Now that’s more like it! In round three the rookies played like rookies with most of them scoring under 60. Hopefully we have a mass exodus of players who are three strikes and out. Or maybe they’ll just cut some guys who need a rest…? I actually can’t wait, bring on the donuts!
Round four kicks off tonight, so make sure you have all your players from Sydney and Melbourne locked in before 19:20 AEDT! The Traders will be reacting LIVE from 18:15 AEDT on the Official AFL Fantasy Facebook page to the team announcements, so think of this article as your text-based companion guide.
As always, this post will be updated as more information comes in, so if you’ve seen some news that I’ve missed feel free to tweet it at me and I’ll follow it up.
Sydney vs Melbourne
UPDATE: Jay Lockhart and Neville Jetta are out, Charlie Spargo and…Marty Hore are in.
Rookie alert! Justin McInerney (184k DEF) is in for Sydney, replacing the injured Jarrod McVeigh. Kieren Jack also makes his return for Will Hayward.
*CALVIN ALARM* Brayden Preuss is IN! Preuss will be rucking in tandem with Max Gawn so prepare for the worst. Certainly not worth altering your classic team (yet) but I will be avoiding in DFS for sure. Billy Stretch is the other inclusion for Melbourne, back in their team after playing two games last season. Kade Kolodjashnij is out with concussion symptoms, and Alex Neal-Bullen has been dropped.
Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs
Collingwood is making only the one change and it’ll please Jack Macrae owners: Travis Varcoe in, Levi Greenwood out.
Jason Johannisen is in, but Tom Boyd will return through the VFL. Lewis Young is omitted.
Geelong vs GWS
Tim Kelly has apparently passed his fitness test after suffering a low-grade ankle sprain against Adelaide. Jack Henry returns after missing with a hamstring strain, he takes the spot of Lachie Henderson who will miss 3 weeks with a foot injury. Tom Atkins lives…
Callan Ward plays his first game of the season! He replaces Tommy Sheridan.
Essendon vs Brisbane
Four changes for Essendon. Mason Redman, Mitch Brown, Cale Hooker, and David Myers are in. Aaron Francis and Matt Guelfi have been omitted, while Shaun McKernan and Kobe Mutch are injured. Zac Clarke gets another chance.
Allen Christensen comes in for the injured Zac Bailey as expected, but Nick Roberton has also been called up for an omitted Ryan Bastinac.
Port Adelaide vs Richmond
Port Adelaide are unchanged, meaning Tom Rockliff is playing.
Richmond pull the trigger and make six changes! Dan Butler, Ryan Garthwaite, and Oleg Markov are omitted, Trent Cotchin and Jayden Short are injured, and Dustin Martin is suspended. Dylan Grimes returns from suspension, Jack Ross (MID 186k) debuts, Bachar Houli and Josh Caddy return from injury, and Liam Baker and Shai Bolton get the call up.
North Melbourne vs Adelaide
Paul Ahern, Jed Anderson, Cameron Zurharr and Mason Wood come into the winless Roos side. Tom Campbell, Dom Tyson, and Ben McKay are omitted, Bailey Scott is ‘rested’.
Sam Jacobs misses another week giving Reilly O’Brien another start for Adelaide. Paul Seedsman is injured and Bryce Gibbs is D R O P P E D! Myles Poholke, and Cam Ellis-Yolmen come in.
West Coast vs Fremantle
As expected Liam Duggan is back in for Josh Rotham.
Nat Fyfe is out with the concussion and Bailey Banfield has been dropped. Sam Switkowski (350k FWD), and Lachie Schultz (243k FWD) come in for the Derby.
Gold Coast vs Carlton
No outs for either team. Will Brodie, Sam Day, George Horlin-Smith, and Aaron Young have been added to Gold Coast’s extended bench.
Matthew Kennedy, Jack Silvagni, Charlie Curnow, and Liam Stocker have been added for Carlton. Michael Gibbons occupies the very last spot on the bench…
St. Kilda vs Hawthorn
No outs for either team here as well. Jack Steven, Ben Long, Ben Paton, and Darragh Joyce in for St. Kilda.
Jarryd Roughead, Daniel Howe, Teia Miles, and Kaiden Brand are the inclusions for Hawthorn. Beware the Jaeger O’Meara late out…