Flavour Of The Week – Rd 5

Written by Chillo on April 19 2017

Of the past five Grand Finals, Hawthorn has played in four; Sydney has played in 3. Collectively, those teams are 0-8 thus far in 2017. The highest scoring forward in Supercoach this year is Elliot Yeo, who has kicked a total of 2 goals in four games. The top 3 rucks includes someone called Toby Nankervis, and the overall leader in the points race is a midfielder from Carlton – and it’s NOT Patrick Cripps.

Just what in the blue hell is going on here?

Here are the most popular trade ins, as of 9am, Wednesday April 19:

1. Harley Balic (FRE, fwd/mid, $123 900)

Plus:

+ It’s a shallow pool of bubble boys in Round 5. Balic is the standout choice for those looking for a downgrade or correction, with a low price tag and an even lower BE (-38).

+ Looked a little lost on debut (38 pts), but showed some good signs in his second game, with 15 touches, five tackles and a goal adding up to 73 points.

+ DPP status is always a huge bonus, especially when it comes to covering injuries and making trades

Minus:

– FURL. Need I say more?

– A few onlookers have suggested Harley looked a bit gassed by the fourth quarter on Saturday – might still be developing an AFL-size tank

2. Elliot Yeo (WCE, def/fwd, $476 000)

Plus:

+ Rediscovered the ‘+1’ textbook in the offseason, and he’s playing it to perfection so far. Racked up an infuriating 17 intercepts against the Swans last week.

+ As above: the highest scoring forward in the game right now at 116 ppg, and at a relatively friendly price point.

+ It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that DPP swing.

Minus:

– He’s a must-have while playing loose in the backline, but whether by error or design, surely that’s not going to last. He’s not called Yeo-Yeo because he stutters….

– Can you really pick someone who once had 5 touches in a grand final?

3. Brandon Matera (GCS, fwd, $331 900)

Plus:

+ Has come from the clouds with scores of 98 and a whopping 159 in the past fortnight, putting him on the bubble with a BE of -63

+ Supremely gifted player with arguably the second-best footy genes in the game. Could be primed for a breakout in his seventh season.

+ Has already kicked nine goals, off the charts for a half-forward flanker!

Minus:

– His first two games have been against Carlton and Hawthorn. A quick check of the ladder should tell you everything you need to know there.

– Shockingly priced. If he reverts to his previous form, you’ll have burnt two trades on him and probably not gained much for it.

4. Marc Murphy (CAR, mid, $560 300)

Plus:

+ Murphy makes it a hat-trick of appearances on the Flavour. After starting as a speculative mid-pricer, the Carlton skipper has leapt to the top of the Premium tree with an Ablettesque average of 137 ppg.

+ Past injury niggles seem to be a distant memory. Murph is running through the midfield like it’s 2009.

+ Has already added $130K to his value, but still has a tasty BE of 47. If you want him in your midfield for less than 600 large, this might be your last chance.

Minus:

– After three weeks of trying to punch holes in this wall, I give up. I’m furiously scrambling for the cash to get him into my team!

– Actually, there is one downside – he’s not a POD anymore. If you’re trying to make up lost ground, this is not necessarily the best way to do it.

 5. Nic Newman (SYD, def, $206 700)

Plus:

+ Along with Andy Otten, Nic has been the standout rookie defender in 2017, boasting an average of 86 ppg.

+ Sydney first choice left-footed halfback is still dealing with that chain-induced broken wing, and won’t be seen again until the end of next month. That’s good for Newman’s job prospects.

+ Most good judges seem to agree that the Swans won’t stay down all season long. Playing in a winning team should help Newman’s scoring potential.

Minus:

– Lots and lots of big ‘ins’ for the Swans in the next couple of weeks. As good as his form is, there’s no guarantee Newman will keep his spot.

– Has already played three games, so you’ll be missing his biggest price rise if you bring him in now.

#6 – 10: Tom Williamson (CAR), Tom Rockliff (BRL), Zac Fisher (CAR), Taylor Adams (COL), Rory Sloane (ADE)

Most traded OUT players this week: Jarryd Roughead (HAW), Jaeger O’Meara (HAW), Tim Taranto (GWS), Jobe Watson (ESS), Sam Powell-Pepper (PTA), Heath Shaw (GWS), Max Gawn (MEL), Brett Eddy (PTA), Curtly Hampton (ADE), Tom Boyd (WBD)

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33 thoughts on “Flavour Of The Week – Rd 5”

  1. Any chance of a Poll to see how many trades people have left before the beginning of Round 5 – I always like to see whether I should be taking my finger off the trade button?

