Freshmen (newbies): Guys named for their first match of their career, or guys coming back from injury who are dirt cheap.
About to burst: These fellas have played two matches this year, and if you don't jump on them this round, their price will explode. Basically just a warning signal.
Cheapened stars: They may not have exactly 'fallen from grace', but it's not unusual for a gun to average 100 yet still see a price drop of $100,000. These guys are the perfect trade-up targets, and a smart selection here is just as important as picking the right rookie.
Caolan Mooney (Coll) $94,700, MID
The Irish recruit is super quick, and knows pretty well where the goals are. Holding his spot may be a challenge.
Todd Elton (Rich) $106,600, FOR
Elton is versatile and can play forward or ruck. Hopefully he fills a gap that Richmond needs, as he would be a great downgrade.
Murray Newman (WCE) $106,600, MID
An in-and-under midfielder, he can play a lot like Daniel Kerr, and gets a serious amount of touches.
Jordan Murdoch (Geel) $106,600, FOR
Nathan Blee (Port) $106,600, DEF
About to burst:
Sam Gibson (NM) $94,700, MID
Assuming he keeps his spot, he is the perfect option to free up some cash, and upgrade to an elite player.
Jon Patton (GWS) $191,600, FOR
The number one draft pick will keep his spot all year (injuries permitting), and for that reason, looms as a good downgrade. Not super cheap though.
Darren Jolly (Coll) $421,600, RUCK - Ave: 88, BE: 42
With many looking to offload Giles this week, Jolly might be an option. The Pies are back, and his form isn't too bad: five scores above 90 from nine games
Matthew Suckling (Haw) $403,400, DEF - Ave: 89, BE: 43
Suckling has dropped nearly $90,000 overall, mainly due to his one score of 48 a few weeks back. Those those ready to say bye-bye to Bugg or Clarke, Suckling is your man.