Off-season check-in – Ep. 154

It has been a couple of months between podcasts and because footy never sleeps, The Traders found some time in their relaxing off-season to catch up and talk AFL Fantasy. Plenty has happened since Roy, Calvin and Warnie celebrated their Fantasy Mad Monday including Richmond breaking their 37-year drought, taking out the 2017 flag.

The trade period was a busy time with 28 players finding new homes. The boys discuss each move and what it could mean for their Fantasy prospects, including for those around them and those they’ve left behind.

Roy’s favourite, Tom Rockliff, will be pulling on the teal, black and white jumper next year as the next stage of his career sees him as a Port Adelaide player. The point scoring potential of the Fantasy Pig in his new colours is discussed at length.

Following its release last week, the 2018 fixture has a range of Fantasy implications. The three multi-bye rounds are back as is the China game that will require some extra thinking for coaches. Seven Thursday night games will see partial lockouts and the elongated Anzac Round will add some challenges for team selection in round five.

The pre-season may have started for a few Fantasy coaches already, but it will be in full swing in December when the new prices and positions begin to be revealed. AFL Fantasy for 2018 is expected to launch in late-January.

Click here to subscribe on iTunes. (Please leave a rating and review to help us move up the charts).

Click here to download


  • The early 4 team bye round means less players to trade in in R13 after their R12 bye (two teams less than this year). Otherwise I like it

  • any thoughts on the fantasy season continuing through AFL finals in a separate fantasy cometition?

    fantasy players would retain their chosen players from the regular season, and start a fresh comp during AFL finals.

    The challange is that not all fantasy players chosen will be in finals series, and as teams are eliminated from the AFL finals series, it gets harder and harder to score as each fantasy player has fewer AFL players on their fantasy team.

    thoughts Warnie ?

  • I was at the mighty tigers GF nothing else matters