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Fry’s Forgotten Few – Round 12

I’m shaking up FFF over the next three weeks to help coaches avoiding searching for the ‘delete team’ button.

They are finally here, the dreaded bye rounds. Strangely I feel calm and organised this time around rather than panicking or fretting over fielding a good 18 each week. Of course, curveballs will be thrown our way so I’ve adopted a different tactic to look at some unique players over the next few weeks.


With only Port and Gold Coast coming off their bye there aren’t many viable trade targets with low ownership. However, here is the best of the bunch.

Touk Miller, Suns ($625K, 91 BE, 0.45% ownership)
If all you need in your midfield is 95-100 for the next three weeks then Touk is your man. He hasn’t showcased a huge ceiling this year, but his consistency is off the charts. It wouldn’t be my first move, but it’s definitely a unique one that could pay dividends. Especially in Draft.

Darcy Byrne-Jones, Power ($568K, 79 BE, 1.58% ownership)
One of the popular picks of the week is Byrne-Jones. I addressed him last week as an option and his 77 against the Hawks will scare some coaches away. Three straight home matches at Adelaide Oval should see those numbers tick upwards again.

Travis Boak, Power ($603K, 109 BE, 2.18% ownership)
Boak has flirted with us all year long. At times he looks like a good player to trade in only for his score to crash and we lose interest. With Rockliff and Gray (more from him soon) chewing up minutes he is further down on some people’s radar, but the Power skipper is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Jarrod Witts, Suns ($643K, 97 BE, 3.65% ownership)
I’ve had Witts on my list for a little while now, especially given the form of Sam Jacobs. The lanky Sun scores slightly in waves, but he has shown he can go BIG with two scores over 125 and two 80’s in the last month. He’s seriously close for me this week and if you are in a tricky spot with your rucks, consider Witts.

Jarryd Lyons, Suns ($635K, 127 BE, 1.17% ownership)
Michael Barlow, Suns ($654K, 119 BE, 2.49% ownership)  
The Lyons/Barlow combo is a unique case. Two players who we consider as good fantasy players currently both omitted from the team and have been left on the outside looking in. It would shock me if the two of them weren’t back in the side soon and when their respective price slides slightly, grab them for your squad ASAP.


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Defender POD’s

Here are the six defenders who currently have under 10% ownership that I would keep an eye on in the second half of the season. In no particular order…

Jack Crisp, Pies ($675K, 76 BE, 3.86% ownership)
Jeremy Howe, Pies ($646K, 106 BE, 2.8% ownership)
Connor Blakely, Freo ($602K, 108 BE, 2.19% ownership)
Alex Witherden, Lions ($552K, 104 BE, 2.35% ownership)
Michael Hurley, Bombers ($595K, 136 BE, 6.57% ownership)
Matthew Suckling, Bulldogs ($589K, 89 BE, 1.35% ownership)

The Three Big Questions Of Round 12

Is It Smart To Bring Players On Their Bye Now?
I understand the appeal of adding Jack Macrae or Tom Mitchell to your team sheets, but there is no point doing it until they can contribute. Even though there is the chance other factors may halt you from trading them in next week, it’s not worth the risk. You want to be aiming to improve your team over the byes and if something were to go pearshaped with them you could find yourself without a paddle up s*** creek.

Should I Triple Downgrade This Round?
With a brand new batch of cash cows in the fray trading down is a popular move this week. If you can generate some $$$ this week by offloading certain passengers like Sam Murray or Jeremy Finlayson then this is the week to do it. Don’t look back.

What Do I Do With Robbie Gray?
As an owner I understand the frustration around Gray’s last two scores. Someone that I flagged as the likely top forward can’t be putting out 60’s and there are fears that more is to come. A stretch of games in Adelaide should see his scores return to normal but boy is he in thin ice. My advice would be to watch his performance like a hawk and if he fails to fire then cut ties before he bleeds too much cash.

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Back From The Dead

Michael Hurley, Bombers (65) – Will be ripe for the picking in a few weeks.

Paul Seedsman, Crows (63) – Needed to repay his coaches. He didn’t.

Nic Newman, Swans (44) – Who are you and what have you done with the real Nic Newman?

Majak Daw, Roos (43) – Came OH so close to not being bottom of the group. Seems fitting though.

Good luck for Round 12!

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!



  1. Alan J

    June 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Cheers Fry!!
    I had Seedsman out this week to bank some cash for double upgrade next week, but with Laird potentially out, he could get a few extra +6s down back, so he stays for me and should crack 100, should…

    • Billy Hoyle

      June 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      Torrential rain forecasted at Optus Stadium

      • Trevor

        June 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm

        I heard they are moving the game back to Subiaco oval becuase it’s only raining in east Perth not West Perth.

        • Andrew

          June 7, 2018 at 4:31 pm

          you DRUNK ?

