Welcome to the Fantasy Stars SuperCoach Round 1 Review. The weekend was filled with positives and some head scratchers following a last-minute scramble at the selection table.
For reference, the team we took into the first Round can be seen below.
Only two of our team didn’t score any points at all. David Swallow was a late OUT for the Suns on Saturday night while Cameron wasn’t selected for the Swans.
**Please note this is a blended team from our two AFL fantasy gurus
Our Fantasy Stars SuperCoach Round 1 score was: 2115
What went wrong?
- Premiums Hannebery and Dalhaus played below expectation.
- Rookies Eddy, Taranto and Pickett combined for a lowly 102 points up forward. Very costly considering we had Dan Butler (96 points) and Dan Houston (72) sitting on the bench.
- Contrarian pick Shaun Atley was disappointing for the Roos only scoring 71 points
- Andy Otten got through without injury (big tick) and should improve on his 45 point performance in coming weeks
- Captain Dangerfield was terrific but it wasn’t one of his best SuperCoach scoring games
What went right?
- Cameron Marchbank showed some great signs for the Blues on Thursday night. 97 points and looks likely to be a long-term fixture in the team.
- Premiums Franklin, Adams, Bontempelli, Selwood, Fyfe, Dangerfield, Shaw and Treloar were all solid
- Rory Laird’s 147 point performance down back was heroic
- Mid-rangers Sandilands, Witts and Steele did their job
We’ll put extra emphasis on nailing our starting line-up and ensuring our best rookies are set as emergencies.
No trades expected this week but the Shaun Atley experiment already feels like its on its last legs.
We’ll also be watching another week of Nankervis and monitoring the health of Dan Hannebery.