My Team 2017: Version 1.1

Chad, the man behind DT Live, has updated the Drawing Board for the 2017 season. Head over to the site and select ‘Drawing Board’ from the drop down menu and you can start picking your AFL Fantasy Classic squads for the upcoming season.

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Once you have picked your team, you can simply copy and paste your team to put in the comments below. Now that we have My Team cranking, discuss any players, team structure, etc in the comments. As always, keep it civil and if you’re advice, make sure you dish out some of your own (make sure it well thought out and not blatant trolling – we’re totally over that after 10+ years of DT Talk!).

Get keen for a massive season ahead.

We have put together a team featuring the most selected players so far this pre-season. It has been created to fit the salary cap, with $32K remaining, but it does include most of the popular selections to fit the structure. There’s plenty here we would change, but all in all, the DT Live community seem to be on the money! After the O’Meara news today, his ownership is likely to drop.

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648 Comments

  • FANTASY 158k remaining

    DEF: T.Adams, S.Docherty, R.Laird, A.McGrath, G.Logue, J.Berry (M.Hibberd, A.Otten)

    MID: T.Rockliff, A.Treloar, T.Mitchell, N.Fyfe, D.Heppell, S.Selwood, S.Powell-Pepper, J.Barrett (N.Freeman, J.Graham)

    RUCK: M.Gawn, B,Grundy (M.King, L.Pierce)

    FWD: J.Macrae, I.Heeney, H.Mcluggage, R.Knight, J.Bowes, C.McCarthy (B.Eddy, J.Pickett)

    I understand my FWD is very thin. Any ideas on how to improve my team? Please rate

    • Nice team!
      Maybe Treloar for Fiorini then Knight and McCarthy for Roughead and Bennell? Depends whether prioritize having PODs.

      • Did you seriously just suggest he trade Treloar for Fiorini?……dafuq

        • Fiorini should play on the wing at GCS,
          I think buying both Gawn and Grundy limits your options on other lines, I suggest pick one and then grab a cheaper R2 like Sandi, Ryder, Nankervis, I’m starting Sandi,

          Your mid is pretty similar to mine in terms of structure, I’ve gone Danger over treloar but that’s just personal opinion. It’s good, not much to say about it,
          In the back, 3 guns, 3 rooks looks to be one of the popular structures that seems to be floating around. Not a fan of Taylor Adams, (see my explanation further below)
          I agree your fwd Line is thin, But you have a little bit of cash left over so you could get a roughhead or Bennel in your squad.

  • I’ve played with my team a bit, obviously this will change in 2 months but thoughts on it right now. I have quite heavy in the midfield

    32k in the bank

    DEF: Adams, Hodge, Hartlett, Hibbo, Thurlow, McGrath (Hibbo, Ryan)
    MID: Titch, Sidey, Barlow, Beams, Murphy, Watson, Swallow, Powell-Pepper (Myers, Freeman)
    RUC: Sandy, Vardy/Giles (Preuss, Pierce)
    FWD: Macrae, Miller, Heeney, Bennell, Elliot, Lovell (Balic, Pickett)

    Thanks Guys

    • Very risky to go without at least one of danger/rocky. Hodge on the wrong side of 30, would much rather fit in a docherty/laird/JJ. Also a few too many in that awkward price range for me (Hartlett, hibbo, murphy, watson, swallow, sandy, vardy/giles, bennell, elliot). Also can’t see miller’s output warranting a selection.

      Sorry to be harsh, still like a lot of selections in your team but definitely needs some work!

      • Good advise, dont think thats harsh at all.

        Still think Hodge is an alright pick though, should get more mid time now with Lewis/Mitchell gone IMO, should score well, just a matter of how many games will he play?

        • Definitely still an alright pick! But i can see laird/docherty/JJ averaging 5-10 more and worth the extra coin to avoid the games missed due to injury/suspension! Personal opinion though, been burnt too many times by him

    • I don’t mind the Watson and Murphy picks as both can average 95-100. I think you need a solid premo ruck though, one of Gawn, Grundy, Martin or Goldy. Overall whilst it’s risky, there’s plenty of potential for cash growth across all lines and if you got lucky you could have a full side of promos fairly quickly

  • Def; Adams, Docherty, Johanissen, Thurlow, McGrath, Hibberd (Ryan, Otten)

    MID: Rocky, Danger, Hanners, Mitchell, Heppell, Myers, Barrett, Freeman (Graham, Balic)

    Ruck: Gawn, Martin (Pierce, Frampton)

    For: Macrae, Caddy, Heeney, Roughead, McLuggage, McCarthy (Eddy, Pickett)

    5K remaining. Not set in stone that I’ll go with Danger yet but he’s there for now

    • I would go with one of Danger and Rocky, just because I dont think both can sustain there value and having both might shrink the bank. Could be worth pocketing an extra 100k from downgrading Danger and trying to get a mid pricer for either Myers, Barrett, Freeman. I dont like 3 rookies on the field, especially in the mid as they might not all get regular games.

