Flavour Of The Week – Rd5

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 19 2016

G’day Supercoaches!

Well, we had a decent run in the first three Rounds but the Supercoach Gods are a fickle bunch.  Rd4 started badly for many with Priddis being a late withdrawal and continued with a spate of injuries and under-performing premos & rookies.  Not the last time the word ‘carnage’ passes the lips of Supercoaches this year.  Coaches are now scrambling to plug holes (mainly in defence) in their teams.  A handful of promising downgrade options have presented themselves.  One in particular is a long way in front on the Most Traded IN list at this early stage (SC Gold, as of 8am on 19.4.16):

 

1 – Darcy Byrne-Jones (PTA, $123 900, DEF)

Plus:

+ No.1 Traded IN player by an absolute mile!  In an under-achieving Power team, his job security looks to be steady.

+ 61 & 97 SC pts from his first two games.  21 touches and a goal against the Giants last Sunday.

+ Break Even of -85, projected BEs of -60 & -6.  Last chance to get him at this price!

+ Looks to be the safest downgrade option at this stage of the week.  Next five opponents: GEE, RICH, BRL, CARL, WCE.

Minus:

– The selection table……..Maybe just wait till teams are announced on Thursday night, stranger things have happened.

 

 

2 – Tom Ruggles (GEE, $102 400, DEF)

Plus:

+ Has spent 87% & 85% Time On Ground in his first two games.

+ 17 touches in both appearances till now.  Seems to be finding enough of the ball.

+ Bargain basement price will allow you to free up that extra bit of cash elsewhere.

+ BE of -57, projected BEs of -9 & -10.

Minus:

– After watching much of his first two games, I believe Ruggles is not in the Cats best 22 (just my personal opinion).

– Enright to come back in along with a host of fringe players (McCarthy, Bews, Kersten, etc) knocking on the door.  Big query on job security for mine.

– Five clangers against Essendon on Saturday brought his score down to just 40 pts (from 85% TOG).

 

3 – Shane Biggs (WBD, $425 300, DEF)

Plus:

+ Injuries happen in football.  While we don’t wish them upon anyone, Biggs seems to be the main beneficiary of long-term injuries to Murphy and Johannisen (and indifferent form of Matthew Boyd).

+ 32 touches with 75% Disposal Efficiency against Carlton for his 120 SC pts.

+ Averaging 98 over the first four games.  Looks to have grown into that sweeper role across half-back.

+ BE of 53, projected BE of 51.  This is the cheapest you’ll see him for a few weeks at least.

Minus:

– Wasn’t able to cement a spot in Sydney over three years (and even last year at the Kennel).

– Previous three years SC average: 72, 49 & 62.  Is this just a peak in form?  Is he a keeper for the remainder of the season or are we chasing points?

 

4 – Alex Rance (RICH, $531 300 DEF)

Plus:

+ Richmond’s highest SC-scorer after four games with an average of 109.

+ BE of 51, projected BE of 74.  Won’t get him cheaper for a few weeks at least.

+ Hit the ton on ten occasions in 2015 where he averaged 97 for the year.

+ Looks entrenched as a Top 10 DEF for the season.

Minus:

– Is a key position player so his scores can be erratic at times.  Went under 70 in four games last year.  Might be priced at his peak now and the coming 2-3 weeks.

 

5 –Zach Merrett (ESS, $530 000 FWD/MID)

Plus:

+ Looks to have taken the next step in the absence of his 12 mates.

+ Averaging 116 pts over the first four Rounds.  Getting harder to ignore his form/numbers.

+ 29 touches, eight tackles and a goal for his 123 SC pts against Geelong.

+ BE of 90 this week against the Pies on Anzac Day.  You’d think he’s a Monty to get that & more.

Minus:

– Will he get tagged at some stage?  Are coaches even bothering with a tag these days?  Otherwise there’s not much to see here 😉

 

Nos. 6-10: David Zaharakis (ESS), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (ESS), Aaron Hall (GCS), Josh Wagner (MELB), Todd Goldstein (NTH).

 

Most Traded OUT players: Jason Johannisen (WBD), Tom Papley (SYD), Sam Gray (PTA), Mitch Brown (ESS), Wayne Milera (ADE), Tommy Sheridan (FRE), Zac Smith (GEE), Paul Seedsman (ADE), Stefan Martin (BRL), Matthew Lobbe (PTA).

Be sure to check out the SCT Leagues Update later today to see which leagues are up there in the overall competition.  We also have an updated version of Breakevens from Chillo! MJ’s Fallen Premiums will be up in the morning and Father Dougal will advise us on the fattening cows in the afternoon.  Plus Movers & Shakers, The Captains Table and various polls across the course of the week.  New SC-material every day here at SCT……..get around us!

