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Drawing Board 2020

Start picking your AFL Fantasy Classic team thanks to DT Live.

While we are waiting for AFL Fantasy Classic to open in January, our friend Chad at has got the 2020 version of his popular team picker, the Drawing Board, opened for coaches to start building their teams.

Chad has crunched the numbers and got a version up with what looks like accurate prices based on the information at hand.

  • $13,000,000 salary cap is projected.
  • Players are priced based on their output last season. eg. 2019 average x magic number (approx 7418 for 2020).
  • Players who missed a full season receive a discount of 30% on their 2018 average.
  • Players who have missed two or more seasons received a discount of 35% on their last available average.
  • Players playing less than 10 games receive a 3% discount on each game under 10. eg. Play 5 games in 2019, then they receive a 15% discount. This is applied to the higher of their season average from the last two years.

Head to and under AFL, click on Drawing Board to start picking your squad of 30 players now. You will need a free account to get started. The easy to use and mobile friendly site has plenty of information including what average a player is priced at, their bye round, early opponents and an ownership percentage for registered teams on DT Live. Also, don’t forget to put in your projected average for your own user as well as compiling a site-wide projected average.

Copy and paste your team into the comments below simply from DT Live.

Click here to start picking your AFL Fantasy Classic team for 2019 over at Chad’s



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    January 18, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Anyone considering Hugh Greenwood? Been playing around with my team and needed an F3. He was the most I could afford. After doing some research he does have the ability to go big with high tackle numbers. Just not convinced he can replicate that at the Suns. But I’m sure they brought him in to play inside mid.

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      January 18, 2020 at 10:56 pm

      Greenwood was ok at Adelaide but never really got a chance and hard to with the rest their midfield.
      If the Suns could get the ball I would probably look at him.
      What about B.Ellis, was in a team which got it done, and can reach the high 90’s low 100’s.
      I think the suns are a team we want to believe in but just cant commit to , lol.

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    January 18, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    hey jenny what have u put ur feet in b4, if u are really a Jenny lol

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    January 19, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Howdy all. I’ve been playing around with my team in the RDT Team Picker. I found that my team looks much better without Matthew Rowell. I think if there are enough Mid rookie options, I might pass on Rowell, because it allows me to get better rookies in other positions. I’d love your thoughts and advice on it.

    Team Name: The Harlequins
    Cash Left: $3,200

    Def: J.Lloyd, J.Crisp, J.Sicily, A. Witherden, T.Doedee, B.Starcevich (J.McLennan, W.Gould)

    Mid: A.Treloar, J.Dunkley, Z.Merrett, D.Zorko, T.Mitchell, M.Pickett, M.Hibberd, N.McHenry (B.Kemp, L.Valente, J.Sharp)

    Ruc: B.Grundy, M.Gawn (S.Draper)

    Fwd: L.Whitfield, D.Martin, J.Steven, S.Hill, I.Rankine, B.Cavarra (M.King, E.Taylor)

    Obviously rookies are all subject to change. I am considering dropping Witherden > Roberton, which would free up enough cash to go Hill > Devon Smith. I’ll have to see how they both go in the pre-season though.

    I welcome any and all criticism.

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      The Chosen Won

      January 19, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      Not a fan of 3 rookies on one line can easily burn up trades on that particular line. As a fellow RDT player i like some of your choice and even have a few myself i do however feel you are missing out on some great valued players RDT offers up this season.

      Good Luck in 2020

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        January 19, 2020 at 8:36 pm

        Thanks Chosen Won, like I said, it’s a work in progress. I don’t particularly mind going for three on-field rookies in the mids though, if they have decent JS, which I think at least Pickett, Sharp and McHenry do. I would prefer to be playing three rookies in the mids, than in the Forwards or Backs for instance. Thanks for your insight. What ‘value’ players in particular are you referring to?

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      January 19, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Joke_R always enjoy your contributions. Just a question – where do I find RDT Team Picker? No option for me in DTLIVE.

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        January 19, 2020 at 8:32 pm

        RDT Team Picker is available for those who subscribed to RDT Assistant Coach last year, just log on to the site and there will be a little box above your team. If you don’t have it, but want to get it, you can sign up for Assistant Coach right now, and you will get instant access. It might not be worth doing that though, since RDT might open soon. Supercoach has already announced they will open this week, I’d imagine RDT and Fantasy would be shortly after.

