Round 14 Lockout Chat

UPDATE: Here is what is happening in RDT.

With the cancellation of Sunday’s match between Adelaide and Geelong, The Real Dream Team will continue as usual, with the “Best 18” scoring rule from the past three rounds extending into Round 14 and the remaining 7 matches to be played out. Full lockout will take place at the scheduled time of 7:50pm AEST tonight.

We appreciate the overwhelming feedback and suggestions that have been put forward by the loyal RDT community, in what is a very sad day and a completely unprecedented situation for both footy in general, and from a fantasy footy perspective.

We have considered all options, including awarding average/projected scores and considering Round 14 as a null round, where points scored would not count towards coaches’ season totals.

Ultimately, however, after 15 years of delivering RDT, we still feel now as we always have – that we need to uphold the integrity of the competition first and foremost. RDT is a game of skill, where coaches make educated decisions and plan their season based on set salary caps, trading and scoring rules. And the game must go on.

As a result, and given that the competition is in a partial lockout mode where team changes are still possible, we could not conceivably award average or projected scores for the two teams in question. Allowing players to be traded in and out or selected as Captain with a pre-defined, known score for the week, in our opinion, defies everything that a fantasy competition is about.

However, the circumstances are unprecedented, and as a result of 2 entire teams being unrepresented, we have decided to extend the multi-bye round, Best 18 Scoring rule, in an effort to lessen the impact of non-scoring players on RDT squads.

Finally, from the entire team at VirtualSports and our fantasy footy community, our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of Phil Walsh and the Adelaide Football Club.

UPDATE: It has been a huge day. Please see the update below from AFL Fantasy.

Discuss your teams in the comments as we head towards the full lockout and over round 14. Unfortunately no rolling updates today, but follow all of the relevant twitter feeds for the late mail you need. Feel free to post the late outs, subs and any other news (with credible sources) in the comments. Don’t troll!

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553 Comments

  • 12/1320….14/1489 after factoring in the 70 from Smith and the 99 from Blicavs.
    going by my other players averages i should be getting above the 2200 mark and even pushing 2300 but i know thats not exactly reliable…hopefully i pull through and get first really good score of the year

  • 1790/17+C Hibberd,Newnes,Fyfe,Goddard,Kavanagh to come

  • What has happened to Dahlhaus?

    • Dunno but I’m pretty glad I had nothing to do with him

    • Young player playing a very high intensity game. Was a good chance to drop off a bit at this stage of the year.

      Should still go ok but maybe not the top 6 lock we all thought.

  • 1699 with Armitage (c), Fyfe, Heppell, Newnes, Beams and Jacobs prob par score for this week?

  • 1608 with Armitage(c),Fyfe, Newnes, Heppell, and Beams to come today.

  • RDT and 1637 with Beams, Fyfe and Neale I have no idea what my score will be

  • RDT 1776 with Armitage, Beams, Bruce, Kavanagh and Newnes to come.

    4 Scores to drop so far Oxley 52, Dahlhaus 56, Saad 53 and Steel 63

  • 1528/15 (Jacobs and Smith score factored in) with Beams, Neale, Mundy ,Hibberd, Newnes, Mckernan and Kavanagh to come

  • Also Niav Owens is massively hot

  • Positives – Eagles could actually finish first

  • 1807/17 with Mundy, Hibbo, Fyfe, Mckernan and Laird’s extra to come.

  • How i this far? I went out on friday night before lockout having dangerfield and laird on the bench for dumont and hamling and lost 105 points……….. :(

  • Gutted after adding scores and the total already includes Blics and Jelwood. Heading for a close loss in my league.

    Yeo, Ox and the Bont near the end of their careers for me. Upgrade time.

    • Bont is the most oeverrated footbaler as of right now.

      • Hard to argue with that. Can’t even say he’s a shadow of his former self based on his start; it was not the real Bont. He just seems to lumumba around away from contests.

  • I don’t know about you guys but to me it seems GAJ has dropped a tonne of weight in the upper body and hips and seems very svelt.

    • Didn’t get to the game, but he looks bloody fit from what I saw on the tele.

  • 1550/13 with fyfe armitage beams mundy jacobs yolmen rich newnes and kav to come pretty happy so far this round

  • AF – 2084 with Newnes to come.
    RDT – 1746 with Barlow & Kavanagh to come. Minus Hamling’s 45, Oxley’s 52, Dahlhaus’ 56 & Sinclair’s 59. Don’t know what the hell happened this week? Awful!
    RDT2- 1908 with Barlow, Mundy & Pearce to come. To minus McDonald’s 50, Oxley’s 52, Steele’s 63 & Brooksby’s 64

  • Thinking of trading out Dumont. He just keeps getting the green vest and it’s making it hard for him to make money. Good idea or bad?

    • Only if there are better rookie options, of which it is pretty slim

    • Dumont has made 0 dollars plus there’s no one to downgrade to.

      What’s your plan?

      • Thinking of trading him out to Caleb Daniel using DPP with Lambert

        • You don’t like Dumont because of the vests so you’re going to bring in Caleb Daniel?

          Lol

          • With McLean probably injured and Morris and possibly Roughead, I don’t see him getting the green vest.

