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Roy’s Trade Talk – Round 3

If you have avoided any forced trades this week, you are in a minority! So here are a few guys to consider before discussing your trade ideas in the comments.

  • Roy

It looks like a few forced trades are on the cards this week with the likes of Rocky, Rich, Sheridan, Barlow and Duncan all having question marks on them, if not ruled out already! This week I am going to mention my pick of the bunch from the defenders, mids and forwards.

Defender:  I am a huge fan of Jason Johannisen (DEF, $470,000), but I can’t talk about him every week, so Rory Laird (DEF, $506,000) is my boy in the back line. Coming off a sensational break-out last year, he has hit the ground running with scores of 90 and a whopping 136 from 33 touches, 12 marks and a goal. He is certainly in the mix to be the highest scoring defender at the end of the year, yet is currently only owned by 15 % of the competition. He is currently ranked 13th in the competition for points and has a break-even of 60 leading into his game against the Tigers.

Mid: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I am going to sound like a broken record because I thinks it’s in everybody’s best interest… Well everybody who doesn’t currently own him. I was in love with Lachie Hunter (MID, $473,000) all pre season, and he has not disappointed the 7% of coaches that snapped him up from the beginning. He started the season with an impressive 108 and backed it up against the Saints with a game high 130 from 35 touches, 10 marks and a goal and his work in 4th quarter junk time was something to behold. He is currently the 8th ranked player in the competition and has a break-even of just 38, which makes it an easy decision to bring him in.

Forward: Aaron Hall (FWD/MID, $476,000) is the obvious choice for the 67% of coaches that don’t own him but I have to show young Bomber Zach Merrett (FWD/MID, $537,000) a bit here after an amazing start to the season which has resulted in an average of 128 over the first two games. He is nice and unique with an ownership of just 3%, mainly because people were scared of the scoring potential of the Bombers and although they have had a soft draw, they are scoring well (3rd highest in the competition). He has a break even of 56, which shouldn’t be an issue based on his most recent performance which consisted of 32 touches, 8 tackles and two goals for 136.

Rookie: The must have rookie is Marcus Adams (DEF/FWD, $216,000). Even after increasing in price by $61,000, Adams value is almost immeasurable given his seamless transition to the top level and the consolidation of his spot in the high scoring Dogs backline. He has a break-even of -25 and has a high ceiling as we witnessed with his maiden ton on the weekend which included 24 touches, 5 marks and 5 tackles.

Discuss all you trade ideas in the comments below! It’s the best place to throw your ideas off other coaches! Happy trading,

@RoyDT the coach of destROY




  1. Kambo

    April 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Barlow to Merrett or Barlow to Papley ???

    • nkthegunner12

      April 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Not really a legitimate question…what’s your other trade?

    • B-Train

      April 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Real questions only please Kambo

  2. gambler


    April 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Started with all 3 of Laird, Hunter and Hall. My 3 shining lights

  3. Albert_Lloyd

    April 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Hunter or Zaha in RDT and why?

  4. antongus1

    April 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    1st or 2nd?

    Rocky > Hunter
    Harwood > Johannisen (Adams D8, Dea and Tippa on bench)
    +11k in bank


    Rocky > Tom Mitchell
    Harwood > Hartley (Adams D7, Tippa D8, Dea and Hartley on bench)
    +187k in bank

    • Albert_Lloyd

      April 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      D7 and D8 and then two backline rookies, what the?

      • antongus1

        April 5, 2016 at 4:02 pm


        Should probably make another post and fix that

    • Euman

      April 5, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      For immediate scoring option 1 so depends on your overall team and its firepower. If rest team is shit hot and you want cash the option 2. These are totally different options you present us

  5. antongus1

    April 5, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    1st or 2nd?

    Rocky > Hunter
    Harwood > Johannisen (Adams D6, Dea and Tippa on bench)
    +11k in bank


    Rocky > Tom Mitchell
    Harwood > Hartley (Adams D5, Tippa D6, Dea and Hartley on bench)
    +187k in bank

    • Albert_Lloyd

      April 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      1st for points.

      I like having money in teh bank doe

    • Paul Bennett

      April 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Like Number 2. Mitchell a beast and Hartley will make a little bit of $ but $ in the bank for future issues

  6. guesty9

    April 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Thinking I’ll ditch Rocky for Wines, but not sure with the second trade in fantasy. I’ve got Barlow but keen to give him, at least, another week.

    Is there someone I should aim to get or should I cut my losses and swap Barlow for A.Hall.


    • Albert_Lloyd

      April 5, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Hall will ton each week it looks like

      Barlow looks very iffy now

  7. Imac

    April 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Someone know one is mentioning is Will Langford. Break even of 40, 427k. In the Hawks midfield and averaging over a hundred first two games..

    • barkhammer

      April 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Nice spot

    • Raking Left Boot

      April 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      But…Shiels and Hodge back soon. Will this mean less mid time for Langford?

