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The Weekend Wash-Up – Round 2

Here’s the wrap of round 2 with Matt’s legends and losers.

In true AFL Fantasy fashion most of the scripts were flipped this week. It turns out Hayden Young isn’t the next Sam Docherty, Rory Laird is not a rookie and Jarrod Witts is in fact not the best ruckman to ever grace the game. One stayed the same however, picking a captain isn’t as easy as it used to be. There’s plenty of highs and lows to get into as we start the weekend wash-up!

LEGENDS

Cameron (138) – Not really classic relevant, but wow Jezza Cameron can play footy. Looking like an elite draft pick.

Oliver (149) – I’m always against starting the most expensive players, but those who started Oliver are laughing. There’s a chance he can go 120+ this season and be the highest averaging player, it’s easy to forget he’s only 25. Unreal. Just be wary of tags and I wouldn’t go chasing him now.

Daicos (117) – Speaking of tags. I don’t think we need to bring it up again. Yes teams are going to send players to him, but he’s just too bloody good. There will be some stinkers of course, but the Pies have a pretty clear game plan. If Daicos is near you, get him the ball. Jet.

Laird (142) – I usually need to see a couple of good scores before you make it back into the legends, but Rory Laird is just too damn good. That’s how you bounce back… 120 is still on the cards.

English (117) – The clear and undisputed number 1 ruck. People were worried about his calf, interrupted pre-season, price, you name it. Injuries are a concern, but until that happens he’s looking on the level of pig Grundy back when he could play footy. An extra on baller.

Marshall (116) – A much needed bounce back. Hopefully that secures Marshall’s solo ruck spot for the foreseeable future. Crisis averted.

Steele (118) – It’s devastating to see him go down with a disintegrated collarbone, but his effort to come back out in the last quarter and get to 120 is absolutely unreal. He holds his price and you can cash him in for some value you may have missed this week. Legend.

A.Brayshaw (120) – Tags are always a concern, but Andy Brayshaw looks here to stay as an uber premium midfielder for the next decade. Perfect fantasy game.

Serong (115) – I don’t want to go early on this, but coming from his biggest hater… Caleb Serong might have finally arrived. The biggest positive? His TOG%. No longer is he spending a third of the game on the pine, he’s inside and looks awesome. Great pick.

Sheezel (127) – What more can I say about this kid? He’s Nick Daicos on crack. Not only is his role is a thing of beauty, he’s so clean, composed, and will be a stalwart in our teams for years to come. That sounded like a fan fiction, sorry. One of the best ever starts to a rookie season, and he’s only 18. LEGEND.

LDU (123) – The role, the huge TOG%, the second half breakout last year. This is very real. His price may not reflect it yet, but I think he’ll be on the level of our big gun 110+ midfielders by the end of the year. Tags are going to start coming his way so let’s see how he handles that. Finn Maginness is on the horizon.

Ziebell (109) – I said it last week and I’ll say it again. Name aside, Ziebell was a gimme pick. I was watching him score with an evil laugh on Saturday, it’s disgusting. Aaron Hall, suspensions and injuries are always a concern but you can’t deny the output. He’s a safe 90 with the potential for him to be a keeper.

Gulden (104) – Man this guy is good. Really good. His CBAs are only at 50% so it’s pretty hard for him to average much more than 100, but he’s still dominating regardless. Looking like a top 6 forward and a great pick. No pre-season trap here.

Setterfield (130) – I think I have a new favourite player. There’s something about a unique Bombers midfielder that’s just fun to watch. His role is as good as it gets. 90% CBAs this week!! He is a proven scorer in that role, so you can be confident he can average 100. Can he go 110+? Never say never. He looks incredible.

LOSERS

Docherty (79) – Who were my two most expensive players? Josh Dunkley and Sam Docherty. Who have been my two most disappointing players? Josh Dunkley and Sam Docherty. It’s a common theme every year in my squad, but we’ve got to spend the money somewhere. Bloody lift.

Bruhn (43) – Oh dear. My mental health was saved on Thursday night when I couldn’t face holding Bruhn another week after watching his role in Round 1. It was even worse this week. It’s Geelong, it’s Chris Scott and it’s not happening. An absolute must trade, he’s basically an underperforming rookie. Worth a look in 2025.

McCluggage (69) – What the hell. I had McCluggage pencilled in as a safe 105+ mid for the next 10 years. The major concern here is he went from 70% CBAs in Round 1 where he could only manage 13 touches and 55, to 19% CBAs as Jarrod Berry took over. The fact that it helped Brisbane belt Melbourne is a huge worry. Alarm bells are going off everywhere, and if you have him in classic I’d be jumping over board. In draft… Good luck.

