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AFL Teams 2017: Round 1

Sunday extended bench selections have been made! Next update, late changes Pies vs Dogs ~7:20pm tonight.

5:00 pm Friday22/03/2017

Sunday game Extended bench selections are in! Rookies that didnt make the cut are Ed Vickers-Willis (Def $150,000), Sam Durdin (Fwd $150,000), Myles Poholke (Mid/Fwd $164,000), so adjust your teams accordingly. For those concerned about a couple on the bench, the rest are named including popular picks Curtly Hampton (Def $204,000) and Tim Taranto (Mid/Fwd $248,000). All the rookies that were named on the field as expected are playing. They include Mitchell Hibberd (Def/Mid $150,000) , Jy Simpkin (Fwd $228,000), Declan Mountford (Mid $150,000), Braydon Preus (Ruck $150,000), Joel Hamling (Def $261,000), Cam McCarthy (Fwd $211,000), Tom Stewart (Def $172,000), Brandan Parfitt (Fwd $200,000), Matthew Kennedy (Fwd $194,000).
Cameron Guthrie (Mid $485,000) is also a late withdraw for the cats with calf concerns.

Sunday March 26

North Melbourne v West Coast Eagles, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)


B Mitchell Hibberd, Robbie Tarrant, Luke McDonald
HB Marley Williams, Lachlan Hansen, Shaun Atley
C Jamie Macmillan, Trent Dumont, Jy Simpkin
HF Nathan Hrovat, Jarrad Waite, Declan Mountford
F Lindsay Thomas, Braydon Preuss, Shaun Higgins
FOL Todd Goldstein, Jack Ziebell, Andrew Swallow
I/C Scott D. Thompson, Kayne Turner, Sam Gibson, Ben Brown
EMG Ryan Clarke, Ed Vickers-Willis, Sam Durdin
No Change
Mitchell Hibberd, Marley Williams, Jy Simpkin, Nathan Hrovat, Declan Mountford, Braydon Preuss


B Shannon Hurn, Eric Mackenzie, Brad Sheppard
HB Jackson Nelson, Jeremy McGovern, Sharrod Wellingham
C Elliot Yeo, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF Mark LeCras, Jack Darling, Lewis Jetta
F Jamie Cripps, Josh J. Kennedy, Josh Hill
FOL Nathan Vardy, Luke Shuey, Sam Mitchell
I/C Chris Masten, Jack Redden, Drew Petrie, Mark Hutchings
EMG Dom Sheed, Thomas Barrass, Will Schofield
No Change
Nathan Vardy, Sam Mitchell, Drew Petrie

Shag’s Watchlist

As the only, and literally only ruck rookie available, looks like we are stuck with Braydon Preus (Ruck $150,000) who will give support for Goldi at North. He scored a respectable 69 during JLT, where he was the solo ruck. He also scored 76 in the same game as Goldi, which could give us some hope, but then followed up with a 35 which honestly is where Id expect a rookie back up ruck to lie. But its not like we have much of a choice.

Adelaide v GWS Giants, Adelaide Oval (3.20pm)


B Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB Jake Kelly, Kyle Hartigan, Brodie Smith
C David Mackay, Matt Crouch, Rory Sloane
HF Eddie Betts, Taylor Walker, Tom Lynch
F Charlie Cameron, Josh Jenkins, Mitch McGovern
FOL Sam Jacobs, Richard Douglas, Rory Atkins
I/C Curtly Hampton, Andy Otten, Wayne Milera, Troy Menzel
EMG Riley Knight, Myles Poholke, Reilly O’Brien
No Change
Curtly Hampton, Troy Menzel
MILESTONES: Charlie Cameron – Playing 50th game, Sam Jacobs – Playing 150th game


B Zac Williams, Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson
HB Heath Shaw, Nick Haynes, Ryan Griffen
C Adam Kennedy, Dylan Shiel, Josh Kelly
HF Steve Johnson, Jonathon Patton, Rory Lobb
F Toby Greene, Jeremy Cameron, Tom Scully
FOL Shane Mumford, Callan Ward, Matthew Kennedy
I/C Devon Smith, Tim Taranto, Matt Buntine, Tendai Mzungu
EMG Sam J. Reid, Dawson Simpson, Nathan Wilson
No Change
Tim Taranto, Tendai Mzungu

Shag’s Watchlist

Another export defender like Marchbank who looks to have a good role at their new club, Curtly Hampton (Def $204,000) had a very strong JLT series with 60, 89, 80 and is a popular choice. He has made the sunday extended bench selections peeps so no more concern (he was always going to be picked).

