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Does anyone have access to this article:
My five trades: SuperCoach experts’ plans revealed
heraldsun.com.au

And also the article on what trades last year's winner is making. Thanks!
 

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THE GOOD
CONNOR ROZEE (PORT)
$471,600, Fwd
Scores: 125, 145
Ownership: 6% of teams
Centre bounce attendance (CBA) – 2019: 3.1%, 2020: 34.1%

Rozee posted five SuperCoach tons and led Port Adelaide’s goalkicking in an impressive debut season. But his influence – and scoring – is set to sky rocket with a move further up the ground this year.
The 20-year-old, who attended just 3.4 per cent last year, has been at 34 per cent of centre bounces in the opening two rounds.
And, as he showed in Showdown 48, Rozee doesn’t need to be there much more to have a big impact.
He was only the fourth-ranked Power player for centre bounce involvement against the Crows but he was No. 1 for clearances and contested possessions. Despite his impressive work at the contest, Rozee still finished with eight score involvements, two goal assists and one major of his own.

CHRISTIAN PETRACCA (MELB)
$470,000, Fwd
Scores: 105, 126
Ownership: 16.4% of teams
CBA – 2019: 19.4%, 2020: 73.8%

The midfield breakout for Petracca is finally here. And for real this time. He was a star on-baller as a junior and, after a dominant summer, a fitter, leaner Petracca has been a big part of Melbourne’s midfield in the opening two rounds, attending 31 of a possible 42 centre bounces – a jump of 54 per cent on last year.
He ranks second for contested possessions, third for clearances and fourth for disposals at the Demons. And, more importantly, he still leads the club for score involvements.

JY SIMPKIN (NM)
$423,400, Fwd-Mid
Scores: 119, 104
Ownership: 4.8% of teams
CBA – 2019: 37.1%, 2020: 69.8%

We saw glimpses last year, in particular back-to-back performances against the Magpies and Saints, which saw Simpkin tally a combined 66 disposals, 38 contested possessions and 20 clearances in Rounds 15 and 16.
As a result of his growing responsibility in the midfield, Simpkin attended 37. 1 per cent of centre bounces for North Melbourne in 2019. In the first two games this year, however, that figure is 69.9 per cent – second only to inside star Ben Cunnington.

ANDREW MCGRATH (ESS)
$426,200, Mid
Scores: 113, 98
Ownership: 6.3% of teams
CBA – 2019: 4.5%, 2020: 68.1%

After plenty of hype over summer – again – the centre-bounce role for McGrath is finally a reality.
Only Dylan Shiel has attended more centre bounces for the Bombers in the first two matches and the No. 1 pick from the 2016 draft is making the most of it. McGrath ranks inside the top five at Essendon for disposals, contested possessions, clearances, inside 50s, score involvements, tackles and effective disposals.
His midfield teammates Shiel (129 points per game) and Zach Merrett (135) have done the bulk of SuperCoach scoring but McGrath should only get better from here.
And his numbers have gone to another level on the back of the increase in role. Simpkin ranks first at the club for score involvements and effective kicks, second for clearances and third for contested possessions and SuperCoach points.

LACHIE WELLER (GC)
$471,500, Def
Scores: 61, 100
Ownership: 1% of teams
CBA – 2019: 4.4%, 2020: 59.5%

After spending most of an injury-interrupted 2019 at halfback, Weller started in the midfield for the Suns’ final match of the year against the Giants. The impressive runner had an immediate impact, too, tallying 20 disposals, 11 tackles, nine contested possessions and a season-high 110 SuperCoach points.
And the role has continued this season.
Weller was quiet in Round 1 despite attending nine centre bounces against the Power but he was one of the Suns’ best in the win over the Eagles. The former Docker was there for 16 of the game’s 24 restarts and finished with 24 disposals, nine contested possessions, five clearances and 100 points. An under-the-radar top-six candidate in defence.

QUINTON NARKLE (GEEL)
$397,700, Mid
Scores: 82, 71
Ownership: 3% of teams
CBA – 2019: 26.5%, 2020: 61.7%

It would be tough to jump on after his opening two scores, especially at the awkward price, but Narkle’s dazzling clearance work was on show at the Cattery last Thursday. And it’s something that should continue with the 22-year-old’s centre bounce attendance up 35 per cent on 2019.

JACK STEELE (STK)
$547,100, Mid
Scores: 128, 137
Ownership: 4.8% of teams

There’s been no big change in Steele’s involvement at centre bounces for the Saints but, as slated over summer, Steele has been let loose by coach Brett Ratten in the midfield.
With no defensive role in the opening two rounds, the 24-year-old is averaging 22 disposals, 11 contested possessions, six score involvements, five marks and four tackles per game. Steele has also booted two goals himself and played a direct hand in three others to post scores of 128 and 137.
 

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THE BAD
ROWAN MARSHALL (STK)
$569,400, Ruck
Scores: 92, 70
Ownership: 7% of teams
CBA – 2019: 88%, 2020: 41%

“If they are going to play as a tandem, it’s going to diminish the worth of Marshall.”
They are the words of Champion Data’s Fantasy Freako, speaking on The Phantom’s Lair podcast this week. And it’s very hard to argue with him. The Saints appear to be bucking the trend of playing one ruckman in shortened matches, with off-season recruit Paddy Ryder, again the main man in the middle against the Bulldogs. In his breakout season of 2019, Marshall took 88 per cent of centre bounces for St Kilda. If you’re an owner, look away now. That percentage is down to 41 per cent across the opening two rounds.

