First week of finals for 2017 will end in epic fashion as the elimination contest’s take place.  With the season coming to a close for two teams, all eyes will be on who moves forward.  This is what the regular season is for, coming down to the final acts of courage for their sides.  The fans will be glued to any device available eagerly awaiting the outcomes for their respected sides. AFL Fantasy Tips:


Patrick Ryder $8,500

Ryder has had an absolute stellar season in 2017 and is looking to dominate finals.  Averaging 37 hit outs, 13 disposals, 3.4 marks and 11 goals for the Power.  Not many ruckman could hold the key to their sides chances of a positive result but Ryder is having that type of year.  It won’t be an easy task coming up against the likes of Vardy and an Eagles side who won’t be going down without a fight.  First use of the football for the Power will be much-needed if they are to move on next week.


Lance Franklin $8,500

Cometh the man, Cometh the moment.  Buddy Franklin will be looking for a massive game against the Bombers later on today.  With conditions likely to be good for both sides, the forwards will be relishing any opportunity when the ball comes their way.  With a massive 69 goals, averaging 6.9 marks and 17.4 disposals this season, Franklin could unleash a monster game.  I would lock him into a forward position immediately.

Sam Gray $7,500

Port Adelaide will require all there players to jump on board and hammer home any advantage they can if they are to beat the Eagles tonight.  Gray has averaged 17.9 disposals, 6 marks and scored 26 goals this season, taken every opportunity coming his way.  If the Eagles aren’t careful Gray may find his way into the game and kick a bag!


Elliot Yeo $8,400

Averaging 23.7 disposals, 3.5 tackles and 7 marks per game in 2017 has worked Yeo into some career best form.  Whether it be off half back, up forward or roaming through the midfield he has been able to make his mark on any game this year.  He won’t break the bank pricing wise but with a high intensity and contested style game he will relish the chance to bruise some opposition.  He may be an outside choice today but he will be worth the risk on selection.

Zach Merrett $9,900

Although he is one of the more expensive midfield options for today’s games, he is arguably the best of the bunch.  He managed to average, 30.4 disposals, 5.5 tackles and earned himself 35 free kicks with only giving away the 9 for the season.  His side will be hunting the Swans in packs, Merrett leading from the front will want plenty of contested ball and dominate the point scoring across the board.  He has worked hard to get to this point in his career and finals is where the men are separated from the boys.  Expecting a monster performance.

Ollie Wines $8,800

The midfield battle between the Power and Eagles will be huge when they clash Saturday night.  Wines will be looking forward to the contested fight out in the middle of the ground.  Averaging 27.3 disposals, 3.4 marks and 5.2 tackles during the regular season, he is a player raring to go.  I don’t believe even a run with role from the eagles will be enough to slow the big bull down.


Jeremy McGovern $7,100

Eagles defensive options against the Power are interesting for all coaches.  McGovern has averaged 16.4 disposals and 7.7 marks in the back line for the Eagles this season and has rarely put a foot wrong no matter the role.  He is short priced at $7,100 and well worth the risk with the output he can produce.  The tall forwards for the Power aren’t going to be easy to handle, but McGovern loves that type of style to get his game going in the right direction from word go.

James Kelly $7,700

Veteran defender James Kelly has relished his chances at the Bombers and will be looking to repay the faith in his first final at the club.  It won’t be an easy task to take down the Sydney Swans at home but the running style of Kelly will be required to generate a great game.  Plenty of football to be won, but most will have to come contested for both sides.  He has been in form of 90Fp recently and will be a handy selection to take a punt on.