Around the Ground
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Around the Grounds: 16th of September

Preliminary finals week in the AFL is always a joy to watch. 4 teams going their absolute hardest to make to the Grand Final! It is a huge weekend for Draftstars action so let’s look to our partners to give you a leg up on your Draftstars teams.

While the main focus is whether the Pies, Swans, Cats or Lions make it to the big dance there is still plenty of action around the site.

First of all, outside of the Melbourne Cup, pretty much every man and his dog has it all worked out for the Brownlow Medal! So put that knowledge on the table and check out our Brownlow Medal Rapidfire! Now available in the Draftstars lobby and just remember the count is on Sunday night this year!

AFLW Round 4 starts on Friday afternoon with contests available between the Kangaroos and the Cats. AFLW on Sunday is proving to be popular where you can get back-to-back action throughout the day! A reminder to get onto the & for your AFLW Draftstars stats, previews and research.

The EPL is back this weekend but be aware there are some games that have been postponed around Britain. 2 games early on Saturday morning starts Matchday 8 of the Premier League along with contests on Saturday and Sunday night.

With three weeks in the regular MLB season remaining The Big 220 is still alive! Already $50,000+ in the pool and some near misses are making this the talk of the town. $1 entry to have a shot in taking it down, can you hit the 220? Plus, the PGA has returned with the Fortinet Championship in Napa with single round contests now available on Draftstars.

But it is a huge week of finals football starting with the AFL Preliminary Finals. Attention now turns to the two massive Prelims between the Cats and the Lions on Friday and the Swans and Magpies on Saturday. Here at Draftstars we are headlining our Daily Fantasy contests with a mega $100,000+ prize pools along with different prize entry contests that are available for all budgets.

Need assistance in your lineups? First, the Fantasy Insider Cruncher is available for FREE to build your ultimate lineups and upload into Draftstars. If you are not sure how the cruncher works, check out the tutorials HERE or if you are ready to make your lineups click on the banner below.

Fantasy Insider CruncherThe team at Daily Fantasy Rankings have the tools and previews you need to find out the best plays from their team of daily fantasy experts. This week catch Smatho from Draftstars and Roody from Daily Fantasy Rankings in their video previews for both finals’ games!

Podcast versions are also available

You can also check out their free resources and previews for AFL Daily Fantasy right now at

The lads from DT Talk have also have their AFL finals video preview for both $100K contests on Draftstars. Catch Warnie, Calvin and Roy talk up their plays in DT Talk’s weekend preview.

You can also catch Calvin’s plays right now on the DT Talk website HERE

It is the 2nd week of the NRL finals and there are some huge matchups for both Friday and Saturday night! There is plenty of action this weekend on Draftstars for your NRL Daily Fantasy. Need a hand with your lineups? Then you need to catch Fantasy guru ‘NRL Fantasy Analysis’ video previews. Jamie covers each day for the NRL and provides his preview and tips on who to play. All available on his YouTube channel which you can access HERE

Wicky are also back with their NRL Stat Bible plus written game previews with Draftstars stats and projections for the round of matches. A simple download from the Bible and into the Fantasy Cruncher means you can access Wicky’s projections in 30 seconds. Watch out for Wicky’s numbers that are available HERE

Wicky Stat Bible

You can also catch slate by slate previews of the NRL from Daily Fantasy Rankings with game theory and best plays from the team at DFR. Catch their preview for Friday Night NRL HERE

DFR NRL Preview

Once we have decided who lives for another day in the footy, attention turns to the US with Monday morning NFL! Week 2 main slates are now available on Draftstars, and we have brought in some sharp minds to help you navigate your way through Daily Fantasy NFL on Draftstars. To help you with Monday’s $50,000+ contest check out what are partners are bringing!

For a comprehensive dive of the NFL Draftstars main slate, you can get all the info you need from the TFL Podcast with Rowan and Arch. Week 2’s episode is now available via their YouTube channel or via their podcast. Check it out!

We also welcome the Aussie Football Podcast to Draftstars who are also some sharp operators when it comes to NFL Fantasy. The podcast goes through every matchup from a fantasy perspective, and they provide their Draftstars plays. Also check them out.

And as always, the comprehensive previews from Draftstars player MonkeraiGuy (who took out the Week 1 contest) from Daily Fantasy Rankings will be available weekly, highlighting the main slate and his Draftstars plays.


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