Category - 2012 – Round 13
Aiden Riley – 134
Chris Knights – 131
Tim McIntyre – 108
Richard Tambling – 103
Josh Jenkins – 90
It was a busy weekend for the Crows and Aiden Riley was the stand out of the week. He collected 29 touches, ten marks and kicking three goals for Sturt. Fellow Sturt boys Tim McIntyre, Richard Tambling and Josh Jenkins also had good impacts. Rookie listed McIntyre booted five goals, while Tambling had his best game for the year with 27 touches and eight marks. After getting a taste of AFL action, Jenkins had solid numbers across the board with 13 disposals, six marks, ten hitouts and a couple of goals.
For sides other than Sturt, Chris Knights racked them up as usual for Woodville-West Torrens with 33 touches, seven marks and seven tackles.
For those concerned with Sam Shaw’s mediocre showing in the AFL on the weekend and his knee injury the ones eyeing off his spot in the backline are Luke Thompson, Andy Otten and Ricky Henderson. Thompson was the pick of the bunch and was named fourth best for WWT with 18 disposals and eight marks in defence.
Graham Johncock would’ve needed a map to find his way back to Alberton Oval to line up for Port Magpies and he finished with 10 touches (all kicks) and a goal. Luke Brown continues to show good signs and kicked a crucial last quarter goal in Norwood’s narrow victory. Even though he hasn’t been making too many headling Lewis Johnston kicked another three goals and is actually coming second in the SANFL goal kicking. For reference, both Tom Lynch and Brad Symes travelled as emergencies for the Crows on the weekend and didn’t play SANFL.
No full NEAFL stats available.
There were some impressive performances in the Lions big win over second placed Southport on the weekend, but with the AFL side having an impressive win themselves you wouldn’t expect too many changes anyway.
Claye Beams was named BOG and picked up 28 touches, mostly on the inside. Patrick Karnezis, in his new midfield role had 33 possessions.
Jordan Lisle has been in good form lately and a Lions debut is beckoning if he can keep it up. He kicked three goals, along with small forward Josh Dyson. Recently demoted Jared Polec kicked four goals in the first half to stay in the selection mix. Sam Docherty was a bit more quiet, but hopefully Stephen Wrigley can recapture some of his form from earlier in the season to provide a defence downgrade. He was named sixth best.
Todd Banfield and Jesse O’Brien returned from five weeks in the rehab group and got through unscathed. In fact, O’Brien laid 13 tackles according to the Lions website!
Jordan Russell – 122
Kane Lucas – 96
Ed Curnow – 96
Frazer Dale – 85
How much detail can you really go into about a team that only managed to kick two goals for the day? As a result coach Robert Hyde has quit too.
Jordan Russell was the top point scorer, but I guess you can’t have any real winners out of a team performance like that. He had 27 touches, seven marks and eight tackles, so at least he had a crack.
Kane Lucas and Ed Curnow had 25 and 20 touches respectively. Paul Bower was named fourth best and didn’t muck around with his kick/handball ratio, racking up 20 kicks and no handballs for 78 DT points.
Recently promoted rookie Frazer Dale was named third best with 17 touches, ten marks and one of those elusive goals. Andrew McInnes was named BOG with 16 possessions and three marks in defence. Those were probably the two bright lights on an otherwise dismal day.
In even worse news Jeremy Laidler reinjured his knee in his comeback game and will now miss the rest of the season. Also, Chris Yarran played terribly.
Paul Seedsman – 105
Jonathon Ceglar – 90
Caolan Mooney – 77
The big story of the day for Collingwood in their loss to Coburg was the emergence or Irish rookie Caolan Mooney, who kicked five goals from his ten possessions. Obviously he’s still pretty raw, but he has a good impact. He impressed in flashes during the NAB Cup too. He was named BOG for the Pies, however he didn’t play much in the last quarter after tweaking his groin near the end of the third.
Jonathon Ceglar and Cameron Wood combined for 47 hitouts, with Ceglar also managing 14 possessions and eight marks.
Paul Seedsman contributed well with 18 touches and an impressive 11 tackles, to be named sixth best for the Pies.
Josh Thomas and Luke Rounds made their returns from long stints on the sidelines. Thomas played his first game of 2012 after recovering from a foot injury and was named second best for his 15 disposals (possibly an encouragement award). Rounds had missed eight weeks with a calf injury.
Brendan Lee – 138
Elliott Kavanagh – 122
Mark Baguley – 107
Sam Lonergan – 107
Alex Browne – 90
Tom Bellchambers – 89
The form over the last fortnight from Brendan Lee and Elliott Kavanagh has been really encouraging. In fact, since coming back from a mystery five week absence, Lee has scored 97, 98, 144 and now 138 DT points. This week it was 32 touches, eight marks and six tackles. He is 25 years old and on the rookie list, so in a sense his time is running out too (a bit like Wayde Twomey at Carlton last year he might at least get a taste to see how he goes).
