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The Weekend Wash-Up – Round 4

It was a shocker for many, so Matt makes you feel better… let it all out!

How do I describe the 2018 Fantasy season so far… Bizarre? I honestly thought I’d had a shocking week. It turns out I moved up the rankings… Coaches around the country are being let down worse than those spectators spending up to $350 on a ticket to the Commonwealth games closing ceremony. They should have known nothing good has ever been staged at Metricon. There are some repeat offenders on the chopping block this week and I’m ready to swing the axe. It’s time for the weekend wash-up!


Sidebottom (137) – Sidey has always been underrated, but this season it’s starting to become criminal. After posting a PB effort in Round 3, he backed up with 43 disposals against Adelaide. Steele was a monster on Friday night and we all know how he loves a big stage. It’s the ANZAC game next week… Currently averaging 118 and a great target this week.

Treloar (135) – Welcome back, Adam. I was pretty firm on this one. You simply don’t trade a premium slightly underperforming. For all the talk, he was averaging over 90 and has now taken that average comfortably above 100. More of that tackling next week please Trelly.

Grundy (126) – What. A. BEAST. 33 disposals and 12 clearances are unbelievable numbers for a midfielder. Grundy had 40 hitouts in the process. What an incredible player, he’s currently averaging 120 and about to pass the $800k mark. Well done to those who are on board.

Seedsman (119) – I’m sure there was a few nervous sweats as Seedsman crawled to 5 at quarter time. However I can promise you there was more morons laughing at people who took the punt. Seedsman owners had the last laugh as he went supersonic to score 114 in the final three quarters. He’s finally over those nagging groin problems and looks a top 6 defender contender. Adelaide play a friendly Fantasy style for their half backs and wingers and I can’t see Seedsman slowing. Get him if you can.

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Laird (115) – It’s so painful watching how good Rory Laird has become without owning him. I really wish somebody had informed me he was going to suddenly become a piglet. He’s looking unstoppable and Collingwood had no problems in letting him run free again. It’s got to the point where I’m just happy he ‘only’ scores 110-120. Legend…

Haynes (122) – It would require some guts to pick Nick Haynes in Fantasy, but there’s merit to it. He has always been highly rated at GWS and now he’s getting a clean run at things injury free. He had 29 disposals and 15 marks on the weekend, and he’s clearly benefitting from Whitfield being shut down over the past couple of weeks. Draft steal, and a serious option @$535k with a break even of 46. Put it this way, he’s comfortably outperforming Sicily. Consider.

Coniglio (121) – Cogs you magnificent human bean*. I’m sure if I planted him he’d grow into a massive beanstalk. There’s some magic in him. This has gone very astray, but I don’t really need to tell you how good he is do I? LEGEND!

Taranto (120) – Fair enough. That’s how you respond to a poor week, I wish some of my ‘premiums’ could take a leaf from Taranto’s book. Was it Kelly’s omission? Was it Greene’s inclusion? I’m not sure yet and long term his owners would want to know ASAP, but as long as he’s in the guts he’s a great scorer!

Macrae (128)Update: Macrae is still owned by less than 3% of the competition. We all know he’s a great scorer. He’s averaging 122. What the hell are we doing? I’d be surprised not to see some heavy tags come his way, starting with Banfield next week. Macca has gone to a new level this season. Bloody under-appreciated legend.

Dunkley (117) – I must admit I didn’t see this coming, and I’m a very lucky draft owner to say the least. Sure it would have been nice for him to not kick 4 behinds or drop that chest mark running into the goal square that possibly cost the Bulldogs the game…… A few minor blues aside he was brilliant. I wouldn’t bring him in now but fair play to those who took the gamble!

Yeo (138) – The yo was back up and as an Eagles fan, I’d be very surprised if he drops back down in the near future. When we lose a defender Yeo often gets sacrificed and plays a lock down role, but given his vital contribution in the last quarter against Geelong followed by this performance, I can’t see Simpson making that mistake again. When in the midfield and off half-back he’s a jet. A great option in the next couple of weeks before his price shoots back up.

Hurn (98) –  OK I have to mention Shannon Hurn this week given how many people want to know if this is the real deal. I was at the game smugly thinking how many fools had jumped on Hurn, what followed was one of the all time great junk performances. After being on 23 at HT, Bunga had 4 x +6’s in a 60 second period once the game was over as a contest. Admittedly that was really the second quarter but you know what I mean.