One notable omission from the list is Carlton youngster, Ciaran Byrne.  That may still change when teams are announced on Thursday night.  We always enjoy hearing from all of you.  Let us know of any trade plans in the poll and comments below………..

 

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31 thoughts on “Flavour Of The Week – Rd5”

  1. Cheers Schwarz, helpful as always.

    Double downgrade for me definitely this week. DBJ is a certain but who shall accompany him?

    If all named for Round 5:

    T/u C Byrne

    T/d Ruggles

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  2. Why is Martin (S) in the top 10 traded out? Surly people aren’t trading him because of a bad score. I thought he was laying this week.

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    1. I think people are trying to get Goldstein, and assuming that Stef will miss at least this week with concussion. Understandable although it’s a bad trade IMO

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      1. It’s pretty tough staring at a donut though Chillo (at least one that you can’t eat). I don’t think many coaches would have ruck cover.

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  3. I’m reading that Andrejs Everitt is a chance to return this week; is there a chance he could take Byrne’s spot? Same for Enright and Ruggles.
    Rocky likely to return this week, BCrouch an outside chance, Dave Mundy virtually no chance.

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  4. Bringing in byrne-jones so Back to the same question asked so many times pre season. But who to trade out this time.

    Tu – sherridan
    Td – lonergan

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    1. I just traded out Lonergan…hes been just ok, i dont see him going crazy the rest of the year tbh. Pocket the cash, bring in someone that will make you some good money then upgrade to a premium at a later date, dont think you will mis Lonergans output

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    1. If he’s your only problem right now and your rookies are in order then yes, I can understand that. Unfortunately I gotta hold onto him because I’m still putting out spot fires elsewhere 😉

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    2. Well, he does not need to be traded, so I would not make it a goal. But if you have someone you need to bring in and have the trades then not so bad.

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  5. Current Team:

    DEF: Laird, Adams, Weitering, Dea, JJ, Kolodj, AMT, M.Brown
    MID: Ablett, RGray, Danger, Libba, MCrouch, BCrouch, Parish, Parker, Mills, Davis, Gresham
    RUC: Gawn, Goldy, Grimley
    FWD: Hall, BKennedy, Wells, Franklin, Waite, Kerridge, Papley, McCarthy
    $151,500 cash at bank

    Looking for some thoughts on what to do:

    TU: JJ/Paley Out – both Byrnes IN using DPP takes me to $590,900 cash at bank and upgrade 2 rooks next week to premo’s. Would have 22 trades left after all of that and then stick to no trades for a few weeks.
    TD: Just straight trade JJ and leave it at that

    Comment with other suggestions.

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      1. Was it 2009 that he kicked the winning goal with about 5 seconds to go? That would have been scaled through the roof, he must have done virtually nothing for the rest of the game.

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  6. Thinking of trading Lonergan to Byrne Jones.. What is everyone thought too risky or good idea?

    THUMBS UP – good idea
    THUMBS DOWN – too risky

    Fire away

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    1. Not sure on the thinking for all with trades of Lonergan? He’s averaging slightly above his price is he not? If he was only there as a cash cow at this stage of the year, then trade away, but if holding as a D7/8 for later in year, he won’t hurt you and his JS should be good yes?

      DT – To some degree do you have ability to trade out someone like papley? If so, potentially he is a better trade out I think … as there has to be some doubt over his JS and his BE is getting right up there near his average, which means he may lose $ as a cow … something you don’t want.

      Also, check the upcoming draws of those players …

      Just my opinion mate …

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      1. Thanks for the feedback, will hold for now as I do have Papley in my side.. Will have to find a way to bring in someone useful for him I guess!

        Thanks very much Macca

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      2. I was hoping for Lonergan to continue his promising NAB Challenge (and Rd1) form and jump over $400k in a hurry. The Suns are 3-1 with a tougher draw to follow and he hasn’t gone over 75 in the last three. DBJ can do that for a 3rd of the price…….

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          1. If you have Brown, Adams and AMT in both Fwd and Def, then you can rotate one of them to your forwards for papley and bank the $100K towards upgrades later. – that’s one option.

            Lonergan for me is worth a hold consideration for bye structure and a handy 70-75 scorer most weeks and maybe more (depends how it goes with the Suns) … if he ends up on bench at D7/8 then that’s not bad … he also offers DPP swap to mids if / when needed.

            Different opinions DT … and you have to go with your own gut!! Both Schwarzy and I have hopefully given you a couple of valid options!!

            Cheers

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              1. just got lucky Schwarzy!! Awesome work you are doing on the site mate … you must live and breathe this every day??!! SCT Hall of Fame for you mate!!

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  7. I gave you a thumbs up just above. Lonergan is too costly to the side when he’s only producing 65-70. Downgrade to DBJ and hopefully you can directly upgrade Papley to a keeper (if you have enough in the bank). But still waiting for teams to be announced before locking anything in……

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