The preseason is well underway and with Christmas/New Years just around the corner the new football season will be upon us shortly. Stay tuned to our blog, i’ll be posting regular updates throughout the year on AFL news and Fantasy insight. Many people asked what gives me the right to provide advice. Well, as a player of AFL
DreamTeam Fantasy entering into my 12th season and finishing again in the top 100 this season at 67th I have a fair idea of how to implement a successful strategy to do well.
I also have comments from people who say that I should not write an AFL blog as there are already others doing the same thing, like DreamTeam Talk and SuperCoach Paige. In know way do I believe I’m in competition with those fantastic websites. My blog is one persons opinion and my own outlet for thinking about AFL Fantasy. I regularly enjoy reading the content on both websites and watching and listening to their shows. If an article I produce is copied on another (Fantasy Hold’em), i’ve taken it as a compliment and not worried about calling out others. You can either read it or not, it’s not something worth getting upset about.
This season I’ll be taking a more laid back approach to the content I produce on the website. I’ll post regularly about my thoughts on the upcoming season and some of the strategies i’ve decided to implement. This upcoming Fantasy season has already thrown coaches a few curve balls. The increase in price for rookie players will add a new dynamic to the game and will make it more difficult for players to make complete teams. This season all the hard work of getting a team of premiums early was wasted come finals time when most teams had identical teams. The increase in rookie players should also bring in more mid-price players, who are returning from injury or coming off poor seasons.
The introduction of unlimited trades until Round 2 also brings with it new opportunities to try something unique. At this stage i’m planning on loading my bench with minimum priced players for Round 1 and using the value of the cap to get the best players possible for Round 1. Remember your team for the year does not need to be set until Round 2.
The change to a 2 game rolling average will also add a new dynamic to the game. It will be interesting to see how the price of players is influenced by this change.
Have a great Christmas and New Year and i’ll be back just in time for February 1st and the start of the new AFL Fantasy season.