JACK MACRAE (WB)
$642,900, Mid
Scores: 103, 93
Ownership: 26% of teams
CBA – 2019: 69.7%, 2020: 48.9%

Why does Luke Beveridge hate SuperCoach? Last year it was Josh Dunkley and his early-season forward role, now it’s Jack Macrae on a wing. Given the Bulldogs’ abundance of ball-winners and the suspension of designated wingman Lachie Hunter, it makes sense. But Beveridge’s men were well beaten at the contest by St Kilda on Sunday.
Macrae who was the No. 2 centre bounce player for the Bulldogs – behind Marcus Bontempelli – last year, didn’t attend a single one in the opening half against the Saints. The left-footer was there nine times after halftime but his numbers didn’t recover. After averaging 13 contested possessions per game since 2017, Macrae finished with just four to his name on Sunday. Yes, there is less game-time in 2020 but it was his lowest tally since Round 23, 2014.

JOSH KELLY (GWS)
$614,800, Mid
Scores: 102, 89
Ownership: 14% of teams
CBA – 2019: 51.3%, 2020: 39.3%

In Round 1 it was Tom Green (16) and last week it was the combination of Jye Caldwell (7) and Callan Ward (5) taking centre bounce action away from the star Giant. Again, it makes some sense, given how damaging the classy left-footer is on the outside. But as he’s proven, Kelly is also clean and creative at the contest.
Against the Cats in March, Kelly attended 37 per cent of centre bounces and that figure increased by five on Sunday against North Melbourne. But, in a stat which should leave owners concerned, it’s well down on his 2019 percentage of 51.3.
 
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In a season billed as survival of the fittest, one player stands above all else after two rounds.
North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein has been the No. 1 ranked big man to Round 2, posting KFC SuperCoach scores of 136 against St Kilda’s Rowan Marshall-Paddy Ryder tag team and 164 against GWS’ Sam Jacobs.

Goldstein is the only player in the league to have played more than 210 minutes, featuring in a total of 211 minutes and 45 seconds against the Saints and Giants.

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His teammate Robbie Tarrant (209 mins: 47 secs), Brisbane defender Harris Andrews (209:04), key forward Ben Brown (206:01) and Lachie Whitfield (205:08) round out the top five.

Since 2015, when Goldstein averaged a career-best 128.8, the KFC SuperCoach ruck stocks have been dominated by Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy.

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Todd Goldstein Round 15, 2019-Round 2, 2020
Matches:
11
Average: 132.1
High score: 176 (R22, 2019)
100+ scores: 10
Low score: 69 (R23, 2019)

Round 15, 2019-Round 2, 2020
Max Gawn KFC SuperCoach average:
126.9 (includes injury-affected 46)
Brodie Grundy KFC SuperCoach average: 133.6


Goldstein played 15 more minutes than Gawn (95) and 29 more than Grundy (81) in Round 2, amassing 1.5 points per minute (PPM) against GWS.



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While Grundy leads the competition in PPM at 1.82, Goldstein’s endurance has turned SuperCoach’s big-two ruckmen into a big three.

“We had a joke that he was going to play the whole game and he ended up playing the whole game,” Roos coach Rhyce Shaw said after Goldstein’s 51-hitout, 19-possession game on Sunday.

“He’s a superstar Goldy. He’s (been) one of the best ruckmen in the competition for the last decade.

“He was just amazing, the way he continues just to keep going. Not only in the ruck, but his follow up work and around the ground is exceptional.”

Todd Goldstein has played more minutes than any other player in the opening two rounds.
Goldstein’s performance against GWS resulted in a $31,100 price hike and at $640,500 he is closing the gap on Grundy ($717,800) and Gawn ($702,900).

The 31-year-old has averaged 132.1 KFC SuperCoach points since Round 15 last year and has favourable match-ups against Sydney, Hawthorn and Western Bulldogs in the next three weeks.
 
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MOST MINUTES PLAYED
Todd Goldstein 211:45
Robbie Tarrant 209:47
Harris Andrews 209:04
Ben Brown 206:01
Lachie Whitfield 205:08
Griffin Logue 204:44
Darcy Gardiner 204:04
Michael Hurley 202:56
Sam Collins 202:53
Trent Dumont 202:23
GAME TIME BY PERCENTAGE
Oscar McDonald 100 per cent
Ed Langdon 98.9 per cent
Michael Hurley 98.8 per cent
Todd Goldstein 98.8 per cent
Griffin Logue 98.7 per cent
Steven May 98.4 per cent
Ryan Gardner 98.4 per cent
Liam Jones 98.4 per cent
Jeremy Howe 98.1 per cent
Sam Collins 98 per cent
PPM RANKINGS TO ROUND 2
Brodie Grundy 1.82
Jack Viney 1.75
Callum Sinclair 1.73
Lachie Neale 1.67
Taylor Adams 1.63
Zach Merrett 1.59
Matt Rowell 1.59
Dylan Shiel 1.58
Marc Pittonet 1.57
Rory Sloane 1.52
*Source: Champion Data
 
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TOP TARGETS



Max Gawn (Melbourne) $702,900 RUC Average: 138.5 Break even: 119



Any hopes of getting Gawn cheaper than his starting quote of $697,100 were extinguished when he eclipsed his 172 break even against Carlton with a score of 184. The Demons skipper had 31 hit-outs and 21 disposals to remind SuperCoaches of his quality.



