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.


Crunch time with byes is all but here. Those enjoying themselves at the top of the ladder can use this time to capitalise. Have a 1st bye player like Libba? Hopefully he scores well this week, you hold through the bye, then try to upgrade to a player with a week 2nd or 3rd player on a team pushing for wins. They get one less 0 on field, you can get a non Bevo coached player, happy days.


Of course nothing is as simple as that, but that’s the sort of thing that can help a trade get over the line.
Bye 1 teams – Essendon, Fremantle, Hawthorn, Bulldogs, St Kilda, Port Adelaide.
Try not to mention your ladder position when discussing the trade.

BUY – Stephen Coniglio

Every week he doesn’t ton up makes him a buy. A bruised knee limited him here, and he’s a premo come finals time. As long as you’re not just keeping your head above water, desperate for wins, it’s time to start turning attention to seasons end.


BUY – Ed Langdon

The sort of player that could be attainable. Ed has looked a little off the past few weeks, but being a younger player, the bye may serve him well. Langdon has been on the wing, Blakely shouldn’t affect him.


BUY – Jeremy Howe

Tom Langdon will be out a couple of weeks, maybe more. Darcy Moore should return. With the pieces available, Howe makes sense as an interceptor. Howe spent a large chunk of time on Buddy and Sam Reid, players you’d expect to see Moore and Roughead on when both are available.


ADD – Aaron Hall

A little more speculative, and there’s gonna be a bit of cheating on the ‘65%’ front this week as the waivers feel a little barren to me. New coach in, and 30 touches in the VFL.


BUY – Ed Curnow

Played a lot of time on the wing. He’s a veteran and Bolton needs the best available around the ball. Paddy Dow and SPS were pushed forward. If you play SC, Ed may have even made it to free agency. Possible return to his ball winning ways as Carlton look to stem the bleeding.


SELL – Reilly O’Brien

If someone will take him, it’s time. Sam Jacobs is returning from injury, and while he’s no guarantee to unseat Reilly, it’s still a risk. Worth exploring, at least.


ADD – Matthew Broadbent/Hamish Hartlett

Both over the threshold, but if either is around have a look, Broady is working his way into form nicely, and Hartlett should return soon.


ADD – James Parsons

Clearly the only remaining Scott brother likes Parsons, dropping Constable for him. Parsons was decent, so jump on. Forwards have been looking a little lean.


ADD – James Cousins

May have been dropped in a few leagues after cooling off, but has done well since getting suspended. Playing a bit forward so the potential for DPP is there, but don’t pick him up thinking he’ll be a forward.


HOLD – Jarrod Berry

It will be a rough 4 weeks with Berry sidelined right around byes, but there’s not much other choice here. Don’t see anyone taking an injured player on around the byes.


SELL – Marty Hore

Time to get rid of Marty. Lever is coming back, and while he may not impact Hore straight away, there’s the chance Marty won’t be putting up numbers come finals.


BUY – Alex Witherden

Underperforming the past 5 weeks and worst game of the year on Sunday. Witherden is clearly talented and can make a nice add in to a trade.