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Cripps hamstrung, Preuss suspended, rookie mistakes – Ep. 504

PODCAST: Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss what to do with Preuss and Cripps.

What an eventful round! After almost 23,000 coaches brought in Braydon Preuss, the 19% that are starting him on field will have to work out what they’re doing with the big fella out suspended for round five. Add to this, Patrick Cripps’ hammy saw him subbed out to end the round that many would like to forget … but not Calvin. He’s flying high and as a result, he’s putting in more work than ever! Let’s do this!

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Episode guide

1:30 – Max Gawn was the top scorer of the round and Brodie Grundy wasn’t far behind.

3:20 – Roy and Warnie made a big rookie mistake and missed out on Nathan O’Driscoll scoring a ton on their ground.

8:20 – George Hewett gets some love for his epic start to the season.

12:00 – Did you know James Worpel played a full game for just 10 Fantasy points?

16:30 – We’re waiting on news on Patrick Cripps‘ hamstring injury.

21:00 – Ruck stats from the VFL and SANFL for Preuss cover.

24:15 – Hugh Dixon could be solid ruck cover for the week.

28:00 – What is the advice on Cripps.

31:00 – Roy discussed his Rollin’ 22 starting with Jack Steele leading the midfielders.

36:00 – Calvin has looked at which players could be good picks for the next few weeks based on his Scale of Hardness.

41:00 – Sam Docherty looks to be the No. 1 defender this season.

44:45 – It was tough to round out the sixth forward, but Roy goes with Will Brodie.

48:05 – Roy, Calvin and Warnie reveal that they are all moving out Cripps for premium MIDs.

49:50 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

54:30 – “It’s a role change” – Why Roy is keen to dump Matt Rowell.

58:20 – Key things to think about due to the Easter fixture.

1:05:- Why O’Driscoll is a must have.

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  1. Zac

    April 11, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Tossing up a few options here with Cripps.

    1. Cripps to Steele
    2. Cripps to Tom Green + Cash
    3. Cripps to English (via Brodie) – get some cash generation
    4. Cripps to Taranto (via Brodie)

    Midfield is currently:
    Trac, Macrae, Cripps, M. Crouch, Rowell, Daicos, JHF, Ward

    Forward is:
    Dunkley, Heeney, Butters, Brodie, Rachele, Martin.

    any feedback is appreciated :)

    • Mike

      April 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm

      1. Steele.

  2. Shaun

    April 11, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    With Nic Nat out is holding Cripps and getting in Dixon instead a solid move

    • Mike

      April 11, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      I’ve had Dixon all year on bench. Added nice flexibility to my team structure. Jack Williams WCE might get a run too. I thought he’d play before Dixon. Simmo might play both.


    April 11, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Thoughts please on trade podcast legends. Trade out cripps, obrien trade in gawn zac williams

    • Mike

      April 11, 2022 at 5:04 pm

      Tread carefully with Zac. Could quickly turn into a nightmare. Always a big chance he’ll break down.. like Cripps. So glad I stuck to my guns and kept Cripps out of my team. Carlton are so predictable, their season usually ends tears. Which I love to lap up.

  4. Bill

    April 11, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Tom Green a possible replacement for Cripps?
    Or spend more on a bigger gun?

    • Mike

      April 11, 2022 at 5:07 pm

      Tom is a jet. They’ve got the Dee’s this week. Toby is returning soon too..

  5. izzy

    April 11, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Is it worth wild getting rid of Cerra or is it worth giving him another week? thinking taking him up to B.Smith

    • JungleMuffin

      April 12, 2022 at 3:36 am

      Not sure it is worthwhile sideways trading premiums at this stage of the round when you could be advancing your structure.

  6. Mike

    April 11, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Carlton are playing Port in Melbourne. Ollie is out too. I’d be tempted to keep him another week. Smith might really cut loose against the Kangaroos.