Marc Pittonet (Carlton) $236,200 RUC Avg: 134 BE: -44



Gawn’s inexperienced opponent from Saturday was hardly disgraced, managing 23 hit-outs and 14 disposals in his first game for Carlton. Former Hawk Pittonet is set for an extended run in the Blues’ side with Matthew Kreuzer injured and at $236,200 is the perfect get-out trade for an underperforming big man.



Harley Bennell and Trent Rivers are two of the best rookie cash cows to consider.
Harley Bennell (Melbourne) $123,900 MID Avg: 59 BE: -12



Comeback kid Bennell only played 50 per cent game time in his first outing as a Demon, making his score of 59 more impressive. There will always be some concern about his body considering his injury history, but when was the last time a player who has averaged 100 before was available this cheap?



Trent Rivers (Melbourne) $117,300 DEF-MID Avg: 62 BE: -18



An assured debut from the West Australian, who had 12 disposals at 83 per cent efficiency. Rivers has the bonus of being listed as a dual-position player in KFC SuperCoach and could be used in tandem with fellow DEF-MID Brandon Starcevich to swing between roles.



Darcy Cameron (Collingwood) $123,900 RUC-FWD Avg: 73 BE: -26



Cameron will have Mason Cox breathing down his neck when the American is fit again, however the ex-Sydney ruckman made a strong case to retain his spot against Richmond. Cameron took eight marks and finished with 13 possessions in his maiden appearance for the Magpies. Pick him in your forward line if you have North Melbourne’s Charlie Comben at R3 and you’ll be able to use the RUC-FWD swing to provide cover in the event of an injury.



Jeremy Howe (Collingwood) $485,100 DEF Avg: 141 BE: -9



If you missed out, you’ll have to pay $53,200 more than what other coaches got the high-flying Magpie for last week. Howe is the No. 1 ranked defender after two rounds with an average of 141. The next best is Sydney’s Dane Rampe, who is $58,400 more expensive than Howe and has an average of 117.5.



Young gun Connor Rozee is about to shoot above $500,000 after two standout games.
Connor Rozee (Port Adelaide) $471,600 FWD Avg: 135 BE: -4



Rozee is shaping as the KFC SuperCoach breakout star of 2020. The Power rising star has opened the campaign with scores of 125 and 145, albeit against last year’s wooden spooner and a struggling Adelaide. If you want him in your team, this is the week. He’ll cost more than $510,000 if he scores 90 or more against Fremantle.



Jye Caldwell (GWS Giants) $190,100 MID Avg: 73 BE: -1



Another of the bubble boys who impressed in his third game for the Giants. Bennell and Rivers have as much scoring potential and are available for about $70,000 less though. Caldwell had 15 disposals against North Melbourne, but the risk with picking GWS midfielders is the depth Leon Cameron’s side boasts. Who’s to say he isn’t squeezed out for Jackson Hately or Tom Green in a few weeks?



Christian Petracca has relished a move to midfield for Melbourne, scoring successive tons.
Christian Petracca (Melbourne) $470,000 FWD Avg: 115.5 BE: 34



Time to declare it — Petracca is the real deal. The Demons dynamo has teased SuperCoaches before and many were wary of being sucked in when he monstered 188 points in a Marsh Series game. But the promise of greater midfield time has been fulfilled and after scores of 105 and 126 to open the campaign, he’s a genuine contender to be a top-six forward in 2020.

Jordan Ridley (Essendon) $354,900 DEF Avg: 97 BE: 6



An awkward starting price put many coaches off, but Ridley has rewarded those who took the punt. A composed presence at halfback for Essendon and renowned for his disposal efficiency, Ridley had 17 disposals and four marks against Sydney, backing up his Round 1 effort of 16 disposals (at 100 per efficiency) against Fremantle. He’s a mid-pricer on the rise.





Lachie Neale has an eye-popping average of 164 after two rounds.
Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions) $693,800 MID Avg: 164 BE: 63



The Brisbane ball magnet has played the most game time of any midfielder in the opening two rounds, featuring in 197 minutes. His incredible PPM ratio of 1.67 has led to an average of 164 points, 14 higher than second-ranked Goldstein. Neale jumped $35,300 this week and with a break even of 63 is projected to be close to $730,000 after three rounds.



AND DON’T FORGET



Sam Sturt (Fremantle) $123,900 FWD Avg: 100 BE: -53



The Dockers rookie missed Round 2 after kicking three goals on debut against Essendon. If he’s named, Sturt should be in your trade considerations as he’s projected to jump by $69,000 if he scores another SuperCoach ton.



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GOING DOWN?

Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs) $642,900 MID Avg: 98 BE: 166 Price change: -$26,000

Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs) $593,200 MID Avg: 85 BE: 164 Price change: -$29,800

Josh Kelly (GWS Giants) $614,800 MID Avg: 95.5 BE: 155 Price change: -$22,900

Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong) $601,500 MID Avg: 92 BE: 155 Price change: -$24,000

Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs) $613,600 MID Avg: 99 BE: 148 Price change: -$18,800

Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn) $619,600 MID Avg: 107 BE: 135 Price change: -$11,300

Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants) $593,700 FWD-MID Avg: 103 BE: 128 Price change: -$10,400

Dan Houston (Port Adelaide) $464,400 DEF-MID Avg: 69.5 BE: 123 Price change: -$20,200
 
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KEY BREAK EVENS



PREMIUMS ($500,000 or more)

Jack Steele (St Kilda) $547,100 MID Avg: 132.5 BE: 43 Projected rise: +$30,100

Jack Billings (St Kilda) $536,500 MID Avg: 126.5 BE: 49 Projected rise: +$26,900

Dylan Shiel (Essendon) $555,400 MID Avg: 129.5 BE: 54 Projected rise: +$24,400

Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne) $640,500 RUC Avg: 150 BE: 61 Projected rise: +$35,700

Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions) $693,800 MID Avg: 164 BE: 63 Projected rise: +$34,700

Michael Walters (Fremantle) $570,000 FWD-MID Avg: 129 BE: 63 Projected rise: +20,200

Taylor Adams (Collingwood) $544,800 MID Avg: 121.5 BE: 66 Projected rise: +16,200

Zach Merrett (Essendon) $597,300 MID Avg 135 BE: 66 Projected rise: +25,000

Josh Daicos played his best game for Collingwood in Round 2 against Richmond.
MID-PRICERS ($250,000-$500,000)



Josh Daicos (Collingwood) $299,000 MID Avg: 93.5 BE: -19 Projected rise: +39,400

Jeremy Howe (Collingwood) $485,100 DEF Avg: 141 BE: -9 Projected rise: +$49,000

Connor Rozee (Port Adelaide) $471,600 FWD Avg: 135 BE: -4 Projected rise: +$43,000

Jack Viney (Melbourne) $486,800 MID Avg: 136 BE: 2 Projected rise: +$45,400

Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne) $423,400 FWD-MID Avg: 117.5 BE: 3 Projected rise: +$28,600

Jordan Ridley (Essendon) $354,900 DEF Avg: 97 BE: 6 Projected rise: +$32,500

Lin Jong (Western Bulldogs) $260,700 MID Avg: 89 BE: 10 Projected rise: +$33,900

Bailey Smith (Western Bulldogs) $449,400 FWD-MID Avg: 116 BE: 21 Projected rise: +$34,600

Sam Jacobs (GWS Giants) $374,500 RUC Avg: 95 BE: 21 Projected rise: +$27,900

Andrew McGrath (Essendon) $426,200 MID Avg: 105.5 BE: 29 Projected rise: +27,900



Darcy Cameron scored 73 in his first match for Collingwood.
ROOKIES (Less than $250,000)



Sam Sturt (Fremantle) $123,900 FWD Avg: 100 BE: -53 Projected rise: +69,000

Marc Pittonet (Carlton) $236,200 RUC Avg: 134 BE: -44 Projected rise: +58,800

Marlion Pickett (Richmond) $161,700 MID Avg: 65.5 BE: -40 Projected rise: +47,700

Darcy Cameron (Collingwood) $123,900 RUC-FWD Avg: 73 BE: -26 Projected rise: +33,800

Trent Rivers (Melbourne) $117,300 DEF-MID Avg: 62 BE: -18 Projected rise: +35,800

Harley Bennell (Melbourne) $123,900 MID Avg: 59 BE: -12 Projected rise: +26,600

Thomas Berry (Brisbane Lions) $123,900 FWD Avg: 58 BE: -11 Projected rise: $31,000

Jye Caldwell (GWS Giants) $190,100 MID Avg: 73 BE: -1 Projected rise: +20,300


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Key #supercoach price changes

Neale +35.3K
Viney +47.5K
Howe +53.5K
Rozee +49.5K
Petracca +28.7K
B.Smith +33.5K
McGrath +26.8K
Simpkin +40.4K
D.Smith +37.3K
Rowell +77.6K
Starcevich +32K
Taylor +49.5K
Brander +30K
Pickett +37.8K
King +32.4K

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BIGGEST OWNERSHIP CHANGES*



Trent Rivers +3.9 per cent

Jeremy Howe +3.9 per cent

Marc Pittonet +3.0 per cent

Brandon Starcevich +2.4 per cent

Harley Bennell +2.2 per cent

Connor Rozee +1.6 per cent

Darcy Cameron +1.6 per cent

Matthew Rowell +1.5 per cent

Lachie Neale +1.1 per cent

Jordan Ridley +0.9 per cent

Dan Houston -3.2 per cent

Tom Green -1.9 per cent

Dylan Roberton -1.5 per cent

Sam Jacovs -1.1 per cent

Brodie Smith -1.0 per cent

Rory Laird -0.8 per cent

Marcus Bontempelli -0.8 per cent

Brandon Zerk-Thatcher -0.8 per cent

Ben Cavarra -0.8 per cent

Jack Macrae -0.6 per cent



*Ownership changes current as of 9pm Tuesday
 
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Can anyone with pay wall access post the latest supercoach article?
Silver lining in dee's delay. I won't to see what my supposed upside to their schizenhiuse decision is.
 
