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Ultimate Footy: Mature-agers rule the roost

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet 2:19 PM   The past decade has provided us with a whole host of fantasy footy stars from the National Draft.

Four Rs, round three

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Anthony Wingard, Footy Prophet   The Right, wRong, Regrettable and Ridiculous from round three of the 2015 AFL premiership season.

Ultimate Footy: Four Rs, round two

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Rob Dauth, Footy Prophet   The Right, wRong, Regrettable and Ridiculous from round two of the premiership season.

Ultimate Footy: Surprise-packet Bulldogs shape as a goldmine

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   At the Carlton season launch, Mick Malthouse rather imprudently said he could not find a game that Carlton would lose this year.  He didn't have to search for long with the Blues' sliding to a miserable 0-2 start. As we learned in high school physics: 'for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction'.

Ultimate Footy: Round two preview

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Let’s not beat around the bush. For fantasy coaches, round one was an absolute nightmare.

Ultimate Footy: Dee-fying the odds

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Anthony Wingard, Footy Prophet   On Saturday, the footballing world witnessed a spectacle not seen for a long time.

Ultimate Footy: Four Rs, round one

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Jason Sherwin, Footy Prophet   The Right, wRong, Regrettable and Ridiculous from round one.

Ultimate Footy: Fresh faces to the fore in round one

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   Call me biased, but there are few better ways to start off the year than a Tiger victory. The win was made all the sweeter by the thrill of seeing young players on both sides lead their team for statistics and effort.

Three tips to make 2015 your best fantasy year yet

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   It’s been a long summer, longer than usual. We’ve seen scandals, we’ve seen sackings, we’ve seen injuries. Finally, however, footy is almost here. In just a few days, round one begins, and the pre-season will be just a distant memory.

Ultimate Footy: Class of 2012 – Jackson Macrae

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David Ford, footyprophet.com.au   Class of 2012 is the definitive guide to the AFL’s next batch of breakout candidates. It’s widely accepted folklore that players can often see sharp improvement in performances in their third AFL season, both in real and fantasy terms.

Ultimate Footy dos and don'ts

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   When you're in your Ultimate Footy fantasy draft, you'll likely have a list of players who you're specifically targeting. Whether you think they're in for a good year, or they're just a favourite of yours, for whatever reason you're keen on them.

Ultimate Footy: Four Rs – NAB Challenge week three

Matthew James, footyprophet.com.au   With teams starting to field close to full-strength teams, Ultimate Footy coaches this weekend had a chance to see how some of their draft targets are likely to perform in 2015. With 12 teams on show between Thursday and Sunday, there were plenty of takeaways.

Eade won't 'rob Peter to pay Paul' when it comes to Ablett

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Ronny Lerner   Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade does not intend to “rob Peter to pay Paul” when it comes to how superstar Gary Ablett will be used this year.

Ultimate Footy: Bigger and better in 2015

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The ultimate fantasy AFL game, Ultimate Footy takes your fantasy experience to a whole new level with unrivaled customisation options and a completely immersive draft-based experience that will have you competing for bragging rights. There are also a bunch of new stats and features for 2015 that will take your experience even further.

Four Rs - Round 23

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   The Right, wRong, Ridiculous and Regrettable from round 23 of the AFL season.

Ultimate Footy: Grand Finals come early

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   This clash of the AFL's in-form teams occurs in the same week of most Ultimate Footy grand finals.

Hamish Hartlett's star on the rise

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   Hamish Hartlett is a borderline fantasy star, a status underlined by yet another exemplary performance against Carlton last weekend.

Four Rs: Round 22

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Alex Mulholland, Footy Prophet   The Right, Ridiculous, Regrettable and wRong from round 22 of the AFL season.

Ultimate Footy: injury crisis wreaks havoc on the finals

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   As the 2014 AFL finals near, the Ultimate Footy finals series has already begun. For many coaches, round 21 represented the culmination of many months of drafting, trading and opportunistic pick-ups from the pool of unsigned players.

Ultimate Footy: the Four Rs of round 21

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   The Right, wRong, Ridiculous and Regrettable from round 21 of the 2014 AFL season.

Ultimate Footy: Tom Rockliff, the new Lion king

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Despite a disappointing season for the Brisbane Lions, the newest star of the fantasy football world, Tom Rockliff, is on his way to achieving something special.

Four Rs: round 20

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Sarah Lucken, Footy Prophet   The Right, Ridiculous, Regrettable and wRong from round 20 of the AFL season.

Fantasy Footy round 20 preview

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Round 20 is a huge week of footy, and it all kicks off when Richmond and Essendon go head to head at the MCG.

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Finals heroes

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   For the vast majority of Ultimate Footy coaches, fantasy finals have either arrived, or are just one game away. This is the business end of the season, the time when champions are crowned and dreams are shattered.

