Trade advice: $289,400 for a centre

Gee writes:

Hey with 284900 to spend on a C, who is the better long term buy after round 7? Young (Haw), Murphy (car), Winderlich (Ess), Cooney (Wbd) or goodes (Syd)

First of all, I would not touch Adam Goodes. He is obviously struggling with injury, and the Swans’ strategy of playing its stars through injury is not paying off. Plus my co-host of the Coaches Box podcast, Molly, said in Episode #4 that Goodes had a poor year after his first Brownlow so there’s a trend happening.

I don’t like Adam Cooney as a fantasy player. In a position where you would expect scoring consistency, Cooney too often turns in a shocker, as he has for two of the past three weeks. When he’s good he’s very very good, but when he’s bad he’s rotten, as the saying goes. You can find players who will give you much less grief.

Marc Murphy managed to rescue his scoring this week to a respectable 97, but two 60-or-lesses in the past month just doesn’t cut it. His role in the Blues midfield is too important, and there aren’t enough good mids around him to take the tagging pressure off him. He’s going to hold his value but not much else.

The last two, Clinton Young and Jason Winderlich, have had similar seasons: a jump in fantasy production over last year then a short-term injury which hurt their scoring for a week, but they have both bounced back strong from those setbacks and look to be excellent value for the rest of the season. Either of those two would be a great pickup. Personally I prefer the Hawk but then again, I’m biased. 😀

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