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Weekend Forecast – Round 2

Get set for round two with Bailey’s weekend preview.

***Live stream of the Weekend Forecast will be on my YouTube channel. Make sure to tune in as I will be answering your questions during the live stream. Also, feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a like on the video. Would be very much appreciated.***


And just like that, we are already in round 2 of the 2022 AFL season, and many of our premiums need to step up this week, and hopefully our rookies keep pumping out nice scores so we can continue to make cash to upgrade our teams. We have a few selection dramas this week though, with round 1’s NAB Rising Star nomination, and sort after player Nic Martin entering Health and Safety Protocols, so he won’t be available this week and potenitally next week. We also had popular names in defence with Justin McInerney out injured and Wayne Milera also out managed, with some other rookies out after only 1 round that could dictate many peoples trades this week.


We had the game last night, so lets recap what happened:

Western Bulldogs vs Carlton @ Marvel Stadium

Patrick Cripps (123) – Crippa was huge again last night, going with a bigger score of 123. Multiple goals and 30+ disposals in 2 straight games and doesn’t look like slowing down.

Adam Treloar (117) – Covered the ground really well last night and he was everywhere. Could have been higher but was handball happy with 21 handballs and only 11 kicks, but a great score.

Matt Kennedy (114) – Just keeps getting it done. I am still unsure about him maintaining his scoring when the whole Carlton midfield plays.

Josh Dunkley (112) – Huge 53 point last quarter to go from around a 70-80 score, to a 112! We know Dunks can do that. Also had lots of CBA’s which we love to see.

Sam Docherty (106) – Backed up last week with his first ton of the year. Looks to be a top 6 defender and one of the more reliable ones.

Jack Macrae (103) – If it wasn’t for a quiet 2nd quarter, would have been another 120+ score, but you still take a ton.

Tim English (101) – Back to back tons for Speakano to start the year. If Martin stays out of the team, he could easily be a top 6 forward.

George Hewett (85) – Very handball happy with 27 handballs and only 5 kicks! Good thing is he is getting the ball and looks like being a great underpriced option that we started with and will continue to make cash.

Corey Durdin (22) – Some people had to field him due to the likes Nic Martin and Kaine Baldwin out, not exactly the score you were hoping for.


So, after looking at those last nights game, let’s get into the rest of the Weekend Forecast.

Sydney vs Geelong @ SCG

Weather Forecast

Around 21°C, light rain (65% chance of rain)

Team Lineups



Jake Lloyd, Chad Warner


Colin O’Riordan (Medi-Sub), Justin McInerney (Injured), Angus Sheldrick (Omitted)



Jed Bews, Mitch Duncan


Sam De Koning (Injured), Shaun Higgins (Rested), Francis Evans (Medi-Sub)


Players to Watch

Paddy McCartin

Had a solid first score of 59, hopefully he can continue with 50+ scores as many of us will need/are fielding him this week.

Tyson Stengle

Can he follow up from his ton last week? I am not so sure as small forwards are inconsistent, but does play in a good team and will make some more cash regardless.

Mitch Duncan

Duncan is back from injury and it will be interesting to see how he goes as he will be an upgrade target for us at some point this season.

Luke Parker

Played forward for parts last week and looked good, kicking 5 goals. Watch his role as we could have him add FWD status at round 6 if he can continue with some sort of forward role.

Isaac Heeney

Attended 9 of 13 CBA’s in the 2nd half last week and looked good as he filled the stats sheet. Hopefully he can continue that mid role but who knows with Horse.

Other players to watch: Callum Mills, Patrick Dangerfield, Jake Lloyd

Collingwood vs Adelaide @ MCG

Weather Forecast

Around 24°C, mostly sunny

Team Lineups



Will Hoskin-Elliot, Nathan Kreuger


Tom Wilson (Omitted), Mason Cox (Injured), Trent Bianco (Omitted)



Brayden Cook, Luke Pedlar, Lachlan Gollant


Wayne Milera (Omitted), Riley Thilthorpe (Omitted), Jake Soligo (Omitted), Andrew McPherson (Injured)


Players to Watch

Jack Crisp

Very underwhelming last week with only 51! Started in many teams as he is normally so consistent and durable, so lets hope he can get back on track this week with a favourable matchup against Adelaide.

