LET US all rejoice, not because we are young and free, but because the last bye round of 2015 is here.
Round 13 sees Geelong, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne, North Melboure, Port Adelaide and West Coast players all on a bye to signal the last weekend we have to field our best 18 players.
Those aiming to rank as high possible will be looking to use their trades to bring in at least one premium coming off their bye.
Jarrad McVeigh [DEF, $533,000] seems to be a popular defensive option since gaining dual position status last week.
Making some cash could be the key for future trades as head-to-head matches start up again next week.
Roy suggested some ‘dongrades’ on the podcast earlier in the week. What is a dongrade you may ask? Well, it is a downgrade using some of the cheap Essendon players coming through.
Potentially there is one Bomber in each line at or under $200,000 that could help you get some coin.
Defender Shaun Edwards [DEF, $185,000] made an impressive debut against the Eagles in round 11 scoring 79.
A two game average of 74.5 makes Elliott Kavanagh [MID, $200,000] a good option to bring into your midfield.
The injury to Tom Bellchambers may see former Crow Shaun McKernan [RUC/FWD, $197,000] get a gig on Saturday against the Hawks.
Finally, with the lowest breakeven (-19) in the competition, Orazio Fantasia [FWD, $195,000] is the forward dongrade of choice heading into round 13 after knocking out 82 points in the game prior to the bye.
Whatever your trade plans and strategy this week, make sure your moves make your team better for the long term by either bringing in premiums or making a few dollars.
Don’t forget there is a partial lockout again this weekend due to the Thursday game. All Dockers and Magpies will be locked when the ball is bounced at Domain Stadium. Full lockout will come into effect on Friday at 7.50pm AEST when the Swans take on the Tigers.
The Traders will discuss all things NAB AFL Fantasy from 6.15pm AEST as the round 13 teams are revealed, plus any late changes and substitutes for tonight’s Fremantle v Collingwood game.