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1,511 Comments

1,511 Comments

  1. Double Parked

    February 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Blakely and Laird

    or

    Dangerfield/Adams/Merrett and Shaw

    Current defenders and mids are
    Def: K.Simpson, J.Crisp, X, J.Sicily, C.O’Shea, T.Doedee
    Mid: T.Mitchell, G.Ablett, X, T.Rockliff, D.Armitage, J.O’Meara, L.Davies-Uniacke, T.Kelly

    • Scott

      February 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Danger and Shaw.

    • Gawn For A Quick Nank

      February 13, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      merrett and shaw

    • FevsBingles

      FevsBingles

      February 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake

  2. Euman

    February 13, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    SORRY GAWN FOR A NANK THIS IS THE TEAM WITHOUT JOM

    EAM NAME: Eumans Premiership Tigers 2018. (AFL Fantasy 2018)
    Used: $12,524,000 (99.4%), Remaining: $76,000 (0.6%) On Ground: $11,110,000 (88.2%), On Bench: $1,414,000 (11.2%)
    Expected Total: 2086, Site Expected Total: 2080
    Def: R.Laird (102), J.Sicily (90), P.Hanley (88), A.Brayshaw (87), N.Coffield (64), L.O’Brien (63) (T.Doedee (57), I.Cumming (57))
    Mid: T.Mitchell (125), T.Adams (116), J.Kelly (116), D.Beams (113), T.Rockliff (115), A.Brayshaw (70), P.Dow (67), L.Davies-Uniacke (69) (T.Kelly (66), N.Freeman (60))
    Ruc: T.Nankervis (98), M.Gawn (100) (S.Draper (45), D.Cameron (51))
    Fwd: I.Heeney (99), T.McLean (94), J.Stringer (81), A.Christensen (78), C.Rayner (68), P.Ahern (58) (D.Venables (55), L.Keeffe (52))

    • Screech

      February 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      sorry below are my comments

      • Gawn For A Quick Nank

        February 13, 2018 at 3:58 pm

        cool i dont care

    • Gawn For A Quick Nank

      February 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      yeah buddy like it

      • The Janitor

        February 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

        You call that a review of his team, bro? Weak. Expected better from you.

  3. Screech

    February 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    i think the rooks youve got more than make up for JOM if he is not for you…i see where you are coming from not having him.

    nank is a good selection if hampson doesnt play. there was suggestion that hampson is fully fit but again if you know what you are doing then go for it.

    the only other issue is that rayner wasn’t known for big scores as a junior. impact player.

    otherwise i really like your team.

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      CHEERS, jsut read comments form last years winner he said LUD and Brayshaw are locks for him and he is going with Omera, i may have to rethink, but would mean i need to play say a Doedee or similar at D6

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      will run 2 teams one with JOM one without easy

      • Iridium192

        February 13, 2018 at 7:45 pm

        So you are the guy who always say my “other@ team, lol.
        Think it has been said before, use your knowledge and gut and go with what you think is best. That way no excuses, no one else to blame.

        2 Teams? give it away if you cant make a decision, save leagues having ghost ships after 4 rounds.

        • Euman

          February 13, 2018 at 8:33 pm

          Goof for you, feel better now?

        • Euman

          February 13, 2018 at 8:34 pm

          good* for you

          arrggh cant even get my sledge response right

        • Euman

          February 13, 2018 at 8:35 pm

          never seen you b4, so your the guy who comes on site once does not actually give any advice or help anyone, makes a smart arse comment then is never heard of again

  4. footy_fanatic

    February 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Finally settled on a team that I am happy with, would love some input from the community !! I am happy to keep Naitanui until he is completely crossed out for round 1 also.

    6k remaining
    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Sicily, Brayshaw, Coffield, Doedee (Mirra, Murray)
    MID: Titch, Zerrett, Kelly, Beams, Rockliff, JOM, Brayshaw, LDU (Worpel, Freeman)
    RUC: Gawn, Naitanui (English, Cameron)
    FWD: Heeney, Robbo, Petracca, Christensen, Higgins, Ahern (Venables, Rioli)

  5. Fooz

    Fooz

    February 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Has anyone generated a niggle list from the Intraclub games, AFLX lists? It’ll also open up a few selection issues

    So far, there’s a few potential highly selected players that have come off for a rest:
    e.g. Billings (hammy), Fyfe (“Managed”), Hurley (Wrist), Frawley (Hammy – who get’s his role, albeit a lock-down job), etc.