  • 1961 with Fyfe, Beams, Barlow, and Mundy to come. Happy so far

  • RDT: 1541 with Hibberd, McKernan, Kav, Barlow and Noones (Gibson, Maric, Dumont, Hamling dropped out)
    Fantasy: 1964 with Heppell, McKernan and Newnes

  • I was scornful of the the Fantasy “average score” solution and Warnie’s level of influence in the decision and ready to tear him to pieces.

    However on Sunday morning, facing losses in crucial RDT games because I’ve only got 20 rather than 22 players to get my best 18 from through no fault of my own, I can’t help thinking the Fantasy solution is the fairest in terms of gameplay. Especially in RDT where trades are limited.

    Also think that the RDT justification for its decision was a bit self serving and the real reason for their “best 18” ruling was that the site didn’t have the capacity to implement the “average scores” solution.

    In any case, well done to both sites for coming up with something other than horrible doughnuts in such a short time, under pressure and probably a bit shocked like most of us were. Pretty sure both will have provisions for abandoned games in their rules from next year.

    There’s no doubt Warnie’s team was a winner from the solution. Would he have pushed it so hard if he had no Crows or Cats? Lol, only he can answer that, but at least he was in there under time-pressure pushing for a much-needed solution and one that happened to be the fairest in my opinion.

    • Give it a rest.

      Firstly, I can’t win the competition as I am a paid contractor of Telstra/AFL. Secondly, any influence I have on things like this (which increased as I got the ball rolling at lunchtime on Friday despite the heavy heart to get some contingencies in place) is for the betterment of the game.

      Why the average? Basically because we thought it was fairer than any other option – including the best 18. Not only for the Classic game, but for the draft game, Elite.

      Of course you had to try to have a dig at me in this whole thing. Grow up, get a fucking life you peanut.

  • AF: 2045 with Fyfe, Mundy and Newnes to play
    I also got Dahl in over Goddard last week just to save 30k..not worth it ffs.

    • Crikey that’s a good score.

      I can’t work out in what universe you’d take Dahl over Goddard doe.

    • Goddard will drop like a stone in the final 6 or 7 rounds, mark my words

    • Well you’re missing out on a whopping 15 point half by Goddard

    • well seeing Goddard score now, It wouldn’t have mattered who I picked lol

  • Can Gia stop being a giant slivertail at 33?

    Have some dignity please.

  • RDT: 1989 (best 18) with Hepp and Kav left to play. Hmm…

  • I can’t get Riewoldt in fast enough.

    What a beast

  • Next years midfield will have Pendles, GAJ and Hanners npn negotioable.

    Rocky possibly too.

  • Can we give Alex Rance the AA captaincy this year?

    Absolute gun

  • D’oh! Forgot to bench McCarthy and field McKernan, and he looks like he’ll score more than Dahlhaus and McCarthy combined. At least watching Heppell beast it up is making me feel a little better.

  • Holy shit Heppell 67 points in the 2nd quarter you ripper! pity about Goddard though.

  • I was scornful of the the Fantasy “average score” solution and Warnie’s level of influence in the decision and ready to tear him to pieces.

    However on Sunday morning, facing losses in crucial RDT games because I’ve only got 20 rather than 22 players to get my best 18 from through no fault of my own, I can’t help thinking the Fantasy solution is the fairest in terms of gameplay. Especially in RDT where trades are limited.

    Also think that the RDT justification for its decision was a bit self serving and the real reason for their “best 18” ruling was that the site didn’t have the capacity to implement the “average scores” solution.

    In any case, well done to both sites for coming up with something other than horrible doughnuts in such a short time, under pressure and probably a bit shocked like most of us were. Pretty sure both will have provisions for abandoned games in their rules from next year.

    There’s no doubt Warnie’s team was a winner from the solution. Would he have pushed it so hard if he had no Crows or Cats? Lol, only he can answer that, but at least he was in there under time-pressure pushing for a much-needed solution and one that happened to be the fairest in my opinion.

  • Goddard and Kavanagh haven’t had a single touch in the fourth quarter….

  • so with the crows cats game, i have stretch and saad as E. It looks aso im copping tere scores instead the supposedly average scores im suppose to get from enright selwood and lynch. someone answer as to how

    • Those players scores not added until round is finished. So they are counting as 0’s until then as far as I understand it

      • from what I read above its best 18 same as in the bye rounds so the best 18 players on your ground will count.

        • That’s RDT. I was talking about Fantasy. Not sure which one Ryan is talking about

          • oh right I always get confused between rdt and fantasy I only play fantasy

          • Fantasy, So i’ll get enright selwood and lynch scores and they will take out stretch and saad’s?

          • should do. I don’t have blicav’s score yet

          • that’s what I remember reading from Warnie somewhere on friday

  • Mundy + 133 (him) v Neale and Beams (me). Too close to call, but I think he’ll have it.

  • 2228 with Beams and Mundy to come

  • BAHAHA – so now I’ve worked out that Aye-Aye is Shakin’ Stevens. Bloody hilarious. The same person who had a crack at me saying I made multiple accounts.

    Fuck me, this is very funny!

    • Thought those speeches were very similar, explains why!

      • What is funny is how the two of them (Aye-Aye and Shakin’ Stevens) would agree with each other about how shit we are and how we have wrecked AFL Fantasy, etc. So funny that this person has multiple accounts. Fuck me. Sad, sad human. Internet trolls… gotta love ’em.

        • Yeah, the circumstances this week would’ve released the trolls. Keep up the good work anyways warnie