I’ve been running the glasses over who’s moving and shaking in the country’s best fantasy football league this week and a couple of fellas that may come into trade consideration for you this week if you’re looking to trade young Gary out of your midfield are Farren Ray and Mark Coughlan. Both will free up a ton of coin for you and both are travelling pretty well at the minute.
Ray has been playing like a man possessed – which isn’t unusual for blokes playing in new colours (unless your name is Jordan McMahon). He’s great overhead and he’s got a huge motor on him. In his last 3 rounds he’s averaged 110 and he’s only valued at $447,400. Get him while he’s still cheap! Coughlan, who sings the club song better than most, has only played a couple of rounds meaning that to pick him up this week will net immediate dollars. He warmed up in Round 5 with a 61 and smashed a 107 in Sydney last week. Valued at 246,600 that would mean you’d bank about $500k from a Gazza trade. Hello forward line upgrade!
In your forward line, if you haven’t got him already, there’s still time to grab Nathan Krakouer before he tops out I reckon. The kid is getting a ton of the footy and is averaging 98.50 a week. He’s valued at $439k which for a near 100 average is a steal. Port has North this week in the safe confines of the Docklands (I refuse to use the stupid new corporate name of that stadium) so clock up another ton for him now. If you’ve got the dollars and are looking for a Rich-o-no-not-again trade the blokes I’d stay away from are Paul Chapman and Aaron Davey.
Chappie’s a gun no two ways about it. But has a history of hamstring problems. The last thing you’d want is trade out one hammy-prone bloke for another. A better option from the Cats is Stevie J. He’s averaging over 100, is Stewie Dew for another big one and with Geelong playing the Swans at the Cattery this week is odds-on to bag a ton. Davey’s getting a ton of it this year. For some reason every time he runs past a bloke who’s just marked it they handball it to him. But how long can he continue averaging close to 120 for? He plays for Melbourne for God’s sake. Why don’t you sneak a peek at a couple of blokes who have earnt TONS of points in the last couple of years but who have been out of sorts lately. Tummy, sorry Buddy Franklin and Jonno Brown.
Buddy’s dropped $134k since the beginning of the year to $441,600 and would love nothing more than to go stupid against a Fletcher-less Essendon backline to shut up every man and his dog in the press that has been on his back over the last week about his weight. Jonno smashed his way to a lazy 135 last week against Essendon and in all likelihood will go bananas against Richmond this week at the ‘G and then Adelaide the week after up north. For $486,500 you’d only have to spend about $10k on top of Richo’s sale price to get him.
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