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  1. Euman

    February 10, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    (AFL Fantasy 2021)

    Def: R.Laird (98), A.Witherden (95), Z.Williams (103), I.Cumming (78), L.Young (40), L.Jones (43) (T.Bianco (40), W.Gould (37))
    Mid: Z.Merrett (114), T.Mitchell (119), T.Taranto (94), S.Walsh (110), M.Rowell (105), N.Cockatoo (51), T.Powell (50), W.Phillips (51) (L.Pedlar (50), L.Valente (35), J.Mead (44))
    Ruc: R.O’Brien (107), B.Preuss (80) (T.Fullarton (34))
    Fwd: R.Marshall (94), D.Martin (93), T.Phillips (83), A.Perkins (48), J.Ugle-Hagan (63), B.Campbell (48) (F.Macrae (46), J.Rowe (40))

    $19k tried to go more guns (slightly under priced guns) and rookies – all depends on how many rookies named round 1.

    • Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

      February 10, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      i appreciate seeing someone still rolling with Mitchell, seems your confidence in him exceeds others,
      Zach is the genuine heart and soul of the Bombers, his average should increase to 121 this year hopefully

      witherden is so unknown its not funny,
      with duggan and Shep already playing sweeping roles, the only one in see witherden playing is Lewis Jetta’s (which wasnt very scoring affective)

      rookies are pretty standard atm with who everyone is picking but i cant imagine its gonna fire with that many fresh bodies playing from the Get go.

      rucks are standard, forward premuims are so unknown currently and the reliable “keepers” are so overpriced.

      i personally believe its more the year of the past strategies in underpriced up and comers to fill those spots such as rozee and Stephenson

      • Euman

        February 11, 2021 at 7:22 am

        Cheers original team had rozee in it and hately milers etc I just felt I had gone too mid priced. Appreciate advice and once I’ve seen some practice games I think it will change again. What are your thoughts on celeb Daniel? Titch is wait n see if named round one

      • LW

        February 11, 2021 at 11:27 am

        121, that is a massive average.

    • Liam Greer

      February 10, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      (My Team For 2021 Dream Team/ Fantasy)

      Defence: R.Laird, S.Docherty, Z.Williams, W.Gould
      I.Cumming, L.Young, L.Jones, J.Wehr

      Midfield: T.Mitchell, M.Duncan T.Powell
      T.Taranto, M.Rowell, T.Phillips F.Macrace
      D.Heppell, W.Phillips, L.Pedlar T.Bianco

      Ruckman: M.Gawn, R.Marshall J.Treacy (I believe that you don’t need a spare ruckman to use
      money on and he is one of the cheapeast in the game.

      Forward: S.Sidebottom, P.Dangerfield, I.Heeney D.Robertson
      B.Campbell, A.Perkins, N.Cockatoo J. Rowe

      With this team I have $268,900 Salary left which I think will be extremely valuable and I don’t need any big players because of the breakeven so that is why I am saving this money

  2. FreemTheDream

    February 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    My team about 17.4 now I think, changes about every day, let me know what you think boys.

    Def: Whitfield, Laird, Williams, Cumming, L. Young, L Jones (2×170)

    Mid: Merrett, Treloar, Walsh, Taranto, Rowell, Phillips, Campbell, Pedlar (2×170)

    Ruck: O’brien, Preuss

    Fwd: Marshall, Greene, Phillips, Schoenberg, Hollands, Perkins (2×170)

    Feeling pretty set on this until I see some pre season action, maybe swap Greene for heeney depending on who looks better.

    • Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

      February 10, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      if your bench options are dogwater, you will struggle from round 2, highly suggest you allocate more than just basement cash towards them.

      you’re also relying on 2 rookies in the backline, and 3 in the forwards to play from round 1. plus 3 in the mids who only 2 will probably start. all in all, you’re relying on 8 fresh first year players to start from round 1, good luck…..

      smart picks on the premiums, but you lack any depth for players that have not just come from under 18’s in your 4-6 slots in your defensive and offensive positions. id look at someone like Marchbank who is ready made and holds his spot pending full fitness.

      rate the treloar start tho

      • Euman

        February 10, 2021 at 3:05 pm

        what about my rooks? My original team had all the mid pricers which reduced my number of rookies but limits my cash generation unless they all fired. Guess its gunna be wait n see for green lights

        • Loo

          February 10, 2021 at 10:14 pm

          Thanks for your previous comments on my team and yes, it is RDT, not taking the piss lol.
          Am a she, just so you know 🙃
          Got any spots left in a RDT league?