Jordan De Goey

Atteneded 20 CBA’s last week which was more than I thought or predicted he would get. If he is getting this much mid time, he will be a top 6 forward and a great player to bring in as he isn’t too expensive yet.

Jordan Dawson

Started slow but really got going in the 2nd half last week, scoring 52 points. Watch to see what his role is this week.

Patrick Lipinski

Looked great in his Collingwood debut, and really caught my eye. Attended 16 of 31 CBA’s, but coming off an ankle injury in the practice game, I expect him to get a higher percentage of CBA’s over the next few weeks. We all had him in our teams at some point in preseason, and for me is a great target to bring in over the next couple of weeks.

Matt Crouch

Only played 66% game time and still scored a decent 83. I expect him to keep improving on his game time over the next few weeks to the 75-80% he normally plays, therefore his points should increase as a result.

Other players to watch: Josh Rachele, Nick Daicos, Brodie Grundy, Reilly O’Brien, Ben Keays, Nathan Kreuger, Luke Pedlar


Essendon vs Brisbane @ Marvel Stadium

Weather Forecast

***Roof Closed***

Team Lineups



Jake Stringer, Aaron Francis, Sam Durham


Kyle Langford (Injured), Nic Martin (HS Protocols), Brayden Ham (Omitted), Kaine Baldwin (Omitted)





Mitch Robinson (Suspension)


Players to Watch

Cam Rayner

Attended 8 CBA’s last week, but you probably want to see a few more this week with a better score for him to be an option.

Zac Bailey

Scored well last week but has been good in the past without really turning it into good fantasy numbers for a sustained period. Can he back up last week with another 90+ score?

Zach Merrett

Played well and racked up 39 touches for a 119 when Essendon were poor. Brisbane is another tough matchup, but is there such a thing for Zach?

Jye Caldwell

103 last week was great, but Stringer is back this week so it will be interesting to see how much mid time he gets. Still value at just over 500k if he can still get a decent amount of CBA’s.

Lachie Neale

Has a great track record against Esssendon, averaging a whopping 118.5 in his career 10 games against them. A solid captain option this week.

Other players to watch: Andrew McGrath, Dayne Zorko, Jake Stringer, Daniel Rich, Jarryd Lyons, Harry Sharp


Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn @ Adelaide Oval

Weather Forecast

Around 22°C, clear

Team Lineups

Port Adelaide


Sam Skinner, Josh Sinn


Robbie Gray (Injured), Jackson Mead (Omitted), Aliir Aliir (Injured)



Ben McEvoy, Luke Breust


Max Lynch (Injured), Liam Shiels (Omitted), Tom Phillips (Medi-Sub)


Players to Watch

Dan Houston

Went bonkers last week with a 150 and looks a decent option in defence. I have owned Houston in the past and he has done this before, so be prepared if he doesn’t back it up, but he does have Hawthorn.

Josh Ward

Only played 62% game time last week which surprised me. Should see more this week if his ankle isn’t too much of an issue.

Zak Butters

Had that midfield role Ken Hinkley spoke about in the preseason, and scored a 96 first up. Looks like the breakout is real, and should be great again against the Hawks.

Tom Mitchell

An underwhelming 89 to start the season for Titch, but coming off the groin issue, I didn’t exactly expect a 150. Will be better for the run and should be back to his 100+ best this week. Good track record for him against Port as well.

Josh Sinn

Sinn finally gets his debut, and a great week to get it with many issues for coaches in defence. I think he can be a decent field option this week and hopefully can get us a 60+.

Other players to watch: Sam Skinner, Ollie Wines, James Sicily, Connor Macdonald


Gold Coast vs Melbourne @ Metricon Stadium

Weather Forecast

Around 21°C, cloudy and occasional rain showers (44% chance of rain)

Team Lineups

Gold Coast




Darcy Macpherson (Omitted)



Trent Rivers


Toby Bedford (Medi-Sub), Christian Salem (Injured)


Players to Watch

Touk Miller

With Rowell looking as good as he ever has, it could mean we don’t necassarily see the 120+ Touk every week and may mean he averages closer to 115, maybe 110. Melbourne do give up points to midfielders, and it is one week of data so I could be jumping the gun a bit, and could be in for a big one.

