Connect with us

The Season

Weekend Forecast – Round 15

Get yourself sorted for round 15 with Bails!

***Live stream of the Weekend Forecast will be on my YouTube channel. Make sure to tune in as I will be answering your questions during the live stream. Also, feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a like on the video. Would be very much appreciated.***

The byes are gone, but the carnage isn’t, with many coaches copping at least one bullet, but many copping 3 or 4+. It started last Saturday night, with Braydon Preuss being subbed out injured, while also being suspended for his tackle on Tim English, who is another massive out after suffering from delayed concussion as a result of that tackle. Zak Butters is the other massive out with a knee injury, but it came at the worst time as he was on fire before the injury. Some coaches also had to hold Max Gawn, who didn’t play last night, Brynn Teakle would have been very useful for English owners, but he is out for a while after breaking his collarbone, Dayne Zorko didn’t play with his hamstring injury, Darcy Parish is out again, and some coaches even have Jordan De Goey who is also missing. If you didn’t cop a bullet, then you should buy yourself a lotto ticket!

 

We had another Thursday night game so lets get stuck into what happened.

Melbourne vs Brisbane @ MCG

Hugh McCluggage (136) – Another big game from Hugh McCluggage. His last 3 scores are 118, 114 and 136. He’s too expensive for me to be an option, but if you have him you would have enjoyed.

Luke Jackson (125) – The big performer has to go to Luke Jackson. The most traded in player for the week delivered as the solo ruck. I didn’t jump on, but congrats if you did. I didn’t see a 125 coming.

Jack Viney (118) – Backed up his 157 before the bye with a 118. Probably the best Viney has looked. Similar to McCluggage, too expensive to consider.

Oscar McInerney (116) – Seems it was a ruck feast out there, with the Big O having his season high score.

Daniel Rich (112) – Has responded well after that poor 37 in round 11, following up with 125, 97 and 112 in his last 3. I don’t see him being a top 6 defender, but he has been solid for most of the year.

Christian Petracca (107) – This could have been a lot bigger. Was burned about 4-5 times in the first quarter. Looked really good, and the bye looked to have really helped. I see him averaging 108+ for the remainder of the season, and is underpriced. Great option that could push the top 8 mids.

Angus Brayshaw (105) – Steven May being back didn’t change his role. That’s now 4 tons in a row, and he looks really good in that D50. Will push the top 6 defenders, but I have him just outside at the moment, but someone to look at.

Clayton Oliver (102) – Slowed after half time, with a 42 point second half. Really expensive now over 950k, I would prefer other options, but will be a top 8 mid.

Keidean Coleman (90) – sIf you are still riding with Kiddy, you would have been quite happy with another 90. Back to back 90’s has meant he is still generating cash, so you could hold for another week or two.

Lachie Neale (79) – Poor night for Lachie, but was tagged all night by James Harmes. Could we see this more on the run home?

Christian Salem (61) – Had a knee concern earlier in the game but played the rest of the game out.

Jarryd Lyons (42) – Copped a massive hit from Fritsch in the 2nd quarter, and I was surprised he cam back out, but was eventually subbed out in the last quarter.

James Tunstill (31) – Quiet night for the debutant, and with Brisbane losing bad and playing poor, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was dropped next week.

Now, lets get into the rest of the Weekend Forecast.

 

Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn @ Marvel Stadium

Weather Forecast

***Roof Closed***

Team Lineups

Western Bulldogs

IN

Jordon Sweet, Hayden Crozier

OUT

Taylor Duryea (Injured), Tim English (Injured), Lachlan McNeil (Medi-Sub)

Hawthorn

IN

James Blanck, Jarman Impey, Mitch Lewis, James Worpel, Connor Macdonald

OUT

Sam Frost (Injured), Kyle Hartigan (Omitted), Jackson Callow (Omitted), Chad Wingard (Injured), Will Day (HS Protocols), Josh Morris (Medi-Sub)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli, Josh Dunkley, Adam Treloar