Gawn (4) – Thank GOD Max Gawn was never in our classic plans. Having said that, he’ll be a bargain pick up around the byes this year… Hopefully he picks up DPP. As a draft owner, this was an unmitigated disaster and hopefully Maxy is back ASAP.

Horne-Francis (42) – I was concerned that Horn dog wasn’t going to have a consistent scoring ceiling this year, but I didn’t see a score this bad coming that quickly. He played the best game of his career and only scored 90, which is never a good sign. 42? Gutless.

L.Jones (19) – I have never seen a bigger mismatch on a professional sporting field than Lachie Jones lining up next to Nick Daicos. That was embarrassing. Lucky to be playing AFL.

Macrae (73) – Sook. This was always ending badly. You have a petulant child who tilts his head if he isn’t played in his preferred position, and you have a coach who thinks he needs to re-invent the wheel every week. He replaced Treloar’s midfield time with a midget as an inside mid while taking on ball time away from Macrae and Bailey Smith. Bizarre. How Bevo got that contract I will never know.

Howe (29) – If I see a worse sub effort than Daniel Howe’s for the rest of the year, I’ll be seriously impressed. Almost got Fremantle over the line.

Young (52) – I don’t know what to make of Hayden Young, but while Luke Ryan is back there he’s going to struggle to make that leap to top 6 premium. Fremantle are a mess. You have to hold and cross your fingers.

Brodie (60) – Just when you think Will Brodie has turned a corner, he reverts back to 60% TOG. With Brayshaw and Serong locks in the guts, Jaeger O’Meara’s arrival has spelled the end for Brodie. I have him in draft and it’s DEFCON 1. Disaster.

Darcy (61) – The Luke Jackson acquisition will go down as one of the most baffling to me in AFL history. You have one of the elite young ruck prospects in the league, and now you start spot fires and throw gasoline at them with Jackson in the mix. Kane Cornes isn’t often right, but I don’t see how Darcy and Jackson work in the same team. And one is getting overpaid by about a million dollars.  Hopefully Big Sean gets out.

Warner (61) – If you thought you had a bad weekend, there’s the guy out there who traded Rory Laird to Chad Warner. It can always be worse. And if you know that guy, give him a call to make sure he’s ok… And then tell him how stupid that was.

Anderson (83) – Noah Anderson was high on my pre-season list, his price was just a little expensive for my taste. Phew. I think he comes good but man it has been ugly. Try laying a tackle brother.

Uwland (27) – Yeah…… I don’t think we should be fielding a defensive rookie who isn’t named Reuben Ginbey. Brandon Ellis is on the horizon and I think that might be the last we see of Bodhi.

Sheed (72) – Just… Meh. His +6 on the siren saved this score too. His role is awesome. 80% CBAs. The bloke is just an average footballer, by AFL standards of course. I can’t get mad at him after 2018, but I can trade him far away from my team. I still think he averages close to 90 so he’s a luxury trade only. One more chance…

Chesser (27) – I don’t want to go early on this but… I’m just not seeing it. I saw more from Elijah Hewett getting done holding the ball than I’ve seen from Chesser over the opening two weeks. I want to be wrong but it’s not looking great. I’ll be shocked if he’s not in the WAFL next week. Red dot pending.

Callaghan (61) – It could have been worse as he looked like his shoulder was done. The doctor made sure we all saw it too when he decided to treat it in the middle of the play. He recovered in the final term and he’s not a must trade if he gets up, but he’s a glorified rookie make no mistake.

THIS GAME SH*TS ME

Honestly I love this game at the minute, so let me quickly vent out the issues facing my main draft side. I don’t know where the line should be drawn on league punishments, but we’re pushing it right to the edge. So I really don’t need to see Harry Perryman pull his string on 2 last week, Kelly and Whitfield get KO’d in the same game, only to follow it up with my second round draft pick and leading ruckman do his MCL in the first 5 minutes of the bloody game. What a sh*tshow. It’s Round 2 and any thought of winning the league is long gone, anything but last will be a win in my books. This game sh*ts me.

THE OTHER BITS AND PIECES

2170. I don’t want to jump the gun here, but I’m getting 2018 vibes from my current squad. A common misconception is that the worse my score is, the better the wash-up will be. And that might be true if there was something to play for. That hasn’t been the case for half a decade. Well my hopes are up this year and my dreams are ready to be crushed, so stick around for the inevitable capitulation to follow.

Seriously though, Jack Ziebell was a no brainer, you’re welcome. Will Setterfield however was the first time I have come away a winner from the absolute chaos and panic that is the 30 minutes between teams being released and the early Thursday night footy bounce down. 4:20pm in WA to be precise. If I had held Tanner Bruhn we would be having a very different conversation right now.

