Round 6 DPPs – Ep. 192

We’re checking in at the Melbourne airport en-route to Perth for our live show! We talk about the super-long round that was, the new DPPs and some initial thoughts ahead of round six. Make sure you tune into our LIVE show via Facebook (or the podcast) on Thursday night from 6pm AEST.

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Round six DPP additions

David MackayMIDDEF/MID
Lachlan MurphyDEFDEF/FWD
Nick RobertsonDEFDEF/MID
Levi CasboultFWDFWD/RUC
Will Hoskin-ElliottMIDMID/FWD
Brendon GoddardMIDDEF/MID
Andrew McGrathDEFDEF/MID
Connor BlakelyMIDDEF/MID
Stephen HillMIDDEF/MID
Lachie WellerMIDDEF/MID
Michael RischitelliMIDDEF/MID
Mark BlicavsMIDDEF/MID
Lachlan FogartyMIDMID/FWD
Lachie WhitfieldMIDDEF/MID
Jordan LewisMIDDEF/MID
Christian SalemDEFDEF/MID
Jack ZiebellMIDMID/FWD
Tom RockliffMIDMID/FWD




  • Idk why they even bother.What shit dpp only gray smith and gray are decent,what’s the point when they just give us shit to choose from.

  • Dusty………?

    • Played only the one game entirely FWD, with that game vs Melbourne as much on the ball in MID as FWD, so unlikely.

      Off course, I would love it if Martin got DPP, but it ain’t happening in this first round of positional changes.

  • No Dusty, Treloar or Bont just show how this game’s rigged. Disgrace.

  • Sidebottom must have been close

  • Ratugolea would have been useful too…

  • Probably the worst lot of DPP decisions yet.
    Makes you wonder a few things.
    Pretty clear they get influenced by certain people.

  • Rigged as.
    This is why I prefer Real Dream Team.
    Prizes may not be as good, but far more enjoyable.
    If anyone thinks the AFL Fantasy today is better than a decade ago, they are deluded.

  • It’s why sides barely differ anymore.
    Everyone makes the same trades.
    2 trades a week causes that.
    Rookies changing price after one game.
    An unlucky concussion (especially when on <20) can result in a player dropping thousands in one week.
    Rigged DPP decisions.
    Bring back the old fashioned real stuff.
    Never used to be bored so early in a season.

    • Q_Q

      Didn’t get the DPP you wanted I guess.

      Would you still be whinging if you had of got the player you wanted? I doubt it.

    • Will your life must be so hard, hoping you can get through this…

    • Why haven’t you given up yet, Wilbur? Every year, the same old thing!

      • And every year I watch you fail.

        • You are a fraud. Only one on here with a shred of dignity and worth listening to is Calvin.

          • Can’t be failing to bad, Will. Making a part-time job out of being a fantasy coach and you’re just a flog whose only joy comes from commenting on our site every few months to bag us out. One day I would love for you to come and say gday so I can get an understanding on why you hate the world so much. Cheer up, it’s a game.

          • Mate, want me to send you a photo of my bank balance at just 27 years of age and we will see who the flog is out of us two ?

    • I play both formats and teams are just as likely to be the same in RDT. As you have more trades in Fantasy you can take a few more chances. When trades are limited you are less likely to do so and will be aiming for a very similar team to everyone else by the time finals come round. Personally I find RDT far easier to play as you just stick to the tried and tested formula. Just need to play this game in a different way

      • also the relative budget for starting is WAY higher in RDT vs. fantasy. Everyone should score higher in RDT because of the starting budget equates to more premos and more points.

  • Lol at the tin foil hat wearing peasants crying rigged. Who do you think is being favoured?

    Have a cry you girls.

    • Some of my best friends are girls……. however have to agree that this is the most irrelevant lot of dpps I can ever recall….. why bother if it is not making the game more difficult/interesting

      • how short is everyones memory? Previous years have been midpricers and rooks mostly… Some premo/ good players have been added predominantly to the forwards and backs!
        Would say this is the most relevant group ever. People whine so much.
        Who were you honestly expecting? Dusty? What would have been the right call? A few random calls like a Gaff to a ruck or Merrett to a back to make it difficult/interesting?
        I doubt you’re doing very well based on your comments, how much more difficult should it be? Would more colours and lights make it interesting?
        There’s been hugely relevant changes,, guys no one might have will now be a big POD. 3 guys have been added to the top 10 for backs! The leading average forward got mid! Smith – in a good portion of teams (4th most popular non-rook) was given greater flexibility!

