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Coaches’ Corner – Craig Wegener – Ep. 405

PODCAST: 2019 champion discusses Fantasy Classic strategy.

Chasing down the team on top of the ladder in the final round of the season with some big calls is what saw Craig Wegener crowned the AFL Fantasy Classic Champion in 2019. On this week’s episode of the Coaches’ Corner, we hear about backing in Jeremy Cameron in that final round and how he could be an option this season.

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Episode guide

2:30 – Craig speaks about how he got the win, taking the top spot in round 23.

5:10 – The stress of being at the pointy end and monitoring the other top teams.

8:00 – What Craig does during the pre-season as he prepares for round one.

10:40 – Calvin gets some advice on limiting the types of players he picks.

12:50 – Jaidyn Stephenson is a serious option this season.

15:30 – How many under-priced key position forwards can we pick?

17:00 – This is the most mid-priced Craig’s team has been.

19:30 – Players like Patrick Cripps offer value as they are likely to spend more time on the ground by going forward rather than resting on the bench.

22:30 – How many of the top priced players do you start with considering your captain options come from this group?


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  1. Toby Wilson

    February 17, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    hey boys, preuss apparently injured his shoulder. what are the options i should be looking at for around the same price as him. Ive currently gone with draper. thanks

  2. Marcus Lawton

    February 17, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I’m glad Craig said you need a bit of luck in this game. Example you pick a Captain (Rocky) 50 = 100 and gets injured at half time. That would mess your year up, then say someone picks Gawn 110 = 220

  3. Robert Stewart

    February 17, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Now Rowan Marshall out for atleast a month with foot stress injury.

  4. Dan

    February 17, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    DEF: Williams, Laird, Cumming, H.Young, L.Young & Gould
    MID: Rocky, Sloane, Rowell, Taranto, Cunnington, Hately, Powell & W.Phillips
    RUCK: Gawn & Grundy
    FWD: Danger, T.Phillips, Rozee, Stephenson, Daniher & Macrae

    4k left in the bank with rooks on the bench. Rucks are so bloody hard to gauge now with Marshall and Pruess annouced as out. the big 3 rucks all have rnd 14 byes. do we plan for that or try for value and hope for hell it pays off……so many questions. Im happy with my squad but i dont feel 100% content with it either.

  5. mark

    February 17, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    preuss out make it hard for coaches mummy and flynn only options for GWS flynn will be great bench cover

  6. Harry

    February 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    is it ok to start grundy and gawn?

    • Mark

      February 17, 2021 at 11:49 pm

      That’s big

  7. Mark

    February 17, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I’ll bring in Draper

  8. Andy

    February 18, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I’m pretty sure that I won’t be entering this competition this year. I don’t like the constant changes to the format every year.
    After many years of being a part of it, I’ll be moving on. All the best to those who are sticking with it.

    • Warnie

      February 21, 2021 at 10:50 am

      What has changed? Apart from removing R4 and making it a utility, there has been no changes to the format for a long time.

      If you’re referring to last year – a lot was done out of need and excellent solutions (especially compared to other formats) were applied. Everything reverts back. While it looks likely that team announcements will be daily – still yet to be confirmed – this is out of the format (ie. AFL Fantasy’s) control.

  9. Mark

    February 18, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Oh come on it won’t be the same with out you Andy we will miss you

  10. Brown Stain

    February 23, 2021 at 4:28 am

    Yes we will miss you Andy Pandy

  11. Ando the brain dead barfly

    February 23, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Don’t leave us Andy!

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