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Round 17 AFL SuperCoachTrade Guide

The Advertiser 2019-07-08 07:09:00

Round 17 delivered some carnage for SuperCoaches. It all started with Patrick Cripps sitting out another week when teams were announced, it reached panic stations when Travis Boak and Max Gawn were late withdrawals and it reached peak crisis mode when both Josh Kelly and Stephen Coniglio were injured.

But for those who avoided a large part of the carnage, there were some bumper scores well exceeding 2,500 points. The depth of teams were tested across all lines and with trades now becoming even more valuable, astute selection decisions must be made.

START ‘EM

It’s time to pull the trigger on James Sicily. At $437,700, he’s expected to be on top of the shopping list this week after a huge 141-point effort against the Pies. Also down back, Jack Crisp is priced at $473,500 and has a three-game average of 102.3.

Similarly, if you’re looking for value, Isaac Heeney has started to put together a great patch of football with back to back scores of 100 points or more — he’s now averaged 113 points over his past three games and is still affordable, priced under $500,000.


Marcus Bontempelli has been in hot form, chalking up a three-game average of 128.3 points. At $570,600, he’s still affordable.

SIT ‘EM

We’ll be holding our breath on the return of Patrick Cripps this week, however, the extent of Josh Kelly’s calf injury is yet to be known which could throw a spanner in the works. Max Gawn is likely to resume, so there is some relief on the horizon this week.

However, in terms of a forced trade, Marty Hore has a confirmed broken collarbone so it’s time to upgrade. At $357,600, the consensus is to move him on for James Sicily, which at time of writing 5.8% of SuperCoaches have opted for. Of course, if you’re without the likes of Shannon Hurn or Jake Lloyd, they should be your first ports of call if you have the savings required to afford them.

FOR THE RISK TAKERS AND BARGAIN HUNTERS

Jack Billings is stringing together some decent form, but can we trust him? His five-game rolling average sits at 107.2 — certainly worth the thought.

Jack Ziebell posted 126 points on the weekend, dragging his five-game rolling average to an impressive 114 points.

Robbie Gray is still cheap at $474,000 five round average of 101 points.

BUBBLE BOYS

Don’t underestimate the need for depth in your SuperCoach team. If you still have the likes of Zak Butters, Conor Rozee, Xavier Duursma, Noah Answerth etc, then holding them is worthwhile. Sure, they might be leaking cash but having rookies still playing on your bench as a backup plan can be the difference between a doughnut on field.

Oliver Hanrahan chalked up his second game in the Brown and Gold and in doing so notched 85 points. The SuperCoach forward looks the goods and had a solid game on Friday night.

Isaac Quaynor looks to have slotted into Collingwood’s back six and with his marking, kicking and rebounding, he’s likely to slot into many SuperCoach teams this week as a handy downgrade option. He’s awkwardly priced, and while his job security could be of worry, he’s certainly shown enough in his 82-point effort that he could be a handy inclusion.

Kyle Dunkley made his debut also for the Dees and didn’t look out of place either, finishing with 58 points. Priced at $102,400, he’s a great option to downgrade to for a cash grab if you’re looking to upgrade elsewhere.

Originally published as Round 17 AFL SuperCoachTrade Guide