I'm running Moore for that reason; think Ridley will score better but relying on him to be a rookie you keep through to the Byes is high risk. If your plan is to dump him pretty early on then he might suit your structure. Alternatively with any injury setbacks to Gleeson (or Redman imo) he should get a good run at it.
Going to sit on the 20k in the kitty to give great options to change failed/dropped rookies in the 1st 2 rounds to anyone under about $350k if theres a "must have" option jump out there (or a failed mid pricer to a premium) and if my selections look good then save for my earliest upgrade so that happens a week or 2 earlier.
Lloyd Sicily Smith Hanley Clark Duursam / Scrimshaw Hore
Macrae Brayshaw Crouch Merrett Crouch Walsh Constable Scott / Butters Atkins Gibboms
Grundy Gawn / Bines
Danger Dunkley Kelly Greene Setterfield Drew / Burgess Parker
- 11 keepers who can all easily be well entrenched in the best possible options in their line.
- 1 underpriced "premium" / breakout hope (so 12th keeper but not in the same bracket as the 11 above and more potential to require a trade) in Crouch who hopefully can hold at a level that has him as a good enough M8 option until late in the season (around 105 would be par for this pick IMO as not necessarily top 8, but in touching distance).
- 3 genuine mid pricers: Greene could become top 6 all going well or in the same bracket as Crouch where he is just off but ok as F6 or excellent cover / cheap upgrade, Smith + Hanley more genuine stepping stones. Importantly all 3 of these have the last bye so very helpful in bye planning (although Hanley I may decide to burn early to a premium rather than ride my luck with his body too long - if I keep that 200k then hopefully he can become laird/whitfield in a reachable upgrade after 5-6 weeks)