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2018 AFL Fantasy positions

The list of positions for all 808 players have been locked in for next year.

The positions are in for AFL Fantasy in 2018. Here’s a snapshot of the names that are the most relevant according to the questions I’ve been asked on social media and who I think people would want to know about including all draftees. Feel free to ask for more in the comments.

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Adelaide Crows

  • Paul Seedsman DEF/MID
  • Cam Ellis-Yolmen MID
  • Hugh Greenwood MID
  • Richard Douglas MID

Brisbane Lions

  • Hugh McCluggage MID/FWD
  • Jarrod Berry MID
  • Alex Witherden DEF
  • Rhys Mathieson MID/FWD
  • Archie Smith RUC/FWD
  • Jake Barrett FWD
  • Mitch Robinson MID/FWD
  • Rohan Bewick MID/FWD
  • Stefan Martin RUC


  • Matthew Kennedy MID
  • Sam Petrevski-Seton MID/FWD
  • Jacob Weiterin DEF
  • Darcy Lang FWD
  • Liam Jones DEF
  • Dale Thomas MID/FWD
  • Kade Simpson DEF


  • Mason Cox RUC/FWD
  • Tom Phillips MID
  • Jordan de Goey MID/FWD
  • James Aish MID/FWD
  • Jack Crisp DEF
  • Taylor Adams MID
  • Will Hoskin-Elliott MID
  • Steele Sidebottom MID
  • Daniel Wells MID/FWD


  • Dylan Clarke MID/FWD
  • Darcy Parish MID/FWD
  • Devon Smith FWD
  • Shaun McKernan RUC/FWD
  • Brendon Goddard MID


  • Connor Blakely MID
  • Bradley Hill MID
  • Harley Bennell FWD
  • Nat Fyfe MID
  • Michael Walters MID/FWD
  • David Mundy MID/FWD


  • Jackson Thurlow DEF/MID
  • Sam Menegola MID/FWD
  • Cam Guthrie MID
  • Patrick Dangerfield MID
  • Gary Ablett MID

Gold Coast

  • Jack Bowes DEF
  • Brayden Fiorini MID
  • Lachie Weller MID
  • Peter Wright FWD
  • Touk Miller MID
  • Harrison Wigg MID
  • Aaron Hall MID
  • Jack Martin FWD
  • David Swallow MID
  • Jarryd Lyons MID
  • Michael Barlow MID/FWD
  • Pearce Hanley DEF/MID

GWS Giants

  • Will Setterfield MID/FWD
  • Jacob Hopper MID
  • Rory Lobb FWD
  • Lachie Whitfield MID
  • Brett Deledio FWD


  • Kieran Lovell MID
  • Daniel Howe MID
  • Ryan Burton DEF
  • James Sicily DEF/FWD
  • Isaac Smith MID
  • Will Langford MID/FWD
  • Jack Gunston FWD
  • Shaun Burgoyne MID


  • Harley Balic MID/FWD
  • Angus Brayshaw DEF/MID
  • Christian Petracca MID/FWD
  • Cameron Pedersen RUC/FWD
  • Alex Neal-Bullen FWD
  • Tom McDonald DEF/FWD
  • Bernie Vince DEF
  • Jordan Lewis MID

North Melbourne

  • Ryan Clarke DEF
  • Braydon Preuss RUC
  • Luke McDonald DEF/MID
  • Nathan Hrovat FWD
  • Shaun Higgins MID

Port Adelaide

  • Sam Powell-Pepper MID
  • Chad Wingard MID/FWD
  • Sam Gray FWD
  • Steven Motlop MID
  • Tom Rockliff MID
  • Brad Ebert MID
  • Robbie Gray FWD
  • Justin Westhoff MID/FWD
  • Travis Boak MID/FWD
  • Patrick Ryder RUC


  • Toby Nankervis RUC
  • Nick Vlastuin DEF
  • Brandon Ellis DEF
  • Dustin Martin MID
  • Reece Conca DEF
  • Josh Caddy MID/FWD

St Kilda

  • Jack Sinclair MID
  • Jack Billings FWD
  • Blake Acres MID/FWD
  • Jack Steele MID
  • Jack Newnes MID
  • Koby Stevens MID

Sydney Swans

  • Zak Jones MID
  • Isaac Heeney MID/FWD
  • Jordan Foote MID/FWD
  • Jake Lloyd DEF
  • Kurt Tippett RUC/FWD
  • Kieren Jack MID/FWD

West Coast Eagles

  • Dom Sheed MID
  • Elliot Yeo DEF
  • Mark Hutchings MID/FWD

Western Bulldogs

  • Tim English RUC/FWD
  • Josh Dunkley FWD
  • Tom Boyd RUC
  • Toby McLean MID/FWD
  • Jack Macrae MID
  • Caleb Daniel MID/FWD
  • Lachie Hunter MID
  • Hayden Crozier FWD
  • Mitch Wallis MID/FWD
  • Luke Dahlhaus MID/FWD
  • Liam Picken FWD
  • Matt Suckling DEF


Pick-by-pick in the 2017 draft.