Other players to watch: Tom Mitchell, Tom Liberatore, James Sicily, James Blanck

Captain/VC Options: Jack Macrae, Josh Dunkley

West Coast vs Essendon @ Optus Stadium

Weather Forecast

Around 14°C, mostly clear

Team Lineups

West Coast

IN

Tim Kelly, Josh Rotham, Liam Ryan

OUT

Dom Sheed (Injured), Greg Clark (Medi-Sub), Jackson Nelson (Omitted), Jeremy McGovern (Injured)

Essendon

IN

Kyle Langford, Will Snelling, Nick Bryan

OUT

Andrew Phillips (Managed), James Stewart (Medi-Sub), Brayden Ham (Omitted), Andrew McGrath (Injured)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Massimo D’Ambrosio, Zach Merrett,

Other players to watch: Elliot Yeo, Nic Martin, Callum Jamieson, Ben Hobbs

Captain/VC Options: Zach Merrett (Smoky VC pick)

 

Carlton vs Fremantle @ Marvel Stadium

Weather Forecast

***Roof Closed***

Team Lineups

Carlton

IN

Brodie Kemp, Josh Honey

OUT

Lachie Fogarty (Medi-Sub), Sam Durdin (Injured), Jack Martin (Injured)

Fremantle

IN

Michael Frederick, Liam Henry, Matt Taberner

OUT

Sam Switkowski (Injured), Darcy Tucker (Medi-Sub), Blake Acres (Injured), Michael Walters (Injured)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Sam Docherty, Andrew Brayshaw, Sam Walsh, George Hewett, Sean Darcy

Other players to watch: Patrick Cripps, Luke Ryan, Will Brodie

Captain/VC Options: Sam Docherty, Andrew Brayshaw

 

Geelong vs Richmond @ MCG

Weather Forecast

Around 15°C, partly cloudy

Team Lineups

Geelong

IN

Max Holmes,  Jack Henry, Gary Rohan

OUT

Luke Dahlhaus (Omitted), Cooper Stephens (Omitted), Francis Evans (Medi-Sub), Zach Guthrie (Managed)

Richmond

IN

Dustin Martin, Jack Ross, Ivan Soldo

OUT

Kane Lambert (Injured), Trent Cotchin (Injured), Noah Balta (Injured), Hugo Ralphsmith (Omitted)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Tom Stewart, Cam Guthrie, Toby Nankervis,

Other players to watch: Mitch Duncan, Jayden Short, Liam Baker,

Captain/VC Options: None

 

Sydney vs St Kilda @ SCG

Weather Forecast

Around 16°C, clear

Team Lineups

Sydney

IN

Ryan Clarke, Tom Hickey

OUT

Sam Wicks (Omitted), Peter Ladhams (Suspension), Colin O’Riordan (Injured)

St Kilda

IN

Jack Steele, Cooper Sharman

OUT

Bradley Hill (Personal Reasons), Paddy Ryder (Managed), Jack Higgins (Omitted)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Luke Parker, Jack Sinclair, Callum Mills, Rowan Marshall, Jack Steele

Other players to watch: Jade Gresham

Captain/VC Options: Callum Mills

 

North Melbourne vs Adelaide @ Blundstone Arena

Weather Forecast

Around 1o°C, partly cloudy

Team Lineups

North Melbourne

IN

Tarryn Thomas, Cameron Zurhaar, Callum Coleman-Jones, Ben McKay, Aiden Bonar, Jackson Archer

OUT

Lachie Young (Suspension), Jason Horne-Francis (Suspension), Jack Ziebell (Injured)

Adelaide

IN

Chayce Jones, Harry Schoenberg, Mitchell Hinge, Elliott Himmelberg

OUT

Riley Thilthorpe (Injured)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Jackson Archer, Rory Laird, Jordan Dawson, Patrick Parnell, Reilly O’Brien

