Believe the HYPE – Round 12 Preview

This weekly article will look at who is being HYPED this week as a MUST have buy in AFL DreamTeam and SuperCoach and other HYPED issues of the week.

This Round marks the beginning of the three round bye period that is causing headaches for dream team coaches across the land.

The midseason discount?
Matt Priddis is the one player you should bring in this week. At the beginning of the year this is the type of player DreamTeamers wished would be discounted at this time of the season. Starting the year at $521,400 he has dropped $132,800 and now valued at $388,600. The reason for his drop is price is a moderate start to the season followed by an injury in round 7 against Essendon where he went off early after only racking up 17 DT points. Since returning from injury in Round 9 he has scored 108 and 113 and now coming off the bye with a BE of 30 his price is expected to skyrocket.

Option A
If you still have Magner and have the money to upgrade do it now!

Option B
By all reports Zaharakis will miss up to four weeks. If you have Zaharakis and have the ability to switch him into the midfield make the trade. You will pocket $40,500 in the process and get a premium gun for the rest of the season.

Marty Clarke to Sam Shaw
Marty Clarke has been a very serviceable season starting the year at $141,500, Clarke reached a peak of $319,600 in round 9 and has fallen slightly to a price o $307,700. That is an increase of $166,200. With a BE of77 the time has come to trade in and use the money on upgrading to a premium player. Sam Shaw is one of the only cheap defenders on the current radar and appears to have a safe position within the Adelaide side coming almost straight back into the Crows side after injury in place of Ricky Henderson. Shaw appears to have grown since being recruited and at 194 with his agility may become an effective lineman between Adelaide’s defence and midfield in transition. Prior to being drafted Shaw a Saints supporter, described himself similar to Sam Gilbert on the football field. With the Crows playing the Saints Friday night it will be interesting to see whether his game resembles the playing style of Gilbert.

Verdict – Trade

Sam Gibson was heavily touted in the preseason and many expected North Melbourne to play the rookie from round 1. He was B&F at Box Hill last season averaging 28 disposals a game. By all reports he is having the same impact this season averaging 26 disposals a week in the VFL. Jump on!

Sam Gibson the next breakout Rookie?

One of my personal favourites former Western Bulldog and Brisbane Brownlow Medalist Jason Akermanis taking a screamer on the weekend. To top off the day Aka proves he has not lost his touch giving a trademark handstand to the crowd. One of the best and under appreciated footballers of the past 15 years.


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