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Can anyone with pay wall access post the latest supercoach article?
Silver lining in dee's delay. I won't to see what my supposed upside to their schizenhiuse decision is.
Haven't read the article, but is is possible that the silver lining is that players such as Bennell and Rivers are still on the bubble this week and have not yet had their first price rise.
 
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Haven't read the article, but is is possible that the silver lining is that players such as Bennell and Rivers are still on the bubble this week and have not yet had their first price rise.
So potentially another silver lining for non-owners. Great.
Hopefully there is something for those who own them?
 
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So potentially another silver lining for non-owners. Great.
Hopefully there is something for those who own them?
Can't help you there, but thats exactly what the article said about what the silverlining was, you might just have to be happy that you don't have to brn a trade to get them in :rolleyes:
 
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Silver lining in dee's delay. I won't to see what my supposed upside to their schizenhiuse decision is.
Round 4 trade guide: The KFC SuperCoach silver lining in Melbourne-Essendon delay

There is a silver lining in the KFC SuperCoach chaos which unfolded at the weekend. With no Melbourne or Essendon players changing price, it’s time to take advantage. These are the best trade targets ahead of Round 4.

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In previous years, if you missed out on a coveted rookie or a breakout mid-pricer you would be left to rue your trade inaction.

Christian Petracca, Trent Rivers and Harley Bennell were three of the leading trade targets of Round 3 ahead of projected price surges.

However, the Demons trio remain the same prices they were last week after their Round 3 match against Essendon was postponed due to Conor McKenna’s positive COVID-19 test.

Understandably, it was a blow for those who missed out on scores from Melbourne and Essendon players when Round 3 reverted to the best 18 scoring system.

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KFC SuperCoach’s have a second chance to trade in Trent Rivers before his price rise.Harley Bennell is still available for $123,900 after Melbourne’s Round 3 game was postponed.

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Those coaches will be somewhat compensated when the Demons-Bombers fixture is factored into another round of KFC SuperCoach.

The delay in that fixture means Rivers ($117,300, 41 per cent of teams) and Bennell ($123,900, 27 per cent of teams) are still available for rookie price, while Petracca ($470,000, 19 per cent of teams) costs less than $500,000.

Had you been eyeing any of this trio, Round 4 represents a great opportunity to grab them before their price soars.

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Essendon’s team is subject to change based on teammates who had close contact with McKenna, although Bombers with low break evens include Jordan Ridley (BE 9), Andrew McGrath (BE 32) and Zach Merrett (BE 71).

Merrett will be in consideration for many coaches who started with Josh Dunkley, who has been ruled out for at least six weeks due to an ankle injury.

Melbourne gun Clayton Oliver ($594,300, MID) is another to weigh up as a direct replacement, as he will likely play twice in the round the Melbourne-Essendon clash is rescheduled closest to.

Lachie Neale has made the best start to a season ever recorded by Champion Data.TOP TARGETS

Trent Rivers (Melbourne) $117,300 DEF-MID Average: 62 Break even: -17

If you missed out on Rivers last week, this is your opportunity to grab him before his price jumps. The No. 32 pick in last year’s national draft, Rivers impressed on debut with 12 disposals at 83 per cent. He was projected to jump more than $35,000 in Round 3 before Melbourne’s game against Essendon was postponed. His dual-position eligibility is attractive as he can be used to pivot popular Brisbane rookie Brandon Starcevich.

Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions) $737,600 MID Avg: 164.7 BE: 84

Not sure you can win KFC SuperCoach this year without Neale. He’s made the best start to a season ever recorded by Champion Data with scores of 157, 171 and 166. The bad news for teams without Neale is he takes on struggling Adelaide next. In three matches this year, the Crows have leaked eight hundreds to rival midfielders. That bodes ominously for the 55.5 per cent of teams without Neale.

Tom Williamson (Carlton) $146,300 DEF Avg: 53 BE: 4

Prioritise Rivers, but Williamson is one of the best rookie downgrades this week if you already jumped on the young Demon. The Blues defender was solid in his first game since Round 8 last year, finishing with eight disposals, three marks and two tackles. He would have scored more than 60 had he not conceded a free kick which led to a Joel Selwood goal. Don’t expect big scores, but his job security appears strong due to Nic Newman’s long-term injury.

Jy Simpkin has jumped in price by more than $100,000 after three rounds.

Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne) $483,100 FWD-MID Avg: 125 BE: 32

The Roos midfielder will be one of the top alternatives for those looking to trade Lachie Whitfield after his score of eight against Western Bulldogs. While Whitfield’s price is set to plummet, Simpkin is on the way up. He started at $383,000 and has already climbed by more than $100,000. After scores of 131, 104 and 140, Simpkin is projected to rise again by more than $20,000. He’s increased his average from 18.6 disposals last year to 24.7 and is averaging 6.3 clearances a game.
 
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Andrew McGrath (Essendon) $426,200 MID Avg: 105.5 BE: 32

Who knows how the Essendon team will look this round, or if its game against Carlton will go ahead. If the match is played, McGrath shapes as one of the top mid-price options for Round 4. Playing almost exclusively as a midfielder, he’s averaged 23 disposals, seven tackles, four clearances and 105.5 KFC SuperCoach points. With a break even of only 32, his price will keep rising for another 3-4 weeks and you’ll have options to upgrade or cash in then.