Clayton Oliver

Always goes big against Gold Coast, averaging 117.3 in his career 7 games against them, along with averaging 116.4 at Metricon Stadium. One of the top captain options this week and should be big.

Matt Rowell

Looked as good as he ever has last week against the Eagles, but a tougher task against Melbourne awaits, even though they do give up points to midfielders. If you don’t have him, you should make it a priority to get him.

Max Gawn

Only scored 79 last week, but dropped multiple marks and gave away 6 free kicks so could have been a 120. No dramas with big Max and he should bounce back this week.

Christian Petracca

Started off with a bang last week and that should continue this week. If you have him, another great captain option.

Other players to watch: Joel Smith, Jarrod Witts, Noah Anderson


North Melbourne vs West Coast @ Marvel Stadium

Weather Forecast

***Roof Closed***

Team Lineups

North Melbourne


Josh Walker, Jared Polec, Aiden Bonar, Paul Curtis, Kyron Hayden


Ben McKay (Injured), Jaidyn Stephenson (Omitted)

West Coast


Stefan Giro, Tim Kelly, Jack Williams, Liam Ryan, Jack Darling, Alex Witherden, Luke Shuey, Declan Mountford


Tom Barrass (HS Protocols), Isiah Winder (HS Protocols), Josh Kennedy (HS Protocols), Zac Langdon (HS Protocols), Jack Redden (HS Protocols)


Players to Watch

Aaron Hall

“Hamstring injury, unlikely to play round 1.” “Playing round 1, but too expensive coming off an interrupted preseason.” Hall completely ignored that and served up a 125. With all the defenders struggling, Hall didn’t even look at his best and still got a 120+. Another great matchup this week, and if you own him, enjoy.

Tarryn Thomas

Really struggled to get into the game last week, but I expect a bounce back from Tarryn this week.

Tim Kelly

Underpriced on what he can do and was discussed a bit in preseason, but I would want to watch him this week first before looking at bringing him in.

Jy Simpkin

Attended every CBA for North Melbourne last week, and played 91% game time for a 116 which is exactly what owners wanted to see. He is the main guy for North and looks like he can average 105+ this season.

Luke Foley

Scored 100 last week, priced at 404k and has a breakeven of just 11. I worry that with all the troops coming back for West Coast that he can hold his spot and maintain his scoring.

Other players to watch: Jason Horne-Francis, Tristan Xerri, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Patrick Naish, Brady Hough


Richmond vs GWS @ MCG

Weather Forecast

Around 28°C, sunny skies

Team Lineups



Maurice Rioli, Matthew Parker, Rhyan Mansall, Kamdyn McIntosh, Thomson Dow


Jack Riewoldt (Injured), Dion Prestia (Injured)



James Peatling, Nick Haynes, Braydon Preuss, Jesse Hogan


Jacop Hopper (Managed)


Players to Watch

Jayden Short

If it wasn’t for the kick ins last week, it would have been even worse for Short last week, but Richmond’s highest scorer last week was Marlion Pickett with 84, so no one for Richmond got their hands on the ball. Should bounce back this week.

Tim Taranto

Didn’t play as much midfield time, but we expected that with Toby Greene out (attended 10 of 34 CBA’s). But that didn’t matter as he went bang with a 128 and filled the stats sheet as he rewarded his owners. Maybe he won’t get as cheap as we thought he would get by round 6.

Tom Green

Very impressive last week against Sydney and a breakout could be on the cards. So many mouths to feed at the Giants, can he keep up his scoring? I still think he is a good option with a breakeven of only 39.

Lachie Whitfield

Richmond are Whitfield’s favorite team to play against, as he averages 105.1 in his career 10 games against them. On the wide open spaces at the MCG, I expect a big score and bounce back from last week.

Dustin Martin

Not sure on whether he will play or not so keep an eye on any late changes over the weekend.


