Preseason 2020, Salary Cap Strategy

AFLFantasy Discounts and Prices for 2020

The team at AFLFantasy HQ have started to reveal the AFLFantasy Discounts and Prices for 2020. Take a look at some of the players that you may be considering this AFL preseason.

On the most recent AFLFantasy podcast from The Traders, they revealed the magic number (7418), which is what you multiply against players averages to get there starting price. Here are some of the players set to get big discounts in 2020.

AFLFantasy | The Discounts

One of the most anticipated prices reveals is Brownlow Medalist Tom Mitchell (MID). Tom has received the full 30% discount and will enter the season priced at $671,000. After missing the past two seasons, Carlton defender Sam Docherty will set coaches back just $563,000. As a price point reference that will see him priced in the range of players who averaged 76 like Brayden Maynard and Michael Hurley.

Former GWS Giants skipper Callan Ward (MID) may be of interest as an early-season stepping stone. He’s been given a 27% discount and will start the year priced at $539,000. Before his ACL injury, you have to go back to 2011 for the last time he didn’t average over 90.

Devon Smith (MID/FWD) receives a small 9% discount, but this will not be on his 2019 average (79.4), but rather his 2018 average of 106. He’ll enter the 2020 season priced in the high 90’s averages, based on that he doesn’t present significant value as a starter so at this early stage he’s an upgrade target.

Keep an eye on the health of St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton. He featured in last years 50 most relevant series and before succumbing to further health complications he was already one to consider. However, another missed season has meant he’ll be priced at a bargain of $327,000. For a reference point that’s just $57,000 more than what Matt Rowell (MID) will be priced. Not a bad price for a guy who averaged 90 In 2017.

If you’re considering a cheaper ruck in your starting lines, some coaches might be tempted to start a discounted ruck. Coaches might consider starting either or both of Nic Naitanui ($471,000) or new Giant Sam Jacobs ($514,000).

AFL Fantasy | More Price Reveals

Fantasy coaches keen on the Angus Brayshaw (MID) rollercoaster will be outlaying $653,000. Lance Franklin (FWD) will be priced at his lowest average (70.5) in over a decade at $523,000.

After a career-best season in 2019 and averaging 122 Brodie Grundy (RUC) is the most expensive player next year starting at $906,000. Lachie Whitfield (MID/FWD) will be the most expensive forward this year starting at $844,000.

AFLFantasy | Launch Date

Next week on the AFL website The Traders will commence club by club price reveals starting with the Gold Coast Suns. These will run until the format opens around the last week of January.

What about DreamTeam & SuperCoach?

Both formats are just days away from releasing the Team Pickers. For those who purchased the assistant coach, you’ll be able to start creating your teams and trialling different strategies shortly. For the rest of us, we’ll be waiting a further 30-40 days before both formats open.