AFL Saturday $50,000 Cheat Sheet

Another huge weekend of footy awaits us as the season moves to round 10. There are no more winless teams in the competition after Brisbane dismantled the Hawks and the Tigers have been replaced at the top of the ladder by the Eagles after their dominant display. There are four matches to choose your teams from today, one less than normal due to the Suns and Power having their post-China bye. With $50,000 up for grabs and a huge $5,000 going to first place, what better way to spend your Saturday than with Draftstars.


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


Ben Ronke ($10,450)

Ronke exploded onto the scene two weeks ago with a seven goal haul against the Hawks. Ronke was simply brilliant that night, he was ferocious at the ball, laying ten tackles and converted his opportunities expertly. Ronke proved it was not a fluke last week with a solid return of 74 DS points. He should get plenty of opportunities to kick goals against the Lions who will likely struggle this week.

Oliver Florent ($8,350)

Another Swan young gun, Florent is really starting to play good football in a Sydney lineup that is hitting its strap. His forward pressure has been intense and he is finding plenty of the footy. There is a good opportunity for Florent to push into the midfield with the unlucky season ending injury to Callum Mills. Florent should get plenty of good opportunities to hit the scoreboard against the Lions in what should be an open game. He is a good value pick.


Joel Selwood ($15,800)

After a horrid performance by his team last week against the Bombers, Selwood will look for his Cats to bounce back against the Blues. The Cats were stunned by the intense pressure of the Bombers and put in an uncharacteristically insipid showing. Selwood was one of the few Cats who acquitting himself well, finishing with 30 disposal and 115 DS points. Expect the Cats to be desperate to bounce back and their skipper leading the way.

Dale Thomas ($13,550)

Thomas has had his career revived since his switch to half back and is one of the in form defenders in the league. Over the last month, only Rory Laird has been better across the half back line in the competition with Thomas providing drive for the Blues who are otherwise stagnant. The Blues face the tough task of playing the Cats in Geelong this week and he ball will likely spend a lot of time in the Carlton back half, giving Thomas more opportunity to score well.

Josh Caddy ($13,000)

Caddy was one of the few tigers who delivered a strong performance against the Eagles, finishing with 89 DS points. Caddy is a desperate player, always racking up tackles and finding ways to hit the scoreboard. Caddy will need to be a strong presence up forward if Riewoldt is still feeling the effects of his injury.

Hugh McCluggage ($10,450)

McCluggage I really starting to find his feet at AFL level, and is becoming a consistent contributor for the Lions. McCluggage shone in Brisbane’s sole win for the season last week finishing with a season high 27 disposals on his way to 83 DS points. If he can continue his strong form, he looks like a great choice for Saturday’s contest.


Zach Tuohy ($12,450)

Tuohy rebounded from a weak past month last weekend with a resolute performance against the Bombers. Tuohy finished with 106 DS points as the Cats struggled, he was one of the few Geelong players who could be happy with their performance. Tuohy should get an easier assignment this week against his old side, the Blues. Look for another big game from the talented defender.

Jordan Ridley ($7,500)

Ridley looked like he had been playing the game for years in his debut game against he Cats last week. Ridley was excellent on the wing, showing a lot of poise and a knack of finding the ball. He finished with 25 touches and 89 DS points. He will be looking to repeat that effort against the Giants, and at his cheap salary, it is worth a punt to see if he can.


Oscar McInerney ($8,450)

The young Lion has been impressive in his first few games of AFL, averaging 60 DS points. He is a number two ricking option for the Lions behind Stefan Martin, but also provides some forward line structure with his ability to take a pack mark. He should be able to work over the Sydney backup ruckman, which should result in a decent score.

The Line Up

FWD: Ben Ronke ($10,450)

FWD: Oliver Florent ($8,350)

MID: Joel Selwood ($15,800)

MID: Dale Thomas ($13,550)

MID: Josh Caddy ($13,000)

MID: Hugh McCluggage ($10,450)

DEF: Heath Grundy ($12,450)

DEF: Jordan Ridley ($7,500)

RUCK: Oscar McInerney ($12,550)

Salary Remaining: $0



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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