Category: SuperCoach

Fantasy Hold’em Round 1 – Week 1 (Call, Hold, Fold)

Fantasy Hold’em Round 1 – Week 1 (Call, Hold, Fold)


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We’ll help you make the decision on whether to make the CALL and pick the player up, HOLD firm in the face of poor scores or and FOLD when it’s clear the player is no longer up to it and needs to face the axe.

Call
Brent Stanton had a terrific first half of 2012 before slowing down. Up until Round 9 he was the leading point scorer in AFL DreamTeam. Stanton produced a fantastic spread and receive game scoring 115 DT and 117 SC. At his price of $548,900 he is sure to increase his price throughout the year. Make the Call now and jump on early.

Michael Barlow played 24 games in 2012. Starting Sub in first two games 52 and 67. From round 3 to the semi final he averaged 100.5, He has the potential to be a low priced premium who turns into an uber. Get on why his price is low.

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Those who decided on selecting Nick Kommer were proven right with an impressive game of 60 DT and 70 SC. He also managed to avoid the vest, a worry for many Coaches.

Hold
Michael Hibberd looks fantastic in SuperCoach with a score of 90, but only 66 in DreamTeam playing a tighter defensive role. Watch his second game before deciding whether he gets the AXE.

Danyle Pearce was impressive on the weekend and looks to have a loose role along the wing. He scored 99 DT and 130 SC but it is worth holding off one week to see whether this form will translate through to the season.

Cheaper Premiums Dangerfield (51 DT & 63 SC) and Scott Selwood (71 DT & 81 SC) were disappointing, but worth persisting with for at least one more week.

Fold
Mark LeCras who was one of the most picked forwards this season has broken his arm. His score of 82 DT and 91 SC in 3 quarters highlight how good he can be in Fantasy Football, however with 2 trades per week in DreamTeam and 30 in SuperCoach he is not worth holding onto for 4-6 weeks. Watch the form of Jack Watts who could be good value in SuperCoach at that awkward midprice level and also consider a downgrade to LeCras teammate Josh Kennedy for the reasons mentioned above.

Photo by: Quinn Rooney; published on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-20/lions-give-it-a-go-against-pies/2848508
Photo by: Quinn Rooney; published on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-20/lions-give-it-a-go-against-pies/2848508
Matthew Leuenberger has not even played a game yet this season, however the stress of “will he, won’t he!” has done my head so i’ve decided to fold altogether for now. Going with Cox who is locked in and Maric as my combination. Sam Rowe will get a place on my Forward Bench. If Leuenberger does perform well on his return I will move Cox forward and he will go into my Rucks.

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Mark Blicavs now a Ruck/Midfielder


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A potential solution to many DreamTeam and SuperCoach Coaches problems is the adjustment to Mark Blicavs the Geelong rookie ruck who was labelled as a midfielder.

With the injuries to multiple Ruckman at the Cattery, Blicavs the former Olympic steeplechaser hopeful is likely to line up in Round One to lead the Cats Ruck against the Hawks.

Priced at $108,500 in DreamTeam it is hard to ignore his potential value.

Mid-Price Mayhem: Forwards

Mid-Price Mayhem: Forwards


MidPrice Mayhem Cloke
The Forward line can be a make or break position in any AFL Fantasy Elite squad. Choose correctly and players can average well above 100 ppg*. Choose poorly and you can have player form fluctuations that will leave you infuriated the whole season.

For this exercise I have looked at players who are priced under $400,000 and over $200,000 in the traditional AFL Fantasy: DreamTeam.

Travis Cloke
DreamTeam Value: $383,600
SuperCoach Value: $436,300
After struggling with form and the decision over his future, Cloke showed late in the season he has the ability to be a premium fantasy Forward. Last year his DreamTeam average of 74.4 was his lowest since his second season in the AFL. His average dropped from 95.7 ppg* down over 20 points to 74.4 ppg*.