  8. woodside_warrior

    April 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Hartley or Tippa in?

  9. Juzza

    April 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Dont think Hunter is the smartest option this week coming up against Hawks, bulldogs gonna find it a bit tougher to score against a premiership side compared to a dismal Freo and St Kilda.. just a thought

  10. Jordan

    April 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Is downgrading with rocky to parish smart? as it would free up a lot of cash 235K in fact

    Also thinking of selecting wangford

    • Paul Bennett

      April 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Yes I’m really thinking of the same downgrade but I made Rocky Captain last week. Happy though to get 1825 as I also had Barlow and Harwood.

  11. Alec

    April 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    rocky to hunter or zahrakis?
    and is barlow to lambert a good trade?

    • Paul Bennett

      April 5, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Lambert only started well has quiet spells

  12. Dawg

    April 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    D: Shaw, Laird, Jahannisen, Lonergan, Dea, Adams (C.Cameron, Hartley)
    M: Titch, Danger, Hanners, Ablett, Hunter, De Goey, Mills, Hewett (Gresham, Davis)
    R: Martin, Gawn (Currie, Cox)
    F: Martin, Hall, Kerridge, Wells, Papley, Tippa (Menadue, McCarthy)

    Trades were:
    Harwood -> Hartley
    Rocky -> Johannisen via De Goey (Fwd-Mid)& Tippa (def-Fwd) DPP

    In my opinion, I really had no pressing trades other than Harwood -> Hartley. Rocky to Johannisen was more just to get JJ on board given he’s been tearing it up. Probably a bit exposed in fwd line but Kerridge & Wells scoring ok at F3/F4 and Papley going well. Tippa/Menadue/McCarthy is flip a coin for F6.

    Leaves me with $134k for next week.


  13. ryan37

    April 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    In a bit of a dilemma here guys!!
    Who to trade out of these guys:
    1. M. Barlow
    2. R. Harwood
    3. T. Cutler

    First trade was Rockliff to Parish!

    • Callum

      April 5, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Upgrade Cutler and Bench Harwood. Hold Barlow for one more week. Slip an extra premium in.

  14. MagicStars.

    April 5, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Changes to make to this team obviously want to get Rocky out for someone.

    Def- Shaw, Houli, Yeo, Sheridan, Howe, Dea, McDonald, Brown
    Mids- Titchell, Dangerfield, Rocky, Liberatore, B.Crouch, Wines, Parish, Hewett, Gresham, Davis
    Fwds- Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Kerridge, Wells, Papley, Kommer, Menadue
    Rucks- Lobbe, Leuenberger, Currie, Cox

    Was thinking of trading Sheridan down to Adams and trading out Rocky for a premium.

    Let me know what you think of that or if you have any better ideas!

    Cheers :)

    • Paul Bennett

      April 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm


      • MagicStars.

        April 5, 2016 at 7:34 pm

        He will play this week though, can’t afford to use a trade on someone that is going to play, Sheridan is doubtful with he’s hamstring

        • Brendan

          April 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm

          Sheridan wasn’t named on the injury list, nor was anything said in the article about Pav being right to play this week. I think Tom will be out there this week

          • MagicStars.

            April 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm

            Thanks heaps it was questionable so I wasn’t sure. Do you have any ideas on what to do with my team?

          • Brendan

            April 5, 2016 at 8:20 pm

            I think Adams is a must, I’d even look at doing Mitch Brown to him as Adams will make a lot more money in the long run. Depending on your cash situation Hanners and Ablett are your best bets for Rocky. If you need to go a little cheaper guys like Fyfe and Parker are decent alternatives

          • Brendan

            April 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm

            You really need to get yourself a good solid premo Ruck pretty quick too

  15. Paul Bennett

    April 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Rocky – Parish
    Harwood – Adams
    $260 000+ in bank
    Rocky – Merret (future forward)
    Harwood – Adams
    $49000 in bank
    Use advance trade
    Barlow – Adams (Then swap with Ati)
    Rocky to – Parish or Merret or Hunter
    $560 000 – $342 000 – $406 000 Ready for future

  16. nicko2309

    April 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    1 or 2 Thoughts?

    Option 1 Rocky to Parish and Harwood to JJ and keep Barlow

    Option 2 Rocky to Hunter and Barlow to Merrett and put Harwood on the bench and field Hartley.

    • MagicStars.

      April 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Option 1, feel like Hunter won’t have as good of a week this week because they are playing the Hawks

      • nicko2309

        April 5, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        How about David Zaharakis instead?

    • Callum

      April 5, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      I love the idea of Hunter. Had him since R15 last year and now this, and he’s served me well since! Don’t base your ideas around one game. Hunter is shaping to be a keeper, as is Merrett. Option 2 is what I would go IMO.

      • Brendan

        April 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm

        Totally agree about Hunter being a keeper. I don’t think a 105 average is out of the question

  17. Michael

    April 5, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Wondering for ideas of who to trade Rocky to?

