KFC SuperCoach 2022 cheat sheet: How to pick a team in 10 minutes

It’s not too late! You can still pick a KFC SuperCoach team, join a league with your mates and chase the $50k prize. Here’s how. FREE CHEAT SHEET

Haven’t picked a KFC SuperCoach team yet? We’ve done the work for you – follow this easy guide to challenge your mates for glory.

The 2022 AFL season kicked off on Wednesday night and KFC SuperCoach players with Christian Petracca in their team were jumping for joy as he scored 163 points.

But that was just 12 per cent of players in Australia’s biggest and best fantasy game.

You can still pick a team, join a league with your mates and join the chase for $50,000 cash and the ultimate fantasy footy trophy, the Holy Grail of KFC SuperCoach.

The only catch is you can’t pick players who have already played – so no Petracca, Marcus Bontempelli or Max Gawn.

But there are still 16 teams to choose from and some great options to choose from to put together an all-conquering squad.

KFC SuperCoach is free, easy and fun – don’t miss out!

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Here’s a sample gun KFC SuperCoach team you could still pick today.
Here’s a sample gun KFC SuperCoach team you could still pick today.

If you need a squad in even quicker time, use the Intelligent Auto-pick feature to generate a squad instantly using our smart technology based on your preferences.

Remember to hit “save” when you’re done — and join a league with your mates to share the fun.

OK, let’s get started.

DEFENCE

Pick three of these guys

Jake Lloyd (Syd) $586,600 DEF

Jack Ziebell (NM) $585,800 DEF

Tom Stewart (Geel) $585,700 DEF

Daniel Rich (Bris) $582,700 DEF

Jack Crisp (Coll) $571,000 DEF/MID

Jordan Ridley (Ess) $537,100 DEF

Jayden Short (Rich) $535,200 DEF

Lachie Whitfield (GWS) $502,600 DEF

Pick one of these guys

James Sicily (Haw) $448,100 DEF

George Hewett (Carl) $399,000 DEF

PRE-SEASON INTEL: EVERY AAMI SERIES SUPERCOACH SCORE

ROOKIE RANKINGS: THE PHANTOM’S BEST CHEAPIES ON EVERY LINE

James Sicily in action at Hawthorn training. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
James Sicily in action at Hawthorn training. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Pick this guy

Sam De Koning (Geel) $123,900 DEF/FWD

Pick three of these guys

Mitch Hinge (Adel) $180,900 DEF

Josh Gibcus (Rich) $171,300 DEF

Josh Sinn (Port) $157,800 DEF/MID

Paddy McCartin (Syd) $157,800 DEF

Nathan O’Driscoll (Frem) $123,900 DEF/MID

*Check team lists when they are released before making final decisions on rookie-priced players. You want the guys who are named in Round 1 – Geelong has already confirmed De Koning will play.

MIDFIELD

Pick this guy

Lachie Neale (Bris) $543,200 MID

Pick two of these guys

Jack Steele (StK) $685,800 MID

Touk Miller (GC) $677,800 MID

Tom Mitchell (Haw) $638,100 MID

Darcy Parish (Ess) $621,300 MID

Josh Kelly (GWS) $582,200 MID

And two of these guys

Matt Crouch (Adel) $482,200 MID

Patrick Cripps (Carl) $454,800 MID

Caleb Serong (Frem) $451,000 MID

Matt Rowell (GC) $342,900 MID

Jarrod Berry (Bris) $268,500 MID

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You should be picking No. 1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis, middle, in KFC SuperCoach. Picture: Mark Stewart
You should be picking No. 1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis, middle, in KFC SuperCoach. Picture: Mark Stewart

Pick these two guys

Jason Horne-Francis (NM) $207,300 MID

Nick Daicos (Coll) $193,800 MID

Pick four of these guys

Josh Ward (Haw) $180,300 MID

Dylan Stephens (Syd) $167,800 MID

Cooper Stephens (Geel) $123,900 MID

Connor Macdonald (Haw) $117,300 MID

Brady Hough (WC) $117,300 MID

Jake Soligo (Adel) $117,300 MID

Mitch Owens (StK) $117,300 MID

*Watch those Round 1 team sheets!

RUCK

Pick two of these guys

Sean Darcy (Frem) $642,600 RUC

Nic Naitanui (WC) $627,400 RUC

Brodie Grundy (Coll) $627,100 RUC

Rowan Marshall (StK) $536,800 RUC

And one of these guys

Charlie Comben (NM) $123,900 RUC/FWD

Sam Hayes (Port) $123,900 RUC

Hugh Dixon (WC) $102,400 RUC

CONSENSUS VERDICT: THE BEST STARTING PICKS ON EACH LINE

ROOKIE BIBLE: EVERY SUPERCOACH CHEAPIE TO CONSIDER

Stephen Coniglio is available for $261k in KFC SuperCoach. Picture: Phil Hillyard
Stephen Coniglio is available for $261k in KFC SuperCoach. Picture: Phil Hillyard

FORWARDS

Pick this guy

Stephen Coniglio $261,300 FWD/MID

Pick four of these guys

Tim Taranto (GWS) $529,700 MID/FWD

Dustin Martin (Rich) $503,500 MID/FWD

Zak Butters (PA) $443,600 FWD

Jordan De Goey (Coll) $463,500 MID/FWD

Zac Bailey (Bris) $459,900 MID/FWD

Tarryn Thomas (NM) $459,300 MID/FWD

Isaac Heeney (Syd) $454,500 FWD

Jade Gresham (StK) $299,000 MID/FWD

Cam Rayner (Bris) $278,600 FWD

Mitch McGovern (Carl) $256,000 FWD

Will Brodie (Frem) $224,300 MID/FWD

Tristan Xerri (NM) $208,200 FWD

TOP 25 MID-PRICERS: ALL THE TOP VALUE OPTIONS TO CONSIDER

PREMIUM GUIDE: FINAL VERDICT ON EVERY TOP-PRICE STAR

Josh Rachele has been standout for the Crows over the pre-season. Picture: Sarah Reed
Josh Rachele has been standout for the Crows over the pre-season. Picture: Sarah Reed

Pick this guy

Josh Rachele $184,800 FWD/MID

And two of these guys

Corey Durdin (Carl) $143,700 FWD

Kaine Baldwin (Ess) $123,900 FWD

Jed McEntee (Port) $123,900 MID/FWD

Nick Martin (Ess) $102,400 FWD

Jack Hayes (StK) $102,400 FWD/RUC

Hopefully you’ve now got a 30-man squad and some money left over. If that’s the case, you can go back and upgrade some of your players to more expensive options. More likely you will run out of cash early especially if you pick the most expensive options in each position — downgrade some of those players to cheaper options to get 30 players under the $10 million salary cap. Then hit save!

Also, don’t limit yourself to the players above. That should give you a competitive side, but add your own flavour if you have players you like or you’ve got your own mail — or a hunch — they will be a good fantasy pick this year.

Good luck!

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Originally published as KFC SuperCoach 2022 cheat sheet: How to pick a team in 10 minutes