Rocky II – Ep. 202
PODCAST: Is Rocky a must-have? Of course he is as Roy, Calvin and Warnie froth over the trade of the week.
We could see a record for the most traded in player this week. Tom Rockliff (MID/FWD, $545,000) is the man on everyone’s mind as trades for round 11 are locked in.
Things haven’t exactly gone right for the Fantasy Pig since joining Port Adelaide in the off-season. Shoulder surgery meant for an interrupted pre-season and a knee injury kept him out of both JLT Community Series games.
Rockliff suited up in round one, playing predominantly forward, for a score of 52. Even his greatest supporters jumped off straight away, a decision that proved to be the right one as he followed up with 33, 78 and 43 for an average of 51.5 in the first four rounds of 2018. At this point, he was $195K cheaper than his initial price.
Unfortunately a slight calf strain saw him out of the senior side in round five. Rockliff needed two games in the SANFL before making his return against the Crows in the Showdown in round eight.
An ancient Fantasy footy proverb states that “you can’t keep a Fantasy Pig down”.
In the home-town derby, Fantasy coaches around the country saw the player they’d loved over the last few years at the Lions. Rockliff racked up 31 disposals and his trademark tackling was back, laying nine for the match. His 127 was backed up the week later in Shanghai with a score of 106 as he once again cemented his place back in the midfield.
Timing is everything in Fantasy football. On the eve of the bye rounds, getting Rocky at a bargain price with his acquired forward status is a gift from the Fantasy Gods. Not only is he cheap, Port Adelaide and Gold Coast players are trade targets as they’ll be playing through the upcoming multi-bye rounds.
Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the big Fantasy issues of the week which includes trying to uncover a reason as to why you may not take Rocky this week.
Also in this week’s podcast:
- All the action from round 10
- News from around the grounds, including Magoos News
- Trade tips for round 11 and a look at the byes
- Your questions answered
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