More importantly, there is logic to his improved scores. Subiaco was such a narrow ground that the Eagles built their game around field position and forcing the opposition into turnovers with pressure, kicking into ‘the web’. They would then try and get the ball up the other end as quickly as possible. That game plan often fell short at the MCG. Optus Stadium is significantly wider and it’s clear that the Eagles have learnt to switch the play and control the ball more often. Up steps Hurn. We will always get him the ball at every opportunity. The biggest problem? He went at 95% disposal efficiency and had 19 of his 22 disposals uncontetsed. Teams can’t afford to let him run free and he’s quite easy to shut out of the game. He may have a PB season, but a top 6 defender? The jury is still out on that one. Some poor scores could be on the horizon, but that’s not to say he won’t have more great games as well. That’s my take on Hurn! A pass for me.

Hurley (131) – When you consider how safe and consistent Michael Hurley was last season, then consider how poor some defender premiums have been this year, why is he owned by less than 10% of coaches?! 24 kicks and 15 marks is perfect Dream teaming. Looking a safe pick as a top 6 defender and a great differential.

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Heppell (123) – Look out, Heppell hasn’t slipped up yet! Could this finally be the season we see the very best of him? One thing we do know is that Hep D has the ceiling to match it with most premiums, a great pick so far.

Merrett (121) – Zach is back baby! He was always going to bounce back eventually. It doesn’t make his 70 point average taste any less bitter for his owners, however he simply wasn’t worth trading for such low value last week. He’s in my team this week, boom! Even if he’s not a 120 average player he is currently priced at under 90, which is a joke. All aboard.

Gray (117) – Robbie Gray is back into the midfield and undoubtedly a Fantasy bargain. If only Ken Hinkley could have just told us that would be the case! He’s still underpriced at $636k and a great pick up this week. Just remember his bye will hurt in Round 10.

O’Meara (126) – JagerBOMB! Brilliant. JOM was the only positive in a week of pain for myself. With Titch sadly given a hard tag, O’Meara stepped up when he was needed most. He kicked the ball more than he handballed, he laid 9 tackles and even kicked a couple of snags. He’s now averaging 95 and priced at *approximately* 77. There’s still money to be made. His break even is 37 and his price is only going one way, now we just need him to stay fit! It’s great to see him back.

Gawn (127) – 66 hitouts. Wow. I understand that Gawn was a no brainer priced at an average of 85, but apparently 50% of the competition didn’t believe so. Now he’s in career best form and a serious chance to beat his 2016 average of 106.5. Legend!

Parfitt (138) – Real or fake? I have no idea. However I’m taking him off the restricted free agents list in my draft without hesitation. I took note when Chris Scott talked up his midfield time due to a few injuries on 360 last week, particularly Nakia Cockatoo. Apparently he was first backup but faces a couple more weeks out with a thumb injury. Who knows how long his form will last, but he’s definitely cheap! A short term punt at best.

Dunstan (129) – It’s fantastic when a pre-season pick comes good. It’s not so great when they don’t get selected until Round 3… Cheers Richo. Things are going brilliantly down at the Saints.

Menegola (118) – What a second half turnaround! 31 in the first half. 87 in the second half. Menegola looks a fantastic pick, just don’t expect the journey to be comfortable. He should get you there with an average of 100.


That was rather informative, time to fire some shots.

Crisp (55) – I pump the man up and look how he repays me. I take it all back. He won’t just be outside the top 6 defenders, he won’t even be close. Shocker.

Fogarty (28) – While he might be a player of the future, I doubt we’ll be seeing Darcy Fogarty in the near future after what he and Adelaide served up on Friday night. Bye champ.

Sloane (46) – To play a game of AFL football you tend to have to break out of a jog. Sloane hardly got out of a walk. Has to be rested this week, otherwise you’re telling me he’s soft. It could be both.

Blakely (62) – Yuck. Keep him on the watchlist, if he gets defender status then he may become a fallen premium. While he’s in the midfield he’s not even close.

Whitfield (66) – I hate owning taggable players. I said it last week, those uncontested players are prone to some shockers. I think Whitfield’s ceiling is around 100 thanks to the tags, but he’ll still be great. Soft and bloody annoying, but he’ll get the job done. Just. I’m not rushing him in.