    Stay strong…

  6. anth80

    February 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Jelwood yay or nay? $670k very tempting for a player of his calibre.

  7. chich

    February 13, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    thoughts/feedback on my team

    j.llyod – tuohy – rich – mcgrath – o’shea – doedee

    z.merret – danger – treloar – shuey – hanley – o meara – rayner – wigg

    gawn – nic nat

    heeney – mclean – sicily- petracca – stringer – christensen

    • Gawn For A Quick Nank

      February 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      are you taking the piss its absolute wank

      • andyjh

        February 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

        Mate why dont you give some constructive advice instead of being a cock. We all give you helpfull advice but you think its ok to be a dick to people.. I am sick of blokes like you coming in & screwing up the site.

        • Gawn For A Quick Nank

          February 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

          i gave your mum heaps of constructive advice last night

          • andyjh

            February 13, 2018 at 4:28 pm

            haha if your into that..

          • chich

            February 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm

            Hey Gawn were all on here for fun and becuase we love footy you just seem like a Wank I would love to see your team looks like why dont you post it big boy hero

          • andyjh

            February 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

            chich he posts it every day.. You dont need to see it though, just picture your stock standard cookie cutter team… thats his

          • Gawn For A Quick Nank

            February 13, 2018 at 6:57 pm

            so you’d rather have hanley at m5…ok

        • Euman

          February 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

          like Iridium192

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Hi mate

      DEF – i cant see Rich improving so is probably not the best pick for that price your could have Hanley or even jump on Brayshaw at 464k. Unless you see him moving to mids but doubt it. rest look ok.
      MID – first 3 ok, i think Shuey is injured better check if he is hten you have $696k to spend (plus your cash which you did not say) plenty value around that price Cripps, parker, kennedy and so on. Oh theres Hanley maybe swap Rich for Hanley and see what you can buy in mids.

      RUCK – im off Nat but hope he goes ok for you, cant see it, upgrading would change you whole structure but. My thoughts on Nat are IF he plays will be 2nd ruck and will be managed i recon you are looking at 65-75 at best and for this experiment you want 80 plus personally, i know he is priced at 57 though so wont lose money but will be slow burn. Problem is if he gets injured who can you swap him to? especially as chances of a rookie ruck playing are slim, is ok if you have spare $200k. Is jsut IMO

      FWDS – very strong $333k at F6 is luxury this maybe where you downgrade one and upgrade Nat if you need too

      good luck (TM) dude

      FWDs –

      • chich

        February 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm

        Thanks mate for the advice all great stuff !

    • Gawn For A Quick Nank

      February 13, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      I’m so terribly sorry for hurting your feelings chich, don’t rate rich and not sure on tuohy but other than that your backline is ok. having hanley at m5 is shit but shuey is an interesting pick. ruck is alright if nicnat gets up but agree with euman. forward line is way too strong but i like the mclean and sicily picks. love from gawny and the boys xx

      • Euman

        February 13, 2018 at 8:38 pm

        good on ya mate

      • chich

        February 14, 2018 at 1:02 pm

        Thanks Gawny !

  8. Sam

    February 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Redden, LDU/Kelly, Nic Nat
    Or
    Any 2 of Brayshaw/LDU/Kelly and Jacobs

  9. Sam

    February 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    LDU or Braysahw or Kelly

    • Sam

      February 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Or Dow/ anyone else around that price

    • Scott

      February 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      LDU

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      I think you should have at least 2, if not all. LDU is a lock, as is Kelly IMO.

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      agree with Bucks should have 2, if had to choose is LDU ready to go and North got nothing with plenty of spaces to fill not gunna win flag so gunna play kids and Brayshaw Freo love this guy they got big hard on for him (although is ross the boss). then Kelly last only because of Cats depth is all, is close 3rd.

