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Fry’s Cash Cows – Rd. 11

With just two trades left before the bye rounds, Fry casts his eyes over the popular cash cows!

10 down, 13 to go!

With only one weekend of footy separating us from a new batch of dual-position players and the arrival of the first bye round, coaches are taking the chance to move on some of the most popular cash cows. Nic Martin and Nick Daicos find themselves amongst the favourite trade out candidates across the fantasy community as underpriced premiums stick their hands up as worthwhile replacements. A lot of coaches will rather turn their attention at the trade table to bye structure, with worthwhile bench pieces available in every line. Whatever your move, make sure you use these two trades wisely – green dots are going to become very important in June.

Rookie/cash cows picks are players who start the season at $300,000 or lower


Mooooving On

Part of the weekly trade focus is to remove 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 a good time to give them the axe.

Fattened cash cows

  1. Josh Rachele, Crows ($413K, AVG 58, BE 70)
  2. Marcus Windhager, Saints ($311K, AVG, 43, BE 36)
  3. Jason Horne-Francis, Kangaroos ($511K, AVG 68, BE 62)
  4. Nic Martin, Bombers ($623K, AVG 84, BE 83)
  5. Nick Daicos, Magpies ($611K, AVG 83, BE 87)

Injured/non-playing rookies

  1. Nathan O’Driscoll, Dockers ($464K, AVG 62, BE 49)
  2. Josh Ward, Hawks ($411K, AVG 55, BE 50)
  3. Jack Hayes, Saints ($408K, AVG 61, BE 66)
  4. Jake Stein, Giants ($255K, AVG 36, BE 34)
  5. Connor Macdonald, Hawks ($356K, AVG 47, BE 46)

Power Ranking Cash Cows – Round 10

After 10 weeks of action, these are the top-10 cash cow performers in season 2022!

Cash Cow King – Round 10

An unlikely five-goal haul saw Joel Jeffrey (83) end Round 10 as the highest-scoring rookie! There weren’t too many coaches that owned the Gold Coast tall, although a portion of the fantasy community jumped on Jake Soligo (77) and would’ve been happy with what he produced. Cash cow mainstays Jason Horne-Francis (75) and Nick Daicos (75) rounded out the top-4 with Adelaide young gun Soligo getting the nod for my vote this round.

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Round 11 Rookie Rankings

DEFENCE

There was a point not so long ago where defensive rookies were hard to find, but at the moment coaches are spoilt for choice. A decent score from Nick Daicos ($611K, 75, BE 87) means there’s no immediate threat to his throne at No.1 although he still finds himself traded out of nearly 3,000 teams at the moment. A few decent downgrade targets in the form of Luke Cleary ($261K, 62, BE -9) and Jacob Wehr ($213K, 58, BE 2) could be the bench piece coaches are seeking, with Cleary impressing with another score in the 60’s thanks to 16 touches and 6 marks against Gold Coast. Peaking in form as the byes arrive, Sam De Koning ($363K, 62, BE 22) will hopefully be able to provide squads with a boost during the best of 18 rounds. There are bound to be quiet outings, but the Geelong tall appears to be improving with every game he plays, emerging as an important part of their best-22.

Top-5

  1. Nick Daicos (Magpies)
  2. Paddy McCartin (Swans)
  3. Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera (Saints)
  4. Luke Cleary (Bulldogs)
  5. Sam De Koning (Cats)

Paddy McCartin ($423K, 73, BE 27) still finds himself in 25% of teams and there’s no reason why those coaches would be planning to trade out the Swans defender after his strong showing vs. Carlton. Time might be up though for Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera ($441K, 55, BE 52) and Josh Gibcus ($418K, 56, BE 42) with the pair approaching their bye and virtually maxing out in price. Before this weekend, flicking them to Buku Khamis ($251K, 21, BE 19) would’ve been a decent move, but after a serious failure against the Suns, not even the potential of DPP will entice coaches to chase the Bulldogs youngster. Those who rolled the dice on Rory Thompson ($207K, 17, BE 28) might need to consider aborting ship as well with the Gold Coast backman suffering a torn meniscus that will sideline him for an extended amount of time.

