AFL $50,000+ Saturday Cheat Sheet
Round four is upon us in the AFL and the good teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack. Port Adelaide is the only undefeated team in the competition, with the Giants, the Swans and the Demons rounding out the top four. There are five big games this Saturday with the highlight being the Eagles taking on the resurgent Suns. With a huge $50,000 up for grabs, your Saturday is all set with Draftstars.
Here is a team you may consider for the AFL $50,000+ Saturday competition
Ben Brown ($10,150)
The super consistent underrated power forward from the Kangaroos is a great pick for this game. He comes up against the blues who have been poor defensively this season, with one of the best tall defenders (Marchbank) missing for this match. Brown is playing in front of his home crowd in Tasmania, where he normally puts on a show. Brown has kicked ten goals in the past two weeks and it is possible that he continues his hot streak. Throw in his occasional pinch hitting in the ruck and he looks like a steal at his salary of $10,150.
Will Hayward ($7,700)
The young Swan has had two good games this season, with a bad one thrown in. He is paying more time in the midfield in his second year of footy, but also playing up forward where he is hitting the scoreboard. Hayward is the type of player who can thrive in this game if the Swans get on a roll, making him a great value pick at his cheap salary.
Lachie Whitfield ($14,800)
Whitfield put in a stinker against the Swans last week, finishing with 15 disposals and 65 DS points. He should be able to bounce back against the Dockers as they return to dry weather footy, which the Giants excel in. Whitfield is up there with the best endurance runners in the game and is often the catalyst for the ‘Orange Tsunami’ of free running Giants players which makes them such a dangerous team. Although he is quite expensive, you should be able to guarantee a score of 100+ DS points this week.
Mitch Robinson ($13,000)
With the weather forecast showing rain at the MCG on Saturday, the Tigers v Lions should be a game filled with stoppages. There is almost no better at in and under work than Mitch Robinson. Robinson finished with 11 tackles last week on his way to 110 DS points. Another performance like that and he justifies his salary.
Lewis Jetta ($9,700)
Jetta has started the season in decent fashion, averaging 62 DS points. Jetta should find the wide expanses of Optus Stadium to his liking and the game should be very open due to the likely fatigue of the young Suns, who have stayed in Perth for the week. Jetta should be able to break the lines with relative ease and rack up a lot of touches off the wing.
Hugh McCluggage ($9,300)
McCluggage is starting to find his feet at AFL level, after an inconsistent first year. McCluggage was solid last week, finishing up with 14 disposals, with five tackles and two gaols to finish with 82 DS points. McCluggage should be able to find plenty of the footy, but most importantly, with the wet weather forecast, he should lay plenty of tackles and return another decent score.
Heath Shaw ($12,450)
Shaw has started the season in his usual consistent manner, averaging a healthy 86 DS points per game. Whilst he isn’t the player he was three years ago, Shaw is still an effective rebounding defender who can put up some big scores. Shaw takes a lot of marks and almost always kicks the ball, which is great for his point scoring. Looks for him to return another decent score.
Callum Mills ($10,800)
Mills has returned two good scores in the Swans’ two wins this year, with a low score in their one loss. With the Swans being overwhelming favourites to have another win this week, Mills looks well placed to keep up his 94.5 DS point average in Swans wins. Mills should be able to get a lot of touches rebounding the ball from the Swans backline and hopefully push up into the midfield.
Callum Sinclair ($11,800)
Sinclair has started the season in hot form, averaging 101 DS points per game. Sinclair and his Swans come up against the Dogs who are lacking in the ruck department, which should mean that Sinclair can dominate in the middle and around the ground. Sinclair has averaged 44.5 hitouts a game across his last two weeks and although this game is at Etihad, could easily do it again.
The Line Up
FWD: Ben Brown ($10,150)
FWD: Will Hayward ($7,700)
MID: Lachie Whitfield ($14,800)
MID: Mitch Robinson ($13,000)
MID: Lewis Jetta ($9,700)
MID: Hugh McCluggage ($9,300)
DEF: Heath Shaw ($12,450)
DEF: Callum Mills ($10,800)
RUCK: Callum Sinclair ($11,800)
Salary Remaining: $300
AFL SCORING SYSTEM
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 pointLatest