  10. Sam

    February 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Galluci or Rayenr

    • Bavan

      February 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Rayner over Galluci anyday for me

  11. Bavan

    February 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Who would you guys say is the top 5 mid rookies under 270k (don’t really know too much about them), considering scoring potential, job security and everything. Some names to consider – Rayner, LDU, Dow, Kelly, Brayshaw, Higgins, Coffield, Setterfield, Stephensen
    My order (from what i sort of know – which is not much)-
    1. Rayner
    2. LDU
    3. Brayshaw
    4. Higgins
    5. Kelly

    • Scott

      February 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      LDU
      Brayshaw
      Dow
      Higgins
      Rayner/Kelly

      • Bavan

        February 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

        Surely Rayner has excellent JS at Brisbane and Rockliffs departure creates an open midfield slot in which he could pinch hit in

        • Euman

          February 13, 2018 at 3:31 pm

          Rayner apparently has never been a big scorer

          • Bavan

            February 13, 2018 at 3:35 pm

            Interesting might drop from my team – high price as well

        • Euman

          February 13, 2018 at 3:36 pm

          see comments below from Screech about my team, about Rayner

          • Euman

            February 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm

            sorry by Screech above

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      LDU
      Kelly (35 disposals, 7 goals in WAFL)
      Brayshaw
      Higgins
      Rayner

      But if ALL were named ie; the likes of Stephensen, Coffield etc, purely based on fantasy potential.

      1. Higgins
      2. Kelly
      3.Brayshaw
      4.Stephensen
      5.LDU

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      LDU
      Brayshaw
      Dow
      Kelly
      Rayner (pparently never scored big and is better as a FWD anyway)
      Higgins (WONT PLAY ROUND 1) – and again if he does which he wont he is better selected as FWD

  12. Bavan

    February 13, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Rayner

  13. Matt

    February 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Billings and Nankervis
    V
    Devon and Jacobs?

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      tough, i just dropped Billings after scare of hammy, but if 100% is gun, so up until i dropped him for McLean i had Billings and Nank so thats my answer

  14. Kingzy

    February 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Bit of a change up, would love some feedback on it.

    Def: Laird, crisp, McGrath, Brayshaw, Mirra, keefe (doedee, Murray)
    Mid: titch, zerrett, m crouch, rocky, cogs, Blakely, jom, kelly (freeman, Ahern)
    Ruc: Gawn, Nic Nat (Cameron, mcinerney)
    Fwd: Billings, Robinson, Sicily, setterfield, Higgins, Venables (Rioli, waterman)

    $18k left

    Cheers

    • Ned kelly

      February 13, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      3 eagle rooks in 1 line, really

      • Kingzy

        February 13, 2018 at 3:26 pm

        Just spot holders. If Barry is named round 1 is move Ahern to fwd line and drop an eagle

        • Ned kelly

          February 13, 2018 at 3:31 pm

          Shuey yeo and gaff will round your team off nicely mate

          • Euman

            February 13, 2018 at 8:39 pm

            stop it

          • Ned kelly

            February 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm

            Stop wat,

      • Kingzy

        February 13, 2018 at 3:32 pm

        Not sure about Billings tho with injury, could drop to Devon Smith and use that cash to upgrade rookies

      • PowerAde

        February 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

        not a bad strategy, you could almost guarantee one of the three will be playing

    • Kingzy

      February 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks for the valuable feedback on my 3 fwd rookies.
      How about the team is self lol?

      • PowerAde

        February 13, 2018 at 6:06 pm

        great team, looks fantastic…lemmee have another looksee…yep, all good.

        great bench rooks!

        • Euman

          February 13, 2018 at 8:40 pm

          are you really my son? you sound like him

          • PowerAde

            February 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm

            I think biologically you would have to be my son due to age difference.

    • Double Parked

      February 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Not a fan of the defenders, especially the two basement rookies on field.

      Midfield is strong, however I think it’s too strong and takes away from your other lines. I’d ditch cogs for LDU and upgrade Nic Nat and use the rest on either your FWDs or DEF.

      It’s not a bad side but I think you should really start without Nic Nat. Not a fan of McGrath either.