Kavanagh, on the other hand was the Bombers first round draft pick from last year and backed up his break out game with another very strong performance. Kavanagh collected 24 possessions and eight tackles. He is a promising one who I suspect we might see before the season is out.
Sam Lonergan will stay in the selection mix after his omission. He got it 27 times and kicked a couple of goals. I thought he was a little stiff to be dropped in the first place, so he might not be too far away from a return. Speaking of stiff to be dropped, Tom Bellchambers was named third best for Bendigo and had 12 touches and twice as many hitouts.
Rookie listed defender Mark Baguley was named BOG for his 19 touches, eight marks and eight tackles. Also, it had been far too long since Scott Gumbleton had been injured, so he got a mild concussion and a few stitches in his lip in the first quarter and didn’t take any further part in the game. It’s believed he’ll be available for selection this week, regardless.
Dylan Roberton – 83
Paul Duffield – 76
Anthony Morabito – 67
Lee Spurr – 67
It’s not the news fantasy coaches are looking for. Lee Spurr didn’t put his name up as a serious contender for selection after Fremantle’s disappointing loss to Essendon. For those still hanging onto Paul Duffield, the advice is don’t hold your breath. The reports from his game were not good, despite his nine tackles he’s happy to jump out of the way too.
Anthony Morabito got another run in his legs and is hopefully not too far away from making his long awaited return, although he was involved in a collision late in the game and came off a bit groggy. He picked up 20 touches and five marks. Tom Sheridan also had 20 disposals for Peel Thunder and hovers around the mix for a debut.
Michael Walters, who was an emergency last week was wayward in front of goal, but he was at least getting the ball in dangerous spots and ended with 2.4, but unfortunately laid no tackles. That’s not really the sort of column you want to see empty for a small forward. Overall, it was a disappointing week in the WAFL for Freo.
Jonathan Simpkin – 116
Jordan Schroder – 100
Simon Hogan – 84
Orren Stephenson – 78
Jonathan Simpkin continued his run of prolific scoring with his fifth straight ton at VFL level. His 116 included 19 touches, six marks and nine tackles.
Orren Stephenson is the Cat that boasts the most fantasy relevance and he was named second best. His 39 hitouts must have been phenomenal, because he only had five disposals.
Jordan Schroder posted his second ton of the season with 24 touches and two goals, playing mostly as a half forward. Simon Hogan was workmanlike as usual and was named third best with 25 touches and a goal.
As a point of interest Mitch Brown was tried in defence and held up alright considering his team only conceded two goals from 42 entries. George Horlin-Smith was also handy with 22 touches.
Gold Coast reserves had a bye.
No NEAFL stats available.
After a horribly interrupted season Stephen Clifton returned from a five week knee injury (which came almost directly after a four week wrist injury) and was named BOG for the Giants reserves in their loss to Tuggeranong. If he can get a solid run at it in the reserves for a few weeks he might be able to provide a midfield downgrade option later in the year.
Will Hoskin-Elliott and Adam Tomlinson were both solid on the weekend and were named in the best players for the Giants, while Adam Kennedy made a return from a three week shoulder injury.
Box Hill had a bye.
Stefan Martin – 110
Jordan Gysberts – 96
Stefan Martin was a top scorer of the Dees listed players down at Casey on the weekend with 110 after kicking 2.2 from 21 touches and seven marks. He also pinch hit in the ruck and had 14 hitouts. He’d be a pretty decent chance to come back in and try and fill some of the sizeable hole left by Mitch Clark.
Another one you could throw into the mix, purely because he is a young tall forward that hasn’t been tried yet is Lucas Cook. He kicked 0.3 from 13 touches and three marks in not quite his best game of the season. He had, however, kicked seven goals across his previous two games. Whether he debuts or not, he’s not likely to be a saving grace for your fantasy side.
Jordan Gysberts was named second best and is back on the right track after suffering a broken jaw a couple of months ago. It was his third game on return and his second in VFL Seniors, so 26 touches for 96 DT points is a good effort.
Also on the comeback trail was James Strauss and rookie listed Leigh Williams. Strauss had his second VFL Seniors game of the season and first since Round 1. He had suffered complications with his badly broken leg last year, but picked up 16 touches. Williams is a young key forward who had suffered a viral infection in his brain, which kept him out for six weeks. Both had played the previous two weeks with Casey reserves.
Oh, and for those holding out for Tom Couch he had 15 touches and four tackles for 65 DT points, however he kicked a goal with 30 seconds left on the clock, which gave Casey the win.
Matt Campbell – 120
Aaron Edwards – 119
Cruize Garlett – 105
Cam Pedersen – 101
Cam Richardson – 83
For North Ballarat there were a number of prolific ball winners from the Kangaroos listed players. Matt Campbell was named BOG with a lot of outside ball amongst his 28 touches, but also added an impressive eight tackles.