Cloke can be an enigma in Fantasy Football, with a variation in score last season from a season low 24 against the Crows in Round 9 to a season high 147 against the Bombers in the final round. Cloke is by no means a safe option and is not recommended for a conservative player. With high risks, comes high rewards and Cloke can definitely be a difference makers, both positive and negative.
Potential Average 85-90

Josh J. Kennedy
DreamTeam Value: $272,300
SuperCoach Value: $299,600
Josh J Kennedy
Kennedy is returning from an interrupted season in 2012 where he only managed to play 7 games due to an ankle injury. He never quite found the form of 2011 where he averaged 79.4 DreamTeam and 86.7 SuperCoach points per game. At his best he is one of the best forwards in the game and capable of kicking 60 plus goals a year. With an injury free year, expect Kennedy to push higher up the ground and become a focal point for the Eagles attack.

Potential Average 80/85

Leigh Adams (FWD/MID)
DreamTeam Value: $384,400
SuperCoach Value: $442,600

Known by many for being the man in the now famous Chris Judd “Chicken Wing” tackle, Adams struggled with injuries throughout last season an subsequently his Fantasy output fell to its lowest since 2009 averaging 74.3 an almost 10 ppg* drop on his 2011 output of 84.1 ppg*.

The upside to Adams is he has Fwd/Mid eligibility which will become significant as the season progresses in AFL Fantasy Elite. Also the 6 week suspension to Brent Harvey should allow Adams to get more gametime and possessions early in the season.
Potential Average 80-85

Allen Christensen (FWD/MID)
DreamTeam Value: $381,200
SuperCoach Value: $427,700

Christensen has the ability to win a high number of possession. Despite injuries that restricted him throughout the season his average of 74 ppg* was an increase on his 2011 average of 68.5 ppg*. However in 2011 he was used regularly as a substitute.

The upside for Christensen is that with a clean bill of health he can rack up impressive scores as demonstrated between round 2-6 where he had over 20 possessions in each game. Also is a Forward/Midfielder. With the likes of Chapman, Bartel and Corey getting older, expect these players to rotate more and for Geelong to use the likes of Christensen to get more time in the middle.
Potential Average 70-75

Travis Varcoe
Travis Varcoe
DreamTeam Value: $234,400
SuperCoach Value: $268,900
A change of role to half back will allow Varcoe to get out of the forward pocket and use his pace, skill and creativity in moving the ball towards the forward 50. Varcoe injured his ankle in the first game of the 2012 season and was not seen back at AFL level for the entire year. At his price with a change of position, Varcoe could be one of the best buys of the season.

Potential Average 70-75
Arryn Siposs
Hype List in-depth review of Siposs
DreamTeam Value: $325,000
SuperCoach Value: $316,600

Getty Images Robert Cianflone file photo
Getty Images Robert Cianflone file photo

Siposs is an intriguing selection. Starting as the Sub in 3 games and being subbed in one other, Siposs still managed to average 63.1 ppg in 11 games. However when you take away his substitute games he managed to score over 76 in 5 of the 7 games at an average of 80.1 ppg that included two scores of 100 or more.

Reports also indicate Siposs is being trained to fill the role vacated by Brendon Goddard.

Potential Average 65-70

Other Players to Watch: Mark LeCras (WCE), Michael Walters (Fre), Sam Blease (Mel), Robbie Gray (Pt.A), Will Hoskin-Elliott (GWS)

AVIOD
Nathan Bock

DreamTeam Value: $282,800
SuperCoach Value: $297,400

Priced nicely in both SuperCoach and AFL Fantasy: DreamTeam, Bock is struggling to recover from his broken leg and was reported on Monday to still be visibly hobbling on his leg. If Bock does play this season, It will most likely be as a Key Forward.

Chris Knights
DreamTeam Value: $254,500
SuperCoach Value: $284,300

Knights is renowned for his ball winning ability and was a crucial member of the Crows set up in the 07-08-09 seasons where he averaged 87.7, 83.1 and 84.6 respectively. Many believe it was his injury in the 2009 Elimination Final against Collingwood that turned the game in the Pies favour.

Can Chris replicate his past form? Last year we saw the impact a change of scenery had on his fellow ex-Crows team mate and best friend Ivan Maric. Knights at his best is a damaging high half forward who can penetrate the attacking zone with his long left boot.
Potential Average 60-65

Avoid for now – Gary Rohan (Syd), Shannon Byrnes (Mel)
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Arryn Siposs – The Hype List (2013)

Arryn Siposs – The Hype List (2013)


Getty Images Robert Cianflone file photo
Getty Images Robert Cianflone file photo

Name: Arryn Siposs
Club: St. Kilda
Position: Forward
Value DreamTeam: $325,000
Value SuperCoach: $316,600

Now entering that magical third season where players seem to finally develop as professional athletes, Siposs is a contender for a breakout season.

