The AFL has been repeating itself over the past three or four rounds. At least the interesting part of it has been . The sides from fourth through to tenth have made none too veiled attempts at grasping a finals spot with both hands, and most have stumbled the week after pressing their strongest claims.

However, last week, the Giants leapt a game ahead of the chasing pack and look bound for September action, and Melbourne (despite their meek opposition), took their best step yet towards securing a finals berth. Geelong tripped on the last hurdle when they had the chance to make a statement against the Tigers whereas their opponent this week, Hawthorn, snatched their third straight victory, propelling themselves to fifth.

Port’s bold top four claims took a knock in their loss to Adelaide, and they now have to beat the Eagles to remain relevant. And Collingwood will need to put their injury woes behind them in an encounter with the effervescent Lions.

Yep, the story stays the same, the season has boiled down to the fate of seven sides being relevant. It is exciting though, this season has backed up last year as one of the tightest we’ve seen.

Although your Saturday already threatens to push your heart to the precipice of failure, add some more action to the mix with Draftstars $50,000+ Saturday. Get the ambulance on standby and select your team to have a shot at the nearly $5,000 first prize. Follow the link below to access the competition, or fire up your Draftstars app. Good luck.


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


Jeremy Cameron ($11,810)

Jezza returned to the Giants’ side last week after a five match suspension to boot four goals and amass a DS score of 92. He faces far more stiff competition this week against the Crows but, won’t have to contend with their gun full-back, Daniel Talia, who misses through injury. When these sides met in round 11, Cameron was dangerous, booting three goals. Expect an increased output this week.

Brandan Parfitt ($9,980)

Parfitt is quietly compiling a particularly solid second season of AFL. While many players suffer from second year blues, Parf seems to be getting better as the season goes on. Over his past month he has averaged over 97 DS points and highlighted his importance to the Cats’ side. Priced very reasonably at $9,980, Parfitt is a steal this week.


Stephen Coniglio ($15,810)

Yeah, Coniglio gets plaudits from across the competition, however, he does not get the attention he deserves. He is averaging almost 29 touches a game in 2018 coming off a serious ankle injury and has hit the scoreboard as well, nailing the most goals in a season in his career. He could get a job on Rory Sloane this weekend, a role in which he thrives. Even if that isn’t the case, his output should surpass 100.

Dustin Martin ($14,200)

Dusty has experienced a regression from 2017. But let’s be real, backing up last season was an unenviable task, and it would have been arguably impossible to better it. That being said, he has still had an impactful season, and is still one of the best players in the comp. He averages 25 touches and over a goal a game and can win a match in five minutes. Factor is his performance in the reverse fixture (34 disposals, a goal and seven clearances), and the mediocrity of the Suns’ midfield, and this choice becomes a no brainer.

Lewis Jetta ($9,450)

You know in cartoon’s how a character falls in love or smells something or whatever it is and glides along, about a centimetre off the ground, without moving their legs, and arrives at the point of their desire? Maybe that was a bad description, but that’s how Lewis Jetta moves. And when he can get his hands on the ball, he’s a dream to watch. That’s exactly what he’s done over the past month. Expect him to continue his good form (three game average of 89), and even increase his output, in the absence of Andrew Gaff.

Jack Graham ($9,310)

The South Australian product has become an integral fixture in the powerhouse Tigers outfit, fitness permitting. In his first two years, he’s played in 18 games, losing just two. And it’s his tenacity and will to put on pressure efforts that make him a winner. Back in for his first game in a month, Graham will be champing at the bit to reinstate his spot in the side.


Jasper Pittard ($9,430)

After an astonishing 2016 in which he made the All-Australian squad, Pittard has just about fallen off the radar, even losing his position in the Power sides multiple times throughout the year. He has hit his straps over the past six game, however, averaging a commanding 91 DS points over that span. The Power value his run and carry and look to get the ball in his hands, and inevitably, he gets his hands on the pill.

Josh Walker ($9,060)

Walker has emerged from forward-line obscurity this year to become a mainstay of the Lions’ back six. After boosting his confidence by way of a high-flying mark against the Crows, he has gone from strength-to-strength, culminating in his seasons best score of 92 last week. Playing for his AFL career, Walker will do his utmost to continue his good form.


Scott Lycett ($10,950)

Gifted the number one ruck role after Nic Nat went down with injury earlier this year, Lycett has done an admirable job to fill the huge void leftover. He boasts a season high score of 123 and has bested the three figure mark four times. Capable of taking a big mark when forward, Lycett can contribute to his DS score in ways other gangly ruckmen cannot.


Written by Brin Duggan

The Line Up

FWD: Jeremy Cameron ($11,810)

FWD: Brandan Parfitt ($9,980)

MID: Stephen Coniglio ($15,810)

MID: Dustin Martin ($14,200)

MID: Lewis Jetta ($9,450)

MID: Jack Graham ($9,310)

DEF: Jasper Pittard ($9,430)

DEF: Josh Walker ($9,060)

RUCK: Scott Lycett ($10,950)

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

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