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DRAFTKINGS EARLY LOOK - AFL DFS Collingwood v Richmond Round 2 2020
Welcome to the Early Look for Round 2 of the AFL which gets underway on Thursday the 11th of June (1950 Australian Eastern Standard Time) with the marquee match-up between Collingwood and Richmond at the MCG. Let’s take an early look with markets, history, injuries and early DraftKings fantasy thoughts.
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- How to Play Daily Fantasy AFL on DraftKings
- AFL Daily Fantasy Strategy Steps to Success
- Using AFL Data
Market Odds as of Tuesday 9th of June
Line = 7.5
Total Points Over/Under = 140.5
Lines and Prices are correct at the time of publication (1330 AEST 09-06-2020) and subject to change.
Last Time These Two Teams Met
Richmond 14.14. 98 defeated Collingwood 9.12. 66 (Round 19, 2019)
Dustin Martin 38 Disposals (133 Fantasy Points)
Adam Treloar 39 Disposals (130 Fantasy Points)
Tom Lynch 5 goals (94 Fantasy Points)
Quirky fact - Richmond are 41-5 at the MCG since the start of 2017. 2 of those losses are against Collingwood.
Long Range Weather Forecast
Melbourne - Partly cloudy, possible rainfall (30%) Min 5 Max 15 degrees (this is a night game).
Mason Cox - Bone Bruising on Knee (Out)
Matt Scharenberg - Hip (Available)
Lynden Dunn - Knee (Available)
Levi Greenwood - Knee (Indefinite)
Tom Langdon - Knee (Indefinite)
Adam Treloar - Calf (Out)
Ben Reid - Hamstring (Out)
Noah Cumberland - Knee (Indefinite)
Bachar Houli - Calf (Questionable)
Fantasy Contests Available
DraftKings have posted their 1st ever main GPP contest with a $80,000 USD pool for a $10USD entry. The contest is a 150 max contest. However, once contests are filled that is it! They do not continue to grow, so ensure you have your entry in your chosen contest reserved!
Also available to play:
- $5,000 $3 Entry in the Shellacking 20 Entry Max
- $20,000 Tagger ($5,000 to 1st) for a $222 Entry
- $2,500 Mini-Max for $0.50 Entry
- $4,000 Flick Pass $55 x2 Entry
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Players of Interest
Darcy Cameron - R - $2,900. Mason Cox is out, this opens the door for Cameron to play back-up ruckman but his role will be up forward. Cameron scored 107 fantasy points (20 min quarters in pre-season) against Richmond in the pre-season back in March, although Cameron was the main ruckman that day with Brodie Grundy rested. Having Grundy in the side limits Cameron’s ability to score, however, Grundy who is the most expensive player on the slate at $9,300 is a tough player to roster.
Jordan De Goey - F - $6,200 De Goey scored 119 fantasy points in their last match in 2019 against Richmond on the back of a 18 Kick, 10 Mark, 10 Handball performance. Captain Scott Pendlebury has indicated that De Goey will roam through the midfield unless the Pies forward is successful up front. One to watch.
Shane Edwards - D - $6,400 Edwards was quiet in the Round 1 match against Carlton and does have a poor fantasy record against Collingwood with 67 and 64 fantasy point efforts in 2019. Does his fantasy output improve when the Tigers are full strength? Tough when better options are cheaper.
Jermey Howe - D - $6,300 Hit three figures fantasy wise against the Bulldogs in Round 1 with 25 disposals and 9 marks. Will Howe have a matchup in the Pies defence or allow to roam over Half-Back? Will be a popular choice.
Chris Mayne - M - $4,900 Highest owned player without doubt on this slate at his price. Mayne’s 29 disposals on the wing with 7 Marks was the standout in the Pies win over the Bulldogs in Round 1. Whilst not an inside midfielder, Collingwood’s fantasy friendly game will suit Mayne against the Tiger. Chalk.
LIVE NOW! DFR head AFL writer Jesse Penfold will preview in depth this contest whilst Luke Mathyssen (Smatho) joins Tristan Heffernan (Big Hef) on the DFR Down Under show (available on our YouTube channel) to discuss Daily Fantasy strategy for this contest. Also LIVE NOW is the update to our Data Tools and Cheat Sheets for Round 2.
You can brush up on our tools and how they work by reading our Data article "Using AFL Data Tools".