How quickly the season starts and how quickly we already have two rounds in the can! Adelaide started the round with a gutsy win over the Tigers and it was the usual suspects in Bryce Gibbs, Rory Sloane Rory Laird and Dusty Martin who dominated fantasy wise.
A quick review of Round 2 fantasy action below, already pumped for Week 3!
As we touched on above, it was some of the games biggest stars who stood up in fantasy land once again.
Franklin, Ablett, Mitchell, Steven, Kelly, Pendlebury, Oliver, Fyfe, Wines and Gray would feature on most peoples lists of top 20 players in the game and all went big in Round 2.
However, it was a young-gun Sun who finished on top in AFL SuperCoach scoring.
Stat-line Of The Week
Plenty of great nominations this week but we’ve decided to go with Tom J. Lynch because it’s very rare to see a key forward score so many Dreamteam and SuperCoach points.
16 kicks, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 8 goals for 139 AFL fantasy points and 180 SuperCoach points.
We love the early signs of 2018 that point toward the big goalkicking forward returning and Tom Lynch is an often forgotten young gun down south.
Weekly AFL Fantasy News and Talking Points
- Kade Simpson looks certain to make the All-Australian Benjamin Button team. At 33 years of age, he keeps playing great Footy!
- Gary Ablett is showing no sign of age as he found the Footy at will against Hawthorn. A word of warning though, he may be rested at times during 2018.
- Tom Mitchell continues to be a lock-and-key fantasy STUD
- Coaches across Australia rejoice their pre-round 1 selection of Tim Kelly
- Debate is increasing on Twitter about the ‘rolling lockout feature of DFS’ after a string of late withdrawals in Round 2 that included Toby Greene and Matt Kruezer
Tom Mitchell’s total after just two games. 😮 #9AFLFootyShow
50 contested possessions. pic.twitter.com/rnnykxJkz0
— The AFL Footy Show (@AFLFootyShow) April 2, 2018
AFL Fantasy Top Scorers Round 2
1. Ed Curnow 160
2. Jarrad Waite 146
3. Rory Laird 141
4. Tom Lynch (GC) 130
5. Gary Ablett 139
6. Tom Mitchell 137
7. Jack Macrae 134
8. Jarryd Lyons 134
9. Jesse Hogan 133
10. Tom Phillips 131
AFL SuperCoach Top Scorers Round 2
1 Tom Lynch 180
2 Dustin Martin 160
3 Jarryd Lyons 152
4 Jeff Garlett 152
5 Tom Mitchell 148
6 Ed Curnow 148
7 Ollie Wines 147
8 Clayton Oliver 146
8 Jesse Hogan 145
10 Gary Ablett 144
AFL Fantasy Casualty Ward
- Tom Scully (GWS) suffered a broken ankle in the tough win against the Pies at the MCG.
- Tim Broomhead (Collingwood) suffered two breaks to his leg in a sickening incident in the same game as Scully.
- Matt Crouch (Adelaide) joins brother Brad on the Crows injury list after hurting his hamstring on Thursday night against the Tigers.
- Darcy Moore (Collingwood) suffered a hamstring injury and will join a long list of Pies that will notavailablelble next weekend.
- As we alluded to in Week 1 Matthew Kruezer had a niggle that might keep him out and he did indeed miss the Round 2 Blues game.
- Mercurial Hawks Premiership star Shaun Burgoyne suffered an injury to his hamstring on Easter Monday that will see him miss a game for the first time since 2013.
Burning AFL Fantasy Question/s
1. Is Geelong’s Tim Kelly a MUST HAVE?
If you don’t have him already (there isn’t many!) should you burn a trade to get him before his price rises?
— Adam Roy Davey (@RoyDT) April 2, 2018
— 7AFL (@7AFL) April 2, 2018
2. Is Tommy Mitchell a MUST HAVE as well?
Super performances in Rounds 1 and 2, likely on six Brownlow votes already.
3. How serious is Matty Kruezer’s groin injury?
It’s an issue that can linger, particularly with players who have had knee injuries like Kruezer has. Keep a close eye on it!
4. Is Brett Deledio warming towards a fantasy footy start in some capacity?
Great signs as Deledio looked to have some zip about him on Saturday at the G. He’s been smashed by injuries of late but has now strung four straight games together in 2018 following a strong preseason. He’ll get ample opportunities (if he can stay healthy) given the Giants early injury battles.
*Last week we touched on Nic-Nat who followed his 59% TOG in Round 1 with 56% TOG in Round 2. Important to note though that the game was over very early in the 2nd half and the Eagles are obviously monitoring and managing his movements very closely.
AFL Fantasy Tweet Of The Week
Sam Menegola had a day to forget at the MCG with just 50 AFL Fantasy points and 57 SuperCoach points.
Geelong’s ‘big three’ of Selwood, Dangerfield, Kelly and Ablett are scooping up a lot of the Cats midfield touches and they also have Mitch Duncan to come back into the side.
Where does that leave Menegola going forward?
So for that reason, Lincoln Beggs @CRIPPStoniteSC gets our Tweet Of The Week!
Imagine paying 551k for Sam Menegola. 8 points at HT. #SuperCoach
— Lincoln Beggs (@CRIPPStoniteSC) April 2, 2018
How’d you go in all of your AFL Fantasy competitions over the weekend? Feel free to share your stories and thoughts for the upcoming week with us on Twitter!
Until then, happy coaching!