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Under-priced trade targets, bye planning, scale of hardness – Ep. 428

PODCAST: Finally the boys look at the byes.

Another weekend down and Calvin keeps climbing the ranks… what even is this season? We take a look at all news out of round seven and after putting it off, we’ll have a crack at considering some bye round strategy as well as the return of the Scale of Hardness. Let’s go!

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Episode guide

2:00 – Roy is pumped with Tom Powell‘s 104 after looking like he was down and out.

6:15 – ‘Mopey’ Max Gawn dropped just 72 points.

8:30 – The R2 headache of Matt Flynn was back with Shane Mumford now the Giants’ preferred ruck for the next few weeks.

13:30 – Tom Rockliff injured his knee in the SANFL while Jake Riccardi top scored in the VFL with 40 disposals and 19 marks for 184 Fantasy points.

16:45 – Is there still hope for Tom Highmore after scoring 130?

18:10 – With no massive injury woes, trading out fattened cash cows is the priority this week.

22:20 – A role change that has seen him shifted back to the wing makes Josh Kelly a prime target.

26:15 – Aaron Hall ticks a lot of boxes at his price.

28:45 – Calvin discusses his Scale of Hardness.

31:30 – Teams appear to be cashing in when playing the Pies making them the easiest team to score Fantasy points across all positions, excluding the ruck.

35:00 – Roy runs through how to plan for the bye rounds.

39:30 – Can you hold on to some fattened cash cows based on their byes? Chad Warner is someone you can consider holding past his use by date.

42:30 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

47:00 – Should you trade Tom Phillips or fix up red dots on your bench?

50:30 – Will Jack Ziebell and Aaron Hall‘s roles change anytime soon?

55:45 – How many rookies do they boys have on field?

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  1. Jason

    May 3, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Hey @WarnieDT, thoughts on keeping Sholl? A couple of poor performances in a row..

    • Warnie

      May 4, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      Low priority to trade for me due to other red dots. But you could. Only thing is that he’s shown a ceiling and he could put that on your head at any time. Crows a looking a bit more cooked now.

  2. Lachlan Weeeni

    May 3, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Hi guys, i am a massive fan. What are you thoughts on J.Kelly and 240k or A.Hall and 130k.

  3. Jag67

    May 3, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    G’day Traders. You guys had a spreadsheet out, a few years ago, to help with team balance leading into the bye rounds. Is that floating around somewhere that I can download.

    • Warnie

      May 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Don’t have one. Not sure if you can use the search function on the site? Otherwise, I am pretty sure Selby will have something soon on his site.

      • Jag67

        May 4, 2021 at 5:36 pm

        Cheers, thanks.

  4. Tim B

    May 3, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Farrar had a tight lockdown role on Moore kept him to 5 disposals and a point. Absolutely brilliant game given his height disadvantage and role. If you don’t like it then give your -3 to Dew not Farrar!

    • Squid

      May 3, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      Gotta say I’m with Tim, so long as Farrar gets back to his point scoring ways now he gets a polite round of applause from me for the job he did on Moore.

    • Warnie

      May 4, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      Fingers crosssed.

  5. Double Parked

    May 3, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Hey Warnie,
    For the byes, will the players having their bye get locked out at the first bounce of the first game for the round? Or will they remain moveable until the ball up of the final game of the round ?

    • Grovers Guns

      May 4, 2021 at 9:42 am

      Past history, locked out at start of first game

    • Warnie

      May 4, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      Good question. Rolling lockout will probably mean that they’re locked at the last game. I will confirm.

  6. Stimpy

    May 3, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Kelly or Sidebottom or Zorko.?.Im up grading Rowe

  7. Jezza

    May 3, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Is a double down grade this week worth it eg. Flynn to nick Bryan and brockman or Rowe to collier-Dawkins
    Otherwise I’m thinking Flynn still down to Bryan but Gulden up to Josh Kelly, Aaron hall or Ben Cunnington

    • Warnie

      May 4, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      I like the points by going to Kelly. But if you’re in a decent enough position with your team and not too many spud rookies on field, then the double downgrade, if it allows you to do something good next week, is a winner as RCD feels like a bit of a must-have.

      • Jezza

        May 4, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        Cheers for the response Warnie ya legend! I’m ranked around the 15k mark so I’ll probs go Kelly as I have 8 rooks on field and he’ll make it 7 but wowe the double downgrade is very tempting would have 550k for the following week

  8. Cody O'Brien

    May 3, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Def: Laird, Stewart, Daniel, Cumming, Chapman, Burgess(Kosi, Highmore)
    Mid: Zerret, Taranto, Walsh, Treloar, Brayshaw(andy), Scholl, Powell, Jordon( Macrae, Mead)
    Fwd: Stephenson, Phillips, Hind, Gulden, Bergman, Farrar( Cahill, Treacy)
    hey guys 300k in the bank rank 9K
    Gonna go chappy down to fredrick this week for a bit of cash gen. Looking to get gulden out this week. Would he be a downgrade to be able to double upgrade next week or do i upgrade him. Thinking either JK and 200k or Macrae
    Tryna do something different due to the rank
    Any Ideas?

  9. Jezza

    May 3, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Gulden to hall or Cunnington if you wanna do something different for rank
    Otherwise Josh Kelly still a really good upgrade

    • Sohail

      May 4, 2021 at 11:13 am

      I’ve gone cunnington, numbers look good, low ownership and underpriced and you save cash for next week! Just my thoughts.

  10. Bec

    May 4, 2021 at 12:49 am

    what do we think guys

    Tex to Kelly
    Hunter to Cunnington
    $32k left


    Tex to Kelly
    Hunter to C.Daniel
    $56k left

    from the girl who loves her feet slimed

    • Jo

      May 4, 2021 at 10:19 am

      Rex to Kelly I’d give hunter 1 more week he might move to wing after dogs loss if he stays fed next weeks trade

  11. DylPat

    May 4, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Time to move Tex? or hold and get rid of couple of rookies (Scott, Rowe, Kosi) – have 300k to play with (also still have Phillips)

    • Warnie

      May 4, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      I’d be dumping Tex and Rowe.

  12. Skid Mark

    May 4, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Aaron Hall will go back to his crap ways

  13. Langey

    May 4, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Need some help here fellas I’m torn
    Should I double downgrade this week and bring in Gawn for Flynn next week who is currently sitting at R2 (donut this week)
    Or should I bring in Bryan as cover for the next two weeks until I can downgrade the cash to bring in Gawn in two weeks

  14. Matteo

    May 4, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Kelly, Walsh or mitchell?

  15. Matteo

    May 4, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Downgrade Tex to hall,
    Upgrade Gulden to Kelly, Mitchell or Walsh?

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