FanFooty Forum

AFL fantasy competitions => Dream Team => DT Team Advice => Topic started by: Adamant on March 28, 2017, 08:51:22 PM

Title: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on March 28, 2017, 08:51:22 PM
Thought I'd join the party with these threads. :P

(http://i64.tinypic.com/14v8lh.png)

Round 1
Score: 2202
Rank: 482

I'll take that score considering Eddy, Hibberd and Stewart combined for 83 points on my field. Basically all of my premos fired with the exception of Devon so that was pleasing.

Could be in a bit of trouble down back this week with Smith injured, Long suspended and Hibberd a chance to be dropped. Hopefully EVW or Newman is named so I can straight swap Smith to one of them, otherwise I'll have to find the 80k for McGrath which is going to be difficult. If worse comes to worst I might have to give Roughy the flick via Long DPP.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Rusty00 on March 28, 2017, 09:16:56 PM
Those scores look good in the midfield! You're obviously expecting Collingwood to win a lot of possession this year :) So far so good.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on March 28, 2017, 10:07:13 PM
Those scores look good in the midfield! You're obviously expecting Collingwood to win a lot of possession this year :) So far so good.

It wasn't necessarily my intention to load up on the Collingwood midfield, just the way it turned out. :P I pick Pendles every single year and Treloar was also a lock for me. I also love Sidey and wanted him as a POD, although I'm a bit concerned he might spend more time across half-forward when Wells and De Goey come back into the side as Bucks has stated. Time will tell if it works out or not.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on April 03, 2017, 08:39:48 PM
Round 2
Score: 2154
Rank: 206

Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Hampton, Newman, Stewart (Hibberd, Long)
Rocky, Treloar, Pendles, Fyfe, Beams, Sidebottom, Jobe, SPP (Barrett, Parfitt, Pickett)
Goldy, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, D. Smith, Roughy, WHE, Butler (Houston, Eddy)

I ended up bringing in Newman (77) for Joel Smith to avoid a donut so that worked out pretty well. As for my trades this week, probably looking to beef up the backline a bit as I can't have Stewart scoring 40s on my field. Early thoughts are Roughy > McGrath (via Long DPP) and Hibberd > Marchbank.

Another thought I had (and am slightly tempted by) is to go Sidey > Oliver and Roughy > Hodge. Not because I don't think Sidey will bounce back, but Oliver is set to make a fair bit of cash while pumping out a 95-100 average in the meantime. Think that may be one I come to regret later in the season though.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on April 03, 2017, 11:56:22 PM
Yeah I wouldn't do the Oliver and Hodge trades. I think you need Marchbank at D4 and you can probably get away with one of Stewart/Newman at D6 for the time being.

I'd also probably grab Otten over McGrath if you are going to downgrade Roughy. He is far cheaper and gives you probably the same cash generation at a cheaper price.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on April 04, 2017, 01:39:30 AM
Yeah I wouldn't do the Oliver and Hodge trades. I think you need Marchbank at D4 and you can probably get away with one of Stewart/Newman at D6 for the time being.

I'd also probably grab Otten over McGrath if you are going to downgrade Roughy. He is far cheaper and gives you probably the same cash generation at a cheaper price.

Not too keen on Otten. I actually picked Long over him to start with despite the suspension as I thought he'd be straight out for Lever after round one. He might survive another 1-2 weeks playing a R/F role with Jenkins out but I can't see him lasting much longer than that.

Another option is Riley Knight at 195k who has gone 71 & 69. He looks to have cemented a spot on the wing and should maintain a 70+ average.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on April 10, 2017, 12:20:22 AM
Round 3
Score: 2272
Rank: 122

So I settled on Roughy > Knight and Hibberd > McGrath last week which I was reasonably happy with.

Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Hampton, McGrath, Newman (Stewart, Long)
Rocky, Treloar, Pendles, Fyfe, Beams, Sidebottom, Jobe, SPP (Barrett, Parfitt, Pickett)
Goldy, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, D. Smith, WHE, Knight, Butler (Houston, Eddy)

Goldy has to go now that he looks to be playing second fiddle to Preuss. Grundy and Stef are the two clear standouts in the ruck and I'm finding it hard to split them.