Other players to watch: Josh Gibcus, Daniel Rioli, Stephen Coniglio, Josh Kelly, Hugo Ralphsmith, Braydon Preuss


Fremantle vs St Kilda @ Optus Stadium

Weather Forecast

Around 27°C, cloudy

Team Lineups



Joel Hamling, James Aish, Sean Darcy, Nathan O’Driscoll, Brandon Walker


David Mundy (HS Protocols), Brennan Cox (HS Protocols)

St Kilda


Cooper Sharman, Tom Highmore, Ben Long, Jarrod Lienert, Tom Campbell


Dean Kent (Omitted), Mitch Owens (Omitted)


Players to Watch

Jack Hayes

Not quite sure how he didn’t get a game at AFL level before this. Looked amazing last week, in partiular that 3rd quarter where he kicked 2 goals and had 45 points. I don’t expect another 100+ score this week, but will continue to make heaps of coin while he is playing.

Jade Gresham

Went into the midfield in the 2nd half last week and helped get St Kilda back into the game. Scored 77 points after half time and attended 17 CBA’s for the game. Hopefully he gets a similar role from last weeks 2nd half, and I would watch him again before bringing him in.

Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera

Making his proper debut this week, and named on a wing. His junior numbers weren’t great, but did score 36 from 33% game time against Essendon in the AAMI Series game.

Caleb Serong

Didn’t score what owners had predicted and hoped for last week in a good matchup. Still attended 17 CBA’s and with no Fyfe for the next 3-6 weeks, along with no Mundy this week, I would hold for at least one more week.

Will Brodie

As I said above, no Fyfe for 3-6 weeks should mean plenty of opportunity for Brodie. Only played 65% game time which is a concern, but still scored well with a 77. Hopefully he can just get more game time this week and beyond.

Other players to watch: Darcy Tucker, Ben Paton, Andrew Brayshaw, Brad Hill, Jack Sinclair, Sean Darcy, Jack Steele, Rowan Marshall


My Trades

McInerney -> Sinn/Wanganeen-Milera/Skinner

Baldwin -> Lipinski

These are the trades I have been pretty set on all week. McInerney was probably going to go for me, but the injury and him being out made the decision easier. I really liked the look of Lipinski last week, and I expect him to get better with more games at Collingwood, and hopefully more CBA’s after his ankle injury in the preseason. I am still not sure if I will go Sinn or Wanganeen-Milera. I think Sinn should score more, but I like Wanganeen-Milera’s job security a bit better, as I worry Sinn could be out next week with Bergman playing Port reserves this week, and Dumont an emergency. I could even go and get Skinner and just play him on my field this week and save a little extra money, which I am leaning towards the more I think about it, and he probably has the best job security of the 3. My trades will likely change if Naish doesn’t play for the Eagles. I would then need to get a forward or defender as I don’t want to take Durdin’s 22 from last night. I would most likely look at bringing in Heeney or De Goey, but could also get Houston or Dawson. I could also get Xerri and have nearly 450k to evaluate this week and see exactly who I want next week which could be a solid idea. Lets hope Naish gets named and I don’t need to stress about that.


Anyway, thanks again everyone for reading the Weekend Forecast. If you have any questions about your starting teams, or anything else, leave your questions in the comments section below or hit me up at my Twitter or Instagram (links provided below).

Good luck for round 2!

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  1. Grammar Nazi

    March 25, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Lots of typos. I recommend a proofread.

    • Skid Mark

      March 26, 2022 at 4:29 am

      I agree Nazi

  2. Doug

    March 25, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Anyone taking the Dunks VC??

    I couldn’t believe his score up until 3 qtr time, but he came good and I’m leaning towards taking it

    • Toby

      March 25, 2022 at 1:19 pm

      Who are your other options? I am taking Cripps VC with 123. If I had Dunks VC i would probably hold out for Touk.

      • Bailey

        March 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm

        I would take Cripps’ 123 100%

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm

      I answered this in more depth on the live stream if you want to check it. I basically said it depends if you have better options but isn’t a bad idea 112 is decent

    • JungleMuffin

      March 25, 2022 at 9:34 pm

      Tossing up myself. Probably going to be greedy and roll the dice with Steele, but then again, 1 in the hand is worth two in the bush. Can’t really lose out taking Dunks and could quite easily get burned.