Aaron Edwards got on his bike and led up for 11 marks and 30 possessions. He was playing a bit higher up the ground and was often the one delivering into the forward line.
Cruize Garlett was good again, as he usually is at VFL level. He had 38 touches, 25 of which by hand and was named fourth best.
Meanwhile, Werribee got a bit of a touch up from Bendigo and their stand out performers were few and far between. Cam Pedersen was their stats man with 17 touches, four marks, six tackles and 25 hitouts to be named second best. Youngster Ayden Kennedy has been doing OK in defence and had 18 touches and five rebound 50s. He probably has the longest neck in the league, for what it’s worth.
Daniel Stewart – 92
David Rodan – 70
Unfortunately it was a very quiet weekend for the Power players in the SANFL, especially as they will have heaps of forced changes this week (Cassisi, Hartlett, Trengove, Schulz and Thomas).
Daniel Stewart had 12 touches, nine marks and kicked 4.2 to be the standout Power player on the weekend. However, John Butcher had the weekend off and will be a big chance to come back in…maybe both of them will come in. They kind of just need live bodies at the moment.
In the midfield I suppose Aaron Young and David Rodan had solid showings. Rodan kicked the winning goal after the siren for Norwood. It was a remarkable comeback in a low scoring game. Top of the ladder Norwood had only kicked one goal to three quarter time in a low scoring affair and snagged four in the last quarter, including Rodan’s game winner. Young had 15 touches and a goal for North Adelaide.
He didn’t play on the weekend, because all players are required to have a weekend off by mid season, as per AFLPA guidelines, but Alipate Carlile should return in place of Trengove. Thomas could be replaced by Tom Jonas, who at least has a crack. Honestly, they might as well just throw magnets at the board and see what sticks, because with all their injuries the cupboard is depressingly bare ie. Cam O’Shea could be in line for a game.
In positive news, Jasper Pittard got through his second game of the season in the SANFL reserves for Sturt. Nick Salter played his first game of the season after a foot injury for WWT reserves.
Matt White – 99
Luke McGuane – 92
Steven Verrier – 89
Matt White was named BOG for Coburg with 28 touches, four marks and a goal. Unfortunately he was suspended for one week after a front on bump on Collingwood’s Trent Stubbs. Luke McGuane had the game of a true defender trying to have a go as a forward by kicking 2.6 from his 16 touches.
Steven Verrier hasn’t been in bad form the last fortnight. He had 20 touches and six marks to consolidate the similar numbers he posted the week prior. Big Todd Elton showed really good signs in the first half before fading in the second half. He had 14 touches and seven marks (11 and 6 in the first half).
The good news for Richmond fans is that defenders Dylan Grimes and Kelvin Moore played their first game for Coburg seniors on return from injury. Moore had played the previous two weeks with Coburg reserves and got through this full game fine and looked good. Grimes also played well and just played the first half, as planned after four weeks out with a hammy.
Farren Ray – 133
Beau Wilkes – 97
Tom Ledger – 83
Farren Ray put up the big numbers with 37 touches and six tackles. He wasn’t named in the best players and also missed a set shot just on the siren that would’ve given Sandringham the win.
Beau Wilkes was impressive up forward with 14 touches, ten marks (including a remarkable seven contested) and 4.2. While he was primarily drafted as a defender, his play in the forward line has been really good this year.
Tom Ledger was solid again with 22 touches, five marks and five tackles, however his kicking was a little bit wayward. He’s having a hard time breaking into the side this year, largely due to his inside role and St.Kilda’s depth in that position.
Interestingly, Tom Curren was named in the best players with only ten touches – but it’s not all about attack. He did an excellent job tagging Tom Couch and was recognised for his defensive efforts.
No NEAFL stats available.
The Swans reserves smashed Sydney Uni by about 25 goals, so there were plenty of good performers. Mind you, the Swans are in solid form (at least in the first quarter or two lately) so they don’t necessarily need to ring the changes.
Nick Malceski was impressive and will stay in the frame for a quick recall, as was Trent Dennis-Lane. Mitch Morton and Nathan Gordon kicked six and five goals respectively. Morton has kicked 53 goals this year, including 52 in his last eight games. The competition isn’t exactly strong, but that’s good form whichever way you cut it.
Tom Mitchell returned from two weeks off with a knee (well, one game off and they had a bye last week). At this stage of the year you almost don’t want him to debut this year so he can keep his cheap price for 2013.
Jeremy McGovern – 101
Murray Newman – 83
There simply weren’t many players in WAFL action for the Eagles on the weekend. Only five players played in WAFL seniors (four of them for Claremont). Freo and West Coast pulled all of their players out of the West Perth and East Freo game in country town Kallanie because of a hard playing surface, so four Eagles played for their respective reserves sides (mind you, rookie listed Michael Mascoulis and Callum Papertalk probably would’ve played twos anyway).
