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Grand Finals – Rd 23 Fantasy Review

Tell us the story of your GF.

Copy and paste the following in the comments and fill it in. Post both AFL Fantasy Classic and AFL Dream Team results.

Team Name:
Round 23 Scores:
League Finals Results:
Final Overall Ranking:
Norm Smith Medallist:

What an epic season! Thanks for being part of the journey – tune into the podcast tomorrow night!

2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (season)

ADE 1680.94.61.41581.43.31

2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (last 3 weeks)

ADE 1715.34.721609.32.30.3



  1. Andy

    August 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    2368. Was hoping for more.
    (Mental note: Do Not pick Roberton next year!)

    After a slow start, I almost cracked the top 1,000.
    Not great, I know, but whatever…
    Still, won my three GF’s today. 4-1 for the finals in total.

    See ya next year.
    Thanks, Traders.

  2. Daniel Kotronis

    August 27, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Team Name: Juggernaut Neale
    Round 23 Scores: 2196
    League Finals Results: LLLW
    Final Overall Ranking:20274
    Norm Smith Medallist: Zerrett
    Studs: K.Simpson, J.Sicily, T.Mitchell, P.Dangerfield, Z.Merrett, D.Martin, S.Sidebottom, J.Macrae, S.Menegola
    Duds: L.Hodge, D.Beams, T.Rockliff, J.Lloyd, M.Gawn, I.Heeney, L.Dahlhaus, S.Docherty
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: First Year Player of AFL Fantasy, 13/22 Players Scoring Under a TON

  3. Brent

    August 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Team Name: The Grand Hoogan
    Round 23 Scores: 2230
    League Finals Results: WWWW
    Final Overall Ranking: 2253
    Norm Smith Medallist: Titch (C)
    Studs: Titch, Menegola, Murphy, I.Smith, Kreuzer, Gaff
    Duds: Newnes, Heater
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Premiership from 8th. Beat Calvin and Warney along the way. Won a carton off my mate!

  4. Maggie

    August 27, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    2279. 2 Grand Finals – won one (against the Traders); lost one.
    Final overall rank – 6520 (keeps improving each year – hope that continues!)
    Thanks to Calvin, Roy, Warnie and all the DT Talk team for all the articles, etc throughout the year. Appreciate the time and effort contributed by all. Look forward to 2018.

  5. Seamus

    August 27, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Team Name: sharkies
    Round 23 Scores: 2442
    League Finals Results: 2/2 grand final wins
    Final Overall Ranking: 25
    Norm Smith Medallist: gotta say buddy with the 171
    Studs: buddy, titch, zerrett, Murphy, zorko, danger, Simpson, menegola, dusty, macrae
    Duds: rocky, docherty, heeney
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: 25 OVERALL WOO my best result by about 2k in 7 years of dt

    • MGPT

      August 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Great rank! Well played mate

      • Seamus

        August 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

        cheers mate! seems you did pretty good too! good luck next year

    • Seamus

      August 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      woops, my rank was 23, it updated after i posted this

  6. MGPT

    August 27, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Was in the top 100 every week from rd4 and managed to finish 112th.

    Am I bitter? Would it be bitter to hope for Jack Newnes to become a parapalegic in a canoeing accident? Then yes I’m bitter.

  7. CaptainPig

    August 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    RANKED 97!!!!
    Shoutout to MATT CROUCH <3

  8. Alex

    August 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Team Name: Fyfe for Fighting
    Round 23 Scores: 2333
    League Finals Results: Knocked out
    Final Overall Ranking: 302
    Norm Smith Medallist: Franklin
    Studs: Franklin, Menegola, Merrett
    Duds: Newnes, Beams, Doc
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Not picking up Newman again after he was dropped and hanging onto Hampton probably cost me top 100. Finished 60 odd last year so not as flash this year. Will be a flash ute doing the rounds on St Georges Terrace in the very near future

  9. skwunk

    August 27, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Team Name:The Cool Cat Crew
    Round 23 Scores:2213
    League Finals Results: Didn’t make my final, was the highest averaging team, opposition got their highest score against me in the semi (not a very good league, I am just not very good at AFL fantasy)
    Final Overall Ranking:38416
    Norm Smith Medallist: Ben McEvoy, forced to trade in for Darcy, got a nice 122
    Studs: McEvoy, Merrett, Mitchell, Dangerfield, Martin, Kelly, Murphy, Macrae, Billings, Sidebottom
    Duds:Beams, Docherty, Newnes
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:First year of actually paying attention and playing AFL Fantasy, terrible starting list, only really caught up in the end, my second half of the year was probably 5 times better than my start (kind of like my team Hawthorn), Got 2400 last week and 2200 this week, so an ok end to a pretty bad season.