Fremantle v Geelong, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)


B Zac Dawson, Joel Hamling, Lee Spurr
HB Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, Cameron Sutcliffe
C Stephen Hill, Lachie Neale, Bradley Hill
HF Danyle Pearce, Cam McCarthy, Ed Langdon
F Michael Walters, Jonathon Griffin, Shane Kersten
FOL Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
I/C Connor Blakely, Nick Suban, Darcy Tucker, Lachie Weller
EMG Tommy Sheridan, Hayden Crozier, Matt Taberner
No Change
Joel Hamling, Bradley Hill, Cam McCarthy, Shane Kersten


B Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Mark Blicavs
HB Josh Cowan, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy
C Nakia Cockatoo, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF Rhys Stanley, Harry Taylor, Brandan Parfitt
F Lincoln McCarthy, Tom Hawkins, Steven Motlop
FOL Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, George Horlin-Smith
I/C Andrew Mackie, Daniel Menzel, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles
EMG Darcy Lang, Sam Menegola, Jackson Thurlow
No Change
Tom Stewart, Zach Tuohy, Brandan Parfitt

Shag’s Watchlist

With a few missing from Cats backline, it seems Tom Stewart (Def $172,000) has slotted straight in. With scores of 57, 93, 50 over the JLT, I can’t see any reason not to pick him up.

6:30 pm Thursday 22/03/2017

Remaining weekend teamsheets are in! Due to massive on site traffic unlikely to finish all my notes until after the partial lockout. (People reading my article, honestly, how dare you all :P). Goodluck for all of you madly updating your teams before partial lockout!

I also forgot to mention I have a RDT league to join as well if you want. First in best dressed.
RDT league code: 149131

Debuts and Rookies named

Henry Schade (Def $284,000)
Will Hoskin-Elliott (Fwd $230,000)
Nathan J. Brown (Def $271,000)
Joel Smith (Def $150,000)
Oliver Florent (Mid/Fwd $230,000)
Dan Houston (Fwd $150,000)
Sam Powell-Pepper (Mid $216,000)
Brett Eddy (Fwd $150,000)
Jack Bowes (Fwd/Mid $232,000)
Ben Ainsworth (Fwd/Mid $244,000)
Jake Barrett (Mid $150,000)
Andrew McGrath (Def/Mid $250,000)
Jordan Foote (Mid $195,000)
Mitch Hannan (Fwd $160,000)
Sam Weideman (Fwd $150,000)
Alex Neal-Bullen (Mid/Fwd $255,000)
Zaine Cordy (Fwd $242,000)
Harry Marsh (Def $212,000)
Fletcher Roberts (Def $219,000)
Jake Kelly (Def $210,000)

Please Check Sunday extended bench selections ~5pm friday for the following.

Following named on field (doesnt make them safe)
Mitchell Hibberd (Def/Mid $150,000)
Jy Simpkin (Fwd $228,000)
Declan Mountford (Mid $150,000)
Braydon Preus (Ruck $150,000)
Joel Hamling (Def $261,000)
Cam McCarthy (Fwd $211,000)
Tom Stewart (Def $172,000)
Brandan Parfitt (Fwd $200,000)
Matthew Kennedy (Fwd $194,000)

Following named on bench
Ed Vickers-Willis (Def $150,000)
Sam Durdin (Fwd $150,000)
Curtly Hampton (Def $204,000)
Myles Poholke (Mid/Fwd $164,000)
Troy Menzel (Fwd $199,000)
Tim Taranto (Mid/Fwd $248,000)

3:00 pm Thursday 22/03/2017

Special update.
Rookie upgrade deadline has occurred at 2pm today. The big one everyone has been looking for is Jake Barrett (Mid $150,000 ) so you can feel pretty safe leaving him in your mids for now, but do check team sheets to confirm.
Another to keep on your radar is Joel Smith (Def $150,000) for the dees. He scored 59 and 43 for his 2 JLT games.

