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De Goey returns, which rookies to sell, value options – Ep. 430

PODCAST: The boys chat through some trade targets ahead of round nine.

We all managed to get into the 2100 club this week which appeared to be around PAR for round eight. Although Jordan De Goey scored his first ton of the year, Roy is still keen to take him back to returns at the local K-Mart. Plenty of bargain players are on the radar after some decent performances on the weekend. It’s time to build our teams towards the byes! Let’s go!

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Episode guide

2:30 – The week before Thursday teams return, Chris Scott pulls an interesting late change.

5:30 – Jordan De Goey finally returns a decent score.

8:45 – The boys deliver their -3s for the weekend.

12:00 – Zac Williams has been a frustrating selection this year after the pre-season promised so much.

17:50 – Fantasy scores from the SANFL, WAFL and VFL.

23:45 – Josh Daicos was a popular trade target last week. Can he be excused for his performance?

26:20 – A 45 point final quarter saved Caleb Daniel‘s score and still remains a under-priced premium trade target.

30:00 – Should we wait on Jordan Ridley to bottom out in price?

33:10 – Connor Rozee appears to offer some value at $495k.

35:00 – Which rookies should we cull and who should we keep?

38:45 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

41:00 – Could you trade Jack Ziebell to Jordan Ridley to make some cash?

44:00 – Picking one out of Connor Rozee, James Worpel and James Harmes.

48:30 – Why Roy is keen on holding Chad Warner.

53:00 – What score should we be happy with from our premiums?

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  1. Dukx

    May 10, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Hi guys about 4 weeks ago I brought in Worpel not thinking he was Tagging. The last 2 weeks he has had good scores but now O Meara will be back Im a bit concerned about how he scores. Last week I brought in A Hall and put a C on him which was probably the best move I’ve done in a long time. This week I’m bringing in J Kelly for Tex Yuck then next week I’m thinking of bringing in Harms.

  2. Bill

    May 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Bring back De Goey? No thanks!

    • Warnie

      May 11, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Haha – we are not condoning that at all!!!

  3. Kate

    May 10, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Thoughts on Impey for Stephenson (injured)?

    • Jezza

      May 10, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      How long is Stephenson out for cAnt find anything on his injury

      • Kate

        May 10, 2021 at 8:36 pm

        6 weeks.. fractured hand. Outraged!

        • Bec

          May 10, 2021 at 11:40 pm

          yep just add it to the must trade out list Kate lol

          At least I had him from start and has made some cash

          from the girl who loves her feet slimed

    • Bill

      May 10, 2021 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks for the info. Powell to the fwds, Stephenson is now Duncan.

  4. Colby

    May 10, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Evening Gents. When will Gawns B/E fall a bit. I have Flynn and Campbell who have been getting me through my league pretty well, but looking to merry him up with Grundy soon.

  5. Cody

    May 10, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    can go hall or harmes. Harmes obviously gives me a lot more cash and hall is r12 bye
    or i can go down to a rook and have 300-400k next week

  6. Bill

    May 11, 2021 at 12:21 am

    It’s reaching that time of the year where the best rookies dry up, so grab them while you can.

    I got Byrnes last week, and will be bringing in RCD this week. They should get some time in the team, particularly with the injuries Richmond has.

    • Warnie

      May 11, 2021 at 11:08 am

      RCD is a lock now. I like Byrnes, but if you were choosing, it would have to be RCD.

  7. olly

    May 11, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Hey warnie, first time fantasy player this year. Ive heard you talk about the bye rounds a bit, can you explain why you guys call the first round of byes the ‘awkward’ round and advise grabbing players who have the round 12 bye. cheers

    • olly

      May 11, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Not grabbing players*

    • Warnie

      May 11, 2021 at 10:53 am

      Hi mate.

      The three bye rounds – 12/13/14 – are usually approached with the strategy of trading out a player who has an upcoming bye for someone coming off the bye. Perfect scenario is trading, let’s say maxed out rookie Anthony Scott in round 13 (WB bye is Rd 13) for someone coming off the round 12 bye (eg. could be upgraded to Lachie Whitfield who may price himself nicely following his rd 12 bye).

      Players with the round 12 bye are tricky as if you have them, you will most likely have them throughout the byes… meaning you’d be holding them on their week off.

      Remember we have 3 trades ahead of each of the bye rounds.

      Perfect strategy is to be continuing to downgrade and upgrade through the byes and making your team better… but doing this with trading out players who have a bye coming up with players coming off a bye. Targetting players you don’t have for upgrades is super important. Tom Mitchell could be a premium to aim for after his R12 bye.

      The idea (last week) of holding Gulden was all about hoping he’d pump through decent enough scores to his R14 bye… then offload him. That 44 this week hurts a bit. Same can go for Warner – who Roy is defintiely hot on holding for now.

      Hope that helps! Might chat through some of this again next week on the podcast and I might write a bit of an article.


  8. Jonny

    May 11, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Hi Warnie, what are your thoughts on a double sideways as a once off? I was thinking of going Serong –> Hall and Stepho –> Harmes. Serong can’t get it done with his poor TOG and it seems like a proactive week to get Harmes. Already have RCD and it doesn’t feel right paying a premium for Byrnes/Poulter. Next week I would go back to my 1 up 1 down and planning for byes but seems like a once off opportunity to grab both guys this week with low BE’s and scoring potential. Cheers mate

  9. Aby Benny

    May 11, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Poulter or Owies?

  10. Matteo

    May 12, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    thoughts on sloane?

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