Secret Squirrel: Round 2
The Secret Squirrel is back with a report on his team after Round 2. His “premium mid-priced” team has sure got a lot of people talking. After an interesting week, he is here to share his thoughts.
Welcome peanut gallery, another week down and lets see how the Squirrel is going.
It was a mixed bag round, dropping ~12,000 spots in the weekly lists and also dropping 1,658 spots in the overall positions. The most important facts are my rookie are all playing and the cash cows are going to come home strongly in the coming weeks.
Last week there were a few people upset by the labelling of my team as being mid priced. To hopefully please most people, I will call this a Premium Mid Priced team (PMD). Those mentioning a mid priced team should have NO premiums that is just completely stupid. The difference between a mid priced team and a Guns and Rookies is only a few players and concepts here and there.
Picking the wrong Nuts:
- Swallow over Harris/Heppell, what was I thinking?
- Richardson over Darling, 50/50 call and I failed.
Players in the firing line:
Foley has been a big disappointment for many DT coaches in the world. With every bad mid priced selection, it opens up doors. There are names like Curnow and Libba who could provide more scoring power and are a fraction of the cost.
Players who are on close watch:
Well last week I had Laidler and Broadbent in the firing line, they’ve improved their production numbers and the player I considered managed to get subbed(Lower). Broadbent managed to play a lovely DT friendly role, so I am rather happy with his production. Laidler played against a group of tweeners, so not sure I should take his score completely seriously, still he is outscoring his price. Think I may just maintain these two players for another week or two. Both having non group byes are really helpful.
Looks like this week it could be a trade that many people will consider.
Foley -> Libba or Curnow