Another bye round in the AFL this weekend means just four games to look forward to on Saturday and Sunday for Round 13 of the season. The three-game Saturday slate is a bit of a mix and match of Victorian and interstate teams facing off against each other, headlined by what should be an interesting clash between the Blues and Bulldogs on Saturday night at Marvel Stadium.
The lone game on Sunday will see North Melbourne looking to extend their winning streak to four games when they face off against the GWS Giants at Blundstone Arena in Tasmania from 3:20pm.
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Check out our best daily fantasy AFL tips for the weekend below.
Guns for hire
Saturday – Brayden Fiorini ($16.2m)
The Gold Coast midfielder is one of the most improved fantasy players in the AFL this season. Averaging over 111 on the season so far, Fiorini has racked up over 100 points in all but three games this season and has scores of 144, 122, 92 and 107 in his last four games.
In two career games against the Saints, Fiorini averages 112.5 fantasy points including a great game in Round 1 this year where he racked up 30 touches and six tackles for 114 points. He is the highest-priced midfielder on Saturday but should be a lock for 100 points especially with Saints tagger Jack Steele out with injury.
Sunday – Josh Kelly ($17m)
Again, the highest priced player playing on Sunday, but it’s hard to look past what Josh Kelly has been doing lately. Since his return from injury in Round 8, Kelly has averaged 127.5 points per game over the five games including a monster 34 disposal, 2 goal, 128-point performance last round.
He missed the Giants last game against North Melbourne through injury but was massive back in 2017, racking up 31 touches and a goal for 119 fantasy points as the Giants beat the Roos by 42 points at Blundstone Arena.
Duds to avoid
Saturday – Marcus Bontempelli ($14.8m)
Bontempelli has been a little down on form recently. He has cleared 100 fantasy points just twice in his last seven games and had 96 points against the Eagles in his last game. Spending more time in the forward line has probably resulted in the slight decline in points and should spend more time forward on Saturday night as well.
He scored just 83 fantasy points when the two sides met back in Round 5 and averages just over 88 points per game in seven career games against the Blues. Ed Curnow could get the job on Bontempelli after a strong performance stopping Lachie Neale in Round 12.
Sunday – Heath Shaw ($13.2m)
Heath Shaw has really struggled to rack up high fantasy numbers in 2019 compared to previous years. He has scored over 100 points on just four occasions this season and averages just 87 points. He will be the highest-priced defender on the board on Sunday, but we think there are better options at the position.
Shaw also has a pretty lacklustre record against the Roos. In 11 career games against North Melbourne, he averages just over 81 fantasy points and the last time the two sides met, Shaw had just 56 points from 15 disposals.
Points of difference
Saturday – Luke Dunstan ($12.1m)
The Saints midfielder isn’t usually a highly-picked player because of his inability to keep a regular spot in the Saints side, but when he does play, he usually scores well because of his knack for racking up his own ball, as well as high tackle numbers.
Has played just seven games so far in 2019 and averages just over 84 fantasy points per game. He has two scores over 100 and had 18 disposals and 7 tackles for 85 fantasy points when the Saints played the Suns in Round 1.
Sunday – Mason Wood ($10.7m)
Mason Wood might be the most valuable player in all of fantasy over the last few weeks. The Roos forward is still pretty cheap in comparison to the other top forwards in the competition but has been on fire over the last few months.
Wood has scored 93, 92 and 92 points in his last three games, kicking at least two goals in each contest and kicked two goals against the Giants when the two sides met in Round 9 last season.
That wraps up Round 13 – once you head to the Lobby and lock in your lineups, that is.