Buy, Hold, Fold: Round 9

Who’s on the chopping block heading into round 9? Get your trade tips and advice for the week with with Buy, Hold, Fold!


Andy Brayshaw ($917K MID, FREO) – 157

You can’t keep a gun like Bray down for too long… After a decent start to the season, Bray went uuuuuge, albeit against a hapless Hawks outfit on Saturday night. This is probably the cheapest we will see him for quite some time for those looking for an under-priced premo.

Callum ‘Pills, Thrills’ Mills ($804K MID, SYD) – 110

Speaking of under-priced premos… I give you Callum Mills. While there hasn’t been many thrills (and hopefully nil pills), Mills found himself back at the coalface on Sunday arvo and his CBA’s are trending upward, recording 63% on the weekend. Fun fact: Errol did not attend a centre bounce and went 160+… I think they won’t need him back in there anytime soon, opening up more mid time for our man! $804K for a guy of Mills’ calibre is daylight robbery.

Brayden ‘ The Pasta’ Fiorini ($603K MID, GCS) – 89

Coaches who opted to go the high-risk pick were rewarded last week handsomely! Fio attended a few more centre bounces and his time on ground also increased by >10%… Bodes well and at $603K with a breakeven of 34 he’s ticking a lot of boxes.

In the Mix: Rory Atkins, Hugh McCluggage, Blake Drury.


Kade Chandler ($511K FWD, MELB) – 37

Pretty pox from the Chand but need I remind you he has Hawthorn this week. Good opportunity for him to fill his boots! With his breakeven (57) starting to approach his average (67), I imagine he lasts another 2-4 weeks tops but based on matchup I think he is a hold over other forward rooks this week.

Stephen Coniglio ($880K MID/FWD, BWS) – 81

Grrrr! Cogs spent a lot of time forward on Saturday night, likely in the absence of Toby Greene. While the score was not ideal it’s certainly not panic stations yet!

Rowan Marshall ($950K RUC, STK) – 85

Spekaing of panic stations… Coaches were holding their collective breaths when Ro came off late in the Saints matchup vs Norf with an ankle injury. According to Ross the Boss, Marshall “Could have come back on.” A watch this week but you’d expect him to get up for R9 – fingers crossed!

In the Mix: Jack Sinclair, Oliver Hollands, Josh Rachele.


Will Setterfold ($750K MID, ESS) – 70

Two horsesh*t scores in a row and 0 CBA’s on Sunday arvo vs Port… Many coaches won’t have the luxury but if you do you have my blessing to pull the trigger! It will only take $54K to get to Mills.

Jacob Van Rooyen ($344K FWD, MELB) – 44

After pumping out a 76 on debut, Roooo has not passed 50. He has also been offered a two match suspension for a late hit on Gold Coast’s Charlie Ballard. Regardless of if he serves time, his cash gen has dried up so it’s time to go.

Luke ‘UDL’ Davies-Uniacke ($780K MID, NORF) – 66

After an eye-catching first two rounds, LDU averages a tick over 75 in four games having been a late out and injured in the other two fixtures… We can’t be copping this kind of stuff from our so-called ‘Premos’ – get him out now while he has some $$$ on his head!

In the Mix: Andrew McGrath, Jordan Ridley, Gus Brayshaw.

Top 5 Price Rises

  • Alex ‘Discount Chemist’ Cincotta ($371K MID/DEF | CARL | 44.37% ownership) +$70K
  • Tom ‘Green, green grass’ Green ($962K MID | BWS | 33.83% ownership) +65K
  • Jack ‘Z-Bull’ Ziebell ($821K FWD/DEF | NORF | 17.07% ownership) +$62K
  • Dylan ‘Dyl Will’ Williams ($367K FWD | PA | 2.86% ownership) +$62K
  • Rory ‘The Racing Car’ Atkins ($447K DEF/MID | GCS | 15.72% ownership) +$61K

Top 5 Price Drops

  • Jarryd Lyons ($590K MID | BL | 0.06% ownership) $98K
  • James ‘Horse’ Harmes ($446K MID/FWD | MELB | 0.2% ownership) $70K
  • Jordan ‘The Ridler’ Ridley ($618K DEF | ESS | 2.27% ownership) $60K
  • Noah ‘-2’ Cumberland ($446K FWD | RICH | 0.37% ownership) $54K
  • Seb ‘Rick’ Ross ($710K MID | STK | 0.17% ownership) $52K

Lowest Breakevens

  • Alex ‘Discount Chemist’ Cincotta ($371K MID/DEF | CARL | 44.37% ownership) -12
  • Dylan ‘Dyl Will’ Williams ($367K FWD | PA | 2.86% ownership) –5
  • Rory ‘The Racing Car’ Atkins ($447K DEF/MID | GCS | 15.72% ownership) -2
  • Matthew Johnson ($280K MID | FREO | 24.17% ownership) 0
  • Charlie ‘Jesse Sands Wannabe’ Constable ($422K DEF/MID | GCS | 19.42% ownership) 4

Highest Breakevens:

  • Jarryd Lyons ($590K MID | BL | 0.06% ownership) – 156
  • Touk Miller ($877K MID | GCS | 5.08% ownership) – 146
  • Brad Crouch ($870K MID | STK | 2.04% ownership) – 145
  • Nick ‘Whisper’ Daicos ($973K DEF | COLL | 63.52% ownership) 138
  • Clayton ‘Clarry’ Oliver ($1m MID | MELB | 39.02% ownership) – 137
  • Luke ‘UDL’ Davies-Uniacke ($824K MID | NORF | 4.29% ownership) – 135
  • Matthew Kennedy ($7

*ownership % as of 7pm 8 May 2023. 

So who’s on the chopping block in your squad? Share your early trade thoughts in the comments below!

Cheers legends,

Fantasy Fanatic #70


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