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Houli (67) – Houli’s season has slid under the radar. Not on my watch. He’s averaging 73 and owned by over 3000 coaches. Richmond are by far and away the worst team for Fantasy points, they’ve genuinely got one relevant player. No surprises that his name isn’t Bachar. Utterly useless.

Caddy (58) – Another Tiger which I stupidly pumped up. Still an OK draft pick, but he’ll be average again this year.

Zorko (63) – This really does infuriate me. You don’t have to be averaging 110, but Dayne Zorko is bringing a new meaning to the term “mature age rookie”. If he can’t score 180 against the Gold Coast then I see no hope for him. Disgraceful, shameful, deplorable, despicable… I could go all day.

Johannisen (63) – Everybody has had a crazy thought pop into their head at some point during their life and wondered if they were actually a murderer deep down. Right? No? Just asking for a friend.

Hunter (48) – As if Hunter’s score wasn’t sh*t enough, he went and got himself a week off for his efforts as well. He can also earn himself a one way ticket to the trash pile. Has to go this week, I think $705k is a good price to cash in. Uncontested players will have shockers and there’s definitely better options at the same price or lower.

Lloyd (67) – Speaking of uncontested players, I don’t think I have seen a softer footballer in my lifetime than Jake Lloyd. And I hope he somehow reads this article. Honestly, I watched Rory Laird on Friday and he puts his head over everything, he tackles hard, wins contested footy. Everything Lloyd is too scared to do. He genuinely just sits one metre off the pack and spectates. Honestly disgusting. He’ll be lucky to average 90 this season, I can safely say I got this pick wrong. Very wrong. I haven’t regretted anything this much since I tried rubbing one out to tentacle porn. That 5 seconds after you realise what you’ve done is… Never mind. But Jake Lloyd gives me that feeling.

Hannebery (68) – Remember when Hannebery was great at Fantasy? Me neither. Must have been a weird dream.

J.P.Kennedy (43) – Do you ever consider a silly trade during the week and praise your lucky stars when you realise how badly things could have turned out? I honestly considered bringing in JPK last week. I needed a mid under $700k and I thought he’d be safe for 100-105. I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this article if I had. FOURTY-THREE. I’d be angry at a rookie for that tripe. Our premiums are taking things to new lows in 2018.

Clarke (63) – Ryan Clarke. There’s a name you heard pre-season and will NEVER hear of again. Until he’s amongst the delistings in a couple of years time, and I for one will be celebrating him being out of a job.

Goldstein (65) – Two weeks is a long time in Fantasy. Goldy has gone from a great pick to a season ender. With three ruckmen looking to average 110+ this season, anyone without them are losing out big time. Goldstein’s spot should have been saved by North’s great win. His career might go on the line against the Hawks. Brad Scott put the gauntlet down to him, it’s time to answer.

Curnow (53) – Charlie Curnow is a great draft pick and was a fantastic cash grab in Fantasy. It’s now time to cash him in. Sure he’ll be good to average 80-85, but Menegola and Gray are under $100k away and it’s a worthy upgrade if you can make it.

Kreuzer (60) – I’ve been full of praise for Kruze but he’s definitely fourth in the pecking order at the moment. I’d fix him up while you can. Even an average of 100 might not be good enough.

Simpson (66) – That’s the Kade Simpson I know and love. DO NOT dare trade him out. You have brought him in for the season, now stick with it. His scores will balance out. Carlton’s inability to touch the football is a concern though.

Cripps (76) – There was a few fired up coaches after Cripps’ round 1 dominance. Thank god that perfromance didn’t come at the end of pre-season… He gets the tags and just doesn’t have the support, especially with Murphy out. Can he push his average much past 100? In this Carlton team, probably not.

Redden (47) – Jack Redden. Has there ever been a worse 150 game footballer. Honestly stealing a living at the moment. Still not sure what he offers? Great banter? Feel free to let me know.

Holman (29) – I got to witness this disgrace live on Saturday and I wish I could erase all memory of it. Barlow is banging the door down, it’s lucky that half the Gold Coast team needs the chop. Holman surely gets another go after his great start to the season, but his time in our teams may be up after next week.