As a junior Siposs was renowned for his goal kicking ability. In the U16s for Beaconsfield in the Mornington Peninsula Football League he kicked 99 goals in a season. However it was his performance against Wondonga who had seven Murray Bushrangers U18 representatives, playing school footy where he kicked eight goals that propelled him into the Dandenong Stingrays.

His form continued in the TAC Cup where he kicked 34 goals to finish 5th overall on the goal scoring tally.

At the AFL NAB Combine, Siposs was unable to undertake testing due to torn cartilage in his hip. For a player who came into the traditional recruiting system late, the injury was enough to scare off clubs, who just did not have enough intel on Siposs to safely select him. This allowed the Saints to pick up a real gem at Pick 75 in the National Draft.

Last season Siposs was rewarded with a NAB rising star nomination for his Round 15 performance against Essendon.


Positives
Reports coming from the Saints indicate Siposs is being trained to fill the role vacated by Brendon Goddard. He is only 1cm shorter than Goddard, but also is a very strong contested mark for a player of 188cm. Siposs knows how to position his body between the ball and the defender to get in the right position. An attribute that can be used anywhere on the field. Siposs has a tremendous shot for goal and with an increased fitness base at AFL level could be a real star in Goddards role.

At VFL level last season Siposs played on a wing, increasing his experience up the ground and increasing his aerobic capabilities averaging 17 possessions with 5 inside 50’s and 4 rebound 50’s per game.

The similarities to Tom Rockliff do not go unnoticed, both players who were low in the draft, both played as undersized key forwards and both have terrific marking capabilities. Could Siposs be the 2013 Tom Rockliff?

Siposs is an intriguing selection. Starting as the Sub in 3 games and being subbed in one other, Siposs still managed to average 63.1 ppg in 11 games. However when you take away his substitute games he managed to score over 76 in 5 of the 7 games at an average of 80.1 ppg that included two scores of 100 or more.

Negatives
HE is unproven in the Goddard role. He is young and after playing half the season in the seniors last season he is priced at $325,000 making him a mid-priced player.

The Strong Tip
Watch his NAB Cup form and see where he is played. If he is positioned on a Half Back Flank , lock him in straight away, he could be the bargain buy of the year.

Potential Average 70 (DT-SC)

UPDATE:
Preseason scores of 37, 45, 45 and 50 DreamTeam points at a rate of 51 points per 100 minutes is not overly impressive. Job security looks good with a team high 346 minutes spent on the field this preseason.

St Kilda debutant has the golden boot By Sam Landsberger

Matthew Leuenberger  – The Hype List (2013)

Matthew Leuenberger – The Hype List (2013)


Photo by: Quinn Rooney; published on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-20/lions-give-it-a-go-against-pies/2848508
Photo by: Quinn Rooney; published on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-20/lions-give-it-a-go-against-pies/2848508

Name: Matthew Leuenberger
Club: Brisbane Lions
Position: Ruckman
Value DreamTeam: $233,600
Value SuperCoach: $301,100

Leuenberger’s season ended before it had began in 2012 injuring his Achilles during his round 3 game against the Dockers. With Ben Hudson moving to Collingwood, Leuenberger will need to reclaim the first ruck position with Billy Longer only entereing his second full season and Stefan Martin, recruited from Melbourne more of a pinch hit Ruckman.

Positives
Coming into this season Leuenberger has the ability to replicate the form of the past. Before the injury, Leuenberger was recording personal bests in the gym and the track and looked set to highlight why Brisbane took this risk of selecting him at Pick 4 in the 2006 AFL National Draft.

Now at 24 years old, the big man should be coming into his physical prime and begin to show the Football community his full potential.

In his first two games Leuenberger scored 64 & 99 in DreamTeam and 100 & 104 in SuperCoach highlighting the form he had in 2011 where he averaged 92.8 ppg in AFL DreamTeam and 102.2 in SuperCoach.

Negatives
The 204cm Leuenberger will need to rely on his leap to be dominant in the ruck. This is not ideal for someone recovering from an Achilles injury and will need to be fully recovered if he is to last the entire season without causing further problems.

