Welcome back to another edition of our best Draftstars’ plays for the weekend. With another huge kitty on offer for both the Saturday and Sunday contests, we have put our Fantasy brains together to hopefully, steer you in the right directly of some cold hard cash.
$75k kitty on Saturday and $60k for Sunday
Good luck and please, gamble responsibly.
Willem Drew (MID, $7,520)
Saturday v WCE
Drew attended a massive 25 centre bounces last weekend but only managed 66 points for his efforts. However, the role is there and this week we are hoping that this transfers into more points. Drew did manage to find the ball 25 times and against the Eagles on Saturday night, he could turn that into a 100+ score if he takes a few more marks and tackles.
Braeden Campbell (MID, $7,580)
Saturday Vs Richmond
Fresh off his score of 96, Campbell is still a bargain. He plays the Tigers who are quite tough on their day but his ability to find the ball out of the half-back is something Draftstars players all need to note. With Callum Mills moving into the midfield, a role has been left vacant for Campbell who has taken it with arms wide open.
Aliir Aliir (RUC/FWD, $8,500)
Saturday Vs WCE
A sneaky… RUC/FWD option for the brave. Aliir Aliir only managed 69 last week but for his price, that’s ok. He plays the Eagles here, a team who gives up a truck-load to defenders. In fact, this year they rank as the second easiest for defenders to score against which means this ‘ruckman’ could be cashing in on Saturday night at Optus Stadium.
Isaac Cumming (DEF, $9,530)
Sunday Vs Melbourne
By far from a sexy pick, but at Manuka on Sunday… Cumming might have a day out again. He scored 91 last week and took 10 kick-outs last week for the Giants and played on nine times to contribute an extra 27pts to his score. This is what we love to see and what we want to see on Sunday night.
James Jordan (MID, $9,870)
Sunday Vs GWS
He is still a bargain and we still must keep milking this cash cow for as long as we can. Two weeks ago, we could pick Jordan in this format for $5k, and although he has basically doubled in price, he still scored 108 last week and could do that again. Andrew Brayshaw (127) and David Mundy (121) scored at ease last week against the Giants which tells me that there will be plenty of points on offer for the rookie this week.
Zach Merrett (MID, $17,000)
Saturday v St Kilda
Last week against the Saints, Oliver (130) and Petracca (124) had massive scores. Adding to this, St Kilda are giving up the equal most points to midfielders alongside the Kangaroos this year. Merrett has an amazing record against the Saints with previous scores of 106, 99, 119, 144 and 126 in his last five at an average of 119.
He is coming off 102 from 28 touches and is one of the elite players in the game right now. With only three teams to choose from on the Saturday, you’ll need to be crafty with your cash to squeeze him in, but the numbers here say he is definitely worth it.
REMINDER: Teams for Saturday are announced tonight with Sunday games being announced on Saturday night. Be sure to check final teams before entering your team to play.