This Week in AFL Fantasy

Round 4 – Who stays and who goes.

During the first half-a-dozen rounds of the season it is about getting the rookie right and fixing up glaring errors. It’s the time to create a solid base not chase points. Case-In-Point – a number of coaches flicked off Zach Merrett this week to see him post 120+. You should back premium players you put research into during the pre-season – as they usually come good.

Meanwhile, money growth for rookies is always best at the start – each week without the best rookies is money lost (and so the longer it will take you to complete your team).


Always go for the rookies with the lowest break evens:

Player Price Position Games Average Break Even
Mitch Crowden $247,000 MID, FOR 3 58.7 -12
Jordan Cunico $259,000 MID 1 97.0 -8
Sam Murray $351,000 DEF 4 76.3 -3
Tim English $341,000 FOR, RUC 4 72.3 -1
Jeremy Finlayson $352,000 DEF, MID 4 76.0 0
Matt Guelfi $193,000 FOR 1 64.0 2
Willie Rioli $210,000 FOR 3 43.7 2


Here’s the list of players that couldn’t keep their hands to themselves this week:

Player Club Weeks Suspended
Jack Graham Richmond 1 Week (being challenged)
Lachie Hunter Western Bulldogs 1 Week

This Weeks Noticeable Outs from Injury

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

Stay or Trade?

Ben Ainsworth (35) – Copped a whack across the nose. Trade to a rookie. Trade

Travis Boak (68) – Lowest score for the year. Keep

Bachar Houli (67) – Gave away 5 free-kicks. Usually a slow starter. Should improve with time. Keep

Jason Johannisen (63) – Hasn’t turned the corner. Trade

Todd Goldstein (65) – Despite 31 hit-outs, only had 5 kicks. Keep

Dan Hannebery (68) – Has been poor this year. Hopefully should come good. Keep

Michael Hibberd (66) – Doesn’t look like he will come good. Trade

Josh P. Kennedy (43) – 11 Handballs from his 15 possessions. Should improve. Keep

Matthew Kreuzer (60) – Benched for most of the last quarter. Hopefully gets over his durability concerns soon. Keep

Jake Lloyd (67) – Worst score for the year. Should improve. Keep

Andrew McGrath (52) – Moved back as Matt Guelfi made his debut. Has a high break-even, and isn’t a keeper. Trade

Tom Mitchell (83) – Tagged by Jones. Hopefully he doesn’t cop the tag this week. Keep

Toby Nankervis (69) – Gave away 4 Free kicks. He can return to form. Keep

Jack Newnes (49) – Prone to the odd poor score. I think he’s worth persisting with. Keep

Jack Redden (47) – Had a knock to his right leg. Keep an eye on the team-sheet. Keep

Tom Rockcliff (43) – Still got him? Cut your losses now. Trade

Seb Ross (67) – Unusually low score. Keep

Kade Simpson (66) – North Melbourne thumped Carlton which affected his scoring. Should bounce back Keep

Rory Sloane (46) – Looked like he couldn’t keep up with Sidebottom. Should improve. Keep

Jack Steven (65) – Tagged. Well down on his average. Will bounce back. Keep

Lachie Whitfield (66) – A couple of poor games. Has the ability to return to form so I’m holding. Keep

Chad Wingard (53) – Started deep forward and kept goalless. Should improve. Keep

Dayne Zorko (63) – Corked leg. Can return to monster scores. Keep