I enjoy reading the other fantasy AFL blogs out there, of which there are few and those that are out there tend to be rarely updated. DT Talk stands out of the pack as the second-best (behind us of course!) and they’ve gone the extra yard this week by launching a vidcast. It’s ten minutes of hardcore fantasy action with Calvin, Roy and W-Dog (a.k.a. Warnie), who appear to be Tasmanians who have imbibed too much Cascade Boag’s but in fact are bloody superheroes.
Episode #1 includes features such as “Overachievers, Happy-Withs and Axe Wounds”, “Ten Questions”, some highly appropriate pieces of advice for AFL players on whether to handball and how often to tackle, and “Chop’s Chopping Block” with a cutting cameo from a lovely, pleasant-looking lad called Chop. (Warning: a fair amount of colourful language, especially from Hutchy soundalike Calvin.)
I look forward to seeing more from this crew on their page over at YouTube, although I don’t quite think they’ll get picked up to work for official AFL outlets like Tom did… 😉
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.)