The folks at Moneyball have upped the ante this AFL season and there is a juicy GPP for us to attack this Sunday the 3rd of April. $7,000 Sunday Funday!
Yep, that’s right there is only two games in the contest which when it comes to AFL is a pretty nice amount of games to attack.
Not to strenuous for that Sunday hangover but still enough variance for some high scores and lots of different angles.
You’ll need an average player score of somewhere around x15 of their price to be competitive so keep that in mind!
Hawks v Eagles
The Hawks take on the Eagles in the first game in a Grand Final rematch. The Hawks will no doubt be looking to make amends from their Round 1 loss to Geelong.
They’ll have to do so however without Luke Hodge and once again star forward Jarrrd Roughead. The Hawks go into the game as underdogs at $2.10 although bookies are expecting it to be the highest scoring game of the day.
Players to consider
Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) $6,500
A slow start to season 2016 for Junior Boy and he will be relied upon today if the Hawks are to cause the mini upset. He dominated the Eagles in the Grand Final last year scoring 119 fantasy points. With no Roughead around as well Rioli’s goalkicking ability becomes important. That’s where his upside lies.
Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) $8,100
The old stager is in outstanding form. In fact, he has scored more than 107 fantasy points in his last eight games! He has such a high floor and only scored below 80 fantasy points once for the entire 2015 season! He doesn’t have his mate Hodge today and the Hawks will be counting on him for a signature 30 possession game.
Brad Sheppard (West Coast) $5,900
Sheppard is in integral part of this Eagles link between midfield and defence. His counterparts across half back will breathe a sigh of relief that Roughead is still on the sidelines. He had a terrific preseason and started well against the Brisbane Lions last weekend. At 24 years old he is primed for a career year and a score of around 100 fantasy points and x18 production wouldn’t surprise us today.
Nic Naitanui (West Coast) $7,200
A simply brilliant performance in Round 1 from Nic-Nat amassing 138 fantasy points! We like that he has a high floor in that even if he doesn’t dominate around the grounds he is almost a lock for 30+ hit-outs during the game. Ceglar and McEvoy will have their work cut-out containing him and he should have a point to prove considering he was awful in the 2015 Grand Final.
Blues v Swans
The Blues surprised a few last week as they served it up to the Tigers for three quarters. However, after Richmond’s disappointing loss on Friday night that form might seem slightly more shallow than first thought.
The Swans are heavy favourites ($1.25) in this encounter.
Players to consider
Kurt Tippett (Sydney) $6,400
Big Buddy looks to have put a tough end to 2015 behind him. He’s had a solid preseason and looked strong against the Pies last weekend where he landed around x15 value. That bodes very well for Kurt Tippett as the Blues simply don’t have the cattle to handle Buddy and Tippet and we are backing one of them to feast. We have sided with Tippet however as he looks underpriced. He had a quiet preseason but many big fellas do and he closed out 2015 with 5 consecutive fantasy scores of 120 or greater! Expecting he has relatively low AFL Sunday Funday ownership as well.
Bryce Gibbs (Carlton) $6,100
Tippett and now Gibbs. Anyone one would think we are naming an all “turn to butter when the heat is on” team… Gibbs had a big preseason (that old cliche’ hey) and on a Carlton team that so obviously lacks class it is even more important than last season that the ball finds its way into Gibbs hands. He was super against the Tigers last week chalking up 23x production!
Simon White (Carlton) $3,600
If you are looking to save some cash and load up on some higher end studs than consider the mature Simon White. In what figures to be a tough and physical contest White should be well suited. He seems a lock for somewhere around x15 production with the potential to get somewhere up around x20.
Play either McEvoy or Nic-Nat in this slots. Neither of the ruckman in the Swans v Blues game looks to be great value to us.