OK, so this may not be a regular thing (so chip in in future if you want) but for now I'll get the ball rolling with Best Buys this week and start the discussion for the upcoming round!
Player of the Week: The Hold (N/R, Free!)
That's right the best player to bring in this week is no one at all. It's week one people, this isn't AFL Fantasy, cool your jets! Your underperforming premiums? You picked them for a reason, back them in. A rookie you don't have went nuts? They could score 20 next week and be out the door. Chill, assess your team, make any correction trades next week before price rises. It's never a good idea to waste too many trades on players early, and losing trades early on when you will need them by the end covering injuries is asking for trouble. You will just have to ride the rollercoaster with players and hope they do well soon. Good luck
Onto forced trades you may have to make this week if you have one of the two guys below and some suggestions.
Paddy Ryder $566,500 - out for anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks. Good news for his 22k owners, you can pretty much afford any replacement you wish as the only guy more expensive than him is injured too.
Max Gawn ($503,700 - 139)
What do you mean you started without him? Only overly emotional Melbourne fans wouldn't want him now.
Nic Naitanui ($465,900 - 113)
Because why not swap an injured ruck for an oft-injured one making a comeback and tonning up after a season out? What could go wrong.
Todd Goldstein ($521,400 - 111)
Looked good for a monster score most of the match but clearly ran out of legs whilst swimming in Queensland. If Scott sticks to the one-player ruck (it's a big if) going to be a good choice this season for those backing him.
Stef Martin ($540,000 105)
See NicNat (but without being out for a season) and Goldie (the one-player ruck stuff).
Jarrod Witts ($518,300 131)
Playing for the high one, Dancing with the devil, Going with the flow, It's all a game to me. ♠
If you have Matthew Kreuzer - hold, looks like one week missed at most.
Tom Liberatore ($434,600) - Not looking good for Tom, not looking good for the 16k coaches with him in their side. Some options depending on budget.
Stephen Coniglio ($452,400 - 129)
Probably should have chosen him as your super-cheap premium in the first place. Very good score for the 13th most popular pure-mid.
Patrick Cripps ($537,300 - 130)
Showed the class we expected and hoped for after a full pre-season. Join the bandwagon.
Luke Parker ($546,000 - 149)
Looks to be the Swans top midfielder this season. Won't come up against a midfield as weak as West Coast's every week though.
Jaeger O'Meara ($315,800 - 82)
Looked good and most importantly: healthy! ; picking up Titchell's leftovers. Hope for more efficiency as the rust is shaken off but should keep getting plenty of it as the Hawks #2.
Zach Merrett ($600,600) Hold but be concerned, multiple concussions? Not good.
Rookie Watch - just numbers, next week is the week to focus on them.
Riley Bonner ($257,300) 119
Tim Kelly ($117,300) 118
Nick Holman ($102,400) 96
Jeremy Finlayson ($123,900) 87
Zach Guthrie ($194,400) 86
Tom Doedee ($123,900) 86
Timothy English ($134,700) 83
Let's hear your thoughts, suggestions, comments and questions below!