We open up round 19 with an interesting clash. The Bombers have been a model of inconsistency this season, looking like world-beaters one week and very scrappy the next. The Swans sit in 4th spot and will want to cement their position on the ladder with a win tonight. Whatever happens, this is set up for a tight one!

There’s a $5,000 Essendon vs Sydney Special so get your teams in and win some cash.

Forwards

Devon Smith ($9,300)

Hard to ignore him tonight. Averaging 131 fantasy points across his last 3 matches and will be in the thick of it again here. Has been a DFS machine this season and if the Bomber are going to win tonight, Smith will need to put up some big numbers.

Lance Franklin ($8,500)

Coming off his only game this season where he has gone goal-less, I’m backing Franklin to bounce back in a big way. Don’t be surprised if Buddy kicks a handful tonight and lifts the Swans to a big win.

Midfielders

Josh Kennedy ($8,300)

I think Kennedy is a great pick at this price point. Has potential for some big scores and would easily add some nice value to your line up. Coming off 134 fantasy points last week.

Zach Merrett ($9,800)

Not a groundbreaking selection but even at the top price, Merrett can hit value tonight. Has been one of Essendon’s best this season and is key to a huge midfield battle tonight.

Defenders

Dane Rampe ($5,700)

Has been an unsung hero for the Swans this season. Rampe is cool under pressure and generally makes the right decision more often than not. At this cheaper price he will slot in easily to your lineup.

Adam Saad ($6,300)

I am a fan of Adam Saad with his explosive running from the back line a huge contributor to the Bombers. Has been a little quiet in recent weeks but going to take the punt on him tonight.

Ruckman

Tom Bellchambers ($6,900)

Very similar output between the two rucks tonight. Going to roll with Bellchambers at the cheaper price and hopefully spare up some cash to spend elsewhere across the park.