Category - 2012 – Round 9
Hey folks! I’ve moved over to a new time slot, and with that, a fresh new article. ‘KP’s Wrap’ will consist of hopefully some valuable insights into the weekend just past.
It would be unjust to start this article without mentioning the mighty Tigers.
Normally I go into a year promising myself I’ll take a MAXIMUM of two Richmond players in my team each year.
This season it’s all changed. Firstly I started with four, if you include Steve Morris and Brandon Ellis on the bench. Now I find myself trying to get another Richmond player in because they’re scoring so heavily, and against formidable opposition as well.
Who would’ve thought that after nine rounds Brett Deledio would be averaging 117 AFL Dream Team points and third in the competition overall?
Richmond has six players in the top 34 for total AFL Dream Team points; Deledio, Cotchin, Maric, Grigg, Tuck and Foley.
Ivan Maric is now officially the #1 ruck in the game for AFL Dream Team, over taking the king, Dean Cox, this round. It’s amazing.
Don’t be afraid to bring in those Tigers. There are points to be had, and their draw opens up right now.
I have been spruiking Steve Johnson for a few weeks now, and he is starting to deliver. If you don’t have him, I’m afraid it might start getting painful. Behind Dane Swan and Gary Ablett, I don’t think there’s another player in the competition who gives me as much grief when he isn’t in my team. His role is juicy, and the Cats need his spark in the middle. Jump on now, if ever, GWS at Skilled Stadium is this week.
Brian Lake and Ryan Hargrave feature in many AFL Dream Team and SuperCoach squads this season, so Friday night was not a great result. There will be games where the Bulldogs just cannot get their game plan going as much as they like, and this was one of them. The Dogs love Lake running and creating off the backline, but the Cats forwards did a great job in negating that. There were minimal switches of the play where the likes of Lake and Hargrave get their kicks, but that was just the way the game panned out. It is nothing to stress over. Sydney at the SCG presents another challenge this week though.
Oh hey Brett Ratten! See what happens when you put your best contested player in the middle? Three votes in the bag and thank you very much.
Mitch Robinson was superb yesterday. Hopefully Ratten sees the light. Mad Mitch owners rejoice, he could go big if he continues the role we saw today.
Note to self: ‘Don’t make my players captain when they are playing the GWS Giants’.
Brent Stanton was my captain this week. TORTURE!
Luckily he junked it up, but gee, it was an unwatchable game. The Giants don’t concede points to the big guns. As tempting as it is; just don’t do it. I think I may have learnt this a few weeks too late as it’s the fourth time I’ve been burned!
Get him into your teams now!
He is the definition of ‘natural fantasy footballer’.
I have to get Dayne Beams into my Dream Team this week; it’s as simple as that. He’s become the ‘must have’ forward, even ahead of Steele Sidebottom.
DON’T GET SUCKED IN…..
Jack Watts. Is it a great scoring role? Yes. Does he play it well? No.
He simply didn’t ‘go’ when he should have a couple of times yesterday.
I wasn’t complaining though; mad Mitch strolled into an open goal as a result.
So guys, that’s what I took out of the weekend! Feel free to add anything else!
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The Footy Tragic Show (Full Episode):
Swan and Murphy we already knew about, but have you been burnt by anyone else this week? Maybe you’re a scorned Dyson Heppell owner. GWS give us a chop out by returning all of those fantasy relevant players we were missing last week and there’s four confirmed debuts – Pearce (WB), Simpkin (Geel), Elliott and Williams (both Coll), with another three freshies on extended benches.
