Position 2020 Defenders

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Silky23

Team Captain
Feb 2, 2020
438
839
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Collingwood
Is seagull worth the price tag? Upgrading Starcevich and can buy any defender.
Next week will go one up one down and grab Whitfield.

Lloyd averaging 120 since the restart and doesn’t look like slowing down. Plays a decimated Richmond team this week too, surely another 110+ game? Only guy in the top few with proven history too. I like Haynes and Maynard but they don’t carry the history that Lloyd does.
I should just play it safe, right?
 

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SC fish

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Apr 5, 2014
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Is seagull worth the price tag? Upgrading Starcevich and can buy any defender.
Next week will go one up one down and grab Whitfield.

Lloyd averaging 120 since the restart and doesn’t look like slowing down. Plays a decimated Richmond team this week too, surely another 110+ game? Only guy in the top few with proven history too. I like Haynes and Maynard but they don’t carry the history that Lloyd does.
I should just play it safe, right?
All three seem to be solid options. Haven't checked stats but maybe Lloyd has a higher ceiling?
 

Hawkboy62

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Jan 4, 2016
1,461
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AFL Club
Hawthorn
Going to add Ridley this week so my defenders will be Sicily, Hayne, Docherty, Short, Maynard, Ridley, Young, B Williams. Barring injury (and f...... Sicily), I am hoping they churn out consistent high scores. Bolded were Rd1.
 

Silky23

Team Captain
Feb 2, 2020
438
839
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Collingwood
All three seem to be solid options. Haven't checked stats but maybe Lloyd has a higher ceiling?
Lloyd - 77, 145, 101, 102, 132
Haynes - 114, 97, 110, 101, 148
Maynard - 104, 105, 125, 118, 116
Daniel - 92, 83, 134, 114, 107

As a Pies man I love Bruzzy but really not confident he can keep this huge scoring up. Haynes is a deadset gun. Daniel just consistent.
 

5ammy

All Australian
Jun 16, 2015
712
1,040
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Hawthorn
Lloyd - 77, 145, 101, 102, 132
Haynes - 114, 97, 110, 101, 148
Maynard - 104, 105, 125, 118, 116
Daniel - 92, 83, 134, 114, 107

As a Pies man I love Bruzzy but really not confident he can keep this huge scoring up. Haynes is a deadset gun. Daniel just consistent.
Any particular reason you aren't confident with Maynard mate? I've watched all the Pies games and he's looked awesome, his attack on the footy is insane.
 

stevebbb

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May 21, 2013
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Looks like my defence is done for now.
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I'll aim to upgrade Houston/Doedee or move them to D7 down the line, but we'll see what happens.

For now I'm content, I can focus on my mids and fwds.
Just grabbed Stewart for a rookie
Houston moves to M8 temporarily, but will later become a D7/M9 swing for cover/loopholes
 

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Blackhawk42

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Feb 5, 2018
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Just grabbed Stewart for a rookie
Houston moves to M8 temporarily, but will later become a D7/M9 swing for cover/loopholes
I'm going to run with this too. If Dan can get back to consistent 90's and 100s he can stay M8. Otherwise will look at making a luxury trade to a proper premium mid once every other line is complete.
 

Simon_Says

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Apr 14, 2016
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Elite 6 defenders im working with nearly fully upgraded. Had rich but though he was injured for longer, offloaded him
J.Lloyd Robbie Tarrant Harris Andrews
N Haynes Ridley (might offload when he has finished making money) Robbie Fox (ditto, cash cow)

Would love a Luke ryan to finish that backline
 

Faz 2000

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May 10, 2007
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Mine is finished "enough" for now whilst I squeeze rookies out elsewhere. Obviously will need to try to go up to 1 or more of the big guns in Gull, Sicily and Haynes, especially given they'll all be done with byes this week. Maybe at Adelaide's bye or something I'll try to take Doodle or Laird up.

Nice to see Willo and Rivers eeking out a few more $$ this week! I was resigned to leaving Williamson there all year as donut filler because he seems to be solid in the Carlton side and was so cheap he wasn't worth trading out, but yesterday's scintillating 80-odd means he might make a few bucks.

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Faz 2000

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I think Lloyd is my first-picked next year. His role is ridiculous. He's recession-proof. Sydney's entire gameplan is to hide in their defensive 50 and give it to Lloyd. It's great, and I forget every year to just shut up and pay for the Gull.
 