Verdict
Recent history shows players can return successfully from an Achilles injury. Jarryd Roughead came back last season from the same injury and showed no problems with his leap, recapturing the form he had before the injury.

At his price in both AFL Fantasy: DreamTeam and SuperCoach: Classic he is a bargain. With the increase in trades in both games he should be one of the first players selected in your initial starting squad.

Predicted Average
80-90 ppg. DreamTeam
90-100 ppg. SuperCoach

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Mid-Price Mayhem: Midfielders (Under $500K)

Mid-Price Mayhem: Midfielders (Under $500K)


Luke Ball
The Midfield can be one of the most difficult areas of the field in AFL Fantasy Elite. If you’re one of the people who has a selection later in the first round, it is very likely that the best Midfielders (Swan, Ablett, Cotchin, Boyd, Pendlebury and Beams) will already have been selected.

Strategy dictates that you should look to get the premiums from other areas (Defenders, Forwards and Ruck) as midfield depth is stronger than other areas.

But now you are in the later rounds and it’s time to pick the best available. Here are some sub $500,000 DreamTeam players who could be a steal in AFL Fantasy Elite and SuperCoach Draft as well as the traditional forms of Fantasy Football.

Toby Greene $495,700 (DT) – $506,300 (SC)
2012 DT ave: 96.21
2012 SC ave: 94.63


Greene was a ball magnet as a junior averaging 29.2 disposals per game for Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC cup in 2011 and replicated that form in the AFL collecting 30 or more possessions on 9 occasions. An amazing result for a rookie. Averaging 96 ppg* in DT last season, more impressive was his end to the season, over the last 8 games averaging 110 points per game.
Potential Ave. 105 (DT)

Nat Fyfe $458,500 (DT) – $498, 800 (SC)
2012 DT ave: 89
2012 SC ave: 93.22


Injury curtailed his season playing only 9 regular season games (plus 2 finals) at an average of 89 points per game. Fyfe has potentially slipped in the minds of many AFL Fantasy Elite players. In 2011 he averaged 98.3 points per game and looked destined to become an elite AFL Fantasy Player. While many compare his onfield style to current Essendon Coach and Great James Hird, A fit Fyfe could well be one of the bargain buys of the season.
Potential Ave. 105 (DT/SC)

Luke Ball $343,100 (DT) – $301,800 (SC)
2012 DT ave: 74
2012 SC ave: 62.67


A knee injury ended the season of Ball in round 3 last season. In his first two seasons at the Pies Ball averaged 92.6 ppg* in 2010 and 96.3 ppg* in 2011. He is low down the AFL Fantasy Elite selection order and would be a good selection for anyone looking for a proven reliable player. Hold off selecting him in AFL DreamTeam until he returns.
Potential Ave. 85 (DT/SC)

Daniel Hannebery $421,800 (DT) – $439,700 (SC)
2012 DT ave: 81.86
2012 SC ave: 82.18


During the 2012 finals series Hannebery showed he has the capability to be a top line midfielder, averaging 30 possessions per game. Across those 3 games he scored 78, 106 & 106 ppg. After 3 seasons averaging around the 80 ppg (80.5, 79.7, 81.5 ppg) Hannebery is a standout contender for a more dominant role in the swans midfield.
Potential Ave. 85 (DT) – 90 (SC)

Brent Moloney – $309,800 (DT) – $362,400 (SC)
2012 DT ave: 60.13
2012 SC ave: 67.73


After a disappointing season at the Dees, Moloney, now at the Lions, will be looking to recapture the form he had in 2011 when he won the Melbourne Football Clubs best and fairest award. His average dropped from 88 in 2011 to just 60 in 2012.

The Lions have targeted him as a free agent to fill a role as a clearence specialist, not ideal for AFL Fantasy Elite, but perfect for SuperCoach Draft where contested possessions are worth more points. Expect Moloney to play from round one and help the likes of Black and the younger brigade of Redden and Rockliff in the middle.

Potential Ave. 75 (DT) – 90(SC)

Nick Lower $352,200 (DT) – $379,500 (SC)
2012 DT ave: 97.67
2012 SC ave: 88.67


This is a real surprise selection and is potentially risky. Lower now at his third AFL Club did not fit with in new Fremantle coach Ross Lyons plans for the club and only played 3 games at an average of 97.7 ppg* after injuries curtailed his early season oppurtunities to get on the park.

