The timing here is crazy. Yesterday was the only day without football in an 11 day stretch. Which makes getting moves done quickly very important! In Dozen Deals we use BUY, SELL, HOLD, ADD or DROP. With a view based on a 10 team 22 player roster, buy, sell, drop, and hold will apply to players that will generally be owned, while add will go for those you may find on the waiver wire.
Gotta go fast, so let’s get into it.
HOLD – Jack Viney
Fears he might miss anywhere up to 4 weeks have been allayed, with scans clearing Viney of damage to his hand. Don’t worry about the short rest, either. This man is a competitor.
DROP – Jordan Lewis
76% of teams on ultimate footy. Surely better options out there in shallower leagues. You could pick any defender with a few good scores and I’d say they’re more likely to keep that up than Lewis is likely to turn back the clock and put up big numbers. He averaged under 80 AFL fantasy last year, and I don’t see that improving at 33 years old coming off a soft tissue injury.
ADD – Will Brodie
Kept out of the side, Will Brodie has snuck in on the back of Will Powell’s concussion. He’s performed well and if he can stay in the side will be a solid player. Looked like he was putting it together at the end of last year.
SELL – Brad Sheppard
He does have a friendly role and should continue to be a nice scorer. However. Brad Sheppard is nearly averaging a ton. That is absurd. If you can find someone who’s willing to pay for a premo defender, make the swap.
ADD – Marty Hore
Continuing with Dees, Marty could be a bit of a pump and dump option. He’s playing free, seeming to be the main interceptor for Melbourne. Can’t see him providing once Lever is back, but Jake is still about 6 weeks off. Added bonus, Marty is already 23 and looks up to the physical challenges of AFL.
BUY – Justin Westhoff
I wasn’t too high on Westhoff pre-season, and really, I’m still not too keen. That said, his scores have been terrible. So bad that his numbers have to bounce back. Ken Hinkley teased that with Marshall back, Westhoff can push up a wing, and the belief is Charlie Dixon coming back could push Westhoff further out, but as of now, Dixon is still way off. The Hoff is worth a gamble if he’s going cheap, but don’t break the bank.
ADD – Oliver Florent
A bright light in a bleak season for the Swans. Ollie has some real style to his game, but there’s a bit of substance to back it up. In his 3rd year and under 21, Florent is an ideal addition in keeper leagues and should only continue growing as the season goes on. At the very least get him on your radar and start watching for 2020.
ADD – Alex Keath
Snatched from Dos, Jono has claimed Alex ‘cricket background’ Keath as his boy. He could be you boy, too, on the waiver wire in over 35% of leagues. Keath has been doing some nice intercept mark work. A steady scorer, won’t set the world alight but should provide steady scoring.
ADD – Cam Guthrie
Played midfield, ran with Jaeger. If the Cats put him in a run with role, will be a nice consistent defender. Ran with Jaeger on Monday.
SELL – Brad Ebert
He is the in form forward of the competition. Playing forward really suits Ebert. However, at the end of the day he’s still a forward. He’s just picked up forward status, making now the perfect time to capitalise if you’re playing AFLF. Either way, it would be a herculean effort to keep it up. Just float the name and see if you can get a nice replacement in or shore up another position.
ADD – Mason Redman
Stevie tried to steal this one from Dos, but Dos has been on the Redman train for weeks now. Had a couple weeks and some average scores. But that just means you should be able to pick him up easy. A good intercept and kick, Redman was ready to break out last year before being injured.
DROP – Jarryd Lyons
May even get dropped by the Lions. Cut your losses and take a punt on a Jed Anderson or Daniel Howe if they’re on the waiver wire.