The AFL fixture is back as we know it, with a full five games set for this Saturday to the joy of fans nationwide.

Such an array of fixtures promises some variation in DFS line-ups, which is what we love to see!

Without further ado, let’s get stuck into another 2022 AFL season DFS preview.

Draftstars have put up $90k in the main contest, as well as a couple of live final qualifier contests.

  • AFL $90,000+ Saturday at Draftstars
  • $20 AFL $500k Qualifier at Draftstars
  • $5 AFL $500k Qualifier at Draftstars
  • AFL $10,000+ Saturday High Roller ($150 Entry) at Draftstars
  • AFL $5,000+ Saturday Fiver at Draftstars 
  • AFL $5,000+ Saturday Mini ($2 Entry) at Draftstars

Check out our article here with all the info regarding the AFL $500k Live Event.

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!



Geelong v Fremantle at GMHBA Stadium (Geelong -24.5, 156.5)

Adelaide vs GWS at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide -5.5, 164.5)

Melbourne vs Hawthorn at the MCG (Melbourne -26.5, 160.5)

St Kilda vs Port Adelaide at Cazaly’s Stadium (St Kilda -7.5, 152.5)

Carlton vs North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium (-27.5, 174.5)







Melbourne’s forecast may look ominous but if the rain does indeed clear by the afternoon, it shouldn’t be much of a factor in the games. Adelaide and Cairns look relatively clear, although games played in the latter can be slippery affairs.

Where to Attack?

All teams have played six matches now, so we have plenty of data to base our strategies on.

Both St Kilda and Hawthorn have been leaky to defenders this year, sitting at the top of the points against table. That makes Port Adelaide and Melbourne defenders appealing, more so the former as Melbourne don’t tend to play a kick and mark game at the back and are heavy favourites.

Midfielders playing against Hawthorn are also worth attacking, so Melbourne superstars Christian Petracca and Clayton Oliver are very appealing. 

Down forward, it’s no surprise that North Melbourne are conceding bucketloads of points, given they sit bottom of the ladder.

Game Script – Carlton and Melbourne stacks


Lloyd Meek ($7,180)

Meek gets a crack as the #1 ruck for Fremantle with Sean Darcy missing, which he will look to grasp with both hands. The big man has an average of 61.7 in three matches this season and is in a good spot to win hitouts against Rhys Stanley this weekend. The small dimensions of GMHBA should also suit Meek.

James Jordon ($7,120)

Jordon has found his place in the Melbourne team roaming between the arcs as a rotation midfielder. With an average of 67.5, he is likely to produce 10x value here, especially given the matchup against the leaky Hawks.


Charlie Curnow ($9,640)

Forwards have thrived against the Kangaroos and Charlie Curnow could be a slate winning game script play. He has scored 100+ twice this season when kicking bags of goals, so if he can do that on Saturday 10x value is on the cards.

Luke McDonald ($11,400)

McDonald has returned to his playmaking halfback role in the absence of Aaron Hall and has done it well, averaging 87 points in his last three matches. Marvel Stadium is traditionally a high scoring ground and McDonald should see plenty of ball down back against the Blues.


Patrick Cripps ($13,280)

Returning after a hamstring complaint, Cripps showed no signs of injury with a 123 against Fremantle. He has consistently scored around the 120 mark and comes up against North this week, so is therefore seriously underpriced.


Suggested Draftstars Team

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