  1. Cam Rayner MID/FWD
  2. Andrew Brayshaw MID
  3. Paddy Dow MID
  4. Luke Davies-Uniacke MID
  5. Adam Cerra MID
  6. Jaiden Stephenson MID/FWD
  7. Hunter Clark MID
  8. Nicholas Coffield DEF/MID
  9. Aaron Naughton DEF
  10. Lochie O’Brien DEF/MID
  11. Aiden Bonar MID/FWD
  12. Darcy Fogarty MID/FWD
  13. Jarrod Brander DEF/FWD
  14. Matthew Ling DEF
  15. Zac Bailey MID
  16. Ed Richards DEF
  17. Jack Higgins MID/FWD
  18. Brandon Starcevich MID/FWD
  19. Will Powell MID/FWD
  20. Callum Coleman-Jones RUC
  21. Oscar Allen FWD
  22. Lachlan Fogarty MID
  23. Will Walker MID
  24. Tim Kelly MID
  25. Noah Balta RUC/FWD
  26. Liam Ryan FWD
  27. Brent Daniels MID/FWD
  28. Sam Taylor DEF
  29. Charlie Spargo MID/FWD
  30. Tom De Koning RUC/FWD
  31. Bayley Fritsch FWD
  32. Brayden Ainsworth MID
  33. Tom McCartin FWD
  34. Patrick Naish MID/FWD
  35. Oscar Clavarino DEF
  36. Charlie Constable MID
  37. Harrison Petty DEF
  38. Jack Petruccelle MID/FWD
  39. Nathan Murphy DEF/FWD
  40. Andrew McPherson DEF
  41. Toby Wooller FWD
  42. Charlie Ballard MID/FWD
  43. Connor Ballenden DEF/FWD
  44. Hugh Dixon FWD
  45. James Worpel MID
  46. Ben Aton DEF
  47. Sam Hayes RUC/FWD
  48. Oskar Baker FWD
  49. Jordan Houlahan FWD
  50. Tyler Brown MID/FWD
  51. Kane Farrell DEF/MID
  52. Brayden Crossley RUC
  53. Ryley Stoddart DEF
  54. Jack Payne DEF
  55. Connor Nutting DEF
  56. Zac Giles-Langdon FWD
  57. Gryan Miers FWD
  58. Jake Patmore MID
  59. Mitchell Crowden MID/FWD
  60. Joel Garner DEF
  61. Dom Barry MID
  62. Kyron Hayden MID
  63. Ben Miller RUC
  64. Nicholas Shipley MID
  65. Tom North MID
  66. Brandon Zerk-Thatcher DEF/FWD
  67. Dylan Moore MID
  68. Hamish Brayshaw MID
  69. Lloyd Meek RUC
  70. Angus Schumacher DEF/MID
  71. Jackson Ross MID/FWD
  72. Tristan Xerri RUC
  73. Sam Switkowski FWD
  74. Callum Porter MID
  75. Scott Jones RUC
  76. Matt Guelfi FWD
  77. Billy Hartung MID
  78. Jarrod Garlett MID/FWD

Rookie draft

  1. Claye Beams MID
  2. Josh Jaska DEF
  3. Matt Shaw MID
  4. Thomas Murphy DEF/MID
  5. Bailey Banfield MID
  6. Flynn Appleby DEF
  7. HarryJones MID
  8. Doulton Langlands DEF/MID
  9. Billy Gowers FWD
  10. Trent Mynott MID
  11. Lindsay Thomas FWD
  12. Ryan Burrows FWD
  13. Angus Styles DEF/MID
  14. Dylan Buckley DEF
  15. Stewart Crameri FWD
  16. Patrick Wilson MID/FWD
  17. Liam Baker FWD
  18. Nicholas Holman MID
  19. Gordon Narrier FWD
  20. Stefan Giro MID
  21. Brody Mihocek DEF
  22. David Mirra DEF
  23. Lewis Pierce RUC
  24. Roarke Smith DEF
  25. Tony Olango RUC
  26. Joel Amartey RUC
  27. Sam Reid FWD
  28. Matthew Hayball DEF
  29. Cam Ellis-Yolman MID
  30. Mackenzie Willis DEF
  31. Adam Oxley DEF
  32. Dallas Willsmore MID
  33. Callan England MID
  34. Alex Johnson DEF
  35. Lachlan Murphy DEF
  36. Jackson Edwards MID

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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    December 4, 2017 at 9:45 am

    So many on the watchlist already. Cant wait for next year!

    Some real value to.
    Rookies should be plenty to, especially from West Coast.

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    December 4, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Hey Warnie, just wondering:
    When the prices come out
    Deck of dream team starts
    When DT live is open to select the team? If you know it.

    • Warnie


      December 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      We’ll have some stuff on pricing next week. Deck of DT will start January 1. As for DT Live, I think Chad is working on it now!

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    December 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Any word yet on AFL Fantasy having a keepers league starting from next season yet Warnie in draft?

    • Warnie


      December 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      No official word as yet.

