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First wave of DPPs – Ep. 129

Robbie Gray has been awarded DPP as well as 23 others. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the lot.

Every six rounds, the number crunchers at Champion Data work with the team at Fantasy HQ to adjust positions of players to reflect their roles in 2017.

Where they line up, gather possessions and their heat maps all go into the mix to award players with dual position status ahead of round six, 12 and 18.

In the first round of changes, 24 players have had a position added.

Robbie Gray has regained the MID/FWD status that he has held across most of his years. Mitch Robinson and Michael Barlow are other midfielders to pick up dual positioning and could be among the best of the forwards available for the rest of the season.

Popular cash cows Andy Otten and Dan Houston have added FWD and DEF status making the duo share the swingman link of DEF/FWD. This may prove to become very handy when trading around the bye rounds.

Draft coaches who selected Brandon Ellis and Cameron Guthrie will have some consolation for this slow start to the year with the ability to throw them in defence.

On this week’s podcast, Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss each DPP adjustment in detail, together with exclusive numbers from Champion Data.

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Kade SimpsonCARLDEFMID$552000102893.6
Michael BarlowGCSMIDFWD$5270001.59790.4
Robbie GrayPAMIDFWD$5300002.18389.6
Mitch RobinsonBLMIDFWD$5040000.319788.8
Shaun HigginsNMFWDMID$499000214888.5
Will Hoskin-ElliottCOLLFWDMID$41800041.421287.4
Darcy ParishESSMIDFWD$4680002.424484.4
Zak JonesSYDDEFMID$40900012.917780.4
Dan HoustonPAFWDDEF$34300024.6N/A78
Jason CastagnaRICHDEFFWD$3760008.2N/A76.5
Reece ConcaRICHMIDDEF$3990006.5N/A76.5
Curtly HamptonADEDEFMID$3430004620976.4
Lachie WellerFREFWDDEF$3990000.6N/A73.8
George HewettSYDFWDMID$3950000.7N/A73.4
Jake BarrettBLMIDFWD$24100035.3N/A70.7
Andy OttenADEDEFFWD$30200040.8N/A69.2
Jake MelkshamMELMIDDEF$3730001.431669
Anthony McDonald-TipungwutiESSDEFFWD$3870006.725468.6
Brandon EllisRICHMIDDEF$4340004.212967.8
Shaun AtleyNMDEFMID$3620000.7N/A65.6
Kieren JackSYDMIDFWD$4250000.814362.4
Cameron GuthrieGEEMIDDEF$4220000.622360.7
Harry TaylorGEEDEFFWD$3210001.431852.8
Jacob WeiteringCARLDEFFWD$3150008.528851



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    April 25, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    brad crouch or robbie gray?

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      April 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Crouch i think just

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    April 25, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Elliot Yeo should’ve gained defender status as he’s been playing off half-back

    • Warnie


      April 25, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      No ‘triple’ position players.

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        April 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm

        although it would be nice ahaha

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    April 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Who goes this week out of Redden, Kolodjashnij and Miller?

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    April 25, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Who to trade out? WHE (pretty much maxed cow in my opinion) , swallow or matera, thinking WHE as suns have north next week so hopefully swallow and matera will be back to form, thoughts?

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      April 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      I think WHE still has another 40k to go. Not sure if Matera can be trusted at all. Swallow should be ok though as you say.

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    April 25, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Selwood or Sloane

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      April 25, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Sloane. Look at that consistency. The man tackles for days

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    April 25, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Just a question about BEs.

    Going into the Round, Roughead had a BE of 65, and he ended up scoring a 67. However he then ended up losing 3k for the round.

    David Swallow had a BE of 54, scored 60 and lost 1k.

    Why are players value going down, when they have achieved their BE?

    • Warnie


      April 26, 2017 at 12:09 am

      I’m not totally across it, but a breakeven can never be exact as it all depends on how many points are scored for the round – and by whom. The prices add up to the same figure each week… so if there is a higher scoring round – especially from cheaper players – then player above an average price might lose some value easier?

      I don’t completely understand it all – would make for a good interview with Fanhub – but that’s the nuts and bolts.

      End of the day, a BE is never exact… unless ‘things go to plan’.

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        April 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

        does it have something to do with BE %?? I have no idea what thats about, I thought i did until I looked at the projections for Titch just then, but nope,I have no idea

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          April 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm

          BE% is likelihood of reaching BE.

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            April 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm

            oh, ok, that makes sense, cheers

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    April 25, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    How close was Newnes to gain Def DPP?

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      April 25, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      Very close. is that close enough? What answer are you looking for here?

    • Warnie


      April 26, 2017 at 12:09 am

      I think Freako tweeted something about how much he lines up on the wing recently.

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    April 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Does RDT use the new DPP’s?

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    April 26, 2017 at 8:08 am

    How close was Blicavs to getting RUC? Considering he averages over 10 hit outs per game I’m surprised he didn’t get it. I also have Newnes in my draft side so was hoping he’d get DEF, even though he lines up on the wing at times, he gets named on a HBF each week.

    Considering I also have Robbo, Gray, Simmo and Zak Jones perhaps I’m just being greedy…

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    April 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Do you think Brandon Ellis can get back up to premium value over the season?

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      Nat Fyfe

      April 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Well he is a steal if you think he can…

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    April 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Should Dylan Roberton be getting more attention than he is? Worth bringing in as an upgrade?

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      April 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm


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    April 26, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I thought J Trengrove may have got dpp, not that I would touch him with a barge pole

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    April 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Anyone else swap Houston and Otten just to split up their Crows? Better looking team… on paper

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      April 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      I did burton and otten

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    April 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Is grundy going share ruck with cox again

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    April 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Also is Murphy going play

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      Nat Fyfe

      April 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      They said it would be a last minute decision. So have an emergency ready..

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    Nat Fyfe

    April 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Polson owners… ;)

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