A cheeky double header on a Thursday night as we continue on our mini version of the festival of football this week. The daily fantasy platforms have us covered as the massive daily fantasy contests on offer continue:

In addition to previews for each and every slate this season, Daily Fantasy Rankings will continue with 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 DraftKings, Player Correlation tables, Player Out tables, Scores Against tables, Tagging information, statistical breakdowns and much more!


Sydney vs Melbourne at CAZALAY’s Stadium (MEL -17.5, 117.5)

GWS vs Carlton at METRICON Stadium (GWS -11.5, 122.5)




Cairns Weather

Gold Coast Weather

Only very slight changes of rain at both locations tomorrow, which means it should be great conditions for football. The only thing to consider is the typical dewy conditions we will get later in the evening that we have now gotten used to at the Queensland games.


Where to Attack



Melbourne have conceded points to backs all season, giving up the third most in the league at over 2 points above the league average. This has reduced slightly over the past 5 rounds. GWS sit right behind them, giving up the 5th most, which means looking to Sydney and Carlton backs on this slate is the strategy.



Melbourne have been leaking points in bunches to midfields this year sitting behind only the lowly Adelaide Crows for points conceded. They are giving up 74 points per player, and a massive 92 points per player when isolated to the top three scorers at the position. The trend has maintained over the past five rounds, which means hunting out premium Sydney midfielders on this slate is an elite strategy.




Trent Rivers (DS $8,320, DK $4,100) / Josh Wagner (DS $7,820, DK $4,300)

On a slate that is lacking any clear cut value I will go back to the well on this Melbourne duo. The Demons are three goal favourites and will be expected to get a comfortable win up at the northern end of Australia. Rivers and Wagner picked up plenty of disposals across the half back line last week and both returned value. Linking the two together in the same lineup would also make sense if you are looking to spend up at other positions.




Toby Greene (DS $12,560, DK $6,500) / Jacob Hopper (DS $12,640, DK $6,200)

With Josh Kelly out of the lineup after a brutal collision last week and no obvious midfield replacement their factors to be slack picked up by the remaining GWS players. Last week we saw Toby Greene go into the midfield in the second half attending 11 centre bounces. We all saw what level of upside Greene had last year when he played midfield so he almost becomes a lock and load on play on this slate assuming he plays that role. Hopper was the other player who looked to benefit from Kelly’s absence posting 91 fantasy points.




Jake Lloyd (DS $16,900, DK $8,200)

Lloyd has been one of the in form fantasy players in the competition posting just one score under 100 points in the last 5 games. Not only that he has been displaying massive upside with two games of 115+. On this slate he draws an elite matchup for backs against Melbourne who have conceded the fourth most points in the league to the position this year.


Max Gawn (DS $18,270, DK $8,700)

Finding the right value to be able to squeeze Max in might be tough on this slate, however he has a ripping matchup against Sydney and Callum Sinclair who he should absolutely monster in the contest and around the ground. Before his injury he was the top fantasy player in the entire league alongside Lachie Neale and after a tune up game last week he should be set to unleash this week. 


GAME STACKS - Sydney midfield


Dragon's Suggested Draftstars Team

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