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    December 4, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Iam not addicted at all.
    Using the magic formula and 11mil salary cap and 3% discount per game under the 10 games played this team comes up at $10,986,000

    DEF:Yeo, Simpson, Laird, JJ, Mills, Doedee(150K), Francis(150K) (150K, 150K)
    MID:Titch, Danger, Rocky, Cripps, Fyfe, Redden, JOM, Wigg (150K,150K)
    RUC:Gawn, Nic Nat (Cameron, McInerney)
    FWD:Heeney, Lobb, Achee (WCE), Bennell, Venables, Murray (Rioli, Lovell)

    FWD line is pretty weak, but value.
    Would be decent

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      December 6, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      You have a seven man defence… Don’t see the value of Mills

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      December 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Also I’m pretty sure the salary cap is being increased to 12.6M with a new magic number of ~6900 according to something Warnie previously posted

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      December 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Yea my bad, Francis would be on the bench.
      I think Mills will be good this year, over the second year blues. Take McVeighs old role.

      Yea cool, should still work out the same with the prices.
      I was mainly just pointing out the value

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        December 8, 2017 at 3:58 pm

        There seems to be plenty of value all around the ground this year. No real stand out premiums in the forward-line and backline with the exception of Menegola. Worth taking a punt on a few of the mid priced options this year

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    December 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Matthew Flynn GWS? Does he sneak R/F next year? Cheers

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    December 4, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Nic Newman – how is he a mid only ? Can you post his 2017 heat map please Warnie ?

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    December 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Shane Biggs please

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      The Frog

      December 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Looks like Warnie has given up on answering these requests.

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      The Chosen Won

      December 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm


      Good Luck

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    The Chosen Won

    December 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

    RDT 2018 Team Picker is Open! (For those who paid for assistant coach)

    Good Luck in 2018

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    December 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Supercoach as well …. nothing from AFL Fantasy yet … not surprised though they wouldn’t want us to enjoy ourselves.

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      The Chosen Won

      December 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      As a paying Fantasy Coach member I will be sadly disappointed if some sort of Team Picker is not open before Xmas for those who paid for the subscription model.

      I Would not pay $19.95 again if I had to wait until it opens for everyone!

      Good Luck in 2018

      • Warnie


        December 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm

        FYI – There is no team picker for AFL Fantasy. There hasn’t been for 5 years and no part of the subscription says we get one!

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          The Chosen Won

          December 7, 2017 at 5:31 pm

          First year I have bought subscription for Fantasy so wasn’t sure if it opened early for those who paid real $$$$$, Seems I spent $19.95 on “Player Projections and a Bye round indicator”

          Won’t fall for that again.

          Good Luck in 2018

          • Warnie


            December 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm

            I used the Fantasy Coach subscription for much more than that, but if that’s all you used it for, then maybe you’re better to save your dollars.

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            The Chosen Won

            December 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm

            I was ranked 99th in AFL Fantasy going into the last Sunday of round 23, Not sure what extra features you used on it BUT judging by your efforts last year maybe you should pay me $19.95 to help you :)

            Good Luck in 2018

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              December 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm

              Pretty sure I was in one of your leagues, and from the looks of it your team was trash and didn’t get all that close to 99th…

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              December 8, 2017 at 3:53 pm

              Actually I stand corrected. You must’ve come home pretty strong cos you seemed to be struggling early on in the season

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            December 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm

            99th going into the last sunday? So you didnt get 99th did you? But you name dropped 99th going off live ranking..

            Good luck getting a hat in 2018 ;)

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            The Chosen Won

            December 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

            Cheers for the feedback..

            Good Luck in 2018

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            The Chosen Won

            December 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

            My team was trash you say James? Yet I outscored you by 64 points in round 23 well played sir! Maybe you should sign up to my Fantasy preseason camp it’s only $19.95!

            Good Luck in 2018

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          December 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm


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    December 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm


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    The Chosen Won

    December 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    2 Questions:

    1. With Gibbs gone will we see Cripps improve more than 10ppg?
    2. Will Hodge help or Hinder Witherden awesome Fantasy Game?

    Good Luck

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      December 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Shut up about Witherden, yeah? As a Lions supporter I think he could be fantastic in 2018, with a full Pre-Season and Luke Hodge as a mentor. It would take cahones the size of space hoppers to start with him, but he could be a great POD.

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        December 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        Absolute star in the making, just too risky to start with him imo

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    December 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    don’t think either are worth the risk imo

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    December 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see how Shuey Gaff and Yeo go this year. Last year when Priddis or Mitchell weren’t in the team they were all down on usual output… especially Yeo and Gaff

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      December 10, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Yeo was down on his usual output when Simpson moved him from the HB rebounder to a forward player (I think it coincided with JJK’s injury – or around the time of the byes)

      crippled his DT scoring, and cost him a certain AA spot on that HB flank

      I wouldn’t say it was Priddis and Mitchell being absent, more the likes of JJK (who typically never misses games) plus Simpson being an idiot

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    December 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Luke Mcdonald and Ryan Clarke defenders, licking my lips

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    December 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Any idea when the drawing board returns? Need to fulfil my urges and get some players onto paper

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