6:20 pm Wednesday 22/03/2017

And the teams are named! As alluded to Sam Petrevski-Seton (Mid $240,000) is officially named for the Blues. Another popular rookie priced option Caleb Marchbank (Def $205,000) as to is Billie Smedts (Mid/Fwd $259,000) whose price is awkward but is an option. We also see cheap and popular rookie choice Jarrod Pickett(Mid/Fwd $150,000) named, who impressed over the JLT series, as did Dan Butler (Fwd $150,000) for the Tiges. A really nice selection of rookie options for our first match. Added advantage of being absolutely certain they will play, with access to late changes tomorrow night.
Toby Nankervis (Ruck/Fwd $365,000) removing all doubts named as sole ruck, and new New recruit Josh Caddy (Fwd/Mid $517,000) named in the guts for the Tiges as we were expecting.
Mainstay premium options are Dustin Martin (Mid $646,000), Sam Docherty (Def $609,000), Kade Simpson (Def $611,000) which all could be a decent enough VC loophole option if that takes your fancy. A few other worth considering as PODs are players such as Matthew Kreuzer (Ruck $431,000), Patrick Cripps (Mid $601,000), Marc Murphy (Mid $482,000), Trent Cotchin (Mid $585,000), Bachar Houli (Def $563,000), Brandon Ellis (Mid $540,000) among others.

6:00 pm Wednesday 22/03/2017

Teamsheets are back for 2017 from ~6:15pm tonight. Welcome back everyone! And we start with our perennial opening match of Blues vs Tigers. This is a partial lockout game in AFL Fantasy, and you will lose all chance to pick Blues or Tigers players for your starting squad Thursday 7:20pm EST, so make sure you have the players you want. You will only have a small opening to see which players are selected for the rest of the round from 6:15pm tomorrow before the first game starts, so make sure you check the weekends teamsheets!
Partial lockout means we do technically have a captain loophole opportunity, and I would still use the opportunity to choose a tiger or blues player as my VC. You do have to choose a non playing player to use the loophole which I don’t like as a strategy. But then again if your loophole VC somehow scores 150+ I would consider choosing say a R4 who isn’t playing, which many of us might be doing anyway due to lack of ruck rookie stocks. Dunno what a Captain loophole is? Refer to CALVINS CAPTAINS.
Already talk that pricey rookie Sam Petrevski-Seton (Mid $240,000) may debut for the blues. Some info about him here. Jason Castagna (Def $293,000) has been raised from the rookie list for Tiges, but even if named would be too pricey for most to choose.
Another handy little note, the remaining AFL teams have until Thursday 2pm to upgrade rookies, which may give us an indication of which rookies might get a game, and giving us a bit more time to play around with teams.

Lastly I have made a bit of a Fantasy league for fun. Feel free to join Invitation Code: U3JJ2RPA. First in best dressed.

Important times to remember:

Teamsheets Blues vs Tiges ~6:15pm EST Wednesday 22/03/2017
Remaining teams for weekend ~6:15pm EST Thurs 23/03/2017
Late changes Blues vs Tiges ~6:50pm EST Thurs 23/03/2017
Partial Lockout Blues vs Tiges 7:20pm EST Thurs 23/03/2017
Sunday games Extended bench selection ~5:00pm EST Friday 23/03/2017
Late changes Pies vs Dogs ~7:20pm EST Friday 23/03/2017
Full Lockout Pies vs Dogs 7:50pm EST Friday 23/03/2017


Thursday March 22

Carlton v Richmond, MCG (7.20pm)


B Lachie Plowman, Jacob Weitering, Kade Simpson
HB Dale Thomas, Sam Rowe, Caleb Marchbank
C Sam Docherty, Bryce Gibbs, Jarrod Pickett
HF Dennis Armfield, Levi Casboult, Matthew Wright
F Ed Curnow, Jack Silvagni, Simon White
FOL Matthew Kreuzer, Patrick Cripps, Marc Murphy
I/C Jed Lamb, Charlie Curnow, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Billie Smedts
EMG Harrison Macreadie, Rhys Palmer, Sam Kerridge
No Change
Caleb Marchbank, Jarrod Pickett, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Billie Smedts


B Alex Rance, David Astbury, Dylan Grimes
HB Kamdyn McIntosh, Taylor Hunt, Brandon Ellis
C Nick Vlastuin, Shane Edwards, Shaun Grigg
HF Daniel Rioli, Sam Lloyd, Dan Butler
F Dustin Martin, Jack Riewoldt, Jason Castagna
FOL Toby Nankervis, Trent Cotchin, Josh Caddy
I/C Reece Conca, Ben Griffiths, Bachar Houli, Dion Prestia
EMG Ivan Maric, Kane Lambert, Anthony Miles
No Change
Dan Butler, Toby Nankervis, Josh Caddy, Dion Prestia
MILESTONES: Bachar Houli – Playing 150th game

Shag’s Watchlist

Why should you choose Dan Butler (Fwd $150,000)? Well apart from obvious, cheap, named round 1, went ok over JLT series scoring 74, 53, 33, just look at this play . That’s a 15 fantasy point play!

