What a big opening weekend of footy! We got through locking in our players, game-by-game, and had to adjust on the fly. No one more than Roy after losing Tristan Xerri early in his game. Hear about the round one scores, the cash cows of the week, the trade targets for the fix up moves and answer to plenty of your questions on the first in-season episode of the podcast!
1:45 – Roy topped the round despite some carnage.
5:10 – Rory Laird only scored 57 and Calvin made him his captain!
8:45 – It was a disappointing return from Josh Dunkley who was the first pick in many Fantasy Drafts.
11:00 – How did the Tristan Xerri selection play out for Roy?
15:00 – Harry Sheezel gets the five votes in the Michael Barlow Medal for the Cash Cow of the Year.
17:00 – All the news including concussions for Josh Kelly and Lachie Whitfield.
21:45 – Rowan Marshall copped a shoulder knock late in his game.
23:30 – Rookies you missed is the main focus for coaches with Kade Chandler a trade target.
26:50 – Is Tom Green a must-have?
33:00 – Which mid-priced midfielder should we pick?
36:00 – Calvin is looking at trading Rory Laird and getting in Nick Daicos.
40:00 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter, @aflfantasy on Instagram and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.
48:00 – Who to move Tom Stewart to.
53:15 – Is it Nick Daicos or Will Day with the extra cash grab?
56:20 – Do we continue to back in Tanner Bruhn?
Find the podcast
- Dan on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “agreed Warnie , windhager every day over Warner” Jun 10, 01:14
- Warnie on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “Windhager is averaging 33 or so because he was sub in three of his first six games. He scored 120,…” Jun 9, 22:21
- Will on Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 13: “English was absolutely dominating Lycett all game, he wasn’t injured. They had to sub him off and double up on…” Jun 9, 19:17
- lizardofoz on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “known” Jun 9, 18:48
- lizardofoz on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “I’m happy with Warner but Windhager had to be a dodgy selection. 66 from a know tagger averaging 33 or…” Jun 9, 18:47
Xerri to Jackson, and Cowan down to Chandler for the easy money.
The bright side of Bringing in Xerri last week allowed me to bring in Bytel last week and Chandler this week, which I’d otherwise not be able to afford, so the cash gen in the long term will soften some of the damage.
Good luck with Action Jackson.
is laird a must go?
Laird will still average well this year, like Dunkley will- one round doesn’t make a season.
GWS said very early on in the week that they would be targeting Laird, and that’s how it turned out. (I took A.Brayshaw instead of Laird.)
me too,, Freo why I Bother
Comben worth a look?
Trade out Liam Jones or hold?
I don’ think so re Comben, only scored well because he was thrust into the ruck, but Goldy should be back there this week.
If Jones is playing, give him another week as he’s playing St Kilda (Young, Cox and Ryan took approximately 700 marks against them on the weekend)
Laird to Oliver is seriously enticing me…
It is very enticing. Both are tag targets, but taking fantasy aside for a moment, coaches assign tags to nullify the opponents player’s effect on the game. So then to compare crows v demons, not just Oliver and Laird, the demons have a far more damaging midfield group, so percentage wise should be tagged less often than Laird. For how long and how hard is still a guess, but a Laird tag is more damaging to the Crow’s unit than an Oliver tag is to a demon’s unit. Bringing fantasy back into the equation, it does pocket you a small 17k, but you still keep a genuine captain option most weeks. They’re both elite scorers, but Noone can really knock ya for making that trade.
Thanks Dan, one of the best responses I’ve gotten on this website; in terms of that, what are you thoughts on going Laird to LDU instead of Oliver to save even more cash… risky but maybe an option?
Do I keep cumming seeing as Whitfield is out or should I trade to Hayden young or daicos
Both Daicos and Young are good. But if you wanted more of a POD, Young is a good bet and less risk of a tag.
Chesser -> Davey
Laird -> Brayshaw
Thoughts? I was lucky to already have all the must-have rookies and mid-pricers, so Marshall in my R2 and Laird were my only big issues this week but I’m thinking I’ll hold Marshall.
It seems the trade function is same as last year?
Can only reverse trade or roll back (subject to salary cap & lockouts)
I thought trading was to emulate Supercoach where individual components of a trade could be modified within that trade?
Cannot modify a trade once a player is locked out, except by using a trade to flip player back in or out?
If we’ve shuffled around & used 2 trades, both trades will freeze at first player lockout?