This Week in AFL Fantasy
Round 13 – Who stays and who goes.
During Round 14 the following teams have their byes: Adelaide, Fremantle, Geelong, Richmond, StKilda and Sydney.
However, you have 3 trades instead of two. Only your best 18 scores count during the bye rounds, so try to field 18 players if at all possible.
This is the last of the bye-rounds, so choose players from outside of the fore-mentioned teams.
Please note that this week there is another Thursday night game, so there is a partial lockout in place.
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.
This week J. Smith (Melbourne) and M. Redman (Essendon) are all the rage after their excellent games before their byes.
|J. Smith||$199,000||DEF, MID||1||80.00||-9|
|J. Battle (BYE)||$232,000||FOR||2||67.50||-9|
|P. Ahern||$244,000||MID, FOR||2||71.50||-5|
|S. Giro (BYE)||$253,000||MID||3||60.70||-4|
|M. Apeness (BYE)||$282,000||FOR||3||68.00||4|
|J. Jones (BYE)||$213,000||FOR||3||45.30||5|
|T. Murphy||$206,000||DEF, MID||2||49.50||8|
It’s not worth trading out a player with good job security for one with poor job security. Job security should be your highest priority. Also watch for bye-rounds.
|J. Petruccelle||$183,000||MID, FOR||2||24.00||32|
|J. Finlayson||$401,000||DEF, MID||9||65.60||77|
|T. English||$425,000||FOR, RUC||7||67.60||80|
|C. Polson||$186,000||MID, FOR||2||24.00||38|
|J. Brander||$243,000||DEF, FOR||1||30.00||44|
Noticeable Outs from Injury
Stay or Trade?
Rory Atkins (46) – Atkins’ has been dropping money for some weeks now. With his bye, it’s time to trade. Trade
Logan Austin (30) – Played a lock-down role on Young. Rookies are rarely predictable. Keep
Darcy Byrne-Jones (52) – Playing small defender. Unfortunately he’s one of several Port players who yo-yo up and down. Keep
Josh Caddy (56) – Playing key forward on Kolodjashnij. Has his byes, and has a break-even (129) greater than his average (86). A good upgrade option. Trade
Caleb Daniel (16) – Seemed to have developed a phobia of the ball. Fortunately has low ownership. Hopefully will bounce back. Keep
Sam Day (37) – Starting forward on Brown – which is always a difficult task. There for his job security, but he’s good for a sideways trade to J.Smith or Redman. Trade
Richard Douglas (35) – Wasn’t the only Adelaide player with his colours lowered. His break-even is unlikely (117). With his bye it’s time to upgrade. Trade
Mitch Duncan (70) – Quiet by his standards. Still playing mid-field. Should bounce back. Keep
Hugh Greenwood (54) – Not many Adelaide players can hold their heads high. Break-Even of 133 after his bye, so consider upgrading. Trade
Zach Guthrie (27) – Has his bye this week. His break-even (62) is greater than his average (46), so time to trade. Trade
Ricky Henderson (58) – Ricky can be inconsistent at times. I think he will bounce back. Keep
Jack Henry (35) – Has his bye this week. His break-even (64) is greater than his average (52), so time to trade. Trade
Lachie Hunter (68) – Playing outside midfield, but the Dogs were beaten around the ball. Should bounce back. Keep
Shannon Hurn (58) – Had to play tall defender most of the night, and gave away 4 frees which hurt his score. I’d persist with him. Keep
Josh Jenkins (46) – When you’re a forward and your team scores a total of 32, you’re in trouble. His break-even (85) is higher than his average (71), so given his bye it might be time to trade. Trade
Jason Johannisen (46) – Wasn’t the Doggies best game. JJ was switched between the forward and back-lines. Not a high-scorer anyway. Keep
Jack Macrae (44) – Sustained a hamstring injury. Out for at least a few weeks, so trade. Trade
Toby McLean (49) – Has a sore in left AC joint after a Robbie Gray bump. Should be right for this week. Keep
Touk Miller (49) – Touk was handball happy, and played a tagging role on Steven. Will hopefully bounce back. Keep
Toby Nankervis (58) – Gave away 5 frees which murdered his score this week. Keep
Brandan Parfitt (57) – Given his bye and high break-even (108) it’s a good time to trade. Trade
Dane Rampe (38) – Got the big job on Kennedy. Given his bye and break-even (86) it’s time to trade. Trade
Bailey Rice (35) – Headclash with Martin… stretchered off and did not return. Check the injury reports. Injured
Willie Rioli (34) – The curse of the small-forward (even talented ones). Has reached his break-even but given it’s the last week of the bye rounds it’s worth holding him for one more game. Keep
Shane Savage (58) – Has his bye this week. His break-even (100) is greater than his average (83), so time to trade. Keep
Paul Seedsman (44) – Dirty night for most Adelaide players. Given the form he’s capable of I would hold despite his bye. Keep
Dom Sheed (35) – Gave away a few frees playing outside midfield. His team was beaten. Keep
Luke Shuey (53) – Tagged by Hewett… ran his head into that of Kennedy leaving him woozy. Look to be right to play this week. Keep
Zach Tuohy (50) – Gave away a few frees. Has a break-even of 103 and an average of 80 so can be traded, but you probably have bigger concerns than a fairly solid defender. Keep
Taylor Walker (41) – Given Adelaide’s shocking effort, he’s lucky to get to 41. Power forwards aren’t fantasy gold, so it’s a good time to move him on (his break-even is 104). Trade
Jimmy Webster (11) – Off early with a problem in his right groin… did not return. Check the injury news. Injured
Aaron Young (41) – Starting deep forward on Austin. Gave away a few frees. Is a highly inconsistent player. Keep