The Academy – Week 9
I trust this post finds you well and that you are, like me, enjoying you explorations within the world of Daily Fantasy Sports.
This week’s Academy and Graduate game will be played out over the WEST COAST v BRISBANE. Yet another fascinating contest giving us much to ponder.
But first let us check on our weekly ladders.
The Academy Ladder after 8 games
The Graduates Ladder
Sven strikes again!
I find it most interesting to note that Sven(team sveneris) entered two different teams across the JR competitions last week.
Let’s have a look at these lineups;
Five players common to both teams – four “swinging” player positions.
Sven, we would love to hear from you in the comments below regarding this two-team strategy!
And now to this week’s game – WEST COAST v BRISBANE – SUNDAY, 4.40pm (AEST) Domain Stadium
After two months of playing Daily Fantasy I am honing my craft. My lineup strategy now focuses on what I consider to be the two fundamental elements; Player Projections (as supplied by Fantasy Insider in the table below) and Game Specific Forecasting.
Last week, as forecasted, both Hutchings and Greenwood played significant tagging roles. As a result Sidebottom and Gaff’s scores were adversely affected, with scores of 71 and 51 respectively. It is interesting to note that these two players were the most expensive selections in last week’s game and picking either resulted in poor lineup performances.
This week’s WEST COAST V BRISBANE game throws up a strikingly similar scenario. Hutchings will tag again – most probably Beams, while Rockliff is also expected to continue in his successful role as a tagger – most probably going to Shuey, or possibly Gaff.
What makes this most interesting is that those players just mentioned in the tagging scenarios – Beams, Rockliff, Shuey and Gaff, will go into this game as the four most expensive midfield options! Are you willing to roll the dice and select one of these players? It could prove a sucessful point of difference play.
With Zorko’s suspension will Rockliff return to his usual midfield duties? If so, his price of $13,550 (a $1,400 discount on last week) could be seen as a bargain. But what a risky play!
Perhaps the Zorko suspension will open the door for Rhys Mathieson or another young Lion gun to step up their point rating. Predicting a potential new inclusion into the midfield may be where you win this contest.
Additional Match Up Notes;
– West Coast have won their last six games against Brisbane, with three of these victories by margins of greater that 50 points.
– Brisbane have lost their last seven games at Domain Stadium with an average score in these games of just 58 points.
– The Eagles have not kicked a score of over 100 points in their past 11 games.
– The Eagles and Simpson are under pressure to make eight. They must make a statement at home this week against the bottom side.
I am forecasting a big win to The Eagles and thus will be running with a “stacked” WCE lineup this week.
Fantasy Insider Game Forecasts
|ELLIOT YEO||WCE||FWD / MID||13100||93.8||27.1||66.71||147.96||140|
|JOSH J. KENNEDY||WCE||FWD||11750||86.3||28.6||57.69||143.5||136|
|DANIEL RICH||BRI||DEF / MID||11500||72.8||18.9||53.85||110.68||158|
|DOM SHEED||WCE||MID / FWD||11200||83.8||23.9||59.89||131.61||134|
|LIAM DUGGAN||WCE||MID / FWD||11200||67.1||20||47.1||107.09||167|
|LEWIS TAYLOR||BRI||FWD / MID||11000||75||20.8||54.22||116.55||147|
|JARROD BERRY||BRI||DEF / MID||10150||65.1||18.7||46.36||102.57||156|
|HUGH MCCLUGGAGE||BRI||MID / FWD||9550||64.5||14.5||50.04||93.41||148|
|NATHAN VARDY||WCE||RK / FWD||9050||72.7||17.5||55.23||107.63||124|
|DANIEL MCSTAY||BRI||DEF / FWD||8050||52.7||17.8||34.85||88.39||153|
|ERIC HIPWOOD||BRI||DEF / FWD||7400||45.3||17.2||28.1||79.68||163|
|TOM COLE||WCE||DEF / MID||6400||33.8||12.2||21.57||58.25||189|
What a significant resource! Thanks again to Darryl and his team at Fantasy Insider for allowing The JR Community to access this resource. For those wanting to examine forecasts for other games this week, click the link below – you may want to make use of the free trial that is currently available;
BIG NEWS: Fantasy Insider are allowing FREE USE of the lineup cruncher – use the best tool in the business here
Team Lineups for WCE v BRL – Team Peter_Higgo v Fantasy Insider;
I feel my greatest risk selection this week is Gaff. Coming off a 51 against Collingwood as a result of Greenwood’s close tagging, Gaff has been given a weekly discount of $1,500. While a Rockliff tag is a possibility, I can’t ignore the fact that Gaff has averaged 110.5 in his 10 games at Domain Stadium this year.
As discussed earlier, I am running with a stacked WCE team and forecasting a big game for Josh Kennedy.
It is interesting to note that Fantasy Insider’s team lineup crunching tool has landed on five Brisbane selections – one being Tom Rockliff. I am willing to bank that Rockliff continues with his tagging role and will post another low score.
I will pray to the Daily Fantasy Gods that Rockliff tags Shuey and that Gaff runs wild delivering multiple balls inside 50 to Kennedy.
How do you expect this contest play out?
It would be wonderful to discuss this game and selections in detail in the comments below – STIRLSY, sveneris, Defying, The_GameSC, garysknobs, hedski ….. The Community needs your input!
I would like to conclude this post with a reminder to all to check final squads prior to the game – I have been caught out with this a number of times this season already!