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Fry’s Forgotten Few – Round 13

Loophole choices, the most underrated player in the comp and Dusty’s only worth HOW much?

Turmoil was avoided at the Large Fry’s and Coke last week, but I do feel for all the coaches who were hit by the carnage. With a slew of big names returning this week things are looking a bit brighter. There are plenty of unknown names that offer value as well and there are a few that should be really be looked at.

Fresh Legs

Teams off the bye this week include the Blues, Eagles, Hawks and Bulldogs giving us plenty of trade targets. However a lot of these talents are popular picks, so I’ve dug a bit deeper at the Round 12 bye players available.

Ed Curnow, Blues ($770K, 129 BE, 9.88% ownership)
I was planning on trading Ed Curnow into my side as soon as he came off his bye for ages. The Carlton gun is averaging the 4th most points this year behind Macrae, Mitchell and Grundy. With the Dockers and Pies on the horizon, the time is now.

Shannon Hurn, Eagles ($591K, 95 BE, 6.4% ownership)
It seems like Shannon Hurn’s Fantasy numbers aren’t a fluke. The Eagles veteran has a big enough body of work to suggest his average of 93 is sustainable. A lot of coaches haven’t caught on yet and his low ownership means he could be a good target.

Dale Thomas, Blues ($610K, 122 BE, 6.54% ownership)
Thomas has shown us this season that he has a big ceiling. He isn’t on the radar for a ton of coaches and it could be a bit of a gamble. Still, he has been solid and if he catches fire it could be game-changing.

Marcus Bontempelli, Bulldogs ($643K, 97 BE, 3.65% ownership)
Bont has had a forgetful year so far. That being said, he has had times this season where he has pieced it all together. If he shows that he can be back at his best then he’s worth a look.

Liam Ryan, Eagles ($323K, 2 BE, 6.81% ownership)
This is, of course, assuming Ryan’s ankle is all good and he can play this week. Even if he is named it could be wise to wait a week, but still, he has room to grow. Cash cows become rare in the later rounds of the season, so the high flying Eagle could come at a perfect time.

Andrew Gaff, Eagles ($635K, 127 BE, 1.17% ownership)
Gaff might be the most underrated player in the AFL. The Eagles winger has consistently gone about his business leading the Eagles in Fantasy points. Averaging a career-high 109, there’s no reason to believe he won’t keep up these numbers. All-Australian right now.

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Forward POD’s

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

Mitch Robinson, Lions ($632K, 104 BE, 5.3% ownership)
Tom McDonald, Demons ($648K, 64 BE, 3.65% ownership)
Michael Walters, Freo ($572K, 85 BE, 6.47% ownership)
Jesse Hogan, Demons ($619K, 112 BE, 6.35% ownership)
Dale Thomas, Blues ($610K, 122 BE, 6.54% ownership)
Travis Boak, Power ($586K, 110 BE, 2.46% ownership)

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The Three Big Questions Of Round 13

Should I Put The VC On Macrae Or McLean?
With another Thursday night game comes another loophole opportunity. There are plenty of candidates for the VC in the Dogs and Power match, but McLean and Macrae top the list. It’s possible that both of them will go big and if I was a betting man I’d back in Macrae. If you only have one though, you know what to do.

What Do I Do With Laird And Dusty?
As a Laird owner, I am keeping my fingers crossed this hand fracture isn’t going to be a thing. There aren’t a lot of promising signs and if he misses another week he wouldn’t have contributed anything to your cause over the byes. Someone of his stature probably shouldn’t be traded out in my opinion. Sometimes it can be difficult to grab them again at a later date. In Dusty’s case, his value is so low now that you have to hold. You can’t trade him down to a rookie, besides Bayley Fritsch is worth more than him now. Yikes.

Should We Go Early On Some Cash Cows?
Despite the fact that Matt Guelfi, Charlie Spargo and Oscar McInerney still have room to grow, it might be time to part ways. With the three cash cows on their bye this week, dealing them to maximise players takes priority over other moves. Whether you go up or down, it might be a smart move to cut ties now and set yourself up better in the long run.

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Back From The Dead

Jeremy Howe, Pies (90) – Back to his best.

Joel Smith, Demons (80) – It was a pleasant surprise to see Joel Smith here. Consider.

Jasper Pittard, Power (74) – Pittard doesn’t really seem like an option at the moment.

Nick Coffield, Saints (54) – Delist the cash cow if you can.

Tex Walker, Crows (50) – The skipper will be better this week against the Hawks.

Good luck for Round 13!

Peace ✌

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



  1. Bomber Thompson

    June 14, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    KEEPER: Lloris
    DEF: Kimmich, Meunier, Varane, Godin
    MIDFIELD: Mueller, Isco, Carrasco, Casemiro
    FWD: Neymar (C), Suarez
    Bench: Uzoho, Hegazi, Sanchez, Khalil
    $0 left
    Thoughts? Could swap Suarez for Griezmann to grab Marcelo for Varane, or downgrade Hegazi to a basement price. Any suggestions welcome x

    • AFLFantasy2k18

      June 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Mate we are here for AFL not that other sport called soccer.

