Flavour Of The Week – Rd 14

Written by Chillo on June 20 2017

Ryan and Jake – or is it Luke and Lloyd? – headline the Post-Bye Celebration edition of the Flavour Of The Week. These two value picks account for roughly one quarter of all trades made so far this week.

With trades running low and time running out, this is a gentle reminder to choose your downgrades (and upgrades for that matter) carefully. The players you bring in from now on may be with you for the duration!

Here are the most popular trade ins, as of 11am AEST, Tuesday June 20:

1. Luke Ryan (FRE, def, $117 300)

Plus:

+ Ryan had a great game second-up in Round 12. His 12 possessions and 5 tackles, combined with a strong contested game and high efficiency, gave him 87 points.

+ Comes off the bye and onto the bubble, with a fantastic BE of -55. Very cheap, but with the potential of providing solid bench cover also.

+ His domination of the WAFL shows he’s much too good for that level of footy. Held his spot in the team despite a nervy debut.

Minus:

– Should keep his place in the 22, but you never can be sure with purple rooks.

– Not much else. If he’s named, you get him.

2. Jake Lloyd (SYD, mid/def, $411 800)

Plus:

+ The uber-consistent Lloyd has only had one score below 84 this year. That concussion-induced 4 vs Hawthorn drops out of his price cycle this week, so this is as cheap as he’ll get. The classic definition of a fallen premium!

+ Take out that 4 point game and Lloyd would be averaging a smidgen under the magical 100ppg, which would be good enough to make him a top 6 defender this year.

+ DPP status is handy as always, and he’s playing in a team whose form is trending up nicely.

Minus:

– Concussion can be a persistent beast – just ask Brodie Smith. No apparent after-effects for Lloyd so far though.

– Very consistent, but the trade-off is a low ceiling. He won’t let you down, but he probably won’t turn in the blinder that could win you that league final either.

3. Declan Mountford (NTH, mid, $123 900)

Plus:

+ Mountford made a solid return to top flight footy in Round 13, after being dropped following his debut way back in Round 1. Fifteen touches and 5 tackles netted him 59 points.

+ Now on the bubble with his BE set at -29. Hopefully Mountford’s impressive second game allows him to hold his spot.

+ His role in quelling Jack Steven allowed regular stopper Sam Gibson to roam across halfback. Both Mountford and Gibson were named among North’s best on the day.

Minus:

– Job security is sketchy at best. Bradley Scott hasn’t shown much patience with his rookies so far this year.

– Mountford’s role as a professional tagger generally translates to poor scoring.

4. Callum Brown (COL, mid/fwd, $117 300)

Plus:

+ Sprightly on his much-hyped debut, Brown registered 52 points from his 16 touches two weeks ago. The Pies had their mid-year hiatus last week.

+ Highly regarded within the club, and has great VFL form.

+ Viable downgrades are few and far between. If Brown can stay on the field, he sets up the M/F swing and can provide handy cover on both lines.

Minus:

– Has still only played one game, and is no certainty to even be selected this week.

– Played mostly as a small forward on debut, a role that does not generally lend itself to high scoring.

5. Elliot Yeo (WCE, mid/fwd, $524 800)

Plus:

+ The standout forward of 2017, Yeo just kept on trucking against the Cats last week. 117 points from 22 disposals and 7 tackles.

+ Played a run-with role for periods during the game, going head to head with the mighty Danger, but it didn’t seem to affect his output much.

+ Lots of home games to come, DPP status and a very manageable BE (88). What you waiting for?

Minus:

– Has gone from a potential breakout to a probable must-have, and 37% have jumped aboard already. No PODs here!

– Still has the ability to throw in a stinker, especially away from home. Yeo has a couple of sub-80 games in Melbourne tarnishing his record this year.

#6 – 10: Lachie Neale (FRE), Rory Laird (ADE), Zach Merrett (ESS), Sam Docherty (CAR), Isaac Heeney (SYD)

Most traded OUT players this week: Jake Barrett (BRL), Scott Selwood (GEE), Tom Stewart (GEE), Sam Powell-Pepper (PTA), Caleb Marchbank (CAR), Jack Steele (STK), Andy Otten (ADE), Ed Vickers-Willis (NTH), Jarrod Berry (BRL), David Myers (ESS)

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15 thoughts on “Flavour Of The Week – Rd 14”

  1. Great write up Chillo!

    I must say i am baffled how 761 coaches have traded Fyfe to Scooter Selwood not only after his price rises , but the fact he will miss 2 to 3 weeks with a Hammy.

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    1. Turns out I’ve somehow put the wrong image in there, I think that’s from last week *embarrassing*. Post amended!

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  2. with the (c) on danger sunday & may score 200 V freo , what would be an acceptable VC score to take via the loophole

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    1. Would typically say 115-125ish however w/ the form of Danger and a few others players atm probably 130-135ish

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  3. 4 of the 10 most popular trades include Fyfe being shipped out. Come on Fyfe, make them regret it…

    Fyfe to Dusty I can MAAAYBE understand if you have a heap of trades left but Fyfe to Ablett??? Talk about risky business. The Suns are one of the worst teams in the comp for running hot and cold, with their cold patches being unbelievably bad. On top of that Ablett’s shoulder injury is a constant risk and on the weekend Carlton showed how effective ganging up on the little master as a team (basically the only way to really tag him) can be.

    – apparently the top 10 trades have now changed?

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    1. Yeah my mistake, sorry HPlate. I think you’ll find the top 10 trades make a lot more sense now that I’m using this week’s data in the article…

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  4. Mountford only tagged till time on in the second half. When Steven kicked his back-to-back goals the tag had been dropped by then. Scott mentioned in the press that he knew he needed to attack more to try and get back into the game. Don’t have the stats on me but it was his 2nd game and he attended a whole bunch of centre bounces. Seemed to be preferred over Clarke and Dumont in the centre already. Really stood out as a strong performer on a terrible night for the club.

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  5. Seriously stuck on who to bring in for my final midfielder with Merret and Neale both looking attractive at their prices, I like Essendon’s remaining games better but Neale has pumped out more 120+’s. Even which rookie that will get the chop to make way is tough with scooter and barret putting their hands up to be culled.

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    1. Scooter before Barrett IMO.

      Neale and Z.Merrett are equally as nice. I would lean towards Merrett if I had to pick, the higher floor and consistency has more appeal, especially with the run home as you mentioned.

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  6. I think you commented in another post Thommo about Mcveigh coming back into the team soon, plays similar to Lloyd and Newman.
    Could affect each others scores.

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    1. Mcveigh is cooked. Can’t stay healthy and has looked super slow. His experience is great and his footy smarts are top notch but the body is going aka the mind is willing but the flesh is weak.

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