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Optimal AFL Fantasy Lineup – Post Round 8

5 changes to the AFL Fantasy Optimal Season Long Lineup after Round 8. Luke Shuey makes way for Bomber Zach Merrett and a Power forward gets his first guernsey for 2017.

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 $9,798,000 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:

IN

OUT

Christian Salem (MELB) – DEF Rory Laird (ADEL) – DEF
Zak Jones (SYD) – DEF Zach Tuohy (GEEL) – DEF
 Charlie Dixon (PORT) – FWD  Alex Neal-Bullen (MELB) – FWD
Ryan Burton (HAW) – FWD Dan Houston (PORT) – FWD
Zach Merrett (ESS) – MID Luke Shuey (WCE) – MID

This team has scored a total of 19345 (Round 1 – 2272, Round 2 – 2463, Round 3 – 2328, Round 4 – 2363, Round 5 – 2404, Round 6 – 2489, Round 7 – 2543 & Round 8 – 2483) over the first eight rounds at an average of 2418.1. 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 1464 fantasy points. And the best part, you wouldn’t have used any trades!!!

Player.Name Tm Total Salary Pos Avg R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Taylor Adams COLL 962 622000 DEF 120.2 151 99 137 107 88 148 117 115
Dylan Roberton STK 836 421000 DEF 104.5 69 112 90 134 118 132 100 81
Christian Salem MELB 716 383000 DEF 89.5 83 127 90 87 74 81 60 114
Zak Jones SYD 669 333000 DEF 83.6 96 53 87 75 91 92 101 74
Caleb Marchbank CARL 633 205000 DEF 79.1 78 80 67 80 73 89 84 82
Andy Otten ADEL 562 150000 DEF 70.2 37 81 74 55 99 88 79 49
Elliot Yeo WCE 879 477000 FWD 109.9 120 103 81 116 73 152 124 110
Bradley Hill FRE 804 417000 FWD 100.5 60 109 94 83 98 78 159 123
Jeremy Cameron GWS 790 386000 FWD 98.8 78 117 103 86 123 69 81 133
Charlie Dixon PORT 687 340000 FWD 85.9 75 96 74 59 47 125 124 87
Ryan Burton HAW 611 260000 FWD 87.3 0 112 82 71 93 69 94 90
Will Hoskin-Elliott COLL 671 230000 FWD 83.9 95 124 94 72 52 100 53 81
Zach Merrett ESS 1019 710000 MID 127.4 129 140 97 134 137 108 124 150
Tom Rockliff BL 1034 704000 MID 129.2 127 123 106 157 124 100 167 130
Tom Mitchell HAW 1008 638000 MID 126 128 125 115 125 122 125 136 132
Gary Ablett GCFC 938 611000 MID 117.2 105 69 138 118 118 162 120 108
Mitch Duncan GEEL 912 571000 MID 114 128 106 95 113 134 117 128 91
Brad Ebert PORT 883 510000 MID 110.4 116 106 104 96 149 96 113 103
Marc Murphy CARL 955 482000 MID 119.4 139 125 145 124 97 100 103 122
Clayton Oliver MELB 866 416000 MID 108.2 122 135 111 99 95 107 81 116
Stefan Martin BL 907 538000 RUC 113.4 101 121 126 114 121 86 104 134
Ben McEvoy HAW 782 394000 RUC 97.8 84 60 73 101 129 103 124 108

 


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