Team sheets will be released at approximately 6.30pm AEST today, with The Traders reacting LIVE on the Official AFL Fantasy Facebook page from 6.05pm AEST!
In the meantime we’ll be updating all the news and rumours here, so if you’ve heard something on the grapevine feel free to tweet at me or use #AFLFantasy!
Team sheets have dropped and we’ve avoided major carnage yet again! The key word is major as some would still have got burned, Tim Taranto owners have a forced trade on their hands as he’s listed as injured. Paul Seedsman is another must-trade, he’s had a poor month and is now injured as well. Dion Prestia, Tom Stewart, Shaun Higgins, and David Swallow will all hurt Draft owners, while popular rookies Colin O’Riordan and Quinton Narkle are also out of the sides this week.
On to the positives though, Ryan Abbott makes his debut, an easy downgrade if you’re rolling with Oscar McInerney or Brayden Crossley. Also in is the much hyped midfielder Nathan Freeman! Tom Doedee returns for those who couldn’t shake him last week, as does Brayden Sier. Jack Madgen and Brandon Starcevich also come in as fresh meat.
There aren’t too many big names coming in, Jimmy Webster and David Armitage could be handy in draft. Luke Shuey is back for those that picked him up in the last few weeks. Pearce Hanley is back for the Gold Coast, and Michael Barlow has been named on the extended bench…
Finally, Zorko and Beams owners can breath a sigh of relief, Ben Jacobs isn’t even an emergency.
Richmond: Connor Menadue, Sam Lloyd
Geelong: Ryan Abbott, Jamaine Jones
Hawthorn: Harry Morrison
Brisbane: Brandon Starcevich, Ryan Bastinac
North Melbourne: Jarrad Waite
Adelaide: Brodie Smith, Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, David Mackay, Tom Doedee
Port Adelaide: Nil.
St Kilda: Jimmy Webster, Nathan Freeman, Hunter Clark, David Armitage
Western Bulldogs: Roarke Smith, Tory Dickson, Lin Jong
Sydney: Alex Johnson, Kieren Jack, Jarrad McVeigh, Daniel Robinson
Collingwood: Jack Madgen, Brayden Sier
Carlton: Cameron O’Shea, Nick Graham, Pat Kerr, Sam Kerridge****
GWS: Matt de Boer, Jeremy Cameron, Daniel Lloyd, Aiden Bonar, Harry Perryman, Isaac Cumming, Lachlan Keeffe****
Melbourne: Aaron Vandenberg, Dean Kent, Cameron Pedersen, Jayden Hunt, Timothy Smith****
Gold Coast: Callum Ah Chee, Max Spencer, Pearce Hanley, Jack Leslie, Michael Barlow, Jacob Dawson, Ben Ainsworth****
West Coast: Lewis Jetta, Luke Shuey, Liam Ryan, Brendon Ah Chee****
Fremantle: Matt Taberner, Hayden Ballantyne, Mitchell Crowden, Brady Grey, Cam McCarthy****
Richmond: Dion Prestia (Injured), Nathan Broad (Injured)
Geelong: Tom Stewart (Injured), Quinton Narkle (Rested)
Hawthorn: Jonathan O’Rourke (Omitted)
Brisbane: Ryan Lester (Omitted), Jake Barrett (Omitted)
North Melbourne: Shaun Higgins (Injured)
Adelaide: Jake Kelly (Omitted), Mitch McGovern (Injured), Kyle Cheney (Suspension), Paul Seedsman (Injured)
Port Adelaide: Nil.
St Kilda: Sam Gilbert (Omitted), Rowan Marshall (Omitted), Shane Savage (Injured), Maverick Weller (Injured)
Western Bulldogs: Fletcher Roberts (Omitted), Mitch Honeychurch (Omitted), Marcus Adams (Injured)
Sydney: Robbie Fox (Omitted), Colin O’Riordan (Injured), Zak Jones (Suspension), Heath Grundy (Mental Health)
Collingwood: Matthew Scharenberg (Injured), Jeremy Howe (Injured)
GWS: Sam J. Reid (Injured), Tim Taranto (Injured), Dylan Shiel (Injured)
Melbourne: Jake Melksham (Injured)
Gold Coast: David Swallow (Injured), Rory Thompson (Injured), Steven May (Suspension)
West Coast: Nil.
Fremantle: Cameron Sutcliffe (Injured)