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Fantasy Team for the People

A Fantasy Team for all DT Talk Users

  • Tim

More than a month out from the AFL Fantasy lockout and we are already seeing some strong opinions on several players throughout the DT Talk community. I’ve seen a number of comments suggesting Jake Lloyd is a must start player in your backline, but will he be affected by the likes of Jordan Dawson? People have said that Joel Selwood will be back to his best with the departure of Tim Kelly, but is he still carrying injuries into this season? Is Sam Jacobs really a bargain in his new Giants home with the potential to share ruck duties? Will Andrew Brayshaw have this hyped up 3rd year breakout?

There are a lot of questions and throughout the community a lot of opinions. As a result, I have decided the best option would be to combine all of these opinions and create a DT Talk Team for the People. Everyone will have a say for who should be in the team with the most popular selections within the community being selected. This would include the initial team selection, trades each week and bench selections, all based on everyone’s suggestions and votes.

This could create the most vanilla team possible… or it could create the car winning combination. Either way, it would be great to create a team that we can all cheer on knowing that we contributed something towards it.

One of the main questions is… how would this be possible to create? The idea is to start making the team after the second week of pre-season fixtures (Sunday 1st March). Each positional line will have a post on twitter (@iamtimjedwards) asking for your suggestions as to which players you want to go into the team and then based on your comments, a new post on twitter with each option will be created. To vote for a player, vote yes for their poll under the post. This will occur for the defence, midfield, rucks and forwards separately. An example is provided below:

At the end of this selection process a team will be made based on the number of votes each player receives and some additional tweaking to ensure it fits within the salary cap.

Once this team has been chosen, after the third week of pre-season games another post on twitter will show the team and ask for the changes that should be made. Another post with possible trades will be made and as before, you will have to vote for the change you want. The most popular changes will then be made. This process will continue throughout the year for weekly trades and any bench changes required.

In the end, we will have a DT Talk Community created team and all of our opinions will be grouped into one. Cheer this on as your second team or you could challenge yourself to beat it! Regardless, it will be interesting viewing to see the most popular players throughout the DT Talk Community.

If it wins the car, I will drive it around to everyone who participated to celebrate with.

If you are a DT Talk user, please try and get involved! It would be awesome to get everyone’s opinions together. As mentioned, I will be running this off my twitter account @iamtimjedwards with team voting to start 1st March – so stay tuned!



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    February 16, 2020 at 9:16 am

    A team that looks more like everybody else’s than anybody else. At the very least it will be a good guide for noobs and a good base team to work off for everybody else.

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    February 16, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Sounds like an awesome idea! Be interesting to see what consensus looks like on a site with some divided opinions

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    February 16, 2020 at 11:10 am

    This is kind of like how we elect our government so we may end up with a basket case.

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    February 16, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Cool. If you use Twitter.

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    February 16, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    This is how Brexit happened. Asking the general population for help on decisions you need to make for yourself.
    Interesting to see the outcome though

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      The Full Bonty

      February 16, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Asking the general population for help on decisions you need to make yourself?? Not really what Brexit was about though, was it. Good try attempting to sound intellectual.

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    February 17, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Sounds like my other other team – the Devil’s Avocado.

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    February 17, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Guaranteed there will need to be version2.0 of this, as the popularity numbers will drastically change after the preseason comp. Guys like C.Ward and Gawn were hugely popular, then all of a sudden injuries and injury concerns, an people jump off the wagon.

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    February 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    In four years time, we’ll see the question: “Will Andrew Brayshaw have this hyped up 7th year breakout?”

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    February 21, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Good idea, sounds familiar? Supercoachtalk?

    • Warnie


      February 21, 2020 at 12:39 pm

      I wasn’t aware that was being done by Supercoachtalk as I don’t frequent that site. Great minds and all of that?! This concept is as old as the hills. We did something similar via polls on the site around a decade ago when we had more time to do stuff! I have seen it on BigFooty even before that. It’s great that Tim is bringing it back.

      I do love the irony of this considering that site named theirs the same as ours off the back of our launch a couple of years prior (they also bought domain to redirect to theirs).

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    February 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I only stumbled across that site because I refused to play Fantasy when it took over the classic version. They have a couple of good ideas, but let’s be honest, they haven’t progressed very much in that time.
    I still miss the old weekly segments with Chopper and the old forums on here, but you guys have done pretty well for yourselves.
    Dream Team is alright with me, Dream Team is alright, oh yeah.

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