If I knew Stef was going to be the sole ruck all season then I would take him in a heartbeat, but Archie Smith is going to get games at some point and when that happens his scores are going to plummet (see: last years average of 62 when he was splitting duties), which is the reason why I didn't start with him in the first place. With Grundy there isn't that same risk, but is it worth paying an extra 50k for that added security?
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Rusty00 on April 10, 2017, 06:31:40 AM
It's a tricky one, I actually had Grundy all pre-season but ended up dropping down to Martin for cash purposes. Whilst he's scoring well, I'm worried about Archie Smith at some stage though :-\
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Ringo on April 10, 2017, 09:33:56 AM
Do not think we will play Smith unless Stef cops an injury. Has been proven that martin can not play forward and with the forwards we have can not see the necessity to bring Archie in. Schache pinch hit in the ruck on Sunday.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on April 10, 2017, 10:07:23 PM
I'd go Stef but maybe look to get both in at some point.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on April 14, 2017, 04:00:47 PM
Alright so I settled on Stef. I also got in Hayward for Eddy last night.

Now watch as Preuss has a shocker tonight, Goldy reclaims his #1 ruck mantle and averages 107 for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on April 19, 2017, 11:00:51 AM
Round 4
Score: 2112
Rank: 31

Adams, Laird, Lloyd, McGrath, Hampton, Newman (Stewart, Long)
Rocky, Treloar, Pendles, Fyfe, Beams, Sidebottom, Jobe, SPP (Barrett, Parfitt, Pickett)
Stef, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, D. Smith, WHE, Knight, Houston (Butler, Hayward)

A solid week mainly thanks to Rocky (c) now has me sitting inside the top 50 and within 171 points of first place. Thinking a double downgrade is on the cards this week - Pickett & Stewart to Balic & Williamson. Leaves me with 200k in the bank to bring in a gun next week.

Jobe looked absolutely cooked on the weekend and I'm tempted to upgrade him but Essendon were awful and I can see him firing up on ANZAC day so he stays for now.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Rusty00 on April 19, 2017, 12:17:46 PM
Looking good! :)
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on April 26, 2017, 08:16:23 PM
Round 5
Score: 2173
Rank: 157

Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Hampton, McGrath, Williamson (Newman, Long)
Rocky, Treloar, Pendles, Fyfe, Beams, Sidebottom, Jobe, SPP (Barrett, Parfitt, Pickett)
Stef, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, D. Smith, WHE, Knight, Houston (Butler, Hayward)

First real poor week has dropped me to 157 overall. Knight looks like he'll miss this week with a hammy so he needs to go. Spewing because he was proving to be a really nice pickup. However he does provide me with the funds to bring in Zach Merrett so I can finally be at peace.

WHE & Knight > Zerrett & Fisher. Balic also an option if named but I'm 50/50 on that.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on April 26, 2017, 08:56:54 PM
Good trades. I have Merrett and he has been awesome for most of the year.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 01, 2017, 10:04:26 PM
Round 6
Score: 2036
Rank: 276

Adams, Laird, Lloyd, McGrath, Hampton, Newman (Williamson, Long)
Rocky, Zerrett, Treloar, Pendles, Fyfe, Beams, Sidebottom, Jobe (SPP, Barrett, Pickett)
Stef, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, D. Smith, Houston, Balic, Parfitt (Butler, Hayward)

So I ended up going Balic over Fisher after he was named, the only shining light in what was a disaster of a week.

Bit stumped on what to do this week. Parfitt > Parsons is locked in (provided he is named) which leaves me 225k in the bank. For my second trade I can go Houston > 550k fwd or def premo, but with no real standouts in that price range I'm instead thinking of basing my trades around getting in NRoo next week. So if I look ahead to next week...

SPP (300k if he hits 60) > Myers (provided he's named this week)
McGrath (363k if he hits 60) > 528k forward

NRoo will drop to roughly 595k if he goes 120, so I need to leave myself about 67k in the bank. In other words, I need to grab a defender for 485k or less this week. Main options are Shaw (most upside but at 484k doesn't leave much wiggle room), Z. Williams (highest average and only in 3.1% of teams), JJ (unique alternative to Heater) and Hibberd (the bargain).

Otherwise I could double downgrade with McNiece and grab Hodge and NRoo for McGrath and Hampton next week. I prefer Hodge over the above defenders but it means I miss out on the points this week. Thoughts?
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on May 02, 2017, 09:49:00 PM
Can you go Parfitt>EVW or McNiece using Long and then upgrade Houston?
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 03, 2017, 11:17:32 AM
Can you go Parfitt>EVW or McNiece using Long and then upgrade Houston?

