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Managing the bye rounds, new DPPs, trade options – Ep. 518

Roy, Calvin and Warnie help you get set for the first bye round.

The blue dots are here to mark the start of the bye rounds. We chat through three trades, best 18s and all the tips and tricks to help navigate rounds 12-14. We also look at the new DPPs as well as talk up the top scoring trader of the week… now, who could that be?!

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Episode guide

2:00 – Warnie was the top scorer of the round.

4:30 – It was a tough watch for those who traded Nic Martin in the final game of round 11 with his 113.

8:45 – Christian Petracca had the flu on Saturday and dropped 40 points.

13:00 – 23 new DPPs were added to the game.

15:15 – Illness took Nick Blakey down and moved Callum Mills to the backline.

19:20 – Braydon Preuss didn’t have a big game in the VFL.

24:00 – Bye round rules are discussed.

29:00 – You have the green light in the byes to cut under-performing premiums such as Tom Green… and maybe Patrick Cripps.

33:00 – The Traders chat through some rookies to consider this week.

36:30 – Is Jed Anderson an option after racking up 149?

38:15 – Could spending $588k on Jackson Hately be a good play through the byes?

40:00 – Tim English is the most traded in player so far this week.

41:20 – Roy, Calvin and Warnie reveal their early trades.

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

44:20 – Tom Mitchell is a good play for this week as his career average is 130 from nine games against Collingwood.

47:15 – Don’t be greedy trying to have too many players playing each week.

52:30 – We can give Dayne Zorko until his bye despite his poor performances.

56:50 – Who are the best targets for next week?

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  1. Tom

    May 30, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Is going Preuss, Butters, Rozee to Bont, Parker & Darcy a good strategy? or should i be saving cash, looking elsewhere?

  2. Bill

    May 30, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    Thinking of jumping on the English bandwagon and trading him in for Preuss.

    (although English has the bye the following week, Preuss has the bye this week and there is no certainly when, or if he will be back in the GWS team.)

    Also thinking of bringing in Mitchell for Cripps. Cripps has the bye and has been disappointing of late.
    If it doesn’t happen to work out there are another 6 trades coming up where I can modify it.

  3. Troy

    May 31, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Is O’Brien a good pick this week as a potential top 2 ruck. It looks like Adelaide want him to play a new role of running around the field looking for the ball instead of staying in the middle. (Also up against no rucks this week)

    • Tom

      May 31, 2022 at 8:40 am

      As an Adelaide fan, he’s always done that, he’s always been asked to drop back and take marks, just was dropped due to him getting beaten in the ruck quite badly. Definitely is worth a look now that he’s back in some form and will dominate against Eagles.

  4. jjbkeeper

    May 31, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Will we be able to loophole with players in bye rounds, or trade them post start of round, or do they lockout from the start of the round?

    • jjbkeeper

      May 31, 2022 at 9:38 am

      Ignore. Just saw the “Players with a bye will lock at the beginning of the last game of the round.” on fantasy site

  5. Bill

    May 31, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    It’s like it’s drawing close to the end of the season- hardly anyone comments anymore.
    Is Fantasy slowly dying?

    • pendles4brownlow

      May 31, 2022 at 11:11 pm

      The ghost ships are drifting uselessly through the winter fog.

      • Bill

        May 31, 2022 at 11:35 pm

        Sounds like Shakespeare…

      • Bill

        May 31, 2022 at 11:48 pm

        Fantasy could well indeed be just another of the bard’s tragedies.

        • Pendles4Brownlow

          June 1, 2022 at 12:27 am

          To English, or not to English? That is the question.

          Very tragic.

          • Minister for Manila

            June 1, 2022 at 6:07 am

            A Shakespearean Tragedy

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