        • PowerAde

          June 7, 2018 at 5:01 pm

          hahaha, made me laugh out loud

      • Bomber Thompson

        June 7, 2018 at 7:31 pm

        yeah its farkin comin down

      • Fry

        June 7, 2018 at 7:51 pm


    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      Cheers mate,
      Yeah Seeds needs a big score and this week looms as a big one against Freo!

  2. The Official Oscar McInerney

    June 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Now that dusty is out, I have to trade him instead of tuohy. I got 714k to trade for any position. I’m thinking the likes of Brayshaw, Phillips, beams, Westhoff. Anyone got ideas

    • Kanye

      June 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Westhoff easy

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      I’d have a look at your bye structure but out of that group, Brayshaw is my favourite target

  3. Shags

    June 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Dusty, Fyfe, probably Laird, good chance Conigs.

    Let alone a good chance many rookies wont make the cut.

    And this is SUPPOSED to be the round where my team is over stacked lol.

    Considering a spud trifecta “premium” cull to rookies this week.

    Out: Dusty, Lambert, Billings.
    In: Austin, Ahern, Maybe Giro/Mihocek

    Bye round status = f’ed. The league Im taking serious dont play over byes so likely just concentrating on fixing my structure and cash generation.

    • PowerAde

      June 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      I’m keeping lambert based on dusty being out, figured it may help his numbers

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Just like all our well thought out plans are up in smoke 😒

  4. Belly

    June 7, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Teams…complete and utter carnage…

  5. Ben Cousins is innocent

    June 7, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Literally the worst week to have these injuries and suspensions.
    I had players getting 120s on the bench last week.
    Now I am guaranteed a donut

    • Guy Incognito

      June 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      except for next week? Or any other week? Isn’t this literally the best week of the year to have it?

  6. ass2mouthcabbage

    June 7, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Surely Scharenberg deserves a shout

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      Definitely on the radar, a lot of Pies defenders score well!

  7. M8

    June 7, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    DEF: Laird, Yeo, Lloyd, Whitfield, Ryan, Doedee (Rice, Murphy)
    MID: Macrae, Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Merrett, Taranto, Rockliff, Phillips (Coffield, Banfield)
    RUCK: Martin, Gawn (McInerney, Cameron)
    FWD: McLean, Heeney, Smith, Ronke, Guelfi, Smith (Giles-Langdon, Spargo)

    Cash: $145k

    Currently have gone Ronke (via Rockliff) to Crouch and Murphy to Austin and Coffield to Ahern. What to do now with Laird, Fyfe, Smith and Coniglio out?? Thoughts on trades and other options appreciated

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Tricky one, I’d look at still grabbing Austin (for Murphy) and/or Ahern (for Smith) but the premiums cause some headache. Cogs and Fyfe are going to be out for two of the next three but then they will be playing, Laird’s injury is a bit more serious so I’d prioritise trading him out

      • Belly

        June 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm

        Have they given any furrther info on Laird? I thought he was a test for this week, which would imply he should be right for next week.

        • Grovers Guns

          June 7, 2018 at 8:39 pm

          Wouldn’t surprise to give him an extra week considering the bye the followinqg week to get it right. It is a broken hand

          • Fry

            June 7, 2018 at 8:54 pm

            Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s out for the next three, but might be smart to hold as he will be a top DEF

          • A smart pupper

            June 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm

            Crows assistant coach Ben Hart said that he should hopefully only be out for 1 ( so not sure I’d trade.

      • M8

        June 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm

        Thanks mate did the trades you suggested, and traded Laird (via Coffield) to Treloar, who would you guys suggest?

        • M8

          June 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

          Who to trade if Laird is only a one weeker?

          • Fry

            June 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm

            I know I’m backflipping on what I said before, but on second though I’d be cautious trading Laird as it may be tricky to get him back into your side. If you are moving him though Treloar is definitely one of the best options.

  8. Bomber Thompson

    June 7, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Def: Lloyd, Seedsman, Doedee, Murphy, Rice, Cumming (Laird, Sicily)
    Mid: Sidebottom, Neale, Merrett, Kelly, Phillips, Coniglio, Barry, Mutch (Mitchell, Macrae)
    Ruck: Gawn, Martin (McInerney, Cameron)
    Fwd: Heeney, Smith, Rockliff, Guelfi, T.Smith, Gowers (McClean, Waterman)
    Got about 430k in the bank for a big upgrade. So far thinking

    Mutch/Barry -> Ahern
    Smith -> Apeness
    Cumming -> Brayshaw
    Leaves me with about 140k

    Mutch/Barry -> Ahern
    Smith -> Westhoff
    Cumming -> Austin
    Leaves me with 80k

    Which one?

    • Gregga

      June 7, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      This is a pretty example of a pretty poor team at this stage of the year. It looks like my round 1 Side. Geez you got a lot of ground to cover if you want to mix it with the big boys tiger.

