Golden Stubby – Round 2


Golden Stubby – Round 2


Every round I’ll be asking for your nominations on twitter for the player most deserving of this prestigious accolade. This isn’t necessarily the highest scoring players of the round. But the players who stepped up in a fantasy scoring aspect when you most needed them to. Whether it’s a highly paid premium who put in a massive effort to drag your team over the line in a head to head battle or a rookie priced player who stepped up and scored well above his expected average.

Lets have a looks at a few players who narrowly missed out.


Pearce Hanley – 124 is a massive score for a defender. Played his role perfectly as a rebounding defender, racking up the mark kick combo’s for his coaches.

Brent Stanton – Always unlucky to miss out on a nomination when posting 142. Champion effort if you have him but overshadowed by a few team mates.

Justin Westoff – Highest score of the round goes to this bloke with 154. Obviously missing out on a nomination due to a low ownership rate but if you are one of the .7 who had him then well done.


The Nominations are in!

Dyson Heppell, 147 – After a below expected first round score of 76, Heppell was absolutely everywhere against a hapless Melbourne team. Amassing 36 disposals and 2 goals, HeppD now sits at a healthy 2 game average of 111, putting his BE at around 33, meaning he will be costing more to anyone who is still without him after round 3.

Lachie Whitfield, 102 – After taking awhile to adjust to find his feet at AFL level last week, Whitfield came out firing this week. For any coaches who stuck by him on the field he notched up a healthy 60 point first half where he dominated a wing. Slowed down a little in the 2nd half but still managed to notch up his first (of assumed many) Fantasy tons.

Jobe Watson, 143 – I was surprised with Watson not making this list last week as I thought he really stamped himself on that game. But after backing it up (and possibly with a few coaches going Beams->Watson) he is obviously very deserving of a spot this week. Collecting a very respectable 38 disposals in the Dons mauling, Watson’s 143 would be a handy inclusion in any mid.

Jaeger O’Meara, 104 – Paying $108k for a 104 point return? That’s a dream come true for Fantasy coaches! While a lot of our supposed premiums worth 5 times as much are limping towards hopeful 100’s, O’Meara took full advantage of the freedom given to him by an Ablett/Bennell conscious Sydney putting in a BOG performance for his Suns.

Andrew Swallow, 115 – Unlucky to not pick up enough nominations last week after his 141 effort, but with an extra 3% of coaches adding him to their teams this week he did not disappoint. Even with an apparent ‘abductor injury’ during the game he still pushed hard and led his team from the front.


Vote below for the player most deserving of this rounds Golden Stubby.

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Tune in to the boys live webshow during the week to see the winner!

Was there a player you felt was more deserving? Don’t forget to get your nomination in during the round next week by tweeting me at @AnthonyDSmith86 and including the hashtag #GoldenStubby


  • what a joke. no hanley no care.

  • when does lockout finish

    • Now open. So about 9:30 may be a good guide for future rounds where the last game is 4:40 AEST.

  • Great nominations, would think Hep D has snagged this round with some easy possies.

  • What’s the method for working out breakevens? I know there used to be a b/e calculator on the site but that was a few years back and doesn’t seem to be on here anymore

    • splash out the $20 for assistant coach?

    • there are two ways u can do it for free.
      1. this is the way i do it. just type in the players name, say dane swan, then type dream team stats next to his name on google. so it would say ‘dane swan dream team stats’. click on the first link (should be first) and it will give u his past season scores, his breakeven, breakeven likelihood and all that

      the other way is to go on

  • Has anyone noticed how no premiums or surprise packets aren’t smashing 160’s-180’s. usually one a week

  • What are your guys thoughts on Tom Liberatore?
    2 scores of 120 and had a good pre season except for 1 game

    • Not too bad. Be very careful though. Will not be getting 10+ tackles every week. Still should be good to average 95-100

      • What I was meaning to say was ”Still could average 95-100”. Unlikely though.
        I think realistically 85-90

    • boyd absence could be impacting his scores, although i would not be suprised with a 90+ season average

  • Have Danger in Mid and Thinking of downgrading. Danger<Lib, Cooney or Moloney?