Other players to watch: Jake Soligo, Aaron Hall, Tarryn Thomas, Jed Anderson, Ben Keays, Matt Crouch

Captain/VC Options: Rory Laird, Jordan Dawson

 

Collingwood vs GWS @ MCG

Weather Forecast

Around 13°C, cloudy and potential showers (75% chance of rain)

Team Lineups

Collingwood

IN

Trey Ruscoe, Aiden Begg, Isaac Chugg, Caleb Poulter

OUT

Jordan De Goey (Personal Reasons)

GWS

IN

Callum Brown, Phil Davis, Wade Derksen, Daniel Lloyd, Kieren Briggs, Tim Taranto, Xavier O’Halloran

OUT

Ryan Angwin (Injured), James Peatling (Injured), Braydon Preuss (Suspension), Zach Sproule (Omitted)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Stephen Coniglio, Harry Himmelberg, Jack Crisp, Lachie Whitfield, Darcy Cameron, Tim Taranto

Other players to watch: Nick Daicos, Josh Kelly, Jacob Wehr

Captain/VC Options: Josh Kelly

Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast @ Adelaide Oval

Weather Forecast

Around 14°C, cloudy and potential showers (74% chance of rain)

Team Lineups

Port Adelaide

IN

Miles Bergman, Taj Schofield, Steven Motlop, Jase Burgoyne, Travis Boak, Trent McKenzie

OUT

Zak Butters (Injured), Brynn Teakle (Injured), Tom Clurey (HS Protocols)

Gold Coast

IN

Elijah Hollands, Malcolm Rosas, Chris Burgess, Brayden Fiorini, Rory Atkins, Sam Day

OUT

Joel Jeffrey (Injured), Connor Budarick (Injured), Wil Powell (Injured)

 

Players to Watch

Trade Targets: Connor Rozee, Jarrod Witts

Other players to watch: Dan Houston, Ollie Wines, Touk Miller

Captain/VC Options: Touk Miller

 

My Trades

English -> Darcy/Witts

Butters -> Bontempelli

 

Trades are pretty simple this week. I am trading English as I have no rookies on field (apart from Daicos), so I am being aggressive and going for points on field, plus I think English could miss 2 weeks. I am looking at one of Darcy and Witts. Both have great matchups. I like the ceiling of Darcy, but worried about his injury history. With Witts, I don’t see his ceiling being as high as Darcy, but less injury risk. At this stage, I am leaning towards Darcy. With my other trade, I will get enough money from the English move to allow me to go Butters up to Bontempelli. I think I would personally pick Bont over Treloar and Parker anyway, but I can’t actually afford them so it makes the decision even easier.

 

Anyway, thanks again everyone for reading the Weekend Forecast. If you have any questions about your starting teams, or anything else, leave your questions in the comments section below or hit me up at my Twitter or Instagram (links provided below).

Good luck for round 15!

Instagram: @baileyirrgang

Twitter: @baileyirrgang

I am a lover of all sports, especially the AFL. Some of the teams I support include the Adelaide Crows, Manchester United, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Rams just to name a few. I am also a big fan of fantasy sports, particularly AFL Fantasy and NFL Fantasy.




Recent Comments

  • Nathan on My Team 2024 – Round 16: “he was also playing on the wing for half the gameJun 24, 13:24
  • Koden on My Team 2024 – Round 16: “Is it better to keep Schoenmaker on my field for one week to get rid of Clayton or should i…Jun 24, 13:01
  • jag67 on My Team 2024 – Round 16: “Definitely did consider him last week, but he still held a reasonably high BE plus inconsistent form over the previous…Jun 24, 12:38
  • Squid on My Team 2024 – Round 16: “I went nowhere too, I’m also ranked about last overall… Funnily though the only real difference between our teams this…Jun 24, 11:14
  • jezza on My Team 2024 – Round 16: “DunkleyJun 24, 09:48

Podcasts

Advertisement

More in The Season