  10. Nick

    August 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Team Name: insidethefloodzone
    Round 23 Scores: 2235 with 21 players!
    League Finals Results: WW
    Final Overall Ranking: 1562
    Norm Smith Medallist: buddy
    Studs: most of my team
    Duds: me for forgetting to trade then realising and missing lockout! Played all weekend with suspended Darcy in the ruck and no backup! FM!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: beat Destroy ranked 1st all season by 61 and in my other league, beat 1st placed team all season by 25! Extremely happy (and lucky)

  11. Doug

    August 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Team Name: Doug’s destroyers
    Round 23 Scores: 2339
    League Finals Results: W
    Final Overall Ranking: 16
    Norm Smith Medallist: BUDDY
    Studs: danger, titch, Zorko, Merrett, gaff, dusty, macrae, Menegola, buddy, billings
    Duds: hodge, newnes, Hibberd, Docherty, beams, Heeney
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: ranked 16 can’t believe it. Got a hat lets go

    • The Chosen Won

      August 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      2374 Fantasy
      2306 RDT

      Spent entire weekend rank between 91 and 100 only to be ousted in the Crows/Wiggles game FMDT

      4 Fantasy Grand Finals Won all 4

      5 RDT Grand Finals Won 3

      Won the “DT Talk REGULARS League” Bad luck Fev

      Fantasy Finished 189th
      RDT Finished 298th

      Good Luck in 2018

      PS.. “Thrice” you have been rather quite ever since you told me my team was shit and had it had “peeked” at 450th in the rankings, Maybe next year less kock sucking and more listening :)

      • Wiseguy

        August 28, 2017 at 2:47 am

        Thx for your feedback. Hope to see you next year

        • The Chosen Won

          August 28, 2017 at 7:29 am

          I will be here!

          Good Luck in 2018

      • Thrice

        August 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        You only mention the leagues you won…What about all the leagues you entered and didn’t even make the GF? you’re like the guy that goes to the casino and tells ppl how much they won despite losing far more.

        I won the car, came 1st overall. Good luck next year.


      • Thrice

        August 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        Nar in all seriousness, well done. Just trolling to make things a little more competitive. Thought Franklin would be your demise in the end, wasting up a crucial trade but he really came through with the goods.

        Solid effort on 189th finish. I rounded out the 500’s after playing out a few unsuccessful captaincy PODS…I’m looking at you Gibbs. No leagues for me so cant comment on finals.

        Will be sure to join up to your league next year.

        Peace :)

        • The Chosen Won

          August 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

          I accept your apology!

          Good Luck in 2018 :)

      • FevsBingles


        August 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm

        When I saw my end score I thought to myself, I am not checking to see if I won because I know Chosen Won would have belted me, haha, good stuff.

        You are one person that I always take notice of with advise, cheers man.

        • The Chosen Won

          August 29, 2017 at 6:41 am

          Anytime champ will catch up in the pre season..

          Good Luck in 2018

  12. Jadstar

    August 27, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Team Name: isittheshoes
    Round 23 Scores: 2315
    League Finals Results: knocked out in semi and a prelim
    Final Overall Ranking: 9212 ish
    Norm Smith Medallist: Sloane
    Studs: Sloane, titch, menagola, zerret, zorko, Parker, kruze, gunston, Ryder.
    Duds: Shaw, Doc, Rocky, Gray, Jack
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Trading Billings after rd 5 haunted me all year.
    4 players at Rd 23 were picked at round 1!
    Learnt a lot this season.

  13. wade

    August 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Team Name:hammers
    Round 23 Scores:2411
    League Finals Results:won all
    Final Overall Ranking:9th
    Norm Smith Medallist:buddy
    Studs:buddy, merrett, menengola, macrae
    Duds:doc,beams, heeney
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:was on pace for top three finish made a gamble to gain ground on top spot with merrett captain backfired,still happy with my year, cant wait for next year!! how do we claim our hat?anybody help me with that?

