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

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

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.

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 the Super XVs;
  • FanSoccer for association football, 
    covering A-League and EPL.

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

GURU PREDICTIONS

Dream Team Guru Projections
Backs
Boyd115
McVeigh109
Mackie96
Enright95
Gibson90
 Centres
Able'jnr131
Mitchell129
Adams119
Kennedy117
Rockliff117
 Rucks
Martin109
Goldstein101
Sand'nds99
Mumford99
Tippett97
 Forwards
Johnson112
Gray110
Barlow109
Merrett107
Deledio102
 

Supercoach Guru Projections
Backs
Shaw114
Rance113
McVeigh112
Boyd110
Kolo'nij103
 Centres
Able'jnr148
Pend'ury126
Bont'lli122
Gray121
Hartlett121
 Rucks
Sand'nds125
Mumford119
Goldstein118
Naitanui114
Maric110
 Forwards
Deledio126
Gray121
Westhoff115
Johnson106
Hall105
 

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

2015 fantasy previews

FanFooty is now seeking submissions from you – yes, YOU – of fantasy profile previews for 2015: predicting how each player will fare in fantasy (and real football) terms in the upcoming season. Check out Jack Redden’s profile to see a finished set of previews. Links are on the profile pages of all footballers, including draftee prospects, to submit either Dream Team/AFL Fantasy season previews or predictions for Supercoach performance next year. See the forum announcement for more details.

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Mr Football

Mr FootballThe Mr Football fantasy management simulation is being developed by m0nty during 2014, 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 2015? 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… 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.