senior selection for most of the season at Adelaide and injuries to their backline should see him earn a berth in Round 7. The versatile Crow managed 21 touches and 7 marks for a score of 80 at SANFL level to aid his cause and Kieren Briggs ($170K, DNP, BE 25) did a similar thing for GWS’ reserves side to the tune of 110 points from 31 hitouts and 15 touches. Another popular name who we have waited an eternity to see in action is Will Gould ($170K, DNP, BE 25) and the young Sydney defender may be handed an AFL debut in the coming weeks, after playing well at VFL level.

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)
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)
Isaac Chugg (Magpies, $170K)

MIDFIELD

There is no longer any doubt, Tom Powell ($467K, 102, BE 21) is the No. 1 midfield rookie after scoring the first fantasy ton of his career against the Dockers. Fuelled by a career-high 25 disposals, Powell has overtaken Errol Gulden ($495K, 54, BE 77) in the rookie pecking order with some coaches opting to offload him after seeing his scoring ability dry up. Averaging 99.7 from his first three games made Gulden must have property, but a breakeven of 77 and a three-round average of 62.3 has seen 3,500 coaches jump ship and trade away the popular Swan. You could make a case for James Jordon ($419K, 63, BE 58) to move past Gulden as well after he continued the bounce back from his ugly Round 4 showing. Failing to score 70+ in his last three games, Jordon won’t spend much longer clogging up a valuable midfield spot for coaches unless he can reverse that trend.

Outside of the usual top-3 suspects, there is a real lack of appealing cash cows in the MID’s, which led to me moving Finlay Macrae ($251K, 26, BE 31) out of the forward line and into the midfield. It’s a shame that Collingwood seems reluctant to do the same thing, but if they do we’ve seen how Macrae can score in bunches. I flagged that the Anzac Day match could lead to a low score from the Pies rookie and a date with the Suns gives him a greater opportunity to score at a respectable clip. The same can’t be said for Will Phillips ($272K, 37, BE 37) who cracks the top-5 purely out of necessity. I’ve been high on him all season, but a VFL stint could be coming after he, yet again, failed to score over 40 points. Sigh.

Top-5

  1. Tom Powell (Kangaroos)
  2. Errol Gulden (Swans)
  3. James Jordon (Demons)
  4. Finlay Macrae (Magpies)
  5. Will Phillips (Kangaroos)

With a thin field of midfield rookies, we received some good news out of Richmond with Damian Hardwick FINALLY set to play Riley Collier-Dawkins ($170K, DNP, BE 25) against the Dogs on Friday night. There are obvious concerns over RCD’s job security so tread lightly and don’t go plugging him into your starting 22 just yet. He could be joined by another first-gamer this weekend as Caleb Poulter ($212K, DNP, BE 31) put his case forward to be selected by Collingwood. The 30th overall pick from a year ago managed 27 touches for a score of 93 on the weekend in the VFL and he could become a handy trade target if he becomes the Magpies’ 5th debutant of the season.

Even if Poulter pushes his way into Collingwood’s 22, Jay Rantall ($173K, 29, BE 21) should be safe and hold his spot after playing his first game of pro footy Anzac Day. Of all the cheap MID options right now, I think I’d prefer to own Rantall, providing he gets a long leash with Collingwood to string multiple games together. Usual Bulldogs suspects Anthony Scott ($284K, 49, BE 26) and Lachlan McNeil ($259K, 41, BE 22) remain entrenched in the Bulldogs’ side while Tanner Bruhn ($229K, 18, BE 46) didn’t solidify his place in GWS’ outfit, scoring just 18 points from 63% TOG.

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)
Riley Collier-Dawkins (Tigers, $170K)
Cooper Stephens (Cats, $170K)
Luke Pedlar (Crows, $250K)
Caleb Poulter (Magpies, $212K)
Thompson Dow (Tigers, $192K)
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

A dominant first-quarter that featured 8 touches, 4 marks and 38 fantasy points had Matt Flynn ($394K, 68, BE 14) owners jumping for joy on Friday night. Unfortunately, his hot start didn’t translate to a huge score with Flynn posting just 30 points of the remaining three quarters. We will have to wait and see if GWS brings in support for Flynn in the shape of Kieren Briggs or Shane Mumford and while there’s no need to trade him yet, it’s a good idea to start brainstorming your succession plan at R2.

