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Who makes the praccy match hype team?

One of the rules of the pre-season is to not throw out research and your better judgement off a pre-season game… let alone a scratch match which usually has key figures missing. But, here we are.

We had nine games from Wednesday-to-Saturday and rightly or wrongly, some players have popped up or gone off our radar based on their performances. Whether it was about their role or their outstanding performance, some have found themselves in calculations … or even in squads … while some have been kicked to the curb.

Personally, I don’t make any changes to my squad while pre-season games go on (whether that is the AAMI Community Series or these praccy matches). I gather plenty of data and adjust at the end. In all reality, my team and structure will be based on the available sub-$300k players and the mid-priced players I am confident in or willing to take a punt on.

For example, there were a few rookies over the last week that I have moved up in the chances to play and some that have all but had a line put through them. You’ll hear more about that over the course of the next couple of weeks.

Anyway – if you didn’t catch the info coming out of the games, read the reviews from some legends (and me) below. Club websites have highlights and, in some cases, full match replays.

Around the grounds

The hype team

I’m not really going to say much here, except that this generally follows a structure many coaches are adopting this year. There’s bugger all rookies coming through in defence, a few popped their heads up in the midfield, obviously Flynn is the man for R3 and confidence is rising in some of the forward cash cows.

There are some mid-pricers in this squad, but it’s not overboard. Interestingly, ownership is spread. 10 players appear in 20% of teams or more (that’s 10 of the most 30 selected) while the bottom 10 are in under 10% of teams.

Alright – have a look and throw your thoughts in the comments. We’ll talk about this on the podcast on Monday!

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  1. Squid

    February 28, 2021 at 10:27 am

    I really hope a bunch of teams jump on Stupid Stache Daniher forgetting what an A grade fantasy trap he is, he did this big score, looking great thing then suck thereafter literally the last time he managed to get on a footy field following an extended very well paid absence. I could really use a good laugh. Rooks pending however the rest of the hype team is surprisingly solid.

    • Euman

      February 28, 2021 at 1:50 pm

      Agree except Daniher in a better team now. I’m not selecting him but am not opposed to thinking he may go ok

    • aflfantasyfreak

      February 28, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      I totally agree mate, key forwards are always a trap let alone one with the injury history he has. Definitely under priced but would rather see him perform in the real season a few times first.

    • Mafia

      March 1, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      What do you blokes think of Franklin?

      • Squid

        March 1, 2021 at 7:27 pm

        I’ve heard he can play a bit…. if he’s good to go round 1 he’s in for me.

  2. Marcus lawton

    February 28, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I’m seriously considering Daniher this season as he has moved on from the Bummers and headed North were they have the right medical staff to deal with injury prone players. And apparently the guy is in tip top form

  3. Marcus lawton

    February 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    I remember those games on the Inside Football book. I won one week overall. It was Rnd 7 forget the year the player that I remember picking that got me the win was Anthony Koutoufidies. I won $1000.00 out of it but the next week I was beaten by a 5 year old kid and good on him

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