Some would argue that there have been plenty already, AFL Fantasy coaches will be facing their first big challenge of the season; the byes. After their sojourn in China last round, Gold Coast and Port Adelaide will enjoy their week off a little earlier than the rest of the competition. Normal rules apply for Fantasy Classic. That is, scores from the 22 on-field players will count this round and the regular two trades to use to manage squads. Appearing in more than 31 per cent of teams, Robbie Gray is the most popular Power or Suns player who will be missing this round with the bye. The rules are tweaked for rounds 12-14 to help coaches tackles the multi-bye rounds. The best 18 scores from the 22 players on-field will count for the weekly score and three trades are allowed leading into each of these rounds. It is widely considered that the bye rounds is moving time for Fantasy coaches. The aim is to come out on the other side with much better squads. Using the three trades available, coaches to be seeking to trade out cash cows and upgrade while fielding the best players possible. Working towards a ‘completed’ side by bringing in the players deemed to be in best 22 come season’s end is preferable. Roy names up his best six defenders, eight defenders, two rucks and six forwards. It changes weekly based on form, but be believes this crew is who coaches should be aiming for. In the back line, Rory Laird, Elliot Yeo, Jake Lloyd, James Sicily, Kade Simpson and Jeremy Howe are his go-to players. The engine room includes the in-form Jack Macrae and Ed Curnow, with Fantasy stars Tom Mitchell, Patrick Dangerfield, Nat Fyfe, Adam Treloar, Stephen Coniglio and Scott Pendlebury rounding out the top eight. Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy look set to make up the preferable ruck combination. A blanket could be thrown over the forwards, but Roy thinks Isaac Heeney, Toby McLean, Lance Franklin, Robbie Gray, Tom Rockliff and newcomer to the list, Jack Darling should be in the sights when completing the crew up front. The big Eagle has been in magnificent from in recent weeks. Scores of 101, 113, 121 and a blistering 151 thanks to a six-goal haul on Sunday has put Darling in the mix as one of the desired picks according to Roy. Roy, together with Calvin and Warnie debate which players should be in Fantasy coaches’ sights as they aim to improve their squads over the next month on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. Also in this week’s podcast: - All the action from round nine - News from around the grounds, including Magoos News - Trade tips for round ten and a look at the byes - Your questions answered
Chelsea won the FA Cup but the future of the club looks uncertain, with question marks over the future of Antonio Conte, Eden Hazard and even Roman Abramovich, whose investor visa has not yet been renewed by the UK Foreign Office. Jonathan Wilson joins us to talk about what is likely to happen there over the summer, and whether Chelsea as we know them could weather the departure of their owner. We discuss the claims of Manchester United directors that the club's profitability is not affected by relative lack of success. Does success off the field really lead to success on the field, or is something getting lost in translation? Plus there’s the Portuguese Cup Final heroics, Iniesta’s beautiful battles, Ken’s scrapes, Team Willian, and did Jose Mourinho choose the wrong sport?
The guys discuss Burrow's decision on LSU.
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Justin Verrier, Jason Concepcion, Jonathan Tjarks, and Paolo Uggetti to recap Game 2 of the Western Conference finals (1:30). Then, the guys make some predictions for the next Celtics-Cavaliers matchup and break down the results of the NBA draft lottery (20:37).
In the 23rd episode of 2018, Bud and Ingram discuss: -Recruiting locally, -The true talent level of the team -Some recruiting updates -The changing NFL -Transfer possibilities and qualifiers -Vegas' over/unders -What team should FSU play a home-and-home with?
James Seltzer and Brandon Lee Gowton preview the beginning of Eagles OTA practices by going through the roster and picking the most interesting players to watch at each position. PLUS: The guys talk about Brandon Graham's injury, Lane Johnson's Patriots comments, and more.
Biddle and "Tito" discuss what the offense will look like with Dwayne Haskins as the starting QB.
Bem amigos do Bola Presa, mais um podcast no ar! Nesta edição falamos do começo das finais do Leste e do Oeste. Tentamos entender porque o Cleveland Cavaliers não conseguiu bater o Boston Celtics mesmo com os ajustes que fizeram no Jogo 2 e com a partidaça de LeBron James. No Oeste, tentamos entender quem está taticamente na frente em uma série onde quem vence, vence por muito. O Houston Rockets sacou como parar o Golden State Warriors no Jogo 2? No Both Teams Played Hard respondemos perguntas sobre gelo baiano, novelas, nos descobrimos como cursinho online de português para estrangeiros, questionamos robôs e falamos sobre se vale a pena para o Celtics trocar Terry Rozier. Nesta edição: Carinha do Jabá - 3:25 Celtics/Cavs - 7:40 Rockets/Warriors - 39:00 BTPH - 1:06:30
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On this episode, head to LeoVegas.net to enter a wonderful contest (00:00), Adam is bored of the conference finals (05:00), Stralman hit on Tom Wilson (08:00), the Edmonton Oilers want to trade Klefbom (30:00), the Carolina Hurricanes are having a sale (44:00), the Nashville Predators aren't trading Subban (1:00:00), OEL is working on an 8-year deal to stay in Arizona (1:05:00), the GM of the year nominees are out (1:22:00), and the press conference: NO HOCKEY QUESTIONS (1:33:00). Originally aired: May 17, 2018 Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/SGBo_nhHqaI Merch: https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/fancydangleshirts Follow us on Twitter: @Steve_Dangle, @AdamWylde, & @JesseBlake Follow us on Instagram: @SteveDangle, @AdamWylde, & @Jesse.Blake Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/steve-dangle-podcast/id669828195?mt=2
The guys talk Bryan's time in New Orleans suckin heads, eating tails and hanging with Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox and Kunal Nayyar, Brendan's standup show with Dane Cook calling out hecklers, getting too comfortable with texts, shooting on set with kids and dogs, being cockblocked by goats, Gigolos, rap talent, the woman who pooped in Horton's, Yanny vs Laurel debate, evil wiener dogs and much more!
The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor react to the Golden State Warriors’ dominance over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals (00:55). Then they preview Game 2 between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers (45:10) before looking ahead to the NBA draft (1:05:00).