  15. Bavan

    February 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    What does Christensen, Higgins, Rayner, Young, Petracca, Stringer, Lobb or other juicy mid-pricers avg in 2018?
    My thinking –
    Christensen – 75
    Higgins – 66
    Rayner – 68
    Young – 71
    Petracca – 84
    Stringer – 77
    Lobb – 83

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      Christensen: 75-80
      Higgins: 65-70
      Rayner: 60-70
      Young: 65-80
      Petracca: 80-85
      Stringer: 75-80
      Lobb: 80-90

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Christensen – 75 sounds fair
      Higgins – 66 (0 for first 6 rounds as HE WONT PLAY)
      Rayner – 68 – yeah sounds good
      Young – 71 – maybe
      Petracca – 84 – maybe
      Stringer – 77 – 85 plus will take Watsons role lookingat pushing 90
      Lobb – 83 – looks about right

      all is IMO and based on specualtion

  16. ablett4brownlow

    February 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Why is Tom Lynch from Adelaide so unique? Averaged 94 including finals and without his injury effected 30. So he is under priced and could easily be a top 6 forward yet he’s in only 1.64% of teams?

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      yeah some high scores there, the 39 and 46 put me off a little but is a forward so to be expected.

      nice highs last year 139 and a 130

      $640k

      missed a game by looks before or after the bye

      117/95/80 in the 3 finals

      get on him dude ride it

      • Euman

        February 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

        and hes 27 years 151 days old so still should be ok in great team

        • PowerAde

          February 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm

          3 hours, 13 minutes and 54 seconds…

          • Euman

            February 13, 2018 at 4:51 pm

            thats how long it takes your footy team to play a 2 hour game

          • PowerAde

            February 13, 2018 at 6:03 pm

            from all the centre bounces from the 30 plus goals kicked each game by ryder,dixon,gray,wingard,westhoff, rocky and co.

            >_>

          • Euman

            February 13, 2018 at 8:40 pm

            son?

    • andyjh

      February 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      People tend to prefer players that run through the middle more than key FWDs for some reason..

      • ablett4brownlow

        February 13, 2018 at 4:32 pm

        He’s not really a key forward though, more of a high half forward flanker. With how elite the crows will be this year he will see alot of it imo.

        • andyjh

          February 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm

          Right sorry mate, i always thought Lynchy stayed closer to the posts, not sure why he doesnt get the love. You should stick him in as a unique. Not too many reliable F1-F2 options anyway..

          • Euman

            February 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm

            Was at GF dont remember him – GO TIGERS

  17. David

    February 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Guys first year of fantasy and would really love some help!

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Witherden, O’Shea, Cumming, Doedee (Mirra, Murray)

    MID: Mitchell, Merrett, Kelly, Crouch, Blakley, O’Meara, Davies-Uniacke, Kelly (Freeman, Barry)

    RUC: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron, Frampton)

    FWD: Heeney, Greene, Petrecca, Rayner, Setterfield, Higgins (Rioli, Ahern)

    Cheers Guys!!!!!

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Hi David welcome – following is just IMo

      DEF be wary of choosing 3 rookies on field as defender rookies have lowest JS of all positions as this is where games are won and lost or the mistakes look worse or cost more if you follow. 2 are even $170k. Look to upgrade one to a Brayshaw or similar meaning you only need 2/4 rookies to play each week instead of 3/5 you will probably have to scarifice Omera or one other mid though choice is yours.

      MIDs- very solid but is at expense of DEF line with 3 rookies

      RUC – nice

      FWD – again 3 rookies on field same deal as def, i cant see Higgins playing and not sold on setters either that said they are rookies you can change anytime, its about structure you want to make sure gusy will play each week its job Security (JS)

      have a look at few other teams

  18. s9sc59fi

    February 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Jake Lloyd and Dow (M6)

    or

    Angus Brayshaw (D3) and O’Meara (M6)

    • The Chosen Won

      February 13, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      2.

      Good Luck™

  19. Flash

    February 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Would love some feedback guys, atl fantasy, only 13k in that bank. Cheers!