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Brisbane Lions players top the rankings

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Footy Prophet   After monster Round 18 performances on the back of career-best fantasy seasons, the top rank at each of the four positions is amazingly represented by Brisbane players.

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Ultimate Footy: Ben McGlynn's midfield transformation

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Roger Hassan, Footy Prophet   The intense pressure for spots has led the Swans to some incredible onfield performances this year, and one of those propelling Sydney forward is Ben McGlynn.

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Ultimate Footy: Young pups tackling like old Dogs

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Mark Kenny, Footy Prophet   It seems as though the Western Bulldogs have improved beyond recognition over the past few rounds, with the tackling pressure of their younger players proving pivotal.

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Ultimate Footy: Au revoir Gary for 2014

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   It’s been just one week since Gary Ablett tragically dislocated his shoulder and ended his 2014 campaign. Already, the game just doesn’t seem the same.

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Ultimate Footy: Four Rs of the Week

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   No matter which team you follow, there’s simply a good feeling in seeing Anthony Morabito back out on the football field.

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Ultimate Football - 21 category agendas

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Dave Cardamone, Footy Prophet   With Gary Ablett Jnr’s injury on the weekend, I thought I’d bring up 21 agendas that all category coaches should keep in mind with only a handful of regular season games remaining for Ultimate Footy.

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Ultimate Footy: Ruck understudies no more

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   We’re all excited by a player who comes in from the cold. There’s just something so inspiring about someone who finally breaks into a team, after perhaps long stints in the state competition, and has a positive impact.

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Ultimate Footy eyecatcher: Travis Colyer

Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   I'm a big fan of players in the 21-24 year old age bracket, as it is within this age range that most players have their most significant increase in fantasy output along with an improved level of consistency.

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Ultimate Footy: Fear the Cats

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Rob Dauth, Footy Prophet   We all like to make big calls based on small amounts of evidence. A side has one disappointing loss and it's “season over.” A player misses an easy set shot and “he couldn’t kick to save himself”.

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Ultimate Footy: Risk? Or Reward?

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   Should you select a player with a high upper ceiling of points scoring potential, but who has a long history of injury or has bouts of inconsistency?

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Four Rs of the Week

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   After bidding farewell to one of their most celebrated players this week, the Lions gave Jonathan Brown the perfect send off.

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Ultimate Footy: An era ends with Jonathan Brown's retirement

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   It's time to bid farewell to one of the best and most loved players of the modern era.

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Keep the Faith with Essendon’s Elite

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   Despite the fantasy tag, our players are only human and they are susceptible to real-world problems that can have devastating fantasy implications.

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Ultimate Footy: Don’t write off the Crows

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Rob Dauth, Footy Prophet   Many sides are plagued by inconsistency, but few have shown such a wide discrepancy between their best and worst as the Crows this season.

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Gold Coast Suns shining

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   It’s hard not get excited about the Gold Coast Suns when they’re up and running.

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Ultimate Footy: Caddy, Kersten ready to shine

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Mark Kenny, Footy Prophet   Young Cats Josh Caddy and Shane Kersten will get the opportunity to prove their worth at senior level tomorrow against the Suns as the promising pair look to put early season injury woes behind them.

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GWS Giants: You Know They're Coming

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Rob Dauth, Footy Prophet   What about those Giants? I know, I know: they had a big win on the weekend and everyone is raving about them.

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Ultimate Footy: Eyecatchers: Jasper Pittard

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The NAB Challenge this year threw up some very eye-catching performances from a number of youngsters that were taking a more prominent role at their respective clubs.

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Ultimate Footy: The Prophet's Profit

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Alex Mulholland, Footy Prophet   With round 12 done and dusted things are really starting to heat up in fantasy leagues.

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Four Rs of the Week

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   Once again West Coast midfielder Matt Priddis got the job done for his fantasy owners, with yet another 100 point fantasy total.

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Ultimate Footy: Cellar Dweller Delights

Rob Dauth, Footy Prophet   It can be tough if your side is at the bottom of the ladder, and I’m not referring exclusively to rock-bottom.

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Ultimate Footy: The new number one

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   Tom Rockliff isn't only topping the leader-board, he's head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to fantasy points.

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Ultimate Footy: Milera's moment

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Mark Kenny, Footy Prophet   After an interrupted pre-season Terry Milera has made his way back into the Saints’ senior side.

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Ultimate Footy: Blue top bye performer

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Kade Simpson has undoubtedly been the player of the bye rounds, with two career best performances either side of Carlton's week off.

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Round 10 Preview

Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Round 10 is looking to be one of the most action-packed of the year so far, with several clubs playing potentially season-defining games.

