Preliminary Finals – Ep. 149

Round 22 is the preliminary finals weekend for AFL Fantasy leagues. The remaining four teams battle it out in a do-or-die clash, aiming for a spot in the Grand Final.

There is no tomorrow after this week.

(Well, you can obviously keep playing and there is Fantasy Match Day with a chance to win $1000 each weekend that continues throughout September).

Most coaches were faced with a couple of forced trades ahead of the semi-finals. Whether it was the suspended Brodie Grundy or injured Joel Selwood, there were issues left right and centre with a range of trades made, adding plenty of variation to teams for the Fantasy final series.

Hopefully this week is a little easier.

Selby Lee-Steere is watching the Fantasy scores each weekend and what the moves coaches at the pointy end of the rankings are doing. His team, Moreira’s Magic, is the No. 1 team overall and following a score of 2209 on the weekend, holds a commanding 374 point lead over second place.

While Selby may have one hand on the car keys, but as we know with Fantasy footy, there is no such thing as a sure thing… just ask Calvin.

The Traders discuss all of the issues ahead of round 22 and the Fantasy preliminary finals to help you get one step closer to holding up your league’s premiership cup.

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2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (season)

ADE 1680.14.61.31576.43.51.1



  • Which Mid to bring in this week? Cash is no problem and I already have Danger, Titch, Zerrett, Dusty, Kelly, Zorko, Murphy.

    • Merrett v Suns he just had week off will be fired up he has 117 avg v Suns and a venue avg of 119 (or otehr way around cant remember) – i traded him out last week to win my game and bringing him back in

    • Beams, good draw and in good form. Duncan is a good option but he has GWS Round 23

  • I need 2 defenders but already have newnes simo t. adams and doc who should i get

  • I can either go Docherty in and newman out or Mountford out and Menegola in which one should i go.

    Other trade was blakely out Laird in

  • Anyone know what’s happened to the weekend wash up? Quite enjoyed reading that while on the shitter on a Monday morning

  • DEF: Doch Laird Lloyd Adams Ryan Sicily (Witherden Rice)
    MID: Titch Danger Zerrett Dusty Rocky Beams Fyfe J.Thomas (Allison Hibberd)
    RUC: Stef Gawn (Soldo Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae Menegola B.Hill Heeney Dahlhaus Burton (Miles Pickett)

    Thoughts on:
    Luke Ryan to Luke Hodge
    Luke Dahlhaus to Jarryd Roughead +$39K

    Team looks like this
    DEF: Doch Laird Lloyd Adams Hodge Sicily (Hibberd Rice)
    MID: Titch Danger Zerrett Dusty Rocky Beams Fyfe Witherden (J.Thomas Allison)
    RUC: Stef Gawn (Soldo Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae Menegola B.Hill Heeney Roughead Burton (Miles Pickett)

  • Stuart

    Rumours here in the west that Neale is playing sore and likely rested this week, potentially next week too.

  • who would you grab out of: Hurley or Hibberd?

  • Now that he’s cleared from the mrp, is Eric Cantona a good option?

  • Chances of Witho coming back for the last two games of the year?? Otherwise I’ll need to trade him as well as Ryan

  • Roy reckons Witho is back this week, having been close to playing last round

  • I’d ignore ryan’s last putrid score too as all of freo was putrid. The game plan must have been to run away from the ball and sydneys players. Hopefully better this week

  • Hodge or Sicily?