Liam Pickett (Fwd/Mid $150,000) showed enough with his JLT games scoring 27, 26 with low %TOG and following up with an impressive 73. But its his DPP status of fwd/mid and price that makes me most likely to pick him, especially since mid rookies are looking slim pickings or should I say slim “Picketts” this year.

Friday March 24

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs, MCG (7.50pm)


B Jeremy Howe, Henry Schade, Jackson Ramsay
HB Josh Smith, Ben Reid, Brayden Maynard
C Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Jack Crisp
HF Jarryd Blair, Jesse White, Travis Varcoe
F Alex Fasolo, Darcy Moore, Mason Cox
FOL Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams
I/C Tyson Goldsack, James Aish, Tom Phillips, Will Hoskin-Elliott
EMG Lynden Dunn, Chris Mayne, Tim Broomhead
No Change
Henry Schade, Will Hoskin-Elliott


B Dale Morris, Fletcher Roberts, Jason Johannisen
HB Shane Biggs, Easton Wood, Robert Murphy
C Lachie Hunter, Luke Dahlhaus, Matthew Boyd
HF Tom Liberatore, Zaine Cordy, Jake Stringer
F Toby McLean, Travis Cloke, Liam Picken
FOL Tom Boyd, Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae
I/C Matthew Suckling, Stewart Crameri, Caleb Daniel, Lin Jong
EMG Clay Smith, Tom Campbell, Josh Dunkley
No Change
Travis Cloke

Shag’s Watchlist

Will Hoskin-Elliott (Fwd $230,000) previously from GWS, and looking like he is good to go at his new club at the pies, Fantasy scores of 70, 45 and 68 over the JLT, you can see why WHE is a popular pick. He does come with a hefty pricetag for a potential cashcow so you will want him to perform.

Saturday March 25

Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide, SCG (4.35pm)


B Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB Callum Mills, Jeremy Laidler, Harrison Marsh
C Zak Jones, Dan Hannebery, Jake Lloyd
HF Kieren Jack, Lance Franklin, Dean Towers
F Sam Reid, Kurt Tippett, Daniel Robinson
FOL Sam Naismith, Josh P. Kennedy, Luke Parker
I/C Harry Cunningham, Oliver Florent, Jordan Foote, George Hewett
EMG Shaun Edwards, Will Hayward, Callum Sinclair
No Change
Oliver Florent
MILESTONES: Jordan Foote – Played 1st game


B Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Clurey, Jack Hombsch
HB Matthew Broadbent, Tom Jonas, Dan Houston
C Brad Ebert, Ollie Wines, Jared Polec
HF Sam Gray, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F Jackson Trengove, Charlie Dixon, Aaron Young
FOL Paddy Ryder, Travis Boak, Robbie Gray
I/C Sam Powell-Pepper, Hamish Hartlett, Karl Amon, Brett Eddy
EMG Jake Neade, Matthew White, Joe Atley
No Change
Dan Houston, Sam Powell-Pepper, Brett Eddy
MILESTONES: Travis Boak – Playing 200th game

Shag’s Watchlist

Got a bit of a mancrush on this mature age rookie, Brett Eddy (Fwd $150,000) who is the SANFL goalkicking machine. Saw his first two JLT games where he scored quite low, but couldnt kick straight to save his life. I thought to myself, I reckon this guy could beast and snuck him in my forward bench and hoped no one else was looking. And then in his third JLT game he kicked 5. As a key forward his scores will depend on him kicking goals, so more ideal as a cashcow on the pine. But he has a powerful forward presence and could be the major Goal kicker for port this year.

