This Week in AFL Fantasy
Round 5 – Who stays and who goes.
During the first half-a-dozen rounds of the season it is about getting the rookies right and fixing up glaring errors. It’s the time to create a solid base not chase points.
That said, after 5 games we now have a decent sample-size of games to see patterns emerging and how players are being used by coaches.
All the same, I think it’s important to back your premium players – sometimes it is just a slow start to the season.
Always go for the rookies with the lowest break evens. With rookies, check the team sheets to see if they are playing first.
|T. English||$405,000||FOR, RUC||5||79.20||0|
|M. Crowden||$290,000||MID, FOR||4||59.30||1|
|J. Higgins||$282,000||MID, FOR||2||68.00||3|
|M. Poholke||$186,000||MID, FOR||1||54.00||7|
|N. Coffield||$348,000||DEF, MID||3||73.70||11|
Here’s the list of players that couldn’t keep their hands to themselves this week:
|Lindsay Thomas||Port Adelaid||4 Weeks from two incidents (he hates the Selwood brothers). Anyone with Linday Thomas should move him on.|
|James Sicily||Hawthorn||1 Game Stomped on the calf of Shaun Atley|
This Weeks Noticeable Outs from Injury
Stay or Trade?
Marcus Bontempelli (75) – Has quieter games from time to time. Keep
Trent Cotchin (71) – Scores around this range on occasion. Will turn it around. Keep
Jack Crisp (52) – His second quiet game in a row. Keep
Lance Franklin (55) – It wasn’t Sydney’s night with a number of stars quiet. Keep
Bryce Gibbs (65) – Tagged by Hewett. Will bounce back. Keep
Toby Greene (52) – His quietest game for the year. Should improve. Keep
Dan Hannebery (54) – Two shockers in a row. Could come good, so hold for another week. Keep
Michael Hibberd (63) – These scores have become his new norm. Trade
Josh J. Kennedy (35) – That’s why it’s best to avoid power forwards. They can be very good… Or very bad. Keep
Josh P. Kennedy (66) – Another quiet Sydney star. I’m not big on the Sydney mid-field this year. Maybe one more week. Keep
Dustin Martin (73) – Has the quieter game on occasion – but has a decent ceiling. Keep
Andrew McGrath (48) – Looks to be playing back in defence. Much better options. Trade
Tom Mitchell (83) – Tagged again. I’m holding as he could go huge at any time. Keep
Toby Nankervis (56) – Gave away 4 free kicks which didn’t help his score. Keep
Jack Newnes (12) – Left the field in the first quarter after contact to his head. Check if he’s up for this week. Keep
Jaeger O’Meara (63) – Doesn’t offer consistency, but can get back into good form. Keep
Luke Parker (73) – Despite 6 tackles wasn’t able to ton up. The best of a bad lot. Keep
Christian Petracca (69) – Had a quieter game and gave away 3 free kicks. Keep
Scott Selwood (33) – Bump to the head in the second quarter. Check if he’s up this week.Keep
Liam Shiels (62) – Left the field in the 3rd quarter with back issues. Watch if he’s injured, otherwise Keep
Steele Sidebottom (77) – Tagged out of it by Devon Smith. Keep
Lachie Whitfield (67) – Ever since I picked him up he’s fallen off the pace. At least he’s picked up DPP to the back-line. Keep
Chad Wingard (47) – Talented player back hasn’t come on this year. I’d look to move on. Trade
Dayne Zorko (55) – Tagged again. The thing about Dayne is his ceiling is very high. Keep