WESTERN BULLDOGS V GEELONG CATS
ES – Fri May 25, 7:50pm
B: Robert Murphy, Brian Lake, Ryan Hargrave
HB: Daniel Cross, Mark Austin, Patrick Veszpremi
C: Zephaniah Skinner, Matthew Boyd, Justin Sherman
HF: Shaun Higgins, Jordan Roughead, Daniel Giansiracusa
F: Luke Dahlhaus, Ayce Cordy, Mitchell Wallis
Foll: William Minson, Ryan Griffen, Liam Picken
I/C: Adam Cooney, Thomas Liberatore, Daniel Pearce, Tory Dickson
Emg: Liam Jones, Christian Howard, Clay Smith
In: Adam Cooney, Jordan Roughead, Patrick Veszpremi, Daniel Pearce
Out: Dylan Addison (Suspension), Jarrad Grant, Liam Jones, Clay Smith
New: Daniel Pearce (Oakleigh Chargers)
B: Matthew Scarlett, Tom Lonergan, Josh Hunt
HB: Corey Enright, Harry Taylor, Andrew Mackie
C: Steve Johnson, Joel Selwood, Jimmy Bartel
HF: Paul Chapman, James Podsiadly, Steven Motlop
F: Mitch Duncan, Tom Hawkins, Mathew Stokes
Foll: Trent West, Joel Corey, Taylor Hunt
I/C: Jonathan Simpkin, Jesse Stringer, Cameron Guthrie, Orren Stephenson
Emg: Shannon Byrnes, Billie Smedts, George Horlin-Smith
In: Matthew Scarlett, Jonathan Simpkin
Out: James Kelly (Calf), Billie Smedts
New: Jonathan Simpkin (Geelong VFL)
RICHMOND V HAWTHORN
MCG – Sat May 26, 1:45pm
B: Steven Morris, Alex Rance, Chris Newman
HB: Bachar Houli, Jake Batchelor, Brandon Ellis
C: Shaun Grigg, Dustin Martin, Shane Edwards
HF: Brett Deledio, Tyrone Vickery, Nathan Foley
F: Reece Conca, Jack Riewoldt, Jake King
Foll: Ivan Maric, Trent Cotchin, Shane Tuck
I/C: Daniel Jackson, Robin Nahas, Ben Griffiths, Matt Dea
Emg: Matthew White, Brad Miller, Addam Maric
In: Tyrone Vickery, Ben Griffiths
Out: Dylan Grimes (Hamstring), Brad Miller
B: Brent Guerra, Josh Gibson, Stephen Gilham
HB: Grant Birchall, Ryan Schoenmakers, Benjamin Stratton
C: Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell, Liam Shiels
HF: Isaac Smith, Lance Franklin, Shane Savage
F: Cyril Rioli, Jarryd Roughead, Brendan Whitecross
Foll: David Hale, Shaun Burgoyne, Brad Sewell
I/C: Clinton Young, Luke Breust, Matt Suckling, Paul Puopolo
Emg: Kyle Cheney, Cameron Bruce, Broc McCauley
GOLD COAST SUNS V PORT ADELAIDE
MS – Sat May 26, 2:10pm
Gold Coast Suns
B: Jeremy Taylor, Matthew Warnock, Seb Tape
HB: Sam Iles, Rory Thompson, Joel Wilkinson
C: Michael Rischitelli, Karmichael Hunt, Matt Shaw
HF: Harley Bennell, Tom Lynch, Andrew McQualter
F: Campbell Brown, Sam Day, Alik Magin
Foll: Zac Smith, Josh Caddy, Gary Ablett
I/C: Daniel Stanley, Dion Prestia, Alex Sexton, Kyal Horsley
Emg: Tom Hickey, Steven May, Aaron Hall
In: Alik Magin
Out: Luke Russell (Rested)
B: Jackson Trengove, Alipate Carlile, Jacob Surjan
HB: Hamish Hartlett, Troy Chaplin, Danyle Pearce
C: Kane Cornes, Domenic Cassisi, Ben Jacobs
HF: John McCarthy, Justin Westhoff, Matthew Broadbent
F: Daniel Stewart, Jay Schulz, Chad Wingard
Foll: Brent Renouf, Bradley Ebert, Travis Boak
I/C: Brett Ebert, Matt Thomas, Paul Stewart, Darren Pfeiffer
Emg: Jarrad Redden, Tom Logan, Andrew Moore
In: Daniel Stewart
Out: John Butcher (Hip)
Milestones: Alipate Carlile – 100 games
ST KILDA V SYDNEY SWANS
ES – Sat May 26, 4:40pm
B: Jason Gram, Sam Gilbert, Jason Blake
HB: Sean Dempster, James Gwilt, Jarryn Geary
C: Jamie Cripps, Lenny Hayes, Brendon Goddard
HF: Jack Steven, Nick Riewoldt, David Armitage
