The first of the dreaded bye rounds are here, meaning SuperCoach owners will be looking to field 18 players this week to compensate for six AFL teams missing the round.

Owners will hope their boost options have come in handy so they can be put to use to try and field as many players as possible.

Remember owners, the more players playing the better, so hold on to players who will be playing this week!

With that being said, it's time to look ahead to next week and see who to buy, hold and sell as Round 12 nears.




Tim English ($597,700) (RUC/FWD)

English will be in high demand this week following his 160-point outburst against the Eagles on Saturday.

Despite the lofty price of near $600k, the Bulldogs ruckman is well worth the investment, as he currently sits behind Lachie Neale for the highest SuperCoach average on the season, with an impressive 128 points per game.

Has returned from a bad bout of illness, and with a low breakeven of 55 and a projected price rise of $32.3k, English is about to get even more expensive.

The Bulldogs do not have the bye, and English has dual position status in both the ruck and forward line, so he looks the perfect upgrade and trade in target this week.

Luke McDonald ($474,100) (DEF/MID)

The Kangaroos defender has hit some great form as of late and is about to get very pricey if he can keep his form up.

In the past two weeks, McDonald has scored 127 and 132 SuperCoach points respectively, giving him a low breakeven of 21 and a projected price rise of $38.5k so he will not be this cheap for very much longer.

It is risky as the Kangaroos are not playing well this season, meaning many of their players will not score well on SuperCoach, but McDonald is a shining light in that aspect, and seeing as the ball lives in the Kangaroos' defensive half for most of the time, McDonald has no problem finding the footy, averaging a career-high 21.8 disposals and 5.8 marks per game.

Currently only in 3.4% of teams and the Kangaroos do play this weekend so hop on for a great point of difference in defence.

Tom Stewart ($618,600) (DEF)

Arguably the best defender in the competition, at least SuperCoach wise, Stewart has been on a tear recently, but is only in 23.9% of teams which is low considering his weekly output.

Stewart currently has a three-round average of 136.3 after scoring 113, 122 and 174, which now gives him a low breakeven of 69 and a projected price rise of $29.9k.

Even at the hefty price that Stewart is at, it's at that point where Stewart is a must have in the backline and can even be a point of difference as premium defenders such as Jayden Short, Jack Crisp and George Hewett all have higher ownership percentages than Stewart.

Doesn't have the bye this week, so get him in now before he gets even more expensive.