It's the final round of byes this week, and if you've kept up - most of us are completing our teams.
Coverage discussion, POD forwards, final downgrade options and more!
With 'bye-free' players now available to trade to, this week is all about upgrading!
With Saad & Oxley this year, most have scheduled backline upgrades for this week. Plus, we look at the R11 rucks for anyone who has Bellchambers, Ryder, Grundy or Mumford.
Considering we have got a heap of new listeners on-board our community this year - this week, FBDonkey & I present our guide to SuperCoach bye strategy.
As we are looking to fill our coffers this week, the downgrade options also get a good mulling over.
Tom Rockliff injured - listed as 4-6 out after cracking his ribs again. We discuss keep/trade! Meanwhile, the search for rookie downgrades continues.
Finding rookies that will play long term, that's the name of the game this week. With the byes coming up in only two weeks, we are looking to avoid 'trap' rookies - players that could punish us by getting dropped during the byes.
Having bottomed out in price, we look at trading Tom Rockliff into our SuperCoach sides. With many rookies peaking, they are also a big focus for the week. ft. Faz
We kick things off with rookie discussion this week. With more ripe rookies than we have trades, who to keep/trade was at the fore of our community's questions this week.
FBDonkey is keen for a 1-minute "Tom Mitchell and Dan McKenzie" podcast this week, but Marcus has other ideas... ft. Dunny
Before we get to Tom Mitchell and Dan McKenzie, we kick-off the round 6 discussion with more wretched news on the injury front... Rory Sloane has a fractured cheekbone that will put him out for 4-6 weeks, capping off a terrible run of luck for the young player. We question the merit in holding him, as well as look at the best premium replacements. We also consider holding Sloane for just one week considering Tom Rockliff's 199 breakeven.
It's just FBDonkey and Marcus for this round 5 episode, and we are both in great spirits after coming out of lock-out with 7 leagues in the top 20, and 20 in the top 1%!
We start this week by looking at the injury/suspension concerns. James Kelly is out for at least three weeks with a ruptured testicle. Meanwhile, Luke Hodge has been suspended for three weeks and Jordan Lewis suspended for two after both suffered serious brain fades on the weekend.