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#FantasyLeaks 2017

News on the 2017 AFL Fantasy season has started to drop.

Over the last couple of days the spreadsheets have been flying around Fantasy HQ with the positions from Champion Data for the upcoming AFL Fantasy season. Prices are currently being finalised (more news on that soon), but the chatter has been all about the positions. Remember these are used across all of the formats with UF only ever adding to them (ie. they don’t change any, just adding what they believe is a missed DPP).


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Here’s the news you need to know…

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Stay tuned to AFL.com.au for articles all week and the next week, our club-by-club analysis. The most important things…

  • $11M salary cap
  • 3 trades for the the multi-bye rounds (Rd 11, 12, 13)
  • Round 9 as normal (still best 22, no extra trades)
  • Discounts overhauled (listen to podcast for more information)
  • Basement price: $150K, most expensive draftee is McGrath: $250K
  • Most expensive player is Dangerfield.
  • Beams and Fyfe don’t get a discount.
  • Jaeger O’Meara (and others who have been out for two seasons) get 35%

Forwards have been decimated

Many of the top forwards from 2016 are no longer available as FWDs. Most have been stripped of their DPP and are MID only now. They may get it back if their roles suggest they deserve DPP addition, however, here’s the 15 highest averaging forwards from this year with their 2017 status.

  • Zach MerrettMID
  • Nick Riewoldt – FWD
  • Dustin MartinMID
  • Dayne ZorkoMID
  • Aaron HallMID
  • Leigh MontagnaDEF
  • Robbie GrayMID
  • Michael BarlowMID
  • Lance Franklin – FWD
  • Toby Greene – FWD
  • Luke Dahlhaus – FWD/MID
  • Brett Deledio – FWD
  • Tom Lynch – FWD
  • Jarryd LyonsMID
  • Isaac Smith – FWD/MID

Big name DPPs

The two biggest names that were leaked on Friday that gained dual position status were Taylor Adams (now DEF/MID) and Jack Macrae (now FWD/MID).

Adams will be the most expensive defender and almost a must have following his last two seasons that has seen him average 101.2 and 102.9. Macrae has averaged more than 104 twice in his four year career and may arguably be under priced considering he went at 98.8 this year.

Others of note that will be DPP include:

  • Levi Greenwood – FWD/MID
  • Josh Caddy – FWD/MID
  • Bradley Hill – FWD/MID
  • Jack Billings – FWD/MID
  • Nathan Hrovat – FWD/MID
  • Angus Brayshaw – FWD/MID
  • Jack Steele – FWD/MID
  • Isaac Smith – FWD/MID
  • Cam Ellis-Yolmen – FWD/MID
  • Bernie Vince – DEF/MID
  • Hamish Hartlett – DEF/MID
  • Koby Stevens – FWD/MID
  • Elliot Yeo – FWD/MID
  • Tom Boyd – RUC/FWD
  • Kieren Lovell – FWD/MID

Although not DPP, it is important to note that Luke Hodge will be DEF only and Christian Petracca will be FWD only.

Plenty of DPP with the draftees

We’ll get a bit of love from some draftees thanks to some handy positioning. Also, draftee pricing will have a bit of an overhaul with the number one pick once again being the most expensive of the new crop… however, McGrath’s price will be much lower than it would have been the last couple of years.

  • Andrew McGrath – DEF/MID
  • Tim Taranto – MID/FWD
  • Hugh McCluggage – MID/FWD
  • Ben Ainsworth – MID/FWD
  • Jack Bowes – MID/FWD
  • Callum Brown – MID/FWD
  • Shai Bolton – MID/FWD
  • Jarrod Berry – DEF/MID
  • Daniel Venables – MID/FWD
  • Ben Long – DEF/FWD
  • Sam McLarty – DEF/FWD
  • Darcy Cameron – FWD/RUCK

 

Stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand, including a podcast, video and some articles on AFL.com.au about the upcoming season. Prices aren’t too far away. If you have a question on a particular player and their position, ask in the comments and also head over to Twitter and check out the feed where we are answering questions.

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