      • Wayne Kerr

        March 26, 2022 at 6:54 am

        JungleSmuffin, it sounds like you have been tossing off

  3. Squid

    March 25, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Grammar Nazi is correct however i don’t think at the end of the day that’s too important because apart from that great stuff, thanks.

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks man appreciate it. Yeah was in a bit of a rush writing it up but I normally do a quick proofread 👍

  4. Jordan Hunter

    March 25, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    I traded out Charlie Curnow for Durdin and now i have no willpower to continue the rest of the season.

    • Euman

      March 25, 2022 at 12:45 pm

      bummer mate that hurts hope the rest of your team can pick up the slack for rest of the round.

      I had Durdin as Emergency, and am running the gamble that Dusty plays, also assuming Brodie who is named on ext bench plays, if either do not then i get the 22 as its locked in

    • Death Adders22

      March 25, 2022 at 2:39 pm

      Thats what happens when you listen to 3 guys that shouldn’t be giving information about footy.

    • JungleMuffin

      March 25, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      Haha, bad luck.

      Maybe wasn’t the beat trade at the time even without the benefit of hindsight. Want to be saving trades for rotating red dots for green.

    • Bill

      March 25, 2022 at 4:15 pm

      Thank God I kept Curnow. With Martin and Milera out I had no choice.

      The twists of fantasy fate…

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:32 pm

      Yeah man that sucks. Unfortunately that’s fantasy for you. Durdin was a good cash cow to grab and Curnow didn’t score that well round 1 so it wasn’t a bad call before last night

  5. Euman

    March 25, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    My trades are as follows -thoughts pelase

    1. Milera to Answerth, i could have gone Sinn but fell Answerth has better JS – thoughts? as Sinn is cheaper

    2. Baldwin to Dixon, this allows me to swap with Hayes then move Hayes onto field for Martin

    Note am holding Nick Martin, and DeKonig as have Skinner whom i brought in last week for loophole on Martin and correctly felt he would be named this week. So with above trade i have full 8 playing in defence

    Now this means am holding Dusty, will he play? will he play and want to play? I could change trade 2, move skinner back to forwards play at F6 and swap Dusty out, means Hayes still sits at R3

    • true beavers

      March 25, 2022 at 6:23 pm

      I have Answerth and think he plays a good attacking style. A bit rusty so will take a week or two to get back into the pace of the game but I expect he will play all season as long as he stays injury free (touch wood)

      • Red Snapper

        March 26, 2022 at 6:57 am

        Beaver, you have a good point

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:33 pm

      Yeah Answorth has better JS, I worry Sinn could be out next week with Bergman and Dumont back. And Dusty is out so I would trade him. I answered your question in more depth on the podcast

  6. Cody

    March 25, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Current trades are
    Cant find the cash to get jmac to Houston and don’t see anybody else around his price or lower that I want to play on field. Therefore have to go serong down to caldwell to make the Houston move work

    • Euman

      March 25, 2022 at 1:09 pm

      I have Serong, and have nto considered moving him as i have other things to worry about. Thinking though i am going to back him in i picked him for a reason, but can see what you are wanting to do.

      You need to move JMac on, im not convinced with Houston as have been burnt before, i assume you have Sic Dawg and Hewett (although hes played now).

      Tough call you could trade Jmac down to a chapman or Answerth or even a Sinn/Skinner for cash and upgrade Serong for premo just a thought

    • Toby

      March 25, 2022 at 1:27 pm

      I assume you already have Hewett? Could consider Z.Guthrie as a POD. I have done Serong>Caldwell because I had an extra trade I wasn’t using.

      • Phteven

        March 25, 2022 at 2:56 pm

        Don’t trade for trades sake. If a trade doesn’t benefit your. Team you don’t have to do 2 trades per week!

    • JungleMuffin

      March 25, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      All rookies playing and scoring well? Sideways trading premiums/mid pricers is a luxury that will delay your cash.generation and eventual team completion.

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:34 pm

      I answered this is more depth on the podcast but yeah those trades are good 👍

      • Bailey

        March 25, 2022 at 7:34 pm

        If you have no other issues of course

  7. Ed

    March 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Baldwin -> Stengle or Maginness? Thoughts?

