We have our typical 3 game slate this Sunday for Round 9 of the 2022 AFL Premiership Season. Draftstars has all the daily fantasy lovers covered with a $75k main and a wide variety of other contests, including qualifiers to the massive $500k live final later in the year:

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Gold Coast vs Fremantle at METRICON Stadium (FRE -10.5, Total 145.5)

GWS vs Carlton at GIANTS Stadium (GWS -3.5, Total 166.5)

West Coast vs Melbourne at OPTUS Stadium (MEL -67.5, Total 166.5)


Gold Coast



There is plenty of rain expected on the the Gold Coast, particularly in the afternoon when the game is scheduled to be on. As a result in the Gold Coast vs Frematnle matchup I would be wary of playing key forwards or outside players and focus more heavily on ruckman or inside midfielders who will likely benefit from the conditions.

The other two games look like perfect conditions for football so we can select players from these games without concern.

Where to Attack?

Melbourne have given up the most points in the league this season to defenders. A huge part of this is related to the way the Demons structure up but also the fact that opponents spend a lot of time hemmed into their back line. This is critical to note for this slate as West Coast backmen have consistently been scoring well while their team gets beaten from pillar to post each weekend. It is no surprise to see the Dockers (top 2 heading into the round) conceding a high number of fantasy points to backs as well.

West Coast have conceded the third most points in the league to midfielders, which is no shock considering they are 1-7 and currently last on the ladder. Over the last 5 rounds this has been at 90 points per player, the second highest over that period of time. Melbourne’s midfield should have a field day in this matchup as they are currently 67 point favourites.

Following on from the midfield is the forward line where the Eagles are giving up the most points in the league. There is no hiding why, with 7 losses and most by large margins it is a total fill up for opposition forwards and as they play the best team in the league this week, we can only imagine how ugly things get. Melbourne stacks!

Game Script – Melbourne stacks – midfielders and forwards, West Coast backs


Tom McDonald ($7,430) / Bailey Fritsch ($7,610)

As we noted above the Eagles have been conceding the most points in the league to forwards this season, and Melbourne are 67 point favourites in this matchup. That means we should be able to find value in the Demons forward line and I love the cheap, somewhat out of form combination of McDonald and Fritsch. Both offer 100 point upside and if there is any matchup that it is in play it is this one.


Ed Langdon ($13,870) has hit a massive patch of form in recent weeks with two monster games from his last three, including a 140 point game last week. The Eagles give up the third most uncontested possessions in the league and the most uncontested marks; this is the bread and butter of Langdon’s fantasy scoring.

Luke Jackson ($10,800)… so Max Gawn looks to be the most obvious play you will ever find. Matching up against the Eagles patchwork ruck men, big Gawn has been in amazing form before last week and is now under an injury cloud. As a result, I am expecting that Luke Jackson may hand more of the ruck burden in this matchup, given it will likely be a blow out. Jackson has already shown he has 100 point upside if he gets the opportunity.


Christian Petracca ($15,910).. under $16k in a what could be a 100 point win. Where do I sign up. He is coming off back to back scores of 111 and 119, and in this matchup should be able to hit the score board as well as rack up disposals.

Alex Witherden ($14,340)… the big question will be do you invest this much money in the losing team. There are other Eagles backs who are worth considering for cheaper prices, but we have seen this year that Witherden loves filling up in losses, with no score under 91 all season. Witherden will likely take all the kicks ins without Hurn in the lineup, which should further boost his scoring potential.

Dragon's Suggested Draftstars Team

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