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Fry’s Forgotten Few – Round 7

Find out about the forgotten few from Fry for this week.

Another week, another score that saw me slip in rank. After misfiring on my trades (I chose Danger over Macrae, oh and I fielded English over Fritsch) things weren’t miserable, but by no means were they great. Some big moves this week should set me up well for the future. Here’s to hoping.

DEFENCE

Connor Blakely, Freo ($628K, 82 BE, 0.86% ownership)
It is criminal that Freo’s versatile youngster is owned by less than 1% of coaches! He has thrown out two scores in the 60’s, possibly scaring off some from investing. With the exception of those blemishes, Blakely has hardly put a foot wrong and is fresh off a 116 against West Coast. Consider.

Jeremy Howe, Magpies ($565K, 67 BE, 2.5% ownership)
Unlike Blakely, Jeremy Howe is a much higher risk/reward player. Those out there who own Elliot Yeo might want to avoid another headache in their defence, but don’t sleep on Howe as an awesome fantasy defender this season.

Draft Sleeper – Thomas Cole, Eagles ($327K, 8 BE, 1.2% ownership)
With just two games to his name for the season, the sample size for Cole’s success is questionable at best. That being said he has remained consistent with a 78 and an 80, maybe him worth keeping an eye on in draft.

MIDFIELD

Jared Polec, Power ($723K, 104 BE, 1.91% ownership)
Excluding Polec’s mammoth, round-high 156, his season had been pretty solid so far. Averaging just a hair under 100, he wasn’t on too many coaches radars until his Round 6 outing, but I can guarantee he is on a lot more watch lists now.

Scott Pendlebury, Magpies ($763K, 115 BE, 2.98% ownership)
The first player to make a repeat appearance on Fry’s Forgotten Few is Scott Pendlebury. I assumed you could bank a safe 105-110 from Pendles earlier on and he is doing just that with a little bit extra. There might not be a more consistent player in the comp.

Draft Sleeper – Jack Redden, Eagles ($521K, 54 BE, 0.8% ownership)
The second straight Eagle as a draft sleeper might not be on your waiver wire right now. Redden hasn’t lit the world on fire, which means someone may have dumped him from their team. If that’s the case after his 124 against Freo there’s plenty of reasons to get him into your squad.

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RUCK

Toby Nankervis, Tigers ($594K, 80 BE, 6.93% ownership)
After getting the better of Brodie Grundy on the weekend, Nankervis qualifies as a unique ruck option. It is worth mentioning his Round 7 score was 33 points higher than any other score he had this year and remains his only ton for the season. Still…

Draft Sleeper – Scott Lycett, Eagles ($509K, 65 BE, 2.87% ownership)
I’m sensing a trend. Both Lycett and Nic Natanui are seeing their scores suffer due to the duo splitting time on the ground. In every match this season though, Lycett has averaged more TOG and his second consecutive good showing makes him an option.

FORWARD

Justin Westhoff, Power ($670K, 89 BE, 8.41% ownership)
Everyone is raving about Robbie Gray, but his Power teammate might be the more impressive player right now. No one expected Westhoff to be one of the form forwards of the competition and yet here we are. Even though Ryder’s return will take a handful of his hitouts away, he is still averaging enough points without them to demand being noticed.

Brett Deledio, Giants ($591K, 42 BE, 3.58% ownership)
I am not brave enough to make the move for Deledio and I would advise others to wait as well. However. In the last fortnight, Lids has looked amazing scoring 252 points. Is he back? A date with Geelong this weekend will tell us what we need to know.

Draft Sleeper – Ed Langdon, Freo ($546K, 44 BE, 1.13% ownership)
In Round5, Langdon scored a respectable 80 and it made me wonder if he had any potential. One week later and he has shown what he is capable of. If he can have more games like the Derby then he is definitely worth adding.

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The Three Big Questions Of Round 6

Which Cash Cows Should Be Axed?
It’s getting to the point in the year were our first batch of rookies are topping out in price. If you have no pressing issues this week then some rookie shuffling should be at the top of your priority list. In no particular order, here are the five rooks you should trade out yesterday.

Andrew Brayshaw (Freo), Nick Holman (Suns), Zach Guthrie (Cats), Bailey Banfield (Freo), Dom Barry (Power).

Is It The Right Time To Get Robbie Gray?
Short answer, there is never a right time. If you find yourself in a position like me moving Jack Billings into the Port star would help me sleep a lot easier at night. Of course, Gray’s Round 10 bye after his trip to China complicates things slightly. I still think if you can get him in, you need to do it while you can. Otherwise, you might miss the boat entirely.

Who Isn’t Under An Injury Cloud Right Now?
Since the weekend’s games concluded we have heard that the status of players like Brodie Grundy, Josh Kelly, Rory Sloane, Christian Petracca, Gary Ablett, Trent Cotchin and Matthew Kreuzer is slightly up in the air. It is worth monitoring the status of these stars as their availability will most certainly dictate trades this week.

Back From The Dead

Lachie Hunter, Bulldogs (104) – Naughty boy Hunter made his return from suspension and was back to his usual standard.

Matt Crouch, Crows (91) – I know I speak for a bunch of coaches when I say I can’t wait to get Crouch when he bottoms out.

Bayley Fritsch, Demons (88) – Awesome return from Fritsch after a week’s hiatus.

Michael Barlow, Suns (80) – We wanted more from Barlow, but I’m just happy to see him back.

Dom Barry, Power (38) – Yeah, nah see ya later Dom.

Zac Giles-Langdon, Giants (33) – Injury can explain this low score and his status for this weekend is up in the air.

Peace ✌

Got a question that needs answering? Feel free to leave a comment below or message me on Twitter @alexgfry_ and I’ll get back to you!