    Have the bank to get anyone, with Pendles, Fyfe and Taylor Adams already in my Midfield.

    Was thinking T Mitchell but worried he is now overpriced.


    • Callum

      April 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Trade if to the new pig if you have the cash to do so. Titch is a C option every week! 130+!

      • Michael

        April 5, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        Titch or Sam Mitchell? Do you think Titch is overpriced? or you think he will keep going up?

        • Callum

          April 5, 2016 at 10:24 pm

          Get Titch, he’s the new pig. If you can afford him don’t say no. Definitely not overpriced considering his potential.

  18. Lewie-14

    April 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Already have titch,hewett,mills but is getting in parker too swan heavy ?

    • Callum

      April 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      I would’nt think so, although I’m not a fan of it. No more Swans though :P

  19. Dwayne Johnson

    April 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Thinking Rockliff to Parish and Barlow to Papley assuming both are playing? Ok trades?

    • Callum

      April 5, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Yep, although I’m not a fan of losing two “premiums” for two midpriced/rookie players. As long as the extra cash allows you to upgrade to premiums elsewhere, go for it.

  20. corey

    April 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    rocky to hanners
    harwood to hartly
    rocky to hunter
    harwood to weitering??

  21. Lewie-14

    April 5, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Is Barlow to Zac Dawson via DPP classed as an upgrade haha

    • Callum

      April 5, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      At least we know what Dawson’s role will be! *cough* *cough* Spud.

  22. ABCDE12345

    April 5, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Bit stuck on what trades to do this week already going

    For 2nd one should I go
    Gawn-Natanui/ Bliscavs 59k left
    Barlow/Hunter 106k left
    M Crouch/Hunter 35k left
    Barlow/-Fyfe/Priddis/Gray 10k left

    Any suggestions welcome cheers

  23. footyfanatic

    April 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Best mid for 573k or under ??
    Already have Ablett Hanners and Adams ??

    • mthommo

      April 6, 2016 at 9:13 am


  24. luvfooty

    April 6, 2016 at 12:07 am

    rocky to zaha or merrett?

    zaha is alot cheaper atm which gives me money to upgrade somewhere else or do i go with merrett who looks like averaging 100+ this year?

  25. mthommo

    April 6, 2016 at 9:11 am

    tom rockliff – tom mitchell
    michael barlow – jack martin


    tom rockliff – shane biggs with jesse longernan in the middle
    michael barlow – zach merrett

    • mthommo

      April 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

      80k in the second trade

  26. Will


    April 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Should I trade out Barlow (F2) or Bartel (D1 >_ Shaw/k.simpson/JJ/suckling

    2. Barlow – Z.Merrett/dahlhaus/stevie.j/buddy/suckling. Was keen on robinson if he’s fit.

  27. Will


    April 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

    ummm not sure what happened to the comment above, a whole bunch of text has gone missing…

    Should I trade out Barlow (F2) or Bartel (D1) this week? Already trading out Rocky, but not finalised my second trade. Was leaning towards Bartel as some of the higher end value picks in the backline are going to be pricey next week, and he will be worth south of 450 with another shit performance.

    options are probably

    1. Bartel – Shaw/k.simpson/JJ/suckling

    2. Barlow – Z.Merrett/dahlhaus/stevie.j/buddy/suckling. Was keen on robinson if he’s fit.

    • Callum

      April 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Get rid of Bartel. Barlow played the two teams R1&2 that he averages worst in his career. Not saying he will be any better this week, but I think you can afford to hold him rn.

  28. aj

    April 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Are people considering Jack Martin in their potential trade plans? 101.5avg after 2 rounds, playing Carlton (at metricon) & Brisbane (gabba) in the next 2 weeks. Rodney Eade signaled a possible move into the midfield mid season too.. I’m really tempted.

  29. fresh prince

    April 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Rockliff, Barlow and Kent.

    Current options:
    1) Rockliff to Ablett, Barlow to Aaron Hall 57k left over

    2) Rockliff to Aaron Hall, Dean Kent to Michael Hartley using dpp, 203k left over

    Leaning towards option 1 for a quick fix and trying to trade in hartley next week if its not too late.

  30. John

    April 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Not sure who to trade out of Crouch or Duncan to Parish?

  31. Lewie-14

    April 6, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Quick question for league commissioners, bye rounds are automatically set for off so do most people leave them or have them on. I know its personal preference but i guess some people just don’t like the added headaches so dont wanna ruffle any feathers ! But who doesn’t like a challenge hey

  32. mfawcett

    April 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Have exactly 100,000. Going by hopefully Harwood not playing.

    a. Rocky > Titchell and Viney > Hunter bench Harwood and $16,000

    b. Rocky > Titchell and Harwood > Hartley and $64,000

    c. Rocky > Hunter and Barlow > Merret and 114,000 and bench Harwood.

  33. Jordan

    April 6, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    rocky to hunter , merret or zaha

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