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:36 pm

      I answered this on the podcast in more depth if you want to check it out but I think Maginness has the more consistent scoring potential so would rather him but if you are hot on Stengle then by all means go him 👍

  8. Miyagi-san

    March 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Hey bails! Great to have you back this year again-really like this format and article! Any chance I could get your thoughts on these trades?

    First trade is McInerney > Skinner, slotting in at D6 with ODriscoll as Def emg, holding SDK.

    2nd trade options:
    1) Baldwin/Mead/Hough > Lipinski (+44-89k). Lip becomes M5, JHF or Ward becomes Mid emg.

    2) Serong > ANY premo in any line (eg. Steele + 162k).

    Team is
    D: Whit Short McInerney Hewey Sic Paddy (SDK/O’Driscoll)
    M: Touk Macrae Neale Serong Rowell JHF Daic Ward (Hough/Mead)
    R: Max Brodie (Dixon)
    F: Dunk Cogs Butters Brodie Rach Hayes (Xerri/Baldwin)
    U: Martin


    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks man, good to be back. Thanks for the kind words 👍
      Thanks answered this in more depth on the podcast if you want to check it out but I would go any of Baldwin/Mead/Hough to Lipinski

  9. true beavers

    March 25, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    I have two rookies not playing, de Koning and Martin and am thinking of trading them out for Skinner and Harry Sharp, with the option of trading Martin back in when he gets better. That way I have a full set of players making cash.

    But for Freo both Brodie and Luke Ryan are named on the extended bench and if they really arent playing then it all changes when the Sunday teams are finalised tonight. Then it will be Ryan to Sicily and Brodie to Sharp and some empty slots making nothing

    • JungleMuffin

      March 25, 2022 at 2:58 pm

      Ryan and Brodie will play unless there’s an injiry we haven’t heard about.

      Wouldn’t trade out Martin, at all. You risk not bsing able to get him back in next week if you cop some injuries/covid protocol, and by then it could be too late to bring him back in.

      • true beavers

        March 25, 2022 at 3:50 pm

        thanks for that advice re Martin – I was forgetting the COVID danger in my greed for further cash :)

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:38 pm

      I answered this on the podcast if you want to check it out but I wouldn’t trade SDK or Martin as they will both be back next week. I wouldn’t trade Brodie but I like Ryan to Sicily

  10. Powerplay

    March 25, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Who trade in for JMac….Young or Blakey?

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:39 pm

      I personally wouldn’t go either. I would get McCartin on field, get Sicily, or go up to Houston or Dawson if you fancy that

  11. Tom

    March 25, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    I’m going McInerney to Skinner. But who for Milera? Do i downgrade to O’Driscoll or Sinn? and pocket a bunch of cash? or do i upgrade to Houston and get left with 80k?

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      I answered this on the podcast if you want to check it out but I would go Houston there. Sinn and O’Driscoll JS are shaky

  12. Death Adders22

    March 25, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    I may as well trade in N Martin and Sinn from the Power and Trade out J McCrae and M Gawn using DPP method whats everyones thoughts? Probably be better than starting the year without Sicily and playing Serong LOL

    • JungleMuffin

      March 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • Squid

      March 25, 2022 at 3:32 pm

      I think you are dreaming if you think anyone is going to even think about helping you out after your pathetic crazy ranting blaming others for your lack of success because you didn’t win R1.

      Try apologising for being a massive mental defective first, admit you were way out of line and plain wrong then maybe we’ll see if you get some advice.

  13. Pure Grunt

    March 25, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Add 7 more Eagles to the Covid outs from last weeks team
    That 12 of last weeks 22 – Foley???? Hough?? Dixon??

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:42 pm

      Ahaha yeah who knows who is playing for them this weekend. Just have to see when teams are release at 8:30pm AEDT

  14. Bill

    March 25, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Would you play Rachele, or Jack Hayes?

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:42 pm

      I answered this on the podcast in more depth but I would play Rachele this week

      • Bill

        March 26, 2022 at 12:10 am

        I don’t usually have the time to listen to podcasts, but thanks for your advice, Bailey.

