Thanks for the excellent article. It is so hard to get someone who knows the AFL fantasy scene as it is changing all the time. I run my own small league and have being doing it myself for a few years now but with time constraints I will be looking for a website to run ours with this year. I was going to go with the new AFL DT they started last year but still felt it was too constrictive and now with this change Iâ€™m more confused than ever.
Do you know the differences between Peteâ€™s Dream Team and the new Fan Hub? Ultimately SC seems to be the way to go but we have been using the Dream Team system since we started in 2007. I too play the NFL and MLB fantasy on ESPN and the system there is outstanding. We have such a long way to go hereâ€¦.
My feeling is that it depends on the age and experience of your league brethren. If they are old school and like a challenge, go with Dream Team since it features more of the old rules and represents a more challenging experience – i.e. more difficult. If your league mates are a bit younger and more casual in their fantasy fandom, go with the new AFL Fantasy, as it will suit their tastes more with the added freedom to change things up mid-season.
For even more of a challenge, of course, you could try the private draft games offered by SC and DT (not sure of AFL Fantasy, perhaps Fanhub can advise?), or Ultimate Footy which is arguably the most comprehensive solution. I’d love to hear feedback on all of these systems in the comments!
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.)