SuperCoach AFL 2022: Patrick Cripps’ Best Trades, Tagger Warning, Final Strategy

Patrick Cripps suspension would leave a huge hole in more than 90,000 KFC SuperCoach teams. Here are the top trades plus a big warning about tagger targets.

If you kept a trade in your pocket until the penultimate round of the season, it’s for this reason.

Patrick Cripps could be in the stands for a week or more after rocking Lion Callum Ah Chee with a high bump in the gabba on Sunday.

If he pulls off a suspension, more than 93,000 KFC SuperCoach teams will either team up with a top scorer in Cripp’s place in the provisional finals weekend in head-to-head leagues – and possibly in the grand finals the following week – or with a bencher , taking Cripps place.

Or, worse, with a zero in midfield.

When you’re out of trades, use any two-position swings you can find to get your best reserve option on the field, and watch the order of plays for the best banker. For example, if you have Mitch Owens, you can nominate him as a contingency and see how he scores against the Lions on Friday night before deciding whether to take his score or reserve another bench player.

If you have a trade, now is your chance to get a big lead over many competitors who didn’t show the same discipline in the first 21 rounds.

Cripps costs $553,000, so it’s a big jump to KFC SuperCoach’s top midfielders. But if you’ve got two or more trades left, now’s the time to use them to swap a banker of any value for a cheap rookie and turn Cripps into a superstar.

Rory Laird ($711,300 MID) is the #1 target – pause a second to reflect that he’s averaged 142 in his last seven games – but you’d need serious cash reserves to nab the most expensive player in the game . Touk Miller ($675,700 MID) would be #2 on this list, with Christian Petracca ($593,000 MID) the slightly more affordable member of the high-priced, high-scoring trio.

But if you’re shopping around or below the Cripps price, there are still some excellent options.

Callum Mills $572,400

To play: Collingwood, St Kilda

Mills is the fourth-highest scorer on the KFC SuperCoach this season, averaging 115 in his last five games but still managing to kind of fly under the radar. His price fell easily after a 106 against North Melbourne, but he could explode against two teams who are giving away lots of points to opposing midfielders.

Noah Anderson $568,800

To play: Geelong, North Melbourne

The Suns-Flyer has overtaken teammate Matt Rowell as the KFC SuperCoach Special and will be high on the watch list when we pick a midfielder in 2023. Why not get in early? The No. 2 draft pick (ranked one behind Rowell in 2019) averaged 117.3 in his last six games and has scored at least 90 goals in his last eight games. He could go nuts in the KFC SuperCoach grand finals.

Errol Guilder $471,200 MID

To play: Collingwood, St Kilda

The Phantom’s favorite is another young talent who could explode next year but is definitely in hot form right now – and that’s all that matters in knockout finals. He’s got six tons for the year and three of those have come in the last four games and the Swans are having a great run home. It’s also extremely cheap if you need $100,000 in change to fix another part of your team. In just 2 percent of teams, it’s also a big difference.

Angus Brayshaw $554,900 DEF/MID

To play: Carlton, Brisbane

Priced less than $2000 more than Cripps, Brayshaw has been thrown into midfield for the past three weeks, responding with 29 or more disposals in each game and KFC SuperCoach scores of 122, 123 and 113. He had 32 touches and six tackles against the Magpies and was heading for a much higher result until his team suffered a fade out in the last quarter. Can provide a two position connection to the backline which could be extremely valuable when trades disappear.

Jordan Dawson $556,300 DEF/MID

To play: North Melbourne, Port Adelaide

Dawson was $627,000 after round 16, but you can get him for just over $550,000 now, and that might be the biggest steal in KFC SuperCoach. Dawson averaged 109.5 this season and hit 134 the last time Adelaide faced the Kangaroos. Coaches who would have chosen him over Tom Stewart would have laughed after the weekend. And the Roos and Power don’t have a known tagger, which is more than we can say for the teams listed below.


Ask any Tom Stewart owner what they think of the tagger’s recent resurgence. St Kilda manager Brett Ratten sent Mitch Owens on to Stewart and the teenager held the KFC SuperCoach superstar to just 48 points – and most of those came late in the game after Stewart could barely get his hands on the ball in the first half (and four given away). free kicks).

The Saints aren’t the only team sending taggers to some of KFC SuperCoach’s biggest names. These are the teams to watch out for in the last two rounds and players to avoid when it comes to trades and captaincy assignments.


R22: Brisbane (Marvel), R23: Sydney (Marvel)

Will Owens get more work after his success at Stewart? Ratten also has Marcus Windhager available after young bull Tim Kelly held four exits and also played a negating role at Touk Miller and Sam Docherty this year. Lachie Neale will be in the crosshairs this week and possibly Callum Mills, Isaac Heeney or Chad Warner in the finals.


R22: Collingwood (SCG), R23: St Kilda (Marvel)

Ryan Clarke defeated Bailey Dale, Jack Sinclair and Jordan Dawson this year and you can book a rematch against Sinclair in round 23. Could he join first-year wonder Nick Daicos this week?


R22: Richmond (MCG), R23: Western Bulldogs (UTAS)

Finn Maginness held Touk Miller to his first sub-100 result since Round 10 on Saturday and also held Jordan Dawson, Ed Langdon and Tim Kelly under their usual performance. Shai Bolton could be his next task before Sam Mitchell makes a tough final lap decision. Bailey Dale has been vulnerable by a tag this year or is he aiming for one of the big guns in Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae or Bailey Smith?


R22: Western Bulldogs (Marvel), R23: Fremantle (Manuka)

Matt de Boer is apparently out of the picture, and neither is Leon Cameron, but going up against the Giants is still a big tag risk. On Saturday, Mark McVeigh did his homework against his old side, sending Harry Perryman to Zach Merrett, limiting him to just 18 departures after recording 36, 38 and 38 in his previous three games. Lachie Ash has also taken on run-with-rolls this year, which got all the dog stars nervous this week, while Andrew Brayshaw awaits them in KFC SuperCoach’s big finals week.

Originally published as KFC SuperCoach 2022: Best trade targets for round 22, players likely to copy one day SuperCoach AFL 2022: Patrick Cripps’ Best Trades, Tagger Warning, Final Strategy

Nate Jones

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