          • Dulcify

            February 11, 2021 at 2:48 pm

            Hi Loo, you can join this league if you like.
            942677 good luck.

      • FreemTheDream

        February 10, 2021 at 10:55 pm

        Appreciate the feed back mate.

        I feel all those thinking about stretching out more midpricers in the positions where I have rookies who will likely be there round 1, will end up regretting it.
        I’m more than happy for those to be going harmes and hately or H Young and risking their other lines, I guess that is the game we play.

        I feel rooks and premos is still going to end up being to go to like it always is.

  3. Brian Smith

    February 10, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    It seems there’s lots of ADE mids all taking Crouch’s points: Laird, Hately, Sloane, Sholl, Schoenberg, Pedlar, Milera. They can’t all go ballistic, so if you have Hately but are having second thoughts, what’s your plan B? Are Ward, Constable, LDU, or Cunnington viable options? Or sit tight on Hately and hope for the best?

    • LW

      February 11, 2021 at 11:26 am

      Yes, Hately does not not sit in my side currently due to the uncertainty surrounding his midfield minutes.
      Ward, LDU and Cunnington I think are, as for Constable he is not best 22 and should he play just look at the names ahead of him.

    • BzG

      February 12, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Bang on. Hately offers the promise with a new club & role. And Ward & Cunnington are proven. LDU & Constable could break out. In the end, I opted for both Hately & Cunnington.

  4. Mighty Puds

    February 10, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Bit of a midfield premium conundrum here, currently have the second option: Jack Steele and Patrick Cripps or Matt Crouch and Sam Walsh???

    • Brian Smith

      February 11, 2021 at 1:58 am

      Walsh prob has the greatest potential growth over the season, so option 2.

      • Mighty Puds

        February 11, 2021 at 9:23 am

        Yeah thought that but Cripps is arguably 10-15 under as well and after looking into Steele a bit deeper he looks good too. It’s a tough one

  5. Timbo

    February 11, 2021 at 8:28 am


    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Harmes, Milera, Young, Young.
    MID: Adams, Gaff, Prestia, Rowell, Heppell, Cunnington, Hately, Phillips.
    R: Gawn, Preuss.
    FWD: Phillips, Cameron, Franklin, Ugle-Hagan, Campbell, Perkins.
    U: Valente

    $111k cash in bank

    • BzG

      February 12, 2021 at 10:50 pm

      You will probably change up FWDs closer to rnd1

  6. Ninja Spoon

    February 11, 2021 at 9:58 am

    AFL Fantasy:
    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Zac Williams, Harmes, Milera, H Young (Gould, De Koning)
    MID: Gaff, Taranto, Rowell, Hatley, L Young, Will Phillips, Powell, Sharp (Valente, Mead)
    RUC: Grundy, Preuss (Treacy)
    FWD: Dunkley, Marshall, Tom Phillips, Cameron, Schoenberg, F Macrae (Cahill, Kelly)
    UTL: Charlie Comben

  7. PK

    February 11, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Here we go again..

    DEF: Laird, Duggan, Z Williams, Milera, Grainger-Barras, Gould (J Smith, Worrell)
    MID: Macrae, J Kelly, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, W Phillips, Powell, Robertson (Collier-Dawkins, Valente)
    RUC: Grundy, Preuss (Fullarton)
    FWD: Dangerfield, Dunkley, Marshall, Caldwell, Perkins, Rowe (Rioli, W Kelly UTL: Bianco)
    Remaining cash: f all..

    Been fiddling alot and love my structure, my defence is weaker than most but the premiums in the forwardline this year are rediculous.

    Hit me up, cheers

  8. LW

    February 11, 2021 at 11:42 am

    What is the extent of W Kelly’s injury?