One of the stars of the weekend was young Crow Riley Thilthorpe ($302K, 94, BE 2) who kicked 5 goals in his first AFL action for an impressive score in the 90’s. While Thilthorpe looks like he’ll be a serious player in the future, the No. 2 overall pick from 2020 won’t be pushing out these type of fantasy scores every week. At $300K it’s hard to suggest trading him in as insurance for another Matt Flynn fiasco, so unless you previously pulled the trigger on Thilthorpe I’d leave him be. Tom Campbell ($278K, 63, BE 7) is another strong RUC/FWD performer who hasn’t made his way into many sides and his tricky price tag means he’ll probably stay on the outs. Back-to-back 60’s have been impressive from Campbell, but I expect more scores in the 40-50 point range as he plays second fiddle to Todd Goldstein.

Top-3

  1. Matthew Flynn (Giants)
  2. Tom Campbell (Kangaroos)
  3. Riley Thilthorpe (Crows)

A concussion to Tim English could see Jordan Sweet ($200K, DNP, BE -8) earn a reprieve if the Dogs opt for more tall timber to take on the Tigers. Last weekend, Sweet scored 118 points from 13 touches, 37 hitouts and 2 goals in the VFL, but earning a spot in their senior side will come down to whether the Bulldogs’ want ruck support for Stefan Martin or not. Popular pair Paul Hunter ($245K, DNP, BE 4) and Lloyd Meek ($245K, DNP, BE 19) are still stuck in the two’s with no sign of a recall and Josh Treacy ($204K, 22, BE 27) could find himself demoted after a few quiet games in a row. Trading any of these three to keep cash generation ticking over is a smart investment.

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:
Sam Hayes (Power, $170K)
Nick Bryan (Bombers, $170K)
Bailey Williams (Eagles, $271K)
Joel Amartey (Swans, $170K)
Max Lynch (Magpies, $172K)

FORWARD

The creme of the forward crop remains the same, but a lot of fresh faces are entering the top-5 FWD list this week! Chad Warner ($492K, 93, BE 39) continues to push his case as the best cash cow 2021 has to offer, posting his 3rd 90+ score on the young season against Gold Coast. He was supported in the forward line by usual suspect Archie Perkins ($337K, 59, BE 17) who performed admirably on Anzac Day and should continue to rise in value over the coming rounds. Sandwiched between those two FWD rooks is a trio of cash cows who are emerging as start-worthy players entering the next portion of the season.

Deven Robertson ($313K, 75, BE 0), Jy Farrar ($304K, 74, BE -8) and Atu Bosenavulagi ($266K, 77, BE -7) have a few weeks worth of production on the board and I could be swayed into mixing up the order of this trio. Personally, I think Farrar is the best trade target in this group, with his fantasy-friendly matchup against Collingwood in Round 7 hopefully leading to another score in the 80-90 point range. He lost the No. 2 ranking to Deven Robertson though thanks to the young Lion’s scoring pedigree, however, that could change quickly if Dev finds himself out of Brisbane’s lineup again.

I’m happy that I can now spell Atu Bosenavulagi’s name without double-checking it every time on Google and if he keeps scoring at this rapid rate a lot more coaches will become familiar with North Melbourne’s new utility. This may be the last round to acquire Robertson and/or Farrar given the fact that most of their money-making is already done, but for $40K cheaper there’s nothing wrong with making a move for Atu. I mean how many times have you been less than $40K off pulling the trigger on your ideal trade scenario?

