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Mr Popular: Most selected – December 2020

See the post selected players after the game opened a few days ago.

AFL Fantasy opened on the evening of Monday 21 December. Since then a few thousand coaches have jumped on an made their Fantasy Classic teams. We’ve pulled out the data of the most picked players thanks to Fantasy Coach (subscribe so you get all of the important numbers to help you dominate this year).

Top 30 most selected players

1Matt RowellMID$574,00049%
2Zac WilliamsDEF$626,00038%
3Braydon PreussRUC$377,00038%
4Will PhillipsMID$266,00036%
5Lachie WhitfieldDEF$820,00036%
6Brodie GrundyRUC$867,00035%
7Will GouldDEF$170,00032%
8Jake LloydDEF$873,00031%
9Dylan RobertonDEF$170,00030%
10Tom MitchellMID$823,00029%
11Patrick DangerfieldMID/FWD$780,00028%
12Jamarra Ugle-HagenFWD$270,00024%
13Lachie NealeMID$935,00022%
14Steele SidebottomMID/FWD$841,00021%
15Tom PhillipsMID/FWD$602,00020%
16Tom PowellMID$246,00020%
17Trent BiancoDEF/MID$170,00020%
18Nakia CockatooMID/FWD$243,00020%
19Rory LairdDEF/MID$763,00019%
20Luke ValenteMID$170,00019%
21Jackson HatelyMID$486,00019%
22Josh DunkleyMID/FWD$741,00018%
23Deven RobertsonMID/FWD$186,00018%
24Lance FranklinFWD$377,00017%
25Hayden YoungDEF$337,00017%
26Archie PerkinsMID/FWD$254,00017%
27Riley ThilthorpeRUC/FWD$268,00017%
28Finlaey MacraeMID/FWD$234,00017%
29Taylor AdamsMID$873,00016%
30Max GawnRUC$944,00015%

Team made up of the most popular picks

In other years when I’ve done this exercise, I’ve generally been able to put this squad together from the top 35 or so picks. Whether it’s because of the greater range of players selected, the challenging salary cap for the top end players or that there is limited data, this squad pulls some sub-$200k selections from a long way down.

Also, there were some popular premiums culled from the list due to salary cap issues. This team has $59k in the bank with a structure that isn’t advisable… at this stage anyway!


Co-captain of DT Talk since we started this thing in 2007. Best finish was 13th in 2009... that was a long time ago. Follow on Twitter: @WarnieDT

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