The first game of Saturday sees Melbourne vs Port Adelaide. Melbourne is an interesting team this year can they find a replacement for Jesse Hogan or will they struggle to have scoring options. Port Adelaide was very disappointing after starting the season with a lot of promise and are looking to bounce back this season. Here are my AFL fantasy tips!
The twilight matchup sees Adelaide host Hawthorn, Adelaide was the most disappointing team last year as they dropped from a grand final to outside the top 8. From what we saw in the JLT there is no doubt that Adelaide will be up the top again. On the Hawthorn side is the sad news about Tom Mitchell the fantasy machine, but it gives others the opportunity to play midfield and score.
The first of the Saturday night matchup is a 2017 AFL grand final rematch. A lot has changed between these two teams, the Bulldogs are now in an improving stage after a really disappointing season last year and Sydney do what they seem to do every year and be one of the top teams. They play at the newly named Marvel Stadium.
The final matchup of the day sees the premiers start their title defence against a young improving Brisbane side up at the GABBA. Brisbane have looked impressive in their two JLT matchups, while West Coast hasn’t taken a step back. This should be a good matchup to finish the night.
Angus Brayshaw @ 9,000
If you leave this man out of your team today, you would be a brave man, dominated the JLT and looks like he will have a huge year. Has great numbers against Port Adelaide and at MCG in the past.
Jake Lloyd @ 8,900
Talk about someone who enjoys playing under the roof, its this man and also enjoys playing against the Bulldogs. Lloyd is a player that pay for and you know what you’re going to get. The kick in the rule should improve his scoring but I see a minimum of 110 in this matchup.
Brodie Smith @ 7,200
Returned for 2 games to end last season and has performed well throughout the preseason. The new kick-in rule should give him a few extra points throughout the game, I can see him scoring 80-90 in this matchup and that good enough for his price.
Xavier Duursma @3,500
Very impressive in last JLT and looks like a rookie you can trust to score 70-80 and you would take that at his price. Double figure marks improved his score last week with limited game time.
Tom Liberatore – @6,400
Liberatore finally makes he return to AFL football in this matchup after injuring his knee last season. Has looked very strong throughout the JLT and plays a very fantasy friendly midfield role. For his price, he should be considered in this matchup.
Dom Sheed @6,900
Talk about someone who is flying after the Grand Final, has got some serious swagger and then to average 39.5 disposals in this JLT, surely that form just continues and he starts the season flying. Ride the price rise through the first few rounds
Sam Jacobs @6,800
Sam Jacobs just like Adelaide had a down year and will be looking to have a better year. In his last JLT, he looked extremely fit and scored 107 against the Giants. He was running freely around the ground, getting involved in a lot of play.
Jack Watts @5,100
Since arriving from Melbourne last year, he has struggled to find a position in this Port Adelaide lineup but as seen in the JLT, he may have found a position in the Port Adelaide defence and has been scoring well back there.
Josh Dunkley @ 8,700
Dunkley is all about the role, it can either make or break your Moneyball team. If he gets that midfield role in this game, he could easily regain that form that he finished last season or if he plays that forward role his score is going to let you down. In the JLT series, first round he played a lot up forward and scored poorly while in the second game he played in the midfield and score really well. Huge risk but could be a huge reward.
Jack Darling @5,800
Jack Darling should lead the forward line in this matchup with questions whether Josh Kennedy will play. Darling seems to score a lot better when Kennedy is not on the side, and from reports, Kennedy will not play.