While everyone chases Will Day, Ziebell and Setterfield this week (rightfully so), I have no bloody clue what to do with my trades. That usually ends in disaster. Andy McGrath doesn’t get a look in on kick-outs, and therefore it’s hard for him to match the numbers Dawson, Sicily and Docherty put up. That’s an easy 15+ points he misses out on every week and for that reason I’m out on him being a top 6 defender.

Dom Sheed has the perfect role, but as I’ve warned, he’s just not very good at footy. Comparatively of course. Thank god he kicked that goal. I still believe he averages 80’s and can push 90, meaning he has plenty of room for cash growth and you can comfortably hold him until the byes. However now that I have the luxury, he can pack his bags.

Caleb Serong. A familiar name in these parts, I hate Caleb Serong just as much as I love Darcy Parish. And I love me some Darcy Parish. However there’s only 2 numbers I need to see. He has played 82% and 85% TOG, and attended 75% and 84% CBAs. He’s now 22 years old, has an AFL tank and is playing full time inside mid. We already know he can score. The writing is on the wall for a full breakout and I’m jumping on board.

My second trade target is… Risky to say the very least. Hunter Clark burst onto the scene at the end of his second season, moving into the midfield and looked set to breakout into a future star. Due to some bad injury luck, poor form and no continuity, it hasn’t eventuated. Yet. He has a great role this year, floating across half back and rotating into the midfield very similar to Will Day. Only now his captain has snapped his collarbone into a thousand pieces and there’s 20 CBAs to get handed out. Yes the TOG% is horrendous but I need a defender and the rookies… Well the defensive rookies just plain suck. Is this insane? Maybe. But every genius was once called insane.

McGrath -> Clark

Sheed -> Serong

Caleb Serong and Hunter Clark. If that doesn’t provide some entertainment next week I don’t know what will. Good luck in Round 3 legends, may the luckiest man win, and may I be that man.

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Will
Member
11 months ago

Managed 2148 this week, despite having the VC on Oliver and leaving the C on Taranto for about 10 minutes too long. Got stuck with his 108 and cost myself 40 points.
For me this weeks its
McGrath to Day
Sheed to Setterfield

Although of course my rookies will probably get decimated at selection, so these trades plans that were locked in at 9:30am Monday morning, will turn to dust.

Jack Halligan
Jack Halligan
11 months ago

Ngl Matt, those trades sound like disasters waiting to happen. Could work though

Duckiez
Duckiez
11 months ago

Good Trades Will. I started with Dusty and Cunnington thinking they will make money. I have 180K in bank and I’m Trading Dusty out as his scores are a bit Rusty. But I might just keep Cunnington for this week as he is up against the Hawks and should score in the 90’s.

Bill
Bill
11 months ago

I only have one free trade as I have to use the other one on Gawn.
I’ve probably missed the boat on Chandler, and he may not be in the team much longer anyway.

I could get N. Daicos, W. Day or Ziebell. (Daicos will surely be tagged soon though?)

I’m thinking of trading Dunkley to Ziebell, and having cash left over for more trades next week. Dunkley is leaking too much cash.
Any thoughts?

20CentBandit
20CentBandit
11 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Im trying this stunt too… ~300k swing.straight up…stretch that to ~500k swing if Dunkley does continue to fail, and Ziebell pushes on to be a permanent backline fixture when he gets DPP…

High Risk High Reward, got to play the game…

But as long as you have another Growing Mid Price like a Worpel, Callaghan etc.. to facilitate Dunkley getting traded back in, when we cull rookies… I think the risk is lower…

The biggest risk in my view is Ziebell getting injured….

Chalked Blue Diamond
Chalked Blue Diamond
11 months ago

Picked up 2150 this round, and thinking of parting ways with Jason H-F, not convinced there is great upside with him. any thoughts ?

SushiB
SushiB
11 months ago

Imo, JHF played one of his better games R1 and got himself 90, if you reckon he will repeat that performance most weeks he will be good, but I don’t think so, I would part ways

Bill
Bill
11 months ago

Has some games coming up at home- I would wait and see how he goes against Adelaide at home this week, without the crowd abusing him.

SushiB
SushiB
11 months ago

Secured myself 2115 this week

Thinking of going;
Callaghan -> Setterfield
McGrath -> Stocker

With 49k as loose change in my pocket, not sure how long I want to keep C. Mackenzie on the field for but I reckon Callaghan will miss a week and I don’t want to miss the boat on Setterfield

Nathan
Nathan
11 months ago

I love the washup, but that comment regarding Laird to Warner traders if just uncalled for. If I wasn’t already mentally fragile enough!

scott
scott
11 months ago
Reply to  Nathan

Glad to see I wasn’t the only stupid one Nathan!