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Ultimate Footy: Stuck on the fringe

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Mark Kenny, Footy Prophet   So close, yet so far away. This is the frustrating sentiment that a number of AFL listed players have become accustomed to as they ply their trade week in-week out in their respective state leagues.

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Ultimate Footy: Tiger Tiger, Burning Out

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   Firstly, an unreserved apology to those who crossed my path following Richmond’s calamitous defeat by Melbourne on the weekend.

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The four Rs: round nine

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   The right, ridiculous, regrettable and wrong from the weekend of footy.

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Ultimate Footy: Round Nine preview

Roger Hassan, Footy Prophet   Some might think that midway through the bye rounds there may not be many interesting games, but one matchup that is sure to keep us on the edge of our seats is Saturday’s battle between Fremantle and Geelong.

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Ultimate Footy: Unleash your inner salesman

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   In a somewhat abridged week of Footy due to the first bye round, what we lacked in quantity was made up for in quality.

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Ultimate Footy: Four Rs of the week

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   The Swans have their mojo back, and their twin towers up front fired this week. Against Hawthorn the football world was able to see what $2 million buys you in terms of forward firepower.

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Ultimate Footy assessment: Jack Billings

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   Billings has been on my watchlist since his return to the senior side was announced prior to Round 5.

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Four Rs of the Week, Round 7

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   Round 7 was youth round in fantasyland.

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Ultimate Footy - Round 7 Preview

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   This week sees us enter Round 7, the last full weekend of footy before the bye rounds. With a number of key games, there will be a lot of teams wanting to keep a good thing going, and also plenty needing to get their season back on track. The same goes for Ultimate Footy coaches. 

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A new super power?

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   Last weekend saw the continued emergence of new, and to many, unexpected superpower in the AFL. Hawthorn and Geelong have long been held in high esteem for their ability to maintain their high quality lists and their ladder dominance, and yet it was the destruction of the latter on Sunday that heralded the arrival of a new team at the top - Port Adelaide.

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The Four Rs

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Roger Hassan, Footy Prophet   A lot of sense was injected back into the football world this week, with some major movers and shakers putting up big numbers in round 6.

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An ANZAC score to settle

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Roger Hassan, Footy Prophet   Since the beginning of the annual ANZAC Day clash in 1995, there have been 19 battles between Collingwood and Essendon; the first ending in a draw and since then Magpies have come away the victors ten times, a slim edge over the Bombers’ eight.

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Ultimate Footy: The unexpected is still possible

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Matt Palfreman, Footy Prophet   A fantastic Easter weekend of footy has proven, at least for now, upsets can still happen.

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Four Rs

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   Several fantasy stars resurrected their scoring over the Easter weekend.

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Ultimate Footy: Round 5 preview

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   Round 5 and Easter is upon us. It’s a time for chocolate eggs, spending time with family and yet another elongated AFL round.

Swallow continues to take giant strides

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   David Swallow knocks Bryce Gibbs out of the top four defenders, despite the latter posting 99 against the Demons.

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Relying on West up north

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Mark Kenny, Footy Prophet   Trent West could now become one of the most valuable ruckmen in fantasy football after a severe knee injury struck down Matthew Leuenberger.

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Ultimate Footy: Jenkins or McKernan?

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The Adelaide Crows’ forward line has had some very large holes appear in recent years.

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Ultimate Footy - The Four Rs

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Matt Palfreyman, Footy Prophet   Round 4 gave us another bumper fantasy week. Here are the highs, the lows and the downright ridiculous.

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Another ex-Falcon makes it good

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   There’s an unfamiliar face among the top 20 Ultimate Footy standings after three rounds of AFL action.

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Jared Polec, fantastic recruit

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Roger Hassan, Footy Prophet   Port Adelaide is likely grinning with glee now that they have been able to see what Jared Polec can bring to the table.

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The Fours Rs: Round three

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   This week saw some monster scores posted, both by fantasy favourites and emerging stars..

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Round preview

Jarryd O'Dowd, Footy Prophet   It’s Round 3 and the Bombers are flying high. The Swans aren’t and the Crows can’t even get off of the ground.

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Movers and sliders: Round three update

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   Two games into the season and we're already seeing some strange trends.

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Ultimate Footy: Reaping reward from Melbourne's new boys

Nathan Jones has more midfield assistance in 2014.

Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Who would have thought that at the close of round two, Nathan Jones would be the competition's leading player in terms of fantasy points.

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Round two: the right, the wrong, the ridiculous and the regrettable

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Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet   The second AFL round was staged over just one week, which was right in itself. Split rounds play havoc with fantasy team management and the use of ''loopholes'' is disgraceful.*

Fantasy stars to Showdown

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Roger Hassan, Footy Prophet   Round two of the premiership season will see the new Adelaide Oval football-christened with a sold-out Showdown XXXVI between the Power and the Crows.

