Poll – MidPrice MIDs

Written by Schwarzwalder on February 20 2018

Let’s be honest……you don’t want to take too many mid-pricers into your starting line-up but sometimes circumstances are against us.  Our team structure can be thrown off balance after months of planning when initial teams are named for Rd1.  The rookies that we were certain would get a run suddenly find themselves in the VFL.  That breakout option of yours has an injury setback in the last lead-up week……….and now you need a mid-pricer or two.  If you were forced to take a mid-pricer in the midfield for 2018, who would it be?  I’ve limited the choice here to pure MID options between $250-$500k……….

 

Who do you see as the better MidPrice MIDs? (five choices)

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21 thoughts on “Poll – MidPrice MIDs”

  1. Matt Kennedy (356k) – at Carlton now sure to get more midfield time and likely to score well and increase in price. Not a keeper but has potential to make $$ with plenty of points at the same time.

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  2. Not touching any of them personally – guns and rookies all the way in the mids for my squad, with Cripps as the discount buy.

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  3. I am trying to beat all my workmates 3rd year playing and constantly get told you need to be different to the cookie teams so let me know what ya think please

    Backs – laird hibberd witherden cicily doedee O’Shea keefe Murray

    Mids -danger dusty titch Fyfe omeara Achee Brodie Lovell Ahern Kelly Barry

    Rucks -Gawn mcevoy Pittonet

    Fwds-billings Walters Lobb Christensen Rioli venables Ryan Fritsch

    245k for first upgrade Dawson Garlett and freo Brayshaw on short list

    Please give feedback

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    1. In the wrong place mate.

      However, nothing wrong with cookie cutter, you’ll always have a few different to everyone, as well as trade differently.

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      1. Thanks brad realised I was in the wrong spot to late what changes would you make I like McEvoy as a pod never misses and ave 95 and if happens to miss Pittonet will cover I have 245 to spend heeellllppp

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        1. Wait on JLT. If Hawks run with McEvoy amd O’Brien pinch hitting then McEvoy is worth selecting but if they run two rucks, McEvoy with Cegs or Pittonet then avoid McEvoy.

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    2. Still 30 days to check the JLT Series form and see who doesn’t get up for Rd1. But there’s a decent balance to your side. O’Meara remains a contentious pick for mine though…..

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  4. I’ll be brutally honest it’s hard to find 5.

    Really it’s Coniglio if you are looking, or JOM. Armitage should be a bargain but tbh I’m not even sure he’ll come back to be best 22.

    There’s enough quality high drafts and discounted mids. There is so little reason to touch discount mids this year.

    G’n’R your mids, people.

    The place for midprice risk is forward or back, since we’ve lost our guns at each end.

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    1. Tend to agree, I selected Coniglio, Weller & JOM & they are the only guys I’d even think about & Coniglio is well infront of the other two.

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  5. Id rather stick a knife into my toaster than get burnt by JOM again.

    If he turns out to have a good season. Good on him, but i refuse to take the risk for a second year!

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    1. The last I heard, which was last year, was that his knee was degenerative and had to be managed. Not sure he’ll be up for the rigours of AFL.Might play a few games but the chances of long stints on the side are too high in my opinion.

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  6. Question, has anyone actually won using GnR combo? I seem to always lose my league finals against teams using midpricer options. Thinking I may have to think outside the box this year

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    1. Picking the right mid pricer is the key Matteo and it’s literally like picking a needle in a haystack. Last year it was Oliver and Kelly, which meant two less prems to find.Luckily I had both which translated into a top 2k finish. I also had Tuohy who didn’t go anywhere !

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    2. There’s a lot of luck in this game and a lot can go wrong very quickly. It’s very unforgiving.

      Guns and rookie approach tends to take out some of the guess work. With the guns, you know what you’re getting, with the rookies, you’re just looking for cows to make cash to turn them into guns too.

      Ideally you start with 13-15 considered premos, which by the end of the year Will be about 10-12 in reality, allowing for injuries, form or position change. Harvesting cows and upgrading *should* get you to about 20 premos by Round 14-16 allowing for high scores each week there after.

      In comparison, mid-price madness can be tricky (is a mid-price team a team with 4 or more mid-price players? That’s another question for another day). Getting 1 player right usually means 2 wrong, where they either stagnate in price or worse, drop in price. That can really effect your ability to upgrade and set you back a few weeks, while your competitors move ahead.

      Obviously by the pure weight in the number of teams being made, there will always be that bloke at work who picked every mid-pricer that worked and they’ll be in the top 10 for a few rounds.

      If you’re going for the money, you probably need to hit every move you make. Look at previous winners and some of their starting players are just dumb luck, trades are obvious and captain choices flukey. At least that’s what I found, but I’ll be 10,000 spots behind…

      That one year where my Spanish speaking teenage nephew played, he ran a mid-price team under heavy guidance, some weeks he scored much more than my gnr team, but as time wore on, “he” had less to work with and eventually bottomed out.

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    3. I think G&R not as bomb proof now. The expansion teams & essendon drug scandal provided a smorgasbord of rookies who were going to play a lot of games. Since then the pickings are slimmer.

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  7. GNR for me this year however i do have cogs and i may be tempted with burnman O’meara again this year needs to unleash the beast in JLT to be considered.

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  8. If anything, the absolute cheapest of these should be considered … Ellis-Yolmen.

    In his first real rookie season (2015), he averaged 74 from 11 games, 4 of which were 98 or above.

    Only got 2 games the following year (2016) and scored 86 and 74.

    Dominated in the SANFL during this whole time, but couldn’t break into the main team in 2016, mainly due to a lack of injuries.

    Then, of course, ruptured his ACL in the 2017 pre-season.

    I’m not saying he’ll be a big scorer, but you’re basically picking him as an expensive rookie, with the hope that he can get up to an 85+ average, make some money and disappear.

    I probably won’t be picking him myself (or any on this list for that matter), as you’ll probably get just as good an output from some of the high-priced rookies, such as Dow, but for a least $60k-$70k cheaper.

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      1. Hmm. That’s an interesting tid-bit. Maybe Champion Data thought that he’d be too popular if he was available in the FWD line.

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