If I go McNiece over Parsons that gives me an extra 15k which would be just enough for Simmo, but then if I went ahead with my planned trades next week I would only have around 530k for a fwd premo, and I really want NRoo.

So it's a matter of choosing between:
Simmo this week, I. Smith/Buddy next week
Shaw/other sub 485k def this week, NRoo next week
Double downgrade this week, Hodge and NRoo next week
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on May 03, 2017, 11:46:29 AM
I'd go double downgrade. You aren't losing points since teams with Nank/Greene are either sideways trading or fielding the extra rookie this week and it allows you to get NRoo next week who will be top 6 at his position. Not sure on Hodge though. Hawks are a rabble
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 03, 2017, 12:33:09 PM
I was going to start with Hodge before he got suspended for round 1. He's still scoring pretty well despite Hawthorn's woes and is also a POD. But probably a good idea to double downgrade and reassess. Gives me another look at the defenders and guarantees NRoo.

Jobe will probably get rested this week and throw these plans out the window anyway. :P
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on May 03, 2017, 01:08:37 PM
I had Hodge as well in the pre-season but things change. I'm thinking Doc, Simmo and Roberton are all going to average more. I'd be tempted to add Tuohy and Joey into that category as well. I also expect Shaw to score more with Haynes out so he is a buy low candidate
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Rusty00 on May 03, 2017, 01:48:59 PM
Hodge seems to score well when we get thumped as he's the only one who tries, which may be a good reason to get him in :-X

My concern with him is always his age and is more likely to miss a game than someone like Simmo. However that issue with players may be overstated a bit as there are many players who don't play 22 games a year.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 08, 2017, 04:40:36 PM
Round 7
Score: 2076
Rank: 357

Adams, Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Hampton, Williamson (Newman, Long)
Rocky, Zerrett, Treloar, Pendles, Fyfe, Sidebottom, SPP, Barrett (Beams, McGrath, Balic)
Stef, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, D. Smith, Houston, Butler, Parsons (Hayward, Pickett)

Three poor weeks in a row has my overall rank on a steady decline. Trades were Parfitt > Parsons and Jobe > Simmo.

And this is a prime example of why there's no point in planning trades in advance. Myers was less than impressive while NRoo looked like he couldn't run on Friday night and his breakeven remains quite high at 152. I've got 126k in the bank so can go Hampton > Johannisen or Heeney, leaning towards the latter. Unfortunately I'm about 20k short of Shaw who I was eyeing off as he looks to be back.

Haven't even looked at my bye structure yet so I'll have to look into that before locking anything in.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on May 08, 2017, 09:46:03 PM
Are you willing to hold Beams another week or are you looking at trading him? If you were to go Beams to Heeney you could probably afford to trade Hampton to Shaw and keep a bit of bank. Downside is you're going pretty light in the midfield potentially.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 09, 2017, 09:23:40 PM
Yeah I'm holding onto Beams, just can't afford to trade premos that aren't a LTI at this stage.

I'm hoping McNiece is named so I can downgrade Hampton to him and then finally piss off Pickett for Shaw. Need to get rid of as many non-playing players as possible before the byes.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on May 09, 2017, 09:37:52 PM
The quad worries me. He missed a lot of time a few seasons back at Collingwood with a quad. It could stretch out until the byes.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 16, 2017, 10:12:22 PM
Round 8
Score: 2089
Rank: 595

Adams, Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Newman, Williamson (Vickers-Willis, Long)
Rocky, Zerrett, Treloar, Pendles, Fyfe, Sidebottom, Beams, SPP (McGrath, Barrett, Pickett)
Stef, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, I. Smith, D. Smith, Balic, Butler (Houston, Parsons)

Keeping Newman on field for his 135 was about the only positive last week. On the downward slide big time.

Willo > Myers is my first trade this week. That will move McGrath down back and with him and Newman at D5 & D6 that will shore up my backline for the time being. Not overly keen on trading Rocky but I think he has to go (especially if one of Treloar/Beams don't get up), Danger at 578k is an obvious replacement there which leaves me with 260k for an upgrade next week.

If Balic still isn't right and Parsons is dropped then I'm going to seriously consider Sonny Walters up forward. Only 375k, 88 & 137 the last two weeks playing in the midfield and RTB has hinted that might become a regular thing. Worst case scenario he'll make a bit of cash and be a good stepping stone to an NRoo after the R11 bye.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Mat0369 on May 16, 2017, 10:29:44 PM
What about a straight sideways to Tom Mitchell?
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 16, 2017, 11:06:33 PM
I'm backing Danger to go close to matching Titch from this point onwards. I don't believe Titch will keep going 120+ every week whereas Danger is due. Not to mention the extra 100k which will help with upgrades and the all important R12 bye compared to R13 where I am stacked.