Brad Dick played his fourth game at WAFL reserves level and kicked three goals from 13 touches and will hopefully line up for East Freo seniors this weekend.
Jeremy McGovern had his best game of the year for Claremont in the ruck. He had 15 touches, eight marks and 24 hitouts. Murray Newman is a chance for debut soon after impressing with 15 touches and three goals. Koby Stevens was a traveling emergency on the weekend and Sam Butler should be fit to resume this weekend, whether at WAFL or AFL level.
Williamstown had a bye.
Well the byes are over! Let’s rejoice!
We’re back to normality and hopefully you all have completed your teams in the process.
How good does it feel to have all your guns back on the field?
Personally, my focus has shifted solely to my Dream Team. It’s the only one that stands a chance. I’m gunning for overall, but it’s obviously a massive long shot and I’d need a lot of things to go my way.
I currently sit at 891st overall with a complete team and four trades left for long term injuries.
I’m really happy with the way my team has turned out but I think I’ve also been really unlucky along the way having to sideways trade Marc Murphy, Paul Duffield, Adam Goodes, David Zaharakis and Nathan Fyfe. Apart from Fyfe, those other guys were relatively unique which hurts more.
The only issue I have with my team is the backline. It is a little shaky but then again so is everyone’s really. With the way this season is going, you can’t rely on anyone.
Anyway, this is it…..
BACKS: Brett Deledio, Brendon Goddard, Greg Broughton, Jed Adcock, Brian Lake, Dyson Heppell, Ryan Hargrave (Steven Morris, Sam Shaw)
MIDS: Dane Swan, Gary Ablett, Brent Stanton, Matthew Boyd, Sam Mitchell, Scott Pendlebury (Taylor Adams, Sam Gibson)
RUCKS: Dean Cox, Todd Goldstein (Orren Stephenson, Jarrad Redden)
FORWARDS: Dayne Beams, Lance Franklin, Steele Sidebottom, Steve Johnson, Dustin Martin, Mitch Robinson, Dayne Zorko (Jason Porplyzia, Jamie Elliot)
At this time of the year it’s all about captain choice, depth, and your unique players.
The likes of Greg Broughton, Jed Adcock, Dyson Heppell, Ryan Hargrave, Brent Stanton, Sam Mitchell, Todd Goldstein, Dayne Beams and Steve Johnson will decide how I go for the rest of the season.
Anyway on to the round just passed and it was a fairly sombre one again. We were all carrying around three to four donuts each thanks largely to Hargrave and Pendlebury plus we also had to deal with Sam Gibson as the sub, and Sam Shaw just having an absolute stinker.
The Friday night game saw some Cats favourites back in form and the return of Allen Christensen. He had a massive influence on the game when he was subbed on and looked really good. With a couple of low scores floating through, his price will be really tempting in a couple of weeks even for a bench position with his dual positioning being so handy.
Was I the only person that thought Andrejs Everitt’s Super Coach score of 86 was insane? I mean, yes, he came on and kicked a clutch goal but did he really have the same influence on the game as say, Paul Chapman (95 SC) or Jimmy Bartel (97 SC). The scoring system is just too random for my liking.
Call me crazy but I was about to make a last minute trade in of Tony Armstrong on Friday night. I ended up spending the extra cash and going for the safety of Dyson Heppell. At quarter time I was cursing. From memory he was on about 40 Dream Team points and looking awesome. The way he just died in the second half though made me slightly happy. I still think he’s a decent pick though.
Matthew Boyd was terribly disappointing on Saturday. He went head to head with Daniel Rich and had his colours lowered. He was a pretty popular captain choice as well.
Brian Lake was on 71 Dream Team points at half time and was looking like he was on for a massive afternoon. He finished on 78. I missed the second half of that game but apparently he had a leg knock and wasn’t the same after it.
The good news to come out of the Bulldogs capitulation is the fact Ryan Hargrave will surely get a game next week.
The Bulldogs didn’t decide to man up on Saturday, so some popular Lions players had a field day in Tom Rockliff, Pearce Hanley, Dayne Zorko (so awesome) and Jack Redden. Jed Adcock was the disappointing one, but the ball was hardly in the Lions back half.
Dayne Beams continued his stellar form, while Beau Waters continues to stab everyone who doesn’t have him in the heart. Jamie Elliot had arguably a match winning, 51 point last quarter, so if you own him, he isn’t going anywhere soon.
I really like Brad Sheppard’s form right now as a bit of a mid-priced roughie in your backline if you’re strapped for cash.
Greg Broughton was frustratingly sent to full forward to tag Dustin Fletcher. I mean, please Ross, have you not made us angry enough? I’ve heard next week Greg will be playing in the ruck. Thank goodness I didn’t watch that game otherwise I reckon I would’ve needed a new TV.
