Discussion Rookie Roulette!

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Take Rankine 56 or roll with Aarts?

All 10 league opponents have Rankine on field. Early days, but I’m behind in 6 matches and nose in front in 4 which has me leaning towards Aarts.
 

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So LOOPHOLE OPTIONS include...

Marlion Pickett ---> Harley Bennell [Playing Sam Simpson & Devon Smith]

Marlion Pickett ---> Devon Smith [Playing Harley Bennell & Sam Simpson]

Marlion Pickett ---> Sam Simpson [Playing Harley Bennell & Devon Smith]

Any preference on the above?
 
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I will be taking Picketts score but am considering rolling the dice on King or even Darcy Cameron against Rankines score.
 

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Last night was a perfect example of Pickett and what to expect IMO. Played one qtr really
He looks so classy when he's on, just got to be more consistent at doing so, him and Dusty almost got them across the line after their 3rd quarter efforts.
At least the planets have aligned for him come back and score well enough to be one of the better Rookies for the season from an SC point of view. Unfortunately, I couldn't hold him pass his 2nd missed games.
 

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Budaricks 59 vs Starcevic?
I would take that and run. Starc has a max of 79 to date, a 60 and every other score below the 59.

Can I ask your thoughts on how compelling Georgiades is as a trade in option at this point?

I had planned to upgrade but if Georg is compelling that can wait (especially with 3 trades next week).

Edit: I stand corrected, see @THCLT’s comments below.

I would still take 59 but it’s a much closer call now. I’d probably risk it for matchup purposes if you are so inclined, for overall I’d take Budarick’s score.
 
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Budaricks 59 vs Starcevic?
Stracevich has the potential to go at least 20+ above that marker, though he hasn't done so of late. He's definitely shown in games that he can score quickly in patches, but also goes completely missing for large parts. Melbourne's delivery into their forwards hasn't been great so there's opportunity for him to score, though the Demons have been better in recent weeks due to the inclusion of Bennell.:)
Like me, you're without either Macrae or JKelly for the round so I would risk Starcevich if I had to make that decision.
 
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I would take that and run. Starc has a max of 79 to date, a 60 and every other score below the 59.

Can I ask your thoughts on how compelling Georgiades is as a trade in option at this point?

I had planned to upgrade but if Georg is compelling that can wait (especially with 3 trades next week).

Edit: I stand corrected, see @THCLT’s comments below.

I would still take 59 but it’s a much closer call now. I’d probably risk it for matchup purposes if you are so inclined, for overall I’d take Budarick’s score.
Georgie has been sitting on my bench all year so I’m maybe not the best person to ask if he’s a good trade in option but I think he’ll be there for at least a few games.

The bar has been set so low by Westhoff the last month that he would have to have to throw up a couple of real stinkers be dropped.

He’s the one I’d be grabbing if I were jumping on a rookie this week, likely will be a feast or famine type rookie so there’s definitely spike potential.
 

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Georgie has been sitting on my bench all year so I’m maybe not the best person to ask if he’s a good trade in option but I think he’ll be there for at least a few games.

The bar has been set so low by Westhoff the last month that he would have to have to throw up a couple of real stinkers be dropped.

He’s the one I’d be grabbing if I were jumping on a rookie this week, likely will be a feast or famine type rookie so there’s definitely spike potential.
Thanks mate, that’s helpful.

It doesn’t sound like his JS is rock solid and his scoring could be up and down, so I’m not sure he’ll fill the role I’m looking for in a semi-deep forward line.

Hopefully he kicks on for you though, I may still grab him in DT given other priorities there.
 
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