McGrath (52) – Mills V2.0. Worryingly, Mills still hasn’t come good. Trying to compare McGrath to Oliver was apples v oranges. I don’t want to be too harsh on the kid because he will be a gun and I’ll sing his praises one season. But these efforts truly are f**king awful.

Hartlett (65) – At the end of the day, it’s still Hamish Hartlett. He’ll be up when Port are flying, so his owners had better seriously hope for a top 4 Power finish. Downhill skier.

Rockliff (43) – If Rocky was a downhill skier then he would be Michael Schumacher… Dark but true. Good luck to him rocking up for DTTALK in Adelaide on Thursday, let’s just hope security in the crowd are on their game.

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Wingard (52) – The Robbie Gray v Chad Wingard battle is fascinating. It seems one gets to run through the midfield and the other becomes a complete and utter spud. Why not play both in the guts? Imagine how good they could be… That might make too much sense. More forward time is no excuse for Wingard’s 52 point effort, the bloke is averaging 68. He has no shame.

Hibberd (66) – What more can I say about this tool? I gave him one chance, then two, then three. Now it’s time to draw a line in the sand. Upgrade him to a rookie, I’m in favour of improving your team long term and no Michael Hibberd is an instant winner.

Petracca (73) – Fun fact: Petracca has scored 2 tons in his whole career so far with a highest DT score of 106. That was back in 2016. This was my initial concern and while he has been solid, I think he goes for me as soon as I get the chance. Allen Christensen might catch his price at this rate. On notice this week.

Guthrie (24) – Note to self: NEVER chase a player (especially a rookie) you didn’t watch live yourself. I saw Guthrie’s first score and jumped on. After watching him live against the Eagles I was shocked he even kept his spot. Zach goes this week before he starts losing money…

Billings (81) – The biggest loser is saved for last. I can’t bring myself to watch St Kilda play and it’s not just because how bad they are. It’s not fair on a guy like Savage that Jack Billings has to be so bloody pathetic. He’s carrying a 3 round average of 70 and he’s also carrying a one week notice in my team. I will do everything in my power to make sure he never sets foot in a Fantasy team again if he doesn’t crack 90 next week. He plays GWS so my hopes aren’t high. Needs a response.

It’s nominations time! When Parfitt is the weeks highest scorer you know there’s not a lot on offer…

Yeo – Usually I’d give him the week off on the back of a 46, but seeing as he was the Round’s equal top scorer I’ll let it slide. 33 disposals including 25 kicks and 11 marks. The guy can play Fantasy footy and his owners opinions must have been flipped 180 degrees.

Grundy – 33 disposals, 40 hitouts and 126 points. Brodie Grundy can do no wrong and his owners must be laughing.

Macrae – It’s not just Jack Macrae’s fantasy scores that are impressing, he’s a seriously good footballer. He had another 7 clearances with his 34 disposals and 7 marks. He’s flying this season.

Coniglio – If anybody deserves a stubby for their first month of the season it’s Coniglio. Starting at $663k he has averaged 124.5 and is the competitions third highest scorer. Beyond our wildest expectations. This week he got it done with 27 disposals, 7 marks, 7 tackles and of course a goal.

Sidebottom – Lastly I have to give Sidey a chance for some recognition. Does he have enough owners out there to win it?! 43 disposals, 26 contested with 12 clearances AND 7 tackles is just naughty. It would be well deserved.

Who gets your vote?

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This Game Sh*ts Me

Who would have thought more trades would be a bad thing? I have been a basket case ever since we moved to the current Fantasy format of 47 trades. It’s happening again this year. I’ve got my ‘Real Dream Team’ that I play with a straight bat. Fix your rookies first 2 weeks. Hold your premiums. Don’t make any stupid picks. Think long term. I scored 2,158 ranked 30 for the week placing me 60th overall. The game is so simple!

There are some key differences that really separate the men from the boys. There’s no two week grace in Fantasy, prices are on the move from day 1. Those with Merrett have lost $200k and it’s already time to bring him in. We’ve got one chance to bring in Cunico, and it would be gutsy to say the least. Not to mention the rookie prices were tougher from the start. Don’t get me wrong I love the challenge and I prefer the Fantasy format. But F**k me if you have a couple of things go against you the game can get away from you very quickly.

