injured INJURIES

Dale Morris: Broken both bones in his right forearm early in the second term... 2 marks and 5 disposals
Travis Varcoe: Did not return after the knock to the head in Q3
Darcy Moore: Did not return after the knee to the head
Dylan Shiel: Left leg knock in Q2... already-strapped right AC joint reinjured in Q4 after slipping and falling on it awkwardly... 22 possessions... helped out by %4FF
Michael Walters: Left knee injury early in the fourth... 10 disposals including 8 kicks... also 2 marks and 2 tackles... aided by %4FF
Leigh Montagna: Right hamstring pulled in Q3... 21 touches and 6 marks plus 3 tackles
Chad Wingard: Left ankle twisted under him when Frost fell across it in Q3... returned for Q4 but iced up quickly when he could not run... 1.3 from 13 possessions and 3 marks plus 2 tackles
Mark Blicavs: Right ankle injury in Q3 in a clash with Sloane... did not return... 14 disposals and 4 marks with 10 tackles... 1.0 as well... helped out by %4FF

in REPORTS

Toby Greene: A short left arm jab to the face of Rance in Q1 will probably get a week... 1.0 from 17 possessions and 7 marks... helped out by %4FF

sore SORE PLAYERS

Marc Murphy: Left hip soreness in Q2... 25 disposals and 6 marks with 2 tackles... 0.1 as well
Max Gawn: Right calf strapped in Q3 after a knock... 33 hit outs... also 12 disposals and 4 tackles... aided by %4FF... not helped by 4 FA
Tom McDonald: First goal... right thigh corked in a Robbie Gray tackle in Q3... 24 possessions and 5 marks plus 1.0
Josh Walker: First goal... right knee knock in Q2... 1.1 from 17 touches and 6 marks plus 3 tackles
Daniel McStay: Left shoulder knock in Q3... 10 marks and 18 touches
Harry McKay: First game... right foot problem in Q3... Scored 1.2 from 6 grabs and 11 disposals
Luke Shuey: Copped a knock to the knee early in Q4 but ran it off... 26 touches and 3 marks plus 3 tackles... 1.1 as well
Jeremy McGovern: Left the field mid-way through Q1 after hurting his right knee in a bump on Elliott but returned shortly after... 18 touches with 13 by foot... also 8 marks and 3 tackles
Nic Newman: Dislocated little finger on right hand in Q4... 14 possessions and 2 marks plus 4 tackles
Tom Papley: Knock to his lower back in Q2... 15 touches and 3 marks plus 3 tackles... conceded 3 FA
Blake Acres: Bumped hard in the torso by Mills in Q2 leaving him gasping... 20 disposals and 6 marks with 2 tackles
Ben Ainsworth: Left quad corky late in the first term... Returned midway through the second... 12 possessions with 10 by foot... also 6 marks and 4 tackles... and scored 2.2
Peter Wright: Right knee soreness... Heavily limping in the fourth... 1.0 from 10 disposals and 5 marks
Martin Gleeson: Awkwardly extended his elbow landing after a marking contest Mid Q2... 15 possessions including 11 kicks... also 5 marks and 2 tackles
Luke McDonald: Winded himself mid Q2 when he chose to bump his opponent... 7 marks and 22 touches
Nick Larkey: Came off with knee complaints mid Q3
Riley Knight: Right ankle twist when he stepped on the foot of Matt Crouch in Q4... 9 possessions and 6 tackles... gave away 4 FA

concussed CONCUSSED PLAYERS

Travis Varcoe: Landed on his head in a marking contest on the wing in Q3 and left the field immediately... 11 touches and 5 marks plus 3 tackles
Darcy Moore: Copped a knee to the head in a marking contest early in Q2... 3 disposals and 2 marks
Jed Bews: Copped a head knock in Q3... 6 marks and 18 touches

in LATE CHANGES

Corey Ellis: Late replacement for Anthony Miles... 9 possessions and 2 marks plus 3 tackles
Darcy MacPherson: Late replacement for Rory Thompson... 0.2 from 16 possessions and 5 marks plus 4 tackles
Josh Williams: First goal... Late replacement for Robbie Tarrant... first game... and scored 1.0

FF Projections & optimiser

In a first for Australian fantasy, FanFooty is launching a new Projections tool for not only creating your own weekly fantasy point predictions based on historical stats and consensus rankings, but a function to auto-generate an optimised “perfect” lineup for use in weekly and daily fantasy sports!

