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Fantasy defenders: Fade Daicos? Young breakout? Witherden value? – Ep. 658

PODCAST: Roy, Calvin and Warnie talk defenders.

It’s time to do a deep dive on the Defenders. Which players should we consider in AFL Fantasy Classic. From the premiums and the value picks through to the best cash cows. Alex Witherden from the Eagles catches up with Roy, Calvin and Warnie. The best six backs in the Rollin’ 22 are revealed, some Fantasy Draft sleepers are suggeted and the boys answer al your questions.

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Episode guide

1:30 – 11 defenders averaged more last season than the best available forward.

3:00 – What types of players do we want as Fantasy defenders?

5:00 – Calvin talks structure of his team.

6:10 – Hayden Young is the biggest lock for the back line.

8:30 – Warnie suggests that Tom Stewart could average 100-plus and is his D1.

10:45 – Is Jordan Clark an option?

13:30 – “You’re a braver man than me” – Warnie is warned about picking Elliot Yeo.

17:00 – Who are the best cash cow options in defence?

20:30 – Is fading Nick Daicos the right call?

24:55 – With just eight per cent ownership, Marcus Windhager could be a mid-priced option worth starting.

26:45 – Alex Witherden from the Eagles joins The Traders.

28:10 – It looks like Harley Reid is going to spend more time in the midfield.

30:30 – “He’s one of our best midfielders” – Witho on Yeo.

32:50 – What controversy has there been in Witho’s Draft league with his Eagles team mates?

36:20 – Roy names the best six defenders as part of his Rollin’ 22 starting with Daicos.

40:50 – The scoring range of the top 10 or so defenders could be small.

44:55 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter, @aflfantasy on Instagram and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

49:45 – Can Mason Redman and Jordan Ridley get a points bump.

55:10 – Who to pick: Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera or Keidean Coleman?

58:10 – Roy doesn’t want any rookies on field in the back line.


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