F: Stephen Milne, Tom Simpkin, Leigh Montagna
Foll: Justin Koschitzke, Nick Dal Santo, Clinton Jones
I/C: Farren Ray, Arryn Siposs, Ahmed Saad, Terry Milera
Emg: Raphael Clarke, Adam Schneider, Beau Wilkes
In: James Gwilt, Arryn Siposs
Out: Rhys Stanley (Hamstring), Beau Wilkes
Milestones: Lenny Hayes – 250 games, Farren Ray – 150 games
B: Nicholas Smith, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw
HB: Nick Malceski, Heath Grundy, Martin Mattner
C: Lewis Jetta, Kieren Jack, Jarrad McVeigh
HF: Ryan O’Keefe, Tommy Walsh, Daniel Hannebery
F: Ben McGlynn, Sam Reid, Lewis Roberts-Thomson
Foll: Mike Pyke, Josh P. Kennedy, Jude Bolton
I/C: Craig Bird, Trent Dennis-Lane, Luke Parker, Alex Johnson
Emg: Jesse White, Andrejs Everitt, Tony Armstrong
Milestones: Martin Mattner – 200 games
ADELAIDE V COLLINGWOOD
AS – Sat May 26, 7:10pm
B: Michael Doughty, Ben Rutten, Graham Johncock
HB: Matthew Jaensch, Daniel Talia, Brent Reilly
C: David Mackay, Patrick Dangerfield, Bernie Vince
HF: Jared Petrenko, Josh Jenkins, Rory Sloane
F: Ian Callinan, Kurt Tippett, Jason Porplyzia
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Scott Thompson, Nathan van Berlo
I/C: Richard Douglas, Ricky Henderson, Matthew Wright, Brodie Smith
Emg: Chris Knights, Brad Symes, Andy Otten
In: Richard Douglas
Out: Tom Lynch
B: Heritier O’Brien, Nick Maxwell, Heath Shaw
HB: Simon Buckley, Alan Toovey, Tyson Goldsack
C: Jamie Elliott, Sharrod Wellingham, Jarryd Blair
HF: Alex Fasolo, Chris Dawes, Ben Sinclair
F: Dayne Beams, Travis Cloke, Alan Didak
Foll: Darren Jolly, Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom
I/C: Dale Thomas, Martin Clarke, Lachlan Keeffe, Marley Williams
Emg: Cameron Wood, Tom Young, Kirk Ugle
In: Jamie Elliott, Marley Williams
Out: Dane Swan (Hamstring), Ben Reid (Quad)
New: Jamie Elliott (Murray U18), Marley Williams (Claremont (WAFL))
GWS GIANTS V ESSENDON
SK – Sat May 26, 7:40pm
B: Luke Power, Phil Davis, Tomas Bugg
HB: Adam Kennedy, Tim Mohr, Chad Cornes
C: James McDonald, Tom Scully, Dylan Shiel
HF: Adam Treloar, Jeremy Cameron, Curtly Hampton
F: Devon Smith, Israel Folau, Taylor Adams
Foll: Jonathan Giles, Callan Ward, Stephen Coniglio
I/C: Sam Darley, Andrew Phillips, Sam Reid, Dom Tyson
Emg: Jacob Townsend, Nathan Wilson, Rhys Palmer
In: Tomas Bugg, Curtly Hampton, Dylan Shiel, Devon Smith, Adam Kennedy, James McDonald
Out: Nathan Wilson, Rhys Palmer, WIlliam Hoskin-Elliot, Matthew Buntine, Adam Tomlinson, Toby Greene (Suspension)
B: Ricky Dyson, Cale Hooker, Jake Carlisle
HB: Kyle Hardingham, Tayte Pears, Courtenay Dempsey
C: Mark McVeigh, Jobe Watson, Brent Stanton
HF: Jake Melksham, Patrick Ryder, Angus Monfries
F: Michael Hurley, Stewart Crameri, David Zaharakis
Foll: Tom Bellchambers, Sam Lonergan, Heath Hocking
I/C: Nathan Lovett-Murray, Alwyn Davey, Travis Colyer, Ben Howlett
Emg: David Hille, Henry Slattery, Kyle Reimers
In: Mark McVeigh, Tayte Pears, Travis Colyer
Out: Dustin Fletcher (Groin), Leroy Jetta (Suspension), Dyson Heppell (Knee)
NORTH MELBOURNE V BRISBANE LIONS
ES – Sun May 27, 1:10pm
B: Levi Greenwood, Scott Thompson, Luke Delaney
HB: Shaun Atley, Michael Firrito, Nathan Grima
C: Daniel Wells, Andrew Swallow, Jamie Macmillan
HF: Ryan Bastinac, Aaron Edwards, Leigh Adams
