CGU Fantasy Football - Round 5
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN
Welcome back to round 5 of CGU Fantasy Football!
Round 5 opens with tonight’s clash between rivals Collingwood and Carlton.
Tensions will be high in tonight’s game as it will see Mick Malthouse break the AFL’s coaching record, with an astonishing 715 games under his belt.
This round we have another special prize up for grabs, a 2015 official Sherrin football signed by the Collingwood FC.
In order to get your hands on this rounds giveaway, simply head over to the CGU Twitter and let us know who you think will win tonight’s clash between Collingwood and Carlton and by what margin.
We will announce the winner on Monday via Twitter.
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CASH IN ROOKIES… OR WAIT?
At some point in the not too distant future, we need to look at off-loading our rookies for cheaper rookies to make some money which we can use to make our team better in other areas.
We need to do this when our rookies, ‘bottom-out’ and have a break even that they can’t achieve. Remember, a ‘break even’ is the score they need to reach or otherwise they will drop in price.
CGUs ambassador Steele Sidebottom’s team mate, Adam Oxley (DEF, $256,000) has a break even of just 10 and is starting to slow down. He scored just 36 last week and needs to be traded soon. Another defender to keep an eye on is Adam Saad (DEF, $247,000) who also has a break even of 10.
Melbourne midfielder Ben Newton (MID, $287,000) has also nearly bottomed out. His break even is 31, and is coming off scores of 59 and 60 over the last two weeks. One or two more weeks and he must be traded out of your team.
Mitch Clark (FWD, $260,000) carries and break even of just 9 and still has more money to make as does Aaron Vandenberg (MID, $266,000) who scored 106 on the weekend and now has a break even of -22.
These players need to be monitored and when they have an unachievable break even, then trade them out.
However, if you have trades to burn then here are my top 3 rookie options to bring in this week to make you some cash.
#1 - Jake Kelly (DEF, $165,000) has scored 51 and 65 for the Crows over the last two weeks and has a break even of -8. He won’t have huge scores, but he’ll play and make you some money over the next month.
#2 - Nathan Krakouer (FWD/MID, $189,000) has been solid with scores of 76 and 60. He too will rise over the coming weeks with a break even of -8.
#3 - Robbie Tarrant (FWD/DEF, $210,000) is a little more expensive as his price has shot up massively already with his scores of 88 and 80. He carries a break even of -27 and is running hot for the Kangaroos.
Jordan Lewis ($694,000) has started the year on fire with scores of 130, 152, 119 and 156 but I have my doubts about him in round five. His highest score against the Kangaroos is only 90 in his last four games and the Roos have been conceding very little Fantasy points to their opposition this year. I’m steering clear of him this week as my captain, which is an incredibly gutsy call considering his form.
The Gold Coast Suns have been struggling and giving up heaps of points this year and I’m tipping Stefan Martin (RUC, $583,000) and Dayne Beams (MID, $532,000) to have a field day.
Scott Pendlebury (MID, $589,000) scored 128 against Carlton last year and averages 115 against them in his last five games and although Rory Sloane (MID, $594,000) only managed 61 last week, he does have a great record against the Power in the Showdown and will bounce back this week. He scored 102, 113 and 111 in their most recent games and has been in ripping form before last week’s disaster.
But if you are after a roughie…. Consider Brent Stanton (MID, $534,000) who had 130 last week. He has scored 136 and 130 on the Saints in his last two games and should continue on from that this week.
Thanks for hanging out with me once again to chat about AFL Fantasy. Got any questions? Find me on Twitter @CalvinDT during the week.
Calvin – DT Talk