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AFL 2022 Daily Fantasy Tips: Round 5 Saturday
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St Kilda vs Gold Coast at MARVEL Stadium (STK -20.5, Total 170.5)
Adelaide vs Richmond at ADELAIDE Oval (RIC -7.5, Total 174.5)
Melbourne vs GWS at the MCG (MEL -31.5, Total 161.5)
It is a heat wave for the football this Saturday with 30 degrees forecast in Adelaide and 27 degrees forecast in Melbourne. No sign of any rain, so we can select teams without worrying about the impact of the conditions. Let's play!
Where to Attack?
The Saints vs Suns matchup will be interesting to see who gets on top of the defender battle, with both sides conceding the most points to the position this through four rounds this season. The Saints are heavy favourites in this match-up and it is at their home stadium so I will be leaning to loading up their back line as they also love to utilise the ball across this part of the ground.
Gold Coast have also been cut up through the midfield this season giving up 87 points per player, which is the third most in the league. This suits the game script that St Kilda will win comfortably (they are over 20 point favourites). The other team to consider attacking is Melbourne who as we have mentioned all season continue to give up points through the midfield despite dominating the scoreboard.
Game Script – Melbourne stacks
Will Powell ($8,780) has had a flat start to the season, but he is still playing the role across half back and as we have seen in the past year does offer upside approaching the three figure level in the right matchup. Last week he notched up his highest score of the season at 73 and this week he faces the Saints who give up the most points in the league to half backs.
Sam Berry ($6,000) is coming to replace Harry Schoenberg and based off what we saw in the preseason he will get opportunity in the centre square and through the midfield. That is always a plus for a player who is priced at the minimum and should be capable of returning a 60 point score for 10x value. Berry will also be the less popular option to the next player I am going to mention.
Finn Callaghan ($6,000) comes in on debut after being the 3rd pick in this years draft. He will be a popular play and it will be questionable how much midfield time he can squeeze in for the Giants. But he does have a massive pedigree and was a fantasy scorer in the juniors. As noted above too, the matchup is not as difficult as it may seem for midfielders as Melbourne continue to leak points to this position.
Josh Battle ($8,410) is relishing his role in the back line this year, posting 117 three weeks ago, and 79 last week. This matchup he faced the Suns who as noted above have conceded the most points in the league to defenders (tied with Saints), and I love stacking up the St Kilda backs and midfielder in this matchup.
Jack Sinclair ($13,830) - Speaking of St Kilda backs and midfielders, here is a hybrid for you. Sinclair has grown from just playing across halfback this season to getting significant stints in the midfield as well. As a result he has averaged over 100 fantasy points through the first four weeks of the season and in this week’s matchup faces the Suns who have conceded the most points in the league to backs and the third most to midfielders.
Max Gawn ($15,980) - We called Gawn to break out of the early season fantasy slump last week and he didn’t disappoint with a monster 140 point performance. This week I will be going back to him again as he draws a matchup against young Matt Flynn for GWS, in the friendly confines of his home stadium at the MCG. Gawn will do as he pleases in this matchup and the only thing that will be able to slow him down will be how much time Luke Jackson gets in the ruck role.
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