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Christian Petracca has an attractive break even of 37 ahead of Round 4.

Christian Petracca (Melbourne) $470,000 FWD Avg: 115.5 BE: 37

Another player whose price would have soared in Round 3 had Melbourne's game against Essendon gone ahead. Petracca has made a flying start to 2020, producing scores of 105 and 126. He will be closer to $500,000 after four rounds if he scores his third hundred in a row. Petracca has been a popular trade target and now features in 19 per cent of teams. He’s cheaper than players such as Hugh Greenwood and Jy Simpkin if you’re looking to downgrade Lachie Whitfield.

Harley Bennell (Melbourne) $123,900 MID Avg: 59 BE: -11

The comeback Demon made a promising return against Carlton in Round 2 with 59 KFC SuperCoach points in only 50 per cent game time. As he builds match fitness, that number will increase and should result in a jump in his SuperCoach scoring. It wouldn’t be a shock to see him rested at some point due to his injury history. However, players who have averaged 95 points or more in four seasons, as Bennell has, rarely — if ever — come this cheap.

Nick Haynes (GWS Giants) $507,500 DEF Avg: 107 BE: 83

Don’t underestimate the importance of consistency and durability in KFC SuperCoach this year. While coaches effectively have two trades a week to play with, having to use them on injured stars will almost certainly make it impossible to reach a full-premium team. Haynes has played 44 games since the start of 2018. There were signs the GWS intercept star was about to become a KFC SuperCoach stud late last year when he posted three consecutive tons in rounds 20-22. In three games this season he’s scored between 97-114.

Hugh Greenwood doesn’t need huge possession numbers to amass big SuperCoach scores.

Hugh Greenwood (Gold Coast) $502,900 FWD Avg: 109 BE: 76

The tackle machine must be a joy to own in KFC SuperCoach as he’s one of the few midfielders who doesn’t rely on huge possession numbers to amass points. On Sunday against Adelaide, 25 players had more disposals than Greenwood’s tally of 11. Yet the tough on-baller laid 13 tackles to finish with a score of 116 and lift his average to 109. His tackle and clearance numbers alone should guarantee solid scores every week.

Marc Pittonet (Carlton) $316,800 RUC Avg: 135.5 BE: -90

Missing out on Pittonet’s initial $80,600 price rise is a blow, but it’s not too late to jump on the Carlton ruckman. If you’ve got Sam Jacobs ($406,300, BE 81), you can make almost $90,000 and take advantage of Pittonet’s -90 break even. A score above 90 will result in another jump of more than $80,000 for Pittonet, who has posted 134 and 137 into his two games for the Blues.

Bailey Smith has the best KFC SuperCoach average of any Bulldogs player.

Bailey Smith (Western Bulldogs) $483,600 FWD-MID Avg: 111 BE: 49

Smith has outshone the Bulldogs’ big three — Jack Macrae, Josh Dunkley and Marcus Bontempelli — averaging 111 with scores of 106, 126 and 101 to Round 3. He’s the No. 1 ranked Bulldog ahead of Macrae (109.7), Dunkley (108.7) and Caleb Daniel (103), yet available for more than $100,000 cheaper than Macrae and Dunkley. The obvious question mark is whether his form is sustainable over a full season, but the early signs suggest he can emulate Clayton Oliver’s second-year breakout.

Tom Doedee (Adelaide) $294,400 DEF Avg: 76 BE: 16

Sunday was a better indication of Doedee’s scoring potential than his return match. The Adelaide defender struggled in his first game in more than 12 months two weeks ago, scoring 39 against rival Port Adelaide. He was back to his intercepting best in Adelaide’s loss to Gold Coast, putting himself back on the KFC SuperCoach radar with 20 disposals, eight marks and 113 points.

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Have we ever had five players $700k+ in #SuperCoach?

Brodie Grundy $712k BE: 189
Max Gawn $702k BE: 125
Nat Fyfe $674k BE: 76
Todd Goldstein $678k BE: 73
Lachie Neale $737k BE: 84

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Lachie Whitfield is set to plummet in price after being concussed on Friday night and scoring eight points.CHOPPING BLOCK

Lachie Whitfield $537,500 FWD-MID Average: 71.3 Break even: 202

Marcus Bontempelli $560,900 MID Avg: 89 BE: 129

Dan Houston $440,700 DEF-MID Avg: 70.7 BE: 119

Sam Jacobs $406,300 RUC Avg: 95 BE: 81

Josh Kelly $614,800 MID Av 95.5 BE: 160

Jack Steven $361,700 FWD-MID Avg: 20 BE: 120

Toby Greene $492,00 FWD Avg: 77.5 BE: 126

Rowan Marshall $532,500 RUC Avg: 81 BE: 153

GOING DOWN?

