We’re told to be flexible and agile, and playing AFL Fantasy is certainly the platform to test and to refine your skills.
Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe (MID, $714,000) is one of the big names missing this week as we see the return of GWS star Tim Taranto (MID, $835,000) who joins his Giants’ teammates for the first time this year. Taranto averaged 113 in 2019 and his patient Draft coaches will welcome him back with open arms.
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Warnie’s Rookie Radar
Friday night football will debut pick No.15 from the 2019 draft Cody Weightman (FWD, $242,000). Weightman averaged 67 in the NAB League and 63 from his four games in the NAB AFL U18 Championships.
Off the back of injuries to Sydney stars Josh Kennedy and Isaac Heeney, young gun Elijah Taylor (MID/FWD, $200,000) gets his first game as does Essendon’s Ned Cahill (MID/FWD, $170,000) who averaged 81 in the NAB League last year from his 12 games. Out of the three debutants, Cahill is the pick of the bunch.
Roy’s Top Trade Targets
- Lachie Whitfield (MID/FWD, $694,000) – A breakeven of 45, he needs to be a priority.
- Max Gawn (RUC, $922,000) – Gawn is on fire and needs to be in your team
- Adam Treloar (MID, $847,000) – $109k cheaper than Neale and very unique.
- Callum Mills (DEF, $632,000) – Averaging 91 in his last three games and he is coming off 125.
- Dylan Stephens (MID, $288,000) – 65 last week and injuries have now secured his spot at the Swans.
In AFL Fantasy your captain scores you double points for that week. Here are Calvin’s top five picks for you to consider.
No. 1 – Max Gawn v Hawthorn @ Giants Stadium
Gawn is on fire and ranks as the No.1 man in the game on form averaging 112 in his last three games. In his last three games against the Hawks, Gawn has scored 121, 104 and 127. The Ceglar/McEvoy combo have been tough to score against this year, but Gawn should now have it all his own way.
No. 2 – Andrew Gaff v Fremantle @ Optus Stadium
Gaff has been tagged in recent weeks but will run free back at home where he has averaged 115 in his 23 games at Optus. He loves playing in the Derby where he has scored 100, 134, 109, 120, 114 and 109 in his last six games.
No. 3 – Lachie Whitfield v Brisbane @ Giants Stadium
Brisbane gave up plenty of points to Geelong last week where seven Cats cracked 80 with two players going over 100. Whitfield registered another 100+ score last week and should push that mark once again.
No. 4 – Jack Macrae v Essendon @ Metricon Stadium
Essendon give up the second most 80+ scores this year to their opposition and now Macrae gets his chance against the team he scored 132 against in 2019.
No. 5 – Sam Docherty v Port Adelaide @ the Gabba
Docherty took a game-high seven marks last week for his 63. The fact he is taking these marks is a huge bonus, and something that should serve him well against the Power who can give up points to defenders.