We are back to just the one game of AFL this Friday, but it has the potential to be an absolute classic. The Brisbane Lions head down to Melbourne, then down the highway, to face a Geelong outfit coming off a stirring final quarter comeback last week.  

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Geelong vs Brisbane at GMHBA Stadium (GEEL -1.5, 167.5)



Outside of the wind, it looks like we will have great conditions for football. Hopefully both teams are a little more accurate than Port last night...

Where to Attack?

This is the definition of small sample size, but if you can draw trends back to last year or spot something that is happening early it is a route to gaining an edge.

The early season data suggests Geelong are giving up above average scores to defensive players from their opposition. They know how to use the dimensions of GMHBA to their advantage, which may lead to a lot of defensive chipping sideways and looking for options from the Lions here. Just a small edge compared to the league average, but it is worth considering nonetheless.

Geelong are giving up above average scores to opposition forwards through the first three rounds of the season. Whilst it isn't the largest sample size, they have given up decent scores to mid/forwards in recent weeks such as Jamie Elliot and Isaac Heeney. It may be worth considering the smaller forwards for the Lions in some capacity in this one.

Game Script – Brisbane backs, forwards



Darcy Gardiner ($6,950)

To capitalise on what has the potential to be some large scores from some of the premium mids, finding a serviceable player of low salary capable of a solid contribution is important. Gardiner has improved his output to start the season, building with scores of 52, 65 and 72. He is averaging over 7 marks per game and has a strong kick-to-handball ratio. Whilst his ceiling is low, he is worth consideration as a salary saver, as may Marcus Adams, with both recording 10 marks last week.



Hugh McCluggage ($12,290)

Looks a fascinating price here. McCluggage has improved his output week on week, with the most consistent performance last week generating triple figures without scoring a goal. There were some question marks surrounding the make-up of the midfield unit, however McCluggage has increased his centre bounce attendance percentage week on week. Well worth considering at the salary.

Darcy Fort ($10,610)

This is a fasinating match-up for Fort against his old team. With Oscar McInerney suspended, Darcy will be left to hold the...Fort...as the primary ruckman. Hard to justify the extra couple of thousand for Stanley when Fort's time on ball will see an increase this week.


Cameron Guthrie ($13,640)

Guthrie is a consistent presence in the Geelong midfield. Whilst the likes of Dangerfield and others can find themselves in other areas of the ground for decent periods, we generally know what we are going to get with Guthrie. Looks to be a great price to use if entering multiple teams when combined with some of the more premium mids, especially if you have saved some salary in your defensive and ruck selections. 

Suggested Draftstars Team


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