Top-5

  1. Chad Warner (Swans)
  2. Deven Robertson (Lions)
  3. Jy Farrar (Suns)
  4. Atu Bosenavulagi (Kangaroos)
  5. Archie Perkins (Bombers)

It might seem unfair to leave Jacob Koschitzke ($304K, 101, BE -6) out of the top-5 following his 101-point game, but it’s worth pointing out the Hawks forward only has 177 points from his other four games this season. Sydney youngster Braeden Campbell ($379K, 49, BE 60) also finds himself on the outside of the top-tier FWD cash cows looking in with he and underperformer James Rowe ($335K, 36, BE 45) both destined to be popular trade out candidates this week.

The start of Sam Flanders’ ($259K, 64, BE 20) fantasy career hasn’t been a very fruitful one, but in game No. 8, the talented Sun started to find his feet by recording a personal-best 17 disposals. His awkward price means he’ll still be ignored by the majority of coaches, but a matchup with the Pies in Round 7 could lead to more signs of growth from Flanders. Speaking of Collingwood, young Magpies Beau McCreery ($271K, 47, BE 9) and Will Kelly ($171K, 23, BE 26) had moments during their Anzac Day L to Essendon, with McCreery in particular looking lively in front of goal. Personally, I wouldn’t be chasing either forward, but Kelly could offer some upside if Darcy Moore swings back into defence allowing his teammate to get his hands on the footy at a higher rate.

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)
Nakia Cockatoo (Lions, $243K)
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (Bulldogs, $270K)
Maurice Rioli (Tigers, $170K)
Hugo Ralphsmith (Tigers, $170K)
Elijah Hollands (Suns, $258K)
Sam Philp (Blues, $203K)
Jake Bowey (Demons, $230K)


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    Bill

    April 28, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks, Fry.
    I thought Riley Thilthorpe could be a possible back up for Flynn, but you advise against it.
    If Flynn goes out again this week I might not have any choice but to bring him in.
    I can’t afford to upgrade Flynn just yet.

    What sort of job security does Farrar have?

    Cheers.

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      The Flynn situation is a tricky one, if you don’t have any backup Thilthorpe is a good cheap alternative to plug the gap – I just wouldn’t trust him on a weekly basis though. Trading for him is fine, but keep in mind he won’t likely rise a ton in value from here on out.

      Stewy Dew seems to really like him! He avoided the axe when Ballard came back last week too, so I’ve got high hopes

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    Stevo

    April 28, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you for this great article each week! A must-read for serious fantasy coaches. Would you hold or fold F.Macrae and Rantall if they get dropped this week? I’m fearful they will get only limited further games once they are out of the team.

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      A pleasure mate, cheers for the support.
      I’d hold onto them in case they return the following week, but given their current place on the ladder I can’t see why the Pies won’t try get at least a few more games into them

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        Daniel

        April 28, 2021 at 9:26 pm

        remember this is nathan buckley we are talking aout. up the dons

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          Fry

          April 28, 2021 at 10:31 pm

          Very true, anything is possible…

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    Fantasy

    April 28, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Cheers fry!
    Should I trade Rowe and get atu
    Or trade gulden/jordon to get dev rob
    All these rookies would be playing on field

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      I’d go Rowe to Atu, makes a bit of coin and rids you of an underperformer on the field. Hopefully Bosenavulagi continues his current form

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    Nock

    April 28, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Get Frederick or Farrar?
    Also who goes out first?
    Rowe, F.Macrae, Brockman, L.Jones, Scott, H.Jones, Lazarro, Meek or Flynn

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 6:47 pm

      On field Farrar, on bench Ferderick.
      Non-playing blokes first IMO and given his injury Jones probably takes priority. Brockman, Lazzarro and Meek next in the gun

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    Blood Brothers

    April 28, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Hi Fry, as always a great article & invaluable info!

    Do you see the situation with a lack of MID rookies coming through improving any time soon?

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 9:18 pm

      Cheers mate!
      I could probably rank a few MID/FWD’s in there if I wanted to, but a few should still filter through. RCD and Poulter this weekend is a good start!

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    Josh K

    April 28, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Fry

    Best combo

    1. Andy Brayshaw and Grundy
    2. Treloar and Jack Ziebell
    3. Treloar and Duncan?

    1 2 or 3?

