Carlton v North feature in this week’s CoachKings play-at-homer folks.
There’s absolutely no doubt about it – if you know your SuperCoach, you’re a long way ahead of the CoachKing who has come into the game without a solid grounding in long form fantasy theorem.
However, the short form of the game calls upon all of us to make some adjustments.
It calls upon all of us to think about strategies that don’t necessarily apply to the long form of the game. It calls upon all of us as a fantasy people to develop new ideas. New points of view. New ways to get a leg up on the opposition in a fantasy contest that lasts the length of only one game of footy. A brave new frontier.
While I’ve pioneered CoachKings – a daily form of fantasy footy – I’ve got a fair way to go before I can stand here before you and proclaim to be a Daily Fantasy Footy strategy thought leader. I’m learning a new craft, and it’s an arousing journey that I’m proud to be taking alongside all of you.
So.. here’s my thought process re: team selection for tomorrow’s contest.
We all know a point of difference can be a ripping advantage in SuperCoach and AFL Fantasy. In CoachKings and other DFS formats the point of difference is absolute GOLD. In a contest like the Sunday play at home contest you’re competing against 800 odd other teams so if you nail a POD who performs on Sunday you’re laughing.
I’ve picked out a few roughies.
Matthew Kreuzer – RUCK – $13,650
With Preuss not making the cut and with Kreuzer being the only other available ruckman, you’d reckon every prick and their dog will go in with Goldstein.
Matty has tonned up in CoachKings three times in his last four games. If Goldmember has a stinker, I’m left with an extremely lucrative point of difference.
Let’s say 600 of the 800 select Goldstein tomorrow. If Kreuzer dominates, I’m only amongst the 200 or so that have him. Arousing.
Nathan Hrovat – FWD – $11,400
Hrovat will be competing with Jarrad Waite, Shaun Higgins and the emerging Mason Wood as one of the more expensive FWD selections tomorrow.
He’s capable of hitting the CoachKings ton and has only gone below 90 points once in the past month. With each of Waite, Higgins and Wood capable of delivering fantasy dribble on their day I’ll lock in Hrovat as my other main point of difference.
It’s all about getting yourself into a winning position IF your points of difference get the job done. If they fire, you’re competing against the few people who have them as opposed to the hundreds and hundreds of pricks who have the obvious selections
Time to use some technology.
Using the Fantasy Insider lineup cruncher allows you to select lineups based on Fantasy Insider’s ‘machine learning’. The cruncher predicts player scores based on a crapload of factors including historical performance against opponents and at the venue.
I best like the look of the third lineup it’s produced for me, but I’m not completely happy. The cruncher is a powerful tool, but there’s still nothing like the power of the cortex when it comes to the finer points of the game..
I’m off to tweak a bit, how’s your mob shaping up?
Fantasy Insider have a two week free trial on the go at the minute, they also have a SuperCoach ‘who should I pick’ tool which may arouse you.. jump on over and give our great supporters a try!