F: Ben Cunnington, Drew Petrie, Kieran Harper
Foll: Todd Goldstein, Jack Ziebell, Brent Harvey
I/C: Lindsay Thomas, Ben Warren, Cruize Garlett, Samuel Wright, Aaron Black, Cameron Delaney, Cameron Pedersen
In: Aaron Edwards, Cruize Garlett, Samuel Wright, Aaron Black
Out: Brad McKenzie
Milestones: Lindsay Thomas – 100 games
B: Ashley McGrath, Matt Maguire, Josh Drummond
HB: Jed Adcock, Joel Patfull, Mitchell Golby
C: Pearce Hanley, Tom Rockliff, Daniel Rich
HF: Rohan Bewick, Jonathan Brown, Jack Redden
F: Joshua Green, Daniel Merrett, James Polkinghorne
Foll: Billy Longer, Simon Black, Andrew Raines
I/C: James Hawksley, Aaron Cornelius, Jared Polec, Patrick Karnezis, Ryan Lester, Dayne Zorko, Elliot Yeo
In: James Hawksley, Aaron Cornelius, Elliot Yeo
New: Elliot Yeo (East Fremantle (WA))
CARLTON V MELBOURNE
MCG – Sun May 27, 3:15pm
B: Zach Tuohy, Michael Jamison, Aaron Joseph
HB: Bryce Gibbs, Lachlan Henderson, Christopher Yarran
C: Kade Simpson, Chris Judd, Heath Scotland
HF: Dennis Armfield, Matthew Kreuzer, Andrew Walker
F: Eddie Betts, Shaun Hampson, Jeffrey Garlett
Foll: Robert Warnock, Mitch Robinson, Brock McLean
I/C: Paul Bower, David Ellard, Kane Lucas, Andrew Collins, Matthew Watson, Edward Curnow, Joshua Bootsma
In: Aaron Joseph, Robert Warnock, Brock McLean, Kane Lucas, Andrew Collins, Matthew Watson, Joshua Bootsma
Out: Marc Murphy (Shoulder), Jordan Russell, Bret Thornton, Nick Duigan (Calf)
B: James Frawley, Jared Rivers, Clint Bartram
HB: Jack Grimes, Colin Garland, Tom McDonald
C: Rohan Bail, Brent Moloney, Sam Blease
HF: Jack Trengove, Jack Watts, Brad Green
F: Jeremy Howe, Mitchell Clark, James Sellar
Foll: Mark Jamar, Lynden Dunn, Nathan Jones
I/C: Jamie Bennell, Jordie McKenzie, Luke Tapscott, Joel Macdonald, Troy Davis, Daniel Nicholson, James Magner
In: Lynden Dunn, Rohan Bail, Luke Tapscott, Joel Macdonald, Troy Davis, Daniel Nicholson, James Sellar
Out: Aaron Davey, Colin Sylvia, Cale Morton, Liam Jurrah (Ankle)
New: Troy Davis (Geelong Falcons)
WEST COAST EAGLES V FREMANTLE
PS – Sun May 27, 2:40pm
West Coast Eagles
B: Sam Butler, Darren Glass, Will Schofield
HB: Beau Waters, Eric Mackenzie, Shannon Hurn
C: Matthew Rosa, Matthew Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF: Chris Masten, Jack Darling, Luke Shuey
F: Dean Cox, Quinten Lynch, Josh Hill
Foll: Nic Naitanui, Scott Selwood, Daniel Kerr
I/C: Adam Selwood, Patrick McGinnity, Brad Sheppard, Koby Stevens, Ashton Hams, Scott Lycett, Jacob Brennan
In: Matthew Priddis, Ashton Hams, Scott Lycett
B: Paul Duffield, Zac Dawson, Greg Broughton
HB: Michael Johnson, Luke McPharlin, Tendai Mzungu
C: Michael Barlow, Ryan Crowley, Stephen Hill
HF: Matthew de Boer, Christopher Mayne, Lachie Neale
F: Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Zachary Clarke
Foll: Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Clancee Pearce
I/C: Nick Suban, Jay van Berlo, Jesse Crichton, Alex Silvagni, Jonathon Griffin, Hayden Crozier, Lee Spurr
In: Nick Suban, Jesse Crichton, Alex Silvagni, Jonathon Griffin, Hayden Crozier
Out: Garrick Ibbotson, Dylan Roberton
New: Hayden Crozier (Eastern Ranges)
A definite point of interest this week is that all of our Bubble Boys have the bye in Round 11. So buyer beware of trading into bye trouble.