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      Josh K

      April 28, 2021 at 8:04 pm

      1 I will need to play rowe
      2 and 3 i will need to play Flynn

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        Fry

        April 28, 2021 at 9:19 pm

        If Flynn survives the axe this week No. 3 looks pretty unreal

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    Screech

    April 28, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    No mention of A Scott? If I go Gulden and Dunkley, I would have to field A Scott. However he is playing the tigers and has the role locked in defence? I could also loop his score off the bench…

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      Screech

      April 28, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      Sorry my trades would be Dunkley and gulden to Grundy and Ziebell

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        Fry

        April 28, 2021 at 9:21 pm

        He keeps doing his thing and seems pretty locked into their side, but he’s only scoring around the 50 mark. Not a terrible field pick if you get Grundy and Ziebell out of it

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          Screech

          April 28, 2021 at 10:13 pm

          Thx fry

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    Ed

    April 28, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Nice article mate… who is the better rook to bring in… Fredrick, atu bosenvugli or poulter?

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 9:55 pm

      Cheers legend!
      Good question, on field I’d pick Atu but if it’s for your bench take the extra money with Frederick

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    Anthony

    April 28, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Good stuff Fry really enjoyed the article.

    Do you think Lazzarro comes back in this week?

    I won’t be playing him, but it’d be nice to have some cash gen on the bench

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks mate!
      It wouldn’t count on it, his hammy might be a good excuse for them to bring him back through the VFL. Not impossible though 🤞

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    peterthomas25

    April 28, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Was thinking of trading in Bosenavulagi this week, but what does Aaron Hall’s likely return mean for him and his scoring?

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      Fry

      April 28, 2021 at 10:34 pm

      It could definitely hurt his scoring, but Bosenavulagi is still a solid downgrade target if you’re moving on someone like Rowe or Campbell

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    Muddy Waters

    April 28, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Nathan Buckley is cooked and will be gone soon

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    Big Brown Stains

    April 28, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I agree with you about Buckley

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    Jag67

    April 28, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    My team’s been poo since the Dangerfield debacle in Rnd 1. Been trying to catch up since then. Still can’t cash in on fattened rookies, this week I gotta move on Dunkley and Neale.

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 10:40 am

      I can relate mate, I had 9 forced trades in the first 5 rounds but I’m starting to turn the corner! Glass half full

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    Jack Walton

    April 29, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Robbo or Bergman?

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 10:41 am

      Bergman for a little extra $$$, his FWD/DEF DPP is very convenient

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    Muddy Puddles

    April 29, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Jacky, get Bergman, safer option

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    Big Balls

    April 29, 2021 at 4:09 am

    I am definitely getting Bergman

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    Doug

    April 29, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Great stuff Fry!!

    What do you think of JS between Frederick and RCD?

    I can bring in Heppell for Rowe if I opt for RCD, but can only reach Bolton if I go with Frederick..

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      Doug

      April 29, 2021 at 7:13 am

      I should also point out that neither will be on the field, both bench cash cows only..

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 10:42 am

      Thanks legend!
      Tough to gauge for RCD without watching play, I think it’s wiser to wait one week. Grabbing Frederick and chasing Bolton as an upgrade is a good move

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    Stacey's Mum

    April 29, 2021 at 8:14 am

    G’day legend. Thanks for putting together another great read, I always look forward to your article! Which of the following player would you trade out to bring in Farrar? Meek, Gulden, T. Green, Rowe, Brockman, Hunter, or Highmore? Just need your advice to know which rookie or under performer (T. Green) to cull. I’ve already got Warner and Robo so targeting Farrar this week! BTW, your last minute rookie ranking on Twitter last week which put Robo at #1 was pure gold. #InFryWeTrust.

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 10:51 am

      Cheers legend, appreciate the support!
      I’d prioritise trading out the non-playing guys first, so if you can get Meek or Hunter to Farrar that’s the route I’d go down. Turned out alright last round, let’s hope he can hold his place in the side!

