AFL Dream Team

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For the AFL representative team, see Dream Team Australian rules football team.
AFL Dream Team
Dreamteam screenshot.jpg
Screenshot of an AFL Dream Team
Type of site
Sports
Website AFL Dream Team
Current status Public

AFL Dream Team is an online Australian rules football based fantasy football game that was created in 2003 by Alex Pernice[1] 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.[2] It is the second most popular Australian rules football fantasy game behind News Corporation's Supercoach game.[3] It is similar to an offline based game of the same name that was run in the 1990s by The Age newspaper in Melbourne.

Point scoring[edit]

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.

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[edit]

In 2016 the point leaders were again dominated by midfielders like they are in most years.

Player Club Total Score Average per Game
Patrick Dangerfield Geelong 2846 118.6
Dan Hannebery Sydney 2787 107.2
Luke Parker Sydney 2781 107
Tom Mitchell Sydney 2722 104.7
Josh P. Kennedy Sydney 2718 108.7
Zach Merrett Essendon 2587 117.6
Lachie Hunter Western Bulldogs 2573 99
Marcus Bontempelli Western Bulldogs 2558 98.4
Joel Selwood Geelong 2525 105.2
Jordan Lewis Hawthorn 2474 103.1
Adam Treloar Collingwood 2453 111.5
Lachie Neale Fremantle 2445 111.1
Lance Franklin Sydney 2429 93.4
Rory Sloane Adelaide 2412 104.9
Heath Shaw Greater Western Sydney 2406 100.3
Stephen Coniglio Greater Western Sydney 2375 103.3
Matthew Boyd Western Bulldogs 2368 98.7
Dustin Martin Richmond 2355 107
Max Gawn Melbourne 2345 106.6
Liam Picken Western Bulldogs 2345 90.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Adam (27 March 2012). "Fantasy sports enjoy very real growth". The Age. Melbourne. 
  2. ^ "Dreamteam 101". AFL Website. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ Canning, Simon (13 April 2009). "Rivals scramble for fantasy football dollars". The Australian.