Flavour Of The Week – Rd2

Written by Chillo on March 28 2017

Well I don’t know about you, but I copped a hiding on the weekend, the likes of which only Supercoach can produce. But I’ve had 24 hours for the headache to go down a bit, and the red mist has dissipated just enough for me to bring you the first official Flavour of the Week for 2017.

One of the major differences between Supercoach and the other varieties of fantasy footy is that trade management is a real and constant consideration. As Father Dougal has already elaboratedย upon, your “trades left” count is the heartbeat of your Supercoach campaign. Get to the back end of the season with a dry well, and not only can you kiss the $50K goodbye, but you probably forfeit any chance at league wins also. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, so here is our usual early-season spiel – do not trade yet unless you have a long-term injury to deal with. The only other possible exception is if you’re unlucky enough to have a whole bunch of players on the same line dropped from their respective sides, and you’re looking at a donut unless you trade. If this happens to you, I recommend staying away from mirrors, cats, ladders and salt shakers.

For those of you in such dire straits, as well as those who just can’t resist a good trade, here are the most popular “INS” as of 7am, Tuesday March 28th:

1 – Mitch Hannan (MELB, $117,300, fwd)

Plus:

+ In the midst of a rookie drought, Hannan was one of the most impressive budget performers in Round 1. 16 touches at 81%, 7 grabs and two goals, adding up to 96 points.

+ Played well in a winning side, so his job security prospects look promising

+ Won selection for round 1 despite playing no part at all in the JLT series, so clearly someone at Deeland rates him highly

Minus:

– Played no part in the JLT series – could lack of conditioning be an issue?

– Always be wary of bringing in a rookie after one great game – Connor Menadue anyone? His price won’t change until he plays two more games, so there’s no harm in having another look at him after this coming weekend

2 – Dan Butler (RIC, $117,300, fwd)

Plus:

+ Rinse and repeat from the Hannan remarks. 19 possessions and two goals for 96 points. Not many reliable rookies around, etc.

Minus:

– Same issues as Hannan – has only played the one game, so could be worth waiting on for one more week

– Does not have an impressive scoring record at lower levels of footy, and won’t have Dusty feeding him uncontested ball in the goal square every week either

3 – Andrew McGrath (ESS, $211,800, def/mid)

Plus:

+ Deserved number 1 draft pick by general consensus, McGrath was particularly noted for his maturity and leadership qualities in junior footy. Should stand up well to the pace of AFL

+ This was well demonstrated in his debut, racking up 22 disposals and 5 tackles in front of a ginormous crowd at the G, giving him 83 points

+ DPP status could be extremely handy further down the track

Minus:

– The most expensive rookie in the game, so his potential for fast price growth is somewhat limited compared to cheaper players

– Has already been indicated by coaching staff that his playing time will be managed this year to prevent burnout

4 – Dustin Martin (RIC, $588,300, mid)

Plus:

+ Dynamic Dusty was at full throttle in Round 1, all over the field and doing what he wanted. 33 touches and 4 goals for a massive score of 159

+ Mainly because he lost his DPP status from last year, Martin is a relative unique at around 11% ownership

+ Third place in the Brownlow indicates he can play a bit (although I think Sellers Maclure is still doubtful about that)

Minus:

– Are you sure you’re not just chasing last weeks points? He won’t get to play against the Blues every week….

5 – Dyson Heppell (ESS, $513,300, mid)

Plus:

+ The Bombers are back! Heppell looked like he’d never been away, guiding his side to a memorable first-up win with 34 possies and 3 goals for 152 points

+ He won’t put up numbers like that every week, but he’s still underpriced compared to previous output, due to suspension

Minus:

– In the same boat as Dusty – you don’t get last week’s points if you trade him in this week.

– The twelve months away from the game may catch up with him at some point, could possibly miss a game or two

#6 – 10: Josh J. Kennedy (WCE), Caleb Marchbank (CAR), Jack Steele (STK), Elliot Yeo (WCE), Sam Powell-Pepperย (PTA)

Most traded OUT players this week: Nick Riewoldt (STK), David Swallow (GCS), Joel Smith (MEL), Jarrod Pickett (CAR), Tim Taranto (GWS), Cameron McCarthy (FRE), Daniel Hannebery (SYD), Tom Boyd (WBD), Nathan Hrovat (NTH), Dane Rampeย (SYD)

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33 thoughts on “Flavour Of The Week – Rd2”

  1. I am one of the 3932 coaches who have currently traded out NRoo. Saddens me, he was looking good but always came with an little voice in the back of the head that whispered “possible knee injury” even if he has only missed 11 games in 6 years, with 5 being in a single year.

    We’re 1 round into the season and he will miss with a knee issue. I rolled the dice and now I must move on. Using this opportunity for a slight team structure reshuffle to sideways to a Defender premium opening up room for 2 forward rookie adjustments next week.

    Now I just need to decide if I think Tuohy can really be a top defender for the year and pocket 100k, or splash 20k and grab Shaw.

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    1. Shaw is top 3 defender, Tuohy possible break out. Top 10 DEF ?

      I found the cash for Tuohy (D3) when Thurlow wasn’t named friday.

      If I had to pick one I would have to say Heater Shaw.

      Splash the cash.

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      1. Had big wraps on Tuohy this pre-season but it’ll be nice to have a defence I can just set/forget until the byes so I will most likely be going with Shaw. It leaves me with little cash but it should be enough for the following weeks rookie adjustments. I just won’t be able to chase WHE.