    DEF:laird,Crisp,Sicily,Hubbard(NM),O’shea,Doedee(Murray,Mirra)

    MID:Mitchell,Merrett,Kelly,Beams,Rocky,JOM,Dow,Kelly(Worpel,Freeman)

    RUC:Jacobs,Gawn(English,Cameron)

    FWD:Billings,Heeney,Smith,Rayner,Ahern,Rioli,(Venables,Keeffe)

    • Flash

      February 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Apologies for the spelling mistakes, should have read over before submitting lol

      • The Chosen Won

        February 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm

        Good team overall, not sold on having 8 rookies on the park at the same time thou you could find yourself sideways trading early to avoid donuts.

        Good Luck™

  20. Buckz Boyz

    February 13, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Really want JOM in my team if fit, but can only fit 4 mid premos if I do.

    So either; 4-1-3
    or; 4-2-2

    • The Chosen Won

      February 13, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      I have 5 premo midfielder and JOM so it can be done :)

      Good Luck™

      • Buckz Boyz

        February 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        You running 3 premos in back & fwd line too?

        I just don’t have the cash to go to a 5th premo I like, I could fit Beams in but have literally $0 with my current team.

        • The Chosen Won

          February 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm

          I have 3 defenders who I believe can become top 8 in defence same applies to my forwards.

          Good Luck™

          • Buckz Boyz

            February 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm

            I think your wording here is important. Top 8, doesn’t mean 1-4 necessarily, could be you aim for the cheap players who scrape into the top 8, and get those top guns later on after byes. Hmm.

            Have been thinking of going uber in mids, while going more value in fwd/def.

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      i did it too but didnt like it meant 2 $170k def on field 1 def 1 fwd but other than that worked ok

      5 premo with Rocky M5 (by price) JOM M6 brayshaw and LUD at M7 and M8

      $44k left

  21. Double Parked

    February 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Hey guys I’d really appreciate some feedback on this team. It’s probably a bit too mid price heavy but there’s a lot of upside to the midpricers I’ve chosen IMO.

    29k in the kitty.

    Def: Simpson, Crisp, Shaw, Sicily, O’Shea, Keeffe (Murray, Doedee)

    Mid: Mitchell, Ablett, Adams, Rockliff, Armitage, O’Meara, Davies-Uniacke, T.Kelly (Worpel, Freeman)

    Ruc: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron, Frampton)

    Fwd: Barlow, Walters, Lobb, Christensen, Bennell, Ahern (W.Rioli, Venables)

    If Bennell doesn’t get up I can trade to Higgins or someone around that price. New roles for Sicily, Walters and Lobb. Bundy Armo and JOM returning from injury and Shaw with extra responsibility.

    Rd 1 Fantasy Coach projected 1978

    • The Chosen Won

      February 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      If it works then you should feature in the top few hundred coach’s by seasons end if it doesn’t pay off good luck in 2019!

      Good Luck™

  22. JOSH M

    February 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Thoughts / Feedback – Finally think ive got my team to how its going to line up Round 1 ! Would appreciate some comments / opinions on it though

    DEF : LAIRD – SIMPSON – HIBBERD – SICILY – OSHEA – MIRRA

    MID : TITCH – DANGER – MERRET – HANNEBERY – ARMO – OMEARA – RAYNER – WIGG

    RUCK: GAWN – NIC

    FWD: BUD – SMITH – PETRACCA – CHRISTENSEN – AH CHEE – RIOLI

    *Banking on Armitage to return to his very best this year after missing alot of footy last year through injury
    *Everyone seems to have forgot/written of Dan Hannebery after 1 below par year?? Feel as though his past 5 years give him another chance of bouncing back this season in a big big way

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      Hanners is the furthest behind for any Sydney player who’s on a modified program. Had surgery recently. Would look to someone else.

  23. mthommo

    February 13, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    sicily and ranyer
    or
    hibberd (mitch) and billings

    • Scott

      February 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      1.

  24. anth80

    February 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Hey all.

    Really feel I’m starting to complete my team now.
    Thoughts

    Laird, Crisp, Shaw, Brayshaw, O’Shea, Murray (Doedee, Keeffe)

    Titch, Zerrett, Kelly,Rocky, Parker,LDU,Coffield, Kelly (barry, Freeman)

    Sauce, Gawn (Frampton, Cameron)

    Heeney, McLean, Petracca, Christensen, Higgins, Ahern (Rioli, Venables)

  25. Buckz Boyz

    February 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Is Tim Kelly to expensive to be sitting on the pine? Or would you find reassurance in the security?

