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Optimal AFL Fantasy Lineup – Post Round 3

So the first three rounds are in the book and plenty of us will have used up our trades trying to fix the errors we had in our initial side or covering for injuries that we’ve sustained in the early rounds, heres looking at you Max Gawn.

But what if you hadn’t needed to use any trades at all because you nailed the optimal lineup from the get go? What does that team even look like I hear you ask? Well we’ve got it here for you. Presenting the AFL Fantasy optimal lineup for the first 3 rounds of the season.

The 22 below would have left you enough cash at the start of the season to pad your bench with 8 x $150,000 rookies. The team has scored a total of 7622 (Round 1 – 2549, Round 2 – 2458 & Round 3 – 2615) over the first three rounds at an average of 2540.7. The captain for each week is highlighted in the table as green.

If you started with this team you would be comfortably ranked No 1 in Australia by a margin of 709 fantasy points.

Player.Name Tm Total Salary Pos Avg R1 R2 R3
Taylor Adams COLL 387 622000 DEF 129 151 99 137
Rory Laird ADEL 317 584000 DEF 105.7 142 83 92
Jake Lloyd SYD 308 521000 DEF 102.7 87 113 108
Christian Salem MELB 300 383000 DEF 100 83 127 90
Jayden Hunt MELB 282 342000 DEF 94 87 66 129
Caleb Marchbank CARL 225 205000 DEF 75 78 80 67
Lance Franklin SYD 320 569000 FWD 106.7 110 127 83
Lin Jong WB 294 458000 FWD 98 87 114 93
Jeremy Cameron GWS 298 386000 FWD 99.3 78 117 103
Alex Neal-Bullen MELB 311 255000 FWD 103.7 110 60 141
Will Hoskin-Elliott COLL 313 230000 FWD 104.3 95 124 94
Dan Houston PORT 233 150000 FWD 77.7 61 99 73
Adam Treloar COLL 386 673000 MID 128.7 125 127 134
Dustin Martin RICH 381 646000 MID 127 139 86 156
Nathan Jones MELB 357 593000 MID 119 126 100 131
Andrew Gaff WCE 366 564000 MID 122 144 115 107
Dyson Heppell ESS 367 548000 MID 122.3 156 96 115
Marc Murphy CARL 409 482000 MID 136.3 139 125 145
Jobe Watson ESS 345 477000 MID 115 122 104 119
Clayton Oliver MELB 368 416000 MID 122.7 122 135 111
Stefan Martin BL 348 538000 RUC 116 101 121 126
Braydon Preuss NMFC 260 150000 RUC 86.7 50 105 105

Note that no consideration has been given to trades between rounds or moving players on and off the bench, this likely would produce a slightly different side with a slightly higher score. This side is simply the best scoring 22 money could have bought prior to Round 1.

If you’ve got any comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @DFSAustralia.


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