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  2. I went against the rules and traded Treloar to Murphy round 3. Needless to say I’m stoked after the last two weeks. Plus my full wallet

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    1. Treloar doesn’t look remotely like scoring anything like his stats suggest.

      Pendles, Adams, Sidebottom, Howe (and others like Fasolo and WHE) seem likely to keep Treloar off the boil SC points wise.

      It’s not a bad thing to hold him, but the case to trade him out is just as good.

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    1. Agreed! Our new writers Huttabito & Chillo have been great additions to the SCT team! Loving your work, fellas…….

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  3. I know it’s hard to choose a downgrade target for Balic, but SPP shouldn’t be it. We’ve seen a drop in form as the Power have played two of the top teams in the league. After scoring respectable 78 & 90 against the likes of Sydney and Freo respectively, I can’t merit trading him out when the Power face Carlton and the Lions in the next two weeks. So I’ll give it until then to see if he’s worth shipping off, even with a BE of 41, I think he still has some value and points to come

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    1. I think it depends on who else is in your team, but I do agree. SPP’s price growth is going to be somewhat stunted (unless he posts a big number in the next two games), but I plan on holding him until his Rd 9 bye, and then reassessing.

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    2. If they are going to regularly use SPP as a tagger it does make sense.

      Not a high scoring role for most players.

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  4. I’ve somehow managed to put together a ruck division of Sandilands, Witts and Ryder – with Nankervis a swingman up FWD.

    Ryder will probably hover at the price he is now (doesn’t seem capable of anything over 80-odd) so am looking to downgrade to Spencer and pocket a lazy 190 quid.

    Could do this next week though as he bubbles next week.

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    1. Why bother bringing in yet another mid-pricer? You might as well just trade him to Strndica or something, and play Sandi and Witts at R1 & R2.

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      1. Because Spencer is likely to score more points and earn more cash than any rookie, and Ryder is currently a dead weight going nowhere?

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    2. Might be worthwhile. Watch him this week. Being sole ruck and with the new ruck rules he should be a solid scorer. Then trade him out later once he’s made 200k

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  5. When you say that Matera has the second-best football genes in the competition, I assume that means Jack Silvagni has the best ones?

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            1. One game? By one player? That’s what you’re basing your assessment on?

              This is why nobody likes Carlton fans.

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              1. Did he turn 36 that day? GAS has a Birthday on 1st October and I remember one of those gf on that day.

                My family always give presents then 😀

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              2. Well surely that’s better than basing your assessment on a nickname? In all seriousness though, SOS was a better player than GAS.

                And we all know that the real reason why nobody likes Carlton fans is that we’ve won more premierships than them.

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                1. You obviously watched GAS in a different universe to the rest of us.

                  A freakish talent.

                  There’s been a few pretty good defenders who can be thrown in instead of SOS. David Dench comes quickly to mind, as does Fred Goldsmith who is the only fullback ever to win a Brownlow.

                  Dustin Fletcher? Kelvin Moore? Rod “Tilt” Carter? Matthew Scarlett?

                  But I cannot think of too many people who had the impact Ablett Snr did. Especially not in 1989 finals, including kicking 9 in a losing grand final.

                  Running at near 5 goals a game over his career, much of it played on the wing or half forward?

                  He only really played three seasons as a full forward at the END of his career- kicking over 100 goals each year.

                  How many have done that in the twilight of their careers?

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  6. Looking at Yeo and Murphy, I ask myself, can they score at an average of 15 less than they are now? Because for Yeo, 116.25-15 = Macrae’s 101.25. Costing less. If Yeo averages 20 off his current pace he is still in the top forwards. I did own him the last two seasons, I know the history, I swore mighty oaths at his manager, but I can’t shake the feeling that we’re looking too much at his past when his past is all before he turned 23. Might be this season’s Zach Merritt. Murphy also could be this season’s Merritt. Or one of two Merritts. He only needs to average 15 less than his is now to be a top mid. And while I have not had close to time to research, a player having 4 matches to open the season averaging 137.2 with a low of 123, and we worry he might not be in the top 10? What more does he have to do, shoot fireworks out his butt? Does Yeo need to start pissing beer? Ok, he only tonned up 3 of the first 4 matches, but as a Treloar owner I can handle that. If I had the cash I’d bring in both. Going to get one, still trying to decide which.

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