Also it's possible I might be a little bitter that I didn't start with Titch in the first place. :P But I picked him last year expecting him to kick on and he didn't, so wasn't going there again.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 19, 2017, 01:19:07 PM
Devon Smith out for 6 weeks...

FMDT.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 23, 2017, 11:13:34 PM
Round 9
Score: 2342
Rank: 543

Adams, Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Newman, Williamson (EVW, Long)
Zerrett, Treloar, Pendles, Beams, Fyfe, Sidebottom, McGrath, Barrett (SPP, Balic, Pickett)
Stef, Sandi (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, I. Smith, Higgins, Walters, Parsons (Houston, Butler)

Slight move up the rankings for the first time in four weeks. Trades were Rocky > Higgins and D. Smith > Walters. I also gave the C to Treloar. I had to bring in two forwards to avoid a donut which meant I missed out on Myers (83) and Danger (156 and was going to give him the C) so am kinda spewing about that. Although it did allow me to bring in Walters who scored 118 and rose 65k alone this week so I can't complain too much.

Need to weigh up whether or not I upgrade this week or downgrade and build a warchest for the byes as I've already got over 300k in the bank. Danger is still under 600k so he might be too hard to resist. I'll probably have to pass on Greenwood as I'm already stacked for R13. McInnes is an option if named.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Rusty00 on May 24, 2017, 09:08:55 AM
Geez, all you guys with heaps of money in the bank are making me jealous. My teams a week-to-week proposition requiring downgrades to upgrade.
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on May 29, 2017, 04:34:10 PM
Round 10
Score: 2070
Rank: 529

Key:
Rd 11 BYE
Rd 12 BYE
Rd 13 BYE


Adams, Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Newman, McGrath (EVW, Long)
Zerrett, Danger, Treloar, Pendles, Beams, Sidebottom, Fyfe, Barrett (SPP, Balic, Pickett)
Stef, Witts (Preuss)
Macrae, Dahl, I. Smith, Higgins, Walters, Parsons (Houston, Butler)


Pretty average week but considering Lloyd and Walters combined for 40 I'll reluctantly take it. Trades were Williamson > Danger and Sandi > Witts which netted a good result. Good to see a few of my uniques in Sidey, Smith and Higgo have big games to salvage something this round.

Balic > Greenwood will be my first trade this week. For my second trade I'd like to get in Scooter for Pickett but am 23k short unfortunately so will have to make a downgrade somewhere. I would grab Schaz but I'm already too R13 bye heavy. Bolton is another option but I'm not convinced he'll hold his spot come R13. If Preuss isn't named this week (which is as good a week as any considering Goldy got towelled up by Kreuz) I might have to downgrade him to Strnadica as I won't be able to get him on my field after this week.

Or mabye I just pass on Scooter altogether and save up for Rocky who I'll need to get back in anyway. Scooter would be my M8 which means I probably won't be able to grab him for a while unless I traded Fyfe on his bye, but there's no chance of that happening. :P
Title: Re: RDT Diary 2017
Post by: Adamant on June 19, 2017, 02:41:41 PM
Round 11
Score: 1800
Rank: 334
Trades: Preuss > Strnadica, Balic > Greenwood, Pickett > Scooter

Round 12
Score: 2086
Rank: 220
Trades: Houston > Cousins, Walters > Wallis, SPP > Montagna

Round 13
Score: 1679
Rank: 166
Trades: EVW > Mountford, Fyfe > Riewoldt, McGrath > Roberton

Adams, Laird, Roberton, Simpson, Montagna, Lloyd (Newman, Long)
Merrett, Danger, Treloar, Pendles, Beams, Sidebottom, Scooter, Barrett (Greenwood, Cousins, Mountford)
Stef, Witts (Strnadica)
Macrae, Dahl, NRoo, I. Smith, Wallis, Higgins (Butler, Parsons)

So a relatively successful bye period has got me back up to 166 overall. Team is just about complete other than M8 and I've obviously got the Scooter issue to deal with. If he's out for 2-3 I might downgrade him to Ryan via Lloyd which will bring Newman onto the field who deserves a spot anyway. Then I can upgrade Barrett to Titch or wait a couple of weeks until Rocky has bottomed out.