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MARSH1 Fantasy analysis, forward options – Ep. 331

PODCAST: Roy, Calvin and Warnie wrap up the first weekend of the Marsh Series.

What a big weekend it was in Fantasy footy! The first five Marsh Series games were played out and The Traders have plenty of takeaways from those to discuss in close to an hour-and-a-half of the longest episode of the AFL Fantasy podcast ever! They are also joined by Nathan Schmook from to discuss Fremantle and West Coast fantasy stocks an answer plenty of your questions.

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Episode guide

3:30 – Roy and Calvin not happy with where they drew their selections for the Bacon Cup draft order.

5:00 – St Kilda v Hawthorn review including notes on Max King, Hunter Clark, Tom Mitchell, Jonathon Patton and Chad Wingard.

14:30 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne review including notes on Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae, Josh Dunkley, Aiden Bnar and Trisan Xerri.

23:45 – Melbourne v Adelaide review including notes on Christian Petracca, Clayton Oliver, Chayce Jones, Miles Poholke, Brad Crouch and Wayne Milera.

33:10 – Gold Coast Suns v Geelong Cats review including notes on Connor Budarick, Matt Rowell, Noah Anderson, Hugh Greenwood and Patrick Dangerfield.

42:00 – Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide review including notes on Lachie Neale, Hugh McCluggage, Dan Houston, Connor Rozee, Brad Ebert and Mitch Georgiardis.

52:00 – Nathan Schmook from joins the boys to chat about Fremantle and West Coast.

56:50 – Increased forward time for Nat Fyfe could see him gain DPP in 2020.

1:00:30 – Jarrod Brander is likely to a wingman for the Eagles in round one.

1:05:00 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

1:07:30 – How many mid-priced forwards can we have?

1:08:30 – Devon Smith v Dustin Martin.

1:11:00 – Have previous pre-season performances resulted in better season returns?

1:16:15 – Calvin discusses his pre-Marsh team.

1:19:00 – Stephen Coniglio is likely to have more of a MID/FWD split this year.

1:23:30 – Calvin reads a podcast review.

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    Sir Fartypants

    February 24, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Nice work lads… really enjoyed the extra long podcast.
    Question… why are you happy with King scoring 40 on your bench all year? Didn’t people get stuck with that Corbett bloke last year?

    • Warnie


      February 24, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      Happy? I guess it’s a bit of projecting as to who we may have available to select as rookie forwards. Cupboard could be bare. Worth rolling with, at this point, as F8.

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        Sir Fartypants

        February 25, 2020 at 8:48 am

        Maybe happy was the wrong word… satisfied maybe? Some of these “heartbeat” rookies seemed to be dragging anchors the past few years, and I guess I’m wondering if it’s better to pay up or accept lower js?

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    February 24, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Thoughts on Gresham as an alternative for Gibbs who is getting the boot from my team. $619K price at the moment.

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      February 25, 2020 at 12:52 am

      They talk about him in the podcast

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    Travis Black

    February 24, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    No cockatoo?

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      February 25, 2020 at 12:22 am

      He’s injured

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    February 25, 2020 at 6:16 am

    Hey Warnie.

    Best combo fwd line

    1. Whitfield F1, Dawson F2, Greenwood F3, Patton F4, Townsend F5.
    2. Dawson F1, Wingard F2, Greenwood F3, Jack Martin/patracca/brayshaw F4, acres F5

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    February 25, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Is it worth not starting macrae? ATM in my midfield i have treloar bont zmerret walsh wingard rowell anderson and pickett

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    February 25, 2020 at 10:41 am

    do we get cogs out

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    February 26, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Warnie (and everyone) Di you have any reservations around starting Whitfield at $848k, only played like 14 games last year had issues and recently had ankle surgery I believe although minor last 3/5 round averages around 107 -109 from memory. Is he full if not over priced? Not starting him means I can get more value players in forwards – thoughts

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      The Chosen Won

      February 26, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Better to start with him find the cash now easy downgrade not so easy to upgrade to a player 800+

      Good Luck in 2020

      • Euman


        February 26, 2020 at 12:37 pm

        Cheers if i dont have him i can go devon dusty and greenwood in forwards. Alternatively i could swap Treloar to Whitfield and start him in the mids.

        My concern is he’s 848k only played 14 games (= 2 finals) last year his last 3/5 round average was 107-109 he’s priced at 113 (and is break even) and he’s recently had minor surgery. GWS are unsure after getting flogged by tigers may change things up. Whitfield 2019 was his best avg at 113 prior to that he went from 2014 as follows 79-83-84-97-100-113. Games played now 2014 probably first year but as follows – 11-21-18-15-22-16 includes finals in the 16 so he’s only played most games twice. Not what I want at that price

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          February 26, 2020 at 2:13 pm

          i reckon you start him in fwd line, he will likely be the highest averaging fwd this year evn if he averages 100. he potentially could also lose dual position during the year.

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            February 26, 2020 at 4:11 pm

            Don’t think you can lose dpp only be awarded it

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            February 26, 2020 at 6:03 pm

            really? i was sure a few players lost dual position during the year last season but have been wrong before

          • Warnie


            February 26, 2020 at 6:36 pm

            Players NEVER lose DPP during a season. Couldn’t work logistically (ie. what happens if you’ve got a player as a FWD and they lose that position?).

            DPP is awarded in rounds 6, 12 and 18… but is never ever lost, only gained and players that gain it have only one position initially (ie. a DPP can’t be made a TPP… or QPP).

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    February 26, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Guess when he pulls out a classic 190 round 1 then i will know.

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