A total of 7 changes to the AFL Fantasy Optimal Season Long Lineup this week. A couple of Adelaide defenders swap spots while 2 of the 3 Brisbane representatives from last week lose their spot in the side. Mr Consistency himself joins the ranks of the midfield and a surprise addition in the ruck. Keep reading to find out who made the cut and who didn’t.
For those unfamiliar with the premise of this exercise, what we are tracking is the best possible 22 that could have been afforded pre Round 1 lockout in AFL Fantasy from a scoring standpoint. This particular lineup would have cost you $9,787,000 which would have allowed you to pad your bench with $150,000 rookies (not that you would have needed to use any).
Our goal is to find the best possible scoring side by season’s end without having to use any trades or bench players. The only change the coach would have theoretically have had to do each week is change the captain.
For those interested in the lineups from previous weeks, these can be found here:
Moving on lets look at the ins and outs from the team this week:
|Andy Otten (ADEL) – DEF||Curtly Hampton (ADEL) – DEF|
|Jake Lloyd (STK) – DEF||Christian Salem (MELB) – DEF|
|Sam Docherty (CARL) – DEF||Jayden Hunt (MELB) – DEF|
|Tom Mitchell (HAW) – MID||Joel Selwood (GEEL) – MID|
|Gary Ablett (GCFC) – MID||Tom Rockliff (BL) – MID|
|Mitch Duncan (GEEL) – MID||Dayne Zorko (BL) – MID|
|Ben McEvoy (HAW) – RUC||Brodie Grundy (COLL) – RUC|
This team has scored a total of 14666 (Round 1 – 2294, Round 2 – 2478, Round 3 – 2428, Round 4 – 2449, Round 5 – 2484 & Round 6 – 2533) over the first six rounds at an average of 2444.33. 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 1277 fantasy points. And the best part, you wouldn’t have used any trades!!!