  • Thoughts lads? finished 208 overall last year

    Natahan’s Gunz v1

    Adams, Docherty, Laird, Hibberd, Stewart, Ryan (Hibberd, Newman)
    Rocky, Pendels, T.Mitch, Bont, Heppell, Swallow, Powell-Pepper, Myers (Graham, Freeman)
    Grundy, Sandi (Stmadica,Lynch)
    Macrae, Dahlhaus, Heeney, Roughead, Pickett, Black (Eddy, Weideman)

  • 17k Remaining.

    DEF: Adams, Docherty, Montagna, Hodge, Thurlow, Hibberd (Newman, Rice)

    MID: Rockliff (c), Treloar (vc), J.Kennedy, Heppell, Ebert, Murphy, Myers, Freeman (Graham, Barett)

    RUCK: Jacobs, Nankervis (150k Rucks)

    FWD: McCrae, Heeney, C.E.Y, Elliot, McCluggage, McCarthy (Eddy, Pickett)

    Thoughts? Cheers.

  • Thoughts on this?

    DEF: Taylor Adams, Jason Johannisen, Callum Mills, Michael Hibbered, Jackson Thurlow, Mitch Hibbered (Luke Ryan, Bailey Rice)

    MID: Tom Rockliff, Nat Fyfe, Dion Prestia, Dyson Heppell, Dayne Beams, Jaeger O’Meara, David Myers, Jake Barrett (Nathan Freeman, Jack Graham)

    RUCK: Max Gawn, Toby Nankervis (Lewis Pierce, Mitch McCarthy)

    FWD: Jack Macrae, Luke Dahlhaus, Josh Caddy, Issac Heeney, Jack Bowes (Harley Balic, Brett Eddy)

      • Is there are reason you only have 5 forwards?

        • Sorry add Jarrad Jansen to the forward line. Thoughts?

          • It’s an alright looking team, personally I’m not starting Taylor Adams because of his price and also he suffered injuries last year and I feel that he will have a few poor games, drop in price then you can Pick him up. JJ is a gun, same with Mills, set for big things this year. THe rest are all standard.

            Mid- Rocky is a great M1, Fyfe at 2 may be an issue, you are rocking Fyfe, Prestia, Heppell, Beams, O’Meara and Myers who all have missed multiple games last year or missed the whole year, I believe everyone needs 2-3 players who showed some consistency in 2016 and not just 1. 6 payers who fall into that inconsistent category is too many for me. I suggest dropping O’Meara to a rookie, and grabbing a:
            Steven, Bont, treloar, Hanners, Parker, Titch, Priddis, Lewis, SHIEL, or even a crouch boy,
            I think you just lack some consistency In the guts,

            Ruck- Gawn is a lock, and it’s just determining who you are willing to take a punt on for a R2, Nankervis is to be watched but I am considering him.

            FWD- I feel your Fwd line may be a tad strong but you are running a different structure to most, no McGluggage or McGrath, so no premium rookies,

            Interesting squad, just not a fan of the Mid.

            Hope it helps

          • Thanks mate, Thoughts on Jarrad Jansen?

          • Don’t know much about Jansen, could be a unique pick who could pay off.

          • I can’t see any impovement from Jansen so I would select someone else. I’d go C.McCarthy at F6.

  • Who would you drop out of Watson, Shiels or Scott Selwood?