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    Dubs

    April 29, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Pick two of the 4…
    Farrar, Roberton, Atu, Frederick
    Have plenty of DPP so am flexible AF

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 10:52 am

      If they’re on field picks I’d rank them in the order you listed them. Frederick is a good downgrade target, but I wouldn’t trust him each round on your field. If he’s just on your bench I’d be tempted to go a Farrar/Robertson and Frederick combo

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    James

    April 29, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Hi Fry..

    Please help.
    Best combo

    1. Grundy and Kozi F6
    2. Zbull and Flynn R2

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 10:52 am

      No. 1 mate, set and forget

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    Cody O'Brien

    April 29, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Hey fry, trading rowe out this week
    Whos best out of robertson, farrar and atsu. Was thinking farrar, but would atsu be smarter considering the 40k difference

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 11:40 am

      It’s a tough one mate, if he’s one your field I’d probably gun for Farrar and chase the points, otherwise Bosenavulagi is still a good trade target

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    bomberpap

    April 29, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Hey Fry… Awesome article mate. Currently torn between Meek > Worrell or Campbell > Atu.

    Atu looks like the better long term prospect and I’d play him on field… But Meek is sitting there collecting dust and Worrell has the handy DEF/FWD at basement price.

    What do you think?

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Thanks mate!
      I think going Campbell to Atu this week is wise. Can always do the Meek to Worrell move next week and that gives you a chance to watch him and see if you want to invest

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        bomberpap

        April 29, 2021 at 12:08 pm

        Perfect.. that’s what I was leaning towards as well. Hope LF&C pulls out a big score for you this weekend!

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          Fry

          April 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm

          Great minds think alike! Fingers crossed, hopefully Rd 7 goes well for you too mate

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    C

    April 29, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    which trade is best?
    1. Dunk to Bolton and Gulden to Treloar (field Rowe/Macrae)
    2. Dunk to Ziebell and Meek to Farrar (dump Rowe/Macrae off field)

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm

      I’d go too and bench Rowey

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    Charlie Roberts

    April 29, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    trading Dunkley this week, and preferably a hunter/meek.

    Do i go ziebell & Farrar with flynn on field and not fieding macrae and rantall.
    or grundy & frederick,
    or grundy & farrar, having to trade out flynn

    would love to know your thoughts if its worth trading out flynn to get in farrar over holding and going down to frederick.

    thanks!

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Flynn’s such a tricky case to analyse, all signs point to him playing still, but landing Grundy and Farrar so you don’t have the R2 worry anymore is a wise investment

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        Charlie Roberts

        April 29, 2021 at 1:26 pm

        thanks for the reply. So do you think its worth trading flynn to get farrar, with also considering gawn and grundy having the same byes?

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          Fry

          April 29, 2021 at 5:49 pm

          The same bye thing isn’t ideal, but you want to trade Flynn out at some point for Gawn/Grundy. I’ve you got the cash it’s a good move

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    Denny

    April 29, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Hey Fry,

    Love the weekly read – great stuff.

    Ranked 5K and $288K cash

    On my bench I have

    DEF: J Kos, Highmore
    Mid: Scott, Campbell
    FWD: Rowe, Macrae
    UTIL: Lazzaro

    Should I:

    1) Dunk & Lazzaro – J Ziebell & Atu
    2) Dunk & Gulden – J Ziebell & Treloar
    3) Dunk & rookie – Can do some DPP moves and get Flynn off as my R2 (R1 – Grundy) and get Gawn and Atu

    So confused – thanks mate

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 5:50 pm

      Cheers mate, appreciate it!
      Tricky spot to be in, but I like No. 2 out of those options

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    H

    April 29, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Field Rowe, F.Macrae, Scott, Brockman, Lazarro or H.Jones?
    Also field Kozi or Idun?

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 6:31 pm

      Macrae then Scott then Rowe, forget the others
      Also Idun

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    Patrick

    April 29, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Hey Fry,

    What do you think is the better option, am trading both Gulden and Jordan:

    Brayshaw and Frederick or Treloar and RCD? Neither Frederick nor RCD will be on the field.

