MoneyBall

Written by Motts on May 17 2019

It gives us great pleasure today to announce the new strategic partner for the site: MoneyBall!

Most, if not all, of you will be familiar with Daily Fantasy Sports. They’re predicated on the same principles as SuperCoach except that your team takes on other teams for cold, hard cash.

They offer a variety of competitions across sports such as AFL, NRL, ODI’s and racing and you can get involved for as little as $1! At the other end of the spectrum, if you’re prepared to really back yourself in, you can invest $50 in a High Roller league to try and win over $400.

Tonight they’re offering a guaranteed prize pool on the Melbourne v West Coast game of $50,000! That’s a lot of sherbets if you win!

If you’re anything like me, you want to know more about the rules before signing up, so let me give you a little primer on the AFL games. You start with a salary cap of $60k and are required to pick 2 Forwards, 3 Midfielders, 1 Ruck and 2 Defenders and also 1 Flex (which is any player from any position). That’s a total of 9 players for your match up.

Tonight’s highest priced player is Andrew Gaff at $10k. The cheapest playing players are $4,800. So you can’t just pick 9 guns – you’ve got to be scrupulous with your limited dollars – that’s why they’re called MoneyBall!

The scoring system is based on AFL Fantasy (*spit*) and works a bit like this.

Goal 6 Points
Behind 1 Point
Kick 3 Points
Handball 2 Points
Mark 3 Points
Tackle 4 Points
Free Kick for 1 Point
Free Kick against -3 Points
Hitout 1 Point

Strategy

There are number of different strategies that you can go with on MoneyBall which makes it so interesting. I look at who are the must have players for each match up. An example of this is with Max Gawn playing against West Coast – He’s clearly close to a minimum of 70 points better than the next available Ruck in Vardy so he’s the number one pick for me.

You then identify if there are decent rookies or lower price players that you need in your team, any players under say $5,500 or lower that has the ability to score at least 70 or 80 should be considered for your team.

For the rest of your team you look at under priced players who may have had a recent role change or have the ability to score really well in certain match ups. An example would be under priced midfielders playing against teams that give up points like Carlton or Gold Coast.

Then of course you have your higher priced players who are known as your premiums, these players are usually the highest averaging players which explains why they are at premium price. If your going to pick one of these higher price players you have to feel confident that they score at least 120 at a minimum for them to be worthy of paying up for.

Make sense? Good.

By now, you’re no doubt champing at the bit to sign up. Click here to do it.

And now for final piece of good news: our new friends at MoneyBall are offering 5 lucky SCT readers free entry into one of their hero contests across the round each week. We’re still working out a way to award that on a weekly basis but for this week, we’re going to give them away on a first come, first served basis. The first 5 people to comment on this post with their MoneyBall username will receive the free entry.

We look forward to working with the team at MoneyBall and hope you, the legendary SCT Community, will get behind them too!

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  1. That’s our 5. Congrats to all who got in. Our friends at MoneyBall will be in touch through your account.

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  2. Hey guys thanks for getting involved and appreciate your support of the platform! My name is Ash I’m a part of the team at Moneyball.

    Well have your free entry added to your account by 7pm tonight for tonight’s WCE vs MEL game.

    You’ll notice when you have a free entry as the $50k contest will be highlighted blue.

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  3. Hey guys,

    How did you enjoy Moneyball over the weekend? Any feedback. Pains and Gains would be great to hear.

    Thanks
    Ash

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  4. I thought this would be a post telling me a strategy to fill out my team with next to no cash gen coming through, where are the rookies!

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  5. Finished in the money a couple of times actually! Ended about $80 up! Looking forward to giving it another crack this weekend

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    1. That’s awesome to hear Paddy! We’ve got another massive week ahead. We’ve bumped to $75K Guaranteed on Saturday #Spreadtheword

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