Lachie Whitfield $537,500 FWD-MID Average: 71.3 Break even: 202 Price change: -$56,200

Patrick Dangerfield $563,500 MID Avg: 86.3 BE: 146 Price change: -$38,000

Marcus Bontempelli $560,900 MID Avg: 89 BE: 129 Price change: -$32,300

Tom Mitchell $599,900 MID Avg: 103.3 BE: 152 Price change: $19,700

Zac Williams $517,300 DEF Avg: 68.5 BE: 158 Price change: -$34,400

Tim Kelly $523,600 MID Avg: 84 BE: 133 Price change: -$28,300

Josh Kelly $614,800 MID Avg: 95.5 BE: 160 Price change: N/A

Shannon Hurn $562,900 DEF Avg: 104.7 BE: 160 Price change: -$4,600

Rowan Marshall $532,500 RUC Avg: 81 BE: 153 Price change: -$36,900

Rory Sloane $544,600 MID Avg: 98.3 BE: 139 Price change: -$9,700
 
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KEY BREAK EVENSZach Merrett is set to jump above $600,000 when Essendon plays next.

PREMIUMS ($500,000 or more)

James Sicily $501,700 DEF Average: 98 Break even: 63 Projected price rise: +$15,000

Zach Merrett $597,300 MID Avg: 135 BE: 71 Projected price rise: +$13,800

Ben Cunnington $575,200 MID Avg: 128.5 BE: 72 Projected price rise: +$14,100

Todd Goldstein $678,700 RUC Avg: 150.3 BE: 73 Projected price rise: +$24,800

Nat Fyfe $674,600 MID Avg: 139.7 BE: 76 Projected price rise: +$25,500

Hugh Greenwood $502,900 FWD-MID Avg: 109 BE: 76 Projected price rise: +9,300

Michael Walters $588,600, FWD-MID Avg: 122.3 BE: 79 Projected price rise: +8,400

Lachie Neale $737,600 MID Avg: 164.7 BE: 84 Projected price rise: +$32,200

Brisbane big man Oscar McInerney has a low break even but is at an awkward price.

MID-PRICERS ($250,000-$500,000)

Matthew Rowell $387,700 MID Avg: 130.7 BE: -90 Projected price rise: +99,400

Marc Pittonet $316,800 RUC Avg: 135.5 BE: -90 Projected price rise: +$83,900

Dan Butler $344,500 FWD Avg: 102.7 BE: -42 Projected price rise: +$55,300

Josh Daicos $344,900 MID Avg: 91 BE: -15 Projected price rise: +$40,800

Aidan Corr $282,100 DEF Avg: 76 BE: -7 Projected price rise: +$21,500

Oscar McInerney $385,100 RUC-FWD Avg: 86 BE: 1 Projected price rise: +$40,000

Devon Smith $373,100 FWD-MID Avg: 105 BE: 3 Projected price rise: +$36,300

Jack Viney $486,800 MID Avg: 136 BE: 6 Projected price rise: +$47,100

Jordan Ridley $354,900 DEF Avg: 97 BE: 9 Projected price rise: +$30,600

Tom Doedee $294,400 DEF Avg: 76 BE: 16 Projected price rise: +$16,100

Jy Simpkin $483,100 FWD-MID Avg: 125 BE: 32 Projected price rise: +$22,900

Andrew McGrath $426,200 MID Avg: 105.5 BE: 32 Projected price rise: +$28,000

Christian Petracca $470,000 FWD Avg: 115.5 BE: 37 Projected price rise: +$29,400

Marlion Pickett has given KFC SuperCoaches a few issues with two low scores in recent weeks.

ROOKIES (Less than $250,000)

Brandon Starcevich $230,500 DEF-MID Avg: 72 BE: -56 Projected price rise: +$50,800

Connor Budarick $184,900 MID-FWD Avg: 62 BE: -36 Projected price rise: +$44,200

Sam Sturt $152,200 FWD Avg: 55.5 BE: -24 Projected price rise: +$35,900

Max King $192,600 FWD Avg: 56.7 BE: -18 Projected price rise: +$33,700

Darcy Cameron $147,700 RUC-FWD Avg: 50.5 BE: -17 Projected price rise: +$26,300

Trent Rivers $117,300 DEF-MID Avg: 62 BE: -17 Projected price rise: +$35,300

Jarrod Brander $207,300 DEF-FWD Avg: 64 BE: -15 Projected price rise: +$29,900

Tyler Brown $196,200 MID Avg: 62.3 BE: -11 Projected price rise: +$32,800

Harley Bennell $123,900 MID Avg: 59 BE: -11 Projected price rise: +$29,200

Curtis Taylor $219,100 FWD Avg: 67 BE: 3 Projected price rise: +$20,200

Marlion Pickett $201,500 MID Avg 60.3 BE: 28 Projected price rise: +$14,300

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It might be time to bench Pickett in fantasy. No impact in the last two rounds and just 64% game time - lowest at the Tigers of anyone to play at least 2 games. #SuperCoach #AFLFantasy

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Carlton ruckman Marc Pittonet rose by more than $80,000 after a score of 137 against Geelong.BIGGEST OWNERSHIP CHANGES*