      • Bomber Thompson

        June 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

        the real football*

        • Hawk

          June 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm

          What’s a soccer. If bomber likes it it must be gay and soft

          • Bomber Thompson

            June 14, 2018 at 2:56 pm

            too true Hawk, your dads anus was lovely

      • Fry

        June 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm


    • Majak Thor

      June 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Nice team

    • Me Mums Me Dad

      June 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      No J. Rodriguez… pathetic

      • Bomber Thompson

        June 14, 2018 at 5:35 pm

        yeah was liking rodriguez but so far thinking mueller instead

        • Majak Thor

          June 14, 2018 at 5:49 pm

          I have both

          • Bomber Thompson

            June 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm

            Got isco instead, reckon he could player of the tournament. whats your team?

    • The Cricket

      June 14, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Soooo not interested … wtf are you on about?

    • The Cricket

      June 14, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      Hawk, Bomber Thompson, Ned kelly et al – your homophobic, misogynist crap is out of line and not welcome.
      At best it’s boring and dumb.
      At worst it’s vile and ugly.
      It’s never entertaining.
      What century do you boys think you’re living in?
      Do you think you’d get away with that sort of talk out in the real world, face to face with real people?
      Your bad behaviour is tiresome. Perhaps you could just go away.

    • Jimbo

      June 14, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      What are we doing here fellas

  2. Floss

    June 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Ed Langdon? I think he’s a beaut!

    • H1N1

      June 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Absolute jet isnt he, might be Freo’s second best player at the moment!

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      Has been amazing this year so far. Bit stiff to not crack the top-6

  3. Alan J

    June 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    No love for Shiels?

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Looked at Round 12 bye guys and forwards this week. Might get a berth next week

  4. Bomber Thompson

    June 14, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    World Cup Final > AFL Grand Final

    • Bort

      June 14, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Cup AFL World > Final Final Grand

      • Bomber Thompson

        June 14, 2018 at 5:33 pm


  5. Kanye

    June 14, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Top article as always Fry!
    What are your thoughts on Wingard?

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks champ!
      He’s a great option, I’m going to wait a week or two because he is sooooo cheap at the moment, but god he looked good last week

      • Simon

        June 15, 2018 at 10:13 am

        He looked good last night too. I was so fkn wrong with him… he comes in for Ronke next week.

  6. Roger

    June 14, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    K.Simpson or S.Hurn. I do like a good pod though…

    • James

      June 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Hurn for the price

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Jeez tough one, I’d back Simmo in for ceiling, but going Hurn as a POD could be an awesome move. It’s tight but I back in Simpson

  7. H1N1

    June 14, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Well written Fry!

    Looking at taking a rookie donut this week so that I can get Mclean, looks like it’ll be my only opportunity to do so in the next few weeks so probably a sacrifice worth making

    • Sam langers

      June 14, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks for that I going for McLean

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Worth it to make your team better over the byes I think. Well done

    • Devil Fruits

      June 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      ouch, a donut and only49 from mvclean.

      dw i have mcdirty too

  8. The Mighty Noosh

    June 14, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    I’d be all over Gaff at that price…

  9. The Official Oscar McInerney

    June 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    what do we all think about the 2 week plan?

    rnd 13:
    mutch > J.smith
    McInerney (i know im trading myself out) > abbot/jones
    guelfi > wingard
    save 243k

    rnd 14:
    duman > 170k
    austin > kelly
    ridley > 170k
    save 100k

    • The Mighty Noosh

      June 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      I’d be concerned…. 6 trades to get to one real premo….

    • James

      June 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Anyone else you could trade instead of Austin?? He’ll rise to at least 490k, probably more

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Sometimes two week plans never come to fruition. Besides I don’t like our chances of getting two 170kers in Round 14

  10. Jessica

    June 14, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Would you trade Gray to Westhoff this week?

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm


    • Simon

      June 15, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Both got 105… definition of sideways!

  11. Bomber Thompson

    June 14, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    ed phillips out, pat wilson in

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Popular move this week

    • Alan J

      June 14, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Phillips out meant I couldn’t get McLean, so had to JP on Wilson instead.. Looking like the could score the same

  12. Jason

    June 14, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    who would you rather simmo or Whitfield for rest of year

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Great question to be honest I’d be leaning towards Whitfield, Simpson has looked old this season

  13. Sunnyjim

    June 14, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Had 19 potentially 21 if laird and Abbott played. But now after hutchings, o shea and coff got dropped I’m fielding 16. Anyone else get bent over?

  14. Mad Fish

    June 14, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    So looking at a few options:

    Laird –> Yeo
    Phillips –> Gaff
    Ah Chee –> Wingard
    (Leaving me with $8k)


    Laird –> DBJ
    Phillips –> Curnow
    Ah Chee –> Wingard
    (Leaving me with $62k)


    Laird –> Yeo
    Phillips –> Curnow
    Ah Chee –> Kerr (from Carlton)
    (Leaving me with $242k for next week)

    Thoughts would be great please?

    • Fry

      June 14, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      2nd on

  15. Peter Jackson

    June 14, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Is McLean injured or getting tagged

    • Belly

      June 14, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      In the rooms, shoulder, not sure if done for the night.
      Glad I put the V on hm…

      • Belly

        June 14, 2018 at 8:11 pm

        Back on with shoulder strapped and playing in the middle, fingers crossed…
        Not sure he’ll be doing much tackling though

  16. F**k

    June 14, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Next week I’m trading McRae out. He’s out of form and needs a rest in the 2’s.

    • clown4

      June 15, 2018 at 2:59 am


  17. Daniel Kotronis

    June 14, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Great Read Fry. Already sick of football for this week with both Macrae and McLean facing injuries in my team.

    • Fry

      June 15, 2018 at 2:39 am

      I’m in the same boat. The byes can get #@(QWE#*!W*$d

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