Late Week Pickups – Round 3


Each week I’ll be looking at players who are sitting in the free agency pool that can be used in your matchup that can give you a little extra scoring power. When using these players, I use Ultimate Footy’s ownership of 65% or less to give everyone a go for those that play in bigger leagues.


Jack Darling: Right on the cusp on 64%, Jacks ownership has risen since Sunday night. Averaging 100 in SuperCoach and 91 in AFL Fantasy in the first 2 rounds, he is certainly enjoying being the main man without JJK.


Averaging 8 marks a game and 3.5 goals a game in the first 2 rounds is an impressive stat, Darling has had a good run against the Cats in the past averaging 96 Supercoach in his last 2 games and 85 in AFL Fantasy. Lock him away as your F5 for the week and enjoy.


Bailey Williams: Most people will be asking who the hell is this guy? Well my Bulldogs love is shining through on this one, with the Doggies defence decimated by injury and retirements, Williams has been given a go as a running rebounding defender to replace Matthew Boyd and Bob Murphy.


Owned by just 34% of teams, Williams collected 17 possessions and 8 marks and 81 Supercoach and 83 AFL Fantasy points in the loss to the Eagles. Up against the fast-paced Bombers, that ball will becoming inside the dog’s defence quite a bit.


Richard Douglas: The forgotten man in the Crows midfield, he is back in the team after serving his suspension. While the talk has been all about CYE, Douglas has proven himself be a scorer when some of the big guns are out.


With his ownership at 53%, it surprised me more people hadn’t taken him. That could be due to the loss of his forward status this year. An accumulator and a goal kicker, this could be a handy pick, especially when the Crows are coming up against the Saints this week.


Jamie MacMillan: The rebounding defender is in 64% of teams. Scoring well in the opening game against the Suns, the ball didn’t enter the defensive 50 too much in the 2nd half against the Saints.


Up against the Demons this week, the games have generally been very open affairs and high scoring. This gives MacMillan plenty of opportunities to take marks and rack up the possessions running off half back.