Goals (6 pts)
Behind (1 pt)
Kick (3 pts)- They can “drop punt”, “snap” the ball so it goes sideways , “banana” away from the body or a “torpedo” which is like an NFL spiral kick. The ball can also be kicked while on the ground, “soccer off the ground.”
Mark (3 pts)- A completed catch of a ball
Handball (2 pts)- Passing the ball to a teammate with a clenched fist
Ruck- The tallest player, like an NBA center, whose job it is the win ruck contests. Ruck contests are like jump balls in basketball called “ball up”
Defenders- They play against the opposition forward and defend their goal
Midfielders- Possess the ball more than any other player, the playmakers
- Key-Forwards- The tall offensive players. They mark the ball high and kick from all types of angles
- Crumbing-Fowards- Quick and small; avoid tackles to score
- Tackles are key. Good tacklers make up to 10 tackles a game (4 pts apiece)
- The Ruckman that wins the “hit out” or jump ball receives a point. A good Ruckman will win up to 35 “hit outs” a game.
- 90-100 points is an elite score. These usually come from the midfielders.
Full Slate Favorite Plays:
- Hugh Greenwood – GCS (6.8K): With stud midfielder Matthew Rowell sidelined with a dislocated shoulder last week, Hugh put up 103 fantasy points behind 18 disposals and 12 tackles. That tackles total is basically Michael Jordan level production in the AFL. Rowell is going in for surgery and Greenwood will again be used in a way that puts him in a position to rack up points tonight. Core play.
- Kane Lambert – RIC (6K): The tigers are decimated by injuries and Lambert has been thrust into a main role. He responded with 22 disposals and 6 tackles for 100 fantasy points. This play makes way too much sense tonight in all formats.
- Jy Simpkin – NOR (7.3K): Jy is quickly becoming one of my favorite AFL players for DFS purposes. He rarely gets talked about and brings in low ownership despite routeinly putting up 80+ fps. He had another workhorse stat line last week of 23 disposals, 6 tackles and he even addeda behind score. The price has come up but he is a very safe cash play that won’t destroy your lineup with a bust.
- Dylan Stephens – SYD (3.9K): Appearing in this spot last week as our top play, Stephens popped for 65 fps at just 3K. The price has risen only 900 more and he still represents one of the best value plays on the slate. Star midfielders Isaac Heeney will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury and Josh Kennedy will be out 6 weeks with a strained knee ligament. There is big time playing time available for the future star Stephens and I see no way he doesn’t smash his price. Lock him in yet again!
- Luke Parker – SYD (7.4K): A lower owned option that will excel tonight for the same reasons as Stephens. He is a tackling machine with 100 point upside tonight.
- Kamdyn Mcintosh – RIC (4.8K): 24 disposals and 2 tackles for 82 fantasy points in his debut. Faces a fantasy friendly NOR team.
- Jasper Pittard – NOR (5.3K): Faces a Tigers team that gives up a ton of points to the defender position. 3 games of 70+ fantasy points this season.
- Jake Lloyd – SYD (6.9K): Lloyd was highlighted last week as one of our top defenders and produced 26 disposals for 86 fantasy points. He is a goto option for the Swans and has only been under 80 fantasy poins twice all season.
- Sam Collins – GCS (3.9K): Back to back games of double digit disposals and has been trusted with more playing time as of late. Averaging right around 50 fps per game which would easily pay off his price tonight.
- Todd Goldstein – NOR (8.5K): The top option at ruck tonight. It’s a hefty tag but he faces a team giving up the most points to the position and is in line for an easy 100+ pt game.
Core Plays: Todd Goldstein, Hugh Greenwood, Dylan Stephens