  • DEF: Doherty, JJ, Hodge, Hibberd, Thurlow, Ryan (Berry, Hibberd)
    MID: Neale, Heppell, Beams, Barlow, Murphy, D.Swallow, Myers, Barrett (Freeman, Graham)
    RUCK: Gawn, Martin (Frampton, Pierce)
    FWD: Macrae, Dahlhaus, Miller, Roughead, McCluggage, Pickett (Eddy, McKay)

    Got 75k remaining

    Thoughts? Cheers :)

  • Thought please
    DEF: t.adams, simpson, JJ, Mcgrath, thurlow, hibberd (Stewart, ryan)
    MID: rockliff, JP kennedy, t.mitchell, m.murphy, heppell, swallow, powell-pepper, myers (barrett, graham)
    RUCK: gundy, martin (frampton, pierce)
    FWD: dahlhaus, i.smith, bennell, mccluggage, bowes, c.mcarthy (pickett, eddy)

    $188 Remaining.
    thanks in advance

  • TEAM NAME: Fig Jam . (AFL Fantasy 2017)
    Used: $10,996,000 (100%), Remaining: $4,000 (0%) On Ground: $9,796,000 (89.1%), On Bench: $1,200,000 (10.9%)
    Expected Total: 1772, Site Expected Total: 2108
    Def: S.Docherty (102.68), L.Montagna (99.81), J.Lloyd (87.84), M.Hibberd (72.16), A.McGrath (42.15), M.Hibberd (25.29) (E.Vickers-Willis (25.29), L.Ryan (25.29))
    Mid: T.Rockliff (118.70), N.Fyfe (100.32), M.Bontempelli (100.32), D.Heppell (92.40), D.Beams (87.51), M.Murphy (81.27), H.McCluggage (41.48), D.Myers (33.22) (N.Freeman (25.29), J.Graham (25.29))
    Ruc: S.Martin (90.71), P.Ryder (69.30) (W.Buzza (25.29), L.Pierce (25.29))
    Fwd: J.Macrae (100.49), L.Dahlhaus (93.91), I.Heeney (74.52), J.Roughead (62.89), J.Bowes (39.12), C.McCarthy (35.58) (B.Eddy (25.29), J.Pickett (25.29))

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Also what does everyone think of the bye-rounds? Should we really be picking our team around them?

    • My team has like 50% of rd 11 players, I think if you try to include 3-4 rd 12 players and maybe 5-6 rd 13 players, you should go ok, just make sure 2-3/4 of those non rd 11 bye players will be keepers,
      For me I’ve got Danger, Jake Kelly, Hodge, Heppell and Sandi,
      But you will find, most of the gun players you want to start with have the rd 11 bye round

      • Good point, cheers mate.

        What interests me is the actual effect byes have on total score, if any in the long run. Possibly having to play bench players where it could be avoided would have a slight negative impact, but other than that I struggle to see why else overall points would be effected by them?

        Like you said, having a keeper each bye round should be enough as having a good captain should be the goal.

  • Finished around 60th last year

    TEAM NAME: Fyfe for Fighting. (AFL Fantasy 2017)
    Used: $11,000,000 (100%), Remaining: $0 (0%) On Ground: $9,800,000 (89.1%), On Bench: $1,200,000 (10.9%)
    Expected Total: 1772, Site Expected Total: 2099

    Def: S.Docherty (102.68), R.Laird (98.47), M.Hibberd (72.16), J.Thurlow (47.55), A.McGrath (42.15), J.Berry (36.76) (L.Ryan (25.29), M.Hibberd (25.29))

    Mid: T.Rockliff (118.70), A.Treloar (113.47), T.Mitchell (107.57), M.Bontempelli (100.32), D.Heppell (92.40), B.Ainsworth (41.14), J.Bowes (39.12), D.Myers (33.22) (N.Freeman (25.29), J.Graham (25.29))

    Ruc: M.Gawn (108.24), S.Martin (90.71) (B.Frampton (25.29), L.Pierce (25.29))

    Fwd: J.Macrae (100.49), T.J. Lynch (87.67), I.Heeney (74.52), J.Roughead (62.89), H.McCluggage (41.48), R.Knight (40.63) (J.Pickett (25.29), B.Eddy (25.29))

    Considering moving Bowes and Ainsworth, also unsure on Knight, backing TJ Lynch at this stage

  • Steven +25k, or Hanners or JPK?

  • Natahan’s Gunz v1

    Adams, Docherty, Laird, Hibberd, Stewart, Ryan (Hibberd, Newman)
    Rocky, Pendels, T.Mitch, Bont, Heppell, Swallow, Powell-Pepper, Myers (Graham, Freeman)
    Grundy, Sandi (Stmadica,Lynch)
    Macrae, Dahlhaus, Heeney, Roughead, Pickett, Black (Eddy, Weideman)

  • DEF: R.Laird, S, Docherty, J.Johannisen, A.McGrath, J.Berry, M.Hibberd ( L.Ryan, B. Rice)
    MID: D.Martin, T.Mitchell, N.Fyfe, D.Heppell, L.Parker, D.Beams, J.Melksham, S.Powell-Pepper
    (D.Myers, J.Barrett)
    RUC: T.Goldstein, S.Jacobs (M.King, M.McCarthy)
    FWD: L.Dahlhaus , I.Heeney, J. Roughead, C.McCarthy, R.Knight, J.Bowes ( J.Pickett, B.Eddy)

    Any thoughts to help improve would be great.

