This doesn’t seem like a great fantasy game on paper, but let’s give it a chance! Especially when there are plenty of Daily Fantasy Contests that are up for grabs! There are 5 changes between the teams with Higgins, Hogan and Acres the more interesting ins, and none of the outs are overly relevant. The weather looks good on the Gold Coast although we always need to consider the night-time dew.

There are some great fantasy contests up for Draftstars and DraftKings including:


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!


Richmond v Fremantle at Metricon Stadium (Rich -29.5, Total 119.5)

Trends: This should be quite simple. Both teams are mid-table for points conceded, with Fremantle slightly more generous. BUT Richmond conceding almost a full extra 80 point score per game, which is important. The most obvious way to access these big scores is Backs and Rucks, which makes sense if the ball is rattling around Freo’s defensive end all night. Richmond also concedes more points to Mids than Fremantle, so one or two Fremantle Mids should also be considered in each line-up.

FWD: It seems likely that we can get some value out of Richmond forwards tonight. Starting with the two cheapest, Tom Lynch and Jake Aarts have both been looking more comfortable lately, although their scoring hasn’t really reflected it. I think both are a fair chance to give us the rare 60+ score we need at those prices, although I’m not sure I’d put them both in the same line-up. Instead I’ll target the more assured scoring of a Shai Bolton or Dustin Martin in the other slot to try to access those 100 point ceilings as pure mids. I also have no issue with Jack Riewoldt or Daniel Rioli if you want to go that way.


MID: Marlion Pickett and Jack Graham are priced together, and they both have easy 75+ upside with their current wing/guts roles. Kamdyn Macintosh can be thrown in that mix after falling off the wagon with a horrible 21 last week but every chance to get back to his 70+ scores of the previous 3 weeks. Thomson Dow was around the ball plenty last week. He was a bit handball happy and faded out of it, but he’s not a horrible minimum price salary saver if you need one. David Mundy is in a nice purple patch with 4 80+ scores in his last 5 games. He’s playing on ball with Fyfe/Walters rotating forward, so he’s my preferred Freo mid option. Andrew Brayshaw is very expensive, priced at his upper limit, but it is difficult to spend all of the salary on this slate so it might be worth plugging him in for his 100+ potential alone.


DEF: I’ll have a hard time getting past Stephen Hill, and I’m willing to ignore his last two games (20 & 12) and trust the 45-60 range he displayed before then. 60 points from the cheapest Freo defender on the slate would be a nice starting point. Nathan Wilson has scored consistent 60+ in 6 of the last 7, we just need him to push past 70 to be a nice play here. Adam Cerra has shown triple figure scoring potential, that can’t be ignored after 2 big scores in his last 4. Blake Acres hasn’t done much yet this year, but we know he has big upside if he can get it going, so I’ll be using him too. I probably won’t play any Tigers backs at all, but Bachar Houli is tempting to soak up some salary and with his 100+ ceiling.


RUCK: Toby Nankervis is the best scorer of this bunch, with a solid 74 backing that up on his return from injury last week. Sean Darcy is the other option worth considering as a salary saver, but his good scores have been few and far between so be cautious with him.


Final Word: Chasing value isn’t really a big deal on this slate with so few interesting premium options. Getting the mid-priced options with the 80+ upside is the key, and I’ll be trusting the trends pretty heavily to try to achieve that. Good Luck!

Dragon's Suggested Draftstars Team

Dragon's Suggested DraftKings Team

Always remember to gamble responsibly. When the fun stops, stop. If gambling is having a negative impact on your life, seek support at Gambling Help Online.  18+ only.