    • The Chosen Won

      February 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      He’s my M9, Hopefully to do 2 things, Cover if needed and make some fast cash.

      Good Luck™

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      i have him on bench lets be honest if he plays and has good JS who cares if hes dear hes making you cash as oppossed to some 170k guy who plays every 3rd week

  26. Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

    February 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    You’ve got to remember, AFL is a big step up from school footy, TAC cup and even 2nd’s for mature age.
    The only player’s who’s body’s are probably up to the size to handle big Tackles are Luke Davies, Tim Kellyand Will Setterfield(only because he’s played before)

    The rest of the guys are quite small by comparison, Andy Brayshaw is a tough Bloke but he isn’t the tallest of the lot, smaller player, smaller body mass. Jayden Stephenson is a big branch, nothing like the tree that LDU is. He’s lightning quick, but even Bucks stated that he wont play even half a season based on his body size.

    Cam Rayner is quick, agile, and has some decent muscle Definition. He is also playing at the lions, a team like the roo’s who have a team very much filled with young players, plenty of opportunity to solidify a spot permanently.

    Paddy Dow is like Andy Brayshaw, he’s straight out of school footy. He’ll perform well at training and intra-club matches but whether he can withstand a few heavy tackles from 24 year old buckets of steel is the answer to how many games he will play, I’m thinking somewhere between 12-15 across the season,

    Coffield is coming in as the Top defender from the draft besides Arron Naughton and Aidan Bonar, the latter of the two is injured and Naughton has to compete with Marcus Adams.
    He seems battle ready and there are spots from Saints Defenders dropping like Flies last year. I think he is a lock for the short term because he most certainly will play, Defenders like him are less likely to be injured early unlike an onball Inside Midfielder.

    Finally we have Jack Higgins, the slider on the draft and has by far some of the greatest potential. The high praise he receives is 110% deserved based on his games in school and local/ regional footy. He is a genuine gun but playing at Richmond will be a struggle to ascertain a spot for the whole season, especially for the Reigning Grand Finalist.

    Yes many people have stated that he is better than the guys who kept their spots throughout the season and the Finals Season, but you need to know the Damo Hardwick wont just drop Butler, Rioli, Graham, Menadue or a few other guys just because Higgins is an impressive young guy with his whole career ahead. At the moment i would rule him out To play round 1, a Rayner or Setterfield has more chance based on their Teams having vacant spots from trades and retirees.

    To sum this up, most rookies dont last through the season, some come up with injuries, some get soreness adjusting to the intense Physical Pressure and there are a few who make it through the tunnel and see the outside. Don’t start too many first year rookies on your ground because normally a few aren’t cut out for it in their first year and only a few will pull through.

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      The biggest thing we need to remember when it comes to rookies, it we don’t need them all season. We only need them to play 6-8 games and generally that’ll be enough to max them out in cash, and send them on their way.

      I like the overall concept though, we need “AFL ready” players, guys who are mature age, or are physically capable of taking the step up to AFL.

      I think Kelly & LDU are locks, either on field or on the pine. Coff should be okay for a R1 call up, and hopefully we get some other new on rookies or others who are cheap.

    • Euman

      February 13, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      i noted no mention of Higgins in recent AFLX article on tigers team and not much being said about him on web site at tigers

      • Ned kelly

        February 13, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        Hes to busy signing autographs and doing interveiws to play aflx

  27. Luke

    February 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Where can this improve?:
    DEF: Lloyd, Simpson, Laird, Coffield, M.Hibberd, Murray (Doedee, Smith)
    MID: Danger (C), Dusty (VC), Rockliff, Wines, Fyfe, JOM, Brayshaw, LDU (Wigg, Freeman)
    RUCK: Gawn, Nat (Hayes, Cameron)
    FWD: Dahlhaus, D.Smith, Lobb, Rayner, Christensen, Ahern (Venables, Keefe)

    $335K in the bank

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      Getting rid of Nic Nat. Getting Ahern off your ground, upgrading you 170k rooks on bench.