When playing back in the WAFL he averaged over 25 possessions a game and showed his ability to be a very solid contributor.

In a young Bulldogs midfield, Lower could become one of the real generals at the football club with a hardened AFL Body to help the likes of Griffen, Boyd and Cross.
Potential Ave. 70 (DT/SC)

ppg* = Points Per Game.

Also consider Jack Steven, Koby Stevens, David Mundy

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GWS Mini Draft: Jaeger O’Meara & Brad Crouch – The Hype List (2013)

GWS Mini Draft: Jaeger O’Meara & Brad Crouch – The Hype List (2013)


JAEGER O’MEARA

Name: Jaeger O’Meara
Position: Midfielder
Club: Gold Coast
Value DreamTeam: $108,500
Value SuperCoach: $115,900

As a junior playing in the WAFL for Perth, the comparisons to Chris Judd were touted after he kicked an impressive 4 goals in his debut. He had recruiters from around the country eager to get him to their club, with Fremantle particularly strongly interested in finding away to get him to the club.

Jaeger O’Meara eventually was the first player selected out of the eventual 2013 rookie crop, going to the Gold Coast Suns in the GWS mini draft at selection 1 in exchange for Selection 4 in the 2011 National Draft (Will Hoskin-Elliott).

O’Meara potentially would have been the first selection in the 2012 National Draft ahead of Lachie Whitfield. During 2012 O’Meara spent his time at the Suns, training throughout preseason and being granted permission to play in the NAB Cup. During his season at the Suns he has already put on 7kg of muscle making him an imposing figure for a 1st year player.

O’Meara would also go onto play 6 games in the NEAFL before a groin injury would sideline him for the rest of the season.

Review of O’Meara from 2011
“Jaeger bomb…hunter to hunted by Simon White”

Verdict:
Jaeger O’Meara will get plenty of game time in a young and developing side. With the bigger bodies of Ablett, Rischitelli and the return from injury of 2010 National Draft selection 1 David Swallow, O’Meara should have time to find his feet outside on a wing. He also has the advantage of having already been through preseason once before compared to those drafted this season. Jaeger O’Meara should be among the first rookies picked this season.

He should not have any real competition for a spot in the Gold Coast side, but expect some pressure to come from first round selection Jesse Lonergan who comes to the club with a mature body, ready for AFL football.
Predicted Average 70-75 DreamTeacm-SuperCoach

BRAD CROUCH

BRAD CROUCH, 17, WITH ADELAIDE COACH BRENTON SANDERSON. PICTURE: MICHAEL KLEIN HERALD SUN

Name:Brad Crouch
Position: Midfielder
Club: Adelaide
Value DreamTeam: $108,500
Value SuperCoach: $115,900

SANFL Season Highlights


Brad Crouch was selected with the second GWS mini-draft pick with Adelaide trading their first round pick 10 in the 2011 National Draft as well as their Phil Davis compensation selection (Pick 17 2012 Draft)

In 2011 while playing for North Ballart, Crouch averaged 28.6 touches a game. This lead the Adelaide football club, under recruiting manager Matt Rendell to select Crouch over heavily fancied local SA players Ben Kennedy (Pick 19, 2012; Collingwood) and Jimmy Toumpas (Pick 4, 2012; Melbourne).

Crouch had an impressive 2012 playing senior football in the SANFL for eventual runners up West Adelaide Bloods. This included a dominating display in the Preliminary Final for the Bloods where he accumulated 31 disposals (Yes, AFL Prospectus says 29, here is the SANFL stat page. Click Here.) that included 20 kicks, 11 handballs, 6 marks, 3 tackle, 7 clearances and 1 goal. In total he played 17 matches for West Adelaide in arguably the toughest football competition outside the AFL.

Published articles on Brad Crouch
Brad Crouch has big things in store – Zac Milbank (The Adelaide Advertiser)
“School comes first for Adelaide recruit Brad Crouch” – Matt Windley (Herald Sun)
Verdict
Brad Crouch may be the forgotten player lost in the hype around O’Meara and the 2012 Draft selection Number 1 Lachie Whitfield. Crouch if available in the Draft would have been selected very early. With 2 full preseason and a full season of senior SANFL behind him Crouch will push for a role in the Adelaide side in 2013. Crouch may begin his career in the substitutes vest so watch his NAB Cup form and whether the Adelaide list has injuries in the midfield.