I think if you haven’t already, it’s time to get rid of Jon Giles. Just let go. As long as Dean Brogan’s in the team, you’re just going to be leaking points to everyone else who has Ivan Maric or Todd Goldstein.
Speaking of Goldstein, he was brilliant. He beat Sam Jacobs hands down. I really can’t see how McIntosh gets back into the North Melbourne team when he’s fit. Goldstein is a better ruckman than Hamish right now and we know that when they play both of them it just doesn’t work.
Sam Gibson was the sub, but I reckon he’ll play next week. Cunnington and MacMillan would be dropped before him.
That’s it for this week folks!
With the bye rounds running between rounds 11-13, I think we all braced ourselves for a few rough weeks. But no one could’ve predicted the injury onslaught that took place during this period. And it wasn’t just the amount of injuries, but the names that went down. Premium scorers in Sandilands, Zaharakis, Pendlebury, Hargrave and Heath Shaw all fell victim. With this being the case, many coaches pulled the trigger on the trade button to minimise the damage. Which brings about the question, how many trades should you have left? And how do injuries influence your trading?
Whilst it’s impossible to offer blanket advice for every single team out there, I do believe that there are a few trade principles that everyone should subscribe to. I’ll use my team as a model:
As it stands, right now my team has 6 trades remaining. I anticipated using a few of my trades during the bye rounds so having 6 left really comes as no surprise. I’ve still got a few holes in my side I’d like to address, and I’ve got the trades to make it happen. So what’s the problem? Well, there are a number of things.
As much as I’d love to have my team finalised, we’re only just over half way through the year. It’s a near guarantee that between now and round 24 someone in my side will spend time on the sidelines. You only have to look at the names mentioned above to realise that. So ideally I’d like to have at least 2 trades in reserve for most of the remaining year.
The real problem starts when situations like that of Scott Pendlebury or Ryan Hargrave arise. While Pendlebury is listed as only 2 weeks away, the original diagnosis was a return this weekend. I’ve had bad experiences with similar situations in the past, and because of that I have concerns that he could very well miss more.
On the other hand, Hargrave’s situation is different. A sore back meant he was a late withdrawal right before the game last weekend. Unfortunately this couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Bulldogs had a win and as a result there’s no room left for Ryan Hargrave in the senior team. This leaves me with a starting back line scorer sitting on my bench, with definite clouds over a recall.
So how to fix this?
Firstly I think it’s important to distinguish the player. Both players have doubts over their return date, but one is a certain premium while the other had question marks regardless. I chose to analyse these players for that exact reason.
It’s an absolute guarantee that when fit Scott Pendlebury is a walk up starter, and in fantasy terms, a ‘keeper’. The injury, while concerning, isn’t a major issue in the long term, and with a limited supply of trades remaining you simply can’t afford to waste one.
Unless your premium player is done for the year, or out for 10 weeks ala Sandilands, I urge you to hold. These are the kinds of trades that come back to haunt you.
Hargrave, while serviceable, perhaps isn’t the ‘keeper’ that Scott Pendlebury is.
In a sense, there’s value to be had by upgrading him regardless of injury. So if there is doubt on whether he’ll be picked, I’d treat him like any other rookie or cash cow at the price range. Upgrade him. You can’t afford to have the uncertainty of a player getting games at a 350k price tag. Even with limited trades left, this is the type of trade you need to make.
