Whitfield hobbled out the game to score just 39 points and has been ruled out of playing this week when the Giants host the Saints. If his injury is just one week, place him on your bench and resist the temptation to trade.
After dislocating his finger, Coniglio also played out the game with a glove covering the problem. Out of the two, he appears to be most the most likely to play on Saturday afternoon, but should be monitored over the week ahead.
A “break-even” is the score a player needs to reach before their price is adjusted.
Will Hayes (MID, $241,000) has the lowest break-even in the game with -14. Obviously, he’ll reach that this week and his price will sky-rocket as it did in round six when he scored 72 and rose $45,000 in value.
After playing three games with the Tigers at an average of 80, Jack Ross (MID, $322,000) has a break-even of -13. He has already gone up $136,000 from his starting price, but with a break-even so low, there is plenty of growth left in this rookie.
While he was the second-most traded out player last week, Xavier Duursma (DEF/MID, $410,000) showed that he’s not quite ready to be traded after he scored 90. He has a break-even of 46 and could be priced over $450,000 in the coming weeks.
Of the bigger name players, Jack Macrae (MID, $806,000) holds one of the biggest break-evens of 153. He is unlikely to reach that this week, which means his price will drop, making him a cheap option in the weeks to come.
The Bulldogs are struggling and despite an amazing start, maybe it is time to trade Tom Liberatore (MID, $587,000). After averaging 105 in his first four games, Liberatore has only managed 72 and 54 over the last two weeks. He has gone up $195,000 on his starting price and now might be the time to cash in.
The Bulldogs’ coaching staff have been moving players all over the ground with Josh Dunkley (FWD/MID, $575,000) being hurt the most.
On the weekend, Dunkley attended just five centre-bounces and now finds himself averaging 20-points less than what he achieved as a midfielder in 2018.
AYE AYE CAPTAIN
Andrew Gaff (MID, $779,000) plays the easiest team to score against in the Gold Coast Suns and meets them at home. Gaff dominates on his home turf and even scored 122 when he played the Suns last year.
With three scores over 130 this year, Patrick Dangerfield (MID, $768,000) is shaping up as another great captain option against the Bombers. Last week Pendlebury, Adams and Treloar all averaged 122 against Essendon and when you consider that Dangerfield has scored over 100 in 11 of his last 12 at the MCG, he too is going to be very hard to stop.
If you can forgive him after scoring just 91 last week, how about you captain Jack Macrae (MID, $806,000)?
Macrae scored 190 on the Tigers last year, who are currently giving up the most 100+ scores in the last three weeks and the second most points to opposition midfielders.