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          January 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm

          cool. thanks

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    January 19, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Used: $12,992,000 (99.9%), Remaining: $8,000 (0.1%) On Ground: $11,632,000 (89.5%), On Bench: $1,360,000 (10.5%)
    Expected Total: 2110, Site Expected Total: 1690
    Def: J.Crisp (105), J.Sicily (95), S.Docherty (102), D.Roberton (80), H.Young (61), B.Starcevich (55) (H.Goddard (50), J.McLennan (50))
    Mid: J.Dunkley (116), P.Dangerfield (115), J.Steele (107), T.Mitchell (115), B.Gibbs (95), M.Rowell (77), M.Hibberd (55), M.Pickett (63) (N.McHenry (55), T.North (50), J.Bytel (50))
    Ruc: B.Grundy (122), S.Lycett (98) (D.Cameron (50))
    Fwd: L.Whitfield (116), D.Martin (103), J.Dawson (95), A.Brayshaw (90), C.Jones (68), B.Cavarra (55) (M.King (50), I.Rankine (50))

    I’m pretty set on this side.

    What are your thoughts?

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      The Chosen Won

      January 19, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Expected Total: 2110…

      Its a No from me..

      Good Luck in 2020

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        January 21, 2020 at 10:12 pm

        Expected total means bugger all

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    January 19, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    fitting everyone i definitely want into this team, it feels pretty solid, although the rookies are all basically placeholders and selection dependent. only guys i’m not sold on are Brayshaw (not sure he’s shown enough but he’s a popular selection atm) and Townsend (role is crucial) and obviously this is assuming Titch/Doch/Roberton/Ward are back from injury and fit enough.

    Remaining: $13,000 (0.1%)

    Def: J.Lloyd (107.17), R.Laird (96.93), S.Docherty (75.90), D.Roberton (44.08), B.Starcevich (25.48), T.Bianco (24.53) (R.Thompson (22.92), B.Williams (22.92))

    Mid: J.Macrae (115.66), Z.Merrett (108.25), S.Coniglio (103.67), T.Mitchell (90.46), J.Selwood (78.86), C.Ward (72.66), M.Rowell (36.40), M.Pickett (22.92) (N.McHenry (22.92), S.Simpson (22.92), E.Smith (22.92))

    Ruc: B.Grundy (122.14), S.Jacobs (69.29) (L.Meek (22.92))

    Fwd: L.Whitfield (113.78), D.Martin (97.20), A.Brayshaw (69.56), J.Townsend (35.86), S.Flanders (33.70), I.Rankine (22.92) (N.Kreuger (22.92), T.Wooller (22.92))

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      January 20, 2020 at 12:06 am

      Pretty solid effort. I’m not convinced on Selwood or Dusty but we can’t agree on everything

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      January 22, 2020 at 10:30 pm

      If Selwood is fit he’s in my team
      Good pod
      Not sure about Martin but a solid team
      Good luck

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    January 19, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    This is my Real Dream Team but have used “Fantasy” Prices as RDT prices have not been updated on the Drawing Board. Rookies will change as it gets closer to kick off.

    Expected Total: 1651, Site Expected Total: 1651
    Def: Z.Williams (92.75), D.Houston (80.35), A.Witherden (74.82), D.Roberton (44.08), C.Burgess (35.59), H.Young (34.78) (W.Gould (29.66), H.Goddard (22.92))
    Mid: A.Gaff (111.08), D.Zorko (104.48), S.Coniglio (103.67), S.Ross (94.37), T.Mitchell (90.46), M.Rowell (36.40), S.Flanders (33.70), B.Starcevich (25.48) (B.Scott (44.35), H.Brayshaw (22.92), M.Pickett (22.92))
    Ruc: B.Grundy (122.14), S.Jacobs (69.29) (D.Cameron (22.92))
    Fwd: L.Whitfield (113.78), D.Martin (97.20), P.Ryder (70.23), J.Patton (49.34), I.Rankine (22.92), B.Cavarra (22.92) (M.King (22.92), S.McAdam (22.92))
    Remaining Cash: $83,000

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      January 19, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      Using ‘Fantasy’ prices drastically changes how your team looks, as the prices differ so much between comps. For instance, in AFL Fantasy, Devon Smith is priced at only $1k less than Dustin Martin. In RDT, Devon Smith is priced at $516K, making him almost too good to pass up. Just wait until the game opens properly. It shouldn’t be too long now.

