Late Week Pickups – Round 6


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.



Jason Castagna: ‘George’ has had a hot start to the year fantasy wise with 4 scores in the 90’s in Supercoach and 3 scores of 80 plus in AFL fantasy. In just 41% of teams, the small forwards at Richmond have been getting the job done.


Castagna is averaging 2 goals and 4 tackles a game this year with mid 80’s TOG. We have seen Collingwood give up scores to opposition this year, especially small to mid fwds. If Castagna is in your pool, I’d be looking to grab him this week.


Dane Rampe: ‘Smokin’ Dane Rampe has a pretty good matchup against the Cats this week. In only 40% of teams I expect either Grundy or Towers to take Hawkins with Rampe floating to intercept any kicks coming inside defensive 50.


We have seen defenders scoring well against the Cats this year and I expect this to continue for the Swans on Saturday afternoon. This is more of a Supercoach pick with marks from opposition worth more points.


Mitch McGovern: Playing as the 3rd tall last week before being switched to defence after Hartigan went off injured. McGovern is in just 39% of teams and it will be interesting to see if he continues his role down back where he took 11 marks or plays forward.


Either way it’s a plus matchup for McGovern and the Crows as they are playing the Suns, who have travelled ¾ of the way around the world and would be starting to feel it by now.


Caleb Marchbank:  A bit of a risky pick this one as Marchbank is returning from injury a little earlier than many would have thought. In 65% of teams Marchbank is up against the Bulldogs who we know are the worst team by foot this year, meaning plenty of turnovers and marks for the Carlton defender.


Lachlan Fogarty: With some of the big guns in Ablett and Duncan missing games through injury this year, the Cats have unleashed some of their younger talent into the midfield. One of those is Lachlan Fogarty.


At 30% ownership, this fwd/mid has had a pretty good start to his fantasy career with 3 scores of 80+ in Supercoach and a 96 in AFL fantasy.