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AFL Season Long DVP

Season Long Defense vs Position (DVP) is based on analysis outlined here. Positions have been classified by using a clustering algorithm which groups similar players. Refer to the glossary below for further explanation of each position. Colours reflect the following scale:  RED (+/-) of < -5 ORANGE (+/-) of < -2 LIGHT GREEN (+/-) of > 2 DARK GREEN (+/-) of > 5

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, Sam Taylor, etc)
DES KCK: Designated Kicker refers to players who either take the majority of their team’s kick-ins after opposition goals (e.g. Bailey Dale, Alex Witherden, Steven May, etc) or are the preferred set-up player from defensive 50. 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.