  15. The last pigs picked

    March 25, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    G’day boys. Is LDU a captains option now, or am i getting to clever for my own good?

    • Bailey

      March 25, 2022 at 7:44 pm

      ahaha yeah I don’t think he is a captain option yet. Need to see it a bit more first. You can always VC him if you have a player from GWS, Richmond, St Kilda or Fremantle not playing but there are better options out there

  16. Bill

    March 25, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    75 would be good for Chapman, but was not so good for Stewart.

    And who was it again who was saying they were going to trade in Stengle?

  17. Sean

    March 25, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Milera and Dusty > Skinner and Tom Green (Gibcus plays on field) or
    Milera and Mcinerney > Houston and skinner. (JHF plays on field, also means have an emergency in defence)

    • Bailey

      March 26, 2022 at 5:11 am

      I would be going the Houston and Green option there as I don’t think Gibcus will score very well on field. I do like Tom Green however but yeah Houston and Skinner for me

      • Bailey

        March 26, 2022 at 5:12 am

        Plus you have a DEF emergency which could be handy

  18. Bill

    March 26, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Looks like I was wrong about Cripps.

    Depending on how Callan Ward goes this week, I might upgrade him to Cripps, and hope Cripps doesn’t fall away again.

    • Bailey

      March 26, 2022 at 5:12 am

      Yeah I would be looking at that next week. Crippa looks in beast mode at the moment

  19. Petez

    March 26, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Hey Crew. I’m back after 2 years away from fantasy. My last season was 2019 and I finished 32nd overall. I decided 48hrs before 1st game this season il do it again. I did a quick fire research on what I’ve missed over all this time. As during covid I’ve barely watched AFL. So as Melbourne ran onto the ground for round 1 I finalised my Team haha. Gotta say, much less stress doing it in 2 days then over 3 or 4 months haha.

    I was happy enough as Finished round 1 with a rank a score of 2131 and ranked 498. Im in the mix early on. But missed the mark on a few premos who were good back in my last season.

    My Team is
    Crisp – Whitfield- Dawson – Sicily- Hewett- Mcartin
    (Gibcus,De koning)
    Macrae – Neale – Cripps – Crouch – Lipinski – Serong- Rowell – Daicos
    (Horne-francis, mead )
    Witts – J.Hayes
    Dunkley – English – Cogs – Butters- Brodie – Rachele
    (N.martin, Durdin & Baldwin).

    I used my 1st trade this week on Dusty to English.
    Im looking at 3 plays This week and reversed trades countless times haha.
    So I need some help on deciding plz.

    My initial Gut is Serong to Green
    But Can do Dawson to Houston.
    My 3rd option is cash generation Baldwin to Skinner
    Which also brings in DPP flexibility. I saw Baldwin and he looked like might be his last game for the year haha.

    I liked Dawsons 2nd half and think in a new team he Waa still adjusting in 1st half. I’ve never seen a player like serong be on the TV screen most the day yet score so shit in fantasy. I also know how important rooks generating cash are and Baldwin looks gone. Im bloody torn lol. Can’t decide.

    I toyed with the idea of Crisp, But surely he comes good I hope.

    Thanks all

    • Petez

      March 26, 2022 at 3:05 am

      Think I’ve answered my own question once reading it haha. Cash generation is king.
      Baldwin’s got a fork stuck in him.
      Houston is liable to dish up 50 lol and be interesting to see if green kills it when the others get greedy. So maybe il watch for 1 more week.

      Hopefully serong decides not run away from the ball against the saints haha. Otherwise it’s chop chop lol

      But plz share thoughts if you think I should do something else. Cheers

      Brw Thanks for all your help DT crew

      • Justin Stitchup

        March 26, 2022 at 12:54 pm

        I have Serong on notice too Petez

        • Petez

          March 26, 2022 at 3:58 pm

          Yer mate. Im all for giving a extra chance. But just concerning as he Was around the ball alot and didn’t do much. We shall see

    • Bailey

      March 26, 2022 at 5:15 am

      I wouldn’t trade Dawson for Houston, Dawson good in 2nd half and I think will be better than Houston for the season. I don’t mind the Serong to Green trade, but no Fyfe for 3-6 weeks I would hold Serong for at least 1 more week, then go Baldwin to Skinner. Skinner should be in the team for a bit and I don’t know if Baldwin will get back in anytime soon

      • Petez

        March 26, 2022 at 12:36 pm

        Thanks for confirming bailey. Legend. Good bloke. Cheers for content

    • Phteven

      March 26, 2022 at 9:15 am

      If you’re ranked that highly you obviously don’t need assistance. Great first round score.

