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The best 22 – Ep. 143

Roy puts a Port player in his best 22 while Calvin and Warnie are trading Rocky. It’s the silly season!

Fantasy footy can be a guessing game. You can use the past to help you make decisions on what will happen in the future, but we don’t always have a crystal ball to predict what will happen this week or a few weeks down the track.

That hasn’t stopped Roy putting together his best 22 for the last few rounds.

The coach of destROY has looked at the top players per position and has made a call on who have been the best of late and who is likely to keep it going for the remaining five rounds.

In defence, Sam Docherty and Taylor Adams quite easily sit in at one and two, but new DEF/MID Connor Blakely also gets a gig with his excellent late season form. Kade Simpson and Rory Laird have been consistent throughout the season with Michael Hibberd showing some great form to round out the back six.

The midfield picks itself.

Tom Mitchell, Patrick Dangerfield and Zach Merrett are the big three that are must-haves. Josh Kelly has enjoyed a stellar season and we can purchase him in Fantasy for much less than he may be offered in a couple of months when it comes to the trade period. Dustin Martin, Bryce Gibbs and Marc Murphy have rarely put a foot wrong. Brad Ebert, who is often seen as a first half of a season specialist, is among a group of players you could throw a blanket over the be among the best for the next month.

The best ruckman, and bargain buy at the start of the season, Matthew Kreuzer is a safe option in the ruck line while Brodie Grundy, sans Mason Cox in the side, slots in at number two.

Up forward, despite a lowly showing last week, Roy ranks Steele Sidebottom rank at the top with Jack Macrae, Isaac Heeney and Lance Franklin the go-to guys. He also suggests Elliot Yeo and Travis Boak are safe picks.

The Traders discuss Roy’s best 22 on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast and name up some other players in the mix.

Also in this week’s podcast:

  • All of the action from round 18
  • Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more
  • A look at Cal’s Scale of Hardness for the last five rounds
  • Last hurrah trades before finals start
  • Your burning questions answered

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2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (season)

ADE 1672.74.51.21580.23.41.1

Co-captain of DT Talk since inception in 2007. Finally had a good season with an overall ranking of 137th for 2018... next goal is to replace the dirty old trucker hat with an AFL Fantasy one! Follow on Twitter: @WarnieDT



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    Tom Rockliff

    July 24, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Love your work fellas. 180 next week.

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      Wise Guy

      July 25, 2017 at 4:21 am

      Sorry Tom, that tagging effort was so good that it could be said your one of the best.
      Go figure!
      Coaches want to win.

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    Nic Newman

    July 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Hey guys Newmy here, give me one more week. 112 this week xx

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    July 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Rocky’s pig status should be annulled!

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    Crazed Turkey

    July 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Beams or Gray a better long-term option?

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    July 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Is Young or Glass a better option this week? If Glass plays out the year, then I reckon he’s worth it but it’s probably the last week to get Young…

    Also, if I bring in Young I will play him over JKH in the FWD but it leaves me with no Emergency in the MID, whereas going Mount > Glass does.

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    July 24, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    You blokes do realise zorko got suspended for gut punching plowmann and got a fine for the SPS incident??

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      McGovern Lovin'

      July 24, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      It seems Roy does – he left him out of the mid

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