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The Footy Tragic Show (Full Episode):
SYDNEY SWANS V GEELONG CATS
SCG – Fri Jun 22, 7:50pm
B: Nicholas Smith, Heath Grundy, Alex Johnson
HB: Martin Mattner, Ted Richards, Jarrad McVeigh
C: Rhyce Shaw, Adam Goodes, Lewis Jetta
HF: Craig Bird, Sam Reid, Jude Bolton
F: Ryan O’Keefe, Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Mike Pyke
Foll: Shane Mumford, Josh P. Kennedy, Kieren Jack
I/C: Daniel Hannebery, Ben McGlynn, Andrejs Everitt, Tony Armstrong
Emg: Nick Malceski, Jesse White, Trent Dennis-Lane
In: Adam Goodes, Ben McGlynn
Out: Nick Malceski, Trent Dennis-Lane
B: Tom Lonergan, Matthew Scarlett, Corey Enright
HB: Josh Hunt, Harry Taylor, Taylor Hunt
C: Steven Motlop, James Kelly, David Wojcinski
HF: Mitch Duncan, James Podsiadly, Mathew Stokes
F: Paul Chapman, Tom Hawkins, Steve Johnson
Foll: Trent West, Joel Selwood, Jimmy Bartel
I/C: Joel Corey, Andrew Mackie, Dawson Simpson, Allen Christensen
Emg: Cameron Guthrie, George Horlin-Smith, Lincoln McCarthy
In: Dawson Simpson, Allen Christensen, James Podsiadly
Out: Jesse Stringer, Cameron Guthrie, Orren Stephenson
WESTERN BULLDOGS V BRISBANE LIONS
ES – Sat Jun 23, 1:40pm
B: Dylan Addison, Mark Austin, Easton Wood
HB: Robert Murphy, Brian Lake, Christian Howard
C: Daniel Cross, Matthew Boyd, Mitchell Wallis
HF: Ryan Griffen, Liam Jones, Luke Dahlhaus
F: Tory Dickson, Ayce Cordy, Adam Cooney
Foll: Tom Campbell, Liam Picken, Clay Smith
I/C: Daniel Giansiracusa, Shaun Higgins, Jordan Roughead, Thomas Liberatore
Emg: Lindsay Gilbee, Ryan Hargrave, Nathan Djerrkura
In: Tom Campbell
Out: William Minson (Suspension)
New: Tom Campbell (Bendigo Bombers)
B: Josh Drummond, Matt Maguire, Ryan Harwood
HB: Joel Patfull, Niall McKeever, Jed Adcock
C: Mitchell Golby, Daniel Rich, Pearce Hanley
HF: Simon Black, Jonathan Brown, Rohan Bewick
F: James Polkinghorne, Daniel Merrett, Dayne Zorko
Foll: Ben Hudson, Jack Redden, Tom Rockliff
I/C: Ashley McGrath, Andrew Raines, Ryan Lester, Joshua Green
Emg: Aaron Cornelius, Amon Buchanan, Elliot Yeo
In: Simon Black, Ashley McGrath
Out: Aaron Cornelius, Jared Polec
COLLINGWOOD V WEST COAST EAGLES
MCG – Sat Jun 23, 4:40pm
B: Heritier O’Brien, Nathan Brown, Chris Tarrant
HB: Nick Maxwell, Ben Reid, Martin Clarke
C: Simon Buckley, Dale Thomas, Jarryd Blair
HF: Alex Fasolo, Chris Dawes, Heath Shaw
F: Dayne Beams, Travis Cloke, Tyson Goldsack
Foll: Darren Jolly, Dane Swan, Steele Sidebottom
I/C: Alan Toovey, Sharrod Wellingham, Jamie Elliott, Marley Williams
Emg: Cameron Wood, Tom Young, Kirk Ugle
In: Heath Shaw, Alan Toovey, Ben Reid
Out: Alan Didak (Adductor), Ben Sinclair (Ankle), Tom Young
West Coast Eagles
B: Beau Waters, Darren Glass, Patrick McGinnity
HB: Shannon Hurn, Eric Mackenzie, Jacob Brennan
C: Andrew Gaff, Matthew Priddis, Matthew Rosa
HF: Josh Hill, Quinten Lynch, Chris Masten
F: Nic Naitanui, Jack Darling, Daniel Kerr
Foll: Dean Cox, Scott Selwood, Luke Shuey
I/C: Mitch Brown, Thomas Swift, Brad Sheppard, Ashton Hams
Emg: Sam Butler, Lewis Stevenson, Koby Stevens
In: Beau Waters, Mitch Brown
Out: Adam Selwood (Illness), Will Schofield (Hamstring)
Milestones: Quinten Lynch – 200 games
FREMANTLE V ESSENDON
PS – Sat Jun 23, 5:40pm
B: Nick Suban, Luke McPharlin, Adam McPhee
HB: Nick Lower, Michael Johnson, Tendai Mzungu
C: Michael Barlow, Ryan Crowley, Jesse Crichton
HF: Jayden Pitt, Christopher Mayne, David Mundy
F: Hayden Crozier, Matthew Pavlich, Lachie Neale
Foll: Jonathon Griffin, Matthew de Boer, Clancee Pearce
I/C: Garrick Ibbotson, Zachary Clarke, Greg Broughton, Alex Silvagni
Emg: Michael Walters, Dylan Roberton, Lee Spurr
In: Zachary Clarke, Alex Silvagni, Jayden Pitt, Nick Lower
Out: Aaron Sandilands (Toe), Stephen Hill (Ankle), Hayden Ballantyne (Suspension), Zac Dawson (Knee)
Milestones: Luke McPharlin – 200 games
B: Dustin Fletcher, Jake Carlisle, Michael Hibberd
HB: Brent Stanton, Kyle Hardingham, Courtenay Dempsey
C: Jake Melksham, Jobe Watson, Ben Howlett
HF: Kyle Reimers, Stewart Crameri, Dyson Heppell
F: Michael Hurley, Patrick Ryder, Leroy Jetta
Foll: David Hille, Heath Hocking, Angus Monfries
I/C: Nathan Lovett-Murray, David Myers, Cale Hooker, Cory Dell’Olio
Emg: Ricky Dyson, Sam Lonergan, Travis Colyer
In: David Hille, Kyle Reimers, Michael Hibberd, Cory Dell’Olio