    • Seamus

      August 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      wow nice rank dude!

      Ive been seeing a few people talk about winning hats, could you or anyone seeing this enlighten me on what the deal is?

      • The Chosen Won

        August 27, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        Cap with your ranking # on it

        Well done

        Good Luck in 2018

        • Seamus

          August 27, 2017 at 10:09 pm

          ah sweet, is it done by the dt talk guys or by the fantasy website as an official prize thing?

          • The Chosen Won

            August 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm

            I am sure its an official prize.

            Good Luck

      • Digga

        August 28, 2017 at 8:17 am

        Yes, they will send you a 3D app.

    • The Chosen Won

      August 27, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      I am sure they will email you regarding the cap.


      Good Luck in 2018

  14. wade

    August 27, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    last week with merrett that is have been happy with him this week

  15. ticonderous

    August 28, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Team Name: Superswans
    Round 23 Scores: 2300
    League Finals Results: W
    Final Overall Ranking: 2789
    Norm Smith Medallist: Buddy (without a doubt)
    Studs: Bud, Zerrett, Titch(c), Danger, Simpson, Dusty,Kelly,Jacobs,Macrae,Sidey
    Duds: Doc,Heeney, Yeo, Hibberd, Lloyd
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Got as high as 301 just before the bye rounds .. had a terrible round 20 which put me outside the top 3500 .. had a pretty good last 2 rounds to finish inside the top 3000 ..could have been better , could have been worse ..

  16. Adam

    August 28, 2017 at 9:10 am

    picked up both nankervis and franklin to win in my league

  17. C-Bear

    August 28, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Team Name: C Bears
    Round 23 Scores: 2441
    League Finals Results: W
    Final Overall Ranking: 1117
    Norm Smith Medallist: Buddy
    Studs: Simmo, Sicily, Danger, Titch(c), Martin, Zerrett, Zorks, Macrae, Gola, Buddy
    Duds: Doch, Hibberd, Rocky, Heeney
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Big call to hold Sicily and match Menegola with my opponent lead to the W.
    Huge improvement in my 3rd year, was around 8k end of last season, getting better.

  18. Pedro

    August 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for a fun season everyone!
    Special thanks to all the efforts the content writers put in every week

  19. Lachlan

    August 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Team Name: Labrat
    Round 23 Scores: 2258
    League Finals Results: Won by 2
    Final Overall Ranking: 1670
    Norm Smith Medallist: Nankervis
    Studs: usual suspects
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Got up to 7th at one stage then had a couple of bad weeks and couldn’t get my head back above water. I’m assuming I’m the highest ranked NZer. Hadn’t been above 20000 in the previous 4years I have been playing.

    • PowerAde

      August 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      OMG, I’m so bad at this a Kiwi beat me.

      In Australia we sheer sheep. In NZ they don’t have to, there’s enough for everyone.

      kiaora, kia kaha, great effort and well done

      • The Chosen Won

        August 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        Nothing wrong with a Kiwi, Every Aussie should own one :)

        Good Luck

        • Wise Guy

          August 29, 2017 at 7:34 am

          Notice they only bury Kiwi’s 3 foot deep so they still get a hand out!

  20. Shane savage too good

    August 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Team Name: call the dochtor
    Round 23 Scores: 2300
    League Finals Results: wwww
    Final Overall Ranking: really bad
    Norm Smith Medallist: Sloane (c)
    Studs:witho menegola merrett Adams ebert Zorko Simpson dusty danger billings
    Duds: doch beams gawn Dahl JT gray
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: first year player and won my gf

  21. FevsBingles


    August 28, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    So how did our teams end up looking like? I ended up finishing 948, haha.

    Adams, Hibberd, Laird, Simpson, Newnes, Lloyd, Hibberd, Morrison.
    Dangerfield, Mitchell, Martin, Beams, Zorko, Treloar, Murphy, Merrett, Deluca, Wigg.
    Kreuzer, Martin, Cameron, McInerney.
    Macrae, Menegola, Wingard, Yeo, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Brown, McKay.

  22. boozin

    August 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Beat my last years rank/score, but well below my best rank. 2277 for rd 23, at least I slightly outscored the no. 1 ranked team lol. Next year, new tactics early on.

  23. D Day

    August 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Not really the right place for this post but do any of the online formats of fantasy to a finals draft?

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