Dozen Deals


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.

Final push time. Only 3 or 4 games to go for a lot of leagues, means you have to make a late push. There’s gonna be a looot of variance in everyone’s waiver wire, making this one hard to nail down, just keep making moves as complacency kills.

It’s gonna be a lean week, our dozen has slimmed down to 10. Any specifics on trades and pickups, time in positions and player roles, now’s the time to jump in with any questions. I’ll tell you all the answers.
I’m last in my 10 man league but I have the second most points scored. Take that for what it’s worth.

ADD – Braydon Preuss

Max Gawn in doubt, but there’s a ready made back up for Gawn owners or a possible one week stopover for Belcho owners.


DROP – Tom Bellchambers

Calf, not worth carrying an injured ruck, especially this late in the season.


ADD – Mabior Chol

Live hype. You might be able to nab him unless the overly confident Richmond fan got there first.


BUY – Brad Ebert

Some poor games coming from injury and inclement weather has tanked his average. Close to the cheapest you’ll be able to get him, it seems.


ADD – Sam Reid

Sydney has an okay few games ahead, and forwards are tight. Another tall forward match up play from last week.


ADD – Josh Daicos

First game of the year, and Daicos has the tools to be a good player. Role and his spot in the team will be limiting factors, but I like him as a keeper.


ADD – Shaun McKernan

What’s the worst that could happen? If Zac Clarke comes in, he may not be worth having, but if Essendon roll him in the ruck, it could be a nice add this late.


ADD – Will Brodie

Being snatched up in a few leagues, Gold Coast are who we thought they are (sorry Stevie) and Brodie is a player for the future. Time to give him a run.


ADD – Phil Davis

Still putting up numbers for SC, and might be a good option in deeper fantasy leagues. But spoils and intercept marks give him a great SC boost.


ADD – Orazio Fantasia

There is not a whole lot going on at this point of the year, and Orazio has been poor. I don’t mind Essendon’s run home and feeling a bounceback from Fantasia.

8 comments on “Dozen Deals”

  1. Hi Sam,

    Thanks for your weekly articles and really everything about the Draft Doctors. With about 4 weeks before finals, final fine tuning is a must. My question is, do I persevere with SPS. He’s my F5 after draft night but I’ve since picked up off waiver, Lobb and Petracca. They’ve now joined Boak, Dunkley, Billings and Lipinski. Should I drop him and pick another mid in case injuries strike. I’m hoping there’s no repeat of winning the minor premiership and then going out in straight sets like last year with the injury curse in the finals. And Finlayson is another I’d like to drop because I’ve since added MacMillan, Alir and Blicavs. Which 2 of the 4 would you start consistently. Sometimes matchups can prove costly. Thanks once again.

    1. No worries, Jez, good to hear from you!

      SPS is playing some decent footy right now, but that is a stacked forward line! If you have (and have passed) a trade deadline that’s a tough spot to be in.

      I’d say given Lobb may have to play with Darcy and Petracca hasn’t really got going, SPS might be worth haning on for the next few weeks. Odds are you can snatch a mid off wiavers later, unless there’s someone you may not be able to get later.

      Finlayson playing as a forward certainly doesn’t help with consistency. So i’d take MacMillan as the first defender and then maybe Blitz, with Aliir not far behind. I’d say Aliir is the better prospect, but haven’t seen enough consistency from him yet.

      I’ve got faith in you, injury bug has to take a break at some point, surely! All the best

    1. It’s an interesting opportunity. If people are buying on what he’s put out so far, sure! I have a feeling some may be worried given his injury history and may not make a decent enough offer.

      I’d be fine with hanging onto him, I’d say he’ll be decent down the stretch home, but if you can get an offer worth what he’s doing now, that gives you better team balance, I’d go for it.

  2. Hi Sam,

    I have picked up Jy SImpkin and traded Parish for NicNat because my ruckman is Mumford. Good move?

    Rucks: NicNat (mumford on bench)

    Forwards: Dunkley, Heeney, Gunston, Jy Simpkin, Lipinski (bench: menegola)

    1. A big game from Nic Nat off the bat is promising. Parish has all the talent in the world but in his role on the bombers, it’s inconsistency on a player and team level. He will go on a tear at some stage (as the past 5 weeks show) and I’ve got him on my radar every pre-season. I’d say next years the year. But I’ve said that a lot!

      As for the trade, it depends on the league set up. In my league there’s no forwards on waivers, but you can stream a serviceable ruck so I wouldn’t make that move. But it sounds like a good move based on your team balance. And if Jy Simpkin doesn’t work out, Menegola slots back in, so the forwards go 5+ deep.

      Feels like the sort of risk that could have a big pay off with Nic Nat getting another few weeks before finals.

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