Competitions 2021 Supercoach/AFL Fantasy Questions thread

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eth-dog

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Anyone starting R1 basically, until then it's a crapshoot. I usually just ram in a few of the higher priced ones as placeholders since you can then go down and save $$ once we see who's a likely starter.

Perkins is a chance imo, anyone drafted by North (Phillips & Powell) or Adelaide (Pedlar) as well. Macrae at Collingwood could start out on a wing too. Campbell at Sydney, Maginness at Hawks, Robertson at Brisbane, Bruhn at GWS (off a HBF potentially), Bianco at Collingwood, Cockatoo at Brisbane are all possibles. Plus anyone brought in during the SSP.

There's a few good midpricers through the midfield too; Heppell, Sloane, Rowell, Crouch (though I wouldn't take Sloane personally) so might end up going a little shallower on mid rookies and take more FWD / DEF depending on what teams look like.
I've gone 4 premiums (Neale, Petracca, Dangerfield, Martin), 2 mid pricers (Heppell, Caldwell) and the 5 rookies.

I have Perkins as F6 right now.
 

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I've gone 4 premiums (Neale, Petracca, Dangerfield, Martin), 2 mid pricers (Heppell, Caldwell) and the 5 rookies.

I have Perkins as F6 right now.
I'd strongly reconsider Dangerfield and Martin right now.

Martin is too erratic (in my opinion at least) since he just isn't bothered during the H&A season, Dangerfield has some injury concerns. Both are spending more and more time up forward as well.

Neale should be solid, Petracca personally I think i'll have him as a wait-and-see prospect coming off shorter game times, but Merrett is one at that price point I think is tempting given how he finished the season (his scoring was averaging 127 over the last 6 games) that he's back in the leadership group, and has the history to be confident with the return to longer game times.
 

eth-dog

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I'd strongly reconsider Dangerfield and Martin right now.

Martin is too erratic (in my opinion at least) since he just isn't bothered during the H&A season, Dangerfield has some injury concerns. Both are spending more and more time up forward as well.

Neale should be solid, Petracca personally I think i'll have him as a wait-and-see prospect coming off shorter game times, but Merrett is one at that price point I think is tempting given how he finished the season (his scoring was averaging 127 over the last 6 games) that he's back in the leadership group, and has the history to be confident with the return to longer game times.
I want some mid/forwards in there though, and I have my worries about Sidebottom and I'm never going back to Walters. And I also don't want 3 players from the same team in any line.
 

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owen87

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I want some mid/forwards in there though, and I have my worries about Sidebottom and I'm never going back to Walters. And I also don't want 3 players from the same team in any line.
Of the mid DPPs; Laird is a lock, I think Dunkley might have a good season (likely at the expense of Bontempelli), Sidebottom might pick up some extra points with no Treloar or Phillips (Adams & Pendlebury can only take so many, Daicos should jump too).

Danger & Dusty will be around the mark for Top-6 forwards, but I think there'll be some increasingly erratic scores and more time spent up forward for both. Walters who knows, Fyfe sounds likely to play more forward so no idea how that impacts Walters role / scoring.

Of the forwards I think Marshall is a strong option, with Bolton, Zac Bailey, Heeney, Langford (!), Jack Higgins and maybe even Tom Phillips all good options to add 5-10 ppg.
 

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Hey Bombers fans,
I saw that Heppell completed the full training session yesterday. Do you think he'll be right for rd 1 and play the floating HB role?
Cheers
 

eth-dog

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Hey Bombers fans,
I saw that Heppell completed the full training session yesterday. Do you think he'll be right for rd 1 and play the floating HB role?
Cheers
It looks likely, and he may well. I think he's a very good choice for that M5 spot (depending on how many rookies you use).
 

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It looks likely, and he may well. I think he's a very good choice for that M5 spot (depending on how many rookies you use).
Looking at him v Milera. I don't see Milera doing much more than 80, and while he's 100k cheaper, Heppell can go 100 or close to IMO.
 

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Looking at him v Milera. I don't see Milera doing much more than 80, and while he's 100k cheaper, Heppell can go 100 or close to IMO.
Heppell averaged mid-80's in his first couple of seasons in a similar role as a 18 / 19 year old, hasn't been under 90 since then in any season except 2020.

If I was to guess I'd think around a 90 average is about right if he's not playing full-time through the middle.
 

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