Daily Fantasy AFL Preview: Good Friday

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For the first time in AFL history, we’ve got two matches on Good Friday to look forward to!

PlayON are hosting some excellent fantasy AFL contests for these matches including cash guarantees, head-to-head contests, as well as qualifiers to the big $10,000 AFL Super Contest on ANZAC Day.

North Melbourne v. Essendon

The first match will be North Melbourne, who has made the Good Friday fixture its own, hosting the resurgent Essendon at Marvel Stadium.

The Kangaroos returned to the winners’ list last weekend against Adelaide, with their trademark tough, ferocious footy returning.

Meanwhile the Bombers have won two in a row, with Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti dominating with 11 goals in those wins – well done if you picked him in your side!

West Coast v. Port Adelaide

The second match will see the reigning premiers do battle against Port Adelaide, one of the many sides who are just impossible to predict this season.

On the plus side from the Power, we’ve had Travis Boak, Tom Rockliff and plenty of rookies scoring well, but they’ve also delivered three disappointing talls in Justin Westhoff, Scott Lycett and Paddy Ryder.

The Eagles have recently regained ball-magnet Andrew Gaff, who has slotted back in with scores of 97 and 134 over the past two weeks.

This is going to be a tough one for the Power to steal!

Daily Fantasy Picks

Gun for hire – Shannon Hurn $12.9m

The Eagles’ skipper has been one of the big beneficiaries of the relaxed kick-in rule, because at 31 he’s averaging a career-high 94 points per match. Simply put, the Eagles love it when the ball is in Hurn’s hands – he’s a quality user and can kick it 55m+ if required. Gets plenty of cheap kicks in the back line too.

Dud to avoid – Robbie Tarrant $10.4m

Tarrant is a quality defender and has recently found some fantasy form too – scoring 97 and 98 in his last two matches. However, don’t expect this to continue! Tarrant’s never averaged more than 73 in a full season so the law of averages says his next score will be a lot lower.

Point of difference – Ryan Burton $10.9m

The Power recruit is averaging career-high numbers at his new home, showing exactly the potential he displayed at Hawthorn. He’s been given a little bit of time on the ball, but has been mainly floating across half back. Crucially, Burton is available as a defender in PlayON and he’s coming off a season-high 102 points, from 23 disposals and nine marks.

That’s all for our Friday picks and preview – jump into the Lobby now to pick your team and play for a share of thousands in guaranteed cash prizes, including entries into the $10,000 Anzac Day SuperContest.

Good luck!