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    January 19, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I think all are teams will keep changing till lockout lol. Ive taken out Dunkley and replaced him with Danger,
    trying to get more cash for the fwrd line,

    We have 60 odd days to chop and change our teams ,

    Don ive been tossing up Patton in my team but can we trust his knees

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      January 20, 2020 at 12:09 am

      I think Danger offers some savings and an upside, whereas Dunkley is at peak price. Patton is a huge risk, but is tempting

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        January 20, 2020 at 10:22 am

        I’ve got Patton in at the moment… thinking if he’s fit he’ll be useful DPP for the byes

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        January 20, 2020 at 2:22 pm

        No offence Pendles, but I think you’re wrong about Dunkley being at peak price. You might want to check your Maths again. Dunkley averaged 111 last year, but that includes the first six games where he played forward and only averaged 77. If you take his average from Round 7 onward, where he played in the midfield, then he averaged 123. Dunkley is arguably about 12 points underpriced what he can actually deliver, and I don’t see Dangerfield getting back to his 2017 numbers.

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          January 20, 2020 at 4:02 pm

          far out there’s so many opinions, the more u read the more u get confused lol.

          I think I’ll go put my feet in a bucket of slime and think about it all lol.

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    January 20, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Patton is looking pretty fit, but, yes a huge risk.

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    January 20, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    where are the chicks on here, :(:(:(:(:(:(:(, i know they play fantasy, I’m a rose between a lot of thorns, hehehehe :)

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      January 20, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      I’m no chick, but good to see someone flying the flag! Everyone has there own opinion about players but the key is to trust your own research. I can’t count the number of times I’ve thrown up a team for opinion in the past few years thinking everyone is going to tell me it’s the best team they’ve seen on here but yet that has never happened. Why? Because we all have different opinions/gut feel about the role a player will get or how they will improve. It’s nice to get feedback though to challenge your thinking and also help reaffirm thoughts you have on players/structures. So that was all long winded but I’m trying to say is just be you, don’t be swayed by others & that goes for everyone not just the female flagbearer!

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    January 20, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    While I’m at it, would love some feedback on my latest edition:

    Def: Houli, Sicily, Docherty, Roberton, Young, Gould (Starcevich, Mclennan)

    Mids: Dunkley, Danger, Cogs, Titch, Houston, Rowell, Stephens, Serong (McHenry, Pickett, Bytel)

    Rucks: Grundy, O’Brien (Cameron)

    Fwds: Whitfield, Dawson, Wingard, Townsend, Flanders, Bergman (Ranking, King)

    Cash: $6k remaining

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      David C

      January 21, 2020 at 8:14 am

      Solid side, the forward line does worry me a little. Not sure Wingard is going to get as much mid time with Mitch back. And a lot would have to go right in preseason for Townsend to get a gig at Essendon. How many young guns will debut for GC in round 1? Rowell and Rankin would be first cabs off the rank. Flanders might have to wait, there is also Anderson and Sharp.

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        January 21, 2020 at 10:21 am

        Thanks mate. My fwd line is definitely the weak link but I’m just not sold on many premos – Dawson included. I believe Wingard will still get plenty of mid time as he’s one of their more damaging mids but certainly a Marsh Series watch for me. I feel Flanders & Townsend will get games but they also allow more flexibilty as high priced rookies should they not get named.

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    January 21, 2020 at 11:32 am

    looks like i’m the only one here who likes putting there feet in gross stuff, my flat mate has dared me to go bare feet in a bucket of baked beans :) ahhhhh

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    January 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I wouldn’t say that emily, I’m here :):)

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    January 21, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Def: J.Crisp (105), D.Houston (95), S.Docherty (102), D.Roberton (80), H.Young (61), B.Starcevich (55) (J.McLennan (50), H.Goddard (50))
    Mid: A.Treloar (116), J.Dunkley (116), S.Coniglio (112), T.Mitchell (115), J.Selwood (95), M.Rowell (77), M.Hibberd (55), M.Pickett (63) (J.Bytel (50), N.McHenry (55), T.North (50))
    Ruc: B.Grundy (122), S.Lycett (98) (D.Cameron (50))
    Fwd: L.Whitfield (116), D.Martin (103), J.Dawson (95), A.Brayshaw (90), J.Townsend (64), B.Cavarra (55) (M.King (50), I.Rankine (55))

    What are your thoughts?

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      January 21, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Looks solid as to me. Nice pods in Lycett & Treloar & Selwood. Rookies look like the likely picks from everyone’s best guess for now. Popular mid pricers too

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    January 22, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Wanting to select premium mids with some upside…
    Danger or Zerrett for the M1 spot?

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      January 22, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Danger for me. Zerrett has had a delayed start to preseason I believe

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      The Chosen Won

      January 22, 2020 at 7:51 am

      Lets face it most of the top teams will have both players, I would start with Danger and upgrade to Merrett.