DAYNE ZORKO (Brisbane Lions, FWD/MID)
AFL Dreamteam $104,200 BE:-52 Scores: 26,96 Ave: 61
SuperCoach $113,200 BE:-47 Scores: 18,100 Ave: 59
Looks set for a big price rise courtesy of a day out against GWS in round 8. It’s been a long wait for Zorko & fantasy coaches since the pre-season where he probably was in most teams. He has shown good intensity & a willingness to tackle. DZ’s DP status also makes him a sexy option for fantasy coaches.
Summary: Yes. Zorko should jeep his spot in a pretty pox Lions side & score well with his tackling and finishing skills.
JOSH JENKINS (Adelaide Crows, RUC)
AFL Dreamteam $104,200 BE:-76 Scores: 54, 92 Ave: 73
SuperCoach $113,200 BE:-107 Scores: 73, 95 Ave: 84
The former Bomber rookie listed player has looked pretty good in his first two outings for the Crowies. He has grabbed the spot offered to him by Shaun McKernan with open arms & doesn’t look like giving it up easily. He’s averaging a nice amount of points in both fantasy forms in a kind of Leigh Brown type role (2nd ruck come forward). His ruckwork at this point leaves a little bit to be desired which could threaten his job security.
Summary: He is a good trade in option but it depends on your teams circumstances – if you have a ruck line up consisting of any two of Jacobs, Hudson, Giles, McIntosh, Cox, Naitanui or Minson, trading in Jenkins isn’t the smartest way to deal with the round 11 bye. Job security isn’t set in stone but he remains a good downgrade option regardless.
BRAD MCKENZIE (North Melbourne Kangaroos, MID)
AFL Dreamteam $103,200 BE:42 Scores: 23, 4 Ave: 13.5
SuperCoach $111,600 BE:50 Scores: 8, 10 Ave: 9
Green vest fun has left McKenzie with spuddish fantasy scores in his first two outings in the AFL. There isn’t much more to analyse.
Summary: The kid can play, but you’d want to see him getting a bit more love from coach Brad Scott than the ‘I like you slightly more than Cam Richardson’ treatment.
ANDREW PHILLIPS (Greater Western Sydney Giants, RUC)
AFL Dreamteam $115,800 BE:-13 Scores: 35, 56 Ave:45.5
SuperCoach $124,700 BE:-32 Scores: 47, 61 Ave: 54
The lanky Taswegian has held his own in his first two outings for the Giants. Playing second fiddle to Jon Giles he has exceeded expectations given his slender build. His tapwork is good & he is a solid citizen around the ground. He looks to have a good future in the game.
Summary: No. It may be a bit short sighted but I’d be trading in Jenkins if I needed a ruck this week.
KOBY STEVENS (West Coast Eagles, MID)
AFL Dreamteam $104,200 BE:-41 Scores: 83, 28 Ave: 55.5
SuperCoach $135,500 BE:-19 Scores: 81, 21 Ave: 51
Stevens was drafted in 2009, effectively making him a mature aged rookie with his basement price in DT. There are plenty of midfielders ahead of him at the Eagles but they are dropping like flies so he could get more games. He seems to be a bit of a backup player at the moment.
Summary: No. I like Koby but I think he’ll struggle to get a game. He might need a change of scenery to be honest.