These are the sort of tools that pros use in American DFS to construct their lineups, and with the rise of DFS in Australia in 2016 FanFooty Projections will become indispensible to the hardcore and the casual fantasy coach! (Note: this feature will become part of this year’s FF Premium product later this year, but for now it’s free.)

FF Projections & lineup optimiser

DAILY FANTASY LEAGUES

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Other comp types: 50/50H2HMultiplier

Plus AFL, SRU, EPL, HAL, NBA & BBL at FanDaily!

Media Street: AFL News

AFL player news… for a comprehensive list, see the Media Street page

FanSports Network

Starting with FanFooty in 2004, there are now five sites in the FanSports network, providing live scores and chat during games, forums with 10,000+ members, reams of historical statistics, constantly updated news and a raft of unique fantasy tools:

  • FanFooty for Australian football,
    covering the AFL;
  • FanLeague for rugby league,
    covering the NRL;
  • CricketFan for 20/20, ODI & Test cricket, 
    covering the Big Bash League;
  • FanRugby for rugby union, 
    covering Super Rugby;
  • FanSoccer for association football, 
    covering A-League and EPL;
  • Media Street for sports player news,
    covering all aforementioned sports;
  • FanDaily for Australian daily fantasy sports, 
    covering above sports plus NBA, NFL & MMA.

FanDex draft rankings tool

FanFooty brings you a new tool called FanDex, for creating and maintaining customised player rankings for your fantasy drafts. Default rankings are based on previous (non-vest) fantasy scores by each player, but you can “nudge” those averages up or down by moving sliders to increase what you think they will average in the upcoming season, either by points or by percentage, or both.

In future, you will be able to export your rankings to formats accepted by major draft fantasy operators. Look out for a daily fantasy (DFS) version coming soon, where you can import your previous nudges from day to day or week to week.

FanDex draft rankings tool

2015 Australian fantasy industry update

Back in the dark ages of fusty history – I’m talking 2011 here, several years after my last foray into the history books – the Australian fantasy industry was taking all before it. With more than 700,000 “coaches” in AFL competitions play-acting at managing their fake teams of real players in fake leagues using real statistics, and other sports adding up to push the local audience for fantasy sports past a million, in a nation of not much more than 20 million people it was looking like it would become as popular as it is in America. Then, something went wrong.

2015 Australian fantasy industry update

Fan Tools

Fan ToolsCheck out an arsenal of advanced tools. Use the Boys on the Bubble DT/SC for players about to change in price. Ride the Rollercoaster DT/SC for price trends. Try the Breakdown DT/SC for club-vs-position histories. The Tribunal page lists players with points and/or loading from charges. See who’s hot in public Dream Teams and DT/SC popularity lists.

PLAYER DISCUSSION

Patrick Cripps - Has made the Carlton midfield his own. Locking this guy into my Supercoach mids in 2016. - OnTheRocks
Jesse Hogan - HoGUN - OnTheRocks
Daniel Menzel - Congrats on a great comeback game, Cant wait to see Mr Menzel running around in the hoops in 2016! - johnoP
Lachie Neale - Good call Tezzer. - spudaroos
Taylor Duryea - Best young gun in the afl amazing - Fury Ride

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Mr Football

Mr FootballThe Mr Football fantasy management simulation is being developed by m0nty, and is currently in beta testing mode. Make your team and check out the latest rules document on the Mr Football board.

FanFooty Superstar

FanFooty SuperstarWho will be the greatest fantasy footballer of 2016? FanFooty Superstar is our homegrown comp, with 5-4-3-2-1 votes based on the player icons on the live FanFooty game pages like stars, guns, fireballs and bins. 2009 was the year of Leigh Montagna, in 2010 Dane Swan led from post to post, in 2014 Joel Selwood just pipped Rory Sloane, and in 2015 it was Todd Goldstein
holding out Josh P. Kennedy… who will be next?

Forum Fantasy Games

The FanFooty forums host a number of user-run fantasy games. There’s the XVs competition, which has divisions for Europe, Asia, Britain and World. A new addition is the XVIIIs competitions, which includes American XVIII Dreamteam and American XVIII Supercoach versions. Finally, the forumites are keen players of the From The Pavilion cricket simulation game, for which they have their own FTP board.