  9. LW

    February 11, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    DEF: Laird, Docherty, Williams, Milera, Cumming, H Young (Wehr, Gould)
    MID: Mitchell, Taranto, Simpkin, Serong, Rowell, Cunnington, Maginness, Phillips (170K, 170K)
    RUC: Grundy, Preuss (170K)
    FWD: Marshall, Phillips, Stephenson, Franklin, Campbell, Cockatoo (Rowe, 170K)
    UTL: 170K

    2nd draft, next adjustment will most likely be after a watch of the pre season fixtures.
    Couple of selections here that I will pick should they be fit for round one i.e. Mitchell & Franklin.

    • Brian Smith

      February 13, 2021 at 12:02 am

      Isn’t Sloane the same as Simpkin, but $100k cheaper? Gets you Buddy up to Cameron f.ex.

      • LW

        February 13, 2021 at 11:58 am

        I haven’t had Sloane in my team at all yet, I think there’s potentially 10 points between them.

        • Aluniesheis

          February 13, 2021 at 12:13 pm

          Agree- Sloane max 90 for a few weeks, but not a season. He is a sell before the byes and to make enough cash he would need to go 90 plus. Simpkin is already 88, you buy him hoping he becomes an almost keeper, that is averaging n 95 plus and an easy upgrade to a keeper and a rookie upgrade near the bye’s. Simpkin has a better chance. But not sold on either option yet.

          • LW

            February 13, 2021 at 12:39 pm

            I think Simpkin pushes 100.
            Serong I am slightly less confident over, he would be the one I would consider trading.

  10. Mad Fish

    February 11, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Okay, pretty happy with this team for now (until another pre-season injury occurs). What do people think?

    DEF: Laird, Williams, Harmes, Milera, Cumming, H Young, ($170k, $170k)
    MID: Zerrett, Treloar, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, Cunnington, Phillips, Powell, ($170k, $170k)
    RUCK: ROB, Preuss, (Fullarton)
    FWD: Marshall, Phillips, Brodie, Stephenson, Perkins, Cockatoo, ($170k, $170k)
    UTILITY: $170k
    $41k remaining

    • LW

      February 11, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      – standard and solid
      – I would monitor the exact role of Harmes i.e. may be a run with thus not the midfield output some may desire?

      – I like this structure, again common selections but could say common for a reason
      – Treloar is an obvious watch in the preseason as to how bulldogs’ midfield functions but you would expect him to have a high CBA %.

      – I find interesting as ROB is only 40k less than than Grundy. If I were to make a prediction, I think the difference will be greater by the end of the season. You also have the cash ITB to make this change, so I presume it is tactical rather than out of need.

      – I somewhat like the Brodie selection if the role is there. But I wouldn’t have the greatest confidence as there are several midfielders fighting for those minutes, a poor game and Dew may be inclined to turn to someone else and probably of the younger brigade.

      • CMStudders

        February 11, 2021 at 5:27 pm

        Any thoughts very much appreciated.

        DEF: Lloyd, CDaniel, Zwilliams, Cumming, HYoung, LYoung.
        Gould, Bianco

        MID: JKelly, SWalsh, Taranto, Sloane, Rowell, Hately, WPhillips, JMead.
        Valente, Collier-Dawkins

        FWD: Dunkley, RMarshall, Rozee, JCameron, Cockatoo, JRowe.
        WKelly, ElySmith, Bergman

      • Mighty Puds

        February 11, 2021 at 8:26 pm

        If I were to make a prediction reckon ROB and Grundy will be pretty close this season.

  11. PowerAde

    February 11, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    afl fantasy 4U9RPSCL if you want an easy win

    • bomberpap

      February 11, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      Sounds good, I’m in.

  12. Brucey Don't Like Rusty

    February 11, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Connor Downie or Corey Durdin?

    • Vanilla Gorilla

      February 12, 2021 at 9:15 am

      Go with CD

    • Aluniesheis

      February 12, 2021 at 7:49 pm


  13. The police

    February 11, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Williams, Coffield, Scrimshaw, Harmes, Young, Gould
    Zerrett, Mrouch, Titch, Walsh, Rowell, Phillips, Powell, Bowey
    Grundy, ROB
    Dunkley, Phillips, Cameron, Campbell, Perkins, Macrae

    I feel like it’s a decent mix of Ubers (who can improve) premiums, mid pricers , and rooks tbh!

