AFL Preview: North Melbourne v. Richmond

afl picks round 11

It was an interesting week in the AFL that saw the departure of North Melbourne coach Brad Scott, to be replaced by Rhyce Shaw for the rest of the season. The new look Kangaroos will be on display in the opening game of Round 11 as they face off against the Tigers from Marvel Stadium on Friday night!

PlayON will be offering some great tournaments for the Round 11 opener, including a $500 guaranteed tournament which can be entered for just $11. We present some of our best daily fantasy picks for the Friday night clash below.

Gun for hire – Brandon Ellis ($13.1m)

For such a strong team, Richmond have really lacked consistent 100+ scorers in the midfield. Prestia, Martin and Lambert are all pretty inconsistent because of the time they spend forward, so we’ve opted to look in defence for this week’s gun for hire. Brandon Ellis has arguably been the Tigers most consistent scorer over the course of 2019.

The defender has just one two scores under 80 and averages 93.7 on the season. Ellis’ scores over the last three weeks have read 111, 130 and 85 for a very tidy average of 108.6 and the last time he faced the Kangaroos, he racked up 30 disposals, 7 marks and a goal for 105 fantasy points.

Dud to avoid – Dustin Martin ($13.9m)

Dusty might have bounced back with scores of 135 and 109 over the last two weeks, but has been pretty average on the scoring front so far this season. Take out the last two weeks and the star midfielder averages just 78 in his previous seven games.

Dusty was also average in his last outing against the Roos, compiling just 16 touches, no goals and just 1 tackle for a measly 48 points. He’s always a threat to score big but at the hefty price tag, we can see more value elsewhere this Friday night.

Point of difference – Mason Wood ($8.9m)

The utility forward for the Roos had his best game of the season on the weekend, racking up 22 touches, 3 goals and a season high seven marks for a score of 93. With the emergence of forward Cameron Zurhaar over the last few weeks, Wood has found himself drifting up to the wing much more, which helps him compile high mark and kick numbers as the Roos love getting the ball into his hands when going inside 50.

Wood also finds himself on the end of plenty of North Melbourne fast breaks with his high capacity running up and down the wing. At just $8.9m this Friday night, he is great value considering the Tigers tendency to allow points on the rebound this season.

Check back soon for the full weekend preview – but first head to the Lobby and lock in your lineups.

Good luck!

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