As far as this game goes, I think I just sh*t myself off to be honest. Suddenly I haven’t got to worry about limited trades, and now I think I can be a complete lunatic… At the end of the day I’ve got one team that’s only being improved, and another where I’m still fixing mistakes. Straight bat, it’s the way to go. But it’s not nearly as fun is it? Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go and trade Johannisen. This game sh*ts me.

The Other Bits and Pieces

1950. Straight back down to Earth. There was no Titch to rescue my team this week, it’s amazing how the par score dropped by 100 after that tag. If you think I’m going to call him a loser then you are the biggest loser out there. Sadly thanks to guys like Lloyd and Billings his score couldn’t be covered all that well. Thank god for O’Meara.

The merit of mid-pricers has to be questioned this year. The forward and midfield rookies haven’t set the world on fire, Kelly aside. So there was potential for a smokey pick or two there. However down back we’ve got three blokes well deserving of a spot on your field. They’re so good in fact that I’m looking at James Sicily and wondering why the hell I paid an extra $300,000 for him. If you overpaid then downgrading a mid-priced defender to a rookie is a smart move and exactly what I’m doing this week. In fact considering it’s JJ, I’m really upgrading. In comes Merrett for Dom Barry, thank you war chest.

All things considered my team is doing OK, ranked 6k with a current value of 14.75m. I’ve got $100k ITB to make another big upgrade next week, don’t be afraid to do the same. There’s underpriced premiums on the way! Please learn from last week and hold onto your under performers, you picked them for a reason. They’ll come good. Good luck for the extended ANZAC weekend, let’s make it high scoring!

*Yes I know it’s not human bean



  1. troffunit

    April 17, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Outstanding article and stand alone the reason I adore Tuesday mornings.

    • Matt

      April 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Appreciate that!

    • shuta

      April 17, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      agreed – entertaining and insightful.

  2. Kingzy

    April 17, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Great article mate always a big fan of your write ups!

    Lloyd, Petracca and Billings on notice for sure.
    Hopefully they all lift

    • Matt

      April 17, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Cheers Kingzy, all in my team and all on the chopping block.

      • Kingzy

        April 17, 2018 at 4:08 pm

        Lets hope they lift!
        Or one becomes Zerret next week haha!

        Thanks for the Hurn shout out, I slotted him in 2 weeks ago happy with an 87 and 98 with $40K gained! :)

  3. Alan J

    April 17, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Highlight of the week reading these articles Matt.. Kudos!!

    Brought in Fyfe over Seedsman last week thinking I needed another Premo to cover when Whitfield goes back, so going to right that wrong this week..

    Love that people stay away from Sidebum because he’s my main POD every year!!

    • Matt

      April 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks Alan, love the Sideass pick!

  4. fartypants

    April 17, 2018 at 9:14 am

    WTF is tentacle porn?

    • Kingzy

      April 17, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Have you watched Archer?

    • Matt

      April 17, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Don’t judge it until you try it…

  5. anth80

    April 17, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Great article again Matt,
    Do I ride out Hibberd now and upgrade underperforming rookies. Ie Guthrie, Bray and Venables or upgrade Hibberd?

    • Matt

      April 17, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Hibberd is a tough one. If you don’t have all 3 of Murray, Finlayson and Coffield on your field I’d say downgrade Hibberd. Otherwise stand by him. Lewis out MAY help….. He’s so cheap it’s probably worth a gamble.

      • anth80

        April 17, 2018 at 4:04 pm

        Don’t have Coffield. He’s an expensive rook option now. My back line is Laird, Seedsman, Hibberd, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson. So don’t have room for Coffield on field.
        Bench players are Guthrie and Pearce but trading Guthrie to Mirra this week for $$ or is Coffield better?

        • Matt

          April 18, 2018 at 1:40 am

          I guess it depends how badly you want to get rid of Hibberd. It’s either Hibbo to Coffield or Guthrie to Mirra and that’s up to you. I’d probably go Guthrie -> Mirra.

  6. Matt

    April 17, 2018 at 9:46 am

    this game sh*ts me..
    Losing every round this year by less than 50 points in a money league…

  7. Cartman

    April 17, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Matt, to say that I love your article is an understatement. One of the best articles on this site if not the best. Whilst it doesn’t hold much information, the entertainment value is absolute gold.