Ando the brain dead barfly
Ando the brain dead barfly
11 months ago

Is Hopper out?

Anth80
Anth80
11 months ago

Mason Redman??

Bill
Bill
11 months ago

Matt’s wash up is the best article of the week!
No doubt.

texantexan
11 months ago

Love the Wash Up!

Lots to think about, early trade thoughts:

1. McGrath -> Stocker
Worpel -> Setterfield
or
2. Macrae -> Setterfield
McGrath -> Daicos

20CentBandit
20CentBandit
11 months ago
Reply to  texantexan

Has to be option 2 surely…

Setterfield has to offer growth, and given Mcrae start, surely is no greater risk than Macrae himself….

And McGrath … Ive been down that road.. he is on my very short list of never-ever agains.. Too inconsistent — Daicos appears to be the goods…

Jax
Jax
11 months ago
Reply to  texantexan

Definitely 2. Daicos is a keeper and Worpel has been solid so I’d hold.

Squid
Squid
11 months ago

Is it possible that someone will man up Naicos? Seriously, the kid goes alright but he hasn’t had an opponent for the first 2 weeks, it’s truely mind blowing when the opposition coach acknowledges it might be a good idea to have someone go to him but as a non owner Jones’ effort on the weekend made me cry.

Jones would stand next to him everytime there was a stoppage of some sort, give him a shove, say some nasty stuff about his mum or something then once the ball was tossed up Jones would immediately run off in the opposite direction leaving Naicos on his own never to get within 20 metres of him until the next stoppage.

It’s just astounding how knowing that the pies will look to get the ball to him whenever they can that opposition sides just let him run loose, as an old fashioned player and fan I just don’t understand how it can happen and it’s not just Naicos either, but for some reason modern footy logic seems to be that you just let a guy run around down back and carve you up.

Is he a good player? Yes he is, but that’s just more reason to man him up, him and all the other seagulls propping up our fantasy backlines.

Anyway let’s see what the tigers do this week, I don’t expect much but here’s hoping.

LDUBrownlow2023
11 months ago
Reply to  Squid

He got tagged this week… (still managed 117)

jjbkeeper
jjbkeeper
11 months ago

Thoughts on
Steele and Phillpou to Oliver and Caminiti? Any other cows I should look at over Caminiti? Of the sub 0 BE cows I already have:
Sheezel
Pedlar
Ashcroft
Ginbey
Wilmont

To get Chandler I would need to go someone sub $961k

Harry
Harry
11 months ago

Still unsure on who to bring in; LDU or Setterfield?

Rich
Rich
11 months ago

Who are the likely candidates for DPP

Jax
Jax
11 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Ziebell and Sheezel look likely to get DEF DPP in round 6. Not sure who else.

MovesLikeJaeger
MovesLikeJaeger
11 months ago
Reply to  Rich

NDaicos for TPP – Def/Mid/Fwd :)

Plastered Turtles
Plastered Turtles
11 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Rachele +Mid
Day +Mid
Keays +Fwd
Comben +Ruc
Zurhaar +Mid
Cotchin +Fwd
Dusty -Mid
HClark +Mid
Farrell +Def
Ziebell +Def
Sheez +Def

AJ
AJ
11 months ago

Thinking about 2 of the following:
– sheed to setterfield
– oscar allen to chandler
– chesser to stocker

BTW – what is happening with Jarryd Lyons……

MovesLikeJaeger
MovesLikeJaeger
11 months ago
Reply to  AJ

Playing in the 2s. Guessing finding it hard to crack into teams 22 with Dunks and Ash coming into the mids this year

Allan
Allan
11 months ago

Yet to crack 2000 and running a big trade week looking at Rozee and E Richards to Setterfield and N Daicos by DPP with Cogs thoughts??
Thanks DT Community

Squid
Squid
11 months ago

Here’s a this game sh*ts me.

Ballard off the ball elbows a bloke in the head, free to play.

Pickett tries his best to become a human missile to apparently kill a bloke late after the ball has left the area, 2 weeks.

Macadam executes a brutal but almost perfect shirtfront to a bloke with the ball, 3 weeks (probably the most appropriate penalty of cited examples).

Broad executes what a few years ago would have been a brilliant tackle to take a player out of bounds, these days with arms pinned its not on but still had the crows player got up probably no more than a fine, you see 10 or more of these every week, gets 4 weeks and the AFL says they’d have gone 5 if not for early plee and good record.

So intentionally try and knock a blokes head off, all good, get a tackle wrong miss quarter of the season….. is the new standard? What a gong show the AFL match review and tribunal has become.




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