  7. Jose

    April 11, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    What are peoples thoughts on Cripps to Heeney by swinging Brodie to midfield?
    Some good fixtures for swans coming up and I think Heeney and the swans can be the real deal this year

    • JungleMuffin

      April 12, 2022 at 3:41 am

      Nothing wrong with it. A keeper is a keeper, and there are far fewer reliable forward premiums. Plenty of mid options to get up to later.

  8. Mike

    April 11, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Yeah, I like that move.

  9. Barney

    April 11, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Crippa cleared of damage, I’d say misses only 1 but a sneaky chance to play this week

    • JungleMuffin

      April 12, 2022 at 3:45 am

      Couldn’t feel safe playing this week surely, and even if he played next week I’d have concerns. Price isn’t going to move for his next two matches, might even go down again, so can jump back on with an upgrade in a couple of weeks once he’s lost a fair bit of the risk.

  10. Barney

    April 11, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Preuss to the bench for Dixon, Crippa bench for JHF.
    Mccartin to NOD and Rowell to Dunks. Thoughts?

    • Phteven

      April 11, 2022 at 9:17 pm

      Barney, sounds good to me. Will do something similar with my team pending further news on The Crippmeister

  11. Ky

    April 12, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Def: Sicily, Whitfield,mccartin, short, young, hewett (skinner, gibcus)
    Mid: Cripps, ward, jhf, daicos, Neale, Rowell, Bont, green (MacDonald, Hough)
    Ruck; grundy gawn (Dixon)
    Forward: Rachelle, Xerri, Dunkley, coniglio, heeney, Martin (durdin and Baldwin)
    Utility: soligo
    I know Cripps has to go my thought was Cripps to boak and gibcus to odriscoll and play him on field and mccartin to the bench. And other options to basically finalise my backline?

    • JungleMuffin

      April 12, 2022 at 3:51 am

      Have you got enough cash to move both Gibcus and Paddy to reach a premium? What are your bench options in the mids? Could potentially hold Crippa and not lose score on field this week by bringing in a premium defender for the two rooks, while also improving your best 22.

      Or you could even double downgrade and buy up next week.

      • Ky Broome

        April 12, 2022 at 12:01 pm

        i went for odrisscol and de koning and now have 300k gonna see how long cripps injury is for and see if any players get a debut that have defender status. Mοst likely play next week is to go daicos back into the back 6. O’driscoll onto my mids bench and find a mid premium for macdonald or ward.

  12. JungleMuffin

    April 12, 2022 at 3:35 am

    Not sure it is worthwhile sideways trading premiums at this stage of the season when you could be advancing your structure.

  13. Damo

    April 12, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Who should I buy out of: Heeney, Treloar, English, Sinclair, Simpkin, De Goey, Green, Lloyd, Dawson, Cripps (if ok)?

    • Ky Broome

      April 12, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      i think simpkin, lloyd and treloar have no cash generation anymore, i think heeney has a good run of games in him, de goey has the ability to drop a 130. Green you probably have to get him this week or not get him but he could easily need to be traded next week if he gets back to back sub 100’s but i doubt he will. Dawson is a shout but could drop another low score. Could look out for mcinerney from sydney as well another 100 score will come this week against a bad west coast team.

      • Damo

        April 12, 2022 at 1:50 pm

        Awesome, thanks mate! No love for English or Sinclair?

        • Ky Broome

          April 12, 2022 at 2:21 pm

          english would get you 100’s but his price will level out imo so not much cash generation available for him. Sinclair i just think will stop hitting hundreds and return to a lower score once zack jones and geary return.

  14. Denny

    April 12, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Need help on which trade to do (noting all players will be on field):
    Locky Jones to D Rioli (def) or
    Rowell to Simpkin/ Duncan/ T Green (mid)


  15. Jules

    April 12, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Anyone signing off on Cripps to W.Brodie and Rowell to Z.Williams via dpp leaving 168k in the bank? Will be able to move Brodie to fwd next week.

  16. Pure Grunt

    April 12, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Lose Rowell if you wish but Cripps only out for a week … at this stage… I’m holding

  17. Justin Stitchup

    April 12, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Hold Cripps now likely out 1 week only?

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