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AFL 2022 Daily Fantasy Tips: Round 20 Sunday
Round 20 of the AFL Premiership Season for 2022 will close out with a fun three game Sunday slate. The highlight of this slate is the 8th placed Richmond Tigers hosting the 3rd place Brisbane Lions at the MCG. Both sides are fighting for their position in the finals and this game will be critical. As always, Draftstars has all the daily fantasy lovers covered with a $60k main and a wide variety of other contests, including qualifiers to the massive $500k live final later in the year:
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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 line-ups. It includes daily cheat sheets for Draftstars, Player Correlation tables, Player Out tables, Scores Against tables, Tagging information, statistical breakdowns and much more!
Gold Coast vs West Coast at METRICON Stadium (GCS -32.5, Total 172.5)
Richmond vs Brisbane at the MCG (RIC -3.5, Total 174.5)
Essendon vs North Melbourne at MARVEL Stadium (ESS -41.5, Total 171.5)
A sprinkle of rain in both locations that games are being held on Sunday, however it will be very unlikey to be enough to have any signficiant impact on the games. The MCG drainage is far too good, while in the Gold Coast it should be passed by game time. Finally we all know that Marvel Stadium lets no rain in with the roof on! Let’s play some fantasy!
Where to Attack?
Let's take a closer look at our AFL Data Tools to find any trends that might help us construct winning lineups on Draftstars for this match.
We have the bottom two teams in the league on this slate in the West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne. As a result it is no surprise that they are the two sides conceding the top four most fantasy points to midfielders and the top two most fantasy points to forwards. This makes for easy game stack options of Gold Coast midfielders and forwards (Gold Coast are over 5 goal favourites), or Essendon midfielders and forwards (Essendon are over 6 goal favourites).
Breaking things down further, North Melbourne are particularly getting killed by inside midfields this season, while the Eagles have been getting opened up on the outside by wingers. Up forward both sides have been getting destroyed by key forwards.
Game Script – West Coast/North Melbourne backs, Essendon / Gold Coast midfielders & forwards
Jeremy Sharp ($6,000) in six full games this season Sharp has posted three scores of 84, 68 and 53, which would all be solid returns for a minimum priced player. He demonstrated last year a huge upside of 100+ as a wingman and on this slate against West Coast he faces the best matchup in the league for a midfielder, and in particularly the Eagles have given up the most points to wingman this season.
Elijah Hollands ($7,400) was a much heralded high draft pick of the Gold Coast Suns and finally made his debut after over 18 months of waiting. He did not disappoint, looking right at home at AFL level posting a 64 fantasy point game and kicking two goals. This debut was against one of the toughest teams in the league in the Brisbane Lions, but in this matchup, he draws one of the easiest against the Eagles. West Coast have given up 9 points per player above league average to forwards this season and the Suns are 31 point favourites, which means Hollands should have plenty more opportunity this week. I expect to see a greater than 10x return at this price point.
Sam Draper ($9,610) looks to have really found his form in the ruck in recent weeks, right in time for the Bombers late season surge. In the last two weeks, he has posted 79 and 88 fantasy points, while out duelling the Darcy Cameron/Mason Cox duo and Jarrod Witts. This week he will gain the added boost of being the sole true ruck in the game as Essendon have dropped Andrew Phillips and look set to hand the keys over to Draper full time. At this price point, a boost in opportunity should see his ceiling raise up to the 100-point mark.
Peter Wright ($10,180)… as noted above, both North Melbourne and West Coast have been being beaten up by key forwards this year. Peter Wright has been in career best form with 6 straight scores of 74+, including four games of 86+. This will be one of the easiest matchups of that stretch with North Melbourne giving up 8 points per player above league average to forwards and Essendon being over 40 point favourites. Wright is also in that awkward $10k price range, which means he should be relatively low owned on this slate.
Noah Anderson ($15,730) has low key developed into one of the form midfielders in the league throughout this season. Averaging just under 100 fantasy points on the season, he is putting up 116 per game over the last four matches, including a ridiculous 141 against Richmond where he added in the game winning goal for good measure. This week will be his easiest matchup of the season against the Eagles who have given up over 7 points per player above average to midfielders this season, and are getting beaten on both the inside and the outside, which plays right into Noah’s game style.
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