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    2. Tuhoy will play Boris’ role, just do it! Heater will be one of the top defenders again this year, At some stage you will need both!

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  2. No trades for me this week, Hannan and Marchbank may come in for Tarranto and Smith next week

    Why the hell are people trading Hanners LOL.

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    1. If Martin scored 159 and Hanners 52, you are throwing 107 points a week down the drain, why not bank the cash! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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      1. Im not a fan of either, but Hanners will average more than Dusty come year end, almost a certainty.
        Hanners wont score 50-odd ever again…..

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        1. I dunno, they were making comparisons of the Dusty performance to Danger and Fyfe. Sure he isn’t going to score 150+ each week and I wouldn’t trade Hanners obv, but Dusty finishing top 5 mids end of season is a reasonable possibility on his current form.

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  3. newbie question but I have SuperCoach gold where can I find the stats for Most popular trades this week so far

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  4. As much as I wanted to avoid early trades, I’m looking very seriously at burning a few trades on Operation Fix The Bloody Rookies. Trades may well be akin to oxygen, but having extra trades in the bank is not going to be of any use to me if I have no money with which to make said trades. With some of the rookies I (like most other people) have chosen, this is exactly the situation I am staring down.

    Luckily, I am in good position to do it. I already have over $100K in the bank left over from the pre-season. Trading Riewoldt to WHE, and upgrading Hibberd to McGrath, will leave me with just under $350K in the bank. Next week, if player performances mirror those of round 1, I can swap Taranto out for someone like Steele, and trade the worst remaining rookie (likely either Eddy or Pickett) for someone like Hannan or Butler. After that, I will still have around $200K in the bank.

    Sure, I’ll be down 4 trades, but I will be in a much better position to make the remaining 26.

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    1. 3 out of the 4 players you’ve named are not going to be top in their class and Steele still has a big question mark. 1 game does not a season make. Therefore, you’ll be using another 4 to eventually upgrade.

      If you’re going to downgrade Roo to WHE, then you may as well upgrade Hibberd to a premium!

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      1. Oh, I’m under no illusions about eventually having to trade at least three of those guys out (Steele may or may not end up being a keeper). But at least I will actually be able to generate the cash to make those trades.

        Whilst upgrading Hibberd to a premium is not entirely without merit, it would leave me staring down the same cash generation issues that I am so worried about. Secondly, if I went down this route I could only afford to upgrade Hibberd to a defender up to the value of $561,300. As I already have Laird, the only established premiums in that price bracket are the injured Leigh Montagna, the almost-certain-to-get-injured Taylor Adams, the good-but-somewhat-inconsistent Alex Rance, and maybe James Kelly, who is also not without question marks. The alternative would be to go for a speculative pick like Tuohy, Howe, or Johannisen, which may or may not work out. In any case, I already have three premium defenders, as well as Marchbank, so my backline is not really in any great need of reinforcement. My rookies, on the other hand…

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        1. Fair enough Jack. I just don’t think 3 high-priced rookies is the way to go.

          If you have another mid/back, you could swap hibberd for a mid returning premo…?

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      2. 1 game doesn’t make a season. But 113 after his jlt series tons, and a bit of form watch over the last couple of years suggests steele is a steal.

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  5. Is trading in Jack Steele a good option? I can see myself using another trade mid season to upgrade him or do people really think he will be a top 6 forward?

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  6. Only trade this week if you forsee a need next week to make 3 or 4 changes. Have you mucked up that much with your rookies or mid-pricers that you need a redo.

    For me, JMac and Mills flopped as mid-pricers but I’m prepared to ride it out for a while yet. Got NRoo but I’m happy to hold. Rookies, missed some of the fwd rookies but I’m crossing fingers on my preseason research that they’re fools gold. If needed I’ll swap two rookies next week. Selection may force my hand and injuries could derail things.

    Just think clearly through your plans and for the love of God, don’t trade out Hanners & Cripps ppl.

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  7. I’m looking at two trades,

    One to cut Nroo. Sorry mate, but age suggests your 2-4 weeks will be stretched out to something longer, and you took a fair while to come back to normal after last time even after you were back on the field.

    Nroo will be downgraded to free up some cash for Hibberd (Nth) to Marchbank, who I was keen on last year too. Tuohy moving on and Weitering doing the Fwd/Def thing gives him the opportunity.

    I seriously doubt Hibberd plays next week anyway.

    So the question is
    T/u Marc Murphy
    T/d Elliott Yeo and extra cash for rnd 3 rookie corrections.

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        1. Problem is that leaves me unable to take butler without taking a 102k mid rookie.

          Anyone else under 415k that can deserve a guernsey in fwd or mid.

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  8. No trades this week, but got my scouts looking at Hannan and McGrath (probably for N Roo and Smith)

    Leaves me with a stack of cash, but I’ll use that in a couple of weeks

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  9. I’m not saying it’s not deserved but I’m still at a loss to how Bontempelli scored 120sc round one. I’ve looked through his stats I just can’t see it. Can anyone have it broken down for me? Because if he is getting that from 22 possessions and 2 goals. Then he is a must have cause I thought he was relatively quite watching the game.

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    1. I’d be looking at him. It it wasn’t for Cripps’s poor game on Thursday after the limited pre-season, he was a good chance to start my side. His game reassued why you don’t start premos after limited pre-season and I settled for Titch. NRoo -> Bont if you have the chance has lots of merits.

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