SuperCoach Trade Options: Someone help me field 18 players

This week on the SuperCoach Sanctum PODcast Will Cuckson, Jasper Chellappah and Matt Forrest discussed SuperCoach trade options and who your trade-in targets should be for round 14.

The change of fixtures and general disorganisation of many coaches (like myself) means that we’re scrambling to field 18 players in round 14.

Will you be fielding 18? Because I won’t lol. HOWEVER, we will make the best fist of it that we can with this handy guide.

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SuperCoach Trade In Options


Dan Houston ($414,900 – BE 50 – 91)

Seven of the top eight defenders – based on three round average – are on their bye this week. The lone option of that pool is Tom Stewart. However, there is another option that has flown under the radar after a couple of injury-plagued scores.

Dan Houston has the potential to average close to a top six defender for the rest of the season. His best scoring potential comes as an inside midfielder, but he is still very capable as a defender is a good value option this week. He’ll be shooting up in price from this week onwards, and has an all round game so won’t struggle to score. The Suns this week is a great opportunity to start a run of 100+ scores.

Also consider: Tom Stewart ($532,200), or Jack Lukosius ($413,700).


Josh Kelly ($577,000 – BE 77 – AVE 107)

Kelly gave everyone a reminder of how good he is last week. He had an ADP in the single digits in draft leagues for a reason, and against the Blues this weekend he may well go 200+ as he did against them a couple years ago.

He should be your number one trade target if you’re looking for a premium midfielder, and he has the capabilities of averaging 120+ from here on out. He’s a joy to watch because of his elite inside and outside blend, and he kicks goals, uses the ball well and will inevitably rack points up for just looking good on the field. Bring him in, and chuck the C on him while you’re at it.

Jai Newcombe ($102,400 – BE -33 – AVE 75)

You can back Newcombe in to become a staple of the Hawks lineup from here on out. The hard-nosed midfielder averaged triple figures in the VFL for Box Hill, and loves to lay tackles as well as get on the outside and hit the scoreboard. I really like his job security after Clarko slotted him straight into the side at the earliest opportunity, so you can go early on him despite not being on the bubble for another week.

Also consider: Ollie Wines ($570,900), or Ben Cunnington ($573,600).


Kyle Langford ($502,100 – BE 74 – AVE 90)

For the first time this year, Matt Forrest and I have actually agreed on something – Kyle Langford is actually a good option in SuperCoach. With Andy McGrath going down, he will see an increase in his already high centre bounce attendance since the injury to Jake Stringer four weeks ago. In his last two Langford has gone 125 and 126 playing as a pure inside midfielder with Zach Merrett and Darcy Parish. Yes, I know it’s Kyle Langford but his role will continue for the next few weeks at least. and I think he will stay in the midfield enough even when Dylan Shiel returns.

Also consider: Tom Hawkins ($526,100).

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About Jasper Chellappah 103 Articles
Jasper writes on Aussie Rules, basketball, tennis and netball for The Inner Sanctum. His main area is player analysis and under-age competitions, with a keen focus on the AFL Draft. He also lends his voice to The Checkside and the SuperCoach Sanctum PODcast each week.

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