      • Petez

        March 26, 2022 at 12:40 pm

        Hey bud. Been away from fantasy and afl for 2 years. Long story. So im not full bottle on shit like I was. Doesn’t hurt to ask for a lil guidance or confirmation if needed. If you were on this forum 3 years ago. I helped alot of people out in the comments. My Team is WhittenDiggerz.
        As I said above, just getting back into it. And only had 2 days to prepare. But lucky these blokes put up good content with scores etc to work off. So thanks to all

  20. Ando the brain dead barfly

    March 26, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Hinge or Gibcus?

    • Bailey

      March 26, 2022 at 7:51 am

      I would trust Hinge to score more than Gibcus

      • Ando the brain dead barfly

        March 26, 2022 at 8:39 am

        Thanks mate

  21. Matthew Perry

    March 26, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Hi all. Looking for keen players to join new AFL Fantasy Draft league – “Finals Countdown”. Code = X3WJA6CM Live draft this Tuesday 29th at 7pm. Head-to-head matchups start Round 3. No ghostships please. 2 spots left!

  22. Crabman

    March 26, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Did Stengle get injured?

    • Petez

      March 26, 2022 at 1:17 pm

      Nope. Get used to this lol. Classic cheap small forward (hopefully rachele breaks the mould lol). Stengle feasted on some soft goals against in a bloodbath. Go up against stronger opppo and on a smaller field hurts.

  23. JungleMuffin

    March 26, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Heh. 3 jokes in the

    • JungleMuffin

      March 26, 2022 at 10:22 am

      *reply to Wayne Kerr.

  24. Justy and Frenchy, Gangsta Boys

    March 26, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Keen to see how Tex Wanganeen goes

  25. Petez

    March 26, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I chose neale over cripps VC. Looked dicey at HT. What a 2nd half

    • Petez

      March 26, 2022 at 7:21 pm

      99 Point 2nd half. Im 1432 with 9 to play.
      Sicily, Whitfield, serong, Rowell, Witts, hayes, brodie, Cogs and Butters.
      Good call on Dawson hold. Got 111. Crisp bounced back with 126

      • Petez

        March 26, 2022 at 7:23 pm

        From a fantasy point. Caldwell dissapointed for those who grabbed him. Zerret got injured in last 2 min. Went off. Looks like a ankle. Hopefully for you guys with him he pulls up okay

      • Jay1

        March 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm

        That’s gonna be a massive score with 9 to come. Well done Petez.

        • Petez

          March 26, 2022 at 11:39 pm

          Thanks Bro. Butters smashed it, Witts and Sicily did thier bit. But that Rowell was dissapointing. 1776 with 5 left.
          Rowell really killed me. Hopefully just a bad night. Better games to come.

          • Petez

            March 26, 2022 at 11:40 pm

            Playing witts instead of Gawn allowed me to Roll with neale instead of caldwell. So far it’s paying off

  26. Gary Lion

    March 26, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I don’t think the DT counter has Rowell on their side. I’ve seen him lay about 9 tackles and he’s down for 1…

    • FreemTheDream

      March 26, 2022 at 10:35 pm

      Or giving away like 6 free kicks, would have been an 80 odd easy if he had any sort of luck tonight. Alot of people will most likely jump off him for this, but he’s still a definite hold.

  27. Squid

    March 27, 2022 at 12:08 am

    So how many sideways trades went wrong today? How many went Crisp to Houston or similar?

    • Petez

      March 27, 2022 at 1:22 am

      Surely nobody traded Crisp to Houston lol

  28. Petez

    March 27, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Serong is gone. Dreadful choice. Muppet.
    If his score of 60 holds. I won my weekly match by 1 point

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