    Thanks mate

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      Fry

      April 29, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      I like the Treloar/RCD in, hopefully Dimma doesn’t cut him after this week but Treloar’s a huge in

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        Patrick

        April 29, 2021 at 6:46 pm

        Thanks mate, I’m hoping for that too!

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    Damo

    April 29, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    1) Rowe -> Atu (and maybe field, otherwise F Macrae)
    2) Highmore -> RCD (bench) or
    3) H Jones -> Frederick (bench)

    Cheers!

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      Fry

      April 30, 2021 at 11:54 am

      I like No. 3 mate. Field Macrae over Rowe either way

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    Lemmy

    April 29, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Who do I throw Dunkley so many options
    Defence options, Lloyd, Ridley,
    Midfield options, Mitchell, Oliver, Petracca, Steele, Treloar
    Forward options, Ziebell, Sidebottom, Fyfe
    I really don’t know which way to go.
    I was thinking Mitchell because he has the Saints and North in 2 weeks from now and he could go bonkers
    If you can help me on some options Fry because right now my brain is Fried LOL

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      Fry

      April 30, 2021 at 11:55 am

      I’m turning him into Treloar, but it really depends what line you need help in. Lloyd, Ridley or Ziebell, Sidey are all good targets. I know that doesn’t really help, maybe look at bye structure to see if that’s a bit of a tie-breaker

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    Jacko

    April 29, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Hey Fry man. Love your work mate.

    Thoughts on these trades?

    Gulden > Frederick (DPP & Fredrick on bench)
    Jordan > Treloar

    Would you be going Treloar or Mills?

    And, how bad is it if I don’t get Farrar or Atu. If I don’t get one this week I think I’ve missed the boat and I’m a bit nervy they are gonna be very good cashy’s. I can’t get them and Treloar though so I think Freddy and Treloar is a better option, and just watch both ships sail (Farrar and Atu – you could also chuck in Robo too)

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      Fry

      April 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks legend!
      They sound like pretty well thought out moves. Firstly, I prefer Treloar over Mills and if you miss out on some of these FWD rookies to get Treloar, that’s not the end of the world

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    Sneaky Lounge System

    April 30, 2021 at 7:55 am

    G’day Legend. Thanks for the great read. Dunkley to Macrae, Gawn of Ziebell? BE says Ziebell but please convince me to go Macrae or Gawn. Ziebell feels dirty but can we do it?

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      Fry

      April 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      I can’t bring myself to pull the trigger on Ziebell so I’d go Macrae then Gawn in that order

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    Caleb

    April 30, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Thinking Dunkley to Gawn and Flynn to Atu. Don’t have Macrae either but I’d rather not risk a donut every week in the ruck. Thoughts? Cheers

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      Fry

      April 30, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      A lot of people have asked me a similar question, if getting rid of Flynn helps you sleep easier at night you may as well grab Gawn while you’ve got the chance!

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    Denny

    April 30, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Hey Fry

    Me again, thanks for the reply. Who would you field out of F Macrae and J Kos?
    Thanks

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    Sam Hill

    May 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Amazing work Fry! Campbell out for me this week, need a Rookie in to field. Leaning towards Robertson or Atu.. probably in that order. Would you agree?

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      Double Parked

      May 1, 2021 at 8:36 am

      Just saw that Atu was named in their VFL squad yesterday. Now unsure what to do..

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        Sam Hill

        May 1, 2021 at 9:33 am

        Must be out for Hall. Thanks for the heads up! Robertson for me then. Frederick and farrar if you don’t have them

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        Sam Hill

        May 1, 2021 at 9:40 am

        Just had a look, atu didn’t play vfl

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          Double Parked

          May 1, 2021 at 9:47 am

          Beauty. After checking the vfl team list there was a huge extended bench, unsure why they did that but it included a bunch of AFL-listed players like Zurhaar etc.

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