Not sure about some of the selections in the bests and I suspect there is some confirmation bias in the selection of Rance in the team of the week and among the bests for Richmond as ongoing confirmation that he is a very good player. There is no doubt that is a fact.
Also, the selections of Coaches votes seem to be weighted in favour of the winning team. I guess thats accepted practice but maybe not justified in terms of equity.
I did not bother to look at Rances game, but looking at the stats Rance was not clearly better than Hurley except for Clangers, and of all our players, Hurls produced the most clangers so he has been marked down based on that.
AFL FANTASY: R97 H95
DISPOSALS: R19 H27
CONTESTED POSSESSIONS: R6 H8
R50: R3 H8
I50: R2 H2
Disposal Efficiency: R68 H63
Marks R6 H5
Contested Marks: R0 H1
1% R5 H5
Opponents Goals R0 (Hooker) H1 ( Todd Elton)
Tackles R6 H4
Clangers R0 H7
Now lets say in the last quarter we kicked the last 2 goals instead of Richmond.
Likely coaches Votes:
It looks a lot different to the way it actually turned out, because the winner takes more than the 4 points