AFL Rd 17 Saturday Preview

Sam Jacobs of the Crows competes with Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs during the 2017 AFL round 16 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Western Bulldogs at the Adelaide Oval on July 07, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Preview of our round 17 AFL Daily Fantasy contests on PlayON this Saturday. Theres plenty of potential stars for your line up, but who are the value plays this week?


Giants defender Adam Tomlinson produced his best performance of the season in Round 16. At $6.5m he’s gone over 1,000 points two weeks in a row. Teammate Heath Shaw has at least 1,200 in five of his last six outings, with a shocker in Round 12 his only bad showing. At 6.9% he makes a great differential option. Sydney’s Nic Newman is a good shout if you are fading Giants against the in form Swans.

Hawthorn’s Shaun Burgoyne has made it firmly onto fantasy radars following six consecutive quality performances. The Hawks are undefeated in three games and on a roll going into a tough game against Geelong.

Adelaide’s Jake Kelly continued a meteoric rise that his fantasy price has yet to catch up with. He had a 1,339 point showing last week. Kelly remains inconsistent, but at just $6.5 million is worth a punt in the hopes of striking gold. Fellow Crow and namesake Jake Lever is a more reliable option.


Paddy Ryder has been a monster the last two weeks and over 40% of owners have decided he’s must have for this week. Not picking him represents a major risk. Geelong’s Rhys Stanley is another who was strong in Round 16 and has produced solid performances for around a month.

Top of the table Adelaide Crows have been getting quality performances from Sam Jacobs all season and he had an impressive 36 hitouts last week. The ruckman has been insanely good this year, going over 1,000 points for 12 consecutive weeks.


Callan Ward was our pick of last week and didnt disappoint. We’ll roll with him again after a third consecutive 1,500 plus point game. With Dangerfield and Mitchell going head to head this week, both Crouches, particularly Brad are strong options against Melbourne.

Brad Ebert dominated last week and should find success against a weak North Melbourne side that are right at the bottom of the ladder. Geelong’s Mark Blicavs has been over 1,500 points in two of the last three weeks and represents a cheaper option at just $9m.


Swans forward Lance Franklin has produced a combined seven goals and 18 marks in the last two rounds and is a borderline must start for the competiton’s form team. Josh Jenkins had four goals last week, and his $8.9m price has led to over 30% of managers picking him for Round 17 so far. Teammate Riley Knight is also a good low cost option. Justin Westhoff has a great match up against one of the worst defences on the ladder and his form has been pretty good recently.


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