Out: Ricky Dyson, Sam Lonergan, Alwyn Davey (Suspension), Tom Bellchambers
Milestones: Ben Howlett – 50 games
MELBOURNE V GWS GIANTS
MCG – Sun Jun 24, 3:15pm
B: James Sellar, James Frawley, Jared Rivers
HB: Daniel Nicholson, Tom McDonald, Jack Watts
C: Rohan Bail, Jack Trengove, Jack Grimes
HF: Jeremy Howe, Lynden Dunn, Nathan Jones
F: Mitchell Clark, Colin Garland, Colin Sylvia
Foll: Mark Jamar, Brent Moloney, Jordie McKenzie
I/C: Matthew Bate, Aaron Davey, Joel Macdonald, James Magner
Emg: Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Troy Davis
In: Matthew Bate, Aaron Davey, Rohan Bail, Joel Macdonald
Out: Brad Green (Hip), Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Luke Tapscott (Suspension)
Milestones: Jack Watts – 50 games
B: Jack Hombsch, Tim Mohr, Sam Darley
HB: Shaun Edwards, Phil Davis, Toby Greene
C: Tom Scully, Callan Ward, Adam Treloar
HF: Taylor Adams, Jeremy Cameron, Rhys Palmer
F: Nathan Wilson, Jonathon Patton, Mark Whiley
Foll: Dean Brogan, James McDonald, Dylan Shiel
I/C: Tomas Bugg, Jonathan Giles, Devon Smith, Luke Power
Emg: Andrew Phillips, WIlliam Hoskin-Elliot, Chad Cornes
In: Jonathan Giles, Jack Hombsch, Nathan Wilson
Out: Andrew Phillips, Sam Schulz (Calf), Chad Cornes (rested)
NORTH MELBOURNE V ADELAIDE
ES – Sun Jun 24, 4:40pm
B: Scott McMahon, Scott Thompson, Michael Firrito
HB: Shaun Atley, Nathan Grima, Jamie Macmillan
C: Ryan Bastinac, Daniel Wells, Leigh Adams
HF: Brent Harvey, Robert Tarrant, Sam Gibson
F: Ben Cunnington, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas
Foll: Todd Goldstein, Andrew Swallow, Jack Ziebell
I/C: Lachlan Hansen, Samuel Wright, Liam Anthony, Kieran Harper
Emg: Levi Greenwood, Aaron Black, Will Sierakowski
In: Lachlan Hansen, Liam Anthony
Out: Levi Greenwood, Aaron Black
B: Michael Doughty, Ben Rutten, Brent Reilly
HB: Matthew Jaensch, Daniel Talia, Brodie Martin
C: Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson, David Mackay
HF: Ian Callinan, Taylor Walker, Bernie Vince
F: Matthew Wright, Kurt Tippett, Jason Porplyzia
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Nathan van Berlo, Patrick Dangerfield
I/C: Richard Douglas, Jason Porplyzia, Shaun McKernan, Sam Shaw
Emg: Chris Knights, Brad Symes, Tom Lynch
In: Bernie Vince, Shaun McKernan
Out: Chris Knights, Josh Jenkins
Milestones: Nathan van Berlo – 150 games
Who are the best trade targets for your AFL Dream Team and SuperCoach after the round 12 byes? Toby runs through all the best options for you to consider.
Similar to last week, now is the time to trade in the players who had their bye in round 12, meaning they shouldn’t (touch-wood) be missing any more games for the remainder of the year. Here are some of your better options…
Johnson has been one of the surprise stories this year from a fantasy perspective, and to be honest, has gotten very little recognition for it. I think this is due to the fact he is such an unlikely fantasy scorer that we have all just turned a blind eye. But after a season average of 92 DT and 99 SC (including 98 DT and 106 SC from his past five games), he should well and truly be on the radar. He is scoring solidly in the Fremantle backline, providing some run whilst also holding down a defensive post. Could be a good smokey selection for the back half of the season.
I spoke about Waters last week, but due to his suspension you wouldn’t have traded him in then. If you are keen on the Eagles hard-nut, this is the week to pounce.
Whilst he had a frustrating start to the season, Broughton’s role appears to have settled somewhat, leading to an average of 93 DT and 98 SC from round 3 onwards. He is still playing backline with some time on the ball, but Lyon at least appears to have him settled, which what he needs from a fantasy perspective. There haven’t been any monster scores from him this year (highest is 109 DT and 110 SC), but he has at least been consistent.
We all know Heppell for his strong breakout season in 2011 and he has continued into 2012 with similar form. After averaging 96 DT and 94 SC points up until round six, he has hit a bit of a wall, averaging just 66 DT and 69 SC since. It means he will be pretty cheap at the moment and getting cheaper, but you would really want to see him hit some good form before bringing him into your side.
