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Around the Grounds (in search of the best AFLW selections) for GWS v Carlton

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With so much DFS and sports betting value about this weekend we thought we’d go around the grounds in search of the best bets and fantasy selections for Round 2 of the AFLW.

Greater Western Sydney v Carlton at Drummoyne Oval, 7.05pm AEDT

GIANTS

B: M.Boyd 25, T.Hetherington 9, P.Randall 21
HB: N.Barr 8, E.Brush 10, R.Forth 27
C: A.Eva 2
HF: J.Dal Pos 7, P.McWilliams 3, A.Farrugia 18
F: J.Barclay 34, C.Staunton 13, R.Beeson 6
Foll: E.McKinnon 23, C.Gum 26, E.Swanson 17
I/C: E.Bennetts 22, R.Tomkins 1, P.Monahan 28, A.Schmidt 11, B.Tully 16

BLUES

B: R.Hicks 24, D.Hardiman 31, T.Lucas-Rodd 18
HB: G.Pound 6, A.Downie 30, B.Davey 1
C: S.Audley 26
HF: T.Harris 22, K.Harrington 9, N.Stevens 21
F: G.Gee 19, D.Vescio 3, S.Li 35
Foll: K.Shierlaw 25, S.Hosking 10, L.Brazzale 12
I/C: M.Gay 8, S.Last 7, B.Moody 16, J.Hosking 11, K.Loynes 2

At a Glance

After how the Giants played last week against the Demons I am surprised to see them starting underdogs here.

With the return of Emma Swanson to that Giants midfield I think the home side can get it on their terms from the centre and spend majority of the match on the front foot in front of a parochial home crowd.

Hedge’s Call

Giants by less than a kick in a low-scoring affair.

Fantasy Focus

Despite the skill level of both sides this game looms as a scrap.

I’m happily fading traditional forwards to fit tacklers in as both these sides have a host of defensively-minded midfielders who can rack up the tackle stats ensuring congestion will remain high.

“Lucas-Rodd will enjoy quite low ownership coming in for her first game of 2018. Average was poor in 2017 but she has a high ceiling (17 touches v Freo last season) and could be a great point of difference tonight in defence.” - (Hedge, The Fantasy Insider Podcast, 9 Feb 2018)

“Britt Tully (GWS - $$11,100) is an inside mid who played on Daisy Pearce last week. She had 82 fantasy points (including 11 tackles!) and seems to have taken a step forward this season, I like her a lot at that price,” (Jayk123, The Fantasy Insider Podcast, 9 Feb 2018)

Listen to The Fantasy Insider Podcast to get full selection tips from the best on GWS v Carlton here.