We have quite the conundrum on our plates this week. Any player that you bring in this week will miss a game over the next three Rounds. While it is normally recommended to conserve trades over the first week, there are a number of rookies that have presented a strong case for recruitment before their first price rise. Add to that the injuries to many Ruck lines and the trades continue to flow in the lead up to the Bye Rounds. The most popular Traded-IN players are: (SC Gold as of 15.6.16 at 5am):
1 – Jack Trengove (MEL, $156 500, MID)
+ Got through his 2nd game unscathed, now ‘on the bubble’.
+ 13 touches, nine tackles and a goal for his 81 pts against Collingwood.
+ Job security is solid. As long as he’s fit, he’ll stay in the seniors.
+ BreakEven of -47 and projected BE of -26, time to jump on!
– Injury is the big worry and his foot troubles are always a risk to flare up again. Would you pass him up though based on an injury that may/may not flare up again this year?
2 – Kade Stewart (HAW, $102 400, MID)
+ BE of -98 with projected BEs of -41 & -19, bargain basement price!
+ Cracked into a classy midfield with some handy efforts. Scores of 90 & 70 at his first two appearances.
+ 13 touches and two goals for his 70 pts against Essendon.
– Hawthorn has made a habit of giving rookies a seniors experience but never for too long. I wonder if Stewart keeps his spot when Mitchell and Hodge return to the line-up. Unless Sicily, O’Brien, Hartung or Langford are taken out ahead of him? Hawks Fans, what do you think??
3 – Max Gawn (MEL, $586 300, RUCK)
+ The highest-scoring Ruckman so far this year and 5th best scorer overall with an average of 116.7 pts.
+ As long as he stays fit, he’s simply a must-have on your Ruck line.
– Did throw in a couple shockers recently (49 & 63) but you may just have to take the good with the bad.
– Injury flaring up again? He’s been fit for a year now which is un-characteristic for his career. Fingers crossed……….
4 – Todd Goldstein (NTH, $599 200, RUCK)
+ #1 Supercoach player of 2015 and currently running at a 114.9 avg this season.
+ Eight tons from eleven games so far this year. Playing consistently (again).
– Carrying some niggling injuries! Missed the game against Richmond and has been in serious doubt for the last few weeks. Really in need of that Bye!
– BE of 165. While he is a player capable of scoring that, he’ll most likely be cheaper after his bye if you can afford to wait.
5 – Shane Mumford (GWS, $453 500, RUCK)
+ While only averaging 94 this season, he is capable of much more……2011 – 111avg & 2014 – 115avg. Perhaps he’s the best of the value picks?
+ Playing at the Giants, one of the most promising lists/midfields in the competition. Plenty of good players around him at the centre bounce.
– Hasn’t played more than 19 games in a season and currently has played all 12. Will he see out the season at all?
– Only averaging ten disposals a game, very reliant on hitouts for SC pts. Hasn’t been as dominant against opponents as in years gone by.
– What’s happened to his high-scoring ceiling this year? Granted he’s scored five tons till now but highest score was 117. Isn’t getting close to the 150s & 160s of 2014 or 2011.
Nos 6-10: Logan Austin (PTA), Joel Selwood (GEE), Tom Phillips (COLL), James Rose (SYD), Dayne Zorko (BRL).
Most Traded OUT Players: Nic Naitanui (WCE), Josh Smith (COLL), Luke Dahlhaus (WBD), Ryan Davis (GCS), Kurt Tippett (SYD), Ben Keays (BRL), Aaron Hall (GCS), George Hewett (SYD), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (ESS), Sam Kerridge (CARL).
Most Popular Trades Of The Week (pictured below):
SCT Leagues Update will be up later today, see which leagues are up there in the overall rankings (one has crept into the Top15!). MJ’s Fallen Premiums are always a must-read. Father Dougal and his Excel magic will give us the cash projections on all rookies in the Cow Talk thread on Wednesday afternoon. Plus Movers & Shakers, Bubble Busters, Trade Or Hold, The Captains Table and full teams as they’re announced. So……..much……….analysis……………. 😉
What do you make of the popular trade-ins? Are there any pros/cons you’d like to add? Let us know in the poll and comments below. Wishing you the best of luck over the next three weeks. If you’ve done your homework properly, you should find yourself making a charge up the rankings in comparison to those less prepared………..
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