LuvtheKangas

Goodbye and thanks, Maj
Mar 11, 2006
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North Melbourne
I think Lloyd is my first-picked next year. His role is ridiculous. He's recession-proof. Sydney's entire gameplan is to hide in their defensive 50 and give it to Lloyd. It's great, and I forget every year to just shut up and pay for the Gull.
x2. I always realise I'm wrong to dislike The Gull about a week after he's way too expensive.
 

MrChristo

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May 16, 2002
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Sexlexia....
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Western Bulldogs
Defenders are all the (necessary) RAGE this week...

Some cheaper alternatives to Lloyd Williams... 🤔

Under 5% ownership, and already had their bye;

Ryan. Great numbers, but definitely buying high. As others have mentioned, not as good historically away from home either.

Thurlow? Massive?? Who really knows...

Mills. Only 2 scores under 80 all year. Looks a genuine 90-95 Av.

Witherden? Not had, but harmless bye. Is he back as a lock to be picked? Should go 90+, but risky I guess.

Zillions, I personally don't trust to play all the games. 3 in 10 days, 3 States...
Obviously good option if that's not an issue.

Brad Sheppard. 3 scores under 80. (1 in a loss, 2 in WC's smallest wins.)
Good run home... Interesting option...

Hurley. Slow start but just 1 score under 87 in their last 7. Has gone 90+ plenty of times before.

May. Slow start, unfit. But after Rd. 3 has gone under 90 just once in 8 games. Has to be good value @ $430ish, right?

Anyone else worth looking at?
 

LuvtheKangas

Goodbye and thanks, Maj
Mar 11, 2006
17,505
38,314
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North Melbourne
Defenders are all the (necessary) RAGE this week...

Some cheaper alternatives to Lloyd Williams... 🤔

Under 5% ownership, and already had their bye;

Ryan. Great numbers, but definitely buying high. As others have mentioned, not as good historically away from home either.

Thurlow? Massive?? Who really knows...

Mills. Only 2 scores under 80 all year. Looks a genuine 90-95 Av.

Witherden? Not had, but harmless bye. Is he back as a lock to be picked? Should go 90+, but risky I guess.

Zillions, I personally don't trust to play all the games. 3 in 10 days, 3 States...
Obviously good option if that's not an issue.

Brad Sheppard. 3 scores under 80. (1 in a loss, 2 in WC's smallest wins.)
Good run home... Interesting option...

Hurley. Slow start but just 1 score under 87 in their last 7. Has gone 90+ plenty of times before.

May. Slow start, unfit. But after Rd. 3 has gone under 90 just once in 8 games. Has to be good value @ $430ish, right?

Anyone else worth looking at?
I'm assuming from all that, and looking at the team you support, you already have Daniel.

For others, Daniel would be high on the list. I've already turned Sicily into him. Unsurprisingly, it left me with a bit of change.

(attempted height differential joke ...)
 

Hava Alle

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Jul 10, 2016
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I'm assuming from all that, and looking at the team you support, you already have Daniel.

For others, Daniel would be high on the list. I've already turned Sicily into him. Unsurprisingly, it left me with a bit of change.

(attempted height differential joke ...)
Lack of bye hurts. Big no for me.
 

Andrew Birch

Mid Price Maestro
Dec 3, 2017
11,952
30,987
AFL Club
Melbourne
Defenders are all the (necessary) RAGE this week...

Some cheaper alternatives to Lloyd Williams... 🤔

Under 5% ownership, and already had their bye;

Ryan. Great numbers, but definitely buying high. As others have mentioned, not as good historically away from home either.

Thurlow? Massive?? Who really knows...

Mills. Only 2 scores under 80 all year. Looks a genuine 90-95 Av.

Witherden? Not had, but harmless bye. Is he back as a lock to be picked? Should go 90+, but risky I guess.

Zillions, I personally don't trust to play all the games. 3 in 10 days, 3 States...
Obviously good option if that's not an issue.

Brad Sheppard. 3 scores under 80. (1 in a loss, 2 in WC's smallest wins.)
Good run home... Interesting option...

Hurley. Slow start but just 1 score under 87 in their last 7. Has gone 90+ plenty of times before.

May. Slow start, unfit. But after Rd. 3 has gone under 90 just once in 8 games. Has to be good value @ $430ish, right?

Anyone else worth looking at?
If you look at 5 game averages = recent form, instead of season averages there are a lot more viable Def options available.
 

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