Advice on all those tough Supercoach decisions for Round Ten.
Welcome back to another week of Supercoach tips!
Once again Fiasco Sports has some handy advice with all those tough decisions on bargain premiums to bring in this round, who to hold onto and which players you should get rid of.
Hamish Hartlett (Mid/Def, $409,500, Avg: 90.67)
Hartlett is the very definition of a high risk, high reward trade.
He has a poor history with injuries and has been tagged out of several games this season after Port Adelaide’s dream start to the season ended.
There is no denying he has superstar potential though and at his current price, with a breakeven of only 76, he could be a bargain upgrade this week if you are willing to take a big risk.
Jobe Watson (Mid, $610,200, Avg: 124.11)
Hopefully you jumped on Jobe before round nine because he will now cost you $38,000 more this week, but given his recent form including a 166 in round 9, he is still worth the investment for round ten.
Watson has a breakeven of only 57 so this week could be the last opportunity to get the superstar before his price goes up significantly again.
Marc Murphy (Mid, $519,200, Avg: 103.33)
Supercoaches can thank Geary from St Kilda for tagging Marc Murphy to a low score of 57 in round seven which has left his price over $80,000 below his starting cost.
A proven gun that has averaged over 110 points for the last four seasons, Murphy is a solid upgrade option this week that may not be this cheap for much longer playing Greater Western Sydney with a breakeven of only 78.
Mitch Robinson (Mid/Fwd, $450,100, Avg: 82.89)
Murphy’s team mate Mitch Robinson is as inconsistent as they get and is a risk to knock himself out each week diving recklessly at every contest.
Keeping that in mind he is actually a solid forward option this week playing Greater Western Sydney with a breakeven of just 22.
Robinson will be up and down all year, but overall should average 85-90 points per game making him a solid option as the sixth premium in your forward line.
Lance Franklin (Fwd, $453,700, Avg: 89.78)
Had Franklin been switched on for more than just over two quarters last week, which he kicked five goals, he may not be on this list for round 10.
His breakeven this week is only 68 and he is every chance to significantly eclipse that score and rise in price given Hawthorn’s matchup against the struggling Melbourne Demons this week.
Harry Taylor (Def, 497,000, Avg: 98.44)
If you already have Hartlett and are looking to upgrade in defence this week then Harry Taylor could be a great point of difference in your backline.
The Geelong utility has a breakeven of only 70 this week against the Suns and the Cats also play Greater Western Sydney the following week so Taylor could be in line for some solid scores and subsequent price rises leading into his bye in round 12.
Senior Brisbane defender Brent Staker (Def/Fwd, $128,000) is the best downgrade option this week by far after two big games and can luckily be traded into your defence or forward line.
After Staker it gets a little harder to find a solid downgrade option set to rise in this price this week.
If you already have Staker then Mark Hutchings (Mid, $109,500) is player whose price is set to rise this week.
Trade in with caution though as he has been named on the extended bench and is no certainty to play this week.
Once again any remaining Port Adelaide rookies can be traded out of your teams as their stock is diminishing fast while Collingwood rookie Sam Dwyer (Mid/Fwd, $353,700) can also be cashed in this week given he is out with a groin injury.
Last week it was recommended that Sam Mayes (Mid/Fwd, $259,000) be given one more week to see what he could do with a full game against the Blues.
He unfortunately only put up a 47 and is now out this week with soreness so downgrade or upgrade him to some of the players mentioned above.
The same advice given for Jaeger O’Meara last week can be applied to Sam Kerridge (Mid/Fwd, $300,800).
He has already made some significant cash but if you keep him until his bye in round 13 he can be downgraded or upgraded to a player who has already had their bye in round 11 or 12.
If you still have Luke Brown (Def, $226,300) in the backline then he is another who could be worth holding through to round 13.
While he is not scoring well, he seems to have fantastic job security having played every game this season and could be worth holding through to his round 13 bye for an extra 40 to 50 points instead of a zero in round 11 or 12.
This week’s watchlist features one name that stands out from the rest and that is the great Dane Swan.
A fantasy football superstar for many years, Swan has had two poor games in a row and could be a Supercoach steal after his round 13 bye.
Keep an eye on his price and the others on this list, over the next few weeks and you could snare a bargain for your team!
Dane Swan (Mid, $544,300, Breakeven 177)
Nick Riewoldt (Fwd, $584,300, Breakeven 175)
Todd Goldstein (Ruck, $582,000, Breakeven 170)
Grant Birchall (Def, $436,400, Breakeven 159)
Patrick Dangerfield (Mid, $614,800, Breakeven 158)
Josh P. Kennedy (Mid, $593,600, Breakeven 150)
Dustin Martin (Mid/Fwd, $564,600, Breakeven 143)
Joel Selwood (Mid, $521,600, Breakeven 140)
As always here is a few unique players to keep an eye on that could give your team a great point of difference.
Ben McEvoy (Ruck, $527,700, Breakeven 179)
Scott Thompson (Mid, $541,600, Breakeven 129)
Kieran Jack (Mid, $557,400, Breakeven 120)
Andrew Swallow (Mid, $538,300, Breakeven 119)
Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below or let us know what trades you have planned for round ten and remember to click back on Fiasco Sports next week for some tips on navigating through those irritating bye rounds!
By Jonathan Boyd