Jy Simpkin +1.5 per cent

Marc Pittonet +0.9 per cent

Dan Butler +0.4 per cent

Nat Fyfe +0.4 per cent

Harley Bennell +0.4 per cent

Lachie Neale +0.4 per cent

Trent Rivers +0.3 per cent

Brandon Starcevich +0.3 per cent

Tom Williamson +0.3 per cent

Lachie Whitfield -1.4 per cent

Sam Jacobs -0.6 per cent

Dan Houston -0.5 per cent

Tom Green -0.3 per cent

Ben Long -0.3 per cent

Josh Kelly -0.3 per cent

John Noble -0.3 per cent

Marlion Pickett -0.2 per cent

Patrick Dangerfield -0.2 per cent

*Ownership changes current as of 1pm Monday

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Key #SuperCoach price rises

M.Rowell +102.9k
L.Neale +43.8k
T.Goldstein +38.2k
N.Fyfe +20.2k
J.Howe +41.7k
N.Haynes +18.8k
H.Greenwood +23.9k
B.Ebert +40.8k
N.Naitanui +25.8k
S.Docherty +32.1k
Ba.Smith +34.2k
J.Simpkin +59.7k
D.Butler +67.1k
M.Pittonet +80.6k

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Key #SuperCoach price rises

M.Rowell +102.9k
L.Neale +43.8k
T.Goldstein +38.2k
N.Fyfe +20.2k
J.Howe +41.7k
N.Haynes +18.8k
H.Greenwood +23.9k
B.Ebert +40.8k
N.Naitanui +25.8k
S.Docherty +32.1k
Ba.Smith +34.2k
J.Simpkin +59.7k
D.Butler +67.1k
M.Pittonet +80.6k

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Key #SuperCoach price falls
T.Mitchell -19.7k
P.Dangerfield -38k
M.Bontempelli -32.3k
L.Whitfield -56.2k
R.Marshall -36.9k
T.Kelly -28.3k
E.Yeo -36.7k
Z.Williams -34.4k
R.Laird -10.4k
 
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KFC SuperCoach announces rules for postponed and catch-up matches in 2020 season



KFC SuperCoach players were thrown into a spin when Essendon’s clash against Melbourne was postponed. Now new rules have been announced for how scoring will work when the Bombers and Demons play their catch-up game.

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AFL postpones match after Essendon player tests positive for COVID-19

The news of Conor McKenna’s positive COVID-19 test and subsequent postponement of Sunday’s Essendon-Melbourne fixture resulted in changes to Australia’s favourite fantasy game.

We’ve tried to make it as fair as possible for those who have selected Essendon and Melbourne players and were impacted by the last-minute change.

For Round 3 SuperCoach reverted to best 18 scoring which has been used during bye rounds and in 2015 when the Geelong-Adelaide fixture was cancelled after the death of Crows coach Phil Walsh.

In this case, Melbourne and Essendon will play their postponed game later in the season so a solution was required to factor those scores into KFC SuperCoach. This is how it will work for this game — and if this scenario happens again during this crazy 2020 season.

KFC SUPERCOACH SCORING CHANGES EXPLAINED

With the remaining uncertainty around how the rest of the AFL season plays out and fixtures only being released in small blocks, we will continue to remain agile and adapt as the season dictates to keep the competition going. With a great deal of unknowns and uncertainty, we will continue with a consistent approach for as much as any situation allows.

The Essendon v Melbourne catch-up game is now expected to be played later in the season. We will include it in the round that it is played closest to — meaning that Essendon and Melbourne will likely play twice in a round. If this is the case, your team will receive the benefit of the HIGHEST of the two scores that any player achieves from either match. If your selected player/s plays only once, you will receive that score.

So if Max Gawn scores 90 in the first match and 130 in the second match, the second score will be his KFC SuperCoach score for the round — or 260 if you have him as captain.

If we are faced with further match cancellations or postponements in any round — or at least where one or more teams are unavailable in a round — the game will immediately revert to Best 18 scoring to minimise the impact. While we hope that this information is at hand as early as possible to assist with planning, the unpredictable circumstances may mean that this can happen at any time — including mid-round as was the case in Round 3.

Most importantly, to the best of our ability under the circumstances thrown up, we will continue to operate a fantasy competition the way it is intended, scoring points based on REAL, upcoming player performances. We will not revert to awarding any predetermined, known scores such as projections or season averages if there are further cancellations - and produce the possibility to manipulate and “fix” team scores by selecting players with known points ahead of time, whether this happens prior to the round staring or during a rolling lockout.

Note that we intend to apply the above Best 18 and double match scoring ruling consistently in a situation where the season may need to be compressed at any point and matches don’t play out in a traditional round format (where every team plays once), and games are played out daily or midweek. However, we are still in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic with no certainties and plenty of unpredictability.

We promised that we’ll continue to adapt as circumstances require and more changes may indeed be required — whether they are structural, the possibility of additional trades, or increasing round-to-round trade limits should the season need to be compressed or play out differently. We will provide ample notice as any situation allows.

NEW RULES FOR KFC SUPERCOACH DRAFT

We will apply the same “highest scoring” ruling for the Essendon v Melbourne catch-up match and any other circumstance where a team plays twice in a determined round. For all league commissioners, remember that you can tweak your league settings and trading rules at any time (waiver length, trade approval processes) to allow as much flexibility within your leagues.

Furthermore, each league commissioner will have the ability to ‘void’ a round that is impacted by match cancellations, or where any team does not play for any reason. Simply contact us via the link on the game to request it. Note that this may be applied retrospectively for Round 3.
 
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