Defense vs Position (DVP) is shown in terms of fantasy points conceded above (+) or below (-) a players season average (games where players have seen less than 50% time on ground have been excluded). For example, a DVP of +10.0 would indicate that that team allows an opposing player to score 10 points above their season average.
Positions in the DVP table have been classified by using a clustering algorithm which groups similar players. Refer to the glossary below for further explanation of each position.
Top 3 rated DVP matchups per position are highlighted in green, alternatively the bottom 3 are highlighted in red.
WARNING: DVP over the last 5 rounds is offered but this may be skewed depending on number of players or one outlier score, it’s worth using our Player Similarity tool to delve into the results in more detail before finalising selections.
* KEY FWD: Key Forward which is fairly explanatory (e.g. Harry McKay, Ben Brown, etc)
* GEN FWD: General Forward encompasses small/medium forwards aswell as half forwards that push up the ground from time to time (e.g. Cameron Zurhaar, Charlie Spargo, Matthew Owies, etc)
* INS MID: Inside Midfielders are your centre bounce midfielders (e.g. Brad Crouch, Christian Petracca, Clayton Oliver, etc)
* RUCK: Ruck needs no further explanation
* WNG DEF: includes both Wing and Attacking Defenders who push up the ground (e.g. Blake Acres, Daniel Howe, James Jordon, Dyson Heppell, Isaac Quaynor, etc)
* GEN DEF: General Defender includes key defenders and general defenders that aren’t classified as Attacking Defenders above or Designated Kickers below (e.g. Darcy Gardiner, Luke Brown, Sam Taylor, etc)
* DES KCK: Designated Kicker refers to players who take the majority of their team’s kick-ins after opposition goals (e.g. Bailey Dale, Alex Witherden, Steven May, etc). These players could also be classified as GEN DEF or WNG DEF but have been given their own classification considering their fantasy scoring is affected by opposition shots on goal.