    • have changed martin and parker to lewis and ablett
      and docherty and McGrath to Hodge and Hibberd

      • Seems like with those trades you made have sent your team backwards. Martin has less doubts on him than Ablett and Parker is still a tackling machine, those 2 are better than Gaz and Lewo
        Dochers is the best backline player this year and you trade him along with the no 1 draft pick for hodge who is still in his prime but may miss some games to injury and rests throughout the year and Hibberd who is playing at a new club and hasn’t played in 1 and a half years.

        As for your squad, (BEFORE THE TRADES)
        Backline is solid, Laird Dochers and JJ are all massive disposal guys. Then 3 young kids who will all get game time due to their teams lacking in certain areas.

        Mid- Martin was my first choice earlier and should be considered for a top 8 mid, Titch is great, Fyfe coming off injury, but looks like he is ready to go, you have spent too much money in your mid, Melksham is not recomended, beams is always injury prone and yes (ignore above) Parker has had an injury interrupted preseason, maybe I’d look to Hanners for a better option or look at a GWS player such as Shiel, Coniglio, Ward, Kelly…
        In summary, drop Melksham and upgrade a premo such as beams,

        Rucks- are unique, I like them but Sauce has questions around how he will got his season, Watch over the nab to make your decision,

        Fwd- Dahlhaus is a gun but I still rate Macrae over him, I think he is that one player you sort of have to start with. Heeney at F2 scares me, think you need someone else with him like Smith, Caddy, Dunkly, Franklin…. Don’t like Knight, scares me whether or not he’ll play.
        But i like the idea, good work, keep playing around with it and if you don’t like my ideas, then don’t use them, I won’t be offended, only here to give an opinion, not an order telling you what to do.

        Hope it helps

  • Peoples thoughts on michael barlow now at the gold coast. surely he should run riot.

    • Wouldn’t pick him up till after Rd 9

      • thanks for the advice.
        would you go simpson or docherty.
        i read that simpson had 30 more centre disposals than anyone else. personally i like both of them.
        your thoughts please Artic

    • I wouldn’t touch Barlow, he would have to put in a massive couple scores in pre season for me to consider him.

      I’m a Carlton man, but don’t have either Simpson or Docherty, it’s hard to pick either though, I’d go Simpson just because to me he use to be the general of the back lines, until Shaw took that role last season.

  • So far I believe this is my best team on paper I’ve made this fantasy season. My team name is ‘I Set The Barlow’.

    DEF: Montagna, JJ, Hodge, Hibberd (SNR), Thurlow, McGrath (Ryan, Hibberd (JNR))

    MID: Rocky, JPK, Titch, Bont, Liam Shiels, Scooter, McCluggage, Myers (Barrett, Graham)

    RUC: Smartin, Ryder (Frampton, Pierce)

    FWD: Smith, Stevens, Heeney, Roughead, Bowes, Lovell (Eddy, Daicos)
    2k left.

    Options:
    A) Drop Thurlow for Berry and upgrade Hodge to Laird.
    B) Drop JPK for Steven and upgrade Shiels to Beams.
    C) Drop Thurlow for Berry and upgrade Smith to Macrae.

    Please tell me which of these I should do or if I should stick with the original team. Cheers.

  • OK Ladies & Gents, had a bit of a play and came up with this, let me know what you think, all comments, opinions, suggestions taken in, cheers.

    Adams, Shaw, Lloyd, Thurlow, McGrath, Hibberd, Collins, Ryan.

    Dangerfield, Rockliff, Steven, Ablett, Fyfe, Brodie, Powell Pepper, Graham, Barrett, Freeman.

    Gawn, Ryder, Frampton, McInerney.

    Macrae, Stevens, Heeney, Roughead, McCluggage, Bowes, Kennedy Harris, Balic.

    Thoughts on Gablett? or go with the original selection of Gaff? What about Ryder over Sandilands?

  • *NEED HELP PLEASE*

    I hold pick 6 in a 10 man draft with a total off 220 players picked.

    Would anyone care to share strategy ideas and possible sliders/bargains.

    Thanks,
    Dan:)

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