PlayON – Richmond vs Carlton #1

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 19 2018

Forget what you know about Supercoach for a second.  Forget about the scoring system.  Forget about disposal efficiency or contested possessions or clangers & clearances.  What matters at PlayON with their brand new AFL Fantasy Games are possessions……..and lots of them!

While the Champions like Dangerfield, Dusty Martin & Tom Mitchell will continue to dominate regardless of the competition, it’s the forgotten possession-getters like Andrew Gaff, Jack Steven, Ollie Wines & Dylan Shiel who become crucial in PlayON Fantasy Games.  In the immortal words of Ron Barassi: ‘You get me possessions and I’ll shut up!’ 😉   Points system is as follows:

 

SCORING

Kick 30

Handball 20

Mark 30

Tackle 40

Free kick for 15

Free kick against -30

Hitout 10

Goal 60

Behind 10

 

PlayON are the official Fantasy Partner of the NBA and are now branching out into AFL.  There are numerous games available over the weekend at a range of different prices.  Most importantly are the GUARANTEED $2000 Prize Pools available every day over Rd1……..these guys mean business 😉  One thing to keep in mind are the qualifiers for the $100k SuperContest that takes place in August.  You can win a ticket into that (unbelievable) contest across all Rounds of footy in the lead-up.  By signing up through the SCT-link, you’ll also receive a free $22 entry ticket when you deposit $20 or more.  You’re welcome 😉  Now onto the big review for the season-opener…………

 

DEFENDERS

Star: Jacob Weitering (CAR) $10.3M – Entering his 3rd season at the top level, this talented 20 year old looks set to take the next step in the absence of Sam Docherty (knee reconstruction).  Looked very comfortable in the last JLT pre-season game against Hawthorn, picking up 26 possessions and 12 marks.  Set for a big game!

Smokey: Ciaran Byrne (CAR) $9.5M – If you need to save a few dollars in the backline then Byrne might be your man.  Was given kick-out duties against the Hawks in the last JLT game where he collected 18 touches and five marks.

Don’t Touch:  Dylan Grimes (RIC) 9.2M – Not a great possession winner.  Does his job for the team (‘back pocket plumber’ – Tom Hafey) week in, week out but won’t bother the statisticians on his way.

 

MIDFIELDERS

Star: Dustin Martin (RIC) $17.0M – Premiership player, Norm Smith Medalist, Brownlow Medalist plus a stack of Coaches & Players Awards.  No player in history has had such a successful year individually as well as from a club point-of-view.  Was well held on a couple of occasions by Ed Curnow in this corresponding match but wouldn’t be backing against him now.

Smokey: Josh Caddy (RIC) $12.4M – Played most of his time in 2017 up forward and was a handy goalsneak for the Tigers all year.  With Prestia ruled out of this game, I’d expect Caddy to get more midfield minutes…….and a higher Fantasy score!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Don’t Touch:  Jack Higgins (RIC) $7.7M – Was the hype rookie of the pre-season but is highly unlikely to play until later in the season, according to Coach Damien Hardwick.

TOMORROW – RUCKs & FWDs

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  1. My early saved Team for Blues vs Tigers Playon game is

    Def – Weitering 10.3m
    – Byrne. 9.8m

    Mids – Lambert 13.8m
    – M.Kennedy 11.8m
    – McIntosh. 11.2m Not sold though on him.

    Ruck – Nank The Tank 14.0m

    Fwd – Riewoldt 12.4m
    – Bolton. 7.7m
    Flexible player can have any player from any position. Due to budget issues Flx – Zac Fisher 9.0m.

    It is hard to fit in many A Graders with the budget , but will make it interesting.

    I am going to use my $22 Free Game to go in the 2k game which has 100 players.
    Will also go in the $200 game which is $11 entry and has 20 players.

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    1. So many mid price players in sc terms. Will drive my head in picking not 1 but many players mid pricers to all hit their straps in the same weeks. Should be worth the gamble though

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