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 2022 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Darcy Wilmot (Lions, $260K)
Josh Fahey (Giants, $208K)
Isaac Chugg (Magpies, $190K)
Josh Eyre (Bombers, $190K)
Garrett McDonagh (Bombers, $192K)
Bodhi Uwland (Suns, $190K)

MIDFIELD

Thankfully, Greg Clark ($370K, 61, BE 1) managed to salvage his way to a respectable score in Round 10 despite another heavy West Coast L. The Eagles midfielder has been the primary focus as a cash cow in recent weeks, however, he took a back seat on the weekend to Jake Soligo ($255K, 77, BE -10) with the Adelaide prospect drawing the interest of coaches. An average over 100 in the NAB League suggested he could score well if given the chance and gathering 19 disposals and a goal on the weekend should see him get more opportunity for the Crows.

Top-5

  1. Greg Clark (Eagles)
  2. Nick Daicos (Magpies)
  3. Jake Soligo (Crows)
  4. Jason Horne-Francis (Kangaroo)
  5. Ben Hobbs (Bombers)

Jason Horne-Francis ($511K, 75, BE 62) returned for North to take on Melbourne and there are still close to 40,000 teams who own last year’s No. 1 overall pick. I wouldn’t go trying to reintegrate JHF into your teams, but if you’ve stuck with him for this long then he should be a solid source of points during the bye rounds. Jack Carroll ($337K, 51, BE 28) and Robbie McComb ($368K, 62, BE 29) are still serving their purpose as cash cows and the injury woes of Patrick Dangerfield open the door for Cooper Stephens ($253K, 67, BE -8) to get an extended run of games. He played his role against Port Adelaide last weekend and there’s every chance Stephens can boost his value and make some handy cash for coaches if he stays in the side.

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 2022 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Arlo Draper (Magpies, $202K)
Cooper Murley (Magpies, $194K)
Matty Roberts (Swans, $224K)
Matthew Johnson (Dockers, $250K)
James Tsitas (Suns, $190K)
Josh Goater (Kangaroos, $248K)
Hugh Jackson (Power, $190K)
Tom Joyce (Eagles, $190K)
Bailey Laurie (Demons, $190K)

RUCK

Trade plans were sent scrambling for coaches when news broke surrounding Braydon Preuss’ absence for Round 10, but luckily, Sam Hayes ($403K, 70, BE 29) came to the rescue. Thriving as the sole ruck for the Power, Hayes recorded 35 hitouts against the Cats, currently sitting 4th in the AFL for average hitouts a game. If Hayes wasn’t residing at R3, hopefully a boost came from Hugh Dixon ($370K, 59, BE 43) with he and Callum Jamieson ($273K, 60, BE 3) soring reasonably well for the Eagles on the weekend. The solid rookie ruck scores stopped there with Tristan Xerri ($508K 32, BE 82) recording just two touches in his return for the Roos. Given his prolonged absence, Xerri was probably dumped from the majority of fantasy sides long ago, but if he’s still chewing up a valuable bench spot it’s time to pull the trigger.

Top-5

  1. Sam Hayes (Power)
  2. Callum Jamieson (Eagles)
  3. Hugh Dixon (Eagles)

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 2022 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Paul Tsapatolis (Cats, $190K)
Jacob Edwards (Kangaroos, $190K)
Mac Andrew (Suns, $282K)
Max Heath (Saints, $190K)
Alex Mirkov (Blues, $190K)

FORWARD

Currently, Nic Martin ($623K, 65, BE 83) finds himself as the most traded out player in the game with the Essendon excitement machine peaking in value. The number of coaches swinging the axe would’ve been higher if he didn’t produce a 44-point final quarter, but I can see the appeal in flicking Martin for an upgrade around the ground. Fieldable FWD cash cows are hard to come by after Martin with Corey Durdin ($393K, 65, BE 21) and Tyson Stengle ($580K, 61, BE 79) the next best of the bunch, although it’s hard to trust either of them for a long period of time. Speaking of trust, Josh Rachele ($413K, 40, BE 75) continues to dud it up for coaches and after being subbed out against the Saints there are no guarantees he takes to the field in Round 11. Act accordingly.