    • Other than the short term price change
      Why would you downgrade a PREMO to a mid-pricer
      Dangerfield will get a lot more points in the long run once he finds form

    • If you don’t have any other fixes to make and depending on next weeks teams
      go for a danger upgrade.
      eg I’m thinking of….
      Plowman > Terlich
      Danger > Watson
      …Dons are flying and I think Danger will still be a bit up and down.

  • Its got to be Heppell he saved me from the Karnezis disaster!

  • What are your thoughts on Zorko? Yes he is a Premo. Yes I picked him as a keeper. But he played more of a FWD role on the weekend. Vossy’s plan? 2nd year blues? Looking to drop him for JJK and give him a few rounds to prove himself whilst making quick cash. Zorko is looking like a 70-80 player so far (less of a tackle machine, more of a +12 player) which other players are just as capable at a lower price.

    Thoughts are appreciated.

    • So many trades this year. Treade him out for a price riser (JJK, Dwyer, Westhoff) then trade back to zorko when he shows some form. Make some cash.

      • Cheers. I’m also leaning towards making a quick cash grab for Zorko.
        FWD line: Cox, NRiewoldt, Zorko, Rockliff, Neade, Karny (Macaffer, Dwyer)
        Favouring JJK as an inclusion in my side for Zorko.

    • It’s 2013. There’s no such thing as a keeper.

      • This may well be the case for the FWDs and Rucks this year. Keepers are still well and truly alive for Premo Mids.

    • I dropped him after Round 1 for JJK and didn’t regret that decision one bit. Rolle seems to have changed slightly, but still could end up a top scoring forward so is still a risk

  • Karnezis to JJK?

      • Yep. I’m doing exactly that. Even if Karnezis avoids the vest and puts in a few decent scores, that 9 means that he will fail his purpose of making quick cash. The winless Eagles will be ruthless against the Dees so JJK should get in on the action, like Crameri did (108 in 3 quarters).

  • whens stevie johnson coming back?

    • he is expected to return this week. im thinking about getting him.

      • yeh should be a good trade for zorko

        • would you think zorko is going to stick around his current average of 63.5 or maybe get to around 70-80. i cant see him getin a lot more if Brisbane dont pick up there game. once again showed so much in NAB cup but nothing so far.

  • Quick query, if a player only plays one game after the round 3 price changes does his price change or does he have to play a minimum of 3 games. cheers

    • He must play minimum of 3 to start changing in price. Once he has played 3 games his price changes every week

  • I Have a elite league going with three spots need to be filled. Live draft is at 8:30pm Perth time Code is 627069

  • Need some help guys!
    Need to trade Robinson out of my team, but I don’t know who I should put in to replace him?!
    Any thoughts guys?

    • mate slim pickings….. rock (i assume you already have him). martin could push some 100’s. dont touch westoff!! josh kennedy if you don’t have hime. bartell might keep and ave around 90-100? fwds suck this year!!

    • like whats been said above… to make some cash..
      Trade him out for a price riser (JJK, Dwyer, Westhoff) then trade back to Robinson/another premium when he shows some form.

      • I have all of those guys besides Bartel!
        Was thinking of putting westhoff, just for the price rise, then put in Bartel the following round? Thoughts?

  • is jarryd blair the sidebottom of 2013??

    • no he just dominates in wet weather footy, elect him to slow down a bit in these upcoming rounds

  • anyone got a matchday league i can join?

  • I really hope O’meara comes back and wins this… Thoroughly deserves it.
    104 against the Premiers of 2012? In just his second AFL game? At an Age of just 18?

  • Need my bullets!

  • 1 spot left for dream team elite draft at 8:30 pm Perth time. Code 627069

  • I’ve always wondered this – none of my player prices have changed (obviously, not round 3 yet) but my team value & remaining salary does not equal the starting salary cap. I’m pretty sure there aren’t fees with trading or anything like that so why is it different?

  • O’meara Of course

  • karnezis/zorko to jj kennedy and k mitchell/rampe to dwyer any thoughts??

  • Does anyone have any elite leagues??

  • Jobe for me as u just got him in