43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. Johnny

    May 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Great article guys and i have had The Hoff since making my side great POD.

    • Fry

      May 3, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks mate, kudos well done on the Hoff!

      • Chatta

        May 4, 2018 at 10:38 am

        HOFF might now got OFF the boil with Ryder returning. Last week he had 30 points in hit outs added to his score plus being round the ball improved his score. I am treating with caution and seeing if there is a “Ryder effect”.

        • Simon

          May 4, 2018 at 11:07 am

          Good call. Will doff my cap to you if it comes off

  2. Jono

    May 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Who’s goes first between Coffield and Banfield for Zerrett??

    • Stalliondongs

      May 3, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Why zerrett?????

      • Bomber Thompson

        May 3, 2018 at 6:03 pm

        why not?? If Coffield gets dropped your answer is obvious but at this point i feel like coffield has more scoring potential than banfield however banfield has a lower be than coffield. I’m dropping banfield at this point, unless coff doesnt get named

        • tom

          May 3, 2018 at 6:13 pm

          Coff also Gives you DPP – higher ceiling yet less consistent scoring to banfield

      • Jonathan

        May 3, 2018 at 6:38 pm

        Well for the 650k price there’s only zerrett and seedsman who are cracking the ton. I like them both but I can’t fit seedsman into the backline as of yet. So zerrett for me atm

    • Fry

      May 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Banfield I say, Coffield will bounce back

  3. Mr Burns

    Mr Burns

    May 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Hey Fry, Deledio is out this week.

    • Fry

      May 3, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      I saw that after my article was posted :(

      • Mr Burns

        Mr Burns

        May 3, 2018 at 9:41 pm

        No worries – great article anyway!

        • Fry

          May 4, 2018 at 7:15 am

          Thanks champ, appreciate it!

  4. Stalliondongs

    May 3, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Get rid of billings or English first?

    • Dan

      May 3, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Could be worth keeping English all the way to the byes as gawn, grundy and stef all share the same bye and will be hard to cover.

      • Fry

        May 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm

        That’s a great point, as a Billings owner I feel your pain. Get rid of him.

      • Stalliondongs

        May 3, 2018 at 10:35 pm

        Thats my thought as too why id keep him,cheers.

        • Charlie

          May 3, 2018 at 11:05 pm

          You only play 18 players through the byes remember.

          • Simon

            May 4, 2018 at 11:08 am

            You play as many as you can… only 18 scores count tho. Important distinction there

  5. anth80

    May 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Thoughts on the Bont?
    Seemed to get more mid time last week and is hopefully building.

    • Bomber Thompson

      May 3, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Wait another week to see if its a fluke im inclined to say

    • Fry

      May 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      100% on my radar, but I don’t think I’ll get him, might be a perfect target if he gets DPP in Round 12.

  6. Billy Hoyle

    May 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I dropped Langdon after his 80 in draft. I also was forced to drop Wallis and Webster as I had too many donuts. They’d have completed my team!

    • Fry

      May 3, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Hindsight is a powerful tool. Fingers crossed the guys you picked up go big for you!

  7. Name (required)

    May 3, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    ok do I go Coffield – Goddard and billing to Mutch or Billings to Gray and down Coffield – mutch or another rookie

    • Bomber Thompson

      May 3, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      probably depends on how many r10 players you have in your side

      • tom

        May 3, 2018 at 6:08 pm

        I Haven’t actually got any GCS or Port players currently

    • Fry

      May 3, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      I like the second move

  8. Dan

    May 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Guess who traded out Redden last week :)

    • Fry

      May 3, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Ouch

  9. Liam

    May 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Thoughts on holman- Mutch then either billings to any fwd, already got gray, Heeney, McLean.

    Was thinking Langdon as a POD, what do you guys think

    Suggestions welcome

    • Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

      May 3, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      I looked at Ed Langdon, i prefer caddy but with Walters out, he should play his role like he did last week while Walters was off the ground. I’d take the punt champ

    • Fry

      May 4, 2018 at 7:17 am

      If you have Gray, McLean and Heeney, could you go Billings to Spargo or Ronke and then Holman to a Zerrett type?

      • Liam

        May 4, 2018 at 10:49 am

        Already got merrett

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

    May 3, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I’m bringing in Caddy this week, my initial thoughts were to bench Delidio and trade one of Christensen or English. Lids should be out for only a week so I’ve got Zac Langdon as cover.

    Thoughts on who i should trade out of these 3, Delidio, English or Christensen??

    • Belly

      May 3, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      English, he was terrible last week and I’m amazed they haven’t given him a rest. He looked shattered. I’d love to be wrong as I’ve decided to hold him, but can’t see him going much above 50.

    • Fry

      May 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

      Tough one, looking set in the FWD’s! I would probably get rid of English. You covered why Lids can stay and Christensen is more consistent than the Dogs beanpole

  11. anth80

    May 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Fry,
    What’s better mate.
    Holman to Shipley and Tim Kelly to Goddard
    Holman to Mutch and Tim Kelly to Whitfield
    Holman to Mutch and English to Taranto

    • Fry

      May 4, 2018 at 7:19 am

      Like the sounds of the last move, Kelly is probably going to hold his spot until the byes for me

  12. Percho

    May 4, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Is there ANY chance that keeping Brandan Parfitt is a good idea? Or should he definitely be traded away?

    • Fry

      May 4, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Depends a lot on your cover, I would trade, but if you can survive maybe one week then keeping him is plausible.

  13. Dave

    May 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Would you go
    1-Christensen to Gray, Banfield to Mutch
    2-Finlayson to Seedsman, Banfield to Keefe
    3-Barry to Taranto, Finlayson to Keefe

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