Late Week Pickups – Round 19


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 75% or less to give everyone a go for those that play in bigger leagues. Some of you may be in the middle of your finals, while some of you are about to climb that mountain for ultimate success, here are some players to help you get over the line in your matchups this week.


Peter Wright: In round 2 this year Gold Coast took on Carlton and beat them to the tune of 34 points. In that game Handsome Tom kicked 8 and put on a masterclass. This time around the Suns are without Lynch but 2-metre Peter is back in the team and will be the main man up forward.


The Blues are without their key back man in Liam Jones and the other Blues defenders are struggling for form. In 38% of teams last week against the Swans, Wright had 20 possessions and took 9 marks and scored 93 AFL fantasy and 97 Supercoach points. Expect something similar this week except he will likely kick a bag against a team that can’t wait for the season to end.


Jake Stringer: Back in the team after recovering from a calf injury, Stringer had been putting together a good month of football with rotations through the midfield and kicking goals. It will be interesting to see how they use Stringer this week with Parish performing well in his absence.


If Stringer is to play more forward time this week just to settle him in and with no imposing key forward (sorry Mitch Brown), I think it will be Brown’s job to get the ball to ground and let the likes of Stringer, Fantasia and Tipungwuti to do their thing and pile on the goals. Sydney have been exposed with fast teams over the last fortnight so expect the Bombers to run the Swans ragged.


Aliir Aliir: Just like a Randy Orton RKO this bloke has come out of nowhere. As someone we never would have thought of playing he is on fire at the moment. In just 56% of teams has had great 3 weeks of fantasy football averaging 105 in Supercoach and 82 in AFL Fantasy.


Up against the Bombers this week Aliir has been given free reign to peel of his man and take the game on. In the last month Aliir has averaged 20 possessions and 7.5 marks a game. Without any imposing key tall’s (sorry again Mitch Brown), Aliir should be able to rack up the marks and rebound like he has been the last month. Set and forget and enjoy the score.