AFL $50,000 Saturday Cheat Sheet

It has been a huge week off the field in the AFL with the hot topics being the suspension of Nic Naitanui and the unsavoury behaviour of Fremantle coach, Ross Lyon. Both teams are involved in this Saturday’s $50,000, so it will be interesting to see how they respond. The highlight of the day’s matches is the Showdown over in Adelaide. Traditional rivals Carlton and Essendon also face off in a match where both teams are desperate for a win. The contest begins at 1.45pm AET, so make sure your entries are in by then.


Here is a team you may consider for the AFL $50,000+ Saturday competition


Aaron Young ($10,900)

After making the move to the Suns in the offseason, Young has been impressive averaging nearly 74 DS points. Young is a good medium forward who lays a lot of tackles and impacts the scoreboard frequently. The Suns are taking on the Demons at the Gabba, which is really conducive for high scoring games during the day. Look for Young to score well in this game which should be a shootout.

Charlie Spargo ($9,750)

Only two games into his career, Spargo looks ultra-impressive with his maturity and poise with the football. Spargo has scored above 70 in both of he games and can easily continue this against the Suns. Spargo looked primed to have a good game and looks like a good value choice.


Ollie Wines ($12,850)

The Power go into the Showdown in a rough patch of form having lost four out of their last five matches. Wines has had a similar rough patch of form, averaging 67.5 DS in his last two matches. Wines will be keen to tun this around as he is too good of a player to continue to struggle. The showdown is always a hotly contested affair where the stars of the two teams rise for the big occasion, this is Wines’ time to shine.

Hugh Greenwood ($12,450)

The Crows are low flying at the moment, winning their last three matches to sit third on he ladder. The Crows great strength is how all of their players contribute to their success, they do not leave it all up to a select few. Greenwood has revelled in the extra midfield time he has gotten this season, he is averaging nearly 80 DS points for the season and 86 DS points across his last three matches. Look for another big game from Greenwood in the Showdown.

Bailey Dale ($9,450)

Dale is one of the many promising young Bulldogs who have really lifted over the last few weeks. Two rounds into the season it was looking grim for the Doggies as they were losing by big margins with the youngest team in the competition. They have recaptured some of their form and Dale is a big reason for that. Whilst he is not a huge ball winner, he really impacts the game. Most games involving the Lions tend to be open affairs, which will hopefully see Dale find more of the football then he normally does.

Andrew Brayshaw ($9,050)

The first year player was one of the handful of Dockers to give a decent effort against the Tigers last week, recording six tackles on his way to 78 DS points. Brayshaw should have a much easier task as the Dockers take on the Saints. The Saints are struggling, only picking up a draw in their last five matches. Brayshaw has shown an ability to run forward an impact on the scoreboard, combined with his ball winning prowess makes him a good choice.


Michael Hurley ($14,050)

One of the few shining lights for the Bombers this year, Hurley has continued his claim to be the second-best defender in the league. Hurley’s ability to play one on one as well as rack up possessions like a midfielder makes him an elite player in the competition. Carlton have been struggling to use the ball in their forward line, meaning that Essendon should have plenty of opportunities to rebound from half back, an area where Hurley excels. Expect big numbers from Hurley as the Bombers look to salvage their season.

Aaron Mullett ($9,500)

The former Kangaroo has found his role on Carlton’s half back line and is doing a reasonable job gilling in the big shoes of Sam Docherty. Mullett possesses a weapon of a left boot, so the Blues look to him to kick the ball from defence at every opportunity. The Blues take on the Bombers whose forward line is dysfunctional. The Blues should have little trouble rebounding the ball, which makes Mullett a good pick.


Scott Lycett ($11,850)

With his fellow ruckman out suspended, Lycett will have to shoulder most of the load for the Eagles this week against the Giants. Fortunately for Lycett, the Giants not strong in the ruck with Rory Lobb their main man and Lachie Keefe filling in. Lycett should thrive with the extra time in the ruck and finish with a big score. He looks like the obvious choice this weekend.

The Line Up

FWD: Aaron Young ($10,900)

FWD: Charlie Spargo ($9,750)

MID: Ollie Wines ($12,850)

MID: Hugh Greenwood ($12,450)

MID: Bailey Dale ($9,450)

MID: Andrew Brayshaw ($9,050)

DEF: Michael Hurley ($14,050)

DEF: Aaron Mullet ($9,500)

RUCK: Scott Lycett ($11,850)

Salary Remaining: $150



Kick = 3 points

Mark = 3 points

Handball = 2 points

Goal = 6 points

Behind = 1 point

Tackle = 4 points

Free Kick For = 1 point

Free Kick Against = -3 points

Hitout = 1 point