Round 10 of the AFL season offers a fantastic five-game Saturday slate, headlined by the annual ‘Dreamtime at the G’ matchup between the Tigers and Bombers, getting underway from 7.25pm. Hawthorn and Port Adelaide kick off the day’s play from 1.45pm before a mouth-watering clash between the Crows and Eagles headlines the afternoon.
Sunday’s three-game slate gets underway with the Demons taking on the Giants at the MCG from 1.10pm before the Saints do battle with the Blues. Concluding the Round 10 action will be Fremantle and Brisbane, who will face off in the twilight game from Optus Stadium.
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Guns for hire
Saturday – Tim Kelly ($14.6m)
Of all the matchups on Saturday to attack, one stands out, and that’s the Geelong Cats taking on the Gold Coast Suns up north from 7.25pm. We are looking towards Tim Kelly as our gun for hire on Saturday, after the star midfielder has averaged 25.2 disposals and 100 fantasy points per game in 2019. Kelly is coming off a slow week against the Bulldogs in Round 9, where he scored just 56 points, however, his four previous games garnered scores of 141, 113, 99 and 121. He should be back to his best here against a Suns team that allows the third most fantasy points of any side in the competition. Kelly averaged 23.5 disposals and kicked five total goals across two games against the Suns last season.
Sunday – Patrick Cripps ($16.4m)
Hard to look past the best player in the league on Sunday in Patrick Cripps. Has a favourable matchup against the Saints, who allow the 6th most fantasy points in the league. The star midfielder was down against the Giants on the weekend in a 93 point loss, scoring just 45 points, however, it was the first time for the season that Cripps had scored under 90 points and he is averaging a whopping 107.1 points per game. His last three games against the Saints have resulted in fantasy scores of 1122, 143 and 131, all coming in losses.
Duds to avoid
Saturday – Shaun Higgins ($14.3m)
We are steering clear of North Melbourne players this Saturday as they come up against the Western Bulldogs, who love to play a high possession style of football and have allowed just the fifth fewest fantasy points of any team in the league so far this season. Higgins averages 97 fantasy points per game in 2019, but scored just 64 points against the Swans last weekend. Ben Cunnington is tough to quell in the North Melbourne midfield so the tagger usually goes towards Higgins, who is a far more damaging player.
Sunday – Jack Viney ($12.2m)
The GWS Giants allow just 1445.3 fantasy points per game, which is by far the lowest in the league and almost 300 total points lower than the Blues at the top of the spectrum. Once they get the ball, they hold onto it until they score, which is why four of the top 25 ranked players in disposals/game are Giants. It doesn’t bode well for Melbourne midfielders this weekend, particularly Jack Viney, who has been down on form in 2019 and averages just 80 points per game. Viney has only scored above 100 once this season, all the way back in Round 2 against the Cats and has scored just 82, 73 and 78 in his last three games. We expect him to be under that this weekend.
Points of difference
Saturday – Tim Membrey ($9.8m)
One of the cheaper options in the forward line and one of the tall forwards in the Saturday slate that is really capable of racking up decent possession numbers is Tim Membrey. He will play both up the ground and deep in a rotation role with Josh Bruce and is coming off a great game last weekend where he kicked four goals against the Pies for a fantasy score of 86. Is an absolute dead-eye in front of the sticks with a conversion rate of 18.6 this season and has good form against the Blues, booting nine goals across his last three games against them.
Sunday – Jacob Hopper ($12.7m)
Sometimes the forgotten man of the star-studded GWS midfield, Hopper rarely commands a tag and his fantasy scores are all the better for it. Had a quiet game in the 93 point win against the Blues last weekend with just 21 touches but averages 25 disposals and 87 fantasy points per game in 2019. Has a great matchup against the Demons, who allow the fourth most fantasy points in the league. Hopper is a fantastic zag this Sunday when everyone is zigging with Josh Kelly, Stephen Coniglio and Lachie Whitfield.
That’s who’s on our daily fantasy radar. Who’s on yours?