Due to the multi-byes this year, AFL Dream Team league match ups will be on hold during the 5 rounds where 3 teams have byes. The beauty in this is that Brisbane, Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne all have both of their byes falling in these rounds; in english, their players will play every DT league roster and finals match.
So in this team, I have selected premiums/keepers from those clubs. Broughton, Duffield, Grimes, Kennedy, Sandilands, Sylvia, Goodes and Pavlich will never have to be covered with a low scoring bench player.
There are quite a few players from teams who have one of their byes in the multi-bye rounds. St Kilda, Western Bulldogs, West Coast, Geelong and Hawthorn players won’t need covering for their first bye.
You may notice that I don’t have any North Melbourne, Geelong, Carlton or Essendon keepers. This is because these clubs play during the DT finals series. I don’t want to waste trades there getting rid of someone like Bartel or Gibbs.
My trading will be looking towards getting players in who have completed at least one of their byes, if not two. For example, the simple one of getting Gary Ablett after his second by in Round 9.
Anyway, this team was only thrown together in a few minutes (sad that I can do that very quickly now)… using players who have had pretty good preseasons and a lot of improvers. It follows a bit of a Guns n’ Rookies strategy to allow for the upgrading of players.