      Good Luck

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        January 22, 2020 at 6:13 pm

        Yeah, think that’s probably the best way to go… aim for bringing in Zerrett after his bye… especially since he’s prone to slow starts to the season

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    January 22, 2020 at 10:29 am

    TEAM NAME: bobs bruisers. (AFL Fantasy 2020)
    Used: $12,978,000 (99.8%), Remaining: $22,000 (0.2%) On Ground: $11,618,000 (89.4%), On Bench: $1,360,000 (10.5%)
    Expected Total: 1688, Site Expected Total: 1688
    Def: J.Lloyd (107.17), Z.Williams (92.75), J.Dawson (82.77), D.Houston (80.35), D.Roberton (44.08), B.Silvagni (22.92) (H.Goddard (22.92), J.Madden (22.92))
    Mid: A.Treloar (113.10), Z.Merrett (108.25), S.Coniglio (103.67), T.Mitchell (90.46), A.Bonar (44.89), M.Rowell (36.40), B.Starcevich (25.48), M.Pickett (22.92) (Z.Foot (22.92), H.Jones (22.92), S.Simpson (22.92))
    Ruc: B.Grundy (122.14), S.Jacobs (69.29) (D.Cameron (22.92))
    Fwd: L.Whitfield (113.78), D.Smith (97.06), M.Walters (93.56), J.Patton (49.34), I.Rankine (22.92), B.Cavarra (22.92) (S.McAdam (22.92), M.King (22.92))

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      January 22, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      bonar is too expenisie, who even is foot and simpson. Need docherty in backline

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      January 22, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      I think Bonar will be very popular come the start of the season, as he has gone to the Kangas who are crap and desperately need him in the middle. However, if I was you, I would only get him as a forward. You want your mids to be guaranteed scoring machines. Your midfield is very weak. I take it Foot and Simpson are just placeholders until you know which rooks are playing. If they are named in round one, everyone will be looking into who they are.

      You have a very strong backline, but you are missing the value pick in Doc, which could then help free up some dollars to strengthen your mids.

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    January 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Got any thoughts? Gems of info? thanks

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    January 23, 2020 at 12:52 am

    TEAM NAME: Goat. (AFL Fantasy 2020)
    Used: $12,949,000 (99.6%), Remaining: $51,000 (0.4%) On Ground: $11,550,000 (88.8%), On Bench: $1,399,000 (10.8%)
    Expected Total: 1679, Site Expected Total: 1679
    Def: J.Crisp (97.74), J.Dawson (82.77), D.Houston (80.35), S.Docherty (75.90), W.Gould (29.66), B.Starcevich (25.48) (B.Williams (22.92), H.Goddard (22.92))
    Mid: T.Taranto (112.56), J.Dunkley (111.08), P.Dangerfield (107.58), S.Coniglio (103.67), A.Brayshaw (69.56), M.Rowell (36.40), M.Hibberd (26.56), M.Pickett (22.92) (H.Brayshaw (22.92), T.Wooller (22.92), N.Shipley (22.92))
    Ruc: B.Grundy (122.14), A.Phillips (68.35) (D.Cameron (22.92))
    Fwd: L.Whitfield (113.78), D.Smith (97.06), H.Greenwood (78.32), J.Patton (49.34), B.Cavarra (22.92), I.Rankine (22.92) (J.Bell (28.17), S.McAdam (22.92))

    Obviously these won’t be my final rookies. Phillips, greenwood pods. I really don’t like Patton. Any criticism welcome.

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      David C

      January 23, 2020 at 7:20 am

      I don’t think Devon Smith is worth the risk at that price. Yes for SC and RDT but not Fantasy.

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      January 23, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      TEAM NAME: Goat. (AFL Fantasy 2020)
      Used: $12,994,000 (100%), Remaining: $6,000 (0%) On Ground: $11,634,000 (89.5%), On Bench: $1,360,000 (10.5%)
      Expected Total: 1690, Site Expected Total: 1690
      Def: J.Crisp (97.74), Z.Williams (92.75), D.Houston (80.35), S.Docherty (75.90), W.Gould (29.66), B.Starcevich (25.48) (B.Williams (22.92), H.Goddard (22.92))
      Mid: T.Taranto (112.56), J.Dunkley (111.08), S.Coniglio (103.67), T.Mitchell (90.46), A.Brayshaw (88.03), M.Rowell (36.40), M.Hibberd (26.56), M.Pickett (22.92) (T.Wooller (22.92), H.Brayshaw (22.92), N.Shipley (22.92))
      Ruc: B.Grundy (122.14), A.Phillips (68.35) (D.Cameron (22.92))
      Fwd: D.Smith (97.06), M.Walters (93.56), H.Greenwood (78.32), A.Brayshaw (69.56), I.Rankine (22.92), B.Cavarra (22.92) (S.McAdam (22.92), L.English (22.92))

      Ok, ive fixed it up and i am much more happy with this team.