      • Luke

        February 13, 2018 at 7:03 pm

        Why would I get rid of nic nat?

        • Buckz Boyz

          February 13, 2018 at 7:04 pm

          He wont be any good. Still not fit. Wont make much cash, will need to trade him out anyway due to the submax scores.

        • Ned kelly

          February 13, 2018 at 7:32 pm

          Ive got nic nat captain

          • Buckz Boyz

            February 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

            Please do.

  28. FevsBingles

    FevsBingles

    February 13, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Had a bit of a play with the side, let me know what you think, haha.

    Laird, Crisp, McDonald, Coffield, Murray, Doedee, Mirra, Smith.

    Mitchell, Merrett, Kelly, M Crouch, O’Meara, Brayshaw, Davies-Uniacke, Setterfield, Kelly, Worpel.

    Ryder, Gawn, English, Cameron.

    McLean, Smith, Sicily, Lobb, Christensen, Venables, Ahern, Rioli.

    Thoughts?

    • Broo

      February 13, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Overall I like the team. Plenty of PODs and good PODs at that. Only thing I don’t like is the lack of Rocky…

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Too many basement rookies IMO. We don’t even know if Murray/Doedee will play come R1.

      Looking at doing something similar with my fwd line, not sold on Billings/Heeney as of this point in time, and Sicily up fwd is interesting.

      Don’t like Ryder’s bye, but I guess every player has a bye, and it’s easier to cover 2 compared to 5 or 6.

      • Broo

        February 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm

        +1 with that Ryder comment. Could be annoying getting a fill-in ruck for the week compared to other positions

    • Dulcify

      February 13, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Nice team Fev, be wary of Mirra, not certain but think he is rookie listed. Maybe swap him for Keefe, he can then interchange with Sicily who I think is a very good pick. Don’t worry about Ryder having the round ten bye, you have plenty of time to make sure you can cover him. Good luck.

  29. Broo

    February 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Had a fiddle with my team. Basically looking at my options if I decide to drop Billings with the news of his minor hamstring issues. Let me know what you think!

    TEAM NAME: Feb 13 still fiddlin. (AFL Fantasy 2018)
    Used: $12,558,000 (99.7%), Remaining: $42,000 (0.3%) On Ground: $11,144,000 (88.4%), On Bench: $1,414,000 (11.2%)
    Expected Total: 2100, Site Expected Total: 2081
    Def: R.Laird (100), J.Sicily (90), P.Hanley (88), A.Brayshaw (92), M.Hibberd (65), S.Murray (60) (T.Doedee (60), J.Smith (60))
    Mid: T.Mitchell (125), Z.Merrett (120), M.Crouch (110), D.Beams (115), T.Rockliff (115), J.O’Meara (84), A.Brayshaw (68), L.Davies-Uniacke (68) (T.Kelly (70), N.Freeman (65))
    Ruc: M.Kreuzer (105), M.Gawn (98) (B.Frampton (55), D.Cameron (55))
    Fwd: I.Heeney (100), D.Smith (92), A.Young (80), C.Rayner (75), J.Higgins (65), P.Ahern (60) (W.Rioli (55), D.Venables (60))

    • Gawn For A Quick Nank

      February 13, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      solid team. backline is great and i like the sicily pick. i especially like the midfield. set n forget rucks. fwd line might be a tad weak but are all picks that could pick up cash

  30. Thomas

    February 13, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Cripps/Coniglio and O’Shea
    V
    Simpson/Lloyd and Andrew Brayshaw?

    Now I think one will get more points, but 2 allows me to only have 2 rookies on field. Also feel the 2 premo defenders are top 6 in their position where as Cripps/Conigs probably aren’t

    • Scott

      February 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Simpson and Brayshaw.

  31. Double Parked

    February 13, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Not a fan of the defenders, especially the two basement rookies on field.

    Midfield is strong, however I think it’s too strong and takes away from your other lines. I’d ditch cogs for LDU and upgrade Nic Nat and use the rest on either your FWDs or DEF.

