George Hewett

The best SuperCoach trade options for Round 3. Photo: Carlton FC

Price changes are upon us so the SuperCoach Sanctum is here to advise you on the must-have assets for Round 3.

This week on the SuperCoach Sanctum PODcast the boys dove into the must-have rookies as price rises are set to change the game.

The trade boost and is locked and loaded and these assets should be in the sights of coaches.

Lowest Breakevens:

Jack Hayes $102,400: -133 BE

Tristan Xerri $208,200: -77 BE

Nic Martin $102,400: -73 BE

Josh Rachele $184,800: -68 BE

Jack Ginnivan $199,900: -66 BE

SuperCoach Trade Options: Buy

Now is the time to play a trade boost, with price changes set to hit and the need to correct starting errors presenting after two rounds of the season.

Coaches won’t have to worry about bringing in Nic Martin this week as he’s only played one game, but there are many rookies on the bubble that need to be considered, as well as some mid-pricers set to soar in price.

Rookies including Nick Daicos, Jason Horne-Francis, Josh Rachele and Jack Hayes are in the vast majority of teams already, so these are the must-haves with consideration of ownership.

Dylan Stephens $167,800: With a BE of -56 Dylan Stephens is a must-have bench rookie that needs to be brought in on Thursday night. His running up and down a wing for the Swans has been impressive to start the season, and he looks like the player Sydney was hoping for when it took him with Pick 3 a couple of years ago.

Tristan Xerri $208,200: The number-one ruck role is real at North so Xerri is a must-have. He’s averaging 99.5 over two games with Goldstein playing majority forward, and he’s also looked good in the ruck so should continue his role. His opposition hasn’t been the best – Ned Reeves and Bailey Williams – but the cash generation and ability to play him on-field with ruck status to come is enticing.

Jye Caldwell $266,700: We’ve known Caldwell has the SuperCoach game for years, but injury has tempered expectations. Now, we’ll see what he can produce in the midfield with Zach Merrett to miss the next six-plus weeks. His contested work is elite and he’s averaged 90.5 over the first two rounds while splitting his time up forward.

George Hewett $399,000: Hewett has had an epic start to the year, and it doesn’t look like slowing down. He’s entrenched in the midfield unit at the Blues and has been inside every contest, collecting handballs and clearances to go with his hard tackling and reliable ball use. Many weren’t sure on his output this year, but he’s shown that he could end up a keeper in defence.

Also consider: Jake Bowey $265,600 -54 BE, Will Brodie $224,300 -46 BE, Tom Green $430,000 -19 BE, Patrick Cripps $454,800 -28 BE.

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Highest Breakevens:

Tom Mitchell $638,100: 211 BE

Bailey Williams $419,400: 210 BE

Dayne Zorko $595,400: 206 BE

Max Gawn $657,400: 204 BE

Jack Steele $685,800: 202 BE

SuperCoach Trade Options: Sell

The age-old debate about trading premiums has reared its head again. In reality, there are only two reasons to be trading the player you invested so heavily in just two weeks ago – injury and role concerns.

Max Gawn has started the season slowly and Luke Jackson has started on fire. This encroachment on ruck time is something we knew coming into the season, and the truth is Gawn just hasn’t been taking the marks he usually does. The role is fine and he looks fit, so back him in.

Lachie Whitfield looks to be carrying something but will churn out big scores soon, while Jack Steele and Marcus Bontempelli have the role and will be back on track soon.

Make sure you have as many playing players as possible, so rookies like Mitch Owens, Hugh Dixon, or Brady Hough can go if not named.

Tom Mitchell $638,100: On the other hand, the CBAs for Tom Mitchell have been concerning, and he carried a groin injury into Round 1. Mitchell has started this season slower than any other in his career, and he looks slightly laboured. He is set to plummet in price, so I wouldn’t blame you for jumping onto a firing premium like Lachie Neale or Patrick Cripps and scooping some cash while you still can.

Jarrod Berry $268,500: Berry became a tagger against the Dons and it’s not the role we hoped he’d have this season. His centre bounces are alright but it’s not translating to scores. Combine it with the injury risk and the others around his price point that are firing, and it’s a good decision to jump off Berry and target a player like Jye Caldwell or Patrick Lipinski.

Heath Chapman $275,200: It hasn’t been the start owners had hoped from Chapman, who is struggling to cement a rebounding role for the Dockers with the likes of Luke Ryan, Hayden Young and Jordan Clark around him. There are options who will make cash like Jake Bowey and Paddy McCartin, or if you can find the cash to go to George Hewett that’s the play.

Dustin Martin $503,500: Over 26% of the competition still owns Dusty – we don’t know when he could possibly return from his leave so it’s time to trade to a flying premium like Isaac Heeney or Zak Butters. Here’s hoping he can come back the elite SuperCoach player we all know and love.

Also consider: Jarryd Lyons $640,100 188 BE, Tarryn Thomas $459,300 171 BE, Taylor Adams $516,700 143 BE, Zach Merrett $625,700 136 BE.

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