Ok Coaches, one of the most important weeks of the season is already upon us…….corective trading week. For the Coaches out there that have followed the site for a while, you’ll know that we like to get as much information out there as possible, but ultimately you make the final decision on your team.
Since there have been a number of requests about corrective trading threads/posts, I’ve taken it upon myself to walk our Coaches through the procedures in this hastily-prepared, poorly-written, shockingly-researched shambles of an article 😉
First off the bat…………get your rookies in order! If there are any rookies that you missed/overlooked (for whatever reason) before Rd1 that are about to appreciate sharply in value, they are your #1 priority. It’s a long season and the best way to upgrade quickly to your ‘ideal team’ is to have the right rookies in place early.
Secondly………as always, trades are gold! Injuries occur, suspensions creep in……and you’ll need every trade up your sleeve later in the year. If you have already been forced to make a corrective trade or two after Rd1, then I would advise against making too many moves this week. Ideally you still want a minimum of 28 trades in hand after this weekend.
Thirdly………if you are trading out a player that you saw as a ‘keeper’ for the season, then please trade in kind and replace them with another ‘keeper’. Try to avoid a ‘stepping stone’ option if you can. That will burn trades now and burn more down the track.
Fourthly………Tom Rockliff (PTA)……if you started with him then I congratulate you. I’ve been let down by the man far too often that I just can’t bring myself to trade him in. That’s just my opinion. If you think he’ll keep up this form for another 21 weeks without injury problems then that’s your decision.
I’ll put my neck on the line a bit here and provide my own opinion on some players to trade IN/OUT……………
PLAYERS TO TRADE OUT
DISCLAIMER – If you still have 30 trades in hand and your rookies are looking fine then I can fully justify making corrective trades on the following ‘premos’……..
DEF – Callum Mills (SYD), Andrew McGrath (ESS), Heath Shaw (GWS). If you have any of these three guys, get rid of them, they’re not Top10 DEFs, deal with it and move on.
BIG QUESTION MARK on Kade Simpson (CAR). About to drop a lot of value but you should never write the guy off. Has been a Top10 DEF as long as I can remember. Go with your gut feeling on this one………
MID – I’m gonna say it’s safe to trade out Steele Sidebottom (COL) if you have him (and over 6% of Coaches do). He’ll have his big days but overall Treloar, Beams and Pendles are ahead of him in that midfield.
BIG QUESTION MARK on Dustin Martin (RIC), Zach Merrett (ESS) & Elliot Yeo (WCE). Of the trio, I’d probably hold Merrett if I had him in my team. As badly as the Bombers are doing, he’s still scoring at 1.2 points per minute which is quite impressive considering their form. Go with your gut on Dusty and Yeo. As a rabid Tigers supporter, I know he was tagged on the weekend but he just doesn’t seem to have the fire in his belly. Not sure he or Yeo can turn it around and be Top10 MIDs?
FWD – Safe to get rid of David Mundy (FWD), can’t see him turning it around sufficiently to be a Top10 FWD. Replace him with a keeper while he still has value. I’m also adding Christian Petracca (MEL) to that list as well as Jordan De Goey (COL). Petracca is not quite there yet and De Goey is being played as a pure forward. Despite having a blinder against Richmond, only came away with 80 pts. I love watching the guy play footy but it won’t translate into big SuperCoach scores.
BIG QUESTION MARK on Isaac Heeney (SYD), Josh Dunkley (WBD) & Devon Smith (ESS). Personally I’d hold on these guys for now. But if you feel the urge to trade one/two of them then do it now or forever hold your peace 😉
PLAYERS TO TRADE IN
DEF – Lachie Whitfield (GWS), Jake Lloyd (SYD)
MID – Nat Fyfe (FRE), Lachie Neale (FRE), Jack Macrae (WBD), Patrick Cripps (CAR)
FWD– Tim Kelly (GEE), Robbie Gray (PTA), Jack Gunston (HAW)
Historically, Fyfe doesn’t play a full season so it’s probably last chance to bring him in. These guys have started well and look to be in it for the long haul this year. They look like safe picks for their respective lines……..
Happy to answer any questions you may have. Hopefully this ‘guide’ was helpful for your team……..
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