    It’s not a bad side but I think you should really start without Nic Nat. Not a fan of McGrath either.

    • Double Parked

      February 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Whoops duplicate comment. Was meant for Kingsy

  32. Killer

    February 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Brayshaw (Melbourne) or McGrath (Essendon)

    ??

    • Broo

      February 13, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Basically everyone on this forum is asking themselves this exact question. Going by % ownership in fantasy its currently about 55/45 in Brayshaws favour. TBH both look like solid picks atm

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Brayshaw if he plays through the midfield like we believe.
      I personally don’t see McGrath getting much mid time at all.

      • Scott

        February 13, 2018 at 8:53 pm

        I agree with the statement made about McGrath, he will get next to no midfield time.

    • DennoRevolvr

      February 13, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      I have both in D4 & D5 . IMO it’s tough but I think brayshaw for me. I personally think McGrath will go 80+ this year . He has been training well , played in midfield in the intraclub match and plenty of upside. I even put him above mills too

      • Scott

        February 13, 2018 at 8:53 pm

        Watch him be the Mills of this year though. #secondyearblues

    • Gawn For A Quick Nank

      February 13, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      brayshaw xx

    • Scott

      February 13, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Brayshaw

  33. Killer

    February 13, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Brayshaw, McGrath and Sicily (fwd)

    Brayshaw, Sicily (def) and Lobb

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      2. Lobb averages more than McGrath, and he gets DPP.

      • Scott

        February 13, 2018 at 8:54 pm

        +1

  34. Matt

    February 13, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    DEF: Laird, Crisp, Sicily, Brayshaw, Coffield, Murray (Doedee, Mirra)
    MID: T.Mitchell, Merrett, Kelly, Rocky, Blakely, O’Meara, LDU, Kelly (Worpel, Poholke)
    RUC: Jacobs, Gawn (English, Cameron)
    FWD: McLean, Robinson, Ah Chee, Christensen, Setterfield, Venables (Ahern, Rioli)

    Thoughts? I’ve taken out billings and heeney so I can fit sicily and o’meara in. Idk how I feel, thoughts?

  35. Brent

    February 13, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Is Devon Smith a keeper?

    • Buckz Boyz

      February 13, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      If you’re picking him, you would believe so. We don’t know how he’ll go, or what he’ll average, so we can only speculate.

  36. Cridz

    February 13, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Def: R.Laird, E.Yeo, K.Simpson, N.Coffield, C.O’Shea, T.Doedee, (D.Mirra, S.Murray)

    Mid: T.Mitchell, Z.Merrett, T.Adams, M.Crouch, D.Beams, P.Dow, L.Davies-Uniacke, T.Kelly (J.Worpel, M.Poholke)

    Ruc: P.Ryder, M.Gawn (S.Hayes, D.Cameron)

    Fwd: J.Billings, I.Heeney, R.Lobb, J.Stephenson, J.Higgins, P.Ahern (D.Venables , W.Rioli)

    Tried sticking to guns and rookies as midpricers have burnt me the last couple years.Not fully sold on the fwd line at all, billings was the only player i did like but now is also a slight risk, also any other opinions would be great thanks!

  37. anth80

    February 13, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    JOM or Brayshaw? Can only afford one?

    If JOM it will be 5-1-2.
    If Brayshaw 3-0-3 but O’Shea not classed as rookie.

  38. Dylan

    February 13, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Thoughts appreciated

    Def: Laird, Crisp, Sicily, Brayshaw, Hibberd(Nth), Cummings (Doedee, Murrary)

    Mid: T Mitchell, Merrett, J Kelly, Crouch, JOM, Dow, LDU, T Kelly (Freeman, Ahern)

    Ruc: Jacobs, Gawn (English, Cameron)

    Fwd: Heeney, Mclean, Petracca, Lobb, Rayner, Higgins (Rioli, Venables)

    12k leftover. Fowards too strong??

  39. Jaxon

    February 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Lobb or Brayshaw? Got 2 ruck keepers so its genuinely a value mid price pick… Swinging Sicily between either way.

    • Scott

      February 13, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Brayshaw

  40. Tradie Undies

    February 13, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Who averages more
    Michael Hibberd or Simpson

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