AFL Eagles vs Lions Draftstars DFS Preview and Projections for Round 18, 2024

Draftstars Australia's AFL Eagles vs Lions Round 18 DFS contest kicks off at 4:40pm AEST on July 14, 2024, and Fantasy Insider has crunched the numbers for every player in the game to help you build winning line-ups.

An accurate Draftstars cheat sheet is essential for AFL fantasy players. This DFS preview is designed to help you assemble your fantasy teams for Draftstars' AFL contests and improve your Supercoach team for Round 18.

Fantasy Insider, renowned for its world-class DFS tools and projections since 2015, uses the same machine learning models as Stats Insider to produce some of the strongest DFS projections in the world.

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Cheat Sheet and Projections

We have reviewed players from each team in the West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions match-up to help you find the best picks on Sunday's slate.

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Josh Dunkley (BL, MID) $17,190 110.3 6.4
Value Shadeau Brain (BL, DEF) $6,000 49 8.2
Fade Lachie Neale (BL, MID) $16,080 100.1 6.2
Cheapie Jack Hutchinson (WCE, FWD) $6,000 47.2 7.9

According to Fantasy Insider's DFS model, our "stud" is the highest projected scorer across the slate, while "value" picks provide the most "bang for your buck," meaning they're expected to perform well relative to their salary.

Conversely, a "fade" is a player considered to offer lower value for money, based on their expected score relative to their salary. For budget-conscious strategies, "cheapie" options refer to the best value players at lower price points not already mentioned.

In fantasy sports, understanding value—assessing a player's potential output against their salary—is crucial, as players scoring high relative to their cost are key in crafting the optimal line-up.

The "Pts/$1K" metric shows the predicted points for every $1,000 of a player's salary. A higher number indicates better value, making it easier to spot players who could outperform their cost.

Positional Breakdown

DEF (Defender)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Dayne Zorko (BL) $16,810 107.2 6.4
Value Shadeau Brain (BL) $6,000 49 8.2
Fade Conor McKenna (BL) $10,250 66.4 6.5
Cheapie Jayden Hunt (WCE) $7,700 56.8 7.4

MID (Midfielder)

Selection Salary Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Josh Dunkley (BL) $17,190 110.3 6.4
Value Reuben Ginbey (WCE) $7,880 59.7 7.6
Fade Lachie Neale (BL) $16,080 100.1 6.2
Cheapie Liam Ryan (WCE) $7,750 58 7.5

FWD (Forward)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Joe Daniher (BL) $13,170 85.6 6.5
Value Jack Hutchinson (WCE) $6,000 47.2 7.9
Fade Eric Hipwood (BL) $10,810 69.4 6.4
Cheapie Jake Waterman (WCE) $9,540 75.1 7.9

RK (Ruckman)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Joe Daniher (BL) $13,170 85.6 6.5
Value Bailey J. Williams (WCE) $8,020 56.6 7.1

Conclusion

When building your AFL Eagles vs Lions Round 18 teams, consider starting with a value player like Shadeau Brain. To secure one of the highest projected scorers, Josh Dunkley is a strong option. If you're looking for budget-friendly choices to free up salary cap for more studs, take a look at our cheapie options, including Jack Hutchinson.

On the other hand, according to our model, Lachie Neale is one of the worst value options on the slate, suggesting you might want to limit exposure to him if entering multiple line-ups.

Ready to go? Draftstars' AFL Eagles vs Lions slate closes at 4:40pm AEST on Sunday. ENTER NOW!

As with all AFL DFS contests, whether you start with our studs or build around our value picks, leveraging Fantasy Insider's data-driven AFL fantasy news and strategies, combined with your own research, can enhance your chances of winning in the AFL Eagles vs Lions Round 18 contest. The unique insights here can help you balance star power, value and budget management when you make your AFL DFS line-ups.

For the latest projections and optimised AFL Eagles vs Lions line-ups, check out the Fantasy Insider Cruncher on Draftstars! It's free to use when you're logged in.

For more on this game, dive into our full West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions prediction, where you will find the latest odds and tips for the main betting markets.

 

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Fantasy Insider

Fantasy Insider has been providing world-class DFS tools and projections since 2015. Its advanced player projections are based on the same machine learning models that Stats Insider uses, making them some of the strongest DFS projections in the world.

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