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Preliminary Finals – Ep. 149

The penultimate round of footy is ahead of us. Get top notch advice from Roy, Calvin and Warnie.

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




  1. Gawnie

    August 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm

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

    • Euman


      August 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      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

      • David C

        August 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        He already has Zerrett.

    • El Spuderino

      August 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm

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

  2. Jas

    August 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm

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

    • Jordan

      August 14, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Laird and Hibbo for me

    • Jadstar

      August 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Crisp and Hibberd

  3. Jakob

    August 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    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

    • Jadstar

      August 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Mountford to menagola,
      Docherty not scoring so well atm

    • Jadstar

      August 15, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      You should go Crisp instead of Laird
      Unless you have him already.

  4. Travooo

    August 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

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

  5. Daniel Kotronis

    August 15, 2017 at 9:03 am

    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)

    • Jadstar

      August 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Maybe go Dahl to Gunston,
      Or find a way to get to Sidebottom.

  6. Stuart


    August 15, 2017 at 11:58 am

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

    • David C

      August 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Season only has 2 games left. Why would you leave him out for the last 2 games. Freo tanking again.

      • Kanye West

        August 15, 2017 at 1:42 pm

        Because he’s sore and could use a rest, get a couple of games into a young guy, season’s already over

  7. jordan

    August 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    who would you grab out of: Hurley or Hibberd?

    • Sam

      August 15, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Hibbo as Melbourne have more to play for.

  8. Jadstar

    August 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm

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

  9. John

    August 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

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

  10. Constantinople

    August 15, 2017 at 6:38 pm

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

  11. Constantinople

    August 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    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

  12. McGovern Lovin'

    August 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Hodge or Sicily?

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