As we head into round 9 of the AFL we are beginning to separate the premiership contenders from the pretenders. We have an interesting match-up for our $10,000 Friday night GPP. The Crows have been very up and down this season while the Dogs have showed encouraging signs in recent weeks.

Forwards

Josh Dunkley ($7,200)

He may be young but Dunkley has plenty of experience. A heap of touches of the footy and some goals equal good fantasy points! In a match which lacks out and out forwards, Dunkley looks like a solid pick putting up consistent numbers the last few weeks.

Tom T. Lynch ($8,200)

Am going to take a punt on the highest priced forward in this match. Lynch is starting to find some nice form the last few weeks and is knocking down the door for a huge score.

Midfielders

Marcus Bontempelli ($8,700)

The ‘BONT’ returned from injury with a bang last week. He kicked 4 goals and had 24 touches in a superb all-round performance. Trying to find a bit more value in the midfield this week and Bontempelli at this price looks primed to have another big game.

Matt Crouch ($9,600)

Has been solid this year without bringing the house down. We know the sorts of numbers this guy can put up and he looks to be building towards a big performance come Friday night. I think he will play a huge role if the Crows are to live up to their favouritism.

Defenders

Matthew Suckling ($7,600)

Suckling has been very good for the Dogs this year and is averaging good output at this price point. In a match where the Bulldogs’ defence looks like it will get a workout, Suckling will need to be at his best for them to be a chance.

Rory Laird ($9,500)

I know he’s the top priced defender but you need to have Laird this week. He is classes above most of the players on the field week in week out and has the fantasy points to prove it.

Ruckman

Sam Jacobs ($8,500)

With the Dogs sharing around ruck duties I expect Jacobs to have a big night out. He will be winning a lot of hit-outs and looks the better pick even at the more expensive price.