      • Bomber Thompson

        June 7, 2018 at 8:14 pm

        thanks big man, your round one side must have been great! can i have a lift in the car after r23? you are my idol <3

      • Bomber Thompson

        June 7, 2018 at 8:16 pm

        im going to nut in your dads eyes

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      First one

      • Bomber Thompson

        June 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm


    • chief007

      June 7, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      first one need as much as as you can

  9. Andy.J

    June 7, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Trade Dusty?
    He’s cost me a fortune this year waltzing around like the millionaire he is.

    Is Austin the real deal as a back-up defender?
    Ridley was a real disappointment.

    • Grovers Guns

      June 7, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Austin will make nearly $100k in next 2 weeks before his bye in R14
      Jump on

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      There isn’t much you can trade Dusty too, but it seems like a good play if you can turn him into something decent

      I went Ridley over Austin and feel your pain, at nearly $300K we may have missed the boat, but if you want him this is the week

    • Andy.J

      June 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks fella’s.
      I’ll give Austin a try.
      I’ve picked up a few dud rookies this year: Cumming, Ridley, Crowley.

      And I think I’ll just part with Dusty for Ahern and upgrade someone else later.

      • Fry

        June 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

        Serious Warne Chest building!

  10. Grovers Guns

    June 7, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    So much for good planning and the easiest bye week
    May now have only 17players playing

    Cogs injured, Laird injured, Fyfe BS suspension by Mitchell cocksucker, TSmith dropped, Ridley dropped, Mutch out, Billings dropped and Big O probably not playing (only chance of fielding 18)

    Will be right next unless massive carnage worse than this week and enough cash to work my Round 14 overload

    Really been hit hard this year and probably heading for worst result in years

    • Bomber Thompson

      June 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      here 4 u x

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Tough times for the AFL community, hold strong, we’ll make it through

      • Grovers Guns

        June 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm

        Could possibly have Neale added to the out list as well
        Won’t give up and will keep going though will be a terrible end of season result

        • Bomber Thompson

          June 7, 2018 at 8:38 pm

          no what why neale?

  11. The Official Oscar McInerney

    June 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    higgins -> ahern
    murphy -> Austin
    dusty -> crouch


    1st one
    murhy -> mihocek
    dusty -> zorko

    • Bomber Thompson

      June 7, 2018 at 8:49 pm


      • Fry

        June 7, 2018 at 10:56 pm

        No. 2

  12. The Official Oscar McInerney

    June 7, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve read calvin’s captains but im still not sure about who to captain
    – crouch
    – gibbs
    – gawn
    – smith

    • Bomber Thompson

      June 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      im going stef martin if you own him?

    • Grovers Guns

      June 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      I’m going Gawn but I don’t have DSmith or Gibbs out of that list
      Probably Gibbs your best pick

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Not my forte, but I’d be going Gibbs then Gawn

  13. trader1

    June 7, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Callum Moore vs Giro, Who do I bring in?

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      I’d back in Giro based on his potential. Plus, Ross should continue playing the kids

  14. stimpy

    June 7, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    My Trades 1. Mutch to Ahern

    2. Mirra to Austin

    3.Dusty to Brayshaw 81k left

    My problem is getting Austin into my Backline with Laird Simmo Seedsman Doedee Rice Mihocek…..Its very round 14 heavy

    is there someone other than Austin?

    • stimpy

      June 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Plan on Trading Doedee next week

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      I’m in exactly the same boat, no one really appeals so I have my eyes on the likes of Sicily, Simpson and Yeo next week off their bye

  15. Shags

    June 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Mihocek Rice or Giro?

    • Corn Pear

      June 7, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Giro for JS

      • Fry

        June 7, 2018 at 10:59 pm

        +1 then Rice then Miho for mine

  16. stan

    June 7, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    dusty + keefe + mutch to Austin + rice + ahern


    Dusty + Keefe + Mutch to Brayshaw + ahern + austin (leaves only 2k)

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Generate that $$$, option No. 1

  17. Bomber Thompson

    June 7, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Brayshaw and Giro/Apeness +60k


    Austin and Westhoff

    • chief007

      June 7, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      2nd one

    • Fry

      June 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      1st one and Giro

    • Bomber Thompson

      June 7, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      oh hang on i cooked it, first one leaves me with 150k and second one 90k. Does that change y’all decisions?

  18. chief007

    June 7, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    brayshaw or westhoff, not worried about the byes, also what do people think of Tim smith will he get another run or time to move him on, cheers

    • Fry

      June 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

      Brayshaw and maybe, it says he was omitted but apparently he hurt his neck too. I wouldn’t hold out hope but maybe he gets another crack if the Dees injuries keep piling up

  19. Jay

    June 7, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Boys… should laird go and then bring him back after the byes? Cheers

    • chief007

      June 7, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      if u arent too worried about the byes hold him, otherwise its a roll of the dice he could be out for the 3 to get it rite, a crack in the hand isnt something ud wana carry for the rest of the year

    • Fry

      June 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

      Be careful, trading him back in might become complicated. My advice is to hold

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