injured INJURIES

Brennan Cox: Left hamstring iced up in Q1... 3 possessions and 1.0
Bradley Hill: Tagged by Hutchings... corked calf strapped up in Q1... mothballed at HT... 6 possessions
Brad Sheppard: Butted his head into the torso of Lobb in Q1 leaving him woozy... then right knee iced up in Q2... 5 touches including 4 handballs
Paddy McCartin: Ran his head into the torso of Long in a marking contest in Q2 and came off looking uneasy... did not return... 2.0 from 3 disposals and 2 marks with 2 tackles... conceded 3 FA
Isaac Heeney: Left ankle caught under him in a tackle early in Q1... returned before QT after restrapping... then iced up at 3QT... 1.0 from 12 touches and 2 marks plus 6 tackles... umps paid him %4FF... conceded 3 FA
Izak Rankine: Left hamstring iced up at HT... 4 possessions and 2 marks plus 1.0
Aaron Young: Left ankle ligament injury in Q3... did not return... 2 touches
James Harmes: Compound fracture to little finger on his left hand in Q2... 11 possessions
Jay Kennedy-Harris: Left knee injury in Q2 after he hyperextended it on landing... stretchered off
Archie Smith: Whack to the throat in Q2 and went to hospital... 5 hit outs... also 2 disposals and 3 tackles
Patrick Ryder: Headclash with Robbie Gray in Q3 and he was in Koosbane with a cut cheek... 18 hit outs... also 3 disposals and 2 tackles
Jarrod Lienert: Knee injury in Q2... did not return and put a knee brace on... 3 possessions
Marley Williams: Corked calf in Q1 and iced up at QT... 4 possessions


Matt Crouch: Knock to the right ribs in Q1... 38 disposals and 5 marks with 9 tackles
Brodie Grundy: Corked right thigh in Q4 but played on... 32 hit outs... also 17 disposals and 2 marks with 2 tackles... 0.1 as well... conceded 3 FA
Jacob Weitering: Right ankle knock in Q1... 11 touches with 10 by foot... also 4 marks and 4 tackles
David Mundy: Calf strapped up in Q1... 25 possessions and 4 marks plus 5 tackles
Jesse Hogan: Headclash in Q2 backing into a pack spilt some claret behind his ear... 1.2 from 20 disposals and 5 marks
Brayden Fiorini: Corked thigh in Q3 in a clash with Melican... 26 possessions and 5 marks plus 5 tackles... 1.1 as well
Kaiden Brand: Right ankle knock in Q1 when Riewoldt kicked it... returned soon after... 5 touches with 0 by hand... also 4 marks
Dylan Grimes: Corked right buttock in Q4... 5 touches and 3 tackles
Christian Petracca: Right wrist knock when tackling in Q4 but played on... 1.0 from 20 disposals and 3 marks with 6 tackles
Bayley Fritsch: Off for treatment in Q3 after a couple of hard clashes with Rich... 1.0 from 11 possessions
Connor Ballenden: Left hamstring tweak in Q3... playing a forward role


Jarrod Berry: Bumped by May in Q4 leaving him dazed... 17 touches and 3 marks plus 3 tackles... 0.1 as well... not helped by 3 FA


Brett Bewley: Late replacement for Lachlan Schulz... 8 possessions and 2 marks
James Rowbottom: Late replacement for Callum Sinclair... 9 touches with 7 by foot... also 3 tackles... and booted 1.0
Sam Wicks: Late replacement for Jake Lloyd... 3 possessions and 2 tackles
Connor Ballenden: Late replacement for Oscar McInerney... 4 marks and 11 possessions

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

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.


Dream Team Guru Projections

Supercoach Guru Projections


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

@FanFooty on Twitter

FanFooty on Facebook

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.