2023 AFL Fantasy: Five Players (Round 22)

Five Players is a weekly article to help you make informed decisions for season long AFL Fantasy.

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Jack Ziebell

Ziebell was in the absolute prime role last week as an intercepting defender. It is now confirmed he will finish his career in Round 23 at the MCG next week. If Ziebell remains in the same role his fantasy scoring output will likely be strong. There is a very small chance he is managed late in the game this week as to prepare for his farewell game. There is the potential he puts up a very large score in the next 2 weeks. 

One to consider. 

Clayton Oliver

Finally after several setbacks Clayton Oliver will return this week against Carlton. Melbourne were certainly conservative in recent weeks to ensure he is absolutely ready to play without risk. From a fantasy perspective many may not want to take a risk with this selection but keep in mind what it would mean for Melbourne if he is injured again. Oliver averaged 118.7pts from his opening 10 games of the season this year. 



Tom Green

Green was outstanding on his return in wet conditions last week recording a season-high 141pts against the Swans. His inside midfield usage will be strong to finish the H&A season which should provide plenty of fantasy scoring opportunities. Green has scored 100pts or more in 75.0% of games and 120pts or more in 18.8% of games this season. Low ownership may appeal to many this week.  

One to consider. 

Hayden Young

Young has been moved to a midfield role in recent weeks as part of a trial to finish the season at Fremantle. His centre bounce usage last week was strong (76.9%) and his work at stoppages was clearly noteworthy. While there is some chance senior coach Justin Longmuir can flip the magnets at some stage in the final few games Young has provided stability for the core midfield group which provides a decent level of optimism he’ll continue playing through the middle of the ground as part of his development.

One to consider. 

UPDATE Friday 14:40 AEST: Justin Longmuir confirms Hayden will play in defence.

Errol Gulden

Gulden has been outstanding this season playing mostly inside/outside midfield. His scoring rate has been very strong with quite a few high-ceiling games. Gulden has scored 100pts or more in 65.0% of games and 120pts or more in 40.0% of games. He is one player to acquire/retain for the remainder of the year. 

Strong option. 

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