Clear trends have been emerging in this all-important week of trading. There’s a number of sideways-corrections being made. Many Coaches are opting for a larger ‘war chest’ option for the coming weeks. As strongly as I urged everyone to hold off on trades last week, I’m urging you to correct your teams (if need be) this week before the changes in price. I already mentioned in the Trade Talk thread that a double downgrade might not be the worst option this week, with subsequent weeks bringing up to three direct upgrades. If you can afford to hold firm for a week or two, you might just be rewarded with greater cash generation in the long run. But as always, do what you think is best for YOUR team. And now onto the Most Traded IN players of the week (SC Gold, as of 5.4.16 at 7am):
1 – Tom Papley (SYD $109 900, FWD)
+ The #1 from last week, this is basically a lazy cut&paste job 😉
+ Three goals from eleven touches & five tackles for his 104 SC pts against Collingwood on debut. Backed it up on Sunday against Carlton with 17 touches and two goals for another 109 pts.
+ Looks right at home on the big stage.
+ Cheap forward rookie option with Break Even of -149 and projected BEs of -88 & -34. Massive price jump coming up!
– I still don’t trust John Longmire with rookies. It’s the reason why I didn’t start with Papley last week. Remember his treatment of Tom Mitchell over the years?
– McVeigh, Reid, Rohan and McGlynn are still to come back into the side. Papley needs to keep that form up or he could find himself in the NEAFL quickly.
2 – Marcus Adams (WBD $117 300, FWD/DEF)
+ Has quickly entrenched himself in the Bulldogs Back6, job security looks fantastic at this stage.
+ 82 & 135 from his first two games. BE of -149, projected BEs of -111 & -27 show the massive price rise coming up. Get on now!
+ 24 touches (13 contested) & three Free Kicks For helped get him to 135 pts against the Saints. Was on the ground for 96% of the time!
– Form is everything with rookies. Let’s just hope he can keep up the good form for another couple weeks……..I mean, price rises 😉
3 – Jason Johannisen (WBD $418 200, DEF)
+ Has ‘breakout year’ written all over him with his hard-running and ball carry.
+ As ‘Dan’ pointed out in the Game Chat from NAB Challenge between Dogs/Pies, Johannisen loves playing at Etihad – last years average there was 89 from 11 games. ‘Away’ games only managed 61 avg from nine games. Dogs play first seven games at Etihad and 14 overall.
+ Big start to the year against Freo with 35 touches (80%DE) and a goal for his 130 SC pts. Backed it up against the Saints on Saturday with 27 touches (85%DE) and a goal for 123 pts.
+ Fantastic value at $418k. Price will jump considerably with BE of -9 and projected BE of 55.
– Last three years pts average: 77, 64 & 64.
– If he continues to be that damaging with his run&carry, surely he’ll get tagged soon enough?
4 – Aaron Hall (GCS $428 100, FWD/MID)
+ Big finish to last season, great pre-season in NAB Challenge, now carrying that form into the H&A season. Has started the year with 129 & 124. Has Top6 FWD written all over him.
+ 32 touches and 11 marks for his 124 against the Dockers on Saturday.
+ Job security no longer a problem, one would think.
+ Still great value at $428k. BE of -3, projected BEs of 39 & 65. Huge price rise coming up!
– If O’Meara and Swallow ever return, maybe Hall’s role might change. But until then, I’m struggling to find any negatives………..
5 – Ben Kennedy (MELB $187 100, FWD/MID)
+ Big debut for Melbourne – 21 touches, zero clangers and a goal for 115 SC pts against GWS. Was on of Melbourne’s best players against Essendon with 21 touches (11 contested) and three goals for 105 pts.
+ Dual Position Status, always handy.
+ Job security looks solid.
– Trengove, Dunn, Petracca & Dawes still to come back into the Demons line-up. Kennedy wouldn’t want to drop too far in form……….
No. 6-10: Luke Parker (SYD), David Zaharakis (ESS), Tom Liberatore (WBD), Zach Merrett (ESS), Josh Gibson (HAW).
Most Traded OUT Players: Michael Barlow (FRE), Tom Rockliff (BRL), Daniel Rich (BRL), Jordan De Goey (COLL), Jared Polec (PTA), Heath Shaw (GWS), Jade Gresham (STK), Jonathan Simpkin (ESS), Elliot Yeo (WCE), Jack Steele (GWS).
Later today, there’ll be a ‘SCT Leagues Update’ thread going up. But I have to give a big shout out to the SCTalk LoEC1 and THE TEAM@SCT1 Leagues who are sitting at #10 & #12 overall. Great effort to be so close so early, well done to all involved! Be sure to check out the Community TEAM thread on Wednesday, looks like a busy week for suggestions and trades there. Get your votes in!
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