St Kilda v Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (4.35pm)


B Jarryn Geary, Nathan J. Brown, Jimmy Webster
HB Jack Newnes, Jake Carlisle, Dylan Roberton
C Shane Savage, David Armitage, Nick Riewoldt
HF Luke Dunstan, Josh Bruce, Maverick Weller
F Jade Gresham, Tim Membrey, Nathan Wright
FOL Tom Hickey, Jack Steele, Jack Steven
I/C Sebastian Ross, Jack Billings, Sam Gilbert, Paddy McCartin
EMG Blake Acres, Jack Lonie, Billy Longer
No Change
Nathan J. Brown, Jake Carlisle, Jack Steele


B Neville Jetta, Oscar McDonald, Christian Salem
HB Jayden Hunt, Tom McDonald, Jake Melksham
C Billy Stretch, Nathan Jones, Bernie Vince
HF Christian Petracca, Jack Watts, Sam Weideman
F Angus Brayshaw, Jesse Hogan, Jeff Garlett
FOL Max Gawn, Jordan Lewis, Jack Viney
I/C Mitch Hannan, Alex Neal-Bullen, Clayton Oliver, Joel Smith
EMG Tomas Bugg, James Harmes, Jake Spencer
No Change
Jake Melksham, Jordan Lewis, Mitch Hannan, Joel Smith

Shag’s Watchlist

Joel Smith (Def $150,000) could be a sneaky little defender rookie option only being upgraded this week to line up for the dees. He comes in with Colin Garland having a season ending knee injury, so his Job security seems pretty good. Being a key position defender would likely keep his scoring down. With scores of 43 and 59 from the JLT he could have the portential to be a slow burn rookie option.

Gold Coast Suns v Brisbane Lions, Metricon Stadium (7.25pm)


B Jesse Joyce, Steven May, Adam Saad
HB Kade Kolodjashnij, Rory Thompson, Jack Bowes
C Matt Rosa, Gary Ablett, David Swallow
HF Michael Barlow, Tom J. Lynch, Alex Sexton
F Touk Miller, Peter Wright, Jack Martin
FOL Jarrod Witts, Aaron Hall, Pearce Hanley
I/C Callum Ah Chee, Sean Lemmens, Jarryd Lyons, Ben Ainsworth
EMG Matt Shaw, Brandon Matera, Josh Schoenfeld
No Change
Jack Bowes, Michael Barlow, Jarrod Witts, Pearce Hanley, Jarryd Lyons, Ben Ainsworth
MILESTONES: Sean Lemmens – Playing 50th game


B Nick Robertson, Darcy Gardiner, Ryan Harwood
HB Sam Mayes, Harris Andrews, Tom Cutler
C Dayne Zorko, Mitch Robinson, Rohan Bewick
HF Lewis Taylor, Eric Hipwood, Daniel Rich
F Jake Barrett, Michael Close, Daniel McStay
FOL Stefan Martin, Dayne Beams, Tom Rockliff
I/C Tom Bell, Ben Keays, Ryan Bastinac, Ryan Lester
EMG Archie Smith, Josh Clayton, Liam Dawson
No Change
Jake Barrett
MILESTONES: Jake Barrett – Played 1st game

Shag’s Watchlist


With JLT scores of 86, 46, 63, and a cheap price tag Jake Barrett (Mid $150,000) who is only just elevated from the rookie list this week is a popular choice in the mids. Indeed due to the lack of cheap mid options hes almost the only choice. Jump on him!

Essendon v Hawthorn, MCG (7.25pm)


B Mark Baguley, Michael Hartley, Andrew McGrath
HB Brendon Goddard, Michael Hurley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
C Orazio Fantasia, Dyson Heppell, James Kelly
HF Travis Colyer, Cale Hooker, Zach Merrett
F Shaun McKernan, Joe Daniher, Josh Green
FOL Patrick Ambrose, Jobe Watson, David Zaharakis
I/C Darcy Parish, Brent Stanton, Martin Gleeson, Kyle Langford
EMG James Stewart, Ben Howlett, Matt Dea
No Change
Andrew McGrath, Josh Green
MILESTONES: Shaun McKernan – Playing 50th game


B Taylor Duryea, James Frawley, Ben Stratton
HB Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Shaun Burgoyne
C Isaac Smith, Tom Mitchell, Ricky Henderson
HF Luke Breust, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jack Gunston
F Ty Vickery, Jarryd Roughead, Paul Puopolo
FOL Ben McEvoy, Jaeger O’Meara, Cyril Rioli
I/C James Sicily, Liam Shiels, Will Langford, Billy Hartung
EMG Kade Stewart, Ryan Burton, Teia Miles
No Change
Tom Mitchell, Ricky Henderson, Ty Vickery, Jaeger O’Meara

Shag’s Watchlist

Jaeger O’Meara (Mid $364,000) looked great before he was befelled by injury at the suns. He looked great over the JLT series with his new team at the hawks, scoring 76, 98, and 47 with limited TOG. They got him to play in the guts. I cant see much wrong with choosing this gun mid pricer. Unless you consider him a chance to break down again.

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