    Thanks for taking the time to write this every week!

    • Matt

      April 17, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Hey there’s some information in there! Hahaha cheers mate means a lot.

      • fpladdicts

        April 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm

        no there isnt matt dont kid yourself

        • Matt

          April 18, 2018 at 2:55 am

          Thanks Tim ;)

  8. The Walrus

    April 17, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Thanks Matt. Like you I need to vent. Round 3 1974, Round 4 1890. The first time (not counting bye round) since 2015 I have been below 2000. 3 weeks of “improving” my team to see it drop over 200 per week since round 2.

    I’m starting a fantasy lawn bowls competition.

  9. stoo

    April 17, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Yours ain’t so bad Matt.

    Try 1779, worst ever outside of byes in 10 years of playing.

    Bonner 56, McGrath 52, Doedee 50, Jack Steven 65, Whitfield 66, Holman 29, Walters 68, Parish 68, Fritsch, Waterman, Petracca, Billings…

    Finlayson, Coffield, Banfield and English all on bench.

    Delete team.

    PS always a great read mate, love ya work.

    • PowerAde

      April 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      I feel for you and Will just below but LMAO still.

      at least you beat Will by 12 points.

    • Matt

      April 18, 2018 at 2:56 am

      Someone needs to make this into a movie

  10. lloyd hater

    April 17, 2018 at 11:59 am

    hold lloyd?

  11. i hate this game

    April 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    unlucky mate, soldier on.

  12. Will


    April 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    1762 for me – What a terrible week! Ranked over 70,000, my worst result in years. My pods completely failed to fire. JPK, how do you get only 43? 43! It’s a spud rookie score from a beast mid who should easily average 100. And Jack Steven, saved by a last qtr effort but 65 is totally shite and not good enough. Then we’ve got Simpson and Lloyd in the 60s, my rookies all falling over – waterman, Fritsch, ratu all in the 40s, with Holman on field for a 29! Then top it off with Titch captaining the ship for a big ol 80.

    I lost H2H to a spud team from work who has completely irrelevant players like jayden short, dayne rampe, jarrod garlett and josh Thomas in his team. FMDT.

    • PowerAde

      April 17, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      this made me piss myself! losing to a team with players like jayden short,rampe, garlett and Thomas.

      if matt needs a week off you should put yourself up to sub the article

    • stoo

      April 18, 2018 at 4:12 am

      I’m surprised you checked ya results! Haven’t managed to bring myself to do that just yet.

      Between one and four spuds and I’m rage-trading 2mins after lockout lifts. This time I’m Galati with a shed full and no motivation to open the doors.

      • Redlichtie1

        April 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm

        Brilliant stoo, made my day, might have to explain to the overeasters though.

  13. Jason

    April 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Hold whitfield or trade? Also has holman nearly reached his potential money making…

    • Alan J

      April 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Hold.. Should still be Top 6 DEF for the year.

      • Jason

        April 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm

        Is Josh kelly out for another week.. all im hearing is day to day

  14. Justin11

    April 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Good read, as always.

    Things could be worse for me, but they could also be better.
    I’m watching my good start slowly slipping away.

    There seems to have been a hell of a lot of injuries in these first four weeks!

  15. St guns

    April 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Great article as always Matt love your work.
    I appreciate ya giving Billings notice, I love the saints but your really pushing my patience JB last chance this week, ton up or I’m getting the best new fwd dpp next week

    • Matt

      April 17, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      You just know the week we trade him out he’ll score 140 as well. That kind of player and probably that kind of bloke.

      • PowerAde

        April 17, 2018 at 4:55 pm

        and more importantly, that kind of season

  16. TJ

    April 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    What is with the Hype over Whitfield and DPP? Scored some good scores, yes, but is getting tagged more and more as teams are becoming more aware of his danger making his scores not worth it imo

    • Balls Up

      April 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      100% agree and I bought the hype/ brought him in for round 3 for JOM which backfired horribly, and that was in part to get the DPP… I’m thinking of holding but these are the two trades I’m tossing up… any advice on the Whitfield yo-yo would be appreciated!

