This Week in AFL Fantasy

Round 11 – Who stays and who goes.

This week Carlton, Hawthorn, West Coast, and the Western Bulldogs have their bye. However, you have 3 trades this week instead of your normal 2.

It’s a good time to trade out non-premium players nearing their break-evens in these teams – as they’re now ripe for the picking. Many coaches are trading to Port or Suns players, as they have already sat out their bye rounds.

Break-Evens

Trade In

Always go for the rookies with the best job security first with a close eye on their byes. Always check the team sheets to see if they are playing first.

Player Price Position Games Average Break Even
L. Austin $294,000 DEF 2 104.50 -39
P. Ahern $207,000 MID, FOR 1 92.00 -15
M. Apeness $200,000 FOR 1 81.00 -9
B. Mihocek $199,000 DEF 1 78.00 -6
B. Rice $267,000 DEF 3 65.00 -4
L. Ryan (BYE) $323,000 FOR 3 73.30 1
C. Moore $237,000 FOR 2 60.50 2
P. Kerr (BYE) $207,000 FOR 3 44.30 2
T. Smith $323,000 FOR 3 79.70 3
B. Ainsworth (BYE) $234,000 MID 1 78.00 4
J. Jones $189,000 FOR 2 43.00 7
E. Phillips $334,000 MID 4 73.30 8
S. Jones $186,000 RUC 1 55.00 8
S. Giro $185,000 MID 1 54.00 8
T. Murphy $185,000 DEF, MID 1 54.00 8

Trade Out

It’s not worth trading out a player with good job security for one with poor job security. Otherwise come bye-rounds you will find it very difficult to field a full side. Job security should be your highest priority.

Player Price Position Games Average Break Even
S. Taylor $215,000 DEF 1 32.00 34
S. Weideman $274,000 FOR 4 45.30 48
N. Coffield $368,000 DEF, MID 7 60.00 63
T. McCartin $222,000 FOR 3 35.00 38
S. Bolton $230,000 FOR 2 32.50 36
M. Eagles $180,000 DEF 4 27.50 32
Z. Guthrie $297,000 DEF 6 49.00 56
J. Henry $352,000 FOR 10 51.10 61
J. Finlayson $401,000 DEF, MID 9 65.60 76
M. Hibberd $502,000 DEF 11 72.80 85
A. Cerra $380,000 MID 10 56.70 69
N. Shipley $170,000 MID 2 21.50 37
L. Davies-Uniacke $259,000 MID 5 36.20 54
N. Wright $252,000 FOR 1 29.00 47
A. Pearce $271,000 DEF 11 42.90 66
J. Stephenson $427,000 MID, FOR 11 64.30 88
M. Crowden $270,000 MID, FOR 8 44.00 72
E. Ratugolea $318,000 FOR 8 49.30 78
D. Moore $369,000 FOR 4 41.80 107

Noticeable Outs from Injury

Please see the following article to give you the full snap-shot of Injuries

Stay or Trade?

Jed Anderson (4) – Left hip knock in Q1 and did not return. Check the injury news to see if he misses. Injured

Rory Atkins (55) – It’s been a few average weeks for Atkins. Played on the wing. Hopefully will bounce back against easier competition. Keep

Travis Boak (57) – Played in the half-forward. I think he will return to good form. Keep

Tom Boyd (31) – Played forward and as a second ruck. Keep an eye on his position. Keep

Charlie Cameron (14) – Right ankle twisted under him in Q2 under a Higgins tackle. Check the injury news on whether to trade. Injured

Adam Cerra (34) – This is the problem with rookies. His break-even is achievable. Keep

Allen Christensen (-3) – A negative score to all Christensen owners. Copped a big hit to the head by Simpkin. Check the injury news on whether to trade. Injured

Patrick Cripps (57) – Tagged by Hewett and gave away 4 frees. Won’t get tagged every week. Keep

Jack Darling (5) – Went down after rolling his right ankle in a marking contest in Q1. Check the injury news on whether he needs to be traded. Injured

Trent Dumont (55) – Doing jobs in the mid-field. Second poor game – but he is prone to some. Keep

