Marcus Bontempelli

Sunday once again delivers that perfectly sized three game AFL slate for us to play. The usual major contests are on offer on the major platforms:

In addition to previews for each and every slate this season, Daily Fantasy Rankings has also unveiled our AFL Resources page. This section provides you all the data you need to build your best lineups. It includes daily cheat sheets for both Draftstars and Moneyball, Player Correlation tables, Player Out tables, Scores Against tables, Tagging information, statistical breakdowns and much more!

The three games on this slate are as follows (click on the team to read our season preview!):


Cheat Sheet


Where to Attack

This slate is a delight with the Gold Coast, Fremantle, Western Bulldogs and St Kilda all top 5 for fantasy points conceded in 2018. Through two rounds this season those trends are yet to continue, however remember the sample size is extremely small, and all four sides have had a relatively soft schedule to start the season.

One surprise to start the year is that Hawthorn, one of the stingiest teams in the league in 2018, has given up the 3rd most points this year.

Points Against by Team

Based on last year’s outcomes I will be looking to attack midfielders against both the Suns and Saints as both are travelling this week. In 2018 the Suns gave up the most points in the league to the position and Saints conceded the 4th most.

Points Against - Centres

A new trend that has appeared this season (albeit a small sample size) is forwards, getting hold of North Melbourne. Through two rounds they have given up the second most points to the position and some big games to key forwards in particular.

Points Against - Forwards

The Western Bulldogs game up the most points in the league to opposition number one rucks in 2018. This is a trend that has started off relatively consistent this season, conceding 93 points per game through two rounds, the 4th highest mark in the league.

Points Against - No. 1 Rucks

Game Stack

There are three great options to stack on this slate, with the Western Bulldogs being the standout in the bookmakers’ eyes expected to win by five goals. However, I will be looking out West where the Saints look to get their first real test of the season playing Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

Correlations Western Bulldogs

Nathan Fyfe has started the season in a flurry, his highest correlation over the past season has been with half back Luke Ryan at a massive 0.5. Ryan is yet to bust out this season, however he brings a huge ceiling.

In addition Bradley Hill has started the season on fire averaging 121 points through two games. As an outside player he links up well with Ed Langdon (positive 0.2 correlation), and both players are positively correlated with Fyfe and Ryan, making for a nice four player stack.


Peter Wright – FWD (DS $8,410, MB $5,700) is in an elite matchup on this slate. As noted above the Bulldogs have given up the second most points to forwards in the league this season, which is a consistent trend with last year. Wright brings an upside of 90-100 points, whis a GPP winning ceiling at this price.


Ed Langdon – MID (DS $13,150, MB $7,200) absolutely loves the confines of Optus Stadium averaging +11.8 fantasy points on the ground over the his last 14 games on the ground. This includes just four games under 100 points (one of those scores a 97). He also draws a positive matchup as discussed above with the Saints giving up the fourth most points to midfielders in 2018.

Luke Ryan – DEF (DS $9,630, MB $6,100) is another I love to play at Optus Stadium, particularly when Fremantle have a positive matchup. He averages 82.5 points there over his last 13 games on the ground, but more importantly brings a ceiling of over 100, a score he hit in 5 of his first 9 games on the ground in 2018.


Jarrod Witts – RK (DS $13,670, MB $8,100) is just a lock and load plug him in a move on play on this slate. With arguably the top matchup for a ruck in the league against the Western Bulldogs, Witts absolutely monstered Tim English in 2018 posting a whopping 131 points and 58 hit outs.

Marcus Bontempelli – MID (DS $14,760, MB $8,800) has started the year on fire and looks to be running through the middle more than past years. With that role he is still underpriced and draws the Gold Coast who gave up the most points in the league to midfielders in 2018. The Bont also loves Marvel Stadium where he has averaged +12.7 points over his last 39 games on the ground.

Data for this preview is sourced from the Daily Fantasy Rankings AFL Resources page.


DFR Dragon's Picks

The Daily Fantasy Rankings "Dragon" has scoured the Australian sports betting markets and found some great value picks for these games. Check out his picks for the day below and click on the links to follow his betting plays!

Dragon's Picks Odds Sportsbook
Most Fantasy Points - Group A - Jarrod Witts $7.75 Bet now at BetEasy!
Jarrod Witts More Fantasy Points than Josh Dunkley $1.70 Bet now at Neds!
Most Disposals/Most Goals - Lachie Hunter/Peter Wright $26 Bet now at Sportsbet!
Fremantle -18.5 v St Kilda $1.91 Bet now at Pointsbet!


The Dragon has also picked out a lineup for the Saturday $2 Mini - feel free to use it as a starting point for your own lineup and adjust to your liking! (YTD after Round 2: $8 spend, $12.96 return)

DFR Dragon Lineup




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