      1. Whitfield, Brayshaw > Zerrett, Seedsman (Seedsman moved to Def, M6 Kelly, M7 Holman, M8 Banfield and barry/Coffield on bench)
      2. T Kelly, Barry > Zerrett, O’Connor/Cunico

      Both would deplete the cash – so its whitfield vs seedsman

      Any devils/angels on the shoulder for this round would be appreciated haha

      • TJ

        April 17, 2018 at 6:20 pm

        I took the risk and had Seedsman from the start and traded Merrett out W1. From those 2 options I think 1 is better. I like T.Kelly and think he’ll continue to hit his average consistently. I’m also giving Holman one more week because I think his BE will start to go through the roof so I’m looking to cash him next week.
        I’ve traded out Lloyd for Savage and Venables for Robbie Gray leaving me with 10k (risky) I’m looking at then trading Holman and Brayshaw (Freo) for a 170k Rookie and someone like around the 400-600k mark next week but I shouldn’t get too far ahead of myself because players may get injured.

  17. JungleMuffin

    April 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Good read. Thumbs up.

  18. The Cricket

    April 17, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Yep, I reckon Autofill could win a hat this year the way it’s going

  19. Whitelies

    April 17, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Trade in R. Gray or Taranto?

    • shuta

      April 17, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Fair question mate. You’ll save almost 100k buying taranto but you might want to consider that taranto has the potential to score 50 or 60 at times, however Grays lowest score is 89 so far. If Taranto averaged 70 in each of his next 3 games, then by round 7 he would only have risen a total of $3k. But with Gray, if he averaged 89 over the next 3 games then by round 7 he would have still gained another 20k. I think gray is a safer bet and he has less then 10% ownership too, which is a bonus.

      • Whitelies

        April 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm

        Cheers for the reply mate! Was leaning towards Gray

  20. Justin11

    April 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Will Merrett burn those who have traded him in, as well as those who had him from the start?
    I’m getting him, but probably not until next week.

    • thatsomerlyn

      April 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Yea i had him in the start, trading him out last week for sidebottom. Pretty happy with the trade, ill be looking to get him in for holman soon.

  21. shuta

    April 17, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Howdy Gents. What does everyone think about Jordan Cunico’s job security at the cats?

    • Justin11

      April 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      It’s very hard to tell with Scott in charge, and I’m a cats supporter.
      Scott does like to give the younger players an opportunity, and they have many injuries at the moment, but who really knows?

      • shuta

        April 17, 2018 at 10:14 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply Justin. My theory/wishful thinking is that chris scott would notice that Cunico scored 109 super coach points on the weekend and kicked 2 goals. Surely thats sufficient for him to keep his job? considering its only his 2nd ever game of AFL footy? Does anyone wonder if coaches ever take into consideration that a players super coach score is a more reasonable indicator of performance than dream-team/fantasy footy?

        • Justin11

          April 17, 2018 at 10:58 pm

          I’m sure the coaching staff have their own indicators, Shuta, and they are not very interested in fantasy scores. Cunico should really play for the next couple of weeks but beyond then it is up to Scott.

        • fartypants

          April 18, 2018 at 9:16 am

          Haha that is fkn hilarious if that is a genuine question!!

          • shuta

            April 18, 2018 at 11:45 pm

            Of course its a genuine question mate. All AFL coaches should be looking every week at the supercoach scoring list below, and checking that my cashcows are scoring well and would therefore keep their spot in the team. An AFL coach’s primary concern should be making sure that i don’t slip in my fantasy ranking. Premierships come and go, but I could win a brand new Toyota which is clearly more prestigious.

            Behind: 1 point
            Score assist: 3 points
            Intercept contested mark: 8 points
            Contested mark: 6 points
            Contested possession at ground level: 4.5 points
            Intercept possession: 4.5 points
            Mark on a lead: 5 points
            Uncontested mark: 2 points
            Handball received: 1.5 points
            Gather: 1.5 points
            FREE KICKS
            Free kick: 4 points
            Free against: -4 points
            50m penalty against: -8.5 points
            Effective kick: 4 points
            Effective handball: 1.5 points
            Ineffective disposal: 0 points
            Clanger disposal: -4 points
            ONE PERCENTERS
            Tackle: 4 points
            Spoil: 2 points
            Shepherd: 1.5 points
            RUCK CONTESTS
            Hit out to advantage: 5 points
            Hit out: 0 points
            Hit out sharked: -1 point

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