Chris DAWES (Collingwood. Value - $353,100. Broken knuckle – out for 4 to 6 weeks)
One of two big forwards the Pies possess, DAWES has been a solid contributor for the 14% of SC teams he is in, averaging a creditable and consistent 85 pts per game. Unfortunately he has broken a knuckle in his hand, and will be out for a month at best – putting a severe dent in a few SC teams, not to mention the reigning Premiers forward set-up. No choice – he has to go.
Possibilities : Eddie BETTS (Carl) - $349,100 Av 77
Jack STEVEN (St K) - $347,800 Av 73
Sam GILBERT (St K) - $347,600 Av 82 My Choice - Turning the corner
Aaron EDWARDS (Nth) - $346,700 Av 74
Matthew JAENSCH (Adel) - $346,600 Av 76
Jack RIEWOLDT (Rich) - $339,100 Av 80
Michael HURLEY (Ess) - $331,200 Av 78 Value Pick – Quality
Michael JAMISON (Carlton. Value - $272,900. Knee injury – out for 6 to 8 weeks)
The key link in the Blues backline as they push towards a top 4 finish in 2011, JAMISON will be out for 6 to 8 weeks following an injury to his knee. This is a massive blow to Carlton, as JAMO always takes the premiere forward in opposition sides, allowing WAITE to float forward and be more damaging. All that now has to change – as do the 5% of SC teams who have him in their lineup. With an average of 69 pts, he has been serviceable without being spectacular – just like his possible replacements.
Possibilities : Simon BUCKLEY (Coll) - $267,200 Av 65
Rhyce SHAW (Syd) - $264,400 Av 69
Sean DEMPSTER (St K) - $263,500 Av 60
Josh HUNT (Gee) - $256,900 Av 63
Kyle CHENEY (Haw) - $195,100 Av 65
Daniel TALIA (Adel) - $110,200 Av 92 My Choice and Value Pick - $$$$$$$
Ian CALLINAN (Adelaide. Value - $91,700. Hamstring – out for 2 or 3 weeks)
Everyone’s favourite late-season downgrade option, CALLINAN was going well with an average of 69 in 13% of teams – until his hammy went twang. Now the decision comes – hold or trade? It’s an easy one here, and this is a first for the Trade Winds section – DO NOT TRADE! As yet he has accumulated no value, the Crows have a bye this week and he will be straight back into the side when recovered. All that leans toward holding him and taking the pain – it will be worth it.
Richard DOUGLAS (Adelaide. Value $357,100. Out for 4 to 6 weeks with an ankle injury)
Despite being a point-of-difference midfielder, DOUGLAS was shunned by SC coaches, only being selected in less than 1% of teams. He has performed solidly in 2011 with an average of 82 pts per game, however an ankle injury has - worst case scenario - almost ended his season. There are some good replacements, so he simply has to go.
Possibilities - Adam COONEY (Bull) - $356,600 Av 83 My Choice – Finding Form
Brett PEAKE (St K) - $355,400 Av 75
Dan HANNEBERY (Syd) - $354,000 Av 78
Shaun BURGOYNE (Haw) - $347,300 Av 81
Heath HOCKING (Ess) - $343,500 Av 83 Value Pick – Very consistent
Luke POWER (Bris) - $341,000 Av 83
Mitch BROWN (Geelong. Value $110,200. Season-ending shoulder injury)
This poor bugger can’t take a trick. Just when it looks like he might string a few games together, BROWN succumbs to yet another long-term injury, something that has plagued his short career so far. He is only in 1.5% of SC teams, but may well have been selected to provide some cover on your bench. If so, he has to go, and there is really only one replacement in a direct swap – Adelaide Crow Daniel TALIA ($110,200, averaging 92 pts after one game). Either that or just wear it and hold onto the trade for more important issues down the track.
Don’t forget amongst all these trade-making decisions, bear in mind that Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne all have the bye this weekend, so league match-ups are not happening. This gives us all (except those looking to win the cash) a bit of a break after the massive scoring from last weekend, and allows us to take stock of our squads and our trades before we forge headlong into the tail end of the SC season and those vital Finals games. Remember, if you don’t need to trade then DON’T! Resist the temptation BUT at the same time don’t miss out on someone you have your eye on just because of the bye. If your target is in a prime tradeable position, take the plunge and be like Nike. Just do it.