Cam Ellis-Yolmen (60) – Rotating through the mid-field. Should improve. Keep

Nat Fyfe (76) – He is challenging his high forearm on Greenwood in the tribunal. Consider your cover if he misses. Trade

Jarryn Geary (38) – Left calf problem in Q3. Playing small defender. Check the injury news, but it looks like he may miss. Injured

Robbie Gray (69) – There are real concerns at Port about stars being swung forward. But you have to keep over the bye-rounds. Keep

Sam Gray (36) – All but 2 of his possessions were handballs. Played half-forward. Will improve if he kicks it more. Keep

Aaron Hall (36) – Hurt his shoulder in a tackle in Q2. Not good for those looking to him for cover over the bye-rounds. Trade if injured. Injured

Jack Henry (26) – The joys of rookies. Achievable break-even. Keep

Jack Higgins (42) – Dea spending time on him. Doesn’t normally get much attention. Keep

Dan Houston (45) – Had a poor night out – playing in defence. Should improve. Keep

Kane Lambert (33) – Just the two touches to half-time. Inconsistent at best. Luxury trade only. Keep

Ed Langdon (61) – Played on the wing. He can get back to form. Keep

Jake Lever (8) – Into the rooms late Q1 with a left knee injury. Did not reappear. Check the injury news. Injured

Tom T. Lynch (41) – Knock to the right side of his torso in Q2 left him sore. Check the injury news. Injured

Jack Martin (58) – Played half-forward on Bews. Can improve. Keep

Chris Mayne (50) – Played on the wing. Should improve. Keep

Hugh McCluggage (28) – Has an Achilles injury. Check the injury news, but it looks like a trade. Injured

Harry Morrison (37) – Playing an outside game. His second stinker in a row. Consider if you want to keep him over the bye-rounds. Keep

Lachlan Murphy (35) – Playing defensive forward. Should easily hit his break-even. Keep

Alex Pearce (23) – Left the field early in Q3 after rolling an ankle and didn’t return. Check the injury news. Injured

Dane Rampe (33) – Played a role on Charlie Curnow. Gave away 3 free kicks. With an increasing break-even it’s time to trade. Trade

Jordan Ridley (27) – Forced to play as the third tall opposed to Moore. Still a super-low break-even – hopefully gets another game. Keep

Jack Riewoldt (39) – Only clunked 2 marks with Hooker on him. Tall forwards are Inconsistent. Keep

Tom Rockliff (43) – My worries on him were confirmed. Played a tagging role on Mitchell. At least was played through the mid-field. Keep for the bye-rounds at least. Keep

Ben Ronke (54) – Played mainly forward. Still has a low break-even. Keep

Paul Seedsman (63) – The popular defender didn’t score well – despite kicking a couple of goals. Against difficult opposition. Keep

Tim Smith (46) – Copped a knock in the back. Calf strapped as well. Up forward with occasional ruck support. Check the injury news. Injured

Charlie Spargo (44) – 11 touches on half forward flank. Still has a low break-even, but would be ideal to trade next week. Keep

Rhys Stanley (50) – Despite his low score he is safe playing 1st ruck. Keep

Jaidyn Stephenson (41) – A quiet game at half forward. Only got 5 disposals. Has reached his break-even so it’s time to trade. Trade

Jack Steven (71) – Tagged by Hutchings. Gave away a few free-kicks which hurt his score. Keep

Ryley Stoddart (27) – Rookies. If he gets another game he should have no trouble hitting his break-even. Keep

Dale Thomas (60) – Playing HBF – didn’t score as well as normal. Should improve. Keep

Daniel Wells (45) – Playing half forward, but didn’t kick a goal. Luxury trade. Keep

Matthew Wright (35) – It’s never easy playing in the forward pocket. Only got 6 touches. Wait a week and trade on his bye round. Keep

Aaron Young (34) – Has an ankle injury. Check the injury news to see if he comes good. Injured

David Zaharakis (12) – Right collarbone injury midway through the first term. The news isn’t good, so trade. Injured