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
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.
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
Check 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.
AF board • Rate my AF • AF Players & Trades
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SC board • Rate my SC • SC Players & Trades
SC Profiles • SC Leagues • SC Strategy
DT board • Rate my DT • DT Players & Trades
DT Profiles • DT Leagues • DT Strategy
Players: Player search • Depth charts • DT Popularity • Top scorers • Records
Research: Enter External Team • Dream Teams • Breakdown: DT • SC
Game: Archive • Latest Teamsheets • Ladder • Goalkicking
Reference: A short history of fantasy AFL football • Fantasy footy glossary
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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Who 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.