Top-5

  1. Nic Martin (Bombers)
  2. Corey Durdin (Blues)
  3. Tyson Stengle (Suns)
  4. Josh Rachele (Crows)
  5. Elijah Hollands (Suns)*

* if named

There are another pair of small forward rookies emerging with Sam Butler ($240K, 45, BE 26) and Isiah Winder ($251K, 57, BE 5) stringing together multiple games for their respective sides. Targetting either of them could provide you with a playable cash cow for a few weeks, but don’t expect too much from a scoring punch. Joel Jeffrey ($242K, 83, BE -11) is in the same boat when it comes to a lack of lofty scores with his surprise performance in Round 10 more likely a flash in the pan. Jeffrey had never scored over 40 in his previous five AFL games and it’s wise to at least take another week before bringing him in. His spot in Gold Coast’s team shouldn’t affect the potential of an Elijah Hollands ($190K, DNP, BE 26) debut, with the untried Sun continuing to put up numbers in the VFL as he eyes a chance at senior level. 25 touches, 2 goals, 5 marks and 7 tackles all for 120 points against Footscray; give the man a gig Dewy!

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 2022 watchlist in case they burst onto the scene. In no particular order:
Ely Smith (Lions, $190K)
Elijah Hollands (Suns, $190K)
Jesse Motlop (Blues, $238K)
Jai Serong (Hawks, $190K)
Sam Darcy (Bulldogs, $288K)
Ned Long (Hawks, $190K)
Joel Jeffrey (Suns, $196K)
Shannon Neale (Cats, $190K)
Sam Philp (Blues, $205K)
Arthur Jones (Bulldogs, $206K)
Ash Johnson (Magpies, $190K)

Maurice Rioli (Tigers, $190K)


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pendles4brownlow
pendles4brownlow
1 year ago

Thanks Fry. I second your call for Dew to give Hollands a crack.

Deadheat
1 year ago

+1

Alexei
Alexei
1 year ago

Which option is best?
1. Jamieson and Cogs
2. 190 k ruck and Titch/Bont
3. Hayes and Sam Berry

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Thanks Fry! Also hoping Hollands gets a game otherwise tossing up b/w Soligo or Wehr (for $). Which do you prefer here? Can’t split the defenders and the rooks both have upside. 1. Dawson & Soligo, 28k left. 2. Doch & Wehr, 40k left.

pendles4brownlow
pendles4brownlow
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

Note that Wehr has the round 12 bye, Soligo 13. Doch has the round 12 bye too, so trade 2 seems good at the end of round 12.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Hey legend! Who to trade out first mate? Cam Rayner BE 58 (has DPP though) or JHF BE 62?
Planning to get them both out by their round 14 bye, but which one goes this round?

jjbkeeper
1 year ago

If we can do two premos which fits in to our bye structure should we? Have a cow and Whitfield and a cow to offload, but not sure if I should go 2 premos, or a premo + cheap cow and bank the money.

Deadheat
1 year ago
Reply to  jjbkeeper

I’d bank the money with three trades next week personally.

John1
John1
1 year ago
Reply to  Deadheat

Probably better to load up on cash next week, not really worth getting in premiums next week I think. Best to get cash next week with the 3 trades and fix non-players, then go hard on r12 bye premiums when they come back

jjbkeeper
1 year ago
Reply to  jjbkeeper

2 v 1. I will go that way, and then change my mind 45 times before the weekend

Will Padbury
Will Padbury
1 year ago

I have no idea what to do with my team and would love any advice i can get!

DEF; J.Crisp, T. Stewart, D. Zorko
J. Sicily, D. Houston, N.Wanganeen-Milera

MID; C. Oliver (C), L. Neale (V), C. Petracca, M. Bontempelli
M. Duncan, N.Daicos, J.Horne-Francis, G.Clark

RUCK; O. McInerney, S.Hayes

FWD; W.Brodie, I.Heeney, Z.Butters
N.Martin, S. Powell-Pepper, T.Stengele

150k in the transfer bank and can make 2 transfers this week! Again any help is appreciated, struggling a lot! cheers :)

Deadheat
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Padbury

How’s your bench look in regards to fat cash cows that you can put onto SPP, Stengle or NWM?
200k on top of SPP will get your Parker or DPP to Titch.