        • Guy why would anyone want smith or grey in their mids? I have both in the forwards.
          What possible reason can you think of to move them to the midfield. Flexibility bs …… currently top 2% ………. could be better…….. last year 232 …… how about you

      • Did it ever cross your mind that they give DPP based on the players playing in the new position, and not to make it ‘fun’ for a tiny minority of people who play Fantasy footy?

  • Goddard has got his old Def status back. He is averaging 96.4 and had a very handy 124 last round. Currently 6th best defender. Got to consider.

    Would anyone even dare go the cooked pig in Rocky as a fwd. On form and role at port surely not. However you’d be a fool not to keep an eye on him. Injury has kept him down as well, and his role could change down the track. Imagine a piggy in your fwd line…

    A few already jumped on whitfield expecting this dpp change, only to be dealt shit scores. But he is still averaging 87 which isnt the worst for a defender. Wait for him to drop in price more with his BE of 141 if you want to take a punt he will return to higher scores.

    You couldn’t go him on form, but Jordan Lewis used to be a must have. At the very least a def status might make him relevant again if he can start scoring anywhere near what he used to. Unlikely.

    Fwd premos have been pretty chaotic, so its not the worst idea to keep an eye on Jack Ziebells form. Fwd status makes him a possible pod and his output of 108 last game is a sign of his potential, and a low of 84 means he hasnt had any absolute shockers.

    Overall the DPP changes IMO was a slightly disappointing but fair and realistic,offering a few POD options but no obvious gems.

    Those thinking Dusty would get Fwd were dreaming.

  • There are a few on here that need a trip to Moron Mountain. Seriously.

    If anyone is that stupid that they think we have anything to do with the giving of DPP additions, they have actually reached an all new level of stupidity. It’s 100% Champion Data. It’s their job. They provide the positions at the start of the year, and they update them for us (AFL Fantasy) three times during the season. Also, FYI, they adjust positions for their own work – so they’ve got a handle on it. My input is as simple as this: question guys I thought would have been in the mix, throw names others have suggested… and then simply create content around it.

    If you believe Calvin when he gives me shit about making the decisions, then Wowee, we should be in line for an Academy Award. Someone’s our piss taking and banter is spot on the simple folk in the community.

    Some of the funniest stuff is when we see that we have rigged it for ourselves. WTF. Name one player on the list that would benefit us having (or not having) DPP?

    If you are whinging, honestly, take a good hard look at yourself. And old mate Will, please just play RDT so I don’t have to hear your monotonous crap you spew out. You hate us, you hate AFL Fantasy… but you spend time writing your shit. People like you are what the problem is with the world today.

    • Agreed Warnie. A guy averaging outside the top 2000 for the past 5 years couldn’t be getting inside info.

      Having said that if I did my job as bad as you I’d be sacked. Actually I would leave because how can you ever call your advice expert when u tank year on year?

      For me the Traders should be a group who changes regularly. You should have yo earn your place and if u consistently fail have the decency to walk away.

      Just my opinion

      • I’d guess they were chosen for the humorous way they can deliver the advice and the sizeable community they managed to build up on a website that wasnt officially related to the AFL. Its a million times better than the previous expert advice from the likes of Dr Dreamteam.

        • The problem is, it isn’t humorous advice- it’s a whole load of sooking and taking bait. The amount of bitchy tweets the traders come out with is embarrassing and now Warnie is acting like yet another 13 year old on the forum.

          I would also like to see some new faces delivering content who actually know what they’re doing. Some of the advice given out by these three is atrocious and their recent rankings reflect that. People take the game more seriously than they did 5 years ago and the Traders have comprehensively failed to keep up with rising standards.

          • there’s a myriad of podcasts and sites offering advice – none are scientific and clinical. They all provide a similar, humour backed assessment. Maybe try some if you’re unhappy with DTTalk?

            If people spent as much time reading forums or watching games as they did complaining they would have a lot less to whinge about.

            You’re getting a free service and not forced to listen or follow… Three guys with families and lives having a crack in between full time work.

          • Seriously? Do you understand how much luck is involved in this game? Funny too, whenever Calvin nails his captain advice everyone’s silent but if he happens to get one week wrong, everyone’s out for blood. Give them a break, you may slander them but I bet you still read their articles and tune in every week…

          • What you are saying the traders should give advice that if taken will benefit and not advice that if taken hinders. If ACA or TT run a story on luckiest lotto numbers the day before a big jackpot and if the numbers don’t come up are they not taking it as seriously as ‘some’?