Crouch will definitely play in 2013, the only question is how much?
Predicted Average: 65 (Sub Effected) DreamTeacm-SuperCoach

2011 Highlights

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AFL Teams – Round 9


Western Bulldogs v Geelong, Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm, Friday 25 May
WESTERN BULLDOGS
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
GEELONG
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, 1.45pm, Saturday 26 May

RICHMOND
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

HAWTHORN
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, Metricon Stadium, 2.10pm, Saturday 26 May
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

PORT ADELAIDE
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

St Kilda v Sydney Swans, Etihad Stadium, 4.40pm, Saturday 26 May

ST KILDA
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

SYDNEY SWANS
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

Adelaide v Collingwood, AAMI Stadium, AAMI Stadium, 7.40pm, Saturday 26 May

ADELAIDE
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

COLLINGWOOD
B: Harry 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)

GWS Giants v Essendon, Skoda Stadium, 7.40pm, Saturday 26 May

GWS GIANTS
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)

ESSENDON
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, Etihad Stadium, 1.10pm, Sunday 27 May
NORTH MELBOURNE
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

BRISBANE LIONS
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)

Carlton v Melbourne, MCG, 3.15pm, Sunday 27 May

CARLTON
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)

MELBOURNE
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

West Coast Eagles v Fremantle, Patersons Stadium, 4.40pm AEST, Sunday 27 May

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

FREMANTLE
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)

The Hype List – Round 4 Review


Welcome to the HYPE list, a weekly guide to who is performing to their maximum and is a must have BUY in AFL Dream Team. The HYPE list is not based on scores or value alone. Those who excel beyond their potential and become valuable to our sides will be included on the HYPE list.

The HYPE list
These players are the MUST HAVE players of the moment.

Brent Stanton
To borrow a line from Channel 7’s Brian Taylor WOW WEE! With opening scores of 153, 116, 93 and 175 Stanton is having a season that not many of us predicted. Last week we had him “On the Cusp” in our Believe the Hype article, this week there is no question about it. He has taken his game to another level. Despite not being known as the most effective user of the ball, due to his enormous work ethic he finds the ball when others have given up.
Jump on NOW!


Michael Barlow
If Nat Fyfe is out long term, Barlow could expect to play a more prominent role in the Dockers midfield. Scores of 99 and 109 in his last two games, after the starting the season as the SUB in the first two he is now the perfect upgrade target as a lower end premium player.
He is screaming pick me!


Lenny Hayes
Lenny proves despite his age and returning from a long term injury he still has what it takes to be a premium player. Scores of 89, 91, 126 and 112 highlight the fact he is ready to regain the spotlight as one of the best midfielders in the game. Lenny is around the mid $400’s.
It’s now or never.


Dane Swan
Solid as a rock, Swanny continues to score well with 102, 116, 109 and 134. He is slightly down on price and this will likely be as cheap as you will be able to get him. If Ablett is out he is one of the main targets for the straight swap. Put the C on Swan and you are almost certain to get a 100+ score. With ANZAC day clash this Wednesday expect Swan to step up and be a big contributor.
Almost a lock as captain every week.


Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
Sydney have done it again. Finding an absolute stellar footballer for a bargain price. 4 rounds in and he is having a breakout season. Scores of 94, 136, 94 and 95 he arguably already has 4 best on ground performances
Early Brownlow favourite?

What are your thoughts? Who would you have included? Comment below. Twitter @HYPEfooty

In the Voldt


With the long term injury to Nick Riewoldt what are our options for AFL Dream Team and SuperCoach.

– Holding Riewoldt will save you a trade, however if you don’t have adequate bench cover you could be caught losing vital points for a while.





– Look at trading to players around a similar price. Didak and Stevie J are both likely to decrease in value. It could be the time to jump on underpriced premiums, or direct swap to O’Keefe and Jonathan Brown who have started the season in HOT form.


– Downgrading to a player such as Ballentyne (Fremantle) will provide you with around an extra $200k which could be vital to upgrade that under-performing Ruckman, Midfielder or Defender.


My advice if you missed the boat on Brown or Ryan O’Keefe make the switch NOW. Don’t be affraid to admit you missed the boat originally and make the trade. Riewoldts injury is long term and even on return it is questionable whether he will be at his usual level.