Stokesy
Stokesy
1 year ago

Is Dusty a fallen premo option?

Stokesy
Stokesy
1 year ago
Reply to  Stokesy

As a FWD

John1
John1
1 year ago
Reply to  Stokesy

nah, not an option at the moment, unless you really think he will go back to 90s regularly. He hasnt shown any signs of it yet. At the moment hes probably not even a top 20 forward, let alone top 6 which you should be aiming for

Deadheat
1 year ago

Average of 82 in last three since returning, I wouldn’t be jumping on him. For an extra 130k you can get Parker who will be pushing top 6, pending new DPP’s. Either that or Treloar who is even a bit cheaper but don’t trust his old man hammys.

Bombers
Bombers
1 year ago

Is it too late to get Darcy Cameron if he is named solo ruck this week? Otherwise i double downgrade this week so I can get Bont next week.

pendles4brownlow
pendles4brownlow
1 year ago
Reply to  Bombers

You have missed most of the rise, but Cameron still has a BE of only 32. Even if Cox is in the side and does some ruck work, I think Cameron will get that. I think Cameron will do the bulk of the ruck work, however, and will be doing just what he has in the last few rounds. Getting Bont in may the priority, however, as he should be a top 6 forward. Cameron is only a stepping stone. Once Grundy returns, the Carmeron train will come to a screeching halt.

Euman
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Euman
1 year ago

Which defender is best as in JS Cleary, Wehr, or Khamis

It’s for my bench and cash so want cheaper so thinking Wehr

but will be expected to play in bye rounds so need JS – just a heart beat really

pendles4brownlow
pendles4brownlow
1 year ago
Reply to  Euman

I think that this week’s selections will tell you that. I believe that neither Khamis nor Wehr will be named.

Penny wong
Penny wong
1 year ago

Best player under 750k?
I already got Cameron, Brodie, Heeney, Butters and Coleman

Jose
Jose
1 year ago

Great write up Fry!
I had to hold Whitfield last week due to other carnage
would you be getting rid of him asap or hold him if he’s named against Brisbane?
some people might say Giants beat the eagles so they won’t make any changes but it was only West Coast

The Kid
The Kid
1 year ago

Who goes first out of Martin and Rozee?

Jacko
Jacko
1 year ago

Love your work Fry!

Need your opinion on who to bring in this week mate.

1) Bont and Wehr

2) Guthrie and Cleary

I do have Macrae, Smith and Dunkley already. Is the big 4 bulldog mids too many in one team?

jjbkeeper
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacko

I don’t think there is a huge issue with 4 bulldogs. The only time it will be is R13 when they have a bye, but as long as you are covered for that then you are all good. If you are concerned then maybe go Bont in R14 trades. But given your other option is another Bulldog (Cleary) then it won’t make a huge difference in regards to number of availables in R13. Guthrie is R13 bye as well.

Not sure if Wehr is suitable this week if your plan is to get him. He will be on bye in R12, and doubt his price would increase that much after this round.

Patrick
Patrick
1 year ago

Looking at going:

Martin > Bont
Gibcus > Wehr

Or would you rather Parker / Titch / Wines / Guthrie?

Minister for Manila
Minister for Manila
1 year ago

Matt Roberts worth picking up?

pendles4brownlow
pendles4brownlow
1 year ago

If I knew he would have JS, I would jump at the chance. Has been getting good stats in the magoos. Not the worst choice to make, but a risk like all rooks. It would be nice to know he would play over the byes

Justine
1 year ago

Thoughts on Rhylee West JS?

Jacko
Jacko
1 year ago

Teams have really thrown a spanner in the works.

Not sure what the priority is but what do you think is the best option out of the below:

1) Whitfield > Docherty
Martin > Soligo

2) Whitfield > Doch
Preuss > Jamieson (Cameron to R2 next week)

3) Whitfield > Wehr
Martin > Bont

Thanks Legend!

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