The best AFL Fantasy 2022 resources – DT TALK

There’s a lot of great fantastic football content out there these days and I thought I’d compile a list of the things I’m consuming. Maybe it’s for when I’m researching my own content, to improve my game, or just for entertainment…because at the end of the day, I’m a whimsical footy nuffie. One of the reasons we started what we’re doing 16 years ago is that not much was going on. At the time, it was basically m0nty’s big FanFooty site, his podcast with Molly, and a few posts on BigFooty.

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Traders

I better start here! Since 2014 we’ve been providing content for the AFL under the name The Traders (one day we’ll dive deep into our history, but that name was born out of the NBA podcast ‘The Basketball Jones’ which got a gig with the NBA at the same time and were called The Starters).

We provide a bunch of stuff that comes through the AFL channels and also provide content for the AFL Record, including a big contribution to the pre-season edition which is available now.

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The magic of Moreira

Back-to-back winner, all-around good guy Selby Lee-Steere, has created a fantastic resource well worth joining. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds are donated to charities which Selby has been extremely generous over the past few years. Not only is there the Pre-Season Guide, featuring exclusive podcasts with Xavier Ellis, but there’s an In-Season Membership that will help you through it all.

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The project doctors

Great guys and epic content. The #1 fantasy-related podcast I consume. Insightful with a good mix of fun and banter, OGs Steve Fizz and Jon Crockett have built a great experience for their listeners and have gone from strength to strength with the addition of the Statesman (2x Branded Hat winner) and Cam . Their draft kit is a must have and the Mock Draft Simulator is something you can spend hours playing with while you prepare for your drafts.

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The League of Guardians

Heff and Kaes, now joined by Dos, produce a very professional podcast (something we should try to emulate!!) and unparalleled resources for their members. I could list all the epics, but you just have to click below to find them all. One thing I will highlight is the State League and Junior Fantasy scores. Top dudes and an integral part of the fantasy community…whether you like Guardian Leagues or not.

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FanFooty

OG of Fantasy resources is m0nty’s FanFooty website. Pretty much everything you need when looking up historical scores is here. I like the individual player profiles because you can see player scores by opponent, location, and in the year view you can see what they averaged to or from a point. One of the key elements that make m0nty’s product the GOAT is the live score. It live blogs all games and gives you a lot of information about roles and how players score through icons. Super handy for in-game injuries. FanFooty has been my second favorite screen (and my first screen on my weekend trips) all season long.

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DSF Australia

Damn, Morts is a genius. He’s been tinkering with numbers for a few years and his site, DFS Australia, continues to evolve and become part of my daily routine when I need to find stats to justify a selection (or maybe dissuade me!) . I love the visuals on many pages for key metrics we’ve been running over the past few seasons, like center rebound attendances (CBAs) and kick-ins. Something I used a lot during my pre-season research is the ‘scores with/without’ page which allows you to see how a player is scoring when a teammate is out. Additionally, through player stats, you can see state league and junior league score logs.

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DT live

Chad is a long time friend of DT Talk and is very good at what he does. His site, DT Live, has been around for a while and offers live scores with features not found elsewhere. In pre-season, it’s always nice to use the drawing board to choose a team. My most used feature is the data view. Here you have a lot of flexibility in filtering stats as you wish. Want to see the best middle defenders priced between $300,000 and $500,000 with less than 10% ownership from turn 5-15? You can. Incredibly powerful resource.

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Other Resources

There’s a bunch of other stuff I consume that can fall into that “other” category, like social media accounts and podcasts.

AFL Rankings

If you’re on Twitter and you’re not following Pete, then you’re wrong! It’s a great resource for news and analysis from a man who lives and breathes football. The articles on his website provide insight into the fantasy as well as, importantly, the facts. Be sure to listen to the Plus Six podcast as Pete is joined by Jeppa for in-depth discussions on Fantasy Classic.

Cat Hat

Relatively new to the neighborhood, this crew is out to earn a hat. They have an entertaining podcast and host Twitter spaces on Wednesday nights with lots of great conversations.

The fantastic community

2x top 10 (finalist in 2021) Kyle Holmes has teamed up with his pal Zac to create a Discord server.

Twitter accounts

News is important to spread as a fantasy trainer. There are all the official channels that most people know and should already follow – including the AFL website, club accounts, major newspapers and major newspapers (eg. Mitch Clear!). Some below are great for news and Fantasy is also taking things into their own hands.

There are probably a few more that should make this list and I might add them in the future! Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk.

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