            Melbourne cup predictions, premiership prediction, weather channel getting the forecast wrong… the list is endless of people that are valid to troll because they get it wrong by that argument.

            don’t like it then don’t take the advice, if you don’t like the site just go troll another and if you don’t like the format go play super coach or rdt. Everyone, including yourself, would be much happier.

          • This site is not run by whoever runs the fantasy game. The 3 guys took the time out of their own days to set this up and run it for several years before getting where they are now. If they do step down this site would still be run by them and not whoever took over as “the traders”. The only way to get what you are looking for is to go elsewhere for your fantasy fix.

          • As it happens (and I’ve mentioned it before) I do like a lot of the information on this site. Jeppas Juniors was excellent and Milkmen are just as good. The FFF article is great, Dunny’s scramble is great and the Weekly Wash Up is the single best fantasy commentary in the known universe.

            The actual Traders though, are weak as piss. Poor rankings, poor advice and sooky reactions to anyone who points it out. It’s getting to the point where their constant whinging is reflecting badly on the game itself and I love AFLF- by far the best variant imo.

            The forum on here has become a schoolyard slanging match and I can’t help but think the Traders sooking is a contributing factor. The immature intervention of Warnie above is hardly classy. Calling people flogs and bragging about being a professional fantasy coach is lame, especially given how abjectly bad he is at the actual game.

      • 3/10. Putrid attempt.

    • Well said Warnie, plenty of flogs on here that aren’t worth replying to. Keep up the good work legends!

  • It absolutely amazes me and some times amuses me that people take everything so serious when it comes to AFL Fantasy, it’s a game, that’s all, why do people constantly complain and abuse the likes of Calvin, Roy and Warnie when all they do is put time into the game, the podcast, the site, the AFL site.

    IF they knew everything and ALL the right trades we wouldn’t have a comp and they would be winning everything each season.

    They, like Shag and others go out of their way to do something they enjoy doing, enjoy sharing and enjoy helping others, not everything goes their way, not everything goes out way, they don’t choose the sides for us, we do, they get things wrong just like we do, it’s your side, choose your own side.

    The constant abuse on here as well as social media is pathetic and sometimes results to people on here who take the time to report and post articles leave and no longer take part in sharing their views and opinions on this site.

    How many f***ing times do people need to be told each season that they do not control the app or the DPPs, how f**king thick are some of you?! Seriously!

    Think you can do better? Think you are a pro? Think you have the right to share your opinion, knowledge and questions others? That’s fine, excellent, go do that elsewhere and create your own community of AFL Fantasy.

    • It actually wouldn’t surprise me if one day the trio decide to pull stumps on this all due to the constant shit they cop each week, almost each day.

      I like some members on here don’t comment as much as I used too due to being abused and now I only comment on new members or old members I get a long with.

      For example, Chosen Won, cops so much crap, but I can tell you he has been a huge help to me over the years I’ve been doing Fantasy, sure he has a different way of communicating with others, but I think you’ll find he is more often than not a help for other members, if they are willing to accept his opinions.

      I’ve seen other seasoned members on here being abused by new members or smart asses which just results in either leaving the site or just cutting back on commenting on other people’s post which is a shame as majority of people are here for help, opinions, information regarding their Fantasy sides.

      It’s a game… if you are honestly only playing this game to get a car or get inside that top 100 list, you are taking this game way too serious and probably shouldn’t be playing this at all.

      Hell man, I used to throw a load of help out to others and people ask for my opinion, I’m no pro, I’m know no where near enough about fantasy as what others on here do but I just give my honest opinion and enjoy helping others, just like Roy, Cal and Warnie, just like Shag and The Milk men.

      • +1 well said

        ban the knobs

      • Agree completely. This site was far more enjoyable a few years back. The last 2 or 3 years its been inundated with entitled, whinging little b1tches. I think some of the nob-heads fail to realise that this site is not part of the official fantasy game so if they did give up then there wouldn’t be anyone taking over on here to replace them.

  • Wow that escalated quickly. All i wanted was ratugalea to get ruck status, which i think would be reasonable.

    Dont really know why the traders get so much abuse. The way to become the best is to take in all info provided to make calculated choices, and luck, and these guys give us alot of info to process to which im grateful for.

    At the end of the day its a game. Its fun, especially when your mates hold zerrett and i get to swoop at 620k, so lighten up.

  • Will? More like Won’t.

  • I don’t get the point of updating some players throughout the year then at the start of the next season those updated players revert back to their original singular position…
    And surely all new $170k Ruck’s should be Ruc/Fwd from the start of the season, the chances of them being sole ruck is as good as nil, they’ll always come in largely as a fwd.

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