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Fantasy 2017: pre-season dates you need to know

When are different things happening in the pre-season? The dates you need to know are here.

The dates Fantasy coaches need to know leading up until round one. This will be updated are more news comes to hand.

November 2016


28 NOVEMBER – NAB AFL Pre-season and Rookie Drafts (from 4pm AEDT)

30 NOVEMBER – Final AFL clubs list lodgement

December 2016

13 DECEMBER – Fantasy price reveals start with Essendon (then roughly every two days after for other clubs – reverse ladder order)

26 DECEMBER – Deck of DT begins – 52 players in 52 days on DT Talk

January 2017

TBA – Fantasy launches

February 2017

15 February – Deck of DT finishes

16 February – JLT Community Series starts (formerly NAB Challenge) – Collingwood v Essendon (7:40pm AEDT)

17 February – JLT – Hawthorn v Geelong Cats (7:40pm AEDT)

18 February – JLT – GWS v West Coast (2:05pm AEDT), Western Bulldogs (4:40pm AEDT)

19 February – JLT – Sydney Swans v North Melbourne (2:05pm AEDT), Gold Coast v Brisbane Lions (3:40pm AEST)

23 February – JLT – St Kilda v Port Adelaide (7:40pm AEDT)

24 February – JLT – Richmond v Adelaide (7:40pm AEDT)

25 February – JLT – Melbourne v Carlton (2:05pm AEDT), West Coast v Fremantle (3:40pm AWST)

26 February – JLT – North Melbourne v Hawthorn (2:05pm AEDT), Gold Coast v Essendon (3:40pm AEST)

March 2017

2 March – JLT – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions (7:40pm AEDT)

3 March – JLT – GWS v Sydney Swans (7:40pm AEDT)

4 March – JLT – Carlton v St Kilda (2:05pm AEDT), Fremantle v Collingwood (1:40pm AWST)

5 March – JLT – Adelaide v Geelong (1:35pm ACDT), Port Adelaide v Richmond (4:10pm ACDT)

9 March – JLT – Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs (4:50pm AEST), West Coast v Melbourne (5:40pm AWST)

10 March – JLT – GWS v North Melbourne (5:50pm AEDT), Fremantle v Carlton (5:40pm AWST)

11 March – JLT – Richmond v Collingwood (1:10pm AEDT), Adelaide v Brisbane Lions (3:40pm ACDT)

12 March – JLT – Port Adelaide v Hawthorn (12:40pm ACDT), Geelong v Essendon (4:10pm AEDT), St Kilda v Sydney Swans (7:10pm AEDT)

17-19 MARCH – Suggested weekend for your AFL Fantasy Elite Draft Party

23 MARCH – Partial lockout, 7:20pm AEDT – Blues and Tigers locked

24 MARCH – Full lockout, 7:50pm AEDT – all other players locked

Click here for Warnie’s initial thoughts on the 2017 fixture.

Co-captain of DT Talk since inception in 2007. Finally had a good season with an overall ranking of 137th for 2018... next goal is to replace the dirty old trucker hat with an AFL Fantasy one! Follow on Twitter: @WarnieDT

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    November 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    im pumped up boys no one understands how pumped up i am for footy life feel so boring and depressing without supercoach and dreamteam and afl instead of making top 100 i wanna win next year out to prove a piont for myself and my friends i can take next step yep

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