AFL Dream Team
Screenshot of an AFL Dream Team
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AFL Dream Team is an online Australian rules football based fantasy football game that was created in 2001 by Vapormedia and published by the Australian Football League (AFL) and Toyota. Participants assemble an imaginary team of real life players, limited by a salary cap, and score points based on those players' actual statistical performance on the field of play throughout the AFL home-and-away season. It is the second most popular Australian rules football fantasy game behind News Corporation's Supercoach game. It is similar to an offline based game of the same name that was run in the 1990s by The Age newspaper in Melbourne.
Points are gained or deducted depending on the performances of your 22 players for each round. Up to four emergencies can replace players in your starting 22, who didn't play that specific round. If you have a 0 scoring player in a certain position and don't have an emergency selected in that position, you'll not score any points for that player. You can choose who on the reserves list you'll use as an emergency. Meanwhile, the remaining five substitutes on your reserves list don't score, but can increase in value. Each week up to two trades can be made but if there are bye rounds that happen in generally round 10-14, you are given 3 trades a week.
Points are awarded for the following achievements.
- Kick = 3 Points
- Handball = 2 Points
- Mark = 3 Points
- Tackle = 4 Points
- Free Kick For = 1 Point
- Free Kick Against = -3 Points
- Hitout = 1 Point
- Goal = 6 Points
- Behind = 1 Point
2016 Season Points Leaders
In 2016 the point leaders were again dominated by midfielders like they are in most years.
|Player||Club||Total Score||Average per Game|
|Josh P. Kennedy||Sydney||2718||108.7|
|Lachie Hunter||Western Bulldogs||2573||99|
|Marcus Bontempelli||Western Bulldogs||2558||98.4|
|Heath Shaw||Greater Western Sydney||2406||100.3|
|Stephen Coniglio||Greater Western Sydney||2375||103.3|
|Matthew Boyd||Western Bulldogs||2368||98.7|
|Liam Picken||Western Bulldogs||2345||90.2|