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.
Okay, full disclosure before we get to finals. I did finish last in my league. There’s no way to tiptoe around it. In my defence, I did have the second most points scored out of any team in the league, but somehow every team seemed to have their best week against me, leading to the most points scored against by over 1000 before the next team.
So rest assured, I’m working on my fantasy defence (if anyone else knows how to stop other teams scoring against you, hmu) and looking to come back stronger next year. But the fantasy season marches on, and despite my ongoing dispute with the fantasy gods, I’ll be trying to help someone make this fantasy season worthwhile!
DROP – Brad Ebert
A PCL injury has him out 6-8 weeks, so unless your league somehow includes the AFL finals, his fantasy season is over. Pour one out.
DROP – Jarman Impey
ACL injury and another season over. This is the time of the year where the waiver pool get depressing to look at.
ADD – Toby Nankervis
Returning through the VFL Nank should be ready to go soon, so if you’re floating a ruckman Nank may provide a bit of stability.
ADD – Tom Lynch (Richmond (again))
Gee he’s moving well. Throw him in there for the rest of the season, the rewards could be big. Just don’t pin your forward line hopes on him.
ADD – Riley Knight
Another forward scoring well, and as long as Adelaide can keep playing a good style of footy, there will be points to share around.
ADD – Jack Steven
Speculative add, but Steven played his first VFL game after returning to the club, getting 21 touches in 3 quarters. I’m not certain if the Saints rush him back, or at all, but it’s certainly a promising sign.
ADD – Jack Lonie
Another St Kilda Jack, Lonie could stand to benefit from a coaching change. Keep a close eye on the Saints for any other players stepping up. It feels like a lifetime ago, but at the start of the year, Lonie was putting up points, before a knee injury kept him out for months.
Like most forwards on the waiver wire now, you can’t rely on him not to drop a 40 on you, so play the match ups and rotate the last few forward spots if you’re still lacking depth post trade deadline.
ADD – Martin Gleeson
Still really low ownership, and putting up very passable numbers for a defender. Seems a better SC option, as he may have rough weeks for fantasy players due to low numbers, but could get a few spoils and intercepts.
ADD – Andrew Brayshaw
Mostly for leagues where he can be played as a forward (Fantasy and UF), Brayshaw has clear midfield chops and is performing well lately. Whether he’ll keep getting through the midfield is the big question, though he should only continue to get more time as he seems destined to become a full time midfielder.
ADD – Will Setterfield
Nothing special, but getting the job done, well worth a look. Should be on the radar for 2020, and Carlton’s next coach will certainly have the cattle, it will be interesting to see how they set up.
ADD – Matthew Broadbent
A successful return after stepping away from footy means Broady could be an ace in the hole for a finals run.
ADD – Hayden McLean
Dropped Toby McLean and need a McLean to fill the gap? Look no further. Last (tall) man standing for the Swans and brought in to play ruck. If he can perform to AFL level consistently, McLean could be a handy pick up this late with a relatively high floor.
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ADD – Mason Redman
Mason Redman is the greatest thing to happen to fantasy football since Tom Rockliff learned to oink.
That said, he did get 25 touches against Adelaide, and Connor McKenna is out this week in the match up vs Gold Coast… Maybe Dos is onto something.