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    January 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you, next.

    TEAM NAME: PowerAde2020. (AFL Fantasy 2020)
    Used: $12,994,000 (100%), Remaining: $6,000 (0%) On Ground: $11,634,000 (89.5%), On Bench: $1,360,000 (10.5%)
    Expected Total: 1684, Site Expected Total: 1684
    Def: J.Lloyd (107.17), R.Laird (96.93), S.Docherty (75.90), T.Doedee (54.33), D.Roberton (44.08), B.Starcevich (25.48) (H.Macreadie (22.92), M.Ling (22.92))
    Mid: J.Kelly (115.93), Z.Merrett (108.25), P.Dangerfield (107.58), S.Coniglio (103.67), T.Mitchell (90.46), N.Cockatoo (34.38), M.Pickett (22.92), C.Lyons (22.92) (H.Brayshaw (22.92), H.Jones (22.92), L.Valente (22.92))
    Ruc: M.Gawn (111.35), J.Patton (49.34) (D.Cameron (22.92))
    Fwd: L.Whitfield (113.78), D.Martin (97.20), D.Tucker (72.66), T.McLean (68.21), B.Cavarra (22.92), S.McAdam (22.92) (T.Xerri (22.92), I.Rankine (22.92))

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      The Chosen Won

      January 23, 2020 at 8:59 pm

      Love your Rucks Mark..

      Good Luck in 2020

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    January 23, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Def: J.Lloyd (107.17), D.Houston (80.35), S.Docherty (75.90), D.Roberton (44.08), H.Young (34.78), B.Starcevich (25.48) (M.Ling (22.92), H.Goddard (22.92))
    Mid: P.Dangerfield (107.58), S.Coniglio (103.67), P.Cripps (101.51), T.Mitchell (90.46), J.Selwood (78.86), M.Rowell (36.40), T.Bianco (24.53), M.Pickett (22.92) (T.North (22.92), C.Lyons (22.92), N.McHenry (22.92))
    Ruc: B.Grundy (122.14), S.Lycett (83.45) (D.Cameron (22.92))
    Fwd: L.Whitfield (113.78), D.Martin (97.20), J.Steven (88.03), A.Brayshaw (69.56), J.Townsend (35.86), I.Rankine (22.92) (B.Cavarra (22.92), M.King (22.92))
    19k remaining

    Not 100% sold on houston jwood or brayshaw but will monitor preseason games for midfield roles. Probably need more cash too for rooks..


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      January 23, 2020 at 9:46 pm

      When does AFL fantasy open?

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    January 23, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Crisp, Docherty, Blakey, Robertson, Young, Gould (Starcevich, McPherson)

    Dunkley, Coniglio, Mitchell, Brayshaw, Ward, Rowell, Stephens, Serong (Robertson, Pickett, Bytel)

    Grundy, Jacobs (Draper)

    Whitfield, Smith, Stevens, Brayshaw, Townsend, Bergman (Cavarra, Rankine)

    8k remaining

    Tell me where I’ve messed up because I love this team so there must be something wrong with it!

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    January 24, 2020 at 2:29 am

    What’s everyone’s midfield looking like in terms of structure? Currently have four big money premiums and then two more expensive rookies and two basement price rookies. Wondering what else people are rolling with

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    February 7, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Hey guys doing some playing around in the upcoming season have gone a bit out there with mids and young players but just want to see what people think??

    TEAM NAME: Meaty Vegans. (AFL Fantasy 2020)
    Used: $12,999,000 (100%), Remaining: $1,000 (0%) On Ground: $10,817,000 (83.2%), On Bench: $2,182,000 (16.8%)
    Expected Total: 1580, Site Expected Total: 1580

    Def: J.Sicily (83.58), L.Ryan (80.08), S.Docherty (75.90), D.Roberton (44.08), C.Burgess (35.59), H.Goddard (22.92) (H.Young (34.78), M.Ling (22.92))

    Mid: J.Macrae (115.66), J.Dunkley (111.08), L.Neale (104.75), P.Cripps (101.51), T.Mitchell (90.46), T.Bianco (24.53), L.Valente (22.92), M.Pickett (22.92) (P.Dow (53.52), M.Riordan (22.92), C.Porter (22.92))

    Ruc: B.Grundy (122.14), T.English (77.11) (L.Jackson (35.86))

    Fwd: L.Whitfield (113.78), A.Brayshaw (69.56), M.McGovern (48.80), C.Rayner (45.03), I.Butters (22.92), W.Golds (22.92) (H.Greenwood (78.32), I.Rankine (22.92))

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