Fantasy Regrets – Ep. 198
PODCAST: The boys lament some bad calls this year but look ahead to a big round nine.
Regrets. It is at this stage of the season that they start sinking in. AFL Fantasy coaches rue almost every decision they make. There are some that will spit the dummy five minutes into their first game after trading someone in because they haven’t already had 10 disposals and kicked a goal.
Now that we are more than a third of the way through the season, we can take a step back and can see what has worked and what hasn’t.
Warnie had a decision to make at the start of the season. Jack Billings or Isaac Heeney. It was a 50/50 call. Billings finished last season in cracking form but missed some of the pre-season due to a hamstring injury. The Saint played a cracking game in the final JLT Community Series match and that was enough to go with him over the consistent Heeney.
If the coach of the Warne Dawgs went the other way, he’s currently be sitting inside the top 500 coaches overall in Fantasy Classic.
Don’t get him started on other calls, but there are plenty of sob stories out there. Calvin has had a ridiculous amount of bad luck. Some of his so-called premiums have failed to fire while Roy can’t get his rookies right, whether it is the right downgrade or who to play on his field.
A common trend for coaches adding their two cents to the list of regrets include trading an underperforming premium to only see them regain form. Dayne Zorko deserved to be moved on, but has scored 176 and 115 in the last two weeks. Choosing to bring back Zach Merrett after missing his big scores when the opportunity was there to bring in Jack Macrae. Having Jesse Hogan as a point of difference all pre-season only to dump him just before lockout.
Everyone has a story and The Traders share a few on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss their Fantasy Classic and Draft regrets but keep the glass half-full as they look towards a big round nine before the bye round tactics need to be employed.
Also in this week’s podcast:
- All the action from round eight
- News from around the grounds, including Magoos News
- Trade tips for round nine
- An early look at the bye rounds
- Your questions answered
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