    • Aluniesheis

      February 12, 2021 at 7:46 pm

      I hope I am wrong, but I don’t see the upside in Harmes, whose midfield minutes is he taking. Unless Viney is out long term, I think he’ll play defensive role.

  14. CJ

    February 11, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Rozee, Cripps & ROB
    J Cameron, Walsh & Grundy

    Which option? Would love some advice

    • Aluniesheis

      February 12, 2021 at 7:44 pm

      Option 1 score: 290 ( 80-100-110)

      Option 2: 295 (80-100-115).

  15. Luke Parker

    February 11, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Anyone rolling with brad hill this year ? Instead of Cunnington who is going bald apparently

  16. Danger

    February 11, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Go follow afl_fantasy_masters_2021 on Instagram for more help!

  17. Louis M

    February 12, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Anyone interested in joining a Draft league for UK fantasy players – code is CEXL5W5N
    Keen to get as many people involved as possible

  18. Harmes

    February 12, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Thoughts on Ward? 460k

    • Double Parked

      February 12, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Got him at the moment. Priced at 61. Over 7 years (prior to ACL injury) his lowest average was 93.5..

      If fit and in mids is a lock, presents much better value than the likes of Hately

    • Aluniesheis

      February 12, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      I think he’ll drift to half back a bit. He’s total mid days are over as GWS have too many one paced midfielders, Ward, Cogs, Hopper, Taranto can’t all be CBA’s. At his awkward price you can wait and see his role and get one near the first DPP.

  19. Balta

    February 12, 2021 at 1:55 am

    DEF: Laird, Docherty, Williams, Milera, L. Young, L. Jones, (Gould, Wehr)

    MID: Treloar, T. Mitchell, Walsh, Taranto, Rowell, Hatley, W. Phillips, Valente, (Mead, Gulden)

    RUC: O’Brien, Preuss

    FWD: Dunkley, T. Phillips, Rozee, Dow, Cockatoo, Rowe (Kelly, Macrae)

    65K left

  20. geenween

    February 12, 2021 at 7:54 am

    thoughts on caleb daniels? could be 10-15 points underpriced and had a rlly good run at the end of last year?

    • bomberpap

      February 12, 2021 at 8:32 am

      Good unique but I feel like he might cop a forward tag some weeks, just because he’s so damaging. There’s other defenders around his price that don’t have that tag risk… But still like the pick.

  21. bomberpap

    February 12, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Which combo:
    1) Merrett and Harmes
    2) Sloane and Tom Stewart

    • Ky

      February 12, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      Merrett and Harmes

      • bomberpap

        February 12, 2021 at 1:44 pm

        Thanks. That’s what I’m rolling with at the moment!

  22. jz18today

    February 12, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    hey guys thinking of a unique but not sure will day or jack lukosius

    • Thomas V

      February 12, 2021 at 6:14 pm

      I wouldn’t. Neither is a top 10 defender and doubt there’s enough growth in them to warrant the cash. There are better value options in defence this year

    • Aluniesheis

      February 12, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Don’t mind them as players, although both scored well last year. You generally are better off going up and down. That is up from Lukosius and down from Day.
      595 at 78 and 569 at 74 could be
      Young or Cumming who could go 65 so that is a loss of 10 or so, but then also get a premo like Laird, Stewart etc which might go 95-100. Overall, you are in the positive and you only need to trade one player rather than two. Unless, you think Day and Lukosius will go 80 plus each. That’s the risk, but be mindful even if they go 80 they won’t increase much in value.

  23. bails

    February 16, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    DEF: Stewart, Duggan, Williams, Clark, Menadue, Gould
    MID: Oliver, Adams, Treloar, Cripps, Rowell, Powell, Phillips, Valente
    RUC: ROB, Preuss
    FWD: Marshall, Phillips, Heeney, Stephenson, Cockatoo, Rowe

    Thoughts? i need answers ASAP, i think it looks good ive gone with preiums and rookies instead of mid pricers

    • Gary Ablett Snr

      February 17, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      Preuss out for months apparently. We will all be restructuring our teams. Like your approach. As a Cats supporter I am hoping Clark gets a game, assume you mean that Clark not Hunter Clark from Saints? If Hunter I think he is a good option too. I am on ROB over Grundy too.

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