Enright has been a picture of consistency in year’s past, but 2012 has been pretty quiet by his standards. He has only managed an average of 73 DT and 86 SC for the year, with only one ton in DT and three in SC. He has copped plenty of opposition attention this year, plus doesn’t appear to working through the tags as well as he did in years gone. We know he has potential to score well, but don’t trade someone into your team based on that alone.
We all know the sorts of numbers Swanny can produce and he has been producing them at his best again in 2012. He missed a game through injury a fortnight ago, but bounced back very quickly with a huge game on Queen’s Birthday against Melbourne. He is a must-have in Dream Team, so if he’s not currently in your team, now is the best time to find a way to get him in.
Stanton has always been a good fantasy option, but his major drawback has been the difference between his best and worst is just too great. In 2012 he appears to have turned that around, working harder through games to exploit his opponents with his monstrous tank. His fast fortnight before the bye was pretty quiet by his standards, but he has still managed a monstrous average of 123 DT and 122 SC for the year, including three scores over 150 in DT and four in SC – massive!
Jobe’s having another great year and has slipped under the radar a bit as an option. He hasn’t scored under 90 points all year in either competition and has put together some averages to match it with all the other premiums – 116 DT and 125 SC. A great option for the run home who can score well and is relatively unique.
Selwood’s year has been pretty consistent, but there has been a bit of a lack of massive scores from him. He actually hasn’t scored under 100 points in SC all year, but has only scored over 150 once (although, there have been four scores over 140). In Dream Team his year hasn’t been as good, with two scores under 100 and only two over 120. I like him as an option, but I don’t reckon he will be a top-5 mid by season’s end, which is probably more likely with the other three names above.
Griffin has had a really interesting year – he has only played four games – one with Sandliands and three without. He scored 26 DT and 47 SC in his game alongside big Sandi, but has averaged 88 DT and 107 SC in the games where he got to play as the sole ruck. We also saw this last year as Griffin banged out some huge scores as the sole ruckman. Now with Sandi out for an extended period of time (which could become the season), Griffin will play as the side’s first ruck, hopefully meaning a continuation of these sorts of scores. It is a slight risk, as we have seen him dropped for Sandi in the past, regardless of his form-line, but it is a risk which could pay very handsome dividends. For those still needing to offload Sandi himself or even Giles, Griffin could be your man!
Ryder has had a pretty solid year for the Bombers, playing up forward and with time in the ruck. His scores have been pretty decent, especially in SuperCoach, so he could be a great trade target if in need of a ruck. I’d be a bit more hesitant in DT though as he’s only cracked the ton once since round two. David Hille will also be back soon, which could mean a slight change in role.
Stevie J has had a great year, although his last game left a sour taste in our mouth, getting pretty well held by Bryce Gibbs in round 11. He is easily one of the top few forwards though and a must-have in both competitions.
Beams has quickly become the number one forward in both competitions, averaging 121 DT and 124 SC from his past five games – these are midfielder-like numbers. In fact, it’s little surprise he is pumping out midfield numbers as this is exactly where the Pies are playing him – Buckley has not been shy is stating that Beams has replaced Luke Ball’s role in the side and he has grabbed hold of it with both hands. He wins stacks of the ball and also kicks goals, but isn’t going to cop much opposition attention at this stage. He is pretty expensive, but you will want him for the run home.
Steele is another young Pie to have taken a significant step up this year, averaging 121 DT and 128 SC from his past five games. He too has moved to the midfield and is already playing like a senior member of the side. Most teams should hopefully have him locked in by now, but if not it’s time to start finding yourself some cash.
With names like Beams and Sidebottom as options, our yesterday’s heroes such as Chappy quickly get forgotten. He shouldn’t be dismissed too easily though, with an average of 103 DT and 106 SC for the year – these numbers are up from 2011. He has had a couple of quiet games, but overall has been one of the Cats’ better performed players this year and fortunately hasn’t broken down yet. For similar cash I reckon you will get more from the likes of Beams or Sidebottom, but if you already have these guys in your squad, then Chappy is also looking like a solid pick.
Pav is relatively cheap at the moment thanks to the fact he’s having one of his quieter seasons in a while. He has only scored four tons in DT so far this year and only three in SC, which is quite surprising from him. I honestly wouldn’t get too excited about him, despite his price. This isn’t the time of year to trade in someone because they are cheap – you want someone to help carry to team to through the finals.
Goodes has been out for a number of weeks with injury and should return this week. I wouldn’t be getting on board just yet though – he has a few dollars to leak and we actually don’t know how well he will return from injury as this is the first time in his career he has missed this many games. Keep an eye on him for future weeks, but I wouldn’t be pouncing now.