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Movers and sliders: Ultimate Footy round two

Matthew James, Footy Prophet   It’s week two, and while I’m not jumping to any major conclusions after one performance, I am starting to draw some links based on early season form.

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Jackson Macrae could be fantasy dream

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Is Jackson Macrae this year’s Chad Wingard?

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The Four Rs of the week: round one, part two

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Jarryd O'Dowd, Footy Prophet   What a second week and a whirlwind of results. The reigning premiers starting the year off with four points and new Saints' coach Alan Richardson winning his first AFL game as a senior coach are just two of the stories to come out of the second weekend of footy.

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Round one preview

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Roger Hassan, Footy Prophet   The second week of Round 1 has some interesting matchups, but the most exciting battle is likely to take place between Essendon and North Melbourne tonight. The Kangaroos have been touted by many as contenders to venture deep into September, while the Bombers will be looking to get the focus back on their exciting brand of football.

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Ultimate Footy: Movers and sliders

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   I’ve updated my rankings for the second week of round 1, and there are some interesting results.

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GWS monster will spawn riches for other clubs and fantasy coaches

GWS Giants celebrate their first win over the Swans

Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   In two years’ time there could be many ‘former-Giants’ coming home to play for other teams. And those teams will be very, very happy.

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Four Rs of the week - Round one, Part one

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Conrad McDonald   Little familiar pieces of the fantasy football puzzle have fallen back into place, as if they’d never been missing.

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Ultimate Footy: Preparation tips

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Alex Mulholland, footyprophet.com   So you’ve done all the research and drafted a great team, the wait is on until round 1 begins this Friday night. The key is to do everything possible to ensure you select the strongest round 1 side you can.

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Ultimate Footy: Footy Prophet expert league ... how the draft unfolded

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Matthew James, footyprophet.com   The Ultimate Footy expert draft for 2014. Our Expert League contenders sat down and went 25 rounds, taking it in turns to draft the AFL’s best fantasy talent. This is a super competitive league and we have a great time duking it out over the course of the season, but it’s also designed to help you gauge each player’s fantasy worth.

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Ultimate Footy: download your draft kit

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The 2014 Draft Kit has everything you need to get you set for your drafts this year. With over 250 player profiles, rankings by position, articles and the draft board from the 2014 FP Expert League draft, you'll be better prepared than anyone else.

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Fantasy footy: overrated and underrated players

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Alex Mulholland, footyprophet.com   I've done a couple of mock drafts and a couple of real ones now and I've realised that there are just some players who I don't particularly have anything against, but I just won't end up with them simply because someone else is prepared to take them a lot higher than I am.

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Ultimate Footy: Players set for a breakout year

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Josh Elliott, footyprophet.com   It's often said that it's your last few draft picks that determine whether or not you'll win your league. Beyond the 18th round you should have your starting team ready to go, but when you're picking your emergency and bench players, you want to be picking players who've got the potential to see vast improvement in 2014.

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Who should be your top fantasy draft pick?

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Josh Elliot   Who should be your Ultimate Footy top draft pick this season? Josh Elliot goes through the pros and cons of the top five options.

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Ultimate Footy: taking fantasy footy to a whole new level

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Ultimate Footy, the only AFL fantasy game to put you completely in control in the battle for supremacy with your mates, is back in 2014.

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Ultimate Footy: fan favourites retain dual-position status

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Matthew James, footyprophet.com   It will be options galore for fantasy coaches in 2014, with the release of Ultimate Footy player positions leaving little to be desired. The game itself has not yet opened, but positional information is now available on footyprophet.com

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Free agents of the year

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   The year may be done, but we will always remember it, for good or bad. Let’s take a look back at some of the best Free Agents of 2013.

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Start or Bench - Round 23

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   This is it – Grand Final week for fantasy coaches. There are only two left standing in each league, and one will walk away as champion while the other will have all summer to regret missing out. With it all on the line this week, keep your head and I'll try and help you pick the team to go all the ay.

Best against the rest

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   For fantasy coaches, round 23, the final round of the year, is grand final week.

Free Agent Targets

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Josdh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Grand Final Round. It’s the most exciting round of the year – for fantasy football coaches, that is.

The Four Rs

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Jarryd O'Dowd   Geelong are genuine premiership contenders once again and Corey Enright proved why he has been one of the best fantasy Backs of the past decade.

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Start or Bench - Round 22

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet   There are holes on every line of our fantasy teams this week, particularly down back. Heppell and Hartlett will miss, while there are still concerns over Pearce Hanley's fitness.

Cox and new-boy Grundy show qualities in fantasy stakes

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   Friday night's match is set to provide us with a rare glimpse of the old and the new.

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Free Agent Targets

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Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet   This is the point in the season where stress levels go up, you can’t sleep at night, and where a lot of coaches shoot themselves in the foot by making crazy decisions.

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