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Team Sheets – Round 21

All the news and team sheets from Round 21!

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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!


Another week of disaster avoided!  Not too much to report, Jordan De Goey is back, as is David Swallow, Jarryd Lyons, Tom Stewart, Shaun Higgins, Matthew Kreuzer, Tim Taranto, Dylan Shiel, Dion Prestia, and Bachar Houli, which do have some draft implications at least.  We also have some fresh meat for bench downgrades in Ben Paton and Lewis Pierce, with the chance of a few more when Sunday teams are finalised.

For the outs, Josh Battle, Joel Smith, and Ryan Abbot are three popular emergencies that got the chop.  Andrew Brayshaw and Andrew Gaff will miss the rest of the season in case you hadn’t heard yet, and Toby Nankervis is also out for a week which will hurt some people (me) in draft.


Essendon: Nil.

St. Kilda: Rowan Marshall, Lewis Pierce, Ben Long, Bailey Rice, Ben Paton

Hawthorn: Conor Nash

Geelong: Tom Stewart, James Parsons, Quinton Narkle, Rhys Stanley, Mark O’Connor

Gold Coast: Jesse Joyce, Steven May, David Swallow, Ben Ainsworth, Brayden Crossley, Jarryd Lyons

Richmond: Nathan Broad, Ivan Soldo, Jack Graham, Dion Prestia, Bachar Houli

Port Adelaide: Dougal Howard, Sam Gray, Aidyn Johnson

West Coast: Brendon Ah Chee, Dom Sheed

Collingwood: Jordan De Goey, James Aish, Adam Oxley

Brisbane: Tom Cutler

GWS: Sam J. Reid, Tim Taranto, Dylan Shiel, Ryan Griffen

Adelaide: Kyle Cheney, Richard Douglas

North Melbourne: Shaun Higgins, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Tom Murphy, Declan Mountford****

Western Bulldogs: Billy Gowers, Lewis Young, Mitch Honeychurch, Callum Porter, Tim English****

Melbourne: Dean Kent, Mitch Hannan, Cameron Pedersen, Sam Weideman, Jayden Hunt****

Sydney: Darcy Cameron, Dan Hannebery, Gary Rohan, Dean Towers****

Fremantle: Taylin Duman, Tommy Sheridan, Stefan Giro, Scott Jones, Shane Kersten, Ryan Nyhuis, Sam Switkowski****

Carlton: Matthew Kreuzer, Sam Kerridge, Jack Silvagni, Pat Kerr, Harrison Macreadie, Aaron Mullett****


Essendon: Nil.

St. Kilda: Nick Coffield (Omitted), Luke Dunstan (Omitted), Hunter Clark (Omitted), Tom Hickey (Injured), Josh Battle (Injured)

Hawthorn: Brendan Whitecross (Illness)

Geelong: Jed Bews (Injured), Jackson Thurlow (Omitted), Jamaine Jones (Omitted), Ryan Abbott (Omitted), Jordan Cunico (Omitted)

Gold Coast: Jacob Heron (Omitted), Peter Wright (Injured), Jesse Lonergan (Injured), Jacob Dawson (Omitted), Sean Lemmens (Injured), Max Spencer (Omitted)

Richmond: Toby Nankervis (Injured), Liam Baker (Omitted), Connor Menadue (Omitted), Sam Lloyd (Omitted), Jacob Townsend (Omitted)

Port Adelaide: Riley Bonner (Omitted), Jack Hombsch (Omitted), Sam Powell-Pepper (Omitted)

West Coast: Andrew Gaff (Suspension), Will Schofield (Injured)

Collingwood: Darcy Moore (Injured), Callum Brown (Omitted), Josh Daicos (Omitted)

Brisbane: Ryan Bastinac (Omitted)

GWS: Brett Deledio (Injured), Dawson Simpson (Injured), Sam Taylor (Injured), Toby Greene (Injured)

Adelaide: Daniel Talia (Injured), Riley Knight (Injured)

North Melbourne: Nil.

Western Bulldogs: Roarke Smith (Rested)

Melbourne: Joel Smith (Injured)

Sydney: Nil.

Fremantle: Andrew Brayshaw (Injured), Darcy Tucker (Injured), Stephen Hill (Injured)

Carlton: Matthew Kennedy (Injured), Cameron O’Shea (Omitted)




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    August 9, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Scared gawn will be a late out sunday

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      The Cricket

      August 9, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Could cause major upheavals with so many teams not having viable emergencies

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        August 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

        Makes me think teams will be willing to sacrifice a trade and bring in Pierce. Hoping Darcy Cameron is named! Beats me how abbott was dropped…

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      August 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Looks like Gawn will play.

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    August 9, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Trade him and for witts? No nankervis, only soldo

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    August 9, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I could not be confident in my match up without Gawn and no bench cover. Will keep McInerny even though was trading his value for best available mid upgrade. Shall upgrade Ahern to Sloane instead of Macrae.

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      August 9, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      He will play melbourne need to win to make finals

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        August 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm

        I know you make a valid and important point. The decision making challenge, though, is that one can only make the chess moves ‘til lockout Friday – the Sunday game carries that extra risk. My best outcome would be to back Gawn playing, and he plays. My worst outcome would be to back Gawn playing, and (with no appropriate cover) he doesn’t. Ah, the wonderful frisson of decisions on the knife’s edge! I may just back in the strongest prospect; no guts, no glory. Thanks for your perspective.

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          August 9, 2018 at 11:37 pm

          Well i have crossley as back up if that makes you feel better but i also have the week off as i won my qualifying final so i have a little less riding on it.

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    AF Rising Star

    August 9, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Stef to Grundy or Heeney to Ablett?

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      August 9, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      Stef to Grundy.

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    August 10, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Hey guys, I’m stuck on whether to bring in Zorko, Oliver or Cripps for Gaff. Zorko looks to have a good match-up this week v Collingwood, Oliver will surely cop the tag v Sydney? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    August 10, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Not sure why my email address came up? Dont know how to get rid of it.

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    August 10, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Have the weekend off, but still in a bit of a pickle….

    Option 1: Hurn & Gaff -> Yeo & Macrae ($27k left)
    Option 2: $170k+ rookie & Martin -> $170k rookie & Grundy ($76k left)

    If I go option one, Grundy will pretty much be impossible to get next week even with a downgrade, unless Martin has a blinder and makes me a bit of cash. Hurn has been mostly reliable but as he did last week can have a doozy.

    Thoughts? Who is more important at this stage?

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      August 10, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Well, points are not crucial to you in the league context this week, so unless your overall ranking is your main game, then taking option 2 would likely be your best option. Both Hurn and Martin have weak BE’s , but Martin will much more likely lose you more cash for next week’s trades. Plus if getting Grundy is only possible for you this week, take advantage of that situation. There is a snow ball’s chance in Hell of Martin doing better than his BE against Grundy this week, unless injury intervenes. And Grundy in your Prelim (& hopefully GF) teams would be very reassuring. All the best.

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    August 10, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Grundy is a beast

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